Learning and Applying Knowledge

In 2008, organizations all over Brazil were hiring consulting companies to implement a new tax regulation in their enterprise systems. The new legal requirement was called Electronic Nota Fiscal (NFe), and it was based on the request for approval of government agencies of every operation that would involve movements of goods, via a electronic file.

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Electronic nota fiscal (XML file)

The company I was working for provided me with a two-day training session outlining the new tax regulation and how to configure it in SAP. A month later, my company assigned me to a multinational client to implement the NFe. The project team was composed of 8 consultants in Brazil working face-to-face with the client tax team in Brazil, and the client IT team in Europe.

During my time on the project, I was learning on-the-job and managing legal changes that came up. I was able to collaborate with my co-workers to deliver the project on time, before the legal deadline and with no impact on  normal operations within the company.

Pleased with the quality of the delivery the client offered  a new contract to the company that I was working for, with. the proviso that a colleague and I work on the second project, to implement NFe to a new branch.

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Template of NFe printable document

For this second project, the client’s management and development teams of were based in Singapore. My colleague and I travelled there in order to provide information about the NFe process.  I spent three weeks in Singapore providing workshops and collecting technical requirements for the new process design. On my return, I continued working from Brazil, where I completed the second project with success.

Because of the good results, the client requested that I continue to work for them to provide solutions for other processes related to tax on sales and purchasing.