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Dublin, CA
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April 22, 2020

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S/AMIT GOYAL SAP FI/CO Certified Consultant CPA, CISA, CA, ITIL SAP S/4 BRIM FICA Solution Architect

Cell: +1-916-***-**** E--mail: adcw5v@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

SAP FICO Certified Consultant having core skills in SAP BRIM (FICA/Convergent Invoicing) and SAP FI/CO with around 15 years of International SAP experience (USA, Netherlands, India) and 6 years of functional experience in the areas of Business Process Life Cycle Modeling, Systems Auditing, Internal Auditing, Accounting and Finance (Total Experience – 20+ years)

Involved in following SAP implementation Projects

-Sony Interactive (Deloitte), USA – SAP Hybris (Convergent Invoicing/FICA)

- HPI (Deloitte), USA – SAP Hybris (Convergent Invoicing/FICA)

-Apple, USA – SAP Hybris (Convergent Invoicing/FICA)

-Caresource, USA - SAP FICA

-Farmers Insurance, USA - SAP FICA

-G&W, India - SAP FICO

Involved in following Application Support / Enhancement Projects

-Caresource, USA - SAP FICA

-AIG, USA- SAP FICA

-All State Insurance, USA – SAP FICA

-Farmers Insurance, USA – SAP FICA

-Zurich North America, USA – SAP FICO

-Procter and Gamble, USA – SAP FI

-Philips, Netherlands – SAP FICO

-G&W, India - SAP FICO

Involved in all Phases of Project Life Cycle including analysis, design, configuration, testing, and deployment of solutions, post-production support/maintenance, documentation and end user training.

Involved in Identifying and documenting system enhancements, advising the business/customers on new or improved processes, answering trouble calls and implementing system fixes. Also responsible for task management of resolving data issues, providing user support, ad-hoc training, gathering requirements for new/improved enhancements/procedures and writing specifications, configuring the system, as well as, testing and implementing changes.

Excellent Customer Interfacing Skills

Excellent Project Management and leadership skills

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – AICPA, USA

SAP FICO Certified – SAP AG, Germany

ITIL Certified – OGC, UK

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) – ISACA, USA

Doctorate in Information Systems Audit (DISA) – ICAI, India

Chartered Accountant – ICAI, India

Education

Chartered Accountancy (Final) - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), India- Year 2002

Bachelors in Commerce - Punjab University, India – Year 2000

Work Experience

Sony Interactive (Deloitte), USA

From Jan 2019-Till Date

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

Sony Interactive Entertainment – San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Project

Implementation of S/4 Hybris Billing (CI/FICA)

Period

Jan,2019 – Till date

Role

SAP FICA/CI Architect

Roles and Responsibilities

My main role is to implement CI/FICA module for the Hybris Billing Project at Sony Interactive Entertainment for their DTC Business

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Conducting workshops with Business/IT stakeholders to identify Business Requirements.

Laying down the design and architecture of SAP Billing System (Convergent Invoicing/FICA) enabling business to deliver personalized billing and invoicing services to the customer on a high volume basis.

Providing conceptual and detailed designs to meet business needs, performing necessary SAP configurations, writing detail specifications for development of custom programs.

Ensuring that the system complies with various accounting requirements for revenue recognition for subscription based products.

Integration of SD with FICA/CI

Architect the credit card settlement and payments reconciliation setup in SAP FICA (integration between S/4 and payment processor/acquirer)

FICA- GL Integration

HPI (Deloitte), USA

From Oct 2018- Dec 2018

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

HPI – Houston, TX, USA

Project

Implementation of Hybris Billing (CI/FICA)

Period

Oct,2018 – Dec 2018

Role

SAP FICA/CI Lead

Roles and Responsibilities

As Lead Consultant, my main role is to implement CI/FICA module for the Hybris Billing Project at HPI

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Conducting workshops with Business/IT stakeholders to identify Business Requirements.

Laying down the design and architecture of SAP Billing System (Convergent Invoicing/FICA/RMCA) enabling business to deliver personalized billing and invoicing services to the customer on a high volume basis.

Providing conceptual and detailed designs to meet business needs, performing necessary SAP configurations, writing detail specifications for development of custom programs.

Ensuring that the system complies with various accounting requirements for revenue recognition for subscription based products.

Setting up the BIT Classes, Billing/Invoicing configuration and other FICA configurations.

APPLE INC, USA

From April 2017-Sept 2018

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

APPLE – San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Project

Implementation of iTunes and iCloud Projects (Subscription Based Billing)

Period

April, 2017 – Sept,2018

Role

SAP Hybris Manager/Architect (Convergent Invoicing/FICA)

Roles and Responsibilities

As Solution Architect, my main role is to manage various SAP Hybris (FICA/Convergent Invoicing) projects at Apple for their subscription based products on iTunes and iCloud.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Manage various complex SAP Hybris FICA projects

Conducting workshops with Business/IT stakeholders to identify Business Requirements.

Laying down the design and architecture of SAP Billing System (Convergent Invoicing/FICA/RMCA) enabling business to deliver personalized billing and invoicing services to the customer on a high volume basis.

Providing conceptual and detailed designs to meet business needs, performing necessary SAP configurations, writing detail specifications for development of custom programs, testing, co-ordination of transports to production and post go live support.

Ensuring that the system complies with various accounting requirements for revenue recognition for subscription based products.

Setting up the BIT Classes, Billing/Invoicing configuration and other FICA configurations.

Virtusa Corporation, USA

From Oct 2012-Mar 2017

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

Caresource – Dayton, OH, USA

Project

SAP FI-CA Implementation, Support and Maintenance

Period

Dec, 2014 – Mar, 2017

Role

SAP FI-CA Solution Architect

Roles and Responsibilities

As Solution Architect, my main role is to lay down the FICA system Architecture in accordance with client requirements.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Manage the full life cycle implementation of SAP FICA project

Conducting workshops with Business/IT stakeholders to identify Business Requirements.

Laying down the design and architecture of FICA system.

Co-ordination with client site directors and operations managers to ensure good understanding and alignment with client IT goals.

Managing team of highly skilled functional and technical consultants.

Mentoring and coaching team members and competency building within the team to deliver projects successfully.

Setting up the baseline configuration for all the major FICA areas including but not limited to master data, transactional data, payment plans, dunning, clearing, payments, returns, invoicing, integration with FI etc.

Helping and training the testing team to create and execute the test cases.

Training end users on various SAP FICA aspects.

Identification and resolution of any production issues.

Maintaining the production system availability in case of any issues

Client

AIG – New Jersey (USA) / Hyderabad (India)

Project

SAP FICA Support and Maintenance

Period

Oct, 2012 – Nov 2014

Role

SAP FICA Solution Architect

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Front ending with Customer/Business stake holders for complex FICA solutions, design layouts, estimations.

Playing the liaison role between the business users and the technical development team in identifying the appropriate implementation of required technical and functional capabilities.

Implementation of new and enhanced capabilities of the SAP FICA application system

Attracting talent, coordinating large teams of highly skilled professionals to ensure efficiency and business continuity.

Identification and resolution of any production issues.

Maintaining the production system availability in case of any issues

Infosys Technologies Inc., USA

From Sept 2011 – Oct 2012

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

Allstate Insurance – Chicago, IL, USA

Project

SAP FI-CA Development, Support and Maintenance

Period

Sept, 2011 – Oct 2012

Role

SAP FI-CA Lead Consultant

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Front ending with Customer/Business stake holders for complex FICA solutions, design layouts, estimations.

Point of contact for SAP FICA expertise for both sales and delivery teams.

Attracting talent, coordinating large teams of highly skilled professionals, onsite and offshore to ensure efficiency and business continuity.

Implementation of new and enhanced capabilities of the SAP FICA application system

Identification and resolution of any production issues.

Playing the liaison role between the business users and the technical development team in identifying the appropriate implementation of required technical and functional capabilities

Maintaining the production system availability in case of any issues

Wipro Technologies Inc., USA

From Feb 2008 – Sept, 2011

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

Farmers Insurance – Simi Valley, CA, USA

Project

SAP FICA Implementation

Period

Aug, 2008 – Sept, 2011

Role

SAP FICA Senior Consultant

Project Overview

The Billing Simplification and Rationalization project is strategic, focusing on higher policy retention due to improved customer experience and additional expense savings due to operational efficiency.

The Plan was to implement a single billing platform, SAP’s FICA billing software package which will provide Farmers with the ability to offer more billing and payment options while also simplifying the premium installment calculations.

Roles and Responsibilities

I was involved in implementing, supporting and maintaining the SAP FICA system in Farmers Insurance.

Key Responsibilities included but not limited to:

Was a Key Member of the Full life Cycle Implementation of SAP FICA application. Played a key role in Configuration and Customization of FICA processes of Dunning, Clearing, Correspondence, Accounting, Reporting, FI-CA GL Reconciliation, Receivables, Payments, Returns etc. Also played a key role in leading the offshore team for testing of the various FICA processes during implementation.

Led and mentored a 10 member team (onsite and offshore) as a key member of SAP FICA Production Support Team at Farmers Insurance Group in Simi Valley, California, USA.

Played a key role in guiding the technical team for making enhancements in the SAP FICA application system to fulfill business requirements.

Played the liaison role between the business users and the technical development team in identifying and assisting in the appropriate implementation of required technical and functional solutions.

Conducting the period-end Accounting close and reconciliations

Identification and resolution of production issues (data, batch job performance, errors, etc.).

Maintaining the production system availability by identifying and implementing workarounds.

Trained the team in the area of SAP FICA.

Client

Zurich North America – Chicago, USA

Project

SAP FICO Year End Closing and SAP FICO Support

Period

Feb 2008 – July 2008

Role

SAP FICO Senior Consultant

Roles involves daily FICO Support and be a team member for making preparations and doing year end closing activities.

Smart Ims Inc

From Oct 2007 – Feb 2008

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

Zurich North America – Chicago, USA

Project

SAP FICO Year End Closing and SAP FICO Support

Period

Oct 2007 – Feb 2008

Role

SAP FICO Senior Consultant

Roles and Responsibilities:

Roles involves daily FICO Support and be a team member for making preparations and doing year end closing activities.

Atos Origin Inc, USA

From March 2007 – Sept 2007

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

Procter & Gamble – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Project

SAP Netweaver Implementation-Automation of Invoice Approvals

Period

March 2007 – Sept 2007

Role

SAP FI Subject Matter Expert / Business Analyst

Project Overview:

The Invoice Approval Process was fully automated powered by SAP Netweaver . The automation of invoice approvals resulted in faster turnaround of supplier invoices and ultimately improved supplier relationships.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Designing the invoice approval automation process in conjunction with the Business Process Associates and technical people.

Designing the Functional Specifications and Processing Logic for the various custom programs and function modules.

Develop the test scenarios and test cases for testing the new Process.

Conduction of User Acceptance Testing after development.

Conduction of training to end users through web casting making them understand the new functionality and its operation.

Atos Origin India Pvt.Ltd., Mumbai

From Sept 2005 – Feb 2007

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

Procter & Gamble, USA

Project

Business Process Life Cycle Modeling (BPLM) Implementation – Accounts Payable

Period

Nov 2006 – Feb 2007

Role

SAP FI Subject Matter Expert / Business Analyst

Project Overview :

The Project involved implementing BPLM for the Accounts Payable Processes implemented by the client across the Globe. The purpose of the project was to develop a baseline of the current AP business processes by using the tool ‘ProVision’ so as to enable the business to Manage Complex Business Processes.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Understanding and analyzing the clients business process mapped in SAP and its integration with various other systems.

Developing a baseline of current business processes by identifying Business Objects/Database Interactions and understanding significant business logic.

Designing the technical and Process variations that are used in the service centers.

Managing the change through development of the test scenarios and test cases by looking at the technical objects used by each process.

Develop complete verification plans, by identifying all touch points.

Client

Philips Lamps – Netherlands

Project

Knowledge transition and client support transfer from Netherlands to India

SAP Application support

Period

May, 2006 – Oct 2006

Version

4.7

Role

SAP Functional Lead Consultant – FI/CO

Roles and Responsibilities:

Understanding and analyzing the client’s business mapped in SAP

Undergoing the knowledge transfer, shadowing phase, leading phase and finally start full support from India

Responsible for full planning and documenting of transition activities, service level agreements, application support cookbooks and business process documents.

Worked extensively in making the Front Office, Back Office model, setting up the back office, making the back office team, knowledge transfer and setting up the support process which are ITIL compliant. Responsibilities also included meeting Service Line Agreement (SLA’s), Problem Management, Incident Management and Change Management with ITIL Compliant processes.

Support includes FI/Co module, Integration with Sales and distribution, Material Management and other software.

Client

Philips Luminaires-The worlds leading consumer product company in business segments such as lights and luminaries.

Project

SAP Application Support

Period

Dec, 2005 – April, 2006

Version

4.6C

Role

SAP Functional Lead Consultant – FI/CO

Roles and Responsibilities:

SAP R/3 FI/CO (Version 4.6C) Global application support super consultant for PLL. Support across Europe.

Providing Support on various queries related to SAP FI/CO/AM modules. Providing solutions to client in the area of, Basic FI/CO settings, GL Accounts, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank. Also help to get required reports or information.

Responsibilities also included meeting Service Line Agreement (SLA’s), Problem Management, Incident Management and Change Management with ITIL Compliant processes.

Client

Pilot Project for a Consumer Product Group

Project

Implementation

Period

Sept, 2005 – Nov, 2005

Version

4.7

Role

Functional Consultant – FI/CO

Successfully implemented the SAP FICO module in the internal pilot project for a consumer product group. Was responsible for the implementation and Go- Live demonstration. This project was one full life-cycle implementation.

Activities involved: -

FI-GL creation of company code, chart of accounts, posting period variant, account groups, field status groups and GL accounts creation, account assignment model, closing procedures.

FI-AR Customer account groups, number ranges, customer master company code data creation, recon accounts for customers, down payments, Interest calculation, dunning and FI-SD integration.

FI-AP Vendor groups, number ranges, Vendor master company code data upload Down payment requests and down payments, House bank creation, Automatic payment programme, Payment terms creation and FI-MM integration.

Growel Softech Limited as Functional Consultant (FI CO Module)

From July 2004 – Sept, 2005

PROJECTS HANDLED

Client

Grauer & Weil (India) limited

Project

SAP R/3 Implementation and Post Implementation Support

Period

July, 2004 – Sept, 2005

Version

SAP R/3 Release 4.6B, CIN 3.0

Role

Functional Consultant – FI/CO

Roles and Responsibilities:

Role involved reviewing business process and meeting client’s requirements.

Review the Existing System and provide better solution to fill requirements of clients. Involved in As-is and To-be Study to help Business Re-Engineering. Role involved FI/CO module Configuration and Customization to meet requirements of the client.

The Role includes Configuration and Customization of GL, AP, AR, and Bank. Involved in Configuration of Organization Structure, Other FI Configurations, Integration between FI-MM, FI-SD. Responsible for SAP Training to Super as well as End users. Responsible for Customized Automatic Payment Program, Clearing configuration, other required configuration for Finance.

Developed Validations & Substitution for Asset as well as GL, AP, AR modules.

Ind Swift Group (700 crore Pharma Group) as Systems/Internal Auditor

From: May, 2002-June, 2004

Roles and Responsibilities:

Conducting Systems/Internal Audits within time bound schedules.

Evaluate the adequacy of operational/financial controls of assigned audit areas including the strengths and weaknesses of those areas as they operate in the organizational environment.

Determining compliance with policies and procedures.

Develop audit programs to test assigned areas based on thorough risk assessment process.

Communicating with various levels of management during all phases of work and keeping them apprised of control weaknesses identified both during the course of the assignment and upon completion.

Preparation of audit reports outlining strengths and weaknesses of operations and recommendations for improvement.

Assist functional teams (like accounting, purchasing, HR, Operations, etc.) in identifying control gaps and providing improvement ideas.

Bansal Satish & Associates, Chartered Accountants as Executive (Audit)

From: July 1998-April 2002

Roles and Responsibilities:

Conducting Statutory/Internal/Taxation/Systems Audit and finalization of accounts within time bound schedules across varied industries like FMCG, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals and Banking.

Fixed Asset – Valuation/Depreciation, Investments, Accounts receivable and payable, Inter group reconciliation, Banking operations, Valuation of stocks, Statutory payments/recovery viz. PF, ESIC, TDS, Excise & Sales tax, cash, income and expense booking/vouching.

Supervision of all corporate matters including, inter alia, all Sales tax and Excise, Physical verifications of stocks, Banking operations and overdue receivables and payables. Also prepared detailed reports on audit strategies and significant weaknesses in internal control identified during the review of such controls.



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