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Professional Summary
Information Systems professional with a diverse experience across multiple industries, including Manufacturing, Trading, Distribution, Support, Construction, Telecom and Hospitality. Experience in implementing and managing large complex financial applications from Project initiation, Funding, Scoping, Analysis, Realization and Stabilization. Experience with SAP Finance & Controlling ECC 6.0, SAP BW and Hyperion Consolidation applications. Attended training on SAP S4/HANA and familiar with concepts and functionality, including Simple finance migration and implementation approach. Handled large Global roll out programs across multiple continents, executed 40 Plus end to end implementations in various project roles including complex countries in Europe, South America and Asia. Strong analytical, written and communication skills, ability to understand issues and articulate clear solutions, deal with ambiguity and dive into details as needed. Possess strong Leadership and communication skills while adjusting the tone of communication based on the level of audiences. Skilled negotiator dealing with complex situations, while maintaining a good balance with business and vendor management. Ability to develop strong relationships and connections within the organization, with clients and partners (SAP, Vendors, others etc.) Known for excellent quality and successful delivery of large, complex implementations on time and on budget and across delivery models (onsite, onshore, offshore, partners) Ability to provide leadership while understanding technical solution in detail.
  • ERP Packages : SAP R/3 4.6C, 4.7EE, ECC 5.0/6.0,S4HANA Finance, Oracle Financials
  • SAP BI/BW : 7.4/ 7.3/7.0
  • Scripting Languages : C, C++, Cobol, ABAP,
  • Design/Productivity Tools : Microsoft Visio, MS Office, MS Project Plan, MS Note
  • Operating Systems : Windows (XP/2000/NT),
  • Testing Tools : HP Quality center
Work History
Oil India ltd.
  • Experience includes dealing with multi-currency setup and revaluation.
  • Good understanding of local statutory requirements and designing systems and reports based of local and USGAAP accounting.
  • Core Accomplishments: Awarded with a Core team member award for resolving various project issues - Telkom Malaysia Drove Business process optimization initiatives to improve and automate work for finance resources during critical Month end, saving significant amount of time to individual property teams.
  • Automation of Prepaid accrual posting and Monthly amortization schedule.
  • Saving Man hours across 700 Locations.
  • Automation of Month end closing schedule, tasks for online monitoring benefiting divisions team to fast close.
  • Designed and delivered a clear roll out plan with at least 25 New roll outs per year, with a budget of $2 Million Oversaw a decrease in average daily help desk tickets by 35 %, focusing on properties, users and business and providing tools and training.
  • Designed and implemented a clear roll out plan for China region from scratch, and was successful in ramping up deployments to 50+ Properties within 2.5 years Reduced the IT and UAT defects by developing a global testing initiative improvement program.
  • Defects reduced by 70% on global deployments minimizing the testing time line Improved the availability of system by developing standards and providing architectural governance, implementing industry best practices.
  • Lead SOD Projects identifying access issues and designing user access with segregation of roles.
  • Took over projects which were complex and tracking late to be able to deliver in meeting time line Resolved various System Audit finding with a short and long term approach.
  • Developed a cost effective deployment approach for SAP deployment with a reduction of cost to 30%.
Associate Director, SAP Financial Lead 07/2008 to Current
Starwood Hotels & Resorts World Wide Inc
Contractor Project lead and Sr. Manager Tisco Group Inc
  • Started working for Starwood as a Sr.
  • SAP FICO implementation consultant in 2008, worked in various roles (project lead, Country deployment lead, Project manager and program manager) leading SAP Implementing to Hotel properties in Europe, Asia and Americas.
  • Successfully completed SAP deployments in 28+ Countries across all continents.
  • Hands on experience in Configuration and trouble shooting.
  • Currently Leading Global deployments for Asia Pacific, Europe and Americas SAP deployments for New and existing hotel properties, Migration includes from Legacy financials systems Sun, platinum to SAP Global platform.
  • Managing an overall program and project management of $6 Million Budget for deployments.
  • Responsible for running deployment programs for finance applications and overseeing vendor RUN teams and act as escalation point for property, division and corporate finance teams.
  • Responsible for making sure all Systems are ready and deployed based on Hotel Opening dates, helping team overcome any road blocks in meeting deadlines.
  • Mentor and help team develop skills resulting in successful deployments of IT systems across SAP, Hyperion, Birch street, Materials Control, Adecco, POS and PMS systems (Opera, Galaxy) Handled multiple complex projects addressing various statutory and regulatory including 11th Edition Hotel reporting, SEPA Compliance for Europe and Electronic reporting in Spain.
  • Responsible for overall compliance of IT Systems to oversee and approve systems architecture changes, making sure standards are followed.
  • Facilitate, Weekly design review meeting to review proposed changes and approve solutions.
  • Responsible for overall project success, directing Project Managers, Projects lead and help on any issues hindering the progress.
  • Responsible to prepare, review and approve monthly project financials.
  • Work with Business discipline teams to prioritize the top 30 projects and stream line the capacity for both internal and external vendor teams.
  • Align with Starwood senior leadership team on priorities and drive the IT systems policies and procedures.
  • Review audit findings and resolve issues in a timely manner with a clear short and long term approach.
  • Assist property financial controllers, division and corporate reporting teams for any data extract request for owner reporting.
  • Review and propose solutions to statutory requirements and B2G solutions.
Sr. SAP FICO Consultant 03/2008 to 07/2008
Microsoft Seattle, WA
  • Apollo Project Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is a technology corporation.
  • It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices.
  • Project Apollo was being executed by EMS-OMCP team to successfully integrated 8 MS systems working in the front end and SAP in the Back end and was scheduled for Canada Release first.
  • Responsibilities Include: FI-New GL, AR, AP, AA and CO-PC, CCA, PCA, PA, PS.
  • Working with level-2 delivery level in group EMS-OMCP coordinating configuration requirement from Business lead to SAP and in return working with vendor team to draft integration and test plans.
  • Review and approve configuration documents, test scripts and monitor testing.
  • Configuration of the month end closing activities of the result analysis determination and revenue recognition, WIP Calculation and settlements based on the revenue recognition and Cost allocation to the WBS and Network Order.
  • Configuration and working on SO Based revenue recognition for the sales orders line item levels, POC based revenue recognition, resource based revenue recognition.
  • Working closely with HR Team and involved in Travel Management configuration based on the business blue print provided.
  • Performing the unit testing and fixing the defects.
  • And handing over to offshore team for end to end testing.
  • Participation in e2e tests with the process owners and identifying any gaps and issues and raising the bugs in vstf tool, and follow up actions on bugs with weekly meetings and presenting status reports to project management.
  • Testing the tax procedures and tax types for Canada tax reporting requirement.
  • Testing PST, GST and HST for certain provinces.
  • Assisting on the internal corporate reporting issues in the Microsoft on revenue recognition and result analysis on the month end reporting and unearned revenue reporting.
  • Coordinating with the off shore team on the developments and changes, testing.
  • Working with Enhancement and user exist particularly, and other RICEF (Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements and Forms) functional specifications.
Electra's Pte Ltd
Sr. Manager - SAP FICO Consultant 11/2007 to 02/2008
Jebsen & Jesen South East Asia Pte Ltd G&W Holdings Pte LTD
  • Electra (S) is Part of Jebssen & Jessen South East Asia a $100 Billion dollar Company with More than 45 subsidiary & associate companies in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam in various diversified range of innovative products and services: Chemicals, Communications, Life Sciences, Marketing, Material Handling, Packaging, Cable Technology, and Information Technology.
  • Electra being the A1 Partner for SAP.
  • Involved in Roll out to JJLP Vietnam Ltd.
  • based on the Global template.
  • Handling Country specific requirement in configuration, Tax reports and Reporting.
  • Data Migration for FI, CO, Asset Master and Transaction data migration.
  • Supporting the internal and External Clients Day to Day Business activities of the JJSEA group and Electra clients on issues, tickets raised on the FICO area from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Denmark.
  • Supporting BI Related Report Analysis with Issues related to the BI Data and FI Data.
  • Setting up additional currencies, maintain exchange rates for the periods and training the users in currency conversion.
  • And month end revaluation procedure.
  • Preparing technical specifications for the reports and enhancements, Based on the Vietnam Audit requirement.
  • Responsibilities include for G&W Holdings: FI-New GL, AP, AR, Cr.
  • Management, Asset Management, CO-CCA, PCA, PC, PA, IO, PS.
  • Involved from Requirement gathering, Analysis, Preparation of AS-IS and TO_BE Document.
  • Process Flow mapping using Data flow charts and Identification of Gaps.
  • ECC 5.0.
  • SAP Best Practices presentation to the key users, proposing the Work around for the GAPS Identified.
  • Configuration of the System in the areas responsible.
  • Activation of new GL and defining scenarios for document splitting.
  • Cross company configuration, Product Costing configuration by order & Period.
  • MM-FI, SD-FI, PS-FI Integration settings, Additional User Exist enhancement for PS-FI retention amount posting, result analysis, and Settlement Posting.
  • Developing the Functional and technical specifications based on the Business Blue print.
  • Unit, Integration test plans and documenting the tested results.
  • Preparation of the Key user manual and Training.
  • Conducting the UAT with Process owners and documenting the results and Sign off from the Users.
  • Raising the OSS Note on the revaluation of Foreign Currency.
  • Cut over Plan strategy and Responsible for FI, CO Master and Transaction Data Migration.
  • Post GO-Live and support of the system.
Manager - SAP FICO Consultant 02/2007 to 11/2007
Unisoft Pte Ltd Noel Gifts International, Coffee Club, Inter local Exim, JJ Drinks
  • Current Business process study based on the scoping document and preparation of SAP Best Practices presentation.
  • Requirement gathering analyzing and preparing the as-is Process document and Participating the workshops for finalizing the requirements.
  • Worked as Team lead for FICO Module & Managing the team in absence of the Project Manager and updating the project manager on the progress of the activity by sending the status reports.
  • Mapping the Business process in SAP and preparation of To-be process document.
  • Identification of the Gaps and proposing the resolutions for the Gaps identified.
  • Preparation of the Business Blue Print, walk through with users and Sign off of the Blue print.
  • Preparation of the Functional specifications for the identified developments and reviewing the Specifications with the users.
  • Configuration in the system FI- GL, AP, AR, AA.
  • CO-CCA, PCA, PC, PS.
  • CO-PC Configuration for Make to Order scenario.
  • Defining the Projects, WBS and allowing reporting based on the WBS.
  • Unit testing and integration testing of the Business process.
  • Integration with SD, MM, PP modules.
  • Post go- live support to system users.
  • Training the users.
  • Resolving the issues pertaining to daily activity of users.
  • Requirements gathering on the new business process.
  • Preparation of as-is process, and to be process document.
  • Changing the Fiscal Year variant for the Company code and year shift of the Periods.
  • Resetting the Asset module and uploading the assets with take over values.
SAP FICO Consultant 05/2006 to 01/2007
MSP Hytech Sdn BHD GEMS - Telekom Malaysia
  • ECC 5.0 (with New GL Implementation) Project scope includes the implementation of the FICO, SCM, PS, PM and HR modules.
  • Implemented to support the TM structure and faster the business process and in the first phase of the project gone live with 7 company codes.
  • Responsibilities: Joined the project team in the realization phase.
  • The core areas include the GL,AP, AR And CO.
  • Unit testing the configuration, rectifying the errors in testing.
  • Study the additional requirement and responsible for configuration.
  • Configuration of House Bank, Interest Calculation, Industry Keys, Special GL Indicator and Account Assignments.
  • Configuration of Industry Keys, Payment method supplements.
  • Maintain symbolic accounts for the GL Accounts in Integration with HR Module.
  • Functional specification preparation for Forms and two Interfaces.
  • Testing the forms and Interfaces posting and scheduling the interfaces.
  • Configuration of Automatic Payment Program-APP.
  • Electronic & manual bank statement configuration.
  • Responsible for Testing, Identifying the smooth functioning of the interfaces.
  • Preparation of the test Script and User Acceptance test Script.
  • Preparation of the training Document and user manual.
  • Conducting the TTT and End User Training.
  • Integration testing with other modules, Developing LSMW program for Master Data Upload.
  • Testing the master, Transaction data Conversion programs.
  • System Fine Tune and post go live Check.
  • Preparation of configuration document.
  • Data Conversion from Legacy system to SAP and Assisting in Data verification.
  • Post Go -Live support, Resolving user queries and daily support to system users.
  • Requirement study for the Celcom and TM Net.
  • Conducting the workshops on the business process and preparation of business blue print.
Sr. SAP FICO Consultant 05/2005 to 04/2006
Dyna Craft SDN BHD
  • Configuration of Parallel currency and valuation.
  • Study of the Configuration and suggesting the possible ways for implementation of Dual Currency.
  • The system was already in live and using MYR as local currency and to change the local currency for one of the company code to USD and implement the foreign currency Settings.
  • Preparation of configuration document and To-be process document.
  • Resetting Company code data in FI.
  • Archiving and deleting CO data related to company code.
  • Archiving and deleting Cost center profit center line items.
  • Resetting Asset accounting data and Posted depreciation.
  • Configuration of enterprise structure and editing company code data.
  • Creating new work list for Exchange rate.
  • Assigning exchange rate to document types based on the requirements.
  • Configuration of Main depreciation area in company code currency and additional depreciation area in foreign Currency.
  • Data migration using LSMW and uploading GL accounts balances and customer and vendor open items.
  • Assisting the Asset users to re-key in the Asset data into FI-AA module.
  • Preparation for UAT Scripts and training Users in Currency conversion and Valuation.
  • Assisting the End User in Performing the Currency Valuation.
  • Support to the live system on other company codes daily Issues in the areas of the GL, AP, AR, AA, and Travel management related issues.
FICO consultant 05/2004 to 11/2005
  • Steel case began in 1912 as The Metal Office Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Steel case provides three core elements of office environment: interior architecture, furniture and technology.
  • It's headquartered in Grand Rapids; Steel case today is an international company with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide, manufacturing facilities in over 35 locations and more than 900 dealer locations around the world.
  • The Following modules FICO, PP, SD and MM were implemented as an International Rollout to China.
  • Responsibilities Include: Responsible for GL, AP, AR, AA, CCA, CEA, PCA, PC and PA.
  • Configuration of two Company Codes according to the requirement of company.
  • Configuration of Chart of Accounts, Field Status Variant, payment methods.
  • Configuration of House Bank Data, Inter-company transactions.
  • Tax code Configuration for China based on the requirement.
  • Configuration of Chart of Depreciation, asset class.
  • Configuration of Cost center Standard Hierarchy.
  • Automatic Account Assignment-MM/FI, SD/FI.
  • Foreign Currency valuation settings for Open Items and bank accounts.
  • Cross company code settings configuration.
  • Unit testing and Conducting Prototype to system owners.
  • Product costing configuration based on the costing by period approach.
  • Master Data upload for customer, vendor, and cost center using LSMW.
  • Creation of additional Profitability report.
  • Preparation of UAT Scripts, User Training and sign off from business.
  • System support for the Business Owners in Day-to-Day operations and Month end closing Activities.
SAP FICO Consultant 05/2003 to 04/2004
Reach Cons IT
  • Company profile: Oil India Limited (OIL) is a premier Indian National Oil Company under the administrative control of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt.
  • of India.
  • OIL is engaged in the business of Exploration, Development and Production of Crude Oil and Natural Gas, Transportation of Crude Oil and Production of LPG.
  • The Company has over 1 lakh sq.
  • km.
  • of license areas.
  • Oil's exploratory efforts has led to discovery of 85 oil & gas fields with total established in-place reserves of 842 MMT of oil & oil equivalent of gas as on 01.04.2002.
  • The following modules were implemented FI/CO, MM, SD, PP, HR and EHS.
  • As a team member, was responsible for: Analysis of the specifications provided by the clients & complete 'As Is' process study.
  • Design for 'To Be' from Financial & Controlling view & Gap Analysis.
  • GL Posting, Holding/parking of Docs, Clearing of Open Items, GR/IR clearing account analysis, receivables/payables regrouping, Month/Annual Closing Activities.
  • G/L postings were done to check the functionality of the system, opening & closing of posting periods.
  • Special G/L Transactions like Down Payments, Transactions involving input tax/output tax.
  • Balance Sheet & P & L Reports, Reports of Actual/Plans & other reports.
  • Customization & Master Data Maintenance - General Ledger, Account Payable\Receivable, House bank, Automatic Payment Program, Dunning & period end closing.
  • Assigning of Activities to Cost Centers, Direct Activity Allocation, Periodic Reposting, Distribution, Assessment, Planning, Commitments, running of Distribution & Assessment Cycles, Preparation of reports of actual v/s Plan etc, setting up of period locks.
  • Configuration & Master Data Maintenance of Cost Center, Profit Center, Internal Order, Activity Type and Statistical Key Figures.
  • Configuration & integration testing with MM, SD & PP Modules.
  • Review & Team Presentation.
  • Training Manuals preparation, Training Business Key users and Training the End Users.
  • Posts go live Support to the System users.
Associate/Sr Associate Consultant 06/2002 to 05/2003
Encron India Ltd Reach Cons IT Solutions
  • Company Profile : Encron is the fastest growing and the largest manufacturers of Wind Turbines in India.
  • A Joint Venture with Encron GmbH, Germany, and the Company looked at SAP implementation as an international rollout to its JV partner in Germany.
  • SCOPE of the Project: The clients implemented SAP to streamline business processes to achieve effective cost management, reduce delivery lead-time by improving the customer satisfaction.
  • The modules implemented were FI/CO, SD and MM.
  • Project Contribution: Functioned in the role of Associate Consultant for FI/CO modules I was responsible for configuration of the following areas: Enterprise Structure FI Global settings such as Fiscal year, Posting Periods, Posting Keys, Document types, Number ranges, Tolerance Groups, Setting Field Statuses, etc.
  • General Ledger master data taking care of the pre-requisites which includes Creation of Chart of Accounts, Account groups, Line layouts, etc Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable master data maintaining the prerequisites such as creation of account groups, editing screen layouts, Invoice and Payment configuration, setting Dunning procedures, etc.
  • Configuring Asset Accounting, which includes Configuration of Chart of depreciation, asset class, Depreciation areas, and Depreciation keys.
  • Performing unit testing and integration testing with other modules.
  • Preparation of user's manuals and Documentation.
  • Conducting training programs for Users.
  • Production support for system users in Day-to-Day issues based on the Tickets Raised.
  • Configured the standard hierarchy of Cost Centers Created Cost center and cost center groups.
  • Created Cost element and cost element groups.
  • Created Activity types and activity type groups.
  • Created Statistical key figure and statistical key figure groups.
Priyanka Impex Pvt Ltd. INDIA
  • Worked as an account Executive dealing with Journals and Accounts, handling operational aspects of business.
  • Financial Statements with Balance sheet Version, Balance sheet and Profit and Loss Overview, Cash Flow (Estimated, Current & Projected), Funds Flow.
  • Component Documentation, Account assignment information and Accounting Notes.
  • Filling the quarterly export tax returns to the clients.
  • Manual Master Data Creation, Customer Master Record.
  • Reconciliation account & Financial Management.
Accounts Asst 12/2000 to 07/2001
  • Responsible for Looking Receipts & Payments.
  • Preparation of Monthly Bank Reconciliation Statement.
  • Maintaining all the Accounts in Computerized accountancy Book Keeping of Accounts.
  • Maintaining of Cash Book.
  • Responsible for preparation and Payment of Salaries to Employees.
  • Responsible for Maintaining of petty Cash Accounts.
  • Preparation of Payment Vouchers.
  • Perform accounts month end closing & reconciliation.
  • Process vendor payments.
Master's: Business Administration Business Administration
MBA: Corporate finance and Information systems University of Madras - Corporate finance and Information systems