Richard U. Abarca

SAP FICO Web Resume


A Certified Public Accountant and an experienced SAP Professional. He has a total of six (8) years of accounting and SAP working experience. He started his career as an Accountant and he was immediately hired as an Area Plant Accountant that gave him a total of four (4) years practicing his profession as an accountant. This responsibility helped him enhance his knowledge regarding different business processes and procedures. He was using SAP as an ERP system from documentation, recording of financial transaction, analyzing and reporting to the management. After this, he decided to apply as an SAP Consultant that started his Four (5) solid years of doing consulting services. As a SAP FI/CO Consultant, he has done Two (3) Full Cycle Implementations, One (1) Roll-out Project, and (1) Support Project. He was exposed in different manufacturing set-up (Discrete and Repetitive Manufacturing) and has used different cost objects (Production Order, Product Cost Collector, and Process Order) in Product Costing. He understands the integration points of FI and CO modules to different solutions provided by SAP.




Project: KUBOTA AMS (Electronics)-Support

Position: SAP FI/CO Consultant

Date: June 29, 2014 to Current




·         Send initial response to user and request user for additional data that may be helpful in analyzing the ticket

·         Analyze call tickets; create Change Control Document in the call database indicating the resolution which is for approval by the Support Lead.


·         Update SAP Dev with the resolution via configuration, or prepare functional specifications for any development changes

·         Perform testing in SAP Development and transport changes to quality once validated by the support consultant.

·         Advice user to test in quality environment, and confirm if the resolution is valid.

·         Upon user’s validation, create System Request Document in the call database for approval by the Support Lead, which once approved, is automatically sent to Basis Support team for transport.

·         Advice user’s to validate the changes transported in production system.

·         Close the ticket upon receiving confirmation from the user.




Project: GRiD-GENERAC (Electronics)-Implementation

Position: SAP FI/CO Consultant

Date: April 21, 2014 to June 12, 2015


Project Details: Implementing the fully integrated Record to Report (RTR) solution. In line Record to Report standardization strategy.


Role and Responsibilities: Responsible for the configuration of FI(GL, AR, AP and Bank ) and CO(CO-PC, CO-PA and PCA)module in implementation of the overall FICO modules successfully to ensure the maximum benefit to the client with full integration from other modules such as Materials Management, Sales and Distribution, Production planning and Cost object controlling..


FI:        General Ledger, Accounts Receivable and Account payable Configuration: Configuration starts from the creation of company code to the configuration related to Generac process in all the FI modules. Data uploaded for AR, AP, GL and assets by using LSMW.

·         GL: Configuration of Chart of accounts and General Ledger accounts, account group and field status definition, defining the tolerance group, Inter-company Transactions, Closing Process, Statutory Reporting.

·         AR: Configuration of Account Group, Defining the customer tolerances, down-payment, Dunning procedure, setting cash discount, installment payments,

·         AP: Configuration of payment terms, and Configuration related to the APP.


CO: Cost center and Cost element accounting, Product Costing (CO-PC), Profitability Analysis (CO-PA)


Cost center and Cost element accounting: Maintaining of Controlling Standard Hierarchy and Creation of Group & Lower Level Groups (Cost Center, cost elements, etc) based on the process involved.

·         Postings within CO: -Period End Closing: Periodic reposting by using Cycle – Segment method, Distribution, Assessment and their reversals


Product Costing (CO-PC):

·         Product Cost Planning

·         Setting Costing and valuation variant

·         Cost roll up, Marking and releasing activities based on the BOM, Routing and their relevancy to costing as well as the Purchase info record (PIR) along with Overhead calculation


Profitability Analysis (CO-PA): We have implemented the costing based COPA as well as the planning in CO-PA to determine the output as report based on the grouping of product lines by using the characteristic derivation rule. Implementation included the configuration of the 

·         Maintenance characteristics and value fields in data structure.

·         User defined characteristics and derivation rules.

·         Actual posting of FI by mapping of cost element to value fields

·         Actual Posting of SD transactions by mapping of cost element and condition type to value fields.



Project: Sunuco (Gas and Oil Industry)-Implementation

Position: SAP FI/CO Consultant

Date: May 22, 2013 to March 28, 2014


Project Details: Project STORM (SAP To Replace the Mainframe) is a Business Transformation SAP Project. Work-streams in scope include IS Oil Materials Management and Sales and Distribution, Procurement, Production Planning, Plant Maintenance, Finance, Business Intelligence, Technology ( Basis, Application Development) and Organization Change and End User Training.


Role and Responsibilities: Involved in Analysis of GAP, Design, development and implementation of the GAP. GAP Analysis is done in the following areas:


Electronic Bank Payment File


Electronic Bank Statement

Customer Statement Form, Dunning Form, AR Reports (Aging, DSO Reports and AR Balance), Debit and Credit Memo Form


Electronic Bank Payment File:

SAP APP (Automatic Payment Program) with Wells Fargo is using APP to make payment to its vendor thru Wells Fargu Funds Transfer Service.


SAP APP Process Implemented: Create a payment proposal of vendor invoices due for payment. Payment run will clear the invoices and create payment documents.

DME (Data medium exchange) will then generate a file containing the payment details in Wells fargo required format.

The file will be uploaded to Unix Directory and will be moved to the Wells Fargo FTP server through VPN given by the bank. Wells Fargo will process the file and issue the checks.

Customization has been done in generating the name of file as per the specification from the bank.


The configuration has been done regarding the instruction key, Payment Advice and payment medium, payment supplement method for the bank charges and in addition to that DMEE (Data medium exchange) concept has been used to generate a file in Wells Fargo bank required format.

Create the new DME structure by using DMEE

Assign Payment Medium Format and Note to Payee to Payment Method

Create/Assign Selection Variants

Adjust Payment Medium Format

Create Payment Medium Formats




Some payment transactions in the USA are made almost exclusively in the form of checks. In order to process these payments quickly, banks offer lock-box services where customers can send their payments directly to the bank (lockbox

Need to consider the following points during the gap analysis:

Bank file format

Customer Bank Details

Proper GL account to use in the configuration

Setting of discount from payment


Electronic Bank Statement

Sunoco want to eliminate the manual bank reconciliation. Electronic bank statement is used to replace the manual process. Bank will sent bank statement with BAI format and SAP will process the file


Need to consider the following points during the gap analysis:

Bank file format

Proper GL account to use in the configuration







Project: Mylan Pharmaceutical Company-Implementation

Position: SAP FI/CO Consultant

Date: September 09, 2012 to April 19, 2013




·         Participate in requirement definition phase and identification of gaps with the given core template.

·         Presented the core template to the business and give the to-be business process.

·         Prepare functional specs for client requirements

·         Gave recommendation whether to follow the core template or the local requirements.

·         Configures the different modules in SAP FICO( Product Costing, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, COPA)


·         Tested the configurations that adapts to the core template.

·         Configured changes in core template to adapt the local requirements.

·         Test the integration points between SD and MM module.

·         Coordinates with ABAP programmers for necessary revisions to existing programs

·         Prepare SAP Test Scripts for UAT

·         Test the functionality and assist on Lockbox and EBS Configuration








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