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Sap Fico Resume

Manteca, CA

SUMMARY

Education

Master of Science in Agricultural Economics
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Certifications & Training
SAP FI/CO Certificates for courses completed
SAP ASAP Methodology Certification
SAP AC210 - New General Ledger Accounting Training (key areas: periodic processing, parallel accounting, reporting and migration)

Professional Summary

Certified SAP FI/CO/FM professional with over 14 years in the financial arena including 7+ years experience in SAP Functional – Financial and Controlling (FI/CO): highlights include:

  • Experienced in 6+ end-to-end full life cycle SAP implementations including all phases of FI/CO projects from blueprint, design, analysis, configuration, integration testing through go-live support and end-user training.
  • Strong understanding of configuration for the SAP FI-FM applications and fixed assets functionality; and experience in SAP FI-FM configuration for SAP public Sector Funds Management; Experience with SAP Industry Solutions for Public Sector.
  • Specific full-cycle SAP implementations included General Ledger (AR, AP, TR), Fixed Assets, Controlling (CO CCA, IOA, COPA) FERC and Funds Management (FM) modules using the ASAP methodology.
  • Recent three achievements COPA focused involving multiple projects with complex scenarios to include configuring/leading the implementation and roll-out of the Controlling and Profitability module throughout an international organization.
  • Serving as Sr. Corporate Accountant for a global organization, selected as the FI/CO Team Lead to help design, blueprint and prototype the company’s business processes for the ERP/SAP adoption project in integrating all group accounting and finance activities involving 17 stand-alone companies in their family.
  • Oversaw financial controls and corporate accounting processes for three divisions of $3B/year manufacturing company; performing the fiscal year-end procedures including fiscal year change, sub-ledger/GL balance carry-forwards and year-end close for all SAP FI/CO modules.
  • Experienced Managing SAP professional in the FM Communications Sector within BCS SAP Practice at IBM.

Experience

Client: Confidential,Manteca, CA (11/2011–Present)
SAP FICO Functional Lead

  • SAP Version: ECC 6.0, mySAP ERP New GL.
  • As SAP FI/CO Functional Team Lead, supported the Vineyard business as a member of the IS team.
  • Developed and managed business relationships between the IS department, controllers and heads of the Accounting, Financial Services, Internal Auditor\'s and IT departments.
  • Responsible for working on projects, proposals and problem tickets assignment to the FI/CO role and provide a better way to apply SAP to their business. New company code creation and implementation.

Confidential,Dallas, TX 01/2011 – 10/2011

Client: Confidential,Madisonville, KY (01/2011–08/2011)
FICO Lead

  • SAP Version: ECC 6.0, mySAP ERP New GL.
  • Designed blueprints and configured business processes in SAP FICO including GL, AP, AR, Fixed Assets, CCA, CEA, PCA, IOA and COPA.
  • Conversions/loads of fixed assets from Legacy applications to SAP for Armstrong Coal Company
  • Validation of conversion data for Fixed Assets, AP, AR, GL & CO; issue resolution and error correction
  • Documentation, end-user training and post go-live support
  • Implemented the fixed assets (FI-AA) module. Configured new depreciation areas tax books and special mining activities, configured capital investment orders for fixed assets investments; configured tested settlement process for assets under construction (AuC); identified and created variants for specified internal end-user and external tax related fixed assets reporting.
  • Extensive use of WinShuttle and LSMW to upload legacy master data into SAP for AP, AR, GL, and Fixed Assets. Scrubbing fixed assets and FICO data for input into SAP.
  • Providing post go-live help desk support, assisting and resolving end user support problems, resolving system defects (‘break/fix’), and analyzing proposed improvements or changes to client’s new SAP system.
  • As Lead SAP FICO configuration expert, provided management for the rollout of Armstrong Coal Company’s implementation to its USA companies.

Confidential,San Francisco, CA 05/2010 – 12/31/2010

Client: Confidential,Houston, TX (05/2010–12/2010)
FICO Lead

  • SAP Version: ECC 6.0, mySAP ERP New GL.
  • As Lead SAP FI-SD Integration/COPA configuration expert, leading the rollout of Abengoa’s implementation to its USA companies.
  • CO-Product Costing – involving process costing for semiconductor chips and plastics
  • Product Costconfiguration for unit cost and standard cost estimates in production orders. Simultaneous costing of goods Movements-Receipts and Consumption; Month-End Overhead and WIP configuration; Results Analysis and Month-end Variance configuration. Settlement configuration and costing run. Overhead period-end processing, Period-end WIP and month-end settlement to COPA. Process Industry sales order costing, material ledger actual costing and product cost planning configuration.
  • Workingdirectly with the CORE team in Spain to manage gaps and conduct change management workshops with multiple complexities.
  • Responsible for leading the configuration and implementation of the Controlling and Profitability (COPA) module
  • Also responsible for fixed assets conversion, loading the legacy data and training the new users.

Confidential,Glendale, CA 11/2005 – 5/2010

Client: Confidential,Nashville, TN (7/2009–2/2010)
FICO Lead

  • SAP Version: ECC 6.0, mySAP ERP New GL.
  • As SAP FI-SD Integration/COPA configuration expert, worked in multiple projects with complex scenarios.
  • Responsible for leading the configuration and implementation of the Controlling and Profitability (COPA) module in a multiple project environment.
  • For Bridgestone, the COPA Project provides end users with a single system for performing financial accounting transactions and producing a complete set of financial statements for its legal entities in both the United States and internationally; along with providing Profitability Analysis for Brand , Product, Region and Channel.
  • Bridgestone selected COPA also for the following reasons:
  • Provide the ability to perform actual versus budget comparisons during the month for expenses and provide better system controls.
  • Provide Bridgestone with the accounting structure in SAP required for the SAP Order to Cash project.
  • Provide integrated purchasing to FICO solution in SAP.
  • Replace the outdated financial system that was decreasingly supportable.
  • Reporting as it applies to this SAP FICO implementation, providing consistent and uniform reporting.
  • Shift the reporting process from data gathering and manipulation to data analysis.
  • Eliminate the need to maintain Excel or MS Access database for reporting. Eliminate error prone process of manual intervention in moving data from one system to another.

Client: Confidential,Canada (2/2009 – 06/2009)
FICO Lead

  • SAP Version ECC 6.0, mySAP ERP New GL.
  • Responsible for configuring/leading the implementation and roll-out of the Controlling and Profitability (COPA) module for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (MLF) throughout international organization.
  • Maple Leaf Foods selected COPA for the following reasons: Technically uniform system environment; So as to provide sales, marketing, product management and corporate planning departments with information to support internal accounting and decision-making.
  • Accrual accounting can only be used in PA. Costing-based PA is generally used by sales management as an instrument to control sales, and the features are: 1) the use of value fields to group cost and revenue elements; 2) automatic calculation of anticipated or accrual data (valuation). A standard cost approach to COS can be used with costing-based PA to provide a real time view of profitability. The configured solutions included: Operating Concern, Characteristics, Derivation, Profitability Segment, Value Fields


Client: Confidential,Anaheim, CA (11/2008 – 02/2009)
FICO Lead

A California based utility company was undertaking an enhancement project to interface its SAP Project Systems Related transactions and FICO postings to REVEAL, a legacy reporting system that consolidates company-wide data for external reporting.

  • SAP Version 4.6c.
  • Responsible for configuring the integration objects as well as proposing RICEFs once the enhancement steps were determined.
  • Analyzed and worked with all SEU divisions involved to modify operating procedures and adopt best business practices to make the enhancements feasible.
  • Leveraged existing interfaces with SAP, which was already implemented at SEMPRA.

Client: Confidential,OH (9/2008 – 10/2008)
FICO Lead

  • SAP Version 4.6c.
  • Ferro was preparing a Business Unit (BU) for a Divestiture. The BU needed to become self-reliant on own SAP instance prior to day-one of the divestiture.
  • With the divestiture, the BU leadership wanted to heavily leverage the existing SAP implementation both from a configuration and data perspective while using this as an opportunity for some level of process improvement and elimination of redundant functionality.
  • The company was interested in leveraging leading practices and accelerators from IBM in defining their new instance.
  • The following tools leveraged for the project: 1) IBM accelerators and the AscendantTM proprietary tool set. 2) Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW). 3) SAP Solution Manager.
  • Responsible for the FI and CO modules, to include:
  • Built additional functionality as necessary.
  • Tested the processes and functions identified by Ferro.
  • Supported Ferro in the none-Ferro configuration identification where needed.
  • Built technical and functional infrastructure in Dev, QA/Test and Production.
  • Identified Master Data extract files.
  • Identified load programs from 4.6C production environment to new instance.
  • Identified extract programs/queries.
  • Validated required transaction data.
  • Eliminated Ferro functional components.
  • Test Development.

Client: Confidential,Torrance, CA (1/2008 – 8/2008)
SAP FICO Functional Lead

  • SAP Version: 4.6c.
  • As SAP FI/CO Functional Team Lead, supported the Kubota business as a member of the IS team.
  • Developed and managed business relationships between the IS department, controllers and heads of the Accounting, Financial Services, Internal Auditor\'s and IT departments.
  • Responsible for working on projects, KORs and problem tickets assignment to the FI/CO role and provide a better way to apply SAP to their business.

Client: Confidential,Washington, DC (11/2007 – 12/2007)
FICO Lead

PHI is one of the largest energy delivery companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving about 1.9 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia, with annual revenues greater than $8B.

  • SAP Version: 4.6c.
  • PHI completed a cost benefit analysis on how to move forward with a maintenance management solution and they selected SAP-PM as the software to be used, replacing several existing Maximo systems.
  • PHI Service Company engaged IBM to assist with the development of a SAP project implementation plan.
  • Responsible for reviewing existing SAP Financial Implementation including Cost Center, Chart of Accounts, GL, FERC, AP, AR, Project Systems, Internal Orders, Budgeting & Forecasting, Travel & Expenses, Reporting, etc.
  • Provided high level understanding and vision of the costing process within a FERC environment.

Client: Confidential,Las Vegas, NV (11/2006 – 9/2007)
FI/CO Lead

  • SAP Version: 4.6c.
  • FI/CO Team Lead for functional client post go-live support.
  • Managed and completed the implementation of SAP data reload for Clark County\'s Division of Aviation (DOA).
  • Provided functional support to Clark County\'s SAP Support Center (SSC) for eleven months.
  • Conduct configuration changes to accommodate change requests and prototype activities. Maintain configuration documentation.
  • parallel accounting in fixed assets (multiple depreciation areas with delta areas posting to parallel ledgers)
  • migrating internal orders as investment measures with line item settlement
  • LSMW and AS91 as well as data takeover transactions (OASV)
  • accounting background to assist with pre- and post-conversion reconciliation tasks
  • reconciliation of FI-AA with GL (ABST, ABST2)

Client: Confidential,Burbank, CA (1/2006 – 10/2006)
FICO Team Lead

  • SAP Version: 4.6c.
  • FICO Lead for divestiture accounting (divestiture for entertainment company\'s radio entities).
  • Helped to segregate existing accounting data for companies that this entertainment giant was selling from its organization. This task was especially challenging because of the intricate relationships that existed between the radio companies and their parent organization.
  • Managed the collection of the client’s requirements and helped prepare the blueprint for separation of these radio companies to get them ready for sale as stand-alone operations.
  • Organized and presided over meetings with Disney’s top Managers and process Owners on a weekly basis to further the implementation of the Radio spin-off project.
  • Created test scripts that were used to simulate the data split between Disney and its radio companies. The project was successfully completed in 2007.

Client: Confidential,Richmond, VA (11/2005 – 1/2006)
FI-AA Configuration Lead

  • SAP Version: 4.6c.
  • Project description: Migration of Indirect Materials and interfaced solutions for project and fixed asset accounting, maintenance orders, repair parts, monetary approval, and project management to the SAP R/3 4.7 technology.

Confidential,Sacramento, CA 3/2002 – 11/2005

Clients: Confidential,CA & VA (2/2005 – 11/2005)
Sr. FI/CO/FM & FERC Consultant

  • SAP Version: 4.6c.
  • Projects for following Public Sector City governments, Utilities (Gas & Electric): City of Charlottesville, VA; San Bernardino School District; and City of Palo Alto.
  • Led Fixed Assets implementation from blueprint through go-live.
  • Led CO blueprinting, configuration.
  • Led FI configuration including FI-AA, FI-AP, FI-AR, and FI-GL.

Client: Confidential,AZ (9/2002 – 1/2005)
FI/CO Lead

  • SAP R/3 IS-U (Utility).
  • Team-Lead for functional client post go-live support team.
  • Blueprinting and configuration of FI/CO module (GL, AR, AP, FM).
  • Led the implementation of Fixed Assets.
  • Blueprinting and configuration of FERC, GASB 34 and FM modules.
  • Supervised fiscal year-end audit and provided client with guidelines on reconciliation of accounts and reporting.

Client: Confidential,Chicago, IL (3/2002 – 9/2002)
CO Consultant

  • SAP R/3 IS-U (Utility).
  • Lead CO Consultant during the blueprinting and realization/configuration phase of implementation utilizing the Industry Solution for Utilities (IS-UTILITIES).
  • Led the configuration of the FERC module for this Gas & Electric utilities company.
  • Configured Costing-Based CO-PA, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Profit Center Accounting, Special Purpose Ledger, Activity-Based Costing, Statistical Key Figures and FERC/ICC related account assignments.

Confidential,Chicago, IL 4/1998 – 2/2002

Client: Confidential,Chicago, IL (4/2001 – 2/2002)
FICO Consultant

  • Led the Medical Equipment & Product Manufacturing - SAP R/3 4.6c Implementation.
  • Engaged by the largest manufacturer and distributor of insulin pumps to design, blueprint and prototype investment measures for managing the company’s $89 million capital assets in an integrated planning and budgeting environment.
  • Configured the A/R, A/P, IM and FA modules in SAP.
  • As FI/CO co-team lead, implemented Internal Order Accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Product Costing and Profitability Analysis in an industry leading Service Provider Company. This implementation included business blue printing, scoping and design.
  • Worked as FI/CO team member responsible for all design and configuration activities related to the Asset Management and Investment Management modules as well as AR, AP, GL and Cost Center Hierarchies. This implementation included data conversions from three legacy systems. Complex investment measures were used to capture and process costs of capital purchases in an environment where SAP Project Systems was also installed.
  • Engaged to guide the configuration of the client’s Asset Accounting system in SAP R/3 and played a key role in providing end-user training for all areas in FI/CO. These highly visible engagements were deemed critical by the clients because they introduced new ways of doing the clients’ business using SAP in a FDA regulated environment. This implementation allowed the acquisition of capital in asset accounting to be integrated with corporate planning/budgeting activities.
  • Completed the implementation on schedule under 9 months, using the ASAP methodology.
  • Implemented FI/CO for a leading manufacturer/distributor of disposable medical supplies in Chicago.
  • Introduced and implemented new designs based on industry-best-practices for capital acquisitions processing within a company that produces much of its own fixed assets.
  • Set up new ways of recording down-payments related to asset acquisition as well as construction-in-progress for capital related production.
  • Helped to achieve internal controls and efficiency by consolidating the company’s capital and asset acquisition procedures.
  • Guided the writing of internal procedures for capital purchases to facilitate the day-to-day processing in SAP.
  • Conducted end-user training for high-level staff members.
  • Project was originally scheduled to last 6 months, but, was completed in only 21 weeks.

Client: Confidential,Cleveland, OH (11/2000 – 3/2001)
SAP Fixed Assets Consultant

  • Configured the Fixed Assets and Investment Management modules.
  • Utilized complex investment measures to simulate project with no structural hierarchy.

Confidential, (3/2000 – 9/2000)
SAP Fixed Assets Consultant

  • Responsible for blueprinting the Fixed assets and Investment Management upgrade. Project was completed under schedule in six months.

Client: Confidential,Chatsworth, CA (7/1999 – 2/2000)
FI-AA Consultant

  • Led the fixed assets implementation including blueprinting, configuration, user training and go-live support.

Client: Confidential,Chicago, IL (4/1998 – 6/1999)
SAP Consultant

  • Responsible for blueprinting the Fixed assets and Investment Management modules.
  • Supervised the configuration and go-live of FI-AA and Investment Management.

Confidential,Northridge, CA 11/1994 – 2/1998
Business Analyst/SAP Team Lead

Leading global provider of premium audio and infotainment solutions, engaging customers around the home, in the car and on the go. Additionally, HARMAN owned 17 stand-alone companies in their family of distinguished brands that operated worldwide through a network of more than 7,000 employees.

  • As Business Analyst and Senior Corporate Accountant, was selected as the FI/CO Team Lead to help design, blueprint and prototype the company’s business processes for the ERP implementation project.Company selected SAP R/3 for the integration of all group accounting and finance activities.
  • Lead on the SAP implementation project to streamline company operations by consolidating all common group functions and general accounting processes.
  • Designed and implemented A/R, G/L, A/P, and Asset Accounting in SAP R/3.
  • Responsible for the configuration and implementation of FI GL, AP, AR and Asset Accounting in SAP (R3) for six of the company’s subsidiaries.
  • Wrote proper procedures to ensure that the recording of fixed asset transactions within the company’s global organization was consistent with corporate policies.
  • Planned and implemented SAP Asset Management (AM) configurations for the remaining 18 subsidiaries of the company.
  • Performed the fiscal year-end procedures including fiscal year change, sub-ledger/GL balance carry-forwards and year-end close for all SAP FI/CO modules.
  • Oversaw financial controls and corporate accounting processes for three divisions of this $3 billion/year Washington D.C. based manufacturer/distributor of Audio Speakers and Electronics.
  • Wrote and implemented accounting procedures to better record the financial results of the company’s retail outlet operations.

Confidential,Santa Monica, CA 1/1991 – 6/1994
Controller

    • Implemented and oversaw financial controls and accounting processes for a $27 million wholesale bakery and restaurant operation, an exclusive supplier of bakery products for Cheese Cake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks Coffee other restaurant chains.
    • Set up tightened internal controls through extensive restructuring and introduction of procedures resulting in improved efficiency in finance/accounting operations.
    • Managed a tight cash flow, which ensured that all bills were paid and receivables collected in a timely manner.
    • Negotiated payment terms with contractors and purveyors.
    • Analyzed the food costs to determine the cause of variance and took corrective actions.

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