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CURRICULUM VITAECURRICULUM VITAE
»» Personal DetailsPersonal Details
Name: Ian Gosnell Date of Birth: 23/09/1966
Phone Num...
08/2014 SAP ERP integration of Business processes: Certified
J D EDWARDS COURSES:
02/2002 JDE's Technical Foundation A7.3
...
»» IT and other SkillsIT and other Skills
Principal skillPrincipal skill Level ofLevel of
experienceexperience
JDE FINANCI...
INFRA ACTION REQUEST SYSTEM 4 MONTHS
HEAT REQUEST SYSTEM 2 MONTHS
» Career Summary» Career Summary
DetailsDetails PeriodPe...
TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA:TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA: FICO Domain Leader:(Team
lead/project management role)
Lead and managed business pr...
» Employment Details» Employment Details
July 2016July 2016 – continuing: SASOL
50 Katherine street, Sandton,
2190, South ...
• Liaise closely with Key Stakeholders such as Team leads,
IM Business team, IM Solutions team, IM Services team to
ensure...
Operate as a strategic partner to the business core
functions through the identification of trends, risks
and opportunitie...
• Lighting Warehouse
• Dischem
• Cash Builder
06/2008 – 02/2009: SOLTIUS
Level 1, 49 Main Highway,
Ellerslie, Auckland,
Ne...
02/2008 – 05/2008: MIGHTY RIVER POWERMIGHTY RIVER POWER
602 Great South Rd, Building C,
Millennium Centre, Auckland,
New Z...
Managed and ensured resolution of any issue arising
during the project. Managed two consultants and 4 to 5
keys users. Rev...
Impact analysis – 1 week (July 2005) in Huston TexasImpact analysis – 1 week (July 2005) in Huston Texas
USA.USA.
Performe...
11/2000 – 04/2003: TOTAL SOUTH AFRICATOTAL SOUTH AFRICA
Head Office: 3 Biermann Avenue,
Rosebank 2196. Tel: +27(0) 11 778-...
DUTIES:
Dealt with and liased with Affinity logic IS on
Day-to-day IS problems/issues. Managed and lead all IS
initiatives...
Duties included testing batch interfaces and month
End processes between SAP and the remaining legacy
Systems. Communicati...
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  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITAECURRICULUM VITAE »» Personal DetailsPersonal Details Name: Ian Gosnell Date of Birth: 23/09/1966 Phone Numbers: +27 083 302 5949 Email Address: igosnell@Hotmail.com Address: Unit 22 Arlington Place Uranium Rd, Witkoppen ext40 2191 South Arica. Nationality: South African, Italian. » ERP and Technical courses attendedERP and Technical courses attended SAP COURSES: 09/2003 AC040 Cost Management and Controlling 10/2003 AC010 Financial Accounting & Reporting 10/2003 AC305 Asset Accounting 01/2004 AC201 Periodic proc in acc AR/AP 05/2004 AC200 GL/AR/AP Basic Configuration 09/2004 AC605 Profitability Analysis 01/2005 AC205 Financial Closing 05/2005 AC410 Cost centre Accounting 06/2005 AC415 Internal Orders 08/2008 SAP insider: New General ledger. 12/2007 SAP Management Accountant Certification ECC 6: Certified TFIN 20 Management accounting 1 AC040 Business Processes in Management Accounting: Cost centre planning and integrated planning. AC405 Cost Centre and Internal Order Accounting: master data, transaction-based posting, period-end closing, and budgeting of internal orders. AC610 Profit Centre Calculation: Master Data and Assignments. AC505 Product Cost Planning: Material cost estimate with and without quantity structure, costing co-producers and Easy Cost Planning. TFIN 22 Management accounting 2 AC520 Controlling for Make to Order/Stock Production Service. AC605 Profitability Analysis: Data Structures, Master Data, Actual Data.
  2. 2. 08/2014 SAP ERP integration of Business processes: Certified J D EDWARDS COURSES: 02/2002 JDE's Technical Foundation A7.3 11/2001 Accounts Receivable A7.3 04/2001 Integrated Procurement A7.3 IBM QUERY: 01/2002 IBM Query for AS400 COBOL PPROGRAMMING (Diploma): 03/1997 – 01/1998 Van Zyl & Pritchard, Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng). Subjects: COBOL syntax, Program design, Practical coding, terminology. Achieved an A aggregate for the entire course. OTHER: 09/1996 Excel Macros, Visual basic for applications 12/1995 Microsoft excel 5 for windows advanced 10/1995 Microsoft excel 5 for windows presentation skills. 05/1995 MS Excel Introduction & Windows Mail/Scheduler. »» EducationEducation u Cranefield college of project and program Management 04/2002 – 03/2003 Johannesburg, South Africa. Project and Programme Management Diploma Module 1: Leading, creating, implementing and improving. Module 2: Organizational Improvement through programme management. Module 3: Total quality management of projects and Programmes. u University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. 1995: Accounting 3. Returned to University on a part time basis To do Accounting 3 1985 - 1990: Bachelor of commerce (Degree) Subjects: Economics 1&2&3, Accounting 1&2, Bus Communication, Maths Stats 1B, Italian 1B, Bus economics 1&2, Com Law A&B, Psychology 1. u Brothers Of Charity College Klerksdorp, South Africa. 1984 Completion of Matric Subjects: Math’s, Accountancy, Science, History, English, Afrikaans.
  3. 3. »» IT and other SkillsIT and other Skills Principal skillPrincipal skill Level ofLevel of experienceexperience JDE FINANCIAL S + PROCUREMENT Sytems/Business analyst 2 YEARS SAP 1,5 years as Super User/key user 1,9 Years as System Analyst (Consultant) 6,5 years Project Manager/Business Analyst 4 years functional manager Modules configured General ledger 2,5 years Accounts receivable 2,5 years Accounts Payable 2,5 years Bank 2,5 years Fixed Assets 2,5 New general Ledger 1,5 years, Project systems 1 year, Cost centre Accounting 2,5 Internal orders 2,5 Investment management 2 years COPA 2 years Profit centre accounting 1,5 years Report Painter 1 year Drill down reporting 1 year. Product costing 6 Months Cash Journal 6 months Integration points between Finance and MM and SD 2 years. +/- 14 YEARS MICROSOFT OFFICE: EXCEL, WORD, POWER POINT 10 YEARS MS PROJECT 1,5 YEARS VISIO 2 YEARS MICROSOFT ACCESS 2 YEARS IBM QUERY LANGUAGE 1 YEAR COBOL PROGRAMMING 4 MONTHS BUSINESS OBJECT REPORT WRITER 6 MONTHS MERCURY – TESTING CAMPAIGN TOOL 8 MONTHS FLOW PROCESS DESIGN/DIAGRAMS 2 YEARS FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS 4 YEARS BUSINESS ANALYSIS/SYSTEMS ANALYST 5 YEARS PROJECT MANAGEMENT 4 YEARS REMEDY ACTION REQUEST SYSTEM 6 MONTHS
  4. 4. INFRA ACTION REQUEST SYSTEM 4 MONTHS HEAT REQUEST SYSTEM 2 MONTHS » Career Summary» Career Summary DetailsDetails PeriodPeriod SASOL: INBOUNDSASOL: INBOUND supply chain service owner Lead and responsible for the definition, creation, and thought leadership and provisioning of global IM Inbound supply chain application solution designs within SAP AND ARIBA to drive business value and support operations of Inbound supply chain processes. SASOL:SASOL: SAP Support functional Manager. (In new structure will be FI Financial analyst not forfilled yet) Lead and manage the SAP functional support team to ensure efficient service delivery to the various BU’s and Functions. Manage and own the call processes i.e. incidents and requests. Manage the resource capacity of the team. Ensure compliance to SLA’s, SLC’s and SOX governance requirements. Test manager for PS7 upgrade. 01/07/2016 - CONTINUING 12/12/2011 30/06/2016 NETCARE:NETCARE: SAP Financial Manager (Project management/BRM role) Responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of the Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP)-SAP for region from a business process perspective and ensure successful rollout in terms of project deliverables and post go live support. 10/2009 – 11/2011. UCS SOLOTIONS: Senior SAP Consultant FI Provide FICO consulting services for UCS all in ones customers (On site or remotely). 02/2009 – 09/2009. SOLTIUS:SOLTIUS: SAP Consultant FICO: Provide SAP FICO consulting services for Soltius customers on site or remotely. 06/2008 – 02/2009. MIGHTY RIVER POWER:MIGHTY RIVER POWER: Systems analyst SAP FICO. Provide system Analysis skills to support the implementation of enhancement and repairs with the SAP FICO domain. 02/2008 – 05/2008.
  5. 5. TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA:TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA: FICO Domain Leader:(Team lead/project management role) Lead and managed business process change in terms of the best practice to be implemented and ensured successful and timeous implementation of in-house SAP template solution for FICO. SAP FICO Business process owner TOTAL HEAD OFFICE FRANCE:TOTAL HEAD OFFICE FRANCE:Systems/Business Analyst: Provided SAP support to our European Subsidiaries acting as go between with our outsource partner and the subsidiaries. Upgrade /improvements to template. TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA:TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA: Senior Systems Analyst Financials JD EDWARDS: Provide systems support for implementation of enhancement and repairs within JD Edwards financials. 08/2005 to 08/2008. 09/2008 - 01/2008. 05/2003 – 07/2005. 11/2000 – 04/2003. CNA:CNA: Business analyst: Analysis of stock valuation process using the old retail method and provision of solution regarding The new take on valuation process within SAP Retail. 07/2000 – 10/2000 AFFINITY LOGICAFFINITY LOGIC:: IS Manager/project manager: Main role was to liaise between the Affinity Logic Finance division and IS division on all IS Issues/concerns and manage all projects for the Finance division. 04/1999 – 06/2000 CNA:CNA: Financial Systems Analyst/Punch room manager Main function was to maintain the General Ledger within Masterpiece Software package and manage the data capture Department. Assistant Retail Accountant. Area Accountant. 09/1995 – 03/1999. 03/1995 – 08/1995. 02/1994 – 03/1995. EUROCOAT CHEMICALSEUROCOAT CHEMICALS Accountant. 09/1991 – 11/1993.
  6. 6. » Employment Details» Employment Details July 2016July 2016 – continuing: SASOL 50 Katherine street, Sandton, 2190, South Africa. Inbound Supply chain service owner:Inbound Supply chain service owner: July 2016 - ContinuingJuly 2016 - Continuing Lead and responsible for the definition, creation, thought leadership and provisioning of global IM inbound supply chain application solution designs within SAP and Ariba to drive business value and support operations of Finance and Planning ERP solutions across Sasol. Integrate relevant business requirements obtained from the Global and BU Business Relationship Teams into supply chain designs and solutions that can be implemented globally via the Regional and Global Unit Delivery Teams Focus is on excellent service delivery across the various platforms in the MM SAP and ARIBA space. Provide global system solutions for business requirements in the functional SAP domain and ensure technical alignment to the supply chain operating model. Ensures that the functional system solution adheres to Sasol group and leading practices. Responsible for the general health (stability and availability) of relevant application services globally and the delivery of all contracted services across the Sasol group. Oversee, and ultimately accountable, for the day to day operations and service delivery of Service Providers, to enable a stable Sasol IT environment. Act as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the business in addressing escalated/serious operational delivery issues with Service Providers. SAP FUNCTIONAl SUPPORT MANAGER:SAP FUNCTIONAl SUPPORT MANAGER: Dec 2011 – June 2016Dec 2011 – June 2016 (In new structure will be FI Financial analyst not forfilled yet) Main focus: Lead the SAP functional support team to ensure efficient service delivery to the various BU’s and Functions. Manage the SAP functional support team as well as own the call processes i.e. incidents and requests. Manage the resource capacity of the team. Ensure compliance to SLA’s, SLC’s and SOX governance requirements. • Manage and oversee the incident and request process so as to ensure timeous delivery of incidents and requests within SLC to the various business units.
  7. 7. • Liaise closely with Key Stakeholders such as Team leads, IM Business team, IM Solutions team, IM Services team to ensure successful delivery of SAP support. • Manage and respond to complaints and escalations so as to ensure their successful resolution. • Ensure that call processes is adhered to. • Liaise closely with the Project take-on and SAP Service delivery managers in terms of new functionality being rolled out via projects and ensure that SAP Support team has the necessary skills to support the functionality. • Monitor and review open incidents and provide feedback to SASOL Incident manager. • Monitor and review open requests and the cost estimates linked to those requests via the request spreadsheet. • Provide the necessary reporting and feedback to stakeholders. Incident reporting, monthly management report, Daily working figures ETC. • Co-ordinate and manage the capacity of the total SAP Functional team. • HR functions for SAP Support resources are managed e.g. leave, performance management, and talent management. • Plan and manage the development and training needs of the permanent Sasol Employees. • Manage the Support budget for the SAP Functional Team. • Attend the required meetings. • Standby and call out schedule – draft and manage. • Ensure functional team adheres to Solman procedures and governance. • Review firefighter and ensure governance is followed. • Manage specialized Vendors. • Negotiate in conjunction with commercial new support contracts for specialized vendors. Acted as test manager on the successful PS7 upgrade (April/MayActed as test manager on the successful PS7 upgrade (April/May 2015) and successful PS8 Upgrade.2015) and successful PS8 Upgrade. 10/2009 – 11/2011 NETCARE NORTH EAST REGION 249 Basden Street, Lyttelton, Centurion SAP Financial ManagerSAP Financial Manager (Project management/BRM role)(Project management/BRM role) Main Purpose: Responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of the Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP)-SAP for region from a business process perspective and ensure successful rollout in terms of project deliverables and post go live support. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare Hospitals for SAP go live by driving and initiating SAP pre go live activities and Clean up. Manage a team of 8 people whose purpose is to provide Pre-Go live and Post go live Support. Maintain project plan for pre and post go live and monitor and report on progress. Identify key users, manage and monitor their pre and post go live project tasks. Monitor and report on post go live issues and ensure their successful resolution.
  8. 8. Operate as a strategic partner to the business core functions through the identification of trends, risks and opportunities for efficiencies of SAP sites. Engaging with the business and IT to evaluate all anomalies and assisting the hospital to implement Corrective action. Assist with corrective operational actions to ensure successful implementation of SAP. Ensure that the SAP maintains a high level of integrity and information and evaluate operational and financial reporting to improve accuracy and relevancy. Evaluation of financial processes and implementation of corrective action to ensure alignment and Standardisation. Finance representative in IS projects and Initiatives. Sometimes ensure the production of accurate and timeous management information by initiating and testing new report developments in BW for hospitals. Perform financial investigations and reconciliations. Rectifying “problematic” historic and current accounting issues and systems to accurately reflect the activities of the firm and processes. Analysis and interpretation of information including the balance sheet reconciliations. 02/2009 – 09/2009: UCS SOLOTIUS The Cresent, 3 Eglin RD, Sunninghill, 2157, Johannesburg. Consulting Senior SAP Consultant FI K4:Senior SAP Consultant FI K4: Main Purpose: Provide FICO consulting services for UCS all in ones customers (On site or remotely). Specialising in FI (80% FI 20% CO). Management and Analysis of customer requirements and translation thereof into functional system enhancement and/or repairs. Implementation of blueprints, and design system solutions. Management of calls in the call logging system. Configuration within the FICO modules for such repairs and enhancements. Unit testing of repairs and enhancements. Assisting user with user acceptance testing. Creation of functional specifications and provision of estimates for customers. Analysis of SAP notes and the application thereof. Management of transports. Creation of queries, Catts, Validations, substitutions, LSMW ETC. Attendance of change control meetings and change control documentation. Suggest and configure improvements to template. Modules managed ECC6: General ledger and New general Ledger, AP and AR, Fixed Assets, Cost centre Accounting, Internal orders and Investment management, COPA, Profit centre accounting and some MM config. Provided support and consulting skills to the following clients: • Spitz • Save cash and Carry • Sefcash
  9. 9. • Lighting Warehouse • Dischem • Cash Builder 06/2008 – 02/2009: SOLTIUS Level 1, 49 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand. Consulting SAP Consultant FICO:SAP Consultant FICO: Main Purpose: Provide FICO consulting services for Soltius customers on site or remotely. Specialising in FI (70% FI 30% CO/Project systems). Management and Analysis of customer requirements and translation thereof into functional system enhancement and/or repairs. Implementation of blueprints, and design system solutions. Translation of enhancements into revised business flows. Facilitate business process definition and modelling. Management of calls in the call logging system. Configuration within the FICO modules for such repairs and enhancements. Unit testing of repairs and enhancements. Assisting user with user acceptance testing. Creation of functional specifications and provision of estimates for customers. Analysis of SAP notes and the application thereof. Management of transports.Creation of queries, Catts, Validations, substitutions, LSMW ETC. Modules managed/configured across various versions 4.6 to ECC6: General ledger and New general Ledger, AP and AR, Project systems, Fixed Assets, Cost centre Accounting, Internal orders and Investment management, COPA, Profit centre accounting, some product costing. Provides supports and consulting skills to the following clients: • Foodstuffs Auckland • LIC • New Zealand Lotteries • New Zealand Police • RD1 • Yellow Pages • Nalco Aluminium • NDA Engineering • Motion Industries Ltd • Rakon • Telstra-Clear • Department of Conservation
  10. 10. 02/2008 – 05/2008: MIGHTY RIVER POWERMIGHTY RIVER POWER 602 Great South Rd, Building C, Millennium Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Utilities (Electricity) Systems analyst SAP FICO:Systems analyst SAP FICO: (Short term contract assignment)(Short term contract assignment) Main Purpose: Provide system Analysis skills to support the implementation of enhancement and repairs. Configuration within the FICO modules for repairs and enhancements and prioritisation thereof. Unit testing of repairs and enhancements. Day to Day support of end users within SAP and provision of solutions in that regard. Creation of functional specifications and delivery of proof of concepts. Monitor, manage and resolve issues from interfaces into and out of FICO. Analysis of users Needs and translation thereof into functional system designs. Creation and testing of queries, Catts, Validations, substitutions, application of notes and creation of transports using solution manager. Provide business analyst skills were required. Creation of report writer reports. Modules managed IN SAP ECC: Joint Venture Accounting, General ledger, AP and AR, Project systems, Fixed Assets, cost centre accounting, profit centre accounting and investment management. 08/2005 to 08/2008: TOTAL SOUTH AFRICATOTAL SOUTH AFRICA 3 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, 2196, South Africa. FICO Domain leader:(Team lead/project managementFICO Domain leader:(Team lead/project management role)role) Main focus: Lead and managed business process change in terms of the best practice to be implemented and ensured successful and timeous implementation of in-house SAP template solution for FICO. Design phase (Complete) Held workshops with business discussing current business process and how they would be managed in our SAP Template. Identified gaps within the template. Mapped and documented business new process flows. Developed new business rules and new organizational Structure to fit in with the new business process flows. Prepared and presented Business case for FICO domain. Held communication session with business to explain new business rules and new organisational structure. Created all blue print documentation. Build phase (Complete) Ensured new business rules and organisation structure were put in place. Reviewed and validated solutions proposed by consultants for missing functionality in the Template (Gaps). Performed SAP training of business process owners. Managed scope of FICO domain.
  11. 11. Managed and ensured resolution of any issue arising during the project. Managed two consultants and 4 to 5 keys users. Reviewed and validated all documentation produced by consultants in terms of our norms and standards e.g. customising books (Documentation detailing customising performed in the system), functional specifications ETC. Creation of functional specifications. Performed FICO systems changes/configuration. Ensured user manuals were updated for local use. Produced weekly status reports for feedback to senior management. Ensured our documentation strategy was followed. Coordinated and managed local implementation partner (consultants) for the FICO stream. Created project plan for FICO build phase and monitoring and feedback thereof. Assisted in unit testing and coordination thereof. Coordinated/managed and performed integration testing with key users. Ensured Key ensured users compiled integration test cases and checked the validity thereof. Managed defects/evolutions logged during integration testing and followed up with up consultants to ensure their successful and timeous resolution/implementation. Tested data migration tools (LSMW’s) for FICO domain. Performed data migration simulation in pre-prod environment. Tested and Ensured JDE extracts of legacy data were correct and working for AP and AR Open items, Assets, GL balances. Prepared data retrieval strategy document. Prepared cut over plan for FICO stream and monitored and reported progress thereof. Prepared data for upload into SAP live environment using Athanor data quality tool. Ensured the integrity/quality of that data loaded into Athanor. Led Go live campaign for FICO stream and obtained sign off from business of data loaded into live environment once migrated. Go live Support (Complete) Monitor interfaces to ensure their successful go live, helped user with day-to-day support issues and report and monitor Go-live KPI’s. 09/2008 – 01/2009: SAP FICO Business process owner:SAP FICO Business process owner: Liase and perform a coordination role between our Subsidiary's and our third party SAP support Partner (CAP Gemini India) within the framework of day to day support issues and system enhancements within SAP. Follow up and manage these issues/enhancements (tickets) in the IS documentation database. Check and verify that Customising (Cust specs) proposed by partner are correct and feasible. Provide first line support to users. Look for ways to continuously improve business process within and outside SAP. 05/2003 – 07/2005: TOTAL HEAD OFFICE FRANCETOTAL HEAD OFFICE FRANCE Tour Michelet, la Défense, 92078, France. Oil Industry 2, 5 Years expatriation Systems/Business Analyst:Systems/Business Analyst: A number of functions performed:
  12. 12. Impact analysis – 1 week (July 2005) in Huston TexasImpact analysis – 1 week (July 2005) in Huston Texas USA.USA. Performed an impact analysis on a TOTAL Refinery and its Head Office in Huston. Presented the SAP solution and its processes. Identified risk areas and documented all gaps between existing SAP installation and SAP best practice. 4.72 Upgrade /improvements to template- Jan 2005 to4.72 Upgrade /improvements to template- Jan 2005 to July 2005.July 2005. Checked and tested version upgrade to 4.72. Tested all FICO processes on the 4.72 version. Updated FICO user reference manuals and process flows with new 4.72 functionality. Applied SAP notes. Made improvements to template in terms of standardising LSMW uploads for data migration. Made improvements to COPA month end reporting. i.e. report writing in COPA and configuration of derivations. Standardised balance sheet version for group. SAP Implementation - May 2004 to Sept 2004SAP Implementation - May 2004 to Sept 2004 SAP implementation for a small company in South Africa Called TOTAL Commercial Services – Managed the FICO stream. DUTIES: Performed Impact analysis with associated gap Identification. Mapped finance Business Process Flows. Performed some configuration in the system for FICO. Created FICO business test scenarios and test plans. Performed key user training for FICO Modules for Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, General Ledger, Fixed assets and Investment, Cost centre accounting and Profitability analysis. Verified and checked customisation and the corresponding customisation documentation. Created user reference and training documentation. Designed data take on strategy and documentation. Created cats for data take on. Performed month end go live support (2 weeks on Site). Helped with the set up of user and the maintenance of roles. SAP Support - May 2003 to Dec 2004SAP Support - May 2003 to Dec 2004 Performed support to our European Subsidiaries. Performed system maintenance/configuration within FICO modules for first year. Maintained user authorisation, profiles and roles. Created functional specs. Subsequently provided a support role between our Subsidiaries and our third party SAP support Partner (CAP Gemini) within the framework of systems fixes and system enhancements.Followed up and managed these fixes/enhancements. Verified that solution/changes (configuration) proposed by partner or done internally were feasible and that the quotations given were reasonable in terms of man-hours charged. Created functional specifications. Checked and verified customisation specifications. Maintained user authorisation, profiles and roles. Subsidiaries Managed within my ambit: Hungary, Germany, and Total Gas France.
  13. 13. 11/2000 – 04/2003: TOTAL SOUTH AFRICATOTAL SOUTH AFRICA Head Office: 3 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank 2196. Tel: +27(0) 11 778-2000. Oil Industry Senior Systems Analyst Financials: JD EDWARDSSenior Systems Analyst Financials: JD EDWARDS Modules managed: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, General Ledger and Procurement. DUTIES WERE SPLIT BETWEEN PROJECT DUTIES AND MAINTENANCE: PROJECT DUTIES: Preparation and maintenance of project Documentation and preparation of project plans. Management of project team. Analysis and documentation of user needs and requirements within JDE for possible systems Improvements or enhancements. Acted as business analyst for finance. Creation of functional spec’s for programmers and junior analysts. Made changes to system to meet user needs. SUPPORT ACTIVITIES: Resolution of Day-to-Day support issues and Day-to-Day user requests. Resolution of integrity problems within JDE. Analysis and documentation of current systems processes within JDE. Set up and maintenance of AAI's and general systems set up. Creation of reports via World Writers. Creation of functional spec’s for programmers and junior analysts. Made systems changes to meet user needs. 07/2000 – 10/2000: CNACNA Head Office: 12 – 16 Laub St, New Centre, Johannesburg. Tel: +27 (0) 11 491-7500 Retail industry (Literature & Stationery) Business analyst/ project managerBusiness analyst/ project manager (Short term contract assignment)(Short term contract assignment) ASSIGNMENT: Analysis of stock valuation process using the old Retail method and provision of solution regarding The new take on valuation process within SAP Retail. Solution on how to valuate stock that was not successfully scanned during the counting Process. 04/1999 – 06/2000: Affinity LogicAffinity Logic 16 Peltier Drive, Sunninghill ext. 6, Sandton 2157, South Africa. Tel: 011 797 0100 Outsourcing of IT and Financial services IS Manager/project manager:IS Manager/project manager: Main role was to liase between the Affinity Logic Finance division and IS division on all IS Issues/concerns and manage all projects for the Finance division.
  14. 14. DUTIES: Dealt with and liased with Affinity logic IS on Day-to-day IS problems/issues. Managed and lead all IS initiatives/projects for the Finance Division. Projects duties included chairing of project meetings, ensuring project tasks were completed on time, coordinated and liased with Affinity logic IS team or outside suppliers involved with a project. Followed up and ensured successful completion of such initiatives within required time frames. Arranged end-user training. Acted, as business analyst for affinity Finance division performing user’s needs analysis/requirements and subsequent documentation in the form of function specs. PROJECTS MANAGED: Led Union transport landed cost web portal. Payroll – provident/pension/ medical aid - deductions project in conjunction with Alexander Forbes. Trouble shooted payroll and the network performance problems, which led to the final installation of terminal server. Payroll interface. Managed Setting up of our company web site. 02/1994 – 03/1999: CNACNA Head Office: 12 – 16 Laub St, New Centre, Johannesburg. Tel: +27 (0) 11 491-7500 Retail industry (Literature & Stationery) Various positions Held as listed below: Financial Systems Analyst/Punch room managerFinancial Systems Analyst/Punch room manager -- Sep 1995 to March 1999Sep 1995 to March 1999 Main function was to maintain the General Ledger within Masterpiece Software package and manage the data capture Department. In that time frame the following functions performed: DATA CAPTURE DEPARTMENT: The department was responsible for all capturing of Financial data within the Legacy system. Responsible for ensuring that this data was captured timeously and correctly for month end. Managed 13 data capturers and one assistant all of them reporting to me directly. MASTERPIECE GENERAL LEDGER: Created report using masterpieces report writer, maintenance and creation of accounts, creation And maintenance of allocations, uploading and Processing of budget and stock take data. Responsible for all month end processing and report Distribution. Occasionally wrote COBOL programs and made Changes to JCL. Created functional IMPLEMENTATION SAP FICO: Feb 1998 and March 1999 SAP Financial (FI/CO) was implemented. I was one of they key users in the project from the businesses side involved 50% of my time.
  15. 15. Duties included testing batch interfaces and month End processes between SAP and the remaining legacy Systems. Communicating with consultants on the Processes in the company and the new processes to Be implemented in terms of finance flows. Expressed Financial reporting needs and assisted in testing of New reports. Helped with design and creation of new Chart of accounts, cost centres and cost Elements/ Centres hierarchies. Provided and created program for the conversion of ledger legacy data for upload into SAP. After go live performed a number of administrative duties within SAP: Maintained cost centres/cost elements and their respective hierarchies and groups. Maintained statistical key figures, updated balance sheet versions. Ran monthly allocations within CO. Ensured that month end interfaces from external legacy systems into SAP ran successfully and followed up and processed any errors from the batch inputs sessions. Acted as super user for Finance department dealing and with day-to-day support issues and aiding end users within the FICO modules. Assistant Retail Accountant - Mar 1995 to Aug 1995:Assistant Retail Accountant - Mar 1995 to Aug 1995: Performed a number of reconciliation’s and preparation and distribution of a number of monthly financial Reports. Created Bi-annual balance sheet and profit Loss pack. Ensured all financial information from the Branches was received and checked timeously. Checked Reconciliations from reconciliations clerks. Had 10 reconciliations clerks and 15 branch info Checkers reporting to me. Area Accountant - Feb 1994 to Feb 1995:Area Accountant - Feb 1994 to Feb 1995: Functions included general ledger reconciliations and resolution of problems and queries on those recons. Ensuring all financial info from branches was checked In time for data processing. 09/1991 – 11/1993:09/1991 – 11/1993: EUROCOAT CHEMICALSEUROCOAT CHEMICALS 74 2nd Street, Marlboro, South Africa. Tel: +27 (0) 11 491-7500 Manufacture and application of paint and wall coatings AccountantAccountant Preparation of Cash Book, General ledger, Debtors, Creditors, Vat returns, UIF and employee tax returns, Control and administration of payroll, issuing of Cheques and invoices, administration of company Insurance and general administrative duties. »» LanguagesLanguages English - Spoken excellent, Read excellent, Write excellent. French - Spoken Fair, Read Fair, Write Fair.

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