H Ravindra Kamath
- Mumbai India
Chartered Accountant with more than 7 years Post qualification in finance planning, analysis, forecasting & budgeting, group reporting, IFRS , Statutory audit , Improving business growth & profitability, bench marking with competitors , in span of 7 years i have handled various role from corporate Finance , group reporting , category Finance , supply chain Finance.
My academic background, ability to work in team and analytical skills will definitely be an additional advantage in pursuing my objectives and contributing to your organisation.
Developed a consolidated model for uploading the information in Hyperion for entire operation in one go.
Won recognition award for consistency and excellence in submission of reports to Group.
Major contributor to All India Creditors consolidation.
Adjudged Group Best Treasury function under Asia and Africa as a team.
Assumed key role in centralized processing of salary file with correct Cost Centre for all units and regional office (savings of around 700 man hours)
Board pack automation-Development of an Excel Tool for fetching data from HFM in the format as required by the user (Has resulted in savings of around 300 man hours perpetually)
Won Spot Award for Board pack submission.
Reduction of TTS spends by 300 bps through better returns
Gross margin improvement and market share gain through detailed value chain analysis
LUP migration plan for the category
War game for the Category – beverage business
Cost benchmarking of own units
Detailed cost benchmarking of competitors & understanding business model/Profitability at state level
Business partnering to Category GM - Supply Chain South Asia to lead cost agenda
Conversion Cost improvement/CPT reduction for Foods & Refreshment
Drive profitability through lead in driving CEP’s , reducing business waste
Target setting and Annual budget planning
Ensuring accuracy of forecasting & In depth Analysis for monthly results
Monthly MIS interpretations and its impact on Foods & Refreshments business
Make vs Buy decision
Cost Benchmarking with key competitors
Responsible for evaluating investment for category for new capacities/savings
Controls on capex budgeting and spends and ensuring post evaluation for corrective action
Ensuring optimum sourcing
Independent responsibility of overall business finance, pricing, costing, MIS for Coffee business of HUL & Business partnering to coffee category team
Pricing decision & SPP monitoring
Improving business performance by driving business growth, profitability & market share targets
Support business in decision making process on commercial related matters
Identify volume growth opportunities that would drive volume growth and market share at All india/Region/state level
Business Partnering with Brand Marketing, Customer Marketing and Supply Chain from business finance involving day to day operations and strategy implementation
Ensuring accuracy of Forecasting & Analysis of monthly and quarterly results with Key performance indicators (KPIs) for the business
Monthly MIS interpretations [Category reviews, MC note, Coffee MMs, RCLT)]
Control /Effectiveness over Trade Term spends pre & post evaluations
Analyze support spend on various marketing activities, evaluate the returns and effectiveness of program
Sensitivity and scenario analysis of topline and bottom-line impact of various market activation strategies & tactics involving trade margins, product price & fill levels.
Using statistical tools like marketing mix modeling and Decision Making under Uncertainty for driving efficiencies in business operations and implementation of investment intensive projects.
War-game Analysis and recommendations
Lead Competitive Intelligence for the business analyzing competition financials and business operations and providing valuable insights to top management on competition business model & highlighting key threats / opportunities
Part of Strategy team on formulation of long term plans for the business and coordinating with various stakeholders on new projects and innovations.
Creating business cases for entry into new categories and defining KPIs for the same
Board pack and Quarterly Management Review (QMR)
Submission to Board/Excom on financial performance.
Consolidation and analysis of information to be presented to Board/AGM/Audit Committee/Excom.
Submission of financial performance to Audit Committee and AGM.
Working Capital Management
Monthly reporting of working capital required to benchmark it against Budget / PF and previous year.
Preparation of working capital for Budget, PF revisions and strategic plan.
Quarterly commentary to Group on working capital on Actuals, Budget, PF.
Submission to Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer on Monthly financial performance.
Analysis of Departmental operation digest (DODs) and timely submission to the management.
Audit Under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Under Indian IGAAP.
Finalization of Accounts and preparation of financial Statements.
Consolidation of financial Statements.
Responsible for completion of Audit under IFRS and IGAAP Audit for 4 legal entities within given timelines.
Complying with Indian Accounting Standard and IFRS for reporting purpose.
Container accounting as per group policy.
Co-ordination between the auditors and the breweries/regions/depots.
Cost Management & Control
Responsible for keeping track of Cost centre wise actual spends.
Monthly cost centre vise Expense analysis and monitoring of budget assigned to various department and units/regions.
Publishing guidelines for Fixed cost management.
Providing Training to users for accurate and timely rising of GRN and SRN.
Regular monitoring of Fixed costs vis a vis budget.
Ensure revision of Fixed cost budget during PF if necessary.
Highlight overruns within the function and drive for corresponding savings.
Insurance renewal process – negotiation with Insurance companies and renewal of pan India Insurance.
Responsible for pan India endorsement and overseeing settlement of claims.
Month end reports relating to Insurance.
Manage pan India insurance register.
Providing financial information to Bankers
Dealing with Credit rating agency and bankers.
Submission of Information to RBI ,CMIE and other agency
Ensure General Ledger Management and periodic Reconciliation
General Ledger: Responsible for the management of the General Ledgers and ensuring that the trial balance provides accurate and timely information.
Inter unit reconciliation.
Inter Group reconciliation.
Timely closure of books of accounts.
Support to Share Service Centre
Compliance and control
· Review of Compliance Report.
· Implementing of Standard Operating Procedure’s and Chart of authority.
· Ensure statutory compliances.
Major Assignments handled during training period
Igate Global Solutions limited and its foreign subsidiaries.
SBI Mutual Fund ▪ Cbay Systems ▪ Ckar Systems (P) ltd. ( Subsidiary of Cbay Systems USA) ▪Yash Raj Group ▪ Prime securities ltd. ▪ Association of Mutual Funds in India (A.M.F.I) ▪Nuclear Power Corporation of India ▪ Gruh Finance ( Subsidiary of HDFC)
During Training period gained exposure in the following areas:
Statutory audit under SEBI (Mutual Fund Regulations)
Taxation Direct and Service tax, Tax Planning.
Income tax returns of corporate & Non-Corporate entities.