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Sap Fico Contractor Resume

SUMMARY

  • Business and Information Technology Professional with 19 years of SAP domestic and global implementation experience.
  • Implementation includes eight full life cycles and four successful upgrade projects.
  • A Senior SAP FICO Consultant whose main focus has been successfully implementing Integrated SAP Financial Platforms from the planning phase through post go - live business supports.
  • Senior level finance and controlling consultant with experience in the following industries: manufacturing, pharmaceutical, consumer products, retail, and telecommunication.
  • Excellent business communication skills, analytical skills, and detail oriented.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Aris
  • ECC 6.0/7.0
  • Gold Client
  • Mercury Tool
  • MySAP
  • ASAP
  • SAP Solution Manager
  • LSMW
  • ALM
  • Win-Shuttle uPerform
  • Share Point
  • SAP JAM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

SAP FICO Contractor

Responsibilities:

  • SAP HANA AND SAP Simple Finance online overview training
  • Freelance assignments -
  • Prepared and execute FICO unit test//integrated test scripts
  • Configured the FICO module
  • Wrote configuration documentation
  • Wrote functional/technical specifications for FICO
  • Executed standard reports and analyzed reports for enhancements
  • Conducted webex blueprinting sessions

Confidential, Poway, CA

SAP FICO Contractor

Responsibilities:

  • Local FICO consultant for the US who collaborates with the core FICO consultant in Germany for project directions
  • Knowledge transfer documentation: business process documents, functional specifications, development objects, configuration documentation, and World Template (WT) scenarios resides in SAP JAM
  • Prepared and conducted the local fit/gap workshop sessions
  • Presented the global template to the finance team which allows functional processes in one client for all countries. The FICO functions implemented are: CO, New GL, AR, AP, AA, Cash Management, and Electronic Bank Statement
  • Documented the results of local requirements and reviewed the detailed gaps list with the FICO key user . All gaps were listed on one comprehensive gap list (150+ for USA)
  • Captured notes from each workshop session and logged the information in SAP JAM
  • Wrote functional specifications based on approved gaps-bank interfaces
  • Configured the FICO modules based on local requirements identified during the fit/gap sessions, which includes bank files-ACH, withholding tax, and standard SAP sales and use tax functionality for 168 jurisdictions
  • Unit tested all configuration tasks to ensure functionality was correct
  • Released FICO transports from the source system to the target systems
  • Updated the configuration documentation with local requirements, as well as updated global test scripts in preparation for integration testing
  • Created incident reports during integration testing, performed fixes, retested fixes and documented results in Solution Manager
  • All project documentation; WRIFEC list, incidents reports, and fixes resides in Solution Manager
  • Supported the local key users during UAT testing and analysed the fixes which were reported for handling incidents
  • Tested FICO development objects and updated the functional specifications
  • Assisted the data migration team with mapping requirements for GL balances, vendor/customer master, and transactional data
  • Assisted key user with validation of mock data migration loads for 400+ Customer master and 160+ Vendor master records
  • Updated master spreadsheet with FICO manual configuration tasks and entries, and validated transported data
  • Worked with offshore and onshore team members

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Wrote functional/technical specifications (specs) for FI/CO objects and gaps (AP, AR, GL)
  • Worked closely with the client subject matter expert to gain functional/technical requirements and conducting review sessions
  • Scheduled meetings to gain knowledge for business requirements from the business team leads
  • Scheduled meetings with technical team leads to get technical information to write the technical portion of the specifications
  • Wrote specifications for accruals and lease charges which used XML bank data format process
  • Used translation tables to translate legacy data to SAP data format and performed data field mappings (legacy to SAP fields)
  • Wrote unit test scripts for AP, AR, and GL technical development per specification requirements and scenarios for unit testing purposes
  • Resolved unit testing defects
  • Wrote/updated the configuration documentation for configuration updates
  • Conducted 50% and 100% review sessions with the business team members to gain approval

Confidential, Santa Ana, CA

Senior FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Attended sessions and worked with/assisted solution expert on global implementation issues to find an SAP Best Practice resolution for FICO implementation gaps
  • Conducted business requirements sessions for site localization requirements
  • Prepared blueprint workshop presentations for all FICO modules and conducted several blueprint sessions during a two week BLITZ forum
  • Wrote daily workshop minutes and posted to SharePoint for team members to review with comments/corrections if required
  • Wrote functional design documents for FICO based on blueprint workshop minutes and scheduled meetings with FI/CO team members
  • Prepared workshop presentation for taxes (Sales & Use and Golden Tax) and maintained a tax matrix for the site localizations requirements
  • Prepared/updated process flows for all FICO modules that were in scope for the global implementation
  • Worked with data team on FICO master data objects mapping requirements. Scheduled several meetings with client team members to ensure all required fields were accounted for in SAP
  • Prepared/attended mini BLITZ sessions that were not covered during the two weeks BLITZ forum

Confidential, Fairlawn, NJ

Senior FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Senior FICO Consultant working on the F2M team assisting all team leads and the finance manager with various tasks
  • Attended training for the global implementation in Sandviken, Sweden for FICO modules
  • Worked with and assisted Solution Expert on FI issues to find resolutions for gaps
  • Worked on the EBP (Enterprise Business Platform) global template for the United States and other countries
  • Attended BFA (Business FIT Analysis) requirements gathering sessions for: FTM, OTC, P2P, E2Q which were lead by Solution Experts
  • Maintained FICO requirements listing and worked with Solution Expert to find resolutions
  • Reviewed global ARIS process flows for all FICO processes
  • Worked very closely with the US project manager
  • Benchmarked third party tax packages which included the following countries: Canada, Brazil, and Mexico
  • Configured the organization structure (baseline) for FI, SD, and MM in order to configure sales and use tax functionality
  • Demonstrated SAP’s sales and use tax functionality to the FI, SD, and MM team members
  • Created process and configuration documentation for the tax functionality through SharePoint system
  • Created business requirements and change request documentation on SharePoint. Found new solutions if business requirement processes was rejected
  • Wrote business requirements for reports and tested when coding was completed
  • Tested all standard SAP reporting requirements for FICO
  • Worked with the SD/MM consultant to find resolution’s for the client’s test tool, ship/ debit, rebates, and commissions processes which had financial implications
  • Configured SAP to utilize the test tool process for US
  • Worked with Solution Expert to correct 1099 withholding tax configuration issues
  • Worked with finance team to correct FICO issues which required some configuration changes to the global template
  • Used Win shuttle to load small master and transactional data loads

Confidential, Cleveland, OH

Senior FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Managed two offshore resources who performed configuration tasks, writing test scripts, writing BPPs, and various FI tasks
  • Configured accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and new general ledger modules through Solution Manager per the functional design documentation
  • Worked with Solution Manager to perform the configuration tasks which would then sync with SAP ECC and upload the configuration work
  • Exposed to the Financial Supply Change Management (FSCM) module
  • Setup FI configuration nodes in SOLMAN (Solution Manager)
  • Configured accounts payable which included basic configuration, automatic payment program, ACH bank files, 1099 processes, withholding tax, sales and use tax, and tax jurisdictions
  • Configured fixed assets which included basic configuration, depreciation areas, depreciation classes, and asset master data
  • Configured new general ledger which included basic configuration, document splitting, document splitting characteristics, leading ledger currencies, exchange rates, closing cockpit, and global settings
  • Setup and scheduled batch job information for the finance team
  • Created transport requests for all configuration tasks and moved transports into different clients and released assigned transport requests in SAP once all configuration was completed
  • Wrote test scripts for AP, FA, and GL as per business requirements and scenarios for Testing purposes. Used step by step guide to create the test scripts in ALM (Application Lifecycle Management testing tool)
  • Resolved all testing defects through ALM
  • Wrote/updated the configuration documentation for all configuration performed in FI through Solution Manager
  • Created BPPs (Business Process Procedures) using uPerform tool
  • Converted small data loads of master and transaction data to SAP using Win shuttle tool
  • Executed PRICEFW functional unit testing for accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and reports
  • Performed security role testing for general ledger and accounts payable

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Short Term Projects and Training

Responsibilities:

  • Assist project managers from previous projects with short term tasks: data mapping, Created master data and transactional data for test purposes
  • Analyzed FICO legacy reports (GL/AR/AP/CO) and compared to ECC 6.0 standard reports
  • Wrote business process procedures, process definition documents, and test integration and unit test scripts for clients
  • Additional training on new general ledger

Confidential, Canandaigua, NY

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured company codes, general ledger, fixed assets, and controlling functions
  • Created three spreadsheets (AS02, AR29N and ABAA) to upload assets using LSMW functionality
  • Customized programs to reverse depreciation runs, program to reverse posted periods, and utility program to advance to the next fiscal year
  • Converted all legacy asset data into SAP asset master records
  • Configured SAP for revaluation enhancements and executed revaluation tasks
  • Verified the configuration, program(s), and data support loaded successfully
  • Revalued SAP assets in accordance with KPMG determinations

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Design and configure SAP accounts payable, accounts receivable, and controlling implementation and gathered user requirements
  • Compared business operating procedures to the training documentation for inconsistencies for FICO and analyzed products for comparison for product costing
  • Prepare detailed methods and procedures related to AP, AR, and product costing
  • Analyzed products for comparison for product costing
  • Prepared analysis for mismatched standard cost difference from the legacy system to SAP and researched/resolved issue between the two systems
  • Identified and prepared analysis for the Material Master that determined errors for profit centers, valuation class, base unit of measure, and sales unit of measures creation for each plant
  • Executed security testing for finance, controlling, and product costing and created Day In The Life scripts for finance, controlling, and product costing
  • Executed Business Process Procedures (BPP) for the FICO team
  • Created master data and transactional data for integration testing and training

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Short Term Projects and Training

Responsibilities:

  • New General Ledger delta training
  • Analyzed FI legacy reports (GL/AR/AP/AM) and compared to ECC 6.0 standard reports
  • Wrote (BPP’s) Business Process Procedures and (PDD) Process Definition Documents, And wrote functional specifications for AR

Confidential, Irving, TX

Senior SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured areas of accounts payable that was not configured in phase 1 project
  • Conducted requirement workshops to gather business requirements to aid in writing function specifications
  • Wrote functional specifications for AP open item conversions, AP master conversion, enhancements, interfaces, forms, and workflows
  • Performed data mapping process and data cleansing for AP open items and AP master data conversion
  • Worked on a Web DynPro application for an AP business process
  • Participated in technical reviews with the technical team to explain the functional specification for coding purposes
  • Wrote functional unit test scenarios of the business requirement objects that was coded and tested by the development team before turning the completed object to the business team for testing

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Senior SAP Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured FICO organizational structure and functions not included in the pre-Configured RTS template (local tax, new g/l accounts, credit card setup, automatic payment process, ACH payments, controlling hierarchy) using SAP best practice requirements
  • Configured CO hierarchy, cost element groups, cost elements, cost center groups, cost centers and profit center accounting
  • Trained client on cost element planning and cost center budgeting
  • Created fixed assets master records and trained client on how to execute the monthly depreciation posting run and month-end close processes
  • Defined/executed standard AP, cost center analysis, and financial statement reports
  • Wrote functional specifications for FI and CO reporting and bank specification
  • Created a dealer tax load template with new rate changes for 22 states that were impacted in the RTS implementation. The tax information was automatically exported into SAP and the updated tax rates were automatically imported into SAP
  • Created a manual credit card process for RTS implementation and wrote functional specifications for the manual process and the credit card settlement report

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured FI functions including AP, AR, GL and organizational structure based on the business process reengineering strategy
  • Configured cost center elements, cost centers, profit centers, and planning tasks for cost center and profit center accounting, and Maintained plan distribution keys
  • Identified/executed standard SAP CCA, PCA, and profitability analysis reports
  • Created reports using queries to gather information for Taxware reporting requirements and controlling requirements
  • Responsible for FI/CO integration and customized object testing
  • Assisted with development of ARIS process flows and trained super users
  • Developed custom Data Medium Exchange (DME) structures for bank wire transfers using ACH

Confidential

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Updated and executed FI/CO test scripts with ECC 6.00 upgrade functions
  • Assisted in trouble shooting problems that occurred relating to the upgrade
  • Identified functionality that could be implemented post go live to streamline processes
  • Tested GL, AR, AP, FA, CO, and Vertex tax business transactions in 6.0
  • Updated BPP’s for new ECC 6.0 functionality, created FICO reports using queries
  • Loaded FI/CO master and transactional data using the Gold Client tool

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Delivered Finance Planning, Business Process Development System Design, through Single and Multi-phase implementations in North American, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Conducted FI and CO business process workshops to gather the financial, statutory, and controlling requirements which determined the detailed design
  • Analyzed client’s current reporting requirements and compared to SAP standard reports for fit analysis. Assisted client in executing and reformatting reports to clients specifications

Confidential, Troy, MI

Senior Asset Management Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured general ledger, fixed assets, and controlling functions including hierarchy functionality. Configured tasks for creating plants, defined additional local currencies
  • Developed programs to convert legacy data provided by business units into SAP asset master records and associated data according to the project schedule
  • Converted all legacy asset data into SAP asset master records
  • Created spreadsheet to track the difference of US GAAP and local GAAP for each legacy system that was loaded into SAP
  • Developed programs that provided flat files containing required legacy system’s general ledger information for asset fiscal reporting purposes
  • Configured SAP for revaluation enhancements
  • Verified the configuration, program(s), and data support loaded successfully
  • Revalued SAP assets in accordance with KPMG determinations

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated business process reengineering SDL sessions (Solution Demonstration Labs) for Accounts Payable and Travel Expense Management
  • Configured/prototyped AP tasks which included the automatic payment process, bank files, ACH payments and process/export data (i.e. EFT payments) via EDI translator and exchange servers, extended withholding taxes, Vertex, and new GL functionality
  • Configured travel management tasks: defined trip variant, assigned organizational areas, made global settings, defined travel expense types
  • Prototyped steps for entering a TE report, settle the report, create posting run to FI
  • Configured AP workflow process for approval of invoices and expense reports with level of approval linked to an approval amount
  • Analyzed client’s reporting requirements and compared to SAP standard reports and wrote functional specifications for reports that required customization for AP and Travel Management

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Updated test scripts with ECC 6.00 business processes and developed training deliverables using Mercury tool, and assisted with unit and integration testing
  • Configured/prototyped Evaluated Receipt Settlement process
  • Executed new 6.0 transaction code for the monthly depreciation run process
  • Added new function module for customer EFT process requiring branch number in text field and customer document number in assignment field that was not working properly
  • Updated new fixed assets requirements for ECC 6.0: Auxiliary Account Assignment to Asset, Change Message Control, Depreciation Posting AJAB

Confidential, Chesterbrook, PA

SAP Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared presentations for Business Blueprint design workshops in the following areas:
  • Customer/Credit Master
  • Accounts Receivable/Credit Management Functionality Overview
  • Accounts Receivable Invoicing
  • Manual Incoming Payments Payments
  • Cash Management/Lockbox
  • AR/Credit Management AS-IS
  • Returns and Recalls Processing
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • FI Hierarchy
  • Analyzed the as-is reporting requirements to determine which documents can be executed with standard SAP functionality, require customization, or executed in BW
  • Published meeting minutes from all meetings and followed-up with any action items
  • Reviewed existing accounts receivable/credit management functionality to determine the to-be business processes
  • Reviewed documentation of existing business processes and RICEF objects (reports, interfaces, conversions, enhancements, and forms)
  • Developed process flow diagrams of the to-be requirements
  • Assisted AR/Credit Management team in writing Process Design Documents and prepared scenario list
  • Created BPP listing/role mapping requirements for AR/Credit Management
  • Identified EDI requirements for AR

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