Over ** years of IT & Cross-functional experience including SAP FI/CO-over five full life cycle Implementations, Rollouts, Upgrades, Migration and Support projects. Helping large global and mid-sized clients-i.e. Banking, Hi-tech, mining, energy, AFS, CPG, chemical, medical and manufacturing., from R/3-3.1H to ECC6.0 and SAP S/4 Hana. The foundation of my experience in finance & accounting knowledge, understanding business requirements (R2R) across industry sectors and transform in to SAP, System Landscape/Architecture, FIT-GAAP analysis and project management & deliverable.
Well- rounded with BIG-4 experience coupled with hardworking, out of the box thinker, excellent interpersonal & communication skills, leadership quality, analytical & problem-solving skills and willing to take the responsibility.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
Master’s Degree – Finance, Accounting & Costing from Nagarjuna University
Bachelor’s Degree – Finance, Accounting & Costing from Andhra University
Diploma in Computer Programming and Systems Analysis from NIIT
E.R. P : SAP-FI/CO: S4/Hana 1709, ECC6.0, FSCM, BPC and R/3 3.1H to 4.7.
Languages : ABAP/4, COBOL, Basic, Lotus, System Analysis
SAP Utilities : Solution Manager, ASAP, ABAP Query, LSMW, Report writer & Painter
RDBMS : Oracle 7.3, Developer 2000
Operating Systems : Windows / Vista /XP, MS-Dos
Packages : Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio, MS-Project & MS-Access
Tools : Outlook, Lotus notes, Right now, Magic, HPQC, ALM, Mercury, RWD etc.,
SAP – PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
My SAP FI/CO experience including System Landscape & Process design, FIT-GAAP analysis, Configuration, Customization FI - GL, AP, AR, AA, TR, PS, Taxes-Vertex/Sabrix, FX setup, Recon, and Fiori, CO - CCA, PCA, COPA, PC and integration with other modules-SD, MM, PP, BW, BPC, 3rd party applications/systems, RICEFW, reporting and closing (m/e, y/e) activities.
BB&T- Dec 2014 to Present, Client: Banking, Industry: Banking Company, Role: SAP IT Business Process Architect, Description: Client is one of the leading Banking companies; it was an ECC 6.0 New Implementation with all major SAP modules FI/CO, Fiori, BI, BPC & Hana with USA and CA with over 160 company codes.
Responsibilities / Achievements:
Part of the SAP Project One implementation, GL and Sub ledger teams includes AP, AA & AR with all major modules & integration, understand the business process, gather requirements, FIT-GAAP analysis, blue-print and seek stakeholder’s approvals.
Presentation and system demos to LOB with GL and Sub ledger teams as per design with mergers, enhancements, interfaces-FX setup, Taxes (Sabrix), Gold Client setup, Solution Manger, Fiori and ESP batch job processing.
Convert Vendors, Customers, Fixed assets master data from ARIBA and other legacy systems
Setup Merger related new company codes, configuration & customization and integrate with other modules/systems
Develop new interfaces, reports, prepare/review complex functional Specifications and help developers as required
Conduct & Participate in various testing activities with FUT, SIT and UAT and help LOB with day to day activities.
Coordinate/ manage with various other cross team integration, prioritization, release/deployment CAB and defect meetings for successfully delivery and close defects quickly on a timely manner as per S. L.A
Work closely with LOB/finance team with various reports on timely basis and month-end /year-end closing activities.
Technical Environment: SAP-ECC 6.0.
IBM - April 2013 to November 2014, Client: Banking, Industry: Banking, Hi-tech &Chemical Companies.
Role: Managing Consultant/Lead, Description: Worked in Various clients, these clients are one of the leading Hi-Tech, Chemical & Banking, companies with ECC6.0 Enhancements & support, FIT GAAP analysis and CO Design per Global template and new implementation projects respectively.
Responsibilities / Achievements:
Joined and led the Finance Subledger team to help the client IT & Finance teams with closing activities, integration with other modules avoid to delays in closing financials, including taxes and day-to-day support activities with in FI/CO.
Came up to speed with in a short time to understand the Business and guide the team with timely help by resolving issues globally (NA, EU and APAC), along with statutory and management reporting including coordinate with various teams along with India offshore team and IT-subledger team to resolve the issues.
Description: Client is one of the Leading Chemical Mfg. Company to implement/Rollout SAP project with newly acquired company to bring in to their umbrella with Ecc.0 from R/3 4.7
Responsibilities / Achievements:
Joined and led the team with CO-PC and COPA with FIT-GAAP analysis to bring the new unit as part of the group by following the Global template by analyzing current process(repetitive) vs. new process (PPPI) with configuration changes, reporting and documentation with requirement gathering workshops.
Prepared Blueprint document with new process of Product costing, Overhead accounting and COPA with demos and get the business approval and uploading final documents to Solution Manger.
Partly Involved in Business requirements gathering with other modules like AP/AR, GL, FA, Taxes and conversions.
Helped/reviewed and follow-up with other team member activities with Blueprint discussions and documentation and approval activities with custom and BI reporting requirements.
TIVO Inc – March 2012 to March 2013, Client: Digital Mfg. Company, Industry: DVR Products Company & CPG,
Role: Lead/SR. Consultant, Description: Client is one of the leading Digital Video Recording companies; it was an ECC 6.0 Upgrade / Support project with all the modules with in USA.
Lead the SAP upgrade project from R/3 4.7 to ECC 6.0 with modules like SD, MM, HR, TM and FI/CO integration successfully with migration, 3rd party Vendors, taxes credit card process, testing and implementation, also fill the gap throughout the project in absence of Project Manager.
Recognized by Finance and operations departments for providing excellent customer service, by reducing 25% cost and managed project efficiently with a limited Budget, time and quality.
Co-ordinate with various teams to understand the business needs of adding new legal entities setup, configuration, enhancements, interfaces, testing, reporting and integration along with upgrade project.
Conduct training to business users with new changes with upgrade and show the system demos with GL, AP, AR-Rev.Rec, CO, PS, TR to give an overall process and integration within SAP and interfaces with 3rd party software.
Manage and resolve Bug's meetings with IT and Business teams as part of ongoing support and new processes daily, monthly and year-end activities and statutory reporting.
Technical Environment: SAP- R/3 4.7 to ECC 6.0
Accenture Inc – January 2010 to February 2012, Client: Retail- MN (Aug’11-Feb’12), Mining– AZ (Jul’10–Jun’11), Pharmaceutical–IL (Jan’10–Jun’10), Industry: Retail, Mining, Pharmaceutical Companies. Role: Lead Consultant
Description: Worked in Various clients, these clients are one of the leading retails, mining and Pharmaceutical
companies, with ECC 6.0 implementation for Canada with global template, New ECC global implementation,
migration from classic to new GL projects respectively.
Lead and conduct workshops to gather business requirements with in FI/CO area and integration with SD, MM, PP, WM etc., translate the requirements into integrated process flows per business need, design, implement SAP solution and integration with other Modules.
Organize meeting/workshops with Client Users to understand the Business process, gather global needs, reporting requirements, GAAP analysis, Blueprint, Configuration and show the system demos with GL, AP, CO, TR and integration points within SAP and interfacing with 3rd parties.
Demonstrate commitment to project management team with project status tracking and communication to upper management through weekly meetings and reports.
Design Report Rationalization within Releases to meet the Canada Go live schedules, deal with off shore dev. teams to build interfaces and reports, Plan and prepare Master data conversion strategy from different legacy systems to SAP.
Leading onshore and offshore model in Build phase to reduce the cost of implementation with configuration, documentation and validation along with various cross team’s interaction with build, test and integration activities.
Facilitate conference calls with various internal and external teams by reviewing goals, manage quarterly progress and Present the status to PMO, VP and CFO through Power point presentations.
Led the New GL migration project with Prepare, plan, Manage, build and test activities with in finance team, conduct workshops with New GL design and prepare Blueprint for Migration.
Configure New GL, Foreign Currency, Prepare Test Scripts, UAT and Integration testing with end to end bus. process.
Plan and execute ledger comparison with Classinc and New GL Tables with C/F Balances and data validations data convertion, cutover activities with RICEF objects and SPL table data for migration.
Setup, install and execute migration cockpit, in a 0 to 3 phase manner and implement as per project plan.
Support issues with report writer/painter reports was very complex process, during & after go-live of GL Migration.
Technical Environment: SAP- ECC 6.0 implementation and New GL Migration.
Deloitte LLC – June 2008 to December 2009, Client: Oil & Gas Company – TX, Industry: Energy Client, Role: Senior Consultant, Description: Client is one of the largest oil and gas drilling & exploration company; diversified services with a fleet of around 65 drilling units and 130 company Codes across globe including US, Mexico, Middle East, India, Brazil, West Africa, North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. It was a Global SAP implementation with Major modules- FICO, MM, PM, SD and ECCS with New GL.
Implement, integrate, test with SAP FI/CO, A/R, A/P and A/A modules: conduct workshops to obtain business requirements, Translated the requirements into integrated process flows and configure, customize and implement to support the design as per global template across units.
Led the test team, manage build and test activities for Finance team, Designed the process flows, Prepare Unit Test Scripts, UAT and Integration Test Cases with end to end process and track the progress with quality and timely delivery.
Led the planning and execution of integration testing, ensuring Configuration and customization of Document Splitting, Foreign Currency types & Valuation, Parallel Currencies, setup house banks, autpmatic Payment Program, Lockbox, EBS activities with IDOC’s processing, Vertex Taxes, Withholding Tax processing and L.I.V with 3-way matching.
Actively Participated and Assisted in planning, trouble shoot issues with FI, CO, TR, SD, MM and integration with immediate fixes ater go-live to help Client Business Analysts and cross teams on approval of PMO.
Setup and Configure Validations and substitutions for GL accounts and cost center, for specific to company codes, with enhancments and development objects with onshore and offshore teams. to test and implement the solution.
Setup Report writer and Report painter reports for P&L and MIS reprots like operatons reports, generate correspondence with Smart forms to the customers and prepare ABAP query reports with less complexity to help the business.
Led cutover activities of AR/AP data and test for the accuracy, build enhancements for the existing Bank interfaces, help reporting with month-end, year-end close process, Financial statements.
Write, review functional specifications with RICEFW objects, test with end to end process and validate and update scenarios in Mercury to obtain approvals from PMO and Business.
Technical Environment: SAP- ECC 5.0 implementation.
Seal Consulting Inc. – February 2005 to May 2008, Client: Brewing–CO (Nov’07–May’08), Semiconductors–CA (Jul’07–Oct’07), Medical Devices MFG & OEM–NC (May’06–Jun’07), AFS Brand Marketing–WI (Jun’05–May’06), AFS–A (Feb’05–May’05), Industry: Brewing, Hi-Tech, Medical & OEM companies. Role: Lead Consultant
Description: Worked with various Clients, the clients are one of the leading Brewing, Hi-Tech, Medical & OEM, Brand marketing and AFS companies, with ECC 6.0 upgrade, ECC 5.0 implementation and R/3 4.7 AFS implementation and ECC 5.0 upgrade projects respectively with all major modules FICO, MM,PP,SD, PS, AA for NA, Asia and Europe globally
Actively Participated in Upgrade activities from 4.6C to ECC 6.0 including Solution Manager, with business teams, user community and Client comparison with in the Dev, QA and PRD, find the differences & sync all the systems.
Led testing and validating interfaces with Web methods, Pro-card, Integer, Bloomberg, IW and D2L in to ECC 6.0 for upgrade. Involved in Co-shipping, Molson Canada, Coors combined process of shipments to reduce the cost, Owens, Graphic Interface and validating the process.
Prepare test scenarios with upgrade, end-to-end Procure to pay and order to cash process and integration with cross modules like FI/CO, SD, MM, APO, set up and post special Purpose ledgers to meet different reporting needs.
Create, execute test cases with new version of upgrade and writing BPP’s with and test the interfaces 3rd parties, intercompany transaction with multi-currency postings, and integration with other modules, mock cutover activities and Production cutover activities.
Setup Validations and Substitutions; test scenarios as required. Testing GI/IR postings and special Purpose ledger reconciliation with logistics and testing procure to pay end to end process with L.I.V, and financial closing process like month end and year end activities.
Testing and generating Documents through inbound and outbound EDI/ IDOCS for Sales orders and interfacing with EDS for the 3rd Party software and outgoing ACH and Bank transactions etc.
Involved in Business Transformation project, interacted with SME’s, end users to gather business requirements, conducting workshops design and implement New GL system with Solution Manager.
Customizing, Post and reconciliation of intercompany transactions which is HUBCO and commissionaire structure as per business process and testing transactions in sync with Design to get confirmations approvals from BM’s.
Provide BI functional, technical specifications, coordinate with developers, generate, analyze and validate with BA’s for correct output as per global reporting requirements.
Led, prepare and test scenarios with Finance and logistics, created test cases and validate with business, Prepare functional specs for reports with BI and ABAP for the Global reporting process.
FI/CO Lead involved in all phases of project implementation -inception to integration Testing, Implemented New GL and Solution Manager, interacted with SME’s and end users to gather business requirements, conduct workshops, Prepared Business designs/ Blueprint and documentation
Configure and setup Company Codes, Controlling Areas, EBS, write Functional specs for Enhancement of Lockbox and Bank inter face with Bank of America, Credit Card Processing (Nova), auto payment program with EDI and IDOC for Inbound and out bound Sales orders and Bank inbound transactions with incoming and outgoing payments etc.
Create test scenarios, Post & test from FI, MM and SD, with L.I.V posting and 3 way matching, integration with FI/CO and validation, Setup Master Data like GL, Cost centers, Profit centers, I.O’s, House Banks and cutover activities AR/AP data uploads from legacy with LSMW to SAP and interfaces through Grate planes, Hudson and QAD.
Build interfaces with External Vertex Tax process with State, County and City tax dunning, customer correspondence, check forms creation as per client reporting and RICEWF’s specification writing; Help with in month-end, year-end closing process and statutory reporting and training to the core team.
Led Credit Card Process (Paymetric) for Incoming receipts and Tax Processing Credit card inward receipt processing, configure User exit for MM LIV Invoice Number Range for subsequent control document number postings, test cases, generate standard, custom reports, Implemented with Preconfigured client.
Configuration, customizing settings and documentation, Setup the Company code, business area, Standard Hierarchy, as per the business requirements in synchronization with the group company for Upgrade with other business units, Upload Standard Hierarchy Nodes (Cost Centers) using CATT Procedures, Creating of test scenarios, posting in FI/CO, Integration and testing with FI/CO and validation.
Interacted with GBT’s, BTM’s, end users to get the Business requirements, restructure the business area, company codes, valuation area, plant, customizing settings and document as per the new business requirements, GAAP Analysis with SCM, CRM and validations, tracking, fixing issues through Issue log.
Configure, customize Product cost calculation by creating condition records and uploading, uploads from legacy system to SAP through interfaces like KAMP, PLM, BIW data transfer and analyze FIFO calculation reports, PPV reports to adjust the monthly price variances, interfaces for yard inventory and inventory movements, Yard Inventory reports to analyze the inventory at any given point of time in the Yard locations.
Technical Environment: SAP ECC 6.0 Upgrade, ECC 5.0 implementation and R/3 4.x Implementation
Bristlecone Inc. – April 2004 to December 2004, Client: AFS-Wholesale & Retail Company – OR and India
Industry: AFS Company, Role: Senior Consultant, Description: Client is AFS Company and implemented SAP for their worldwide operations. It was a full life cycle implementation with SAP FI/CO - GL, AP, AR, AM and Controlling- CCA and PCA.
Conduct workshops with system study, analyze business process with business teams and gather requirements, prepare design and Blueprint documentation; create & present SAP prototypes to the business teams for approval.
Configure, customize and setup Company Code, Fiscal year Variant, Chart of Accounts, Account Groups, Field status variant and assignments, Create Controlling Areas, Standard Hierarchies, Cost Centers and Profit Centers in Controlling and assignments to Company code, setup credit management, special GL transaction for Vendor down payments, Automatic payment program and check payments
Configure, customize Taxes on sales and purchases, withholding Taxes for USA and Indian operations, Create Master Data like G.L accounts, Cost elements, cost centers, profit centers, I. O’s, Conduct unit testing and integration testing and setup validation and substitutions
Involved in Interfaces like inbound and outbound material, like GOAL Interface for PO with BAPI and ABAP Coding.
Configure, customize and setup Asset Accounting – Chart of Depreciation, Asset Classes, Asset Masters, Asset Groups, reference Asset masters and relevant assignments. Post & Testing activities
Asset Acquiring, Sale, Retiring, setup Depreciation postings, adjustment, write-ups and reporting.
Create functional Specifications, help developers to generate reports as per business requirement with coding, ABAP query, Create and generate Reports through Report Painter and Report Writer for management reporting
Convert GL master data from legacy system to SAP with LSMW and Upload other Master data through CATT’s, provide training to end users, business analysts in SAP -FI/CO Modules and prepared training material.
Configure and set up Report Writer/Report Painter reports, Profitability, Score card reports and other RICEFS as needed.
Build and ran ABAP quick query reports to meet the Business requirements such as Customer Ageing reports etc.
Setup Periodic posting of depreciation run, L.I.V with 3-way match, integration with FI/Co, MM, SD; closing activities like month-end, year-end closing activities and ECCS consolidation.
Technical Environment / Deliverables: SAP R/3 4.6C Implémentation
Miracle Software Systems Inc - August 2003 to March 2004, Client: Auto Spare Parts Company – MI, Industry: Manufacturing Company, Role: Senior Consultant, Description: Client is Automobile spare parts manufacturing company, implemented SAP, needed to familiarize staff with SAP business process flows with day-to-day functionality, exception management with error recovery, transactional level execution, including documentation and user training.
Focal point for support activities and provide solutions and resolutions to the end users with day-to-day activities and transactional postings and execution
Worked with configuration issues in G/L, AP, AR, CO and AM - and trouble shoot various with in these modules.
Consistently meet, exceed expectation with budget, timeline constraints with all tasks, promote team building efforts by training and mentoring new team members with project plans and deliverables and tracking project status.
Prioritized tickets according to the urgency of the issue and provide resolution within the stipulated time
Responsible for modifications and enhancements with respect to new requirements, approvals and executions per client.
Kept all the resources fully devoted and motivated for the cause of the project, Monitored the quality of support and depending on the need and urgency, organize seminars, knowledge transfers sessions etc.,
Support and satisfy the end users by providing excellent knowledge transfer in daily operations with financial transactions and reporting needs.
Generate reports according to the user needs through Report Painter and Report Writer and help enhancements.
Technical Environment / Deliverables: Post Production Support R/3 4.6B & 4.6C for FI/CO along with other modules with a team of 12 consultants in the Application Support center
Spencon Services Ltd - July 1999 to May 2003, Client: Services & Consulting Company- Uganda, East Africa
Industry: Service, Manufacturing and Consulting, Role: Business Analyst, Description: Client is a multinational company with diversified activities in UK and East Africa. Implement E.R.P & P.L.M for their Global operations.
Involved in configuration, Customization of FI & CO Module: major modules like General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Asset Accounting and Controlling and organizational hierarchy
Configure, setup G/L master data, house bank, customer, vendor master data, processing open items, posting foreign exchange, recurring transaction entries and display and integration testing with other modules like SD, MM, AA etc.
Configuration & customizing Chart of Depreciation and its assignments to Company Code, Create Asset Master Data, asset classes, and depreciation areas/keys, Handled assets acquisition/retirement of assets & postings, computation and execution of depreciation and postings
Configure and customize Balance and Arrears Interest calculation and postings in accounts receivable and payable. Posting cross company code transactions, preparation of complex issues like taxes on purchases and sales
Define & set up Special G/L transactions for down payments, customize Automatic payment Program, dunning and postings, generate Report Writer Reports, BDC, ABAP Query, Creation of Logical Data Base & SAP Scripts etc.,
Help with monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting requirements.
Technical Environment / Deliverables: Implementing R/3 3.1H, 4.0B and Oracle, VB, MS access
Functional & Core Process Experience:
Over 9 plus years of Functional Experience from May 1989 to February 1998, Client: Worked in Various clients: RPG, TCI, VAM, Group Companies, Industry: Retail Company, Cargo Services, Finance and Manufacturing – India, Roles: Manager –Finance, Accounts and Commercial.
Managed regional accounts, daily/monthly sales reports, handled depot accounts, including daily collection and reconciliations, handled monthly stock verification and analysis of damaged & pilferage of goods, credit control management of vendors and customers
Prepare, submit monthly sales tax returns / TDS collection, coordination and correspondence with headquarters, prepare and finalize accounts–monthly, quarterly, yearly and generate M.I.S reports and follow handle audit procedures.
Worked as functional head for finance at zonal office level, handled weekly and monthly vendor payments as per credit period and reconciliations, maintained zonal, day-to-day accounts updating of zonal & branch accounts (Branches reporting to the zonal level) in a fully computerized environment in IT department at Zonal Level.
Placed at corporate and Factory level to maintain Finance and accounts, dealt with Cash, Bank and distributor’s reconciliation accounts & branch audits, handled product wise sales & expenses, aging, and maintained liquor stocks levels reports and interacted with statutory and other various Departments
Technical Environment / Deliverables: Manage Finance, Accounts, Systems Administration and MIS Reporting.