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Work History

Feb 2016Jun 2016

SAP Consultant

Mobile Mini Inc.
  • Data cleansing, data manipulation , data conversion and validation of legacy data
  • Led a two-member team and streamlined the cleaning process for loading 'Customer Master" data in SAP
  • Developed VBA user-form for new material request/ modification of existing material enabling efficient "Material Master Governance" 
Feb 2011Mar 2012

Senior Financial Analyst

Oracle India Private Limited

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Asia-Pacific Software/Hardware

  • Led division-wide budgeting and tax forecast; maintained  product hierarchy and cost center hierarchy
  • Collaborated with global counterparts to create best practices in revenue tracking and implemented them in Asia-Pacific division
  • Managed regular weekly team meetings including training of new hires for team advancement
  • Developed team wide documentation of standard operating procedures (SOP) of critical management reports
Feb 2010Feb 2011

Financial Analyst

Oracle India Private Limited

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Asia-Pacific Software/CRM on Demand

  • Responsible for generating expense forecast, budgets and quarterly cost variance analysis report
  • Maintained expense forecast accuracy of approximately 98% for two consecutive quarters
  • Contributed to automation of revenue reports in dashboard as a subject matter expert (SME) which reduced turn-around time by almost 50 % while increasing accuracy rates

Education

20092011

Master of Commerce

Madurai Kamaraj University
20062009

Cost and Management Accountant (CMA)

Institute of Cost Accountants of India

Other Coursework

  • Master of Science: Business Analytics (withdrawn in good standing) - W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
  • Coursera-
    • Data Analysis and Statistical Inference (using R) - Duke University
    • Programming for Everybody (Python) - University of Michigan
    • Pattern Discovery in Data Mining - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Text Retrieval and Search Engines - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • The Data Scientist's Toolbox - John Hopkins University
  • Company Secretary - Institute of Company Secretaries of India (commercial law)

Projects

  • Movie Recommender System using K-Nearest Neighbor Algorithm
    • Data set - Netflix Prize; Analysis done using  SPSS and MS Excel
  • Relationship between gender of voters and their perception of having a woman as the POTUS
    • Data set - ANES 2012 Time Series Study;  Analyzed done using  R ( Link )