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Sap Management

New York City, New York, United States
April 18, 2019

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Arunkumar Varadharaju 617-***-**** /


** ***** ********* *** ************** experience: project management, change management, regional roll-out/implementation management, manufacturing and S&OP functional consulting, data conversion and security design expertise. Have led all phases of multiple full length implementations from Project Prep, Blueprinting, Realization, Final Prep and Go-Live. Have also led post-live improvement and rescue efforts, focused on process improvement, process excellence and operational discipline.


High energy professional with excellent communication skills, strong project management discipline honed by Management & Technology Consulting experience, and the ability to lead teams to successfully complete their goals.

Specialties: SAP S/4HANA & ECC Implementations - Multiple project deployment of Finance Transformation - Consolidation System Automation - Business Process Re-engineering - Operation Management, SAP FI/CO - SAP FSCM /TRM, Simple Finance - S/4 HANA Finance. Industry experience includes: Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Aerospace, Sports & Media, Financial Institutions and Manufacturing. Holds a MBA in Finance, BS in Finance & Accounting.


Experienced in Agile, Activate, Launch, ASAP, and project deployment methodologies

In-depth knowledge and experience in SAP FICO & S/4 HANA Finance implementation encompassing six projects, three of which are full implementation cycles from Blue Printing to Realization and Go Live.

Strong skills in Implementation and Configuration of New General Ledger (New GL), Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounts Payable (AP), Asset Accounting (AA), Treasury and Cash Management(TR-CM), Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Internal Orders (IO), Profit Center Accounting (PCA), Profitability Analysis (COPA), Product Costing, Project System (PS) and Investment Management (IM) Money Market, In-house Cash (IHC), Dispute Management, Biller Direct, Credit Management.

Experience in configuration of Automatic Payment Run (APP), Lockbox, Electronic Bank Statement (EBS), (SWIFT, BAI and Multi-cash formats), SEPA, Check Printing and Cash Management including Cash Position Liquidity forecast and Cash concentration.

Configuration and Support of Period End Activities involving Foreign Currency Valuation, Accrual and Recurring Entries, Dunning and Depreciation Run

Expertise in implementation of SAP Treasury - Money Market, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Securities, Debt Management, Market Risk Management and Credit Risk Management.

Expert in preparation of reports using SAP Query and Report writer/Report Painter.

Strong working knowledge on Sales & Distribution - Orders, Billing, Credit Management, Revenue Recognition (RR), Plants abroad, Rebate/Sales Deals Processing & Settlement.

Experience in Open Text Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) and Workflow set up.

Experience in customization related to integration between FI/CO & Logistics Modules (SD, PP & MM).

Experience in preparation of Test Plan, Test scenarios and Test Scripts.

Expert in Data Migration from Legacy System to SAP R/3 using Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW), ECATT, EDI and IDOC.

Strong working experience on Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements, Forms and Workflows (RICEFW).


Integration of SAP FICO with Procure to Pay (P2P), Order to Cash (OTC), Plant maintenance (PM), Payroll, Travel Management, Production Planning etc.

Integration with MM, PP and SD: Integration of FI with MM, PP and SD modules, Inventory movement related account, Billing and Revenue account determination, Interfaces design and testing.


UN (UNICEF), New York, NY Mar 2018 - Till Date

SAP Finance & FSCM Lead

Configured the system for Accounts Payable and Cash Management Modules.

Configuration and implementation of the Market Risk / Credit Risk / Portfolio Analyzer

Configuration and implementation of classic Cash Management on ERP / Cash Management

Configuration and implementation of the Elec. Bank statement

Train and develop super users for Treasury related Financial Accounting processes and best practices

Involved in the integration of Treasury with third party solutions for SAP.

Involved to conduct complex and interactive solutioning workshops

Demonstrated leadership skills (organization, manage details, communication, and manage multiple priorities)

Configured Bank Communication Management (BCM) related process.

Configured In-House Cash (IHC) related process.

ABAP developments and debugging for minor customizations.

Involved in the configuration and implementation of the components of the Transaction Manager including Hedge Management and Accounting.

Adapts existing methods and procedures to create alternative solutions to moderately complex problems

Experience and knowledge of configuring Funds Management/Grants Management touch points with other modules, including Financial Accounting, Controlling, Project Systems, Materials Management, and HCM (Personnel Management, Payroll, and Org Management).

Created Organizational structure and master data - Funds centre and commitment item, Funds, functional area, budget structure, funded program, Grantor, grant, expenditure and revenue types, grantor program

Implement BCS (Budget Control System) - budget planning, budget categories and budget types, budget versions, and budget transfers.

Developed Budget/cash desk - Availability control, Earmarked funds, orders, cover eligibility, integration with the modules MM, FI, HR, CO, PS, cash desk business transactions, fiscal year change.

Developed billing using calculation of grants from the sponsor.

L’ORÉAL PARIS, New York, NY Nov 2017 – Mar 2018

Senior SAP Solution Consultant

Understood the business, gathered the requirements and developed Business Blue Prints.

Created Functional Specification documents for Gaps and the interfaces to different systems.

Configured the system for Accounts Payable and Cash Management Modules.

Worked closely with MM team in designing the conditions on PO

Created functional specification documents to build the interface between banks and EDI for receiving Electronic Bank Statements and sending the EDI820 IDocs

Worked closely with business users to help month end/year end close activities and bank reconciliation processes.

Worked with MM and SD teams in configuring the system for Make to Order and Procure to Pay scenarios

Helped converting the GL, AP, AR transaction balances and GL master data using LSMW and custom programs

Designed COPA module by creating custom characteristics and value fields, derivation rules and implemented a user exit in COPA allocations

Created assessment and distribution cycles to allocate the costs at the month end as per the business need.

NBA, New York, NY Feb 2017 – Nov 2017

SAP S/4HANA Solution Lead

SAP S/4HANA Finance, Digital and Business Transformation Thought Leader

Leading upgrade of S/4 HANA 1511 to 1709 currently in assessment phase.

Build S/4 HANA Design & Configured important S/4HANA Finance functionality.

Migration preparation, installation, and data checks in SAP S/4HANA Finance.

Detailed understanding and hands-on knowledge SAP Cash Management powered by SAP HANA.

Customize SAP Integrated Business Planning for Finance and SAP Central Finance in SAP S/4 HANA.

Leading the Implementation of S/4 HANA finance 1511 currently in UAT phase

Conducting demos, blueprint and requirement gathering workshops and solution validation workshops for S/4 HANA finance.

Project preparation and execution based on SAP Activate methodology for Finance.

Identifying delta design and development requirements.

Identifying & recommending changes & process improvements to current processes to move towards SAP standard.

Conducting system DEMO’s to meet customer requirements and showcase solution capabilities for S/4 HANA 1511.

Functional Configuration for SAP FI, CO, AR, AP, Cash Mgmt., Treasury and Project Systems

Supported data conversion and migration efforts.

GLATFELTER (KSOFT SYSTEMS INC), York, PA Aug 2016 – Feb 2017

S/4HANA Finance Consultant

Gather requirements for S/4 HANA Finance implementation.

Build S/4 HANA Design & Configured important S/4HANA Finance functionality.

Actively involved in the preparation, conceptualization, realization and Go Live of customer implementation

Provide industry guidance, strategies, and SAP S/4 Finance best practices.

Contribute to the preparation of test cases and execution of testing cycles to support the delivery of SAP IBP, including the provision of demos of modules on request. Up to date with newest developments in the SAP Finance domain (S/4HANA Finance 1610).

COPC Month end closing IT support as per the Month activities related to Product costing. Creating Costing Run, Determining Material Prices, Consumption Revaluation, Closing Postings, Confirming Costing Result, CO-PA Periodic Revaluation, Marking Material Price, Releasing Material Price.

Troubleshoot issues with Foreign Currency Revaluations in New GL.


Lead SAP Consultant

As an IT advisory subject matter expert, I work closely with Financial Management team on developing high-end finance solutions and participate in large finance transformations.

Provide consulting expertise across the whole breadth of financial modules plus the integration points with the other non-financial modules of SAP & Third-party applications.

Acted as liaison between the finance department and the technical BI team to design, test, and deliver required reports to the finance department.

Conduct the validation workshops, challenges customer requirements from a business point of view and identifies/records potential gaps.

Created BW Reporting Team Guidelines and Standards documentation for all reporting functions in accordance to SOX requirements.

SANOFI S.A. (KSOFT SYSTEMS INC), New York, NY Dec 2014 - Mar 2016

Lead S/4HANA Finance & SAP FICO Consultant,

Lead position to preparing required documents user training providing the design alternatives, created prototypes of the business individuals of the business process in SAP.

Gather requirements for S/4 HANA Finance implementation.

Build S/4 HANA Design.

Configured important SAP S/4HANA Finance functionality.

Coordinate with the development team (ABAP) for the development of new functionalities and Reports.

Trouble shoot issues with document Splitting and Profit Center Determinations in New GL and configuration/ modifications to document splitting rules according to new business process and postings.


Senior SAP FICO Consultant,

Review and approval of all FICO system changes, Coordinate

Responsible for leading and guiding the team on Service Improvements & Innovation proposals.

Support users in generation of the required reports from the SAP ECC system using standard transactions, SAP Query and Report Painter.

Prepared training documents for New GL, AP, AR including profitability Analysis (CO-PA) and Open Text (VIM), Asset Accounting and Period End Activities

Roll out Investment Management and Project Systems Module) to other Co. Codes - (Create Projects and Work Break Downs Structures (WBS), Settlement Rules for CAPEX and OPEX business scenarios.

Review and approval of all FICO system changes.

Working knowledge of Credit and Asset Management, Special Ledger FI-SL, New GL- Document splitting, Project Systems, Bank Accounting, Foreign Currency, Treasury.

Worked on TRM especially Money Marker, Derivatives, Forex Hedge management.

Intercompany Loan Manage Cash Application Auto Bank Maintain Bank Master Data.

Worked on Treasury and SAP FSCM Biller Direct

Manage Cash Disbursements Electronic Funds Transfer Process.

Configured Bank Reconciliation Electronic and Manual Inbound Bank Communication BCM.


Senior SAP FICO Consultant,

Testing of all FI custom objects & standards programs for the upgrade project.

Significantly involved in validation and application of OSS notes using ASU toolbox & SNOTE for system stabilization during various phases of the project

Provided functional support on the issues related to GL, AP, AR and AA.

Understand business requirements and provide Functional specifications, Coordinate with the development team (ABAP) for the development of new functionalities and Reports.

Post Go-Live Support and provide transition to support team.

Participate in task to synch SAP instances (Development, Quality assurance and Production)

SAUDIA (SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES), Jeddah, KSA Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

Senior SAP FICO Consultant,

Configure SAP FI module involving A/R, A/P, G/L, Asset accounting and treasury

Configure House Bank, Automatic payment program setup, lockbox, cash management and EBS

Perform realization and acceptance testing for interfacing FI module with CO, SD, MM and PP

Configure Clients organizational structure involving company, credit control area and company code

Involved in project testing phase, knowledge transfer and go-live process Involved in data migration from legacy systems to SAP system using LSMW.

Integration of FI with MM, PP and SD modules, Integrated SD and FICO with Project System.

SEVENTHSENSE TECHNOLOGIES, Chennai, IN Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

SAP FICO consultant,

Resolves issues related to business use of implemented systems or processes by working with systems or process owners and project teams to find acceptable solutions.

Projection, formation rates, cost analysis and chart of accounts, Cost control, Reconciliations, Organization and audit tasks.

Review of issues with the onsite team on a daily basis or as per the criticality of the issues rose.

Developed conceptual design document for various in house small projects related to SAP enhancements.

LAKSHMI GROUPS, Chennai, IN May 2006 - Aug 2007

Finance Executive,

Preparation of Reconciliations like Bank Reconciliation, AR Reconciliation, AP Reconciliation, etc.

Monthly preparation of Divisional Profit/Loss along with identification and analysis of profitability and cost factors.

Preparation and finalization of Annual & Monthly budgets and checking for the budget concurrence.

Preparation of MIS reports as per requirements like periodical profitability analysis, Cash flow summary, Investment schedule etc.


MBA in Finance, SRM University Chennai, India. (May 2009).

Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Finance, University of Madras Chennai, India. (Apr 2006).

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