Summary: • Over 8 years of experience working as Financial Analyst out of which 6 years in SAP FICO as Functional Consultant. • Sound SAP Financial Knowledge and configuration with excellent expertise of SAP R/3 FICO versions from 4.6 to ECC 6.0. • Full life cycle implementation using ASAP methodology, Understanding of “As Is “ Business processes, Blue Print, Realization - Configuration, Final Preparation-Unit & Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing , Preparation of Test Scripts ,Authorization design for Roles with Security team & developing BPP's, End Users User Training Pre & Post Go Live Support. • Cross Functional Knowledge of Overall Business Processes in Pharmaceutical, Telecom, Banking, Finance and Manufacturing Companies. • Strong functional experience in Migration, upgradation, Implementation, Customization, Configuration, Integration, Testing, User Training and Support. • Hands on experience in designing and implementing FI (GL/AP/AR/AA) and implementation of CO (CCA/IO/PA). • Hands on experience in upgradation from 4.7 to ECC 6.0. Expert in data migration from Classic GL to New GL • Extensively worked in Solution Manager, Report writer and Report painter. • Experienced working with SOX and SOD compliance. Good knowledge of EU Regulations. • Used BDC, LSMW & BAPI in various projects for data upload. • Excellent communication skills, exceptional ability to perform individually, good interpersonal relations, motivated & hard working individual.
SAP FICO Configuration Skills: • Financial Accounting (FI) Enterprise Structure: Configuration and customizing Company code, Creating GL account codes and Chart of Accounts, Configuration of Global settings, Configuration of GL automatic clearing, Configuration of Foreign currency valuation, Sales Tax/Purchase Taxes (Vertex). • New General Ledger / Classical GL: Activation of New GL Accounting, Define ledger for GL Accounting, Integrating the GL with subcomponents, Document splitting, Segmentation and Parallel Accounting, Controlling Component Transfer postings, Integration with Asset accounting. • Accounts Receivable: Building AR Business module, Configuring and Customizing Customer master data, Debtor management, Customer payments, Customer invoice processing, Oder to cash process, Finance documents Global settings (Posting Keys, payment terms),Dunning, Reporting • Accounts Payable: Building AR Business module, Configuring and Customizing vendor master data, vendor account groups, Define sensitive fields for dual control, House banks, Invoice processing ,Document parking, Outgoing payment ,Reporting. • Treasury: Lockbox configuration, treasury groupings, bank statement processing, risk management, cash management posting rules, exchange rates, planning, integration with MM and SD • Asset Accounting: Configuring of Asset Accounting, Structuring Fixed asset design, integration with the GL, Defining asset classes, depreciation areas, Configure (Base, Balance and Multilevel) depreciation methods. • Cost Element/Center Accounting: creation of Primary and secondary cost elements, creation of cost center standard Hierarchy, Activity Types and Statistical Key Figures, Assessments, Distributions, plan price calculation, periodic allocations in plan. • Internal Orders: Creation of settlement cost element, configuration of the Settlement structure, settlement profile, real and statistical postings, Configuration of order planning, Budgeting, Defining status profile, Defining order types. • CO-Profitability Analysis: Configuring and Customizing Costing based CO-PA and Account based CO-PA including setting up of the operating concern, characteristics, value fields, • Closing and Reporting: Run and reconcile all incoming interface, start control and clearing reconciliation, run customer billing and vendor payments, approval of all parked documents, Run final sales figure and dunning reports, Open new period ,close old sales and material periods, Run all settlements in CO, Creating management accounting reports with Report painter. • Integration with MM, PP and SD: Integration of FI with MM, PP and SD modules, Inventory movement related account, Billing and Revenue account determination, Interfaces design and testing. • Migration to New GL: Activating New GL, Migration Cockpit.
ERP Applications: SAP R/3 Versions (4.6, 4.7) & ECC 6.0. Reporting: Crystal Reports, Hyperion Tools: Solution Manager 4.0, MS Office, Excel & PowerPoint presentation. Integration: FI & CO integration with MM, SD Database: Oracle, MS Access. Operating Systems: Windows (2003/XP/Vista).
Education: • MBA in Corporate Finance and Global business, University of Dallas TX USA • BBA In Corporate Finance, St. Gregory's University Shawnee OK USA
Client: Anheuser-Busch St Louis MO May 2009 till date Role: SAP FICO Functional consultant Environment: ECC 6.0, AP, AR, Treasury, SD and MM. Anheuser-Busch produces the two best-selling beers in the world, operates 12 breweries in the United States; and has operations around the globe. I was responsible for supporting the construction and implementation of SAP FI/CO (Financials, Controlling) at a consumer products company as the functional member of the Systems Integration team. Responsibilities: • Worked on treasury module in Lock box processing, Bank accounts, Manual and Electronic Bank statements, Bills of Exchange and Cash journal. • Customized customer master data, customer groups, customer field status, terms of payment Performing Lockbox configuration. • Configured and Tested the Lock Box program for Accounts Receivables payments in BAI2 Format • Provided specification, and configuration of posting rules for processing customer payments via Lockbox. • Involved in providing functional specifications for modifying the lockbox program to handle negative values and credit memos and also Created Credit Control Areas and pre-defined Credit Limits for Customers • Configured Account Receivables which included Dunning, Incoming payments settings, Down payments procedure and Credit management. • Integration of FI with MM and SD modules, Fine-tuning interfaces with FI, GL, AP, and AR including validation / substitution rules.
Client: FMC, Philadelphia PA. Dec 2007 -- Mar 2009 Role: SAP FICO Functional Consultant Environment: ECC 6.0 AP, AR, AA, COPA FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally. Project involved customization of SAP ECC 6.0 and implementation across all enterprises in US, I was Involved in analyzing the requirements of clients and configuration in Financial and Controlling modules. Responsibilities: • Interacted with client for requirements gathering and analysis. Reviewed and updated the functional design documents for FI/CO developments, Full lifecycle implementation. • Involved in developing detailed functional specifications documents. • Configured Account Payables Starting with Purchase Requisition, Purchase Order, Goods Receipt, Invoice Verification, Vendors credit memo and Check clearing sub-processes, Advance paid or down payment made to vendors • Configuration for the creation of Account Receivables invoices and posting of manual incoming payments with differences, clearing and reversals, interest calculation. • Developed AR custom report for month end closing to capture the every detail of Closed and Open Customer invoices • Configured Fixed Asset Master Data - acquisitions, retirements, revaluation of fixed assets, customized depreciation keys for depreciation run - planned, special, unplanned depreciation. • Customizing screen layouts for asset master data, asset sub ledgers and asset depreciation areas. Defining transaction types and account assignments for asset acquisitions and retirements. • Involved in integration of Fixed Asset accounting with internal orders, maintaining settlement profiles for internal orders, Configuring capitalization of assets under construction, assigning cost elements. • I was involved in Integration of New general ledger with Controlling for reconciliation activity through real time integration variant. • Involved in Cost center assessments to segments, COPA reporting, forms, Planning, Derivation rules and structures, Product and customer hierarchy, PA settlement, realignments and integration issues with SD. • Involved in data migration from legacy systems to SAP system using LSMW. • Integration of FI with MM, PP and SD modules, Integrated SD and FICO with Project System.
Client: AT&T, Morristown, NJ Mar 2007 -- Nov 2007 Role: SAP FICO Consultant Environment: ECC 6.0, AP, AR, AA, IO, COPA AT&T is a premier communications holding in the United States and worldwide. Recently AT&T started to implement CFM (Customer Financial Management) which is post-billing application of SAP that supports the Financial and Operational processes for the recording of all Customer transactions for revenue, tax and accounts receivable and for managing the consolidated financial results of the Customers. I was involved as a part of Implementation team for AP, AR, GL and CO module. Responsibilities: • Involved in Migration of data from Classic GL to New GL through different phases of migration cockpit. • Configured the settings in G/L area, such as creating G/L master data, cross-company code transactions, with multiple currencies and multiple company codes, and open item clearing. Configured GL transactions for business processes such as fast-entry screens, posting, parking, reversals and month end closings. • Configured and maintained House banks with multiple bank accounts, Alternate bank selections for payments, assigned check lots and defined void reason codes. • Configured Vendor Down payment, Installment payment, Automatic payment program, Check management, and recurring entries. • Configured Fixed Asset: Defined the chart of depreciation which includes the list of depreciation areas. Created Different Asset classes and defined the screen layout rules for the corresponding asset classes. Integrated the Asset management with the plant maintenance module. Defined the LSMW object for uploading asset masters. • Worked on integration of FI/CO with MM and SD for Inventory valuation, Movement types, damaged stocks and functions such as GR and Invoice verification, order management, pricing, delivery and transportation and billing.
Client: PetsMart Inc., Phoenix, AZ Aug 2006 - Feb 2007 Role: SAP FICO Consultant Environment: SAP R/3 4.6, 4.7, AP, AR, CO Pet Smart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. Pet Smart is the largest retail chain in North America to implement all SAP Financial and retail software solutions. I was Involved in providing production support to end user as well as actively involved with upgrade team (4.6 to 4.7). Responsibilities: • Worked on day to day support issues and implementation related issues which comprise Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, Cost center accounting, internal orders and Profitability analysis. • Supported day to day issues like creating new payment terms, creating new banks, investigating payment program issues on weekly basis. Also worked on interfaces for printing checks from third party application and developed functional specs to create interface to provide check status to external legacy system. • In Account Receivable, worked on various support issues like investigating blocked billing document from SD and identifying the root cause of it. • Created new correspondence types for Payment advices, customer account statement and rebate document which enabled business to communicate efficiently with Customers. • Supported in the area of Internal Order Settlement to Asset under Construction and respective asset (settlement profile, etc.) Configured Internal Order. • Modifications of functional specifications and user exits to make them compatible with the new version • Documented the workshop meeting minutes and stored these reviewed documents in the Solution Manager 4.0 • Conducted various meeting with key Management in the Financial Management department to discuss various needed development strategies
Client: Amerada Hess Corporation, Houston, TX Aug 2004 -- July 2006 Role: SAP FI/CO Functional Consultant Environment: SAP R/3 4.7, Production Support. Amerada Hess Corporation operates as a leading integrated oil and gas concern. In 1997 they adopted SAP's Enterprise planning software; I was involved in post production support to resolve day to day issues to make the whole system run effectively and also responsible for enhancement as and when needed. Responsibilities: • Provided extensive support to the business users regarding business issues arising out of SAP FICO • Configured down payment functionally and payment medium workbench and also worked extensively on bank specific payment files to automate check and electronic payments to meet client's specific requirements. • Trained business users on various business processes like applying lockbox, running payment run and recurring entries for periodic transactions. • Created various new (fixed asset) asset master data and tested them thoroughly in the testing client and transported them into the production. • Worked on configuring the necessary settings to transfer plan data from controlling components to Special Purpose Ledger and resolved issues. • Performed unit testing and regression testing for different accounts payable and accounts receivable functionalities. • Master Data Maintenance in PCA, which included set up of new, Profit centers. Enhanced COPA reports. • Provided SAP FI/CO tuning and troubleshooting including the identification and resolution of performance related issues • Provided End user support to the SAP user community • Strictly followed SOX rules for the Support Phase
Client: Merchant Banking & Financing Ltd, India Feb 2002 -- July 2003 Role: Financial Analyst Responsibilities: • As A Issue Manager to managed the public offering of various securities like equity shares (both ordinary as well as right), preference shares, bonds & debentures etc • Merchant banking activities: IPO, RTS, underwriting of shares managing private placement of equity. • Developed detail report on financial activity of MB: Financial advisory services, fixed deposit saving accounts, provident fund deposit, call account, current account. Learned the use of popular on line banking software Pumori plus 2.0. • Researched on various lending process: Corporate lending, retail lending, lending against marketable securities. • Trained in Credit, account and public relations departments. • Involved in Initial Public Offering (IPO) • Research for prospective clients and Developed database for IPO activities.
Client: MicroTech Computers, India Jan 2001 -- Jan 2002 Role: Financial Analyst Responsibilities: • Performed financial analysis, prepared budgets and forecasted revenues by reviewing financial statements and market reports. • Developed financial reports and presentations management to facilitate them make informed decisions. • Managed and audited monthly, quarterly and annual accounting closes including review of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations. • Performed a breakeven analysis for management to make critical decision. • Handled tax audits of various clients & assisted them in tax management issues • Prepared complex income tax returns for individuals as well as for businesses • Gained exposure of Individuals, Firms & Companies taxation. Involved in preparation & filing of Tax Returns, Computation of Income Tax & also assisted in Tax Planning
Client: Standard Chartered Bank, India, May 2000 -- Dec 2000 Role: Financial Analyst Standard Chartered Bank is a multi- national bank with extensive presence in Asia, Africa & the Middle East. It serves both Retail & Wholesale Banking customers & has a huge inter- connected network of banking locations. My role as Financial Analyst involved Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, handling audits and financial analysis of the financial statements of the organization. Responsibilities: • Financial Appraisal of existing clients with respect to Investment Advisory (including Tax- savings, Mutual Funds & Life Insurance), Involved in Auditing of Financial transactions & Vouchers. • Handling Branch Accounts & Preparation of Branch Profit & Loss Accounts & Balance Sheet. • Created various statistical reports that were used as management tools in the decision making process. • Track payments and schedule future payments. Verify accuracy of every expense before entering payment stream. • Reconcile and distribute payment to multiply vendors. Distribute daily general operating reports. Maintain logs of payment schedules. • Handle accounts receivable and billing services as needed. Process month end closings and monthly reports. • Regularly take an added responsibility involving spreadsheet management and other duties. • Process overhead invoices for payment and process all expense reports. • Handle a broad scope of internal processes encompassing the daily management of billings, collections, reconciliation, general ledger and month end closing with main focus on accounts receivable functions.