Â· Seasoned SAP professional with progressive experience in a variety of industries such as Automotive and Industrial Equipment, Chemical , FMCG, Hi-tech and Financials spanning 6 full life cycle implementations, 4 global rollout projects and 2 support projects Â· 14 years of total experience with 10 years being in SAP FICO & prior functional background in accounting and finance Â· In depth understanding of SAP FICO modules and its integration with the other modules of SAP Â· Cross-functional business experience with an understanding module within SAP and external systems impact on FICO Â· Experienced with full scope ERP implementations including plan, design, build, testing, cutover and post go- live support phases Â· Analytical capabilities to evaluate issues & new business requirements Â· Demonstrated skills/ability to run workshops, gather requirements independently and to configure the system in multiple projects. Â· Multi-tasking skills, ability to work on a number of deadline driven tasks simultaneously, ability to work with all levels, flexibility to work in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing deadlines Â· Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, proven ability to both work independently as well as lead work streams. Â· Ability to successfully work on Onsite/Offshore models Â· Certified in finance and controlling modules of SAP from SAP Germany in Jun of 2003.
Â· Expertise in designing FI/CO organization structure using New GL and Classical GL. Â· In depth understanding of SAP system from business process, cross functional and integration view points Â· Extensive experience in SAP Asset Life Cycle Management (FA/PS/IM), Record to Report (RTR) and Procure to pay scenarios (PTP) and Order to Cash ( OTC) Â· Extensive experience in configuring FI functionalities such as New GL, Asset Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable. Tax configuration. Â· In depth understanding of Asset accounting and integration of Asset Accounting with Project Systems, Internal Orders and New GL Â· Extensive experience in configuration of Product costing, COPA (Both Account based and Costing based copa) , Cost center accounting, Internal Orders, FICO integration with Project systems, Â· Hands on experience in management of all Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Extensions, Forms and Workflow (RICEFW), including effectively documenting functional specifications, testing and articulating tactical and strategic requirements to all stakeholders involved Â· In depth understanding on integration of FI and CO modules with MM and SD in key areas Ex Split Valuation, Revenue recognition etc.
Â· Ability to independently prepare for and drive requirement gathering sessions, design workshops and class room presentations. Â· Hands on experience in working with posting validations, substitution rules, IDOCS, and reporting tools Â· Successfully completed conversion activities for large multinational companies including creating of LSMW, upload of files, ensuring the uploaded balances tie out legacy systems etc. Â· Experienced in RMCA and FSCD solutions within SAP. Â· Very Familiar with the FI & CO tables Â· Experienced in using Solution manager for recording Functional Designs, Test Scripts, Test Results and tracking of defects. Â· Involved in Version Upgrades & Pre as well as Post Testing of the Systems Â· Involved in designing User Authorizations &post implementation monitoring and support
Â· May 2011 – Till Date: Consultant at Stratedge Inc San Ramon California. Â· Aug-2005 – May 2011: Associate Manager with Accenture Services Pvt Ltd. Â· Sep-2003 – July 2005: Associate Consultant with Siemens Information Systems Pvt Ltd Â· July-2001 – August 2003: Business Process Analyst with Hewlett Packard India Pvt Ltd Â· Jun-1999- June 2000: Finance Analyst with Primark India Pvt Ltd.
Â· November 2012 – Till Date : AIG (Insurance Provider) Parsippany New Jersey
Â· July 12 – To October 2012 : Apple Inc (Technology Company) Cupertino California
Â· May’11 – To June 12: Invista SARL (Stainmaster Carpets & Lycra brands Manufacturer) Wichita,KS
Client: AIG Duration November 2012- Till Date Role: CFP Lead (GL lead) Location: Parsippany New Jersey
Â· GL lead for AIG’S US Reinsurance business release. Â· Project is currently in the localization phase, as part of this phase tasked with identifying RICFEW changes and effort estimation for the Common Finance Platform ( GL work stream) that will be required for this release Â· Conduct workshops with AIG’S re insurance accountant and understand the current reporting structure in the legacy systems and analyze how this reporting structure will change in SAP.
Client: Apple Computers Duration July 2012- October 2012 Role: RMCA/FICA Consultant Location: Cupertino California
Â· Participated in multiple projects within ITunes business of Apple Industries. Projects involved configuration within RMCA solution of SAP and extensive testing for downstream impact for key aspects of reporting such as Revenue recognition etc. Â· Participated in projects for geographic rollout of the Itunes buisness in the customized indutry solution IS-RMCA for Apple iTunes. RMCA in iTUNES is specially customized to meet the iTUNES unique business requirement combining design aspects of telecommunication and EDR [Event Details Records]. Â· Implemented project for Taxation changes for Canada in RMCA with Vertex.
Client: Invista S.A.R.L Location: Wichita KS Duration: May 2011 – Till Date Role: In house SAP consultant. Environment: ECC-6.0, Support project
Â· Managing of resources required for resolution of tickets, change requests etc. Â· Monitoring of ticket resolution and answering how-to questions of the client and third part resources Â· Handling of new plant creation including of activation of split valuation, configuring and activation of material ledger for new plants. Â· Handling of escalated tickets during month end close Ex Material ledger issues tickets. Â· Handling of tickets for key changes in account determination for FI-MM and FI-SD account determination changes to validation rules and substitution rules. Â· Handling of design issues and custom developments related to transfer pricing. Â· Handling of Tax configuration for the clients Brazilian operations.
Â· Handling conversion of fixed asset tax values maintained in external systems and loading the corrected tax values into existing assets within SAP including configuration of New Deprecation keys, New deprecation areas and designing the process of upload of new tax values into assets that already exist in the production system.
Â· Handling tickets related to configuration mapping of new condition types to COPA, New Order types Sales order types to COPA etc, Reconciliation issues between COPA and FI etc. Â· Handling creation of new SAP jobs and maintenance of existing batch jobs. Â· Conducted workshop sessions in the new general ledger area to assist decision making on implementation of new general ledger Â· Managed and prioritize support work effectively, organizing resources and demands with appropriate reporting, escalation, resolution control processes and metrics in place Â· Coordinating all FICO requests across finance, IT, other SAP modules and third party support teams
Employer: Accenture Services Pvt Ltd Client: Applied Industrial Technologies Location: Cleveland OH Duration: April 2011 – May 2011 Role: SAP FICO Consultant Environment: ECC-6.0, Implementation project
My Responsibilities on this project were as below: Â· Conducted requirement gathering sessions for General ledger accounting, Asset Accounting, Month end closing. Â· Onsite coordinator for all offshore efforts. Â· Configured the following for Class room presentations as part of signoff for the design phase of the project. o Configured Operating Concern, Controlling Area, Company codes, Uploading of Chart of Accounts etc o Configured New GL including multiple ledgers, document splitting etc.
o Designed and Implemented Automatic Payment Run o Configured Automatic Postings – FI-MM Integration and FI-SD Integration.
o Help in staffing of offshore resources for the project.
Employer: Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
Client: ALSTOM Location: Windsor CT Duration: June 2010 – Mar 2011 Role: Solution Specialist FICO and Onsite Lead Environment: ECC-6.0, Global Deployment Project
My Responsibilities on this project were as below:
Â· Conducted project solution workshops in General Ledger Accounting, Product Costing, and Project systems for Commercial projects and Capitalization projects. Â· Conducted impact analysis workshop with controllers in the areas of Asset accounting areas and helped in finalization of GAPs in the Asset accounting and New GL areas of SAP. Â· Identified and map to the template solution the basic organization settings for the relevant business. Â· Helped in mapping local chart of accounts with the chart of accounts in the global template, mapping the depreciation keys used locally in the United states with the depreciation keys in the global template, mapping of the current revenue recognition method with the revenue recognition method adopted in the global template for different nature of projects Ex Long term service contracts, Short term service contracts, Â· Facilitate and drive to closure change requests identified during design workshops with the template owners. Â· Worked with the central team in Switzerland for resolving of GAPs identified. Ex Deprecation keys specific to USA, New Result Analysis key for the Local US GAAP. Â· Identified major impacts/risks/opportunities resulting from project deployment and in this process initiated a plan to mitigate/capitalize each impact in order to manage all critical paths affecting schedule, budget, business continuity, or benefit realization Â· Cutover planning
Was the lead consultant for designing, and delivering the solution in the Areas of SAP Controlling, Asset Accounting and CATS modules in SAP.
My responsibilities on this project were as below:
Â· Conduct requirement-gathering workshops in controlling, asset accounting and CATS area Â· Create and maintain all requirements from workshops in the requirement traceability metrics. Â· Conduct workshops to ensure design/build in controlling, asset accounting and CATS are per clients requirements Â· Design, build of asset accounting including configuration of index based deprecation. Â· Design and build of internal order accounting using Investment profile and creation of Assets under construction and Final fixed asset. Â· Design and configure FICO reconciliation Â· Design the overhaul SAP solution to ensure all of the clients external and group reporting requirements are captured in fields within SAP without the full usage of Logistics modules within SAP. Â· Configuration activities included configuring, controlling areas, Cost center accounting, Internal Order accounting for capitalization of fixed assets and internal orders to capture cost of internal project activities. Â· Configuration of validation and substitution rules. Â· Handled key requirements of capturing price variances, exchange rate variances from Logistics Invoice verification postings without the usage of Material master within SAP. Â· Ensure the solution build at Sweden for this client is scalable from a global template perspective. Â· Fixing of testing issues during various test cycles. Â· Build conversion tools Ex LSMW for related conversion objects. Â· Oversee the conversion of financial data for assets, internal orders, internal orders budgets etc.
Employer: Accenture Services Pvt Ltd Client: Timken Location: Bangalore, India Duration: September 2008 – July 2009 Role: CO consultant Environment : ECC-6 Global Roll out Project
My primary areas of focus on this project were handling the controlling module for the Indian rollout and also oversee the Country India version design and build.
My responsibilities on this project were as below:
Â· Understand the client’s global template for the controlling module specifically in the areas of product costing/material valuation Â· Understand the Indian operations requirement in the areas costing, annually budgeting practices, legal reporting requirements in India with regards to taxation, material valuation etc. Â· Hold workshops and be the facilitator for global design changes as a result of local/legal changes required in India. Â· Configured the following activities for the India implementation.
o Mapping of New condition types to value fields for the India implementation into COPA. o Account determination for FI-MM and FI-SD o Tax configuration for India o Creating derivation rules in COPA for India rollout.
Â· Develop functional designs for changes to the global template Â· Worked closely the with controllership team in India on activities such as deriving the machine our rate, labor hour rate for plants in India reconciliation of balances after cutover activities such as running of WIP for production orders, Â· Develop functional designs for changes to the global template. Â· Was the point of contact for the clients India operations controllers in areas releasing budgets, planning of activity type prices for various production cost centers. Â· As part of conversion activities in the material valuation/product costing areas had to ensure/coordinate the budgeted/activity type prices resulted in the correct material price for all materials resulting in the balance sheet material values match and trying to keep variances to a permissible limit. Â· Was part of the month end close support for two month end closing.
Employer: Accenture Services Pvt Ltd Client: Wolseley Location: Bangalore, India Duration: July 2008 – September 2008 Role: FICO Team Lead Environment: ECC-6.0, Rollout Project
Was the offshore lead for a team of 4 FICO consultants and my responsibilities on this project were:
Â· Ensure On time delivery of functional designs, configuration in the areas of new general ledger, asset accounting, product costing, and COPA. Â· Oversee and ensure quality of Functional Designs to ensure Functional Designs are as per specified GAP. Â· Oversee and ensure configuration is complete and transports are released as per configuration rationale specified by the onsite team. Â· Functional expert for the onsite and offshore team in the areas of asset accounting and accounts payable
Employer: Accenture Services Pvt Ltd Client: Case New Holland Location: Racine, WI Duration: August 2006 – June 2008 Role : FICO Consultant Environnent : ECC-6.0 Implementation Project
My responsibilities on two different projects with this client were as below.
CNH CAPITAL IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT Â· Develop an application prototype and conduct a conference room pilot to validate the configuration design and explore SAP gap resolution options. Â· Configuring and designing for asset procurement featuring solutions across asset accounting and internal orders Configuring and design the solution for the bank reconciliation process. Â· Develop an application prototype and conduct a conference room pilot to validate the configuration design and explore SAP gap resolution options. Â· Configuration of asset Classes, depreciation areas, Parallel ledger configuration in asset accounting. asset classes, depreciation keys, internal order types, investment profile, plan versions, planner profiles. Â· Design and execution of data conversion for internal orders, asset legacy data. Â· Was responsible for converting 70,000 assets across multiple ledgers using LSMW as the conversion tool and ensuring the balances converted matched with the balances converted in General ledger accounting.
CNH INDUSTRIAL PROCURMENT IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT Â· Design Solutions in asset procurement featuring solutions across asset accounting, project systems and investment accounting modules in SAP. Â· Build customization to meet the business process design in the areas of asset accounting and project Systems. Â· Develop an application prototype and conduct a conference room pilot to validate the configuration design and explore SAP gap resolution options. Â· Configuration of asset classes, depreciation areas, depreciation keys, configuration of new gl, creation of validation Rules, creation of substitution rules, configuration of new general ledger, configuration of document Splitting, configuration for foreign currency revaluation Â· Configured Account determination for FI-MM and FI-SD. Â· Handling of Bonus deprecation keys for the US. Â· Successfully handled key requirements within the Asset accounting area for capitalization of Fixed assets costs only in the IFRS books ( Non leading ledger) Â· Design and execution of data Conversion for asset legacy data and project systems. Â· Hold design reference meetings with the client’s European global reference team to ensure the solution build for North America for project systems, investment management and asset accounting are in alignment with the clients global reporting and accounting guidelines. Â· Effectively managing scope and keeping client and management aware of situations that may lead to scope creep Â· Completing knowledge transition to the application maintenance team Â· Supporting the business in their first month-end close and ensuring that the books are closed per the closing schedule.
Employer: Accenture Services Pvt Ltd Client: Wartsila Location: Finland / India Duration: August 2005 – June 2006 Role: FICO Consultant Environment: ECC 5.0 Global Roll out Project
My primary area of SAP focus on this project was handling the Controlling module and its integration with projects systems viz. result analysis calculation of WIP, Revenue recognition, Settlement etc.
My responsibilities in this project were as below :
Â· Understand the global template built for the client in for the Controlling and Project systems module specifically in the areas in the area of project accounting. Â· Conduct and manage process walk through of the client’s global process with the Indian Controllership team in the areas of profit center accounting, cost center accounting, product costing and project accounting. Â· Understand the Indian operations in the project accounting, special legal reporting requirements: Ex Project accounting requirements for different divisions of business within the client organization and the need to map the same into various result analysis keys. Â· Propose changes to global template based on the requirements of clients Indian operations. Ex new result analysis keys, new profit centers etc. Â· Coordinated conversion of client’s active projects and subsequent system calculation of project accruals, revenues, and WIP during the first month end close using result analysis in SAP. Â· Scope management to ensure not to many changes are made to the clients global template at the same time ensuring the country legal requirements are meet. Â· Conversion and sign off financial data Ex balance sheet and profit and loss statement, project financial Data,
My responsibilities on this project were as below:
Â· Completion of as is study in the areas of general Ledger accounting, accounts payable. Â· Blue printing of the solution in the general ledger accounting and accounts payable areas. Â· Configuration activities included: enterprise structure, business Areas, GL accounts creation, account determination, field status groups, account groups, document types, customer and document number ranges, terms of payment, clearing functions – posting keys, reason codes, automatic clearing, account assignment and tolerance groups, bank master data, Setting up validations rule, setting up substitution rules. setting of cash journal, accounts payable configuration, Â· Designing of custom enhancements for accounts payable and general ledger areas. Â· Handling of design workshops and user training sessions.
Employer: Siemens Information Systems Pvt Ltd Client: BBC Technologies Ltd Location: Bracknell,UK Duration: August 2004 – Feb 2005 Role: FICO Team Member Environment: ECC-5.0 Implementation Project
My responsibilities on this project were: Â· Mapping and changing of business process of the client and aligning the process to the business process followed by Siemens business services UK Ltd. Â· Configuration included: FI Configuration namely – Enterprise Structure, Credit Control Area, GL accounts Creation, Account determination, Field Status Groups, Account Groups, Document types, Customer and Document number, Number ranges, Terms of payment, Clearing functions – Posting Keys, Reason Codes, Automatic clearing, Account assignment, and Tolerance groups , Bank master data, Closing & reporting, Automatic Payment Run Â· Data migration of financial data using BDC as tool. Â· Post go- live support
Â· Mapping of business processes Â· Configured Settings for Company Code, Fiscal Year Variant, Chart of Accounts Posting Period variant, field status variant and field status group Configuring GL account master records, Chart of Account, cross company transactions, foreign currency valuation and setting up of Validations & substitutions , Configured Account groups and retained earning Account Creation of Screen Layout for document entry at accounts/document levels, settings for clearing for posting in foreign currencies, foreign exchange rate differences and gains/losses on valuation, Â· Synchronization of Field Status Groups Â· Configuration of Automated payment program Â· Configuration of Cash Journal Â· Configuration of Manual bank statement Â· Creation of to be FI and CO processes. Â· Creation of customization manual. Â· Data migration for financial data. Â· End user training. Â· Post go- live support.
Functional Experience :
Business Process Analyst at Hewlett Packard Pvt Ltd Bangalore, India 2000-2003
Â· Accounts Payable Accountant for HP’s Global Financial Operations at Bangalore
Â· Part of the Inter Company Accounting and Accounts Payable teams for HP’S Global Accounting Operations at Bangalore
Business Analyst at Thomson Reuters Bangalore India 1999-2000
Was handling analysis of quarterly and annual financial filings by companies with Stock Exchange Commission of United States of America
Bachelors in Finance and Accounting from Bangalore University, India 1998
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