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Senior Sap Finance Consultant/lead Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Certified SAP Finance consultant with 14 years of SAP FICO/S4 HANA Finance implementation experience. Was involved in a wide range of consulting and client facing assignments with expertise in Finance (FI), Contolling (CO), Project Systems (PS) and FICA modules of SAP. Completed 2 assignments in S/4 HANA Finance 1511 using Activate methodology.
  • Certified in SAP Financials ECC 6.0& IS Utilities 6.0. Has experience in consulting, performing design review and preparing business blueprint in S/4 HANA Finance.
  • Industry and SAP Consulting experience spans across Automobile, Public Sector, Oil & Gas, Energy & Resources, Utility, Consumer Goods Products, Retail, Manufacturing and Insurance.
  • Design, testing and configuration experience includes SAP FI - General Ledger Accounting, New GL, Intercompany Transactions, Sale and Purchase Tax, Witholding Tax, Bank and Cash Mgt, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, New Asset Management, FI-MM & FI-SD Integration, Travel Management, FSCM - Cash Management, Electronic Bank Account Management, Bank Communication Management, Integration with FI, CO - Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Internal Orders, IM-PS - Appropriation Requests, WBS Elements, AFE, Settlements, Project Planning and Budgeting, FICA - Master Data (Business Partner, CA & Contract / Object), Customer Vendor Integration (CVI), Payment Plan, Payments Processing, Account Determination, Settlement Rules, Clearing rules, Billing, Invoicing, Dunning, Collection Agencies, Write-Offs, Refunds, Security Deposits, Instalment / Payment Plans.
  • Has an Enhanced Reliability Status security clearance issued by the Government of Canada.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gathering the requirements from stakeholders and arranging, preparing & participating in the workshops
  • Performing the Requirements study, Preparing Blue Printing, Gap Analysis, Conducting workshops for validation sessions for SAP implementations
  • Preparing documents such as Functional specifications, Change Management Documents and Data extraction documents
  • Involved in Developing Project Plan, Defining Business Processes and Mapping of Existing Processes to SAP Functionality
  • Good Understanding of SAP Activate and ASAP Implementation Methodology
  • Sound knowledge of S/4 HANA Finance implementation and migration, FICO and FICA data model.
  • Has extensive experience working on Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS).
  • Detailed design and configuration experience in FI CO includes sub modules General Ledger, New GL,Business Partner, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Asset Accounting, Taxes, Cost Centre Accounting, Profit Centre Accounting, Internal order and Profitability Analysis, Bank Account Management, Cash Management, Month/Year End closing Activities, ompany transactions, Taxes, InterPurchase to Pay, Order to Cash, MM-FI and SD-FI Integration, Report Painter, Report Writer.
  • Detailed design and configuration experience in many of the following SAP PSCD, SAP IS-U FICA, Billing and SAP FSCD components

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior SAP Finance Consultant/Lead

Project scope: S/4 HANA Finance, Controlling, Bank Account Management, Cash Management, New Asset Management, Fiori

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented S/4 HANA Finance 1511 using Rapid Deployment Solutions ( RDS) according to Activate Methodology.
  • The areas of implementation included New General Ledger, Business Patner, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, New Asset Management, Bank Account Management, Cash and Liquidity Management, Credit Management, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Internal Order, COPA and Product Costing.
  • Conducted Validation workshops with the business using the RDS system and prepared lean blueprint.
  • Configure the S/4 HANA Finance modules in various sprints and performed Unit and Integration testing using Fiori tiles.
  • Prepared end user document and provided training to the key users.

SAP S/4 HANA Finance Consultant

Confidential

Project scope: SAP HANA Finance (Finance, Controlling) and Project Systems

Responsibilities:

  • Review of S/4 HANA Finance Design and Documentation in order to determine whether the solution is being implemented according to SAP best practices.
  • Conducted workshops with business to understand any gaps and concern in their understanding of the future state.
  • Review the SAP Configuration in order to ensure that the setup is according to the design proposed and validated.
  • Provided a detailed report on the findings, gaps and proposed solution to resolve issues identified.

SAP FICO Solution Architect

Confidential

Project scope: SAP ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • As a solution architect, was involved in conducting workshops with the business to understand the current business process and gather requirements, Gap Analysis and TO-BE process design, Gap Analysis, Preperation of Business Design Document (BPDD) and Functional Design Documents for WRICEF's.
  • Involved in implementing General Ledger, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Profit Center Accounting.
  • Enterprise Structure - Defining New Companies and Company Codes as per the Organization Structure,
  • General Ledger Accounting - Company Code Global Parameters, Chart of Accounts, Number Ranges, Foreign Currency Revaluation, Inter Company Postings, Sales and Purchase Taxes, Document Types.
  • New GL - Maintaining Parallel Ledgers and Configuring Real Time FI-CO Integration
  • Defined Financial Statement Versions for Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Accounts according to GAP and IFRS requirements.
  • General Controlling - Maintaining and Activating Controlling Area components, Maintaining Versions and Number Ranges.
  • Cost Center Accounting - Defining Planning Layouts and Profiles, Creating Assessment and Distribution Cycles.
  • Profit Center - Defining Standard Hierarchy, Dummy Profit Center, Versions, Planning Layouts and Profiles, Creating Assessment and Distribution Cycles.
  • Prepared CO planning Reports using Report Painter as per business requirement.
  • Involved in designing the Data Conversion and End User training methodology.

SAP FICO-FSCD Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted workshops to understand the business process and existing SAP functionalities at Confidential .
  • Performed analysis to understand gaps and proposed solution for enhancement to the business.
  • Configured Electronic Bank Statement (EBS) functionality in FI and FSCD.
  • Developed and Configure Payment Lots for performing Broker deposit reconciliation.
  • Configurde creation of Return Lots manually and through upload of Bank Returns file along with Bank Charges.
  • Configured Check Lots and Check Encashment Updates in FSCD as part of the EBS process.
  • Designed and develop the Broker Closing process for payment made by policy holders into the policy center.
  • Developed, tested and validated interfaces for automatic upload of Electronic Bank Statement as per the requirement of the business.
  • Configured the Payment Run, Cheque Lot and Number Ranges in FSCD.
  • Configured new payment methods for payment program in FI and CD.
  • Created Assessment and Distribution Cycles and Configured Activity Types of Cost Allocation.
  • Created new internal Order types. Created Cost Center Groups as required by business.
  • Support testing and defect fixing activities.

SAP FICO Senior Consultant

Confidential

Project scope: SAP ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Enterprise Structure - Defining New Companies and Company Codes as per the Organization Structure,
  • General Ledger Accounting - Company Code Global Parameters, Chart of Accounts, Number Ranges, Foreign Currency Revaluation, Inter Company Postings, Sales and Purchase Taxes, Document Types.
  • New GL - Maintaining Parallel Ledgers and Configuring Real Time FI-CO Integration
  • Defined Financial Statement Versions for Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Accounts according to GAP and IFRS requirements.
  • Accounts Payable - Maintained Vendor Account Groups and Number Ranges, Configured Automatic Payment Program, House Banks, Vendor Down Payment, Account Determination for Procure to Pay Process ( P2P).
  • Accounts Receivable - Maintained Customer Account Groups and Number Ranges, Configured Dunning, Customer Down Payment, Account Determination for Order to Cash ( O2C).
  • Cost Center Accounting - Defining Planning Layouts and Profiles, Creating Assessment and Distribution Cycles.
  • Prepared Accounts Receivable ageing reports and CO Planning Reports using Report Painter and Report Writer
  • Involved in Data Conversion and Validation of GL, AR and AP Master Data and Balances.
  • Trained the Super Users in SAP Asset Management and Project Systems.
  • Supported testing and defect fixing activities and provided Post Go-Live Support.

SAP FICO Team Lead

SAP FICO Team Lead/Functional Analyst

Project scope: SAP ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Managed application support using ServiceNow support tool in the areas of
  • Finance - General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Fixed Asset Management.
  • Controlling - Cost Center accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Internal Orders and Profitability Analysis.
  • Project Systems - Project Definition and Structure, WBS Elements, Settlement Profile, Project Profile, Budget Profile and Availability Control, Settlement to AuC and Fixed Asset.
  • Setup new Company Codes for Husky, which involved copying Chart of Accounts, Creating parallel ledgers, payment program set up, cross company code postings setup, foreign currency revaluation, creation of new Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation Areas and Depreciation Keys etc.
  • Configured Canadian and US Sales and Purchase taxes - Condition Types, Tax Juridiction, Tax Codes and Account Determination.. Configured Witholding taxes.
  • Banking Automation:
  • Configure Electronic Bank Statement (BAI2 format) for all the bank accounts. Configured search strings for specific requirements of bank reconciliation. Developed customized Bank Reconciliation report for treasury department.
  • Creation of New Tax Codes and procedures.
  • Involved in creation of new payment methods viz wire transfer, EFT for automatic payment programs.
  • Involved setting up cheque lots and creation of cheque forms.
  • Involved in EHP5 support pack upgrade project - Performing Regression testing.
  • Co - ordinate SAP FICO and PS month end processing activities.
  • Involved in FI-MM integration set up as part of the purchase to pay cycle.

Confidential

SAP FICO Application Support

Project scope: SAP ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Provided support in the areas of SAP General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cost
  • Center Accounting, Project Systems and Internal Orders using the ITSM-Remedy tool.
  • Set up Account Determinations for Foreign Currency Revaluation for open items (KDF) and non open items (KDB).
  • Created addition Financial Statement Version for Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account as required.
  • As part of CoE, Configured House Banks and Electronic bank statement:
  • Create Account Symbols and assign masked GL accounts to Account symbols.
  • Defined Posting rules and assigned external transaction types to posting rules.
  • Liaised with banks to obtain the transaction types for mapping various transactions to the transaction types in the electronic bank statement as per BAI format.
  • Set up Account Determination for Intercompany transations.
  • Assigned the bank accounts to transaction types.
  • Supported month end and year end closing activities, vis-a-vis performing foreign currency revaluation, posting adjustment, clearing and accrual entries, running fixed asset depreciation, running assessment, distribution and activity allocations, closing FI and CO periods, carrying over GL and Fixed Asset balances to the next period.

Confidential

Senior SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in Implementing General Ledger Accounting, Fixed Assets ( New Asset Management), Cost Center accounting and Profit Center Accounting in Joint Venture Accounting environment.
  • Created FI General Ledger Master Data and Finance Organization Structure design.
  • Involved in preparation of business blueprint, conference room pilot, and functional designs for WRICEF's and configuration rationale in the areas of General ledger accounting, Asset management and Cost center accounting.
  • Coordinated the configuration, custom development, testing, defect fixing and conversion activities in the areas of
  • Enterprise Structure - Defining New Companies and Company Codes as per the Organization Structure,
  • General Ledger Accounting - Company Code Global Parameters, Chart of Accounts, Number Ranges, Foreign Currency Revaluation, Sale and Purchase Tax, Witholding Taxes, Inter Company Postings, Document Types.
  • New GL - Maintaining Parallel Ledgers and Configuring Real Time FI-CO Integration.
  • Fixed Assets Management ( New Asset Management) - Maintaining Chart of Depreciation and Depreciation Areas for various Accounting principles and currencies, Asset Classes, Account Determination and Screen Layouts. Configuring Depreciation Calculation Methods and Depreciation Keys.
  • General Controlling - Maintaining and Activating Controlling Area components, Maintaining Versions and Number Ranges.
  • Cost Center Accounting - Defining Planning Layouts and Profiles, Creating Assessment and Distribution Cycles.
  • Profit Center - Defining Standard Hierarchy, Dummy Profit Center, Versions, Planning Layouts and Profiles, Creating Assessment and Distribution Cycles.
  • Investment Management - Creating Program Types, Appropriation Request Types, User Defined Fields, Status Profile, Planning and Budgeting Profiles, Configure Projects as Investment Measures, Define Tolerence for Availability Control.
  • Project Systems - Creating Project Profiles, Investment profiles and Settlement Profiles. Creating Allocation and Source Structures, Defining Coding Mask and Project Structures for Opex and Capex Projects.
  • Creating Validation and Substitution rules for PS master data based on Project Profile.
  • Performing and Validating PS Master Data and Balances data conversion.
  • Prepared Accounts Receivable ageing reports, CO Planning Reports and Fixed Asset Reports using Report Painter and Report Writer
  • Used Solution Manager to Store Project documents and for creation of transport requests for customization.
  • Tested the various BW Finance reports using BEX and BOBJ.
  • Trained the End Users and Super Users.
  • Performed Cut-Over and provided Post Go-live warranty support.

Confidential

SAP FICO Functional Analyst/Consultant

Project scope: SAP ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in requirement gathering, AS-IS and TO-BE process study, Gap Analysis and preparation of Business Process Design Document (BPDD) and Functional Design Documents for WRICEF's.
  • Aravind created new company codes as required by the business and made related configuration to assign the company codes in various modules as required.
  • Enterprise Structure - Defining New Companies and Company Codes as per the Organization Structure,
  • General Ledger Accounting - Company Code Global Parameters, Chart of Accounts, Number Ranges, Foreign Currency Revaluation, Inter Company Postings, Tax Codes, Document Types.
  • Accounts Payable - Maintained Vendor Account Groups and Number Ranges, Configured Automatic Payment Program, House Banks, Vendor Down Payment, Account Determination for Procure to Pay Process ( P2P) and other Inventory movement and accounting processes.
  • Accounts Receivable - Maintained Customer Account Groups and Number Ranges, Configured Dunning, Customer Down Payment, Account Determination for Order to Cash ( O2C).
  • New GL - Maintaining Parallel Ledgers and Configuring Real Time FI-CO Integration
  • Defined Financial Statement Versions for Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Accounts according to GAP and IFRS requirements.
  • Set up user exists for validations and substitutions in general ledger accounting at header and line item level as required by the business using sets and assigned them to the required company codes.
  • Involved in designing and creating custom transaction for conversion of General Ledger, Profit Center, Cost Center, Internal Orders, Projects master data and balances conversion.
  • Designed the inbound interface for transfer of Sales and Distribution data from external application into SAP.
  • Co- ordinated with the testing team and involved in defecting fixing activities.

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential

Project scope: SAP ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Configured Fixed Assets.
  • Maintained Organization Structures vis-à-vis Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation Areas, Asset Classes, Account Determination, Screen Layout Rules and Number Ranges for Asset Classes,
  • Maintained Depreciation Areas for different Accounting principles and legal requirements vis-à-vis Book Depreciation, Statutory Depreciation, Tax depreciation and assigned respective ledgers (New GL Accounting) for Book and Statutory Depreciation Areas.
  • Configured Account Determination for postings in various Asset Classes and Depreciation Areas.
  • Configured the Depreciation Calculation Methods and maintained various Depreciation Keys vis-à-vis Straight Line, Declining Balance.
  • Involved in preparing functional specs for various validation and substitution user exists in fixed asset accounting and co-coordinated with the programmer for developing the user exists.
  • Performed manual configuration activities in various environments such as Defined number ranges, creating sets for the purpose of validations and substitutions in fixed assets.
  • Performed Fixed Asset Master and Balance data conversion and validation in various environments (Testing, Dry Run and Production) using custom program and LSMW.
  • Prepared test scripts based on test conditions in the areas of Investment Management and Project Systems and uploaded into HP Quality Center.
  • Executed the test scripts for PS and FA as part of functional integration testing and updated HP Quality center.
  • Provide post go-live support in the areas of Fixed Asset Management.
  • Designed and tested workflow for IM Appropriation request approval process.

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Aravind’s primary responsibility was to roll out SAP FI, CO modules in Confidential ’s operations in Montreal.
  • He was involved in Gathering requirements, Analyzing Gaps and preparing blueprint, functional design documents for WRICEF's and configuration rationale documents.
  • Aravind configured General Ledger Accounting, Asset Management, Cost Center Accounting and Profit Center Accounting. Aravind had also trained the super users and performed Data Conversions.
  • Aravind designed, prepared functional specification, tested and validated the following WRICEF's:
  • Workflows for GL Park and Post, Investment Management Appropriation Request Budgeting and approval.
  • Conversion for General Ledger and Fixed Assets Master Data and Balances.
  • Forms for Cheque, Payment advice and Vendor Invoice printing.
  • Custom Reports, and various Inbound and Outbound Interfaces with SAP.

Confidential

SAP Functional Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Aravind analyzed the existing business process in the areas of General ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payables, Fixed Assets, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Profit Center Accounting, and Project Systems. He identified gaps in the 4 different legal entities of Alcatel Lucent in India and advised the client accordingly.
  • Aravind prepared Business Blue print and Configuration Design documents and provided training to the business in the areas of Electronic Bank Statement, Automatic Payment Program, Purchase to pay process, Investment Management, Cost Center Accounting and Internal Orders, Project Systems and Fixed Asset Management.
  • Aravind was involved in designing inbound interfaces for transfer of Electronic Bank Statement from Bank Application into SAP.
  • Aravind was involved in development of custom reports for Consolidated financial statements for Alactel and Lucent Company Codes.
  • He prepared functional specification documents containing the details design of the above interfaces and reports and worked with the developers in preparing technical specifications.

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