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Lead Finance Analyst Resume

PROFILE:

  • Over Fifteen years of IT and Functional industry experience in SAP FICO/FSCM encompassing a wide range of roles and industry verticals. Worked on 3 end to end Implementation projects, Enhancements, Rollout and 4 Upgrade projects Including process designing and implementation, review of internal controls and SOX compliance assistance.
  • Very tech - savvy with innovative thinking and suggesting solutions based on the latest developments in SAP S4HANA on premise edition, Fiori, S4HANA Cloud, and SAP Analysis for Office in finance domain.
  • Experience with analysis, design, development, customizations and implementation of software applications including ERP applications.
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills, self-motivated, quick learner, team player.
  • Proficient in analyzing and translating business requirements into technical requirements. Go getter and understand how to meet the deliverable deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of financial processes, reporting and accounting GAAPs. Certified in IFRS accounting standards.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP FI, CO and FSCM Modules, S4HANA, development of Analysis for office (AFO) reporting datasets (reporting tool for SAP S4HANA) and Fiori GUI.
  • Worked on enhancements to the existing business process and working closely with the technical team to realize the new technical requirements required for new business processes.
  • Strong business analysis skills with very good experience in User Requirements Gathering, Writing Functional/Technical Specs for development objects (FRICE-W), Creating BPP's (Business Process Procedure Documents).
  • Extensive experience in SAP Batch job monitoring, ticket tracking and ITIL change Management. Metrics creation using various ticket tools like Service Now, Remedy, Altris Etc.
  • Creation and maintenance of Master data including data migration using LSMW, ECATT’s, Win shuttle scripts and S4HANA Migration cockpit.
  • Strong configuration knowledge of NewGL and document splitting functionalities.
  • Master in configuration of House banks and BAM in S4HANA, payment methods, EDI enablement, GL account planning for bank accounting - Bank reconciliation manual and Automatic and configuration and maintenance of lockbox process.
  • Strong knowledge in configuration of Automatic payment program, development of positive pay file interface, development of data interface with financial institutions using IDOCS in EDI 820, 831 format, DMEE setup and dunning configuration for sending out balance notices for vendor and customers.
  • Integration of the entire Procure to pay business process - Vendor transaction processing (including material and finance invoices, Logistic invoice verification LIV using 2/3 way match, ERS process, GRIR reconciliation and payments with various payment methods like check/ACH/Wire/SEPA payments and SEPA mandate management).
  • Integration of entire Order to cash cycle, including creation and extension of Customer master data, configuration of payment terms - Customer transaction processing and receivable cycle including setup of direct debits.
  • Conversant with configuration of intercompany business processes- Drip shipment and STO scenarios.
  • Definition of Validations, Substitutions and User Exits.
  • Configuring foreign currency valuation and re-measurement and account determination for Forex differences.
  • Strong knowledge in configuration of Asset Accounting including New Asset accounting in S4HANA, Chart of Depreciation, Assign depreciation area with accounting principal and ledger group for parallel valuation. Maintenance of Asset technical clearing account and account determination.
  • Cost center accounting - Creation of Cost center hierarchy, grouping cost centers and maintenance of Master data., Period ending activities, periodic assessment and distributions.
  • Internal Orders - Configuration of Internal order related Master data and maintenance, trouble shooting, period ending activities.
  • Configuration of Assessment and distribution cycles for transfer of costs between the various cost objects.
  • Profit center accounting - Creation of Profit Center Hierarchy - Creation and Maintenance of Master data - period ending activities, derivation rules and automatic profit center determination.
  • Strong Knowledge of COPA both account based and costing based and integration with BPC.
  • IHC configuration, master data maintenance, trouble shooting, management of EOD processing, Monitoring internal and external IDOCS, and bank statements.
  • Dispute Management configuration and enhancements using Various BADI’s
  • Debugging of custom programs using ABAP debugger

PROJECT HISTORY:

Confidential

Lead Finance Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting business workshops to document the as is business process.
  • Documentation of business process and agreed upon procedures for the business processes.
  • Development of proof of concept for S4HANA based solutions and Fiori applications.
  • Preparation of WRICEF list for the extent of development required to achieve the required software configuration and business process mapping.
  • Independent owner for Configuration of Banking, Account receivable and account payable business processes. Completed realization of setting up of banking interface with JPMC and KBC bank with interface with ISABEL (middleware) for SEPA payments using ISO20022 format while leveraging standard template and enhancing to fit the requirement.
  • Development of WRICEF objects related to GL, AR, AP, and bank accounting.
  • Configuration and testing of Vertex Tax O series Interface for international tax management for US, Canada, Belgium, and Singapore.
  • Implementation and enhancement of standard Fiori Apps in Finance domain.
  • Data migration for accounts payables.
  • Setting up of validation and substitutions to meet the various business requirements.
  • Built various analysis for office reports which is a SAP add on for excel reports.
  • Performed cutover activities for banking integration with KBC and JPMC banks.
  • Provided hyper care support after go live.
  • Working on scoping of Phase2 of the implementation project.

Confidential

Architect/Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting business workshops to document the business process and suggest the best practices.
  • Documentation of business process and agreed upon procedures for the business processes.
  • Preparation of business blueprint document including the business process followed before implementation of SAP ERP and FIORI
  • Fit gap analysis for the would business process and the process supported by standard application.
  • Preparation of WRICEF list for the extent of development required to achieve the required software configuration and business process mapping.
  • Preparation of Functional specifications for the new enhancements required to achieve the required business process mapping.
  • Working closely with the technical team to ensure the software coding is done as per the design.
  • Conducting sessions with the offshore team to explain the business scenarios and business requirements.
  • Configuration of SAP Finance and sales application modules for contract management, Account Receivable, Account payable and Banking business processes.
  • Development and testing of banking interface with the 5/3rd bank for ACH, EDI WIRE/ Batch Wire and bank statement (BAI) files for proper posting of transactions in SAP Finance module including configuration of search strings.
  • Testing of the developed software ABAP programs and ensure that they work as intended and all the defects identified during testing are appropriately addressed.
  • Preparation of test scripts to ensure all the aspects of the business process are tested thoroughly before goes live of the solution.
  • Performing functional testing for data base upgrade for SQL to SAP HANA database.
  • Designing of SAP FIORI reports including smart business cockpit and testing of the reports on various devices to ensure compatibility of the application across all devices to ensure that our MOBILITY solution works as intended.
  • Designing of SAP FIORI Factsheets, Transactional apps, Analytical apps and business cockpit reports including preparation of functional specs for the same.
  • Managing the offshore team to ensure that all the project milestones are met on time.
  • Working with the business user community to ensure that user acceptance test is met before the application is flagged for go-live.
  • Preparation of cutover list for all the relevant pre go live activities and monitoring of the same during go-live
  • Preparation of end user documentation to ensure that the application is operated as designed.
  • Conducting end user training sessions and workshops.

Confidential

Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of ticket queue for finance delivery and addressing the sensitive issues on priority basis to reduce adverse impact on business.
  • Ensuring finance delivery team follows the change management process followed by the client, scheduling standard changes during standard change window and enhancements during major and minor release window.
  • Liaison with the technical team for all the developments and working with the user group for UAT.
  • Ensuring year end delivery related activities are completed on time and ensuring on-call support availability when needed.
  • Working out test plan for system upgrades, reviewing OSS notes to be implemented in finance domain and co-ordination for implementation of manual changes.
  • Resolved highest number of incidents in finance queue for three years and prioritized incidents based on urgency. Incidents covered all of the finance SAP modules of Financial accounting, Intercompany, FSCM, Controlling, taxation and Controlling. worked closely with business users and ensuring their work is not impacted due to open incidents.
  • Gained sound knowledge of intercompany processes of STO and drop shipment and was the point of contact in the delivery team for resolving all the intercompany related issues including monitoring and processing of failed intercompany IDoc’s.
  • Ensuring updates related to credit management interface with High Radius are implemented on time in co-ordination with the SAP Basis team.
  • Job monitoring using
  • Configuration and resolution of issues related to GL, AR, AP, Profit center accounting, cost center accounting and banking., Paymetric Credit card interface, product costing, COPA, FSCM In-house cash, Dispute management, Collection management and credit management
  • Troubleshooting of issues on vertex integration, TRFC queue in SM58 and processing LUW entries for any errors, ensuring working of interface in an event of system upgrades and bouncing of system.
  • Configuration and resolution of archival data using DaRT, troubleshooting for errors in generating backups and ensuring the backups are retrieved for subsequent reporting purpose.
  • Client reporting relating to the status of issues related FI AMS delivery queue and proactive planning for upcoming releases.
  • Co-ordination with the offshore team to help understand the issues and guiding the new team members to get acquitted with the client specific business, change management and ticketing processes.
  • Provided post go live support for Dispute Management and collection Management, configuration, Enhancement of UDM DISPUTE using various BADIs, designing various custom reports, Job aids for the end user, and post go-live support.

Confidential

Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with client for requirements gathering and analysis. Reviewed and updated the functional design documents for FI/CO developments.
  • Involved in developing detailed functional specifications and configuration documents
  • Configured company code, Created GL accounts, defined posting keys, maintained field status variants and assigned to company code, screen variants for document entry as per business specifications and tested the configuration in various scenarios.
  • In charge of complete Intercompany sales process cycle.
  • Configured the settings in GL area, such as creating G/L master data, open item clearing.
  • Configured automatic payment program for out-going payments in A/P.
  • Provided guidance to client on master data changes related to profit centers and trading partners.
  • Configured Customer (AR) account groups, terms of payment, tolerance limits for customer payments, special GL indicators, dunning, and down payments.
  • Configuration for the creation of A/R invoices and posting of manual incoming payments with differences.
  • Responsible for the New General Ledger and Controlling related business processes.
  • Configured Controlling Area, assigned number ranges to controlling area, and maintained Versions.
  • Created Cost centers and profit centers hierarchies, and CO object assignments, Substitution and Validations.
  • Involved in Profit Center Accounting configuration like Basic Settings, Assignments and Actual Posting Maintenance.
  • Configured Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) created Operating Concern Attributes, Characteristics and Value Fields, Maintained Derivation Tables, Structure and Rules.
  • Defined PA Settlement Structure and CO-PA Cost Center Assessment. Responsible for AP and AR master data and open items interfaces between SAP systems and third party systems.
  • Revenue determination, recognition, automatic account determination for integration with FI and CO. Also Integrated CO objects with SD, MM, and PP module.
  • Change management handling in FDA regulated environment.
  • Responsible for end user training in New-GL, CCA, COPC.

Confidential

Sr FICO Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in gathering of business requirements for Account receivable and banking processes
  • Preparation of Business blueprint to the extent of Account receivable and banking processes.
  • Worked on Fit gap analysis and realization of business requirements.
  • Involved in realization phase and Configured complete end to end banking and account receivable processes.
  • Configured and Customized Account Receivables account groups, tolerance groups, account determination.
  • Defined reason codes for payment differences and worked on writing off these differences to G/L accounts.
  • Configured House banks, Lockbox, payment terms, Clearing Inter-company Vendor/Customer Open Items.
  • Configured special G/L accounts for down payment with down payment indicator, configured down payment requests.
  • Worked on set up of Automatic Interest calculation procedure for balances including Dunning and Account Statement creation.
  • Involved in AR cutover activities of migration of open items, payment terms etc.
  • Worked with the ABAP teams for realization of custom reports and Forms.

Confidential

Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in rollouts according to Global template in North America and Latin America, including maintenance of integration points for new plants and localization aspects.
  • Was a main point of contact who is responsible for testing and post go live support fo new rollouts.
  • Taking care issues related to Asset Accounting, Product Costing, CCA, PCA, Internal Orders, Travel Management, FSCM, FI-HR, FI-MM, FI-SD etc post upgrade.
  • Customizing activities like Change requests and AIR’s (Application Infrastructure Requests) for break fixes
  • Worked on Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements, and Forms RICEF objects by co-coordinating with functional and technical teams.
  • Debugging and processing of Idocs from various interfaces viz., Vistex, Siebel, Web methods.
  • Extensively used the Solman, BMC Remedy and HPQC for execution of test cases
  • Preparation of functional specifications coordinated with ABAP team and worked on various developments/Enhancements
  • Managed SD, MM and FI teams for working on Support Messages, which requires the development and testing from all of the three modules
  • Production Support Involves supporting of multiple areas mainly, GL, AP, AR, CCA and COPC
  • Issues with Lock Box- EDI 823 File Format and Post on Account.
  • In AP Addition of New Bank Accounts and New Payment Methods and Check Print Form MICR number issues.
  • Created Automatic Payment Program (APP) for outgoing payments. Including forms for payment advices.
  • Managing GL, AP, AR and intercompany to replace the legacy SCU (Single cashiers unit) system.
  • Configured the settings for Treasury, Lock Box, Electronic Bank Statement.
  • Within the treasury module configured, Cash Management to obtain the cash position and liquidity forecast and recreated groups within Cash Management.
  • Supported Custom application development for procurement process (non PO and purchase order processing / receiving).
  • Providing technical support to the End Users in trouble shooting, configuring new business process, unit testing and integration testing for project specific enhancements and development.
  • Worked on customization of P-cards where in the receivables are being collected using credit card data of the customers.
  • Defined Transaction Groups for Internal Orders in Controlling Area and configured Order Status Management in Internal Orders (CO-IO).
  • Worked on FI month-end processes, Adding New Account to Financial Statement Version (FSV), customizing the layout for Balance Sheet.
  • Accrual and Deferral calculation, recurring entry set up. in COPC, Monthly Cost Roll Issues like Routing and BOM Issues, New Work centers.
  • Batch Job creation for various Month End Closing Activities. Profit center Distributions.
  • Minor Enhancements includes Re Organizing the COPA Transfer Structure, New Value Fields.

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