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Senior Managing Consultant Lead / Solution Architect & Lead Fico Consultant Resume

PROFILE:

  • 20 years of hands - on experience as Consulting lead in the Conceptualization, Blue Printing, Design, Development and Deployment of world class processes and solutions using SAP technology.
  • Very successful in the design of efficient, effective and innovative solutions.
  • Adept at solution design architecture and strategy. Involved in several successful implementations, improvement projects, escalations and upgrades.
  • Experienced in on-time and on-budget delivery of business and technology commitments based on client’s business requirements.
  • Associated with complex engagements within SAP product suite using Confidential Ascendant Methodology and Agile Methodology to deliver measurable business value and enhance user experience.
  • Highly organized team player with excellent analytical, verbal and written skills.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE:

  • New GL, Parallel Currencies, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Special Purpose Ledger . SD Revenue Recognition, Inter-company accounting5
  • Fixed Assets Accounting, ECC Project systems
  • Integration of General ledger with CO, SD and MM
  • Integration of ARIBA with SAP Accounts Payable
  • Indirect Tax configuration and Integration with Confidential ( Onesource )
  • Financial Interfaces and Migration of Financial master and Transactional Data
  • Cost Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Profitability Analysis, WBS elements
  • Material Ledger and Product Costing
  • Sales Order Management, Delivery Processing, SD Billing and Resource Related Billing
  • MM Purchasing, Inventory Management and Logistics Invoice Verification
  • Project Metrics monitoring and Resource optimization. Coordinating development teams in near-shore and offshore models.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

  • ABAP Programming - Design, Development, Debugging, User Exits, BADIs, Data Structures, Performance analysis, BTEs, Enhancement Points4
  • Interfacing Data with external systems (BAPIs, RFCs, ALE, EDI, IDOC, File system, Web Service Calls
  • Data Migration activities (LSMW, BDC, Direct Input, BAPI)
  • Batch Job Management, Job Scheduling and event-based triggers
  • SAP Business Workflow configuration and development
  • Large volume data processing, performance improvement and testing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Managing Consultant Lead / Solution Architect & Lead FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Integration lead for a new strategic initiative to deploy ARIBA procurement process with SAP ECC6.0 as the backend along with migration of global accounts payable and ledger activities from legacy into SAP environment.
  • Hands on experience in integrating Supplier Invoice Management with SAP ECC using ARIBA network adapter.
  • Mapping Web Services WSDL to SAP RFC/PI for objects like Purchase Order, GRs, Invoices, Remittances.
  • Configuration of account assignment for goods receipt and invoice receipt transactions.
  • Configuration of Payment terms, payment medium, automatic payment program and extended withholding task, global settings for electronic bank statement
  • Designed and developed solution for fixed assets integration with purchasing and invoicing and in the procure to pay and third-party sales business scenarios.
  • Set up business processes with multiple currencies using different exchange rates, configure and deploy foreign currency valuation and translation for balance sheet accounts, open items.
  • Enhanced standard SD billing and SD revenue recognition process for Columbia to calculate exchange rate using central bank rate instead of spot rate as done for other countries.
  • Led Data Migration strategy and designed solution to to bring in GL account balances, GL open items, Vendor open items, revenue amortization schedule from legacy environment and load into SAP ECC 6.0. Developed reconciliation reports to tie out legacy and sap balances.
  • Led workshops (e.g. Requirement gathering, solution architecture) with business managers, client staff, and end users to determine and document business and functional requirements for the system within ERP/SAP solution.
  • Led team of consultants to develop functional specifications for enhancement needed to bridge the gap and develop solution to meet business needs. Work with onsite and offshore developers to design, build, test and deploy the enhancements.
  • Create detailed system documentation, test scripts and presentations

Solution Architect & Lead FICO Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated preparation of business blue prints (AS IS analysis, TO-BE analysis, Fit-GAP analysis) for financial master data, organizational hierarchy, general ledger accounting, AR, AP and Controlling
  • Designed a robust global business blue print template in the areas of Manual Journals, Accruals processing, amortization, segment reporting, balance sheet reconciliation, currency revaluation, financial closing, intercompany processing, tax accounting, acquisitions and divestitures, AR processing, cash application, dispute management, dunning, bad debts, and credit management.
  • Developed process flow maps for individual business processes
  • Coordinated business blue print workshops presenting the global template to the business users.
  • Formulated a design plan for the organizational hierarchy and FICO master data.
  • Designed SD Revenue Recognition for Hardware, Software and Services using standard Rev Rec functionality and with use of user-exits to support custom revenue recognition events, revenue, deferred revenue and unbilled AR account determination, SD and MM account assignments and Integration issues of FI with MM and SD and CO modules, summarization of SD revenue posting in FI,Inventoty management with batch management and split valuation.
  • Configuration for Tax on Purchases & Sale in ECC 6.0and its integration with Third party software ' Confidential ’. Worked on enhancements to append custom fields to tax RFC interface and populated through user-exits. The additional fields needed to support world-wide tax calculation and implementation specific needs. Additionally, modified tax user-exits for derivation of right ship to customer and product based on product hierarchy. Enhanced the function to receive from Confidential tax text to print on invoices and purchase order. Associated with Confidential engine installation and upgrades. Supported implementation of Confidential engine with SAP ECC 6.0 for multiple European and Asian countries and USA. Executed Confidential engine test scenarios for various SD< MM and FI transactions for consistency with ECC results. Setup companies, allocations, transeditor based rules, tax qualifiers and product qualifiers in Confidential .
  • Activated new General ledger accounting, parallel currencies, setup parallel ledgers, document splitting, CO-FI real-time integration, currency revaluation and retranslation,
  • Manage transactions in parallel currencies for FAS52 and FAS8 countries, Setup valuation methods, currency valuation area, manage issues with foreign currency revaluation and translation during month end close.
  • Configured special purpose ledger table groups, field movements, activities, selection rule and user exits to capture, FI, CO, MM and SD data for downstream reporting
  • Configured SAP accrual engine for accruals and deferrals of revenue, cost and prepaid expense
  • Planning and execution of migration of financial data from legacy ledger to SAP ( GL account balances, GL and customer open items, amortization schedule of deferred revenue and fiscal ledger balance
  • Setup inbound and outbound interfaces for financial transaction data with other SAP and legacy applications
  • Configured GL balance reports using report painter and drilldown report tool, financial statement versions for balance sheet and income statement.
  • Experienced in Configuring AR Business module, Configuring and Customizing Customer master data, Customer payments, Customer invoice processing, Oder to cash process, Dunning, Incoming payments settings, Down payments procedure and Credit management Finance documents Global settings (Posting Keys, payment terms), Dunning and Reporting. Configured and tested the Lockbox program for Accounts Receivables payments in BAI2 Format
  • Provided specification, and configuration of posting rules for processing customer payments via Lockbox . Credit Card Payment Processing and Settlement, Clearing, Write off Open A-R, Interest Calculation, Dunning, Electronic Payment Notification, Manual Payments, Recurring Payments.
  • Coordinated month-end and year-end activities of different business units.

Lead FICO Techno-Functional Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Corporate strategic ledger was an initiative to replace 8 legacy ledger systems with a single worldwide ledger system using SAP R/3 4.70 and supporting applications. Subsequently upgraded to ECC 6.0 The project eventually was rolled into larger initiative blue harmony.
  • Was responsible to setup FI and CO organizational hierarchy and FI master data management using a web-based MDM tool.
  • Setup AR, AP invoice and payments release workflow configuration to release and approve the documents based on clip level and sensitive accounts.
  • Evaluation study of external tax application Confidential with respect to Confidential 's current application landscape which involved collaborating with Confidential consultants.
  • Associated with Confidential installation and integration with SAP and subsequent integration testing. Setup tax procedures, pricing procedure, condition types,, automatic tax account determination and tax jurisdiction codes for Confidential deployment in UK, Germany and US. Analyzed and resolved errors during tax posting and error messages invoked by Confidential during SD, FI and MM transactional posting.
  • Setup flat file and idoc interface between ledger SAP system legacy applications to receive accounting transactions and consolidate the same in SAP.
  • Provided an unbundling solution to split the revenue based on the bill of material of the material across multiple Confidential divisions. Unbundling occurs when accounting document is created.
  • Provided a custom solution to receive cost and revenue accounting entries from separate systems and match the cost and revenue of a product by posting them in one accounting document.
  • Designed and configured profit center accounting and wrote functional specifications for profit center derivation and resegmentation process
  • Developed and customized Special Purpose Ledger Module for Corporate Ledger. Configured Special Purpose ledgers, variable field movements, enhance fixed field movements, developed Special Purpose Ledger field movement user exits, substitution and validation user exits, and Business Transaction Events process modules to enhance Special Purpose Ledger data.
  • Lead a team of ten technical and business analysts and successfully upgraded SAP R/3 to ECC 6.0 version.

Lead FICO&SD Techno-Functional Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Was the technical lead in combining two SAP development clients benefiting Confidential with consolidated product support, processes and infrastructure. The SAP production clients contained several years of independent project development. Managed the migration and integration of over two thousand development objects.
  • Developed custom SAP solution to receive, inventory manage, warehouse manage, valuate, reapply and handle disposition of Confidential X-Series returns inventory. Filed or published four patents for the design and solution. Used SAP inventory management, warehouse management, batch management, sales and distribution and FI to provide the integrated solution.
  • Developed a custom tool which would enable Confidential to credit the customer the invoiced Price in case of returns which did not carry invoice number. This tool has resulted in savings to the tune of $ 5 Million / year for Confidential .
  • Developed a Custom Transaction, which would receive product data from a barcode reader, Validate the data against the delivery document, and after validation would perform picking and first level packing in background and subsequently update the delivery document.
  • Configured Basic Functions, Sales, Shipping, Billing sub modules of SAP Fulfillment System. The Configuration was done to map Confidential Business Scenarios into SAP System
  • Configured complex variant pricing procedure and conditions and developed pricing routines to support Confidential global pricing requirements.
  • Lead a team to develop customized revenue recognition, amortization, and SD accrual solution for the cross brand team.
  • Setup a distributed SAP environment by distributing FI transaction data to a central SAP financial system.
  • Technical lead for the support and administration of test application change control.
  • Managed the end to end test environment for Large Infrastructure Tests of 120+ applications, setup and maintenance, resolution of environment issues. Created and presented Environment/Infrastructure Production Readiness for CHW releases and Xcc R1 releases .

FICO&SD Techno-Functional Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Customized, Custom pricing procedure to support price protection rules, condition types and developed pricing routines and formulae. .
  • Customized free goods, material determination, customer determination, output configuration, listing and exclusions, risk categories, credit limit check, serial number management.
  • Configured sales document types, item categories, copy controls, text determination procedure, Schedule line categories, status profiles
  • Configured revenue account determination and modified account determination rules using user exits.
  • Designed, Developed, Maintained and enhanced Multiple ALE (Application Linking and Enabling) Interfaces between SAP Fulfillment and SAP Production Systems to transfer Transactional Data like Sales Orders and Deliveries. Also, Developed and enhanced ALE Interfaces between SAP Fulfillment and CFI (Central Finance Instance) system to transfer accountings transactions.
  • Developed and Enhanced IDOC Interfaces with Non SAP Systems like FODS ( Fulfillment Operational Data Store ), Transaction Hub, SPRT( Service Pac Registration Tool ), EDI COC ( Electronic Data Interchange, Center of Competency ), and ICMS(Integrated Customer Management System), passing variety of transactional data to the respective applications.
  • Configured and developed workflow notifications for expedite customer orders.Configured and developed workflow notification for Sales Order idoc error handling. Workflow notification sent to user when sales order idocs fail.

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