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Professional Summary

  • 7 years of extensive functional experience in SAP FICO with three full life cycle implementations
  • MBA in Finance and Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Industry experience and strong domain knowledge of Finance, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, and Retail business processes
  • Experience in coordinating global implementations- Scope study to Go-Live Post-Go-Live support
  • Advanced skills in excel for data analysis vlookup, pivot tables, regression analysis , Visio for making Flow Charts, and PowerPoint for making presentations
  • Acted as the liaison between business and implementation, development and support teams to prioritize needs and requests.
  • Developed project plans for SAP initiatives and successfully execute all aspects of the systems development lifecycle SDLC
  • Well versed in Design, Configuration, Functional Specs, Implementation, Production support and Documentation
  • Experience in Project Evaluation, Information Gathering, Business Blue Print, Documentation, Customization and Configuration with an in-depth understanding of Business Processes relating to SAP Finance, Controlling and Integration with SD, MM, and PP
  • Extensively involved in studying and analyzing business process, understanding the As-Is process and modeling the To-Be process
  • Experienced in general accounting, cost accounting, and project accounting processes and reporting
  • Extensive FI experience in implementation of General Ledger Accounting FI-GL, Accounts Payable FI-AP, Accounts Receivable FI-AR, Asset Accounting FI-AA, Bank Accounting FI-BA
  • Extensive CO expertise in implementation of Cost Center Accounting CO-CCA, Cost Object Controlling, Cost and Revenue Element Accounting, Internal Order Accounting CO-IOA, Profit Center Accounting CO-PCA, and Profitability Analysis CO-PA both account-based and costing-based
  • Sound knowledge of the integration points between SAP PP, SD, MM, and FSCM
  • Experience in OTC order to cash cycle - particularly Revenue Recognition, Intercompany Accounting and FI-SD integration
  • Sound knowledge of SAP 6.0 Functionality New GL including parallel accounting, online Document Splitting, Real time Integration from CO to FI
  • Experienced in using Legacy System Migration Workbench LSMW , Idocs and BAPI where a lot of interaction took place with end users in design and functional requirements.
  • Good knowledge of SAP Business cycle encompassing Financial and management reporting requirements.
  • Good Knowledge of SAP Interfaces with third party systems in Finance.
  • Competent in client relation management, good team player, strong presentation, and training skills
  • Strong technical, analytical, and communication skills combined with outstanding leadership ability, and multitasking ability

Professional Experience

Confidential

Sr. SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Worked with onsite and offshore teams to ensure that production issues are fixed as per business requirements
  • Gathered requirements from business users for projects and enhancement initiatives, preparing the required functional specifications, and ensuring proper deployment of activities
  • Acted as the key point of contact between the business users and the technical team, engaging with other SAP and Non-SAP teams providing a single point of contact to the business partners and providing insight to functional solutions.
  • Prepared flow charts, business process management BPM workflow, and systems diagrams to assist in problem analysis.
  • Worked on different business processes such as the Procure-to-pay and Order-to-Cash cycles.
  • Led the design, deployment and support for core FI/CO modules the GL, AP, AR and Asset Management
  • Configured settings for GL accounts for Asset under Construction, loss / gain on Asset disposal/retirement, and for posting depreciation under different depreciation areas.
  • Worked closely on setting up key integration points between different modules of SD, and MM for facilitating the OTC and P2P process
  • Identified and provided functional specifications in the development of RICEFW Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements, Forms and Workflow .
  • Worked closely on the RTR process of generating user defined reports for accounting and reporting purposes. Also worked on Cross Module Tables for generating z-reports both in local currency and foreign currency.
  • Worked on Data Cleansing in source system by developing metrics, worked with business partners to execute cleanup and track progress
  • Identified system problems during month-end reconciliation process and determined and implemented necessary solutions.
  • Worked extensively on enhancements and z reports and coordinated with Technical team for smooth running and data extraction from these reports.
  • Identified and resolved the discrepancies arising out of the inventory reconciliation process between of Point-of-sale POS system and SAP GL accounts. Used Vlookup and Pivot Tables extensively in Excel for data analysis and reconciliation.
  • Reviewed business processes and recommended solutions for complex business activities.
  • Determined benefits and costs to the company of process changes such as OSS notes, SAP system upgrades
  • Analyzed suggested system configuration changes and customizations to help SAP team understand the potential impact to the system, users and organizational ROI.
  • Successfully implemented FICO module of SAP and provided functional expertise, guidance, presentation, and instruction on SAP end-user processes to clients.
  • Acted as liaison with client for troubleshooting and mapping client business requirements, processes and objectives and developed necessary product modifications to satisfy clients' needs
  • Worked with Design team, Technical architects, Business Analysts and Process team to estimate, plan and execute the test cases and also responsible for support and coordination during UAT
  • Provided training to Business Users on optimal utilization of SAP FICO tools for their Business Processes as well as for any requested Enhancements

Confidential

Sr. SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Worked on designing, developing and customizing the SAP system from Business blue print stage to Post go live support
  • Gathered Information on current company's legacy systems, business processes and activities. Analyzed business requirements, determining organizational structure, classifying business units/locations, determining company codes and profitability centers AS-IS TO-BE
  • Performed GAP analysis, actively participated in blueprint phase using ASAP methodology
  • Acted as liaison with client for troubleshooting. Investigated, analyzed, and solved software problems and mapped client business requirements, processes and objectives. Developed necessary product modifications to satisfy clients' needs.
  • Participated in setting up project in the areas of SAP-FICO using 6.0
  • Mapped current state to future state, developed test scenarios, conversion/Interfaces/validation plans, cutover, end user training and post go-live production support
  • Developed business process flows, closing schedule and desktop procedures for all the activities in FICO
  • Documented critical changes performed system tests and trained client team members on new system functionality
  • Designed, configured and tested the system in the areas of FI-GL-transactions, Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss transactions
  • Supervised and supported the end user in AR-customer transactions, payment terms, Cash application, Lockbox processing, Cash receipts, Credits, and Collections
  • Worked on configuration for customization of Bank Master data, House banks, and GL accounts for each bank account
  • Work extensively on configuring bank accounting sub ledger including Lockbox and mapping Banking data format
  • Improved company Lockbox performance with User Exit, a reformat program and customized reports. Activated NEW GL, Lending Ledger and Parallel Ledger for the possibility of Parallel Accounting according to the US GAAP
  • Created new tax jurisdiction codes and input/output tax keys, maintained input /output tax keys.
  • Configured company codes with intercompany account determinations between FI, SD, MM, FSCM modules
  • Worked on Cross Company Code Configuration, Automatic Postings, Foreign Currency Valuation, and Multi Currency Configuration and used Tax ware extensively.
  • Worked on Customer Master, House Banks, Payment Programs, Electronic Bank Statements and Lock Box and had successfully configured Clearing to clearing open items in GL/AR/AP Modules.
  • Worked on all steps of the RTR process right from data extraction, data collection, data validation, data transformation, voucher posting to general ledger, storing vouchers in de-normalized and compressed format, generating analysis account trial balance,generating user-defined financial and management reports
  • Worked on subscription business scenarios in regards to FICO reporting and integration for HANA reporting. Worked with HANA/BI team and provided the relevant reporting requirements
  • Worked on the FI-SD integration points of the OTC order to cash cycle - particularly Revenue Recognition, Intercompany Accounting and mapping of Sales Area to Credit and Control areas.
  • Configured the AP sub ledger which included Treasury and Cash Management, Cash Application, Credit and Collections experience
  • Supervised end user AP- Vendor transactions, Master data, Check management, house banks, automatic payment program APP , payment terms, deduction management, Clearing Inter-company Vendor/Customer Open Items, Logistics invoice verification, Evaluated receipt settlement
  • Worked as a cross-application liaison between functional team and RICEFW team
  • Worked with interfaces using ALE, BAPI, IDOC/EDI and User Exits
  • Designed structure for Cost center Accounting, Profit center Accounting and Internal orders, Cost Object Controlling and SD-Billing
  • Created the Operating concern, configured costing based Profitability analysis. Defined and configured the reporting characteristics, value field, profitability segments used in Profitability analysis CO-PA
  • Configured the derivative structures and rule for characteristics. Defined both basic reports and form reports for the business units by profit centers to analyze the profit at customer and product levels
  • Developed multiple reporting structures for reporting the profitability. Configured the flow of information from SD/CO-CCA/CO-IO/FI and SCM
  • Completed unit testing, system testing, integration testing, regression testing, and application testing
  • Prepared Test Plan for UAT testing and helped the end-users to perform UAT testing.
  • Acted as the intermediary analyst between software developers and end-user

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Worked on all the phases of implementation from development of Business Blueprint, As-Is study, To-Be analysis Workshops , GAP analysis, Post Implementation support, End User training and GO LIVE
  • Configured settings for Company code, Fiscal year variant, Chart of accounts, Posting Period Variant, Field Status Variant, Tolerance limits for different account postings, Account groups, and Screen layouts, Document Number Ranges, Posting Keys and Field Status Groups
  • Designed, configured and tested core FI/CO modules GL, AP, and AR .
  • Configured Controlling area for the company and set currency for controlling area same as company code
  • Supervised the end user in creating customer/vendor master data, edited field status for master records, payment terms, payment methods, arrangements for residual/partial payments, risk categories, different number ranges for domestic/global/one time customers/vendors, credit memo's, down payments and set credit tolerance limits for customers vendors
  • Coordinated and implemented ERS agreements for the company with its vendors and set the configuration settings in the vendor master record to eliminate Price Quantity Variances
  • Created Bank Master data, House banks, GL accounts for each bank account and Reconciliation accounts for vendors, customers and Asset, Credits, and Collections
  • Customized General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivables and Accounts payable.
  • Worked on Customer Credit card processing and integration with bank Lock box functionality for customer cash receipts, automatic cash application to accounts Lock box
  • Worked on Tax ware extensively in integration with SD and MM.
  • Set up the configuration for the FI-SD integration points of the OTC order to cash cycle - particularly Revenue Recognition, Intercompany Accounting and mapping of Sales Area to Credit and Control areas.
  • Created primary and secondary cost centers, cost element groups, cost element attributes, costing sheet, costing variant, date control and valuation variant
  • Worked on configuration for customization of reports Line item report and Balance reports as per the company management
  • Created profit center hierarchy, cost center hierarchy, multiple profit and cost centers, dummy profit center, maintained distribution assessment cycles and defined statistical key figures and activity types
  • Successfully implemented product cost estimate information transfer from CO-PC into CO-PA, through cost component values, which facilitated the import of detailed cost-of-sales information into CO-PA for flexible margin reporting, Cost Object Controlling and SD-Billing
  • Implemented transfer of overhead costs from Cost center accounting on a periodic basis and transfer of activities indirectly into profitability analysis segment also designed the PA transfer structure to control the secondary cost elements
  • Configured costing based CO-PA, maintained Operating concern with characteristics and field values and defined versions
  • Tested report generation using reporting tools, Report Writer Report Painter, worked extensively on LSMW, BDC CATT's programs and trained end users for the same. Analyzed reports and identified errors using ABAP Queries
  • Worked with interfaces using ALE, BAPI, IDOC/EDI and User Exits
  • Performed Integration and regression testing of FI with other modules, SD/MM PP and extended support for account determination. Worked with end users and explained them the overall business workflow for integration MIGO, MIRO, LIV and MRBR
  • Coordinated cross-functional teams throughout the organization to identify and assess system issue influencing multiple departments. Prepared End User Training Documentation material

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Involved in full life cycle implementation of SAP R/3 using ASAP Methodology
  • Configured new company codes, Inter-company code assignments processing and Inter-company Transport Orders
  • Configured and Customized Internal Orders
  • Configured the system to handle various receivables scenarios over, shorts, down payments, reversals and resets, credit memos and adjustments etc . Verified and Tested GL transactions for business process fast-entry screens, posting, parking, reversals, etc
  • Integrating/Configuring Intercom any Processing, MM Logistics , and SD Modules with FI and CO.
  • Created FM Structure and Integrated with FI and Built the Cash Budget and Funds Management and different planning versions. Set Up the commitment item management in FICO integrated with FM and MM. Integrating the MM Purchase orders with FM
  • Created Validation/Substitution Rules for AP/AR and CCA PCA
  • Configured FM Account Assignment Logic and integrated with Financial Accounting
  • Configured Commitment Hierarchy, Funds Center Hierarchy in Funds Management
  • Configured FM Account Assignment to CO Acct Assignment
  • Worked on chart of depreciation, inter-company Asset transfers and balance-carry forwards and re-organized accounts for various cost and profit centers and Programmed schedules and jobs
  • Worked on Cross Company Code Configuration, Automatic Postings, Foreign Currency Valuation, and Multi Currency Configuration and Tax ware
  • Worked on Customer Master, House Banks, Payment Programs, Electronic Bank Statements and Lock Box and had successfully configured Clearing to clearing open items in GL/AR/AP Modules.
  • Configured Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Edging
  • Worked on GAP analysis of clients/sandboxes for further consistent testing and validated custom ABAP/4 programs to ensure delivery of expected results and interacted with end users to analyses testing issues and concerns subsequent to re-organization
  • Designed technical specifications for MIS reports. And also worked on preparing design specifications, maintaining and developing new programs, Integration, regression, acceptance testing and Quality assurance, supported on technical documentation and end-user documentation and Courseware. Designed, developed and maintained reports with support from ABAP Team
  • Involved in post- go- live support and maintained the system.
  • Prepared documentation for end user training
  • Developed reports as per client requirement
  • Conducted Training in FI, AR, AP, AA to Key users and end users and monitoring daily transactions, managed resolved the end user quires

Confidential

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the cutover of FI GL, AP, AR open items from SAP R/3 4.7 to SAP ECC 6.0 systems
  • Resolved issues related to SD, MM integration impacting FI/CO
  • Responsible for writing functional specifications and unit-testing all of the above mentioned cutover activities
  • Co-ordinated with Technical Consultants and Super-Users to achieve desired results
  • Prepared Legacy Asset Data Transfer for Asset accounting cutover
  • Created new reports for the validation of SAP R/3 4.7 and SAP ECC 6.0 Asset data
  • Checked for inconsistencies related to GL, AP, AR modules in financial accounting and CCA, CEA, PCA in controlling modules
  • Configured Tax Reconciliation account
  • Worked on New GL, configured the ledgers, set up integration with Controlling, and made the general setting for the fiscal year, the posting periods and the currencies
  • Followed the Active Split process for the document splitting, defined the splitting rules, business transaction and item category
  • Set up parallel accounting by creating additional accounts in New GL, one joint account area for posting that are the same for both accounting principles and one area with specific accounts for each accounting principle
  • Maintained the GL account master data and Profit Center master data for the New GL
  • Configured identical settings for updating segments and profit centers as well as the relevant partner information in the ledgers of the New GL
  • Configured additional Reconciliation account based on the client requirements
  • Set up necessary settings for the Special Purpose Ledgers
  • Modified the existing functional specifications for any field changes, new fields and enhancing the customer objects to make them compatible with new version
  • Worked on PTP Procure-To-Pay business process
  • Worked on inter-company clearing and recurring entries
  • Configured automatic posting for reconciliation ledger, real statistical postings
  • Configured and customized Cost center standard hierarchy, defined cost elements, and configured settings for assessments, distributions, reporting
  • Participated in knowledge transfer to the client team members in new system functionality and performed the integration of FI and CO with SD, MM
  • Documented all changes, revised the business process procedures to facilitate the changes during the upgrade
  • Tested all modules of FICO with the new functionalities
  • Involved in the checking of GL account, GR/IR accounts and vendor accounts for transactions
  • Performed Go-Live Support to ensure a stable SAP ECC 6.0 system

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