Work History

Work History
Dec 2012 - Present

Senior Financial Analyst

Goldman Sachs

Senior Analyst in Corporate Services Real Estate, Finance & Planning team

Accounting l Controls l Expense Management:

  • Month end book closure : Posting Accruals, Amortizing prepayments, Expense tracking & Variance analysis
  • Managing centralized cost allocations of the firm’s shared spend globally
  • Payables Management : Allocating invoices to appropriate expense codes/control accounts and working closely with Accounts Payable to ensure timely settlement of all critical payments
  • Receivables Management : Managing and booking reimbursements for the division
  • Managing the divisional department hierarchy to ensure accurate allocation of expenses

 

Reporting & Analytics:

  • Providing monthly estimates to controllers, BPC and providing expense summary in divisional CFO Meet
  • Preparing the monthly/quarterly spend reports for different expense categories
  • Preparing Settlement Dashboards, MOR’s for divisional CFO/functional leads
  • Performing quarterly Balance Sheet Substantiations
  • Managing the expense reforecasts & preparing functional budgets

 

Major Achievements:

  • Driving commercial effectiveness by streamlining the settlement process for multiple vendors
  • Developed a reporting framework by creating settlement dashboards for the divisional CFO & functional leads
  • Implemented Actual Expense Tracking to enhance controls over budgeted spend vs incurred spend
  • Automation of Amortization entries & Accrual process leveraging IT

Conducted multiple learning series for business managers on new invoicing process to ensure timely settlements

Aug 2010 - Apr 2012

Junior Accounting Specialist / Team member

JP Morgan Services India Limited

Jr. Accounting Specialist - North America General Ledger Operations & Reporting Team.

Accounting Controls / Reporting:

  • Daily and monthly Reconciliations between SAP (Main Ledger), CDGL (Reporting platform) and source ledgers to ensure the Data Quality/Accuracy of numbers in main ledger
  • Data integrity checks : Investigation of variance, Balance sheet level checks/substantiations
  • Suspense monitoring : Clearing the mapping exception breaks between CDGL & local ledgers
  • Posting entries based on requests from different LOB’s
  • Responsible to send the daily Exception Metrics to the higher management

 

Business Objects Implementation & Other Projects:

  • Implementation of Financial Reporting Platform : CDGL [Corporate Daily General Ledger], which provided financial numbers of all JPMC entities globally
  • Conducted various testing/validations in SAP BO UAT for any enhancements/upgrade the application
  • Creating Balance Sheets, P&L, Trial Balance and other reports in BO as per the client requirements
  • Helpdesk activities - Training clients on SAP Business Objects and handling user queries globally for all LOB’s

 

Achievements:

  • Successful implementation of new reporting platform and represented process at SOX audit by PWC
  • Won global corporate award in 4th quarter of 2010 for streamlining recon breaks (mapping exceptions)

Education

Education
2010 - 2012

MBA [Full time/ regular]

Canara Bank School of Management Studies, Central College, Bangalore University
As part of academics, pursued a project on Technical analysis of stocks. Secured 590th rank in PGCET
2007 - 2010

Bachelor of Business Management; Graduated

Al-Ameen Institute of Management studies
As part of academics in BBM, did a Project study on Working Capital Management of KS&DL in 2009 - 2010. Secured a merit seat at; (sponsored by; ) for BBM based on qualifying exam.

Skills

Skills

Accounting/Controls

- Accruals, Amortizations, Reconciliations & Variance analysis

Operational & Client Management

Payables/Receivables management, E-procurement & Vendor relationship management 

Reporting & other Functional Skills

Expense Management, Cost allocations/Transfer Pricing, Budgeting and Forecasting, Reporting and Analytics 

Applications Worked on...

SAP Business Objects, People Soft GL/ AP/AR/e-procurement, MAP, Oracle Business Intelligence, Essbase, Expense Management System.. Ample experience on MS Excel..

Extra Curricular..

  • Oxfam Trailwalker – Completed a 100 KM Trail walk to raise funds for an NGO called Oxfam and support their vision on poverty eradication & women empowerment in India
  • Captained & participated in multiple Community Team Work Projects at Goldman Sachs
  • Organized inter college fest Mélange at AIMS & Santé at CBSMS