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Sap Fico Consultant Resume

Columbus, OhiO

SUMMARY:

  • SAP FICO Lead Functional Consultant with over Eight years of IT experience.
  • In depth understanding of business processes relating to SAP Finance and Controlling.
  • Involved in Full Life Cycle Implementation, Rollout, Support and Upgrade projects.
  • Worked on Three Full Life Cycle Implementations using SAP ASAP methodology.
  • Active role in different phases of implementation from gathering client requirements, conducting GAP Analysis, preparing Business Blue Print document, Configuration, Unit Testing, User Training and Production Support.
  • Very good understanding of business processes across different industry verticals like beverages, chemical, retail, pharmaceuticals, health care, and manufacturing.
  • Hands on experience in configuration of FI module, which includes General Ledger (GL), Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounts Payable (AP), Taxation (sales, purchase, VAT and withholding), Asset Accounting, Treasury, Global Payment System (Hanse Orga), Bank Accounting and Special Purpose Ledger.
  • In Treasury - Worked extensively on Payment Factory and Account Statements of Hanse Orga- Global Payment System tool.
  • Extensive experience in configuration of CO module, which includes Cost Element Accounting (CEA), Cost Centre Accounting (CCA), Assessment & Distribution, Internal Orders, Profit Centre Accounting (PCA), Product Costing, Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) and Consolidation.
  • Experience in integrating FI and CO modules with logistics modules SD and MM.
  • Worked on integration of SAP with Vertex.
  • Worked on different aspects of FI transactions like Inter Company Transactions, Reconciliation Accounts, Automatic Payment Program, Partial & Residual Payments, House Banks, Lockbox, Positive payment and Dunning.
  • Experience in migration of GL to New GL.
  • Experience in configuration of Bank Accounting and Electronic Bank Statement (EBS).
  • Knowledge of US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and SOX (Sarbanes Oxley Act).
  • Experience working on basic ABAP debugging.
  • Worked on HP Quality Centre (HPQC) for test planning, requirements management, defect reporting and tracking.
  • Experience on preparation of test plan, test procedures, manual and automation test scenarios, test scripts, report defects.
  • Experience in functional testing and assisting users in User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Experience in using tools like Report Painter and Report Writer.
  • Experience in master data upload using LSMW.
  • Provided training for users on various processes, prepared training documents and user manuals.
  • Excellent analytical skills in understanding the business process.
  • Very good organizational, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills with proven ability to interact across multiple levels of organization.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and leadership skills to deliver projects efficiently.
  • Got client appreciation for the dedication, expertise in SAP and completing the tasks on deadline.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

ERP Packages: SAP R/3 4.6C, 4.7, ECC 6.0 EHP 6

Tools: Hanse-Orga, gAHD, GSKC, Vertex, DDL

Reporting Tools: Report Painter, Report Writer, LSMW

Testing Tools: HP Quality Centre, Test Director, Load Runner, Win Runner

Documentation: MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Project, MS Visio)

Methodologies: Accelerated SAP (ASAP), UML, SDLC, Business process restructuring

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential,Atlanta,GA

SAP FICO Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Problem resolution as part of support- analyzed the tickets which included identification of issue, determined the root cause of issue and suggested solution to users based on root cause analysis done.
  • Prioritizing issues based on level of severity and priority levels and classified them as problem request, work requests and change requests.
  • Working on onshore-offshore model in delivering the project.
  • Responsible for executing and testing of various processes and functionalities in FI, CO, Treasury, FSCM, T&E modules.
  • Responsible for executing AP Checks, AR Dunning, and AR statements as part of print outsource project.
  • Studying the existing process and comparing with To Be process to analyze the functionalities to execute.
  • In General Ledger- Designing, developing and execution test cases for opening and closing of posting periods of GL & MM, maintaining the number ranges to post documents, executing GL audit programs, custom programs to send GL balances to Assurenet, etc.
  • In Accounts Payable (AP)-executing and working on defects related to various scenarios in F110 payment program, generation of PAYEXT, REMADV IDocs, sending remittance advice via email, custom programs on check printing, changing the vendor master, upload of invoices through PC, posting, parking, reversing and reset of invoices, preparing the test data of open invoices for customers/vendors for check payments, etc.
  • In Accounts Receivable (AR)- responsible for executing and solving the defects related to F150 Dunning, sending customer statements, data write offs, manual remittance upload, upload of invoices through PC, executing dunning, preparing test data for customers to execute dunning, executing AR statements, etc.
  • Executing different scenarios of Lockbox-with and without remittance.
  • Executing custom programs for GL- Audit extract, extracting GL balances for Assurenet.
  • Testing the integration of SAP with Vertex-testing the flow of jurisdiction codes and tax rates from Vertex to SAP.
  • Testing the integration of AR and AP with Filenet.
  • Testing incoming and outgoing IDocs and processed Idocs when necessary.
  • In T&E-executing programs to post credit card charges to personnel buffers, email notification to users, create, approve and settle trips, and send charges to HR system.
  • In Asset Management- assisting users in system behavior in picking the value date, capitalization date for asset.
  • In Asset Management- executing depreciation runs, asset explorer, etc.
  • Supported users to get the required reports from SAP ECC system and assisting them to change the layout of the COPA (profitability analysis) report in report painter.
  • Assisted users in matching FI and COPA (profitability analysis) document’s amount.
  • In Internal Orders- as part of root cause analysis, analyzed the defined internal orders for different order types, planning profile, settlement profile, settlement rules and month end settlements to various cost and profit centers.
  • Working with StreamServe team to solve the defects raised during the execution of F110 checks, AR statements and dunning.
  • As part of integration testing- working with different teams like SD, MM, PP, PS, Webmethods, CMA, Basis, and Readsoft.
  • Working on basic ABAP debugging when necessary to solve the defects raised during testing.
  • Working with technical team (ABAP) to analyze the root cause of the defects raised like file not placed in AL11 directory, checks not being merged in a custom program, unable to send payments to HR system, etc.
  • Studying the business process and gathered the test requirements with the process owners and gathering business processes in detail and developed testing plan for various scenarios.
  • Developing and creating test plans, test cases and test scenarios for GL, AP, AR, Vertex, Deduction Management, Asset Accounting, etc.
  • Responsible for execution of test cases as part of Smoke Test and Integration tests. Assisted users in execution of UAT.
  • Verified and validated that tests are conducted and documented according to the standards approved by management.
  • Participated in status meetings to discuss issues arising out of testing.
  • Used HP Quality Centre (HPQC) for defect tracking.
  • Assisted users in execution of UAT-verification of errors occurred and re-executing, raising defects, providing solutions and assisting users in re-testing.

Confidential,Florham Park,NJ

SAP FICO Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Problem resolution as part of support- analyzed the tickets which included identification of issue, determined the root cause of issue and suggested solution to users based on root cause analysis done.
  • Handled assigned tickets based on level of severity and made sure that the service line agreement is not breached.
  • Worked on onshore-offshore model in delivering the project.
  • Analyzed and provided quick solutions to the problems raised by FI, CO, and Treasury users.
  • Interacted with users when necessary to solve the problems, have a good rapport with users.
  • Worked on enhancements when necessary.
  • Worked with technical team (ABAP) to analyze the root cause of the issues like batch job failures, to analyze the functionality of the custom programs.
  • Tickets are mainly based on General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivables (AR), Treasury, Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Internal Orders, COPA, Product Costing, FI-SD and FI-MM integration.
  • Assisted users in GL transactions like fast data entry, document reset, clearing, splitting, holding and parking.
  • In Accounts Payable (AP)- Supported users when running F110-Automatic Payment Program (APP) when customer / vendor is not getting picked in the proposal, checking if the IDocs are generated for the payment program. Analyzing the root cause for the issue and suggesting the solutions or configuration changes when necessary.
  • Discussed the effects of changing configuration to the system and suggesting viable solution to users.
  • In Accounts Payable (AP)- Monitored the Positive Pay File batch job and pushing the files manually to the bank through GPS system (Hanse-Orga tool) when there is a failure of the job.
  • In Treasury- Analyzed the failed jobs related to payment, lockbox, positive pay file in Global Payment System (GPS) and sending the journal records which are in pending to the bank.
  • In Treasury- Analyzed the root cause and sending the file to bank / required system when file is stuck in Global Payment System or SAP system.
  • In Accounts Receivable (AR)- Defined Lockbox reason codes for new company code.
  • In Accounts Payable (AP)- Configured missing configuration settings in FBZP when needed / requested by user which involves creating and releasing transports in the development system.
  • Providing remittance file, when requested by HR team.
  • Supported users on month end and year end closing activities.
  • In Product Costing- supported users during month end closing activities while performing costing runs.
  • In Cost Element Accounting- worked on changing the Cost Element Master data to allow or block the postings to.
  • In Cost Center Accounting- worked on changing the cost center master data when necessary, checking the validation rules, checking validity of the cost center, reason for blocking posting to the cost center, etc.
  • In Profit Center Accounting (PCA)-created standard hierarchy, profit centers, dummy profit center, defined document types, number range assignment, PCA planning parameters.
  • Assisted users in assignment of cost elements to value categories, activity types for settlement of plant maintenance (PM) orders.
  • Checked validation and substitution rules in analyzing an issue related to automatic account determination.
  • Worked on finding the root cause for system not releasing the accounting document to FI from SD.
  • Worked with SD, MM and PS teams when needed to solve the issues related to condition type and movement types.
  • Worked on basic ABAP debugging when necessary to solve the issue.
  • Provided functional test of the changes built in development system.
  • Assisted users in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) when approval is needed by business to move the changes to production.

Confidential,Sunnyvale,CA

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for business process analysis, business requirements gathering, testing, end-user training and production support.
  • Translated business requirements into SAP Functional and Configuration requirements.
  • Involved in preparation of business blue print documents (ASAP methodology)-interacted with team for preparation of Q&Adb.
  • Involved in functional specification design and interacted with technical team for different RICEFW (reports, interfaces, conversion, enhancements, forms, workflows) objects AR Tracking report.
  • Responsible for configuration of General Ledger (GL)- document number ranges, posting period variants, field status variants, fiscal year variant, tolerance groups, reversal of documents, opening and closing of posting periods, field status groups, document types, posting keys etc.
  • In Accounts Receivables (AR)-configured customer account groups, number ranges, tolerance groups, credit control area, customer credit limits, credit limit groups, incoming payments, dunning, AR information system in Account Receivables (AR).
  • Configured system to handle various scenarios in like down payments, discounts, credit memos, customer who is also vendor, etc.
  • In Accounts Payable (AP)- configured vendor groups, number ranges, tolerance limits, payment terms, payment methods and maintained initial settings for recurring entries in accounts payable (AP).
  • Identified one time vendors and customers and defined customized screen layouts for them.
  • In FI-treasury, configured house banks with multiple bank accounts, assigned check lots, defined void reason codes, automatic payment program for outgoing payments.
  • Configured different payment methods like ACH payments, wire transfer and checks to multiple banks in world through SWIFT.
  • Designed, configured and tested AP and treasury payments and electronic bank statement (EBS).
  • Configured lockbox programs for Accounts Receivables in BAI2 format.
  • In Internal Orders- defined internal orders for different order types, planning profile, settlement profile, settlement rules and month end settlements to various cost and profit centers.
  • In product costing, configured local and group costing variants to create standard cost estimates for finished products, raw material and semi-finished products.
  • Worked on integration of FICO with SD, MM and PP modules.
  • Designed and developed test scripts for manual testing of FI modules like Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Treasury and CO-CCA.
  • Involved in integration testing of FICO with SD and MM- conducted integration testing for SD (sales order, deliveries, billing and shipping) and MM (purchase order) modules.
  • Used HP Quality Centre (HPQC) for defect tracking.
  • Involved in preparation of end user documentation and trained end users majorly on GL, AP and AR.
  • Problem resolution as part of support-analyzed the tickets which included identification of issue, determining the root cause of issue and issue resolution.
  • Helped users in handling partial and residual payments.
  • Prioritized issues based on level of severity and priority levels and classified them as problem request, service requests and change requests.

Confidential,Columbus,Ohio

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Designed the business processes using ASAP implementation methodology, collected and analyzed users business requirements, identified and defined areas for improvements, prepared specifications for development, configured, troubleshoot and supported the system users.
  • Gathered requirements on current company’s legacy systems, business processes and activities. Performed GAP analysis and actively participated in designing blueprints.
  • In Blue Print phase- conducted interviews-Q&Adb, interacted with managers of various departments to gather the business system requirements and prepared a Business Process Master List (BPML).
  • Designed functional specifications, configuration documents, training and user manuals.
  • Worked on various RICEFW (reports, interfaces, conversion, enhancements, forms, workflows) objects including design and development of various complex interfaces and conversion objects.
  • In General Ledger (GL)- configured document number ranges, posting period variants, tolerance groups, reversal of documents, opening and closing of posting periods, field status groups, document types, posting keys etc.
  • In Accounts Receivables (AR)-configured customer account groups, number ranges, tolerance groups, incoming payments, defined cash discounts based upon payment terms, reason codes in customer accounts, credit control areas, and credit limits.
  • In Accounts Payable- defined vendor account groups and screen layouts, defined number ranges for vendor accounts and assigned these number ranges to vendor account groups.
  • Configured Automatic Payment Program for payments to vendors; check lots, void & reissue of checks, online cash and blockage of payments for certain vendors.
  • Involved in configuration of sales and purchase tax- defined tax procedure, tax codes, and tax accounts.
  • Involved in migrating customer and vendor master data through LSMW.
  • Involved in configuration of IDoc interfaces for maximum reuse.
  • In controlling, maintained controlling area, created number ranges, maintained versions.
  • In Cost Element Accounting, created primary & secondary cost elements, cost element groups, maintained cost element attributes, costing sheet, assigned cost elements to various cost centers and maintaining accounts for automatic reconciliation posting.
  • In Cost Center Accounting, created cost centers, cost center standard hierarchy, statistical key figures, master data groups, assessments, distributions, allocations using cycle-segment method for periodic reposting and planning them on different cost centers, attaching work centers to cost centers, planned as well as actual.
  • In product costing, implemented product cost by order. Designed and configured material ledger.
  • Involved in integration FICO module with SD and MM.
  • Developed various test scripts for various transaction scenarios in FI, CO, SD and MM modules.
  • Involved in unit testing and integration testing.
  • Used HP Quality Centre (HPQC) for defect tracking.
  • Provided user training on various processes, majorly on CO-PA, Internal Orders and basic navigation in SAP system.
  • Prepared configuration and test results documents for FI and CO.
  • Responsible for creation of customized reports.

Confidential,Greensboro,NC

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Studied AS-IS business process of client with the help of Q&A database.
  • Prepared AS-IS model of the system and problems & inconsistencies in the existing system are identified using GAP Analysis.
  • Worked with ABAP team in preparing functional specification document (RICEFW)
  • Organizational structure and business processes are studied.
  • Configured organizational structure by creating company code, chart of accounts and GL master data.
  • Screen layouts for GL, AR, AP data entry and report displays are customized.
  • Configured customer groups and customer master data.
  • Risk categories are defined and credit limits for customers are specified.
  • Generated reports for various customer credit management.
  • Defined interest calculation types, reason codes and assigned them to GL accounts.
  • Configured automatic interest calculations on line items.
  • Configured Inter Company Transactions for finance and revenue processes.
  • Designed and configured Electronic Bank Statement.
  • Configured New GL and Document Splitting.
  • Involved in migration from GL to New GL.
  • In Asset Accounting, copied reference chart of depreciation, assigned chart of depreciation, account determination, created screen layout rules, defined number range interval, and defined asset classes.
  • Responsible for integration of asset accounting with GL.
  • Defined screen layouts for asset master data and asset depreciation areas.
  • Involved in configuration of depreciation by defining multi level method key and maintaining depreciation areas.
  • Involved in creation of asset master record.
  • Worked on Order to Cash and Procure to Pay in association with SD and MM teams respectively.
  • Existing system is studied and gaps are identified before going for the configuration.
  • Maintained Controlling Area settings.
  • Configured settings for controlling area and operating concerns.
  • In Profitability Analysis configured both costing based CO-PA.
  • Maintained versions in profitability analysis.
  • Worked on designing standard hierarchy for Profit Centre Accounting (PCA) and Cost Centre Accounting (CCA) to fulfill the reporting requirements.
  • Restructured Profit Centre Hierarchy and Profit Centers.
  • Profit centre account groups are created.
  • Restructured assignments to profit centers.
  • Planning framework is set and worked on planning layout.
  • Configured internal orders by maintaining order types, screen layouts, order groups, planning profile, allocation structure and settlement profiles.
  • Mentored users in CO-PA.

Confidential,Port Washington,NY

SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for configuration and testing of Finance and Controlling modules.
  • All processes, user procedures and system requirements which need to be extended to new company code are reviewed and analyzed.
  • Involved in configuration of company code, fiscal year variant, posting period variant, field status variant, document types, number ranges, tolerance groups and assigned them to company code.
  • Extended global chart of accounts and corresponding assignments, account groups, field status variants.
  • Defined reference accounts, sample accounts and account assignment models.
  • Part of master data maintenance, special purpose ledgers, creating house banks, assigning bank accounts to house banks, bank reconciliation statements, and automatic payment program.
  • Involved in Asset Accounting by creating chart of depreciation, screen layout rules, asset classes, depreciation areas and depreciation keys.
  • Integrated asset accounting with general ledger after configuring asset master data, depreciation areas and depreciation keys.
  • Involved in maintaining controlling area settings.
  • Involved in integration testing of the accounting modules with SD and MM modules.
  • Created testing strategies for unit testing and regression testing.
  • Involved in testing of document postings, document reversals, invoices and payments.
  • Tested house banks, bank accounts and posting rules for automatic assignments.
  • Verified and validated that tests are conducted and documented according to the standards approved by management.
  • Involved in testing the functionality and usability of the system from end user perspective.
  • Assisted training team in development of training manual and documenting the daily activities.

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