Resume of Grace Cordwell; SAP Consultant, Somerset New Jersey, USA






Somerset, NJ


Contact: 732-655-8900 Extn 1032




·      Around 6 Years of experience in SAP HCM in Payroll, Benefits, Organizational Management, Personnel Administration and Time Management

·      Thorough understanding of the HR business process and hands on Functional Skills.

·      Successfully implemented SAP HR Projects in Payroll, Benefits, Time

·      Have hands on experience with ECC 5.0 and ECC 6.0 Versions.

·      2 Full Life-Cycle Implementation.

·   Adapted ASAP Methodology to implement the SAPHCM Modules using best practices.

·   Created Business Process Requests (BPR) and Business Process Procedures (BPP)

·   Participated in Fit Gap Analysis and Documented gaps and worked with client and development team to determine gap resolutions.

·   Worked with the end users and business owners to map SAP HR standard processes to the business needs of the client.

·   Strong trouble-shooting skills with quick analysis of issues

·   Provided Post Go-Live Support - transferred knowledge to client resource.

·   Involved in User Acceptance Testing and obtained sign-off from users.

·   Created training material, test data and test scenarios and coordinated training of end users.

·   Mentored and transferred knowledge to client resource.



SAP Module


ERP Packages

ECC 5.0 and ECC 6.0

HRIS Software

ADP V2, Perfect Software, HR Infinity, Successfactor

MS Office

Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Sharepoint

Operating Systems

Windows XP





Master of Science: Human Resources 

The New School for Social Research, New York, NY

Bachelor of Business Administration: Business Administration

Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY


Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) training and certification









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Client:PBS Coals                                                                               (March 2015 – Feb 2016)                       

Project:The objective of this project was to implement the Payroll function.

Role: SAP HR Consultant

Location: Somerset, PA

The main objective of this project was to migrate the payroll function from ADP to allow for defined structures across the organizations to seamlessly integrate the functional areas with financial reporting capabilities.  


·         Gathered requirements from business, and assisted in the preparation of the blueprint         document.

·   Created payroll Areas and defaulted them using ABKRS

·         Created control record and setup retroactive period.

·         Created periods parameters assigned to payroll Area and defined date modifiers

·         Created various wage types for IT0008, IT0014, IT0015, by copying standard wage types

·         Defined wage type permissibility for PSG & ESG

·         Created wage type characteristic assigned to valuation rules

·         Defaulted  wage type in IT0008 using LGMST

·         Defined deduction frequencies, payment models, pay periods, limits on deductions and deduction base wage types

·         Tested wage types by running them through payroll

·         Worked with payroll driver RPCALCU0 and schema U000 & UT00

·         Customized payroll schema & personnel calculation rules for factoring

·         Maintained processing classes and cumulation classes

·         Configured and maintained the features such as ABKRS for default payroll area, LGMST for default wage types, TARIFfor default pay-scale data (Type/Area) and ANSAL.

·         Configured Time Management and Benefits integration with payroll module.

·         Configured FI posting, third-party remittances with FI (Financials) integration.

·         Analyzedpayroll results clusters, wage type reports, gross Wages, tax Amounts, taxable wages, reportable amountsand ,gross wages.

·         Created process models to define the sequence in which processing steps are performed in a payroll run.

·         Involved in unit testing, integration testing, parallel testing, go live and continuous support of the project.


BENEFITS Responsibilities:

·         Defined benefit areas and edited feature BAREA.

·         Defined plan types and assigned it to Plan category.

·         Defined employee groupings

·         Defined cost groupings and coverage groupings

·         Edited the feature CSTV1 cost groupings and coverage groupings.

·         Configured health plans, Insurance plans, savings plans and flexible spending accounts,and miscellaneous Plans.

·         Defined options for plan, cost variants, cost rules and assign health plan attributes.

·         Define coverage variants, coverage rules,costvariants,cost rules, assign insurance plan attributes

·         Define employee contribution variants, employee contribution rules, employer contribution variants, employer contribution rules and assign savings plan attributes




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·         Configured qualifying status changes events 

·         Integrated the benefits deductions with payroll and configured the 401K limits in T51D1, T51D2, and T51DT tables.

·      Configured first program grouping and second program grouping for salaried and hourly employee

·      Define eligibility groupings, eligibility variants, eligibility rules, and termination rules.

·      Defined program groupings (BENGR and BSTAT) employee eligibility

·      Define benefit programs, eligibility rules, benefits programs

·      Configured Evidence of Insurability (EOI) conditions for health and insurance plans.

·      Configured prerequisites and co-requisites using process of enrollment of employees in to automatic plans or default plans enrolled using HRBEN0001.

·      Configured open Enrollment period under define administrative parameters in flexible administration.

·      Configured Life Event Process by define adjustment groups, edit feature EVTGR.

·      Configured dependent/beneficiary eligibility: Dependent eligibility rule variant, dependent eligibility rules and assign eligibility rule to benefit plan.

·      Used plan overview and cost overview reports along with configuration consistency check to verify configurations for Benefit area

·      Configured benefit plans status and benefit plan types (closed, locked, and open) in plan attributes.

·      Involved with integration testing team and solved the issues during integration testing.

·      Worked with HR departments to design benefit packages and assisted HR departments with open enrollment.

Client:Kenneth Cole                                                                          (June 2014 – January 2015)       

Project:The objective of this project was to implement the Payroll function.

Role: SAP HR Consultant

Location:New York, NY


My role was to configure and modify the pay scale structure - pay scale type and area, employee sub-group groupings. Maintained multiple Info types required to effectively run payroll for the employees such as basic pay (IT0008), bank details (IT0009) and recurring payments/deductions (IT0014).

Responsibilities:Personnel Administration:

·         Configured enterprise structure to fit company requirements including personnel area, personnel sub-area, employee group and employee sub-group.

·         Configured and maintained the master data using the transactions PA30 & PA40. Maintained and configured Info types 0000, 0001, 0002, 0005, 0006, 0007, 0008, 0009,0014,0015, 0021 etc.

·         Defined pay scale types and areas for each personal area.

·         Defined and generated features such as ABKRS for default payroll area, maintaining feature NUMKR, PINCH and VDSK1.

·         Configured actions and info groups, and assigned the info groups to personnel actions to enter structured information of the employee in the system for each of the actions.

·         Customizedinfo type menus, Info group modifier and action types.

·         Maintained employee master data, created info types in personal administration with subtypes.

·         Configured info type menus in the master data.

Client:Thomson Reuters                                                                  (November 2012 – February 2014)          

Project:The objective of this project was to implement the Payroll and Time function.

Role: SAP HR Consultant

Location: Egan, MN

My responsibilities for Time Managementincluded creating calendar for public holidays along with employees work schedule, break schedule daily work schedule, periodic work schedule etc. My role included configuring and maintaining the Time info types, worked on time schema and PCRS.


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Reich & Tang Asset Management,                                                                     New York, NY 2003 – 2008

Provider of money fund and cash management services to financial firms.

HR Manager:

·         Significantly improved recruiting and retention strategies for Operations department of 40+ employee through re-engineering job description and the development of new pay structure.

·         Conducted exit interviews and made recommendations based on analysis.

·         Managed the benefits re-enrollment process.

·      Responsible for managing data integrity, creating custom reports and annual benefit rates updates of HRIS system.

·   Oversaw request for STD/FMLA and consulted with employees to discuss and create leave schedule.

·   Managed benefit open enrollment process; resolved and handled employee concerns, eligibility and transaction issues.