SAP / SuccessFactors lead

ABOUT

Kathryn McDevitt-Parks




I am an SAP Project Manager and Senior Solution Manager in the IBM SAP-SuccessFactors (SF) Consulting practice. I have over seventeen years of full life cycle experience in SAP HCM / SF and FI/CO implementation projects. I am a Subject Matter Expert in SAP EC Payroll, Time Management, and Travel Expense as well as GL, Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets in the Finance module. I have earned Master’s Degrees both in Accounting as well as Library and Information Studies and passed the California CPA exam.   I contribute to my teams by proactively bridging the gap between functional and technical SAP / SF knowledge.

I have worked on multi-state US and global payroll projects with employees in dozens of countries and large scale implementations involving up to 250,000 employees.  I have experience in a vast array of industries having served retail, consumer products, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, media and entertainment, electronics, automotive and public sector clients.  I enjoy challenging assignments, am naturally curious and seek out opportunities to learn new skills and emerging technologies.  In my free time, I enjoy cheering for the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors.

Timeline

  1. -
    SAP / SuccessFactors Project Manager, IBM

    Specialize in SAP HCM / SuccessFactors practice with a background in EC Payroll, Time, Organizational Mgmt, Personnel Administration and HR Integration to Finance. Experienced in SAP FI/CO including Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Travel Expenses and General Ledger. IBM certified Project Manager.

  2. -
    SAP HR / Payroll Production Support Team Lead, Bechtel Corporation
    • Led Production Support Team for the SAP HR / Payroll and Employee / Manager Self Service systems.
    • Managed SAP strategic initiative work,
    • Re-negotiated an upgraded SAP license while reducing overall cost
    • Recommended SAP upgrade path, enhancements and strategy to best meet HR / Payroll customer needs.
    • Developed BW reporting strategy, project plan and budget estimates to create global visibility
    • Implemented Enterprise Portals to upgrade self service components
    • Delivered quarterly release process including Change Control Board processes·
    • Responsible for annual budget of over $1 million including discretionary funds
    • Managed Concur upgrade and consulting resources
    • Led Six Sigma PIP’s on DBA OT costs and interface run times, and implemented solutions
    • As Conversions Team Lead, managed team of six ABAP programmers in all project phases to migrate data for 30,000 employees in more than 20 countries
    • Managed on-time delivery and issue resolution to project management
    • Established, documented and implemented SAP archiving strategy·
    • As Systems Analyst, led SAP Time Management and FI/CO configuration.
    • Responsible for all FI/CO system design, configuration and Business Process Procedures

Skills

  • PROJECT Management
  • SAP PAYROLL
  • SAP HR / SUCCESSFACTORS
  • ACCOUNTING
  • SAP FI/CO
  • sap / concur expense mgmt

SIX SIGMA

Six Sigma Green Belt - Led 2 PIP's

EDUCATION

  • Masters Degree - Accounting
    Golden gate University
  • Masters Degree - Library & Info Studies
    University of california, berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
    University of california, DAVIS

EXPERIENCE

  • SAP / SuccessFactors
    10+ Full life cycle implementations
  • Accounting
    Passed cpa exam, CALIFORNIA
  • Payroll
    team lead for US and LARGE global projects

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • CENTRAL FINANCE
    sap cENTRAL FINANCE IN S/4 HANA - 2017
  • HANA
    sap bUSINESS SUITE TO S/4 HANA DELTA - 2017
  • EMPLOYEE CENTRAL
    SUCCESSFACTORS ec aCADEMY - 2017
  • PAYROLL CONTROL CENTER
    sap pAYROLL CONTROL CENTER - 2017