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 Expert  726318

Expert in Strategic & Financial Modeling and IT Project Management


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Africa
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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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 Expert's Firm Pipelines and currently drives the tariff restructuring process for the division as well as the implementation of a regulatory reporting system on SAP. Expert's Firm 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.

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cost

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cost accounting

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cost analysis

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cost estimation

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cost model

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cost modeling

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cost reduction

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finance

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financial modeling

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petroleum product prices

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project execution planning

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project management software

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self-directed work team

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software system development

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computer modeling

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decision support system

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design cost control estimation

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executive information system

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gap analysis

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information

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information delivery

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information management

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information technology

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information technology management

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integrated management computer system

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integrated product team

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knowledge management

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life-cycle cost

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management information system

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operating cost

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operating cost analysis

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project management

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valuation

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SAP enterprise software


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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Pipelines

 

Regulation Strategy & Strategic Financial Modelling Expert

 

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 Expert's Firm 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 Expert's Firm board, the National Energy Regulator and the minister of Minerals and Energy as well as the key players in the petroleum industry.

2005 to 2008

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Port Terminals

 

SAP Project & Integration Manager

 

Projects include, inter alia: • Implementation of a new revenue system on SAP SD • SAP system Upgrade (ECC 6) • Process Re-engineering & Change Management - Expert's Firm Vulindlela Project • SAP Authorizations Project – SD, FI and CO Modules • SAP SD Integration with NAVIS and GCOS Operating Systems • Expert's Firm 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

2002 to 2005

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Port Terminals

 

Financial Projects Manager

 

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


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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 Expert's Firm 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.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
General project management / consulting experience with respect to IT and Service Industries. Specifically SAP Implementations and systems Integration.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Change Manangement Process and Financial Modelling

Supplier and Vendor Location and 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.

Other Skills and Services

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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