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Sap Financials Consultant Resume

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SUMMARY:

  • Certified Chartered Accountant with 20+ years of cross - functional experience in handling a broad spectrum of assignments, including strategic business planning, IT Consulting, ERP implementation (SAP and BaaN), software project management, sales and marketing of technology services, corporate finance, treasury management, securities broking, financial accounting, MIS reporting, tax planning and internal auditing
  • Versatile professional with a unique combination of financial processes domain knowledge and deep expertise in information technology solutions with strong technical and analytical skills and creative problem solving abilities
  • Having worked closely with C level executives of rapidly growing medium sized companies, I obtained an entrepreneurial view of the entire business and got shaped up into a highly result oriented, proactive and responsible executive, capable of thinking like a leader
  • Over 12 years of ERP consulting experience, including 9 years of SAP with previous 3 years in BaaN. Extensive knowledge of using business process reengineering and technology to help organizations increase productivity, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction
  • Strong background and successful track record as Project Manager/ Integration Lead/Lead Consultant on several large sized SAP full life cycle implementations covering all phases of a project life cycle from product evaluation, vendor selection, resourcing, project planning, business requirements gathering, enterprise structure design, recommendation of business process improvements, configuration, development, testing and deployment of solutions, end-user and documentation as well as post-production support functions and solution optimization
  • In-depth hands-on knowledge of FI/CO configuration including Product Costing, Material Ledger, Cost/ Profit Center Accounting, Profitability Analysis (COPA), Financial Accounting (GL AP, AR), integration with logistics, BPC. Designed solutions for various manufacturing models like make-to-stock, make-to-order, variant configured products, engineered-to-order, service industries
  • Extensive experience in SAP engagement delivery, project proposals, solution prototypes, scoping, efforts estimation, pre-sales presentations, milestone tracking, risks analysis and mitigation, project management, vendor management and reporting
  • Having handled sales and business development functions I have experience in responding to RFP (Request for Proposals), advising clients during the product selection/vendor selection stages, business planning in the areas of strategic IT initiatives etc.

SKILL:

  • SAP R/3 4.x/ ECC 6.0 (CO, CCA, PCA, PC, FI, GL/ New-GL
  • Material Ledger, COPA
  • Project Systems
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Results Analysis, BI/BW
  • BPC, AP, AR, SD, MM)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Chicago

SAP Financials Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Designed end to end financial solutions for connected manufacturing project that involved SAP process manufacturing, product costing, COPA, material ledger, parallel valuation, functional currency reporting solution. Rolled out the solution to Italy and India
  • Configured various solutions for Italy including VAT register, YE closing, FIFO valuation, purchase accounting, Spesometro etc.
  • Configured parallel depreciation areas, different accounting treatment for fixed assets in leading and non-leading ledger, cutover data loads for several thousands of assets
  • Created sophisticated interface between SAP and Serengeti using SOAP technology using SAP PI and Webservices
  • Designed solutions for devices tracking and traceability wherein the stock in trade of medical devices are installed as an asset at various customer locations in the interest of generating revenues through repetitive sales of consumables. Solution involved automatic capitalization and retirement of assets under several scenarios. The complexity was hidden inside the custom solution with a seamless process from an end user perspective
  • Rolled out fixed assets module to multiple entities. Solution involved project systems, budgeting, assets data migration, equipment to assets linking, special depreciation keys. Multiple depreciation areas for tax, group valuation etc.
  • Used several tools effectively including HPQC, Solution Manager, Remedy etc. and followed strict documentation practices defined per GMP for pharmaceutical companies

Confidential, Chicago

SAP Financials Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Played the role of Director-Financial Information Systems and directly reported to the CIO of Pactiv Foods Services
  • Helped the CIO in recruiting 3 senior directors of IT
  • Designed and delivered a BW based solution to comply with FIFO inventory valuation
  • Designed and developed a solution using auxiliary cost component to get parallel break down of cost estimates in more granular details for analysis and FIFO inventory valuation purposes
  • Designed and delivered BW based reporting solutions for Operations Finance group to effective analyze:
  • Comparison of standard costs by cost component and an approval process
  • Labor costs absorption analysis
  • Mix Ratio analysis reports
  • Poly Usage Variance reports
  • Designed data warehousing solutions for Ceridian data

Confidential

SAP Financials

Responsibilities:

  • Specially hired to design the global blueprint Trucks, Parts and Financial Services business of PACCAR a 17 billion USD automotive company in Seattle. As SAP FICO Lead I was responsible for gathering requirements, conduct workshop sessions, advice on process changes, design To-Be processes and document BPD (Business Process Document). Successfully designed process designs for complex business requirements very unique to automotive industry. The blueprint covered end to end processes like sales, purchase; production cycles for various scenarios like make to order production, after-markets parts business, auto industry specific cores process, MSS (Manufacturing Support Services), subcontracting process specific automotive industry that involved sequenced JIT calls, unique way of absorbing manufacturing costs etc.
  • Defined business process flows for Trucks division: Order to cash, procure to pay, settlements, “Returnable Cores” process, production orders processing, assets capitalization etc.
  • Defined unique processes for the PACCAR PARTS Division (PPD). The Parts business had several unique processes much different from the Truck manufacturing and sales processes
  • Several complex interfaces were involved in all the processes and required ingenuity in designing financial solutions
  • Designed solutions for various interim processes especially in the areas of intercompany and intra company transfers that arise in a phased go-live plan
  • Prototyped and demoed solutions using material ledger for parallel valuation of inventory; for actual costing of inventory at period end using the PUP (Periodic unit price) and transfer pricing across profit centers within a company code
  • Interacted with SAP SLO (System Landscape Optimization) for making changes to currency settings of company code to introduce group currency and came up with a detailed project plan, budget and resourcing plan
  • Successfully delivered the assignment much ahead of the budgeted time

Confidential

SAP Financials Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Was hired to prototype and design a solution for a specific business requirement. Responsible for the design of an advanced solution for allocating costs from CCA to COPA segments by customer, by product hierarchy and by plant. The solution involved innovative work around solution to create custom characteristics, define derivation rules, upload program for statistical key figures into COPA and use of tools like COPA assessment and top-down distribution
  • Activated material ledger fro South African plant and successfully delivered the solution till user acceptance stage in Quality environment
  • Successfully delivered the short assignment much ahead of the budgeted time

Confidential

Associate Director

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented actual costing solution using SAP material ledger for 29 plants
  • Target Costs in Group Valuation (Currency 31)
  • Provided COPA (KEPM) based planning solution as a part of broader S&OP project. The solution used product costing engine to roll up planned costs, COPA to match revenue and cost of goods sold in granularity of SKU, ship-to customer, sales group etc.
  • Worked with BPC team and developed data extraction and retraction between SAP ECC and BPC via BI
  • Design and development of a solution for a unique business process called “Swapping of products with business partners in other continents” so as to save substantial costs and transit times in ocean freight making it possible to deliver products to customers faster and cheaper
  • Analyzed the pain points of the client in the areas of rebates and chargebacks, evaluated Vistex as a tool, convinced the client to go with Vistex solution, conducted technical interviews for Fujitsu and recruited a Vistex Consulting expert on board, facilitated Vistex project kick-off and completed the blue print process. Also helped the new consultant build the prototype in sandbox and configure the integration to SAP ECC GL and COPA
  • Provided post go-live support, ensured smooth first month close, troubleshooting various production issues, development of reports in ECC, BI, BOBJ and BPC
  • Helped the client to set up formal procedures for change management and testing process
  • Provided a solution for cash application and reconciliation of incoming payments involving several thousands of remittance advises and open AR invoices in 6 company codes. Solution involved development objects, EDI and cash clearing configuration

Confidential, Mountain View, CA

Revenue Recognition Solution

Responsibilities:

  • Project Lead and Solution Architect for a special project to design a solution for compliance with the new accounting guidelines on Revenue Recognition when companies sell bundled products
  • Managing a team of four Senior Consultants
  • Worked with client’s Revenue Controller and KPMG and defined the specifications for an SAP-Aurora based solution to comply with FASB guidelines EITF 08-1 and EITF 09-3 (97-2 applicability)
  • Development of special functionalities on revenue recognition compliance. Features included carve-out calculations, extensive configuration of formulas and routines in SD Pricing procedure, interfaces from SAP to Aurora and back, innovative solutions to handle revenue adjustments, late stage changes to sales orders involving reallocations of revenues
  • Delivered the project within time and under the budget

Confidential, Mountain View, CA

SAP ECC 6.0 Results Analysis Solution

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented Results Analysis solution for calculating revenues and costs recognizable at various stages of project progress and automatically accounting the cost and revenue deferrals.
  • The solution required:
  • Extensive knowledge or product costing
  • Expertise in project accounting and logistics processes including production order processing, sales order, delivery and billing operations and their impact on results analysis

Confidential, CT

SAP Design and Configuration/SAP CO Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing and delivering a unique solution "Customer-facing company code" that helped various Hubbell units to provide a single face to customers and deliver from various background companies
  • Executed cost, profit, and ROI analysis at business units and product-lines levels using Profit Center Accounting
  • Worked on Product Costing with and without quantity structure, additive costs, costing sheets and special procurements
  • Designed and implemented cost roll strategy for 10 manufacturing plants with various types of manufacturing processes
  • Outlined the business processes for samples, warranty, returns, repairs and configured the solutions in SAP
  • Integrated CCA and PCA planning with Logistics and FI
  • Executed Profitability analysis and Manufacturing Variance analysis using the CO-PA module
  • Devised the Costing and Accounting design for various types of manufacturing including Make-to-Stock, Make-to-Order, (configurable and non-configurable products), Assemble-to-Order, and third-party process

Confidential

SAP Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured SAP R/3 Enterprise 4.7 and delivered several solutions in CO module
  • Designed the Product Costing module for creation of cost structure, activity prices, cost sheet, settlement structure, costing variants, valuation variants, quantity structure requirements, and cost component layouts
  • Configured standard cost update procedure and cost roll-up process with to the Bill-of-Material, recipe, and routing definitions for process orders for continuous process and production order for Repetitive Manufacturing
  • Configured Actual Costing/ Material Ledger to arrive at the weighted average cost at the period end and to revalue the closing inventory and cost of goods sold based on the actual cost of materials and production overheads
  • Analyzed the business requirements and designed organization elements including Controlling area, operating concern, profitability segments, and more
  • Maintained master data, standard hierarchy, cost center categories, defined selected variants for cost centers, and reviewed list variants for group processing
  • Created Cost Center Planning layouts and profiles; developed Cost Center Planning allowing for fixed and variable cost planning, direct and indirect activity allocations, and distribution of centralized cost to all remote branches
  • Configured cost allocation procedure for assessment and distribution of costs
  • Trained end-users with month-end close process, and defined user roles and authorizations
  • Defined CO-PA characteristics, value fields, value flows, and derivation formulas, and designed reports

Confidential, Chicago

SAP Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • ERP Implementation and e-commerce integration design consulting; implemented live projects for clients in various countries including USA, South Africa, Kenya, Singapore, Honk Kong, Oman and India
  • Conceptualized the idea of creating a “rapid deployment methodology”, designed a broader-level methodology called BRISCSM and with the help of a specially formed team implemented the plan, that involved development of business-process models, reusable software components, knowledge bank etc. This helped iS3C to cut over 30 to 50% in man-month efforts and 40 to 60% in lapsed time
  • Played the role of functional expert for various localization and customization projects, making detailed user specification documents, flow charts with business logic and test plans, meticulously following the strict documentation standards of Quinnox
  • Contributed significantly in defining standards for CMM Level-5 and played an active role in getting the SEI CMM Level 5 for Quinnox
  • Played the role of a “mentor” and trained several junior consultants on various modules; troubleshot a number of problems faced by onsite consultants on various projects

Confidential, Chicago, IL

SAP Configuration/SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured SAP R/3 4.6C and delivered various solutions in CO module
  • Configured CO-PA market segments, characteristics, mapping to value fields, and profitability reports
  • CCA: Configured multi-level Cost Centers hierarchy, planning, budgeting, and allocations (assessments and distributions)
  • PCA: Defined the profit center hierarchy and cost center hierarchy
  • Defined versions to take into account the initial budgeting and subsequent revisions
  • Defined substitution rules at sales order level to derive the right profit center
  • Created user defined planning layouts and planner profiles in PCA and executed its integration with Excel
  • CO-PC: Configured process orders, created and maintained recipe master data, maintained costing view of material master, and activity types
  • Configured standard cost update strategy, mark and release of standard costs, costing variants, valuation variants, and settlement profiles, created RA cost elements, and configured WIP valuation
  • Configured overheads allocations using assessments, distributions, and internal orders
  • Configured Profitability Analysis for characteristics maintenance, assigning value fields to condition types, characteristic derivations, planning framework in CO-PA, defining summarization levels, realignments, PA transfer structures, and defining forms and reports
  • Developed functional design for IMany Charge-back and Rebate Settlement System (CARS) interfaces with SAP - this interface posted charge-back credit memos to SAP, market segment data into CO-PA, and contract information to SAP sales deals
  • Carried out the configuration of Credit Management: Delivered a solution using risk category to ensure direct orders are not booked for indirect customers

Confidential

SAP Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on the project where the scope included the requirement study, configuration and testing for SAP R/3 4.6C CO
  • Identified user requirements specific to CCA, PCA, Product Costing (PC), and CO-PA
  • Performed gap analysis, worked with client user groups to determine system specifications, and developed requirements documentation
  • Performed configuration within the SAP CO (including PCA and CO-PA) modules
  • Responsible for Cost Center Accounting (CCA) and the configuration of the Controlling area settings to address the management accounting requirements of the organization, planning, budgeting, allocations, and assessments
  • Carried out the configuration of automatic account determination
  • AR/ AP: Carried out the configuration of business processes for dunning, automatic payments, and inter-company transactions
  • Configured the foreign currency valuation and translation program
  • Configured asset management and depreciation methods
  • Defined validations and substitutions to take care of unique business requirements in the areas of Cost Center Accounting and Profit Center Accounting
  • Resolved issues and documented business process flows
  • Prepared BPPs, conducted user, and created unit/ integration test scripts
  • Designed conversion programs and data conversion strategies

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