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Genoa, Liguria, Italy
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January 05, 2017

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Resume of Vito Russo

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Mr. Russo has 19 years of extensive experience in the configuration and implementation of SAP R/3, and is SAP ASAP certified. This experience includes assisting clients and system and business users in identifying and resolving problems, designing alternatives, designing and implementing security authorizations, training preparation and facilitation, and implementing and configuring SAP business solutions. Very experienced working for Oil and Gas and other industries working and managing global teams across countries and cultures having worked in Europe, Asia and North-South America. Mr. Russo's responsibilities have included: FI (Finance)/CO (Controlling), Consolidation, Workflow, functional and security design, configuration, implementation, and testing to include defining business scenarios and event narratives, project management and project planning, issue resolution, team management, training, audit, controls assessment, and security design and verification. Expert in integration processes like Order to Cash (Good issue, Billing and Cash applications), and Procure to Pay (Goods Receipts, Invoice Receipts, and Payments), EDI, Intercompany, Taxes (Vertex, Taxware and Sabrix), Conversions (Vendor and Customer master records, CoA and G/L accounts, Open A/R, PO and non-PO Open Invoices), and Interfaces from SAP to Legacy and from Legacy to SAP. Very experienced in New G/L, parallel ledger and IFRS creating multiple ledgers to satisfy mandatory regulatory country requirements by maintaining one single global chart of accounts while posting to different ledgers. Countries with specific g/l account numbers (like France) had the g/l accounts maintained as alternative account numbers to satisfy regulatory reporting and financial statements. Due to USGAAP and IFRS convergence I always recommended the creation of multiple ledgers to create history postings to facilitate the transition and future migration.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address

Telephone

Email

12479 Saratoga Woods Ln

Humble, TX 77346

USA

+1 281-***-****

acx4i8@r.postjobfree.com

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Strategy

Worked with the client to determine if SAP meets their business requirements in certain areas – project management/scheduling, earned value. Developed solution to meet their needs and achieving excellent results meeting the customer needs and requirements on-time and on-budget

Process

Through accepted methodologies, have met project deliverables on time and on budget

Extensive experience in all phases of new implementations from pre-sales activities go-live, post go-live support and system maintenance

Technology

Developed, implemented and deployed large custom solutions using SAP R/3 as the financial system of record

People

Meet with all levels of management in the client organization from weekly briefings with the CIO and steering committees to less formalized meetings with department supervisors and power users

Excellent facilitation, communication and leadership skills working with project team members and the client organizations

Results

Always met client requirements and expectations with complete satisfaction

SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Company

Cameron Houston, TX

Duration

April 2014 –June 2016

Position

Business Transformation

Achievements

Completed the redesign and implementation of intercompany transfer price to accommodate tax requirements for G20 directives related to cost-plus and resale minus scenarios

Redesigned intercompany processes and consolidation using SAP ICR standard tool to reconcile SAP and Legacy transactions in one system

Helped BI team to identify root cause and resolve wrong data/updates between Sales Orders, COPA and BI reports

Post go-live support and business support and system maintenance

Responsibilities

Leading/preparing test cases for unit, integration and user acceptance testing cycles

Leading design and key configuration decisions for intercompany and transfer pricing redesign

Prepare for customer’s validation and approval of design

Coordinate issue resolution with team members and other teams

Prepare specification for development of reports and interfaces

Configuring Fi/CO modules for new requirements and/or resolution of errors and system maintenance

Company

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) Houston, TX; United Technology Corporation (UTC), Hartford, CT; General Electric (GE), Boston, MA; Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Canonsburg, PA

Duration

March 2013 – March 2014

Position

Several

Achievements

Cost Centers restructuring for better allocation of costs

Integration testing manager to support unit, integration, and acceptance testing cycles

Create documentation for the creation of global template vs. local template for future implementations and acquisitions of new companies

Identify root cause analysis of VAT postings and country declarations, conduct blueprinting sessions and prototype solution for acceptance

Responsibilities

Leading/preparing test cases for unit and integration testing cycles

Leading blueprint/design and key configuration decisions for VAT and Plants Abroad

Prepare for customer’s validation and approval of design

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team and other teams

Prepare specification for reports and interfaces

Company

American National Insurance Company (ANICO), Galveston, TX

Duration

2012 – December 2012

Position

G/L Team Leader

Achievements

Replace several Mainframe systems with SAP ECC 6.0. The scope of this phased implementation is to install SAP for all ANICO companies. The modules installed included fi modules (new G/L, A/P, and treasury), CO modules (CCA, COPA, and IO), BW (reporting, consolidation and budgeting) and interfaces and conversions. ANICO is a US only company. The only country Only US and went live on November 1st. Next phase will start in January 2013 and is scheduled to go live on April..

Responsibilities

Leading/preparing test cases for unit and integration testing cycles

Leading design and key configuration decisions

Prepare for customer’s validation and approval of design

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Organization of the G/L team, focusing key individuals on the issues at hand

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team and other teams

Prepare specification for reports and interfaces

Company

Ferro Corporation, Cleveland, OH, and World Wide locations

Duration

2011 – December 2011

Position

FICO Team Leader

Achievements

Replace several legacy systems (SAP standalone ECC 4.6C and other worldwide legacy system) with SAP ECC 6.0. The scope of this long term implementation is to install and consolidate SAP for all Ferro worldwide companies (with a common global template. The modules installed included fi modules (new G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, FSCM, and treasury), CO modules (CCA, COPA, and Material Ledger IO), Product Costing, MM Modules, SD Modules, Plant Maintenance, And BW (reporting and consolidation) and interfaces and conversions. Some of the European Companies will be grouped together as single business entity (SBE) IN SWEDEN AND the other countries as plant abroad.

Responsibilities

Leading/preparing blueprinting workshops

Leading design and key configuration decisions

Prepare for customer’s validation and approval of design

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Organization of the FICO team, focusing key individuals on the issues at hand

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team

Coordinate team for client local resources (US), worldwide extended team members and consultants (12 permanent, 25 users 50%)

Company

ITT Corporation, Baltimore, MD

Duration

2010 – 2011

Position

FI Team Leader

Achievements

Replace several legacy systems (SAP standalone ECC 5.0 and other worldwide legacy system) with SAP ECC 6.0. The scope of this long term implementation is to install and consolidate SAP for all ITT worldwide companies (with a common global template. The modules installed included FI Modules (New G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, FSCM, and Treasury), CO Modules, Product Costing, MM Modules, SD Modules, Plant Maintenance, and BW (REPORTING and consolidation) and interfaces and conversions. Some of the European companies will be grouped together as single business entity (SBE) in Sweden and the other countries as plant abroad.

Responsibilities

Leading/preparing blueprinting workshops

Leading design and key configuration decisions

Prepare prototype client for customer’s validation and approval of design

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Organization of the FI team, focusing key individuals on the issues at hand

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team

Coordinate team for client local resources (US), worldwide SME and consultants (40+ total)

Company

Arizona Chemical, Jacksonville, FL and European locations

Duration

2009 – 2010

Position

GL and Treasury Team Leader

Achievements

Replace legacy SAP Standalone ECC 5.0 and other European legacy system (MOVEX) with SAP ECC 6.0. The scope of this implementation is to install and consolidate SAP for all Arizona chemical worldwide companies (USA, Mexico, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and Singapore). The modules installed included FI modules (NEW G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, and TREASURY), CO modules, product costing, MM modules, SD modules, plant maintenance, and BW (reporting and consolidation) and interfaces and conversions. The European companies will be grouped together as single business entity (SBE) in the Netherlands and the other countries as plant abroad.

Responsibilities

Complete the full life cycle implementation for the European Go-live scheduled for January 1st 2010 and USA/Mexico in April 2010

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Organization of the FICO team, focusing key individuals on the issues at hand

Helping the preparation of Training and Work Instructions documentation

Write specs for custom reports, conversions, interfaces and user-exits

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team

Prepare, conduct and coordinate Integration Testing

Configure G/L, A/P, A/R, Treasury and Taxes (all countries)

Go-Live and Post Go-Live support

Company

Smiths Detection, Baltimore, MD, and European locations

Duration

2008 – 2009

Position

FICO Team Member

Achievements

Replace legacy SAP standalone ECC 5.0 and other legacy system with SAP ECC 6.0 and lay the ground for future worldwide acquisitions. The scope of this implementation is to install and consolidate SAP for all smiths’ detection companies worldwide. The modules installed included FI modules (NEW G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, and treasury), CO modules, project system, MM modules, SD modules, plant maintenance, and BW (reporting and consolidation) and interfaces and conversions. participated in the implementations of Canada (AP/AR/GL/tax ware), France (AP/AR/GL/Taxes), great Britain (AP/AR/GL/GL/Taxes) and Germany (AP/AR/GL/Taxes) with frequent trips at the client sites in Canada (Toronto), France (Paris), Germany (Wiesbaden) and the US (Edgewood and pine brook). Helped to debug and close support/improvement tickets.

Responsibilities

Complete the full life cycle implementation

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Prepare and conduct Training

Write specs for custom reports, conversions, interfaces and user-exits

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team

Prepare, conduct and coordinate Integration Testing

Configure G/L, A/P, A/R and Taxes (Tax ware and standard SAP) modules

Post Go-Live support

Company

Vantage, Houston, TX

Duration

2008 – 2008

Position

FICO Team Leader

Achievements

Rapid implementation of my SAP ECC 6.0 and lay the ground for future worldwide acquisitions and phases for the new startup company. Vantage did not have any legacy system for this reason the scope of this implementation was to install SAP FOR 10 companies worldwide using the template created at rowan. The modules installed included FI modules (new flexible G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, and treasury), CO modules, internal orders, MM modules, SD modules, plant maintenance.

Responsibilities

Complete the Blueprinting Phase

Company

Rowan Companies, Houston, TX

Duration

2007 – 2008

Position

FICO Team Leader

Achievements

Replace legacy system with my SAP ECC 6.0 and lay the ground for future worldwide acquisitions. The scope of this implementation was to install SAP for 18 companies worldwide. The modules installed included FI modules (new flexible G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, and treasury), CO modules, project system, MM modules, SD modules, plant maintenance, BW (reporting and consolidation) and interfaces and conversions.

Responsibilities

Complete the full life cycle implementation

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Organization of the FICO team, focusing key individuals on the issues at hand

Acting as solution architect to ensure the FICO solution met all aspects of the client’s requirements

Prepare and conduct Training

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team

Prepare, conduct and coordinate Integration Testing

Configure New G/L and PCA modules and create specs for conversions, interfaces and custom reports

Post Go-Live support

Company

Merck, Flemington, NJ

Duration

2006 – 2007

Position

Billing and AR Team Leader

Achievements

Replace JDEdwards with my SAP ECC 6.0 and lay the ground for worldwide future phases and fan out implementations. The scope of this phase is to install SAP for Mexico (October 2007), and US (march 2008). The modules installed included FI modules (new flexible G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, and treasury), CO MODULES (CCA, profit centers, internal orders and COPA), MM modules, SD modules, BW and interfaces and conversions.

Responsibilities

Complete the Blueprinting Phase for Mexico and coordinate the blueprinting for the US with the local team

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Organization of the Billing/AR teams, focusing key individuals on the issues at hand

Acting as solution architect to ensure the Billing/AR solutions met all aspects of the client’s global and local requirements

Prepare and conduct Training

Coordinated issue resolution with other members of the team and cross-functional teams (i.e., inter-company)

Prepare, conduct and coordinate Integration Testing

Configuring Billing and A/R modules and create specs for conversions, interfaces and custom reports

Company

Firestone / Bridgestone, Indianapolis, IN

Duration

2005 – 2006

Position

FI A/P and A/R team Leader

Achievements

Replace legacy systems with my SAP 5.0 and lay the ground for future phases implementations. The scope of this phase was to install SAP FOR the share services department, with a plain vanilla implementation with none or just minimum custom development. The modules installed included FI module (new flexible G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, and treasury), CO modules (CCA, profit centers, internal orders and COPA), MM modules, interfaces and conversions. Interfaces from/to legacy and SAP are to be implemented for SD and good receipts, customers and other features.

Responsibilities

Complete the full life cycle implementation

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Organization of the FICO team, focusing key individuals on the issues at hand

Acting as solution architect to ensure the A/P and A/R solution met all aspects of the client’s requirements

Prepare and conduct Training

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team

Prepare, conduct and coordinate Integration Testing

Configure A/P and A/R modules and create specs for conversions, interfaces and custom reports

Post Go-Live support

Company

Champion Technology, Houston, TX

Duration

2004 – 2005

Position

FICO Team Leader

Achievements

Replace legacy AS400 system and lay the ground for worldwide future phases and fan out. The scope was strictly adhered to the ASAP methodology implementation. The modules installed included FI modules (G/L, A/P, A/R, A/M, and treasury), CO modules (CCA, profit centers), MM modules, SD modules, and HR/payroll modules. The BW based consolidation (SEM_BCS) was chosen for the consolidation of the company worldwide financial books.

Responsibilities

Complete the full life cycle implementation

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Organization of the FICO team, focusing key individuals on the issues at hand

Acting as solution architect to ensure the FICO solution met all aspects of the client’s requirements

Prepare and conduct Training

Coordinate issue resolution with other members of the team

Prepare, conduct and coordinate Integration Testing

Configure FI modules and create specs for conversions, interfaces and custom reports

Post Go-Live support

Company

Centimark, Canonsburg, PA

Duration

1999 – 2000

Position

Project Manager

Achievements

Replace existing functionality maintaining current business processes as much as possible. Lay the groundwork for future phases in order to implement more advanced features and best business practices changing current business processes. the scope was strictly adhered to in order to maintain the scheduled tight deadline prioritizing the activities with the focus on getting the system live in a six-month ASAP implementation. The modules installed included FI modules (G/L, A/P), CO modules (CCA, profit centers), PS, MM modules, SD modules, and HR/Payroll.

Responsibilities

Complete the full life cycle implementation leading a team of over 20 consultants and end-users

Creation, monitoring and reporting status of the team plan to meet deliverables and deadlines

Definition of work plan, schedule activities and strategies following the ASAP methodology

Coordinate and monitor activities between teams

Coordinate issue resolution between teams

Prepare, conduct and coordinate Integration Testing

Overall the creation of the foundation for further improvements on business processes and the implementation of other Sap’s modules

Post Go-Live support

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Date

Company Name

Role

Jun 14 -

Cameron

Manager

Feb 13 – Jun 14

Ernst & Young

Manager

Jan 12 – Jan 13

HCL AXON

Managing Consultant

2011 – Dec 11

PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Manager

2008 -- 2011

HCL AXON

Managing Consultant

2007 – 2008

Capgemini

Manager

2005 – 2007

IBM

Managing Consultant

2004 – 2005

Hitachi Consulting

Manager

2002 – 2004

Freelance Consultant

Consultant

2000 – 2002

Deloitte & Touche

Manager

1998 – 2000

Arthur Andersen

Manager

1996 – 1998

IBM

Consultant

1984 – 1995

Texas Instruments (Italy, France, US)

Senior software-analyst programmer

EDUCATION

Level

Subject

College / University

Bachelor Degree

Business Studies Major Management

Dallas Baptist University

High School Diploma

Liceo Scientifico Enrico Fermi

Genoa, Italy

TRAINING

SAP Certification

ASAP Methodology

SAP Certification

FI/CO

COBOL Programmer

Burroughs

Project Manager

AMA



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