This book is written for SAP Controlling (CO) professionals who want to learn expert tips to optimize their system performance for configuration, reconciliation, and reporting. Using a fictional chocolate manufacturing case study, each tip provides detailed information on aspects of the functionality, how it can help you, why you should use it, and how to use it including SAP configuration steps. Obtain best practices for optimizing cost allocation methods, expediting material ledger close, and utilizing cost center overhead charges. Troubleshoot product costing messages and find out how to prevent GL account overrides during inventory posting transactions. Walk through best practices for effectively maintaining master data and standard costing methods. By using an integrated practical example and screenshots, the author informs readers on how to get the most out of their SAP ERP system. - Optimize SAP ERP Controlling configuration, reconciliation, and reporting - Transaction processing tips to ensure accurate data capture - Instructions for avoiding common month-end close pain points - Reporting and reconciliation best practicesAshish Sampat is a qualified finance and costing professional with nearly two decades of industry experience in the SAP Finance and Controlling space. Ashish has been an SAP consultant for most of his career with various consulting organizations and now works as an independent SAP FI/CO consultant. He has provided solutions in several areas of SAP Controlling including product costing, material ledger, and cost center accounting to global clients in consumer packaged goods, life sciences, and industrial sectors. Born and educated in India, Ashish now lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and two kids.