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Sr. Lawson Financials Consultant Resume

Rosemont, IL

SUMMARY

  • 7+ Experience in Lawson Financial modules Accounts payable, General Ledger, Purchasing, e - Procurement, Inventory, Receivables, Billing, Commitment Control, Banking, Accounts Payable, Cash Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Cash management, Asset Management, Order Management, Financial GatewayandProject Costing.
  • Have expertise in Functional and Technical aspects of various modules in Finance Asset Management, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Purchasing, e-Procurement, Activity Management
  • Experience in providing Lawson consulting services to the client for the Flexible Budget, GL Report Writer, and Cost Allocations application.
  • Experienced in Lawson Finance (Accounts Payable / General Ledger) Procurement, Distribution business suites and Lawson Add-ins along with good analysis & troubleshooting skill for Production Support.
  • Hands-on working knowledge in building Lawson tables into a new data warehouse to be able to build new reports using Tableau Reporting Software.
  • Effectively trained a healthcare client's workforce in the followingLawsonapplications: General Ledger, Flexible Budgeting, Cost Allocations, Accounts Payable, Report Writer, Asset Management, Projects, Cash Ledger, and Attribute Matrix.
  • Proficient in implementing all transformations available on the SSIS toolbox and well versed in Excel/ Access/ CrystalReporting, Interface Designs for ERPLawson.
  • Financial reporting application including General Ledger reporting, Productivity Labor utilization system and benchmarking tools for workforce management system.
  • Experience in providing first line support to end-users in resolving functional issues with Lawson Financial Suites (Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Asset Management, Cash Ledger, Purchasing, Activity Management, Matching, and Purchasing).
  • Experience in setting up new user access for the Lawson Accounts Payable System and New Facility Implementations, trouble-shooting existing user access issues, and trouble-shooting invoicing issues within the Lawson Accounts Payable Suite.
  • Experience in creating Monthly financial reports for leadership and reviewing invoices & also Managed a team of administrative staff and assist with recruitment efforts
  • Experience in supporting Lawson inquiries and enhancement requests including tracking for analysis of trends, enabling the identifications of users/user groups needing further assistance.
  • Extensive experience implementing ERP and Talent Management solutions for implementation teams and all aspects of the implementation life cycle including pre-implementation planning, system design and configuration
  • Experience on project plan and led the project team implementing Infor Process Automation (IPA) and Infor Security.
  • Experience on Establishing, maintaining and participating in the development of LAWSON System values, user codes, system structure and parameters, system security and hierarchy, report writer characteristics.
  • Experiencein gathering Requirement through interviews, workshops, JAD sessions with clients, developers and QA Analysts and referring to existing system documentation and procedures & also Fine-tuned the stored procedures in SQL for optimum performance that saved the users a lot of delay time in accessing data from the front end.
  • Expertise in broad range of technologies, including business process tools such as Microsoft Project, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Visio

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Billing
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Allocations
  • Report Writing
  • Asset Management
  • Project Costing
  • Cash Ledger
  • Invoicing
  • Activity Control
  • Activity Management
  • Compensation
  • Compensation Workbench
  • Agile
  • Functional Requirement Document
  • SDLC
  • UML
  • MS Office
  • FRD
  • BRD
  • NFRD
  • UAT
  • JAD
  • SQL
  • Scrum
  • Waterfall
  • Test plans
  • Test scripts
  • Test cases
  • Use cases
  • Documentation
  • Workflows
  • MS Visio
  • Activity diagrams
  • Sequence diagrams
  • JIRA
  • Oracle
  • DB2
  • SQL Server
  • GAP Analysis

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Rosemont, IL

Sr. Lawson Financials Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked in the Lawson Software ERP financial applications of v11 (General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Expenses, Projects, Inventory, Asset Management, Active Directory and Financial Accounting) for the enterprise wide project and managing all phases of the Lawson project from requirements gathering through user acceptance testing and documentation development.
  • Worked on Web service issues in Integration betweenAccounts Payable, General Ledger& Involved in Fit &Gap Analysis of delivered PeopleSoft functionality to Customer's requirement and configured different modules accordingly. Also, identified and developed necessary customizations.
  • Maintain and ensure the ongoing operational and informational integrity of the General Ledger and other financial systems’ files, master files, interfaces and databases through various balancing and reconciling activities.
  • Developed many custom reports for the Financial modules likeProcure to pay, Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable,Business assets, endowments and Gifts, Financial Accounting, Non-sponsored AR andBanking and Settlements.
  • Involved in implementation and training experience in both Finance and Procurement suites:GL, AM,AP, AC, MA,AR, BR, CB, LM modules in the Finance and Procurement suites.
  • Configured and setup theLawsonmodules of Asset Management (AM) and Lease Management (LM) as well as assisting the rest of theLawsonteam in configuring and setting-up the Lawson modules of General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP) and Activity Control (AC).
  • Proposed solutions that utilize Process Flow, Design Studio, Business Intelligence (LBI),Crystal Reports, Smart Notifications and SQL.
  • Assisted client withLawson10.0 reimplementation Upgrade Testing. Designed "Test Plan" and Documentation.
  • Created theGLstructure for seventy hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities for large healthcare, public sector, and retail systems.
  • Created security profiles for inexperienced users, also assignedLawsonSecurity Roles and groups to users and new security rules for some Security Roles, configured and maintained LawsonS3 (Version10) and M3 environment (13.2) in premises and Amazon web services.
  • Worked on the issues currently in the Asset Management interfaces with Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and Billing modules with v11
  • Taught and assisted in end user training for Infor-Lawson modules in accounts payables, Cash Ledger, invoice matching, budgeting, allocations
  • Worked on Financial modules and tools of Lawson financials Budgeting, Report writing for supporting full range of everyday financial activities pf the users and the employees of the organization using some strategic management of capital.
  • Bring strategic management to capital projects and help ensure their on-time, on-budget completion with Infor Lawson Project & Activity Accounting, Activity Management
  • Generated standard and ad hoc reports from Lawson for analysis on compensation, benefits, statistics as needed and completed business systems evaluations prior to client upgrading to new Lawson versions or for initial implementations & also Assisted in determining merit and variable compensation increases during the annual review process.
  • Identify internal and external customer needs; evaluate current processes, procedures and reporting in order to recommend and develop redesigned processes, procedures, and reporting.
  • Generated monthly budget vs. actual reporting including variance analytics for review by executive management.
  • Drive the monthly forecasting process in conjunction with business owners to provide senior management the most up to date financial projections.

Confidential, Detroit, MI

Lawson Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided first line support to end-users in resolving functional issues with Lawson Financial Suites (Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Asset Management, Cash Ledger, Invoicing, Purchasing, Activity Management, Matching, and Purchasing) & also Maintained the Lawson modules of Cash Ledger, General Ledger, Talent Management just to name a few as all modules were used, in a clustered environment.
  • Administered and maintain the Lawson modules, General Ledger, just to name a few as all modules were used, in a clustered environment.
  • Created functional and technical specifications of centralized Accounts Payable Services Center Crystal based (LawsonFinancials version 10.0) Reports.
  • Delivered functional leadership solutions for the Lawson Financials suite products and API Time and Attendance.
  • ImplementedLawsonBusiness Intelligence (LBI) with custom dashboards,Crystal Reportsand Lawson Back Officereports.
  • Completed Business Needs Analysis/Assessment for healthcare, retail and public sector for financial system evaluations and improvements incorporating each industry's Best Practices for consistency, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Developed Lawson Workflow solutions using Lawson Design Studio,SQL, Java Script, HTML, Perl script, and IBM WTE Data Mapping tools.
  • Completed post-implementation audits ofLawsonfinancial systems for healthcare, retail and public-sector clients documenting suggestions for improvements for the future.
  • UtilizedLawsonBusiness Intelligence (LBI) for publishing and maintaining custom Crystal Reports for end- users.
  • Served as Lawson Consultant for the following Lawson Applications: General Ledger, Cost Allocations, Budgeting, Report Writer, Accounts Payable, Invoice Matching, Cash Ledger, Employee Advance/ Expense, Project and Activity Management, and Asset Management.
  • Used Excel Export to export data from Dynamic Reports to an Excel template for further manipulating data into LSO (Lawson Smart Office) and Used MS Add-ins to extract and load data.
  • Created end-user training documentation for Lawson Software's Cash Ledger, Accounts Payable, Allocations and MS Add-ins.
  • Corrected failing Lawson Process flows, increasing system performance by 90% and managed highly successful Lawson 8.0 to 9.01 environment and application upgrade.
  • Provided Lawson/ Infor ERP day to day support and technical/functional assistance across multiple platforms and Developed and Maintained Crystal Reports as requested.
  • Worked for enhancements and modifications to Lawson programs and development of custom programs and interfaces in the Lawson Supply Chain and Financial suites.
  • Managed the implementation of multiple Lawson/Infor ERP systems including Lawson Process flows, Financials and Supply Chain modules.
  • Converted existing client data into Lawson Financials Systems and maintained project plan, status, and resource allocation; and trained end users on functionality at remote deployment site.
  • Generated and developed accounting reports in Lawson Report writer and Enhanced the client's custom Employee Reviews system using Inventory, Procurement and Tax.
  • Bring strategic management to capital projects and help ensure their on-time, on-budget completion with Infor Lawson Project & Activity Accounting.
  • Used Infor Lawson Analytics to capture financial data to measure activity, monitor trends, and evaluate processes with Infor Lawson Analytics.
  • Used Expense Management's suite offered by Infor Lawson financials of four integrated applications (Expense Reports, Travel Plans, Payment Requests, and Timesheets) used either individually or in any combination to automate expense-related business processes, enforce policy compliance, cut administrative costs, and reduce the risk of accidental errors and intentional fraud.
  • Assisted with kickoffs, requirement gathering and knowledge transfer sessions that provide clarity and direction aligned with Infor Lawson deployment methodology, always considering current needs and rolling adoption.

Confidential, San Diego, CA

Lawson Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Provided Business Analyst and Technical production support for General Ledger, AP, AR application, modifications, and interfaces. Troubleshoot Data Migration and Interface issues with SQL Query tools. Involved in a team to Writing SQL Queries, Views and Stored Procedures on SQL Server& also Tuned and optimized SQL statements, stored procedures and views.
  • Provided consulting services for a major hair care retailer that included zone balancing, asset management, cash ledger, accounts payable, allocations, and General Ledger Report Writer.
  • Developed customized SQL queries andreportsusing MS SQL Server, MS Access and Crystal Reports.
  • Assisted with development ofContract Management, retail Analytics, and Mobile Receiving and Delivery systems.
  • Had done data conversions for all Lawson Financial Applications: General Ledger Chart of Accounts, Company Structure, Assets, Budgets, Interfaces from other financial systems, Activities within Project and Activity Application, historical balances and detail transactions. Have assisted clients balancing to all data conversions and legacy reports to Lawson reports.
  • Assisted and/ or createdLawsonReport Writer Reports based off client's needs or existing legacy reports.
  • Worked with the team to merge both of their General Ledger (including Report Writer, Fixed Assets and Activities) and Accounts Payable setup and in turn set up on the current system.
  • Trained public and private classes for clients on the following Lawson Applications: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Invoice Matching, Project and Activity Accounting, Asset Management, Report Writer, Cost Allocations, Lease Management, Project Costing, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Budgeting, MS Add-ins and Crystal Reporting.
  • Performed system testing for an integrated Lawson supply chain solution involving Order Entry, Billing and Accounts Receivable. Responsible for reconciling conversion data to existing supply chain system.
  • Worked on Business Object Report writing and maintenance of it & also Performed onsite client support for a Lawson upgrade of the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Asset Management and Purchase order modules.
  • Provided first line support to end-users in resolving functional issues with Lawson Financial Suites (Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Asset Management, Cash Ledger, Purchasing, Activity Management, Matching, and Purchasing).
  • Provided wide procure to pay strategy expertise and ensuring that sourcing, internal business partners, and the supplier are leveraging the appropriate procure to pay solutions.
  • Assisted in determining merit and variable compensation increases during the annual review process.
  • Worked with a team to Develop a variety of technical and project related documentation including technical manuals, user guides, as well as project management life cycle and software development life cycle
  • Introduced new Scrum practices for sprint grooming sessions to steer it into a time-efficient productive meet.
  • Worked on a Waterfall project management methodology into an innovative solution with three quality gates providing measurable value and an exceptional customer experience
  • Acted as a UAT & Test lead in the creation, preparation, and conduct of quality assurance reviews and the development and execution with testing of test plans and test scripts.

Confidential, Michigan

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Monitored and conducted exploratory testing across development unit testing, integration testing, and system testing also to help ensure an acceptable handoff for official UAT, also worked with the team to Developed the requirements further in the form of use case diagrams, activity diagrams and sequence diagrams usingUML.
  • Conducted JAD sessions with the Business users, Technical architects, Data management team and the UAT team.
  • Involved in loading data from Oracle and SQL Server and performing maintenance on the database servers for optimum performance that helped the firm with better customer service to the users.
  • Established procedures for archiving and delivering documentation to all division& also provided data processing services to finance companies in the continental US, edited technical and end-user documentation
  • Utilized corporation developed Agile SDLC methodology. Used Scrum Work Pro and Microsoft Office software to perform required job functions & also Involved with all the phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Agile &Waterfall methodologies throughout the project life cycle.
  • Coordinated functional, regression testing efforts as well as coordinating with automation and business teams (UAT) and defined test strategies, test plans, test cycles and test execution timelines with effective collaboration across, project teams, vendors and business teams at all levels for planning, issue identification and resolution, risk mitigation and production implementation.
  • Worked on Performance tuning and upgrades to existing workflows for the client & also configured for SRM workflows
  • Created artifacts such as Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, and Sequence Diagrams using MS Visio& also translated high level requirements into functional and technical user stories in JIRA.
  • Converted IDMS calls to DB2 calls & also Used DB2 to access many sources of diverse information.

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