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Senior Consultant - Finance And Controlling Resume

Indianapolis, IN

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • 10+ years of professional experience in customizing, configuring, Implementing and supporting SAP R/3 FICO, PS, TRM and BPC.
  • Hands on experience in customizing, configuring and implementing various SAP FI and CO
  • SAP Experience consists of Greenfield Implementations, Rollouts, upgrade projects, Transitions, shadow support, steady state, Global production support, Minor enhancements and Minor projects.
  • SAP Full life cycle Implementation experience consists - FICO & Integrated business process study, GAP Identification, Solution mapping, RICEF Identification, Preparation of Business Blueprint Document consists of AS-IS & TO-BE document, Configuration as per design document, Conducting & Supporting business users in FICO & Integration testing (following integration test-scripts and unit testing), cutover activities (legacy data loading & data reconciliation control activities).
  • General Ledger - GL Master, New GL, Special Purpose Ledgers, Document Splitting, Financial Statement Versions, Chart of Accounts, Period End Closing, Account Groups, Automatic Clearing Program, Posting Keys, Document Types, Posting Periods, Fiscal Year Variants, Accruals and Deferrals, Recurring Entries, Variant Principles, Field Status Groups, Account Groups.
  • Accounts Payable & AR - Vendor Master, Payment Run, Vendor Account Groups, Payment Terms, Payment Methods, Vendor Tolerance Groups and Number Ranges. Accounts Receivable - Customer Master, Dunning, Customer Account Groups, Customer Tolerance Groups, Number Ranges.
  • Worked on banking configurations like house banks, bank accounts, etc., electronic bank statements (EBS) and bank interfaces (BCM).
  • Controlling - Cost center accounting, Internal order, Product cost planning, Material ledger, Standard cost run, Actual cost run, Investment management, Profit-center accounting and Profitability Analysis (COPA).
  • FSCM module Bank Accounting, Cash Management (EBS), Collection Management, Cash Budget Management and Fund Management.
  • Reporting tools like Report Painter, Report Writer.
  • Strong experience in working with SD and MM teams for Integration of FI with SD and MM Modules.
  • Special emphasis on Data Migration specifications with Legacy System Migration workbench (LSMW), BDC for data uploads for various SAP Projects.
  • Strong experience in intercompany relationship configurations like Intercompany billings, Intercompany payments and collections.
  • Experienced in programming, Implementing, and Conversions using LSMW, BDCs (Call Transaction & Session Methods), BAPIs, User Exits, BADIs, BTE and ABAP/4 Reporting (with Interactive, Classical, ALV list/grid).
  • Worked with Interface team in integrating SAP system with non-SAP systems.
  • Worked with various tools like Lotus Notes, Microsoft outlook, Lync, Citrix Client, Remedy Incident tool, Service now (SNOW), Documentation and change management in SAP Solution manager (SOLMAN), HPQC etc.
  • Expertise in MS office like MS word, Excel, Power point, Visio.
  • Good knowledge in S/4 HANA FICO (Simple Finance)
  • Good functional knowledge in HANA, SD, MM, PS, TRM and BPC.
  • Understanding the business requirements Functional specification (FS), Technical Specifications (TS), Unit test plans (UTP), provide estimation details, Review check list, and development, testing and Document the Results.
  • Handled Accounting and controlling period end (APE), month end and year end activities.
  • Handled controlling month end and year end activities.
  • Client facing role in building confident by understanding the needs and on time delivery.
  • Involved in Onshore & Offshore weekly status calls and client calls.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have worked efficiently in both independent and team work environments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Indianapolis, IN

Senior Consultant - Finance and Controlling

Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day Application Management Support including interfacing with client IT team, provide status and manage team to SLA’s within 24X7 environment using ticketing tool - Service Now
  • Respond to and resolve unplanned interruptions in production system using Incident Management process.
  • Participate/provide leadership in (P2 Incident) Major Incident Management bridge calls.
  • Handled month end support activities and Release activities without any escalations.
  • Worked on SD, MM integration issues.
  • Plan, schedule and complete application enhancement of fewer than 250 hours (Minor projects).
  • Complete/update needed documentation on enhancement (Configuration Rationale Document, Functional specification. Coordinate for Technical documentation).
  • Preparing the test case for the technical team to test their development and helping the changes to clear FIT stage without any error.
  • Performed Functional Unit testing and Integrated Testing using the testing tool HP ALM.
  • Participate in Change Management & Change Advisory Board
  • Provide needed status inputs to the stakeholders.
  • Participate in Problem management process and perform Root Cause Analysis as needed.
  • Managing the offshore Functional resource and Technical resource in using their capacity(time) on the planned delivery.
  • Aligning multiple cross functional teams in delivering the changes. (development/Security/ Interface/Basis).

Confidential

Senior Consultant - Finance and Controlling

Responsibilities:

  • Helped troubleshoot and resolve trouble tickets from users for SAP Applications, in the module areas of Finance (GL, AP and AR), CO Controlling and integration points with FICO.
  • Responsible for detailed problem determination of issues escalated from Level-2.
  • Problem determination includes re-creating the issues, determining the point of failure.
  • Conducted analysis and provided solutions to IDoc’s related tickets.
  • Worked on change request based on user requirement (enhancement) and SAP Finance and controlling issues (Fix).
  • Requirement gathering from business user, customizing, testing and delivering change request.
  • Implemented SAP notes as suggested by SAP for our OSS messages to fix standard SAP issues.
  • Month end process support for FI module, efficiently handled month end & year end support.
  • Supported yearend activity like standard cost calculation, Transfer price update and setting customer credit limit.
  • Worked as level 1 and level 2 support in resolving day to day issues, month-end closing and year-end closing issues related to FI and CO.

Confidential

Senior Consultant - Finance and Controlling

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on FI various configurations like Company code setup, foreign currency revaluations, valuation classes and open item management activation for GL accounts as and when required by business.
  • Maintaining subsidiary ledgers and reconciliation accounts for customers and vendors
  • Identification of one-time vendors and customers and defining a separate screen layout for them.
  • Foreign currency settings, calculation of exchange rate difference and valuation of gain or loss
  • Customizing controlling area and number ranges assignment of company codes to controlling area
  • Creation of cost centers, cost center groups, cost elements and cost element groups.
  • Configuration of cost & profit center hierarchies, secondary cost elements, activity types, statistical key figures, assessment/distribution cycles, validations and substitution as required.
  • Configuring asset management aspects like asset classes, screen layout, Depreciation areas, Depreciation key, depreciation-posting rules and account determinations.
  • Integration expert for integrating the entire Purchase-2-Pay business process: Creation and maintenance of vendor master records. Vendor transaction processing (including invoices and payments) Integrated nature within the MM component, Invoice verification & Outgoing payment process.
  • Integration expert for integrating the entire Order-2-Cash business process covering: Creation and maintenance of customer master records, Customer transaction processing (including invoices, credits, and payments) integrated nature with SD module, Debtor's management, including credit control.
  • Creation of basic sets, assigning reports to report group and executing the report groups using Report writer.
  • Uploading asset masters and Cost center master data using LSMW.
  • Involved in data transfer from legacy system to SAP R/3 system using BDC tool with coordinated effort from onshore team.
  • Identify risk and corresponding mitigation plan of steady state operational support.
  • Coordinated with business users and stakeholders from geographically distributed teams for a successful Transitional and steady state operational of AMS project.

Confidential

Module Lead - Finance and Controlling

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in requirement gathering, the study of current/new business process, conducted GAP analysis, documented the findings, assessed scope of studies & suggested solutions through SAP for Implementations and customizations.
  • Involved in the discussion of client organization structure and given inputs on organization structure based on the analysis.
  • Prepared RICEF requirement for the accounting and controlling function, developed business process document (blue print)
  • Configured client organizational structure as specified.
  • Configured and customized SAP Finance functionalities in FI-GL, AP, AR, AA
  • Configured New GL, additional ledger (Leading and non-leading ledger), parallel accounting, foreign currency valuation, segment, document splitting, accounting principle, transfer balance carry forward.
  • Customized bank related accounting, bank master data, house banks and G/L accounts in different currencies for each bank account and Electronic Bank Statement (EBS).
  • Defined Cost Center Hierarchies, created cost centers, activity types, statistical key figures, cost center categories, document numbers, maintained default account assignments and automatic account assignments, validations and substitutions, overhead structure for accrual costs, allocations using cycle-segment method for periodic reposting, distribution and assessment, indirect activity allocations. In cost center planning developed planning area, planning layout and planner profile.
  • Implemented Asset accounting with account determination, asset classes.
  • Developed Test cases and solve issues using Unit Testing and assisted the Team in complete System testing.
  • Hands on working knowledge in Unit, Integration, Functional, Validation, system, stress, Regression and User acceptance testing (UAT), Experience in and executed the automated test scripts and worked on HP Quality Centre (HPQC).
  • Documented the critical business process changes, trained the team members in the client team about the new system functionality, and tested the integration of FI/CO with various modules such as SD and MM.
  • Configuration of Global settings and enterprise structure settings
  • Creating posting periods, Field status variants and field status groups
  • Assigning of documenting number ranges for various document types
  • Configuring of fiscal year Variants
  • Security administration for ECC 6.0 including creation of roles, user management etc.
  • Defining Chart of accounts, Account groups, retained earnings account for G/L master creation
  • Creation of G/L Master, House Banks, Bank accounts, G/L Accounts and vendor master, customer master.
  • Maintaining subsidiary ledgers and reconciliation accounts for customers and vendors
  • Identification of one-time vendors and customers and defining a separate screen layout for them.
  • Customizing controlling area and number ranges assignment of company codes to controlling area
  • Creation of cost centers, cost center groups, cost elements and cost element groups.
  • Involved in data transfer from legacy system to SAP R/3 system using LSMW and BDC tool.

Confidential

Senior Consultant - Finance and Controlling

Responsibilities:

  • Rollout project, study the business process and gather the requirement from the client, Conduct GAP analysis between Global template and client requirement and document agreed to-be business process, prepared business blueprint document for the FICO business process.
  • Creation of new company codes as per the company code structure in FI.
  • Configuration of GL, AP, AR, AA, CO and SL where the changes required.
  • Configuration of global parameters with respective PPV, FSV.
  • Creation of new House Banks and the configuration for automatic bank statement uploads.
  • Defining additional local currency for company code
  • Maintaining Company Code structure in PA hierarchy.
  • Copying chart of accounts to the company code and creating new bank accounts if required.
  • Creation of new Profit center and assigning default Profit Centre.
  • Creation of new cost centers and update the default cost center to the respective cost elements.
  • Creation of AR Intercompany relationships
  • Creating the rollup sets for new company codes and updating them in respective ledger sets.
  • Defining GL and SL number ranges
  • Creation of Dummy Internal Orders and updated them in respective IO sets.
  • Configuration of Automatic Payment Program (APPO).
  • Creation of new CATT Scripts for Mass uploads like Master Data Changes.
  • Configuration of foreign currency revaluation and their variants.
  • Maintaining company code in close schedules for month end jobs.
  • Testing of new company code by using the test scripts in Panaya testing tool.
  • Developed a BDC program that create and modify the cost centers master data by using the flat file to reduce the manual task.
  • Developed an automation tool for GL account block and deletion in both company code and chart of account level.
  • Developed Check Printing Forms layout using smart forms and worked on script related issues.
  • Working on UAT issues and additional configure changes.

Confidential

Project coordinator - Functional

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing project plans including project initiation, planning, execution and closing Understand, sets and manage business expectations
  • Communicates effectively with business and service provider to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
  • Work closely with Business, internal / external stakeholders, liaise /manage third party contractors and suppliers as required to meet project delivery requirements
  • Prepare project schedules and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to establish project milestones
  • Track the progress and quality of work being performed by the internal and external stakeholders
  • Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the business and project team
  • Ensure business needs are met in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Attend business meetings and assist with determination of project requirements
  • Track & manage contemplated change notices and change orders
  • Execute projects in coordination with internal and external stakeholders
  • Responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly reporting of account activity.
  • Maintain audit and quality assurance procedure documentation.
  • Executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to business.

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