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Expert in Strategic & Financial Modeling and IT Project Management

Expert ID: 726318 South Africa

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Expert holds post graduate degrees in Economics and an MBA from the university of London, as well as a 3 year bachelor’s degree in Management / Cost and Financial Accounting. She is fortunate to have obtained extensive working experience in Strategic, Financial and IT Systems Management. She is searching for project management consulting opportunities, preferably SAP implementations and integration, ERP and strategic financial projects.

In her capacity as SAP Project & Integration Manager she was responsible for SAP enhancements & development, the SAP system upgrade, integration of SAP and GCOS (an in-house operational system) and integration of SAP and NAVIS by working and leading IT programmers & developers.

She has recently developed a comprehensive strategic model for Transnet Pipelines and currently drives the tariff restructuring process for the division as well as the implementation of a regulatory reporting system on SAP. Transnet pipelines is a state-owned petroleum transporting organization. She has very strong excel modelling skills, and has built a range of costing models, predictive models as well as models geared toward assessing current and future profitability, revenue and pricing at a product / process level.


Project Lead on the implementation of a regulatory reporting system on SAP to accommodate the regulatory requirements of the national regulator of South Africa (NERSA).Development of a tariff pricing model for Transnet Pipelines that assesses current and future revenue streams under various business scenarios.Project Lead in Implementation of NAVIS and GCOS port operating systems with SAP ECC6 financial system.Full performance model developed for port operational services to identify problem areas that require process enhancements.Full life-cycle implementation geared toward transforming revenue coding structure on SAP SD. The objective was to was to improve revenue collection, provide for profit assessment at a service process level and insure valid, timely and accurate delivery of management information. This was a forerunner to addressing performance enhancement issues identified in example 4 above.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: MBA Subject: International Business Management Institution: University of London
Year: 1993 Degree: Social Science Honours Subject: Economics Institution: University of Natal
Year: 1998 Degree: Bachelor of Commerce Subject: Accounting & Finance Institution: University of Natal

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Regulation Strategy & Strategic Financial Modelling Expert Department: Pipelines Responsibilities: Creation of Comprehensive Strategic Model forecasting:
• Revenue
• Growth
• Cash flow
over a 20 year period under various scenarios.

Developing and Implementing a regulatory reporting module on SAP. Full Project Management Responsibility, including:
• System architecture
• Vendor selection
• Implementation Plan
• Budgeting and cost control
• Risk management
• Change management & training

Pivotal role in tariff negotiations for Transnet Pipelines (2009) and tariff restructuring initiative (current).

I took this position to gain strategic experience. In my role of driving the annual petroleum tariff application with the energy regulator, I deal directly with the Transnet board, the National Energy Regulator and the minister of Minerals and Energy as well as the key players in the petroleum industry.
Years: 2005 to 2008 Employer: Transnet Title: SAP Project & Integration Manager Department: Port Terminals Responsibilities: Projects include, inter alia:
• Implementation of a new revenue system on SAP SD
• SAP system Upgrade (ECC 6)
• Process Re-engineering & Change Management - Transnet Vulindlela Project
• SAP Authorizations Project – SD, FI and CO Modules
• SAP SD Integration with NAVIS and GCOS Operating Systems
• Transnet Business Information (TBI) Project
• Management of various staff on project basis

Full Project Management Responsibility, including:
• System architecture
• Vendor selection
• Implementation Plan
• Budgeting and cost control
• Risk management
• Change management & training
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Transnet Title: Financial Projects Manager Department: Port Terminals Responsibilities: Projects include, inter alia:

• Capital Investment Planning
• Strategic Initiatives – such as Joint Venture options with core customers.
• Financial Modelling – including diagnostic reviews, cost analysis, scenario planning, business and performance growth initiatives, viability modelling & forecasting

• Performance Review & Financial Analysis
• Activity Based Costing and Modelling
• Predictive Modelling

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Financial Modelling Specialist;
IT Project Manager;
Business Performance Consultant,
Awards / Recognition
Numerous Performance Awards

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Change Manangement Process and Financial Modelling
Vendor Selection
She has sourced all IT professionals for her SAP projects, including SAP SD business analyst, ABAP programmers, systems developers and SAP FICO programming consultants.
Marketing Experience
General project management / consulting experience with respect to IT and Service Industries. Specifically SAP Implementations and systems Integration.
Other Relevant Experience
Highly advanced excel modelling skills with ability to build numerous models ranging from:
Financial models
Predictive models
Cost models
Scenario Analysis
Strategic Models

Models are compatible with source data application (eg SAP) to ensure that they are automated, reliable and accurate. The integated / semi-integrated appraoch eliminates data enty errors, ensures data balances to official financial system and allows for speedy information uptades.

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