SAP
Raj

Professional Summary

  • Have 12 plus years of experience in managing business processes and implementing the financial systems specialized in SAP FICO, Treasury and PS modules for various clients under different industry domains- like Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas, Retail industries, high tech, Packaging, Manufacturing, AFS, telecommunication and Food. Understands the Scope of the projects- drive projects, and meet deadlines, motivated to develop successful solutions. Participated in 5 full Lifecycle Implementation of SAP ECC and major Production Support, and enhancements project experiences.
  • Have inherent people skills and a very quick Learner. Possess excellent presentation skills and a very good team player. Have worked as a Team Lead in several projects.
  • Understands the financial processes of the organizations- Sales and Marketing Finance, Operational Finance, Record to report, different taxes for different global regions (Americas, Latin, EMEA, APAC), Capital and Asset management, Purchase to pay, Order to cash, Management Reporting.
  • Extensively experienced in using Solution Manager, HPQC, Compass, SharePoint, Remedy, Service Now and several other software’s for testing, ticketing and document storing.

SAP FI/CO Skills

FI Enterprise Structure
Chart of Accounts, Fiscal Year, Posting period, Company code, Business areas, Field status groups, functional areas, sales and purchase tax, Group Currency and Hard Currency Account.
FI-GL
Account groups, GL Master Records, sample accounts, field status groups, posting keys, automatic account determination, inter-company automatic account posting, sales/purchase tax assignment, number ranges, document types, tolerance groups and Business Area accounting. New GL, Parallel Ledger, Document Splitting.
FI-AR
Customer Groups, Customer Master Data, payment terms and interest calculation, incoming payments, dunning, AR information system, Lockbox Process and Closing operations.
FI-AP
Vendor Groups, Vendor Master Data, Automatic payments, recurring entries, invoices, credit
Memos, closing procedures, Creation of Special G/L and linking with reconciliation accounts.
FI-Asset Accounting
Asset Class, Asset Master Record, Chart of Depreciation, Depreciation Keys, Multilevel methods, Acquisition, Work in Progress, Retirement, Multiple Depreciation area, Parallel Currencies.
Financial Statements
Financial Closing of G/L, Assignment of G/L accounts in FSV, GR/IR accounts, financial statement creation
Bank Accounting
House Banks, bank accounts, Manual Bank statement, Electronic Bank Statement, Lockbox Processing, Free form of payment, Payment Media and Automatic Payment Program.
Treasury
Cash Concentration; Cash forecasting, planning level and planning groups. Data flow from logistics modules.
CO
Configuring controlling areas, cost centre hierarchy, currency and valuation profile.
Cost Centre Accounting
Creating Cost centre and cost centre groups. Activity types and statistical keys, Reposting, Distribution, Assessment and Overheads.
Profit Centre Accounting
Profit Centre, Revenue elements.
Product Costing
Defining origin groups, costing sheet with calculation bases, percentage overhead, and quantity based overhead and credits, cost component structure.
Profitability Analysis
Characteristics, Value Fields, Characteristics deviation, settlement of variances, flow of billing documents, Legal and Profit Centre valuation and COPA Planning.
Report Painter
Report Painter report for Profit Centre, Cost Centre and Profitability Analysis.

Education and Honors

  • Bachelor of Science – Finance
  • University of Houston
  • Member of the Accounting Association & Beta Alpha Psi (National Honors Society)

Professional Experience

Stanley Black & Decker, Towson, MD
Duration
Dec 2015 - Present
Role
Senior SAP FICO Solution Architect / Lead (Full Lifecycle Implementation)
SAP ECC 6.0 EHP 7
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., formerly known as The Stanley Works, is a Fortune 500 American manufacturer of industrial tools and household hardware and provider of security products and locks headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut. Stanley Black & Decker is the result of the merger of Stanley Works and Black & Decker on March 12, 2010.
The role is about leading the FICO efforts, mapping business processes into SAP solutions for a new distribution center that has been created in Fontana, CA, and also 2 other plants that is rolled into Stanley’s global template from legacy system BPCS, one in Puebla, Mexico and another in Dallas, TX. The position was responsible for the delivery part as well including configuration and testing’s. Apart from the projects, the responsibilities include other enhancements in the FI and CO area.
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for understanding the current business process and bringing up the best SAP solution.
  • Was the principal architect of the To Be Process
  • Created Business Requirement Documents (BRD’s), decided what can be achieved by standard configuration and for what we need to have customization, WRICEF objects.
  • Lead the team in doing the configuration and at the same time personally responsible for many of the configurations.
  • Responsible for FICO MDM, creating GL, Vendor, Cost Center, Profit Center, Asset Master Data with the help of customized programs, LSMW and Winshuttle.
  • In New GL, tested the settings in General Ledger area, Parallel ledger, and Cross-Company Code transactions and for business processes such as fast-entry screens, posting, parking, reversals and month end closings.
  • Harmonized Vendors and payment terms in AP, created vendor banks and trading partners.
  • Configured US and Mexico input Tax Codes, withholding taxes for Mexico, tax jurisdiction codes for US.
  • Created new plants, and set up a distribution center in similar ways as a plant, and did all the needed FI-MM integrations along with it.
  • For the distribution center project, transferred assets from old distribution center, and for the plant projects, did an asset conversion.
  • Responsible for GL, Vendor, AP and Asset balance transfers.
  • In Internal Orders, responsible for maintaining internal orders, internal order groups, model orders and order types.
  • In Product Costing, followed Activity Based Costing (ABC) to estimate the standard cost and calculate the actual cost using actual values
  • Configured Costing Variant, Costing Sheet, Valuation variant, Order Type, and overhead cost elements in Product Costing.
  • Apart from the projects, worked in several enhancement tickets which includes Lockbox, automation of payments, COPA reports, AR interfaces and security issues etc.
  • Responsible for finishing the unit testing, and working with users on integration testing and user acceptance testing.
  • Lead Finance cutover activities.
  • Trained users in understanding the new system and executing TCodes and Reports.
  • Maintained all documents in Sharepoint, used Service Now and Solution Manager for ticket management and transports management.
AIG, Parsippany / Berkeley Heights, NJ
Duration
Feb 2015 – Oct 2015
Role
Senior SAP FICO Consultant
EHP 7 Service Pack 2
American International Group, Inc. – also known as AIG – is an American multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries. The company operates through three businesses: AIG Property Casualty, AIG Life and Retirement and United Guaranty Corporation (UGC). AIG Property Casualty provides insurance products for commercial, institutional and individual customers. AIG Life and Retirement provides life insurance and retirement services in the United States. UGC focuses on mortgage guaranty insurance and mortgage insurance. AIG also focuses on global capital markets operations, direct investment and retained interests.
The assignment is a 53 country global rollout consolidation project; the role has emphasis on New GL. Asset, Bank Interfaces, Cost Center Accounting and Profit Center Accounting.
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for gathering requirement from business and identifying the elements that can be achieved by standard SAP configuration and for what customization is needed.
  • Was a key team member in evaluating the 53 countries statutory requirements and mapping it to SAP solutions.
  • Created Company codes, Fiscal year variant, posting period variants for new company codes that were getting created.
  • Mapped fields for a bank outbound interface.
  • Processed EDI IDOCS and validated that the IDOCS are posted. Reprocessed failed IDOCS after fixing the defects.
  • Created Code blocks for insurance industry.
  • Designed a customized Cost Center / Profit Center Inactivity report which will help the business pulling out the inactive cost centers and profit centers over a period of time and block it.
  • Replaced standard Cost center / Profit center hierarchy to standard hierarchy and tested different scenarios to make sure everything is working fine.
  • Designed a Cost center and Profit center change log report that will display any new creation, update and deletion of cost centers / profit centers.
  • Maintained Foreign Exchange revaluation.
  • Created Validations and Substitutions and maintained them in sets for error trigger.
  • Responsible for running the GL account inactivity analysis every month that will help the business in blocking inactive GL accounts.
  • Maintained GL Account, Cost Center and Profit Center Mapping.
  • Involved in Asset Balance transfer and other Asset testing scenarios.
  • Designed a customized JE Upload program with the capacity to upload document currency, local currency and group currency.
  • Maintained Financial Statement Version by replacing 6 digits GL account number with 10 digit GL account numbers.
  • Responsible for Unit Testing, Security Testing, supporting integration testing and regression testing.
  • Maintained Change requests and transports for the whole team through Solman, also was the main point of contact with Change management team for the transports moving between environments.
  • Maintained all documentation in SharePoint.
  • Responsible for hyper care support and end user trainings.
Cirrus Logic, Austin, TX
Duration
Oct 2014 – Feb 2015
Role
Senior SAP FICO Consultant
ECC 6.07
Cirrus Logic Inc. is a fabless semiconductor supplier specializing in analog, mixed-signal, and audio DSP integrated circuits (ICs). They are presently headquartered in Austin, Texas. Their audio processors and audio converters are found in many professional audio and consumer entertainment products, including smartphones, tablets, and portable media players, automotive entertainment systems, home-theater receivers, TVs and docking stations.
In 2014, Cirrus Logic acquired Wolfson Microelectronics based out of Edinburgh, Scotland. The main scope of this project is to migrate Wolfson from its legacy ERP system that is IFS into Cirrus’s global SAP instance.
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for creating the requirement gathering workshops, making sure the blueprint is in accordance with all statutory requirements of different countries and configurations are in synch with all the statutory guidelines.
  • Was the main liaison between business and the project team, from getting the requirement till delivery and end user trainings.
  • In Asset Accounting, created templates for Asset Master and Balance using Winshuttle.
  • Configured Depreciation areas and Asset Location for the new assets.
  • In Accounts Payable, created templates for Vendor Master and Vendor Bank.
  • Configured Payment Terms and Payment Methods.
  • Created Functional Specs for Open AR Balances and Open AP Balances
  • Created Exchange Rate Type for HMRC as per UK statutory requirement.
  • In Treasury, Configured House Banks and Bank Accounts for Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Created Payment File as per UK’s BACS payment type.
  • Configured FOREX Revaluations and Translation.
  • In Project Systems, configured and tested WBS, Status Profile, Project profile, control key, time profiles.
  • Configured costing based CO-PA, created characteristics and value fields, used various derivation techniques and rules, configured CO-PA planning including planning levels, plan package and planning methods.
  • Settlement of variances to COPA: Created Settlement Profile, Settlement Cost Elements, Create Allocation Structure, Source Structure, Create PA Transfer Structure
  • In Product costing, defined and configured Product Costing planning that include cost estimates.
  • Defined product cost per order and period.
  • Maintained Overhead cost elements, calculation bases, credits, costing sheets, activity plan, costing variant and costing types in Product Costing.
  • Configured IC Payment Run Process.
  • Created Tax Codes for UK and configured GL Account assignment.
  • Configured EC Sales List and Intrastat reporting for UK Taxes.
  • Created Functional Specifications for Aging Report and Customer Statement.
  • Data Migration using Winshuttle and ABAP programs for master data like Customer Master, Vendor Master, Asset Master and transactional data like Open AR and Open AP Balances.
  • For New GL, configured standard settings, unit tested, assisted in integration testing also Balance upload used the migration cockpit.
  • Created Interface with the bank for Positive Payee for check payments.
  • Used Report Painter and Report Writer for Asset, AP, AR reports.
  • Conducted User Training.
Endo Pharmaceuticals / Cognizant, Malvern, PA
Duration
May 2014 – September 2014
Role
SAP FICO Consultant / Lead
ECC 6.0
Endo is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, sale and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals used primarily to treat and manage pain.

Endo recently bought out two pharma companies called Paladin Labs and Qualitest. The scope of this project is to bring in Paladin and Qualitest into Endo’s global template. Along with that, Endo recently registered itself as an Irish company to get some tax benefits, as a result of that a separate SAP project was undertaken to create the new tax codes for Ireland, the bank setup with the interfaces and Fixed Assets for Irish offices.
Responsibilities
  • Did the requirement-gathering meeting with the business for the creation of the blueprint in accordance with the statutory requirements of Ireland and Canada.
  • In Asset Accounting, defined chart of depreciation, various depreciation areas and depreciation keys required asset classes, number ranges, revaluation settings etc.
  • Integrated Asset Accounting, structured and valuated Fixed Assets, created Asset master Involved in the designing of Asset Class, Charts of depreciation, inter-company asset Transfers and balance-carry forward jobs. Calculations/reporting and Year-end closing in fixed assets. Designed and configured Asset Accounting to carry out business transactions like acquisitions, retirements and Transfers.
  • Conducted Unit, Regression, User and System Testing after the implementation and supported the client in post launch
  • Session and also involved in providing training to end-users.
  • Created the functional specification for Concur interface for travel and expense management.
  • Used SAP BPC for consolidation purpose.
  • Configured Material Ledger and Actual Costing.
  • In Material Ledger, activated valuation areas for material ledger, assigned currency types to material ledger type, configured dynamic price changes.
  • In Actual Costing, created user defined names for Receipts / Consumptions, assigned user defined names for Receipts / Consumptions.
  • Upgraded classic GL into New GL by adding a parallel ledger and the automatic reconciliation with CO
  • In Profitability Analysis, defined operating concern, characteristics, value fields, characteristics derivation, and valuation strategy.
  • Created settlement profile and PA transfer structure for direct postings from FI/MM and variance settlement.
  • Defined forms and variables, created profitability report using those forms.
  • Using EDI IDOC migrated documents.
  • In Product Costing configured the basic setting for Material Costing (like defining calculation bases, percentage overhead rates, costing sheets, overhead groups.)
  • Configured Material Cost estimate with quantity structure by defining costing types, valuation variants, transfer strategy, costing variants.
  • In Project Systems, Budget Profile, Investment Profile, Settlement Profile and Project Profile.
  • In AP maintained vendor master and configured automatic payment program.
  • In FSCM, configured Interest calculations, default account assignments and Credit Management.
  • In Bank Accounting, created check lots and void reason codes.
  • Created the EFT Interface with Bank of America.
  • Configured Account assignment for FI-SD and FI-MM Integration.
  • Configured Tax Codes for Ireland, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Canada and US.
  • Configured House Banks, Bank Accounts, GL Structure, and Posting Rules for automatic assignments.
  • Maintained Currency Conversion Tables.
  • In Treasury configured Electronic Bank Statement.
  • In Internal Orders, created overhead Orders and Accrual Orders.
  • Maintained all functional specifications in SAP Solution Manager.
  • Created Functional Specs and tested BW report.
  • Reviewed currency conversion requirement from US Dollars to Euros
  • Did all the balance upload as part of the Cutover.
  • Created End User documents using On Demand / UPK and end user trainings.
Sealed Air Corporation. Duncan, SC
Duration
Sept 2013 – May 2014
Role
Senior SAP FICO Consultant
ECC 6.05
Sealed Air Corporation is best known for its brands: Cryovac brand food packaging solutions; Bubble Wrap brand cushioning; and Diversey cleaning and hygiene solutions. Sealed Air Corporation has three divisions: Food Care; Product Care; and Diversey Care.

Sealed Air has originally done their SAP implementation back in 1999 for their US operation. The organization is currently in the process of rolling out SAP solutions to countries in Latin America like Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, and Colombia. Also some other countries like India, South Africa and China. Also Sealed Air Corporation bought Diversey in 2011, so the current project includes the merging of Diversey’s SAP instance into Sealed Air’s global template.
Responsibilities
  • Responsible in creating all the knowledge transfer session and information gathering session as a part of the blueprinting.
  • As per the scoping document that is created in the blueprinting session, recognized the ones that will be fulfilled by standard SAP configurations and the ones for which we need to have a WRICEF object created keeping in mind all the statutory requirement has been followed for all the Latin American countries.
  • Created Functional Specifications on Reports, Enhancements, Conversions and Interfaces.
  • Configured New GL and used migration cockpit for data upload.
  • Configured and tested SAP BPC for forecasting purpose.
  • Gathered requirement, created functional specification and tested the Concur interface.
  • In Material Ledger, defined and assigned movement type groups of material ledger, defined material update structure, assigned material update structure to a valuation area.
  • In Actual Costing, activated Actual Costing, activated Actual Cost Component Split.
  • Mapped and fields with Bank of America while creating AR and AP interfaces such as Lockbox and Positive Payee.
  • Configured Input, Output and VAT taxes for Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Costa Rica along with the GL account assignments.
  • Configured Extended Withholding Taxes for Latin American countries in accordance with the local statutory requirements.
  • Configured VAT, Excise Tax and Withholding Tax for India.
  • For Excise Tax India, configured Excise registration, plant settings, excise groups, excise duty indicators, condition based excise determination.
  • Designed and Configured ECCS.
  • Used LoadRunner for Performance Testing needs.
  • Created Test Scripts, executed test scripts, analyzed test results.
  • Worked with Master Data team in Data Uploads like Customer, Vendor, Bank, Asset, GL. Used Winshuttle and LSMW for most uploads.
  • Used Solution Manager for saving all the Functional Specs and HPQC for test purposes.
  • Created Raw Data for unit testing all configurations and customization objects.
  • Trained users on how to execute the tcodes and make them understand the functionality for Integration Testing.
Juniper Networks / TCS. Sunnyvale, CA
Duration
May 2013 – Sept 2013
Role
SAP RTR (FICO) Lead
ECC 6.0
Juniper Networks is a manufacturer of networking equipment founded in 1996. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA USA. The company designs and sells high-performance Internet Protocol network products and services. Juniper's main products include T-Series, M-Series, E-Series, MX-Series, and J-Series families of routers, EX-Series Ethernet switches and SRX-series security products. Junos Juniper's own network operating system runs on most Juniper products.

Project Ignition is a transformation project from Oracle and other legacy system to SAP. The role that I have been assigned is to lead the RTR track, coordinate all the activities between Onsite and Offshore teams. At the same time was working on New GL, AR, Credit and Revenue among some of the different things.
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for leading SAP FI/CO implementation, supported rollout activities, directly involved in business process design for Juniper’s financial processes including configuration of SAP FI modules and performed extensive work with SAP project proposals, timelines determination, budget estimation and staffing. 
  • Provided Functional Specifications (including configuration, test plans) and related work requests such as Reporting, Integration, Enhancements, Issue Resolution and Process design needs in order to get the production SAP issues resolved. Participated in setting up New GL accounts, Document split posting, integration activities and designed customized reports for business community. Designed Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash, and Record-to-Report business cycles and led integration activities for SAP FI-MM, and SAP FI-SD. 
  • For New GL implementation, arranged several hand holding session to the users with the new functionality.
  • Created Functional Specs for Enhancement and reports in Revenue Recognition, Deferred Revenue and Relative Allocation.
  • Did the blueprinting for SAP BPC.
  • Implemented the Tax module for India including VAT, Extended Withholding Tax and Excise Duties.
  • Configured Outgoing Excise invoices and incoming Excise invoices.
  • Designed and Build the Lockbox Interface.
  • Created House Banks and Bank Accounts for more than 100 company codes.
  • For Travel and Expense Management, created the Concur interface.
  • In AR, configured Payment Methods, Payment Terms, Special GL Indicators for Down Payments and Tolerance Group for Employees and Customers.
  • In Credit Management, configured credit groups, credit control area, risk categories, automatic credit control and assignment of sales and delivery document to credit groups.
  • For conversions used LSMW.
  • Created and Executed Test Scripts in LoadRunner.
  • Responsible for Defect Management for FICO module.
  • Configured Primary and Secondary Cost elements categories.
  • Provided recommendations for process automation and re-engineering of SAP process steps to improve overall.
  • In Project Systems, created New Project and WBS Element for AuC. 
  • Liaised with corporate level Project Management Office (PMO) for issue resolution, scope specifications, refining issues, conducting deliverable reviews, risk and decision process, analyzing budget and forecast tools and implementation of deployment activities. 
  • Provided subject matter expertise and assistance in developing business process requirements while collaborating with developers and business community to establish the technical visions and analyzed tradeoffs between usability and performance needs. 
  • Analyzed SAP FI/CO business processes and proposed process improvements in business process mapping. 
  • Managed global team and communicated to a broad set of stakeholders within Juniper and outside third party vendors while demonstrating multiple engagement experience with global delivery model including off shore functional & development support. 
  • Facilitated testing of SAP FI/CO solutions including planning, defect tracking and reporting, and ensured business owner sign-offs. 
  • Coordinated resources and developed SAP FI/CO project schedule, methodology, project templates and reports.
  • Stored and maintained all project documents in Solution Manager.
  • All Unit testing and integration testing has been conducted through HPQC.
Tractor Supply Company. Brentwood, TN
Duration
Nov 2012 – Apr 2013
Role
Senior SAP FICO Consultant
ECC 6.0
Tractor Supply Company is a large retail chain of stores that offers a number of products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn and garden maintenance, and livestock, equine and pet care. It is a leading U.S. retailer in its market. The company also owns Del's Feed and Farm Supply, a farm retail chain in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

The main objective of the assignment is to support their yearend closing activities also work on some yearend issues that had taken place in the last few years. Apart from that, they are in the middle of their New GL Implementation; as a result I was a part of the New GL Blueprinting, Configuration and testing phases and also some production support activities.
Responsibilities
  • Did the year-end closing for GL (Classic), AP, AR and Asset.
  • Did Balance Carry forward to the New Fiscal Year for GL, Profit Center, Vendor and Customers.
  • Worked on the Asset Accounting and Project System Integration for all the AuC settlements and created Projects for the New Year.
  • With UML documentation, designed business processes, process flows and flow charts.
  • Managed Configuration and Project Management through ARIS.
  • Was a part of the Blueprinting for New GL, created the Functional Specification Documents.
  • Configured New GL including Parallel Ledger and Document Splitting.
  • Configured the settings in GL area, such as creating G/L master data, cross-company code transactions, and open item clearing.
  • Configured GL transactions for business processes such as fast-entry screens, posting, parking, reversals and month end closings.
  • Designed and used of additional Dimensions to FAGLFLEXT and FAGLFLEXA table - Coding blocks.
  • Configured and Tested ECCS.
  • Modified characteristic and added value fields of operating concern inside COPA module according to the business requirement, worked with Sales and Distribution (SD) team to verify data mapping (OTC).
  • Reconciled of COPA, FI and PCA reports.
  • Validated and reprocessed failed IDOC’s after editing.
  • Enhance product costing interface with manufacturing and product tracking system and lead configuration for internal orders, BOM and Routing, projects and cost centers.
  • Supported Inbound and Outbound Tax interfaces with Vertex.
  • Supported Month-end FI closing, Period closing and opening in FI. Adding/Deleting/Modifying Financial Statement versions in GL, Running Clearing procedures for GR/IR, Handling Issues related to Parallel Currencies, Foreign currency translation, maintaining new exchange rate types.
  • Documented procedures for user training in maintenance of GL master, various GL transactions, GL reporting, month end and year-end activities.
  • In IS Retail, used POS DM to evaluate the effectiveness of promotions.
  • Created Workflows for notification purpose to the users in Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) OpenText, also used ICC which uses the OCR functionality for automated data entry.
  • Worked on several issues in AP and MM integration (PTP Process), Movement Types, Vendor Master and Banking Integration.
  • In Credit Management, configured automatic credit control for different risk categories.
  • In FSCM, Dispute Management configured dispute case creation and resolution.
  • Created Functional Specification Documents for BI reports.
  • In Cash Management, configured Electronic Banking Statement (created Accounting Keys, defined posting Keys.)
  • In Treasury, supported the Banking Interfaces (Lockboxes and Positive Payee) and In House Cash.
  • Trained Users on SDLC Concepts.
  • Used HP LoadRunner for testing needs.
  • Responsible for Test Script preparation and execution and defect management for all the sub modules under FICO.
  • Was the main point of contact for any FICO related documents that needs to be uploaded in Solution Manager.
  • Created Reports using Report Painter.
Nike, Inc. Beaverton, OR
Duration
Feb 2012 – Nov 2012
Role
Senior SAP FICO / AFS Solution Architect
SAP ECC 6.05
Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded clothing, footwear, sportswear, and equipment supplier based in Beaverton, OR. It is the world's leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment.

The main objective of the assignment is to do configuration, testing, cutover activities and post go live support for Nike’s Fall Release projects like Taiwan Dual Entity, China Retail Fice, Evergreen Project, Latin America Partners and Japan rollout along with giving support to Production Support team for escalated issues.
Responsibilities
  • Gather functional requirement specification, configuration and modifications to suit the client requirements across various regions like Taiwan, China, and Costa Rica.
  • In FI- AA, designed asset classes and chart of depreciation in fixed assets, grouped assets into manageable asset classes, and customized screen layout for each asset class with unique number ranges in FI-assets.
  • In Lease Accounting, configured Capital and Operating Leases.
  • Configured and customized Asset Accounting as per the requirement of Lease Accounting.
  • Configured Contract Receivables for Lease Accounting.
  • Implemented SAP BPC for financial closures and consolidation purpose.
  • In FI- Project Systems, responsible for configuring project systems, set up master data Project Definition, Networks, WBS elements, AUC assets settlement to Project Systems. Responsible for testing New User roles for Assets and PS.
  • For China retail fice project and Japan rollout, blueprinted, configured and tested all the localization requirements for each of the countries including Tax, GL and Assets as per the statutory requirement provided by KPMG.
  • Designed, configured and tested Lockbox interface in Treasury.
  • Configured taxes for APAC, Latin America and EMEA region.
  • In IS Retail, configured POS DM to reduce inventories carrying cost and, gains critical insight into customer buying patterns.
  • Configured Credit Card Processing with Banking interface and integration with CRM.
  • In FSCM, configured Collections Management and Dispute Management. Integrated Collections with AR, identified reason codes for disputes, did the settings for automatic closure of cases with clearing activity in AR.
  • Configured Cost Elements and Imputed Costs.
  • In Credit Management, configured and tested Risk Category, Credit Control area and credit groups.
  • Configured EBS for Cash Management.
  • In RTR, Configured New General Ledger with Document Splitting and Segment Reporting. Configure document splitting rules & characteristics to be used for document splitting and defined variants for the real time integration between Controlling and Finance.
  • GL account ranges were assigned to item category for document splitting. The business transaction and variant were also assigned to the FI document type. Profit center was chosen as characteristic for document split.
  • Good understanding of SD condition technique used in the Pricing procedures, how the GL accounts for revenue and accrual postings are determined using account keys, copy controls, item category determination and its significance. Customize the SD-FI interface by preparing the Revenue account determination process.
  • Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receivable (AR): Configuration of Vendor and Customer Account Groups, Master records, Down Payments, Automatic payment program, Dunning procedures, etc.
  • Created requirements for customized BI reports and tested it.
  • Made sure all configurations are according to IFRS norms.
  • In Open Text VIM, created workflows and rerouted invoices based on the requirements and used ICC’s OCR functionality for data entry
  • Did the In House Cash configuration settings for China and Taiwan.
  • Configure the Automatic Payment Program for A/P including Partial Payment Configuration, Check Management, Clearing Inter-Company Vendor/Customer open Items, Manually Processing Incoming and Outgoing Payments.
  • Configure House Banks, Bank Accounts, GL structure, Posting Rules for Automatic Assignment. Configure settings for check printing and assigned forms to payment methods and assigned ACH payment methods. 

  • Activated material ledger and configured actual costing.
  • CO-PA Master Data related activities for characteristics and value fields along with Characteristic Derivations. Maintenance of SD Conditions (OTC) and PA conditions (Off-Invoice), Adjustment for Transport and Warehousing Costs. Closing activities for PA transfer to FI and Variance transfer from CCA to CO-PA
  • Maintenance of Cost Center Structure, Internal Order Structure, Statistical Internal Order for Reporting.
  • Tested PCA and IO Scenarios: Profit center maintenance, Profit center group, Account group, internal order and internal order group maintenance
  • Configuration of Product Costing (CO-PC), including defining settlement profile, Assessment Cycle and distribution and various activities.
  • Involved in month end closing (closing posting period and opening new posting period, adjustment entries), quarter-end closing for SAP FICO.
  • Maintained all Functional Specs, Technical documents in SAP Solution Manager.
  • HPQC was used as the testing tool for all unit and integration testing.
  • Used Report Writer for some reporting requirements.
Motorola Solutions / iGatePatni, Holtsville, NY
Duration
Dec 2010 – Jan 2012
Role
SAP FICO Team Lead (Full Lifecycle Implementation)
SAP ECC 6.0
Motorola Solutions, Inc. is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider that succeeded Motorola Inc. following the spin-off of the mobile phones division into Motorola Mobility in 2011. The company houses the Enterprise Mobility Solutions division and Networks division of the former Motorola. It was the second largest division (based on revenue) in the former Motorola.

Motorola acquired Symbol Technologies in 2007, which is a manufacturer and worldwide supplier of mobile data capture and delivery equipment. This was initially an enhancement and production support project but after that the client decided to discontinue Oracle and it turned out to be a transformation project. Symbol Technologies originally used to do their business in oracle where as Motorola is an SAP business, as a result of the merge, the scope of this project is the transformation from Oracle to SAP. Countries include US, UK, Japan, China, Singapore, and India.
Responsibilities
  • Mapped SAP fields into Oracle fields for all the Conversions (AR Receipts and Invoices and AP Invoices) as well as assisted in Customer Master, Vendor Master and Bank Conversions.
  • Documented and detailed all the SAP interfaces as a requirement for the Oracle Implementation team.
  • Created the Functional Documents for Conversions.
  • In New GL, defined ledgers and currencies maintained fiscal year variant and defined Posting Period Variant.
  • Activated Document Splitting.
  • Configured Lease Payments and Capital and Operating Lease in Lease Accounting.
  • Configured Accruals and Deferrals for Lease Accounting.
  • Integrated Lease Accounting with Assets and CO.
  • As a part of taking Symbol Technology into Motorola’s global template, extensive configuration and testing was done for the localization purpose for China, Japan and Singapore for country specific tax requirements, GL conversion and Asset configuration.
  • In Treasury Risk Management, defined calculation indicators, portfolio and Traders, field selection, leading currency, number ranges for payment requests, payment blocking indicators for accounting, and reason for reversal and valuation areas.
  • Created requirements and tested reports to forecast company’s liquidity in Cash Management.
  • Was the main Point of Contact for anything related to banking interface and was a liaison between Motorola and Bank of America.
  • Configured Withholding Tax, 1099, Sales and Use Tax and Purchase taxes for Mexico, Argentina and Brazil in Latin America, US and Canada in North America, Singapore, India, Japan, and China in APAC.
  • Supported In House Cash Application, Banking Inbound and Outbound Interfaces with all the flows being done by EDI Idocs. (EFT, Positive Payee and Lockboxes)
  • Responsible for any kind of error handing for any banking IDOC failures.
  • Supported Vertex interface for Sales and Use Tax from SAP standpoint.
  • Assisted in set up of ARIS Project Database, process and model architecture.
  • In Asset Accounting, defined Depreciation areas.
  • In PS, activated Project Management in Controlling Areas.
  • Configured derivation strategy and valuation strategy in Costing Based Profitability Analysis COPA.
  • Mapped SD condition types to value fields for transferring SD Billing Data to COPA.
  • Maintained Assessment Cycles and the relationship to Profitability segments for transferring overhead costs to COPA.
  • Configured settings for COPA Planning like planning framework, planning methods and maintaining versions.
  • Worked extensively on product cost planning by configuring material cost estimate with quantity structure, cost component split; cost component structure, BOM and route settings.
  • Defined costing type, valuation variant, date control, quantity structure control transfer control, and reference variants for defining costing variants in product costing CO-PC.
  • Analyzed Production orders, CO Production orders and Product cost collectors as Cost Objects in Cost Object controlling.
  • Configured settings for preliminary and simultaneous costing of a Production order, and performed various period-end closing activities like process cost allocation, revaluation of activities at actual prices, overhead calculation, WIP, Variance calculation and settlement.
  • Maintained settings for calculating work in process (WIP) – results analysis keys, line id’s, results analysis versions, cost elements for WIP calculation, valuation method, assignment, update and also defined posting rules for settling work in process.
  • Defined variance keys, valuation variants, order type dependent parameters, target cost versions for calculating variance.
  • Maintained settings for settlement of variances in production order – settlement profile and PA transfer structure for transferring to COPA.
  • Maintained settings for requirement classes, requirement types for analyzing product cost by sales order.
  • Maintained settings for actual costing like activated valuation areas for material ledger, assigned currency variants to material ledger types, assigned material ledger types to valuation area and configured dynamic price changes.
  • Created cost centers, cost elements, standard hierarchies, activity types and statistical key figures and defined Assessment, Distribution cycles in Cost Center Accounting CO-CCA.
  • Defined activity types, plan prices for activity types and worked on direct activity allocations and indirect activity allocations.
  • Maintained settings for actual postings in Profit center accounting PCA by setting control parameters, document types, assignment of revenue elements to profit centers, choosing additional balance sheet and P/L accounts for assigning to profit centers.
  • Maintained profit center master data, statistical key figures and assignment of account objects to profit centers in Profit Center Accounting CO- PCA.
  • Maintained allocation structures, settlement cost elements, source structure, PA settlement structure, settlement profiles and settings for automatic generation of settlement rules for settlement of Internal order
  • Configured Internal Order by maintaining order types, screen layouts, order groups, status management, settlement rules, settlement profile and planning profile.
  • Generated reports using Report painter and performed integration testing and user acceptance testing.
  • Provided end user training on SDLC concepts using infopak for new configuration.
  • Lead the whole cutover activities for the FICO Team.
  • Tested the efficiency of BOBJ reports in comparison to ECC.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Chesterbrook, PA
Duration
Jan 2010 – Oct 2010
Role
Senior SAP FICO Solution Architect (Full Lifecycle Implementation)
SAP ECC 6.0
AmerisourceBergen Corporation is a Chesterbrook, PA based Drug Wholesale Company that was formed by the merger of Bergen Bruswig and Amerisource in 2001. They provide drug distribution and related services designed to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, distribute a line of brand name and generic pharmaceuticals, over the counter (OTC) healthcare products and supplies and equipments to a wide variety of healthcare providers located throughout the US.

The main scope of the project is to design the Functional Design Documents, configurations, and all phases of Testing.
Modules Used
New GL, Key Price Indexes, Cost Center Accounting, Material Ledger / Actual Costing, COPA, Product costing, Asset, Treasury, Reports, Hyperion integration, Internal Orders, In house cash.
Hewlett Packard, Houston, TX
Duration
Apr 2009 – Nov 2009
Role
SAP FI Consultant
Upgrade from 4.6 to ECC 6.0
Hewlett Packard is a technology corporation based in Palo Alto; CA. HP is the largest technology company in the world, which operates in almost every country in the world. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, includes electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid-state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis.

The main scope of the assignment is the HP – EDS integration. I was involved in multiple projects in this assignment. The legal merge of both the corporation from the GL, IC, AP, and AR perspective for each of the countries were HP and EDS operates. Also the joint invoicing that will take place in the future for any HP – EDS services to their clients as a result of the integration and the upgrade from 4.6 to ECC 6.0. Scope includes APAC Countries, EMEA countries and the Americas.
Modules Used
New GL, Asset, AP, AR, Treasury, COPA, Tax (Asia, Europe and America), Cost Centers, Integration with SD and MM, Reports, EDI.
Votorantim Cimentos, Bridgeview, IL
Duration
Jul 08 – Feb 09
Role
Senior SAP FICO Consultant - Team Lead (Full Lifecycle Implementation)
SAP ECC R/3 6.0
Votorantim Cimentos is the largest cement company of Brazil and one of the 10 largest in the world; the company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Sao Paolo. The company operates plants in Brazil and several other countries in South America and North America.

Votorantim acquired a cement company in Chicago area called Prairie Materials. The main scope of the project is merging Prairie’s SAP system into Votorantim’s global template.
Modules Used
Fixed Assets, New GL, COPA, Product Costing, AP, FSCM, Bank Accounting, Cash Management, Checks Management, FICA, Tax, Treasury, Internal Orders, ECCS.
FMC Technologies, (Oil and Gas) Houston, TX
Duration
Dec 06 – Mar 08
Role
SAP CO/PS Consultant
Upgrade from 4.7 to ECC6.0
FMC Technologies is a machinery and oil service technology company. It is based in Houston, Texas (Energy systems and Oilfield Equipment) and Chicago, Illinois (Machinery, Automation and Food Processing.)

The position was a Production Support role where major responsibilities include taking care of Controlling and Project Systems tickets.
Modules Used
Project Systems (Primavera), JVA, Special Ledger, ECCS (Consolidation), LSMW, PRA, Material Ledger, Cost Center, and Profit Center. Invoice Verification, Integration with PP and MM (PTP). Report Painter, Report Writer and Ad Hoc Reports.
Campbell’s Soup, Camden, NJ
Duration
Mar 06 – Nov 06
Role
SAP CO Consultant
SAP R/3 4.7
Campbell Soup Company is a producer of canned soups. Campbell’s products are sold in 120 countries. Campbell’s reportedly produces more than 2.5 billion cans of soup per year.

The assignment was a gap fill Role for the implementation of Cost Centre Accounting, Profitability Analysis, and Product Costing.
Modules Used
Cost Center, Cost Element, Profit Center, COPA, COPC, BAPI, Tax (Vertex), FSCD.
Apache Corporation, (Oil and Gas) Houston, TX
Duration
Feb 04 – Feb 06
Role
SAP FI Consultant
SAP ECC R/3 6.0
Apache Corporation is an oil and gas corporation based in Houston, TX. They also operate in Canada, Scotland, Egypt, Argentina and Australia. Their main activity is drilling.

The position was a Production Support role, basically handling of production support tickets and also helping the implementation team in implementing Material Ledger for the Canadian operation.
Modules Used
Material Ledger / Actual Costing, Bank Accounting, AR, Treasury, Workflow, Internal Order, New GL, Special Ledger, JVA, PRA, Electronic Banking Statement, Cash Management, ECCS, and Asset.