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Sap Fico Lead Consultant Resume

Irvine, CA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Over 12 years of SAP FICO functional experience in implementing, customizing, configuring, integrating, testing, document preparation, user training, and support in SAP R/3 V4.0 B ~ V6.0 in FI/CO.
  • Experience in implementing solutions/production system support for Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Heavy Industries, Retail, Automobiles, Oil & Gas, Service Industry, etc. business processes.
  • Played lead role to facilitate the implementation and support of SAP FI and CO processes, production break - fix issues, maintenance/enhancement changes to ensure stable production environment and enhance the clients’ business functionality for overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction.
  • Experience with Project Blueprint, Requirement Gathering, Configuration, Regression, User Acceptance and Integration Testing, User Training, Documentation and Post Go-Live (Production) support.
  • Conducting and Coordinating Business Blue print workshops for understanding client’s business requirements (AS-IS) process.
  • Gap analysis on open issues and design of best fit functionalities (TO-BE)
  • Involved in Planning and executing unit, functional, system, integration, user acceptance, and performance testing during various phases of testing cycles.
  • Data Migration specifications with BDC, Legacy System Migration workbench (LSMW) & e-Catt for data uploads.
  • Experience with Validations, Substitution rules, interfaces (ALE & EDI) and reporting tools like Report Painter, Report Writer.
  • Understanding of SAP system from business process, cross functional and integration view points
  • Troubleshooting FICO related system/process/user issues related to Design (RICERF development), Configuration, Master and Transaction data (as per SOX compliance).

SKILL:

General Ledger: Account groups, GL master records, field status groups, posting keys, automatic account determination, number ranges, document types, tolerance groups, Month end & Year End Closing, Carry forward of balances, Annual Tax return filling 1099 (Manual & e-filling).

Accounts Payable: Vendor groups, vendor master data, house banks, bank accounts, check lots, reason codes, automatic payments, IDOC, CIN setting & authorization, recurring entries, invoices, Debit & credit memo, etc.

Accounts Receivable: Customer groups, Credit Management, Customer Master data, Billing, Payment Terms and interest calculation, incoming payments, one-time customer revenue reconciliations, etc.

Treasury: Good experience in business processes mapping in treasury system for lockbox, electronic bank statement, payment run, account reconciliation and clearing, FOREX transactions, intercompany netting, credits and collections and interfaces with SAP, banks and financial institution, Basic understanding of SAP security objects such as authorizations, roles assignments, etc & SOD (as per SOX).

Asset Accounting: Master data load, Month end & Year end closing activities, etc, Product costing with Material Ledger, Integration with PP, Cost center accounting, PCA & COPA.

OTC: Working knowledge of Sales Order, Delivery & Billing along with good understanding of FI-OTC integration along with Revenue Recognitions and Credit Card authorization & settlements(Paymetrics). Have a good understanding of Serial Number Profile & Equipment Master.

PTP: Working Knowledge of MRP, Purchase Requisition, Purchase Order Good Receipt & Logistic/Vendor Invoice Verification (LIV) along with good understanding of FI-MM integration.

OpenText VIM: Vendor Invoice management with basic workflow approval process (Version 7.5).

Basic knowledge of (SAP) HR organization structure for workflow employee assignment.

Vertex System: Good working knowledge on Real-time Integration of Vertex Tax system with SAP PTP & OTC modules.

Concur: Working knowledge of CONCUR with SAP HR & FI-AP integration.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Ticket Support System: Remedy System, Service Now, Bloomberg/Reuters FX Rate & HP Quality Center

Operating Systems: MS Windows 7/2000/98/95

ERP: SAP

SAP R/3 Tools: Report Painter, Report Writer

Methodologies Used: Accelerated SAP (ASAP)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Irvine, CA

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Initiative to review current allocation process in SAP ECC6. Objective is to reduce the number of allocations (Assessment /Distribution active cycles were 1,283, Segments (steps) active = 92,512) and to standardize the process with no impacts on SAP ECC and SAP EPM/BPC when expenses/costs are allocated.
  • Complete Analysis of current business allocation process, review Assessment GL account Allocation process and related Batch jobs.
  • Moving all old Allocation cycles (prior to FY 2016) to “Closed” group after locking all the segments.
  • Incorrect reclass of IC transaction. Business have to manually correct with FB01 and reconcile the IC amounts.
  • Creation of new Vendor & Customer aging “Z” reports which can executed with range of company, hence visibility to areas with risk and to cut down enormous amount of manual effort from all department - Tax, Consolidation, Finance.
  • Business (Consolidation, Tax and Treasury) currently compile data from EPM and manually pivot tables in order to match/pair IC company/partner. Business users do not have ability to see the number real-time nor have the ability to drill-down to the transaction that makes up the balances. This creates a gap and prevent timely correction of IC transactions.
  • Assessment that SAP system is not negatively impacted.
  • Creation of new “Z” report to load IC Vendor /Customers which saves countless hours to manually creation of vendors/customers.
  • Modification of existing “Z” report to add fields to post transaction with local and group currencies when the IC loans/notes are in a currency that is not the same as the local currency.
  • Impact analyses of existing & new reporting, monthly & periodic batch jobs, validation/substitution, clearing configuration/functionality, customer/vendor number range, parallel currency posting, performance and integrations.
  • Authored functional specifications for custom reports related to accounts receivable, aging, inventory management, etc.
  • Modification of Batch Jobs, Changes in “Z” reports as per business requirements, etc.
  • Business user Training for new process implemented in SAP (FICO) system.
  • Lockbox, IDOC, Cheque Images updates, FOREX transaction, Interfaces with external system with SAP, etc.
  • COPA, CCA, PCA, GL, FA, AP, AR etc.
  • Mentored & Co-ordination as team lead in SAP FICO tower with team (offshore & onsite) resources to ensure incidents & projects are resolved/implemented within the stipulated SLA’s.
  • Month End, Quarter end & Year End Closing along with 1099 preparation & filling manual & e-filling.
  • PTP: Handled PO’s (Service & Trade), Good Receipt (reconciliation & validation) and Logistic Invoice Verification(LIV) along with workflow approval process.
  • OTC: Sales order till Billing, month end billing release, Credit Management, Revenue Recognitions configurations, etc.
  • CR Card processing (Authorization & settlement) in SAP with two-step process (First step, payment authorization (SFTP via Paymetrics) in real-time when SO is saved, Second step, payment settlement (SFTP via Paymetrics) after invoice creation - Batch & Manual process).
  • Vertex-SAP system support: Update new tax rates in Vertex System as part of month end process, work with Business & Vertex team on any issues related tax calculation in Billing/Invoice.
  • Good understanding & experience with integration points between FI/CO with SD, MM and PP.
  • Hands-on Knowledge on integration between SAP FI- AP-HR.
  • Concur: Working knowledge of CONCUR with SAP HR & FI-AP integration.
  • Monitored Batch jobs for master and transaction data load to Concur System (SAP HR (Workday), Cost Center, Internal Orders, WBS, Forex Rates, etc.) and load payment confirmation data to Concur System from SAP via middleware.
  • Configuration documentation, Test Plans, Unit testing, Integration testing, CAT testing, Approvals, Peer Review and sign off.

Confidential, Suwannee, GA

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Monitored/Supported day to day business activities for the heavily customized SAP environment by resolving user queries/issues related to various processes such as Accounts payable, Account receivable, Asset accounting and Cost accounting.
  • Resolved issues related to existing custom reports, enhancements by improving the design and adding information as requested by the business.
  • Authored functional specifications for custom reports related to accounts receivable, Credit Management, aging, inventory management, etc.
  • Foreign currency valuation.
  • Account determination procedure for Sales billing.
  • One-time customer account group creation, assignment to company code, revenue account reconciliation, etc.
  • Configured payment terms, Over-Due Interest calculations for Down Payments and Automatic Clearing of line items and for posting net payment amounts for Cash Discounts after calculation of Cash Discounts, Under / Over Payments, write-offs, and Reason Codes
  • Developed ABAP queries for specific Ad-hoc reports related to vendor Invoices/ payments as needed by the business.
  • SAP BPLG Bank Interface & cash management, understanding the process of BPLG bank and transforming the same into SAP system for EMAE Region & implementation of Cash Management module.
  • SAP JPM Bank Interface for Automatic Payment Program for Vendors and auto bank statement upload in SAP with Bank Reconciliation for EMEA & China region.
  • Assistance provided to Auditors for issues related to segregation of duties and security authorizations.
  • Streamlined the Process for Sales Orders with Financing options.
  • Month End & Year End Closing.
  • Discrete manufacturing process with production orders with make to order.
  • Period end closing: WIP calculation, Good Receipt, Overhead calculations & Variance calculations, Settlement Calculations
  • Creating Costing run, Single/Multi level Material Prices Determinations, Consumption Revaluation, closing postings, confirming costing results, material price updates periodically, Periodic prices calculations.

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring accuracy in Tax determination process on Sales/ Supplies tax related transactions.
  • Authored functional design/ field mapping design documentation for various enhancements/user exits /interfaces / routines
  • Monitored day to day support to business on issues related to SAP FI/CO.
  • Validation & Substitution.
  • Designed functional and technical specifications for GL, AP, PCA, and CCA
  • Issues related to foreign currency valuation resolved.
  • Designed functional specifications for Custom Reports in the modules of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Asset accounting.
  • Configured Manual Bank Statement
  • Automatic Payment Process for Vendor with an interface with Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Enhanced EDI structure for DME for ACH payment method.
  • Year End Closing activity.
  • Post Implementation User Training.

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered requirements, re-engineered business processes as needed, defined activities and designed interfaces to SAP from Legacy System for invoice processing systems.
  • System integration between Material Management-Sales & Distribution with Finance Module.
  • Developed/Modified custom reports for various reporting for APAC & South Africa
  • Monitored day to day support to business on issues related to SAP FI/CO.
  • Month End & Year End Closing activity.

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered business processes, defined activities, designed and implemented the solution.
  • Used ASAP methodology to do a thorough study of Activity flow & AS IS documentation. Held workshops with track leads & users to gather requirements.
  • Responsible for the configuration and implementation of 6.0 FI and CO modules, including New General Ledger with Documented Splitting functionality, EC-CS, Accounts Payable, Banking, Cost Center/Cost Element Accounting, Profit center accounting.
  • Designed the Legacy Organizational structure into SAP Company Codes, Controlling Area, Profit centers, and cost centers.
  • In Finance, New Company Code, Fiscal Year Variant, New G/L, etc.
  • Defined ledgers in new G/L for parallel accounting.
  • Maintained leading ledger and non-leading ledger settings.
  • Defined document types for entry view and global view.
  • Defined fiscal year variants, document splitting rules.
  • Configured real-time integration of G/L with controlling module.
  • Configured automatic payment program, payment methods
  • Developed enhancements related to check printing program.
  • Configured Depreciation areas, chart of depreciation, asset classes, integration of asset accounting with new G/L
  • In controlling, Product Costing, Cost center accounting, created assessment cycles, configured automatic account assignment, etc.
  • Defined Cost Center standard hierarchy, profit center standard hierarchy.
  • Configured controlling area settings, automatic creation of cost elements.
  • Created assessments and distributions for allocations in controlling.
  • Responsible for the definition, configuration, and functional specifications of interfaces and custom reports, using ABAP and standard report tools.
  • Developing Functional design documentation for enhancements identified to support unique business requirements
  • Monitoring project progress and reporting to senior management.
  • Identified project issues/risks in a timely manner and working towards resolving them or devising a contingency plan.
  • Helped business users to understand the solution and steer them through various testing cycles and obtaining sign-off for successful Go-Live.

Confidential

SAP FICO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Held workshops to track users’ requirements. Used ASAP methodology to do a thorough study of Activity flow & AS IS documentation.
  • Configured COPA module as per the business requirements.
  • Created reports using report painter in Profitability Analyses for different dimensions.
  • Post Go-Live support, User Training for successful Go-Live.

Confidential

SAP FICO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Used ASAP methodology to do a thorough study of Activity flow & AS IS documentation. Held workshops with track leads & users to gather requirements.
  • Gathering business processes, defining activities, designing and implementing the solution.
  • Responsible for the configuration and implementation of 6.0 FI and CO modules, including New General Ledger with Document Splitting functionality, EC-CS, Accounts Payable, Banking, Cost Center/Cost Element Accounting, Profit center accounting.
  • Designed the Legacy Organizational structure into SAP Company Codes, Controlling Area, Profit centers, and cost centers.
  • In Finance, New Company Code, Fiscal Year Variant, New G/L, etc.
  • Defined ledgers in new G/L for parallel accounting.
  • Maintained leading ledger and non-leading ledger settings.
  • Defined document types for entry view and global view.
  • Defined fiscal year variants, document splitting rules.
  • Configured real-time integration of G/L with controlling module.
  • Configured automatic payment program, payment methods.
  • The configuration of Tolerance Groups for Customers, G/L accounts, Users.
  • Configuring valuation area, valuation method etc… for foreign currency valuation in FI
  • Developed enhancements related to check printing program.

Confidential

SAP FICO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the business process and Gathering Requirement from the User to develop new BI reports and provide necessary data with specification along with table and fields details to the BI Consultant for FICO Module
  • Testing and modification made in the new developed BI reports.
  • Worked with the team to plan FI related project activities
  • Coordinate the post-implementation support for FI processes.

Confidential

SAP FICO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Re- Configured Extended WITHHOLDING TAX (TDS & TCS)
  • Authoring functional design/ field mapping design documentation for various enhancements/user exits /interfaces / routines
  • Monitoring day to day support to business on issues related to SAP FI/CO.
  • Validation & Substitution for Vendor Invoices.
  • Implemented Batch Management.
  • Designed functional and technical specifications for GL, AP, PCA, and CCA
  • Issues related to foreign currency valuation resolved.
  • Designed functional specifications for Custom Reports in the modules of Accounts Receivable(Billing), Accounts Payable(LIV), and Asset accounting.
  • Configured Manual Bank Statement &Automatic Payment Process for Vendor Payment Process.
  • Month End Closing activity.
  • End User Documentation & User Training.

Confidential

SAP FICO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring day to day support to business on issues related to SAP FI/CO.
  • Validation & Substitution for Vendor Invoices.
  • New Plant setup
  • Designed functional and technical specifications.
  • Year-end Closing activity.
  • Business User & Power User Training.

Confidential

SAP FICO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured New Costing Sheet.
  • Authored functional design / field mapping design documentation for various enhancements/user exits /interfaces / routines
  • Monitored day to day support to business on issues related to SAP FI/CO.
  • Designed functional and technical specifications for G/L, Accounts Payable, Profit Center Accounting and Cost Center Accounting.
  • Issues related to foreign currency valuation resolved.
  • Designed functional specifications for Custom Reports in the modules of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Asset accounting.

Confidential

SAP FICO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Section Code Field to be made mandatory while parking the Logistic invoice Verification (LIV) through MIRO, FV60 and FB60 transactions - excluding some vendors.
  • Created new “Z” program for auto credit the Service Tax Availed account to Service Tax Utilized with the respective amount within the time interval.
  • Configuration changes in depreciation keys. In the system, the depreciation key has been maintained with the presumption that all the plants will be running in single shifts. However, some plants have started running in multiple shifts.
  • The configuration has been done in such a way that the depreciation is calculated on multiple shifts.
  • Authoring functional design/ field mapping design documentation for various enhancements/user exits /interfaces / routines
  • Monitoring day to day support to business on issues related to SAP FI/CO.

Confidential

SAP FICO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Entire Configuration of TDS.
  • Document prepared such as User manual and Unit test including integration testing.
  • Training to the users (TDS process) including Challan update, Bank Challan Updation, TDS reports and Printing of VENDOR TDS certificates.
  • Conducted Workshop to understand the requirement for new “Z” report
  • Developed a new “Z” TDS report for their internal management purpose
  • End User Documentation & User Training.

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