SAP FICO/MM Consultant (ID No.000*******)
SAP Certified Consultant with over 20 years of experience in Financial Accounting and Material Management including over 10 years of experience in ERP, SAP FICO, PS, FM, MM, SD & HR.
Currently associated with Cognizant as a Senior SAP FICO Consultant.
Analyst with a flair for adapting quickly to dynamic business environments. Adopting pragmatic approach in improvising on solutions and resolving complex business issues.
Deft in conducting business analysis, requirements management, business process modelling and re-engineering along with support on SAP.
Possess strong functional experience in Migration, 3 full end-to-end Implementation, up-gradation, Roll-Out, Customization, Configuration, BBP, FDS, System Integration testing, User Acceptance Testing & Test Scripts
Able to break down complex business processes into easy, understandable components to international audiences with broad range of skill levels and backgrounds.
In depth knowledge and functional understanding in Financial Accounting and IT, with strong emphasis an audits and compliance. An effective communicator with strong coordination, relationship management and analytical skills.
Experience in ‘AS IS’ and ‘TO BE’ Studies, Gap-analysis, Configuration of SAP & Excellent knowledge of end-end full implementations using ASAP and supports.
Managing risks and planning for contingencies to ensure minimal effect on deliverables. Enforcing strict compliance to the SLA terms negotiated with the client.
Analyzing of Requirement Documents, feasible study, Kick off meetings, Cut-over plan, Dry Run & Go-live.
Maintaining close coordination between Onsite and Offsite teams for ensuring seamless delivery of the project as per scheduled timelines.
ERP : SAP S/4 HANAN, SAP R/3 Version ECC 4.6C, ECC 4.7E, ECC 6.0 & SAGE (ERP)
Operating Systems : Dos, Microsoft Windows 95/98, 2000/NT/XP, Vista
Accounting Packages : UBS, Fact, Tally, Lotus & MS Office
Database : MS-Access & SQL Server
SAP FICO, MM, SD, HR & BASIS
Providing functional support for SAP Finance Modules, Reports, Interfaces and Enhancements:
FI- NEW General Ledger, GL Configuration of Chart of Accounts, Account groups creation, Creation of GL Master records, Opening and closing posting periods, Tolerance groups, Financial Statement version, Cash Management.
FI- AP Configuration of Accounts Payables, Configuration of Automatic payment program, Down payment to vendors, Bill of Exchange Payables.
FI- AR Configuration of Accounts Receivables, Payment terms, Down payment from customers, Bill of Exchange Receivables, and Configuration of Dunning procedure.
FI-Bank Accounting Configuration of House Banks, Check Lots, Configuration for Manual Check Deposits and Manual Bank Statements.
AA- Asset Organization Structures, Master Data, Asset Transactions, Periodic Processing & Validation / Substitutions.
CO- Cost Centre Accounting (CCA), Profit Centre Accounting (PCA), Overhead Orders and Projects (CO-OPA), Activity Based Costing (CO-ABC), Product Cost Accounting (CO-PC) and Profitability Analysis (CO-PA).
TRM- Treasury and Risk Management: Business Partner, Transaction Manager, Credit Risk Analyzer. Market Risk Analyzer & Portfolio Analyzer
FM- Master Data, Budgeting, Budget Execution, Integration, Updating, Cash Desk, Year-End Closing & Reporting.
PS- Project Structuring, Project Scheduling, Capacity and Workflow Planning, Material and External Service Planning, Financial Planning, Budget Management, Confirmations, Project related Procurement, Cost Integration & Billing, Claim Management, Project Process, Period-End Closing & Project Reporting.
MM- Master Data, Procurement, Inventory Management, LIV, Split Valuation, VIM & Release procedures.
SD- Master Data, Sales Support, Pendulum List Indirect Sales, Sales, Shipping and Transportation, Billing, Empties Management, Credit Management, Foreign Trade/Customs, Sales Information System.
HR- Personal Management, Organizational Management, Travel Management, Time Management & Payroll.
BASIS- SAP Administration: User Administration, Authorization, System Health Check, EWA, Spool & Print Administration, Transport Maintenance & System Audit Report
SAP ERP Project Experiences
Apr'17 – At Present: Cognizant, Singapore Sr. SAP FICO Consultant
Client : DFS, Singapore
Version : ECC 6.0 (FICO Enhancement & Support)
Role : Senior SAP FICO Consultant
Duration : Apr'17– At Present (Permanent)
Provides specialist level functional and configuration knowledge in designing SAP solutions in the FICO modules.
Performing day-to-day transactions including analysis and clearing of open item and ensured delivery quality in terms of accuracy, completeness and timeliness on daily basis as per the SLA to 48 Company codes.
Configuration knowledge of master data, GL, AP, AR, Asset accounting and Cash and Bank accounting including new GL accounting, automatic payment programs and MT940.
Participate in release upgrade or new functionality / enhancement assessments and make recommendations.
Perform break/fix analysis and recommend solutions for finance related processes.
Understands and applies group company’s methodologies and procedures
Working Perform initial testing of problem fixes, change request, enhancements, and new functionality.
Demonstrate proof of concept & assist in training activities.
Understands configuration dependencies and interrelationships between separate functional modules of SAP and provide financial expertise into the definition and resolution of issues in this area with this knowledge.
Effective and precise communication in all business related interactions with client & Zero customer escalations on the deliverables.
All service request, Incident & CO have completed with the target time & provide the resolutions to clients within the specified time limits.
Make sure there are no slippages in the SLA tickets assigned with good quality including month-end activities.
Dec'15 – Mar’17: Meteorite Information Pte Ltd, Singapore SAP FICO Consultant
Client : DSTA, Singapore
Version : ECC 6.0 (PS Enhancement)
Role : SAP PS & CO Consultant
Duration : Oct'16– Mar’17 (Contract)
Provides specialist level functional & configuration knowledge in designing SAP solutions in the PS modules.
Understands the business processes & applies this knowledge to P2C Salary Grade enhancement requirement.
Working knowledge of PS structures- WBS, network, milestones, standard structures, cost planning, user status profiles, budgeting, time sheets, time sheet confirmations & and their activity types, groups, Activity type price, Results analysis – cost based and revenue based methods, completion contract method, period-end processing – overheads, results analysis, settlement.
Understands configuration dependencies and interrelationships between separate functional modules of SAP and designs and troubleshoots in the area with this knowledge.
Develops functional specifications and works with technical resources to complete object development and testing.
Perform initial testing of problem fixes, change request, enhancements, and new functionality.
Responsibility to test Inbound/Outbound Interfaces with SAP & PPM system.
Involved in recording of test scripts, provide support to End user training and documentation of user manual & training materials.
Client : Makino Asia Pte Ltd.
Version : ECC 6.0 (Rollout & Support)
Role : SAP CO Rollout Consultant
Duration : Dec'15 – Sep'16 (Contract)
Blueprint phase, Design, configuration, testing of core FI/CO modules, CO-PA, product costing & material ledger.
Develop and Test Functional specifications for FI localization requirements.
Data Migration and Post Go-Live Support of both the FI/CO base functionality and the country specific requirements.
Responsible for FI-CO Integration aspects with other modules.
Train local users on FI-CO & Provide support during the UAT, month-end & year-end closing activities.
Obtain sign off from customer team of FI-CO configuration and developments.
Responsible primarily for successful implementation of SAP, including providing functional expertise, guidance, presentation and instruction on SAP products to clients.
Sep’14 – Sep’15: Jobline Resources Pte Ltd, Singapore SAP FICO Consultant
Client : Accenture Pte Ltd.
Version : ECC 6.0 (Enhancement & Support)
Role : SAP FICO/MM Consultant
Duration : Sep'14 – Sep'15 (Contract)
Efficiently resolved day-to-day issues when raised tickets by End-User in SAP FICO, PS, FM, Grant, TR, Budget & MM modules were delivered on time to the client.
Requirement gathering and analysis for implementation and post go live to streamline process.
Involving in the Training support to small scale to large scale of Key Users and End-Users.
Performed day-to-day transactions including analysis and clearing of open item and ensured delivery quality in terms of accuracy, completeness and timeliness on daily basis as per the SLA to 20 clients.
Provide functional specifications for the on-going development & enhancement requirements.
Configuration of business scenarios relating to FICO with other modules.
Interaction with user and client to understand about their requirement and concern over existing system to identify system improvement points.
Responsibilities included design, configuration, testing & re-engineering of various functionalities in both FICO & MM.
Specify testing requirements, planning tests, executing tests, tracking defects, also monitoring the testing
process by creating reports and graphs.
Involving in status meetings and regularly updated any system bugs, problems risks, SIT & UAT.
Aug’13 – Aug'14: Sing Post, Singapore Senior SAP Application Consultant
Client : Singapore Post Ltd.
Version : ECC 6.0 (Implementation & Support)
Role : Senior SAP Application Consultant
Duration : Aug'13 – Aug'14 (Contract)
Efficiently resolved day-to-day issues & raised tickets by End-User in SAP FICO, PS, FM, MM & User Authorization modules.
Working with internal & external implementation / support teams and work cross-functionally between the business and IT to resolve technical issues and provide functional expertise.
Lead the HSBC implementation configuration Team, Prepare SIT, Test scripts, conduct User Training and co-ordinate with UAT for all the countries.
Lead BUDGET implementation (OPEX & CAPX) for Quantium Solutions (Sing Post Subsidiaries)
Lead the FM Implementation Team and prepare the Test Scripts, SIT, Prepare User Guide, Conduct User Training and co-ordinate with UAT.
Developing testing strategies and performing system functional, integration, Roll-out (2 Countries) and business acceptance tests to ensure that business requirements are met for 10 entities
Daily Supporting the external interface between BOS, MOS & SMART to SAP system for 10 Countries.
Reviewing and writing training materials covering aspects of SAP FICO and MM delivering training and providing support to all the new users for 10 countries.
Responsibility for System management, Correction, transport management system, System landscape planning, User/ Authorization management.
Involving in status meetings and regularly updated any system bugs, problems risks, SIT & UAT.
Develops clearly written, tested and documented processes in accordance with policies.
Identified improvement opportunities for existing / new master data configuration setup, executed configuration changes and worked with the business on executing test efforts.
Apr'13 - Jul’13: Phoenix IT Services, India SAP FI Certified Trainer
Client : HCL AXON Sdn.Bhd, Penang, Malaysia
Version : ECC 6.0 (Certification Training & Support)
Role : SAP FI Trainer & Support Consultant
Duration : Apr'13 – Jul'13 (Contract)
SAP Finance Certification training to covers all areas in FICO in depth with classroom training and demo on SAP.
Part of a team Developing and delivering SAP Finance (FI) training for Basic Setting, Master Data, Posting Control, Clearing, Cash Journal, Automatic Payments, Automatic Dunning, Correspondence, Closing Process, Financial Statements, Receivable & Payables, Accruals and Deferrals, Technical, Organizational and Documentary Steps, Financial Closing Cockpit, Controlling, Asset Transactions, Periodic Processing and valuation, Information System, List viewer, Drilldown Reporting in Financial Accounting, Special G/L Transactions, Parking Documents, Validations/Substitutions & Finance Archiving.
Ensured that the System Requests were delivered on time to the client.
Performed day-to-day transactions including analysis and clearing of open item and ensured delivery quality in terms of accuracy, completeness and timeliness on daily basis.
Aug’12 – Mar'13: PT SAP Indonesia., Indonesia. SAP FICO Senior Consultant
Client : Berau Coal, Indonesia
Version : ECC 6.0 (Implementation Project)
Role : SAP FICO Senior Consultant
Duration : Aug’12 – Mar'13 (Contract)
Managing the Implementation & Functioning of SAP FICO and Product Costing Module entailing.
BBP preparation, Project implementation using ASAP & hybrid methodologies.
Design, configuration and testing of core FI/CO modules (GL, AP, AR), product costing and material ledger.
Mapping business requirements control quick understanding GAP analysis.
Understanding business process, study and analysis workflow to design solutions (As-Is, To-Be)
Preparation of detailed Process flow for functional requirements, SIT Scripts & User Training manual.
Conducting GAP analysis, assess scope of studies and suggest solutions.
Coordinating with the development, Team for development / customization of software.
Integration of other modules, User acceptance testing & extending post Go-Live support.
Involving in the Training support to small scale to large scale of Key Users and End-Users.
Created training materials that included: step-by-step procedures, end user manuals and quick reference cards (QRC) & Developed documentation standards for work instructions and simulations.
Mar’12 – Aug'12: City Gas Pte Ltd., Singapore. SAP System Analyst
Client : City Gas Pte Ltd, Singapore
Version : ECC 6.0 (Upgrade Project)
Role : SAP System Analyst
Duration : Mar’12 – Aug'12 (Contract)
Requirement gathering and analysis for upgrade project from ECC4.7E to ECC6.0 post go live to streamline process.
Analyzing of Requirement Documents, feasible study, Kick off meetings with IBM Solution Expert Project Team.
Liaison with the technical consultant for Basis and ABAP queries.
Preparation of test cases, result review, co-ordinate of UAT execution and Obtaining User Sign-off
Performed day-to-day transactions including analysis and clearing of open item and ensured delivery quality in terms of accuracy, completeness and timeliness on daily basis as per the SLA.
Involved in recording of documentation test and provide support to key & end users in FICO, PS, MM, HR & BW.
End user training and documentation of user manual, training materials.
Develop Test Strategies, plan scheduled execution and Prepare functional requirements for the upgrade project.
Sep’10 – Jan’12: NCS Pte. Ltd., Singapore. SAP FICO Consultant
Client : Ministry of Defence, Singapore
Version : ECC 6.0 (Support Project)
Role : SAP FICO Consultant
Duration : Apr’11 – Jan’12 (Contract)
Extended operational support in FICO & FM to Air Force, Army, Mindef, Navy & Joint. Efficiently resolved day-to-day issues & raised tickets by End-User.
Inbound/Outbound Interfaces from SAP to Third party System Support for Vendor, PR, PO, e-invoices & Payment Instructions. Prepared PI status report for weekly & monthly activities to be delivered on time to the client.
Attended all the errors and brought solutions from SAP System, Liaise with External Helpdesk, FNC, Users & Requesters for the 14 interfaces.
Ensured that the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are achieved.
Client : BMW Asia, Singapore & Indonesia
Version : ECC4.6C (Support Project)
Role : SAP Application Consultant (FICO&MM)
Duration : Sep’10 - Mar’11(Contract)
Efficiently resolved day-to-day issues when raised tickets by End-User in SAP FICO, Product Costing & MM modules were delivered on time to the client.
Involved in problem determination which involved re-creating the issues, determining the point of failure by stepping through the ABAP Code and identifying the problem resolution.
Monitored the month end closing activities & solve bank reconciliation issues.
Successfully dealt with client fresh requirements and coordinated with technical consultants.
Supported client with configuration on basis of the business requirements & provided support in troubleshooting.
Performed general accounting day-to-day transactions including analysis and clearing of open item and ensured delivery quality in terms of accuracy, completeness and timeliness on daily basis as per the SLA.
Sep’08 – Aug’10: The Message Group., Singapore. ERP System Analyst
Demonstrated skills in designing Executive and Management Reporting Systems (ERP-SAGE) and implemented financial and Operational Reporting System to meet all the business requirements.
Conducted financial statement analysis, computed financial ratios and calculated interest payment on debentures.
Performed multiple scenario analyse to align growth objectives with operational and financial resources.
Extended support in delivering high quality modification and minor enhancement to SAGE configuration to meet functional requirement.
Rendered timely support to the client team on the field support issues which involved configuration changes to applications, directing and preparing user support job aid, execution and documentation of tests plan, techno-functional development and enhancements.
Conducted persuasive presentations exercising knowledge of product and client needs.
Mar’06 – Aug’08: G S Travel Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Sr. Finance & Admin Executive
Accountable for overall financial accounting, costing, management accounting, credit control and consolidations of departmental accounts for month end closing for the company.
Responsible for preparing financial statement, Tax Returns, GST returns, Reports on Profit Forecasts, Management Reports, Payroll, Cash Flow and Book-Keeping Records.
Successfully formulated and implemented financial policies, analyses business information and advises management on overall business operations.
Ensured timely preparation of month-end, year-end reports and variance analysis; kept an eye on exchange rates fluctuations of the various currencies and enhanced revenue with the risk-free accounts.
Jan’04 – Feb’06: Costronic Technologies Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Operation Manager
Overall Responsible & control of Accounting, Sales, Operations, Admin and Corporation activities of all the outlets.
Take care of each sales outlets, store and warehouse’s P&L and maximize profitability by driving sales, minimize operating costs through effective management of systems and information.
Coordinating with the Internal Audit, Dealing with Banks and Direct sales persons to achieve company’s goal and sales target.
Manage the shipment and order fulfilment operations to optimally serve the customers, support the business, and optimize performance to provide vision and strategic planning.
Consolidate the inventory level at all the locations report of around 3000 products. Conducts daily physical inventory checks through the inventory function.
Able to manage and provide logistic and infrastructure support to the business including: Receive goods from vendor, warehouse co-ordination, monitoring purchase invoices, corporate sales team, transfer of goods each location from store, work schedule for payroll and staff welfare.
Feb’96 – Nov’03: Alliance Wholesale Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Finance Analyst
Develop management tools to measure; analyze financial & operational information (financial ratios, key performance indicators, sales forecasting platform, integrated budget model, product pricing and Management reports).
Developed management reports (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Headcount, Liquidity etc.) and taught accounting executives how to operate them.
Worked on implementation of ACCPAC accounting system, including a complete chart of accounts rework and financial statement redesigns and Review costs and perform cost benefit analysis related to projects and programs.
Analyze financial data and extract and define relevant information; interpret data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and to project a financial probability.
Perform moderately complex statistical, cost and financial analysis of data reported in the various financial systems.
Record, classify, and summarize financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
1995 M.Sc. (Mathematics) from University of Madras, India.
1992 B.Sc. (Mathematics) from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
2019 P_S4FIN_1809 S/4HANA for SAP ERP Finance Experts 1809 Course completed (16.07.19 to 26.07.19)
2009 SAP ERP FI Certified Consultant from SAP, Germany (ID NO.000*******).
2003 Certified Internet to e-Business Enterprise Architecture, Qsoft Info Communication Technology, Singapore.
Name : Pitchaimuthu Arulandu
Date of Birth : 16th May 1971
Address : Blk 289D Punggol Place #09-847 Singapore-824289
Contact Number : +65 90050220 / +65 84118284