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Project Manager Sap

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
May 11, 2019

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Zafar Ahsan

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SAP FI/CO Functional Consultant

In-depth Knowledge of FI/CO Configuration Finance Business Knowledge Expert SAP Best Practice Expert

Outstanding record of delivering 8 SAP projects in time. Participated in the projects in different capacities

Participated as Business Analyst in 5 ERP projects, which includes Business Process Re-Engineering, developed Request for proposal, and developed coding structures and implementation of Oracle Apps.

Provided post implementation sustainment to 3 clients.

Hands-on configuration experience of finance (GL, AP, AR, FA) & Controlling (CCA, CCE, IO, PCA) modules.

Configured Lock Box, Bank Reconciliation, foreign exchange revaluation, Payment process, Dunning Process, Payroll - FI & MM - FI integration. Also worked with LSMW, Report Painter, and FSV. Have good knowledge of New GL, Authorization Objects, development of chart of account, cost center and profit center hierarchy.

Areas of Expertise:

-SAP Implementation methodology - Quality assurance using HP-QC

-Finance Business process Knowledge - System testing and scenario development

-Team player - Attended an online SAP BPC training in IBM

Professional Experience

Working as Contractor

Plan Canada International, Toronto April 17-Todate

Business Analyst

Currently working with Plan Canada International and have completed the following tasks:

Documented business processes followed by Finance, Travel and HR department in Travel and Expense Management


Developed Functional Requirements for a Travel Expense Management System

Currently Documenting business processes followed by Finance department

Assignment to follow:

Develop business case for SAP FI

Select Travel and Expense software and help in implementation

Cognizant Technology Solutions Canada Inc, Mississauga Dec 16-March 16

SAP FICO Quality Assurance &Testing

Currently working with Cognizant as contractor. I am on an Automobile Company SAP project as FICO Quality Assurance focal point.

Developed test strategy, Developed Test plan, Developed Test Cases, Perform testing, documented test results and raised defects, follow up with the developers in getting these errors resolved

Metro College of Technology, Mississauga, Canada Oct 16 – Dec 16

SAP FICO Instructor

Taught SAP FICO all the modules of SAP FI including GL, AR, AP and Fixed asset. Class is having 16 students. During the course projects were developed and students were asked to create BBP, Configuration and training documents. I am still providing the college advice voluntarily regarding hiring, course development.

Working as an Employee

Accenture Canada, Montreal, Canada Jun 15 – Apr 16 Associate Manager (SAP FI/CO)

Member of the built team providing SAP FI/CO enhancements to the client in mining industry:

Completed mandatory training of the employer and client.

Completed training in change management process for SAP Enhancements.

Developed “System Understanding Documents” for finance processes of the client under finance domain. Developed the following documents for the client:

Financial Modelling

Month End Closing

Consolidation of Accounts

Tax processing

During the process documentation gained the knowledge of the client’s business processes with respect SAP Finance. Documents are written with the view that it will help in Knowledge Transfer to any new onboarding Finance Consultants.

Responsible for the resolution of the System Change Request raised by the client business analyst. Worked on several SCR and resolved those SCR.

Also participated in non-Finance SCR’s as finance representative for the configuration of Finance function of the issue for example Creation of VAT Plan for French Vat Tax.

In the SCR resolution activity following processes was followed:

oDevelopment of Business Process Document on the basis of user requirement

oDevelopment of Functional Specification for the development team

oPresentation of Solution Design to the users

oPresentation of Technical design to the Business Analyst

oConfiguration of SAP Finance Functionality

oTesting system in development environment and document testing results in Word document or HPQC

oTransport the changes to Quality Environment. Test and document test results

oDevelopment of Solution Project Document for transportation to the Pre-prod

oFinally verification of changes in Production system

ALTAGAS Ltd, Calgary, Canada Feb-Apr 2015

Analyst, JDE Finance

Provided support to the finance department for the sustainment of JDE implementation:

A quick learner. Learned JDE application, operation, and configuration in short time.

Resolved 600 tickets in Master data management, Expense management and Accounts payable in short time.

Recommended to management regarding implication of wrong configuration of Intercompany Settlement and also recommended them the best practices of JDE best practices regarding chart of account.

IBM Canada, Calgary, Canada 2013-2014

SAP Finance Lead

Provided support to the finance department of the client:

Led 12 to 15 staff members to provide support for break fix and projects. (4 on shore and 8 off shore)

Developed resource triage for support. Plan & executed the successful year end closing.

Costing of several small projects in terms of number of hours and resources required.

Presented to Finance department weekly status of issues, progress and completed issues.

Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates PVT Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan 2009-2013

SAP Project Manager

Participated in 5 different projects as Project manager and SAP FICO functional consultant:

Led a team of 6 consultants and provided SAP post implementation support to the client.

Successfully led the team in reimplementation of SAP Production Planning, Product costing to help client in product costing and identification of production variances and the reason for variance.

Successfully implemented SAP Finance and Human Resource Capital modules for an Insurance company. The real challenge was mapping of organization structure in SAP and allocation of expenses to various insurance practices and interfacing of SAP with PentaSoft insurance software.

Configured SAP Finance module for a bank.

Mediated between the Finance and IT department of a client concerning the re-implementation of a new chart of account in SAP. Studied the new and existing chart of accounts, quantify the cost and benefits of both alternates. Finally resolved the issue giving recommendations for changes in existing COA rather then re-implementation saving the cost of re-implementation to the company.

Pak Arab Refinery Limited, Karachi, Pakistan 2007-2009

Head of IT and SAP Project Manager

Led the team as Head of IT and also successfully implemented SAP as Project Manager:

Led a team of 24 staff members to provide all IT services to the company.

Successfully implemented SAP system. The history of the IT projects was not good in the company as Maximo was implemented in 5 years and Oracle apps took 3 years and pipeline and refinery were having different instances and systems was running in silos. SAP was implemented in 1 year. Pipeline and refinery business processes were uniformed and all the modules were integrated to facilitate information flow within SAP and non-SAP systems.

Saved almost 20% of the cost by rationalizing the number of SAP users, and hardware requirements.

Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates PVT Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan 2002-2007

SAP Functional Consultant

Participated in 7 different ERP related projects as team lead/ team member:

As a quality assurance resource participated in the SAP implementation project in Oil and Gas drilling company. Completed the Q/A of Business Blue Prints, configuration testing, interface testing, user accepted testing, data migration, and also veted the documentation provided by the Implementation consultant.

Participated in the SAP rollout project in a manufacturing company. Mapped the existing chart of account to Standard group chart of account. Rationalize reports to be generated by SAP system from 6000 to 200. Conducted system testing, master data management, user training and also developed user training manuals.

Conducted Business Process Re-engineering projects for 4 clients as Finance Team lead. Mapped “As Is” documents, conducted workshops, developed “To Be” documents, and presented processes to the users to get sign-off. The purpose of the projects was to realign the business processes to the SAP business processes to facilitate the SAP implementation in the project subsequent phase.

Participated in Oracle Apps implementation project as Finance team. Developed chart of account and presented “To Be” processes to the Management and steering committee of the project.

Shell Pakistan Limited, Karachi, Pakistan 1994-2002

Finance Systems Manager

Maintained the system integrity by printing reports JDE reports on daily basis and removing any data issues.

Maintained JDE master data which includes user access, chart of account, cost centers, customer and vendor master data.

Prioritize the system issues as Finance department representative.

Application Development and Support Manager

Led a team of 8 developers and successfully implemented JDE and other systems.

Developed Cartage Billing Systems reducing the duration of cycle of shipment to pay process for transportation of Oil from average 6 months to 4 weeks.

Implemented Payroll and HR MIS system for HR department.

JDE Coordinator

Impelmenetd Address book, General ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receiveble and fixed assets modules of JDE system.

Sandoz Pakistan Limited, Karachi, Pakistan 1992-1994

Systems Analyst


-Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis from IBA, Karachi Pakistan - MBA from IBA, University of Karachi, Karachi Pakistan

-BSc from University of Karachi, Karachi Pakistan

Professional Development

-Business Analyst Babok 2 -SAP FICO training from Siemens Pakistan

-Leadership skills -ITIL Foundation

-People in Business -JDE Finance training from JDE Singapore

Technical Skills

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Visio, Power Point, Project management

Certification & Membership

SAP FICO Certified in year 2003 (SAP AG) (S0003083134)

Member IIBA







Cognizant Technology Inc



Quality Assurance


Accenture Canada

Rio Tinto Alcan

SAP FICO Projects

Configuration of New FICO process


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Dadex Eternit Ltd

Project Manager

SAP sustainment


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Dadex Eternit Ltd

Project Manager

SAP reimplementation


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Pak-Qatar Takaful (Insurance) company

Project Manager/ FICO functional consultant

SAP implementation


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

MCB Bank

Project Manager/ FICO functional consultant

SAP implementation


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Pakistan Petroleum Limited

Finance Consultant

Business Analysis


Pak Arab Refinery

Pak Arab Refinery

Project Manager

SAP Implementation


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Pakistan Petroleum Ltd




Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Pakistan Tobacco Co.


SAP Rollout


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Pakistan International Airlines

Finance Team Lead

Business Process Re-engineering


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

National Telecom Corp.

Finance Resource

Chart of Account Development


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Sui Southern Gas Comp.

Finance Team Lead

Oracle Apps Implementation


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

National Refinery Ltd

Finance Team Lead

Business Process Re-engineering


Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates

Pakistan State Oil Ltd

Finance Team Lead

ERP Selection


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