JOEL MBUTHIA available


SAP FI CO SAP VIM Consultant

Profileimage by JOEL MBUTHIA SAP FI CO  SAP VIM Consultant from NAIROBI
  • NAIROBI Freelancer in
  • Graduation: not provided
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 30 $/hour 240 $/day
    These rates are negotiable
  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 18.01.2016
Profileimage by JOEL MBUTHIA SAP FI CO  SAP VIM Consultant from NAIROBI
Experienced in SAP FI Skills:
? SAP FI-GL: Accounts Customizing and Operations;
? SAP Accounts Payable Customizing and Operations;
? SAP Accounts Receivable Customizing and Operations;
? SAP Bank Accounting Customizing and Operations;
? SAP Assets Accounting Customizing and Operations
? SAP FI Role Matrix Creations and authorizations management
? Cross Functional Module Integration: (FI-CO ,FI-MM, FI-SD, FI-HCM, FI-PM, SAP PI-SAPFICO)
Expertise in SAP CO Skills:
? Internal Orders Customizing and Operations
? Cost Center Accounting Customizing and Operations
? Cost Element Accounting Customizing and Operations
? Product Cost Controlling Customizing and Operations
? Profit Center Accounting Customizing and Operations
? Profitability Analysis Customizing and Operations
? SAP CO Role Matrix Creations and authorizations management
? Cross Functional Module Integration (CO-MM , CO-PP , CO-SD ,CO –FI ,CO-PM)

Hands on Skills and experience in SAP VIM /Invoice Capture Centre / OpenText xECM
? SAP VIM Functional Configuration
    SAP VIM DP processing and troubleshooting
? ICC validation ,document training and troubleshooting
? OpenText xECM workspace creation and document/content management as per SAP Business content.
? OpenText xECM workflow processing and troubleshooting.
Well versed in SAP Data Migration Skills:
? Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)
? Batch Data Communication (BDC) recordings for Z-upload programs
Strong SAP Business Objects Skills;
? SAP Web Intelligence (WEBI) Reports
   SAP Crystal Reports Design and use


1. SAP Project Navigator, August 2015 to December 2015.
( SAP Vendor Invoice Management (SAP VIM ) , SAP FIORI , OpenText xECM Implementation )

Role :SAP FICO Consultant /Project Core Team Member / SAP VIM Lead Trainer Of Trainers ;

Duties and Responsibilities:

? Responsible for Project Scoping, Planning , Requirements gathering for all the three main systems to be implemented
? In charge of AS IS analysis and TO BE analysis, Process Swim lanes definitions, Business process restructuring and redesigning.
? Handling the Workflows, Reports, enhancements and Interfaces designs for all processes within SAP VIM as per Bidco needs.
? Carrying out the business Blueprinting, SSC Roles and job descriptions development.
? Worked in collaboration with the contracted Implementation partner during the realization phase of the project for the three systems
? Conducting unit and integration testing together with implementation partners to ensure that the systems achieve the requirements of the Bidco group as laid out in the business blueprint
? Lead training for Training of Trainers and core system users for SAP VIM and SAP FIORI.
? Providing User Acceptance Testing and End User training, and Post go -live system support.

Key Achievements:
? Established a Shared Service Center (SSC) for the Bidco Group of Companies.
? Automation of Vendor Invoice processing therefore achieving a 65% reduction in invoice processing time
? Achieved mobility in the approval of relevant documents after implementation of SAP FIORI by ensuring offsite and onsite approvals on mobile devices
? Creation of a digital archive and information repository for information and document storage across Bidco group after implementation of OpenText xECM.

2. Citi Bank/ Citi Direct Portal- SAP ECC Integration Project
February 2015 to March 2015

Role SAP FI Consultant / Project Core Team Member

Duties and Responsibilities:

? Project scoping , requirements gathering and analysis in collaboration with CITI Bank Kenya & CITI global Implementations Team
? Business blueprinting, AS IS vs. TO BE analysis and Documentation
? Coordinated with Basis technical team on deployment on the CITI integration Package on SAP ECC
? Configured Payment Medium Workbench Payment format in SAP ECC, Note to Payee , Selection Variants as per Bidco &Citi Bank Requirements
? Customized a Data Medium Exchange (DME) tree for Bidco, assigned and activated relevant BADI for DME processing.
? Created and configured new payment methods for PMW, assigned DMEE tree formats and Relevant FBZP configurations for Automatic Outgoing Payments.
? Maintaince of the specific parameters in SAP Tables generated for the CITI integration Solution per payment method
? Automatic Payment program payment testing for payment methods and relevant scenario testing in coordination with CITI Bank Team as per CITI/Bidco Test tracker.
? End User Training, User Acceptance Testing and post go live support.

Key Achievements:
? Automation of payment file transfer and upload from SAP to CITI Bank CITI Direct Portal
? Eliminated manual upload of payments in the CITI Bank portal
? Ensured a (60%) reduction on payment processing cycle time from Payment preparation in SAP to final payment release on CITI Direct portal.

3. SAP Project 23:59 -Bidco Oil & Soap Limited, Tanzania Implementation [Roll Out]
October 2014 To January 2015;

Role :Associate SAP FI/CO Consultant & Core Team Member FI & CO Modules;

Duties and Responsibilities:
? User Requirement Collection, AS IS Analysis, Documentation for SAP FI&CO modules.
? TO BE Business Blueprinting, Workflows, Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements and Forms (WRICEF) documentation for FI ,CO and SD modules.
? SAP FI customizations ;Enterprise Structure definition customization ,FI- global Settings Customization , FI-GL customizations- G/L accounting configurations &customizations
? In charge of FI-AP Customization –Accounts payables accounting configurations& customizations
? Handled the FI- AR Customization- Accounts payables accounting configurations& customizations
? Facilitated the FI-AA Customization- Assets accounting configurations& customizations
? Provided FI- Bank Accounting Configurations & customizations
? Facilitated the SAP FI/MM Account Determination (OBYC) Validations and Customizations in collaboration with SAP MM team.
? Created the SAP FI-AA/PM- Customization of Automatic Creation of equipment in PM Module in collaboration with SAP PM Team for select Asset classes Preparation of master data upload BDC programs templates and mapping asset master data and upload.
? SAP FI-AR/SD configuration- Revenue Account determination, SD condition type’s postings &other account determination validations for SAP SD.
? SAP CO Configurations –Enterprise Structure definitions, SAP CO- Cost Element Accounting- CEL configurations for both Primary Cost elements& secondary cost elements, Cost Element master data creations.
? SAP Cost Center Accounting configurations, Standard hierarchy definitions, Cost Center master data creation, Distributions, Assessments for cost allocations
? SAP Internal Orders configurations- order type’s configurations, order status management and settlement profiles.
? SAP CO-Product Cost Controlling (CO-PC) configuration, testing and validations with SAP PP/MM team ,Configurations, Creation& processing of material cost estimates, Settlement, Allocation profiles for Production Orders with/without materials, Cost Center/Activity type prices Maintance, WIP calculations, Variance Calculations and Order settlement.
? SAP CO-Profitability Analysis (COPA) Configurations-Operating Concern definition, profitability segment characteristics definition, value flows, and transfer structures and settlements structure definitions, profitability report design.
? System Unit testing & integration testing and validation
? Validation of Workflows , Enhancements , Reports& Smart forms for both FI&CO modules
? Preparation of end user training manuals and assisted BASIS team for creation of roles and authorizations for FI,CO,SD&PM modules
? Posted go live support and User Acceptance Training (UAT) and training of super users

Key Achievements:
? Ensured Implementation and go live of SAP ERP within the time frame of 60 working days.
? Facilitated and ensured BOSL leveraged the use of SAP to run its operations smoothly.
? Ensured BOSL SAP end users comfortably learnt and used SAP to run their various duties within the organization effectively and efficiently.
? Incorporation of SAP Business Objects BI tools to BOSL to ensure the On Time Real Time Business Intelligence and Analysis

4. SAP Business Objects Upgrade SAP BOBJ 3.0 to SAP BOBJ 4.1
July 2014 to August 2014

Role :Core Team Member; FI ,CO & PP Reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:
? Provided validation and redesign of the Finance (AP,AR) of existing reports after migration
? Created new WebI and Crystal reports for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for Finance Department.
? Redesigned Costing Reports (EBTDIA Reports, Contribution Reports and Material Consumption Reports)
? Trained end users on navigation , filtering and use of the new SAP BOBJ platform
? Facilitated production Planning, Plant Maintenance and Sales Reports validation and redesign after migration

Key Achievements:
? Successfully facilitated the migration to a more robust Intelligence platform that has more capability to improve the reporting and BI need of the Bidco group
? Ensured provision of On Time – Real Time Business Intelligence to the Bidco Group.
? Successful training of SAP BOBJ users across the Bidco Group.

5. Kenya NSSF 2013 Act Rates Implementation, May 2014 to June 2014;

Role: SAP FI/CO Consultant.

Duties and Responsibilities:
? In charge of requirements collection from the Human Resource and Finance Departments, AS IS documentation and TO BE analysis and documentation.
? Created new Balance sheet &Profit and loss General Ledger Accounts for NSSF payable Tier 1 and 2 NSSF contributions Tier 1 and 2 and assigned the new accounts to the BIDCO Financial Statement Version.
? Configured and tested New Cost Elements for the NSSF P/L accounts in the SAP CO module.
? Configured Account determination settings for automatic postings of the new NSSF symbolic accounts and wage types for both P&L and Balance Sheet Accounts from HCM module to FI Module.
? Collaborated with SAP HCM team to test integration for Payroll Processing for all payroll areas- ; Casual, Fixed Contract and Permanent Employees.
? Assisted HCM and Payroll accountant on testing for the Posting and processing of the new NSSF rates, account clearing and remittance processing.
? Ensured successful passing of FI entries to the SAP CO module for Cost
Center wise reporting and analysis.

Key Achievements:
? Successfully implemented the statutory deductions as per the NSSF Act 2013 within Bidco Africa Ltd before the deadline issued by the Ministry of Labour.
? Achieved both External and Internal accounting needs of the NSSF statutory deductions in SAP HCM, SAP FI and SAP CO modules.

6. Standard Chartered Bank S2B Portal- Bidco SAP Accounts Payable Integration
February 2014- May 2014

Role: SAP FI consultant.

Duties and Responsibilities:
? Provided User requirement collection and analysis in collaboration with SCB staff, Bidco treasury & Arteria technologies
? Facilitated business blueprinting AS IS and TO BE documentation
? FBZP configurations for payment methods & SCB House Banks accounts.
? Partner Profile Set up in collaboration with SAP Basis Team
? Configuration of a new variant to allow Automatic Payment Program (F110) create I-Docs for EDI to S2B portal
? Configuration and modification of the existing Field Status variants for Bank and Vendor Master Data to ensure complete bank details (address, bank clearing codes, branch codes, swift codes as required fields).
? I-Docs Processing and troubleshooting during testing phase of the project
? Training of End Users on F110 I-Docs generation and processing
? SAP PI message monitoring for Acknowledgements and Rejections for outgoing payload messages.
? Assisted Basis Team for addition of new authorization objects to allow users view and process I-Docs
? Post go live support

Key Achievements:
? Seamless flow of payments from SAP ERP to SCB Straight to Bank Portal
? Elimination of manual upload of payments from SAP to SCB bank portal
? Achieved daily delivery of MT940 bank statement files from SCB to SAP PI
Bidco Africa Ltd