Joubert - SAP FI Configuration - Randburg, GP, South Africa

Neel Joubert

Randburg, GP, South Africa

Services

SAP FI Configuration

Summary:

I have 6 years SAP FI and SAP FI Configuration experience at SAB Miller and ABSA.

Work History

SAP FI Consultant and Business Analyst

Self

From April 2014

SAP User Acceptance Test Specialist

SAB Miller South Africa

September 2013 - March 2014

Responsibilities:
Responsible for SAP UAT (User Acceptance Testing) and Business IPT (Integrated Product Testing) for SAB Miller SAP deployments
Responsibilities include:
Governance:
• Implement the UAT and Business Testing governance, methodology and standards in alignment with global development testing methodology
• Ensure In Country Test Team adherence to the agreed testing standards, guidelines and testing methodology
Management:
• Work with In Country Test Team to:
• Ensure that testing is carried out within the agreed UAT and Business Testing standards, guidelines and methodology
• Support the In Country Test Team with the following:
o Test approach definition prior to completion of design
o Test script definition (utilising relevant global script templates)
o Knowledge transfer to the local business testers
o Detailed test planning
o Sign-off prior to start of test phase as well as at the end of the phase
o Ensure any required escalation of issues related to UAT and Business Testing are put forward to the appropriate governance bodies managing the deployment
• Ensure the following processes are in place and adhered to:
o In Country deployment teams approach to risk
o Defects management
o Prioritization of defect resolution
o Re-test approach
o Stage gate approval approach
o Exit criteria to move to the next phase of testing
• Ensure that solution delivered meets the expectations of the business users
Reporting:
• Provide the relevant reports to the various forums
• Ensure defects identified during testing are recorded, documented, analysed and clearly articulated
Outputs:
• Sessions with the In Country Test team
• Quality control of all deliverables and outputs

Additional Deliverables:
• Compilation of Individual Goals in line with Team Goals
• Compilation of Individual Development Plan
• Development of UAT Strategy
• Development of UAT Approach
• Creation of UAT Roadmap
• Creation of UAT Principles
• Development of Knowledge Transfer Strategy
•...

SAP Senior FI Asset Controller Project Triumph (SABMiller Global roll out of SAP)

SAB Miller South Africa

June 2011 - August 2013

• FI Configuration of assets
• Asset Accounting
• Container Program
• Deployment of SAP to SAB Miller breweries worldwide
• Full SDLC (Software/System Development Life Cycle)• Build
• Solution Assessments• Delivery of SAP functional specifications
• Test and sign off developments
• Assist with the design of training material for assets and container program
• Provide end to end process training of the container program to Ecuador and Poland Business, as well as AM team
• Data Migration: Validation of pre load and post load asset files
• Problem solving
• Pro-active identification of system problems and implementation of action plans

SAP FI AFL (Asset Finance Leasing) Specialist and Team Lead

AVAF (ABSA Vehicle and Asset Finance)

October 2007 - June 2011

• FI specialist and team lead for implementation of SAP FI
• Responsible for FI (Financial Accounting) SAP application, incl. all relevant FI configurations of SAP system, debit orders, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and LAE (lease accounting engine)
• Ensure satisfactory service delivery and equal distribution of workload between FI team members
• Ensure that SAP FI application provides a consistent and reliable service to the business as well as within contracted SLA's
• Timeous and successful resolving of problem reports
• Ensure the viability, reliability and performance of the SAP system
• Full SDLC (Software/System Development Life Cycle)
• Functional delivery of enhancements - planning, configuration, delivery, control and operational execution
• Project manage implementation of SAP Centre allocated and agreed FI projects, in accordance with ABSA Group IT standards & policies, stakeholder expectations, agreed time frames and quotes accepted by Business
• Configuration and testing of new programmes relating to allocated projects, overall system testing and the successful implementation of new programmes
• Pro-active identification of system problems and implementation of action plans
• Analyse, manage and monitor FI programmes
• Predict and analyse trends and implement necessary measures
• Ensure optimum production performance through paralysing of batch jobs
• Provide guidance and support to business analysts in SAP Centre
• Build internal and external networks / relationships to ensure delivery on business expectations

Dealmaker (Credit)

AVAF (ABSA Vehicle and Asset Finance)

August 2003 - September 2007

• Facilitate quality decisions on appealed or referred asset finance applications via AVAF scoring model - Instalment Sale Agreements, Rentals, Lease Agreements, Rent-to-Buy Agreements
• Assessment of asset finance applications
• Provide a thorough recommendation of finance applications, based on the analysis of all relevant client and financial information incl. affordability, stability and credit checks
• Management of Portfolio of AVAF Approved Dealers, incl. strengthening and nurturing of relationships
• Management, nurturing and improvement of internal relationships between AVAF Sales Department, Credit Department and Business Processing Unit
• Achievement of Sales Targets, incl. agreed production levels, finance take-up percentage, Value Added Products (Credit Live Insurance, Coversure, Mechanical Breakdown Warranty, Short Term Insurance)

Business Development Officer

AVAF (ABSA Vehicle and Asset Finance)

August 2002 - August 2003

• Management of a Commercial Client Portfolio, inc. strengthening and nurturing of existing relationships and development of in-depth knowledge of business clients' activities
• Development of quality new business opportunities to ensure portfolio growth
• Financial solutions presentations to prospective Commercial clients
• Marketing and cross-selling of financial products, inc. Fleet Cards; Credit Life Insurance; Coversure; Mechanical Breakdown Warranty; Short and Long Term Insurance
• Preparation of credit applications
• Analysis of financial information, incl. financial statements, management accounts, cash flow projections, debtor age analysis and creditor schedule
• Provide a thorough recommendation of the credit application, based on the analysis of all relevant client, financial and market related information, to Credit
• Achievement of Sales Targets, incl. Asset and Revenue Growth
• Achievement of Risk Targets, incl. minimisation of bad debts and arrears on finance accounts

Credit Control Officer

Planet Finance Bank (Saambou Bank: Asset Finance Division)

August 2001 - August 2002

• Management of a Portfolio of Private & Commercial Clients
• Maintaining and improving on the agreed percentage of arrears on total asset finance book
• Maintaining and improving on the agreed percentage of bad debts to total assets
• Communicate and negotiate with difficult customers in a way that achieves a workable solution
• Preparation of monthly MIS reports
• Repossession of assets

Business Development Officer

Planet Finance Bank (Saambou Bank: Asset Finance Division)

September 2000 - July 2001

• Management of a Commercial Client Portfolio, incl. strengthening and nurturing of existing relationships and development of in-depth knowledge of business clients' activities
• Development of quality new business opportunities to ensure portfolio growth
• Financial solutions presentations to prospective Commercial clients
• Preparation of credit applications
• Analysis of financial information, incl. financial statements, management accounts, cash flow projections, debtors age analysis and creditors schedule
• Provide a thorough recommendation of the finance application, based on the detailed analysis of relevant client, financial and market related information, to Credit
• Achievement of Sales Targets, incl. Asset and Revenue growth
• Achievement of Risk Targets, incl. minimisation of bad debts and arrears on asset finance accounts

Commercial Banker

BoE Bank: Business Division

• Management of a Commercial Client Portfolio, incl. strengthening and nurturing of existing relationships and development of in-depth knowledge of business clients' activities
• Development of quality new business opportunities to ensure portfolio growth
• Servicing and management of product distribution and cross-sell for each business client to maximise profits and ROE
• Marketing and cross-selling of products, incl. Internet Banking products, Corporate Cards, POS (point-of-sales), Cash Management Services, Buro Services (magtape services), Short and Long Term Insurance
• Identification of business client needs and delivery of customised credit solutions
• Achievement of Asset, Liability and Revenue Growth Targets
• Achievement of Risk Targets (bad debts; excesses; arrears; annual reviews)
• Analysis of complex financial information, incl. financial statements, management accounts, cash flow projections, debtors age analysis and creditors schedule to identify risks and business opportunities
• Enable, envision, empower, communicate, motive and lead Commercial Banker's Office in order to achieve agreed strategic objectives
• Coaching and mentoring of junior staff to ensure their development

Assistant Manager: Risk Management and Credit Assessment

BoE Bank: Business Division

• Manage and control the quality and risk profile of a portfolio of private and business clients
• Maintaining and improving on the agreed percentage of excesses
• Credit assessment of all Finance Applications (new finance & reviews) - Overdraft facilities; General Banking Facilities; International Banking Facilities (LC's, Spot, FEC); Residential, Commercial and Industrial Property Finance; Instalment Sale and Rental facilities (Mandate: R500,000)
• Analysis of complex financial information, incl. financial statements, management accounts, cash flow projections, debtors age analysis and creditors schedule to identify risks and business opportunities
• Accurately anticipate, predict and describe the effects or outcomes of the analysis of information, trends and SWOT analysis
• Provide a thorough recommendation of finance application to Credit Committee, if above mandate

Credit Assessor

BoE Bank: Business Division

• Credit assessment of all Finance Applications (new finance & reviews) - Overdraft facilities; General Banking Facilities; International Banking Facilities (LC's, Spot, FEC); Residential, Commercial and Industrial Property Finance; Instalment Sale and Rental facilities
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Provide a thorough recommendation based on client, financial and market related information

Credit Processor

BoE Bank: Business Division

• Preparation of Credit / Finance Applications (new finance & reviews) - Overdraft facilities; General Banking Facilities; International Banking Facilities (LC's, Spot, FEC); Residential, Commercial and Industrial Property Finance; Instalment Sale and Rental facilities

Qualifications & Certifications

Stellenberg High School

BComm degree

University of Stellenbosch

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