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Sap Financials Lead Consultant Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Senior SAP FI/CO Consultant with 14+ Y ears of SAP implementation experience.
  • SAP Certified FICO consultant. Got certified from SAP America in the following modules
  • S/4 HANA Finance Professional level (P S4FIN 1610)
  • Asset Accounting (AC305)
  • Treasury & Risk Management (FSC110)
  • Cash Management (AC805)
  • Business Warehouse (BW310)
  • Financial & Managerial Accounting (C TS4FI 1610 & TFIN10)
  • Experience working in 20+ SAP projects in various FICO modules in Hospitality, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Automobile and Aerospace parts manufacturing industries
  • Professional Course offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) with expertise in Management Accounting, Financial Management and Advanced Accountancy.
  • Professional course with expertise in Management Accounting
  • Excellent Communication and client management skills with demonstrated experience in effectively leading business blue print and business process mapping discussions
  • Experience in Finance and Controlling modules including: New Accounting architecture in S/4 HANA, Functions of Fiori, Migration from ECC to S/4 HANA, Central Finance, Asset Accounting in S/4 HANA (AA), Investment Management (IM), Real Estate and Lease Accounting (RE), Bank Accounting, General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Withholding Tax (1099 and 1042), Automatic correspondences, Automatic payment program, Special Purpose Ledger (SPL), Recurring entries, Document control and Financial statement versions, Cost Element Accounting (CEL) Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Profitability Analysis (COPA) Internal Order Accounting (IO), Product Costing (CO - PC) Profit Center Accounting (PCA), Project Systems (PS), Treasury & Risk Management (TR), Cash Management, Closing Cockpit etc., and Settings for Tax calculation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

SAP Financials Lead Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to configure FICO module and its integration with other modules like MM and SD
  • Responsible to work with assigned business area leadership to establish overall direction and strategy of SAP solution to support the business area’s goals and configure the system to meet the goals.
  • Responsible to perform initial scoping of request and work with supplier to establish estimate for the project.
  • Provide consultation to business area leadership by understanding requirement, criticality of the request, recommend timing of implementation as it correlates with other requests for the assigned business area, ensure business area leadership understands the impact of related requests and assist business area leadership on prioritizing their requests.
  • Gather and analyze requirements including processes within the scope of SAP implementation. Identify process change may be needed as result of SAP implementation and advice and obtained agreement from business leadership on those areas.
  • Responsible for the following on solution delivery
  • Conducting workshops to gather detailed requirement
  • Documenting blueprint that consists of detailed business requirement and high level solutions
  • Working with business area leadership to introduce process change as the result of SAP implementation
  • Configuring the system for FICO and its integration points with other modules
  • Preparing Functional Design for ABAP developments
  • Review and approving Technical Design for ABAP developments
  • Review and approving Test Plan & Test cases
  • Conducting Training program, training contents, and trainers.
  • Coordinating User Acceptance Testing, drives success in completion and on target
  • Collaborate with other team leads; ensure consistency of SAP solution across all business areas.
  • Communicate with colleagues, management and business area(s) on project status, risks and issues.
  • Responsible for timely delivery and meeting goal of a given assignment/project within budget
  • Key Projects Completed as FICO consultant/configurator:
  • Implementation of S/4 HANA Finance modules to meet the business requirements
  • Implementation of Central Finance for China hotel
  • Configurations for Bank Communication Management (BCM)
  • Fast Financial Close (Closing Cockpit) implementation
  • POC configurations for automatic intercompany reconciliation process
  • Configuration for Escheatment report, Positive Pay process, iDoc, Lockbox, Check payment process
  • Foreign Currency Revaluation process for international hotels (FASB 52)
  • IFRS compliance settings and report developments
  • Created a generic workbench to upload invoices from various purchasing systems,
  • Sales Tax and Use Tax report with additional business requirements, Implementation of withholding tax process to create files, reports and forms for 1099 and 1042,
  • Created two way interface with American Express Purchasing Card (P-Card) system with SAP
  • Cost allocations based on SKFs using Cost Center and SPL
  • Configured CO Profitability Analysis (Costing Based and Accounts based)
  • Settings for electronic file transfer for many banks including Bank of America, HSBC, Banamex
  • New GL implementation with document split configuration based on Segment and Profit Centers
  • Implemented SAP in various countries like US, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Guam, Fiji, and China etc.,
  • Implemented Asset accounting for many countries in Europe with their local depreciation rules
  • Configured Accounts Receivable module for Revenue recognition, Cash application
  • Created several data extraction programs and DaRT views to help on transition to other ERP systems
  • Implemented automatic creation of final assets from AuC based on WBS elements settlements
  • Implemented Real Estate and Lease Accounting module
  • Configured integration of FICO module with other modules like MM, SD, PP, IM etc.,
  • Worked on projects with interface on OpenText VIM to process invoices from various vendors

SAP Financials Consultant

Confidential, Scottsdale, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Led business process discussions with end users and ERP core team members
  • Mapped the business requirements with process in SAP
  • Led discussions with core team on configurations needed for the business process in AR, AP and PS
  • Documented functional requirements and Blue Print
  • Configured FICO module and its integration with other modules like MM and SD
  • Solution Manager is used to maintain configuration documents and project preparation
  • Led discussions with Technical team to identify the source of legacy data and mapping legacy fields to SAP fields
  • Coordinated the functional and technical teams for the initial data load
  • Trained the functional team on data validation process in SAP
  • Planned for data validation and preparation of user training documents.
  • Led discussions on scope for switching off the legacy interfaces (Inbound and Outbound)
  • Led discussions with SAP and External system owners to establish the interfaces needed to continue with SAP also

Confidential, Chandler, AZ

SAP Financials Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Led discussions on scope for switching off the legacy interfaces (Inbound and Outbound)
  • Led discussions with SAP and External system owners to establish the interfaces needed to continue with SAP also
  • Documented business requirements and functional specification.
  • Configured FICO module and its integration with other modules like MM and SD
  • Prepared plan for the development, testing and deployment of the interfaces like VERTEX, Lockbox, Bank transactions, Fixed Assets, Payroll, T&E expenses and Hyperion
  • Coordinated with interface program developers to meet functional requirements
  • Conducted end user awareness workshops to ensure smooth functioning of business in post go live scenario

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Led a team of 4 FICO consultants and 3 ABAP consultants on worldwide Production support
  • Gathered functional requirements through user workshops, conducted gap analysis, and Business Blue Print documentation for new requirements, country specific settings and enhancements
  • Configuration for enhancements and new requirements
  • Product Costing configuration for discrete manufacturing scenario
  • Provided functional clarifications on day-to-day transactions like Master data maintenance, Integration with other modules, Automatic account assignment, Invoice verification, Inward and Outward payments, Terms of Payment, Mass change of documents, Vendor Automatic Payment Program, Bank Reconciliation (BAI2), Periodical Processes in FICO, Asset Accounting, Investment management, Special Purpose Ledger and Inter-company transactions
  • Worked on a sub-project for implementation of VAT calculation procedure for a division in Europe
  • Extensive reports needed for deliveries made to companies in other countries of the EU. Vendors had to report deliveries/goods movements to their own tax authorities in an EC sales list.

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of Asset Accounting module
  • Software Development Life Cycle processes followed for documentation
  • Discussion with the Key users of the existing system to understand their business processes, approval procedures, Accounting methods and reports. Discussed about the existing Asset Classes, Account determination policies, Interface with other systems and Statutory accounting requirements and Internal and External reporting requirements
  • Documentation of Existing and proposed system design, Organizational structure, Business processes and Reports.
  • Demonstration of the proposed system with minimum configuration. Explaining the purpose of Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation Areas, Asset Class, Account Determination, Asset Master Data fields and Standard Reports
  • Creation of Chart of Depreciation and Deactivate unwanted depreciation areas
  • Configured FICO module and its integration with other modules like MM and SD
  • Product Costing configuration for discrete manufacturing scenario
  • Assign Input Tax Indicator for Non-Taxable Acquisitions, Verify currency settings and Fiscal year variant, Assign a FSV for Asset reports
  • Preparation of functional specifications for customized reports and interface
  • Extensive testing with other process owners in SAP, Regression and non-regression testing conducted with the key users.

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