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Sr. Sap Fico Consultant Resume

Kansas City, KS

SUMMARY:

  • Over 9 years of SAP experience as a Functional Consultant in various Functional areas like FICO, PTP, OTC, MDG Modules in Various Phases of the project - Implementation, Realization, /Configuration, Customization, Integration, Testing, Go-Live & Support with 2 Full Life Cycle Implementations.
  • Extensive knowledge of business process mapping and re-engineering techniques, "AS IS" v. "TO BE" FIT-GAP analysis, Blueprint, Design, Implementation, Post-Implementation, and Go-Live / Post Go-Live end-user support
  • In depth knowledge on implementation & configuration of FICO sub-modules - AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Internal Orders, Bank Accounting, PCA, CCA, CO-PA and other Controlling components.
  • Preparation of Functional Design and Technical Design documents for Data Migration to SAP ECC and HANA.
  • Used Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) for data Upload for Various SAP Projects.
  • Have Good Knowledge on designing, customizing and documenting RICEFW objects and Test Plans in SAP.
  • In Depth knowledge on General Ledger - Special Purpose Ledgers, Document Splitting, Financial Statement Versions, Chart of Accounts, Account Groups, Automatic Clearing Program, Posting Keys, Document Types, Posting Periods, Fiscal Year Variants, Variant Principles, Field Status Groups.
  • In Depth Knowledge on Accounts Payable - Vendor Master, Payment Run, Vendor Account Groups, Payment Terms, Payment Methods, Vendor Tolerance Groups, Number Ranges.
  • In Depth Knowledge on Accounts Receivable - Customer Master, Dunning, Customer Account Groups, Customer Tolerance Groups, Number Ranges.
  • Fixed Assets - Asset Master, Asset Classes, Depreciation Methods, Depreciations Keys, Depreciation Run, Asset Purchase, Asset Transfer, Asset under Construction, Revaluation, Retirement, Scrapping.
  • Expertise in Controlling consists of Cost Element Accounting (CEA), Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Profit Center Accounting (PCA), Profitability Analysis (PA), Product Costing and Internal Order (IO) along with maintaining Distribution and Assessment cycles for settlement runs
  • Conversant with US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).
  • Trained end users in configuration and post implementation production support and documentation.
  • Expert in the customization of customer master data, material master data, and data sharing among sales organizations.
  • Good Knowledge of SAP Interfaces with third party systems in Finance.
  • Experience in coordinating global implementations from scope study, Go-Live to Post-Go-Live support.
  • A good team player with excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills with a desire to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Extensive working experience across various industries like Telecommunication, Consumer Goods, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food Supply Chain.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

ERP Applications: SAP R/3 4.7, ECC 5.0, 6.0, FI/CO, New G/L, New AA, COPA, Bank, MM, SD. FSCM.

SAP Tools: Report Painter, Report Writer, Solution Manager.

Languages: C/C++, SQL, SQL Report Writer, HTML.

Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/XP, MAC OS X Tiger/Leopard.

Web Technologies: HTML, XML, Adobe Photoshop, Flash, and Microsoft Front Page

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Kansas City, KS

Sr. SAP FICO CONSULTANT

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0 (Full Life Cycle Implementation)

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in gathering information on three company locations on current company's legacy systems, business processes and activities; analysed business requirements, determining organizational structure, classifying business units/locations, determining company codes, and profitability centers (AS IS-TO BE).
  • Performed GAP analysis; actively participated in blueprinting phase (ASAP Methodology).
  • Configured and Customized FICO modules including AP, AR, CEA, CCA, PCA and CO-PA
  • Maintained Configuration necessary for creating and processing standard orders- Year Dependent Fiscal Year Variants, Revenue Accounts.
  • Maintained cost centers and profit centers according to the person responsible for different time periods.
  • Creation of costing variants, valuation variants, costing sheets and costing types and defined posting rules to FI-structure and created settlement profiles and Configured for product costing with quantity structure for standard cost estimate.
  • Configured various components in the SAP FI/CO like Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounts Payable (AP) and General Ledger Accounts, mainly differentiated between one time vendors and regular vendors in manufacturing sector.
  • Defined and Configured Vendor/Customer master data and account groups.
  • Configured the Automatic payment program for Intercompany automatic account posting, running program for Check management, open item clearing and down payments.
  • Created custom forms for generating trail balances and worked on assigning newly created G/L accounts to forms.
  • Configured Cash journals and special GL transactions and configured New G/L for document splitting and provide Document simulation facility rather than waiting for period end process.
  • Used COPA to report profitability driven by characteristics like customer, product and market for a clearer picture of the company's profitability. Created CO-PA forms and Report Line Structures.
  • Integrated Cost Object Controlling (CO-PC-OBJ) component in the SAP System, for planned budget using various costing methods, Cost Split, Cost and Valuation Variants in Product Cost Planning (CO-PC-PCP).
  • Releasing Production Orders, Confirming Operations, Simultaneous Costing, final Costing, Price Transfer / Update, Confirmation/ Settlement, and Period-End closing.
  • Calculated Overheads, Work in Process (WIP), variances and settlement. Cost Component Layout with multiple cost component views, additive cost, special procurements and releasing of the new cost estimate.
  • Conducted training sessions in the FICO area and covered integration of FI with other modules in the design/support development after Go-Live.
  • Preparing Business Process Descriptions (BPD), designing Solution Papers for the system and configuring the system for FICO.
  • Involved in configuring field status groups, posting keys, inter-company postings, financial statement version, field status variants, validation/substitution, document types, Open and Close Posting Periods and carried out Mass change in G/L, AP and AR.
  • Worked with all the A/P and A/R payments in the FI area including the F110 payment program and lockbox.
  • Worked on Customer Master, House Banks, Payment Programs, Electronic Bank Statements and Lock Box and had successfully configured Clearing to clearing open items in GL/AR/AP Modules.
  • Worked on configuration areas of Bank Accounts, House Banks, defined Posting Rules and keys for check deposit, configured variants for Manual Bank Statement.
  • Configured Cost Center Accounting (CCA), maintained standard hierarchy, created cost centers, primary cost element categories, secondary cost element categories, automatic cost element creation, manual cost element creation, activated reconciliation ledger.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

SAP FICO FUNCTIONAL CONSULTANT

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0 ( Production Support and Projects)

Responsibilities:

  • Part of Global Financial Services Chart of Accounts Project, it has to now start using Corporate Chart of Accounts, so as a part of this project it was required to map existing G/L Accounts to Corporate Chart of Accounts.
  • Created Function Design Documents for the RICEF Objects after analysing what needs to be carried over to the existing system and what new objects need to be created.
  • Designed highly analytical product cost reports using Cost Object Controlling and Material ledger cubes.
  • Configured, implemented Material Ledger, Trained end users in Material Ledger Processes, worked with ABAP and BI Technical team to prepare Functional Specifications, build, test and implement reports.
  • Configured and Customized CO - General Controlling, Cost and Revenue Element Accounting, Overhead Cost Controlling, Cost Center Accounting; and Internal Orders
  • In Internal Orders setup status profile for order type, maintained settlement rules, internal order planning, and budget profile and also set up tolerances for budget cost. Configured settlements distribution cycles for actual cost distribution
  • Managed product costing (Make-to-order and Make-to-shock) configuration, ML configuration, Planning, Cost object controlling, custom setting in OBYC.
  • Production support (financial and operational processes for the recording of all customer transactions: revenue, tax and accounts receivable)
  • Maintained House banks with multiple bank accounts and alternate bank selections for payments. Assisted Treasury in configuration/testing Lockbox (BAI2, MT940 formats)
  • Defined and implemented void reason codes. Configured the automatic payment program, which was designed to enable processing of wire, ACH, check and lockbox payments.
  • Integrated FICO with MM and SD for inventory valuation, movement types, damaged stocks and functions (GR/IR Invoice Verification, order management, pricing, delivery, billing, etc.)
  • Defined the LSMW object for uploading AR/AP master data. Restructured vendor and customer master records including vendor payment terms, payment blocks, and reason codes for payment differences. Configured account determinations for write offs and partial payments.
  • Worked on integration of FICO modules with MM/SD/HR/PM/PS and changes in automatic account assignment for material movement for price differences, account and tax determination for FI-SD postings.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

SAP FICO CONSULTANT

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • An American multinational telecommunications corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The largest provider both of mobile telephony and of fixed telephony in the United States with over 107.9 million mobile customers.
  • Senior member of the Implementation team for AP / AR and FSCM
  • Production support (financial and operational processes for the recording of all customer transactions: revenue, tax and accounts receivable)
  • Setup of New Financial Statement versions i.e. balance sheet, cash flow, income statement and multiple currencies.
  • Involved in production support for New GL, AP, AR, Fixed assets CCA, Cost elements etc.
  • Assisted stakeholders in the development, implementation, and adherence of systems development methodologies within projects.
  • Responsible for the Blue Printing Phase involving detailed discussions on the current business processes, mapping of the business requirements to SAP, identifying the gaps and recommending suitable workarounds/solutions.
  • Liaised with management/users to troubleshoot and resolve system application problems.
  • Collaborated with other consultants (internal & external) and stakeholders to implement functional changes.
  • Helped/Monitored on cut-over activities in preparation for go-live.
  • Provided support/training to core users during implementation and post implementation.
  • Configured G/L area settings (concerning G/L Master Data, cross-company code transactions, open-item clearing)
  • Maintained House banks with multiple bank accounts and alternate bank selections for payments. Assisted Treasury in configuration/testing Lockbox. Configured EBS to handle negative values, credit memos, remittance advice and customer-specific Credit Limits
  • Defined and implemented void reason codes. Configured the automatic payment program, which was designed to enable processing of wire, ACH, check and lockbox payments
  • Integrated FICO with MM and SD for inventory valuation, movement types, damaged stocks and functions (GR/IR Invoice Verification, order management, pricing, delivery, billing, etc.)
  • Defined the LSMW object for uploading AR/AP master data. Restructured vendor and customer master records. Defined customer and vendor payment terms, payment blocks, and reason codes for payment differences. Configured account determinations for write-offs and partial payments. Created AP custom reports for month-end closings
  • Implemented enhancements in credits, collections, and disputes; customized ABAP Object Classes to implement customer-specific functions. Designed business partner setup, created customer data for account groups. Defined auto-assigned credit/ collection roles to each business partner

SAP FICO FUNCTIONAL CONSULTANT

Confidential, Deerfield, IL

Environment: SAPECC 6.0, EHP 4

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated in designing the Business Blue print workshops for understanding client requirements.
  • Studied the business scenario in the Q/A database and generated the issue log to track issues in respective areas
  • Involved in Preparation of business blue print . The task involved identification of data conversions and interfaces needed for the data conversions.
  • Collaborated in working with the key users in the documentation of “As-is process ”. And Performed data validation and account determination for mapping of the processes on to the SAP R/3 system.
  • Performed the Gap analysis with realization of open issues and design of best fit functionalities, and Educated the client on FI and CO Master and transaction data information with Intercompany processing details.
  • Implementation and maintenance of FI-AR, FI-AP master data of customers and vendors with open item processing.
  • Designed, configuration and implementation of all CO sub-modules - CO-PC, CO-IO, CO-CCA, Profitability Analysis, Product Costin g.
  • Conversion of year dependent periods to normal calendar month periods. I was involved in Period end and Year end closing activities. Assist in month-end closing process. Work with various departments to identify assets to be capitalized, retired or have their lives accelerated or decelerated. Perform depreciation function on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly & quarterly general ledger account reconciliations. Prepare schedules and provide support to our external auditors.
  • Preparation of LSMW data upload templates, testing and performing data upload. GL balances both cumulative and line item balances including vendor, customer and asset master data were loaded via LSMW technique.

Confidential, Milpitas, CA

SAP FI/CO Functional Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0 (Full Life Cycle Implementation)

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the full life cycle implementation of ECC 6.0.
  • Participated in global blue printing sessions and created process maps
  • Wrote functional specification of Vendor Master Conversion, and Customer Master Conversion.
  • Worked extensively in New General Ledger configuration.
  • Configured for Document splitting, Classify G/L Accounts for Document Splitting and Define Splitting Rule
  • Classify Document Types for Document Splitting and Document Splitting Characteristics for General Ledger
  • Actively involved in importing data from old legacy system to newly implemented SAP system using LSMW.
  • Imported and processed Electronic bank statements (EBS) worked with BAI2 file formats.
  • Configured tax, used tax calculation procedure to handle the US sales and use tax calculations.
  • Worked on various types of taxation like multi-level taxes, HST, PST and GST.
  • Analysed and configured the fiscal year, posting periods, document types, number ranges, account groups, field status group, chart of accounts, company codes, & functional areas.
  • Configured terms of payment for cash discount and special transactions like down payment.
  • Configured House Banks, Bank Accounts, and interacted with clients to configure Vendor/Customer Account Groups.
  • Configured for the creation of A/R invoices and posting of manual incoming payments with differences. Process Payment advises to clear customer open items through automatic processing of BDC sessions.
  • Configured the Cash position, Liquidity forecast and Cash concentration functions, Electronic Bank Statement, Lock Box process, Cashed Checks and Check deposit functions.
  • Setup Bank Master Data, House banks, G/L accounts for each bank account and creating reconciliation accounts for vendors, customers and assets. Configured Lockbox statements with BAI2 formats.
  • Configured and Tested the Lockbox program for Accounts Receivable (AR) payments (BAI2 Format).
  • Involved in FI-SD integration: Worked with SD team to configure condition type, pricing procedure. Automatic account assignment of revenues through VKOA using Confidential -key ERL similarly COGS through OBYC using Confidential -key GBB.
  • Involved in FI-MM integration: Worked with MM team to configure movement type, material type, and valuation group. Automatic Account Determination of GR/IR through OBYC using Confidential -key WRX.
  • Involved in FI-HR integration: Worked with HR team to configure the employee details to reflect in the Cost center master data. Automatic employee Determination from PA20.
  • Month-end FI closing, Period closing and opening in FI. Adding/Deleting/Modifying Financial Statement versions in Running Clearing procedures for GR/IR, Handling Issues related to Parallel Currencies, Foreign currency translation, maintaining new exchange rate types.
  • Generated reports using Report Painter, Documentation for end users, end user training and User acceptance testing.

Confidential

SAP FICO Junior CONSULTANT

Environment: SAP R/3 4.7, ECC 5.0

Responsibilities:

  • Performed process requirements (OTC, PTP) and analysis workshops with clients to define business, process, functional requirements and data element requirements.
  • Conducted meetings with Users to gather requirements and to understand the Workflow of the as-Is System.
  • Worked through complex SAP process problems, documented the Business Process as Configured in SAP & Ensured proper Integration with other Modules.
  • Configured Cost Elements, Cost Objects, such as WBS Elements, Internal Orders, Cost Centers, and Profit Centers for New General Ledger
  • Worked closely with process teams in understanding the As-Is system and finalizing design of the To-Be system.
  • FI-AR: In Accounts Receivables configured Customer Master Data and customer groups. Configuration of terms of payment.
  • FI-AP: In Accounts Payable, created Vendor Master Data, configured vendor groups, vendor field status and assigned number ranges for vendor account groups.
  • Creating House banks, Bank Accounts, Cash Journal. Configured Special G/L transaction, such as down payment program to meet the customer requirement.
  • Trained users on using AP and AR screens and how to request support when needed. Responsible for Unit Test and Integration Test business scenario test cases in AP, AR, and AA.

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