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Management Consultant / Accountant

Aurora, Illinois, United States
February 01, 2018

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Lynn R. Bailey

*** *. ******** ****** • Aurora, IL 60506 • 404-***-**** •


Career Summary

Business Consulting: 12 years delivering services and results for Fortune 500 and public sector clients

Featured Expertise: Project Management, ERP Implementation (SAP, Peoplesoft Financials), Business Process Design, Business Process Improvement, Training Development and Course Delivery, Communications

Industry Experience: Federal Government, Consumer Products and Transportation

Other Experience:

Corporate Accounting (Transaction Processing, Intercompany Accounting, Monthly and Year-end Financial Statements Preparation, Annual Inventory Audits, Data Analysis, Ad-hoc Reporting)

Creative Writing (Novels, Screenplays, Essays, Poems) Freelance Writer

Self-Employed January 2009 - Present

Relevant Experience:

Writing, editing and publishing creative works

Designing and building websites to promote original material Areas of expertise include: Creative Writing, Editing, Publishing, Web Content Planning and Development and Website Development (Earthlink and Homestead Sitebuilding Tools) Accenture (Atlanta, GA)

Manager, Government November 2000 – January 2009

Relevant Experience:

Implementing ERP solutions for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies

Developing and implementing Business Process Improvement and Organizational Change Management solutions for clients

Managing project teams and delivering results in dynamic, fast-paced work environments

Using critical thinking and analytical skills to develop solutions and resolve issues for clients

Traveling 100% for client engagements

Areas of expertise include: Product Test Planning and Management, ERP Implementations (Functional Lead), Organizational Change Management, Project Management, People Development and Corporate Communications

Product Test Planning and Management

Fortune 500 Chemical Company

Led the Test Planning effort for an SAP ECC 6.0 implementation at a Fortune 500 chemical company. Developed the overall test approach and plan. Defined testing standards, templates, tools and procedures. Managed all test preparation activities. Coordinated readiness for tools, technology, applications, data, users and logistics. Allocated team resources to perform application tests in a multiple-instance environment. Managed test team members’ work throughout test plan development. Managed the defect resolution process. Coordinated with on- shore and off-shore resources to resolve defects in a timely manner. Tracked and reported progress to senior-level executives at the Program Management Office. Lynn R. Bailey

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Federal Government Agency

Led the Product and User Test phases of an SAP Implementation at a federal government agency. Managed approximately 20 Accenture and client team resources on the Product and User Test teams. Developed the product test execution schedule, reserved test facilities and coordinated system access requests for functional resources and testers. Documented test execution instructions and related materials in an effort to facilitate the testers' understanding of the testing process and to instruct them on the procedures to follow during test execution. Coordinated delivery of the Requirements Traceability Matrix, documented the System Investigation Request

(SIR) Management Process and documented the roles and responsibilities for resources associated with test execution.

Worked with approximately 20 of the client's Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for Product Test. Established daily goals, assigned test scripts to testers, resolved issues and coordinated support from Change Management, Technical and Functional team members as necessary. Managed the SIR process, led daily SIR Review meetings and requested modifications to the SIR database. Developed a daily Product Test execution status/metrics package and distributed it to executives at the Project Management Office, the onsite Delivery Leads and other key resources.

Developed and submitted contract deliverables including the Common Test Data and Application Product Test Model in a timely manner. Also provided input to deliverable documents owned by other teams including the Component Test Plan, the Assembly Test Plan and the Maintenance/Support Plan, owned by the Technical Integrated Product Team (IPT) and the Deployment Plan, owned by the Deployment Team. Provided test scripts to the Change Management IPT to facilitate development of user training material and on-line help procedures. Also, supported the Data Conversion team's development activities as necessary. Functional Lead (ERP Implementations and Production Support) Federal Government Agency

Led the Production Support Team and performed Accounting Operations Support following an SAP implementation at a federal agency. Led a team of three Accenture resources in providing support for more than 50 end users of the Core Financial solution which included Budget Execution, Procurement and Accounting Operations (GL, AP, AR and Cost Management).

Production Support Team Lead – Led the establishment of the Business Systems Office. Developed and managed the Support Team workplan. Facilitated service delivery by Accenture team members supporting Procurement, Accounting Operations and Budget Execution. Provided weekly status reports to Accenture and client executives. Conducted weekly status meetings with the Deputy CFO (Project Sponsor) and other client executives. Developed Performance Scorecards for the Center Director and CFO.

Accounting Operations Support – Reconciled conversion data and monthly activity in general ledger accounts. Managed the workplan for fiscal year open and close activities. Developed ad- hoc reports to facilitate compliance with federal financial management practices and to support decision-making by Center management. Served as the liaison between the Center Accounting Team and the Competency Center Team. Responded to requests from the Agency, the Competency Center Team and external auditors as necessary.

Supported Business Systems Open House initiatives. Conducted a cross-functional overview of the Core Financial solution for CFO resources. Coordinated lunch-n-learn sessions for the CFO organization. Provided knowledge transfer via one-on-one sessions and workshops with end users. Developed job aids for various accounting processes.

Managed service requests (SRs) and resolved user issues in a timely manner. Federal Government Agency

Served as the Accounting Lead for the implementation of the Core Financial system at a federal agency. Led a team of Accenture resources and civil servants in completing tasks associated with Lynn R. Bailey

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the Understanding, Process Fit/CRP, System Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Conversion and Roll-out phases of the implementation.

Facilitated the Center resources' understanding of the Agency design for SAP Accounts Receivable (AR) and General Ledger (GL) processes. Prepared the schedule, test cases and execution logs for Conference Room Pilot (CRP) and System Integration Testing (SIT) activities. Led client resources through CRP and SIT exercises. Documented Business Process Gaps and Requirements as a result of CRP and SIT sessions.

Managed the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) phase of the project. Developed baseline test cases for all Wave 2 Centers. Co-authored the UAT Kick-off presentation. Scheduled and facilitated the UAT Kick-off meeting. Developed the overall UAT schedule for the Center. Scheduled resources to participate in UAT. Supported users during development of UAT documents. Hosted daily UAT checkpoint meetings. Logged SIRs and worked to resolve issues encountered during UAT execution. Provided daily status reports to Accenture and client executives.

Supported data conversion efforts for GL and AR. Co-authored Functional Designs and Data Entity documents for GL and AR conversion files. Validated extract files and converted data. Prepared the Center’s conversion reconciliation package. Worked with the Center’s GL team to resolve issues and conversion variances during Production Support.

Supported change management efforts for GL and AR functions. Provided content for course training materials. Supported instructors during user training sessions. State Government Agency

Led the Asset Management/Inventory team of five Accenture and client resources through the Conference Room Pilot (CRP) phase of the Core Financials (PeopleSoft) project for a state government agency.

Created job aids and templates for teammates to facilitate their understanding of the Accenture business integration methodology and PeopleSoft Financials.

Configured both the PeopleSoft Asset Management and Inventory modules and populated the system with sample data for use during CRP sessions. Led the team in developing business process flows and narratives for presentation during the CRP sessions.

Compared and contrasted the legacy Asset Management and Inventory systems with PeopleSoft functionality during the CRP sessions. Demonstrated business processes and addressed questions from CRP attendees. Documented issues raised by participants during CRP sessions.

Analyzed and documented gaps between user requirements and the standard functionality of the software. Made recommendations regarding the priority for each proposed modification.

Scheduled and facilitated weekly team status meetings.

Assigned tasks to all team members to ensure that the CRP deliverables were completed and milestones were achieved on schedule despite a delayed start. City Government

Led the PeopleSoft Asset Management (AM) implementation for a major city in New England.

Managed a team of three Accenture and client resources through the full implementation lifecycle.

Developed a team Orientation Package to facilitate new team members' transition on to the project. Developed the Project Workplan for AM and organized the project kick-off meeting.

Planned and executed the Conference Room Pilot (CRP) for the PeopleSoft Asset Management module. Demonstrated the software’s functionality. Led the team in identifying gaps between the software’s standard functionality and the City's business processes during the Gap Analysis. Developed recommendations to resolve gaps which were presented to the City Auditor who had policy and decision-making authority for the project.

Drafted a Scope document and initial configuration for the PeopleSoft Asset Management module. Assigned tasks to the resources responsible for system configuration, design and development. Supported team members as necessary.

Developed Test Cycles, Testing Schedules and several of the scripts for System Test, User Acceptance Test (UAT) and Performance Test. Trained UAT participants and facilitated the test script execution process. Documented and resolved issues encountered during testing activities. Lynn R. Bailey

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Developed AM business process definitions and provided them to the Change Management team to facilitate the development of user training material.

Supported data conversion efforts with data mapping.

Scheduled and facilitated weekly team status meetings. Submitted a weekly status report to Accenture and client executives. Maintained the project workplan. Assigned resources to tasks on the project workplan. Developed and archived project deliverables. People Development

Supervised, coached and supported development of project team members.

Served as an Instructor for Core Analyst School.

Served as a Career Counselor for Analyst- and Consultant-level resources. Bearing Point/KPMG Consulting, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)

Senior Consultant, Business & Systems Integration December 1996 – November 2000 Relevant Experience:

Implementing ERP and Organizational Change Management solutions for Fortune 500 clients

Developing and implementing Business Process Improvements for clients

Managing teams and delivering results in dynamic, fast-paced work environments

Traveling 100% for client engagements

Areas of expertise include: Organizational Change Management (Training Development and Course Delivery), Business Process Transformation, Data Analysis & Reporting, Communications and Business Development

Organizational Change Management (Training Development and Course Delivery)

Led User Training development and delivery for a PeopleSoft Financials implementation. Conducted PeopleSoft General Ledger, Payables and Asset Management user training courses for more than 300 employees at the US, Canada and Asia offices of an overnight package delivery company.

Developed customized PeopleSoft General Ledger, Payables and Asset Management training documentation for a world-wide transportation company.

Developed Query, Crystal and nVision training material for a major transportation company.

Performed functional tests to ensure that PeopleSoft Financials applications were properly installed in development, training and production database environments. Business Process Transformation

Analyzed intercompany financial transactions to identify discrepancies and reconciliation issues. Instituted procedures to prevent further inconsistencies in transaction processing.

Administered the Patch Application process for a migration from PeopleSoft version 6.0 to 7.52. Performed analysis to determine which objects would be impacted while applying patches to various PeopleSoft applications. Documented and tested functionality of General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Asset Management following application of related patches. Lynn R. Bailey

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Data Analysis & Reporting

Analyzed legacy system data, gathered reporting requirements and designed Query and Crystal Reports to facilitate data retrieval from PeopleSoft General Ledger for a global professional services firm.


Developed a review of a worldwide PeopleSoft Financials implementation for presentation at the 1999 PeopleSoft User Conference - Americas.

Presented an overview of the Business Process Designer (including PeopleSoft Navigator and Workflow) to the Florida PeopleSoft User Group in November 1997. Business Development

Developed proposals for PeopleSoft Financials engagements at private and public sector clients. NCR Corporation (Duluth, GA)

Financial Analyst June 1992 – December 1996

Relevant Experience:

Accounting & Reporting

Financial Statement Preparation

Data Analysis

ERP Implementation Support (Oracle GL)

Areas of expertise include: Transaction Processing, Intercompany Accounting, Cost Accounting, Monthly and Year-end Financial Statement Preparation, Inventory Audits, Data Analysis, Ad-hoc Reporting and ERP Implementation Support

Financial Analyst

Processed journal entries and intercompany transactions.

Developed product costs for manufactured products.

Prepared monthly financial statements and coordinated review of monthly financial results.

Reconciled balance sheet accounts.

Produced and distributed account and department activity reports.

Audited annual inventory of raw materials (in manufacturing) and fixed assets.

Entered data in PeopleSoft Time and Attendance module. ERP Implementation Support


Assisted with chart of accounts (COA) redesign for an ORACLE GL implementation.

Analyzed account activity and developed a strategy for merging or eliminating accounts.

Reduced the size of the chart of accounts from 4,500 to 2,800 accounts.

Documented changes to the COA.

Reconciled account balances from the original COA to the redesigned COA.

Published and educated ledger users on the redesigned chart of accounts.

Developed user training on ORACLE General Ledger.

Maintained user security and chart of accounts in ORACLE. Lynn R. Bailey

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Clearinghouse 4.1

Implemented Clearinghouse 4.1 accounting system.

Processed file transfers through Clearinghouse.

Maintained security for local user community.


Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Hampton University, Hampton, VA (Summa Cum Laude)


Computer/Technical Skills – SAP (FI-CO), PeopleSoft (GL, AP, AM), Query/Crystal Reports, nVision, Oracle (GL), Microsoft Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project, SharePoint and Visio), Earthlink (Sitebuilder Tools), Homestead (Sitebuilder Tools)

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