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SAP FICO Functional Analyst

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
January 23, 2018

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Anowarul Azim

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SAP FICO Functional Analyst


-SAP FICO Functional Analyst with 10+ years of extensive experience of the SAP products configuration, implementation involving two complete life cycle projects with successful go-lives.

-Solid understanding of business processes in Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Controlling, Budgeting and Profitability management reporting, policies and workflows.

-Hands on experience in ASAP Methodology which includes Project Preparation, Blueprint, Realization, Final Preparation, Go-Live and Support. Gathering business requirement, preparing Functional Specification.

-Performs Unit, Regression Testing and integration testing and followed by cut over and go-live.

-Support SAP FICO production system, maintains SLA, manage defects and new requirements through ABAP developers.

-Strong understanding of Change Management process for transition period resulting in adoption and realization of change.

-Excellent communication skills, strong presentation and demonstrating skills, confident, articulate and professional speaking abilities.

-Industry of exposure: Fast Moving Consumer Goods.

Technical Skill:

-Functional knowledge in SAP FICO, General Ledger and Sub-Ledger, organization level in SAP Finance

-Configuration of Organizational structure, Chart of Accounts.

-Accounts Payable and Receivable process (AP, AR), configuration of Vendor and Customer Master

-Asset Management process including Configuration of Chart of Depreciation, Asset Class, Asset procurement, Capitalization, Depreciation and Asset retirement.

-Deep and thorough understanding of FI/CO integration with SD, MM etc

-SAP Controlling Area – Cost Element, Cost Center, Product Costing, Profitability Analysis.

-Internal Order (IO) and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for budget maintenance in SAP

-Expertise in Microsoft SQL queries, RDBMS design and maintenance, SDLC methodology, Object Oriented Programming

Professional Experiences:

UNILEVER, Bangladesh

SAP FICO Functional Analyst 2011- 2017

Unilever is a UK based Fast Moving Consumer Goods multinational global company, which produce and market consumer products.

-Implemented full life cycle of SAP project. The duration was 18 months, 12 Million dollar budget and comprised of 80+ people from different countries and organizations. Through fit gap workshop identified the gaps between SAP and business process, mitigate the gaps through preparing functional specifications, stake holder’s sign-off, system development and testing, cut over and go-live. Resulted 50% reduction in trade return and reduced biased error in forecasting from 10% to 4% within first year of implementation. Received Chairman Award for flawless SAP implementation.

-Performed SAP FICO Functional Analyst and Business Analyst role for more than 500 users across the organization

-Worked with Sales & Distribution team for 300+ invoices per day and Material Management Team for daily 1000+ Purchase Orders to integrate with SAP Finance module.

-Managed SAP controlling area, Product Costing and CO-PA. Supported month end and year SAP closing process.

-Supported SAP integration with Distributors Management Systems and associated Mobile application for maintaining SAP Materials harmonization with DMS application and interfaced distributor’s claim management through AR process.

-Sales automation project’s duration was two years, comprised of 50+ people from different organizations and the budget was 1.5 Million dollar. Identified the sales process, got sign-off from stake holders, led the system development, testing and followed by cut over and go live. This has improved company sales through improving outlet wise average sales from 4 products to 7 products per sales call within a year. Received Chairman Award for successful implementation of Sales Process Digitization.

-Managed Stake holders including cross functional senior management, to partner for IT system implementation

-By leading a team of 30 IT people, implemented IT systems to automate sales, finance and supply chain processes.

Anowarul Azim

647-***-**** ■ ■

Unilever, India

SAP Finance Functional Analyst 2008 - 2010

-Responsible for FICO as part of SAP project. The project duration was two years and the budget was 25 Million dollar. Through the fit gap workshop identified the gaps between SAP and business process, mitigate the gaps through preparing functional specifications, stake holder’s sign-off, system development and testing, cut over and go-live. The project was comprised of 30+ people in FICO track from different third party software organizations.

-Handled the Change Management for post go-live of IT systems for the transition period resulting in adoption and realization of the change

-Managed Post-Go-Live support for FICO track, handled SAP Finance tickets/issues, provide analysis of the root cause and solution to the Users.

-Responsible for SAP Project System, Asset Accounting, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable process.

-Coordinated SAP technical upgrade project and Disaster Recovery test for finance modules.

-Managed the interfaces between SAP and the external Bank system to automate payment process.

-Implemented IT systems to establish automation and control on financial processes resulted to zero duplication payment.

-By leading a team of 25+ people, implemented various projects in SAP FICO track

Unilever, Bangladesh

Systems Analyst 1996 - 2007

-Developed and implemented Distributor Management System to automate secondary sales process, automated distributor’s claim which has improved distributor’s working capital 30% in the first year of implementation.

-Managed SQL server maintenance to support dataware house, performance tuning, backup / restore, SQL server optimization.

-Handled system implementation from Blueprinting, Functional specification, Realization, final preparation to Go-Live. Managed change management through end-users training.

Education and Certification:

-Oracle 9i-DBA, Bangladesh, 2007

-Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh


-Canadian Workplace Communication, Ryerson University, Canada 2017

-Effective Business Partnering, India 2012

-SAP FICO Training, India 2008

-Leadership Foundation Course, Indonesia 2004

-Training on Data warehouse technology, UK 2001

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