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Sr. Sap Fi/co Consultant Resume

Homewood, Il

PROFILE SUMMARY

  • 9 plus years of experience in SAP Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) modules.
  • Good knowledge on S/4 HANA as applied to Finance(FI) and Controlling(CO), Simple Finance AKA S/4 HANA Finance, and Process Integration areas of SAP. Provide innovation and generate business value for customers on the latest SAP HANA platform. Participated in two Fico life cycles and roll - out projects using ASAP methodology, in gathering and evaluating business requirements, identifying process gaps and in various support roles.
  • Experience in FI Customized Settings for Enterprise Structure, Classic General Ledger (FI-GL), New General Ledger (FI-NEW GL), Accounts Payable (FI-AP), Accounts Receivable (FI-AR), Asset Accounting (FI-AA), Bank accounting and special purpose ledger.
  • Experience in CO Configuration for Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), Product Costing (CO-PC), Cost Element Accounting (CO-CEL), Cost Center Accounting (CO-CCA), Profit Center Accounting (CO-PCA), and Internal Orders (CO-IO) Cost Element Accounting (CEA), Cost Center Accounting (CCA) Profit Center Accounting (PCA) Internal Orders (IO)
  • Good experience on Open Text VIM and an expert in SAP IM 'SAP Invoice Management Solution' (VIM), and 'Accounts Payable for SAP' by Open Text solution.
  • Experienced in G/L Master data creation, Cash Journals, House banks and Maintaining Field Status Variant and Posting Keys.
  • Good Experience in configuration of Automatic Payment Program (APP), Lockbox configuration, Electronic Bank Statement (EBS), Check management, Document Splitting and Zero balancing of Documents in New G/L.
  • Good experience on month-end closing procedures and year end financial activities.
  • Worked wif BI and BW, data flow from SAP ECC to SAP BI and BW systems for reporting.
  • Involved in project Preparation, Business Blueprinting, AS-IS, TO-BE, GAP Analysis and Solution Delivery Integration of various SAP R/3 modules like SD and MM wif FI/CO.
  • Defined Additional Ledger (Leading and non-leading ledger), Define Currency, Define Segment, Activate Document Splitting, Define and Assign Accounting Principal, Transfer Balance Carry Forward, Integration wif other modules, Define and Assign the data migration plan, and Activate and Execute the data migration plan.
  • Maintained field movement ledger, define variants, Define Document Number Range, Document Type, Exchange Rate, Posting Period Variant.Strong expertise in financial accounting in configuring and testing.
  • Hands on experience in Unit testing, cross-functional Testing, System Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Extensive Experience wif SAP FSCM Modules in SAP Biller Direct: for handling Web-based payments and account and bill display, SAP Dispute Management: for processing customer invoice complaints.
  • Excellent Configuration and Customization experience in SAP Collections Management for proactively collecting outstanding receivables, SAP Credit Management: for managing customer credit lines.
  • Configured Special G/L Transactions like Down Payments and Bills of exchange etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills wif confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

FI CO: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Lockbox, Sales and Distribution, Material Management, Automatic payment program, Customer and vendor down payment, Dunning, Revenue Recognition, Foreign Currencies valuation, Input/output Tax and Wifholding Tax, and Month End Close.

Cost Element/Cost Center Accounting: Profit Center Accounting, and Internal order, Profitability Analysis, Product Costing.

Integration: FI/CO integration wif SD & MM module, HR & AP integration.

Technical: LSMW, ECATTS, Report Writer, Implementation ASAP Methodology.

Application: MS Word, MS Access, PowerPoint, Excel

Platforms: Dos, Microsoft Windows 95/98, 2000/XP, Vista, Windows 7.0/8.0/10

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Homewood, IL.

SR. SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Interacted wif business users to understand the As-Is process and identified the gaps for future state.
  • Worked on creating Inbound and Outbound Interfaces for banking process.
  • Converted ECC objects into S/4HANA system.
  • Worked on inbound interface which will upload the additive costs through S4 HANA.
  • Configured the SD-FI Integration and Unbilled Revenue / Cost.
  • Worked in Record to Report (R2R).
  • Worked as SAP Finance Functional Advisor to business S4 HANA.
  • Configuring and support in developing SAP S4 HANA Finance and Controlling modules.
  • Responsible for implementing FI sub modules-General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, Asset Accounting and Bank Accounting.
  • Created company code, chart of accounts, defining account groups, posting period variant, Fiscal year variants, field status groups, company code settings in global parameters and tolerance limits for employees.
  • Involved in a roll out of full lifecycle for Cash Management, credit and A/P configuration testing.
  • Created business blueprints, mapping processes to SAP R/3 functionality and collecting master data.
  • Evaluated special GL accounts for down payments made to vendors while purchasing.
  • Involved in preparation of the project for configuration of customer/vendor master records, terms of payment, cash discount base for invoices.
  • Given support for outsourcing check printing to third party (Project CERPS) from project planning to “Go live” support.
  • Developed Test cases and solve issues using Unit Testing and System testing.
  • Tested the sub modules of FI: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Asset Accounting.
  • Involved in the performance testing of the system.
  • Created Unit testing documents in FI - GL- Postings, documents, Accounts, master records, reports for balance sheets and P & L statements and did unit testing for the GL according to the document.
  • Prepared the FSCM Dispute and Collections Management Blueprint, Prototyped the FSCM modules and demonstrated the business proof of concept
  • Used Read Soft to scan and extract information from paper or electronic vendor invoices to SAP. Work around included analysing the TEMPeffects of the incoming payments and update the promise to pay accordingly wif FSCM Collections Management
  • Responsible for Creating and tracking promises to pay in FSCM Collections Management and used Collections Management to define information about expected payments in system and monitor their progress
  • Created integrated asset acquisition and defined account assignment type for Asset Account, Account Assignment Objects for the Depreciation Areas.
  • Creation of Master data for Vendor account groups, creating instalment payment term for Vendors, Banking configuration for checks and wires, Manual and Automatic payment program, Vendor discount configuration.

Environment: SAP S4 HANA.

Confidential, White Plains, NY

SR. SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Designed and configured Asset management to carry out business transactions like acquisitions, retirements, transfers and post capitalization.
  • Performed GAP analysis. Evaluated the significance of internal control gaps according to the risk it poses to the organization.
  • Configured Costing Variant, Valuation Variant and performed necessary settings to do preliminary costing for new materials wif quantity structure
  • Worked on creation of Activity types and Statistical key figures and Allocation, Distribution and assessment of costs
  • Experienced in creation of Primary and Secondary Cost Elements wif appropriate Cost Element Category
  • Worked on open vendor invoice management (VIM)
  • Maintained number ranges and assigned currency types to material ledger.
  • Enhance vendor relations wif better access to current, accurate vendor information.
  • Improve cash flow by streamlining workflows, initiating reminders, and shortening the payment cycle.
  • Automated GR/IR process of clearing the accounts wif the assignment of goods receipts to the corresponding invoice receipts used in the purchase order number.
  • Configured characteristic derivations for AR deductions.
  • Verification of the outputs wif the end users such as their Estimates (approved by the client), Purchase Orders, Billing Outputs, and Inter-Company Invoices.
  • Discussion of the workflow wif the Controller regarding the journal entry posting, approval process, and journal entry upload. Subsequent discussion regarding the posting of expenses against jobs which were not part of the regular workflow were addressed.
  • Presented the data to the end user on the non-PO workflow process for Vendor invoices and comparison of the differences between the PO related workflow process for Vendor invoices.
  • Defined the Cash Discount Granted/Received for AR/AP, Underpayment & Overpayment Accounts etc.
  • Configured the Automatic Payment Program for A/P including Partial Payment Configuration, Check Management, Clearing Inter-Company Vendor/Customer open Items, Manually Processing Incoming and Outgoing Payments.
  • Fixed Assets intercompany, intra company, define cross system depreciation areas, ASKB periodic posting, group asset, Asset lease posting, Depreciation posting, IO settlement to asset.
  • Check list for configuration validation during cutover.
  • Worked on Automatic Account Determination for FI-MM and FI-SD integrations, FSVs (Financial Statement Versions), G/L Display Configuration, Validations and Substitutions

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Confidential, Ramsay, NJ

SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Assembled high level financial information requirements and translated these requirements into an appropriate SAP financial hierarchy (enterprise model).
  • Supported all phases of a project life cycle including blueprint design, design, development, implementation, testing, creation of BPPs and other end user documentation.
  • Assisted in creating blue-print of the information provided by the end users.
  • Engaged in project preparation, worked wif the client in preparing and loading GL and AP Master Data when the system is migrated from classic GL to NEW GL.
  • Involved in Unit testing, cross-functional Testing, System Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Created functional specification during the entire project experience and post go-live support.
  • Created Reconciliation Accounts for Account receivables and Accounts payables, Created Accounts Groups, Number Ranges, Tolerance Groups, Terms of Payments, Special GL Configuration and settings of Master Data.
  • Responsible for customization of payment methods, payment terms and cash discount automatic postings.
  • Designed and configured Payment program, electronic bank statements for payments such as direct debits, check and bank transfers.
  • Worked wif business users during integration testing on month-end closing procedures, support for month end and year-end financial activities.
  • Configured the setup for Gain/Loss accounts for exchange rate differences in vendor and customer payments and testing different production scenarios.
  • Worked on configuring and customizing Cash Journal and other related areas including Cash Management.
  • Defined Internal Order for different order types, maintained Settlement profile and Settlement structure. Configured Budgeting and Planning for internal orders. Defined settlement profile, settlement structure, settlement rules and cost elements for internal order settlements.
  • Experienced in working on the integration issues of Finance and Controlling wif HR.
  • Configured Primary & Secondary Cost Elements, created Cost Element Groups and Assigned Number ranges to groups, configured Automatic and Manual cost element creation.
  • Worked on new G/L to perform parallel accounting, Document splitting, allocation, distribution and planning and used enhanced reporting functionality of New G/L.
  • Configured the New GL, Define the additional ledger (Leading and non-leading ledger), define currency, define segment, activate document splitting, define and assign accounting principal, transfer balance carry forward, define and assign the migration plan, activate and execute the migration plan.
  • Worked on automatic payment run issues like check printing error and Checks are not generated; documents are not picked up due to payment method issues, multi Co. Codes wif same vendor wif different payment methods. EBS, Lock box configuration, EFT, wire and support and development.

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Confidential, Chicago, IL.

SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Created & edited Company Codes and Maintained Chart of Accounts, Controlling Area, Company Code Global Parameters, Various assignments wif Company code.
  • Trained end users about the new system functionality and explained the integration between the various modules SD, MM, FI & CO.
  • Defined Business Area, Customized account groups, Field Status Groups, Fiscal Year Variants, Document Type & Number Ranges, Open and Close Posting Periods Tolerance groups.
  • Created Vendor transactions, Master data, House banks, Payment Terms, Deduction management, Clearing Inter-company Vendor/Customer open items, Logistic invoice verification, Evaluated settlement.
  • Designed and configured Payment program, electronic bank statements for payments such as direct debits, check and bank transfers.
  • Configured the setup for Gain/Loss accounts for exchange rate differences in vendor and customer payments and testing different production scenarios.
  • Maintained the Operating Chart of Accounts by adding GL accounts as per the client's requirements
  • Customized the Financial Statement Versions and assigned it to the Chart of Accounts
  • Created Master Records including General Ledger, Vendor Master Record, and Customer Master Record etc
  • Created Cost centers, Profit centers and completed the account assignment for the cost objects
  • Configured Vendor Groups & Assigned number ranges to vendor groups
  • Maintained Vendor Group Field Status for General Data, Company Code Data & Purchasing Data which reflected on the Vendor Master Records.
  • Integrated FI wif SD and MM for the logistics and order management trade, Inter-company transactions.
  • Involved in the high-level discussions on the timeline, scope of the projects, the Project scheduled dates, deliverable dates etc.
  • Assigned the setup for Asset Accounting (AA), Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation keys and Asset classes, Automatic offset postings.
  • Worked on System configuration and testing in the areas of FI-GL-transactions, Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss for inter-company transactions.

Environment: Upgrade (SAP 4.7 - ECC 6.0)

Confidential

Jr. SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Accounting of vendor invoices, payment to vendors in a timely manner, electronic banking Transactions involving uploading banking data into SAP, reconciliation of various bank accounts, entry of wire transfer data in SAP and regular monitoring of Check issues.
  • Configured reason codes wif A/R analyse payment differences and avoid G/L coding errors.
  • Developed business process flows, closing schedule and desktop procedures for all the activities in FI.
  • Resolved issues relating to the upgrade in the modules GL Accounting, Asset Accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Accounts Payable, Profit Center Accounting.
  • Modified the Asset management configuration after the few phases of testing to carry out business transactions like acquisitions, retirements, transfers, write-offs and post capitalization based on a new requirement from the client.
  • Created Primary and Secondary Cost Elements, created Cost Element Groups, maintain Cost Element Attributes and performed unit and system testing.
  • Maintained Cost Center Hierarchies, cost element groups, cost centers. Developed for cycles, segments cost center distributions and assessment.
  • Maintained the basic setting, created hierarchy, dummy profit centers, Profit center master data, profit center groups etc. and extracted reports using PCA.
  • Configured various internal order types, Defined settlement profile, settlement structure, settlement rules and cost elements for internal order settlements. Configured Budgeting and Planning for internal orders, set up tolerances for budget cost and Configured settlements distribution cycles for actual cost distribution.
  • Worked wif integration and regression testing of FICO, SD, MM Modules.
  • Involved in successful cutover from Legacy to SAP; Provided production support.
  • Configured and customized Asset Accounting by creating Chart of Depreciation specific to company code and specified account determination, asset classes, depreciation areas, configure account determination, Define depreciation key and Calculation Method.

Environment: SAP 5.0

Confidential

Jr. SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Configured Special G/L Transactions like Down Payments and Bills of exchange etc.
  • Maintained Reports on Comparison of Actual / planned data.
  • Configured Accounts payable (A/P) including vendor account groups, number ranges, tolerance groups; uploaded A/P master data. Configured Automatic Payment Program for A/P for checks, ACH and wire transfer; created check lots. Created reconciliation accounts for A/P and A/R.
  • Configured Electronic Bank Statement (EBS) and updating/maintaining posting rules for new accounts. Configured SAP Payment Program, EDI Partner/Port, and payment methods.
  • Involved in activation of New GL Accounting, define ledger for GL Accounting, Integrating the GL wif subcomponents, Document splitting, Segmentation and Parallel Accounting, Controlling Component Transfer postings, Integration wif Asset accounting. Worked wif the client in preparing and loading GL and AP Master Data when the system is migrated from classic GL to NEW GL.
  • Created new asset classes, chart of depreciation, depreciation keys. Four Depreciation Areas are created to take care of Book Depreciation, Tax Depreciation, and Cost Depreciation, Management Depreciation. Group assets were created to take care of the Block Assets for Tax Depreciation purposes. Transfer of assets from one unit to another unit, Sale and Scrapping of assets.
  • Involved in Unit testing, cross-functional Testing, System Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Planned, conducted meetings on User Acceptance Testing(UAT) for Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America region, worked wif users regarding concerns during UAT and worked in Agile UAT environment.
  • Engaged in Dress rehearsal and cutover activities, worked on Pre-Go Live activities and Go Live activities.
  • Designed specs for development of FI/CO reports and layouts. Generated reports using tools like Report Writer & Report Painter and run ABAP Queries.

Environment: SAP 4.7 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Acharya Nagarjuna College, Guntur, India.

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