Steven George available

Steven George

SAP S/4Hana - Finance Architect and Principal Consultant

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  • Last update: 02.05.2020
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Sub: Application for SAP Financial Lead and Architect – Expert in S/4 Hana or Presales - Financial
Steven is experienced in SAP Project Manager/Lead FICO and S/4 Hana –  Finance Consultant and Architect with Business Analysis, Testing, and Consulting roles in several life cycle implementations of ERP system.
Worked in new Activate methodology using Rapid Deployment Solution involving in Discovery / Prepare, Explore, Realize Deploy & Run to complete end to end S4 Hana finance and controlling implementation projects.
Over 22 years of strong experience in the area of conducting workshops and gathering business requirements, business process changes, system design, process maps through Visio, Involve in Implementation, Configuration, data conversion, testing strategy, and training phases of the project.  He has a strong 10 years of Technical Business domain experience as Finance Manager.
He has a proven record in Industrial implementation such as Retail, Energy, Banking, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing & Distribution, Transportation & Railways, Marine, Professional servicing, and Pipeline.  
He brings in strong system design and configuration skills in the area of S4 Hana Finance particularly in the area of Migration/implementation of S/4 Hana Finance, RAR (IFRS-15), FSCM (Credit, Collection & Dispute management), Cash Management using Bank Communication, Central finance (Connecting External System/old version of SAP with S4 Hana interface via ETL, MDG, Mapping structure and AIF) and Fiori Apps and Tile-based on user roles within the area of FI-GL, Tax (Input/Output by Jurisdiction)  Business partners - AR/AP, New Assets (Account-based and ledger-based), Treasury, Cost center, Profit center, product costing, COPA, Material Ledger (including parallel Valuation), Internal-order, Closing cockpit, IS-Banking – AFI, Loans management & IBPF - Business planning, forecasting & Budget. He brings in instant reporting experience in relation to the latest Universal Journal Gui, Fiori, machine learning - IoT digital technology.
His strong Business and Integration experience in the area of FI-MM, FI-SD/Retail, FI-HR, PS, PM, IM, FM, Joint Venture, SAP Enhanced Pack, Bank interfaces, ABAP Interfaces and testing, has been an asset throughout the project transformation.
With this background, Steven would like to submit his resume for your kind consideration.  Thank you in advance, for giving me an opportunity to apply for this role.
 Steven
PROJECT HISTORY
Experience/Project Work
Industry: Electricity/Gas Utility and Book Publishing
Project Description/Scope: SAP S/4 Hana - Simple Finance & RDS embedded with Migration - E2E Implementation
Role: SAP S/4 Hana - Simple Finance Expert / Lead Consultant               Sep 2015 – Present
(HMH)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Gather requirement pertaining to SAP FICO AS-IS, TO-BE & GAAP.
  • Involved in Implementation/Migration from Classic or New GL to S/4 Hana-Simple finance with Central Finance functionality.
  • Conducted Activate methodology workshop, Involved in RDS (Rapid Deployment solution.- Discovery / Prepare, Explore, Realize Deploy & Run)
  • Configured, Developed and tested BDD-Business process Document and Diagrams pertaining to Transactional (Tcode based) and Nontransactional processes (Fiori/Netweaver) for FI-GL, Tax, AR, AP, Month end closing Cockpit, Assets, Bank communication using NWBC (House banks by Hierarchy), Cost Center, Profit Center, COPA, Transfer Price, Product Costing and Central Finance (Connecting External System with SAP and interface via MDG, ETL and AFI ).
  • Introduced Fiori Apps according to GRC roles – use SAP standard provided by Best practices and special user-defined.
  • Involved in BPC/IBPF Implementation much on Forecast, Planning and Budget area.
  • Involved in BCM - Bank communication management and FSCM component.
  • Reporting using a Single source of Truth via ACCA Table, having multiple modules with-in single report sliced by various reporting matrix meeting different reporting audience.
  • Configured and tested Sales Revenue Recognition - RAR – Sales order creation, Outbound delivery, Creating billing document, contract management (search and fulfillment), Pending Review work list (Monitoring, errors, conflicts), Revenue posting run, Reconciliation & Reporting
  • Engaged in WRICEF for Virtual Data Module (VDM) to develop Hana and Fiori output
  • Involved in Training, testing, and Cutover for Go-live strategy.
Achievements: Provided complex solution and configured, tested and deployed S4 Hana-Finance functionality plus completed Central finance (ETL, Central Finance, Business Mapping, MDG AIF).  Successfully implemented, tested and trained users in the New functionality of digital technology to achieve Universal Journal (Single source of truth).  Implemented and tested BPC/IBPF planning, forecasting, and budget function. Implemented and tested RAR IFRS 15 functions.
Industry: Government
Project Description/Scope: Rapid Deployment Solution – 20 Public Legal Entities - E2E Implementation
Role: SAP FICO / Funds Management and                                             Mar 2015 – Aug 2015
Simple Finance Consultant De (Ministry of Qatar, Qatar)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Gather requirement pertaining to SAP FICO/Funds management.
  • Lead FICO Team, Configured SAP FI-GL, Tax, AR, AP, Assets, Cost Center, Profit Center, Funds Management, Fund control, Fund Center, Fund Group, Fund, Commitment, notification upon budget availability check (AVC).
  • Integration from SAP FICO/Funds Management to HR, MM, SD.
  • Implementation of Simple Finance 2.0 Including Net-Weaver & Fiori Apps/Tiles for all area of FICO and Fund Control in integration with HR time entry.
  • Lead conversion team, Hana Analytical Team, Fiori team, developed testing document and conducted training to end users.
Achievements: Successfully designed, implemented & tested both front end and back end SAP Funds Management for multiple company codes in integration with FICO, HR, S4 on Hana/Simple Finance/Fiori. Inputs of Budgets by department heads, workflow approvals on funds, Notification for Availability check were interfaced with Mobility using Fiori.
Industry: Petroleum
Project Description/Scope: Cutover plan for Go- live and Go-Live Support - E2E Implementation
Role: SAP FICO / BPC, Assets, JVA, PRA                                             Sep 2014 – Feb 2015
(SM Energy (Upstream), USA)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Reporting & Integration Consultant.
  • Gather requirement pertaining to SAP FICO in integration with JVA, PRA & BPC.
  • Configured SAP FI-GL, Tax, AR, AP, Assets, Profit Center, Cost center, JVA well wise Ventures, integrated Production Revenue Accounting (PRA).
  • Developed cut over plan of all steams like Consulting team, conversion team, testing team etc.
  • Tested processes step particularly the JVA and PRA processes along with SAP FICO process.
  • Resolved SAP FICO, (GL, AR, AP, JVA, PRA, Banking/Treasury, Assets, Profit Center, Cost Center, Internal order, month end issues) and other support.
  • Configure and support SAP BPC 10: Environment, Dimensions, Models, Security, Rules, Business process flows, Model, properties, Hierarchy, Intercompany elimination, Journals, Flat file upload, Master data/Transaction data, Liquidity planner, logic and business rules. Backend being SAP BW on Hana.
  • Configured EPM & Support: Data manager (upload, download) Validate & process data Manager, data transformation file, Run Package, Design EPM structure and design.
  • Fine-tuned, business process document and conducted training to End-users.
Achievements: Provided complex solution and configured FICO and JVA modules to report financials by Oil/Gas well wise reporting in integration with Production Revenue Accounting (PRA), BW, BPC, Core modules of SAP & External system posting to SAP
Industry: Online Gambling
Project Description/Scope: Support, Medium & Large Enhancement Project - E2E Merger/Implementation and Support project
Role: SAP FICO, SD, MM, HR & Consultant / Manager                         Jan 2014 – Aug 2014
(Mergers / Acquisitions), BCLC, Canada
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Lead in FICO, SD & integration pertaining to Manitoba & Alberta Mergers/Acquisitions and consolidating to BCLC umbrella.
  • Implemented global template for mergers and supported the sustainment team.
  • Lead Implementation & sustainment team - to performing continuous process improvement in the area of FICO and integration modules.
  • Resolved SAP FICO, (GL, Tax, AR, AP, Banking/Treasury, Assets, Profit Center, Cost Center, Internal order, Profitability Analysis, Product Costing, month end issues) and other support
  • Resolved integration and support issues pertaining to SD, MM, HR, BW & external interface systems.
  • Support Month-end activities such as Budget, Planning, Forecast, Liquidity planner & Consolidation.
  • Resolve month end issues and conduct training to end users.
Achievements: Provided solution and configuration to acquire/merge Manitoba & Alberta regions to main Group reporting, key design were made to interface external system to sap to run backgrounds automatically, special reports were designed to run via BW
Industry: Oil & Gas
Project Description/Scope: Support, Medium & Large Enhancement Project - E2E Merger/Implementation and Support project
Role: SAP FICO / BPC Consultant (Talisman – Energy, Canada)         Aug 2013 – Dec 2013
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Resolved SAP FICO (GL, AR, AP, Assets, Profit Center, Profitability Analysis, Product Costing, Cost Center, Internal order, month end issues), JVA, PS and other support.
  • Support SAP BPC in Month-end activities such as Budget, Planning, Forecast, Liquidity planner & Consolidation.
  • Analyzing issues in relation to App set, application, dimensions, properties, Hierarchy, Intercompany elimination, Journals, Flat file upload, Master data/Transaction data, Liquidity planner, logic, and business rules. The back end being BW on Hana.
  • Copy version of the forecast from Actuals to plan, Plan to Final.
  • Perform Currency translation and extend EPM reporting functions (including input forms).
  • Involved in writing FTS to develop BPC special report.
  • Update BPC back end with ECC Master / Transaction data updates to refresh BPC Dimensions. Also prepared analytical reports in reconciling balance between ECC, BW & BPC.
  • Resolve month end issues and conduct training to end users.
Achievements: Successfully designed, implemented & tested SAP BPC (Legal Consolidation, Planning, Forecasting, and Budget) in integration with FICO and core modules of SAP plus external interface
Industry: Food Processing
Project Description/Scope: Support, Medium & Large Enhancement project - E2E Dispute module implementation
Role: SAP FICO & FSCM (IHC, Collections, and Dispute Management) May 2013 – Jul 2013
Consultant (Kraft Canada Ltd – Major Retain Client. Chicago / Toronto, ON)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Lead sustainment team - to performing continuous process development in the area of FICO module including Master Data Management.
  • Process improvements were made in the area of SAP FI-AR, Treasury (Cash Mgt) Bill to collect process, Lock Box process, FSCM – Dispute Management process, Workflow process, Integration with SD Module and other external system interfacing SD/AR Receivable and collections.
  • Conducted workshops in collecting information pertaining to financial supply chain Management (FSCM) from respective stakeholders like Cash application team, Returns team, Dispute team, Collection team, Workflow team and freight management team.
  • Developed findings and recommendation document to develop process changes in the area of SAP FSCM-Dispute management, Work Flow, Lockbox (Cheque & EFT), Network server interface between Customer and Client to collect remittance advice directly without time delay, Automatic write-off, Dispute case management with reason code etc.,
  • Developed Functional specification to develop special BI reports for management reporting.
Achievements: Successfully designed, implemented & tested SAP FSCM in integration with core modules of SAP and external interface
Industry: Oil & Gas
Project Description/Scope: Support, Medium & Large Enhancement Project - E2E Merger/Implementation and Support project
Role: SAP FICO & BPC Consultant                                                          Feb 2012 – Apr 2013
(RasGas Ltd – Major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) & Public Sector Client, Qatar)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Lead support and sustainment project in the area of SAP FICO, Funds Management, Asset, JVA, Treasury & integration with the External system and Core module of SAP.
  • Involved in SAP month end, medium and large size project issues.
  • Configure Global template of FI-GL, Tax, AR, Profitability Analysis, Product Costing, FSCM, TRM, Valuation, Money market, Cash flow & Liquidity forecast, Dispute management, Collection management, IHC, AP, foreign currency valuation, AA, Cost Center, Internal Order, Product costing and Profit Center processes.
  • Integrate SAP PM, IM, PS, MM, SD, JVA, HR & FICO.
  • FICO In Integration with P2P process along with Workflow - LIV, Non-LIV, TOFA & FICO Security roles.
  • Foreign currency valuation, Security roles, GRC and authorities of FICO and Workflow.
  • Lead SAP FICO Testing (unit, integration, security role and Regression) and deliver Global SAP FICO Training to Client user group.
  • Configure and support SAP BPC 10: Environment, Dimensions, Models, Security, Rules, Business process flows, Model, properties, Hierarchy, Intercompany elimination, Journals, Flat file upload, Master data/Transaction data, logic and business rules. Backend being SAP BW on Hana.
  • Configured EPM & Support: Data manager (upload, download) Validate & process data Manager, data transformation file, Run Package, Design EPM structure and design.
  • Support BPC team in analyzing issues in application, dimensions, properties, Hierarchy, Intercompany elimination, Journals, Flat file upload, Master data / Transaction data, logic and business rules.
  • Support Budget and consolidation analytics of month end issues.
  • Involved in HANA workshops to introduce the product to the client.
  • Lead Data Migration/Conversion – Develop LSMW in SAP, Coordinate Data mapping, Data upload, data cleansing, Migration from legacy system to SAP in the area of SAP FI-GL, AR, AP, Assets, CC, PS.
Achievements: Successfully designed, implemented & tested SAP BPC/EPM back end being BW on Hana. Main SAP BPC functions such as Environment, Dimensions, Models, Security, Rules, Business process flows, Model, properties, Hierarchy, Intercompany elimination, Journals, Flat file upload, Master data/Transaction data, logic and business rules.  Functions under EPM area includes Data manager (upload, download) Validate & process data Manager, data transformation file, Run Package, Design EPM structure and design.  In sustainment, team side leads the financial area in resolving FICO, JVA, BPC and Treasury tickets.
Industry: Oil & Gas
Project Description/Scope: Develop Global Template and performed training to end users - Global E2E Implementation Project
Role: SAP FICO Consultant                                                                      Jan 2011 – Jan 2012
(Shell Canada – Major client in Oil & Gas, Canada)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Configured Global template of FI-GL, Tax, AR, Cash flow & Liquidity forecast, foreign currency valuation, AP, AA, Cost Center, PC and Profit Center processes.
  • Lead SAP FICO Testing (UAT, Integration, Role, regression & stress test) and delivered Global SAP FICO Training to Client user group.
  • Co-ordinate with data conversion team for cutover plans.
  • A used Global template of shell Canada to Prepare Training Documents particularly in the area of SAP FI-GL, AR, AP, Assets, Cost Center, Oil & Gas Month end process, Interfaces Integration with MM, SD, PM, PS, HR and Royalty charges.
  • Master data, Period end closing activities eg-Revaluation, Cutback Process, Cash Call, Validation & Substitution in JVA, JIB/JIBE mapping, testing, Foreign Currency Valuation, Billing & Reporting. Integration with PM, PS, MM, SD, HR, FICO.
  • Lead Data Migration/Conversion – Develop LSMW in SAP, Coordinate Data mapping, Data upload, data cleansing, Migration from legacy system to SAP in the area of SAP FI-GL, AR, AP, Assets, CC, PS.
Achievements: Successfully designed, implemented & tested Global SAP FICO, JVA  in integration with core modules of SAP and external interface. 
Industry: Government
Project Description/Scope: End to end Lifecycle project in the area of SAP FICO
Role: SAP FICO Consultant                                                                     Feb 2010 – Dec 2010
(RMWB – Public Sector project – Fort Mc Murray, Canada)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Led SAP FICO Implementation team and configured new GL functionality in EHP4, FI-GL, AR, AP, Cash flow, Liquidity Forecast payment program, dunning, CC, PC, IO, Activity types, Assessment & Distribution, Planning & budget under PC, CC & IO, MM, SD, HR Integration with FICO.
  • FICO In Integration with P2P process along with Workflow - LIV, Non-LIV.
  • Funds Management, Fund control, Fund Center, Fund Group, Fund, Commitment, notification upon budget availability check (AVC).
  • Led Assets end to end Implementation and support, particularly concentrating on regulatory reporting such as PSAB-3150 for the public sector.
  • Data Migration, Conversion, and Testing: Co-ordinate in delivering testing strategy, developing test plans, developing test scripts, executing test plans with SAP - including UNIT, Integration, product, user acceptance, security role, regression test, organize Data field and data mapping, write LSMW for conversion etc.
  • Prepare Training document and conduct training to client user group and stakeholder.
  • Led WRISEF teams such as data conversion, requirement, Interface, conversion, functional specification and development processes teams.
  • Conducted weekly status meeting, coordinate with change management and stakeholders.
Achievements: Successfully designed, implemented & tested Public Sector SAP FICO, in integration with core modules of SAP and external interface.  Departments like General public, Tax, Police, Water, Sewage, Transportation etc.,
Industry: Oil & Gas
Project Description/Scope: Support project in the area of SAP FICO - Support project
Role: SAP FICO Consultant (Nexen Inc (Oil & Gas Co), Canada)           Jul 2009 – Jan 2010
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Led sustainment project, particularly handling period end closing activates using SAP ERP system in the area of FICO, Assets, Treasury, foreign currency valuation, Budget and extracting Internal/External financial reporting.
  • Support Assets Month end process and classification of IFRS & CGAP process of Assets.
  • JVA month end support: Master data, Period end closing activities eg-Revaluation, Cutback Process, Cash Call, Validation & Substitution in JVA, JIB/JIBE mapping, testing, Foreign Currency Valuation, Billing, Reporting, Revenue, Royalties, Processing Fee allocations, Joint Venture agreements, DOI's and Land abstracts etc.
  • Data Migration, Conversion, Test, Train and support end users/Accountants during reconciliation phase and resolve various SAP GL, AR, AP, Treasury, Assets, Joint Venture, Consolidation, CE, CC, PC, IO and Integration issues.
  • Support on HR- Time Management.
  • Support developers in writing the functional specification, Interact with business and stakeholders for information gathering, interact with change management and integration team.
  • Lead Data Migration/Conversion – Develop LSMW in SAP, Coordinate Data mapping, Data upload, data cleansing, Migration from legacy system to SAP in the area of SAP FI-GL, AR, AP, Assets, CC, PS.
Achievements: Successfully designed, implemented & tested FICO/JVA including JVA month end functions like Master data, Revaluation, cutback, royalty, allocation, cash call, Venture agreement, DOI/Land abstracts, valuation/substitution, JIB/JIBE mapping, foreign currency valuation, billing/reporting & Integration with core modules)
Industry: Public Sector
Project Description/Scope: SAP Upgrade project in the area of Banking – Loans Management Upgrade project
Role: SAP Loans Management Consultant                                              May 2009 – Jun 2009
(IBM Canada/ Public Sector Project – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • SAP Loans Management Upgrade from 4.6c to ECC6.0; Configure Loans management functionality like Business Partner, Product Types, Flow Types, Condition Types, Loan Master Data, Process Management, and Rollovers.
  • Tested the end to end process of Incoming Payments, Accounting Interface, Business operation Interface, Interest on arrears, Dunning and payoff functions.
  • Tested Reports like Cash Flow Distribution, Business partner reports, Position management expiry of Contract and other standard functional reports.
  • HP-QC, Application Lifecycle - ALM tool was used to develop test scripts and scenarios.
  • Coordinate with testing and Data Conversion/conversion team in producing test strategies, developing test plans, developing test scripts, executing test plans with SAP loans management, developed LSMW for Data upload.
  • Support Medium & High priority Tickets.
  • Lead Data Migration/Conversion – Develop LSMW in SAP, Coordinate Data mapping, Data upload, data cleansing, Migration from legacy system to SAP in the area of SAP FI-GL, AR, AP, Assets, CC, PS.
Achievements: Successfully implementation of Loans Management in integration with FICO, AA, IM, PS, Treasury, MM, SD, HR, PM, Bank Analyzer, AFI, BPC, CRM & BI
Industry: Public Service
Project Description/Scope: SAP IS-Banking Loans Management (Part-time/Parallel Project) – Blueprint project
Role: SAP Loans Management Consultant                                               Jun 2008 – Apr 2009
(IBM / AFSC (Public Sector project), Canada)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • A gathered requirement from various user groups to arrived at Blueprint.
  • Configured Client’s Sandbox to present a Blueprint Demo to AFSC in the area of IS Banking-Loans management Module.
  • Configured and tested standard Loans and Deposit Management area like, Business Partner, Product Types, Flow Types, Condition Types, Loan Master Data, Processes Management and Rollovers, Processing Incoming Payments, Accounting interface, Interface with Business operations and interest on arrears and Dunning.
  • Worked on Bank Analyzer (Source Data Layer, Process and methods, Result layer, Analysis, Reports and AFI).
Achievements: Successfully implementation of Loans Management in integration with FICO, AA, IM, PS, Treasury, MM, SD, HR, PM, Bank Analyzer, AFI, BPC, CRM & BI
Industry: Railways and Transportation
Project Description/Scope: End to End SAP FSCM, Treasury Implementation
Role: SAP Managing Consultant                                                               Jun 2008 – Apr 2009
(IBM / Canadian Pacific Railways, Canada)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Configure and TRM, Valuation, Test Treasury Management (Cash management & Money market) and its integration with SD, MM, PS & FICO.
  • Collections management, Credit management, Dispute management
  • Integration with Accounts Receivable (FI-AR).
  • Work on EDI and IDOC interface between banking machine and SAP, coordinate with ABAP team in developing the functional specification.
  • Managed SAP Support team, project team members, and stakeholders to update project status at regular Intervals.
  • Introduced test and conversion strategy and led Unit, Integration, user acceptance, Security role, regression and stress tests. Also involved in Field mapping for GL, AR, AP, Assets, CC, PC, MM, SD, PM, PS and other integration touch points.
  • Reviewed and Tested SAP CRM functions: BP, Hierarchy, Data Exchange, Product Master, Transaction Processing, Activity Management, Partner Processing, Actions, Pricing, CRM Billing Middleware & Web UI.
  • HP-QC tool was used to develop test scripts and scenarios.
  • Co-ordinate with Change management in relation to End-user Training.
  • Managed Data migration, conversion, and Upload master data are to the various environment of SAP ensuring tests were completed successfully.
  • Lead Data Migration/Conversion – Develop LSMW in SAP, Coordinate Data mapping, Data upload, data cleansing, Migration from legacy system to SAP in the area of SAP FI-GL, foreign currency valuation, AR, AP, Assets, CC, PS.
Achievements: Successfully implementation and testing in the area of SAP FICO, Treasury & Risk Management  in Integration with  AA, IM, PS, MM, SD, HR, PM, BPC, CRM BW/BI
Industry: Public Sector
Project Description/Scope: End to End SAP FICO plus Asses Implementation
Role: SAP FICO Managing Consultant                                                   Sep 2007 – May 2008
(IBM / CRD (Public Sector Project), Canada)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Design assets management in restructuring their Chart of Depreciation, Classified their assets into various asset classes and run deprecations for their assets.
  • Designed and configured all the processes of Assets management from procurement to sale/retirement of assets and managed their month-end process of depreciation.
  • Configured and tested Funds Management – Fund center, commitment & Availability check (AVC).
  • Business Analysis on Short & medium enhancements in SAP ECC 6.0, addressed and implemented New GL functionality’s and developed various financial versions of reporting.
  • Developed functional specifications to ABAP team for enhancing the report functionalities.
  • Support on month-end issues in the area of FI-GL, AR, AP, Assets, CE, CC, IO PC and troubleshoot system issues with proper training to end users and Accounting team.
  • Led Data migration/Conversion during an upgrade in Finance and Controlling area, particularly concentrating on Master data and open item conversations from MM, SD, HR & PS.
Achievements: Successfully implementation and testing in the area of SAP FICO, Treasury & Risk Management  in Integration with  AA, IM, PS, MM, SD, HR, PM, BPC, CRM BW/BI
Industry: Agricultural Supply Co-operative
Project Description/Scope: End to End SAP FICO (New GL) Implementation
Role: SAP Sr. FICO Consultant                                                               May 2006 – Aug 2007
(PWC / UFA, Calgary, Canada)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Involved in End to End SAP Finance and Controlling-FICO-new GL implementation.
  • Configured SAP FI areas such as Chart of Accounts, GL configuration, New GL, Document split, Recurring entry, Manual Accrual, Clearing Activities, foreign currency valuation, GST & PST configuration, Period end activities and Automatic Clearing functions.
  • Configured CO area such as; Cost Element, Cost Center, Profit center, Profitability Analysis, Product Costing, Distribution, Assessment, Activity Type, Statistical key figures & Planning/Budget setup.
  • FSCM-Collections management, Credit management, Dispute management Integration with Accounts Receivable (FI-AR).
  • Tested and Trained Business users in the area of Fixed Assets Configuration, Managed Assets module by asset class, interface with FI, mm, SD and Project systems. Developed and tested processes on asset cycle such as acquisition, Transfer, sales of assets/settlement of assets, retirement etc.
  • Configured Treasury Management on Cash Management and Liquidity Forecast.
  • Conducted Training and prepared Training document to end users using RWD-U’perform Tool.
  • Lead Data Migration/Conversion – Develop LSMW in SAP, Coordinate Data mapping, Data upload, data cleansing, Migration from legacy system to SAP in the area of SAP FI-GL, AR, AP, Assets, CC, PS.
Achievements: Successfully designed Farms and Petroleum Retail outlets successfully, Hands on implemented, testing & trained users. Managed WRISEF, data conversion & external Integration teams to interface with cutover plan for Go-live
Industry: Oil & Gas
Project Description/Scope:  E2E Global Template Implementation Project
Role: SAP FICO Business Analyst (Major Oil & Gas Client)                     Jan 2004 – Apr 2006
(SAUDI ARAMCO - KSA)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Detailed Discussion with Business and IT team in preparing business process and drawing up the Business blueprint, ensured GAPS and suitable solutions on the business process were Identified and recommended.
  • Four (4) roll out project were implemented by using Roll-out template from Eastern region to Western region (Jeddah, Jizan, Rabic & Duba) of Saudi Arabia.
  • Configuration on FI-GL, AP, AR, Consolidation, FI-MM-SD Interface, House Bank Configuration, Check Payment Configuration, Special Purpose Ledger, writing reports on Report Writer and Painter.
  • Configured Assets management by asset class and interfaced with FI. Developed processes for acquisition, Transfer, sales of assets/settlement of assets, retirement, depreciation run.
  • JVA month end support: Master data, Period end closing activities eg-Revaluation, Cutback Process, Cash Call, Validation & Substitution in JVA, JIB/JIBE mapping, testing, Foreign Currency Valuation, Billing, Reporting, Revenue, Royalties, Processing Fee allocations, Joint Venture agreements, DOI's and Land abstracts etc.
  • In controlling: Configured Hierarchy, Cost Element, Cost Center, Profit Center, Product costing, PA, Activity Types, setting up Assessment and Distribution Cycles.
  • Involved in Master Data management and led Period end process, assist end users to run month end scripts.
  • Support on processes like running variant’s on daily and monthly jobs, running Accruals, assessment, distributions, Currency valuation, rolling periods based on Authorization groups & reporting.
  • Lead Data Migration/Conversion – Develop LSMW in SAP, Coordinate Data mapping, Data upload, data cleansing, Migration from legacy system to SAP in the area of SAP FI-GL, AR, AP, Assets, CC, PS.
Achievements: Provided complex solution and configured FICO and JVA modules to report financials by Oil/Gas well wise reporting in integration with Production Revenue Accounting (PRA), BW, BPC, Core modules of SAP & External system posting to SAP
Industry: Trading, Construction, Retail, IT Services, Tourism
Project Description/Scope: Manage Eastern & Western Regions Accounting department
Role: Chief Accountant & Promoted as Finance Manager for                Aug 1996 – Dec 2003
Marine Division (SAUDI ARAMCO, KSA)                                                                                  
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Prepared consolidated financial statements and reports, prepare tax returns, budgets/Forecasts, administered payroll and personnel, managed capital assets and inventory.
  • Negotiated financial facilities from commercial banks and managed company insurance & other negotiations related to finance.
  • Prepared project/contract costing for tenders with the largest oil company `ARAMCO` for rentals of marine vessels, the operation of ship repair yard, and with Saudi Seaport Authority for the operation & maintenance of ports/shipyards.
  • Prepared various costing for building up new Marine Vessels and ensure that the proper quotation is finalized according to the forecast, later ensure that the payment to the builders is made on the respective stages thru LC, Involved in ISO-2002 Documentations.
  • Introduced and successfully implemented Accpac ERP systems to the main division and its affiliates, including data conversion, which was around the eastern and western region of KSA and provided necessary training to the various users who are involved with the respective modules.
Achievements: Provided complex solution and configured FICO and JVA modules to report financials by Oil/Gas well wise reporting in integration with Production Revenue Accounting (PRA), BW, BPC, Core modules of SAP & External system posting to SAP
Industry: Logistics
Project Description/Scope: Manage Regional Brach Accounting (Manage 40 branch Accountant & 4 Area Accountant)
Role: Regional Accountant – Managed 40 Branch accounting                May 1993 – Jul 1996
(SKYPAC Courier Co. Ltd., India)
Responsibilities/Deliverables:
  • Analyze and prepare Inter branch account's, pass necessary adjustment JV entries, prepared various reconciliations, consolidate branch accounts and prepared consolidated financial reports.
  • Prepared various reports on receivable to the Interbranch accountants and provided the necessary techniques in collecting those receivable on time. Supervise the Inter-division collections and make sure that the collections are properly deposited on time to eliminate frauds.
  • Prepared and implemented various internal control procedures to have an accurate accounting system at the region level and reported the results to the Head office level.
  • Implemented accounting package called "Tally" successfully including data conversion for Branch level and tracking them to Regional and Head office level by providing various user accesses.
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Steven is an SAP S/4 Hana Finance and Central Finance Architect and Lead Consultant. He holds MBA in Finance and possesses 20+ years of experience in SAP Finance and controlling in ECC and digital technology of SAP S/4Hana Finance & Central Finance with Machine Learning that includes S/4Hana versions from 1503 to 1809 On-premise and 1908 Cloud). His specialization is in the area of System Architectural Design, Configuration, Conversion/Migration, Testing and training in the area of Finance, Controlling, Budgeting, Treasury, Consolidation, Business process improvement, Solution development, Digital product Development, Pre-Sales, Project delivery and Project Management for Global implementation.
His core area of specialization in SAP Finance includes Introducing/presenting S/4 Hana Financial to various Clients, conduct Discovery/Scoping workshops using Activate/Agile Methodology, for Brownfield, Greenfield or Migration engagement in the area of S/4Hana-Finance, CFIN (in integration with SLT, MDG, CFIN Mapping AIF) S/4Hana – BPC Optimized/Embedded, Cash Management using S/4H Bank Communication, FSCM (Treasury, Credit, Collection and Dispute) and Standard Fiori Apps and tiles based on PFCG specific user role, Treasury, JVA, Funds Mgt, RAR – IFRS 15 &16, Hana Analytics,  & VDM extension using Hana Studio.

His past industrial experience was Fashion, Professional Publishing, Energy, Retail, Manufacturing/Distribution, IS Banking, Oil/Gas, Pipeline, Transportation, Railways, Marine,  and Courier industries.

Relevant Experience
  •Manufacturing Industry Thru DIS – USA: Global Manufacture and sale of roofing materials and services headquartered in Cleveland OH. The scope of this project is to Migrate SAP Global ECC (NA & Europe) to S/4Hana 1809 Finance & Integration.  Role: As an S/4Hana Architect and Finance Lead, successfully Migrated from Global ECC to Global S/4Hana FI-GL, BP-AR/AP, Banking, Assets, Product costing, ML, COPA, CCT, PCA, I0, CDC view, BAM application, Core module integration, BPC, Fiori analytics, Fiori Apps and Tiles using PFCG roles to S/4Hana 1809 On-premise/Private Cloud. •Communication Industry – USA: A Major Telecommunications Global Industry Head office in Florida. The scope of this project is to implement SAP S/4Hana CFIN (Central Finance 1709).  The objective is to bring  6 major none SAP Servers plus one old version of SAP Oracle DB to CFIN Role: As a CFIN Architect and Principal Finance Lead, successfully Scoped, Designed, Tested, moved initial load & tested Target system S/4Hana using SLT, MDG, CFIN Mapping, AIF-Error handling. Area of concentration includes FI-GL, BP-AR/AP, Assets, ML, COPA, CCT, PCA, I0, CDC view, BAM application, Core module integrations, Fiori  analytics, Fiori Apps and Tiles using PFCG roles to S/4Hana 1709  On-premise
  •Utility Industry – USA: A Major Utility Global Industry Head office in NewYork/Boston. The scope of this project is to implement SAP S/4Hana CFIN (Central Finance 1511).  The objective is to bring  Multiple none SAP Servers plus one old version of SAP Oracle DB to CFIN Role: As a CFIN Architect and Principal Finance Lead, successfully Scoped, Designed, Tested, moved initial load & tested Target system S/4Hana using SLT, MDG, CFIN Mapping, AIF-Error handling. Area of concentration were FI-GL, BP-AR/AP, Assets, CCT, PCA, I0, CDC view, BAM application, Core module integrations, Fiori  analytics, Fiori Apps and Tiles using PFCG roles to S/4Hana 1511  On-premise
  •Project with SAP America – Role as an S/4Hana Principal Architect and Lead Consultant, successfully implemented  S/4Hana FI-GL, BP-AR/AP, Banking, Assets, Product costing, ML, COPA, CCT, PCA, I0, CDC view, BAM application, Core module integration, BPC, Fiori  analytics, Fiori Apps and Tiles using PFCG roles On-premise/Private Cloud for below clients •Tapestry – Fashion Industries – S/4H 1709 Green Field Global ImplementationNEWYORK State Homes  - Crown Corporation S/4H 1610 Green Field ImplementationMSC – Service Industries of Spare parts – S/4H 1511/1610 Green Field ImplementationHMS – Publishing Industry – S/4H 1503/1511 Green Field ImplementationMinistry of Qatar – Public Sector -  Simple Finance 1503 with  Funds management & HR interface
  •SAP Classic/ECC implementations:. Multiple Clients as shown below Role: As SAP FICO Architect and Finance Lead, successfully implemented SAP Classic and ECC to Global Implementation in the area of  FICO, JVA, Open Text, Funds Management, FICA, FSCM,  BPC front end being EPM/BOBJ/Fiori Analytics, IS-Banking & core modules & external system integration.
  •O&G Clients –  Saudi ARAMCO, RASGAS/Exxon Mobil-QATAR, Shell Canada, SM Energy, Talisman & NEXONOther Clients UFA, CPRAIL, KRAFT Canada, RMWB, CRD,  AFSC, ATB  & BCLC
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