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SAP Sr. FICO Consultant

Location:
Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada
Salary:
110,000
Posted:
February 19, 2015

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Career Objective

Seeking a challenging position in a progressive organization with an aim to

contribute positively towards the achievement of its objectives to the best

of my knowledge and skills.

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3 Executive Profile

SAP FI/CO/FM Professional with Finance, Accounting & MIS background having

over fifteen years of IT & Finance experience. Excellent operational and

support experience on Oracle & SAP ERP systems. A trained SAP professional

(implementation of FI/CO/ FM modules) with ability and interest to quickly

learn new vistas in the field of Implementation, Support and Up-gradation.

Ready to take the next challenging career step into SAP Implementation /

post implementation roles.

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5 Highlights

. Two full life cycle in Oil & Gas sector

. Strong experiences in utilities company

. Good experience in public sector

. Conducted end user training, Data conversion and LSMW program

. Good knowledge of Solution Manager in implementation/support

. Strong integration experience with SD,MM,PM, HR, PS, FICA (CRM) and BPC

. Support Project system PS/ Capital Investment Management module IM

. End to end project implementation experience

. Knowledge of SAP technical environment, including a basic understanding

of ABAP

. On-site and remote post-implementation user support

. Design and construction of security and authorization profiles

. Upgrade from version 4.6c to ECC 6.0 and from EHP3 to EHP5

. Good experience for New GL

. Good knowledge of international accounting standard(IAS) & GAAP

. Strong knowledge of Accounting Management System (AMS)

. Worked on SAP R/3 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.7 & ECC6 versions

Saudi Electricity Company SEC - Dammam, Saudi Arabia

SAP Senior Management FICO Consultant

( October 2007 - July 2014)

SEC dedicated to serving its customers (approximately 5 million) in Saudi

Arabia with safe & reliable electric energy in Saudi Arabia, The company

has its Generation, Distribution, transmission and General Services

business lines under a single holding company .the Middle East's largest

utility company. Working with SEC since October 2007 as a SAP FI/CO/FM

Functional Consultant in ERP Department for SAP new projects & Competency

center support

Project # 1 : Restructuring Project Phase2 ( Nov 2012 - Apr2014)

As part of its strategic initiative to restructure SEC, it desires to

segregate and carve out the internal line of business as independent

entities. The scope for restructuring phase II is

. Reorganize Distribution Business Line into Distribution Company

according to the new organization (one company)

. Reorganize Generation Business Line into 4 Generation Companies

(GENCO) according to the new organization.

Responsibility:

. Worked as Senior FICO Business Analyst/Solution architect and the scope

of financial Module covered G/L, A/R, A/P & FA, Bank Accounting, Cash

Management & Fund Management Modules whereas CO Module included Cost

Center Accounting, Internal Order, Profit Center Accounting & COPA

. Analyzed the As-Is system, Analyzed and reviewed all processes, user

procedures, and system requirements

. Conducted interviews with users to gather requirements and to understand

the workflow of the As-Is system

. Did a profound GAP analysis and successfully designed and mapped the To-

Be system

. Created flowcharts and signoff's from Key users, and created Business

Blue Print for the existing processes

. Identified the Gaps / Enhancement / Developments at the blue print

. Managed unit and integration testing (IST1& IST2)

. Defined and validate the cutover tasks for finance and controlling

. Validate configuration and business process documentation

. Led and executed business processes workshops for the SAP FI CO

implementation

Project # 2 : Restructuring project Phase1 (Jun 2011- Jun 2012)

The existing transmission business line is forming as a separate

organizational unit call Transmission and remaining business lines will

report to organizational unit Holding company.

Responsibility:

. Worked as a Business Solutions consultant /Solution Architect,

responsible for the FI/CO/FM/PS modules and worked in the following areas

. Trained the Trainers, and supported them while training to the end users

. Developed training materials, and End user documents

. Developed the functional specification document for the configuration of

processes and Interfaces

. Provided proactive support to the Business Process Owners for

implementation of SAP modules (FICO, MM, PM and PS) in all the Phases of

SAP implementation and assisted in the data validation, master data form

creation, System Integration Testing, Super User Training for FICO and

User Acceptance Testing

. Proactively coordinated the Data Issues Resolutions with business process

owners and data validation team to close the open issues

. Prepared all the Master Data Maintenance Forms for the FI,CO, FM modules

of SAP as per the Data Conversion Specification Documents

. Provided proactive support for the existing legacy SAP FICO module and

coordinated for any configuration, mass data cleansing and authorization

issues

. Developed the master data management process for the ERP department for

the FI, CO, FM and PS modules of SAP

. Provided active support during Hyper Care by onsite interaction with the

users in Head Office, four distinct operating areas and branches in

various locations to interact SAP users and resolve their issues

. Reviewed the Process Design Documents for FI/CO/ PS and planning modules

and coordinated with the Business Process Owners for revision

Project # 3 : Competency Support Center ( Sep2009- May 2011)

Responsibility:

. Provided functional specifications necessary for ABAP/4 coding

requirements and table mapping

. Assisted user community in problem solving and to analyze day-to-day

activities for refinement

. Lead team of four Finance FI/ Controlling CO/Project System PS/Capital

investment Management IM consultant

. provided support configuration and analysis for Project system

. Responsible for daily issue tracking and resolution by using Solution

manager SLM.

. Continually improved these processes to deliver a stable production

environment in the most efficient manner

. monitoring month End closing process and schedule

. Led and facilitated functional user group meetings to review and advise

on new developments in FI/CO.

. Responsible for solving medium to high complexity issues, and

communicating problem resolution and additional information to customer

groups, project teams and other IT support groups

. Formulated business cases for harmonizing business processes and

information systems for clients. Ensured planning, functional and

technical consistency with all functional and technical teams

. Ensured that any change in supply chain is reviewed from an FI/CO

perspective prior to implementation.

Project # 4 :Project implementation ( Oct 2007- Aug 2009)

Responsibility:

. Gather, analyze and define business requirements

. Involved in detailed understanding of legacy system process in providing

advice on best business practices and standards associated with the use

of financial accounting and controlling modules, designing the SAP best

practice as a viable solution to their business process

. Conduct detailed analysis of problems reported to the Competency Support

Centre; Identify issues and problems and provide recommendations to

resolve these problems

. Identified the enhancements relevant to the financial solutions,

including identifying potential business benefits, business process

improvements, assessing effort and impact of implementation, considering

the smooth flow of month end processes, for month end and sustainment

team

. Conduct a detailed analysis of available enhancements relevant to the

Public Sector financial solutions, including identifying potential

business benefits, business process improvements, assessing effort and

impact of implementation

. Design FM: Master Data, Funds center, commitment item, Budget planning,

Budget categories, budge types, budget versions, budget transfers,

Earmarked funds, orders, cover eligibility, integration with MM, FI, HR,

CO, PS, and PM

. Participate in the preparation of functional specification related to

financial; coordinate with technical team in extending that functionality

. Involved in Integration of SAP FICO with HR, PS. This has been ensured

that configurations and implementations were in line with the Government

of Canada approved SAP footprint best practices.

. Design and Configured SAP Asset management process from acquisition,

master date management, asset classes, depreciation run and various

standard and special report run.

. Identify business and user impacts associated with the implementation of

new SAP solutions and the requirement for end-user training

. Participated in data conversion and mapping from legacy data to SAP

system fields were done to convert the balances from old system to new

system

SAP Arabia- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

(Aug 2006- Sep 2007)

SAP Senior Management FI/FM Consultant

Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority SAGIA(Public Sector). is the

gateway to investment in Saudi Arabia and it's the first authority

government implement SAP, I'm working as FI/FM consultant. The project

done by SAP ARABIA which represent SAP AG in middle east, ECC 6 Arabic

version.

Responsibility:

. Participate in the preparation of functional specifications

. Conduct detailed analysis of problems reported to the Support Centre

. Participate in the preparation of test criteria, test scripts and

integration testing efforts

. Identify business and user impacts associated with the implementation of

new SAP solutions and the requirement for end-user training

. Support developers in writing functional specification, Interact with

business and stake holders for information gathering, interact with

change management and integration team

. Develop and document data cleansing and transformation scripts, Business

Explorer (Query, Analyzer, Report Designer)

. Designing, built and enhance Data Sources.

. Support data validation process, comparing Source Systems data (Master

Data, Transaction Data) against extracted data to BI

. Implementing Fund Management

. Documentations and knowledge transfers

. Document all configuration with screen shots and notes

. Prepare end users training materials

. Actively participate in all development - technical and functional

meetings

. Involved in gathering the user requirements by conducting interviews with

end users to design flat files and reports

. Involved in Integration Testing including migration of data from DEV to

QA and then QA to production.

Dolphin Energy - UAE

( Apr 2004- May 2006)

SAP Senior FICO Consultant

UAE government established Dolphin Energy Limited to implement the

Dolphin Gas Project. This unique strategic energy initiative began gas

production. The Project involves production and processing of natural gas

from Qatar's offshore North Field and transportation of the processed gas

by subsea pipeline to the UAE and Oman

Responsibility:

. Define and Assigning chart of Accounts and Account groups

. Responsible for General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivable and

Accounts payable.

. Creation of House Banks, Bank Accounts and Check lots.

. Creation of Vendor groups and Customer groups

. Configured settings for Automatic Payment Program and payment terms.

. Created setting for Dunning Notices

. Involved in Integration with FI-MM and FI-SD

. Creation of controlling area basic settings and cost center Hierarchy

. Creation of cost centers and Automatic Creation of Cost Elements

. Conception (Business Blueprint) for FI and CO

. Conducted meetings with the process owners and ascertained there

requirements

. Facilitated business workshops to generate end user buying in to the

proposed design

. Complete Finance,Controlling and Liquidity Management configuration

. Prepare Unit Testing documents and conducted training

. Managed Integration testing and verification of all business processes

related to FI/CO

. Coordinated the Migration of Legacy Data to SAP

. Provided functional aspects to ABAP Developers to develop smart forms and

reports as per client requirement

. Provided Post go-live support

National Gas Shipping company(NGSCO) - UAE

( Mar 2003 - Apr 2006)

SAP Senior FICO Consultant

NGSCO was formed in 1993 to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG),

NGSCO operates a fleet of vessels LNG carriers, each with capacity for

137,000 m3 of LNG. All vessels are fully managed by NGSCO

Responsibility:

. Detailed hands-on configuration (from basic structure up to the last

level of configuration) of FI (A/P, A/R, G/L) & Asset Management, and CO

(Cost Centers, Internal Orders, Cost Elements, Overhead Allocations and

Profit Centers)

. Prepared & finalized business blue prints as per customer requirements in

conjunction with power users

. Responsible for change management and reengineering for business areas

. Coordinated with ABAP team for data loads & development of different

reports as per requirements.

. Preparation of User Manual & staff training

. Configured Treasury Cash Management, posting the bank statements etc.

. Coordination with Logistics (SAP system and non-SAP system)

. Assisted Basis team for User Authorization Profiles

. Looked after the continued support to users for different areas

. Trouble shooting after went live

. Support Assets Month end process

. Integration points and assigned with task to check final configuration to

PRD server

Caparol Company - UAE

( Nov 2001 - Jan 2003)

SAP FICO Consultant

Caparol is a German company working in the field of building paints.

throughout Europe the brand with the well-known in amongst the largest

enterprises in the field

Responsibility:

. CO-Profit center configuration Actual and Plan

. Configure Assessment & Distribution Cycle (Plan and Actual) Creation and

Execution.

. Unit and integration testing of the system

. CO-Internal order configuration

. CO-Internal order Planning and Budgeting configuration

. Customizing, Implementing, and configuring the FI & CO Modules along with

cross-functional integration of other applications

. Training and support to the relevant key users

. As a part from FI/CO team, also participates in Asset Accounting

implementation

. verification of all business processes related to FI/CO

. Coordinated the Migration of Legacy Data to SAP

. Provided functional aspects to ABAP Developers as per client requirement

Spinneys Company - UAE

( Mar 2001 - Oct 2001)

SAP FI Consultant

Spinneys the leading premium supermarket retailer in the Middle East and

North Africa, selling high quality fresh produce, grocery, and baked good

Responsibility:

. Analyzed the existing business process and prepared & presented the As-is

document with scopes for improvement with Business Process Re-engineering

. Designed and configured FI Enterprise Structure like Company Code

enabling evaluation of divisional performance by the creation of Business

Area

. Customized the whole FI business process to present a Order to Cash

scenario with System Integration

. Uploaded the master records for GL accounts, Cost centers, Secondary Cost

elements, etc by developing LSMW program

. Configured House bank, check lots, automatic payment program, for

automatic clearing of vendor accounts and automatic check printing,

automatic customer account clearing while doing manual check deposit.

automatic bank reconciliation by manual entry of bank statement

. Customized AP & AR Master data settings and Business transactions like

clearing customer/vendor, Alternate payer/payee, Providing solution for

Special GL transactions like Advance receipt/payment

. Defined Chart of Depreciation and Depreciation Areas, Created Asset

Classes, Asset Number Ranges, Account Determination and related settings.

Worked extensively on Asset master Legacy data Takeover

Toshiba - Egypt

( Feb 2000 - Jan 2001)

SAP Junior FI Consultant

Responsibility:

. Prepared complete configuration and business process documentation

. Led and executed business processes workshops for the SAP FI

implementation

. Developed training materials, and End user documents

. Prepared all the Master Data Forms for the FICO module of SAP as per the

Data Conversion Specification Documents

. Coordinated for any configuration, mass data cleansing and authorization

issues

. Identified the Gaps / Enhancement / Developments at the end of the blue

print

. Created month end closing process and schedule

. Provided training to users to work with the reports

. Defined cutover tasks for finance and controlling

ERP Oracle Project

Guide - Aswan (software house and system integrated)- Egypt

(Oct 1996 to Dec 1999)

Oracle Developer

. Analysis, design, and develop HR system, account system and all other

administration modules for CDC Group (Cairo Egypt) using Oracle SQL,

PL/SQL, Designer2000, Oracle Forms & Reports4.5, 6,6i,and Oracle DB

Version 7,8i

. Project coordinator to support, maintain, and upgrade inventory, stock,

and accountant applications

. Analysis the automation of Egyptian Post office functions

. Implement State Properties application for the Egyptian Ministerial

Council (Egypt)

. Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports trainer

Certificates - SAP & Oracle:

. SAP Financial Certified Associate Consultant -First Class (90%) - ID

000*******

. Oracle DBA Certified professional (OCP)

Professional trainings

. Solution manger course

. SAP MM Courses

. Oracle development courses.

. Oracle DBA courses

Professional Academics

. Post Graduate High Diploma in computer science (1997- 1999), Cairo

University, Egypt.

. Bachelor's Degree in Business administration, Major Accounting

(1996) - Helwaan University, Egypt

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Snapshot

Industry Experience

13 Years plus in SAP

. Saudi Electricity Co - KSA :

SAP Senior Management FI, CO, FM, TR Functional Consultant, Utilities

company

. SAP Arabia - KSA:

SAP Senior FI/FM Solutions consultant, Public Sector

. Certified IT Consultant- UAE:

. SAP FICO Functional Consultant, Oil & Gas Sector.

. Dolphin Energy - UAE :

SAP FICO Functional Consultant, Oil & Gas Sector .

. National Gas Shipping (NGSCO) - UAE :

SAP FICO Functional Consultant, Oil & Gas Sector .

. Toshiba -Egypt:

SAP FICO Functional Consultant, Manufacturing .

Core Competencies

. SAP implementations

. SAP Trainings

. SAP Support

. Oracle projects implementation/support

. IT Management

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