- The certification test "Application Associate - Financial Accounting (FI) with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5" verifies fundamental knowledge and proven skills in the area of the SAP ERP Financial Accounting. It tests that the candidate has a good overall understanding within this consultant profile, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under guidance of an experienced consultant. This certificate is the ideal -although not mandatory- prerequisite for the qualification to SAP Certified Professional in Financial Accounting. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted within Financial Accounting projects.
- To ensure success, SAP recommends combining education courses and hands-on experience to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.
- You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).
Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.
Accounting Customizing I > 12%
Configure and use the payment program. Define the customizing settings for the Payment Medium Workbench. Create a payment medium using the PMW. Use the debit balance check for handling payments Set up dunning and execute dunning. Define terms of payment and payment types. Explain the connection of customers to vendors. Set up correspondence and send periodic account statements. Define terms of payment and payment types. Understand integration with sales and distribution. Understand integration with procurement.
Accounting Customizing II > 12%
Financial Closing > 12%
Perform month and year-end closing in Financial Accounting (exchange rate valuation, post provisions etc.). Create balance sheet and profit and loss statements. Monitor closing operations using the Financial Closing Cockpit. Post accruals with accrual documents and recurring entry documents. Manage posting periods.
Basics of SAP ERP, SAP NetWeaver, and SAP Solution Manager 8% - 12%
General Ledger Accounting 8% - 12%
Create and maintain general ledger accounts. Maintain exchange rates. Maintain bank master data. Define house banks. Create and reverse general ledger transfer postings. Post cross-company code transactions. Create profit centers and segments. Clear an account. Use document parking. Define and use a chart of accounts. Maintain tolerances. Maintain tax codes. Perform postings with document splitting. Parallel accounting with the accounts and ledger approach.
Accounts Payable 8% - 12%
Accounts Receivable 8% - 12%
Design customer master structure. Define payment terms. Define payment methods. Setup the automatic payment, dunning and correspondence. Configure automatic revenue account determination. Create and manage Special G/L transactions (down payment requests, down payments and allocation, individual value adjustments, and so on).
Asset Accounting 8% - 12%
Create and maintain chart of depreciations and the depreciation areas. Create and maintain asset classes and asset master data. Configure and perform FI-AA business processes in the SAP System. Setup valuation and depreciation. Perform periodic and year-end closing processes. Explain and configure parallel accounting (with the accounts solution).
Reporting in Financials < 8%
Create evaluations in the information system. Customize the accounts receivable/accounts payable information system. Use drilldown reporting. Define forms and execute reports. Create, change and execute queries.
Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as "Topic Areas" and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.
Please be aware that the professional- level certification also requires several years of practical on-the-job experience and addresses real-life scenarios.
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