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SAP Accounting Systems Manager

Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
November 13, 2017

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James J. Kling

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Philadelphia, PA 19114

Cell: 215-***-**** https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-kling-76591633/ Email: ac3at0@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Manager with expertise in Accounting, SAP Accounting Systems, Financial Analyst, Marketing and Sales. Recognized by Bristol-Myers Squibb and General Electric for outstanding performance and customer service.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Budget and Forecasting Capital Project Management Contract Negotiation

Customer Service IT Business Partnering Lean/Six Sigma Methodology

Month-end Close Project Management SAP Systems Management

NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Spearheaded numerous SAP and SAP Resource & Portfolio Management (SAP RPM) system enhancements to deliver simplified system processes for end user clients including the following:

Collaborated with SAP RPM clients, Operations and IT teams, designed and tested over 40 enhancements to the SAP and SAP RPM systems, which implemented new expense reports and simplified SAP RPM finance budgeting/projection approval tools, reducing approval time by 85%.

Designed and tested standardized SAP straight-line accrual and pre-paid expense program, which is currently being used for all Cost Center, R&D and Marketing expense accruals in all BMS markets worldwide.

Designed, tested and implemented SAP automatic monthly journal entry recording of worldwide joint venture alliance brands shared expenses eliminating hundreds of manual journal entries.

Automated processing of over 100 SAP month-end accrual expense and product expense allocation programs, which eliminated manual intervention and problems by 99%.

Managed SAP RPM Operations and IT teams for a major SAP RPM global re-structuring project, which matched revised Commercial business structures. Re-structuring was completed with minimal downtime for SAP RPM end users.

Managed SAP RPM and SAP Operations teams to implement special worldwide divesture finance projects, such as Diabetes Franchise, Eliquis Intercon and US Erbitux divestures.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO, Lawrenceville, NJ 2010 – 2017

Manager, SAP Financial Shared Services

Managed SAP RPM budget, projection and expense tracking system for over 3000 Worldwide Marketing, Market Research, Medical and Finance users. Responsible for day-to-day operations, coordinated with operations, internal and external third party IT teams to quickly resolve SAP, SAP RPM, SAP BW/BI, and R&D (Eclipse) system problems on a timely basis. Managed month-end accrual expense and product expense allocation processes for over 50 Worldwide Markets. Recorded monthly worldwide joint venture alliance brands shared expenses for both Eclipse and SAP RPM projects.

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO, Lawrenceville, NJ 1999 – 2009

Manager, US Pharmaceuticals (USP) Program Accounting

Led a team of financial analysts that processed USP Marketing, Market Research, Medical expenses totaling $1 Billion annually. Managed USP month-end accrual expense and product expense allocation processes for General Accounting. Processed manual journal entries for USP Joint Venture Alliance brand expense. Managed quarterly audit of two key USP vendor contracts, performing journal entry adjustments in accordance with SOX controls. Performed balance sheet reconciliations. Provided USP Finance analysts and Marketing, Market Research and Medical clients with fluctuation analysis for significant expenses variances, versus Projection.

Designed and tested two budget, projection and expense tracking systems for USP Marketing, Market Research, Medical, Finance teams, which automatically uploaded into Hyperion system, replacing manual inputs.

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GENERAL ELECTRIC AMERICAN COMMUNICATIONS, Princeton, NJ 1996 – 1999

Senior Manager, Government Services

Managed major US Government program’s business unit. Project manager for all contract modification implementations. Negotiated pricing on contract modifications and subcontract leases. Managed monthly contract customer billings and pricing proposals. Prepared sales and expense annual budget, monthly projections, variance and gross margin analyses. Profitability of 66% was achieved over a four-year period.

Negotiated new satellite lease for external space segment capacity, reducing termination liability risk, saving more than $100 Million over remaining life of existing contract.

As a leader of a Six Sigma Quality Improvement team, reduced contract preparation time from an average of 16 days to 3 days.

Provided critical financial and auditing analysis and presented company’s position to Department of Defense (DOD) criminal investigators, which completely exonerated company, preventing further litigation and possible fines to the entire General Electric Company.

GENERAL ELECTRIC AMERICAN COMMUNICATIONS, Princeton, NJ 1982 – 1995

Government Business Analyst

Forecasted budget and monthly projections sales and expenses, performed cost control analysis with recommendations. Established and maintained a competitive intelligence analysis function, with a 95% competitive win ratio over a four-year period.

Technical Proposal Analyst

Coordinated cross-functional team comprised of auditing, business management, contracts, engineering, finance, operations and sales in responding to US Government proposals. Provided support for all price proposals and technical proposals.

Capital Project Finance Analyst

Requested funds for Capital projects. Reviewed projects for cost over-runs, recommended accounting adjustments, and/or adjusted funding as required. Provided monthly expense variance analysis for Project Managers, Engineering and Operations departments.

Inventory Administrator

Maintained proper inventory levels and provided circuit equipment to central offices for installations. Established criteria for re-using equipment from disconnected circuits, saving $750 per circuit.

Inventory Control Accountant

Maintained accounting records for warehouse inventory. Processed journal entries for transactions. Performed quarterly physical inventories.

Accountant (General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Billing and Receivables, and Payroll)

Made closing journal entries, reviewed invoices for accuracy and payment, generated and reviewed invoices for accuracy, recorded customer payments, processed time cards, and reconciled numerous bank accounts.

EDUCATION

BS in Business Administration, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Major: Accounting

AWARDS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Multiple US Pharmaceuticals President’s Awards

Bristol-Myers Squibb Multiple Recognition Awards for exceptional customer service and responsiveness

Two Letters of Commendation, US Army, 1999

General Electric Stock Option Awards, 1994 and 1997

SYSTEMS/SKILLS

SAP, SAP RPM, SAP BW/BI, SAP Ariba, Hyperion, XIGN, Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, Power-point, MS Project, Word).

Certified Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Sales Six Sigma Quality Training, Six Sigma Quality Improvement Training, Process Management Training

Essentials of Project Management Training

Improving Managerial Skills of the New or Prospective Manager



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