Sap FICO and CAs



Hi Sheli, I am from UK . I am an ACCA two years post qualified working as an accountant in an accounting firm. I became SAP FI Certified 6 months back with 86%, just by reading through the certification material and giving certification exam here in London. I was practicing configuration aswell with some materials I have got. I can say I am quite thorough with both FI & CO Modules, really fell in love with CO. Some of the guys I knw or I hear in UK  got into SAP market by getting references from consultancy firms for upto 5 years and getting a break through. I tried to go in that path but couln't get such references. I would get a British passport this December, which allows me to work & travel allover Europe without visa(was waiting for that , otherwise could have come back to India long back) Could you advice on few things. 

1. I want to come to India this December be there for 2-3 years especially for my SAP career. What are my chances as an ACCA (Association of Charted Certified Accountant) to get into SAP FICO. I don't want to waste time as I am already 32 years old and have spent more than a year and half reading SAP FICO and probably became a laughing stock among friends & family.

2. Should I try getting these references in UK(work experience in CV) which is just blocking me to put my CV across as I am finding it hard to get it.

Your advice will be highly appreciated and acted on. Thanks

 
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Senior Business Analyst

Really Very Much Worth Content.

 

 

 
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CA (Ahmedabad Bhilwara Chittorgarh)

Hi sheli,   very good non, Thanks for such a valuable information posted about sap for ca.. i would like to know about career prospects after completing this course .. i m qualified ca and have experience in mfg co. of around 1.5 year

 
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SAP Functional Consultant

Nice Thread.... Keep it updated :)

 
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I COMPLETED MY CA INTER . . I WANT TO DO SAP FICO CERTIFICATION ... THE PROBLEM IS THAT I DONT HAVE ANY DEGREE . . IS DEGREE REQUIRED TO GET A JOB IN MNC'S PLEASE GIVE ME A SUGGESTION . .

THANKS 

IN ADAVANCE 

 
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Internal auditor

thanks for posting this .  

Sir currently i had completed cost and mgt. accountant so is that any scope to do Sap with that particular degree

 
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SAP Business Consultant

Dear Ramana, There's no degree requirement as such. If you are a graduate and carrying exposure in SAP FICO (whether user or consultant), you are good to go. However, to be able to appear for the certification, you should have 1 year implementation experience in SAP. The other way around is to get admission in SAP authorised education partners. They will give you classroom training and prepare you for certification. Only drawback is that this is a very costly work around. Hope this helps Cheers Sheli
 
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I have just completed my B.com (Hons) & CA. IPCC and am pursing my articleship(Ist Year) with a firm that has clients using SAP, Oracle.I have worked on SAP & know its very basics relevant to an auditor. I would also mention that after completing my CA I would intend to work in Management field rather than the Auditing line. Thus I would request you to guide me whether it is good option to do my SAP FI certification from ICAI. Also if you could throw some light on some other certifications that could be viable with the finance field & IT. Another way that I look is that I start preparing for my MBA or would you recommend something else.

Regards,

Mayank

 
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SAP Business Consultant

Originally posted by : Mayank Kripalani
I have just completed my B.com (Hons) & CA. IPCC and am pursing my articleship(Ist Year) with a firm that has clients using SAP, Oracle.I have worked on SAP & know its very basics relevant to an auditor. I would also mention that after completing my CA I would intend to work in Management field rather than the Auditing line. Thus I would request you to guide me whether it is good option to do my SAP FI certification from ICAI. Also if you could throw some light on some other certifications that could be viable with the finance field & IT. Another way that I look is that I start preparing for my MBA or would you recommend something else.

Regards,

Mayank


Hi Mayank

Good to hear from you. If you want to move into management profile rather than auditing then I would recommend you start preparing for MBA. Getting into SAP field will not solve the purpose since this is a rather technical field and you can enter managerial role only after 10 years of experience like any other technical profile.

However, yes SAP gives a consulting exposure wherein you are more exposed to different clients from different industries. The fact remains the same: end of the day you are a technical person. Last but not the least, you are the best person to decide your interest area.

Thanks

Sheli

 
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