Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Associate Consultant - IT Advisory

KPMG

Primary and Secondary Research

  • Gather industry insights and analyze key technology trends and their impact on risk management practices through primary research activities such as focused discussions with C-Suite level personnel, arrangement of conferences and seminars on topics related to Risk Advisory
  • Complement initial insights with quantifiable metrics through secondary research activities such as analysis of standard industry reports from leading analyst firms such as Gartner, Forrester Research, Celent etc.

Entity Level Controls, General IT Controls & Application Controls Review & Risk Assessment 

  • Discuss and Inquire with the senior members of technology and finance functions of the clients' business  to
    • Identify the scope of financial applications used by clients to meet their accounting requirements
    • Assess the ability of financial application systems in:
      • Meeting business goals and their alignment to the client's overall business strategy
      • Preparing financial reports for decision making, and
      • Recording transactions to adequately meet disclosure requirements
    • Review overall Information Technology Environment for implementation of security practices
    • Review controls around logical and physical access to computing resources such as data centers, hub rooms and production floor areas 
    • Review controls and assess risks related to change management and overall Software Development Life Cycle
    • Review controls related to business continuity and disaster recovery such as backup and recovery procedures
    • Review controls related to standard transactions in financial reporting applications such as order-to-cash and source-to-pay cycles
  • Document and review the evaluation of Entity Level Controls, General IT Controls and Process Specific Application Controls
  • Communicate issues and findings to the Audit Team
  • Prepare QPR compliant files for delivery to the Audit Team

Statment of Accounting Standards (SAS) 70 Type II Audit

  • Rationalize control descriptions to identify scope of assurance to be provided
  • Prepare request-for-information (RFI) documents
  • Review control descriptions for operating effectiveness of the various functions of business such as Information Technology, Logistics and Human Resources 
  • Conduct physical walkthrough of clients' facilities such as datacenters, CCTV rooms, production floor areas
  • Identify issues and document observations related to the control descriptions
  • Discuss issues and observations with senior management of service organization
  • Identify and recommend areas for process improvement to service organization
  • Prepare QPR compliant files for review by regulators
Sep 2009 - May 2010

MBA Management Consultant for Strategic Account Management Project

Leading Distributor of Natural Gas & Electricity

 Strategic Account Management

Team Project on development of competencies, skills and key performance indicators for account managers

  • Prepared project documentation using MS-Project and prepared data collection plan
  • Advised the team on potential risks and benchmarked the Account Executive job description and competencies to develop competency-based training initiatives and key performance indicators for Account Executives
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

IT/Sales Research Intern

Dabur India Limited
  • Developed roadmap to reduce sales forecast errors from 40% to 9% in collaboration with sales-force 
  • Presented a business case to reduce procurement-lead-times by 66%, requisition-to-order costs by 58%, and indirect spend by 5% to 20%
Sep 2008 - May 2009

MBA Business Process Consultant for Strategic Sourcing Project

Kronos

Strategic Sourcing:

Application of Six Sigma concepts to improve existing sourcing processes

  • Developed project documentation and modeled strategic sourcing processes
  • Analyzed multi-million dollar spend-data comprising 75,000 transactions
  • Benchmarked Kronos's sourcing process and offered roadmap for $8.8 million savings

Jul 2006 - Jun 2008

Consultant - Solution Delivery

Quinnox Consultancy Services

Client: HSBC Software Pvt. Ltd.

Project: GLT Management Information System 2G
  • Collaborated with cross-functional stakeholders for defining and documenting business problems
  • Developed use-cases and web-pages for Management Information System
  • Developed query scripts and stored procedures using MS-SQL for standardization of client data comprising of information of more than 5000 employees, 200 projects and related documents, travel and visa information, and hiring and on-boarding of new candidates
  • Developed knowledge repository of Crystal Reports for the organization through self-learning
  • Trained more than 500 business users on workflows and internal controls
  • Presented daily status reports to client’s senior management

Achievements

  • Reduced calls to the technical support desk by 30%
  • Achieved INR 100,000 savings in training costs through knowledge transfer
  • Received client appreciation for avoidance of cost of license upgradesfor Crystal Report Application Server

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - May 2010

Master of Business Administration

Bentley University
  • Grade Point Average: 3.68
  • Awarded 70% merit-based research assistantship

Skills

Skills

SPSS

MS-Project, MS-Visio, UML

PL/SQL, Oracle 10g, MS-Access

MS-Office

SUMMARY

Highly skilled, result-oriented, and motivated MBA professional equipped with strong business analysis and project management skills. Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, demonstrated leadership and collaborative abilities while exceeding client expectations.With these skills, I would like to transition into a functional role in a high-energy, high-impact, and client-centric environment that leverages technology-based solutions to deliver business value.

Interest

Information Technology Consulting, Management Consulting, Strategy Consulting, Business Process Management, Business Analysis, Project Management

Samples of Professional Work

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2009 - Jul 2011

Six Sigma Green Belt

KPMG