Accomplished finance professional with solid experience in manufacturing, information technology and staffing services, with revenues from under $100 Million to over $25 Billion
Expertise in integrating business drivers with financial targets
Demonstrated history of partnering with functional teams as their trusted financial management advisor
Capital and Operating Expense Budgeting
Forecasting and strategic planning
Working capital management
Project Financial Management
US GAAP proficiency
ASC 606 & SaaS revenue recognition
General ledger accounting
Month-end and year-end closing
Financial and Management Reporting
Payroll systems and processing
ERP systems implementation
Infor ERP, Workiva and QuickBooks
Data analytics and visualization
Risk and change management
Cross functional collaboration
Defining and implementing key metrics
Certifications and memberships
CPA, active license from Colorado
CMA, CFM, Institute of Management Accountants, New Jersey
Fellow Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
SOX certification, SOX Institute, New Jersey
Credentialed IRS Return Preparer
Corporate Controller, Bluebird Corporation (Bus Manufacturing), December 2017-CurrentMacon, GA
Leading a team for managing budgeting, forecasting, journal entries, account reconciliations, monthly close and reporting of Human Resources and IT departments of the company, besides presenting the overall corporate reports to the executive leadership, using Qliksense.
Replaced the outdated monthly reporting package with a cloud based, integrated, intelligible reporting system, with decentralized access for the business unit heads.
Vice President & Corporate Controller, Avacend Inc (Global staffing services & IT), July 2015-December 2017Alpharetta, GA
Reported to the CEO.
Lead a team of four direct reports, managing ASC 606 revenue recognition, SaaS accounting, journal entries, account reconciliations, monthly close, budgeting, forecasting, GAAP reporting, working capital management, profitability analysis, insurance, tax, biweekly payroll, Human Resources and treasury.
Established metrics to optimize billable resources, cutting bench cost by 30%.
Established key metrics for SaaS based PMO Analytics
Arranged a favorable bank line of credit, with 10% lower collateral requirement.
Reduced workmen compensation insurance premium by 15%, by reclassification of employees under the relevant NAICS codes
Consistently completed clean financial, worker compensation and bank borrowing base audits
Vice President & Corporate Controller, Avion Systems Inc (Global IT & telecom technology), October 2008-July 2015Alpharetta, GA
Reporting to the CEO
Lead a team of five direct reports for managing revenue recognition, journal entries, account reconciliations, monthly close, multi currency GAAP consolidated reporting, external audit, budgeting, forecasting, working capital and inventory management, variance analysis, project management, insurance, tax, biweekly payroll, human resources, sales support and treasury.
Promoted from Controller to Vice President & Corporate Controller in March 2013, with additional responsibility of Human Resource and Project Management.
Effectively managed the financial and commerical impact of key customer Master Service Agreement.
Accelerated monthly financial close from 15 days to 5 days
Implemented SOX controls in terms of assessing enterprise level project risk, revenue recognition of milestones, evaluation of fraud risk in implementation, identifying and instituting key controls.
Established standard costing rates, variance analysis and POC accounting for the full cycle of 160 activities of cellular network project implementation, resulting in better cost control and profitability.
Persuaded two key customers to reduce payment terms from 90 days to 45 days, resulting in 10% improvement in cash flows.
Accelerated customer approval of completed milestones, resulting in faster realization of receivables by an average of two weeks.
Reduced vendor payment terms from 45 days to 60 days, improving liquidity by 5.5%.
Managed the finances of a $ 5M, 50 site LTE network project, within budget and time.
Implemented WASP Inventory Management Software System to ensure controls over a multi-million dollar project inventory, with real time tracking
Revised sales commission plan to include minimum gross margin and extended it to project teams, resulting in annual savings of 3.5% of payroll cost.
Negotiated bank credit facilities, resulting in 2% reduction in interest rate.
Consistently completed clean financial, workmen compensation and bank borrowing base audits
Led the due diligence efforts (business, legal, finance and human resource) in a multi-million dollar divisional M&A spinoff to a global technology corporation
Controller, BAPCO (Petroleum Manufacturing), March 2001-August 2008Awali, Bahrain
Lead a team of six direct reports for managing annual capital ($1 Billion) and operating ($ 25 Billion) budgets, monthly close, IFRS compliant financials, financial modeling, key performance indicators (KPIs) for effective plant management and representing Finance in the implementation of ERP (Oracle e-business suite 11i), migration from legacy systems and the merger of upstream and downstream oil companies.
Reduced expenses by 10% by integrating plant metrics with financial budgeting.
Identified and eliminated slow and nonmoving maintenance parts, saving $ 500K.
Introduced effective and user-friendly chart of accounts and accounting manuals for the merged organization.
Represented Finance in the implementation of Aspen Retail System for optimum fuel management and uninterrupted operations of the retail gas stations.
Received the “Best Employee” award for overall contribution to the Finance Division.
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Companies Worked For:
Bluebird Corporation (Bus Manufacturing)
Avacend Inc (Global staffing services & IT)
Avion Systems Inc (Global IT & telecom technology)
BAPCO (Petroleum Manufacturing)
University of Madras
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