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Sap Software Engineer

Location:
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 19073, United States
Posted:
August 30, 2017

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UMA VAKKALANKA

ac129r@r.postjobfree.com ● 630-***-****

SAP PRINCIPAL SPECIALIST

ENTERPRISE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION ● FULL-CYCLE PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Twelve years of solutions expertise in SAP Financials, Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash and Record-to-Report. Passionate about on-time product implementations, customer advocacy and quality. collaborate closely with internal business, teams & cross functional teams and drive project implementations,Continuous process improvements System Configurations,Enhancements,Interfaces,Reports & also assist in problem solving/issue resolutions .I work in the Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash,Record-to-Report,Banking,Treasury & Cash application modules. I also work on Understanding Business reporting needs and accurately translating these needs into technical solutions.

SKILLS

Change Management Business Process Improvement Implementation Methodologies

Incident Management SAP S/4 HANA 1610 SAP Business Planning & Consolidation

Accruals & Deferrals QA/Testing Financial Planning & Analysis

P&L Responsibility Technical Support GL-AP-AR-BANKING

Project Management Deployment/Migrations Period End & Year End closing Procedures

Account Reconciliations Software Development Controlling

Team Leadership & Motivation Financial Accounting Concepts Internal Controls

Interfaces Design & Build Asset Accounting Project Systems

FI SD MM PM integration Cross Functional Team Collaboration Configurations & Master Data Management

Reconciliations Recurring Entries Interco Transactions

COPA Cost Center Accounting Profit Center Accounting

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

10 years of SAP FI/CO Functional Consulting experience with 3 Full Life Cycle implementations, Rollouts, Multiple Enhancements, upgrade -projects in SAP FICO modules.

Over 6 years of experience in Development & Designing.

Over 15 years of experience in Accounting, Costing, Budgeting and Auditing.

Working Knowledge in SAP BPC & SAP S/4 HANA

Proven experience in defining requirements, configuring, designing, and testing functionality and master data set-up in SAP, focusing mainly on FI/CO modules

Strong understanding of the SAP business process model-to-technology mapping capabilities, full grasp of integration issues in problem solving, decision making and mapping business requirements

Extensive experience of configuration in General Ledger (FI-GL), Accounts Receivable (FI-AR), Accounts Payable (FI-AP), Banking,Cost Center Accounting (CO-CCA), Profit Center Accounting (CO-PCA), Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) and Internal Orders (CO-OM) .

Worked on all SAP Releases R/3 3.1, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.7E, ECC5.0, ECC6.0

Implemented New GL and Document Splitting at PC level.

In-depth knowledge in ASAP methodology, system design and development and gathering user requirements, Blueprint, Configuration, Unit, Stress, Volume, Regression, User Acceptance and Integration Testing, Training and Documentation.

FI Scenarios – Accounts Payable, Interest Calculations, Depreciation, Dunning, Automatic Payment Program, Foreign Currency Valuations, Revenue recognition, Financial Statement Versions, Defining the Tax procedures, validations and substitution rules, EBS, Bills of Exchange, Legal consolidation.

Stale Check and Escheatment Processing.

Integration of FI with other functional areas like MM and SD with Procure to Pay and Order to cash Cycles.

Master and transaction data import/export from legacy systems to SAP via BDC, LSMW or ABAP programs or SAP CATT scripts. Reporting tools like Report Painter/Writer.

Period end and Year-end closing.

Preparation of Business Process Procedures.

Developing, designing, implementing and supporting business processes in an SAP environment.

Designing, building, testing and deploying SAP FICO technical solutions, emphasizing RICEFs (Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements, Forms) design and development. Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success with identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings including preparing concise documents.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRINCIPAL SPECIALIST, SAP: Feb 2014- To Date

ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS LP (SUNOCO LOGISCTICS LLC)

SAP – P2P (Procure to Pay) & OTC (Order to Cash), Cash Application, Banking, General Accounting.

Professional training in BPC 440 with SAP, North Americas.

Trained in SAP S/4 HANA.

Initiatives include:

Green Field Implementation & Hyper care.

Implemented Lockbox & EBS Configurations and Electronic Bank statement with search strings

Designed & implemented an automated custom Stale & Escheatment Process.

Project Segment Re-Organization

ETP an IS-Oil MLP used SAP FI to track external segments at a detailed journal transaction level.

A change in External Reporting for operating segments required a project to convert open balances to support new external segment values.

Leveraged a rarely used SAP Profit center & Segment conversion tool that has been used by less than a dozen corporations globally.

Learnt the tool by reading the documentation that was available and ultimately mastered it.

Worked closely with SAP Developers in Waldorf to implement some SAP Notes and configured it in a way to support project needs

A project planned for six months was successfully done in four with full reconciliations and data audits maintained.

Royalty Payments Project:

Migrated SXL legacy Purchaser Lease Acquisition and Disbursement payment System to SAP ECC. Completed well on time and within budget.

Built interfaces from the legacy PLADS Accounting system and interfaces from SAP to external systems like Bank.

Monthly averages: Checks (35,000), Wires/ACH (8,000) for $400 MM a month In payments

Custom mapping of data to support a complex “Royalty statement” as part of a Payment stub to the end customer.

Six months of detailed testing to uncover several situation the bank needed to adapt their processing to support.

New custom Bank Statement Reconciliations Business Process.

Built Custom notices for “Stale checks” (not cashed in 180 days)

Built Custom Escheatment processing for checks not cashed in 360 days.

Others Projects & Enhancements:

Designed & Developed Complex AP Custom Due Date analysis Aging Reports.

Credit Exposure Reports.

Work with BI & BPC on reporting solutions.

Document Splitting at Profit Center Level.

Redefining the Payroll Process.

Reclass SG&A and OPEX Expenses.

Customize the standard DMEE trees for 1099 MISC Reporting to suit company 1099 MISC & S requirements.

ABAP Queries and Reports.

Custom AR Aging Reports, Segment reporting and by Sub Ledger, GL Account, Co Code.

SENIOR IT SPECIALIST& LEAD: WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES Nov 2011- Feb 2014

Global Services: Client Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

SAP – P2P (Procure to Pay) Lead Functional Consultant.

Member of ITGF – Information Technology Global Finance – North America Production Support – Accounts Payable

Initiatives include:

Resolve close critical invoicing and payment production issues.

Document Instructions to Business on reoccurring Production Issues.

Working closely with Business users.

Rank and address issues by priority.

Worked on the design and development of the Invoicing & payment process.

Working towards Business Process Improvement.

Closely monitoring key business process execution cycle in production system.

Working on interfaces and IDOCS.

Providing reporting data and helping to find data as and when required querying multiple tables in lynx SAP and

Writing instructions to users for future reference thereby proposing new report customizations.

Business process documents & Functional design documents.

Worked on the R2R document Harmonization project for Johnson & Johnson.

Reverse Engineered and developed critical process documents for the R2R process.

Expert in Automatic Payment Program, Master data Management, Data Migration, Invoicing,ERS, Invoicing Plan, Sales Tax, Withholding Taxes, Invoice Verification & Resolution of Quantity and Price Mismatches

Excellent trouble shooting capabilities.

Support Intercompany Processes.

Results include:

Resolves high priority issues within SLA timelines.

Process documents and improvement.

Client focused delivery.

Received multiple appreciations from client.

ADVISORY CONSULTANT -GLOBAL BUSINESS SERVICES IBM Aug 2007 – Oct 2011

Client - British Petroleum, Warrenville, IL

One of the world's leading international oil and gas companies,

SAP FICO LEAD & FICO ADVISORY CONSULTANT, BRITISH PETROLEUM- DOWNSTREAM (2010 TO 2011)

Roles and responsibilities include Incident Management, Configuration Specialist, Onsite Liaison, Work Request Manager, and Team Lead. Conducts cross-stream review, participates in technical design meetings, AFT meetings & OOP meetings and Production Support .Drives and delivers multiple project implementations utilizing ASAP methodology:

Initiatives include:

Accounts Receivable Rollout Report: Functional Analysis, Design & Testing.

TAS Upgrade Project: Management & Coordination.

West Of Rockies Debit Billing: Management & Coordination.

Archiving Solution: Functional Analysis, Design & Testing

FIFO Solution: Automate end-to-end steps supporting the calculation, posting, and reporting of existing

Inventory valuation calculations for AIR BP Company Codes. Divestment Project

1099 IRS Reporting Requirement.

Results include:

Resolving high priority issues within SLA timelines.

Delivers root-cause and remediation measures.

Enhanced AP/AR interfaces.

Guides team in compliance with all release management processes.

Created process to capture and document common errors and resolutions.

SME quickly solving production issues.

Identifies scope of changes and allocates resources, determines time and cost estimates, and delivers on-time to client satisfaction.

Instrumental in providing a solution to a long pending archiving issue faced by Americas BSC.

Effective coordination with ABAP team to identify & fix bugs & build code.

Identified and resolved Delivered production memory issue solution.

SAP CONSULTANT BP ALASKA DEPLOYMENT, Anchorage, AK (2009 - 2010)

Fully responsible for FI & Payroll hands-on company code configuration and cross-company code configurations.

Initiatives included: Global company code, controlling area and operating concern, General Ledger posting periods and variants, Parallel Currency configuration, Special Ledger-J2, screen layouts, FI-J2 reconciliations, FBZP configurations for APP, Allocation Structures and Settlement Profiles, Reconciliation Ledger, Statistical Key Figures, Customized payroll programs, Customized reports for J2, FERC & Cost object reporting. Cross-client interfaces. And Workflow process.

Results included:

Instrumental in completing migration of BP Alaska business from SAP instance to PR5 instance, Upstream.

Aligned Alaska business requirements and forward direction in the PR5 North America systems landscape.

Designed and delivered new Payroll solution including burden calculation and processing with secondary allocation processes.

Completed UAT and final regression testing including complex SAP-FICO, SAP- HR and SAP - Payroll interfaces, new to the PR5 footprint.

Created extensive post-go-live enhancement list to improve timesheet interfaces and processes.

Configured FICO module master data and hierarchy maintenance.

Documented and tested all FI, CO, HR and payroll processes.

Documented business processes and procedures.

Interacted with users to build functional specifications.

Successfully delivered within timelines without escalations

SAP ADVISORY CONSULTANT, WORK REQUEST MANAGER, BP-UPSTREAM SUPPORT (2007 to 2009)

Delivered complex high-impact solutions to clients in compliance with business requirements.

Initiatives included:

Translated customer requirements into formal requirements and design documents, established solutions, and led programming, testing, and client delivery and acceptance.

Utilized in-depth knowledge and functional experience to deliver customer solutions.

Prepared time estimates for enhancements and new development.

Analyzed issues and recommended solutions.

Supported FI module interfaces.

Results included:

Successfully supported SAP FI in compliance with all BP processes.

Ensured on-time project delivery.

Received multiple testimonials from BP Executives and Managers.

As WRM, ensured strict adherence to freeze and frost procedures during upgrades.

Translated customer requirements into functional specifications documents, established specific solutions, and led programming and testing to client acceptance and satisfaction.

INTELLIGROUP ASIA PRIVATE LIMITED, INDIA Apr 2005 -July 2007

Provides information technology solutions for corporations and public sector organizations including development, integration, implementation, hosting, and support of ecommerce and enterprise applications.

SAP FI & CO SUPPORT CONSULTANT, Merck Ltd., Japan (2007)

Delivered onsite and offshore functional support.

TEAM LEAD & QUALITY CHAMPION CONSULTANT, Queensland Nickel Industries, Australia (2006 to 2007)

Created Company Code and related components. Integrated with MM module. Established client relationships, ensured process compliance, delivered client reporting, time reporting, and issue management. Managed risk, presented project status to senior management, identified and mentored talent, and guided team performance.

SURAM SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, INDIA 2004 - 2005

SOFTWARE ENGINEER, HEALTH INSURANCE CLIENT

NEUFACTORS, INDIA 2000 - 2004

CONSULTANT, SOFTWARE ENGINEER

CREATIVE COMPUTERS, PVT LTD., INDIA 1999 to 2000

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

MANOJ AND PREM ASSOCIATES, INDIA 1994 to 1999

ACCOUNTING & AUDIT SUPERVISOR

SRI SAI VIDHYA PEETH, INDIA 1984 to 1994

ADMINISTRATION/ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE

Group of Educational Institutions.

SEKHAR AND CO, INDIA 1982 to 1984

ARTICLES TRAINEE & JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

Financial Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

EDUCATION

Master of Commerce, Finance & Accountancy, Osmania University

Bachelor of Commerce, Osmania University

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