Peter Harle-Cowan

Peter Harle-Cowan

Functional Lead, Intertek Group

Ilford, United Kingdom

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His background

  • Today
    2016
    February 2015

    Functional Lead

    +10,000 employees

    I am providing Consultancy Software Services. This includes the Design, Development and Delivery of Services in line with the overall Project specifications.
    The Services include the following tasks:-
     Gathering and collating business requirements
     Analysis
    Design and Specification including
    Enhanced Workflows, Improved Reconciliation Workbench, Mobile
    Apps, Chartfield Level Security, Implement eBill Payment
     Documentation
     Implementation and functional and system testing
     Problem investigation and resolution (bug fixing)
     Support during initial deployment
  • Today
    2016
    2004

    Director

    Lumar Ltd

    I am working as a management, business and technology consultant in the areas of Corporate Finance and Financial Management of International Business.
    With the mix of my MBA, Functional and Project Management skills, I am particularly adept at delivering difficult projects on time and on budget. I have excellent communications skills both internally, across all levels of the organisation and externally with vendors, implementation partners and 3rd party consultants. I also have comprehensive experience in leading both multinational and multilocation teams.
  • Today
    2015
    2014

    Consultant

    5001-10,000 employees

    I was working across all levels of the business to review the existing ERP implementation and to propose improvements to the business process and configuration, both for more immediate adoption as well as any areas for longer-term consideration. This includes writing business cases for change, to align system configuration with business process and move to “vanilla” configuration wherever possible.
    The key deliverable was to advise and provide targeted ways to improve the system adoption rates across the group
  • Today
    2014
    2013

    Consultant / Systems Architect

    +10,000 employees

    I worked as a System Architect for Oracle to ensure that the core properties of the system were delivered to maximise the efficiency and meet the long term goals of the client organisation. End user client have included UNHCR as well as the Belgian Ministry of Justice. A key issue for both these clients was the upstream and down stream integration so that process delivery could be implemented and tested from start to finish.
  • Today
    2013
    2012

    Incident and Quality Review Manager

    Tier 1 Systems Integrator

    Reporting to the head of compliance, my role is to lead a small specialist team providing internal Audit, Project Quality Review and Project Incident review services
    Project review and Audit ensuring compliance across, best practice, internal methodology and client contract
    End-to end analysis of unidentified breakdowns in the life-cycle of customer service events.
    Provide detailed research that identifies the process breaks and assigns responsibility to the appropriate resource for resolution.
    Provide thought leadership, team facilitation, and strong execution of cross-functional resolutions to customer related process breakdowns.
    Subject matter expertise for end-to-end business knowledge (who to engage for what type of issue).
    Identify and propose process improvements.
    Review Incident Review’s to validate whether scope meets program guidelines.
    Root Cause Analysis
    Provide statistical reporting of Incident Review data by issue and or issue owner.
  • Today
    September 2012
    2010

    Accenture Service Delivery Manager

    1001-5000 employees

    I am responsible for the management of a global Accenture team providing a premium support and development service to AON across multiple PeopleSoft applications using multiple instances and versions.
    Projects include OTC time and billing, Transition to a single global instance as well as major acquisition integration and roll out
    Utilization of the services of both client and external 3rd party personnel, and delegation of tasks and activities requiring completion in accordance with agreed project plans.
  • Today
    2009

    Consultant

    FedEx Europe

    I was responsible for the support, maintenance and development activities for the EMEA (inc India) SSO (Shared Services Organisation) and operating businesses, mainly for the modules Accounts Payable (AP), Purchasing (PO), Asset Management (AM) and General Ledger (GL) including VAT. This project includes the upgrade of these core modules, move to a global ERP instance and the transition of system, process and personnel to SSC. This also encompassed the global implementation of a Document Image Management (DIM) and associated workflow approval system (Opentext).
  • Today
    2008
    2007

    Client Side Project Manager

    +10,000 employees

    I was responsible for the set up of the EMEA Finance Centre (Shared Services Centre / Organisation / SSC) in Warsaw, Poland and directly responsible for a budget of $9m as part of this $21m Programme. The objective of this new centralised operation was to provide a number of benefits to the business, including: Scalability and flexibility to support future business growth, Speedy and seamless integration of acquired businesses, Capacity for easy entry into new countries, Delivery of 'smart' solutions (e.g. electronic expense processing), Greater flexibility and operational efficiencies.
  • Today
    2007
    2006

    International Programme Manager

    +10,000 employees

    I was working as the International Programme Manager (Global outside USA), managing multiple International Projects with an overall labour budget of $9m and total team of 75 People using a mixture of internal and outsourced resources. The overall objective of the programme was to move to the minimum number of web based systems required for the business.
  • Today
    2006
    2005

    Group Financial Process Improvement (FPI) Manager

    The Economist Group

    The role of Group FPI manager included project managing key finance process improvement projects on a global basis, provision of support to the shared service centre finance as well as business teams worldwide and maintenance of other finance systems and procedures. I had additional specific responsibility for setting up a new GL structure to meet local and UK GAAP as well as IFRS.
  • Full-Time MBA

    MBA (Information Technology & Management)

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His skills

  • Client development
  • Tax
  • Systems Implementation
  • Staff management
  • Shared Services
  • Relationship management
  • Relationship
  • PROJECT DELIVERY
  • Process improvement
  • Process
  • Problem analysis
  • Planning
  • Organisation
  • Microsoft Project
  • Management
  • Finance Management
  • Finance
  • Team working

His hobbies

Travel Photography Scuba Diving and reading

His keywords

Project DeliveryPlanningProblem AnalysisClient DevelopmentOrganisationStaff ManagementTeam WorkingRelationship ManagementSystems ImplementationFinance ManagementProcess ImprovementMulti-National GAAPShared ServicesIndirect Tax

About him

With the mix of my MBA, Functional and Project Management skills, I am particularly adept at delivering difficult projects on time and on budget. I have excellent communications skills both internally, across all levels of the organisation and externally with vendors, implementation partners and 3rd party consultants. I also have comprehensive experience in leading both multinational and multilocation teams.

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