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Product Owner-consultant Resume

Menomonee Falls, WisconsiN

SUMMARY:

An adaptable and detail - oriented manager/analyst, specializing in finance, with progressive expertise in SAP, systems management, project management, issue resolution, capital projects, internal and end-user systems support, vendor master data, and process improvement. A resourceful and highly analytical problem-solver, who uses strategic thinking to identify and resolve issues and design cost-conscious solutions. A diplomatic and energetic team player, who uses strong communication skills to organize and lead a team to achieve its business goals.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Oacle Cloud Financials/PPM, Fieldglass, PowerSteering, Tableau, Integration Point, Microsoft Office Suite, InfoPath Forms, HPQC, ServiceNow, SAP Solution Manager, SAP FICO, SAP Fixed Assets, SAP Project Systems, SAP Internal Orders, PeopleSoft, SharePoint Design, Sage FAS Asset Accounting SQL, Sage FAS CIP Accounting SQL, Oracle, Impact, Hyperion, Crystal Reports, AS/400

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Product Owner-Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Acted as co - functional liaison between business process SMEs, Oracle, Deloitte, and project team
  • Elicit functional requirements through discussions with customers and internal teams
  • Analyzed current and desired business processes to drive solution recommendations
  • Worked with clients and internal stakeholders to develop user stories to meet requirements
  • Worked closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value
  • Provided expertise and input to project team as part of defining and implementing the solution
  • Proposed solutions to complex challenges in integrations with Fieldglass and in other assigned areas
  • Managed development effort of integration with ServiceNow and Google Cloud Platform
  • Led discussions with cross-functional teams to align and resolve issues

Confidential, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

SAP RTR Business Analyst-Consultant

SAP Areas: General Ledger, COPA, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable

Responsibilities:

  • Acted as co - functional liaison between business process SMEs, GIS, and project
  • Managed various initiatives to resolve issues related to vendors and security
  • Delivered design confirmation workshops
  • Led development of security role for RTR Cutover and Hypercare
  • Provided Analysis, Testing, and Support for new security roles created as part of Global Template project
  • Supported Final Design and Build of System and Process Solution
  • Interpreted requirements to ensure that system and process solution give the business what is needed
  • Updated documentation (process definition documents, process flows, requirements
  • Assisted in the creation and review of documentation
  • Assisted in the of Users
  • Assisted in the preparation of test cases and sets
  • Assisted in the creation of test data sheets
  • Performed integration testing of the solution
  • Implementation of System and Process
  • Participated in mock and final cutovers to new environments
  • Supported final solution
  • Participated in discussions related to green space implementation of Integration Point Trade Management SAAS
  • Initiated a proposal to improve the Integration Point solution to solve a problem and streamline the solution and processes

Confidential, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

IT Project Financial Analyst-Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Created workbook to automate tracking of consulting resources, costs, accruals, and projections
  • Designed PowerSteering system improvement to allow users to manage their own projects
  • Created spend and project reports and dashboards in PowerSteering
  • Worked with PowerSteering developer to implement system changes
  • Created 5 year historical IT spend reporting
  • Created and executed test cases for system change implementations
  • Developed system change implementation plans with consultant

Confidential, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Manager, SAP Support & Vendor Data

Responsibilities:

  • Managed vendor master data team, which consisted of three permanent and three temporary employees.
  • Led SAP and Confidential support team, which consisted of three business analysts.
  • Ensured accuracy of vendor master data.
  • Performed audits and updates of master data as required.
  • Recommended process and data improvements.
  • Trained and coached vendor and support team members.
  • Performed ticket review and reporting.
  • Organized team of 20 people to resolve over 4,000 vendor requests, stabilizing vendor request process and bringing requests within standard three-day SLA.
  • Collaborated with COE and local teams to establish support processes for new system.
  • Documented procedures for tracking and resolving data interface errors

Business Analyst

Confidential

SAP Areas: General Ledger, Accounts Payable/Procurement

Responsibilities:

  • Provided end-user support for SAP and Confidential applications.
  • Communicated business requirements to COE development team.
  • Created test cases for UAT of P2P process.
  • Served as support during UAT sessions.
  • Recommended enhancements to improve functionality.
  • Produced process documentation and instructions for users.
  • Participated on project implementation team from UAT through post-go-live phase.
  • Worked on interface support.
  • Functioned as liaison between business and technical teams.
  • Entered project in UAT and quickly learned both SAP and Confidential to become relied upon for questions and issue resolution.

IT Financial Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Oversaw depreciation forecasting, telecommunications invoicing, and allocations to sites, resolving match exception issues and IT infrastructure-related purchasing.
  • Managed fixed-asset and capital project tracking processes.
  • Participated in decisions regarding charge-back methodology.
  • Consolidated IT support contracts into one schedule for budget purposes.
  • Served as member of ServiceNow project team in relation to asset management and assisted in data collection.
  • Created budget versus actual monthly reporting for CAPEX and OPEX.
  • Implemented use of project costing to categorize expenses by division and company.

Confidential, Greenfield, Wisconsin

Senior Financial Analyst-Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Recommended capital and fixed-asset process improvements, including query design, project-tracking and reporting, lease agreement-tracking and consolidated reporting, and fixed-asset reconciliation on a consolidated basis.
  • Assisted in due-diligence validation for solid waste divestiture.
  • Reviewed and compiled database of all lease agreement details as part of divestiture of company’s solid waste division.
  • Validated Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing for over 100 solid waste locations and improved consolidation tool for reporting of results.
  • Analyzed capital project activity and completed required documentation to capitalize completed projects, thereby reducing CIP balance by $3,000,000 and bringing it current.
  • Created Excel workbook, which contained macro and pivot table to streamline capitalization process of larger projects containing large number of transactions.

Confidential, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Financial Analyst-Capital PP&A

SAP Areas: Fixed Assets, Project Systems, Internal Orders, Procurement, Accounts Payable

Responsibilities:

  • Contributed as key player on team managing capital budgeting, spending, forecasting, reporting, and analysis of $350,000,000 to $400,000,000 annual capital budget with 600 projects.
  • Developed annual depreciation budget and quarterly forecasts. Identified risks and opportunities related to capital projects, depreciation, and fixed assets.
  • Led team to improve and implement new capital project in-service form and process.
  • Coordinated with engineering, integrated supply chain, business information services, and real estate to streamline and improve capital project-tracking, depreciation forecasting, and reporting.
  • Developed database containing critical reporting components of capital projects as interim solution until SAP consolidation between two legacy systems was completed.
  • Implemented development of SharePoint site to manage in-service and depreciation forecasting processes and publish monthly reports, enabling customers to access information on demand and drastically increasing efficiency.
  • Oversaw completion of month- and year-end close and annual and quarterly audit for both IFRS and GAAP reporting standards.
  • Ensured compliance with SOX and internal controls.
  • Created streamlined process for roll-forward schedule of fixed-asset and CIP-related accounts.
  • Reconciled balance sheet accounts for CIP and fixed assets.
  • Analyzed monthly depreciation expense and capital spending versus budget, and provided variance explanations.
  • Created presentation of monthly capital project financial results versus budget for CFO.
  • Trained and oversaw day-to-day activities of fixed-asset coordinator and associate financial analyst.
  • Completed SAP system interface of fixed asset information for tax-reporting purposes.
  • Created display and selection variants in SAP to increase efficiency in monthly reporting.
  • Worked with HP business partners upon requirement of SAP configuration changes.
  • Performed settlements of work orders, internal orders, and projects in SAP, and resolved any issues.
  • Participated in and designed portions of user-acceptance testing.
  • Served as subject matter expert for SAP fixed assets, internal orders, and project systems.
  • Contributed to SAP finance integration team.
  • Designed consolidated fixed-asset reconciliation and roll-forward schedule for fixed assets, drastically increasing efficiency.
  • Developed budgeting tools, using Excel to bring together all of the data from multiple systems.

Confidential, Lisle, Illinois

Senior Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Customized new CIP accounting software for 13 plants and trained Engineering Assistants.
  • Recommended and implemented Sage FAS CIP software to improve processes and reporting, as well as associated policies.
  • Developed custom reports for fixed assets and CIP, using Crystal Reports.
  • Completed month-end close, year-end close, and annual audit.
  • Analyzed monthly expenses for P&L and provided variance explanations.
  • Designed and created several fixed-asset reports for internal use.
  • Analyzed purchase price variances and worked with appropriate people to resolve issues.
  • Prepared property-tax returns, sales-tax returns, and unclaimed-property returns.
  • Developed capital project, depreciation, and property-tax expense budgets.

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