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Herman K.

4210 Creek Ridge, Missouri City, TX 77459
Home Phone: 832.594.7786
~ Seasoned Finance & Accounting Professional ~
Governance & Compliance * Oil & Gas Industry * ERP Proficient * Operational Impr

PROFILE: Global Finance Projects Manager bringing more than 20 years of expertis
e in the oil and gas industry. Expertise lies in developing & implementing innov
ative solutions to achieve significant process improvements and/or operational e
fficiencies by with applying best practices from the world's top 3 oil companies
such as Exxon, Shell & BP.
Account Analysis * Business Process Redesign * Compliance Development & Testing
Financial Analysis * General Ledger Accounting * Management Reporting
Process Automation* Cognos Data Warehouse* Project Management
Best Practices Identification * Change Management * Downstream Business Knowledg
Financial Controls * Interim Management * Microsoft Office Suite * SAP ERP
Hyperion Software * Budget Development/Forecast * Chemical Business Knowledge
ERP Migration* Financial Reporting * Key Performance Indicators Development
Policy Development/Implementation * SOX 404 Controls * JD Edwards ERP
Fixed Assets Policy Advisor * Managerial Experience * Business Process Outsourci


AUTHORED and IMPLEMENTED a new global policy on finance-handling of plant mainte
nance work at more than 30 sites to create consistency and standardization. Cond
ucted financial control reviews for over 15 sites in the Americas Region while d
enoting no significant deviations; also identified Best Practices from the revie
ws and made these available for sharing on a global online data repository.
RECOMMENDED process which reduced executive approval timing of capital projects
by 60%. This required providing a high-level proposal to the Executive Vice Pres
ident to influence and obtain mutual agreement before moving these recommendatio
ns forward. A slow, manual process with multiple "approvers" shuffling paper to
automating this electronically via Global Livelink Workflow on the Intranet with
the I.T. Department designing specific, user parameters greatly improved effici
ency and productivity.
RECONCILED past-due, third-party Product Exchange Agreements that were delinquen
t more than one year. Recovered millions of pounds of product as a result of rec
onciliation versus write-off. Later, analyzed and redesigned the stock accountin
g process to prevent reoccurrence by training staff on this new process as well
as recommending Policies & Procedures to strengthen internal controls.
PROVIDED complete finance budget set-up for a $350M government-subsidized CO2 em
issions reduction project. This involved meeting strict budgetary guidelines per
government requirements in order to obtain approval for an 80% subsidy which wa
s successfully approved.
DEVELOPED a new, standard process on invoice processing that reduced late paymen
ts by 40% in only four months, thus improving cash flow.
ACHIEVED a 35% reduction in closing schedule by streamlining various reporting/r
econciliation tools. Additionally reduced complexity of budget analysis by utili
zing data warehouse tools such as Business Objects & Access Database to process
high volumes of data in a more efficient manner, thereby reducing expenses.
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Leverage more than 15 years of progressive career movement

and a very broad skill set within the oil and gas industry into a challenging r
ole as Global Finance Projects Manager with an Oil & Gas Exploration and Product
ion leader working in the greater Houston, Texas area.
Global Finance Projects Manager Shell Downstream Inc., Houston, TX 200
7 - 2010
* Performed capital projects & turnaround finance policy governance & compliance
; also acted as Fixed Assets Policy Advisor. This was on a global basis for over
30 locations.
* Provided assurance that policy for capital projects & turnarounds was being fo
llowed via conducting compliance reviews against global capital policy standards
. Identified & recommended best practices based on the compliance reviews.
* Reviewed capital projects & turnaround projects to recommend advice/guidance o
n how to be in compliance to global policy. This also included fixed assets poli
cy interpretation & application.
Accounting Manager Shell Oil Co., Houston, TX 2004 - 200
* Managed a team of 12 finance staff that supported 200 plus attorneys & legal s
* Ensured that monthly financial reporting was performed timely & accurately alo
ng with handling the entire invoice processing of 3rd party legal invoices. Achi
eved reduction of staff costs by successful migration of 6 positions outside the
* Provided coaching & counseling to develop the team into high performers. Monit
ored the payables status of invoices to ensure timely payment. Developed & imple
mented change management plans for off-shoring work.
Project Consultant Shell Oil Co., Houston, TX 2002 - 2
* Provided consultant services in regards to accounting & finance to other Shell
* Achieved process improvements, or business process redesign goals along with s
ystem migration and performing interim management roles.
* Developed close relationships with key stakeholders to fully understand their
business needs in order to help them meet their goals. Utilized best practices f
rom other top tier firms.
SAP Analyst Shell Chemical Co., Houston, TX 2000 - 2001
* In charge of the development & recommendation of post implementation solutions
to reporting issues in the ERP SAP General Ledger System.
* Developed detailed understanding of the SAP configuration in order to act as a
liaison between the business units and the IT consultants to translate customer
* Worked daily with IT team and PriceWaterhouseCoopers consultants to make confi
guration changes and implement system testing.
Data Warehouse Analyst Shell Chemical Co., Houston, TX 1998 - 2000
* Maintained global management reporting database for the Americas region.
* Ensured that all America locations for 7 countries successfully submitted thei
r financial data in correct format to pass validation.
* Acted as focal point for any of the site locations to perform report queries u
sing Business Objects software. Resolved system validation errors so data would
flow up correctly for consolidated reporting.

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Business Process Outsourcing Consultant Accenture, Houston, TX 199

7 - 1998
* As a consultant, oversaw and managed outsourcing the accounting operations of
BP Chemicals to Accenture. This was done in order to achieve reduced reporting c
osts and to create simplification.
* Ensured that the knowledge transfer took place seamlessly and sensitively due
to job losses.
* Interviewed various staff to develop desk documentation & procedures that coul
d be used in the post outsourcing period. Activities performed included consolid
ations, general ledger, inventory accounting & government reporting.
Accounting Analyst Exxon Chemical Co., Houston, TX 1989 - 1
* Provided all accounting & reporting responsibilities for Ethylene, Solvents &
NGL businesses.
* Responsible for general ledger reporting, inventory reconciliations & product
purchase payments.

B.B.A.; Accounting/Finance - University of Houston, Houston, TX

Total Quality Management Program, Customer Awareness Training, Enhancing Work Re
lationships, Introduction to SAP ERP System, SAP General Ledger Training, Busine
ss Objects, SAP Balance Sheet training, SAP Report Tools, SAP Cost Center Accoun
ting Module, SAP Profit Center Accounting Module, Antitrust Concepts, Microsoft
Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Communicating Management Information, Ethics & Com
pliance - Export Control, Art of Networking & Personal Development, Ethics & Com
pliance - Intellectual Property, Campus Recruiting Training, Mentoring Workshop,
Core Consulting Skills, Global Livelink, Develop the Presence of a Leader, Grou
p Statutory Reporting, Tangible Fixed Assets, Persuasive Communication, Writing
Effective Performance Appraisals, Fair Employment Policy, Preventing Workplace H
arassment, 4 Roles of Leadership, Managing Inclusion Workshop, Sarbanes Oxley 40
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