Sap FICO Functional consultant Resume


Title
Sap FICO Functional consultant


Primary Skills
SAP FICO


Location
US-NJ-parsippany (will consider relocating)

Posted
Feb-10-10

RESUME DETAILS

Profile
• Over four years of Consulting experience in SAP in FI/CO functional area and overall five plus years of experience in IT field.
• Working as a Team-Lead in USA.
• In-depth understanding of all modules of FI.
• In-depth understanding of OM, PCA and PA modules in Controlling.
• Good Working and support knowledge on CO-PS, PS and IM modules.
• Worked primarily in enhancement projects and support projects.
• Good understanding of SD, MM and PM integration issues and related functional process.
• Consistently performed and ranked with top-most ratings in all appraisal cycles. Recognized and Promoted in the Lead Consultant Role.
• Well versed with CMMI project management process. Good experience in Outsource/Offshore delivery model.
• MBA in International Business specializing in IT, Finance and Marketing with engineering background.

Areas of Expertise
• Organization Structure Setup, Taxes and Schedule Manager.
• FI-GL -- GL Master, posting, account balances, reporting, closing activities.
• FI-AR -- Customer Master, Credit Management, Risk Management, Dunning, FI-SD Integration.
• FI-AP -- Vendor Master, Automatic Payment Program, Check Management, Intercompany clearing.
• FI-BL -- Bank Master, House Banks.
• FI-AA -- Asset Master, Chart of Depreciation, Integration with GL, Valuation of assets, postings and reporting.
• Cash Management -- Electronic Bank Statement and Lock Box.
• CO-OM --
o Cost Element Accounting -- Master Data, Cost Element Group, Cost element category, Reconciliation Ledger.
o Cost Center Accounting -- Cost Center Master, Standard Hierarchy, SKF, Activity Types, Planning, Postings, Allocations, Reporting, closing activities.
o Internal Orders- Master Data, Order Types, Funds Commitments, Postings, Settlements, closing activities.
• CO-PA -- Structure, Characteristics, Value Fields, Allocations, Value Flows, Planning, Postings, Summarizations.
• Reports -- Report Painter, Report Writer and Drill-down reporting.
• EC-PCA -- Master Data, Planning, Postings, closing activities.
• EC-CS -- Underwent training course AC-660 in SAP Americas.
• LSMW, E-CATT.
• Supported issues in Investment Management and Project Systems.

Project Details at Infosys

Client Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Project Name SISNet -- North America ORION Project (Pharma Global Upgrade program to ECC 6.0)
Location East Hanover, New jersey
Duration May 2009 -- Oct 2009 (6 months)
Description of the project
About Orion Program:
The ORION program is a global project to upgrade Pharma ERP landscape from 4.6C to ECC 6.0. The North America project covered USA and Canada SAP systems. The scope included all current modules including all the custom programs and custom enhancements. The project had offshore team presence in India mainly delivering formal test results. The upgrade environment was a Unicode SAP system.
Role:
• FI/CO team lead from Infosys and responsible for end-to-end screening and testing of all process.
• Key Responsible person from Infosys team for all Support related issues in FI (GL, AP, AR, AA) and CO (OM, PCA, PC)
• Enable offshore delivery on time and planned cost reducing TCO for the business

Responsibilities:
• As a team lead, responsible for planning and coordinating all testing and screening work.
• Responsible for knowledge Transfer, documentation and training of Offshore resources on formal test scripts.
• Worked on all areas of the business cycle like Order to Cash, Requisition to Pay.
• Applied majority of the OSS notes and key manual cut-over steps before GO-Live.
• Co-coordinated with business on new enhancements and maintained the integrity of the dual system landscape.

Key Learning's:
• Understood concepts of Unicode Vs Non-Unicode.
• Understood concepts of SPUD, SPDD and Basis Cut-Over steps.


Client Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Project Name SISNet -- Global Support
Location East Hanover, New jersey
Duration February 2007 -- April 2009 (2 year and 3 months) and Nov 2009 Onwards (2 months)
Description of the project
About Novartis
Novartis is a pharmaceuticals giant, established in over 140 countries across the globe. Novartis annual revenue is close to 40 billion $. Novartis group consists of Pharmaceuticals, Sandoz, Consumer Health and Vaccines and Diagnostics.
The SAP version implemented is R/3 4.6C, with Modules of FI/CO, SD, MM and PM. Many Legacy systems are integrated with R/3. SAP BW system too is included in the landscape.
Projects:
1) Implementation of Electronic Bank Statement
• Customized version of BAI format bank statement upload
• Customized implementation for user friendly interface almost avoiding frequent use CTS transports across system/clients for change in account assignments.
• A single file utilized for all entities/instances, bypassing error related to existing of House banks for entities of other instance.
• Involved in Writing Activity Descriptions, Functional Specifications, Process flow, sub-process flow and testing.
• Supported implementation as a team member. Recognized for the role by senior management of Novartis.
• Primary support for other instances/entities post go-live and subsequent roll-outs.
2) Implementation of Concur-SAP interface as part of Travel & Expense project
• Use of Concur as front-end tool leading to change in SAP related functionality.
• A new interface file definition to be used for FI/CO postings.
• Enhancement included automatic re-postings for reclassing of expenses posting to IO's related to marketing expenses.
• Daily and monthly summary reports for consolidation across various systems.
• Involved in Design of custom reports coordinating with business and offshore delivery team.
• Involved as a SAP team lead for implementation and post go-live support.
3) Fixed Assets project -- Mass Transfer of assets to a new cost center hierarchy
• The project involved using LSMW tools to affect mass transfer of assets to a new Cost center hierarchy,
• Developed and designed LSMW tool for creation, transfer of asset master data and change in key customizations in the asset class, copy-control.

Role:
• FI/CO team lead from Infosys for North America (US/Canada) operations of Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
• Key Responsible person from Infosys team for all Support related issues in FI (GL, AP, AR, AA) and CO (OM, PCA, PC)
• SPOC for all enhancements related to change in business scope.
• Client handling consisting various legal entities (7) and functions (BP&A, SOX, Tax, FRA)
• Enable offshore delivery on time and planned cost reducing TCO for the business

Responsibilities:
• As a team lead, responsible for planning and coordinating all North America related support/enhancement work.
• Responsible for knowledge Transfer, documentation and training of Offshore resources on Domain, tools and processes.
• Consistent productivity improvements for faster turnaround of enhancement work.
• Coordinating with teams across Europe and India for proper planning and utilization of resources as part of the global delivery model.

Key Learning's:
• Broader and specific SAP customizations related to Pharmaceuticals industry spanning functional modules of SD, MM and FI/CO.
• Key Business Process/Domain understanding of Pharmaceuticals industry.

Training:
• SAP Americas training on Consolidation (EC-CS). Course AC660


Project Name Air Liquide Opera
Client Air Liquide, S.A
Location Paris, France
Duration August 2005 -- Jan 2007 (1 year and 6 months)
Description of the project
About Air Liquide
An Industrial and Medical gas manufacturer/supplier headquartered in Paris, France with annual turnover of 12 Billion Euros. Sells Gases to Industry, domestic and commercial establishments.
The implementation involves SD, MM, FI/CO, PM modules. There are various legacy ERP packages which are integrated with SAP through EAI process. The level-3 support for end-users is known as the SAP ECC (European Competency Center) team which is divided as Active Cycle team, FI/CO team and Procurement/PM teams.
Projects/Enhancements:
ITALY Plant transfer:
• Project was to transfer existing plants to a new plants within ITALY
• Transfer of master and transactional data through LSMW.
• FI/CO master data involved transfer of Asset, customer and vendor masters at plant and sales area level.
• Transactional data involved transfer of open items of customers and vendors.
• Involved in design, testing and deployment of the tools.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Primary enhancement/support work on FI and CO with core focus on AR/AP/GL/AA and CO-OM, EC-PCA and CO-PA.
• Member of the FI/CO team involved in support, knowledge transfer, documentation, creation of training materials.
• Worked both in Paris, France and Bangalore, India getting a good hand at understanding global delivery model.
• Worked in FI-AR enhancements which included inter-company EDI processing for automated Vendor invoice creation. Configuration involved Intercompany Sales order to Vendor invoice creation and Purchase Order to Vendor Invoice creation.
• Involved in writing Functional specifications for customization of SAP with Air Liquide Business Process'.
• Interacted with the Architecture team on a regular basis to understand issues faced by the client and suggesting improvements in SAP functionality.
• Involved in testing FI/CO process' for regression tests held bi-annually for conformance of the functionality with respect to the template.
• Developed ECATT scripts in certain flows for improving efficiency of Regression tests.
• Developed LSMW tools to mass update master data related to vendor, customer, asset, material, etc.,.

Project Name ESU Training

Client Internal
Description of the project
The Enterprise Solutions Training involved the following:-
• Technical Training for Associate Consultants
• Domain Training for Associate Consultants
• Team Building, Methodologies and Process Orientation
• Package Specific Training
• Business Development Presentations
Role : Associate Consultant- Enterprise Solutions
Responsibility : • Formal Training on SAP SD Modules
• Domain Training on Logistics, SCM, HR and Financial Functions
• Package Implementation and Upgrade Methodologies
Duration : From: MAY 2005 To: June 2005
Software : SAP R/3 Version 4.7

Personal and Educational Details


CURRENT OCCUPATION
COMPANY :
: Consultant -- ES
Infosys Technologies Ltd., (From May 2005)
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND : MBA (IB), IIFT, New Delhi
Bachelor of Engineer RVCE, Bangalore University

PRIOR EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE INFOSYS (Pre-MBA / Post-BE):

1. Company worked for : HP (Digital) Global Soft, Bangalore, India

Project Name IM & Messaging
Location Bangalore, India
Client Hewlett Packard
Description of the project
IM & Messaging project is a data-warehouse project where end-users used front-end Executive Information System reporting tool (BRIO Query, Insight) running queries on 6 application databases. The project has automated jobs which run daily, weekly and monthly to generate reports and is mailed to the selected list of end-user. The 6 application databases are populated with data through ETL methodology every 24 hours from different application databases running across Europe.
The different application databases run on different data base servers. A list of some of the database servers include Odyssey (hardware repair information), OMRE (Order Management), WFM-IM (software repair information), MCDM, CARE (Contract Analysis), ICEMAN (Profitability reporting) which ran on Oracle, SQL Server, Redbrick and SOLID data warehouses.
Role : Software Engineer
Responsibility : 1. Monitor automated jobs and re-run failed jobs. Run jobs on special user-request
2. Maintain username, password, and access permissions and create new users upon request.
3. Create new report and maintain existing report and help end-users trouble shoot errors while running the reports.
4. Provide support to end-users when database applications are migrated to new technology or upgraded to new versions.
Duration : From: January 2003 To: April 2003
Software : Windows 2000, Oracle, MS SQL Server 2000.

2. Company worked for : Dell Computers, Bangalore, India

Project Name Relationship Support, US region
Location Bangalore, India
Client Dell relationship customers
Description of the project
This is a voice-support project for business customers of Dell. The support nature of project included both Dell hardware and Dell supported third-party Hardware and software. The hardware was Dimension Series Desktop computers. The software operating systems included Windows 9x, 2000 professional and XP. Third-party software's were hardware drivers, CD-burn software, media application software and many more.
Role : Technical Support Representative
Responsibility : 1. Supported booting problems, hardware functional errors.
2. Supported O/S errors.
3. Helped customers to format hard-disks and re-install operating system.
4. Supported customers in tracking consignments.
Duration : From : July 2002 To : November 2002
Software : Windows O/S, MS Office.

3. Company worked for: Spice Telecom, Bangalore, India

Project Name : GSM BTS Support
Location : Bangalore, India
Client : Internal Maintenance Team
Description of the project
This project was maintenance and support for GSM BTS sites spread through out in Bangalore, India by Telecom Service provider Spice Telecom. Spice Telecom has a network of 130 BTS sites in Bangalore which is monitored 24 hours from the central Switch facility located in Bangalore. The network consists of a Central Switch (Siemens) of capacity 350,000 lines, monitoring OMC (Ops Maintenance Center) facility which would raise alerts for BTS maintenance team for quick resolution of network problems.
Role : Trainee Engineer
Responsibility : 1. Responsible to quick resolution of BTS site issues, whenever there is failure of signal pick-up, power-failure.
2. Maintenance of BTS sites including the antenna system, Motorola BTS rack, tuning of frequencies, testing range activities.
3. Mentoring team of support-electricians and setting up new BTS sites
4. Monthly monitoring and replacing failed devices, and also actively involved in understanding the switch and OMC functions.
Duration : From: May2002 To: July 2002
Software : Sun Solaris OS.


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