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Sap Fico Consultant Resume

San Diego, CA

SUMMARY:

  • SAP FICO functional consultant with over 8 years of functional experience in Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) module in Implementation, System user training and support of R/3 with different versions including ECC 6.0.
  • Been a part of 3 full life cycle implementation projects with ASAP methodology.
  • Strong expertise in Controlling: Cost Center Accounting (CO - CCA), Cost Element Accounting (CO-CEA), Internal Orders (CO-IO), Profit Center Accounting (CO-PCA), Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) and Product Costing (CO-PC).
  • Proficient in Customizing, Configuring, Integrating, Testing, user training, upgrading and support in SAP R/3 FICO.
  • Proficient in interacting with business users to identify information need and initiate process change.
  • Strong experience in analysis, design development, blue printing, detailed configuration, testing, documentation, training, data uploading, preparing the cutover strategy, Go- live and post implementation support.
  • Strong expertise in financial accounting in configuring and testing General Ledger (FI-GL), Accounts Payable (FI-AP), Accounts Receivable (FI-AR), Asset Accounting (FI-AA), Bank accounting.
  • Hands on configuration and customization experience in Treasury, Bank Accounting, Automatic Payment Program and Dunning.
  • Worked extensively on Business processes of SAP Finance, Controlling and Integration with MM &SD Modules. Experience in using Solution Manager Tool - SOLMAN tool for Blueprinting and Realization phases.
  • Solid experience in gathering business requirements and analysis, blueprinting, mapping business requirements to SAP environment, realization, final preparation, go live and supporting.
  • Understanding business process, study and analysis workflow to design solutions (As-Is, To-Be and Why analysis and Freezing)
  • Extensive exposure to IFRS, US GAAP/GAS34/IPSAS, Logistics Invoice Verification (LIV), Order to Cash (OTC), Manufacture to Inventory and Procurement to Pay (PTP) process.
  • Ability to work as a SAP techno-functional consultant with sound knowledge in ABAP Queries, Reporting Tools: Report Painter and Report Writer, User-exit programming, CATTs Programming and Debugging, Proficiency in writing the Functional and Technical Specifications for development objects (RICEFW).
  • Worked with ABAP consultants and designed functional & technical specifications for various interfaces in FICO.
  • Experience covers all aspects of Implementation process like Project Evaluation, Requirement Gathering & Design, Complete System Configuration, Testing, and End User Training & Production Support.
  • Configuration and Designing with Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Element, Networks, Activities Setup, Settlement Rules.
  • Extensive work knowledge in Unit, Integration, Functional, Validation, system, stress, Regression and User acceptance testing (UAT), Experience in and executed the automated test scripts and

WORK EXPERIENCE:

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, San Diego, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in Business Blue Printing, Realization, Testing, End User training and Go-Live phases based on Accelerated SAP (ASAP) Methodology.
  • Translated business requirements into SAP Functional and Configuration requirements.
  • Managed Automatic Payment Programs (APP) for Checks, Confidential and Wire Transfer.
  • Lockbox Configuration- Defined House Banks, Lockbox accounts at House Banks and used both BAI as well as BAI2 format.
  • Worked with ABAP programmers to develop RICEFW objects: ALV Reports to enhance readability of output, IDOCs Interfaces, Data Conversion through LSMW, terms on Forms for printouts and Workflows for Master Data changes.
  • Responsible for configuration of General Ledger (GL), Accounts Receivables (AR), Accounts Payable (AP), Bank Ledgers (BL) and Treasury modules in FI and Cost Element Accounting (CEA), Cost Center Accounting (CCA) and Product Costing in CO. Product Costing experience includes working on overheads, costing sheets.
  • Worked on AP scenarios: Vendor master maintenance, vendor invoice and credit memo postings, special ledger, park and posting parked invoices, down payment clearing, automatic payment program for check payments, house bank, Confidential (NACHA) payments, wire payments, manual outgoing payments, defining check lots, release blocked invoices, manual check printing, cancel payment, and AP reporting
  • Worked on AR scenarios: Customer master data maintenance, full, partial, residual incoming payments, invoice posting, maintained payment terms for customers, defined cash discount base for outgoing invoices, and SD billing invoices.
  • Created and managed revenue and expenditure budgets using the FM module.
  • Designed, configured and tested AP and treasury payments, and electronic bank statement (EBS).
  • Foreign Currency Revaluation tasks included Configuration of Currency Valuation, Definition of Exchange rates and Automatic Postings for various Adjustment and Clearing accounts.
  • Interacted with Materials Management (MM) users in order to discuss key aspects of Logistics Invoice Verification such as Invoice Allocation, Invoice Correction and Invoice Reduction.
  • Prepared informative End User Manuals and provided end-user training to process owners in GL, AR, AP as well as Core Team members.
  • COPA: Maintaining Value Fields, Define Characteristic Derivation, Valuation, Assign Value Fields, Valuation Strategies, Set Up Valuation Using Material Cost Estimate,
  • Assign Costing Keys to Material Types.
  • Worked on Intercompany reconciliation and made enhancements to financial statements.
  • Created Partner profiles and configured new house banks.
  • Assisted business users in month end activities and provided Go-Live Support.

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on Business blueprints including functional specifications and configuration documents and post go-live support.
  • Responsible for conducting workshops with business users, designing, configuring, testing and providing post implementation support.
  • Responsible for configuration of G/L Account Groups as well as creating and assigning number ranges to G/L Accounts and Document Types.
  • Managed revenue and expenditure budgets using the FM module.
  • Worked on BL to manage Bank master data and processing of incoming and outgoing payments.
  • In Cost Center Accounting (CO-CCA) performed corrections by reposting line items, also checked the results of reposting for particular cost centers in the current periods through Actual/Plan/Variance reports, and by displaying actual line items for the cost centers in report rows for the cost elements.
  • Configured Account assignment categories and requirements classes' in product cost planning.
  • Worked on Procure to Pay and Order to Cash processes.
  • Configured Posting Period Variants, Field Status Groups, Field Status Variants as well as Posting Keys based on client requirements for different G/L Account transactions.
  • Provided support for all issues regarding Electronic Bank Statements processing in Multicash as well as SWIFT MT940 format.
  • Developed a GRC implementation strategy and plan for entire suite.
  • Worked with LSMW, created scripts for mass vendor, customer master upload, cost center upload, asset master upload.
  • In Cost Center Accounting (CO-CCA) performed corrections by reposting line items, also checked the results of reposting for particular cost centers in the current periods through Actual/Plan/Variance reports, and by displaying actual line items for the cost centers in report rows for the cost elements.
  • Mapped SD conditions to have the system automatically transfer sales revenues and deductions to COPA.
  • Configured credit control area, cost elements, cost centers, profit centers, costing based COPA, account based COPA, created characteristic and value fields, and configured valuation-using product costing sheet.
  • Configured dunning procedures and worked with ABAP programmers to create dunning forms for the procedures.
  • Worked on lockbox processing, setting up house banks, defining house banks accounts with lockbox parameters, posting data and testing the lockbox functionality.
  • Configured and customized treasury module including cash management, bank statements, payment programming, and payment advises, liquidity forecasts and cash budgeting.
  • Performed in optimization of bank details for wire payments, procure to pay configuration and check lots as well as automated credit card processing functionality.
  • Configured cost center groups and cost center along with primary and secondary cost elements.
  • Worked on Customer and Vendor Down payments as well as Advance Payments.
  • Worked on Void Reason Codes for checks, reversed Payment Documents related to the checks and re-processed transactions.
  • Generated test scripts and test scenarios.
  • Assisted in User Acceptance Testing and System Integration Testing.
  • Generated reports using Report Writer and Report Printer during data migration processes.

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, Wilson, NC

Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly analyzed the client's business requirements, identified and defined areas for improvements, prepared specifications for development, configured, troubleshot and supported the system users.
  • Worked on creation of test scripts for valid business scenarios and working with functional/design team on the test script and test data.
  • Implemented ASAP methodology, planned, designed, developed, implemented and supported the business processes.
  • Worked on FSCM (Dispute and collections management)
  • Wrote blue print phase documentation and completed configuration during realization phase.
  • Cost Center Accounting (CO-CCA): Performed corrections by reposting line items, also checked the results of reposting for particular cost centers in the current periods through Actual/Plan/Variance reports, and by displaying actual line items for the cost centers in report rows for the cost elements. Generated reports for Actual/Plan/Variance costs which provided summarized view of costs, activities, and statistical key figures that were posted to cost centers, which allowed for a consolidated view of multiple cost centers.
  • Profit Center Accounting (CO-PCA): Executed actual and planned line item reports for different profit centers for specific periods/accounts to check the balances of line items with the profit centers, and also checked open item balances for receivables and payables.
  • Product Costing (CO-PC): configured material cost estimates with quantity structure, maintained settlement structures, activity types, price planning, and creation of material cost estimate, material price update, and calculation of actual costs on production orders.
  • Generated Plan/Actual Comparison reports for Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) to provide the contribution margin for divisions and products which helped for in depth analysis of the specific divisions and products and to identify the "bottom line" impact of revenues and costs. Both actual and planned data was listed in this report for the contribution margins and variances calculated for each value in it.
  • Worked on automatic processing of BDC sessions
  • Worked on automatic processing of QTP.
  • Helped with reconciliation of FI with COPA, created missing cost elements and mapped them to value fields, mapped some new condition types to value fields. Designed and developed analysis reports of products profitability by configuring Profitability Analysis. Utilized COPA (COPA tables) to report profitability by customer, product, market, created Drilldown Reports, and designed reports using Report Painter using GRRx transaction.
  • Worked with BAPI, BADI, ALE, IDOCS, User exits, FASB52 (Foreign Currency Translation).
  • Worked with LSMW and eCATT's, created scripts for mass vendor, customer master upload, cost center upload, asset master upload.
  • Worked on Material Valuation, Material Ledger
  • Worked on Logistics Invoice verification (LIV).
  • Worked extensively on vertex integration with sales taxes.
  • Worked on US taxes (Sales tax & use tax) and Tax ware.
  • Worked on integration of vertex with sales order and used some user exits regarding these.
  • Conducted UAT and Integration testing in various phases of the project.

Associate FICO Consultant

Confidential, San Rafael, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with business partners and end users to identify the business requirements, determined the impact to various business areas and documented the findings.
  • Prepared business requirement document, functional requirement document, project scoping document, work flow diagrams and business process flow diagrams.
  • Assisted in End-to-End Retail Solution which include SAP's integration services and solutions for retail merchandise management and workforce deployment.
  • Built the program for reconciliation of Retail business and wholesale business.
  • Worked extensively on Check Management issues; created check lots, voided checks for payment blockage, lengthening check numbers, reprinted and reissued voided checks etc.
  • Involved in Month End Closing and Year End Closing activities such as Foreign Currency Revaluation, Recurring Entries, Balance Interest Calculation, Automatic Clearing GR/IR Accounts etc.
  • Created tax code, jurisdiction code, tax calculation procedure in sales and purchase, confirmed the output and tax report for sales and purchase.
  • Tested and verified FI period end closing procedures, automatic account assignment of FI with CO and MM, automatic payment program for incoming/outgoing invoices and validated FI master data.
  • Prepared risk assessment report based on technology, technical issue, development environment, experience staff, available tools and prepared feasibility study report.
  • Assisted in developing functional, conceptual and logical design specification documents, worked in creating test plan, used cases and test cases, documented the bugs and bug fixes.
  • Worked with project management to establish deadline of each test phase and for the completion of project deliverables, tested various test cases to ensure the quality of product and cover business requirements.

SAP Testing Consultant

Confidential, Torrance, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Expertise in using solution manager in Test Plan management, Tester Work list, Business Blueprint, Configuration and Project administration to create the test projects.
  • Creation of business process test cases and upload to solution manager.
  • Configured and tested settings for Fiscal year variants, Chart of accounts, posting period variants, Field status groups, G/L Accounts, Account groups, Retained Earning Account and Tolerance groups for their employees.
  • Worked on testing customer/vendor master records, tolerance limits per business requirement for over payments and under payments.
  • Worked on testing the flow of P2P (Procure to Pay) including creating Purchases Order, Good Receipts, Invoice Receipt and Outgoing Payments and trained end users on complete existing procurement to pay cycle, documenting all accounting entries.
  • Developed interactive and ALV reports which shows the list of paid vendors for any given date with information of payment details, payment run details, check information etc.
  • Worked with technical consultants to design country/company specific forms for check printing and Confidential payments and other Banking Interface requirements.
  • Developed test scenarios RICEFW objects which includes both global and regional, like freight payment, case pack, supersession and unit functional testing of the same.
  • Designed and tested dunning procedures, running/ editing dunning proposal and printing dunning notices based on customer segmentation.
  • Testing TAX calculation procedure TAXUSJ, tax jurisdiction code, tax codes Maintained tax codes and taxable percentage rate calculation, defined tax codes for non-taxable transactions.
  • Configured and tested House Banks, Payment Programs, Automatic Payment Methods, and Alternate Bank Selections for Payments. Checks Management through assigning number ranges for Check lots, Checks printing and defining void reason codes.
  • Tested all modules of FICO with the new functionalities.

SAP Tester

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed the business requirements and mapped them to SAP processes, solutions and products that were being implemented.
  • Tested the settings in General Ledger area, Parallel ledger, Cross-Company Code transactions and for business processes such as fast-entry screens, posting, parking, reversals and month end closings.
  • Integrated AP and AR modules with MM and SD respectively with respect to Account Determination for various Clearing and Adjustment Accounts and Automatic Postings.
  • Tested compatibility of the application to support different web browser of all versions on different platforms.
  • Modifying the existing Test Cases and preparing additional cases as per the new requirements for the agency applications.
  • Involved in unit testing, integration testing, and regression testing.
  • Worked on Data conversion from Excel Database using SAP LSMW functionality.
  • Bug/Issue reporting and tracking using Test management tools.
  • Involved in testing various z transactions and reports. Involved in testing FI-AP payment run program, custom programs for cheque printing and invoice verification. Involved in testing FI-AR and Billing document creation.

SAP Tester

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Provided extensive support to the business users regarding business issues arising out of SAPFICO
  • Configured down payment functionally and payment medium workbench and also worked extensively on bank specific payment files to automate check and electronic payments to meet client's specific requirements.
  • Trained business users on various business processes like applying lockbox, running payment run and recurring entries for periodic transactions.
  • Created various new (fixed asset) asset master data and tested them thoroughly in the testing client and transported them into the production.
  • Worked on configuring the necessary settings to transfer plan data from controlling components to Special Purpose Ledger and resolved issues.
  • Performed unit testing and regression testing for different accounts payable and accounts receivable functionalities. Served as a liaison between mortgage specialists and the project team.
  • Responsible for gathering user requirements and specifications for designing a mortgage based loan system using and documenting the same in the Data Requirement Document (DRD).
  • Followed the Agile methodology wherein the requirements and development occurred
  • Master Data Maintenance in PCA, which included set up of new, Profit centers. Enhanced COPA reports.
  • Provided SAP FI/CO tuning and troubleshooting including the identification and resolution of performance related issues
  • Provided End user support to the SAP user community

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