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3980 Brookline drive

Alpharetta,GA 30022

Deepa Karuppiah

678.594.7026 (h)

Professional Summary
Over 16 years of diverse professional experience in information technology with a unique combination of
technical and business experience, team and project leadership. Expert in system analysis, design,
architecture, Database design, project Management, implementation and support.
Technical Skills

Solution Manager
Project system
Materials Management

8 Years
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1 Year
8 Years
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ABAP Infoset Queries

CATT Scripts
ACL DirectLink
Legacy applications

8 years
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4 Years
15 Years
6 Years
9 years

Personal Information
Other Skills

Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.


Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, Madras University, India

Completed SAP FICO training by SAP

Immigration Status

U.S Citizen
Nominee for CFO Award of Excellence 2011
Bronze Homer Awards of Excellence
Pillar of Excellence
Professional Experience

Lead Functional Configurator, Home Depot, Atlanta

Oct 2005 - Until Date

Creation of New legal Companies
Worked with several Business teams within Home Depot during creation of new Legal entities and created
Functional specs for their requirements.
Configured SAP FI - General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Tax, Asset accounting modules to enable the new
companies within Home Depot. Created Vendor, GL, Cost center, Profit center, Asset Master records in test
environments. Worked with technical resources to build customized solutions when needed. Configured MM
Purchasing and Logistics Invoice Verification modules to enable procurement for the legal companies.
Partnered with external banks to set up Bank accounts and make payments to vendors.
Primarily a financial expert with excellent integration expertise with Ariba, Materials Management, Project
Systems, Controlling.

Upgrade of ERP 4.7 to ECC 6.0

Worked in all activities involved in the system upgrade to ECC 6.0 from planning through go live testing.
Used the Panaya tool to identify areas impacted by the upgrade and ensured that the customized business
processes worked in the new environment. Trained our business users on any change in functionalities.
Used Solution Manager through all phases of the project implementation.
In House Tax Expert
Support the Tax Department during Tax law changes in Canada, Mexico. For US and Canada, the SAP
Sales and Use Tax system interfaces with external third party tax package TAXWARE and have expert level
configuration skills required to integrate SAP with taxware. Work with Different Tax specialists with the issues
they face and resolve them through changes in system or user training. The Sales and Use tax calculations
require master data information to identify the place of utilization of asset or material and so provide expert
guidance to our Master Data management teams. Possess expertise in Tax procedures for US, Canada and
Configured taxes for Mexican companies impacted by the VAT change in 2010. The changes for this VAT law was
published in late December and so it took a lot of commitment and urgency to incorporate the changes required.
Mexican companies needed to pay an additional 1 percent tax to the vendors and SAP did not provide us with a
solution. I understood the complexity of the requirement and built an LSMW to post several thousand correction
vendor and customer invoices impacted by the tax rate change.
Payments to Wells Fargo, RBC, Citibank, Toronto Dominion
Implemented payment processes for several legal companies to make check, ACH, Wire, Virtual check ssand
international wire payments to the vendors by partnering with Wells Fargo, RBC, Citibank and other banks.
Built relationships with external banks that facilitated the end to end testing processes.
Worked with HD business users and Bank client partners to create Bank accounts to make payments for the
different payment methods.
Vendor Portal
Implemented a Vendor Portal for the Different Business teams across Home Depot to be able to control Vendor
maintenance for their different areas.
Trained the different areas to best utilize the vendor portal.
ARIBA Invoicing Integration with SAP
Interfaced the new Ariba Electronic forms to be integrated with SAP financial systems.
Worked with Procurement business team, Ariba technical resources, Mercator mapping team and ABAPers to
enable the seamless integration of eform invoices into SAP.

E-Invoicing for Mexico vendors.

Worked on the E-Invoicing project for Mexico and Configured the Materials Management Logistic Invoice
verification module to enable Purchase order based EDI vendor invoicing.
AMEX BIP Implementation
Implemented a Web Based payment processing solution for payments generated in SAP for vendors.
This third party solution enables Home Depot to make its payments to its suppliers ahead of the payment terms
through AMEX. Business benefits for this was to leverage the working capital and increase the quarterly incentive
rebate payment for Home Depot.
Spend Analysis Project
Worked with Connolly, Brendan Moore and Deloitte to provide the purchase to payment data, Pricing conditions
and master data to perform an analysis of the expenditures within Home Depot. This project had a benefit of 6
million per year. This project required a unique combination of functional expertise and technical strengths. I
managed the project with matrix resources from different areas within and outside Home Depot.
1042 s and NR 4 reporting for USA and Canada
In the US and Canada, companies are usually required to withhold income taxes on certain types of income by
deducting a portion of the payment to the vendor. They then pay the withheld portion to the IRS. The IRS
regularly audits THD and will review our compliance with this requirement. I worked with Director of international
withholding and her tax accountant to get the requirements for our company and configured SAP with
withholding tax types and tax codes to meet their needs. I trained the users to make use of these codes in vendor
master to enable proper withholding.

1099 Reporting for One time vendors

The Standard SAP 1099 reporting process does not work for one time vendors and so I built a custom process
for the Control Services Business area to be able to report to the IRS the income that was paid to the 1099
vendors along with the expense GL account information.

Validations and Substitutions

An expert in setting up of validations and substitutions not only in FI area but in Controlling and Project Systems
as well. The Go to expert in my team when the business faces issues while posting financial transactions. Set up
validations to prevent expense postings to Capital projects that helped our business areas to prevent incorrect
postings to Project systems. Based on Functional area, set up the GL account sets to prevent incorrect posting of
transactions to incorrect cost centers/profit centers.

Asset Accounting expertise

Expertise in configuring asset classes, depreciation keys, Integrating asset classes to GL accounts, setting up
FSV versions to asset reports, Configuring ordinary depreciation, special depreciation and unplanned
depreciation, setting up validations and substitutions, creating assets, blocking them, performing intercompany

transfers when assets are moved to new company codes or performing intra company transfers to transfer them
to new asset class.
Proficient with depreciation smoothing, shut down and advanced asset reporting.

Areas of Production Support.

In House expert in resolving critical show stopper issues and work with SAP (in different time zones) for code
fixes since I possess excellent knowledge of modules integrated with FI and also can read ABAP code.
Ext remely passionate about my work and go above and beyond expectations.

Senior Technical Analyst, TSYS

Jun 2003 - Oct 2005

Senior Technical Lead/Analyst on a 4 member team designing and developing new modules and
Changing existing functionality for Total Maintenance Financial Application.
Analyzed requirements and created functional specification documents.
Created Code for new requirements, Modified Existing Reports, Modified and Created new
application screens. Prepared test cases and test documents in accordance with the functional
specifications. Involved in various levels of Testing namely unit, Integration and system testing as per
SOX requirements.
Senior Technical Consultant, AMDOCS

Oct 1997- Sep 2001

Worked with Amdocs Development Limited in Customer Care and Business Billing and
have acquired extensive knowledge in the areas of Rating, Bill Production and Bill Formatting. Mentored team
members and helped them with form tables conversion.
A technical lead in Redesigning Invoice for Nextel Communications designing new and personalized bill formats
with rule based table driven architecture.
Senior Software Analyst, FEDEX
Senior Programmer, LASON

Jan 1997 - Oct 1997

June 1995 - Jan 1997