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Sap Fico Lead Consultant Resume

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • 13+ years of strong experience in implementation, design, configuration, sustainment, integration and testing of SAP FICO solutions
  • 3+ years of experience in SAP project management including budgetary and resourcing responsibilities
  • 1.5 years of experience in S/4 HANA Finance Requirements Gathering, Configurations, Testing and Integration Processes (Versions 1511 and 1610)
  • Experience in performing Scoping and Proof of Concepts for individual S/4 HANA Finance Processes
  • Sound understanding of S/4 HANA Tables, Drilldown Reports and Universal Journal
  • 7+ years of strong experience in Business Analysis including liaising with business, supporting end users, project enhancements and day to day break fix activities.
  • Strong experience in AS - IS & TO-BE analysis, requirements gathering, blueprinting, data conversion and migration
  • Strong experience in SAP FICO integration with PS, MM, SD, JVA, FSCM, Treasury, HR & PM modules
  • Strong experience in implementing SAP banking interface projects using WebMethods and SAP PI
  • Strong experience in executing and supporting Financial Month End and Year End tasks including consolidations using BPC/BCS
  • Strong experience in developing BW/BI and GR55 reports using Report Painter and Report Writer
  • Strong experience in business process improvements surrounding SAP Finance
  • Good general understanding of ITIL practices and ASAP Methodology
  • Excellent communicator who can interact confidently with end users, key decision makers and role players in management, business and technology across different business segments.
  • Strong experience in the change management process and in liaising with the IT department in representing the enhancements and defects for move to production and go live.
  • Strong team leadership, mentorship and resource management experience.
  • Strong experience in conducting SAP classroom workshops and individual lunch and learn sessions to train end users in different business segments at multiple locations
  • Strong experience in documentation, testing and in writing functional specifications
  • Strong experience in auditing testing and documenting SAP controls
  • Self-starter, detail oriented, organized and a quick learner
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • SAP S/4 HANA Finance
  • SAP FICO
  • SAP Treasury
  • SAP FSCM
  • SAP JVA
  • SAP BPC/BCS
  • SAP 3rd Party Interfaces
  • SAP Integration
  • SAP Business One
  • SAP/Oracle-Middleware Development
  • SAP Audit
  • Finance/Accounting/Audit

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Leading the Project from end to end in conjunction with Confidential implementation team, SAP PI, SAP Basis and ABAP resources in Confidential.
  • Performed initial scoping and budgeting activities with the Business & the Project Manager for regarding costing and resource requirements for implementing this project
  • Presented Business with current and future state process of implementing the ACH/International Wire Payment methods and Electronic Bank Statements functionality
  • Gathered requirements and developed requirements document for sign off from the business
  • Liaised with Confidential to develop a new payment Confidential for 8 Canadian company codes in SAP to match Confidential ’s acceptable XML file format for ACH and International Wires
  • Liaised with Confidential to develop BAI2 codes to facilitate implementation of Electronic Bank Statements functionality
  • Configured new payment Confidential in SAP using DMEE tree for ACH and International Wire Payments in conjunction with ABAP resource
  • Configured Payment Methods for ACH and International Wires and maintained Variants in SAP to generate a payment file at the required network location for transmission to Confidential
  • Configured EBS functionality in SAP for 8 Company Codes and 14 bank accounts using BAI2 file type
  • Developed configurations in SAP PI for transmitting Inbound and Outbound bank files for sending the payment files & receiving bank statement and acknowledgement files
  • Developed custom transaction codes to map the end to end transaction ID’s for the payment rejections from Confidential to help business troubleshoot rejection errors
  • Liaised with SCM team to develop remittance program for sending the remittance statements to vendors
  • Performed cutover activities in development, quality and production systems to facilitate Integrated testing, UAT & go live
  • Performed end to end Unit, Integrated testing in SAP development/quality system and documented results in HP-ALM
  • Assisted business users in successful completion of UAT
  • Resolved defects that were raised during Integrated testing and UAT
  • Liaised with SAP Centre of Excellence team to move transports from development to quality and production systems
  • Delivered knowledge transfer to the SAP support resources
  • Documented design& functional specifications for both Payment Files and Electronic Bank Statement functionality
  • Provided Warranty Support after successful go-live

SAP FICO S/4 HANA Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Liaised with the business for understanding and gathering specific requirements related to migration of Finance SAP ECC objects to S/4 HANA
  • Assessed GL structure, Chart of Accounts, Asset structure, Customer, Vendor and Banking data for data migration
  • Presented the client with AS-IS and TO-BE state of processes relating to ECC-HANA migration
  • Customized configurations and setup data in Client’s Sandbox environment for an initial walkthrough and presentation of various functionalities in S/4 HANA
  • Prepared requirements document and obtained approvals from the business to begin the migration, development, and testing
  • Assisted the technical team in data migration
  • Customized ledgers and currencies/currency types to be in line with Universal Journal structure
  • Customized setup of Business Partners in the Vendor and Customer Master Data
  • Customized new Asset Accounting module by activating the module in S/4 HANA Environment
  • Tested and documented the newly implemented S/4 functionalities
  • Trained users on the new S/4 functionalities and Fiori Launchpad
  • Created documents to train users on the differences between S/4 HANA and ECC 6.0 functions
  • Performed cutover activities and supported release to production/go-live
  • Provided knowledge transfer to Sustainment resources

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Led this project from end to end in conjunction with Suncor Solution Designers and IBM resources
  • Developed and configured new payment Confidential in SAP using DMEE tree for US and Canadian company codes in conjunction with the Suncor solution design team and technical ABAP resource
  • Configured bank ranking orders and bank determination GL codes for payment proposal process
  • Developed custom tables to capture payment proposal entries with ABAPers
  • Developed customized programs for updating the custom tables, blocking invoices, unblocking invoices and deleting payment proposals and its parameters to facilitate end to end process for Supply Chain Factoring process
  • Configured banking interface and established SWIFT connections to enable banking functionality with confidential
  • Liaised with SCM team to develop remittance program for sending the remittance statements to vendors and JPM
  • Performed and coordinated cutover activities in development, quality and production systems to facilitate Integrated testing and UAT for business
  • Liaised with the Master Data team for setting up SCM Vendors and GL accounts in development and quality systems
  • Performed end to end Unit, Integrated testing in SAP development/quality system and documented results in HPQC
  • Assisted business end users in performing and successful completion of UAT
  • Resolved defects that were raised during Integrated testing and UAT
  • Liaised with change management team to move transports from development to quality and production systems
  • Delivered knowledge transfer to the operations team and sustainment team
  • Documented design and functional specification documents

Confidential

  • Led this project from end to end in conjunction with Suncor Solution Designers and IBM resources
  • Configured new payment functionality with confidential for the new company code in conjunction with the Suncor solution design team
  • Configured banking interface and established WebMethods connections to enable banking functionality with confidential
  • Configured new bank accounts for ACH and Wire Transfer payments
  • Configured new payment methods for ACH and Wire Transfer payments interfacing with Treasury module
  • Configured bank ranking orders and bank determination GL codes for new payment methods
  • Configured electronic bank statements functionality for receiving automatic bank statements and acknowledgements
  • Configured foreign exchange transaction recognition transactions for outgoing foreign payments and open items
  • Configured integration points with SAP PM, SD and SCM to enable plant, Sales and distribution and supply chain related transactions
  • Configured Assets and JVA functionality for the new company code
  • Liaised with the Master Data team for setting up GL Accounts, Profit Centers and Cost Centers in development and quality systems
  • Assisted business end users in performing and successful completion of UAT
  • Resolved defects that were raised during Integrated testing and UAT
  • Liaised with change management team to move transports from development to quality and production systems
  • Delivered knowledge transfer to the operations team and sustainment team
  • Documented design and functional specification documents

Confidential

  • Led this project from end to end in conjunction with Suncor Solution Designers and IBM resources
  • Configured 2 new company codes with Finance, Controlling, Profit Center Accounting and Business Consolidation System functionality
  • Liaised with the Master Data team for setting up GL Accounts, Profit Centers and Cost Centers in SAP and BCS development and quality systems
  • Performed Unit and Integrated testing in SAP development and quality system for JE’s, Accruals, Accrual Reversals, Foreign Exchange, Intercompany and Recurring Entries and documented results in HPQC
  • Performed Unit and Integrated testing in SAP development and quality system for Financial Substitutions and Validations, Month End Cost Center and Profit Center Accounting Reports and Year End Carry Forwards and documented results in HPQC
  • Assisted business end users in performing and successful completion of UAT
  • Resolved defects that were raised during Integrated testing and UAT
  • Liaised with change management team to move transports to quality and production systems
  • Delivered knowledge transfer to the operations team and sustainment team
  • Documented design and functional specification documents

SAP Auditor

Confidential

  • Auditing, testing and documenting
  • ITGC and Application controls
  • SAP Basis and Security controls
  • SAP GRC controls
  • Change Management Controls
  • SAP FICO controls
  • Segregation of duties surrounding SAP finance and security

SAP Support Business Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Provided user support for 2 medium sized special projects (Vendor Invoice Management VIM & CATS time entry) during an SAP re-implementation project (Vanilla Sky) including Integration testing and UAT
  • Liaised weekly with JV team in ensuring Working Interests of the JV partners are up to date with the JV agreement and reflects correct percentage in SAP for the Operated and Non-Operated Joint Ventures
  • Reconciled data in Upstream Well Support System to ensure Joint Operator Agreements of the JV partners reflect correct validity dates and other details in the contract are in sync with SAP data
  • Provided support to the JV team and Finance for the Month End Joint Venture Cutback process in SAP to ensure JV partners are billed correctly according to the working interest in the contract
  • Provided end user support for Automatic Payment Program (APP) and Lockbox for AP & AR team
  • Provided Master Data Support to the business in setting up Operated and Non-Operated Joint Ventures and Operator Agreements in SAP
  • Liaised with Project Systems and Finance team to ensure setup of Cost Objects (WBS, Cost Centers and AFE's) reflect correct Joint Venture Details for billing purposes
  • Worked closely with HR and Finance team in streamlining the CATS time entry process to ensure that costs of the employees/contractors integrate and flow correctly from SAP Controlling to Finance so that JV partners are billed on time and with accuracy
  • Configured, developed and supported BW and BI/BO and GR55 reports for users in upstream and downstream business segments
  • Supported financial month-end and year-end closing tasks and procedures
  • Managed SAP security roles for finance users during month-end process
  • Monitored various month-end batch jobs and resolved errors
  • Supported financial consolidations and ensured master data in BPC is maintained accurately
  • Assisted implementation partners in pre- go-live testing of FICO solutions and legacy data conversions & validations
  • Conducted SAP workshops and lunch& learn sessions to train the end users across finance business segments
  • Provided knowledge transfer to the third-party vendor on various SAP business processes during SAP outsourcing
  • Developed and maintained test scripts and functional design specifications in the document management system
  • Assisted data governance team to develop and maintain finance master data forms and process flowcharts
  • Liaised with key finance personnel regarding critical business processes and executed improvements
  • Liaised with the internal and external auditors for SOX compliance on key SAP finance controls

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Provided company-wide post implementation and configuration support for all modules in SAP Business One which included Finance, Supply Chain, Project Systems and Sales & Distribution
  • Liaised with the owners and managers of the company to improve and streamline various business processes across the company
  • Trained and educated users on SAP best practices relating to consistency in SAP master data setup
  • Coordinated with the implementation partner to resolve users’ issues relating to SAP custom add-ons
  • Developed documentation and test scripts for testing new enhancements and customizations
  • Developed crystal reports for the owners and managers across the company to facilitate key business decisions
  • Conducted workshops to train SAP users across multiple locations in Alberta
  • Trained company’s in-house resources for ongoing support of their SAP Business One system

SAP FICO Functional Team Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a team of FICO, ABAP and Cross Functional resources for delivery and end to end FICO implementation
  • Performed AS-IS TO-BE analysis of the legacy and new SAP system
  • Gathered business requirements from the client and translated them into system specifications
  • Documented blueprints of finance business processes and obtained approvals from process owners
  • Coordinated progress of FICO developments with the business and cross functional teams
  • Conducted review meetings with managers to review delivery performance and critical deliverables
  • Configured new company codes and enabled core functionality on the GL, AR, AP, AA, and CO objects
  • Configured and tested banking functionality
  • Configured Lockbox setup for Accounts Receivables using both BAI & BAI2 bank file formats
  • Configured and tested Automatic Payment Program in conjunction with SCM and AP team
  • Coordinated cutover tasks, data conversions and uploaded data into development and QA for configuration and testing
  • Coordinated move-to-production and Go Live of SAP FICO implementation
  • Coordinated month-end and year-end close activities, testing and migration
  • Developed and supported new GR55 financial reports for finance business users
  • Provided post go-live support for 3 months including defects resolution and day to day break fix activities
  • Coordinated documentation of functional and technical specifications on project to provide to the support team
  • Prepared resource budgets, time estimates for all enhancements and defects tasks
  • Evaluated performance and provided performance reviews for FICO and cross-functional resources involved in the project
  • Conducted SAP workshops to train the business and finance end users across multiple locations in India

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a team of FICO, ABAP and Cross Functional resources for delivery and end to end FICO implementation
  • Performed AS-IS TO-BE analysis of the legacy and new SAP system
  • Evaluated the existing custom Z programs and identified SAP standard programs to replace the custom t-codes
  • Gathered business requirements from the client and translated them into system specifications
  • Documented blueprints of finance business processes and obtained approvals from process owners
  • Coordinated progress of FICO developments with the business and cross functional teams
  • Conducted review meetings with managers to review delivery performance and critical deliverables
  • Configured SAP Finance processes based on the core functionality of NEW GL
  • Identified and analyzed contract vendors for FICA assessment and implementation
  • Coordinated cutover tasks, data conversions and uploaded data into development and QA for configuration and testing
  • Coordinated move-to-production and Go Live of SAP FICO re-implementation
  • Revised month end schedules as per New GL functionality and tested the activities with the business
  • Provided post go live support for 4 months including defects resolution and day to day break fix activities
  • Coordinated documentation of functional and technical specifications on project to provide to the support
  • Prepared resource budgets, time estimates for all enhancements and defects tasks
  • Evaluated performance and provided performance reviews for FICO and cross-functional resources involved in the project
  • Conducted SAP workshops to train the finance end users on New GL functionality and document splitting procedures across multiple international locations

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a team of SAP and Oracle resources for delivery of SAP-Oracle middleware development project
  • Performed conversion of client’s requirements in Oracle into SAP functional logic
  • Developed mapping for SAP AP/AR and GL table transactions for upload into the Oracle data warehouse
  • Liaised with ABAP resources in creating SAP table joins and for populating the SAP data into Oracle warehouse
  • Performed SAP data analysis in Oracle data integrator and toad to test the accuracy of the report in Oracle
  • Created functional specifications of the design of the Oracle report for each of the GL, AP and AR functionality
  • Created weekly dump of SAP data for the client and managed resolution of data issues
  • Performed final testing and documentation of Oracle reports by comparing the results in SAP
  • Conducted meetings with the client to provide status updates on project’s progress and developments
  • Provided performance reviews for FICO and cross-functional resources involved in the project

Senior SAP Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Provided SAP configuration and day-to-day break-fix support to the Finance team
  • Developed and maintained configuration documents and test scripts
  • Performed Unit/Integration testing and assisted end users in completion of UAT related with SAP projects and support activities
  • Provided Accounts Payable (PO and Non- PO Invoices) and AFE workflow Support
  • Provided Journal entry and mass master data upload support
  • Master Data Maintenance of Internal Orders, WBS Elements, Cost Centers, Cost Elements, G/L Accounts, AR Customers, Vendors, Banks, Asset Master, FICO Hierarchies, Activity Types and Profit Center.
  • Managed and resolved errors on Internal Orders, Work Orders, WBS and AFE settlement batch jobs
  • Performed month-end and year-end closing procedures
  • Trained SAP FICO users from time to time on SAP navigation and new SAP functionalities

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