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Project Manager Accounting

New Rochelle, New York, 10805, United States
May 29, 2010

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Akhilesh "Chris" Srivastava, MBA

*** ****** ******, *** ********, NY 10805

Tel: + 1 203 *** **** Email:


With over 12 years progressive experience in Finance and Accounting

enhanced by MBA

Senior Level Professional with extensive hands-on experience in general

accounting management, financial reporting, consolidation, & working with

the Sr. Management. Strategic expertise in capturing cost reductions

through process redesign and performance management. Sees the big picture

and plans appropriate strategies to achieve results. Strong team builder

and facilitator. Ascertains needs and goals, envisions new concepts and

future trends and follows through with development, direction and

accomplishment. Effectively communicates and conveys complex information in

easily understood formats.


PROJECT PROFESSIONAL - Finance and Accounting Jan 2006 - PRESENT

Clients: UBS, RBS, Liberty Mutual, Bloomberg, Terex Corporation, Avon

Products and Clal Finance

Undertaken broad range of general accounting functions including Financial

Reporting, Sarbanes Oxley, Financial Statements, Consolidations, Annual and

Monthly Closings, Budgeting, Variance Analysis and Reconciliation.

> Analyzed and reconciled Inter-Company transaction between Terex Corporate

and non-US entities.

> Led the LATAM and Portugal Balance Sheet reconciliations of local GAAP to


> Streamlined and automated several reconciliation and financial reporting


> Dealt with central banks & lawyers to provide legal opinion to establish

FX trading in India.

> Designed and implemented new vendor invoicing system improving A/P

processes significantly.

> Successfully reconciled two major GL accounts that had not been done

since 2002.

> Global IT budget consolidation, analyzed significant fluctuations and

follow-up with IT finance personnel worldwide.

> Assisted Senior Management with SEC reporting, FAS 133 accounting and

Balance Sheet footnotes.


An international wholesale distributor & manufacturer of clarity enhanced

diamonds, ranked #2.

Controller - Finance and Accounting Sep. 2001 - Nov. 2005

Overall authority for the accounting and finance operation of the company.

Budget preparation, profitability analysis, closings, bank reconciliation

and journal entry adjustments. Financial reporting, summarizing and

forecasting business activities and financial position. Tracked sales

performance and trend analysis. Assisted in external audit. Supervised

staff of 4.

> Led the business strategy creating "Traveling Ambassadors" to respective

territories increasing new business significantly.

> Outsourced all software and printing functions resulting in significant

process improvements and $200k annual savings.

> Automated cashbook, check printing and bank reconciliation resulting

in reduced manpower and errors.

> Advised management to create a purchase office in India resulting in

larger financing from Indian banks.

> Designed & implemented SPIFF program to drive better performance from

the sales staff at the customers' site.

> Presented a seminar on Global Diamond Industry highlighting its well

researched business cycle and challenges.


Ranked 11 within Fortune 500, this division functions as the International

bank for all GE Businesses worldwide.

Senior Manager, Global Shared Services Jan. 1999 - Sep. 2001

Recruited to outsource Global FX Inter-Company reconciliation and A/R

process from USA to India & clear a backlog of 2000 unreconciled

transactions. Coordinated with the US client to understand and deliver the

business solution. Analyzed and reconciled foreign exchange transactions

between US Treasury & non-US subsidiaries. Challenged to recruit, train and

develop staff of 12. Standardized procedures and managed project related

documentations. Troubleshot problems with the IT team.

> Established an online submission of Reconciliation Statements resulting

in significant time saving and accuracy.

> Outsourced 2 accounting operations from the U.S. to India resulting in

70% savings in manpower and infrastructure cost.

> Twice awarded "Certificate for Outstanding Performance & Demonstration of

GE Values".


A subsidiary of Siemens AG providing telecommunication infrastructure and

related services worldwide.

Project Manager, Controlling & Accounting Apr. 1997 - Dec. 1998

Directed all the areas of financial reporting from review of original

account entry to budget preparation and consolidations. Supervised,

directed and supported an accounting staff of 6 deployed at three different

project sites. Delegated assignments and evaluated staff performance.

Coordinated audit work for a Big 4. Presented variance analysis to the

senior management.

> Developed a new material supply docket generating stricter financial


> Selected to be a part of SAP implementation team.

> Detected fraud of INR 200,000.


> MBA, Concentration In Accounting & Finance, University of connecticut,

Stamford, CT, 2007. GPA 3.8.

> BS, Accounting, University of Delhi, India, 1996 (Equivalent To 4 Yr. US

Degree As Certified By NACES).

> IBM Certified E-Commerce Professional Program, SQL Star International

Limited, 2000.

> Five years experience in SAP FICO.

> Advanced knowledge of Excel and Word and PowerPoint.

> Knowledge of Oracle, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, Great Plains, MAS 90

Accounting and QuickBooks.

> Knowledge of SFAS 52 and Sarbanes Oxley Section 404.

> Code of Conduct training from Business Ethics Learning Center, Manpower

Inc. 2010.

> SAP FICO Training, Bloomberg, 2006.

> Leadership Skills, SAP and PeopleSoft Training, General Electric, 2001.

> MS Excel and MS Access training at National Institute of Information

Technologies, New Delhi, India, 2000

> GAAP And International Accounting, General Electric, 1999.

> SAP FICO Training and Implementation, Siemens, 1997.


Process Improvement / Automation, General Accounting,

Planning / Scheduling,

Business Process Outsourcing / BPO, GAAP & IFRS,

Staff Management,

Financial Reporting & Analysis, Reconciliation &

Consolidation, Global Shared Services

Budget & Variance Analysis, Financial Shared Services,

Process Improvement.

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