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Sap Fico Lead Consultant Resume

Lancaster, PA

SUMMARY:

  • SAP FICO Consultant with over 10+ years of strong functional experience in the implementation, customization and configuration of SAP FICO module with three full life cycle implementations, with a thorough understanding of integration between other modules.
  • Excellent Configuration skills in General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Internal Order, Profitability Analysis & Report Painter.
  • Three Full Life Cycle implementations experience using ASAP methodology.
  • Proficient in project evaluation, business blue print documentation, configuring and in depth understanding of business processes relating to SAP Finance, Controlling and integration with SD, MM modules.
  • Experience in configuration of Automatic Payment Run, Banks accounting, Foreign Currency valuation and Electronic Bank Statement (EBS), Lockbox configuration, Lockbox Processing and testing the lockbox functionality.
  • Configured Asset Accounting: Maintained Chart of Depreciation, Defined Assets class, Account determination, Created Asset Master, Asset Retirement, In - house creation of Assets and Depreciation Run.
  • Experience in the multiple functions of project planning, implementation and support, such as, conducting as-is study of business processes, conduct work-shops to define project requirements and scope, gap analysis, activities list, project schedules, conduct walk-through sessions for quality assurance for specifications, garner user acceptance to the to-be scenario, plan and execute integration tests, cut-over tasks, post go-live support, second level help-desk support and key-user training.
  • Experience in working with Manufacturing, Retail industries served as background knowledge for understanding the business requirements and processes
  • Extensive experience in Lockbox configuration and processing, automatic payment program and dunning process.
  • Controlling experience in configuration CO Enterprise structure and testing Cost Center accounting, Cost Element Accounting, Profitability Analysis (COPA), Internal Orders, Profit Center Accounting (PCA), RICEF and Credit Management.
  • Resourceful problem solver with an excellent ability to understand the shortcomings of SAP’s business processes, capture justified user requirements, and manage these through to completion within a structured development cycle
  • Experience working on End to End business process for Trade Payables, Trade Receivables, Inter-company Payables, Intercompany Receivables, Material Movements, Stock Transfer Orders, Scheduling Agreement.
  • Experience in Functional Testing of RICEFW, Unit, Integration, Regression and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) using HPQC tool.
  • Successfully executed global implementation for clients from Scope study to Go-Live and Post-Go-Live support in various projects.
  • Ability to work as a SAP techno-functional consultant with sound knowledge in CATTS Programming, ABAP queries and LSMW.
  • Strong knowledge in Report Painter, Report Writer and unique functional reporting.
  • 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.
  • Ability to take on challenges and strong determination towards meeting deadlines.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

ERP: SAP R/3 Version, 4.7, ECC 5.0, ECC 6.0

SAP: Financial Accounting: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Accounting, Bank Accounting, VAT Taxes, Special Purpose Ledgers.

Controlling: Cost Element/Cost Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Profitable Analysis, And Product Costing

Technical:: LSMW, CATT, IDOCS, ABAP Queries, Report Painter, Report Writer / Report Painter, EDI, ERS, Solution Manager, RICEF (Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements, Forms).

Applications: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows 95/98, 2000/NT/XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 & 10.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Lancaster, PA

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for requirements gathering, prototyping, and configuration of G/L, AR, AP modules. Responsible for standardizing and organizing the reporting structure which included development of reports using report writer and report painter.
  • Worked on the payment medium for European Entities(Austria, Switzerland and Germany)
  • Responsible for Configuration of Asset acquisitions, Asset retirements, Asset transfers, revaluation of assets, depreciation run and year-end closing activities in Asset accounting.
  • Responsible for posting of lease payments, acquisition of leased assets, processing of the expiration and scrapping of leased assets. Responsible for designing of asset transaction types for capitalization of assets under construction.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for customizing of payment methods, payment terms, cash discount automatic postings, bills of exchange and doubtful receivables postings. Designed and configured Payment program, electronic bank statements for payments such as direct debits, check and bank transfers.
  • Period end closing operations for foreign exchange valuations on payables/receivables and G/L account balances.
  • Responsible for Lockbox design, configuration and testing the complete lockbox process and incoming payments settings.
  • Designed and configured credit management settings and credit card settings from Accounts receivable perspective.
  • Maintained settings for Controlling Area, Operating Concern and maintained Versions.
  • Configured cost center accounting, profit center accounting, and internal orders.
  • Defined summarization levels to call up data stored in Profitability analysis and generated Reports on different profitability segments using the data from COPA tables.
  • Assisted client in design and configuration of PA structures including decisions on characteristics, and settlement to COPA. Customized appropriate settlement profiles to facilitate settlement to COPA and to CCA.
  • Created data structure (value fields and characteristics) in COPA. Configured derivation rules and PA settlement structures for population of characteristics and value fields respectively.
  • Configured Controlling areas, Cost Center and profit center hierarchies and CO object assignments, Substitution and Validations. Defined, settlement profile, settlement structure and cost elements for internal order settlements.
  • Defined additional account determination to default cost centers, profit centers and profitability analysis (COPA) for postings to cost element.
  • Configured material cost estimate with quantity structure, cost variant and cost component structure like BOM and routing for costing the product provided by PP.
  • Designed functional specs and tested various Accounts receivable reports and coordinated with ABAP team and Business users to fix the trouble tickets. Designed functional specs and developed Report painter reports by creating libraries, report groups, sets and variables.
  • 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.

Confidential, Manchester, CT

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on all the phases of implementation, from development of Business Blueprint, As-Is study, To-Be Analysis (Workshops), GAP analysis, Post Implementation support, End User training and GO LIVE.
  • Designed the document for the new Rollouts and implemented them in the system which included creation of new company codes and the configuration related. Also mapped the GL accounts for the MM and SD postings.
  • Independently worked on configuring FI sub-areas including GL, AP, AR, Cost Center and Internal Order in CO area.
  • Created Interest calculation and foreign currency postings.
  • Configured house bank, bank determination and sets tolerance according to the company’s tolerance limit, for smooth functioning of Automatic Payment Program (APP).
  • Configured Manual and Electronic Bank Statements (EBS) and worked on EDI/IDOC for processing invoices.
  • Worked to improve the efficiency in the complete end to end financial process of R2R from general accounting to closing.
  • Customized screen layouts for asset master data, asset sub ledgers and asset depreciation area and defined transaction types and account assignments for asset acquisitions and retirements.
  • Configured Controlling areas, Cost Center and profit center hierarchies and CO object assignments, Substitution and Validations. Defined, settlement profile, settlement structure and cost elements for internal order settlements.
  • In Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) configured operating concern for costing based Profitability analysis, maintained CO version, defined characteristics, value fields and attributes, Assignment of relevant value fields to SD condition types for online transfer of billing document data to CO-PA, configured the derivation structure and rule for characteristics and created reports as per client requirements.
  • Successfully implemented product cost estimate information transfer from CO-PC into CO-PA, through cost component values which facilitated the import of detailed cost-of-sales information into CO-PA for flexible margin reporting.
  • Implemented transfer of overhead costs from Cost center accounting on a periodic basis and transfer of activities indirectly into profitability analysis segment also designed the PA transfer structure to control the secondary cost elements.
  • Maintained assessment cycles and the relationship of cost elements to profitability segments for transferring overhead costs to CO-PA.
  • Documented the changes and Conducted user training on the new functionality in the configuration of financial accounting including GL, AR, AP, Banking and controlling modules.
  • Helped end users in the month end closing operations involving overhead calculation, variance calculation, Result Analysis settlements and activity price calculations.
  • Developed all the Month End over/Under absorption allocation cycles to CO-PA.
  • Created planning layouts for cost element planning and statistical key figure planning.
  • Configured Key Figure Schema for CO-PA reports.
  • Integration Testing - Complete business cycles across sub-modules were tested, in conjunction with the users and Core Team representatives from the client side.
  • Provided Production Support for all the issues involved in AP.
  • Provided end user training and documentation.

Confidential, Lincolnshire, IL

SAP CO Lead - COPA and COPC

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for blueprint, realization, and go-live support of Finance, Controlling.
  • Responsible in the implementation, go live in CCA, COPA, Product costing.
  • Configured Overhead cost elements, Product Cost planning, Cost object controlling to make order.
  • Defined Cost component structure for different cost components.
  • Configuration of Operating Concern and COPA settlement rules, regeneration and defining characteristics derivation rules, COPA Actual and Plan Assessments, Product cost controlling, production variances, WIP, Results analysis.
  • Assisted client in re design and configuration of PA structures including decisions on characteristics, and settlement to COPA.
  • Provided post implementation support in COPA. Improved the COPA reports runtime by re-structuring summarization levels and setting up indexes. Minimized the realignment process times by fine-tuning derivation rules. Improved the overall PA realignment and summarization rebuild process times by archiving old data.
  • Defined assessment, distribution cycles and reposting rules amongst cost centers.
  • Tested all Finance custom programs, reports, forms and inbound and outbound interfaces.
  • Trained key users as well as end users on the business processes.
  • Performed extensive unit tests and integration tests.
  • Prepared the cut-over plan.
  • Provided post go-live support.

Confidential, Colorado Springs, CO

SAP FICO Consultant- AP and AR

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in analyzing and gathering business requirements.
  • Involved in preparation of business requirement document and functional design document.
  • Configured G/L Master records, document number ranges, posting period variants, tolerance groups, Financial Statement Versions (FSV).
  • Reversal of documents, opening and closing of posting periods, field status groups, document types, posting keys, etc.
  • Configured vendor groups, vendor master records, tolerance limits for over and under payments, payment terms, and payment methods.
  • Configured Accounts Payable (AP), Defined vendor account groups and created master data.
  • Configured and customized customer Master records, Account groups, Company code specific payment methods, Automatic incoming payment program.
  • Customized and configured Cash management including Bank statements, payment program, Payment advises and Bills of Exchange.
  • Defined and maintained versions for Controlling Area and Operating Concern.
  • In Cost Element Accounting, Created primary, secondary cost elements and their respective groups.
  • Configuration of Cost Center Accounting which included creation of Cost Center hierarchy, attaching work centers to Cost Centers, attaching Cost Centers to Profit Centers, distribution cycle as well as assessment cycle set up.
  • Setup internal orders and cost collector configuration. Customized order classification establishing a sophisticated system of order settlements and cost center assessment cycles. Set-up planning profile for cost center, activities, statistical key figures and cost element planning.
  • In Profit Center Accounting, maintained standard hierarchy. Configured Planning layout, Planning profile, Plan allocations for Profit Center Accounting.
  • Developed business process flows, closing schedule and desktop procedures for all the activities in FI/CO.
  • Provided Production Support for all the issues involved in AP.
  • Development of test plans, test cases and acceptance criteria and trained users.

Confidential, Valhalla, NY

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Defined chart of accounts and basic configuration of system in areas of global settings, organizational structure, company code definition, and taxes with jurisdiction code levels, account groups, field status groups, open item clearing and generating reports.
  • Configured the G/L accounts, Vendor and customer master data.
  • Defined automatic payment program, check management, defined settings for invoices and credit memos.
  • Configure Controlling Area, and also Profit Center and Cost Center hierarchies.
  • Define Primary and Secondary Cost Elements, Distribution and Assessment Cycles, and also Dummy Profit Center.
  • Define Activity Types and Statistical Key Figures.
  • Configure Order Types, Orders and also Order Settlement to both CCA and PA.
  • Define Operating Concern, Profitability Segments, Characteristics and value fields for Costing-based Profitability Analysis.
  • Provide user training on new configuration and reporting to management and business groups.

Confidential, NC

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Created the cost centers and maintained the Standard hierarchy, assigned cost centers to cost elements. Configured Activities types, Statistical Key Figures, distribution and assessment cycles, Period end closing.
  • Configured material cost estimate with quantity structure, costing variant, cost component structure, BOM and route settings required for costing the product.
  • Defined Costing Sheets and Cost component structure.
  • Defined Costing variant and Valuation variant.
  • Worked extensively on order based product costing configuration and configured costing runs and actual costs posting
  • Configured operating concern attributes, and the COPA settlement structure with the settlement rules, to populate the value to value fields in COPA.
  • Used COPA to report profitability by customer, product, and market
  • Performed Fiscal year change, Yearend closing procedures and activities
  • Trained Key Users as well as End Users on FI-CO Module and Prepared Documentation of various procedures.

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Define Company Codes and Chart of Accounts.
  • Configure master data for GL accounts, Vendors and Customers.
  • Created and changed Document Types; Configured Automatic Postings for P&L; Maintained Fiscal Year Variant; Set up Inter-company Transactions. Worked with Global, Local Chart of Accounts.
  • Customized reports for open items, credit overview and account analysis.
  • Set up Reason codes to charge off differences/grant additional cash discounts and account for collection.
  • Setup and assign the accounts for MM and SD integration.
  • Configured Outgoing payments- Manual Payments, configuration, Payment differences, Exchange rate differences, Payment advices, Payment Proposal, Payment Run, Payment media Involved in the unit testing and integration testing phases of the project. Resolving all the issues in integration and unit testing by redefining the processes. And worked on check management.
  • Configured house bank and bank accounts, automatic interest calculations on account balances/line items, Customer Master Records, account groups, tolerance groups for Account receivable.
  • Controlling module - comprising of General Controlling, Cost Center Accounting (CCA)- developing the Cost Center Hierarchy, creation of Cost Elements- Primary & Secondary, Assessment and Distribution of costs, developing necessary reports for Cost Center Analysis, budgeting.
  • Appreciating the intricacies of Plant Maintenance (PM- Module) with Controlling and ensuring the accuracy of costing for Maintenance Order

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