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Sap R/3 Fi-co Independent Consultant Resume

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Schaumburg, IL

SUMMARY

  • Over Six plus years of experience in implementing, customizing and configuring SAP R/3 4.7 - ECC 5 and ECC6.0 in both FI and CO modules, excellent skill set in integrating, testing, documenting, user training and production support encompassing different work environment including Industrial Manufacturing Services, pharmaceuticals, Health care providers, public sector, and Consumer Product/Wholesale Distribution.
  • Two full life cycle implementation experience.
  • FI integration with CO, MM, SD, HR, and PM.
  • Expertise in FI/CO modules of GL, AP, AR, AA, CCA, PCA, CO-PA, CO-PC and FI integration with CO, MM, SD, HR, and Travel Management.
  • Post implementation support in FICO module with emphasis on FI-GL, FI-AR, FI-AP, FIAA, PCA, CCA and CO-PA.
  • House bank, Lockbox Configuration, Lockbox Processing, Defining Lockbox Accounts at House Banks, Defining Lockbox Parameters, and Testing Lockbox Functionality.
  • Expert in configuring Automatic payment program for outgoing/incoming invoices, dunning, validation and substitution, lockbox file format, lockbox processing, manual bank statement, warehouse management, contracts, billing, and EBS processing.
  • Self motivated, goal oriented, communicating, problem solving skills, capable to make balanced and independent decision, always think outside the box.
  • General Ledger: Chart of Account, GL Master, Account Group, Field Status Group, Posting Key, Automatic Account Determination, Document Type, Number Range, Retained Earnings, Tolerance Group, Special Purpose GL, Parallel Ledger, Non-leading Ledger, Document Splitting and Segment Reporting.
  • Accounts Receivable: Customer Group, Customer Master, O2C Pricing for SD, Payment Term, Incoming Payment (Manual and Automatic Clearing), Dunning, AR Information System, Credit Management, Interest Calculation, Tax Configuration, Customer Statement.
  • Accounts Payable: Vendor Group, Vendor Master, Material Master with Variant Configuration, Credit Memo, Closing Procedure, Substitution Functionality, AP Information System, Tax Configuration, APP.
  • Asset Accounting: Asset Master Data, Asset Group, Depreciation Areas, Depreciation Key, COD, Integration of Asset with General Ledger, Reporting, Specify Financial Statement Version for Asset Accounting, Defining the Crucial Base Methods (SLM, WDB etc).
  • Cost Element Accounting: Master Data Maintenance for Cost Element and Cost Element Group, Accrual Calculation, Percentage Method, Posting Reconciliation, Posting Rules.
  • Cost Center Accounting: Master Data for Cost Center, Cost Center Group, CC Planning, Periodic Allocation in Plan, Activity Type, Statistical Key Figure, Assessment, Distribution.
  • Profit Center Accounting: Profit Center, Profit Center Hierarchy, Dummy Profit Center, Planning, Setting for Transfer Prices, Automatic Account Assignment of Revenue Element.
  • Internal Order: Create Internal Order, Order Type, Settlement and Disbursement of Cost through Assessment Cycle, maintain Settlement Rule, calculation of Accruals.
  • Product Cost Planning: Overhead Keys, Costing Sheets, Overhead Groups, Material Cost Estimate - Costing Variants, Costing Run for pricing Update.
  • Profitability Analysis: Activate Costing Based CO-PA, Operating Concern, Data Structure and Attributes; Maintain Characteristic and Value Field, Reporting for CO-PA.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating System: MS Windows 98/2000/XP/win7/Mac OS

ERP: SAP R/3 version 4.6, 4.6c, 4.7, ECC 5.0, ECC 6.0 (New GL) Integration FI integration with CO, MM, SD and HR

Others: MS Office (Word, Excel, WP, PP, Outlook), MS Project 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Schaumburg, IL

SAP R/3 FI-CO Independent Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Functional specifications for interfaces from Legacy to SAP. Assisted Change Management team to capture the major organizational impacts due to SAP Design.
  • FI-GL Accounting Finalization of chart of account, GL posting, foreign currency valuation, special purpose ledger, retained earnings and account group.
  • Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), created the operating concern, configured costing based and Configured general controlling organization by defining controlling area, created the characteristics and value fields, and profitability segments used in profitability analysis.
  • Configured and Customized FI modules including GL, New GL, AP, AR, AA.
  • Functionalities work area for COPA, PCA, CCA, Internal Order.
  • Tested G/L transactions for Fast-Entry Screens, Posting, Parking and Reversals.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

SAP R/3 FI-CO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with business to explain thedata cleansing, extraction and transformation principles.
  • Worked with SAP functional teams to understand data requirement, codification rules to explain to business and development teams.
  • Directed Technical Development to import Master Data from Legacy Systems using LSMW. Worked with data conversions of different accounting systems. Worked with technical team members to design and implement an MS Access based validation system to evaluate the results of data conversion and system processing.
  • Responsible for creating test scripts and data sheets for all the business flows and involved in the unit testing, functional testing, and integration testing and user acceptance testing.
  • Created end user documents and conducted training workshops to train the users.
  • Ensured timely completion of project tasks and deliverables with a high degree of quality by prioritizing tasks appropriately and resolving issues along with the project manager.
  • Provided support to end users in the hyper care period by carrying out the month end closing activities.

Confidential, Dublin, OH

SAP CO Team

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ProductCosting, ProfitabilityAnalysis
  • Participated in JTMs (Joint Team Meetings) to arrive at "TO BE" design, acceptable to the team, user groups and Management.
  • Documented the business processes in AS-IS mapping.
  • Generated business blueprint after conducting thorough study on business processes and template questions using ASAP tools.
  • Defined Profitability segments and CO-PA exceptions.
  • Configured CO-PA planning framework- maintained planning versions, planning levels, planning methods, planning layouts.
  • Transferred actual data like incoming sales orders, billing documents to CO-PA.
  • Creation of Cost Component Structure, material valuations and material account determinations, actual costing, LIFO and other valuation methods, product costing roll-ups, month end closings including material ledger.
  • Product cost planning- basic settings for material costing, maintained overhead cost elements, defined calculation bases, percentage overhead rates, credits, overhead groups.
  • Cost component structure- Create a cost component structure, defined cost components, assigned cost elements to cost component.
  • Activated cost component split in controlling area currency, defined costing versions, defined source structure in joint production.
  • In Product Costing (CO-PC) - Configured for Standard Cost estimates in Cost object controlling for the production orders with Quantity Structure.
  • Created Cost variants, valuation variants and made the assignments, created the cost component structure. Responsible for the batch processes like WIP calculation, Overhead cost calculation, Production Variance calculation and Settlement of Orders.
  • Developed functional specifications for interfaces from Legacy to SAP. Assisted Change Management team to capture the major organizational impacts due to SAP Design.
  • Unit Testing for COPA, PC, User Acceptance Testing for All Modules.
  • Provided end user training.
  • Post production support for the Go-Live system.

Confidential, Lynchburg, VA

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Captured and analyzed the business requirements through the interaction with stakeholders, documented the findings, conducted risk analysis with system integration dependency and risk assessment.
  • As part of the Production Support Team worked closely with Technical and Functional consultants of other modules to resolve the issues as per priorities. Proactively discussed critical issues with other functional consultants.
  • Analyzed and demonstrated SAP capabilities and flexibilities to client team by prototyping business scenarios based on the business requirements.
  • Designed the process for the configuration of general ledger, account payable and account receivable and coordinated with other team members for the development.
  • Extensively worked in the area of GL, AR, AP, AA, and also worked with Production support Team.
  • FI-GL Accounting Finalization of chart of account, GL posting, foreign currency valuation, special purpose ledger, retained earnings and account group.
  • FI-AR configuration included customer master, terms of payment, incoming payment, interest calculation, open item processing and clearing.
  • Analyzed and demonstrated SAP capabilities and flexibilities to client team by prototyping business scenarios based on the business requirements.
  • Handling daily tickets and mails in support, participate in regular net meetings with other consultants and managers regarding the status and solution of issues according to the severities.
  • Analyzed the assigned tickets in discussion with the authors and provided satisfactory resolution to the users within time frame.
  • Defining Interest indicators, Reference interest Rates keys for Interest calculations procedure to charge interest on overdue customer accounts using open line items and account balances and maintain account determination.
  • Configuration for lockbox, file formats, cash management position, bank statement processing, posting rules for automatic account assignment.
  • FI-AP configuration included vendor master, vendor group, vendor invoices, automatic payment program, house bank, check lot, manual check updating, and manual payment.

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in full life cycle implementation in ProductCosting and Profitability analysis.
  • Executed productcostplanning formaterials with quantity structure and also without quantity structure.
  • Build Processes around Variance calculation, WIP calculation, Settlement of Production orders as well as ProductCostCollectors.
  • Customized settlement profiles, allocation structures and PA transfer structures to facilitate order settlement to CO-PA, Configured Product Costing (CO-PC), configured the material cost estimate with quantity structure, configured cost object controlling.
  • In Product Costing (CO-PC) configured the material cost estimate with and without quantity structure which ensured correct costing of materials, configured price control for transfer of the results of material cost estimates to the material master.
  • Configured Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), created the operating concern, configured costing based and Configured general controlling organization by defining controlling area, created the characteristics and value fields, and profitability segments used in profitability analysis.
  • Maintained the derivative structures and rule and assigned values to value fields.
  • Maintenance of Operation Concern, Characteristics and Value fields.
  • Maintained assignment of SD condition types to COPA value fields in Costing Based COPA. Maintained PA transfer structure for flow of values fromFI to COPA.
  • Defined CO-PA through derivation and reporting of multiple characteristics and mapping of value fields with SD to help the organization in making timely decisions to further its strategic and operating initiatives.
  • Defined basic reports and form reports configured planning profile and layouts.
  • Also Responsible for integrationof FIand CO with SD, PP, MM.
  • Created Test cases for both Core users and end users during Unit testing

Confidential, Lake Forest, IL

SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in full life cycle implementation of SAP R/3 FICO module. Experience in analyzing existing business processes, gathering business user’s requirements, functional specifications, conducting gap analysis and updating relevant documentation.
  • Involved in the Business process re-engineering and integration by configuring GL, AR, AP and AA modules.
  • Discussed with Client and End Users to prepare Blueprint, Business Process Master List and Mapped Business Requirements with SAP Functions.
  • Created and maintained Chart of Accounts, Setting Global parameters, Account Groups, Document types, Posting Period Variants, Fiscal Period Variants and Financial Statement Versions.
  • Customized Vendor Master Data, Customer Master Data, Specified Number Ranges and Configured Employee and Tolerance Groups for Vendors, Created G/L Master Records and Reconciliation Accounts for Sub Ledgers.
  • Defined chart of depreciation, depreciation areas, derived depreciation areas and account determination for asset class.
  • Implemented design to create asset automatically with settlement of AUC using Investment Profile
  • Design end-to-end business process for Order to Cash, Accounts receivable, Credit management and Payment program.
  • Tested G/L transactions for Fast-Entry Screens, Posting, Parking and Reversals.
  • Configured Exchange Rate Difference, Max Exchange Rate Deviation and Account Determination for Open Item Exchange Rate Differences.
  • Configured settings for Automatic Payment Program and for Interest Calculation on Account Balances and Line Items.
  • Configured Credit Management and Defined Credit Control Area, Preliminary Settings, Groups, Risk Categories, Days in Arrears, and Line Layouts.
  • Successful upload of over 20,000 vendors and customer’s master data using LSMW (Legacy System Migration Workbench).
  • In Treasury configured Lockbox accounts that are referenced in customer master records and used by invoices as part of remit-to information.
  • Defined control parameters that are used by the lock box-processing program. Also worked on bank statement processing, currency relationships and exchange rates. Manual post processing of checks and liquidity forecast to enable budget planning.
  • Configured SAP Taxes, Defined the Tax Jurisdiction Codes and configured the Sales & Use Tax calculation procedure, creating condition types, process keys, tax codes, Defined Tax codes for Input tax & output tax.
  • Created Special Purpose Ledger for summarizing information at user defined level.
  • Involved in Integration of the FI with the SD and MM modules.
  • Delivered the SD business blueprint based on our analysis of customers current business process mapped to an SAP solution.
  • Configured order, delivery and billing document types.
  • Training user and making user documents.

Confidential, Lake forest, IL

FI Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible team member for Gathering andAnalysis of all current Client's Business processes and Mapping it to SAP & the Design of SAP-specific business processes, Developing Business Blueprints
  • Analyzed the AS-IS system, did a profound GAP analysis and successfully designed and mapped the TO-BE system on SAP at client's site.
  • Developing scope for Liquidity forecast, Cash Management Position,Hedge managementbased on the prototype demonstration to the client and subsequent feedback andResponsible for identifying and implementing of extended functionality in the areas of Treasuryand Bank Reconciliation.
  • Involved in Configuration of Treasury Hierarchy: Source symbols, Planning Levels, Planning Groups, Assigning Internal MM & SD transactions to Planning Levels, TreasuryGroupings and Grouping Headers, Financial planning reports.
  • Configured the Cash Management account names, Dialog structure for Bank Reconciliation, Maintaining the Bank Interfaces, Developing the Cash management position & Liquidity forecast repots, Posting rules, Mapping of external to internal rules.
  • Account Management and Manual editing of Items: Cross-Bank area Posting,Payment items, Planned item, Payment order, Forward order, Business workflow.
  • Facilitated real time integration of Treasurymodule with AP, AR, SD & MM modules using FI reconciliation functionality and documented the interdependencies between business processes.
  • Designed and configured validation programs to facilitate effective and robust Internal Controls.

Confidential

FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Production support and Configuration of FI- GL, AP, AR, AA.
  • Analyzed the FICO related trouble tickets, discussed with the Business Users, determined the root causes and resolved them in timely manner.
  • Defining Reason Codes to segregate different reasons for over/under payment on A/R line items and maintaining account determination for difference in payment to be charged off to G/L account or to make residual posting.
  • Maintaining Customer Tolerance Groups to specify the maximum payment difference that can be charged off to a G/L account, the maximum Cash Discount percentage amount and the maximum allowable difference in percentage terms.
  • Identifying and defining ‘House banks’ and Bank Accounts, setting up bank groups to meet the client’s project needs and to help optimize bank selection in automatic and manual payment program.
  • Defining Interest indicators, Reference interest, Rates keys for Interest calculations procedure to Charge interest on overdue customer accounts using open line items and account balances and maintain account determination.
  • Analyzed and demonstrated SAP capabilities and flexibilities to client team by prototyping business scenarios based on the business requirements.
  • Migration from Legacy system to SAP.
  • Mapping legacy Chart of Accounts to SAP Chart of Accounts, assisting data migration team by providing the mappings for data migration.
  • General Ledger: Participated with configuring of company codes, creation of Chart of accounts, custom account groups, field status groups, posting keys, document types, posting period variants, fiscal period variants. Created G/L master records and reconciliation accounts for sub ledgers.
  • Configured End to End AP module including the Vendor Groups / Number Ranges, Automatic Payment Program, Configured Special Ledger Withholding Taxes, Check Settings Configured AP integrations to MM for various material movements (Automatic Account Assignments), Worked on LIV (Logistics Invoice verification), linking of Vendor documents with EDI (Electronic Data Interchange).
  • FI-AR Accounts Receivable: Configured payment terms, default assignments for over- and under payments and cash discounts; tolerances, credit management, customer groups and master records. FI-AP Accounts Payable: house banks and accounts, company and paying company code data, country and company code payment methods, bank selection, vendor groups and master records. Invoice, linking of Customer documents with EDI.
  • Responsible for Configurations in Assets like, Copying reference Chart of Depreciation, made required settings for account determination, asset classes, screen layout rules, defining number ranges, valuation of assets in different depreciation areas, external asset acquisition, in-house asset acquisition, cross company code transfers, settings for depreciation runs, Asset Explorer, Settings for automatic account assignment ( FI-AA Integration).

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