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Birsel Küppers

Six Sigma Master Black Belt - PMP Project Manager - SAP FI/CO Consultant

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Profileimage by Birsel Kueppers Six Sigma Master Black Belt - PMP Project Manager - SAP FI/CO Consultant from Krefeld
  • 47798 Krefeld Freelancer in Germany
  • Graduation: Dipl.-Kauffrau (FH), Tax Accountant Assistant
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
    depending on the project
  • Languages: German (first language) | English (business fluent) | Turkish (first language)
  • Last update: 07.01.2018
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ATTACHMENTS
Certificate Six Sigma Master Black Belt
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Certificate PMP
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Certificate SAP Financials
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Profil Birsel Küppers in Deutsch
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SKILLS

Expert for project management, change management, process modelling and optimization, compliance and risk management
Specialist in Accounting and Controlling – functional, procedural and organizational according to German GAAP (HGB, BilMoG), IFRS/IAS, Turkish GAAP, German Income Tax, VAT, Consolidation Group Reporting, ICS (Internal Control System), Sarbanes-Oxley-Act (SOX) Know-How, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

REFERENCES

Project Management of a Cost Accounting Project in order to update the Quotation Calculation for a medium-sized company in the metal production industry
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Wuppertal
Project language: German
Project period: 06/2017 – 11/2017

Project Management according to PMI® standards
Creation of a quotation calculation concept on full-cost basis
Realisation of concept and data collection of all cost data, espec. material costs, production costs, distribution costs and administration costs in order to enrich and update data records in cost accounting application
Data preparation and migration support for the cost accounting application
Definition of data structure in order to transfer cost accounting data into the ERP data warehouse system
Creation of several reports, e.g. cost allocation sheet for determination of e.g. overhead rates for the quotation calculation

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Key Account Management and representation of Program Management on Business Area level within a Process Harmonisation and SAP Implementation Project for an international company (automotive supplier)
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Essen and Liechtenstein
Project language: English
Project period: 05/2016 – 04/2017

Representation of Program Management on Business Area (BA) level
Assurance of non-IT Governance of BACT in the sub project daproh@Auto
Support and representation of the BA Process Owners for Controlling/Accounting/Risk
Support in creation of Controlling & Accounting concepts on BA level
Implementation of concepts in the sub projects
Assurance of compliance with concepts
Central contact person as BA expert
Assurance of harmonisation potentials on BU level in Controlling and Accounting processes
Support of Program Management and Project team with regard to requirements from top management (AG)
Support of Program Management and Project team regarding Roadmap, Organization, Scope, Budget, Communication, Roll-out Concept, Methods and Quality Assurance
Coordination and interface to GPI for daproh@Auto
Permanent knowledge transfer/Lessons Learned with other sub project manageres on BA level
Risk Management
Project Manager of an internal BA-Team for creation of an SAP BW on BA level

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Project Management Optimization of Risk and Credit Management (organizational, procedural and system-wise in SAP) for an international company (automotive supplier)
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Ratingen
Project language: English
Project period: 01/2016 - 04/2016

Project Management with a project team with 12 international team members (Six Sigma)
Project Management according to Six Sigma following DMAIC
Creation of Status Reports, Communication Management, Stakeholder Management
Coaching of internal Project Manager according to Six Sigma standards
Analysis of current risk and credit management status and development of a new risk management in close coordination with executive management
Analysis und Set up of SAP system (SAP FI, SAP FI-newGL, SAP FI-AR, SAP AR-CR, SAP SD-BF-CM)
Creation of a credit policy blueprint for the EMEA region
Creation of an internal customer scoring/rating model
Support in establishment of a PMO structure in the organization of the customer

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Project Management Business Process Modelling and Documentation with Amendment of Control Framework according to requirements of J-SOX (Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley-Act „ Naibutousei“)
for an international company (automotive supplier)

Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Ratingen (Germany), Italy, Spain
Project language: English
Project period: 07/2015 - 11/2015

Project Management with a project team with 9 team members
Project Management according to PMI® standards
Creation of Status Reports, Communication Management, Stakeholder Management
Identification of all business processes of the company, modelling on 4 levels using the Swim-Lane Diagram
Support in establishment of a PMO structure in the organization of the customer
Evaluation and amendment of the Internal Control System (ICS) according to the requirements of J-SOX (Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley-Act „ Naibutousei“)
Documentation of all control activities on working procedure level (Standard Operating Procedure) including enhanced documentation according to J-SOX
Creation of a central Risk-Control-Matrix
Creation of test plans for the internal and external J-SOX Auditors

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Sub project management for SAP FI/CO New GL in an European-wide SAP ERP roll-out project for an international company (automotive supplier)
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Ratingen, Paris, London
Project language: English
Project period: 01/2012 - 06/2015

Sub project management SAP FI/CO New GL with a project team with 7 team members, creation of status documentation, communication management, stakeholder management and issue management
Creation of an European-wide harmonized operational Chart of Accounts aligned with the Group Chart of Accounts from the parent company
Affected SAP applications: AR, SAP FI-BL, SAP AR-CR, SAP SD-BF-CM, SAP CO, SAP CO-PA, CO-OM-CCA SAP CO-OM-OPA, SAP CO-OM-CEL, SAP CO-PC, SAP PCA, SAP IM, SAP PS, SAP SD (interfaces to SAP FI/CO) and SAP MM (interfaces to SAP FI/CO)
Support in the system and process design phase
Support in the system and process realization phase
Support in the integration test phase, definition of test cases, execution of test cases
Support in the user acceptance test phase, definition of further test cases, management and coordination of all FI/CO testers
Support in all five data migration test runs, definition of migration concept, definition of migration rules, creation of validation scripts for complete and comfortable check of the migrated data for completeness and accuracy, management and coordination of all FI/CO validating team members
Support in the cut over management and planning phase

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Project management in an European-wide harmonization project, target harmonization of Chart of Accounts, processes and organizational structures as a pre-step for establishment of a Shared Service Center
Project management in an European-wide SEPA roll-out project

Reporting level: Programm Management
Project location: Hamburg, international
Project language: English
Project period: 07/2012 - 04/2013

Project Management SAP FI/CO for the work stream “Finance & Reporting”
Team lead function over all other work streams like “Order2Cash”, “Purchase2Pay”, “Invest2Disposal”, etc. to ensure that all integrative Finance and Controlling aspects are identified and considered in the harmonization project
Support for all team members (hierarchy level: Finance Manager of all foreign subsidiaries)
Affected SAP applications: SAP FI, SAP FI-GL (classic), SAP FI-AA, SAP FI-AP, SAP FI-AR, SAP FI-BL, SAP AR-CR, SAP SD-BF-CM, SAP CO, SAP CO-PA, CO-OM-CCA SAP CO-OM-OPA, SAP CO-OM-CEL, SAP CO-PC, SAP PCA, SAP IM, SAP PS, SAP SD (interfaces to SAP FI/CO) and SAP MM (interfaces to SAP FI/CO)
Manage of cut over phase
Project management for roll-out of SEPA European-wide

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Project management and support in a rollout project of a SAP template (SAP ECC 6.0) at several international locations for an international industrial group company (paper and packaging industry)
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Vienna
Project language: English
Project period: 04/2010 - 06/2012

Feasibility study regarding SEPA roll-out for 10 country companies
Project management FIC/CO for rollout Turkey (7 production plants), leading a team of 10 team members with external consultants as well
Implementation of legal Turkish requirement in Special Purpose Ledger (FI-SL), creation of table groups, ledgers and field movements, validations and extension with a rollup ledger for reporting purposes
Support of SAP Financials application as part of the international rollout of a SAP template at several locations under consideration of Group Chart of accounts and legal requirements of the consolidated balance sheet (interpretation of the IFRS/IAS), IFRS/IAS, HGB, BilMoG and respective local GAAPs
Conducting Fit/Gap analysis for the subsidiaries (FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR, FI-AA, SAP FI-BL, SAP AR-CR, SAP CO, SAP CO-PA, CO-OM-CCA SAP CO-OM-OPA, SAP CO-OM-CEL, SAP CO-PC, SAP PCA in CO und FI (New GL), SAP IM, SAP PS)
Creation of Blueprints (professional concepts) (FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR, FI-AA, SAP FI-BL, SAP AR-CR, SAP CO, SAP CO-PA, CO-OM-CCA SAP CO-OM-OPA, SAP CO-OM-CEL, SAP CO-PC, SAP PCA in CO und FI (New GL), SAP IM, SAP PS)
Design/implementation of new requirements(FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR, FI-AA, SAP FI-BL, SAP AR-CR)
Support of the plants in the testing phase (integration testing and user acceptance tests)

Deployment of the implemented new functionalities (FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR, FI-AA, SAP FI-BL, SAP AR-CR, SAP CO, SAP CO-PA, CO-OM-CCA SAP CO-OM-OPA, SAP CO-OM-CEL, SAP CO-PC, SAP PCA in CO und FI (New GL), SAP IM, SAP PS)
Application Maintenance for subsidiaries that are already working with SAP (Second-Level-Support and Third-Level-Support) (FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR, FI-AA, SAP FI-BL, SAP AR-CR, SAP CO, SAP CO-PA, CO-OM-CCA SAP CO-OM-OPA, SAP CO-OM-CEL, SAP CO-PC, SAP PCA in CO und FI (New GL), SAP IM, SAP PS)
Creation of feasibility analysis of the consolidated requirements of a credit and risk management solutions within the SAP FSCM
Implementation of the requirements for a Group Credit and Risk Management in SAP-BL Credit management / Risk Management
Implementation of the foreign requirements for the foreign bank accounting
Automation of all payments, creation of payment media formats and DMEE trees in the Data medium Exchange Engine (Payment Medium Workbench)
Automation of bank statement processing through the implementation of the electronic bank statement including creation of several search strings

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Project management of an ERP Software implementation project, including As-is analysis of current business processes, modelling of future processes for a medium-sized company in the metal production industry
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Wuppertal
Project language: German
Project period: 05/2011 - 07/2013

Project Management of the entire ERP software implementation project
As-is analysis of all current business processes
Creation of future processes for the entire company in workshops
Creation of a functional requirements documentation for the software selection process
Support the management in the software selection
Management of the entire ERP implementation project including design, migration, training, testing and go-live

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Project management of implementation of an integrated budgeting system in SAP R/3 4.7 for a construction company
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Stuttgart
Project language: German
Project period: 04/2009 - 11/2009

Project management and coordination in the role as an intermediate between the professional departments (end user) and the IT department (SAP developers)
Development of an feasible concept for the implementation of an integrated budgeting system (budget balance sheet, budget profit and loss statement, budget cash flow account)
Moderation between those involved (end users and SAP developers) and feedback during the course of the project

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Project management implementation of parallel accounting (HGB, IFRS and Danish GAAP) in SAP R/3 4.6C using the chart of accounts method for a logistics company (seven subsidiaries)
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Warnemünde
Project language: English
Project period: 07/2008 - 02/2009

Project management for the work package “Introduction of parallel accounting into the general ledger”, with the special feature that local law corresponded to both the HGB (German Commercial Code) and also the ARL (Danish GAAP) at the same time, hence three accounting standards were represented in parallel
Representation of all three accounting standards and the purchase price allocation in particular in the asset accounting through the introduction of new depreciation areas and the import of the master data and transaction data via CATT
Compilation of the concept for the system requirements (SAP R/3 FI-GL, SAP R/3 FI-AA) in English
Carry customizing (SAP R/3 FI-GL, SAP R/3 FI-AA) based on the concept
Support and guidance for the client’s staff during the test phases, partly in English (for the foreign subsidiaries), partly in German (for the German subsidiaries)
Audit-proof documentation of the integration tests and user acceptance tests in English
Creation of training material for the client’s staff in English
Training the client’s staff in English
Go-live support for the accounts clerks during the implementation of IFRS in SAP R/3 4.6C

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Implementation support of an anti-corruption control framework for the subsidiaries of an international group in the energy industry
Reporting level: Division management
Project location: Nürnberg
Project language: English
Project period: 08/2008 - 09/2008

Analysis and implementation of the requirements in respect of a control framework from the parent company in the subsidiary companies
Support for the subsidiaries in implementing the control framework during on-site visits over several days in close cooperation with the management (CEO, CFO)

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Implementation support of an anti-corruption-control framework for the subsidiaries of an international group in the automotive industry
Reporting level: Division management
Project location: Erlangen, Dubai, Oslo, Helsingør etc.
Project language: English
Project period: 04/2008 - 09/2008

Analysis and implementation of the requirements in respect of a control framework from the parent company in the subsidiary companies
Support for the subsidiaries in implementing the control framework during on-site visits over several days in close cooperation with the management (CEO, CFO)

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Implementation of parallel accounting (HGB and IFRS) in JD Edwards according to chart of accounts method for an automotive company
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Ratingen
Project language: German
Project period: 03/2008 - 04/2008

Support for the client in all phases of the project
(design, realisation, testing, implementation)
Creation of the chart of accounts concept according to the particular characteristics of the JD Edwards system and the DATEV system (asset accounting)
Support and guidance for the client during the test phases

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Analysis and ensuring of ability to report from SAP R/3 4.6C into the Hyperion consolidation system (HFM) for an international logistics group company
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Essen
Project language: English
Project period: 01/2007 - 01/2008

Analysis of the group chart of accounts, the operational standard chart of accounts and the country chart of accounts of 26 international companies, for the purpose of return back to the operational standard chart of accounts (harmonization/standardization)
Harmonization of the operational standard chart of accounts with the consolidation chart of accounts of the parent company (SAP FI, SAP EC-CS, HFM)
Analysis of the extracts created for the consolidation preparation ledger taking account of the extensive central and decentralized substitutions (SAP FI, SAP EC-CS)
Support for the national companies in the modification measures derived from the analyses in SAP R/3 4.6C for the purpose of return back to the operational standard chart of accounts

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Implementation of parallel accounting (HGB and IFRS) in SAP R/3 4.6C using the chart of accounts method for a real estate company
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Düsseldorf
Project language: German
Project period: 08/2007 - 11/2007

Support for the project management in all phases of the project (design, realization, testing, implementation)
Carry out customizing on the basis of the concept in SAP R/3 FI-GL, SAP R/3 FI-AA, SAP R/3 FI-SL
A particular challenge was posed by investment properties and the representation of differing approaches to valuation in the asset accounting (FI-AA)
Support and guidance for the client’s staff during the test phases
Audit-proof documentation of the integration tests and user acceptance tests
Creation of training material for the client’s staff
Go-live support for the accounts clerks during the implementation of IFRS in SAP R/3 4.6C

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Internal IT strategy project
Reporting level: Partner
Project location: Düsseldorf
Project language: German
Project period: 06/2007 - 08/2008

Management of an internal strategic IT project with more than eight sub-project groups

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Standardization and harmonization of the accounting processes in mySAP ERP 2004 with an activated new general ledger for an international retail group
Reporting level: CFO
Project location: Düsseldorf, Prag, Istanbul
Project language: English
Project period: 06/2006 - 06/2007

Creation of functional specifications with simultaneous coordination of the international organizational interfaces (requesting and performing area) in the general ledger section in English (SAP FI-GL), for example: Creation of functional specifications with simultaneous coordination of the international organizational interfaces (requesting and performing area) in the accounts payable section in English, for example: Creation of functional specifications with simultaneous coordination of the international organizational interfaces (requesting and performing area) in the asset accounting area in English, for example: Carry out integration tests in the group headquarter with documentation of the test results of the upcoming releases in English
Accompaniment of user acceptance tests in the foreign subsidiaries (Czech Republic, Turkey) in English

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Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) testing for an automotive supplier
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Gummersbach
Project language: English
Project period: 06/2006 - 06/2006

Carry-out SOX testing in terms of walkthroughs and review of documentation

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User training in SAP R/3 EC-CS for a production site operator
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Frankfurt
Project language: German
Project period: 06/2006 - 05/2006

Conduct workshops to identify customer specific consolidation requirements
Creation of user training material for SAP EC-CS

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Support for an international chemical group company in achieving Sarbanes-Oxley-Act (SOA or SOX) readiness
Reporting level: CFO
Project location: Ludwigshafen
Project language: English
Project period: 05/2005 - 02/2006

Support in achieving compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley-Act
Review of the process documentation from different divisions of the company
Accompaniment during the design effectiveness evaluation phase
Accompaniment during the operating effectiveness testing phase
Support in generating the status report
Collaboration in the conception of the “creation of process comparability and deriving the optimization potential“ in the HR area

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Support in the creation of a corporate strategy for an IT Service Provider (computing center and software manufacturer)
Reporting level: Executive management
Project location: Hannover
Project language: German
Project period: 03/2005 - 04/2005

Design and conduct of several workshops for the different corporate business areas
Consolidation of planned and actual strategic and operational figures
Support in creating various analyses (Porter five forces analysis, drafting key factors)

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Creation of functional specifications for the selection of a software for a municipality
Reporting level: Mayoral
Project location: Bad-Kreuznach
Project language: German
Project period: 04/2005 - 04/2005

Conduct workshops to establish the main business processes of the municipality espec. Creation of the functional specifications

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Process modelling and process re-engineering in the finance dept. of a credit insurance company (post-merger)
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Köln
Project language: German
Project period: 08/2004 - 04/2005

Modelling of all business processes in the following departments (ERP system: Oracle Financials) --------------------------------------------------------------

Implementation of electronic advance VAT return in SAP R/3 for a water management association
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Bergheim
Project language: German
Project period: 12/2004 -12/2005

Analysis of the entire VAZ customizing settings
Design of the necessary modifications of the customizing
Carrying out the necessary customizing steps

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Research and development project “Integrated public accounting” in SAP IS-PS
Reporting level: Partner
Project location: Düsseldorf
Project language: German
Project period: 03/2005 - 07/2005

Outline concept according to statutory requirements of the reference model Neues Kommunales Finanzmangement NRW (NKFG NRW) (New Municipal Financial Management in North Rhine-Westphalia)
Derivation of model processes from the planned processes of a municipality
Creation of variants on the model processes depending on the form of organization of the financial accounting (centralized versus decentralized)
Creation of a template in SAP IS-PS alongside the specialist process instructions
Incorporation of internal controls
Role concept (basis for authorization concepts, minimum of roles with centrally organized financial accounting, including a control matrix) in SAP IS-PS

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Year-end audit at a conglomerate
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Duisburg
Project language: German
Project period: 01/2004 - 02/2004

Audit of the annual financial statements of subsidiaries of a conglomerate

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Support in creating an opening balance for a municipality
Reporting level: Finance management
Project location: Solingen
Project language: German
Project period: 11/2003 - 12/2003
 
Creation of inventory guidelines and an inventory guideline
Accompanying the municipality in taking inventory

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