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Brigitta Ballai

SAP S4 HANA FICO Consultant & Project Manager + Online Business Developer

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  • Last update: 24.10.2019
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SAP FI-CO & E-commerce consulting professional and project manager with 15 years of experience (7 full life cycle) handling SAP R/3 & S4 HANA rollout implementation/expansion, SAP upgrade, and support projects. Command high technical proficiency and passion in the areas of Product Cost Controlling, Profitability Analysis, and System Integration RTR, MTO, PTP, PTI, FTD, QTC end-to-end processes. Proven success implementing and leading large-scale IT-enabled business solutions for a wide variety of Fortune 500 and public sector clients in ERP and E-commerce sectors. Strong problem solver, natural leader driven by excellence, and team player.
SAP Module Skills:
  • SAP CCA, PCC, COPA – (9 years)                            
  •  SAP FI – configuration, reporting, support (4 years)
  •  SAP PS, AM, IM, Report Painter – (4 years)             
  • BW – Reporting experience – (2 years)
  • FI-CO Trainer (8 years) 
  • FI-CO PIT/User Testing (6 years)
  • RTR, MTO, PTP, PTI, FTD, QTC – FI-CO integration points, RTR analysis, user transactions (6 years)
  • E-commerce: Webshop Setup, Fulfillment, Customer Support, ERP Integration

Please, ask for detailed CV - 15 years Worldwide Experience is long! 

1. Europa - Austria, Hungary (Capgemini, MAV, ExxonMobil)
2. USA - United Nations, American Greetings, Novell, Capgemini, Sainergy)
3. Asia - several e-com projects in Philippines, Indonesia
Work Experience
One. ERP , T-Systems, Vienna, Austria (Freelancer)                                                                                      2019-  
Client : T-Mobile
  • Integration Manager for One.ERP Project
  • Responsible for SAP, Interfaces, Integration coordination for Template Rollout in Austria
  • Industry: Telecommunication
SAP S4 HANA CO Implementation, ATOS IT Solutions, Vienna, Austria (Freelancer)                             2018-  2019                                                                     
Client : KAV – Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund
  • Upgrade to S4 HANA and introduction of Patient related Cost Object Controlling & Profit Center Controlling
  • ISH & COPA integration and patient related reporting
  • Harmonization of CO concept of all state hospitals and institutions in Vienna
  • Conceptualization / Blueprinting - Merge of  two SAP Systems to S4 HANA
  • S4 HANA Migration Cockpit
IM-PS Project Manager, Hewlett Packard, Budapest, Hungary (Freelancer)                                               2016- 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Client : MAV National Train Association
  • Taking over 1,5 years implementation and bringing it to success in 4 months in IM-PS module
  • Blueprinting, customization, user training, migration
  • Complex Fund Allocation Reporting per invoice from EU, governmental and private money

Sainergy ERP Consulting – Reno, NV, USA                                                                                        2015- 2016>>>>                           
ERP Project Manager/ FI-CO Consultant
Client: ProThera – Industry: Food Supplements
Project: Manufacturing Facility Implementation in SAP
  • Project Plan creation
  • Blueprint document development (FI-CO)
  • E-commerce & ERP Integration & Order Fulfillment
  • B2B Webshop - Customer Journey Improvement
  • System Integration (MTO, QM, FI-CO processes)
  • Integration/UAT Test Script Setup FI-CO processes

Greenway Startups Consulting, New York / Bali /Budapest / Vienna                                                             2015- ongoing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
CEO, Business Development & Outsourcing Consultant
Industry: Online Business Development (Focus on E-commerce)
  • Done-for-you packaged Growth Hackings / Online Marketing service solutions for small businesses & Startups
  • Online business development from A to Z (social media, copy, sales funnel, email marketing, online trainings)
  • Demonstrated expertise: Video Sales Machine - 800 product sold in 2 days generating 6-figure sales
  • Outsourcing Consultant – building a virtual team (Philippines & India)
  • E-commerce specialist (Amazon Fba, Ebay Arbitrage, Shopify/ Prestashop /WP)
  • 2017-18 E-com Portfolio:,,…
  • Managing 3 stores, 30 000 products on Ebay
  • Launching 3 products on Amazon in Health & Fitness, Jewelry and Office Supply Categories
  • Private or group Mentoring / Mastermind programs in E-commerce & Online Marketing
United Nations – New York, USA                                                                                                       2013- 2015……..             
ERP  SAP Deployment Project Manager/ Data Conversion Lead
Umoja Project – Worldwide ERP Implementation for the UN
  • Guided the deployment of ERP system to 50 peacekeeping and political missions and 5 UN Headquarters worldwide as a project manager utilizing various change management methodologies and procedures
  • Maintained and Overlooked the Realization and Data Migration Plans
  • Led Data Migration/Validation activities and related processes in collaboration with colleagues from the Delivery Management, Solution Architecture, Realization and Technical teams as well as with system integration consultants - successful migration of 25 master and transactional objects across the UN entities
  • Lead and inspire a team of 5 IT professionals to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Prepared presentations for Webex workshops, weekly Video Conferences, ERP process reviews and testing guides to support end users and senior managers in their understanding of the ERP solution
  • PIT testing support (FI, AM, PS) in HP ALM in UN Headquarters – New York, Nairobi
  • Prepared daily status update, progress report to senior management, project steering committees and end-users related
progress and delivery as compared to work plans and proposes actions to remedy any deviations
  • Developed Project management models; KPI’s, scorecard tracking models.
  • Developed metrics and reports to monitor performance against SLAs and proposed changes for improvement
  • Introduced organization wide Data Governance Support Process (Master Data Maintenance Forms, Approval flow)

Capgemini Consulting – New York, USA                                                                                                   2012 – 2013
Senior SAP FI-CO Consultant
Client: Novell, Provo, UT (3 months) – FI-CO Process Blueprinting
  • Created 10 Finance/Controlling-related functional specifications and design documents (AP, AR, GL, AM, CCA modules and Business Objects) with special focus on cost structure, cost distribution, cost allocation to COPA.
  • Provided leadership to an organization with 20 global departments related to restructuring of processes and controlling cost/budget control responsibilities. The result was a simplified cost reporting structure.
  • Designed 3 technical solutions with integration to BI to meet accounting standard and consolidation reporting needs.
Client: American Greetings, Cleveland, OH (3 months) – FI-CO Testing/Training
  • Completed 10 end-to-end Product Integration Test (PIT) scenarios within the scheduled timeline and maintained close coordination with the business in AP, AR, GL financial processes.
  • Developed complete end-user training program for 50 Finance and Controlling transaction codes.
Capgemini Consulting Ag – Austria                                                                                                           2010 - 2012
Senior SAP FI-CO Consultant
Client: OMV Austria (3 months) – Industry: Oil/Gas
Project: Focus on Asset Management Implementation
  • Led data migration for FI-CO (assets, cost centers, GL accounts, GL, AR, AP balances)
Client: Hörbiger Ag Austria - Industry: Manufacturing
Project: Roll out project – Focus: NEW GL, PCA, PCC Reporting, COPA
  • Facilitated several outreach/presentations/workshops for 3 projects to senior-level management where key process decisions were made regarding costing & cross-company reporting, COPA reporting
  • Led, performed, and tested the Financial Data Migration from the old SAP legacy system upgrading to new General Ledger ECC6.0 solution, including New GL, AA, AP and AR master Data and CO master Data including Cost/Profit Centers and Hierarchies within the scheduled timeline.
  • Developed 5 FI-CO Consolidation reports “Make or Buy” report painter/report writer reports meeting the specific needs   
Client: Linde Ag Germany, Austria, Hungary – Industry: Manufacturing
Project: Roll out project – Focus: NEW GL, Leasing, Asset Management, COPA
  • Focused on building out a solution for Leasing Contracts in Finance and Controlling.
  • Coordinated 2 successful SAP implementations as controlling project leader for 2 manufacturing companies in Austria and Hungary with 5 international locations.
Anglo American Group –Mondi Packaging, Austria                                                                                   2007 - 2010
Industry: Paper Industry - Focus: CCA/PCC/COPA/IM/AM
  • Led 6 SAP full life cycle rollouts with main focus on building up standardized product cost controlling and COPA concept (cost flow, cost allocations) from zero across the European entities (merging & acquisitions)
  • Worked closely with other Business Process Leads to ensure tight integration between business functions. (reconciliation between FI & SD & COPA)
  • Led, advised, and directly supervised 10 finance/controlling analysts & CFOs through SAP FI-CO standardization.
       Project members were awarded an extra month of salary upon completion of each project.
  • Complete planning/setup of costing based COPA concept across 10 manufacturing entities.
  • Set up tightened internal controls through extensive restructuring and introduction of procedures. Improved efficiency in finance/accounting operations within 2 months. $1M in Gross Sales, $200K in transport cost, and $150K in cash discount reconciliation difference were eliminated.
  • Introduced new production cost reporting framework that helped decrease production cost by 5% across the entity.
  • Developed an Integrated Profitability Report that became widely used and accepted throughout organization. Enabled clients to track and report sales commission + intercompany profit margin across the global entity.
  • Enhanced accounting and invoicing end-user procedures and documentations that resulted in a 20% reduction in helpdesk tickets. Drafted impact and risk assessment for requested changes in integration issues that led to faster month end closing procedure and eliminated 90% of reconciliation issues.
  • Improved AP automatic clearing process that decreased manual clearing efforts of accountants by 20%.
  • Developed ABAP specification for 10 FRICEW objects related to specific cost production requirements.
  • Setup of complete Investment Management/Project System Concept
ExxonMobil Global Business Center, Hungary                                                                                           2004 - 2007
System Analyst in FI/CO Module
Industry: Oil     Focus: CCA/PCA/COPA
  • Implemented a global service delivery model serving 20,000 end-users with high satisfaction within set timelines in 3 continents
  • Ensure tight integration between business functions in defining future direction for RTR
  • FI-CO master data maintainer. Successfully handled the collection, data preparation, LSMW and BDC session upload and validation of high-risk sensitive data in FI-CO module for a global system (1 million entries at a time for 15 countries -cost centers, distribution/cost allocation/COPA allocation cycles, exchange rates).
  • Implemented new cost accounting reporting structure following international accounting and reporting standards.
  • Served as a focal point for end-users in 10 European countries for 2 years; monitored and coordinated month-end close activities.
  • Process setup for reconciliation between FI&COPA
  • FI-CO Month End Close Coordination/Support
Master in Organization Leadership (2012): Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (2004): Middlesex University London – Faculty of Business and Economics
Erasmus Scholarship: ESDES École Supérieure de Commerce et Management, Lyon-France
Language, Professional Writing, and Micro and Macro Economy Courses: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Brigitta Ballai, M.Sc. Page 5
10 East End Ave, #2K, New York, NY
+1 917 863 4083 ●
Trainings & Certifications
S4 HANA Management Accounting Certification – 2019
Social Media & Standortmarketing – WKO Wien
E-commerce Marketing Specialist Certifitcate – DigitalMarketer
Customer Value Optimization Specialist Certificate– DigitalMarketer
Customer Acquisition Specialist Certificate - DigitalMarketer
GRE - Graduate Record Examination
Profitability Analysis – SAP Training & Certification, London
Profit Center Accounting – SAP Training & Certification, London
Diploma in Economic-Computer Science: School of Information Technology and Economics, Pécs-Hungary
ECDL European Computer Driving License
Hungarian (Mother tongue)
English (Business English, Fluent – TOEFL / Language Exam)
German (Fluent – Goethe Institute, Hungarian State Exam German Intermediate Level)
French (Intermediate)
Spanish (Beginner)
Open for Remote consulting projects or relocation. 

USA - H1B holder 
Europe - European citizen without work restriction
Mainly interested for REMOTE projects.