Sewwandi Nagahawatte


Ø Diverse exposure to financial reporting and analysis for over 6 years

Ø Specialized in financial statement preparation, journal entries and year-end processing in accordance with GAAP and quantitative/qualitative analysis including variance/ratio analysis, balance score card etc.

Ø CGA finalist with a Strong academic/professional background with Bachelors degree in Mathematics,professional certification in Management Accounting

Ø Advanced skills in MS Office suit including Excel (pivot tables, look-ups, macros), Access, Word, Outlook, Power point and accounting software

Ø Highly developed analytical skills to extract, analyze, interpret, reconcile and compile financial data from various sources

Ø Sound communication skills in both written and oral forms (creating analytical reports, commentaries)

Work History

Work History

Treasury Analyst

Commercial Bank

  • Conducted the strategic reporting to corporate management on regular and ad-hoc basis on performance of investment /trade portfolio’s, interest rate trends and financial markets
  • Conducted sensitivity analysis, portfolio stress tests, and built different market scenarios to assess the viability of investment decisions.

    ·Involved in system migration project in Treasury department by facilitating process mapping, data migration, implementation of internal controls etc

  • Forecasted, monitored and managed short term and long term cash flow positions
  • Invested surplus effectively in money market, government bill/bond markets, FI derivatives and Swaps
  • Successfully achieved profit targets for bank by prudent liquidity management.
Jul 2009 - Present


Padgett Business Services

• Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for corporate clients

• Performing month-end/year-end entries, capital asset depreciation, adjusting entries etc

• Performing analysis of monthly P&L /balance sheet and bank reconciliations

• Preparing payroll, source deductions remittances, T4's, WSIB, HST remittances

• Reviewing accounting work to ensure accuracy

• Preparing projected financial statements, sales forecasts and management accounting information

Jun 2008 - Dec 2009


Mercury Tax Accountants
  • Posted entries and maintained records of transactions in accordance with GAAP
  • Reconciled/balanced GL accounts
  • Compiled financial statements for clients
  • Prepared PST and GST remittances
Dec 2008 - Mar 2009


Power Tax Corporation
  • Posted entries and maintained records of transactions in accordance with GAAP
  • Reconciled/balanced GL accounts
  • Compiled financial statements for clients
  • Prepared PST and GST remittances
May 2006 - Nov 2007

Analyst/Corporate Banking Officer

  • Conducted business/industry research, SWOT analysis, business/financial risk analysis etc. on a corporate client portfolio
  • Analyzed financial statements of the clients performing ratio analysis, variance analysis and trend analysis
  • Analyzed business plans, project proposals and business contracts performing NPV analysis, sensitivity analysis etc in order to ascertain the feasibility and profitability
  • Monitored account performance, loan outstanding, restructuring of loans and collection of dues.
  • Performed GL reconciliations, maintenance and review of client data in database
  • Analyzed and reported on profitability of the portfolio and products/services and presented recommendations to further improve sales
  • Maintained and expanded profitable customer relationships with the clientele
  • Facilitated a 75% income growth for the portfolio compared with the previous year


Mar 1999 - Jun 2002

Bachelor of Science

University of Colombo

Equivalent to a Canadian Bachelors of Science Degree as per World Education Services, Canada evaluation



Attention to Detail

  I am a detail oriented person who could pay attention to important details without missing the big picture.

Oral and written communication

I possess the ability to write reports, ellaborating technical and complex ideas in a simple and user friendly manner. As an Analyst in Corporate Banking and Treasury departments, I have regularly provided reports/presentations to corporate management presenting financial research and findings.

Quantitative/Qualitative analysis

  I am specialised in using analytical tools to identify variances in budgeted against actuals, trends and patterns in financial data and risks/opportunities by ratio analysis. Further I have hands on exposure to NPV/IRR analysis on project financing, sensitivity analysis and stress tests etc.



CGA Finalist

Certified General Accountants, Ontario


The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK