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Sap Fico Consultant Resume

Phoenix, AZ

SUMMARY:

  • Senior SAP FI/CO Consultant with 15+ Y ears of SAP implementation experience.
  • SAP Certified FICO consultant. Got certified from SAP America in the following modules
  • S/4 HANA Finance Professional level (P S4FIN 1610)
  • Financial & Managerial Accounting (C TS4FI 1610 and TFIN10)
  • Asset Accounting (AC305)
  • Cash Management (AC805)
  • Treasury & Risk Management (FSC110)
  • Business Warehouse (BW310)
  • International Experience in implementing SAP projects.
  • Experience working in 20+ SAP projects in various FICO modules in Hospitality, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Automobile and Aerospace parts manufacturing industries
  • Professional Course offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) with expertise in Management Accounting, Financial Management and Advanced Accountancy.
  • Excellent Communication and client management skills with demonstrated experience in effectively leading business blue print and business process mapping discussions
  • Experience in Finance and Controlling modules including: New Accounting architecture in S/4 HANA, Functions of Fiori, Migration from ECC to S/4 HANA, Central Finance, Asset Accounting in S/4 HANA (FI - AA), Investment Management (IM), Real Estate and Lease Accounting (RE), Bank Accounting, General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Withholding Tax (1099 and 1042), Automatic correspondences, Automatic payment program, Special Purpose Ledger (SPL), Recurring entries, Document control and Financial statement versions, Cost Element Accounting (CEL) Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Profitability Analysis (COPA) Internal Order Accounting (IO), Product Costing (CO-PC) Profit Center Accounting (PCA), Project Systems (PS), Treasury & Risk Management (TR), Cash Management, Closing Cockpit etc., and Settings for Tax calculation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Working on SAP org structure reorganization project as a preparation for S/4 HANA implementation
  • Primary responsibility is to validate the configuration settings, and interface settings suitable for reorganization, and configure the missing functionalities wherever needed, work with ABAP development team to get the interfaces modified
  • Responsible to work with business leadership to gather requirements and design & configure the solution
  • Working on various interfaces designed for retail industry requirements in the modules like AP, AR, Asset Accounting, Lease Accounting and Treasury. Inbound and Outbound interfaces include in the areas like Freight, Utilities, Sales, Inventory, Other external reporting tools that extracts/feeds data from/to SAP. My domain knowledge helps to handle the business requirements and to design the solution.
  • Working on end-to-end configuration and custom design for Intercompany reconciliation process
  • Working on reports needed for the new org structure. Fit/Gap analysis and work with the ABAP team to develop missing functionalities as needed
  • Validating and modifying the existing document splitting process to meet new business requirements in the new org structure
  • Configuring Project Systems to manage the budget for capital assets, AuC processes for capital expenditure settlements, and internal order processes to manage depreciation settlements

SAP S/4 HANA FICO Consultant

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to configure Accounts Receivables module in S/4 HANA migration
  • Responsible to work with business leadership to gather requirements and design & configure the solution
  • Working on EDI 820 (automation of A/R incoming payments through payment advice). Designing the IDOC to interface with the payment advice sent by customers. Configuring SAP and work with BizTalk tool team to automate the incoming payment clearing process for many customers of the client. Each customer will have different EDI format hence designing process needs business process knowledge as well. My domain knowledge helps to handle the business requirements and to design the solution.
  • Working on end-to-end configuration and custom design for lockbox process for US and Canadian banks
  • Working on A/R reports in S/4 HANA. Fit/Gap analysis and work with the ABAP team to develop missing functionalities wherever needed
  • Configuring the SAP Migration Cockpit tool to upload customer open items from legacy system to S/4 HANA system
  • Document Splitting configuration and troubleshooting

SAP Financials Lead Consultant

Confidential, Scottsdale, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to configure FICO module and its integration with other modules like MM and SD
  • Responsible to work with assigned business area leadership to establish overall direction and strategy of SAP solution to support the business area’s goals and configure the system to meet the goals.
  • Responsible to perform initial scoping of request and work with supplier to establish estimate for the project.
  • Provide consultation to business area leadership by understanding requirement, criticality of the request, recommend timing of implementation as it correlates with other requests for the assigned business area, ensure business area leadership understands the impact of related requests and assist business area leadership on prioritizing their requests.
  • Gather and analyze requirements including processes within the scope of SAP implementation. Identify process change may be needed as result of SAP implementation and advice and obtained agreement from business leadership on those areas.
  • Responsible for the following on solution delivery
  • Conducting workshops to gather detailed requirement
  • Documenting blueprint that consists of detailed business requirement and high level solutions
  • Working with business area leadership to introduce process change as the result of SAP implementation
  • Configuring the system for FICO and its integration points with other modules
  • Preparing Functional Design for ABAP developments
  • Review and approving Technical Design for ABAP developments
  • Review and approving Test Plan & Test cases
  • Conducting program, contents, and trainers.
  • Coordinating User Acceptance Testing, drives success in completion and on target
  • Collaborate with other team leads; ensure consistency of SAP solution across all business areas.
  • Responsible for timely delivery and meeting goal of a given assignment/project within budget
  • Key Projects Completed as FICO consultant/configurator:
  • POC Implementation of S/4 HANA Finance modules to meet the business requirements
  • POC Implementation of Central Finance
  • Configurations for Bank Communication Management (BCM)
  • Fast Financial Close (Financial Closing Cockpit) implementation
  • POC configurations for automatic intercompany reconciliation process
  • Configuration for Escheatment report, Positive Pay process, iDoc, Lockbox, Check payment process
  • Foreign Currency Revaluation process for international hotels (FASB 52)
  • IFRS compliance settings and report developments
  • Created a generic workbench to upload invoices from various purchasing systems,
  • Sales Tax and Use Tax report with additional business requirements, Implementation of withholding tax process to create files, reports and forms for 1099 and 1042,
  • Created two way interface with American Express Purchasing Card (P-Card) system with SAP
  • Cost allocations based on SKFs using Cost Center and SPL
  • Configured CO Profitability Analysis (Costing Based and Accounts based)
  • Settings for electronic file transfer for many banks including Bank of America, HSBC, Banamex
  • New GL implementation with document split configuration based on Segment and Profit Centers
  • Implemented SAP in various countries like US, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Guam, Fiji, and China etc.,
  • Implemented Asset accounting for countries in Europe and US with their local/tax depreciation rules
  • Asset Accounting requirements changes by country hence configured country specific chart of depreciation, Depreciation areas, and Depreciation keys as per local GAAP and tax requirements
  • Configured Accounts Receivable module for Revenue recognition, Cash application
  • Created several data extraction programs and DaRT views to help on transition to other ERP systems
  • Implemented automatic creation of final assets with characteristics of WBS elements & settle with AuC
  • Configured integration of FICO module with other modules like MM, SD, PP, IM etc.,

SAP Financials Consultant

Confidential, Scottsdale, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • SAP rollout for hotels in various countries. Even though there was a global template available, I had to work of country specific requirements in modules like Banking, Asset Accounting, Tax codes and Reports
  • Hotels have intercompany transfers and I had to configure GL, AP, AR and Asset modules to manage intercompany transfers and settlements
  • Led business process discussions with end users and ERP core team members
  • Mapped the business requirements with process in SAP
  • Led discussions with core team on configurations needed for the business process in AR, AP and PS
  • Documented functional requirements and Blue Print
  • Configured FICO module and its integration with other modules like MM and SD
  • Solution Manager is used to maintain configuration documents and project preparation
  • Led discussions with Technical team to identify the source of legacy data and mapping legacy fields to SAP fields
  • Coordinated the functional and technical teams for the initial data load
  • Trained the functional team on data validation process in SAP
  • Planned for data validation and preparation of user documents.
  • Led discussions on scope for switching off the legacy interfaces (Inbound and Outbound)
  • Led discussions with SAP and External system owners to establish the interfaces needed to continue with SAP also
  • Led discussions on scope for switching off the legacy interfaces (Inbound and Outbound)
  • Led discussions with SAP and External system owners to establish the interfaces needed with SAP also
  • Documented business requirements and functional specification.
  • Configured FICO module and its integration with other modules like MM and SD
  • Prepared plan for the development, testing and deployment of the interfaces like VERTEX, Lockbox, Bank transactions, Fixed Assets, Payroll, T&E expenses and Hyperion
  • Coordinated with interface program developers to meet functional requirements
  • Conducted end user awareness workshops to ensure smooth functioning of business in post go live scenario
  • Configured Project Systems to manage the budget for capital assets, implemented CIP processes, and internal order processes to manage depreciation settlements

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Led a team of 4 FICO consultants and 3 ABAP consultants on worldwide Production support
  • Gathered functional requirements through user workshops, conducted gap analysis, and Business Blue Print documentation for new requirements, country specific settings and enhancements
  • Configuration for enhancements and new requirements in all FICO modules
  • Product Costing configuration for discrete manufacturing scenario
  • Provided functional clarifications on day-to-day transactions like Master data maintenance, Integration with other modules, Automatic account assignment, Invoice verification, Inward and Outward payments, Terms of Payment, Mass change of documents, Vendor Automatic Payment Program, Bank Reconciliation (BAI2), Periodical Processes in FICO, Asset Accounting, Investment management, Special Purpose Ledger and Inter-company transactions
  • Worked on a sub-project for implementation of VAT calculation procedure for a division in Europe
  • Extensive reports needed for deliveries made to companies in other countries of the EU. Vendors had to report deliveries/goods movements to their own tax authorities in an EC sales list.

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Configuration of End-To-End Asset Accounting module for US company codes. Configured the system for various business processes like different types of acquisitions like direct purchase, Purchase using MM module, Settlement of labor timesheets, Intercompany/Intracompany transfers, retirement scenarios, legacy asset conversion, account determination for the above scenarios
  • Software Development Life Cycle processes followed for documentation
  • Discussion with the Key users of the existing system to understand their business processes, approval procedures, Accounting methods and reports. Discussed about the existing Asset Classes, Account determination policies, Interface with other systems and Statutory accounting requirements and Internal and External reporting requirements
  • Documentation of Existing and proposed system design, Organizational structure, Business processes and Reports.
  • Demonstration of the proposed system with minimum configuration. Explaining the purpose of Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation Areas, Asset Class, Account Determination, Asset Master Data fields and Standard Reports
  • Creation of Chart of Depreciation and Deactivate unwanted depreciation areas
  • Configured FICO module and its integration with other modules like MM and SD
  • Configured Product Costing for discrete manufacturing scenario
  • Assign Input Tax Indicator for Non-Taxable Acquisitions, Verify currency settings and Fiscal year variant, Assign a FSV for Asset reports
  • Preparation of functional specifications for customized reports and interface
  • Extensive testing with other process owners in SAP, Regression and non-regression testing conducted with the key users.

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