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Sme Sap Fico Consultant Support Resume

Houston, TX

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • SAP Finance Certified consultant with professional consulting experience in implementation and support for SAP Financial Accounting (FI), Controlling (CO), and Project Systems (PS) modules.
  • Involved in different implementation projects, global rollouts and system upgrade projects using various project frame methodologies.
  • Experienced in gathering and analyzing business requirements, identifying process gaps between ‘AS - IS’ and ‘TO-BE’ processes, creating business blueprints, mapping business processes to SAP functionality and collecting relevant master data.
  • Performed various roles including finance technology SME, finance test lead, and acting project manager in different projects.
  • Possess good business process knowledge of various industries like Oil & Gas, Mining, Service sector and Manufacturing - Discrete, Repetitive, and Engineering.
  • Proficient in Configuration and Integration aspects of SD, MM, and PP with FI and CO. Good understanding of SD (OTC) and MM (PTP) business processes.
  • Good business process and system knowledge in various SAP modules like SD, MM, PP, PM, HR PRA, and TSW.
  • Extensive experience in configuring General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Asset Accounting (AA), Joint Venture Accounting (JVA), Cost Center Accounting (CO-CCA), Internal Orders (CO-IO), Profit Center Accounting (CO-PCA), Product Costing (CO-PC), and Profitability Analysis (CO-PA).
  • Expertise in Product Costing, Sales Order Costing, Profitability Analysis, Planning & Budgeting, and Period End closing.
  • Deep knowledge on US indirect sales & use tax, integration and implementation of vertex ‘O’ series with SAP, maintain and configure the taxability of products and services in vertex.
  • Traveled and worked in multinational clients sites to conduct requirement gathering workshops, provide training, assist in testing, and provide production support.
  • Effective communicator with good skills in making business presentations, to discuss and present them to wider stakeholders.
  • Collaborated with various technical teams - ABAP, Security, Basis, Business Intelligence, and Business objects - to meet the client requirements.
  • Have knowledge on ABAP programming to debug the code, understand functional modules, IDOC, BAPI, BADI, and user exists.
  • Experienced in using various SAP Tools: LSMW, Queries, Info sets, Report Painter, Report Writer.
  • External systems: Business objects - Analysis for office, Webi -, Vertex ‘O’ series, MS Office, ARIBA, HPQC/ALM, Spot fire analytics.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Houston, TX

SME SAP FICO Consultant Support

Responsibilities:

  • Leads and Participated in regression testing and facilitated UAT system readiness for technical upgrade of SAP from Oracle database to HANA database for North America region.
  • Worked on vertex sales & use tax software upgrade from ‘Q’ series to ‘O’ series, along with implementing add-ons (accelerator & LCR Dixon tools) to SAP for US and Canada regions.
  • Use the subject matter expertise to lead through the requirement gathering workshops with various stake holders to implement and integrate vertex sales tax system to SAP.
  • Configure new SAP tax codes, account keys, condition types and changes to tax procedures.
  • Worked and represented finance technology team to interact with SAP America’s team who are assisting vendors to migrate/onboard them from Quadrem to ARIBA.
  • Along with technical team involved in implementing the solution of read soft and ICR/OCR project, that helps scan vendor invoice and creates the Service entry sheets (SES) or vendor AP invoices as per requirements.
  • Configured tax codes and tax types for extended withholding tax to have ability to withhold the tax for vendors at the time of invoice or payment as per business requirement.
  • Worked on interfaces related to OneSource, which help generate 1099 documents for royalty payments made to the owners.
  • Setup and explained various items related to account determination for foreign exchange revaluation from transaction currency to both company code and group currency.
  • For vendor payments, configured process of paying company codes (intercompany payments), where from legal perspective they are same entity, but different from the reporting perspective.
  • Worked with technical team to prepare the remittance advices & positive pay file for the payments made to the vendors.
  • Worked on reconciling the data between SAP systems with business consolidation systems (BCS), and assisted users in posting the intercompany elimination entries and late entry adjustments as needed.
  • Configured various finance organization data objects as part of acquisition and explorations - setup company codes, currencies, number ranges
  • Performed initial master data load for the new company codes - cost centers, profit centers, fixed assets, WBS structures, SKF’s, and stock balances etc..,
  • Setup the house banks, tolerance settings, material and sales account determination for the new company codes.
  • Worked with both MM and SD team to setup the P2P and OTC to make changes to SAP system as per the new requirements for Accrual sales, Actual sales, and down-payments.
  • Established new process flow periodic valuation by configuring COPA value fields to receive Actual PUP from the material ledger closing.
  • Setup the material ledger configuration settings for new company codes, worked on multiple currency company codes.
  • Setup variants and trained users on executing the material ledger closing and analysis the transfer of production variances from variance accounts to consumption/inventory accounts.
  • Configured new allocation structure and settlement profile, to settle capital and operation WBS costs to fixed assets as per new business needs.
  • Assisted in users in creating the Profit Center distribution cycles, to allocate the values in both BS and P& Confidential accounts to different profit centers by using the various receiver tracing factors.
  • Created new value fields and worked on COPA actual valuation user exit to calculate and populate various value fields.
  • Setup flow of actuals for new billing condition types, GL Accounts, order settlements, from various modules into COPA.
  • Implemented the solution for Top-Down Distribution in COPA, for allocating the revenue and cost from the sale/downstream points to platforms, further used for Royalty cutback.
  • Using COPA report painter created a custom report, to analysis the Gross margin at various levels, like with and without periodic valuation of cost of sales.
  • Configured the SD account determination based as per financial reporting requirements, which involves various access sequences.
  • For fixed asset using unit of production depreciation type, developed functional specification document and worked with technical team on creating a custom upload program to load unit of production data per company code and depreciation key.
  • Assisted users with the period end closing activities, and explained usage of CLOCO on how it make finance close quicker and uniform across commodities.
  • Involved in raising the OSS messages to SAP for fixing various issues in the top-down distribution program.
  • Updated the client configuration documents with the changes performed to the SAP system. Developed functional specification documents to meet the client’s custom requirements.

Confidential, Houston, TX

A&I SAP FICO Consultant Production Support

Responsibilities:

  • Leads and performs end-to-end detailed analysis of Finance processes, structure, capability, ways of working, data and system effectiveness to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Travel to client’s various international locations to meet various stakeholders and conduct the workshops, training sessions, and assist them in performing SAP testing & cutover activities SAP enterprise releases.
  • Worked on various scenarios of AP invoice generated manually, ERS, from BAPI’s to post the royalty payments.
  • As part of changes to business policy for payment terms for non-trade vendors, configured new payment terms, and mass updated the vendor master with the new payment terms.
  • Worked on required changes to field status groups and sort keys assigned to vendor, customer, and GL’s.
  • Setup the automatic clearing rule conditions for GR/IR account, bank clearing account, and customer accounts. Schedule the batch job to improve productivity.
  • Configured changes to the reclassification account for debit balances in liabilities accounts, and credit balances in asset accounts.
  • Set up the fixed asset for new company codes, new chart of depreciation, asset class, and setting up the unit-of-production depreciation key.
  • Configure depreciation keys derivation for Book, Group and Tax deprecation area that are assigned a various country specific chart of depreciation.
  • Act as a Liaison between the SAP competency center and local business users to deliver the analyses, communicate, and deliver key changes to the SAP system as part of the global initiatives.
  • Perform local change impact assessment for marketing business, by reviewing and analyzing all global changes that will be deployed as part of enterprise release.
  • Supports the business users with any SAP issues arise as part of day-to-day and month-end closing activities.
  • Assisted the users with the issues regarding the Period End Close - Settlement of production orders and sales orders, COPA- FI reconciliation, shipped not bill reconciliation, Intercompany Trading Partner Reconciliation etc.,
  • Setup the CLOCO template to optimize the closing process, explained usage of CLOCO on how it make finance close quicker and uniform across commodities.
  • Participate in workshops along with client finance business partners to present the requirements to project team to build an integrated gas scheduling system (Quorum) that meet and improves client needs.
  • Resolved the issues regarding the material ledger, and explained to the business users on how SAP system distributes the purchase and production variances based on the consumptions.
  • Setup the periodic valuation in COPA to capture the Actual PUP posted after the ML closing, which will help in reconciling the COGS from PA to FI more effectively.
  • Developed QRG’s to raise the master data request by the finance users. Assisted in raising the master data request for various finance objects and train users on how to do in future when needed.
  • Set-up the configuration for cutback cost-object and account determination for the external and intercompany joint ventures.
  • Involved in the tailoring the handover process between the marketing team to the royalty accounting team, in segregating the revenue by equity production and external purchased volumes, and in segregating marketing deducts/costs.
  • Coordinated with various stake holder to setup the joint ventures for various operated, non-operated, and marketing joint venture scenarios.

Confidential, Houston, TX

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Joined as part of the SAP finance team to support the deployment and testing activities for petroleum marketing division.
  • Involved in identifying the Gaps between the Legacy ERP and the Global Template, and address them accordingly.
  • As part of data migration worked on data scrubbing; mapped the data fields gathered from the legacy systems to the SAP fields for customer and vendor masters.
  • Posted the initial stock take on position for various materials, and created the open PO’s with the adjusted goods receipt quantity.
  • Involved in various cutover activities like stock reconciliations, data cleansing, loading the open item, migrating the GL data from legacy system to SAP.
  • Played a key role in formulating the business process, key handover tasks between various finance teams, like the marketing team and royalty accounting team.
  • In COPA, configured new characteristic, characteristic values, characteristic derivation,
  • Worked along with technical team on the COPA valuation user exit to do custom calculation on various value fields and populate the characteristic with various clients’ requirements.
  • For flow actuals mapped various Cost elements/Group, SD condition types to the value fields.
  • Designed the profitability reports (KE30), by working closely with the business to identify what are the various levels of contribution margin required.
  • Assisted in building up the solution for allocating the revenue and cost from the sale/downstream points to platforms using Top-Down Distribution functionality in COPA
  • Resolved the issues regarding the material ledger, and explained to the business users on how SAP system distributes the purchase and production variances based on the consumptions.
  • Setup the COPA Assessment cycles to transfer the cost center balances to profitability segments.
  • Created the cost center allocation cycles (assessments) for each plant - used the allocation structures, and various tracing factors like fixed percentage, variable proportion - actually activity and the statistical key figures.

Confidential, Houston, TX

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in all the phases of the project, performed Requirement Gathering and Fit-Gap sessions with the Finance Business Team, appropriate configuration is made, so that the system should behave as per the business requirements - Realization. Trained the users on how to use/perform various operation in the system. Involved in the Data Migration and Cut-Over Activities for Go-Live, Assisted the Business in Early Life Support (ELS) and post - production support.
  • Formulated the process of parking the vendor invoice (MIRA) and schedule the program to perform the 3-way bill match (LIV), which post the vendor invoice on the vendor sub ledger.
  • Configured New GL, defined segment as the splitting characteristic to generate the financial statements per segment, which is a production facility.
  • Used non-leading ledger to generate the financial statements in different accounting principles.
  • Configured House Banks, Bank Accounts, GL structure, Posting Rules for Automatic Assignment.
  • Worked on the MTS manufacturing scenario for subassembly parts and on the ATO manufacturing scenario for assembly parts.
  • Worked on Sales Order Costing for configurable (VC) materials, requirement class, requirement type, master BOM, and master routing.
  • Product cost planning - cost component structure, additive costs, intercompany costing.
  • Cost object controlling - WIP calculation, Transfer of overhead, costing sheet, variance calculation by cost component, settlement structure and allocation structure.
  • Formulated the Customer Service process - Warranty Service, Non- Warranty Service, Field Service - used the internal orders to capture the costs for the service processes.
  • Implemented the functionality of availability check of the internal order, in acquiring the Fixed Assets.
  • Involved in loading the cost center budgets, plan activity quantity, carryout the plan assessments, and finally deriving the activity rates.
  • Trained the users on how to perform the day-to-day activities; cost rolls, use the consumption reports, the labor reports, etc.,
  • Created cost center assessments cycle to allocation the over/under absorption labor variance from cost centers to COPA Profitability Segments.
  • Worked on interfacing the Capital Expenditure System (CER), once the capital asset information is entered in the external system and is approved by the business, IDOC (EDI) will automatically create the asset master and transfers the budget to the internal order.
  • Helped the BI team in preparing requirement analysis documents, functional specifications, and reports, like PPV, AP/AR Aging, sales margin reports, and sales backlog reports.
  • Involved in setting up various payment methods like Check, Wire, Division Control (for intercompany open item clearing) payment methods for Automatic Payment Program (APP) for vendor and customer payments.
  • Involved in various inter-company process like - Drop Ship, Replenishment Scenario’s.
  • Assisted the users with the issues regarding the Period End Close - Settlement of production orders and sales orders, COPA- FI reconciliation, shipped not bill reconciliation, etc.,
  • Facilitated in formulation the Accounts Payable process, like Return to Vendor, Vendor Rework & Charge Back.
  • Created reports to be executed using FGI0 and KE30 to preform easy reconciliation between COPA and FI ledger.
  • Involved in loading the cost center budgets, plan activity quantity, carryout the plan assessments, and finally deriving the activity rates.
  • In Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), configured Costing Based CO-PA and Account Based CO-PA, created characteristics and value fields, generated Operating Concern and assigned controlling area to the Operating Concern. Also worked on valuation using material cost estimates.
  • Defined custom Planning layout and Planner profile, to upload plan values using Microsoft Excel.

Confidential, Meriden, CT

SAP CO/PS Consultant Production Support & Enhancement

Responsibilities:

  • As a SAP support Consultant interacted with the super user and assisted in settlement related issues. Handled the production support tickets for the Plants in US and Canada.
  • Worked with the sales orders RA methods like - Cost Based POC, Contract Revenue Method, and Revenue from Resource-Related Billing and Simulation of Dynamic items.
  • Along with the SD team configured and supported the resource related billing (RRB), dynamic item processor profile (DIP).
  • Setup HR mini-master to post the confirmations from the HR to Networks/Activities and collect the costs onto WBS to be bill the customer based on resources consumed.
  • Involved in month-end closing activities including posting, clearing parked documents, and ensuring that all interfaced electronic files, and files with errors were corrected, and posted.
  • Assisted the user in yearend closing activities, closing of Asset fiscal year and the positing period maintenance.
  • Maintained material cost estimate with Quantity structure, costing variant, BOM and Routing settings required for costing the product. Also worked on costing estimate, marking and release of material price and costing run.
  • Analyzed and validated product costing configuration, procedures and reports. Also worked on cross company costing and costing versions.
  • Maintained the month-end functionalities for product costing i.e. overhead calculation, WIP calculation, and variance calculation and manufacturing order settlement processes.
  • Created special allocation structures, secondary cost elements, and settlement profile which will have impact on the P& Confidential Statement.
  • Helped the Users in understanding the results of the Period End closing activities. Helped in understanding the calculation of WIP, and the settlement of variances into Value fields in COPA.
  • Cost Center Accounting: Maintained cost centers, activity types, statistical key figures, Cost Center Standard Hierarchy, cost center categories, maintained default account assignments and automatic account assignments.
  • Profit Center Accounting: Maintained Profit centers, Standard Hierarchy, Configured Profit center Master Data, maintained Default Account Assignments and Automatic Account Assignments, Validations and Substitutions, Distribution and Assessments.
  • Helped the Users in maintaining and understanding the COPA Assessment cycles and created the Profitability Analysis reports.

Confidential, Redmond, WA

SAP CO/PS Consultant Support

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as SAP Consultant to implement Project System module in organization and configured project structures.
  • Implemented the Project Systems module for reporting purpose, helps in better managing of the resources (Plan, Commitment, Actual), which do not affect the existing financial state of the system.
  • Worked on setting up new account assignments category, to be used for posting PO’s directly to profitability segment.
  • Maintained the field status variant of internal order types, to post the statistical values onto the WBS elements.
  • Confirmed the naming convention for the project and WBS element to ensure that these are identified readily by their respective functions and departments.
  • Developed PS master data including Project definition, WBS, and Project profile using project builder/ project planning board and IMG modules
  • Prepared planning templates for all categories, and depth of WBS levels.
  • Performed configuration of Project Cost Planning and assigned Planning Profile to Project Profile.
  • Created Project types for WBS elements, defined user defined field & field selection for WBS element & Project definition and maintained substitution and validation in project system.
  • Maintained value categories, and divided all the expense account to respective value category based on its type.
  • Performed project summarization, project version, status selection profile.
  • Worked on Project Systems, Configured appropriate project profile for project and WBS element master data, configured budget and planning profile for budget availability control.
  • Defined custom Planning layout and Planner profile, to upload plan values using Microsoft Excel.
  • Maintained activity rates for the roles in a cost center - integration with HR Module.
  • WBS Integrated Excel planning is used to upload plan values using Excel sheet, Maintained standard Excel templates.
  • Worked on several PS Reports to resolve performance issues and new developments.
  • Developed Detailed Design Documents (Requirements, Functional Specifications, and Technical Specifications) for new report programs.

Confidential

SAP FICO Analyst Production Support

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing production support, resolving various raised with new implementation of SAP.
  • Extensively worked on both Order to Cash process in association with SD team and Procure to Pay process with MM and Manufacturing team to make changes to account determination, COPA value flows etc.,
  • Developed new inventory reports to as per the requirements, to analysis the actual vs. target costs by cost component structure.
  • Assisted users in setting up the costing sheets for overhead calculation, and resolved settlement issues of production orders.
  • Performed mass update of master data elements such as GL Accounts, Cost centers, and material master using LSMW.
  • Created the cost center allocation cycles (assessments) for each plant - used the allocation structures, and various tracing factors like fixed percentage, variable proportion - actually activity and the statistical key figures.
  • Setup the background jobs to set deletion flag for the production orders which are marked closed, which improves run time for WIP and variance calculation.
  • Worked on Logistics Invoice Verification (LIV) to process the vendor invoices, and review if there are any invoice are blocked.
  • AR-customer transactions, Master data, Payment terms, Cash application, Lockbox processing, Mapping Bank Lockbox format with Sap lockbox format, customizing payment advice notes.
  • Using report painter and report writer created various custom reports in cost center accounting and COPA to analysis financials efficiently.

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