JD Edwards Application Consulting, Process Redesign & Project Management Skills At The Optimal Balance!

Ravi Adhi-Resume

PROFILE
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Designated Accountant – CPA,CMA (Certified Management Accountant ), Designated Project Manager (PMP) and hold a Degree in Commerce (B.Comm).
  • Trained, in person, by Dr.Robert Kaplan, on measuring and aligning the organization to strategy, based on a Harvard Business School case study.
  • Trained in IFRS and familiar with Canadian GAAP having been an accountant for seven years in Canada
  • 14 years of hands on JD Edwards experience: 2 years as a “Power User” and 12 years as a Consultant. Total of 18 years of business experience in North America.
  • Experienced in 30 JD Edwards projects (20 Long Term and 10 Short Term) in both World  & Enterprise One as a project leader.
  • Experienced in Distribution, Property Management and Financials as an end user and consultant in the following modules :

 

G/L A/R A/P Multi Currency Fixed Assets Job Cost Contract Billing
Report Writing Property Management Inventory Work orders Purchasing/Sub Contract Management Sales Orders Manufacturing Accounting

 

 

  • One of the hand full of JD Edwards consultants who understands the integration of Distribution, Manufacturing, Property Management, Job Cost, Fixed Assets , Contract Billing & Multi- Currency with Financials.
  • 14 years of business experience in the following industries: Distribution, Manufacturing, Insurance, Education, Hi-Tech, Retail, Fast Food, Marketing, Property Management, Life Sciences, Dot Com, Food & Beverage, Communications & Apparel.
  • Worked for multi national and multi billion dollar companies such as Baxter, Liz Claiborne, Whataburger & Coca-Cola.
  •  Have  represented consulting firms (on contract) such as CSS, Alliance Consulting, Klee Associates, JD Edwards, IBM, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Cansoft, Mid Range & Team Cain
  • Recipient of Client Service Excellence Award at Deloitte & Touche , as an employee.
  • Approximately 50 outstanding testimonials and evaluations, excerpts of which can be seen  below
  • Experience in working in an offshore outsourced environment
  • Presented at Collaborate- Oracle User Conference two years consecutively, and was rated 85%, on knowledge of subject matter, for a presentation on multi currency

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Mar 01- Date    President/Founder

RAAS Management Solutions (Independent JD Edwards Consulting)

  •  Independent JD Edwards Financial, Distribution, Property Management, Report Writing consulting and project management          ( Please refer to JD Edwards project experience below for details)

 

Aug 00- Mar 01    Business Consultant, DataProfit Corporation. Massachusetts ,USA (Consulting Firm)

  • Implemented JD Edwards software in G/L, A/P, A/R Fixed Assets, & Purchasing

                                          

July 98- July 00 Senior Consultant, Management Solutions – Deloitte & Touche Canada (Audit & Consulting Firm)

  • Implemented JD Edwards software in G/L, A/P, A/R Fixed Assets, Report Writing , SOP & Purchasing (Integration with financials)

June 96- July 98  Accounting Supervisor -Ace Hardware Canada, Toronto. (Distributor of home hardware products.)

  • Responsible for Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Sales Order Analysis, Analysis of JDE Integrity Reports, Testing set up and new procedures in the test environment, Report Writing, Month End & Year End Analysis

 

Jan 95-June 96     Short Term Assignments

  • Accountant –Thriftys, Toronto( Subsidiary of Dylex Corporation, apparel retailer)
  • Created spreadsheet to analyze percentage rent calculations.
  • Accountant -Heinz Canada, Toronto (Food Manufacturer)
  • Restructured P&L from product based to activity based reporting
  • Accountant -Advantex Marketing Inc, Toronto (Marketing Firm).
  • Bank reconciliation, reconciled credit card remittance.

 

March 92- Jan 95 Accountant-Dinnrex Hospitality Inc. Toronto (Franchisee of Swiss Chalet and Harveys restaurants).

  • Property management accounting, Account analysis, Internal audit, Prepare working papers for external auditors.

 

EDUCATION
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • PMP- Project Management Institute- USA
  • CMA -Certified Management Accountant (Society Of Management Accountants Of Ontario, Canada)
  • Bachelor of Commerce.
  • Measuring and aligning the organization to strategy (Trained, in person, by Dr.Robert Kaplan, based on a Harvard Business School Case Study
OVERALL EXPERIENCE MATRIX- BY INDUSTRY & CLIENTS

 

INDUSTRY CATEGORY

SPECIFIC INDUSTRY

NAME OF COMPANY

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Whole Sale Distribution

Soft Drinks

Coca Cola

4 Yrs

Life Sciences

Edwards Lifesciences

Life Sciences

Baxter

Pharmaceutical

GlaxoSmithKline

Designer ware Apparel

Liz Claiborne

Home Hardware

Ace Hardware

Home Hardware

Family Business

Retail

Apparel

Tabi International

3.5 Yrs

Apparel

Thrifty’s

Apparel

MWW- Canadian Tire

Fast Food

Whataburger

Fast Food

Dinnrex Hospitality Inc

Service

Provincial Government

Services New Brunswick

4 Yrs

Consulting

Deloitte & Touche

Consulting

Dataprofit

District School Board

Simcoe County

Insurance

Voyageur Insurance

Recruiting

Olsten Staffing

Marketing

Advantex Marketing

Food

Retail

Dinnrex Hospitality Inc

4 Yrs

Fast Food

Whataburger

Manufacturing

Heinz Canada

Manufacturing

Precious Metals

Engelhard

3.5 Yrs

Film

Fuji Film

Wax

IGI

Electrical

Emerson

Electronics

Christie Digital

Pharmaceutical

Trillium

Paint Products

Tech Coatings

Soft Drinks

Coca Cola

Wood Products

Grant Forest Products

Consumer Goods

First Quality

Food

Heinz Canada

Property Management

Commercial & Residential

Morguard Investments

2.5 Yrs

Property Management

CBRE

REIT

Hines,

REIT

Westfield

Facilities Management

ProFac

 

High Tech

Dot Com company

FreeMarkets

.5 Yr

Operating System

QNX

Oil & Gas

Utility

New Jersey Resources

.1 Yr

Construction

Construction

Flint Energy

 1Yr

Construction

 Westfield

Communication

Towers

Radian Communications

 

Public Sector

Public Utility

New Jersey resources,(Utility Company owned by State of New Jersey)

.5 Yrs

 School Board

Simcoe County District Board

 

Life Science

Medical Device

Baxter

.5 Yrs

 

Medical Device

Edward Life Science

Pharmaceutical

Glaxo Smith Kline

Short term

Mining

Gold Mining

Kinross Gold

Short term

Experience is duplicated in certain Industries, for example Dinnerex Inc is under Retail & Food. The duration is approximate

 

JD EDWARDS EXPERIENCE MATRIX BY MODULE

 

Module

Rating

Years Of Experience

Number Of Projects

(1=Novice 10= Expert)

World & E1

World & E1

G/L

9

 9 Yrs

15

A/Payable

9

 9 Yrs

10

Purchasing & Inventory

9

6 Yrs

10

A/Receivable

9

6 Yrs

8

Fixed Assets

9

7 Yrs

12

FASTR

9

4.0

4

Job Cost

8

1.5 Yrs

4

Multi Currency

8

 6 Yrs

8

Financial & Enterprise Report Writing

8

2

3

Property Management

7

2 Yrs

6

Sales Order & Inventory

7

4  Yrs

4

Contract Billing

6

0

0

Manufacturing Accounting & Product Costing

6

3

5

Advanced Pricing

5

2 Yrs

1

Security

6

2

2

AS400 query

6

3

1

World Writer

6

3  Yrs

2

Service  Order Billing

5

0

0

Work Orders

5

.5  Yrs

1

Advanced Enterprise Report Writing

5

NA

N/A

Manufacturing

2

3

5

Equipment Billing

2

.25

1

Payroll

2

0

0

Microstrategy

2

1

 

Programming/Development/CNC

1

0

0

The ratings could be subjective since they are self evaluations. The intent of the rating is to reflect the confidence level to implement a given module. Experience is based on duration of projects when multiple modules are involved and are approximate numbers.

EXPERIENCE MATRIX BY MODULE – BROKEN DOWN BY WORLD AND E1

 

Module

Rating

Years Of Experience

Number Of Projects

-

(1=Novice 10= Expert)

One World

World

One World

World

G/L

9

5 Yrs

4 Yrs

10

4

A/Payable

9

5.5 Yrs

3.5Yrs

7

3

Purchasing & Inventory

9

3 Yrs

3 Yrs

7

3

A/Receivable

9

3 Yrs

3 Yrs

5

3

Fixed Assets

9

4 Yrs

3 Yrs

6

6

FASTR

9

N/A

4.0

N/A

4

Job Cost

8

1.5 Yrs

0 Yrs

3

1

Multi Currency

8

3 Yrs

2.5 Yrs

4

3

Financial & Enterprise Report Writing

8

2 Yr

N/A

3

N/A

Property Management

7

1 Yr

1 Yr

5

1

Sales Order & Inventory

8

1.5 Yrs

2.5 Yrs

2

2

Contract Billing

6

0

0

0

0

Manufacturing Accounting & Product Costing

6

1

2

4

1

Advanced Pricing

6

0 Yrs

2 Yrs

0

1

Security

6

2

0

2

0

AS400 query

6

NA

3

N/A

1

World Writer

6

NA

3  Yrs

N/A

2

Service  Order Billing

5

0

0

0

0

Work Orders

5

.5 Yrs

0 Yrs

0

1

Advanced Enterprise Report Writing

5

0.5

NA

1

N/A

Manufacturing

2

1

2

4

1

Equipment Billing

2

.25 Yrs

0

0

1

Payroll

2

.5

0

0

0

Microstrategy

2

1 Yr

N/A

 

 

Programming/Development/CNC

1

0

0

0

0

The ratings could be subjective since they are self evaluations. The intent of the rating is to reflect the confidence level to implement a given module. Experience is based on duration of projects when multiple modules are involved and are approximate numbers.

 

JD EDWARDS RATINGS BY MODULE- GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION

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The ratings could be subjective since they are self evaluations and does not imply that I have all the answers on my finger tips for modules with high ratings. The intent of the rating is to reflect the confidence level to implement a module and to define expectations
JD EDWARDS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE BY MODULE- GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION

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Experience is based on duration of projects when multiple modules are involved and are approximate figures.
JD EDWARDS NUMBER OF PROJECTS- GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION

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Experience is based on duration of projects when multiple modules are involved. Number of projects by modules are approximate numbers
EXPERIENCE BY INDUSTRY- GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION

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Experience is duplicated in certain Industries, for example Dinnerex Inc is under Retail & Food
JD EDWARDS FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE

Experience Summary:

  • Multi dimensional  financial experience  as follows:
    • IFRS implementation in JD Edwards
    • Built all the financial modules from ground up
    • Designed numerous chart of accounts
    • Designed interfaces
    • Cleaned up integrity and data issues
    • Designed and coded reports
    • Provided training
    • Provided production support
    • Replaced consolidation done in Excel with JD Edwards reports
    • Set up inter-company accounts and performed reconciliations
    • Turned on multi-currency mid stream in production
    • Hands on experience as an  accountant for 7 years
    • A very good  understanding of  the procure to pay and order to cash streams
  • A very unique perspective on establishing  key performance measures and to build a meaningful chart of accounts and data hooks, that will enable an organization to tie reporting to strategy, as result of being trained by  Dr.Robert Kaplan on measuring and aligning the organization to strategy.

Financials Experience And Rating Out Of 10

 

Module

Rating Years Of Experience Number Of Projects
(1=Novice 10= Expert) World & E1 World & E1
G/L

9

 9 Yrs

15

A/Payable

9

 9 Yrs

10

A/Receivable

9

6 Yrs

8

Fixed Assets

9

7 Yrs

12

FASTR

9

4.0

4

Job Cost

8

2 Yrs

4

Multi Currency

8

 6 Yrs

8

Financial & Enterprise Report Writing

8

2

3

Contract Billing

6

0

0

World Writer

6

3  Yrs

2

Service  Order Billing

5

0

0

 

The ratings could be subjective since they are self evaluations. The intent of the rating is to reflect the confidence level to implement a given module. Experience is based on duration of projects when multiple modules are involved and are approximate numbers.

 

SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERIENCE

Experience Summary:

  • My experience in Distribution is  versatile as follows:
  • Unlike most consultants who tend to focus on narrow areas, what makes me unique is that I understand the procure to pay and order to cash streams very well.
  •  The reason for this  is because  having worked as a “power user” in a distribution company that had JD Edwards, for two years, initially in  my career, and having been primarily responsible for the order to cash stream, I have a very strong foundation in supply chain being able to relate to real life operations of a warehouse.
  • In total I have about 6 years of experience in Purchasing and Inventory  in  about 12 projects, which  is predominantly in implementations and production support roles
  • In total I  have about and  4 years experience in Sales Orders in about 5 projects predominantly in support and integration with financial roles, which  includes 2 years of strong foundation having been a power user responsible for the entire order to cash stream.
  •  Cleaned up inventory integrities and reconciled inventory to G/L approximately 4 times

 

SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERIENCE BY MODULE AND RATINGS

 

Module

Rating

Years Of Experience

Number Of Projects

(1=Novice 10= Expert)

World & E1

World & E1

Purchasing & Inventory

9

6 Yrs

10

Sales Order & Inventory

7

4 Yrs

4

Advanced Pricing

5

2 Yrs

1

Advanced Transportation/ Warehouse

2

0

0

 

SUPPLY CHAIN (DISTRIBUTION) PROJECTS



CLIENT & INDUSTRY
DURATION PRODUCT EXPERIENCE ACHIEVEMENT Team Size
38) Retail – Calgary Alberta Aug 2010-Jan 2011
  • XE
  • Scoped out the implementation of an enterprise wide purchasing module
  • .
37) Consumer Goods, Manufacturer, Pennsylvania, USA March –July 2010
  • E1 8.11
  • Worked closely with distribution consultant to create a proof of concept, to create a shared services organization
15) Real Estate Company, California May 2009-October 2009
  • One World 9.0 & 8.11
  • Proof Of Concept to upgrade from 8.11 to 9.0
  • Procure to Pay implementation: Migrate Job Cost and Sub-Contract  from XE to 8.11 with interfaces to Proliance
  • Since 9.0 had numerous enhancements for the Expense Participation program, have a  very thorough understanding of Expense Participation program.
  • Good understanding of the Real Estate Construction operation
10
14) Distribution Company, New Jersey, USA Jan 2009 to March 09
  • One World 9.0
  • Implemented Chart Of Accounts in EnterpriseOne Version 9
  • Procurement Configuration
  • Worked on the latest version of EnterpriseOne and familiar with the net changes
13) Minerals Manufacturer, Pennsylvania April 08-Sep 08
  • World A9.1
  • Upgraded from Word A7.3 to A9.1 involving financials and distribution
  • Successful go live, with no disruption to production
8
12) Various  Short Term Projects

  • Alcohol Manufacturer
August 07- To April 08
  • One World 8.12
  • One World 8.11
  • Implementation of procurement with approval routings.
3
11) Oil & Gas Construction, Edmonton, Alberta May 07-August 07
  • One World8.11
  • Project Lead- to migrate JDE from a SQL data base to iSeries.
  • Coordinated creation of test scripts, process flows and testing in 8.11 for financials, purchasing, job cost, contract billing, service billing,&  equipment billing
  • Introduced the concept of testing the process as opposed to functionality
  • Created process flows connected to scripts
  • Successful go live, with no disruption to production
10
10) Health & Beauty Products Manufacturing, Toronto, Ontario Nov 05- Oct 06 World A7.3
  • Worked on balance currency re-statement
  • Analyzed current processes
  • Conducted World Writer & FASTR Training.
  • Cleaned up integrities
  • Provided Production support for Financials, Distribution and Manufacturing
  • Chart of accounts re-design work shop
  • Balance Currency re-statement and consolidations
  • Report Writing
  • Preliminary work to provide a road map for JD Edwards upgrade
  • Was the impetus and the change agent for the client to perform a process re-engineering in JDE
  • A very good understanding of the big picture of Manufacturing flow in JD Edwards
3-8
9) Electrical Manufacturing, Toronto, Ontario Nov 05- To April 06 - World & One World XE (Co-existence)
  • Helped to migrate from World to One World, involving Financials and Distribution
  • In depth understanding of migration from co-existence to One World
3
8) Fast Food, Texas, USA. Aug 04- To August 2005 One World- ERP 8
  • Project Manager -  Production support for Financials, Distribution &  Business Intelligence  (Micro Strategy)
  • Hands on product support for financial and distribution modules
  • Liaised with the off shore development team
  • Was promoted to project manager-  to coordinate production support after 3 months.
  • Brought about a cultural change in the  company by creating business process owners and have them take ownership of the system instead of being dependent on IT
  • Cleaned up all integrity issues in purchasing and implemented procedures and controls

 

15
7) Lifesciences, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada July 02- Nov 02 One World XE
  • Project Leader to implement Fixed Assets, Job Cost, Work Orders, Financial Report Writing & Enterprise Report Writing.
  • Involved in brain storming sessions to implement Flex Accounting for purchasing, reconciling inventory to G/L & solving integrity issues for A/R.
  • Creatively used work orders and Fixed Assets to track simple projects
  • Valuable experience working closely with distribution project to delete Cardax and recreate inventory balances
  • Implemented process re-design to use  location tracking in Fixed Assets to replace locations in warehouse
3
6) Facilities Management Services Inc, Etobicoke, Canada Dec 01- July 02 One World XE & World A73
  • Project Leader to re-design  and stream line chart of accounts common to 7 divisions
  • Report Writing in One World XE o
  • Analyzed the procure to pay and order cash process
  • Very unique experience,  trying to streamline the chart of accounts for 7 divisions with different client reporting requirements.
  • Worked with advanced features in report writing such as creating processing options, event rules etc
4
5) Liz Claiborne, New- Jersey USA, Manufacturer & Distributor of Apparel
  • Sep 00- Oct 01
One World XE
  • Project Leader for Purchasing, A/P,GL with multi currency & Fixed Assets
  • Worked with developers in design and Analysis of program modifications for Purchasing, A/P & G/L
  • Implemented process redesigns to optimize JDE functionality.
  • Worked with a team of 20 client staff
  • Involved in SOP & A/R testing and brain-storming sessions
  • Played the role of project manager in the absence of an active project manager
  • Gained a lot of depth into JDE One World working very closely with developers .
  • After hesitating for years to use the multi-currency feature, convinced the Senior Management of Liz Claiborne to use the feature to bring about efficiencies in the month end close.
  • Rated “Excellent” in the following skills: Presentation, Process Redesign, Product Depth & Teaching skills
15
4)“Dot Com” company providing online auctions through the internet- Pittsburgh, USA
  • April 00- To June 00.
One World B7332 Project Leader for:

  •  Purchasing,
  • A/Payable
  •  Fixed Assets
  • Very thorough understanding of the “Procure to Pay” process.
3
3) Simcoe County District School Board -Barrie, Ontario. School Board
  • Sep 99 -Nov 99
  • March 00
One World B7331 Financial Consultant: Worked in the following modules:

  • Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • G/L post implementation support
  • Purchasing and Accounts Payable integration.
  • Assisted in the Design of reports
  • Managed a team of 3 client staff for A/R.
  • Played the role of project manager in the absence of an active project manager
  • Procure to pay experience.
3
2) Grant Forest Products- Earlton, Ontario, Canada. Manufacturer of Wood Products…
  • 9 Months
  • Oct 98- July 99
World 7.3 Financial Consultant :Worked in the following modules:

  • General Accounting with Multi Currency
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Fixed Assets
  • FASTR report writing
  • World Writer report writing
  • Purchasing and Accounts Payable integration
  • Sales Order and Accounts Receivable Integration.
  • Managed a  team of 6 client staff over 9 months
  • Very good understanding of the big picture having worked in A/R, SOP, Purchasing, Fixed Assets & Report Writing
  • Was rated as “Exceeding Expectations” by the Deloitte & Touche project manager.
  • Was promoted to Senior Consultant as result of outstanding work.
  • Received a “Client Service Excellence Award”
15
1) Ace Hardware Canada- Distributor of Home Hardware Products                  Toronto, Ontario
  • 2 Years
  • July 96-July 98
World- 7.3 A/R supervisor Power User in the following areas

  • G/L
  • A/R & Sales Order Processing
  • Purchasing
  • Fixed Assets
  • World Writer
  • Very good understanding of the big picture having been hands on as a power user in Financials, Distribution & Report Writing in a start up operation
  • As a “Power User” in JDE Implemented a program to automate the cash application in A/Receivable using  the EDI program to achieve 90% time saving and about $15K savings a year at Ace Hardware

 

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MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE

Experience Summary:

  • In a nut shell I like to say that I am NOT a manufacturing consultant
  • But having worked for about 9 manufacturing companies in with the financial and distribution modules  and having  been trained and worked with Product Costing, which is the bridge between Financials and Manufacturing, I have a very good understanding of the Manufacturing industry.
  • I can have an intelligent conversation with a manufacturing consultant because the following  terminologies  make sense to me: S&OP planning, Rough Cut Capacity Planning, MRP,  Direct Costs, Over and Under Absorption of Overheads, Bills of Material, Cost Roll Up, Work centre, Routing, Back Flush and Super Back Flush, DMAAI & Variances
  • While I am not confident to be a manufacturing lead, the hall mark of an ERP is that ever thing is  connected and all roads finally lead to financials. Because of my manufacturing industry experience I am confident that I can be vey valuable as a financial lead or a project manager for a manufacturing company

 

Manufacturing Industry Experience

 

INDUSTRY CATEGORY

SPECIFIC INDUSTRY

NAME OF COMPANY

Manufacturing

Precious Metals

Engelhard

Film

Fuji Film

Wax

IGI

Electrical

Emerson

Pharmaceutical

Trillium

Paint Products

Tech Coatings

Soft Drinks

Coca Cola

Wood Products

Grant Forest Products

Food

Heinz Canada

 

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
  • I have approximately 3 years of experience in the property management Industry, working for the following companies:
  • Westfield Group- World’s largest listed retail property group by equity market capitalisation
  • Collaborate  2009–Oracle  User Conference – Net change training and preparation for a project
  • GRT (Consulting company- performed training)
  • Hines Real Estate-
  • CBRE-
  • Morguard Investments Ltd-
  • ProFac
  • While I have not built the module from scratch please see below my experience which has given me a very good understanding of the property management industry.
  • I rate my self  8/10 on the property management module. What this means is that I have a very strong understanding of how the core of the module works and I am confident that I can implement the module. The only area that I will be finding it difficult would be the “odd curve ball” which is beyond the standard functionality.
  • The  reason why I am  confident that I can implement the property management module is because the core functionality in property management  (beside defining the lease master) such as setting up a property, tenant,  billing cycle, security deposits, defining AAI’s , collection  etc are based on the Financial Modules. I have approximately 14 years experience in the JD Edwards financial modules in about 30 assignments.

 

DETAIL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

6) Westfield Group - April – Oct 2009

(World’s largest listed retail property group by equity market capitalization.)

  • Proof of concept to migrate Real Estate Module from Enterprise One 8.11 to version 9.0
  • Analyzed if all the modifications made in 8.11 can be replaced with new functionality available in version 9.0
  • Migration of Job Cost and Sub-Contract management from XE to version 8.11

 

Relevance:

  • Since 9.0 had numerous enhancements for the Expense Participation program, have a  very thorough understanding of Expense Participation program.
  • Good understanding of the Real Estate Construction operation

Reference:

Please double click on the documents below  to view the reference letters pertaining to this engagement

REFERENCE  LETTER FROM DELOITTE EVIDENCE OF VERBAL REFERENCE  FROM WESTFIELD

 

 

 

 

5) GRT- Property Management Training  - Dec 2005

  • Conducted training  on the  property management module  in December 2005:

Relevance:

    • The rule of thumb about training is that it edifies the trainer more than the trainee, as the trainer has to understand the concepts  very clearly
    • Having taught  the property management module I have a very strong understanding of the fundamentals of the   PM module.

4) CBRE  - Oct 2005

  • Short term assignment to fix integrity issues.

Relevance:

Good exposure to the  integration between a the Financials and the property management module as a result of trouble shooting issues

 

3) Hines Real Estate   - Sep – Oct 2005 :

  • Analyzed current state of the REIT operation and Sarbanes Oxley compliant workflows
  • Conducted current state workshop for A/P.

Relevance:

  • A very good understanding of the current state process flows of a  complex property management operation.
  • An in depth understanding of Sarbanes Oxley  compliant risk and control work flows
  • Learned about a REIT structure and  complex inter-property dealings

2) Morguard Investments Ltd  -  May 2003 to Mar 2004:

  • Helped in the conversion of data from REMS to JD Edwards for all property management modules and set up all report versions for a new division acquired.

Relevance:

  •  Before I could understand as to how the tables were converted I had to understand as to what each field in the files for leases, properties, billing etc means and what it is used for
  • In order to set up reports which are the culmination of a given process, I had to understand the whole property management process and also get an understanding of the fields that are relevant for the report.
  • Analyzed the expense participation reporting process in order to make the budgeting process efficient.

 

Relevance:

  • In order to do this task I had to analyze the entire expense participation process in JD Edwards and establish as to why we cannot use JD Edwards for detail forecasting and budgeting purposes and established an alternative process in Excel so that budgets can be uploaded to JD Edwards efficiently.
  • Project Leader to design and create consolidation with elimination entries for Morguard Corp. & coded reports in FASTR for a new division acquired

Relevance:

  • Financial reports  & corporate consolidations are the culmination of the entire property management operation in a  company. Having been involved in this process has given a very solid understanding of the “big picture” of the property management industry.

1) ProFac - Dec 2001  –  Aug 2002

  • Project Leader to re-design  and stream line chart of accounts common to 7 divisions, and analyzed the procure to pay and order cash process. Report writing in XE

Relevance:

  • In order to perform this task I had to understand the lease/contract of 7 different divisions. This gave very valuable insight into how contracts are defined for each Facility
  • Analyzing the procure to pay & order to cash process  and writing reports has given me a very through under standing as to how every thing comes together in a property management company.
JOB COST EXPERIENCE
  • My experience in job cost is multi dimensional as follows:
    • Implemented the module from scratch for a 3 Billion Dollar Company
    • Introduced the concept of testing the process as opposed to functionality, to the client, during upgrading to 8.11, Achieved this by creating process flows connected to scripts and providing a visual guide of the integration of Job Cost with Contract, Service and Equipment Billing & Change Management.
    • Performed a proof of concept
    • Assisted to do due diligence by researching the new functionalities in version 8.12 and 9.0 in EnterpriseOne and was part of a two member team that implemented Job Cost and Sub Contract management.
  • I rate my self 8/10  to implement Job Cost. The reason why I  rate my self 8/10 in Job Cost is because, in addition to the above mentioned experience, the primary function in Job Cost is to build a chart of accounts, an exercise that I have done about 5 times. Plus since the approximately 30 projects that I have been in, related to upgrades, production support, report writing culminate in the chart of accounts, this has enabled me to learn from other people’s mistake  as to what a chart should not be.
  • One of the hallmark of JD Edwards is that every thing is integrated so much so that the Job Cost modules has integration points with  numerous modules. The value add I bring to the table is that I understand the integration of Job Cost with the various modules.  Please see below my skill rating out of 10 for the following modules that integrate with Job Cost (The ratings could be subjective since they are self evaluations and does not imply that I have all the answers on my finger tips for modules with high ratings. The intent of the rating is to reflect the confidence level to implement a module and to define expectations)

 

    • Job Cost 8/10
    • G/L- 9/10
    • Budgeting 9/10
    • Purchasing- 9/10
    • Fixed Assets 9/10
    • Multi-currency- 9/10
    • A/P 9/10
    • Contract and Service Billing – 5/10
    • Change Management 4/10

 

JOB COST DETAIL EXPERIENCE

I have approximately 2  years  of experience in Job Cost  in 4 projects, The following are the details of the projects.



CLIENT & INDUSTRY
Date/Version EXPERIENCE ACHIEVEMENT/RELEVANCE REFERENCE
Westfield Group- Largest REIT in the world. California, representing Deloitte USA as a subcontractor
  • May 2009-October 2009
  • EnterpriseOne 8.11, 8.12 & 9.0
  • Was part of the two member application consulting team to implement Job Cost and Sub Contractor Management in 8.11.
  • Researched Net Change for Version 8.12 and 9.0, in order to create a business case to upgrade to version 9.0
  • Participated in design sessions and provided feedback for integration of Job Cost with Proliance, the construction system
  • Being the primary consultant for sub-contract management, worked closely with the Job Cost lead to integrate budgeting and Sub contracts with Job Cost, in a construction environment
  • Participated in Job Cost design sessions, and made some valuable recommendations, which were incorporated in the final design.
  • Since this was  my fourth project involving Job Cost, was a good refresher to bring my skills up to date, having researched the manuals  for 8.11,8.12 and version 9.0  for new functionality.
  • Reference attached from Deloitte Senior Manager and Westfield Business Lead

 

  • See attached reference letter from the Senior Manager of Deloitte

 

 

  • See attached email from the Westfield Business Lead, (Document was scanned for virus using Norton)

 

 

 

Flint Energy, Oil & Gas Construction, Edmonton, Alberta
  • May 07-August 07
  • EnterpriseOne 8.11
  • Project Lead- to migrate JDE 8.11 from a SQL data base to iSeries.
  • Created process flows connected to scripts, by providing a visual guide of the integration of Job Cost with Contract, Service and Equipment Billing & Change Management

 

  • Introduced the concept of testing the process as opposed to functionality to the client
  • Have a good understanding of  integration of Job Cost with various modules in a construction environment
  • Successful go live, with no disruption to production
  • Please see attached a reference letter from the largest division of Flint Energy
Coca- Cola -  Atlanta, Georgia, USA.- Sub Contractor of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
  • Dec 02-  April 03
  • One World XE
  • Project Leader to implement Job Cost and purchasing functions impacting job cost
  • Worked with developers to design reports
  • Full cycle implementation
  • A very thorough understanding of Job Cost, addressing the need of a 3 Billion $ Division
  • Reference letters from three different perspective: Cap-Gemini Project Manager, Coca-Cola Business Lead & Coca-Cola Project Manager
Edward Lifesciences, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • July 02- Nov 02
  • One World XE
  • Proof Of Concept for Job Cost
  • Reference able account



 

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

 

Alliance Consulting-   Reed minerals project, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Managed a staff team of about 10 for the Reed minerals project
  • Went live with minimal disruptions to production
Whataburger – Fast Food Chain- Texas,USA

  •  Was hired at Whataburger initially as a production support consultant, but was subsequently promoted to a project manager to lead a team of 15 people to manage the production support initiative.
  • Brought about a cultural change , for the users to take ownership of the accounting system instead of relying on IT

 

 
Liz Claiborne –  New- Jersey USA, Manufacturer & Distributor of Apparel (Multi Billion Dollar, Multi National Company)

  • Instead of merely doing an upgrade transformed the company’s processes
  • Worked with a team of about 20 staff and was rated as exceeding expectations on project management skills in the attached reference
Logistics Insights Group – Transportation Company, Detroit Michigan, USA

  •  Managed a team of two controllers and a Vice President
  • Went live on time and within budget, on a fixed fee project

 

JD EDWARDS PROJECT EXPERIENCE
CLIENT & INDUSTRY DURATION PRODUCT EXPERIENCE ACHIEVEMENT Team Size
38) Electronics Manufacturer, Kitchener, Ontario Feb 2011- – May 2011
  • E1
  • 8.12
  • Production support for  Sales orders and Purchasing
  • Review current process and suggest improvements/process or system;
  •  Spec any agreed reports for handoff to development
11
37) Retail- , Calgary, Alberta- Aug –Jan 2011
  • E1
  • XE
  • IFRS implementation
  • Provide production support in Fixed Assets and G/L changes for IFRS
  • Scope out the implementation of an enterprise wide purchasing module
6
36) Consumer Goods, Manufacturer, Pennsylvania, USA March –July 2010
  • E1 8.9
  • Financial lead to Implement  a Shared Services, Company
35) Subcontract  Oracle Corporation, New Brunswick. March 2010(SHORT TERM)
  • World A9.1 & E1 9.0
  • Assessment of current state to upgrade to Enterpriseone 9.0 or World A9.1
10
34) Real Estate/Construction Company, California May 2009-October 2009
  • One World 9.0 & 8.11
  • Proof Of Concept to upgrade from 8.11 to 9.0
  • Procure to Pay implementation: Migrate Job Cost and Sub-Contract  from XE to 8.11 with interfaces to Proliance
  • Since 9.0 had numerous enhancements for the Expense Participation program, have a  very thorough understanding of Expense Participation program.
  • Good understanding of the Real Estate Construction operation
10
33) Distribution Company, New Jersey, USA Jan 2009 to March 09
  • One World 9.0
  • Implemented Chart Of Accounts in EnterpriseOne Version 9
  • Procurement configuration
  • Worked on the latest version of EnterpriseOne and familiar with the net changes
32) Minerals Manufacturer, Pennsylvania April 08-Sep 08
  • World A9.1
  • Upgraded from Word A7.3 to A9.1, involving financials and distribution.
  • Successful go live, with no disruption to production
8
31) Various  Short Term Projects

  • Truck Manufacturer
  • Alcohol Manufacturer
August 07- To April 08
  • One World 8.12
  • One World 8.11
  • Production support and project management
  • Implementation of procurement with approval routings.
3
30) Oil & Gas Construction, Edmonton, Alberta May 07-August 07
  • One World8.11
  • Project Lead- to migrate JDE from a SQL data base to iSeries.
  • Coordinated creation of test scripts, process flows and testing in 8.11 for financials, purchasing, job cost, contract billing, service billing,&  equipment billing
  • Introduced the concept of testing the process as opposed to functionality
  • Created process flows connected to scripts
  • Successful go live, with no disruption to production
10
29) Klee Associates (JDE Tips)- Denver Colorado Oct O6- To May 07
  • One World 8.11
  • Financial Training at various clients
  • Outstanding performance reviews from clients
2-10
28) Various Short Term Production Support:                    a) Paper Manufacturer, South Carolina, USAb) Communication, Ontario, Canadac) Security, Ontario, Canadad) Steel Car Manufacturing, Ontario, Canadae) Furniture Manufacturer, Adrian, Michiganf) Municipality, Vaughn, Ontario

g) Packing Materials- Savannah, Georgia

i) Public Utility Company – New Jersey

Oct O6- To May 07
  • One World 8.12
  • One World 8.11
  • One World Xe
  • One World 8.0
  • Proof of concept for consolidations
  • Provided support for year end close and cleaning up integrities.
  • Tax gap analysis
  • 8.12 Net Change Training
27) Health & Beauty Products Manufacturing, Toronto, Ontario Nov 05- Oct 06 World A7.3
  • Worked on balance currency re-statement
  • Analyzed current processes
  • Conducted World Writer & FASTR Training.
  • Cleaned up integrities
  • Provided Production support for Financials, Distribution and Manufacturing
  • Chart of accounts re-design work shop
  • Balance Currency re-statement and consolidations
  • Report Writing
  • Preliminary work to provide a road map for JD Edwards upgrade
  • Was the impetus and the change agent for the client to perform a process re-engineering in JDE
  • A very good understanding of the big picture of Manufacturing flow in JD Edwards
3-8
26) Electrical Manufacturing, Toronto, Ontario Nov 05- To April 06 - World & One World XE (Co-existence)
  • Helped to migrate from World to One World, involving Financials and Distribution
  • In depth understanding of migration from co-existence to One World
3
25) Wax Manufacturers Scarborough, Ontario Nov 05- To March 06 - World A7.3
  • Worked on balance currency restatement and consolidations
24)  Property Management, Toronto Sep 05SHORT TERM One World 8.11
  • Worked on integrity issues
2
23) Real Estate-,  Texas, USA August 05- Sep 05 One World-  8.11
  • Analyzed current state of the REIT operation and Sarbanes Oxley compliant workflows
  • Conducted current state workshop for A/P.
  • A very good understanding of the current state process flows of a complex property management operation.
  • An in depth understanding of Sarbanes Oxley compliant, risk and control work flows
  • Learned about a REIT structure and  complex inter-property dealings

 

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22) Fast Food, Texas, USA. Aug 04- To August 2005 One World- ERP 8
  • Project Manager -  Production support for Financials, Distribution &  Business Intelligence  (Micro Strategy)
  • Hands on product support for financial and distribution modules
  • Liaised with the off shore development team
  • Was promoted to project manager-  to coordinate production support after 3 months.
  • Brought about a cultural change in the  company by creating business process owners and have them take ownership of the system instead of being dependent on IT
  • Cleaned up all integrity issues in purchasing and implemented procedures and controls

 

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21) Logistics Insights Group Inc -Automotive Logistics Management, Detroit, Michigan April 04- To Sep 04 One World 8.9
  • Project Leader: G/L, A/P, A/R  & custom interfaces
  • Successfully implemented  A/P, G/L & A/R with interfaces and custom modification in 4 months within a fixed fee budget and on time
  • Went live within  a Fixed Fee budget and on time
  • Lead a team of two controllers and a vice-president from three divisions.
4
20)Morguard Investments Ltd Property Management, Mississauga, Ontario May 03 to Mar  04 World
  • Project Leader to design and create consolidation with elimination entries.
  • Coded reports in FASTR for a new division acquired
  • Analyzed the expense participation reporting process in order to make the budgeting process efficient.
  • Helped in the conversion of data from REMS to JD Edwards for all property management modules.
  • Made the creation and down loading of operating statements efficient by introducing account category codes.
  • Brought about efficiencies by replacing consolidations from Excel to JDE.
  • Exceeded clients expectations by completing all reports before the due date to complete the quarterly reporting  package on time

 

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19) Tabi International Inc, Apparel, Toronto, Ontario April 03SHORT TERM One Word B7332
  • Provided guidance to convert Financials from JD Edwards to Great Plains Dynamics
2
18) Coca- Cola -  Atlanta, Georgia, USA.- Sub Contractor of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Dec 02-  April 03 One World XE
  • Project Leader to implement Job Cost and purchasing functions impacting job cost
  • Worked with developers to design reports
  • Unique experience to implement Job Cost in a 4 billion operation with multiple user groups.
4
17) GlaxoSmithKline- Consumer Health Care, Oakville, Ontario Jan 03SHORT TERM World
  • Job Cost Training
2
16) Communication Services Corporation. Mississauga, Ontario Canada – Sub Contractor of IBM Global Services, Canada. Nov 02- Jan 03 One World XE
  • Project Leader to implement Equipment Billing and Fixed Assets.  Analyzed balance Currency re-statement requirement.
  • Created reports to test converted data
  • Worked as a sub contractor for IBM Global Services, Canada.
3
15) Lifesciences, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada July 02- Nov 02 One World XE
  • Project Leader to implement Fixed Assets, Job Cost, Work Orders, Financial Report Writing & Enterprise Report Writing.
  • Involved in brain storming sessions to implement Flex Accounting for purchasing, reconciling inventory to G/L & solving integrity issues for A/R.
  • Creatively used work orders and Fixed Assets to track simple projects
  • Valuable experience working closely with distribution project to delete Cardax and recreate inventory balances
  • Implemented process re-design to use  location tracking in Fixed Assets to replace locations in warehouse
3
14) Facilities Management Services Inc, Etobicoke, Canada Dec 01- Aug 02 One World XE & World A73
  • Project Leader to re-design  and stream line chart of accounts common to 7 divisions
  • Report Writing in One World XE o
  • Analyzed the procure to pay and order cash process
  • Very unique experience,  trying to streamline the chart of accounts for 7 divisions with different client reporting requirements.
  • Worked with advanced features in report writing such as creating processing options, event rules etc
4
13) Baxter- Mississauga, CanadaHomecare & Pharmaceutical Oct 01-  Dec 01 One World XE
  • Planning and Scoping for Migration from World to One World XE
  • Fixed Assets Process Redesign
  • Creatively manipulated the Fixed Assets module to track capital Projects
3
12) Liz Claiborne, New- Jersey USA, Manufacturer & Distributor of Apparel
  • Sep 00- Oct 01
One World XE
  • Project Leader for Purchasing, A/P,GL with multi currency & Fixed Assets
  • Worked with developers in design and Analysis of program modifications for Purchasing, A/P & G/L
  • Implemented process redesigns to optimize JDE functionality.
  • Worked with a team of 20 client staff
  • Involved in SOP & A/R testing and brain-storming sessions
  • Played the role of project manager in the absence of an active project manager
  • Gained a lot of depth into JDE One World working very closely with developers .
  • After hesitating for years to use the multi-currency feature, convinced the Senior Management of Liz Claiborne to use the feature to bring about efficiencies in the month end close.
  • Rated “Excellent” in the following skills: Presentation, Process Redesign, Product Depth & Teaching skills
15
11) Engelhard, New-Jersey, USA, Manufacturer of Chemical Products
  • Feb 01- May 01
One World XE
  • Project Leader for Fixed Assets
  • Assisted in the design of reports
  • Complex Fixed Assets implementation using 13 ledgers types, Impairments &  user defined depreciation etc.
  • Used Fixed Assets module extensively for tax reporting.
3
10) The Debiasi Group
  • Jun 00- July 00
One World- B7322
  •  Planning & Scoping
  • Visioning & Design
  • Conducted Training for G/L
  • Was rated “Excellent” on presentation skills & product depth.
4
9)“Dot Com” company providing online auctions through the internet- Pittsburgh, USA
  • April 00- To June 00.
One World B7332 Project Leader for:

  •  Purchasing,
  • A/Payable
  •  Fixed Assets
  • Very thorough understanding of the “Procure to Pay” process.
3
8 ) QNX – Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaHigh Tech
  • Jan 00-Mar 00
One World B7332
  • Financial Project Leader for G/L , was part of visioning and design

 

  • In depth understanding of Multi- Currency
4
7) Simcoe County District School Board -Barrie, Ontario. School Board
  • Sep 99 -Nov 99
  • March 00
One World B7331 Financial Consultant: Worked in the following modules:

  • Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • G/L post implementation support
  • Purchasing and Accounts Payable integration.
  • Assisted in the Design of reports
  • Managed a team of 3 client staff for A/R.
  • Played the role of project manager in the absence of an active project manager
  • Procure to pay experience.
3
6) Services New Brunswick- Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.Provincial Government
  • Dec 99
One World B7332 Fixed Assets trainer and conducted Visioning and Design.
  • Rated ‘Very Good” on consulting, presentation and teaching skills
3
4) Fuji Film- Mississauga, Ontario Manufacturer of Films                                                                        Mississauga, Ontario                                                                          Manufacturer of Films                                                                        Mississauga, Ontario
  • March 99

SHORT TERM

World 7.3
  • Taught World Writer
  • Very good verbal feed back to Senior Manager on presentation skills
3) Grant Forest Products- Earlton, Ontario, Canada. Manufacturer of Wood Products…
  • 9 Months
  • Oct 98- July 99
World 7.3 Financial Consultant :Worked in the following modules:

  • General Accounting with Multi Currency
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Fixed Assets
  • FASTR report writing
  • World Writer report writing
  • Purchasing and Accounts Payable integration
  • Sales Order and Accounts Receivable Integration.
  • Managed a  team of 6 client staff over 9 months
  • Very good understanding of the big picture having worked in A/R, SOP, Purchasing, Fixed Assets & Report Writing
  • Was rated as “Exceeding Expectations” by the Deloitte & Touche project manager.
  • Was promoted to Senior Consultant as result of outstanding work.
  • Received a “Client Service Excellence Award”
15
2) Voyageur Insurance- Brampton, Ontario, Canada.Insurance Company
  • 2 Months
  • Aug 98- Sep 98
ONE WORLD B7221 Financial Consultant: Assisted in implementing the following modules:

  • G/L
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Even though started in a ‘Shadowing Role” ended up being a chargeable consultant as a result of demonstrating product depth and initiative
4
1) Ace Hardware Canada- Distributor of Home Hardware Products                  Toronto, Ontario
  • 2 Years
  • July 96-July 98
World- 7.3 A/R supervisor Power User in the following areas

  • G/L
  • A/R & Sales Order Processing
  • Purchasing
  • Fixed Assets
  • World Writer
  • Very good understanding of the big picture having been hands on as a power user in Financials, Distribution & Report Writing in a start up operation
  • As a “Power User” in JDE Implemented a program to automate the cash application in A/Receivable using  the EDI program to achieve 90% time saving and about $15K savings a year at Ace Hardware

 

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