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Sap Fico Lead Consultant Resume

Lancaster, PA

SUMMARY

  • SAP FICO Consultant with 10+ years of experience and full lifecycle implementations across various SAP environments and a diverse range of industries - Media & Entertainment, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Utilities, Automobile and Manufacturing
  • Excellent knowledge of ASAP methodology: Project Preparation, Business Blueprinting, Realization, Testing, and Go Live / Post-Go Live Support
  • Traceability/documentation expert: Business Blueprint Design, Configuration Rationale, Functional Design, Advanced Layout Design (end-user document)
  • Expertise in configuration/customization of SAP FI / CO: Classic / New General Ledger (FI-GL), Master Data, Bank Accounting, Accounts Payables (FI-AP) & Receivables (FI-AR), and cash applications - Lockbox & Electronic Bank Statement (EBS), Profit Center Accounting (CO-PCA), Cost Center Accounting (CO-CCA), Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), and Product Costing (CO-PC)
  • Designed and implemented multiple interfaces (inbound and outbound), including SAP to Hyperion interface to process accounting data for consolidation
  • Strong sales experience for technical and functional upgrades: SAP system assessment, issue determination, prioritization of short and long term fixes, recommendations
  • Experienced implementer of RICEFW objects, including design, documentation and implementation
  • G/L Accounts restructuring expert - especially in considering differing implications of US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
  • Electronic Bank Statement (BAI & BAI2) & Lockbox (BAI, BAI2, IDOC): Automatic Payment Process customization, processing and post-processing
  • Solid knowledge of PTP and OTC processes, including integration points across MM, SD and FI
  • Experienced in using LSMW to perform mass data migration from legacy systems to SAP, uploads of journal entries with third-party software such as Winshuttle and Z-Options
  • Successfully led onshore and offshore teams through the full project lifecycle to ensure timely implementation of promised deliverables
  • Testing expert: Unit, Integration, Regression, Security and User Acceptance testing, including demo-creation and “Train the Trainers”
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Proven ability to create value in pressure-driven environments, work independently as well as in a collaborative environment.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

OPERATING SYSTEMS: MS-Windows XP, Server 2003/2008, 7.0 - 8.1

ERP: SAP R/3, 4.6, 4.7; ECC 6.0 (EHP 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0)

FICO: FI-GL, FI-AR, FI-AP, CO-PCA, CO-CCA, CO-PA, CO-PC

TOOLS: / UTILITIES: SAP FICO, FSCM, SAP Solutions Manager 7.1, Report Painter, Report Writer, HPQC (6.0, 10.0, 11.0), IBM-RQM (Rationale Quality Manager), ClearQuest (Testing), UPerform, WorkSoft, LSMW (Winshuttle, Z-Options)

MS-OFFICE: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Note, Project

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

Confidential, Lancaster, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Active role in analysis of all business processes for configuration and configuration of the FI-NGL and CO-PA sub-modules
  • Customized G/L including company code, GL accounts, fiscal year variants, account groups, posting period variants, field status groups, number ranges and document types
  • Customized A/P including vendor groups, vendor number ranges
  • Defined chart of accounts, account group and also created general ledger accounts for each company code in the SAP system
  • Created bank master data, house banks and G/L accounts in different currencies for each bank account and creating reconciliation accounts for vendors and customers and assets
  • Customized vendor down payment, Automatic Payment Program, recurring entries, and installment payment
  • Responsible for lockboxes (within cross company codes) and other EDI associated interfaces
  • Configured outgoing payment for check, cash, automatic payment and direct debit
  • Customized and maintained house banks with several multiple bank accounts
  • Designed end to end lockbox process including lockbox number, house bank, posting rules, and origin-destination
  • Structured all incoming payments including lockbox using EDI823, Electronic Bank Statement using EDI820
  • Worked on CO sub modules of CEA, CCA, PCA

SAP FICO Lead

Confidential, New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • The largest owned music conglomerate worldwide, headquartered in New York City, operating some of the largest and most successful recording labels in the world. Annual revenue exceeds $2.5 billion
  • Active role in analysis of all business processes for configuration and configuration of the FI-NGL and CO-PA sub-modules
  • Involved in data migration process to FI-GL tables. Customization of the main bank account with multiple zero balancing bank accounts, alternate bank selections for check payments for AP and Lockbox for AR
  • Configuration of G/L transactions for document posting, parking, reversals; preparation of end-user documents for month-end closings. Configuration of Customer down payment, APP and Payment terms
  • Creation of profit center groups, standard hierarchies, document number ranges for Profit Center Accounting. Configuration of Credit Management Credit Risk Monitoring and integration points between SD and MM. Configuration of risk classes/rating, credit check rules. Determined credit exposure
  • Defined the profitability segment-level characteristics, value fields and generated the operating concern
  • Defined validation and substitution rules and values
  • Assigned the value fields to various condition types within SD, monitored actual vs. planned data flows from SD Billing documents to FI direct postings
  • Assisted in resolution of post-production issues and the production of end-user documentation governing all newly implemented business processes

Senior SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, New Brunswick, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • An American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer. Some 250 subsidiary companies with operations in over 57 countries and products sold in over 175 countries, worldwide sales exceeding $65 billion
  • Part of the implementation team for configuration and customization of the FI-NGL and CO-CCA sub-modules
  • Performed analysis of existing companywide business processes to assess the usability of the existing “AS-IS” document. Co-authored a FIT-GAP business process analysis report and presented a “TO-BE” blueprint to the business
  • Aided in the complete restructuring of G/L accounts; customized and configured a new chart of accounts. Stipulated the set of accounts with multiple currencies and managed open item clearing
  • Implemented document splitting and parallel accounting to support global reporting standards. Shared co-responsibility for the total configuration of transfer from classic to extended withholding tax platforms
  • Involved in cost center and cost center group creation, maintenance of the cost center standard hierarchy structure, and the analysis of assessment and distribution cycles
  • Go-Live and Post Go-Live support included extensive integration and validation testing, provision of end-user training and documentation, quality system checks, and 24/7 operational and implementation support to end-user communities

SAP FICO SME

Confidential, New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • An American broadband and Telecommunications Company, and a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Global revenues exceed $120 billion
  • Senior member of the Implementation team for the CO-PA and CO-PC sub-modules
  • Defined profit calculation methods, configured the profit center master data, and created the profit center standard hierarchy structure
  • Implemented internal order processing by activity types and statistical key figures
  • Maintained and assigned characteristics and value fields, and set up valuation using the material cost estimate. Assigned costing keys to material types
  • Maintained versions plans settlement: receiving version, revaluation keys, planning levels and methods
  • Created plan assessment flows of actual values between MM and FI. Executed plan assessment cycle for PA. Enhanced CO-PA reports compared previous fiscal year sales data to current performance levels; metrics included percentage revenue increase, sales quantity numbers, etc.
  • Prepared Master Data in test cycles: material master, activity types, cost centers, activity type planning, overheads loading, etc.
  • Loaded and validated planned prices from the business and initiated multiple costing runs for testing
  • Period end closing: product cost estimation, make to stock, make to orders, production order, material withdrawals, WIP calculation, costing run and releasing cost estimates, GR, overhead calculations, variance calculations, WIP, settlement calculations
  • Created costing runs, single/multi-level material prices determinations, consumption revaluation, marked and released material prices

SAP FI Senior Consultant

Confidential, New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • A British multinational electricity and gas utility company, with a market capitalization of approximately $50 billion on the NYSE
  • Customized inter-company payment processes for worldwide payment / research payment using the In-House Cash functionality. Configured and customized the FI-AR and FI-AP sub-modules
  • Identified and prepared integration test scenarios, test datasets and advanced integration testing cycles for current and upcoming configurations
  • Assigned planning types, especially for cash-flow purposes, in the General Ledger. Analyzed cash position, liquidity forecasting based on planning levels
  • Streamlined cash-pooling in local accounts functioning under In-House Cash Centers
  • Designed and implemented the lockbox process (origin-destination, lockbox number, house bank, partner profile, message types and logical message types for lockbox based with EDI)
  • Configured and utilized the Electronic Bank Statement (EBS) for cash management (cash position and liquidity forecasting)
  • Defined the LSMW object for uploading AR/AP master data. Restructured vendor and customer master records. Defined customer and vendor payment terms, payment blocks, and reason codes for payment differences. Configured account determinations for write-offs and partial payments. Created AP custom reports for month-end closings
  • Configured AR/AP for customers based upon interest calculation on items, account balance configuration / validation of substitution rules for documents, recurring entries, taxes, currencies and correspondence

SAP FICO Consultant

Confidential, Detroit, MI

Responsibilities:

  • An American multinational holding corporation that designs, manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts in 37 countries under eleven brands, including Chevrolet
  • Optimized integration of business processes within FICO and SD modules
  • Customized screen layouts for document entry at account / document levels
  • Configured validations for documents, recurring entries, correspondence, taxes, and currencies
  • Conducted interest calculations on account balances and line items
  • Customized the Cash Management process (bank statements, payment programming, liquidity forecasts, bills of exchanges)
  • Configured and customized Cash Budget Management, including commitment management
  • Configured integration links between FICO & SD / MM to optimize transaction processing
  • Production support (financial and operational processes for the recording of all customer transactions: revenue, tax and accounts receivable)
  • Assisted in the data migration process from Classic GL to New GL
  • Configured G/L area settings (concerning G/L Master Data, cross-company code transactions, open-item clearing)
  • Maintained House banks with multiple bank accounts and alternate bank selections for payments. Assisted Treasury in configuration/testing Lockbox (BAI2, MT940 formats). Configured EBS to handle negative values, credit memos, remittance advice and customer-specific Credit Limits
  • Defined and implemented void reason codes. Configured the automatic payment program, which was designed to enable processing of wire, ACH, check and lockbox payments
  • Integrated FICO with MM and SD for inventory valuation, movement types, damaged stocks and functions (GR/IR Invoice Verification, order management, pricing, delivery, billing, etc.)

SAP FI Analyst

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • The world’s largest broadline food distributor, with more than 400,000 clients in a wide array of fields, operating more than 170 facilities throughout the U.S and Canada, with revenues approaching $45 billion
  • Performed process requirements (OTC, PTP) and analysis workshops with clients to define business, process, functional requirements and data element requirements
  • Aided the senior project members in re-engineering business processes. Developed complex business design for all FI/ CO process incorporating gaps, interfaces, reports, enhancements and data conversions from the legacy system
  • Configured Classic General Ledger - created master records, accounts groups, number ranges and G/L accounts for each company code. Customized screen layouts for document entry at account/document levels
  • Defined fiscal year variant, posting period variant. Customized field status variant and defined sort keys

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