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PRAVIN KOTADIA

SAP FICO CONSULTANT


pravinkotadia@gmail.com

SAP FI/CO Consultant with 8+years of SAP Implementation experience in


Financial Accounting (FI) & Controlling (CO) areas in all phases of Global endto-end SAP implementation Projects.

Experience with 3 full lifecycle implementation of SAP FICO from requirement


gathering to post-production support and creation of Functional Design
Specifications.

Extensive experience of Financial Accounting (FI) Customization,


Configuration and Testing in Classic General Ledger Accounting FI-G/L and
New G/L, Accounts Payable FI-A/P, Accounts Receivable FI-A/R, Bank
Accounting FI-BA Treasury & Asset Accounting FI-AA in highly Complex
Business Environment

Hands-on experience with Logistics Invoice Verification, the Procurement


Cycle, vendor master and payment terms in AP.

Experience of working with ABAP team in support of developing functional


specifications for (WFRICE) Reports, Interfaces, Conversion programs and
Enhancements.

Experience in configuring Accounts Receivable, creating Customer groups,


Customer down payments, Processing Invoices and Credit memos.

Experience in Customer Payments, Account clearing, and Correspondence


with customers, Customer Account Analysis and generating Reports.

Extensive knowledge in Cost Element and Cost Center Accounting, configured


basic Controlling settings, number ranges, created primary and secondary
cost elements.

SAP BPC experience includes knowledge in creating applications, custom


dimensions, security, currency translations, building input schedules and
dynamic reports using EVDRE, legal consolidation and end user training

As a Functional Consultant in the Procure to pay business flows, implemented


financial modules: i-Expense, GL, AP, AR.

Configuration testing and support experience with different SAP Versions 4.6,
4.7, 4.7E and ECC 6.0.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Customized and Configured General Ledger Account Groups, G/L Accounts,


Chart of Accounts, Tolerance Groups & retained earnings account in New GL
as per IFRS Standard

Experience and thorough knowledge of Tax Configuration. Worked on Tax


procedures TAXUSJ and TAXUSX.

Experienced in customizing and configuring Customer Master Records,


defining terms of Payments, Interest calculation, and Customer Tolerance
groups in Accounts Receivable.

Experience in cost management and bank Accounting: Inbound/Outbound


Process, House Banks, Bill of Exchange, Manual and Electronic Bank
Statement, Exchange Rates, Translation Ratios, Bank reconciliation and Cash
journal and Cash Management.

Understanding of Business Process Cycles: Procure-to-Pay (P2P), Order-toCash (O2C), and Record-to-Report (R2R) from Functional perspective.

Experienced in treasury module and configured Lockbox with BAI2 format,


cash management and planning levels in treasury, and worked on Electronic
bank statements (EBS)

Configured and Managed All Period-End Closing Activities with Schedule


Manager.

Worked and maintained Cost center standard hierarchy with cost center
groups representing organizational structure of the company, representative
cost centers for summarization.

Experience in activation of New GL and Leading Ledger with creation of


Segments and assigning Scenarios and Customer Fields in the Parallel
Ledgers and Document Splitting for New G/L

Thorough understanding of the relationship/integration between various SAP


modules such as SD, MM, PP with FI and also overall business processes
including Order-to-Cash, Purchase-to-Pay and Make to Order.

Hands-on skills in BI/BW implementation /configuration including Data


Modeling, Data Acquisition, Transformation.

Involved in giving directions for data migration system from legacy to SAP R/3
using Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) tool

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
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Expertise in handling Data Archiving and Period End Activities.

Strong knowledge in GAAP, Taxation and SOX Act.

Worked with SAP Solution Manager and uPerform to organize training


materials according to user roles.

Involved in SAP overview training, end user navigation training, and end user
FICO training

Experience in Unit testing, Integration and Regression testing.

SAP FI/CO Skills:


Financial Accounting: General Ledger (GL), New General Ledger (New GL)
Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Asset
Accounting (AA)

Controlling:

Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Cost & Revenue Element


Accounting (CEA),
Internal Orders (IO), Profit Center
Accounting (PCA)

Integration:

Integration of FI/CO module with SD, MM, HR and PP


modules.

Consolidation:

Company Code (CC) Consolidation and Business Area


(BA), Consolidation.

Reporting Tools:

Report Writer and Report Painter.

SAP FSCM/Treasury:

Lockbox
Processing,
Electronic
Accounting, Cash Management

Bank

Statement,

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
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Tools:

Report Painter, Report Writer and Hyperion.

Testing:

Unit Testing, Integration testing with MM and SD modules.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

ERP Packages:
Databases:

SAP R/3 FI, CO 5.0 and ECC 6.0


MS SQL Server 7/2000, Oracle 7 / 8 / 8i / 9i

Operating Systems: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT & XP, UNIX, Red Hat, Linux and
Solaris 6.0
SAP Applications:
Painter.

Open Text Vendor Invoice Management (VIM), LSMW, Report

Networking:

SQL*Net, TCP/IP

Work Experience:

3M St Paul, MN
Till Date
SAP FI/CO Functional Consultant (ECC 6.0)

Feb 2012

Responsibilities:
Configured in SAP FI-GL, FI-AR, FI-AP and configured master data for CO-CCA (cost
center, cost center group, standard hierarchy), cost element accounting including
setting up distribution & assessment cycles.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Configuring Order to Cash Process (OTC) involving Sales order, Delivery, Billing
documents
Defined the setup for new company codes, sales organizations and plants.
Setup House banks for the newly added banks to the company.
Defined master data for General ledger accounts, Materials, Assets, Cost centers,
Internal Orders, Profit centers, Vendors and Customers.
Defined AP, AR Reconciliation Accounts for Vendors and Customers.
Defined new account keys, document types and number ranges.
Worked on the Automatic payment program and Lock Box setup for the Accounts
Payables and accounts Receivables.
Implemented I-Supplier to facilitate the Procure to Pay Process.
Created blueprints and Designed cross team WRICEFS
Migrated data into SAP from Legacy systems like Metastorm, Star System with the
help of EDI IDOC and LSMW.
Check lot maintenance, check printing and testing. Assisted with settlement of
Internal Orders to Fixed assets and Cost centers.
Worked on Asset Conversion from Legacy System.

In Risk Management, defined Amortization procedure, one step price valuation


procedure, security valuation procedure, price valuation procedure for forward
exchange transaction, position management procedure.

Did the requirement-gathering meeting with the business for the creation of Asset
Accounting blueprint as per IFRS standards.

Created the blueprint for Asset Accounting Implementation.

Did the entire mapping for all of the Banking interface during the designing stage,
and mainly responsible for the EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) interface during the
build stage and testing phase

Designed Key Price Indexes from SAP ECC to Hyperion

Mapped Tax Codes from Legacy System to SAP according to each countries
requirement using Vertex

Responsible for maintaining of master data like cost center, cost element groups,
statistical key figures and statistical key figure groups in Cost Center Accounting.

Created actual and plan allocation cycles before the month end as needed by the
business users. Allocation cycles were documented based on sender cost center and
cost element.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
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Created validation rules.

Configured Actual Costing in CO

Configured New GL

Configured Treasury Workstation for Risk and Liquidity Analysis.

Trouble shoot issues relating to the overall payment process including the F110
Payment, the In house cash, the F110 Payment and transfer to Bank.

Configured Profit Center Accounting as a part of New GL.

In Product Costing, material cost estimate done by quantity structure by defining


costing types, valuation variants.

Experience in BI/BW integration with SAP and non-SAP systems, system landscape.

In Internal Orders, responsible for maintaining internal orders, internal order groups,
model orders and order types.

In Cost Center Accounting, created cost center and standard hierarchies

In COPA, configured costing based Profitability Analysis, created operating concern,


characteristics and value fields.

Configured PA transfer structure for transferring values from FI and CO.

Customized settlement profile, allocation structure and PA transfer structures to


facilitate order settlement to CO-PA.

Configured Product Cost by Order in Product Costing.

In Product Costing, followed Activity Based Costing (ABC) to estimate the standard
cost and calculate the actual cost using actual values

Created and Maintained BI/BW Objects like Info-Objects, Info-Source, Info-Cubes,


Multi-providers, and Aggregates.

Implemented a new Procure to Pay business process for the purchase of data and
expense items.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Configured Costing Variant, Costing Sheet, Valuation variant, Order Type, and
overhead cost elements in Product Costing.

In Asset Accounting, performed requirement analysis and functional matching for


asset accounting, purchase cycle and plant maintenance.

Configured the Fixed Assets, Chart of Depreciation, asset class, depreciation area,
fiscal year variant, number range, and substitution rule in the fixed asset master
records.

Worked on both Order to Cash process in association with SD team and Procure to
Pay process with MM and Manufacturing team.

Used LSMW to create master data, to delete master data and fix few production
issues on the Product cost collectors.

Setup the interfaces for the information flow,


changes

Defined the integration steps for Account determination and Revenue account
Determination for inter-company transactions.

In Treasury, configured the whole In House Cash Application

Scheduled all Batch Jobs after the system went Live for FPM (Financial Process
Management) Team.

Created and Executed Test Cases for Unit Testing, Integration Testing, BSVT,
Performance Testing in HP Quality Center

Used ARIS to manage Business Processes

Managed Defects for FPM Team in HPQC.

Created Configuration Specification Documents (CSD)

Created user defined reports through Report Writer and Report Painter.

Involved in testing, cutover planning, and production


Epson,

July 2011 jan 2012

Long

mapping, and customized the

Beach,

CA

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com
SAP FI/CO Functional Consultant (ECC 6.0)
Responsibilities:

Involved in project implementation from Blueprinting.

Reviewed and analyzed Business Requirements and Business Processes and


mapped them with SAP.

Regularly interacted with users to ensure proper understanding of the Business


Requirements and Functional specifications.

Conducted GAP analysis, document findings, evaluated scope of studies &


suggested solutions through SAP for implementation and customization.

Used Solution Manager for the Central Data Repository for the Business Blueprint,
Configuration.

Tested AR scenarios throughout order to cash process.

SIR (System Information Report) process involved throughout the Unit testing,
Acceptance testing, Assemble testing, Integration testing and system testing.

Configured FI-AR customer account groups, customer master records, terms of


payment, tolerance limits for customer payments, interest calculations, dunning
procedure, credit memos and down payments.

Configuring of Asset Accounting, Structuring Fixed asset design, integration


with the GL, Defining asset classes, depreciation areas, Configure (Base,
Balance and Multilevel) depreciation methods.
Primarily responsible for troubleshooting BI / BW Production issues.

Conducted business process workshops, gathered requirements from the users,


developed flow charts depicting the business processes and mapped the same to
SAP functionality.

Participated in implementation of SAP R/3 using ASAP Methodology in the post golive support

Worked on GL/AR/A Configured Multi Currencies Configured Reconciliation Clearing


Account Creation for posting in reconciliation ledger

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Worked on Electronic Bank Statement with Lockbox method BAI2 Format and
automatic Payment Advice Notes.

Provided support to global Procure to Pay user community by troubleshooting day to


day support issues, defining business requirements, designing and documenting
User test scenarios and user acceptance testing.

Worked on integration between SD and CO/FI and MM and CO and successfully


resolved. Configured and Customized FI/CO Module. Integrated with Sales and
Distribution Module.

Integrated IM with Internal Orders in CO and asset accounting AA in FI.

Built on CCA and PCA hierarchy and assigned PC to CC. Customized CO-CEA, COCCA & CE-PCA.

Configured Accrual Calculations using Percentage Method. Assigned Dependencies


to Overhead rate for determining the Overhead Percentages

Maintained Manual Planning and Periodic Allocations under Cost Center Planning.

Worked on Primary Cost Planning for Manual and Automatic planning and Secondary
Cost Planning for Manual Planning and Periodic Allocations and Inter-company
Transport Orders

Worked on CO Commitments Management for Purchase Order.

Configured, maintained and trouble shoot business processes in support of the SAP
utility ERP-FI module include Accounts Payable, Banks, General Ledger, etc.

Worked for the Cost Centers participating in accrual calculation.

Configured all the reports as per IFRS standards.

Responsible for issue identification and gap definition in regards to SAP functionality
for all Finance related processes as well as cross-functional points in the areas of
Sales and Distribution and materials Management.

Created Payment programs in Accounts Payables including Creation of House Banks.

Created various Payment terms as per the client specific requirements for Accounts
Receivables.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Involved in the Development of test scenarios/ test cases and resolved issues at
Unit Testing and Integration Testing. Provided End User Training, Courseware and
Documentation in FI/CO Modules.

Configured Costs of Goods Manufactured and Cost of Goods Sold in Product Costing
(CO-PC).

Customized Contribution Margin Accounting.

Asset management: Depreciation areas, chart of deprecation, account


determination, number range, evaluation, deprecation key, asset master data &
data transfer asset classes, screen layouts, AuC, Settlement of AUC, transfer,
trained users on asset master creation with purchase orders w/o purchase orders
Worked on depreciation run

Experience in analyzing user requirements, data modeling including star schema


and BI/BW architecture design.

Treasury: Lock box processing, Cash management, bank account G/L structure, bank
statement processing, maintaining exchange rate types, rates and currency
relationship.

Configured of FI-AA asset classes, depreciation areas, assigning company codes to


chart of depreciation, including Asset classes, Integration with Purchasing and
Assets under Construction.

Integrated Asset Accounting, Structured and Valuated Fixed Assets, created asset
values, Acquisitions Entry and Alterations during Use and Asset Retirement.

Configured Account determinations, Depreciation Keys and Number Ranges for


asset classes.

Modify reporting in ECCS to maintain US GAAP and IFRS reporting.

Maintained Account Assignments for Asset Acquisitions, Retirements and Intercompany transfers.

Integrated Asset Accounting with General Ledger and worked on year-end closing.
Worked on unit and FI integration with MM, SD & AA.

Created reports on Asset transactions, Asset Acquisitions, Asset Retirements.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Data Conversion from Legacy using SAP LSMW functionality. Developed applications
(upload tool) to support and ensure smooth data gathering and data transfer.

Configured multiple company codes, tolerance groups for employees, vendors,


automatic payment program, foreign currency valuation and house banks

Chrysler,

MI
Feb 2010 July 2011
Sr. SAP FICO Consultant

Responsibilities:

Involved in all phases of the Implementation Life Cycle which include System
Design, Analysis, Configuration, System Testing, Data Conversion, and Post Go Live
support.

Involved in the configuration of the SAP R/3 modules: FI (GL, AR, AP), CO-PC.

Configured G/L Master records, document number ranges, Fiscal Year Variant,
posting period variant, opening and closing of posting periods, field status variants,
document types, posting keys, automatic clearing accounts.

Solved the tickets on General ledger, Accounts payable, Accounts


Receivable,
Fixed Assets, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Profit Center
Accounting.

Configured the Automatic Payment Program for AP including partial payment and
configured days in arrears for the payments terms.

Successfully demonstrated in helping SAP FI-AR, FI-AP, SD, MM end-users on various


areas like payment terms, Customer Contracts, process payment runs, manually
processing, Reconciliation accounts in the GL.

Primary resource for Account Payable, Asset accounting, and real estate.

Configured End to End AP module including the Vendor Groups / Number Ranges,
Automatic Payment Program, Configured Special Ledger Withholding Taxes, Check
Settings Configured AP integrations to MM for various material movements
(Automatic Account Assignments), Worked on LIV (Logistics Invoice verification) ,
linking of Vendor documents with EDI.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Responsible for Configurations in Assets like, Copying reference Chart of


Depreciation, made required settings for account determination, asset classes,
screen layout rules, defining number ranges, valuation of assets in different
depreciation areas, external asset acquisition, in-house asset acquisition, cross
company code transfers, settings for depreciation runs, Asset Explorer, Settings for
automatic account assignment ( FI-AA Integration).

Monitored Month end activity FSI and revenue interface

Worked as accounts payable workflow administrator to analyze workflow

Providing guidance to Chrysler, MI business for new enhancement and development


for new requirement

Monitor payment process for manual check and EFT payments

Accounting, Treasury, Cash Management, Information System, Reports for Cash


Management, Liquidity Analyses, Liquidity Forecast.

Familiar with Treasury work Flow.

Thorough understanding of the relationship between various SAP modules (FICO,


SD, MM) and of overall business processes such as Order To Cash (OTC) and
Purchase To Pay (P2P)

Configured exchange rates, cash management.

Batch job error analysis and provide solution to business

Worked on the integration with the following modules MM, SD, AP, AR, TAX, AA, GL,
and CO

Interaction with Client Business Users for Requirements Gathering and Analysis.

Pioneer Electronics, Long beach, CA


Jan 2010
SAP FI/CO Full cycle implementation ECC6.0

Nov 2008

Responsible for interacting with the Business Users, SAP Technical Team members,
IT Associates, Customers, and other external partners to implement the solution
involving gather requirements, Blueprinting, Configuration, testing, training,
stabilization and post go live support.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Configured Global Settings for Company code, Fiscal year variant, Chart of accounts,
posting periods variant, field status variants and field status groups.

Configured the house banks, G/L accounts for Bank accounts and bank account
reconciliation program and Defined forms of payment guarantee, defined and
assigned payment guarantee, activated documentary payments per item category.

Worked closely with business user for gathering business requirements and creating
detailed blue print in accordance with IFRS.

Maintained number ranges for settlement and controlling documents, and for
variance documents, used report painter and report writer.

Customized General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivables and Accounts


payable.

Created Bank Master data, House banks, EDI, ERS, G/L accounts for each bank
account and Reconciliation accounts for vendors, customers and assets.

Configured automatic payment program for payments to vendors, created check


lots, voided checks for payment blockage, and reissue of destroyed checks.

Configured master data, standard hierarchy, dummy profit center, Distribution and
Assessment cycles in CO-PCA.

Areas of configuration included Cost Center Hierarchy design, creation of Cost


Center Groups, attaching work centers to cost centers, Distribution and Assessment
Cycle set up for planned as well as actual costing.

Based on the analysis of the organizational structure categorized business areas


according to respective functions and designed Cost Centers with appropriate Cost
element assignments.

Created planning layouts for cost element planning and statistical key figure
planning, accrual calculation, distribution and assessments.

Successfully defined distribution and assessment cycles with activity types for
indirect activity allocation and splitting structure as a part of Cost Center Planning
activity.

Configured costing based COPA, created characteristic and value fields, and
configured valuation using product costing sheet.

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Configured operating concern attributes and COPA settlement structure with the
settlement rules to populate the values in the value fields in COPA.

Maintained overhead cost elements, defined costing sheets, allocations and


settlements in CO

Defined internal orders, order types, planning and settlement profile.

Carried out all the baseline configurations in CO area involving configuring Cost
Component Structure, Costing Variants and Overhead Costing sheets

Configured Account determinations for different material movements and valuation


classes.

Actively involved in the configuration of Costing types, Valuation variants, Date


Control, Transfer strategy for Material cost estimate with Quantity Structure.

Defined result analysis keys, cost elements, result analysis versions and valuation
methods to calculate Work in Process (WIP) and its settlements.

Wood

word
Idaho
Falls,
May 2006-Oct 2008
SAP FICO Consultant - ECC6.0
Responsibilities:

ID

SAP FI Consultant for implementing SAP FI/CO Module.

Configured Financial Accounting Global settings: Key settings being Company Code,
Business Areas, Fiscal Year Variant, Document Types, and Document No. Ranges.

G/L: Masters, and in business transactions-open item clearing, and integration.

FI-AR, FI-AP: Masters, Open Item processing settings. Transactions of Incoming


Invoices/Credit Memos (terms of payment), Outgoing Payment, Incoming Payment,
Dunning, Open item Clearing, and configuration of Interest Calculation.

Helped troubleshoot and resolve trouble tickets from users for SAP Applications, in
the module areas of CO Controlling, Finance (GL, AP, AR), and integration points
between FI and MM/SD.

Bank Accounting: House Banks, Check Deposit, Payment Transactions

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com

Configured Cost Element Accounting

Cost Center Accounting Enterprise organization, Master data Cost Centers,


Activity types

Internal Orders Order master data Order types, Settlement, Settlement profile

Hitrix InfoTech Pvt Ltd, India


2006
SAP FICO Consultant

Jan

2005

to

March

Responsibilities:

Enhancement, Design, Configuration, Testing of various additional Functionalities in


R/3 like Group Account, Functional Area Profit Center Accounting.

Understanding Client's current Planning and Forecasting process and Preparation of


Forcasted Model

Interaction with User and Client to understand their Requirements and concern over
existing System and tested existing Functionality for further improvements

Updated some of the Configurations and Settings for Enhanced Functionality of GL

Changes in the Customization of Cash Journal, House Bank and changes in Treasury
Module

Setting of New Financial Statement version i.e. Balance Sheet & Income Statement
for new Group Account.

Changes in the Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Cost Elements,
Cost Centers for Enhancements in Functionality and Reporting

Carried out additional Report Development & Enhancement in existing System using
various tools like Report Painter.

Involved in production support for CCA, PCA, CO-PC, GL, FI-CO, AP, AR modules.

Carried out Technical and End User Training Documentation.

EDUCATION

PRAVIN KOTADIA
SAP FICO CONSULTANT
pravinkotadia@gmail.com
Bachelors of Commerce