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Kalyanaraman Thiagarajan

Finance Manager

Summary

  • A dynamic professional with nearly 24 years (14 years in ERP &implementation of ERP)of rich experience in Financial Planning & Control, Accounts, Projects Audits CashManagement and MIS.
  • Implemented JDE Edwards in 2001 in Al tayer and oracle in 2008 in Al Moayyed
  • My CURRENTASSOCIATION IS WITH STEEL X AS FINANCE MANAGER
  • Company deals with Pre –engineered building including its design, detailing, fabrication, supply and erection.
  • Given the task of SAGE ERP implementation/putting the internal control in place…
  • Controlling 5 hotels………..acquiring 2 more
  • Responsible for IT portal and retail…
  • Reporting to Group CFO….
  • Expertise in analysing existing systems and procedures, preparing business continuity plans, Projects, designing internal control systems and facilitating effective decision-making.
  • Adept at managing day to day financial & cash operations in coordination with internal / external departments for smooth financial operations.
  • Proficient in managing the preparation & maintenance of statutory books of accounts with extensive knowledge in handling auditing related matters.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills with demonstrated abilities in customer relationship management.

Work History

Work History

Manager

May 2012 - Present
Kingston
Oct' 13 holding as commercial Finance Manager Key Deliverables Taking care of seven showrooms across UAE, three in India and five countries in GCC. Responsible for MIS of all the above and consolidation. Responsible for giving criss/cross reports to the sales and operational team to perform the job better. Feasibility survey for the new projects. Notable Achievements Introduced BOM for the first time in company history. Introduced perpetual inventory for the effective stock control. Introduced the ordering system through system for the first time… paying way for effective ordering! Arranged bank finance with better limits/competitive interest rates.

Manager

Dec 2007 - May 2012
Al Moayyed Group
with, Dubai as commercial Finance Manager Key Deliverables Spearheading the accounts division and responsible for ADI, credit control, inventories, payroll, suppliers payments, banking and system control. Responsible for replying to the internal/external audits. Feasibility survey for the new projects. Notable Achievements Performed an imperative role in placing the company on track in ERP(Oracle) environment within six months. Successfully introduced“ Portal”, an effective tool to manage the business process, cost control and effective inventory management. Developed interface with service centre and made the centre as profit centre. Introduced the system of cash management system to maintain effective control of cash/cheque collection on a daily basis. Arranged bank finance with better limits/competitive interest rates.

Dubai As Senior Accountant

Nov 2001 - Dec 2007
Al Tayer Group
with, Dubai as Senior Accountant Key Deliverables Accountable for handling functions related to EIS, budget, rolling forecast, Forex and cash forecast in an ERP(JDE) environment. Project management…. Responsible for bank reconciliation, interest verification, debtors/creditor's reconciliation, order justification for overseas purchase, pricing of stocks, insurance, etc. Generating Forex statement on a weekly basis and covering up with treasury. Communicating and coordinating with administration, sales and design team for debtors follow up, CSTN and effective stock control. Handling the entire process of business analysis with the ERP team. Forwarding Business Intelligence(BI) reports to the General Manager involving daily finance report, suppliers performance, stock movements, costing of stock/customer orders and other policy decisions. Maintaining the feasibility report for new projects. Submitting the financial/feasibility proposal for the new outlets. Coordinating with internal auditor regarding SOA and report. Preparing various schedules as per international accounting standards & responsible for external audit & report. Coordinating and supporting the monthly team meeting including preparation of agenda and following up with the minutes. Notable Achievements Gained comprehensive expertise in all process in a JD Edwards(JDE) environment and actively involved in converting the company to an ERP base from FoxPro in 2002. Significantly engaged in the conversion of data's like chart of accounts, data mapping, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable and fixed assets in an ERP environment. Introduced Proclarity, a reporting tool to manage business process & monitoring brand performances. Proved instrumental in bringing the company to a record profit level in the last six years and continued this during 2007-08 as well. Played a key role in setting a target to wipe out the entire accumulated losses of the company in the first four years with the help of operations and wiped out 100% in the last five years. Efficiently reduced the borrowings with the H. O. and paid 60% towards the pool. Ensured optimum utilization of space through shop & shop concept, thereby maximizing revenue per square meter for different brands. Distinctively improved the inventory control by introducing a system of stock justification. Boosted the suppliers(local and overseas) credit to a reasonable extent. Rendered valuable advice to the management on

Finance Executive

Aug 1999 - Nov 2001
Al Raid Business
with Oman as Finance Executive Key Deliverables Responsible for EIS for four divisions along with budget forecasting. Liaising with external auditors and internal auditors. Notable Achievements Played a key role in converting the workshop into a profit centre. Efficiently coordinated the internal audits of group companies.

Senior Finance Executive

Jul 1998 - Aug 1999
Habib & Co.
with Al Oman as Senior Finance Executive Key Deliverables Preparing MIS for seven divisions along with the budget, cash and fund flow statements. Appraising the monthly performance of the companies where the M.D. is the Director and Sponsor. Monitoring the performance of Sports Division and Immigration Division. Coordinating the internal audits of subsidiary companies. Notable Achievements Brought the sport/immigration division for a record profit for the first time. Introduced the system of MIS for immigration… the reporting tool Implemented the system of“ Paying back from profits” there by sponsor getting his investment back in Instalments. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Tenure Company Name Designation

Finance Executive

Dec 1995 - Jul 1998
Aditya Leather Exports, Madras
Finance Executive

Finance Executive

Jan 1992 - Dec 1995
Bose Consortium of Industries
Madras Finance Executive

Junior Auditor

Jul 1987 - Jan 1992
Govi & Co.
Madurai Junior Auditor

Education

Education

B.Com

1987
Madurai Kamaraj University

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