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Lead Sap Fico Functional Consultant Resume

MI

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

  • Over 15 years of experience as SAP FICO consultant involved in multiple end to end implementation projects.
  • Extensively involved in implementation of ASAP methodology on all stages of project including business process analysis, AS - IS to TO-BE designing, GAP analysis, Realization, Go-Live, post production support, user training and documentation.
  • Experience with 5 full end to end implementation of SAP FICO from requirement gathering to post-production support and involved in One Simple Finance migration project from requirement gathering to solution testing phase.
  • Cross functional knowledge of overall business processes in Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Telecom, Retail and Oil, Gas companies and International organizations.
  • Involved in SAP S4 HANA migration project using the SLT and BODS migration methodologies.
  • Strong expertise in financial accounting in configuring and testing Accounts Payable (FI-AP), Accounts Receivable (FI-AR), General Ledger (FI-GL), New GL, and Asset Accounting (FI-AA).
  • Experience in FI integration with CO, SD and MM modules (Procurement, Sales, Billing, and Inventory)
  • Experience in End to end integration testing with business teams.
  • Expertise in Controlling (SAP-CO) that included CO - Cost Center Accounting, CO - Profit Center Accounting, CO - Profitability Analysis, CO - Product Costing and Internal Orders
  • Extensively worked on DATA migration & validation of SAP FICO objects.
  • Understanding and the monitoring of cash flow under the Financial Supply Chain Management (FSCM) comparing the incoming cash to outgoing cash.
  • Having experience using the SAP Charm process for transport management.
  • Involved in Maintaining the process flows and documentation in Solution manager.
  • Experience in ASAP Implementation and communicating with the ABAP programmers for technical specifications.
  • Extensive experience on global roll-outs
  • Experience in different testing phases like Application Testing, Integration testing and User Acceptance testing.
  • Experience with client presentations, assessments, conducting business process workshops and good at communication and team building skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Techno Functional Skills: Proven technical expertise in SAP-ABAP, ALE, IDOC s, EDI, SAP Net weaver, SAP PI, Enterprise Portal, Web Dynpro, Adobe Forms, HCM process and Forms, Work flows and Object oriented programming with different modules like SFIN, FI/CO, SD, MM, QM, PM, PP, PS, HR, CRM and SRM.

Reporting:: Report Painter, Report Writer, Test manager, Solution Manager.

Batch Jobs: Using the batch jobs for scheduling the programs at specific timings, monitoring the batch jobs and identifying reason for failure of batch jobs.

Interfaces: Involved in the design and implementation of PO, Non PO invoice and Bank interfaces between SAP and Non SAP systems.

Tools: MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint Presentation and Visio.

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, MI

Lead SAP FICO Functional Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0, EHP7, S4 HANA.

Responsibilities:

  • Working as a Lead consultant for SAP FICO modules (AP, AR, GL, AA, IMPS and FSCM) for the entire Confidential Organization which includes North America and Confidential International regions.
  • Involved in SAP Simple finance migration project preparation and designed the migration process using SAP SLT and BODS migration methodologies.
  • Involved in design and development of the critical SFIN HANA reports like PO Usage by vendor by using Data modeling.
  • Lead complex business requirement discussions. Gather, evaluate and document business needs and requirements and translate these into functional specifications.
  • Managed wave1 and wave 2 implementation projects successfully and Provided solution integration advice and guidance.
  • Work with other functional teams to ensure components work together to meet the operational, integration, and quality and performance goals of the solution.
  • Lead overall issue resolution in Finance to Manage including performing diagnostics, resolving technical integration and performance issues coordinating integration between all streams and Modules
  • Documentation of all relevant integration points•
  • Liaising between streams and modules to ensure integration and communication issue is resolved project team.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in implementing and assisting in the development of final client deliverables
  • Worked with Business team in gathering requirements and prepared Blue Prints for as-is and to-be processes. Performed Gap Analysis to design to-be system.
  • Involved in preparing design documents, process flows. Prepare functional, technical specifications for 50+ PO and NON PO based invoice interfaces for the entire Accounts Payable and Account Receivable modules over the period of 2 years.
  • Involved in Design, testing and implementation of the new transaction code for Manual Invoice posting with dynamic selection of Work Flow approvers up on the invoice amount, trigger the work flow to the respective approvers.
  • Worked on design, testing and implementation of the bank Interfaces for US, Canada and Mexico which includes ACH, Wire and Check payment information to JPM US, RBC and JPM Mexico.
  • Involved in Design and testing of the inbound interfaces related to payment acknowledgments and cleared check files from US, CANADA and Mexico banks.
  • Worked on the design and testing of the automatic EDI 824 invoice status feedback process for the invoices received form the EDI suppliers.
  • Involved in design and testing of the Confidential process for Mexico PO based invoices.
  • Worked on the design of the Automatic Accrual of Invoices in Error for PO based invoices, accrue the liability as part of the period end processing.
  • Worked on the designing of the Work flow objects like trigger the work flow for the NON PO invoices posting via interfaces by using the UDA approver tables to determine the approvers .
  • Involved in integration testing of the GR/IR account clearing process and resolved issues during the testing.
  • Involved in testing of the invoice taxes posted using vertex tax calculation process in SAP.
  • Configured areas of AP, House Banks and Automatic Payment program (APP). Involved in optimizing bank details for wire payments, check lots, void reason codes and clearing inter-company vendor/customer open items.
  • Worked on integration of FI with MM module.
  • Responsible for implementing Global FSCM Design Solution: Implemented FSCM Collections Management to replace Get Paid, FSCM Credit Management with Credit Agency Interface and FSCM Dispute Management with multiple process flow.
  • Involved in implementing the Asset impairment and month end issues in asset accounting.
  • Configured FI-MM account determination - assigning valuation areas to valuation grouping codes, defining valuation classes, account grouping and account determination.
  • Review and approve enhancement estimates, design documents, testing documents and deployment documents in IBM SeRV Clear Quest application.
  • Responsible for SOX compliance of all SAP Modules and provide quarterly/half-yearly/yearly SOX reports to auditors.
  • End to end integration testing and problem solving with business teams that includes, Processing XML messages from Partner systems through an external gateway called "XML Appliance".
  • Involved in the team of Unit and integration testing. Developed end user training manuals and provided end user training on business processes in SAP. Created authorization profiles for end-users

Confidential, MI

Sr. FI/CO Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.6 C, ECC6.0, FI/CO, SD, MM, PS.

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with business subject matter experts and leaders to define and improve business processes.
  • Maintains awareness of SAP process strengths, supported best practices and development release schedule to assist in defining future direction.
  • Responsible to drive changes and enhancements through the change management process, including project management, communication with stakeholders, users and developers, performing functional unit tests, coordinating user acceptance testing, cutover tasks and ongoing support.
  • Worked as a functional consultant (SME) for AP, AR, New GL, Asset accounting and Project systems, Responsible for resolving the day to day production issues.
  • Designed and Configured the Vendor Master Data, Vendor Group, Vendor Field Status, Vendor and Customer Master Data and Risk Categories.
  • Coordinate on-site and offshore support resources to resolve production issues as per agreed SLA and deliver enhancements as per agreed delivery dates.
  • Manage break-fix ticket requests, allocate issues to team members and resole high priority issues as when needed.
  • Involved in gathering business requirement documents, convert them into functional design document and technical design documents.
  • Interact with Business Users and Project Managers to support the efforts to track, analyze and resolve production, maintenance issues and customer inquiries.
  • Monitor batch jobs which include inbound invoice interfaces, Daily Payment process, Bank interfaces, treasury and ESSBASE interfaces. Work with respective Business groups in case of any failures and recover the jobs.
  • Responsible for configuration of G/L Master records, document number ranges, posting period variants, tolerance groups, reversal of documents, opening and closing of posting periods, field status groups, document types, posting keys etc.
  • Configured A/R including creation of customer account groups, number ranges for A/R, tolerance groups, credit control area, customer credit limits, credit limit groups etc.
  • Maintained Lockbox configuration with BAI2 format, cash management and planning levels in treasury and worked on Electronic bank statements (EBS).
  • Activated Costing Based Profitability Analysis. Created Profitability reports with Report Painter.
  • Creation of costing variants, Creation of Material Master data, application of cost sheet layout settings and activity price costing. Generated Standard Product Costing and Actual Product Costing for the entire product range.
  • In Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) configured Costing based CO-PA. Created characteristics and value fields, used various derivation techniques and rules, configured valuation using product costing and Material Ledger. Defined various Profitability reports.
  • Defined Internal Orders I/O, Order types, Planning Profile, Budget Profile and Settlement Profile
  • Worked on mass data migration projects using the tools like LSMW, BOVA, and BDC programs.
  • Involved in design
  • Worked with AUTOSYS Job scheduler for scheduling all SAP jobs and involved in writing UNIX Scripts to FTP files from Sap Server to third party Servers.
  • Generated reports using Report Painter and Report Writer. Performed Documentation for end users and provided end user training.
  • Have complete understanding of US GAAP, FASB and IAS accounting standards.
  • Developed unit and integration test plans and prepared test scripts.

Confidential, Wilmington, DE

SAP FI/CO Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.6C, SD, MM, PP, QM, FI/CO.

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in requirement gathering of existing business practices and documenting as-Is business processes accordingly. Developed detailed To-Be model based on future corporate and operational strategies, corporate vision and new business challenges.
  • Involved in the realization and final preparation for go-live phases of the project.
  • Maintained Separate ledgers for Legal and Group Reporting Process to map the different account rules and closing Process.
  • Creation of costing variants, Creation of Material Master data, application of cost sheet layout settings and activity price costing. Generated Standard Product Costing and Actual Product Costing for the entire product range.
  • Responsible for business process analysis, prototyping, and configuration of GL, AR, AP modules. Responsible for standardizing and organizing the reporting structure which included development of reports using report writer and report painter.
  • Defined, configured and tested Account Keys, Account assignment groups, customer master groups, and number ranges, and field status in GL and AR modules, and worked on revenue account determination.
  • Defined and configured Dunning process which included creation of dunning proposals to creating dunning notices, Interest calculation - open items/balance outstanding, correspondence and account statement process and financial statement versions.
  • Developed the CO reports according to their global format. Completed the Global Travel Report Interface through BAPI.
  • In Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) configured Costing based CO-PA. Created characteristics and value fields, used various derivation techniques and rules, configured valuation using product costing and Material Ledger. Defined various Profitability reports including Client Monthly reporting to head office.
  • Helped end users in month end closing operations involving overhead calculation, variance calculation, Result Analysis settlements and activity price calculations.
  • Created planning layouts for cost element planning and statistical key figure planning.
  • Configured Key Figure Schema for COPA reports.
  • Set status profile for order type, maintained settlement rules, internal order planning, and budget profile and also set up tolerances for budget cost.
  • Designed a process optimization concept by analyzing data and information flow, organizational structure and management information reporting.
  • Defined periodic and multiple material valuation, multilevel actual costing in Material Ledger, also defined types of costing results for material cost estimates.
  • Designed and configured Material Valuation in Material Ledger based on standard prices and moving average prices including distribution of price differences between raw materials and finished goods inventory.
  • Applied underlying concepts in MM such as purchase requisition, purchase orders, goods receipt, material valuation and movement types etc.
  • Participated in User, Integration and User Acceptance Testing.

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the business requirements and convert them into functional design documents.
  • Worked on design, development of interfaces between Legacy system and SAP.
  • A thorough study of Activity flow & AS IS documentation and resultant BPR studies documented for TO BE blue prints.
  • Configuring FI/CO covering GL, A/R, A/P including company code settings, documents (FI & CO), number ranges, chart of accounts, GL master data, field status group, fiscal year variant, posting period variant, special purpose ledger setup.
  • Mapped existing report package to the delivered SAP reports for FI and CO modules.
  • Maintained the basic setting, created hierarchy, dummy profit centers, Profit center master data, profit center groups, Profit center assignment (material, GL accounts).
  • Set status profile for order type, maintained settlement rules, internal order planning, and budget profile and also set up tolerances for budget cost.
  • Guide and support prototype testing of various data transfer mechanisms between SAP and Legacy systems.
  • Used LSMW to load Cost center, Profit Center, Customer, Vendor Master Data.
  • Plan and execute financial Year end, Quarter end and Month end closing IT activities.
  • Provided end-user training, prepared documentation for the end users.
  • Participated in unit testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing.

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Environment: SAP R/3 4.7E, Windows NT, SD, FI/CO.

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the project preparation and building the team in Onsite as well as in offshore.
  • Designed, created and executed Unit test scripts and integration test scripts at every stage of the project. Coordinated with Users during User acceptance testing and resolved issues during UAT.
  • Created Operating concern to default revenue to the CO-PA.
  • Created Primary and Secondary Cost Elements, Cost Element Groups, maintained Cost Element Attributes, Costing Sheet etc. In Cost Center Accounting created cost centers, activity types, statistical key figures, Cost Center Standard Hierarchy, cost center categories, document numbers, maintained default account assignments and automatic account assignments, validations and substitutions, overhead structure for accrual costs, distribution and assessment.
  • In cost center planning developed planning area, planning layout and planner profile.
  • In Profit Center Accounting maintained the master data, standard hierarchy, substitutions, and assignments.
  • Configured Profit Center Accounting planning included defining versions, planning layout, planning profile, plan allocations.

Confidential

SAP Lead consultant

Environment: SAP R/3 Ver 06Project Description

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in SAP conversion project to convert all the SAP Scripts/Smart forms into PDF forms for entire finance module and led the team of 16.

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Environment: SAP R/3 Ver 4.6c, SD, MM, PP, FI/CO.

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the realization and final preparation for go-live phases of the project.
  • Configured the settings for Company code, Fiscal year variant, Field status variant, Chart of accounts, posting period variant, created and assigned document number ranges, defined Tolerance groups for employees etc.
  • Configured the Account groups and retained earning accounts to create GL Master.
  • Configured the Screen layout rules, automatic account assignments, financial statement version.
  • Involved in SD and MM integration in Account Receivable and Accounts Payable modules.
  • Configured auto GL Account for GR/IR account at the time of goods receipt.
  • Maintained Exchange rates, Translation ratios, open item foreign currency valuation and valuate foreign currency balance of GL accounts at a given key date
  • Configured House Banks and Automatic Payment Program.
  • Assigned Layout and print program to the payment method in FBZP configuration to print the checks directly in SAP.
  • Worked on design development of interfaces and ALV reports
  • Designed, created and executed Unit test scripts and integration test scripts at every stage of the project. Coordinated with Users during User acceptance testing and resolved issues during UAT.

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