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Project Engineer

Location:
St. Louis, MO
Posted:
February 22, 2020

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RAVI KANTH VUDDAGIRI (RAVI)

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Professional Summary

Progressive ~15 Years of IT experience with 13 years in consulting for Oracle applications -implementation, Testing and support roles

Worked on 6 End to End implementation/Business transformation projects including 1 project on Fusion Cloud R13

Process Champion in Oracle Procure to Pay (P2P), Order to Cash (O2C) cycles, Project Portfolio Management, Supply Chain Financial Orchestration, Cost Management and Security in Cloud

Good Team player and experience leading globally distributed project teams

Adept in customer interfacing roles and received appreciations and excellent feedback from multiple client managers & Team members

Finance lead on Business transformation Programs focusing on standardization and simplification of key finance processes

Proficient across multiple phases of project life cycle – Requirements, business process modeling, solution design, testing, User training and support

Always committed to quality of deliverables, defect resolution and mitigation

Educational Qualification

An Associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Bachelor of Commerce with specialization in Accounting, Financial Management and Taxation

External Certifications

Oracle Financials Cloud: General Ledger 2019 Certified Implementation Specialist

Oracle Financials Cloud: Payables 2017 Certified Implementation Specialist

Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Financial Management Certified Implementation Specialist: Oracle Payables

Employment history

Company

Job title

From

To

Infosys Limited, Plano, TX USA

Lead Consultant, Oracle Applications

Aug-2010

Till date

Oracle India Private Limited, Hyderabad, India

Senior QA Engineer, Oracle Financial Modules

Jul-2007

Aug-2010

Symphony Services India Private Limited, Bangalore, India

Consultant, Lawson M3 ERP

Nov-2006

Jul-2007

Ramco Systems Limited, Chennai, India

Business Analyst, Ramco E-applications

Sep-2005

Nov-2006

Marvel Beverages Private Limited, Hyderabad, India

Senior Accountant

Mar-2001

Mar-2003

B.P & Co, Chennai, India

Audit executive

May-1997

May-2000

Work experience

Lead Consultant, Infosys Limited - Aug-2010 to date

Below are the list of projects, I was involved working for Infosys

Project

Business transformation project including Implementation of Fusion cloud R13 Financials, manufacturing and supply chain work areas

Client

World Wide Technologies, St. Louis, MO

Role

Track Lead – General Ledger, Tax, Intercompany & Cost Accounting

Dates

Jun 2017 to date

Key highlights of the project included

As a lead consultant for my work areas, partner with Key Finance & IT Stakeholders to deliver accounting solutions to meet the needs of a $8Billion technology services

company with footprint in more than 15 countries and growing

Advise on systems ‘Best Practice’ while meeting the personalized needs of the Corporate Finance Team

Involved in requirements gathering, conducting CRPs, design solutions to meet the needs of stakeholders, configuration and UAT

Partner with security team in designing Custom solution for Roles in fusion Cloud

Project

Green field Implementation of Oracle Ebiz 12.2.4 Financial Suite including AGIS, Site Hub, Oracle Projects, Property Manager, Ebiz Tax.

Client

Urban Outfitters, Philadelphia

Role

Lead Consultant

Dates

December 2015 to date

Key highlights of the project included

Lead consultant for each module, partnering with Key Finance Stakeholders to deliver accounting solutions to meet the needs of a $4Billion retail company with foot print in more than 20 countries

Optimized spend categorization and cost center accounting at source including Master data governance around suppliers and internal sites (Site Hub)

Advise on systems ‘Best Practice’ to ensure standardization and efficiency are prioritized while meeting the personalized needs of the Corporate Finance Team

Control all ‘scheduling’ of Nightly Jobs to ensure processing is effective, timely, and running smoothly across three time zones

Post implementation, I was partnering business and IT Teams in Rollouts and stabilization support

Project

Oracle Database upgrade to 12c, JRE Upgrade and implementation of Mobile approvals application provided by oracle.

Client

Neiman Marcus Irving, Tx

Role

Project Lead

Dates

Jun-2015 to Nov-2015

Project summary

I played project lead role for all deliverables for this project at Neiman Marcus. Implementation of Oracle EBS mobile approvals along with Oracle 12c database upgrade were major deliverables of the project including regression testing. Extending the option to approve notification from Mobile using approvals App anywhere anytime is the main objective of the project.

Key highlights of the project included

Client facing role for project updates, Milestone reporting, educating client on the progress

Implementing Mobile approvals enabling business users to approve notifications anywhere any time using New mobile app using IOS phones

Responsible for regression testing of Key business processes & customizations ensuring existing functionalities are working pre and post upgrade

Coordinating efforts in the offshore onshore model

Project

Increasing the scope of Ricoh Business Intelligence System as Data warehouse for operational and Analytical reporting system

Client

Ricoh Americas Corporation, Malvern, PA

Role

BI Functional Analyst

Dates

April-2014 to May-2015

Project summary

Functional analyst for a Transformation project in BI space at Ricoh Americas Corporation that involve Integrating New boundary systems with BI and bringing users from other business functions (other than Finance Teams) onto OBIEE for operational and analytical reporting needs. I was primarily accountable for cross functional reporting requirements in Finance, Compensation and CRM systems space. I participated in all cycles of the project - requirement gathering, solution design, creating / reviewing functional specifications, solution Testing and supporting UAT.

Key highlights of the projects included –

Sunset very old custom built Accounts Receivables Management system and enabling business users to leverage OBIEE capabilities for operational, Analytical reporting and improving Accounts Receivables/Collections visibility

Automation of Dealer managements operational and Analytical report distribution, elimination of access databases, manual processes and making OBIEE as single source for data analysis

Integrating Compensation and CRM systems to BI Data warehouse

Project

Green field Implementation of Procurement suite, R12 covering iProcurement, iSupplier Portal, Purchasing, Inventory, Accounts Payable

Client

Family Dollar Stores, Charlotte, NC

Role

Module Lead

Dates

Jan-2013 to date

Key achievement

Received Above Beyond Call of Duty award (ABCD Award) from the client

Project summary

Module lead for a major business transformation program at Family Dollar Stores that involved changes to the finance, purchasing and HR processes and systems - I was primarily accountable for the P2P modules pertaining to non-merchandise procurement. Project involved implementing procure to pay modules to optimize non-merchandise spend and store fixtures ordering process by sun-setting multiple home-grown legacy systems.

I participated in all cycles of the project - requirement gathering, solution design, creating / reviewing functional specifications, system configuration, supporting data conversions, interfaces with boundary systems, supporting integration testing and UAT and training core business team. Key highlights of the project included –

Improved spend management for approximately $1 billion worth of spend by implementing iProcurement catalog

Efficient internal ordering process for over 8,000 stores

Optimized spend categorization and cost center accounting at source

Improved supplier collaboration by bring over 1500+ vendors on iSupplier portal

Improve Inventory visibility

Master data governance process around suppliers, items, catalog and categories

Project

Production Support and Testing for R12 modules covering Accounts Payable, iExpense, iProcurement, iSupplier Portal, Purchasing, Project Management, Project Costing and General Ledger

Client

Gap Inc., San Bruno, CA

Role

Functional Consultant & Offshore Team Lead

Dates

Aug-2010 to Dec-2012

Project Summary

Gap Inc. is a leading apparel company with 3100+ Stores worldwide. I was the offshore team lead providing functional support for the captioned modules. Also played the role of functional consultant in building a regression testing tool for automating regression test cases using Quick Test Pro (QTP) – automation covered 500+ test cases across 30 end to end key business processes.

Primary responsibility included analyzing and resolving problems logged, proactively addressing known issues and implement minor enhancements. Additionally responsible for status reporting, estimating change requests, managing offshore functional support team and coordinating with key stake-holders on defect / issue triage.

Senior QA Engineer, Oracle India – Jul-2007 to Aug-2010

Functional Financials SME in the Integration testing team responsible for developing and executing the integration test flows for Oracle R12 and 11.5.10 financial modules and certifying the business flows between modules. Key responsibilities included –

Develop test cases for the new functionality and enhancement

Creating test cases for automation test tools

Manual and automatic test execution

Bug logging and tracking bugs to closure prior to product / patch release

Creating status dashboards and reporting of progress

Mentoring and provide functional training for team members

Consultant, Symphony Services - Nov 2006 to July 2007

Consultant with the Lawson M3 Financials team for designing and implementing new enhancement, additional responsibility included providing level 3 support for service requests.

Business Analyst, Ramco Systems Ltd, Sep 2005 to Nov 2006

Team member for an implementation program at a large India based manufacturing company. Project involved implementing manufacturing, distribution and financial applications using Ramco e-applications. I was accountable for the AP, AR and GL and modules as the functional consultant.

Responsibilities included requirement analysis, process modeling, solution definition, configuration, testing, end-user training and data conversion execution. Key achievement was the full implementation for a complex tax structure that covered Excise, Customs Duty, TNGST, CST, VAT, TDS and TCS) in Purchasing and Sales cycles. Received several accolades for successful go-Live from project stake holders and sponsors.

Senior Accountant, Marvel Beverages Pvt. Ltd - Mar 2001 to Apr 2003

I worked as a Senior Accountant for the packaged water manufacturing plant (Marvel serves as contract packers of KINLEY brand drinking water of Coca Cola Beverages). Responsibilities included managing team of accounts across procurement & inventory, AP and tax, supporting financial audit and management reporting.

May 1997 to May 2000, I served as an Audit executive with M/s B.P & Co., Chartered accountants, Chennai, India. I was part of team conducting financial audit for statutory reporting.



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