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SAP FICO CONSULTANT

Location:
United States
Posted:
January 16, 2017

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AZIZULLAH KHAN

CELL: (646) ***-**** EMAIL: acybev@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER PROFILE

Functional SAP FICO Consultant with 10+ years of implementation and configuration experience across a wide range of SAP environments.

Two full life cycle implementations using ASAP accelerators across all phases of a project, from Project Preparation to Post-Go-Live support. Cross-industry knowledge: functionalities have been implemented in the Consumer Industrial Product, Retail, Pharmaceutical, and Manufacturing sectors.

Deep understanding of convergences and differences between IFRS and US GAAP accounting standards according to SOX compliance protocols.

SAP-FI: configuration expert of the SAP Global Environment, Master Data, New GL (to comply with both US GAAP and IFRS Accounting Standards), Bank Accounting, A/P, and A/R. Excellent at writing FI end-user training documents.

SAP-CO: strong working knowledge of the Cost Center Accounting (CO-CCA), Profit Center Accounting (CO-PCA), with some exposure in Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) sub-modules.

SAP-FCSM: exposure to credit management, collection management, and dispute management. Strongly aware of integration points with A/R.

Hands-on experience of the various touch points between FICO and other SAP modules including, but not limited to, SD, MM & PP.

Solid understanding of Record-to-Report (RTR), Order-to-Cash (OTC) and Procure-to-Pay (PTP) business scenarios, as well as the Pharmaceutical Industry’s FDA regulations (21 CFR parts 11).

Data Migration expert: creation of LSMW objects, as well as use of third-party software such as WinShutle and Z-Options.

Working knowledge of report creation using Crystal Reports, Report Writer and Report Painter.

Team-lead experience: multiple years’ experience leading on-shore and off-shore resources.

Excellent oral and written communication skills: experience conductor stakeholder meetings, requirements gathering sessions (FITT-GAP), phase review sessions prior to sign-off, etc.

Team-player with excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to work independently as required.

Working knowledge of real estate assets management.

EDUCATION

2002: Master of Commerce, UOP.

1998: Bachelor of Commerce. UOP

2004: Associate of Cost and Management Accountants, ICMA.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Champion Technologies Sept 2013 – Present

Senior SAP FICO Consultant SAP ECC 6.0 (EHP 5, 6, & 7)

The largest privately-owned oilfield chemical company: global supplier of a complete line of proprietary specialty chemicals.

Project scope encompassed configuration, implementation and systemic migration to New General Ledger to support a growing and diversified client base; configuration, customization and integration of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.

Re-defined the client’s Enterprise Structure, including the development of a harmonized chart of accounts, to better accommodate its vision for growth.

Defined document number ranges and created multiple Financial Statement Versions (FSVs).

Tested G/L transactions for fast-entry screens, posting, parking and reversals.

Created and maintained customer / vendor master data and customized the automatic payment program via FBZP.

Configured and maintained interest calculations, customer / vendor / employee tolerances, and outgoing / incoming payments.

Configured Lockbox (BAI2 file format) and EBS – worked with multiple banks to ensure file was uploaded and processed correctly. Items were manually cleared via FEBAN.

Configured account determinations in SD and MM.

24/7 post Go-Live support included defect resolution, continuous end-user training, and adherence to change management protocols.

Oakley, Inc. May 2011 - Jun 2013

Sr. SAP FICO Consultant SAP ECC 6.0 (EHP 6)

An American company that designs, develops and manufactures sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces including sunglasses, sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, watches, and other accessories.

Project scope: Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Controlling and Profitability Analysis (CO-PA). Cash applications: Lockbox (BAI2) and EBS (BAI2, SWIFT MT940).

Led Executive Business Analysis meetings to analyze existing AS-IS business processes. Gathered and processed the TO-BE business requirements, and developed functional specifications for 10+ RICEFW objects.

Developed the spreadsheet to facilitate posting of mass recurring and accrual journal entries.

Defined Financial Statement Versions (FSVs), and prepared recommendations for a more integrated and streamlined financial close calendar.

Defined screen layouts for GL, AP and AR master data views.

Configured House Banks, Bank Accounts, Bank Account G/L Structure, Check Lots, Void Reason codes etc.

Customized the Payment Program to incorporate Company Code Data, Paying Company Code Data, Country Payment Methods, Company Code Payment Methods, and House Banks etc.

Defined Reason codes, Customized Reason Code Conversion Versions & Mapped external reason codes to the defined reason codes to facilitate accountability for the underpayment and overpayment of incoming payments from customers in AR.

Configured Lock Box processing including file format, configured and in Bank Statement defined transaction types, keys for posting rules, mapping external transaction codes and posting rules in Treasury Module.

Configured both costing based CO-PA, created Operating Concern with characteristics and value fields.

Configured Costing Variant, Valuation Variant, Cost Component Split, Cost Component Structure, BOM and Route Settings.

Finalized Preparation & Support, involved in testing, development and Q&A environments. Issues resolved, compiled documentation, trained users and signed off. Transported customer & Vendor master data from legacy system in to SAP through LSMW. Involved in Setup of Substitution and Validations.

Post-Go-Live: validated the account assignment model, post-production functional support (8 weeks).

West Pharmaceuticals May 2008 - May 2011

SAP FICO Analyst SAP ECC 6.0 (EHP 5)

Leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Annual global revenues exceed $1.4 billion.

Project Scope: Accounts Receivable, Lockbox. Some exposure to CO-PA and Product Costing (CO-PC).

Defined the Bank Account G/L structure with G/L account and several categorized bank-clearing accounts.

Configured Intercompany (I/C) transaction postings: cross-company code configuration, automatic postings, and foreign currency valuation..

Customized the Automatic Payment Program.

Created the automatic Interest Calculation procedure, streamlined payment terms, and introduced a more enhanced Dunning process.

Activated cost-based CO-PA to report profitability by customer, product, and market. Monitored actual data flow from SD Billing Documents and FI.

Configured standard cost estimates for production orders. Configured WIP calculations and variance calculations, maintained settlement structures, and assisted at month-end during the closing process for production orders.

Created Internal Orders (I/O) for multiple projects, and assigned various costs to respective Cost Centers.

Welch Allyn Mar 2007 – Mar 2008 SAP FICO Consultant SAP R/3 4.6

An American manufacturer of medical diagnostic devices, patient monitoring systems, and miniature precision lamps.

Project scope: GL, configuration and implementation of Asset Accounting module (FA). Development of Legacy Systems Migration Workbench (LSMW) object.

Developed a more streamlined organizational structure following internal restructuring: designed a new operational Chart of Accounts, Chart of Depreciation, business areas, and cost / profit centers.

Structured fixed assets on balance sheet according to classification levels. Segregated assets into Low Value Assets (LVA), Leased assets, and Intangible assets.

Defined data system for assets by assigning 12-character alpha-numeric main asset number and a 4-character sub-number depending upon asset complexity and component parts.

Defined group assets for depreciation (ADR tax requirement in U.S.), assigned group asset according to specific depreciation area.

Involved in Setting parameters for negative acquisition and production costs for some asset classes.

Integrated Asset Accounting (AA) and Plant Maintenance(PM) components by synchronization of asset master records and equipment master records. Also set up the system so that equipment master records are automatically updated w.r.t asset master records (synchronous changes via workflow).

Assigned depreciation areas to asset masters, defined derived depreciation areas calculations as per the client requirement, managed value types for depreciation areas, Period control key, depreciation keys.

Worked extensively with business users on deciding depreciation methods going forward: straight line depreciation vs. declining multi-phase depreciations vs. production-based methods.

Migrated Asset data from client legacy system to SAP, and defined asset parameters, balance reconciliation with GL via data transfer workbench.

McCormick & Company Sep 2006 – Feb 2007 SAP FICO Consultant SAP R/3 4.7E

The largest spice company and leader in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of spices, seasonings flavors to global food industry. Annual revenues exceed $4.2 billion.

Project scope: designing and configuring of Fixed Assets (FI-AA) module.

Assigned chart of depreciation to the company codes, configured asset master data, depreciation areas, asset classes, account assignments.

Set up the Asset Accounting module as part of the FI implementation process. Configured the Asset Classes based on client’s needs – including Assets under Construction and Leased Assets.

Mapped and determined G/L accounts for all possible Asset documents that would be posted – for APC, Retirement, Gain/Loss and Depreciation.

Defined the default Depreciation Keys and useful life for every Depreciation Area in all the Asset Classes.

Modified standard screen layouts for fast entry and PO, G/L displays to accommodate user requirements relating to the implementation of asset management.

Generated standard and custom fixed asset reports using Report Painter.

Configured the Payment Program and scheduled regular payment runs. Configured house banks, and developed functional specifications for printing Checks.

Configured Lockbox, Electronic Bank Statement (EBS): liaised with JPM EBS team to integrate and process the BAI2 statement for collections and disbursements.

Configured Cost Center with standard hierarchy.

Designed and Configured Internal Orders and Costs Allocation /Distributions.

TECHNICAL SKILL

ERP environments: SAP R/3 4.6, 4.7, ECC 6.0

Operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8, Server 2003/2008

RDBMS: MS-SQL Server 2005-2014. MS-Access 2007-2013

SAP R/3 Tools: SAP-FICO, SAP Solutions Manager 7.1, ABAP/4.6, Report Painter, Report Writer, UAT Script development & HPQC, IBM RQM & Clear Quest (Testing), Win shuttle & Z Option (SAP data entry automation)

Software languages: SQL, Java, Haskell, PHP

MS-Office: (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Note)



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