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ARUN Praveen RAJAGHATTA

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Objective

Seeking a long-term opportunity within the business community, where my professional experience, education, and abilities would be advantageous to the growth of my employer and myself.

Skills

SAP & PYTHON

User Knowledge and good at automation by coding the process steps in python or excel.

Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

I was involved in process improvement using Power Query & Power BI.

Work experience

Feb 2016Present

Financial Analyst

ABB
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting for Singapore, India & USA. 
  • Bank Reconciliation.
  • Preparing & Posting prepaid transaction, Amex & P Card Transactions.
  • KPI Reporting.
  • Month End Job Close.
  • Financial & Cost Accounting Reconciliation.
  • Share Folder Preparation.
  • Weekly Orders Reporting. 
  • Disclosure Reporting.
  • Notional Interest Allocation.
  • Reviewing and printing Financials in PDF.
  • Process improvements: Worked on Microsoft Excel 2016 Power Query converted many columns into one column which help us in bulk upload of Financial & Non-Financial information into the system. I collated the tables from many excel files into one required table. In Power BI created interactive charts which is the best business analytics to be used on business dashboard which helped us in monitoring and analyzing the helpdesk tickets.
Mar 2012Feb 2016

Assistant Manager

Infosys
  • Computing and providing the Deal cost split for the 3i Investments Fund.
  • Accounting for Fixed Asset, Disposals, Posting Depreciation transaction. and Preparing Reconciliation for Fixed asset between GL and Fixed Asset Register.

  • Setting up and making payments for Vendor and performing the Validation check for the changes in supplier records.

  • Preparing quarterly VAT Reports and Posting journals for month end closure.

  • Ensure proper execution of payroll processes for existing, new hires and exit employees. 
  • Perform pre-payroll input validation, payroll processing calculation, post-payroll processing and year end payroll processes for 20,000 employees.
  • Check processes related to payroll processes to ensure they meet the required standards.
  • Build logic steps to create automation tools to improve accuracy, liberate team members of complex problem-solving and idea-generating activities and make complex computations easier to perform.
  • Provide leadership for payroll team, lead, develop, maintain and monitor assigned resources including reporting and budgeting.
  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring team members. Coordinate development of employee through trainings related to payroll processing.
  • Manage 7 employees, set targets and measure their performance through Utilization report Monitor individual performance on a weekly basis, conduct internal team meetings to discuss To-Do Priority List, Time Management techniques. Conduct monthly client reviews.
  • Negotiated with client to release an Subject Matter Expert.
  • Oversee documentation of all payroll processes as per standards.
  • Lead monthly operations review meetings to ensure that process issues and other new business requirements are effectively handled. 
Jul 2010Apr 2011

Senior Auditor

Ernst & Young

Client: A prominent US based company (listed in NYSE) which had a series of complex hedge funds with approximately $27 billion in assets under management. The trading portfolio of the company included complex products including swaps (various types), futures, FX forwards, debt, long/short securities, repos and private equity investments.

  • Audited Confirmation, cash reconciliation, custody tie outs, financial Statement footing and testing, capital allocation, trial balance completeness, break testing , flux analysis, financial statement check-list.
  • Delegated work, review, monitor, and guided the team members.
Jan 2005Jul 2007

Senior Treasury Accountant

Hewlett-Packard Finance Operations
  • Supported HP's worldwide treasury operations.
  • Performed GL Account reconciliations and month end close activities.
  • Presented utilization report to senior management.
  • Performed reporting and analysis of treasury accounts such as Bank charges, Bank interest income and Bank interest expenses.
Aug 2004Dec 2004

Audit Staff

RSM and Co
  • Prepared financial statements for clients.
  • Performed Vouching & physical inventory audits.
Apr 2001Jun 2003

Dealer

Kosmos Education Aid Pvt Ltd
  • Identify prospective clients and Negotiated business deals.
  • Made business development calls.
  • Responsibility of sales & inventory accounts.

Education

Jul 2007Jun 2010

Certified Public Accountant

AICPA (USA)
Jul 2001May 2004

Chartered Accountancy PE II

ICAI
Apr 1998Apr 2001

Bachelor's Degree in Commerce

Bangalore University