The FICO module is the most important module of SAP. To become a SAP FICO consultant you are required to give lots of hard work and dedication in learning the process and configuration steps.
At the early stage of your career, you should not expect much salary. For the first few years, you should concentrate on learning each part of the SAP FICO module. After a few years of working as a SAP FICO consultant you can get into some other company to get a high salary.
If you opt to become an SAP FICO consultant then this article is intended to guide you in this regard.
Steps to become an SAP FICO consultant
The full process of getting into the entry-level positions of a company as an SAP fico consultant will not take more than 6 months’ time.
When companies hire fresher from the market they invest lots of time and money to train these professionals in the proper direction of becoming an SAP FICO consultant. So for that, you have to give at least 2 years’ time in a company to learn how a project works and what SAP FICO consultant do in a company.
If you are not having any financial background then we suggest you take a few months to learn the basic process of accounting and accounting entries. This will help you in understanding the process and flow better. Companies prefer to have an SAP fico consultant with domain experience as they are the ones who can understand the process better within SAP. To evaluate your level of knowledge in finance before starting your career as an SAP FICO consultant.
Gain basic knowledge of SAP. Try to know what it is and how it’s started. You can also read our article “what is sap” to know more about it.
If you are satisfied with your basic inquiry then in the following steps you will learn how to get started as an SAP FICO Consultant.
Step 1: Take training of SAP FICO module
Take training in the FICO module in an authorized center. FICO has two modules. These authorized centers offer to have training in either FI or CO module. You can join any one of the modules or take the training of both FICO. In the end you are required to appear for exams that will award you FI or CO certification certificate from SAP. This certificate has lots of value in the job market.
You can also take training on your own and have knowledge of the SAP FICO module. We have seen many people having end-user experience started their career as an SAP FICO consultant without training and certification as companies prefer them than a fresher.
Siemens is one of the authorized training centers for SAP. Training in any of these authorized service centers is expensive but it’s worth investing.
Step 2: Learn SAP FICO module On your Own
Use practical training to learn each part of the SAP FICO module. You can use these authorized service centers’ lab or any other mode to learn it. You can invest 3 months after certification into practical training to learn SAP FICO.
Step 3: Search For a JOB
If you have domain experience of 3-5 years and used SAP in an organization then try joining big IT companies like IBM, Accenture, Deloitte as an SAP trainee, or into a support project.
These companies prefer domain experience than a fresher and train them in their internal project to learn SAP FICO. Yes, many of these companies take a bond of 2-3 years for not leaving their company after completion of training. So be prepared for that.
If you are not getting a direct entry to these IT companies because of not having much experience then try joining a company where sap is implemented or in process of implementation. Gain knowledge of full process and sap. After having complete knowledge in this area, you can shift your career from an end-user to an SAP FICO consultant.
Joining any IT companies will not be enough to have a career in SAP FICO. It’s an area that is continuously changing and you are required to be with the change. Keep updating your knowledge. Good Luck!