Diana Costan, Finance Manager Office Depot Cluj, Romenië
We received last week in our office the visit of Michel Raeven – from Venlo. We were pleasantly surprised by the IT-accountant combination which Michel has to offer.
Shortly, by using macros, he helped us on the following specific tasks:
- for UK GL team – automatic ICO invoicing using a macro meant to cut down the time spent on the inter-company tasks, including month end reconciliation; currently, this process would take up to three days, while using the macro the time reduces to 3-4 hours.
- booking the salary accounting entry – preparation used to last 2 hours every month – now it takes 1 minute (it generates automatically);
- preparation of the statutory trail balance, purchase/sales journals from txt file (as they are generated by JDE) to excel – used to last from 5-15 minutes to several minutes every time, while now it takes few seconds;
- supplier account breakdown – we used to do this manually – now it will be automated.
He showed us how to prepare macros for all txt files generated from JDE to excel – and we will create & implement them, as it has a signification time reduction effect.
We hope to “use” him more in the future, as the combination of understating the accounting processes, together with IT skills helps us a lot in process improvement.
I wanted to send you our feedback about Michel, because we believe he could be used at a larger scale. At least for us, it made a difference.