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Sap Fi/co Business Analyst/ Decision Support Resume

Columbus, OH

SUMMARY

  • Over 8 years of experience in implementing SAP wif an emphasis on FI/CO modules dat include 3 full life cycle implementations.
  • Involved in all phases of the project from Project Preparation, Business Blueprint, Realization, Final Preparation, Go - Live, to Post Go-Live Support.
  • Extensive expertise in Design, Development, Configuration, Testing, Trouble shooting, Documentation and Reporting in FI/CO
  • Extensive experience in configuration of Financial Accounting (SAP-FI) including FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR, FI-AA, Bank Accounting and Credit Management
  • Responsible for putting together and documenting the plan for data conversion of the AR and AP open items along wif the General Ledger data conversion
  • Strong working knowledge in Order Types, Settlement Rules, IO Planning, Distribution Cycles, Cost Collector Configuration and Cost Element Planning.
  • Expert in preparation of reports using BEX (Business Explorer), Report writer and Report Painter
  • Knowledge of ASAP implementation and capability of communicating wif ABAP programmers for technical specifications. Application of OSS notes wherever applicable
  • Conducted Feasibility Studies, Project planning, Planning for Development, Enhancements and conversions
  • Expertise in Configuration and testing
  • Experience in Globe Template Implementation (Full life cycle Implementations) Especially skilled in Scoping, Project feasibility (wif ROI) and estimation, Blueprint design, Configuration and Integration areas of FI wif other modules such as Sales and Distribution, Materials Management
  • Strong foundation in Financial accounting, Managerial accounting (Controlling) and knowledge of "compliance wif SARBANES OXLEY (SOX)", GAAP and IAS
  • Exposure to US GAAP, Order to Cash (OTC) and Procurement to Pay process (PTP), Automatic Payment Program, Lockbox, Treasury Management, LSMW, ECATT, EDI and IDOCS
  • Expertise in different phases in FULL life cycle implementation (Global Implementation) of SAP using SDLC, ASAP methodologies including business process re-engineering, System Design, Feasibility Analysis, Configuration, Documentation and Testing.
  • Certified in Accounts Payable functional module.
  • Experience in Integration testing of Legacy System Interfaces wif SAP functionality
  • Defined, documented and supported functional specifications for Interfaces (ALE & EDI), Reports, Conversions Enhancements(User-exits), Forms and Work-flows.
  • Skilled in Project Evaluation, Information Gathering, Business Blue Print, Documentation, Customization and Configuration wif an in depth understanding of Business Processes relating to SAP Finance, Controlling and Integration wif SD and MM Modules.
  • Expert in SAP Treasury - TR: Cash Management, Treasury Management, CML Loans and Market Risk Management, Money Market, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and TRM Securities
  • Worked on SAP FSCM (credit management, collections management, Dispute management) and Treasury modules.
  • Excellent Technical, Accounting and Finance knowledge wif demonstrated competencies in Financial and Business Analysis.
  • Involved in SAP version Upgrade to ECC 6.0 (Lead Experience) &Production support (Lead experience).
  • Extensive SAP experience in Customer Master including Business Partner hierarchy.
  • Experience in managing the operational process from a functional perspective for AR, Credit & Collections
  • Business requirement collection, Industry Solutions (IS), ERP project analysis, process design, blue print, GAP analysis, Q & A database, design, upgrade, Reports, conversions, Interfaces, enhancements, Go-Live and Support and train user staff.
  • Highly organized, and productive team player
  • Excellent Interpersonal relations, Communication, Management, Mentoring and Team building Skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and abilities to make balanced & independent decisions.
  • Good team player wif high motivation, strong inter-personal, organizational, planning and communication skills combined wif initiative and Project Management attributes.
  • Systematic approach and quick adaptability to new technologies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Columbus, OH

SAP FI/CO Business Analyst/ Decision support

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in all phases of implementation from configuration and testing to cutover tasks and go-live support for one of their global rollouts.
  • Lead Business requirement workshops to understand the existing system and requirements. Develop business process flows, closing schedule and desktop procedures for all the activities in FI/CO.
  • Played a vital role as a team member in this world’s largest implementation SAP-GLOBE Project.
  • Responsible for the configuration of asset master records, subclasses, various depreciation area calculations, capitalizations and acquisitions, upload of legacy assets to SAP, calculations of depreciation and corresponding postings in finance and controlling modules.
  • Reviewed the Business process, Industry Solution (IS) and compatibility of the SAP system wif the present business as a part of SAP Implementation Scoping.
  • Conducted Knowledge transfer (SAP-FICO), interviews wif Super users, Business Blueprint design, realization and Go-Live.
  • Studied the existing SAP system wif split architecture and basics of Master Data Management (MDM) dat Nestle-GLOBE Implemented.
  • Worked on TRM securities - investment certificates, bond convertibles, Debt and commercial paper
  • Worked wif Customer Solutions analysts, other Functional Developers and business personnel to understand Treasury business processes and provide the technology to support these processes
  • Worked closely wif process streams in raising FITGAPs and suggested best business practices
  • Provided Functional Specifications for the RICEF (Reports, Interfaces, Conversion, Enhancements and Forms), and other FITGAPs in the present business system.
  • Involved in configuration of Cost Center accounting (SAP-CCA), Profit center accounting (SAP-PCA), Profitability analysis (SAP-CO-PA), Internal Orders, WBS elements in Project systems (SAP-PS), Assessment and distribution cycles and Settlements.
  • Supported the FI team in setting up the SAP-GL accounts, and in other SAP-FI modules like SAP-AP (Accounts Payable), SAP-AR (Accounts receivable), and Asset accounting (SAP-AA), Asset classes, capitalization and acquisitions, Depreciation runs, calculation of depreciation and configuration of Depreciation areas.
  • Worked wif interfaces like SAP-Business Warehousing and integration planning (SAP-BW/IP) and other Legacy systems.
  • Involved in US-Localization, Unit testing (Functional unit testing, Cycle testing I and II) and provided test scripts.
  • Worked in Integration areas wif SAP-FICO (SD-AR and MM-AP), Cash Management, and Order-to-cash cycle.
  • In SAP-CO-PA, worked in co-ordination wif SD (Sales and Distribution), MM (Material Management) and PP (Production planning) team members in the areas of Condition types, condition tables, Procedures and access sequence. Set up of PA transfer structure. Created Characteristics, value fields, Top-down distribution
  • In SAP-EC-PCA (profit center accounting), Configured Profit centers, dummy profit centers and Profit center hierarchies and profit center groups and their integration wif SD.
  • Generation of reports using Report painter, Report writer and other SAP standard reports
  • Defined and customized business rules for VAT and sales taxes including jurisdiction codes, tax procedures for US and Canada, tax condition types, and account assignment.
  • Conducted training to Key business users on SAP functionalities in general ledger, account payables, account receivables, overhead management, cost center accounting and profit center accounting
  • Responsible for Functional Troubleshooting of Go-Live issues and Post Production issues.

Confidential, Greensboro, NC

SAP FI/CO Business analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in workshops involving detailed analysis of existing Systems and business processes related to GL, AA, AP & AR and CO
  • Business Blueprint Design (SAP Global template), Conducted interviews, Q&A database, interacted wif Managers of various departments to gather the Business system requirements and prepared a Business Blueprint/Business Process Master List (BPML)
  • Worked closely wif process teams in understanding the As-Is system and finalizing design of the To-Be system (GAP analysis)
  • Configured SAP-FI-GL, SAP-AP (Accounts payable), SAP-AR (Accounts Receivables), SAP-AA (Asset Accounting)
  • In SAP-FI-GL, Configured account groups, posting period, fiscal year variants, and document number ranges, field status groups.
  • Configured Special G/L transaction, such as down payment program to meet the customer requirement
  • Worked on TRM securities - investment certificates, bond convertibles, Debt and commercial paper
  • Worked wif Customer Solutions analysts, other Functional Developers and business personnel to understand Treasury business processes and provide the technology to support these processes
  • In Accounts Receivables (SAP-AR), configured Customer Master Data and master groups. Configured Automatic Dunning program for overdue customers by setting up dunning. Treasury, Cash Management, defined cash discounts based upon payment terms, Lockbox Processing for incoming payments, Bank Reconciliation.
  • In Accounts Payable (SAP-AP), created Vendor Master Data, configured vendor groups, vendor field status and assigned number ranges for vendor account groups. Configuration of payment program for posting invoices wif and wifout invoice verification. Customized accounting transactions for postings and recurring entries
  • In Asset accounting (SAP-AA), Created and configured Fixed assets, chart of depreciation, depreciation keys, Asset classes and configuration wif G/L. Worked wif special asset classes and integration areas wif other modules
  • Tested critical business transactions in the finance module including vendor and customer invoices and payments, document fast entry, G/L posting, and recurring entry programs
  • Configured Controlling areas, SAP-CO-OM (Overhead Cost Accounting), SAP-CO-CCA (Cost Center Accounting), Internal Orders, Settlements, SAP-EC-PCA (Profit Center Accounting), SAP-CO-PA (Profitability Analysis), SAP-CO-PC (Product Costing)
  • In SAP-CO, Created Controlling area, Operating concern, maintained versions, primary and secondary cost elements, cost element groups and assigned number ranges to groups
  • Defined Cost Center Hierarchies, activity types, statistical key figures and reconciliation ledgers
  • In SAP-CO-PC, worked in coordination wif Production planning team, Master data structure in CO-PC, Standard cost estimate from BOM, Work center, Product Cost Planning areas, Cost Roll-up and Costing run.
  • In SAP-CO-PA, worked in coordination wif SD, MM and PP teams regarding "Pricing" in defining condition types, Condition tables, Procedures and access sequence
  • In SAP-EC-PCA, created Profit Center groups, Dummy profit centers, Profit center standard Hierarchies, assigned objects to the profit centers
  • Tested the generation of reports using report writer and report painter
  • Developed Test cases and solve issues using Unit Testing and System testing
  • Assisted the team in designing the documentation and provided Go-Live, Post implementation support

Confidential, Columbus, OH

SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Proficient in preparation of Business Blue Print (As-Is, To-Be, and Fit-Gap Analysis).
  • Configured Enterprise Structure and Company codes including Chart of Accounts.
  • Used LSMW for uploading of G/L, customer and vendor master data.
  • Used CATTS for creation and modification of GL, customer, and vendor master data.
  • Configured account groups, field status groups, fiscal year and posting period variant, document types, posting keys, open item management and line item management, balance interest indicators, reference rate interest and assignment for interest values to G/L.
  • Configured A/R & A/P account groups, interest calculation types, interest indicators, accounts for item interest calculations, check lots, payment terms, and bank determination for all payment transactions, tolerance groups and credit limits for customers.
  • Defined credit control areas and dunning Areas, configured country/company code specific payment methods, manual incoming/outgoing payments, open item clearing, credit memos, partial payments, installment payments, residual payments, claims and disputed payments, reason codes and discounts, account assignment model for recurring entries.
  • Defined Automatic Payment Program for outgoing payments for company codes in A/P wif check printing and ageing analysis. Maintained exchange rate gain/loss accounts for the respective keys. Worked on integration between MM and FI. Configured automatic account assignments for GR/IR clearing accounts.
  • Worked on Logistics Invoice Verification, Cash Management System, House Banks, Bank statement processing and exchange rates in Treasury module.
  • Customized the cash position, liquidity forecast, cash concentration functions and check deposit functions, Lock box program wif EDI and IDOC setup.
  • Configured Asset Accounting module, including Fixed Asset classes based on client requirements. Configured Chart of Depreciation, depreciation areas, Asset Classes, asset class account determination, calculation keys, depreciation keys, transaction types, acquisitions, and retirement. Settings for G/L accounts for Assets under construction.
  • Performed the configurations required for Inter-Company transactions of the Assets and customized interfaces, transactions involving the depreciation area, retirement of assets, scrapping of assets using ALE.
  • Configured special G/L transactions including maintaining direct posting special purpose ledger, account assignments, maintaining field movements for rollups, creation of sets, substitutions, reports etc. Configuration of Alternative reconciliation accounts for special G/L transactions.
  • Configured document splitting for special purpose ledger, and developed reports using report painter.
  • Authorized Training programs for end-users, supervisors, and managers on the client site.

Confidential, New Orleans, LA

SAP FI/CO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Identified actual user requirement through Brainstorming Sessions.
  • Involved in all phases of the project life cycle including Requirements Gathering, Blue Printing, Development, Unit & Integration Testing, Go Live and Post Production Support
  • Identified Gaps in the system, based on user and policy requirements and prioritize the requirements of the users.
  • System configuration in the areas of GL transactions, balance sheet reports, profit and loss, inter-company transactions, consolidation, automatic posting GL master records, Account Group and Document Number Ranges, Tolerance Groups, Reversing Documents, Automatic Account Determination, Sales/Use Tax Assignment, Multi-Currency configuration.
  • Served as expert and best-practices consultant to review current regional payment and invoicing solution to halp resolve critical issues wif SAP and its bank interface and designing a solution for cash application using both Lockbox and Electronic bank statement.
  • Stabilized post-implementation and resolved production downs/issues for Treasury, AP, and Bank Reconciliation.
  • Configured lockbox and Electronic Bank Statement functionality for A/R incoming automated payments.
  • Configured the Fixed Assets, chart of depreciation, asset classes, depreciation area, fiscal year variant, number range, substitution rule in the fixed asset master records, integration wif purchasing, assets under construction, mid-year legacy asset take-over, asset master data acquisitions, retirements, revaluation of assets, customized depreciation keys for depreciation run - planned, special, unplanned depreciation
  • Configured House Banks, clearing inter-company vender /customer open items, lockbox processing for A/P and A/R.
  • Configured credit control area and assigned number ranges for Customer Master Data for A/R.
  • Configured Special G/L Accounts for down payment wif down payments indicator
  • Configured Cost Center Accounting / Cost element, maintained standard hierarchy, cost center categories, distribution and assessment.
  • Configured Profit Center master data, standard hierarchy, dummy profit center, profit center groups, distribution and assessments in CO-PCA.

Confidential, Parsippany, NJ

SAP Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Designed Functional Specifications and developed process flow of the system to convert existing system into new system including defining the roadmap.
  • Configured settings for Company Code, Currency and Parallel Currency, Posting Period Variant, Assigned Document Ranges, and Defined Tolerance Groups for Employees.
  • Configured and customized General Ledger accounting - Creation of G/L accounts, automatic account assignments and financial statement version.
  • Configured and Customized FI-AR and FI-AP modules including Account Groups, Number Ranges, Tolerance Groups, Reason Codes, Account Determination, and Default Account Assignments.
  • Configured Automatic Payment Program for Outgoing Payments which included Payment Methods, House Bank accounts, Ranking Order of Bank Accounts, and Lockbox.
  • Creation of asset classes, asset groups, maintenance of sub-assets, legacy reference data.
  • Defining Chart of Depreciation, real and derived depreciation areas, Depreciation keys definition for assigning calculation method and depreciation schedule.
  • Configuration of account assignments, integration of AA wif FI.
  • Customizing screen layouts for asset master data, asset sub ledgers and asset depreciation areas.
  • Settlement of asset accounting wif internal orders, maintaining settlement profiles for internal orders, Configuring capitalization of assets under construction, assigning cost elements.
  • Testing different asset transactions like posting depreciations, manual capitalization of fixed assets, post capitalization, reverse asset transaction, disposition and assisted in asset retirements, asset scrap.
  • Generating Asset reports using Asset explorer and Asset history sheets, used Report painter, performed Unit testing and Negative testing.
  • Involved in training of key business users and coordinated wif various teams and ensured dat project deadlines are met.

Confidential, Houston, TX

SAP Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in testing FI - AP payment run program, custom programs of Checks printing and invoice verification.
  • Involved in testing FI - AR billing document creation.
  • Involved in testing standard cost estimate process.
  • Configured and customized the Company Code, Fiscal year Variant, Chart of Accounts, Account Groups, Field status variant and assignments etc.
  • Configured the settings in GL area, such as creating G/L master data, cross-company code transactions, and open item clearing. Configured GL transactions for business processes such as fast- entry screens, posting, parking, reversals and month end closings.
  • Defined tolerance groups, tolerances for employees, customers and vendors.
  • Configured settings in the A/P & A/R, such as house banks, ranking order, interest calculation, lockbox and electronic bank statement.
  • Configured the system to handle over/short/down payments, reversals and resets, credit memos and adjustments. Worked on Vendor/Customer master records, account groups.

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