SAP FICO CONSULTANT
Phone: 402-***-**** email@example.com
Over 7 years of consulting, technical and functional experience in SAP Finance and Controlling (FICO).
Experience in Full life cycle implementations and upgrade which includes Requirement Analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Go-Live, Maintenance and Production Support.
Successfully implemented 3 Full life cycle projects – worked through the phases of requirement gathering, scope management, process analysis, GAP analysis, Business Blueprint, Realization, Testing, Go-live, post live support and training.
Hands on experience in effective use of ASAP implementation methodology.
Strong Experience in FI General Ledger, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, Asset Accounting.
Experience in CO Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Product Cost Controlling, Internal Order and Profitability Analysis.
SAP FSCM – Biller Direct, GM-GTE Grantee Management, Credit Management and Dispute Management and Collections Management
Expertise in LSMW.
Experienced in testing scenarios such as Integration, Functional, User Acceptance Testing, Performance and End-To-End Testing.
Strong Communication, Analytical and Client Service skills with a High Learning Acumen adopt new Tools and Technologies.
Individual as well team oriented ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Worked Onsite and Offshore environment.
sap fico skills:
General Ledger: Chart of Accounts, Account Groups, GL Master Records, Field Status Groups, Posting Keys, Automatic Account Determination, Sales/Use Tax, VAT, Account Display, Number Ranges, Document Types, Tolerance Groups, Document Splitting and Segment Reporting.
New GL: Document Splitting, Parallel Accounting, Parallel ledgers, Segment reporting.
Accounts Payable: Vendor Groups, Vendor Master Data, House Banks, Bank Accounts, Check Lots, Reason Codes, Automatic Payments, Recurring Entries, Invoices, Credit Memos, AP Information System, Integration with MM.
Accounts Receivable: Customer Groups, Customer Master Data, Billing, Payment Terms, Interest Calculation, Incoming Payments, Dunning, AR Information System, Account Systems, Credit Management, Dunning, Closing Operations, Sales Order and Integration with SD.
Cash Management and Bank Accounting: inbound/outbound process House Banks, Bills of Exchange, Manual & Electronic Bank Statement, Lockbox Processing, electronic funds transfer and Bank statement processing, Exchange Rates, and Translation Ratios, Bank reconciliation and Cash journal.
Asset Accounting: Configuring Asset Master Data, Asset Classes, Chart of Depreciation, Unplanned Depreciation, Depreciation Areas, Depreciation Posting, Acquisition and Retirement of Assets, Assets under Construction and Capitalization of Assets.
Cost Element/Cost Center Accounting: Configuring and customizing the Cost Elements, Costing Sheets, Reconciliation Ledgers, Standard Hierarchy, Cost Centers, Activity Types, Statistical Key Figures, Master Data Groups, Validations and Substitutions, Assessments, Distributions and Reposting, Allocation Cycle and Segment.
Profit Center Accounting: Configuring and customizing the Basic Settings, Maintaining Profit Center Hierarchy, Assignments, CO-Objects to Profit Centers, Distribution and Assessment of Costs, Planning and Development of Reports.
Internal Order: Create Internal Order, Order Type, Settlement and Disbursement of Cost through Assessment Cycle, maintain Settlement Rule, calculation of Accruals.
Product Costing: Product cost planning, Material cost estimate, Maintaining Cost variants, Maintaining Material master data structures for BOM/Routing, Additive Costs, Cost Run, Managing Cost estimate results, Price update, Preliminary costing, Simultaneous Costing.Single level and Multilevel price determination, Periodic Actual costing, Actual cost component split.
Profitability Analysis: PA assessment, reports, forms, derivation rules, characteristics, value field’s maintenance and PA transfer structure. Experience in COPA planning including sales and cost Planning (SOP and AOP).
Integration of FI/CO, SD (VKOA) and MM (OBYC) functional Modules of a Business Module.
SAP R/3 FI, CO, FICA- 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.7, ECC 5.0, ECC 6.0
MM, SD, TM, PM, TSW modules
MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Neoflex, Ad hoc
BW Reporting tools
Report Painter, Report Writer, LSMW, LSMQ
SAP S/4 HANNA
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Finance
Paypal, CA Oct’ 15 – Till date
SAP FICO Business Analyst
Liaison between the development and business teams to discuss and configure efficient solutions.
Configuration of New GL modules with Document splitting, parallel ledgers for various countries according to their requirements.
Configured the Dimension for document splitting with standard rule, Configured two parallel ledgers for Local accounting requirements. Assigned Ledgers in Asset accounting for different depreciation areas.
Configured the Real time CO-FI integration along with Profit centers, Business areas
Worked on New GL reports along with Fast close at period end
Worked on designing solutions, analysing business processes and identifying improvements in SAPIS-U Device Management/ IS-U Billing/ IS-U FICA/MM/SAP FICO modules
Configured Lock Box accounts that are referenced in customer master records and used by invoices as part of remit-to information. Defined control parameters that are used by the Lock Box Processing program, Bank statement processing, and Exchange Rates.
Created and maintained master data for GL, PCA, and CCA.
Account Receivable (AR): Tested FI-AR scenarios as an order to cash, Customer master data maintenance, full, partial, residual incoming payments, invoice posting and AR reporting.
Accounts Payable (AP): Automatic Payment Program (FBZP, F110) and bank determination
Worked on creation of new House banks, bank accounts (FI12)
Maintained clearing accounts for inter-company postings.
Analyzing the flow of Integration between FICA with R/3 system while transferring the data
Extensively worked on SAP TM S4 HANA and its functional process flows. Attended couple of trainings and completed basic end to end configuration and Shipper process flow on SAP TM S4 HANA 1709. Also updated the understanding on SLOC and SAP HANA.
Expertise in TM queue clearing, order integration and post processing frame work. Resolved and brought permanent solution for nearly 100+ integration error messages on PPO2- Post processing frame work.
Build processes utilizing already-selected tools of HP Quality Center, Load Runner, SAP TAO, SAP TDMS, SAP ChaRM, and SAP Solution Manager
Treasury: Worked on Manual Bank Statement (MBS), Electronic Bank Statement (EBS). Created transaction types, account symbols, defined posting rules, created keys for posting rules
Cost Center Accounting: Configured Cost Centers necessary for CO-CCA and maintained them in Standard Hierarchy. Defined and maintained Activity Types and Statistical Key Figures needed for CO-CCA. Maintained default account assignments and automatic account assignments.
Profit Centre (CO-PCA): Master data setting, material master assignment, setting control parameters, number range assignment, maintained profit center derivation rules for balance sheet accounts. Maintained standard and alternate hierarchies of profit centers.
Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), created the Operating concern, configured costing based profitability analysis. Defined and configured the reporting characteristics, value field, profitability segments used in profitability analysis
Plan, budget, identify, obtain, and record all funding related to received grants by GM-GTE Grantee Management
Resolved day to day production support issues from all sub modules of FI (GL, AR, AP, AA), CO (CCA, PCA, COPA), TSW (Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench) FSCM (Dispute Management & Collection
Worked on RMCA CI configuration of convergent invoicing and Convergent charging Billable items (BIT's) processed and uploaded to RMCA.
Managed testing team, and HP SAP TAO testing for SAP ECC 6.0 project including Solution Manager for testing Supply Chain Logistics Maintenance Finance modules (TM module) in SAP.
User Acceptance Testing, Integration testing (GUI applications) and SQL commands for testing
Worked with the ABAP resource’s developing layouts and testing them.
Prepared configuration documentation and end user documentation of all the Processes and also provided Project support, troubleshooting, and improving various SAP PLM interfaces for the MM Modules
Provided end user training.
Post production support for the Go-Live system
Cognizant Technologies Solutions, NJ Aug’ 13 – SEP’ 15
SAP FICO Consultant
Involved in Full Life Cycle Implementation of the project; including blue-print preparation, configuration, end-user training and go-live phases.
Followed ASAP methodology in implementing the project, Involved in test phases i.e. unit testing, integration testing. Provided user training in the modules of FI and CO.
Responsible for SAP RMCA - FICA module involving Credit Card Applications.
Effective use of BPEM for Device Management exceptions (implausible meter readings and more).
Resolving Application support issues in Device Management and Plant Maintenance business processes.
Worked towards stabilizing the system by resolving high, low and medium priority incidents on AP, AR and GL as well as FSCM- mainly in Credit Management and Dispute Management.
Worked on Dispute Management functionality including creating dispute cases, forwarding of disputes and clearing disputes
Extensively Worked on Standard SAP TM Order scheduling functionality for high value 3M customer facing dating requirements. Also generated custom table in ERP which is replica of TM scheduling methodology for 3M client (for specific countries) which reduced 60% of scheduling performance.
Technically advanced on SAP SD & SAP MM. Worked with support projects for more than a year which brought in-depth knowledge on SAP TM at the initial stage, since SAP SD & MM are base for SAP TM.
Product Costing (COPC): Configuring material cost estimate with and without quantity structure, maintained settlement structures, configuring variance calculations and WIP calculation, integrating COPC with SD, MM and COPA, cost variants, valuation variants
Worked in delivering test services to the program including test planning, specification, development, execution, and defect management activities.
Developed and created Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Scenarios.
Created Automated Test Scripts to test the functionality of the application using SAP TAO and QTP
Performed Functional testing, Black box testing, GUI testing, Back-end testing and Regression testing.
General Ledger (FI-GL):
Configuration of FI global settings, Configured company code, Created GL accounts, Defined posting keys, maintained field status variants and assigned to company code, screen variants for document entry as per business specifications and tested the configuration in various scenarios..
Configured the settings in GL area, such as creating G/L master data, open item clearing.
Accounts Payables & Receivable (FI – AP/AR):
Customer account groups, terms of payment, tolerance limits for customer payments, special GL indicators, dunning, and down payments.
Configured revenue integration with SD and credit management with dynamic check of the credit limit at the time of sales order.
Configuration for the creation of A/R invoices and posting of manual incoming payments with differences.
Process Payment advices to clear customer open items through automatic processing of batch input sessions.
Setting up of own payment methods, payment files and advices through change in SAP scripts
Configuration and creation of house banks, bank accounts and assignment of these accounts to a check lot. Configured automatic payment program for out-going payments in A/P.
Configured payment terms, over-due interest calculations, cash discounts and automatic clearing of line items.
Involved in the support and users trainings.
Integration with MM and SD:
Configured FI-MM integration interface in the areas of enterprise structure, Automatic postings for MM through OBYC, Defined required GL accounts for various transaction keys.
Configured FI-SD integration interface in the area of Enterprise Structure, and Revenue accounts determination through VKOA, mapping required GL accounts to the account keys.
Unit Testing & Integration Testing – Using HQ & TAO testing of FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AA, CO-CCA, CO-PC.
Coordinated and completed end to end integration testing & regression testing SAP LEX modules, where I was accountable to complete GTS, TM, EWM functional flow
UBS, NY Sep’11 – Jul’ 13
SAP Business Analyst
As a Consultant responsible for requirements assessments, gap identification, creating design.
Documents, configuration, execution of test scenarios and planning and scheduling of assigned work (Full Cycle Implementation).
Supporting day to day business operations for the SAP IS-U Device Management/Billing/FICA/FICO/MM modules
Created user stories and gathered customer requirements, prioritized those and authored PRD for SAP API Management-In Cloud solution
Create GL, element and assignment to COPA and GR55
Maintain COPA derivation rules
Documented Test Plan, Test Cases and Test Procedure using Business requirements document and Functional requirements document of the system
Working on SAP application using Business Process Framework using SAP TAO, QTP and QC.
Provided Support for issues with SAP GUI, SNC and SSO and its trouble shooting.
Handled support incidents Settlement related queries and incident. Issues related to VIM posting against TM settlement.
Experience in RMCA design of function specs and UAT testing of all End-to-End business processes.
Blue Print Phase:
Participated in blue print workshops to understand requirements and complete fit and gap assessments and prepared global template to use for future rollouts.
During business study, extensively conducted demos and created proto types to demonstrate the functionality to the larger groups to get better understand business process.
Suggested best practices to the client to minimize the cost and maintenance during production support.
Extensively involved in preparing configuration documentation and walking through the configuration settings with the client, Client was very curios to understand all configuration nodes in IMG settings, during walk through process used my best knowledge and judgment while giving details of various nodes in IMG settings.
Responsible for design and build of new G/L configuration which includes assigning company code to fiscal year variant, controlling area, credit control area. Defining document splitting methods, document type for document splitting, characteristics, and rules. Define accounting principles for parallel accounting. Activate nonleading ledgers. Define financial statement version.
Configured FI MM and FI SD integration.
Created functional specification of GR/IR workflow that includes a mix of the Universal Work-list within workflow.
Designed and created trial balance report using my SAP report painter tool.
Created validation rules for posting a document on certain accounts, a specific transaction type has to be filled in order to be able to comply with the consolidation / reporting requirements in this validation.
Have prepared functional specification for the currency exchange rate report which will be used to verify uploads to the currency table and highlight significant rate fluctuations between periods.
Prepared all test scripts and supervised business parts while executing them.
Responsible for all configuration like document number range, posting keys, payment methods, automatic payment program, prepayment, vendor tolerances, activating workflow for invoice block, bar code functionality to support incoming invoice process.
Preparation of CT (component test) scripts to test the configuration changes and help client business partner to execute the scripts and fixed any defects as part of testing.
Suggestion of best practices for the smooth execution of the business processes.
Extensively worked with offshore team on RICEF objects. Responsible for developing functional specifications for global invoice upload using various templates.
Worked on GR/IR workflow to send mails to vendors/buyers to update the status on invoices received/ goods received.
Responsible for activating bar code recording functionality for incoming invoice and preparing functional specification for bar code report to list invoices with bar code numbers.
Creation of functional specifications for user specific enhancements particularly to meet Europe requirements.
Created interface functional specification to upload freight invoices. Freight invoices were crucial for the business so inorder to have controlled monitor on the freight invoices, designed and developed freight GR/IR workflow and notifications.
Created validations and substitutions rules to meet business requirements in FI and AP.
Configured the Asset Classes, Integration with Purchasing and Assets under Construction.
Structured and Valuated Fixed Assets and Alterations during Use, and Asset Retirement.
Worked on Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation Areas, Inter Company Assets Transfers and Balance Carry Forward.
Understanding and analyzing the existing company policy for maintenance of assets such as depreciation strategies, transfer methods, retirement and suggested best SAP methodologies for the asset maintenance in the organization including the project accounting process.
Prepared the Process Definition Documentation.
Testing & Go-Live:
Lead and train client business & technical personnel in preparation of functional and technical development test scripts. Coordinate test teams particularly in FI and MM integration areas.
Involved in preparation of CT (Component Test) plans and AT (Assembly Test Scripts) and lead team of two persons in execution of test scripts.
Track & Manage defects using Quality Center (HP quality center) - Identify appropriate personnel to take ownership of the defects, and follow up on defect resolution & fixes. Report the status of data defects on daily basis to Defect Management Team.
Tata Tele Services Pvt LTD, India Apr’10 – Aug’11
SAP FICO Consultant
Work with accounting team in the day-to-day operations of the accounting department.
Responsible for the end-to-end processing of the accounts payable function.
Prepare reporting, Provide guidance and support to A/P team members.
Dealing with escalated payable issues, both internal and external.
Identifying areas for process improvement lead the implementation of new process and using GAAS Standards for audit process compliance.
Specific Accountabilities of Accounts Payable:
Processing of Purchase Orders and NON Purchase orders into SAP
Posting Journal and Ledger Accounts
Creation of Vendor maintenance Accounts
Execution of payments to Vendors through SAP
Preparing Business Analysis report and Financial Analysis Reports
Making payments to vendor on time through process of Payment Run on daily basis
Cross training with other accounting staff and provide backup/support for other accounting functions (Accounts Receivable and Fixed Assets) as needed.
Prepare month end Accounts Payable accrual and other reporting as needed.
Interact with vendors for necessary documents and payment related queries.