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Sap FICO Consultant with ABAP knowledge

Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Posted:
August 30, 2017

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Kiran Chopade

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Over ** years of experience in the Information Technology industry, which includes over 13+ years of thorough experience in SAP FICO functional consulting as well as ABAP knowledge.

Experience in all phases of SAP project life cycle in various areas of FICO module such as, SAP AP Payment process, i.e., payment runs, payment methods, etc. SAP Vendor 1099 reporting configuration including DMEE, Experience configuring house banks in SAP R3: SAP House Bank setup, SAP Electronic Bank Statement (EBS), SAP Lockbox interface, Experience with SAP EDI mapping, EDI/XML interfaces between SAP and third-part banks, Asset Accounting, Banking, Travel, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Customs Program, Customs Reports, HPQC LSMW and Vertex. Experience working on a large program, understanding project governance and working with a cross-functional/technical team, Experienced in all aspects of design, configuration, and testing, Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Extensive experience with analysis, design, development, customizations and implementation of software applications including ERP applications.

Proficient in analyzing and translating business requirements to technical requirements and architecture.

A dedicated individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels

Experience in leading and managing teams. Handled multiple roles - Project Lead, Team Lead, ERP Systems Analyst, Subject Matter Expert.

A highly motivated, energetic, and professional team player with excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to deliver assignments well within timeframe

Awarded with Certificate of Excellence for outstanding performance at Rapidigm India Ltd

Skill Set

ERP: SAP 4.5B, 4.6 ECC 5, 6 version

Functional Modules: SAP FICO

RDBMS: Oracle 8.1, MS-SQL Server 6.5/7.0, MS Access 2000

Languages: ABAP, Java, Oracle SQL, Progress 4GL,

O/S: Windows 7, 95/ 98/ 2000/ XP, DOS

Processes: IBM’s QMS (Quality Management System)

Education:

Bachelor’s in Commerce - Pune University, India

Masters of Computer Management - Pune University India

Professional Experience

Oct 14 – Till date, Sr Advisory Consultant -SAP IBM India for Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee WI)on H1-B

Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

Work with Business Analyst in translating business requirements into Functional Requirements Document and to Detailed Design Documents.

Develops proof of concepts to demonstrate proposed technical solutions.

To resolve the tickets logged into the helpdesk on day to day basis and provide necessary user guidance.

Get the enhancement requirement from the business and work on change requests. Attend team and business meetings on regular basis to review issues and performance.

SLA has been monitored based on the resolution time and priority of the issues.

Interact with the users for obtaining clarifications etc., Provide solutions to day-to-day problems in the business process related to SAP - FICO Module

Provide weekly status updates to your line manager with key risk and issues highlighted

Work with business users and department heads to develop new processes and independently recommend improvements and simplifications

Work on enhancements customization of system based on client’s requirements.

Guiding the programmers for program developments and enhancements.

Lead analysis sessions, gather requirements and write specification and functional design documents for enhancements and customization.

Coordinating with Offshore team.

Apr 12 – Sep 14, Team Lead Air Products IBM India Pvt Ltd

Air Products touches the lives of consumers around the globe in positive ways every day. With over 20,000 employees and operations in more than 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semiconductors. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and services

My role is to resolve the tickets logged into the helpdesk on day to day basis and provide necessary user guidance. Get the enhancement requirement from the business and work on change requests. Attend team and business meetings on regular basis to review issues and performance.

Cultivates and demonstrates industry-specific business process knowledge and familiarity with relevant enterprise, business unit, and functional strategies, objectives, and plans.

Deliver new and complex high quality solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements.

Demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex solutions to lay persons, demonstrate smart design techniques and mentor other team members.

Responsible for managing scope, planning, tracking, change control, aspects of the project.

SLA has been monitored based on the resolution time and priority of the issues.

Develops proof of concepts to demonstrate proposed technical solutions.

Interact with the users for obtaining clarifications etc., Provide solutions to day-to-day problems in the business process related to SAP - FICO Module.

Work on enhancements customization of system based on client’s requirements.

Guiding the programmers for program developments and enhancements.

Environment: SAP ECC 6

Team Size : 125+

Aug 11 – Mar 12, Team Lead General Motors IBM India Pvt Ltd

Holden's Vehicle Operations produce 42 models from four vehicle body styles for domestic and export customers. For the Australian market, the facility produces the Commodore range of sedans, Sportwagon and Ute together with Caprice long-wheel base luxury vehicles. HVO includes a press plant and metal assembly operation, body hardware facility, paint shop, plastics operation, body assembly and vehicle assembly operations. From 2011 the Adelaide plant will also begin production of the Cruze, a new small fuel efficient global vehicle, which has also helped grow Holden's expertise in small vehicle engineering and manufacturing:

Work with Business Analyst in translating business requirements into Functional Requirements Document and to Detailed Design Documents

Lead analysis sessions, gather requirements and write specification and functional design documents for enhancements and customization; Analyze product impact

Coordinate and communicate tasks with developers

Ensure that development is performed as per requirements

Communicate activities/progress to project managers, business development, business analysts and clients

Environment: SAP ECC6

Team Size : 80+

Feb 11 – Aug 11, Sr IT Consultant Crayola (Easton, PA) Fujitsu Consulting India Ltd

Crayola is a color company. It has called Easton, Pennsylvania its home since the early 1900s. Today, the company's world headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located there. In 1984, Crayola became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards and has since played the lead role in Hallmark's personal development strategies. Its USA one of the leading color company

My role is to resolve the tickets logged into the helpdesk on day to day basis and provide necessary user guidance. Get the enhancement requirement from the business and work on change requests. Attend team and business meetings on regular basis to review issues and performance.

SLA has been monitored based on the resolution time and priority of the issues.

Interact with the users for obtaining clarifications etc., Provide solutions to day-to-day problems in the business process related to SAP - FICO Module

Work on enhancements customization of system based on client’s requirements.

Guiding the programmers for program developments and enhancements

Environment: SAP ECC 6

Oct 10 – Feb 11, SAP FICO Consultant Crayola (Easton, PA) Fujitsu America Inc

Crayola is a color company. It has called Easton, Pennsylvania its home since the early 1900s. Today, the company's world headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located there. In 1984, Crayola became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards and has since played the lead role in Hallmark's personal development strategies. Its USA one of the leading color company

My role is to resolve the tickets logged into the helpdesk on day to day basis and provide necessary user guidance. Get the enhancement requirement from the business and work on change requests. Attend team and business meetings on regular basis to review issues and performance.

SLA has been monitored based on the resolution time and priority of the issues.

Interact with the users for obtaining clarifications etc., Provide solutions to day-to-day problems in the business process related to SAP - FICO Module

Work on enhancements customization of system based on client’s requirements.

Guiding the programmers for program developments and enhancements

Coordinating with Offshore team.

Environment: SAP ECC 6

Apr 04 – Oct 10, Sr IT Consultant Fujitsu Consulting India Ltd

Sierra Southwest Cooperative Services, Inc., was formed in 2001 to better serve its customers in a changing energy marketplace Previously, the company had been known as Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., (AEPCO) a generation and transmission cooperative serving Arizona customers since 1960. In 1999, the company decided to restructure. AEPCO became the generation cooperative; Southwest Transmission Cooperative, Inc., became the transmission cooperative, and Sierra became the energy services and human resources cooperative

SAP Upgrade (Technical) to ECC 6.0 (Client site - Tucson, AZ)

Role : Project Lead

June 2010 to Oct 2010

Prepared upgrade road map & blue print.

Created / Presented training documents to for upgarde

Was also involved in Testing activites alsong with user.

Keeping log of Issue arised during Testing of each environment & make sure it got resolved.

Having weekly meeting with client to make sure we are on right schedule.

Cordinating with offshore team to get the development and testing done.

Jan 10 –May 10 Siera Southwest

Responsibilities included interacting with client’s business process team; collect all the business requirements create functional and technical specifications

Analyzed the existing system for, AS-IS study, did a profound GAP analysis and successfully designed and mapped the TO-BE system on SAP at client’s site, gathered functional requirements through user workshops, and participation in process improvement teams.

Handling day to day issue from client site. Assigning the same to concern person.

Examined the company’s document flow vis-à-vis SAP process flow and recommended suitable validation procedures for documents at header, line item and whole document level.

Analysed the business requirements, determined organizational structures and classified business units/locations as company codes, business areas and profitability centres.

Preparing WSR, Issue logs, Status update to Management.

Environment: SAP 5

Jun 09 – Dec 09, Pelican (Torrence, CA)

Pelican Products is a global manufacturer of advanced lighting systems, rugged protector cases and shipping containers with annual sales in excess of US $300 million. Our facilities include 6 manufacturing plants, 6 distribution centers and numerous sales offices around the world

Working as a SAP FI/CO Consultant

Working on the project where the scope was to provide Offshore support to SAP-FI, CO, SD, MM, PP & ABAP.

Interacting with client’s Business Process team, collecting all the business requirements, and creating functional specifications

Carrying out the analysis, mapping into SAP, configuration, implementation, testing and support for implementation of GL, AR, AP and AA modules of FI

Devloped ABAP reports as per client requirements.

Good understating of Technical knowledge.

Conducting conference call with the client as an when required

SAP R/3 ECC6 (FI, GL, AR, AP, AA)

Environment: ECC 6

Sep 08 – May 09, Sanyo UK (Client site : London, UK & Munich, Germany)

SAP Rollout

Working as a Team Lead

Did rollout for Germany, France, Spain, Sweden.

The scope of work would involve configuration, data migration, testing and documentation of the same, documentation of end user training procedures and preparation of training manuals, post-implementation review and functional troubleshooting

Understanding of current business processes, legacy system and organization structure to match the client's requirement in SAP system. Partly involved in the live implementation project during the realization phase to configure FI and CO business components, document and customize the processes of the general accounting, customers, suppliers, assets.

Interacting with client’s Business Process team, collecting all the business requirements, and creating functional specifications

Carrying out the analysis, mapping into SAP, configuration, implementation, testing, and support for implementation of GL, AR, AP, and AA modules of FI and PCA CCA and PA

Responsible for testing of Core FI/CO, GL, AP, AR, AA, Bank reconciliation, FI & MM integration FI & SD CCA,PCA, PC and ABAP Developments.

SAP 4.7 ver

Environment: SAP 4.7

Mar 08 – Aug 08 Baramati Agro Ltd

SAP Implementation

Working as a SAP FI/CO Consultant

Did requirement gahtering by having meeting with client core team member to understand their busineess

Working on the project where the scope was is to discuss with client about their current system to understand it and to come up with the solutions andmap their business into SAP.

Interacting with client’s Business Process team, collecting all the business requirements, and creating functional specifications

Carrying out the analysis, mapping into SAP, configuration, implementation, testing, and support for implementation of GL, AR, AP, and AA modules of FI and PCA, CCA, COPA Product costing.

Responsible for testing of Core FI/CO, GL, AP, AR, AA, Banks, FI & MM integration, FI & SD integration and ABAP Developments

Environment: ECC 6

Nov 07 – Mar 08 Albemarle (Houston, Texas)

SAP Support

Working as a SAP FI/CO Consultant

Working on the project where the scope was to provide Offshore support to SAP-FI, CO, SD, and MM

Interacting with client’s Business Process team, collecting all the business requirements, and creating functional specifications

Carrying out the analysis, mapping into SAP, configuration, implementation, testing, and support for implementation of GL, AR, AP, and AA modules of FI

Conducting conference call with the client as an when required

SAP R/3 4.6 (FI, GL, AR, AP, AA)

Aug 07 – Oct 07 North West Natural Gas (Portland, Oregon)

Working as with US Team and Indian for a SAP ECC6 Financials implementation project including FI (AP, AR, GL, AA).

Being responsible for project plan including resources and budget, providing weekly status to client, and coordinating all activities with business process owners

Working as a Finance Lead and responsible for gathering all US fiscal and regulatory requirements for all Financial Modules, analyzing and designing the localized solution, finalizing blueprint deliverables, and presenting the design to all business process owners for sign-off.

Connfigured Accounts Payable payment program, house banks, Check Management, payment methods, and check printing functions.

Created and added vendor master records, transactional data, and purchase orders

Prepared and conducted an Accounts Payable workshop for the Accounts Payable project team

Ensured overall quality, consistency, completeness, and timeliness of team deliverables

SAP ECC6.0 (FI, GL, AR, AP, AA, Check Mgmt)

Sep 04 – Jul 07 Fluor Corporation (Irving, CA)

SAP Support

Responsibilities included interacting with client’s business process team; collect all the business requirements create functional and technical specifications.

Configured Company Code, Currency, Cross company codes, Jurisdiction Code, GL accounts, Account determination, Field Status Groups, Account Groups, Document types, Customer and Document number ranges, Terms of payment, Account assignment, and Tolerance groups, Tax config, Bank master data, MM master data, SD master data.

Responsible for testing of Core FI/CO, GL, AP, AR, Banking, FI & MM integration FI & SD and ABAP Developments

Configured Linear currency translation

Configured Automatic payment program for various countries

Configured FI Validation and substitution rules

Directly responsible for planning, configuration, implementation and testing operation

Timely & defect free deliverables

Process definition for new processes as well as alteration of existing processes

Conduct daily Conference call with the client

Also worked onsite for project

SAP R/3 (FI, GL, AR, AP, AA, FI-SD, FI-MM, Banking)

Aug 04 – Sep 04 Smith & Nephew (Memphis, Tennessee)

SAP Support Development

Responsible for Designing and Developing customized classic and Interactive reports, and BDC

Worked on development of ABAP Reports for HR, FI, and MM Module

Core team member for Performance tuning.

SAP 4.7 ver

May 04 – Aug 04 : Triquint Semiconductor Inc (Hillsboro, Oregon)

SAP Support Development

Involved in development of ABAP Classical Reports, Interactive ALV Reports, Module Pool

Involved in development of ABAP SAP Script

Jan 02 – Mar 04, Software Consultant, Elan IT Solution

Aug 04- Sep04, Jazira Enterprise (India) Pvt Ltd.

Developed online Indent submission, Indent approval, Proposal submission, and Proposal approval for Jazira Enterprises (India) Pvt. Ltd. This is a franchise organization of Saudi Aramco situated in the Middle East. Jazira Enterprises was a principal supplier of fuel. Role in the Project as Programmer was

Development of Online registration form for their Vendors, to enable them to submit online proposals, using ASP, SQL Server, DHTML, HTML, CSS, Java Script.

Designing and Developing Website to enable online submission of information, using ASP, SQL Server, DHTML, HTML, CSS, Java Script

Vehicle Servicing System and Stock

Maintains Vehicle history, Vehicle complain i.e. creating Job card also maintaining Stock for the spares parts according to Vehicle Type, Vehicle company and Vehicle Model for easy retrieval.

Kept track of Customer Payments.

Employee/Mechanic Addition, Modification, Deletion.

Generating Bill for the customer, their balance Payment report date wise as well as all together.

Report for stock according to Vehicle Type, Vehicle Company and Vehicle Model.

Report for Business done date wise, provided Help for each topic

Environment: VB 6.0 and MS Access / SQL Server

Real Estate System - Estate Agents

Maintains Property, Customer details.

Kept search criteria according to Location wise, Property Type, and Purpose of Property wise to see the property details.

Keeps track of property shown to each customer and payment of customer.

Generate Location wise, Property Type wise, Purpose of Property wise report.

Shows the list of customer whose agreement expiry date has over.

Also shows list of customer whose agreement is going to get expire i.e. 15 days in advance.

Customer balances over all and date wise.

Provided Help for each topic.

Environment: VB 6.0 and MS Access / SQL Server

Travels System – Travels

Maintains Owner Vehicle details and Supplier’s and their vehicle details with their trip rate.

Keeps track of Agents to whom the owner is supplying the vehicle.

Keeps track of Each Trip with their details. i.e how many trip has been done in between the selected date.

Maintains agreement with company on monthly basics. Their trip daily trip details.

Maintains Vehicle history, Vehicle complain i.e creating Job card also maintaining Stock for the spares parts according to Vehicle Type, Vehicle company and Vehicle Model for easy retrieval.

Keeps track of Customer Payments, Company payments, Agents payments, Supplier Payments and Salary for Staff.

Maintains drivers salary according to their Trips.

Generating Bill for the customer, their balance Payment report dates wise as well as over all.

Report for Business done date wise, provided Help for each topic

Environment: VB 6.0 and MS Access / SQL Server

References: Available upon request



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