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Schaumburg, Illinois, 60195, United States
May 25, 2010

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Ajay Singhi

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Schaumburg, IL- 60195


Career Profile

Ajay has strong experience of leading teams and managing deliverables over

his entire professional career of over 10 yrs. He is a strong business

process consultant who can understand and utilize technology to deliver

superior value to the client. He has a unique blend of functional and

technical object knowledge that enables him to design creative solutions

for complex business problems.

His strong business process knowledge combined with strong SAP experience

has enabled him to successfully lead teams on various assignments. He has

had the opportunity to present a paper at the ASUG on one of the creative

solution he developed for one of his US based clients. He has rich

experience in configuration, implementation and support of various sub-

modules in the FI/CO area. He possesses excellent "big picture" knowledge

of all SAP R/3 functions and ASAP implementation methodology.

His educational qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical

Engineering and from Mangalore University (India) and an MBA in Finance

from Washington University (US).

Professional Experience

Projects Included:

Dec'09- Present Pfizer Inc

Memphis, TN

Subject Matter Expert, SAP Finance

. Provided Subject Matter Expertise on various SAP related

technical aspects such as CO

Allocations and Project System.

. Assisted in developing the Governance Process for G/L Account

creation and maintenance

. Leveraged SAP reports to analyze potential mapping risk areas

and took appropriate action to resolve those through follow ups

with business personnel.

. Managed SAP mapping error resolution through first quarter


August'09- Dec'09 Motorola Inc

Chicago, IL

Supply Chain Lead- SAP

. Led a team of 3 consultants on the SAP supply chain side.

. Collected and analyzed key GAPS and Customer Requirements.

. Responsible for managing key project deliverables such as

Customer Requirement Documents, GAPS documents

. Evaluated multiple Order Fulfillment options for a Configured

to Stock Order

. Ensured that all relevant Product Costing and Profitability

Analysis configurations relevant for the key financials are in


. Evaluated and Presented Cost Benefit Analysis for multiple

Order Fulfillment options.

July'09- August Honda Inc

Columbus, Ohio

Accounts Payable - Team Lead

. Designed and defined the Accounts Payable Process for Invoice

Entry and multiple Payment Processes.

. Made all configuration settings required for ACH, Wire

Payments etc.

. Delivered and tested all Functional Specification Documents

needed to enable ACH payments to different banks.

. Developed training material on various FICO processes and

trained business users.

. Stabilized the post production processes in a week by

supporting and training users.

April '09- July'09 Wal-Mart (Project PROFIT, Mexico Roll-out)

Mexico City, Mexico

Accounts Payable - Functional Team Lead

. Responsible for managing a team of six people

. . Led the development of the Accounts Payable conversion

strategy document that included integration aspects with the

other functional teams.

. Provided reports to the program leadership on the overall

testing development

. Led the efficient resolution of defects by collaborating with

other teams and effective resource utilization.

Nov '08- April '09 Wal-Mart (Project PROFIT, India Roll-out)

Gurgaon, India

General Ledger and Decision Support - Functional Team Lead

. Managed a team of five people.

. Conducted Workshops to explain the Global Design, gather

and validate Business Requirements and developed local Wal-

Mart Blue Print for the client specific business scenario for

3 legal entities.

. Managed all Design Phase deliverables including Business

Requirement Document, Industry Blue Print, Chart of Account

Design, Cost Center and Profit Center hierarchy, GAAP

reporting solutions etc.

March'08- Aug'08 Wal-Mart (Project PROFIT, Global Design)

General Ledger and Decision Support - Global RICEF Lead

. Managed a team of six members on all Global Functional

Specification Documents.

. Stabilized and provided functional design for the Global G/L

interface, which will be used for Roll-Outs in all countries.

. Liaisoned with a team of developers on the development of the

complex Global G/L interface.

. Assisted other team members on all design.

. Conducted cross-country workshops to explain the Global G/L


. Provided functional and technical expertise to UK and AR/MX

roll-out teams on various G/L configuration and development


. Oversaw all deliverables related to the delivery of G/L

Development Objects.

Aug' 07- Mar'08 Wal-Mart (Project PROFIT, Global Design)

General Ledger and Decision Support - Senior Team Member

. Conducted several workshops on Global Design for Financial

Accounting and Controlling modules. The participants included

representatives from several countries.

. Led Cross-Functional Teams on several critical design issues

such as use of parallel ledgers to support multiple calendar

reporting solution, extension of coding block etc.

. Made several presentations to the Senior Management with Pros

and Cons of design issues to help address the issues in a

timely manner.

Jan '06- May '07 Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Milwaukee, WI

Purchase to Pay- Functional Team Lead

. Managed a team of 6 people including a senior consultant

and a Systems Analyst.

. Led Workshops to gather and validate Business

Requirements and developed Industry Blue Print for the client

specific business scenario.

. Developed Business Process Flow diagrams and Process

Definition Design documents for the Accounts Payable

function and Travel Management module.

. Developed Payment Media Workbench (PMW) files for payment

with two banks. The files were to be uploaded in the banking

system software.

. Designed Invoice processing including Logistics Invoice

Verification and Payment scenarios.

. Conducted Proof of Concept workshops for all Business Process

Owners and managers.

. Developed Functional Specifications documents for all custom

development objects and reporting requirements.

. Configured all Material Management related configuration

required to support Purchase Order,

Goods Receipt and Invoice Verification in SAP.

. Developed testing scenarios for both functional unit

testing documentation and Integration Test


. Defined conversion requirements and cutover tasks.

. Developed custom reports to assist with all cutover task,

issue identification and resolution.

. Provided support and maintenance of the design and

configuration by resolving defects,

solving end user problems and answering all module-

related questions.

. Provided functional and technical support for all Purchase

to Pay Issues before and after go live.

. Provided all Input Tax related support as needed before

and after go -live.

Aug'05 - Dec '05 DTE ENERGY

Detroit, MI

Sarbanes-Oxley SAP FI/CO Functional Consultant

. Provided expertise of all SAP FICO sub modules to assist the

Audit Team with the system aspects of SAP.

. Assisted the Audit Team with the development of Business

Control Framework for all Financial Accounting and

Controlling sub modules.

. Interacted with the Audit Consulting Team, Internal Audit

Team from the client and the SAP Implementation team to

develop the control framework to support financial business

processes. The approach included understanding the

implementation design using the business process flow

diagrams and the process design documents developed by the

implementation team; identifying potential risks and

appropriate business controls to ensure business processes

met SOX requirements.

. Developed training material and trained Internal Auditors on

the reporting and drill-down capabilities of SAP

May'05- July '05 Delphi Automotive Systems

Troy, MI

SAP R/3- AR Functional Consultant

. Responsible for all Accounts Receivable related activities

required for Business Divestiture.

. Extended the Accounts Payable configuration to the new

company code.

. Coordinated with the Bank on defining lockbox requirements

for the new company code.

. Developed Functional Specification document for the extension

of existing customer statements to the new company code.

. Execute all Mercury test scripts related to Accounts

Receivable and developed new ones as reqd.

. Developed and tested EDI 820 specifications documents for

the new company code.

. Assisted Accounts Payable team with Evaluated Receipt

Settlement (ERS) and workflow requirements.

Jan '05 -Apr '05 Mail Terminal Services

Weston, FL

SAP R/3- FI/CO Functional Consultant

. Conducted workshops to gather requirements for Asset


. Configured and customized Asset Accounting Module - Copied

country specific chart of Depreciation and configured

depreciation areas, defined assets classes, account

determinations, screen layout key, allocate number ranges to

assets classes, Down Payment configuration for Assets, and

uploading of assets from Oracle Financials (Legacy) to SAP

. Defined the Asset Classes, capitalization procedures and

depreciation calculations. The actual procurement of assets,

inter / intra-company transfer of assets, asset retirements,

asset shutdowns and asset capitalizations are also designed

to include all the possible business scenarios.

. Developed training material and BPPs for the end users.


Sept '04 -Dec '04 W. W. Grainger (Deloitte Consulting)

Lake Forest, IL

SAP R/3- FI/CO Functional Consultant

. Responsibilities included interacting with client's business

process team; financial institutions; collecting all the

business requirements to refine and improve existing credit

card settlement and reconciliation process.

. Create functional specifications, which were used by the

programming team to develop custom application.

. Reduced the number of merchant ids from more than 400 to only

5, thus obviated the need to maintain more than 400 G/L


. Interacted with Client's bank to provide the Chargeback

notification information and converted the information into a

format that was understandable to the user. Worked with the

cash reconciliation team to help them understand the

settlement functionality from a business perspective and use

SAP to achieve the business objective of credit card

settlement and reconciliation.

. Improved existing custom reports to provide enriched and

meaningful information to the user group and advised them on

the appropriate business procedures to be followed under

different circumstances.

. Created document to streamline the chargeback and cash

reconciliation issues. The new recommended process spanned

multiple departments and replaced the existing offline

chargeback process.

. Finalized the credit card process such as settlement request,

settlement and application of cash.

Feb'04 - July'04 Medtronic Minimed

Northridge, CA SAP R/3- FI/CO

Functional Consultant

. Responsibilities included interacting with client's business

process team; collecting all the business requirements.

. Create functional and technical specifications, which would

be used by the construction/programming team.

. Illustrated the flow of data through the lockbox procedure.

Defined the components of the process.

. Developed to be process for lockbox data flow.

. Defined the BAI 2 format, which provided different level of

detail of the incoming payment. Completed lockbox


. Wrote testing scenarios and planned for integration testing,

user acceptance test, training, and Go Live execution for


Summer 2002 AMEREN UE

St. Louis,


Summer Intern- Ameren Fuel Services

. Conducted due diligence of a Joint Venture proposal in the

Oil & Gas Exploration Industry and identified hidden project

costs that led to re-evaluation of the project financials.

. Developed financial model using IRR and NPV analysis to

evaluate and perform sensitivity analysis of a $3 billion

Capital Investment project that led to approval of the


Spring 2002/03 Washington University, Olin School Of Business

St. Louis, MO

Management Consultant, Management Practicum

. Coin Acceptors: Developed and presented tools, using

econometric forecasting software 'Eviews', to measure and

improve sales forecasting process to the senior management.

. Event Imaging Solutions: Identified and communicated $15,000

(approx.) in cost savings to the

Controller's office after analyzing annual company wide

communication expenses of $290,000.

. Ethyl Corporation: Performed profitability analysis of 'Six

Sigma' and 'Process Improvement'

Consulting services in the Chemical Processing Industry and

presented findings to the senior management.

1999-2001 Gangotri InfoTech Pvt Limited

Kolkata, India

Associate Consultant

Projects Included:

June 1999- Aug'00 VSNL

. Understanding client's business process, studying and

analyzing workflow and preparation of

Process Documentation.

. As a Junior Team Member, assisted the Senior Team Members

with all project documentation,

Requirement gathering.

. Configured the basic Organization element such as Company

Codes, Controlling Area etc.

. Assisted in transition to the new Chart of Account by

mapping the existing legacy Chart of Accounts to the new SAP

Chart of Account.

. Responsible for the creation of Chart of Account, Cost

elements etc.

. Responsible for all testing co-ordination.

. Communicate with colleagues, management and business unit

on requirements, problems, project status and issues.

. Designed and authored user manuals for end user training

and user

October '00- May '01 Blue-Cross Laboratories

. Creation of dunning program for reminder to customers

with different dunning levels

. Configured the automatic interest calculations on the

account balances/line items, payment terms for dunning, for

over-due interest calculations for down payments and

automatic clearing of line items

. Included some creative validation and substitution rules

for account determination and assessment from key statistical


. Creating and Changing of Cash Journal Transactions,

Developing check print program

. Defining Alternative reconciliation account for Special

GL Transactions like Down Payments and bill of exchange

. Involved partly in the configuration and users training

for the Materials Management module which included purchase

order to cash process with logistics invoice verification

starting with Purchase Requisition, Purchase Order, Goods

Receipt, Invoice Verification, Vendor Payment and Check

clearing sub-processes

. Contributed to FI-SD Integration for smooth delivery &

billing processes

. Resolved problems that are encountered while performing

an SAP transaction (may be data related or configuration


June 1997- May '99 R.K.Trading Corporation

Kolkata, India

Associate Manager- Domestic Business

. Identified and developed new business opportunities in the

paper industry leading to additional sales of $700,000 over a

period of three years.

. Managed operating budget for domestic operations and

monitored actuals against forecast.

. Generated monthly financial statements and variance reports

for the senior management.

Professional Achievement:

. Presented paper on 'Payment Approval and Controls- A New

Approach' during ASUG 2008 conference at Nashville


2003. Washington University

Olin School Of Business

St. Louis, MO

Master of Business Administration, May 2003

. Dean's Scholarship recipient

. Concentration in Finance.

1993-1997 Mangalore University

Karnataka, India

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering May 1997

. President, Chemical Engineering Association.


. Intermediate Stage, CIMA (Certified Institute of Management

Accounting), U.K.

. GMAT Score 720 (Quantitative percentile 97)

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