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My ambition is to deploy cutting edge IT solutions for leading organisations as I believe I am highly skilled and have much to offer potential employers and their stakeholders. Presently I am an Oracle Applications Consultant and Solutions Architect for Richard Byrom Consulting. Prior to this I have consulted with numerous professional consulting firms and IT Companies.

Functional Knowledge

I have been working with Oracle E-Business Suite for the past 12 years and have experience in implementing multi-currency, multi-org/country instances within Shared Services environments in a number of industries. My primary area of expertise in enterprise system implementations is financials since I have an accounting background. However, I can quite easily implement the operational and logistical components of systems as evidenced in my work experience. I believe that where I really add value to my employers is in being an all round performer. My functional skills are excellent and I am also technically competent. A summary of the Oracle modules and related products I have implemented together with the appropriate version and experience is as follows:

Module/Product

Version

Experience

General Ledger (GL)

11i & R12

Advanced

Accounts Payable (AP)

11i & R12

Advanced

Accounts Receivable (AR)

11i & R12

Advanced

Fixed Assets (FA)

11i & R12

Advanced

Cash Management (CE)

11i & R12

Advanced

Purchasing (PO)

11i & R12

Advanced

iSupplier (POS)

R12

Basic

iProcurement (ICX)

R12

Basic

i-Expenses (OIE)

11i & R12

Advanced

Projects (PA)

11i & R12

Basic

E-Business Tax

R12

Basic

Treasury

R12

Basic

Sub Ledger Accounting

R12

Basic

Global Accounting Engine (AX)

11i

Basic

Property Manager (PN)

11i

Intermediate

Public Sector Budgeting (PSB)

11i

Advanced

Public Sector Financials (PSF)

11i

Advanced

Oracle Public Sector Financials International – OPSF(I)

11i

Advanced

Shared Service, Multi Org and Multi Reporting Currency (MRC)

11i

Advanced

Human Resources – Shared (HR)

11i

Intermediate

Financial Statement Generator (FSG)

11i

Advanced

Oracle Reports, including RXi

11i & R12

Advanced

System Administration (AOL)

11i & R12

Advanced

Oracle Workflow

2.6

Basic

Oracle Discoverer

10.1.2

Intermediate

Applications Desktop Integrator (ADI)

7.2

Advanced

Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA)

6.4

Advanced

Oracle Tutor (for documentation and training material)

11i & R12

Advanced

Hyperion Financial Management and Interfacing

System 8

Basic

Oracle CRM on Demand

19

Basic

Oracle AIM (Applications Implementation Methodology)

3.1

Advanced

Oracle OUM (Oracle Unified Method)

5.3.0

Advanced

ConfigSnapshot (applications setup review tool)

2

Advanced

Dataload (tool using to load data)

4.3.9

Advanced

TOAD (system and table administration and troubleshooting)

8.5

Basic

HP Quality Center Enterprise Edition

11

Intermediate

In addition to my experience implementing and project managing Oracle ERP solutions I have more recently gained a broader level of expertise by developing Architecture Solutions and IT strategies for a number of organisations across a variety of platforms and systems. My expertise in these areas can broadly be categorised as follows:

Information Technology (IT Strategy)

Solutions Architecting

  • Functional and Technical Analysis and Solution Design

  • Decision making using various frameworks and tools (e.g. Kepner Tregoe)

  • Risk Analysis

  • Value Chain and Stakeholder Analysis

  • Analysis of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) for IT Projects

  • Mapping IT solutions to strategic business goals

  • Development of Strategic Internet, Intranet and Web Solutions

  • Requirements Analysis and Problem Identification

  • Architecture Optimisation

  • Through life analysis

  • Operational analysis

  • Development strategy

  • Cost benefit analysis

  • Risk management

Prior to working with Oracle products I was implementing BaaN, another ERP system. In total I have been implementing ERP systems for 15 years and have been involved in more than 20 implementations. Most of my implementation experience is in the private sector although of I have also consulted for the public sector and am capable of adapting to both types of environment.

Speaking, writing and communication skills

I have presented papers at numerous local, regional and international conferences and contribute to leading publications around the globe. In both 2003 and 2004 I spoke at Oracle Appsworld in San Diego, California - Oracle's flagship Applications conference. I have also presented papers to the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) and Atlanta Oracle Applications User Group (ATLOAUG) in America, the European Oracle User Group (EOUG), the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) and Financials Special Interest Group (SIG) and the South African Oracle User Group (SAOUG). I also served as Deputy Editor of the UK Oracle User Group Magazine (known as Oracle Scene) for a period of two years from December 2003-2005. Copies of my presentations and white papers can be downloaded at my web site forum

Professional credentials

I completed my Articles of Clerkship with Deloitte and Touche and also have a Bachelor of Accounting Science (B.Compt) Degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Last year I completed my postgraduate degree, a Masters in Business Leadership (equivalent to MBA) with University of South Africa (UNISA). Here I majored in Project Planning, Scheduling and Control, Management of Technology and Managing Electronic Commerce.

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