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Sap Fico Functional Consultant Resume

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY:

  • Over 9 years of experience in SAP configuration, design, implementation, upgrade and rollout projects.
  • In - depth knowledge and experience in SAP FI/CO and four full life-cycles implementations from Blue Printing, Realization, Final Preparation, Unit Testing Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing(UAT), End User Training, Final Preparation and Go Live. Industry experience in SAP implementation in various areas, such as Pharmaceutical, Automobile, Chemical and Manufacturing industries.
  • Performed FI Configuration including FI Master Data, GL, A/R, A/P, A/A, Profit center Accounting, Cost center Accounting and Internal Orders.
  • Expert in customization of SAP ERP ECC 6.0, 5.0, 4.7 & 4.6c versions in FI-CO modules.
  • Responsible, detail oriented with strong technical, analytical, problem solving skills
  • Performed FI testing (FI-AR, FI-AP, FI-AA & FI-GL).
  • Excellent analytical, quick learning and problem-solving skills with a desire to work in a team oriented environment
  • A team player with excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exposure to S/4 HANA.
  • Proficient in External Reporting and preparation of Financial Statements with good understanding.
  • Conducted training sessions, provided end user training and prepared training documents.
  • Adept in various financial processes including Auditing, Assurance, Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting.
  • Experience in Writing and developing Test Scripts and Test Plans using SAP tao.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in independent and team-oriented environments with well-developed organizational skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take on challenges and strong determination and can run extra mile to meet deadlines.
  • Working closely with the BI/BW team on the integration points with FICO / FSCM / TRM (Treasury and Risk Management).
  • 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, MM module Debtor's management, including credit control.

SAP FICO SKILLS :

Financial Accounting : Company code, Business area, Document control, Fiscal year maintenance. Field status Group, Finalization of Chart of Accounts , foreign currency, Tolerance groups for GL, GL Master , Park document, Hold document Recurring entries.

Accounts Payable: Vendor master data configuration, Tolerance group , Automatic Payment Program, Invoice, Credit memo, Check management , Down payment. Integration with MM module and SD module.

Accounts Receivable : Customer master data configuration, Terms of payment, Open item management, Dunning, Invoice, Credit memo, Down payment, Interest calculation, Integration with SD module and MM module.

Asset Accounting : Asset master data, Organization structure, Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation area and key, linking with GL Valuation Methods , Depreciation key, Depreciation Run, asset acquisition, write-off, Information system.

Cost Element Accounting : Cost element group, assignment of cost elements to group, Actual postings, Information System.

Cost Center Accounting : Cost center hierarchy, Actual Postings, Periodic Reposting, Distribution, Assessment, Information System .

Internal Orders : Order types, Creation, Expense booking, Status management, Settlement, Planning, Actual Postings, Year-end closing, Information System.

Profit Center accounting : Creation of Profit Centre, Maintain automatic account assignment of revenue element, Choose additional B/S & P&L A/C , Account groups.

SKILL SET:

SAP Modules: FICO, MM-FI, SD-FI, PS, COPA, PM/SM-FI, PLM, HR.

Other Tools: Solution Manager, JIRA, MS Office-Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Outlook, Project, MS Visio, SharePoint.

ERP Packages: SAP ECC 6.0, ECC 5.0, R/3 4.6B, 4.6C, SAP S/4 HANA

Methodologies: Accelerated SAP (ASAP), SAP Best Practices Professional

SAP Tools: ALE, IDOC, EDI, Report Painter, Report Writer, Solution Manager

Data Migration: LSMW, BDC

Testing Tool: HPQC, Panaya

Integration: FI & CO integration with MM, SD, QM, PP and PM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Chicago, IL

SAP FICO Functional Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0(Full Life Cycle Implementation)

Responsibilities:

  • Analysed the AS-IS system, did a profound GAP analysis and successfully designed and mapped the TO-BE system on SAP at clients’ site.
  • Assisted in the Full Cycle implementation through the Project Planning, Blueprints, Realization, Go-live and Post Go-Live Support.
  • Worked on a roadmap for S/4 HANA which includes conducting workshops and creating awareness to users on the changes in S/4 HANA.
  • Configured Company Codes and maintained Chart of Accounts, Financial Accounting Global Settings.
  • Configured document types, posting period variants, fiscal year period variant and financial statement versions.
  • Created G/L master records and reconciliation accounts for sub ledgers.
  • Customized account groups, field status groups and posting keys.
  • Configured the foreign currency valuation of the open items and account balances by configuring the valuation procedure.
  • Configured Accounts Payable (A/P), customized vendor master data, specified number ranges, one-time vendors, credit memos, reconciliation accounts, special ledgers for advance payment postings, GR & IR accounts and configured Automatic Payment Program.
  • Configured House Banks, bank accounts, check lots and void reason codes.
  • Configured automatic account assignments for MM and SD.
  • Maintenance of the Bank Clearing Accounts, Reconciliation Accounts for AP.
  • Configured Accounts Receivable (A/R), defining Customer master records, groups, number ranges, Terms of payment, Interest calculation, Automatic Incoming Payments, and Lockbox procedure.
  • Created Credit Control Areas and Pre-Defined Credit Limits for customers.
  • Payment program and Payment Run configuration is completed for Check Printing, Testing of Vendor and Customer Master Data.
  • Worked in developing the testing scripts based on client requirement.
  • Configured Asset Accounting (A/A) handled Acquisitions, capitalization of AUC, transfers and retirements. Configured revaluation depreciation area and cost accounting depreciation. Created asset classes choosing/changing of period control, depreciation keys and depreciation methods. Maintained the transfer of assets from one unit to another unit; Assets sale and scrapping of assets.
  • Integration of FI with MM & SD, provided configuration support in MM, SD integration for account determination of MM (Procure-to-Pay), and SD (Order-to-Cash).
  • Customized manual bank statement transaction and check deposit transaction, pay in slip printing for the Bank accounting.
  • Created master records of Cost Elements, Cost Element Groups, Reconciliation Ledger, Cost Centres, Cost Centre Groups and Standard Hierarchy.
  • Full settlement is used for production orders and process orders in the product cost by order component.
  • Setting up automatic determination for intercompany posting & inventory posting & valuation, sales/use tax and foreign exchange transactions.
  • Established the Collections Strategies within SAP FSCM Collections management to suit and improvise the Strategy. Streamlined the Design of the Process Receivables. Enabled the Collection Rules, Promise to Pay, integration with Dispute Cases and review the Invoice History.
  • Worked on Completing the BPD for the FSCM Credit Management Process and Integration with D&B.
  • Configured both costing-based CO-PA, created characteristics and value fields, used various derivation techniques and rules, configured valuation using product costing and costing sheet. Defined various reports.
  • Configured Product Costing (CO-PC) for standard cost estimates in cost object controlling for the production orders with quantity structure and configure for WIP Calculations and variance calculations, maintained settlement structures. Created the cost variants, valuation variants and made the assignments.
  • Defined and configured Internal Orders and set Internal Orders settlement rules.
  • Implemented complete new reporting for all FI/CO Fields with sequences and field exits all local requirements (Balance Sheet/P&L/Management reports).
  • Developed entire Reporting for FI/CO environment (Multi-company/Multi currency/Consolidation Reports).
  • Provided support in unit testing and system testing of FI General Ledger module, AP, AR, AA, TR, CCA, PCA, and Internal Orders.
  • Proficient in writing Test plan, Test scenarios, Test cases and Test scripts for automated testing using sap Tao.
  • Provided training and prepared the documentation for the end-users.
  • Integrated testing is done by all modules together and mapping my client’s business scenarios one by one.
  • Project System configuration & support packs and patches applying.
  • End to end Testing, test scripts design and prepare the end QA test results and load into HPQC.
  • Involved in Unit testing and Integration testing, preparing User Acceptance Test (UAT), Integration Testing Documents and User Training Manuals.
  • Go Live and Post Go Live support

Confidential, Kansas City, KS

SAP FICO Functional Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0(Full Life Cycle Implementation)

Responsibilities:

  • Mapped Legacy Chart of account to SAP Chart of Account for the EMEA Release with eliminating and merging General ledger accounts wherever possible and adding company-specific ledgers.
  • PO based invoices, scheduling agreements, Tax related testing for complex scenarios.
  • Created the Business Process Blue Print documents for processes in AP, AR, GL, PCA, CCA, IO, COPA, CO-PC and Inter-Company related scenarios.
  • Developed process of identifying revenue and costs of billable service contracts via COPA reporting of cost elements. This involved identifying cost objects and splitting cost elements as separate value fields in COPA reporting of time(Labor) and Material(COGs)
  • Customer master record maintenance, account group maintenance, payment terms.
  • Dunning procedure was configured with four dunning levels to expedite payment cycle.
  • Customer Invoice processing, defining customer tolerances, write off amounts within tolerances with reason codes for underpayment/ overpayment.
  • Working in validating all financial postings from process order, inventory sales and project system and sales.
  • Configured and tested AR Scenarios: Customer master data maintenance, partner functions, full, partial, residual incoming payments, invoice posting and intercompany posting.
  • Worked with implementation team of SAP FSCM and AR Cash modules which includes Dispute Management, Collections Management, Credit Management, Biller Direct and Accounts Receivable modules as part of Finance and Customer Track.
  • Provides end-to-end business process solution definition for the configuration and gap development on SAP, with a focus on FICO/FSCM/TRM and related modules (FI, CO, GL, AR/AP, BCM, FA, FSCM, Banking, Treasury FIORI APPS, Vertex)
  • Configured and tested the tolerance limits for vendor invoices processed through MIRO and defined the messages for tolerance with respect to quantity and Price and worked on Logistic Invoice Verification (LIV).
  • Have been involved in various enhancements related to fixed assets ranging from multi-currency and multi-accounting standards and country specific solutions and integration with other modules like controlling (internal orders and investment management & Project systems (capital Projects).
  • Configured House bank, Automatic payment programs for outgoing payments, defined house banks, bank accounts, bank directory, check lots, checks printing, voided reason codes.
  • Maintained settings for foreign currency translation and Exchange rate gain/loss post automatically.
  • Configured Lockbox with Banks with detailed reporting as required by customer.
  • Configured and tested the Electronic Bank Statement and Manual Bank statement.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

SAP FICO Functional consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0(Full Life Cycle Implementation)

Responsibilities:

  • Configured SAP financials (FI/CO) and SAP Asset management.
  • Closed the Material Ledger Actual Cockpit, transferred Actual costs to CPA.
  • Process re-engineering and change management. Worked on gathering business requirements worldwide. Also, responsible for heading up the definition of the client’s business processes, re-engineering said processes and implementing AP (FI-AP, FI-BL & MM-LIV) worldwide. This included the following:
  • Responsible for facilitating the gathering of requirements specific to Accounts Payable from different sites.
  • Responsible for facilitating the creation of global business process flows related to Accounts payable; which includes FI-AP and MM-LIV invoice entry, exception handling and the payment program.
  • Configuration of Bank accounting. Responsible for creation of house banks and configuring the Payment Program with the related Bank Accounting Sub Module Transactions to outsource payment execution to Bank of America.
  • Acted as a liaison with BOA to clarify the requirements from both the client and banking sides.
  • House bank creation including the usage of EDI related fields required for the creation of IDOC (which were the means of transmitting the data to the bank via FTP). Creation and usage of bank chains for both Vendors and House Banks. Documented and trained team members on the usage of bank details for 43 different countries to enable the client to pay said vendors via wire.
  • Maintenance and creation of vendor master data including the setting up of tolerance limits for employees. Defining and setting payment blocks.
  • Design and configure core FSCM Processes e.g. Customer Credit Segment, Credit Profile, Business Partners, Interfaces to bring external credit Data, Collection Segment and profiles, Dispute management.
  • Attributions and Responsibilities: responsible for designing the solution and parameterization of FSCM - Credit management and records management.
  • In Profitability Analysis(CO-PA), created the Operating concern, configured costing-based profitability analysis. Defined and configured the reporting characteristics, value field, profitability segments used in profitability analysis.
  • Implement Product Costing and cost planning functionalities top the countries in scope across globe in line with the approved prototype and realignment of costing model and process changes.
  • Assisted the Vendor Master Team with cleanup and validation of bank details for over 7,000 vendors paid via wire worldwide.
  • Worked with the Treasury consultant on interfacing the needs of the Treasury department with those of the Accounts Payable Departments.
  • Data Conversion for devising and implementing the approach used in loading both AP open items and GL balances into SAP.
  • Analyzed requirements for processing Intercompany AR & AP transactions. Creation of initial specifications for configuring and implementing Intercompany functionality.
  • In addition, I was responsible for co-managing the AP portion of the project, which included creating the scope document, the project plan (which included a projecting a go-live date) and the scope document.
  • Responsible for the Post Go-Live Support. This includes interfacing with the Accounts Payable and Purchasing departments to implement temporary business processes to manage the transfer of unconverted legacy data into SAP.
  • Conducted Post-Go Live support integrated workshops for the Accounts Payable department to educate on the integrated aspects of the two modules which included GR/IR maintenance, Blocking Codes and Framework Order Management.

Confidential, Linden, NJ

SAP FICO Functional consultant

Environment: SAP R/3, ECC 6.0 (Full Life Cycle Implementation)

Responsibilities:

  • Customizing and Configuring Chart of Accounts, Account Groups, Assigning Chart of Accounts to Company Codes, Templates for Configuring Recurring Entries in GL Postings, Document Types, Number Ranges, Tolerance Groups, Field Status Groups, Posting Keys, Document Reversals, Invoices and Payments, Defining Account assignment models.
  • Setting up credit master data of customers. Configured credit management. Set up account assignment for different order types and pricing conditions.
  • Defined risk categories, processing incoming payments & applying it to account, with types (full, partial or residual).
  • Maintained accounting clerks and generate account statements and other periodic correspondence. Defined payment terms and interest calculation.
  • Defined employee and customer tolerance groups Configuration of Bills of Exchange and down payment process. Created primary and secondary cost elements and cost element groups.
  • Profitability Analysis(CO-PA) configuration included both costing based CO-PA and account based CO-PA, created characteristics and value fields, used various derivation techniques and rules, configured valuation using product costing and costing sheet. Configured CO-PA planning, including creating planning level’s plan package and planning methods.
  • Mapped SD condition types of value fields to have the system automatically transfer the sales revenues and deductions to CO-PA.
  • Design and Execution of a "Standard Price Rounding Error Mitigation solution".
  • Configured Tolerance limits for customers and managed A/R reconciliation account for sub-ledgers for customers.
  • Imparted User-training on FI-GL, AR and AP processes .
  • Accountable to the organization for the development and organization of all the matters related to FI (G/L, A/P, A/R, AM) and CO end users, including creation, editing and maintenance of documentation. (R/3 v6.0).
  • Development of Document Management Plan; including tracking database, policies, procedures and ISO 9000 requirements for the maintenance of training documentation.
  • Assisting Project Leader in management of internal and external matters related to global SAP implementation.
  • Accountable for all tasks related to the creation and maintenance of training materials. Also, accountable for the delegation and completion of all tasks relating to training materials.
  • Prepared and coached functional team members in the instruction of SAP material.
  • Retrieved SAP authorization objects to assist in the development of security profiles.
  • Revised methodology pertaining to the final phase of end user training program.

Confidential, Austin, Texas

SAP FICO Functional consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering business requirements for existing business processes, identifying the non-value adding events, to follow ASAP Methodology.
  • Understanding the business goals of the company & to determine the business requirements base AS-IS document.
  • Based on the Business Blue Print already finalized, configured the system for FI and CO and thoroughly tested the business processes finalized.
  • Company code, Business area, Document control, Fiscal year maintenance. Field status Group, Finalization of Chart of Accounts, foreign currency, Tolerance groups for GL, GL Master, Park document, Hold document Recurring entries.
  • Vendor master data configuration, Tolerance group, Automatic Payment Program, Invoice, Credit memo, Check management, Down payment, Integration with MM module and SD module.
  • Customer master data configuration, Terms of payment, Open item management, Dunning, Invoice, Credit memo, down payment, Interest calculation, Integration with SD module and MM module
  • Asset master data, Organization structure, Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation area and key, linking with GL Valuation Methods, Depreciation key, Depreciation Run, asset acquisition, write-off, Information system.
  • Cost element group, assignment of cost elements to group, Actual postings, Information System.
  • Maintained Settlement profile for production order, checked variances and account assignment to allow settlements to CO-PA.
  • Maintained Assessment cycles and the relationship of cost elements to profitability segments for transferring overhead costs to CO-PA.
  • Cost center hierarchy, Actual Postings, Periodic Reposting, Distribution, Assessment, and Information System.
  • Order types, Creation, Expense booking, Status management, Settlement, Planning, Actual Postings, Year-end closing, Information System.
  • Creation of Profit Center, maintain automatic account assignment of revenue element, Choose additional B/S & P&L A/C Account groups.
  • Involvement FI & Co testing with specific UAT’s in development and Q&A Environment. User training and sign off. Transported Customer, Vendor and GL Master Data from legacy system in to SAP through LSMW. Upload of opening balance through Account Assignment Model.

Confidential

SAP FICO Functional Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 5.0

Responsibilities:

  • GL Accounting creation of GL masters, Cash journals, Sample document, Parked documents Month end provisions.
  • Accounts payable-- creation of vendor master, vendor account groups, configuration for Automatic payment program, Defining Alternative reconciliation account for special GL transaction like Down payments and Automatic payment program.
  • Account Receivable-- creation of customer master, customer account groups, interest calculation configuration, Dunning program for customer account and Defining Terms of payments.
  • Bank accounting-- configuration of House Bank, checks management, and bank statements.
  • Configuration of CO module. Organizational structure settings. Maintenance of cost center standard hierarchy, Creation of cost centers, Cost elements, statistical key figures, Internal Orders, Profit center accounting, Profitability Analysis.
  • Resolve issues raised via problem tickets by the users after analyzing and discussing the issue with the core team and upon approval from them, by developing and designing solution while continuing to ensure that it meets the business requirements.
  • Replicate the problem in the development client.
  • Awareness issues on executing transactions. Find the solution to the particular problem. Test the solution to the testing client.
  • Communicate the problem resolution to the user.
  • Resolved problems pertaining to SAP transactions.
  • Involved in integration issues in SAP from SD and MM modules to the FI module.
  • Involved in Final Preparation (Final integration test and validation, End User Training, Quality checks)
  • Provided Post Implementation Support to the operational teams.

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