JOVANKA VAJCE

Education

1990 – 1996

Study of Economics, University of Konstanz (Germany) and
Kingston University in London (UK)
Graduated with honors / summa cum laude as Diplom-Volkswirtin

Subject Matter Expertise and Experience:

Finance & Accounting End-to End Process Expertise

Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash, Account to Report, Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Master Data Management, Cash & Bank, Travel & Expenses, Management Reporting, Legal Consolidation and Group Reporting

Business Process-Reengineering & ERP Implementation

  • Integration of F&A and IT Departments
  • Definition of Business Requirements
  • Business Process Design (EPC and BPMN based Process Modelling)
  • Business Process Documentation (Process Flow Charts, Concepts and Decision Papers, Guidelines and Procedures, User Manuals, Training Materials, etc.)
  • Implementation of ERP Solutions and Enabling Technologies (SAP ERP, Scanning, Workflow Solutions, Rule Based Automation, etc.)

Finance Transformation

  • Finance Vision & Strategy Development
  • Best Practices Validation
  • Customizing and Implementation
  • Organizational Design
  • Change Management

Shared Services

Strategy Development and Feasibility Study (incl. Sourcing Alternatives Evaluation, Location Analysis and Site Selection, Service Scope Definition, Implementation Roadmap, Business Case Calculation, etc.)SSC Process and Organizational Design and Implementation (Activity Split Definition, Transition Planning and Management, Knowledge Transfer and Workshadowing, Go Live Preparation, Post Go Live Support and Stabilization, etc.)

Governance and Service Management (KPI / SLA / OLA, Performance Management, Incident & Problem Management, Demand Management, etc.)

Project & Program Management

  • Project Planning
  • Staffing and Monitoring
  • Risk Management
  • Communication and Co-ordination
  • External Support/Consulting Partner Selection and Management

Finance & Accounting Function Management, Support und Coaching

    • Management of Operational F&A Functions (> 100 Employees)
    • Set Up and Stabilization of New or Restructured Accounting Organizations

Industry Specific Know How

  • Pharma (incl. HCP topics)
  • Chemical & Petroleum
  • Logistics

IT Skills:

MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project
SAP R/3 FI/CO, SRM, MM, MDM
Workflow Tools Invoicetrack, WMD, etc.
Travel & Expenses Tools Concur, ADP
Process Modelling Tools ARIS, MS Visio

 

Language Skills:

German (native language level)
English (fluent)
Czech & Slovak (native)
Russian (used to be fluent)

Professional Career:

Since 2015
Freelance Consultant

2011 – 2014
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Gmbh & Co. KG in Ingelheim (Germany) Last Position: Head of Process Management & Global Process Owner for Purchase to Pay
Tasks: Design, Implementation and Running Service Governance for Purchase to Pay
Processes within a Global Business Services Organization

2009 – 2010
HAVI Global Logistics GmbH in Duisburg (Germany) Last Position: Director Finance Transformation and Shared Services
Tasks: Design and Implementation of a New Finance Organization

2005 – 2009
The Hackett Group in Frankfurt (Germany) Last Position: Director Finance Transformation
Tasks: Consulting Projects with Finance & Accounting / Shared Services Focus

1998 – 2005
IBM Deutschland GmbH, former
PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting in Frankfurt (Germany)
Last Position: Managing Consultant
Tasks: Consulting Projects with Finance & Accounting / Shared Services Focus

1996 – 1998
Dr. Rödl & Partner, Auditors and Tax Consultants in Nurnberg (Germany)
Position: Audit Assistant
Tasks: Annual Audits and Due Diligence Audits for German and Czech Companies and Groups

SELECTED PROJECT REFERENCES

2011 – 2014
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Project Scope:
Development and Implementation of a Global Business Service Solution Including a New ERP System (SAP) and a Shared Services Organization

Country Scope:
Germany, United Kingdom & Ireland, Italy, France, China, USA, Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden

Project Role:
Global Process Owner & Head of Process Management for P2P

2008 – 2010
HAVI Global logistics

Project Scope:
Development and Implementation of a European F&A Service Solution Including a New ERP System (SAP) and a Shared Services Organization in Prague (Czech Republic)

Country Scope:

Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Austria

Project Role:
Project Manager

2008
Major Kuwaiti Group of Companies

Project Scope:
Development of a Strategy and a Feasibility Study for a New Finance Organization

Country Scope:
Kuwait

Project Role
Project Manager

2008
Major German Consumer Products Company

Project Scope:
Implementation of an F&A SSC for 45 German Legal Entities

Country Scope:
Germany

Project Role:
Project Manager

2007
Major German Automotive Component Supplier

Project Scope:
Implementation of a German F&A SSC in Schweinfurt (Germany)

Country Scope:
Germany

Project Role:
Project Manager

2006
Major German Automotive Company

Project Scope:
Implementation of a European F&A SSC in Poznan (Poland)

Country Scope:
Germany

Project Role:
Client Project Lead’s Coach and Advisor

2006
Global Leader in Labeling Materials

Project Scope:
SG&A Business Process Re-Engineering (Supply Chain Cycle, Revenue Cycle, Sales & Marketing)

Country Scope:
Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, France, Great Britain

Project Role:
Project Team Member with Responsibility for Supply Chain Cycle

2005
Leading Norwegian Oil Company

Project Scope:
Development of a Sourcing Strategy for SG&A Processes

Country Scope:
Norway

Project Role:
Project Team Member with Responsibility for F&A and HR Process

2004
Leading Russian Oil Company

Project Scope:
SSC Feasibility Study and Blueprint for the Group F&A Functions (Upstream and Downstream, 220 Legal Entities)

Country Scope:
Russia

Project Role:
Project Manager

2003
Leading British Oil Company

Project Scope:
Insourcing of F&A Functions for German Legal Entities (From an External Service Provider into an In-house SSC)

Country Scope:
Germany

Project Role:
Project Manager

2002
Leading German Airline

Project Scope:
Feasibility Study for a Global Shared Services Organization for the F&A Functions

Country Scope:
Europe, Asia/Africa, Americas

Project Role:
Project Manager

2002
Major German Chemical Company

Project Scope:
F&A SSC Implementation for German Legal Entities

Country Scope:
Germany

Project Role:
Project Manager

2001
Major German Chemical and Pharmaceutical Company

Project Scope:
Implementation of a 2 Hubs Shared Services Organization for F&A Functions for the German Legal Entities in Leverkusen (Germany) and for the Rest of Europe in Barcelona (Spain)

Country Scope:
Europe

Project Role:
Team Lead