Akula - SAP Consultant - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Lakshmi Prasad Akula

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


SAP Consultant


Mr. Lakshmi Prasad Akula has 9 years of overall experience including 6+ years in SAP. He has very good experience in SAP Financials (FI/CO), Business Process & Consolidation (BPC). Effective and influential leader, willing to take ownership, responsibility and accountability. Quality-focused and results-oriented well-admired by clients, team members and senior management. An effective communicator with strong leadership, team building, negotiation, analytical and coordination abilities. Experienced working under cross-cultural and multi-lingual environments. He has worked at Onsite, including USA & China, Singapore and Japan, as Team Lead.

Work History

SAP FI/CO, BPC, PS, RE Consultant


October 2010 - June 2013

(Formerly Intelligroup)
Clients CommScope/Olympus/Pearson/Al Muhaidib Group/Yasukawa/Sanyo
Role SAP FI/CO, BPC, PS, RE Consultant
Dates of Employment Oct 10 to Jun 2013
Involved in Implementation, Upgrade and support for SAP FICO, BPC, PS and RE Module.
Business process and requirement understanding gained during the scooping and business blue print phase of project.
Write the Blue print document for specific area of responsibility.
Configure the system, including documenting the configuration.
Starting from complete system study at clients end (AS-IS study) for implementation of SAP.
Prepared and presented a complete TO-BE system mapped on standard SAP.
Settings for Enterprise structure and Financial Global settings
Configured necessary setting for General ledger accounting.
Zreport for Income statement and Operational expense with profit center and G/L account.
Made necessary enhancements to 1099 reporting and involved in testing 1099 reports.
Vendor account groups and number ranges for account groups
Automatic payment program configuration settings
Configuration setting for ACH and wire transfer flat file
Involved in developing Zprogram for check payment flat file
Zreport for vendor line item with profit center
Customer account groups and number ranges and necessary settings
Dunning procedure settings
Zreport to send account statement via email to customers
Developed customer aging report.
Creation of house banks and necessary settings
Involved in developing auto postings after check are encashed.
Developed Format tree using DME Engine for multiple company codes
Configuration settings for asset accounting
Testing for impairment process
Configuration of Controlling Area, Cost Element, Cost Center and Profit Center Settings.
Settings for Distribution and Assessment cycles.
Involved in FI and MM Integration setting and testing.
Involved in version upgrade team and created test scripts and doing the delta...

SAP FI/CO Consultant

JAD Solutions SA

April 2009 - June 2010

Clients Freedom Park/ Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
Role SAP FI/CO Consultant
Dates of Employment Apr 09 to Jun 10
Member of post implementation team
Involved in the knowledge transfer process to understand the existing system landscape and also the process flow in co-ordination with SAP system.
Engaged in doing the necessary changes based on the approved service requests and also providing the support in resolving the trouble ticketing.
Participated in the weekly meetings to discuss the open, WIP and closed tickets that have been worked on and sending out the status report to the senior management.
Updating the team members with the kind of process improvements that are highlighted in the client calls and also taking the inputs from the team members on the same.
Involved in handling the support issues by ensuring that they are resolved in the specific timelines.
Consolidating the statuses of the issues and providing the same to the client in the weekly meetings.
Gathering the necessary change requests, if any, and sharing the same with the team members.
Tickets handling in Service desk.
Creating new project assigning WBS element to cost centers
Changing the text for release codes
Maintaining table for WBS element and G/L accounts.
Made modification to Financial Statement Version.

SAP FI/CO Consultant

Sapientia Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd

October 2006 - April 2009

Clients City of Tshwane/Freedom Park Trust
Role SAP FI/CO Consultant
Dates of Employment Oct 06 to Apr 09
Member of production support team
Handling client meetings on daily basis.
Document Reversal, Parking and Hold - Issues shootout.
Automatic payment program issues in production were resolved
Involved in year end activities with the users.
Prepared document for sit Testing.
Worked in interfaces for sundry invoice program.
Unit string testing and user acceptance testing for Sundry Invoice Program.
Traceability matrix for Sundry Invoice Program and ZAPAPPROVAL.
Unit string testing for VAT Extension.
Prepared functional specification for creating new transaction code ZAPAPPROVAL.
Updating Program status reports.
Down payment and other Spl. GL Transactions.
Created New tax codes for Purchases.
Configured Work list for Customers and Vendors.
Resolving issues regarding integration
Preparation of functional specs for the reports and layouts.
Involved bi monthly system integration testing.

Domain Experience

Financial Analyst

Sri Durga Automotives

September 2002 - April 2006

Software Tally (Accounting Package)
Maintained Ledgers.
Posted General Ledger documents (journal vouchers).
Made Vendors invoices.
Posted payment document for vendor invoices.
Posted Account Receivables for Consulting Dept.
Received incoming payments and created incoming receipts.
Handled bank reconciliation.
Developing and implementing accounting systems, policies and procedures keeping in view the overall objectives of the organization.
Determining capital requirements and preparing and maintaining various accounts statements required for assigned projects.

Qualifications & Certifications

Business Administration, Economics

Vinayaka Mission University, India


Govt college for men, S V University, India

Aptech Computer Education, Kadapa, India

English, Sanskrit, Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology

Board of Intermediate Education, India

System Management

New Model High school, Kadapa, India

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