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Sap/ar Consultant Resume

Marysville, OH

SUMMARY:

  • SAP Certified Application associate - Financial accounting ECC 6.0 EHP6
  • Author-SMART SAP FICO handbook
  • 9 years of experience in SAP FICO configuration and integration with 3 full life cycle E2E implementation using ASAP Methodology.
  • Excellent FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (FI) expertise in Configuring & Testing General Ledger Accounting FI-G/L, New G/L, Accounts Payable FI-A/P, Accounts Receivable FI-A/R, Treasury, Asset Accounting FI-AA,In house cash,BPC
  • Experience in activation of New G/L
  • Integration of FI with MM and SD with Procure to Pay (PTP), Order to cash (OTC) Cycles and Logistic Invoice Verification (LIV)
  • Experience with Multiple Currency, Recurring entries, Testing, Revenue and Tax management, ECCS, New G/L, Budgetting, Automatic Payment Run, and Cash Management, data mining,forcasting,variance analysis
  • Expertise in different aspects of a business relating to FI-GL Transactions, Inter Company Transactions, House Banks, Payment Terms, Cash Discounts, Automatic Payment Programs, Incoming payments, Partial and Residual payments, Defined check Lots and Void reason codes, Clearing Inter-company Vendor/Customer Open Items, Reconciliation Accounts, Document Split, Lock Box (BAI2), Dunning, and Assessment & Distribution Cycles.
  • Month end closing, Year-end closing.
  • Worked on various aspects of Funds Management - Budgeting, Funds Centers, Status Management and Integration with FI & AA modules.
  • Hands on experience in FI Integration with SD, MM, PP, PM, PS Modules
  • Proficiency in CONTROLLING (CO) includes Cost Center Accounting CO-CCA and Profit Center Accounting CO-PCA, Profitable analysis CO-PA, Product costing CO-PC, WIP, WBS element etc
  • Creation of IO, Resource related billing, Scrap Orders, Maintenance Orders Procurement/Manufacturing of Asset based on IO and AUC (Asset under Construction).
  • Designing and Testing Reports, Interfaces, Conversion, Enhancements & Forms (RICEF)
  • Involved in Requirement gathering, Organizational Structure, Blue Printing, Configuration, Development, Deployment & Post Go-Live support.
  • Experienced in configuring Lockbox, Dunning, Electronic Bank Statement(EBS), Automatic payment run and A/R Miscellaneous Invoices
  • Monitored and Conducted User Acceptance and Integration (SIT) Testing, Training, Documentation, Development, Production support & Customer care. Planned and Supervise Core team & End User Strategies for Cut over, Data migration, transition, authorization & workflow.
  • Well versed with Software Development Life Cycle (ASAP methodology ) and Project Management methodologies
  • Excellent communication, team building and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in independent and team-oriented environments with well-developed organizational skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with problem solving ability.
  • Proficient Project Manager, recognized for being results and client oriented with projects completed on time and within cost. Managed team size of 10 consultants.
  • Ability to communicate and interface effectively with partners, vendors, and other developers.
  • Analyze the Business Requirements, Needs and Objectives and Map them to the SAP processes, solutions and products that are being implemented.
  • Experienced in working in a team oriented environment and a good problem solver.
  • Managed Issue escalation, change management process.
  • Functional experience in Finance, accounting, costing, management reports, period end process, tax compliance, office administration, coordination, cashier, policy making, project & export finance, budget functions.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

ERP: SAP R/3 FI/CO,SAP S4 HANA,SAP BW, ABAP,4.6,4.7,ECC 6.0, BW 3.1,BPC 7.5, 10.0

Operating systems: Unix, Sun Solaris, Window 95/98/XP, Server 2000/2003

RDBMS: Oracle 8.0.2.3 / 9.2.0.7/ 10.0.2.1, MS-SQL Server 2000 / 2005, MS Access 2000., Tools & Utilities Developer 2000, ASP, V B Script, MS Project Management

SAP R/3 Tools: SAP-FICO,SAP-SD,SAP-MM,ABAP/4, Report Painter and Report Writer,Winshuttle

Software Languages: SQL, Visual Basic 6.0

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Marysville, OH

SAP/AR Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured new material account assignment groups
  • Designed Checkscan functionality
  • FI-SD integration configuration
  • Working with offshore AMS team members
  • Testing for bank reject reason codes
  • Coordinating and reviewing SIT/FUT for offshore teams
  • Configured New GLs for miscellaneous billing
  • Working on multiple support tickets related to billing, order to cash, Lockbox
  • Monitoring and resolving idoc failures
  • SAP FI-SD configuration
  • Monitoring batch jobs
  • Master data management
  • Researching and applying appropriate OSS notes
  • Organizing Requirements gathering meetings with BPO
  • Providing user training on new enhancements
  • Running monthly customer statements background job
  • Helping with period end closing
  • Archiving project AR SME

Environment: SAP ECC6.0.

Tools: used: ITSM, SnagIt, HP quality cente,MS SharePoint,In,Solution manager,Whinshuttle.

Confidential, Manhattan, New York

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Designed SAP AR User training manual
  • Designed custom cash pacing report, average days to pay report, accounting control report, agency client combo setup.
  • Payment worksuite integration for Credit card processing
  • Developed functional specification and configuration of the automatic payment program(ACH direct debit)
  • Handling end to end testing
  • Online remittance portal
  • Implemented biller direct functionality
  • Working on multiple tickets related to billing, order to cash, Lockbox
  • Handling multiple configurations in the credit management module
  • Agency/Client combo maintenance
  • Master data management
  • Credit/cash management production support
  • Researching and applying appropriate OSS notes
  • Organizing Requirements gathering meetings with the VP and director of finance, credit managers, cash analysts
  • Worked closely with ABAPers on numerous enhancements.
  • I-039AR Load AR Billing Invoices from PeopleSoft Source Systems
  • Designed the auto batch program for Chase and Bank of America
  • Automated the vendors out going payment scheme
  • Provided extensive training to users
  • Working on multiple interfaces and resolving Idoc failures
  • Running monthly customer statements background job
  • Helping with period end closing

Environment: SAP ECC6.0.

Tools: used: Service Now, SnagIt, Payment work suite, uPerform,MS SharePoint, Wide Orbit

Confidential, Jackson, Michigan

SAP FI Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Communicating and collaborating with external/internal customers and stakeholders to analyze information and business needs to deliver functional and technical requirements to applications development teams along with business solutions to the company
  • Identifying business process best practices and suggesting process improvements
  • Developed functional specification and configuration of the automatic payment program(ACH direct debit)
  • Responsible for conducting prototypes, developing functional specifications, Queries, data mapping, function mapping, setting of configuration tables and setting of transaction/ control tables
  • Leading evaluation and implementation of process improvements including needs analysis, scope definition and test plan development and execution
  • Eliciting requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, data and workflow analysis
  • Assisting in security/ authorization set-up, user documentation, data interface design, data migration and FI-COPA reconciliation
  • Resolving AR,AP,MM,GL,COPA,Asset accounting, end user tickets
  • Ensuring that all deliverables are completed in accordance with Project Management direction; clearly and frequently communicate the status
  • Critically evaluating information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishing user requests from the underlying true needs
  • Updating internal order budgets
  • Developed the GL upload program
  • Investigating processes and identifying root cause problems
  • Reviewing FI-SD integration account assignments
  • Analyzed and developed a system for FI-COPA reconciliation
  • OTM/SAP Validations and unit/quality testing
  • Collaborating with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs, Performing data validations across systems and reports
  • Maintained EDI/IDOC prefix table and resolved multiple issues related to IDOC failures
  • Customized and configured the payment run program in FBZP - sending Co code, payment company code, and payment methods at country level, house banks, ranking order, and account amounts levels. Created check lots for APP run in F110.
  • Created new sets and variants
  • Reviewing and approving all weekly finance transports moving to production
  • Conducted user training and documentation on SAP BW and Lumira.
  • Developed the mass customers texts update program

Environment: SAP ECC6.0.

Tools: used: BMC Track IT, ServiceNow,SnagIt, UPerform,MS SharePoint

Confidential, Irving, Texas

SAP FICO/MM Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked in Production Support in Finance (FI), Controlling (CO) & Asset Accounting (AA) and responsible for resolving all IT issues relating to FI, AP, AR, PCA, CCA, CO-PA and CO-PC.
  • Interacted and coordinated new projects developments/enhancements with various users located in USA, Canada and organized Web-Ex meetings for training sessions with users.
  • Monitoring and trouble shooting FI/ BPC/BW/SKYPEX
  • Customer and vendor master updates
  • Customized and configured the payment run program in FBZP - sending Co code, payment company code, and payment methods at country level, house banks, ranking order, and account amounts levels. Created check lots for APP run in F110.
  • Creating process flows, exporting data from business warehouse through skypex to ms Excel.
  • Documented blue-prints for new company code and configured the system for implementation of CO-CCA, CO-PCA, CO-PA, CO-PC; responsible updating for Finance Work plan for new company code.
  • Working closely with the corporate procurement team, members of FICO team to facilitate smooth functioning of the system.Configured new Asset Classes as per user request, resolved month end and year end issues for Asset Accounting, balance carry forward for FI- AA reconciliation, supplied transactional data from SAP tables for Asset Audit, Period Rules creation in different company codes and resolved Asset Issues.
  • Identifying and tracking, solving issues on service request, risks and action items . Worked closely with MM consultants for integration of FI-MM using MIRO (invoice verification) and MIGO (goods receipt).
  • Configured SD/FI mapping for DIENS
  • Identified and corrected missing FI configurations
  • Activated new GL,assigned currencies, defined scenarios
  • Defined Costing type, valuation variant, date control, quantity structure control, transfer control and reference variant for defining costing variant in product costing CO-PC
  • Implemented Lockbox for new company merger and performed application changes for switch over from BAI to BAI2 format for various company codes.
  • Updating internal order budgets

Environment: SAP ECC6.0.

Tools: used: BPC 10.0,SKYPEX,Service request Ticketing, Whinshuttle

Confidential, Elkridge, MD

SAP FI CO consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured FI/CO modules including GL, AR, AP, AA, Treasury, Revenue Recognition, Intercompany transactions, Consolidation and CO (PCA, CCA, IO and COPA).
  • Blueprint design, including detailed mapping, designed and documented SAP FICO module requirements.
  • Design, configuration and testing of core FI/CO modules (GL, AP, AR, AM)
  • Configuration of Cost Center Accounting, Product costing and profit center accounting and Internal Orders.
  • Experiences with Profitability analysis, fixed accept depreciation and product costing.
  • Experience and knowledge of key integration points with FI/CO modules with SD, MM and KDS.
  • Configured FICO modules GL, Parallel Ledgers, Special GL, Fixed Assets, New GL and Document splitting.
  • Design, configuration and testing of Consolidations in EC-CS.
  • Defined Master Records for GL, AR and AP and set up the Validations and Substitutions for GL postings.
  • IDOC/ EDI support with banking systems.
  • Customized and configured the payment run program in FBZP - sending Co code, payment company code, and payment methods at country level, house banks, ranking order, and account amounts levels. Created check lots for APP run in F110.
  • Custom Reports/Interface with Third party and Bank (Electronic Bank Statement).
  • Worked on process EBS for Intercompany Transactions and Maintain Bank Master Data.
  • Configured Dunning program and Lockbox for AR. Documented automated Payment system for AP/ AR.
  • Knowledge of SAP Workflow tables and routing procedures for invoice approvals/ supplier invoicing.
  • Configured SAP Financial Transactions and SAP application for monthly close.
  • Roll-out projects customizing/programs for printouts, logos, company code.
  • Working knowledge of FSCM (Credit Management, Collections Management, Dispute Management, In-House Cash, Biller Direct, Treasury and Risk Management, SAP Cash and Liquidity Management).
  • Worked on capital and operating reports for AP, AR module and Asset management.
  • Organized Workshops to review Business Processes, Consulting budgets, problem definition, Architecture and Design.
  • Worked with other teams on integration between BPC Performance Suite and SAP solutions.
  • Worked capital and operating reports for AP, AR module, Asset management, Funds Management & OAA.
  • Working with compliance in Capturing validation elements, review, and sign-off.
  • Work with Level 1 and Level 3 Incident Management teams to resolve production incidents.
  • Worked with ABAP, SQL on SAP script and integration with Vertex for US Taxation procedures per country.
  • Experience with report writer and report painter. Worked with ABAP in testing and interpreting codes.

Environment: SAP ECC6.0.

Tools: used: HPQC 10.0, HPQC 11.0, CMIS web ticketing tool, GLSU, SAP Solution manger

Confidential, Fort Washington, MD

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on all the phases of implementation from development of Business Blueprint, As-Is study, To-Be analysis, GAP analysis, Post Implementation support, End User training (Job-Aid) and (Modified design after feedback from users to suit their requirements Go-live Configured Company codes, Chart of accounts, Fiscal year variant, Tolerance limits, financial statement version, G/L accounts for company codes, business area, functional area, currency type, AR, AP, EDI, Banking, Workflow variant and screen layouts.
  • Responsible for configuration & settings of ERS to reduce errors relating to Invoice Verification and to eliminate price & quantity variances.
  • Maintained various criteria’s in the Evaluated Receipt Settlement program - Transaction Criteria, Invoice Criteria & Test Mode.
  • Provided production support for all the issues involved in AP, AR, G/L, Treasury - Liquidity Forecast & Cash Management, Disputes, Collections, Month End Closing, Special G/L & ERS. Reported weekly on support ticket numbers and solution turnover time.
  • Created contribution margin and user defined profitability reports using reporting tools like Report Writer & Report Painter and conducted ABAP queries as and when needed and trained users for the same. Also worked on LSMW for data migration.
  • Configured House bank, Bank determination and set tolerances limits, scheduled Automatic Payment Program for payments to vendors and others, created check lots and online cashed checks. Configured Lockbox settings for incoming payments as per the BAI2 format and cash management including cash concentration, wire transfer settings and ACH payments.
  • Defined Controlling areas within the company, assigned number ranges to controlling area, maintained versions, maintained Budget Profile, Planning Profile and Planning Versions in controlling, created various Cost center and Profit center hierarchies, CO object assignments, Substitution and Validations.
  • Configured Primary & Secondary Cost Elements, created Cost Element Groups and Assigned Number ranges to groups, configured Automatic and Manual cost element creation.
  • Configured CCA through creation of Cost Centers, Activity Types, Cost Center Categories, Statistical Key Figures, Assessments & Distributions cycles and Allocations for periodic reposting, Planned and Actual activity price calculations.
  • Configured EC-PCA by creating Profit centers, Standard hierarchies, assigned revenue elements, to profit center, planning profile and planning layouts.
  • Defined Internal Order for different order types, maintained Settlement profile and Settlement structure. Configured Budgeting and Planning for internal orders. Defined settlement profile, settlement structure, settlement rules and cost elements for internal order settlements.
  • Defined Activity Types and Statistical Key Figures for calculation of over heads and maintained number range for different operations being performed.
  • Modified the copied template operating concern to accommodate client requirements with new characteristics and value fields. Defined derivation structures and rules for customer characteristics.
  • Configured Operating concern attributes and the COPA Settlement Structure with the settlement rules to populate the values in the value fields in COPA.
  • Defined costing sheets for calculating Overhead (percentage based overhead calculation).
  • Configured Material Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure, costing variant, cost component structure—with structures like BOM and Routing for costing the product provided by PP.
  • Customized Period end closing functions including overhead costing, interest calculation and result analysis and settlement procedures.
  • Identified and resolved issues and communicated FICO status on a regular basis to project team members and management and participated in regular status meetings.

Environment: SAP ECC6.0.

Tools: used: HPQC 10.0, HPQC 11.0, CMIS web ticketing tool, GLSU, SAP Solution manger

Confidential, Worgl, Austria

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Product Costing: configured product cost by sales order (CO-PC), Creation of material cost estimates, Material Price Calculations, Transfer Pricing, Month end Closing Activities, allocation of costs through templates, COGS calculation, Base Planning object creation, Controlling for the Production orders with Qty Structure.
  • Validating costing setup and coherence with COPA.
  • Created GL accounts
  • Help business to make decision on choose single-level/multilevel price determination for materials (price determination indicator in material master record = 3).
  • Defined account determination for Material Ledger use. Define OBYC for FI- MM integration
  • Assessed and recommended material ledger to achieve actual costing for the corporate reporting. Reconfigured product costing with transfer control functionality to transfer cost estimate from one plant to another plant through special procurement key.
  • COPA: Configured Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) created Operating Concern Attributes, Characteristics and Value Fields, Maintained Derivation Tables, Structure and Rules.
  • CCA: Configured Controlling area, Profit centers, Cost Center Standard Hierarchy cost center categories cost centers and profit centers hierarchies, and CO object assignments, Substitution and Validations. Created primary and secondary cost elements, created cost element groups and assigned Number ranges to groups. Configured automatic and manual cost element creation.
  • Configurations: Configured Account Receivable (AR) and Account Payable (AP) master data, payment terms, over-due interest calculations, cash discounts and automatic clearing of line items, account groups, terms of payment, tolerance limits for customer payments, special GL indicators, dunning, and down payments, lockbox, bank accounts.
  • Tax: Configured tax codes according to the country’s legal requirements. Responsible for the France tax code changes and configure.

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0.

Tool: used: HPQC,TAXWARE

Confidential

SAP FI consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in project implementation from Blueprinting to Go Live and End User training.
  • Blue Print: Reviewed and analyzed Business Requirements and Business Processes of the legacy system, functional design specification to be followed to implement the same in SAP using ASAP methodology, Conducted fit-gap analysis and evaluated scope of studies & suggested solutions through SAP for implementation and customization.
  • Created activity types, statistical key figures, Maintained default account and automatic account assignments, overhead structure for accruals/deferrals costs, allocations using cycle-segment method for periodic reposting, distribution and assessment and indirect activity allocations.
  • Profit center: Configured EC-PCA, creating profit centers, standard hierarchies, assigned revenue elements, to profit center, planning profile and planning layouts.
  • Budgeting: Configured Budgeting and planning worked with internal orders, maintained settlement structure, Maintenance Budget Profile, Planning profile and planning versions in controlling.
  • Definition of Cost component layout, Defined Costing and Accounting views in Material Master Records, proper linkage between, plant/work center/cost center/BOM/routings.
  • Configured chart of accounts with the necessary customized automatic account assignment.
  • Configured New GL, sub-ledgers AP, AR and the Bank configuration in the new implementation.
  • Customized and configured the payment run program in FBZP - sending Co code, payment company code, and payment methods at country level, house banks, ranking order, and account amounts levels. Created check lots for APP run in F110.
  • Used Report Painter for designing and creating reports as per client’s requirements.
  • Involved in Unit, Integration & Regression testing. Documented test results and followed up with the configuration team to resolve various issues identified during testing.
  • Performed end user Training and prepared suitable Documentation.

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0 (Full Life Cycle Implementation).

Confidential

SAP FI consultant

Responsibilities:

  • New GL activation, Fixed Asset, AP, AR. Fixed Asset Module and General Ledger Module. Configuration activities, unit and integral testing. Provided extensive support to the business
  • Configured the automatic payment program and dunning functionality
  • Trained business users on various business processes like using the lockbox, running payment run and recurring entries for periodic transactions.
  • Created various new, GL accounts, Vendor masters, (fixed asset) asset master data and tested them thoroughly in the testing client and transported them into the production. Performed unit testing and regression testing for different accounts payable and accounts receivable functionalities.
  • Performed gap analysis
  • Support user acceptance testing
  • Defining chart of accounts, account groups, and general ledger accounts for each company code. Creating asset accounts, House banks and creating reconciliation accounts for vendors and assets.
  • Creation of Vendor Master Records, Customer Master Records, account groups, tolerance groups, account determination, default account.
  • Configured, automatic payment program for outgoing payments which included payment methods, bank accounts and ranking order of bank accounts, credit risk management.
  • Interacted and trained users and made them understand the functionality of the FI module.

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0 (Full Life Cycle Implementation)

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