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Last update: 06.09.2022

SAP FICO Consultant, SAP FICO Consultant, SAP Treasury Consultant

Graduation: CIMA PQ
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Full Professional) | Hindi (Native or Bilingual)

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Nila Patel CV NEW 07012020.docx
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Skills

A SAP professional with over 15 years experience as a FI-CO specialist, with strong configuration, project, support and business analysis skills. Integral project team member of numerous SAP project lifecycle implementations, within multi-currency environments and implementing country specific localisations. Functional and technical knowledge of SAP FI GL (including new GL),Sub modules FI-AP, FI-AR, FI-AA and FI-TR, FI –TM, FCSM,CO, PCA, IM and PS. Experience of SD-MM integration to FI and SAP authorisations.Providing end user training, compiling business process documentation and experience of writing test scripts for SAP patching/upgrade. Project management of TR module and several banking projects.
Experience of writing functional specs and working on ABAP developments IT systems used: SAP HANA, SAP 4.6c to ECC6, Sun Microsystems 7.0, Oracle Financials, Hyperion, BCS & BPC. Literate in a range of packages including: Remedy and HP Quality Centre, HP ALM

Project history

01/1997 - 01/2020
Assistant Accountant
CABLE ADNET (DIV OF TELEWEST)

09/2019 - 12/2019
SAP TCM Consultant
Capita Plc
S/4HANA Programme Treasury and Cash Management Team Responsibilities -:

* Worked on testing phase for payment processes for both supplier and salary payments in the P2P
work-stream and the receipting/cash processes in O2C work-stream
* Worked on new S4H configuration for SAP's Automatic Payment Program configuration
* Worked on unit and integration testing of payment files and SAP (BCM) Bank Communication
Management Module
* Worked on writing functional specifications for enhancement requests and WRICEFs
* Worked with abap developer on S4H defects and new development requests
* Involved in In House Cash (IHC) workshops and scenario testing

03/2018 - 05/2019
SAP FICO Consultant
Edward Vacuums Ltd
Concur VT Project Responsibilities -:

* Worked with Basis Team to import SSL certificate and upgrade of add-ons (CTE-FND 100 , CTE-FIN
100) for SAP ERP-CONCUR INTEGRATION 1.0
* SAP Configuration -Mapping, Cost object types, authorisations.
* Managed End to End testing from
* Concur > SAP

New GL Project Responsibilities -:

* Completed all aspects of NEW GL configuration (Document Splitting, Parallel ledger, Segmental
Reporting) for project. Involved in full project life cycle.
* Completed blueprint, project documentation and knowledge transfer documentation and training to
IM Support Team
* Completed and worked with abap developer on all functional specification documents for New GL
* Sole responsibility for SAP authorisations for New GL and end to end test cycles for SD,
Logistics/MM integration to FI/CO
* Sole responsibility for hypercare and Post Go live support


Esker Concur Invoice Solution Project (UK & US) Responsibilities -:

* Esker Invoice Solution Project for UK & US- Involved in full project life cycle.
* Worked with Basis team on configuration of SAP Router for SAP architecture and Esker on Demand
technical set up.
* Managed End to End test cycles with end users from Esker to SAP system
* Worked on Esker Function module for MM Simulation, AP - Core and SAP authorisations
* IM Team Support - Daily tickets covering FI, CO, month end support, year end support.

04/2016 - 03/2018
SAP FICO Consultant
Edward Vacuums Ltd
Sole responsibility for full SAP life cycle and project management for all technical aspects for SAP
/ technical stream for all 3 projects detailed below.

Credit Card Project Responsibilities -:

* Replaced external vendor Cybersource used for global credit card payment processing, security and
fraud management with new payment processor Paymetric, a global leader in secure, integrated
payment solutions.
* Completed SAP standard payment card configuration and Paymetric software /products for full end
to end credit card payment process including tokenisation, authorisation and settlement of
Edwards internet and telesales credit card payments.
* Managed End to End test scenario test cycles from Paymetric to SAP system

Concur Expenses Project Responsibilities -:

* Set up technical architecture with sister company (Atlas Copco) using their SAP PI system to
receive and create inbound IDOC for Edwards expense reporting from 3rd party T&E processing
software provider Concur interfaced into Edwards SAP landscape.
* Created new IDOC set up and respective Concur>SAP mapping required to enable financial postings
of expense idocs into SAP GL system.

Supply Chain Finance Project Responsibilities -:

* Created outbound interface file in BNP specified format for SCF vendor payments
* Created house bank and payment program configuration for new SCF bank accounts.
* Managed End to End test cycles with end users and bank to SAP system

08/2014 - 03/2016
SAP Treasury Consultant
Edward Vacuums Ltd
SAP Technical lead for Project Bank Responsibilities -:

* Transferred 21 European and 66 global bank accounts from existing banking partners to the newly
designated Atlas Copco banking partners (Deutsche Bank, SEB, BNP for Europe, Nordea for US and
Citibank for Asia).
* Phase 1 Europe - Italy, Germany, UK, Czech Rep, France, Ireland, Belgium and Netherlands.
* Phase 2 ROW - US and Asia - Korea, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan
* Sole responsibility for full SAP life cycle and project management for all technical aspects for
SAP / technical stream for Project Bank.
* Completed SAP configuration for SAP payment program processing and new configuration of data
medium exchange (DMEE) trees for various country specific bank file formats in XML ISO 20022 file
format.
* Implemented new SAP Electronic Bank Statement configuration/functionality - to enable bank
reconciliation, automatic clearing and post processing using ISO 20022 CAMT053 xml format.
* Managed and worked extensively with Nordea technical team and Edwards IBM team to setup Nordea
lockbox interface to automate lockbox payment processing in SAP.
* Created inbound and outbound interfaces for the new ICE Automatic ICO Netting.
* Created new GL structure to facilitate new Project Bank accounts and CAMT053 auto bank
reconciliation, automatic clearing and post processing on upload into SAP.
* Managed and worked with Atlas Copco Technical Team and all external banks above to set up
connectivity for Edwards to use Atlas Copco's host to host channel Montova to receive inbound
CAMT053 bank statements.
* Managed and assisted Edwards technical team to set up an automatic job in SAP to pull in, upload
and post process CAMT053 statements into SAP system.
* Worked extensively with APS Developer (Advanced Printing System)to update forms for remittance
advice notes and all output forms for ALL regions & payment methods.
* Created Project Bank knowledge transfer documentation and training to IM team

01/2014 - 08/2014
SAP FICO Functional Consultant
Linklaters LLP
Responsibilities -:

* Design and implement configuration changes to the Linklaters SAP System extending across the
worldwide Linklaters markets and sites.
* Special Purpose Ledger project for German specific reporting requirements
* Completed DMEE and associated bank configuration file format as specified by banking partners
* Assisting the 3rd line SSM Team to resolve FICO enhancement and error resolution requests
* Responsibility for assessing SAP FICO requirements and producing detailed functional
specifications to transform business requirements into SAP solutions.

10/2011 - 12/2013
SAP FICO Consultant (R2R Team)
GlaxoSmithKline
Responsibilities -:

* SAP configuration, project and support for Commercial and Manufacturing SAP System across the
worldwide (Europe, ANZ, Mexico, USA, Middle East) markets and sites for SAP modules FI-G/L
including New GL, FI-A/P, FI-A/R, FI/TR including In-House cash (IHC) and FCSM, FI-AA, CO-CCA,
CO-PCA, CO-PA, Travel Management.
* Project rollout to SAP ECC6 for Europe CERPS (Nordics,Italy,Iberia, Greece)
* SEPA Project - Involved in full life cycle of this CERPS project.
* Providing Third Line support for Routine, Break-Fix and Operational changes for SAP landscape
from 4.6c to ECC6, for R2R stream over 25,000 users.
* Experience of writing functional specs, extensive change control documentation and working on
ABAP & PI developments.
* Change Request Approver -provided review and approval of change control documentation and
associated SAP and abap development changes for R2R team.

07/2007 - 09/2011
SAP FICO Team Lead
SThree PLC
Responsibilities -:

* Providing both general and configuration support to the European Finance user community covering
FI (New GL), COPA, PS, TR, ICO, AM and SAP Disputes Management.
* Management of permanent staff, contractors and consultants working on FTR projects for the FICO
stream.
* FI: New GL, AP and AR including Payment Program Configuration, Tax codes, Withholding Tax,
Financial Statement Versions, Sets & Validation/Substitution Rules, Business Area Clearing. New
company code configuration including India, Brazil, Dubai. (140 + co codes).
* FI-Treasury : Electronic Bank Statement Configuration & Development of interfaces ( MT940 format,
banking partners ABN, Natwest Bankline & HSBC.) DMEE and PMW configuration.
* Sole responsibility for SEM BCS support, maintenance and configuration .
* Sole point of contact for PWC audit, FI month and year end and error resolution for Contract
Accruals, Results Analysis, Foreign Currency Reval
* SAP authorisationsadvisory role on segregation of duties matrix and SOX compliance and
controls. Role, profile and authorization setup.

Sole responsibility for full SAP life cycle and project management for all technical aspects for the
FICO projects listed below - :

* Built Currency Translation model to enable the business to report both financial &management
accounting in constant currency. Won MVP for this project
* ABN Cash pooling Project - Managed and worked with external consultant to design, configure and
implement Cash Pooling and Zero Balancing SAP functionality at Sthree). Completed DMEE and EBS
configuration with automated clearing processes through DME/bespoke algorithms & search
strings.FI-New GL: Enhance Document Splitting Rules & withholding tax functionality NL 60:40
split.
* Legal Tracker Project -Built interface from SAP into legal database to aid customer debt
management,automate legal forms and provide global legal reporting from SAP.
* Buffer company project - created 13 new co codes with EUR functional currency and migrated
GL,AR,AP and fixed asset data from old buffer co codes with GBP functional currency. Created
functional specs for AR, AP, GL migration.
* Corporate rationalisation Project - reduction of co codes (231+ to 30) and profit centres (from
2000 to 30). Duties include creation of abap migration programs for AR, AP & GL, Asset migration,
Blueprint, regression and integration testing, and go live support.
* HSBC Project - Transferred group bank set up to HSBC. Net platform.
* Technical Lead, completed all HSBC Outbound payments files (PMW and DMEE configuration for India,
UAE, HK, SG, AU and US and Electronic Bank Statement Configuration.

08/2004 - 06/2007
SAP FICO Analyst (ATR Team)
Kimberly-Clark Europe
Responsibilities -:

* Provided both general and configuration support to the European Finance user community covering
FI, CO, PS and TR.
* Worked with and trained On-Shore teams (Cognizant, TCS) as SME for FI and CO module.
* Involved in Sox projectadvised on segregation of duties matrix and SOX compliance and controls.
* Compiled business process scripts for new country specific processes.
* Hotpack Testing: undertaking system functionality testing for financial accounting, treasury,
fixed assets and management accounting areas.

10/2001 - 10/2003
SAP ImplementationTeam
ROHM & HAAS LTD
Responsibilities-:

* Supporting the Finance community covering FI, CO, PS TR, and BW.
* Completed all configuration and development requests for SAP TRM and Loans modules for European
rollout. SME for Treasury and ICO for Europe.
* Assisting SAP security team with profile authorisation requests.

08/2000 - 10/2001
SAP FICO Support Analyst
Enron Europe Ltd
Responsibilities -:

* 3rd Line FICO Config and Support tasks for GL, AR, AP, PS, AM, TR modules.
* Completing configuration tasks for new company set up, bank account and payment templates.
* Providing user training and BPP documentation for new SAP users, out of hours on-call support.
* Resolving interface issues: LOM Trading Interface, HR expenses TWS and Citibank interface

07/1998 - 07/2000
US GAAP Junior Accountant
Enron Europe Ltd
Responsibilities-:

* Prepared monthly consolidation journals and journal file uploads from Excel into Hyperion. Upload
monthly FX rates into Hyperion and distributing to Finance.
* Provide monthly and quarterly balance sheet analysis. Maintained European entity Hyperion
structure for monthly consolidation process and tax purposes.
* Providing support to Sun users (Legacy system used).

01/1997 - 12/1998
DOSHI FINANCIAL SERVICES Office Manager
Responsibilities -:

* Financial accounting and bank reconciliation tasks.
* Management of field sales staff and ad hoc administration.

01/1998 - 07/1998
Assistant Accountant
ENRON EUROPE LTD
Responsibilities -:

* ICO reconciliations, analysing suspense account and management accounting.

01/1990 - 01/1997
AP Supervisor , Junior Acct
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