HERMAN K. GIN
Phone: 832-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org Sugar Land, TX 77479
FINANCE & ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL
KEY STRENGTHS & QUALIFICATIONS
Process Improvement – Root Cause Analysis – Business Process Outsourcing & Redesign – Project / Change Management – ERP Migration – Compliance Testing – Policy Development & Implementation
CAREER EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS
Odfjell Terminals - Houston, TX 2/2019 - 3/2019
Process Improvement (Consultant)
Performed “as is” assessment of Accounting team functions to identify process improvement opportunities.
Scope included: A/R, A/P, Fixed Assets, Capital Projects, Revenue Reporting, Account Reconciliations, Cash Forecast, P&L Analysis & Month End Close.
Developed implementation roadmap to improve operational efficiency via automation, desk documentation, process redesign, standard operating procedures, training & system upgrades.
Fairfield Geotechnologies - Houston, TX 12/2018 - 1/2019
ERP Process Documentation (Consultant)
Performed ERP migration from Oracle to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Created desk documentation for A/R, A/P, Fixed Assets, Banking, General Ledger & Month End Close processes.
Conducted user testing of various modules in new ERP system prior to go live.
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX 3/2018 - 9/2018
Process Improvement Project Manager (Consultant)
Leveraged SAP ABAP to automate creation of 7,500+ Profit, Cost, Fund Centers & WBS master data records.
Developed flow charts & user documentation to train 20+ Master Data Owners on new automated process.
Produced data analytics on various master data to establish benchmark performance.
Created standard Close Calendar process to report key Close metrics & identify improvement opportunities.
Era Helicopters - Houston, TX 1/2018 - 3/2018
Assistant Controller (Consultant)
Researched & authored 7 technical memos documenting company’s position on various accounting issues.
Reviewed Annual 10-K workpapers & footnotes for Year-End Close.
Resolved $1MM material weakness from 2016 audit related to Fixed Assets capitalization policy.
Conducted Service Organization Control (SOC 1) reviews to evaluate external user entity controls.
LyondellBasell - Houston, TX 3/2012 - 8/2017
Process Improvement Manager 3/2012 - 8/2017
Created Executive Scorecard for Finance Leadership Team to report key Close metrics for 8 countries.
Identified root causes and corrective actions for 70+ Close items annually eliminating delays & errors.
Implemented SAP Financial Closing Cockpit (FCC) tool to monitor & automate 220+ Close activities.
Developed FCC user documentation and lead training for 50+ users.
Implemented control process to detect $1MM pricing & rebate errors in Supply Chain.
Interim SAP Close Leader for Europe region to address WD1-WD6 inefficiencies & create standardization.
Utilized RSA Archer compliance software to create & report monthly dashboard for Close issues.
Segment Controller 6/2012 - 12/2012
Interim assurance role to ensure accuracy of the financials for $12BN Refining Segment.
Performed detailed review & trend analysis of Balance Sheet and P&L accounts.
Prepared quarterly financial flux commentary for Corporate Consolidations & External Reporting.
Conducted monthly & quarterly sign-off of Representation Letter for Internal Control and Audit purposes.
Developed standard control template to simplify & standardize financial entity reviews.
SABIC Americas Inc. - Houston, TX 9/2010 - 3/2012
Identified $48MM of financial errors on Balance Sheet and P&L accounts from 2008 to 2010.
Implemented internal controls for journal entry approvals, account reconciliations and proper documentation.
Achieved unqualified opinion on 2012 audit after successfully resolving all qualified items from 2010-2011.
Implemented Lower of Cost or Market principle to correctly value inventory per IFRS.
Established a new Bad Debt Reserve policy to accurately reflect risk exposure for Accounts Receivable.
Eliminated backlog of 8 past due Government reports to avoid fines & penalties.
Shell Oil Company - Houston, TX 6/2000 - 4/2010
Global Finance Projects Manager, Downstream Division 1/2007 - 4/2010
Performed Capital Project and Turnaround Finance governance & compliance globally for 30+ locations.
Developed standard process to control cost overruns, conduct compliance reviews and identify best practices.
Reviewed Investment Proposals (IP) to ensure compliance with global policy prior to Executive approval.
Utilized Livelink Workflow system to reduce IP approval cycle time from 20 to 7 days.
Acted as Fixed Assets Policy Advisor for guidance on capitalization rules per Corporate Accounting Policy.
Accounting Manager, Corporate Division 10/2004 - 12/2006
Managed a team of 12 staff providing support for Accounting & Budget needs for 200+ Shell Legal staff.
Ensured monthly financial reporting performed timely & accurately for the Legal department.
Managed invoice processing of 1,100+ monthly legal invoices to ensure on time payments.
Reduced staff costs via successful migration of 6 positions to a Shared Service Center.
Implemented change management plans for off-shoring work to a Shared Service Center.
Project Consultant, Finance Division 1/2002 - 10/2004
Provided Consultant services for Accounting & Finance needs to other Shell divisions.
Projects: Management Reporting process improvement, Inventory Accounting business process redesign, SAP ERP system migration, interim E&P management role, KPI development & streamlined Government reporting.
Developed close relationships with key stakeholders to fully understand business needs to meet their goals.
Utilized best practices from other top tier firms such as Exxon, BP & Accenture.
SAP Analyst, Chemical Division 6/2000 - 12/2001
Created post SAP implementation solutions for Business Unit reporting issues from new ERP system.
Acquired SAP configuration knowledge as liaison between the Business & IT to translate customer needs.
Implemented configuration changes & performed system testing with IT and PwC consultants.
BBA – Accounting / Finance – University of Houston, Houston, Texas
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Total Quality Management Program / CMA Program / Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Consolidation & Reporting / SAP ERP / Microsoft Dynamics 365 / RSA Archer Compliance Management / Six Sigma / Lean Six Sigma