The authors of »Central Finance and SAP S/4HANA«

Carsten Hilker

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Carsten Hilker is a global solution owner for Central Finance. He is the host of the annual SAP Financial Excellence Forum, an event for SAP customers to network and interact with domain experts and thought leaders in finance and management accounting. Carsten has been working in the field of financial and management accounting for more than 20 years in various roles including development, consulting, and product management. His past and current professional affiliations include ASUG, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Consortium for Advanced Management International (CAM-I), the Resource Consumption Accounting Institute (RCA-I), Society of Cost Management (SCM), and the International Controller Association (ICV).

Javaid Awan

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Javaid Awan is the global solution owner for Central Finance and machine learning for finance and is a qualified accountant with 25 years hands-on experience in software applications. He has held roles as a member of IT leadership teams, CIO, transformation director, DevOps director, chief architect, and head of shared services, and he has led large-scale delivery for major transformations globally. Javaid has worked in finance, treasury, sales, HR, procurement, supply chain, and analytics in the consumer goods, life sciences, oil and gas, telecoms, media, manufacturing, and public sector industries.

David Dixon

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David Dixon is a partner at TruQua Enterprises and a featured speaker worldwide at SAPinsider conferences. He co-authored the book Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse with Bill Inmon, and has written white papers on business intelligence and enterprise performance management. David started his career in 1995 as a FI-CO consultant with SAP specializing in financial consolidations, product costing, and profitability analysis with particular expertise in ERP information systems and tools. David is not only an executive and practicing consultant, but also a hands-on developer with skills that span functional and technical domains. He has worked with SAP's development team in Walldorf and Palo Alto in support of applications and initiatives in the SAP S/4HANA, EPM, and BI spaces.

Marc Six

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Marc Six is a principal consultant and the SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance practice lead at TruQua Enterprises. Marc started his SAP career in the SAP MaxAttention Center of Excellence on the financials team where, among other things, he worked alongside SAP's top clients and SAP Development teams in some of the earliest adoption projects of SAP Simple Finance, Central Finance, and ultimately SAP S/4HANA. Marc also has experience as a senior consultant in the enterprise solutions SAP practice at KPMG. His experience spans from process optimization and design to implementation strategy and delivery.
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    Introducing SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Advanced Financial Closing (AFC)

    Maximilian Köbler, Howard A. La Kier, Shiv Prabakar, Marc Six

    97 pages

    Move over SAP Financial Closing cockpit—SAP S/4HANA Cloud for advanced financial closing (AFC) is here! Whether you’re working with on-premise SAP S/4HANA or SAP S/4HANA Cloud, see how this new solution helps you close your books. Take a first look More about the book



    • Discover the new closing hub for cloud and on-premise SAP S/4HANA
    • Walk through entity close: design, execution, and reporting
    • Review your closing process with reports and dashboards