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Bpc Lead Consolidation Consultant Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Dedicated and detail - oriented SAP Financial Professional with significant consultative and business experience in financial accounting, consolidation, planning and budgeting.
  • Certified SAP FI-CO and SEM, and trained S/4 HANA Finance, and BPC Consultant with over 20 years SAP implementation experience.
  • Track record of leading or participating in multiple SAP implementations, including SAP BPC, SEM-BCS, SEM-BPS, FI/CO, and ECC Budgeting and Planning.
  • Analytical and organized, a skilled natural leader that drives organizational excellence by developing and implementing positive changes.
  • Comfortable operating at any level of an organization and easily develops and maintains the support and respect of a solid network of internal and external associates.
  • Articulate and persuasive in handling management, peers, staff, and vendors with experience in participating in pre-sales calls.
  • Certified Public Accountant with excellent negotiation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior communication proficiency, both oral and written.
  • Solution design, configuration, and unit testing, and deployment of Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)
  • Strong knowledge of integration points between FI-CO, and BI/BW and Business Planning and Consolidation
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP BI/BW data modeling related to BPC, and BW-Integrated Planning
  • Training and expert knowledge in BPC Netweaver version (Embedded and Standard).
  • Training and expert knowledge in SAP S/4 HANA Finance
  • Strong knowledge of integration points between FI-CO and HR, Payroll, Travel Management, MM, SD, BI, PS and other SAP ECC modules
  • Solution design, configuration and unit testing of FI-GL (including New GL), Asset Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Travel Management, Special Ledger, Profit Center Accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Project Systems Report Writer, Report Painter, and BI queries.
  • Global Implementation; preparing and conducting business process workshops and preparing global and local templates design for companies in several countries, including South American, Asia, and European countries.
  • Excellent knowledge of New General Ledger: Parallel ledgers, Document splitting, Intercompany Transactions, and Segments,
  • SAP Upgrade experience including New General Ledger, FI/CO, and SAP BPC
  • Team Lead and project management experience with strong knowledge of ASAP methodology and Solution Manager
  • Knowledge of Financial Statement Planning (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash flow) Capital Budgets, Cost Center Planning, Profit Center Planning, and Internal Order Planning
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards vs. US GGAP vs. Canadian GAAP

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

BPC Lead Consolidation Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted blueprint requirement gathering and design workshops
  • Collaborated with BW team lead to architecture and design consolidation solution
  • Collaborated with S4 Finance team lead to ensure S4 HANA configuration is tightly integrated with BPC
  • Designed and developed BPC data models and data flow
  • Developed and Managed project plan
  • Manage a team of 5 resources (onshore and offshore)
  • Responsible for coordinating work stream activities
  • Configuration and unit testing of Consolidation Business rules, Currency Translation, Eliminations and Journal Entries
  • Developed BPC Business Process Flows and Work Status to support consolidation processes
  • Created BW Info Objects and attributes
  • Created HANA calculation views
  • Configured model, dimensions, members, and properties, business rules and other objects
  • Designed and Configured reports
  • Prepared Confidential
  • Identified business process issues and made recommendations for improvements
  • Implemented best practices for BPC planning and Consolidation modules.

Confidential

BPC Solution/FICO Solution Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted blueprint requirement gathering and design workshops
  • Collaborated with BW team lead to architecture and design consolidation solution
  • Collaborated with FICO team lead to ensure FICO configuration is tightly integrated with BPC
  • Designed and developed BPC data models and data flow
  • Developed project plan
  • Responsible for coordinating work stream activities
  • Configuration and unit testing of Consolidation Business rules, Currency Translation, Eliminations and Journal Entries
  • Developed BPC Business Process Flows and Work Status to support consolidation processes
  • Configured model, dimensions, members, and properties, business rules and other objects
  • Configured security settings and data access profiles
  • Configured conversion and transformation rules for data upload into BPC
  • Developed reports for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Designed and Configured Revenue, Product, and Expense, planning models.
  • Designed and configured reports
  • Prepared Confidential
  • Provided post implementation support
  • Participated in HANA BW upgrade project
  • Participating in scoping and planning of S/4 HANA upgrade deployment
  • Identified business process issues and made recommendations for improvements
  • Implemented best practices for BPC planning and Consolidation modules.

Confidential

BPC Lead Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted blueprint requirement gathering and design workshops
  • Collaborated with BW team lead to architecture and design consolidation solution
  • Collaborated with FICO team lead to ensure FICO configuration is tightly integrated with BPC
  • Developed BPC data model and data flow
  • Developed project plan
  • Manage a team of 4 resources (onshore and offshore)
  • Responsible for coordinating work stream activities with onshore and offshore resources
  • Configuration and unit testing of Consolidation Business rules, Currency Translation, Eliminations and Journal Entries
  • Developed BPC Business Process Flows and Work Status to support consolidation processes
  • Configured model, dimensions, members, and properties, business rules and other objects
  • Configured security settings and data access profiles
  • Configured conversion and transformation rules for data upload into BPC
  • Developed reports for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Prepared Confidential
  • Designed ad provided solution for complex consolidation process relating Joint Ventures, Proportionate and Equity accounting.
  • Provided recommendation to streamline consolidation and month-end close.

Confidential

SAP BPC Lead Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted blueprint requirement gathering and solution design workshops
  • Collaborated with BW Lead to architecture and design BPC:
  • Developed BPC Data Model and Data Flow for HC, FTE and labor cost planning
  • Configured BPC: Dimensions, Models, BPF, Comments, and Reports, Input schedules to validate and confirm solution design.
  • Created BPC system Deliverables
  • Responsible for documenting SAP BPC business rules and logic scripts as required
  • Responsible for creating training and system documentation deliverables
  • Responsible for creating input templates and reports.
  • Responsible for coaching junior BPC consultants

Confidential

SAP BPC Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided logic script support; maintain existing logic as result of business rule changes or process updates. Created new script logic as result of business rule changes or new requirements
  • Created and maintain file for subsequent conversion and transformation
  • Provided consulting for new security rules implementation, best practices for security setup, etc.
  • Prepared Confidential and End User Training document
  • Provided Consulting/training for complex report/input templates creation, best practices for creation, etc.
  • Provided Consulting for master data maintenance and structure modification (dimension, properties, members, etc.).
  • General consultation on various matters related to the application set including potential software upgrades
  • Provided production support, including break fixes
  • Improvement in planning solutions

Confidential, Denver, Colorado

BPC Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed existing FI/CO configuration tight integration between FI/CO and BPC for Consolidation reporting
  • Reviewed existing FI/CO and Consolidation business processes and configuration
  • Modified existing FI/CO and consolidation configuration to conform to SAP Best Practices
  • Configuration and unit testing of Consolidation Business rules, Currency Translation, Eliminations and Journal Entries
  • Developed BPC Business Process Flows and Work Status to support consolidation processes
  • Configured model, dimensions, members, and properties,
  • Configured security settings and data access profiles
  • Configured conversion and transformation rules for data upload into BPC
  • Developed reports for financial board packages
  • Prepared Confidential and End User Training document
  • Provided Post production support, including break fixes
  • Recommend ways to improve financial month-end close

Confidential, Buffalo, New York

SAP FI/CO Team Lead Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a team of three business analysts and one functional consultant to deliver FI/CO solution.
  • Solution design and configuration for the following modules: FI-GL, Accounts Receivable, Logistic Invoice Verification, FI-Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Banking, Project Systems, Travel Management, Sales Tax, and Profitability Analysis, and Consolidation (EC-CS)
  • Conducted scoping and planning.
  • Organized and conducted business requirement and design workshop
  • Reviewed existing FI/CO business processes and configuration and make recommendations for process improvement and system re-design
  • Prepared project plan for FI/CO work stream
  • Managed and coordinated FI/CO project deliverables including, RICEFW, Traceability Matrix, and Test Plans
  • Worked with SD and MM team lead to ensure system is integrated according SAP Best Practices
  • Provided end user training
  • Provided Post production support, including break fixes
  • Identified areas for process improvement and re-configured system to simplify the financial reporting processes.
  • Recommended best practices for developing project deliverables and documentation

Confidential, New York, New York

SAP FI/CO/BPC Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided functional and business knowledge to facilitate migration to BPC 7.5
  • Provided FI/CO and BPC knowledge for retracting cost center budget and plans back to SAP ERP 6.0
  • Assisted in developing data and process scenarios mapping between BPS an BPC for compliance
  • Collaborated with technical BW consultant to developed and design BW 7.0 ETL from BPS Info cube to BPC 7.0 application cube and BPC to other to BW reporting cubes
  • Developed input templates and schedules using Evader
  • Assisted with creation and execution of integration test plans
  • Created RICRFW deliverables and other project documentations
  • Provided General FI/CO production support
  • Provided cost centre and revenue planning functional expertise for migration from BPS to BPC

Confidential

Senior SAP ERP Financial Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in implementation of SAP BOBJ financial reporting tools: Configured SAP Financial Consolidation for QA testing. Created and executed test script and test plans.
  • Obtained a thorough understanding of BMO financial reporting business processes
  • Obtained thorough understanding of BMO financial reporting system landscape, including inbound and outbound interface
  • Liaised between core SAP development team and BMO Technology team.
  • Conducted BOBJ FC knowledge transfer session to QA users and IBM team
  • Provided SAP Expertise to assist client with multi-year road map
  • Obtained thorough understanding of SAP BOBJ Financial Consolidation
  • Configured Financial Consolidation system for QA testing environment

Confidential

FICO/SAP Banking Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for unit and integration testing for the following functional areas; FI/CO, AR, Loans Management, and Collateral Banking Services modules.
  • Created test scripts and test plans utilizing QC testing tools.
  • Prepared business process flows
  • Collaborated with business process owners to develop and test SAP roles and security profiles
  • Provided functional expertise with respect to FI-GL, AR and AP
  • Prepared key deliverables including, configuration unit/integration testing, and project documentation such as Confidential, Traceability Matrix, and Test Plans.
  • Provided input to streamline project methodology
  • Identified business process issues and made suggestions for improvements

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior FI-CO/BPC Consolidation Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in SEM-BCS migration to BPC NW 7 blueprint workshop
  • Configured/Tested Consolidation Business rules, Currency Translation, eliminations and Journal Entries
  • Leveraged dynamic templates in Appshell to create input schedules and EvDRE reports
  • Created test plans and test scripts and performed unit and integration testing
  • Collaborated with ABAB developers to resolve break fixes and defects
  • Provided FI/CO/BPC expertise to super users and end-users.
  • Conducted and directed user acceptance testing workshop
  • Prepared key deliverables including, configuration unit/integration testing, and project documentation such as Confidential, Traceability Matrix, and Test Plans.
  • Provided functional expertise with respect to New General Ledger vs. Classic General Ledger, Special Ledger, and New Depreciation Calculation for fixed assets, Foreign Currency Translation (Parallel Currencies), Intercompany Transactions,
  • Provided Post Production support including break fixes.
  • Successfully completed project on time and within budget.
  • Provided expert consolidation and Planning functional and business knowledge
  • Resolved issues relating to FI-GL multi-currency translation

Confidential, Detroit, Michigan

Senior FI-CO

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed FI/CO and EC-CS design and recommended changes to ensure FI and consolidation systems met US, Canadian, and German HGB GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Designed and configured Special Ledger, PCA, and EC-CS systems for consolidated plan, budget and forecasting versions.
  • Ensured FI-GL and Profit center modules are configured correctly for integration with business consolidation tool for both plan and actual data
  • Re-configured inter-company, currency translation, elimination of investment tasks.
  • Configured FI/CO to satisfy and segment and management reporting.
  • Modified currency translation method in FI-GL to correctly translate group currency in the general ledger.
  • Liaised with BI team to ensure reports are Designed and configured to meet the business requirements
  • Prepared key implementation phase deliverables including, configuration unit/integration testing, and project documentation such as Confidential, Traceability Matrix, and Test Plans.
  • Provided Post Production support including break fixes
  • Successfully completed project on time and within budget.
  • Streamlined currency translation process
  • Streamlined Intercompany matching process
  • Developed workaround solutions for standard inter-company elimination of investment and consolidated plan and budget versions.

Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia

Senior SEM-BCS Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • . Utilized FI/CO expertise to help with consolidation and financial reporting for SEM-BCS.
  • Oversaw integration of FI/CO with SEM-BCS reporting solutions.
  • Provided expertise and overview of current SAP consolidation model.
  • Organized, Led and Conducted requirements gathering and blueprint workshops.
  • Confirmed business process requirements with subject matter experts.
  • Performed fit gap analysis and assisted in developing project plan.
  • Developed practices to optimize functionality to conform to Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Collaborated with BW team to activate business content and to determine data source for consolidation system; developed InfoCube and consolidation data model.
  • Design and configured system to handle standard consolidation functions including automatic elimination of investment, minority interest, re-classification, and inter-company elimination.
  • Assisted in designing and creating BW query reports.
  • Created test scripts and performed unit and integration testing.
  • Developed reporting interface for submission to Corporate Hyperion Consolidation tool
  • Managed Project Plan including reviewing and preparing blueprint and implementation phase deliverables such as configuration unit/integration testing, RICEFW and other project documentation.
  • Provided Post implementation support
  • Implemented system on time and within budget.
  • Improved accuracy and transparency between SAP R/3 and Consolidation system by simplifying consolidation processes.
  • Enhanced timely and accurate reporting between SAP consolidation system and Corporate Hyperion system.

Confidential, Arlington, Virginia

Senior SEM-BCS Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for FI-GL, Special Ledger, and Consolidation modules
  • Prepared Global and local FI/CO templates for companies in North America, South America and Europe.
  • Gathered requirements, led blueprint workshops and reviewed business process requirements with subject matter experts; performed unit and integration testing.
  • Participated in design and integration with FI/CO modules (GL, CCA, PCA, I/O and Asset Accounting) such as trading partners, profit centers, transaction types, Global operational chart of Accounts, Consolidation/Group chart of Accounts, document splitting, intercompany transactions
  • Provided Expertise in Foreign Currency translation methods in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Reviewed and prepared project plan, blueprint and deliverables.
  • Collaborated with BW team to activate business content and to determine data source for consolidation and planning systems.
  • Created InfoCube and consolidation data model; performed fit gap analysis.
  • Design and configured system to handle standard consolidation functions including automatic elimination of investment, minority interest, re-classification, and inter-company elimination.
  • Assisted in designing and creating BW query reports.
  • Created test scripts and performed unit and integration testing.
  • Provided expertise to super user and end-users and post-production support
  • Other roles included preparation of key implementation phase deliverables including, configuration unit/integration testing, and project documentation such as Confidential, Traceability Matrix, and Test Plans.
  • Prepared Global and Local templates for corporate wide ERP system rollout.

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Senior FI/CO- Consolidation and Planning Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Developed high-level road map and options for implementing SAP BPC (OutlookSoft).
  • Organized and led high-level requirement gathering Workshops for consolidation and planning business processes.
  • Developed BPC Consolidation prototype and translated business requirement into consolidation design.
  • Configured system to demonstrate consolidation functional requirements
  • Configured the following: Application sets, Dimensions, Load and Validate data, Business Process flows, Reports and input schedules, EvDRE reports, etc.
  • Analyzed current SAP current FI/CO design and recommended changes to ensure tight integration with SAP BPC (OutlookSoft).
  • Presented an overview of current SAP consolidation and Planning model; EC-CS, SEM-BCS, SAP BPC (Outlook Soft)
  • Compared and evaluated SEM-BCS, Hyperion and SAP BPC (Outlook Soft) consolidation tools
  • Assisted in developing business case for implementing consolidation and reporting tool.
  • Developed consolidation demo scripts, evaluation criteria, and inputs for business case.
  • Presented client with informed data to select BPC Outlooksoft as the selected Planning and Consolidation tool.
  • Recommended new processes for simplifying monthly consolidation, monthly forecast and annual consolidated budgets.

Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia

Senior FI-CO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Served as subject matter expert on Fixed Assets, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Asset Accounting, Internal Orders, R/3 Planning and Budgeting
  • Designed and configured Fixed Asset Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Cost Center Accounting
  • Organized and directed requirements gathering and blueprint workshops. Created Global and Local templates for subsequent rollout to other entities.
  • Confirmed business process requirements with subject matter experts.
  • Prepared key deliverables including project plan, configuration unit/integration testing, and project documentation such as Confidential, Traceability Matrix, and Test Plans.
  • Project completed successfully on time and within budget.
  • Simplified capital budgeting, internal order, fixed assets and profit center processes.

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