Alexandre Garcia

SAP Finance Business Analyst

Moves to Paris, Paris

  • 48.8546
  • 2.34771
  • Indicative rate €722 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and geographical scope

Location
Paris, France
Can work in your office at
  • Paris and 50km around
  • Paris and 10km around

Preferences

Project length
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Company size
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
  • ≥ 5000 people

Verifications

Languages

  • Espagnol

    Native or bilingual

  • Français

    Native or bilingual

  • Anglais

    Full professional proficiency

  • Allemand

    Limited working proficiency

Skills (6)

Alexandre in a few words

Masters from University of HEC Lausanne in Management and Information Systems, I am a passionate Certified Business Analyst (CBAP, PBA) and Project Manager (PMP, Agile) with more than 18 years of experience.

Fluent in English, French and Spanish I have built my SAP Finance experience deploying FI/CO Modules (integrated with SD, MM, PP, HR) in > 25 countries, supporting and leading several finance and non-finance strategical value-added projects.

Result oriented, positive, with a great team spirit, flexible for travelling and getting relocated, willing to join companies with human values culture, implementing SAP projects.

Experience

VINCI Autoroutes - Groupe Vinci

Civil Engineering

SAP S/4HANA FICO Master Data Expert

Paris, France

October 2020 - Today

Responsible for Data Quality and Data Migration of Finance and Controlling objects from ECC 6.0 to S4HANA 1809, through SAP Advanced Data Migration (SAP ADM) and Migration Cockpit, for all sites in France (> 670 legal entities, > 10 million transactions) with go live by 1st April 2021.

 Architect the underlying migration framework activities of cleansing, extraction, transformation, validation, construction/enrichment, preload and post load validations from ECC to S4HANA system.
 Liaise with subject matter experts (SME) to build all business functional extraction and transformation rules and their translation into technical specifications.
 Liaise with technical teams (ADM Developers) to build/fine tune the extraction and conversion SQL queries in SAP Advanced Data Migration.
 Challenge and update technical existing configuration related to all FI/CO master data built by external partner “Accenture” to ensure alignment with the target S4HANA solution
 Ensure converted data is staged in the SAP Migration Cockpit and get uploaded in S4HANA.
When necessary build LSMW templates for objects not considered by Migration Cockpit
 Design and build data validation reports and data error checking reports to ensure the enterprise data is accurate, complete, secure, and reliable.
 Write all functional and technical documentation to pass internal and external audits
 Assists in data management, governance, and data quality of master data requirements with other functional data owners to ensure functional master data integrity across the operation of financial systems is consistent and meets stated business rules and requirements.

FIRMENICH

Chemical

Oracle Financials & SAP BPC Systems Analyst

Genève, Suisse

September 2002 - October 2007

Activities:

Implement Oracle Financials and SAP BPC worldwide (>25 countries, >20MUSD)

➢ Gap Analysis and configuration of the Oracle finance modules (AP, AR, AA, GL, TM), testing, training, migration from Sun Legacy System. Post go live support and maintenance
➢ SAP BPC Cubes dimensions maintenance. User training and administration.
➢ SAP BPC design and creation of Budget, Sales, COGS, BEVA, Project Investments, Balance Sheet and P&L reporting templates.

FIRMENICH

Chemical

SAP Finance Process Leader (5 Continents Global Rollout)

Genève, Suisse

October 2007 - June 2012

Activities: As part of Global SAP Rollout Implementation (>7000 users, >25 countries, > 300MUSD Budget)

➢ Onboard, motivate and lead more than 25 business representatives and finance managers
➢ Analyze local needs, create functional documents to customize FI modules
➢ Execute FI/CO unit tests, integration tests with the rest of stream leads (PP, MM, SD, HR)
➢ Plan and perform trainings, cutover/migration from Oracle ERP Financials to SAP
➢ Offshore the accounting activities to our shared services in Brno (Czech Republic) >20 accountants
➢ Go Live and support first finance period end closings onsite

SAP Modules Implemented:

➢ General Ledger (Group/Local ledgers, Xrates upload, IG Reconciliation, FS and P&L Reporting)
➢ Account Receivables (VAT, Bad Debts, Incoming Pmts, Rebates, Reval, Clearings, Credit Limits)
➢ Account Payables (VAT, withholding tax, Finance & Logistic Invoices, Manual and Electronic payments, Check Management, GR/IR Clearing, Revaluations)
➢ Fixed Assets (Acquisitions, Transfer, Retirements, Depreciation in Group & Local ledgers)
➢ Cash Management (Petty Cash, Cash Forecast, Bank Statements Upload and Bank Clearing)
➢ Travel Management (Employee expenses incl. credit cards submission, AP & manager approval)
➢ Closing Cockpit (Cockpit to harmonize, monitor and speed Finance month end steps closing)
➢ Controlling Overhead Management (IO Capex/Opex, Cost Center, Actual vs Budget Tracking)
➢ Controlling Product Costing (Value flow, Standard Cost, Actual Cost, Variance Analysis)
➢ Controlling Profitability Analysis (Product Margin Analysis)

Countries: CH,FR,ES,IT,TR,BE,UK,AR,ID,BR,JP,TH,AU,PH,AE,GE,AT,SW,DE,NO,IN,CN,SG,CO,US

FIRMENICH

Chemical

SAP Finance Project Manager

Genève, Suisse

July 2012 - May 2018

Activities: Implement “Value Up” SAP FICO projects :

➢ Analyze and prioritize business needs, build initiatives scope, planning and budget
➢ Defend business cases in the Investment Committee and PMO sessions to kick off projects
➢ Plan detailed project phases, and perform testing, training, cutover, go live and support
➢ Keep ongoing communication and commitment from all stakeholders (Business, Functional, Developers, Infrastructure, Security, Basis, Release Mgt, Offshore Support Teams, Service Desk)
➢ Supervise creation of all functional, technical, testing, and training deliverable documents
➢ Keep record and monitor all issues and change orders in ticketing system (service-now)
➢ Report projects status, identify/mitigate risks, decide on actions with project steering committee
➢ Support internal and external auditors to ensure adequate IFRS standards rules usage
➢ Participate actively in the finance community of interest eLearning platform

Main Projects:

➢ Responsible of FI/CO in China and Indonesia new manufacturing plants (>200 users, >400 KUSD)
➢ Responsible of SAP Project “Commitments” including BW/BO reporting (>500 users, >200 KUSD)
➢ Responsible of VAT tax reporting upload to Spanish Authorities (>10 users, >200KUSD)
➢ Responsible of FA Non-Leading ledger (India) (>10 users, > 100KUSD))
➢ Supported the SAP Treasury Mgt Project (Netting, Cash Pool, Haus Bank) (>100 users,>500KUSD)
➢ Supported the SAP Material Ledger Project (Group Actual Cost) (>100 users, >400KUSD)

Freelance

Education & E-learning

Project Management and Business Analysis)

Lausanne, Suisse

June 2018 - January 2019

PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, CBAP Certifications

IMERYS

Energy & Utilities

SAP S/4HANA Finance Master Data Migration Lead

Paris, France

June 2019 - Today

Responsible for Data Quality and Data Migration activities of FICO S4HANA 1809, for 3 pilot sites (France, Greece, UK) serving as basis for the future rollout (> 50 countries,> 18000 employees, >100MUSD Budget)
➢ Definition of the solution to support migration of legacy data into the SAP S/4 HANA (Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, FI/CO, Manufacturing) to support system testing, user acceptance testing and go lives
➢ Develop relationships with a wide array of stakeholders (> 20 IT and Business Key Users) to understand the business data requirements.
➢ Play and substitute business process excellence team (BPE) in the analysis of consistency and reconciliation of all financial data extracted from 3 legacy systems (JD Edwards / IFS / SAP ECC)
➢ Challenge and review with business process owners the operating and local chart of accounts fulfilling IFRS group rules and local accounting principles
➢ Challenge and update technical existing configuration related to all FI/CO master data already built by external partner “Cap Gemini” to ensure alignment with the target S4HANA solution
➢ Facilitate cross-functional meetings/presentations with Master Data Global Management Team
➢ Data assessment and mapping activities, and architect the underlying migration framework to extract, cleanse, transform, validate, enrich and load the legacy source data
➢ Review and approve data conversion requirements and mapping specifications to ensure fit for purpose for target solution (Collaboration with Solution Stream - OTC, PTP, Finance, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Quality)
➢ Transformation and Load through S4HANA Migration Cockpit (FIORI) of all Master and transactional data
➢ Design and build data validation reports and data error checking reports
➢ Get sign off of FICO (Master Data and Balance Sheet & PL Transactions) data in prod systems

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