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Sap Fico Functional Consultant Resume

White Plains, NY

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • SAP Functional Consultant with around 9+ years of functional experience in Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) modules and integration with logistics modules (SD, MM &PP).
  • SAP experience encompasses expertise in Implementing, customizing, configuring, System upgrade, integrating, testing, user and support of SAP with different versions including ECC 6.0 and SAP HANA.
  • Worked in 4 Full cycle implementations using ASAP (Accelerated SAP) methodology with experience in all project phases - Business blueprint, Realization, Final preparation, Go-live and Support and post live production support, with documentation.
  • Extensive hands on experience in Financial Accounting (FI) including General Ledger (GL), New G/L, Asset Accounting (AA), Bank Accounting (BA), Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Special Purpose Ledger and Treasury.
  • Controlling experience includes Cost element Accounting (Cost Center Accounting-CCA), Internal Orders, Product Costing (PC), Material ledger, Profitability Analysis (COPA) and Profit Center Accounting (PCA).
  • Integration of FI with MM, SD and WM, LE (Logistic Execution), LIV (Logistic InvoiceVerification), internal orders and Month End closing.
  • Proficient in external reporting and preparation of financial statements with good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) financial analysis.
  • SAP Financials conversion and/or implementation experience - primarily within Asset Management.
  • Expertise in SAP FSCM (credit management, collections management, Disputemanagement) and Treasury modules.
  • Sound Knowledge in migration of data from Legacy system to SAP for Upgrade / newimplementation / integration using LSMW.
  • Documented client business requirements (business scenarios, business issues, internal & external customer needs), analyzed and proposed business and system solutions and been a part of the drafting of the client Blueprints and performed testing in HP ALM and Solution Manager.
  • Experienced in testing scenarios such as Integration, Functional, Regression, User Acceptance Testing, Performance and End-To-End Testing.
  • Facilitated the UAT process and supported end users during UAT phases and Worked ondefect life cycle for UAT defect.
  • Experience in Mapping current state to future state, developed test scenarios, RICEFs, Conversion/Interfaces/validation plans, cutover, end user and post go-live production support.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in independent and team-oriented environments with well-developed organizational skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with problem solving ability.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

SAP Financials: Simple Finance, GL/ New GL, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank and Asset Accounting.

SAP Controlling: Cost Element, Cost Center and Profit Center Accounting, Product Costing and Profitability Analysis.

SAP Interfaces: IDOCs, ALE, BAPIs, EDI, .net connectors.

SAP Tools: SAP Solution Manager, SAP Query, LSMW, Report Painter, BDC.

Databases: Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, SAP BW, SAP HANA.

Testing Tools: HP Quality Center / ALM, HP Quick Test Professional / UFT, SAP TAO, Worksoft Certify JIRA

Office Tools: MS Visio, MS Project, MS Office Suite.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, White Plains, NY

SAP FICO functional Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered Business requirement for business process, prepared Business Process Procedure (BPP) for all the client requirements.
  • Performed GAP Analysis and provided work around solutions to map current state to future state.
  • Developed test scenarios, conversion/Interfaces/validation plans, cutover, end user and post go-live production support.
  • Implemented New GL, performed document splitting, parallel accounting and periodic processing.
  • Resolved issues relating to payment program.
  • Involved in solving and setting up Automatic Payment Program (APP), Account assignment.
  • Validation and Substitutions for Profit Centre derivations.
  • Month end closing activities, good knowledge of closing cockpit.
  • Configured Asset accounting module, Chart of Depreciation area, Number Assignment Screen Layouts, Depreciations Keys, Asset Class. Asset transfer, Asset retirement and integration with PS module.
  • Analyzed the use of previous accounting scenarios pertaining to Profit Center Accounting (PCA), Cost of Sales Accounting and Special Purpose Ledger and assisted Super-Users and end-users in performing reconciliation with the legacy system to achieve desired results
  • Created Bank Master data, House banks, G/L accounts for each bank account and Reconciliation accounts for vendors, customers and assets.
  • Setup Lockbox in BAI2 format and configured Electronic Bank Statement (EBS).
  • Customized G/L Accounting, A/R and A/P.
  • Defined the Master Records of Cost Elements (primary and secondary), Cost Element Groups, reconciliation ledger, Cost Centers, Cost Center Groups and Standard Hierarchy.
  • Defined Order types to be able to create orders, assigned each order types to a number range and maintained status management, orders settlement, and settlement structure.
  • Defined both basic reports and form reports for the business units by profit centers to analyze the profit at customer and product levels.
  • Created reports using Report Painter and Report writer for Finance, Marketing, Accounting, and Plant Level Management.

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Confidential, Irving, TX

SAP FICO Functional Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed As-Is business processes to design solutions and designed the To-Be Processes and played an active role.
  • Involved in prototyping of the solutions in different phases of ASAP methodology.
  • Conducted meetings with business users to discuss the deliverable sign-off.
  • Revamped the bank statement and payment processes, by providing a structure that allows better hit rate for cash application.
  • Provided upgrade fixes in all areas of configuration in the application areas FI-GL, FI-AP, FIAR, Treasury and Banking.
  • Worked on configuration tasks in GL, AP, AR, AA and Treasury (lockboxes, electronic bank statements).
  • Configured Automatic Payment Program (F110) for Outgoing Payments for new Company Codes in Accounts Payable. Created new forms and print programs for new payment methods.
  • Devised LSMW for all the data migrations/conversions and master data uploads.
  • Used Excel (Lookup and Pivot) for data conversion.
  • Compared balances of AP, AR, AA Reconciliation accounts after activation of group currency for different key dates.
  • Created accounts required for revenue recognition.
  • Remodeled various FI functions, Recurring entries, carry forward balances, residual/ partial payment settings for vendors and customers, Automatic Payment program, down payments, reversal of documents and exchange documents.
  • Configured Vendor payments, Customer Payments (EBS and Lockbox), down payments.
  • Imported and processed Electronic bank statements (EBS) worked with BAI2 file formats.
  • Continuously communicated with Banks to find the requirements for the messages items and mapped them to IDOC Segments.
  • Extensive work on Asset Accounting (AA), asset creation, asset classes, depreciation areas, asset acquisition, determined depreciation areas in the asset classes, controlled the calculation of depreciation and carried out important periodic processing tasks.
  • Created test plans and test scripts in HP-ALM for integration and UAT Testing.
  • Involved in running scripts using automation tools like selenium and integrated ALM by installing various ADD-INS.
  • Involved in BPT testing by using the Selenium and ALM.
  • Tested reports using Report Painter and Report Writer. Performed Documentation for end users and provided end user .
  • Conducted user meetings, compiled issues list, and worked with end users and managers to resolve issues.
  • Provided end user and assistance in developing user documents in Uperform.

Environment: SAP S4/HANA, Solution Manager, HP ALM, Service Now, VERTEX, SAP FI, AP, AR, SD, FA, CO, PC, COPA, PCA iDoc, ABAP and LSMW.

Confidential, Alpharetta, GA

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured Cost Center Accounting CCA by creating cost centers, activity types, statistical key figures, cost center standard hierarchy, cost center categories, document numbers
  • Baseline configuration of CO modules including Activation of Operating concern settings and standard Hierarchy
  • Configuration settings for Product Costing, Profitability Analysis (Costing based COPA) and Profit Center Accounting (PCA), Sales Order Costing and Production Order Costing
  • Configuration and Functional design documentation, peer review and approval
  • Responsible for Configuration & Implementation of the NEW GL with Document Splitting Functionality
  • Defined result analysis key (RA Key), cost elements, result analysis versions and valuation methods to calculate WIP
  • Configured the setting for P2P FI-MM Integration for the successful flow of financial data from MM to FI for various transaction keys
  • Involved in Make to Order scenario with process order settlement, defined calculation bases, percentage overhead rates and credits
  • Worked on SOLMAN for updating the functional and technical specifications that are approved.
  • Created accounts required for revenue recognition (RAR)
  • Involved in Make to Order scenario with process order settlement, defined calculation bases, percentage overhead rates and credits
  • Maintained setting for actual costing like activated valuation areas for material ledger, assigned currency variants to material ledger types, assigned material ledger types to valuation area and configured dynamic price
  • Supported in Month end activities such as assessment and Distribution

Environment: SAP S4/HANA, Solution Manager, SAP FI, AP, AR, SD, FA, CO, PC, COPA, PCA iDoc, ABAP, LSMW, HP ALM, Service Now.

Confidential, Boise, ID

SAP Finance Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on full spectrum of ASAP methodology from gathering functional requirements, blue printing, configuration, customization, data migration, testing,, cutover and hyper care support.
  • Written functional specs for different RICEF objects.
  • Responsible for migrating customer & Vendor master data from legacy system into SAP through LSMW.
  • Configured Automatic Payment Program for payments to vendors; check lots, void & reissue of checks, online cash and blockage of payments for certain vendors.
  • Orchestrated dunning program, dunning levels and dunning areas for each company at company code level.
  • CO-PC: A new costing variant has been created and used in conjunction with an additional costing run that will calculate consolidated cost.
  • CO-PC: Month end closing IT support as per the Month activities related to Product costing., Creating Costing Run, Determining Material Prices, Consumption Revaluation, Closing Postings, Confirming Costing Result, CO-PA Periodic Revaluation, Marking Material Price, Releasing Material Price
  • Profitability Analysis (COPA): KEPM Designs: Planning methods, Layouts, Reports, Planning levels, Planning versions, Derivations rules, Integrated Planning, data uploads from excel.
  • Configured Rules for the Vertex Tax Decision Maker (TDM) to handle Customer Tax Exceptions, Product Tax Exceptions and Jurisdiction Exceptions.
  • Mapping of Organization Product codes with Vertex product codes using Vertex Taxability and mapping Tool (TMT) for quicker handling of state-based product exceptions.
  • Configured New G/L for document splitting and provided Document simulation facilityrather than waiting for period end process.
  • Configured new costing variants, valuation variants, overhead costing sheet in product costing.
  • Integrated SAP with the web-enabled Vertex&SAP Integration Component (SIC).
  • Prepared test scenarios, integration test documents, and documentation of all relevantprocess UAT, trouble shooting.
  • Involved in testing in development and Qenvironments. Issues resolving, compiledocumentation, user and sign off.
  • Provided end user and assistance in developing user documents.
  • In Profit Center Accounting Configured the Basic Settings, Assignments and Actual Posting Maintenance

Environment: SAP FI, AP, PC, COPA, AR, SD, FA, CO, PCA iDoc, ABAP and LSMW

Confidential, King of Prussia, PA

SAP FICO Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Core member in SAP implementation team for FICO/FICA module.
  • Involved in all the business meetings to understand the Entergy business process, requirements, writing and reviewing the functional specification documents with the team for FICA module.
  • Worked on ISU-Billing/Invoicing implementation.
  • Expertise on configuring the account determination, charges and discounts, extended payment terms functionality, billing, daily and monthly invoicing process, RFP generation, reconciliation report etc.
  • Configured on Customer account maintenance and payments (Incoming and outgoing).
  • Expertise on integration of FI-GL with FICA, reconciliation key transfer, billing, Invoicing in contract accounts receivable and payable.
  • Worked on Billing & Invoicing based on the regulatory requirements.
  • Implemented dunning by dunning procedure for ISU-FICA and Configured clearing control variant for FICA.
  • Integrated banking with cash position update. Worked in integrating ISU-FICA with Banking using EBS. Mapped external banking transactions with EBS.
  • Expert technical understanding of different payment file format (ACH, NACHA, BAI, BAI2 and SWIFT FORMATS).
  • Implemented parallel ledger (based on special purpose ledger) for FERC reporting which is a roll-up ledger with periodic transfers.
  • Wrote Functional specifications using ISU-FICA Events for Convergent invoicing and FICA, prepared configuration documents.
  • Wrote Functional specifications (RICEF/ WRICEF) using ISU- FICA Events, Wrote unit and integration test scripts.
  • Hands on experience in handling Tickets during Production support, ticket monitoring and reporting with SAP Solution manager.
  • Hands on experience in building test cases, executing the test scenarios and documenting the results in functional testing, integration testing and end to end testing.
  • Facilitated the UAT process and supported end users during UAT phases and worked on defect life cycle for UAT defects.
  • Developed the automation test scripts for the sap FI test cases using eCATTs.
  • Extended production support for critical business issues and trained end users, prepareduser documentation and necessary material.

Environment: SAP S4 HANA, Solution Manager,SAP FI, AP, AR, SD, FA, CO, PC, COPA, PCA iDoc, ABAP and LSMW

Confidential

SAP FICO and TRM Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Presented a clear blueprint session on major improvements for SAP CML and Treasurymodule upgrade along with implementation roadmap.
  • Presented and Implemented SAP Tax and Revenue Management functionality in improvingexternal and internal services and for optimizing receivables management and accountingsystems.
  • Defined and Created different BRF objects for forms validation, advance payment, exceptionmessages, taxpayer registration and tax returns processing.
  • Worked on funds and foreign exchange transactions, TRM securities, and derivatives.
  • Defined and reproduced the complete loan process and underlying transactions of contractacquisition from application to contract and managing collaterals (Collateral ValueCalculation).
  • Built a new process around Loan conditions regarding repayment settlement and Interest on Arrears calculations.
  • Revamped the bank statement and payment processes, by providing a structure that allowsbetter hit rate for cash application.
  • Designed and configured Transaction Manager (FX, Money Mkt, TRM Securities andDerivatives), Cash Position/ Liquidity Forecast, AP and Treasury payments, Electronic BankStatement, Lockbox, and Exchange Rates, Credit Risk Analyzer, Market Risk Analyzer.
  • Provided upgrade fixes in all areas of configuration in the application areas FI-GL, FI-AP, FIAR,Treasury and Banking.
  • Redefined the flow types for Accruals and Deferrals postings and resetting.
  • Assessed goals for trading management by gathering business requirements regarding moneymarket and TRM securities trading and defining a competitive solution in processing differenttrade settlements covering major commodities.
  • Maintained all documentation directly related to Loans and Treasury Management includingend-to-end process flows, process documentation, functional and technical specifications andconfiguration documentation that reflect upgrade changes.
  • Defined Testing procedure and roadmap for a successful upgrade.
  • Perform unit testing of changes (configuration, custom development, etc.) in development andstaging environments.
  • Prepared test scenarios, integration test documents, and documentation of all relevantprocess UAT, trouble shooting.
  • Involved in testing in development and Q&A environments. Issues resolving, compiledocumentation, user and sign off.
  • Provided end user and assistance in developing user documents.
  • Coordinated for providing effective support to users through calls as well as application support for all manual and system errors.

Environment: SAP S4 HANA, Solution Manager, SAP FI, AP, AR, SD, FA, CO, PC, COPA, PCA iDoc, ABAP and LSMW

Confidential, Cherry Hill, NJ

SAP FICO Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Process re-engineering and change management was key stake holder for gathering business requirements worldwide, which include trips to Asia and Europe to validate the findings.
  • 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 34 sites in 20 countries (which included 13 different stand-alone legacy systems).
  • Responsible for team members on, and 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 in order to outsource payment execution to HDFC for said countries. This included:
  • Configuration and of team members to facilitate configuration for 34 sites worldwide. This included an analysis of the current banking structure and interfacing with the Bank responsible for the ‘single source’ data transfer approach. Configured the payment program itself, including up to 6 different payment methods for each country.
  • 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 and defined new payment blocks and appropriate settings.
  • Assisted the Vendor Master Team with cleanup and validation of bank details for over 7,000 vendors paid via wire worldwide.
  • 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 of the US region. 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.

Environment: SAP FI, AP, AR, SD, FA, CO, PC, COPA, PCA iDoc, ABAP and LSMW

Confidential, Moline, IL

SAP FICO Test Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in all stages of testing process functional testing, regression testing, and integration testing, and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Created Automated Test Scripts to test the functionality of the application using Work soft and ALM.
  • Worked on SQL queries to verify the back-end process and prepared test data. Involved in Manual Testing of the various reports developed.
  • Tested F111/ MT101 payments testing along with Information reporting.
  • Instituted HPALM and own the end to end test of all business functionalities within Finance and treasury.
  • Worked on back end testing of databases like Oracle, SQL Server etc.
  • Performed Functionality and Regression testing with HPALM.
  • Uploading the automation test results to Quality Center and validation review.
  • Created Scripting components, Business Components, scenarios and Test Sets using ALM and Selenium.
  • Developed and created Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Scenarios.
  • Supported users during Integration testing and UAT testing.

Environment: SAP HANA, Solution Manager, HP ALM, Service Now, VERTEX, SAP FI, AP, AR, SD, FA, CO, PC, COPA, PCA idol, ABAP and LSMW

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