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Moraga, California, 94556, United States
January 01, 2018

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Bindu Ramkumar 203-***-**** Moraga, CA 94556

Close to a decade of demonstrated financial analysis work experience with ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Self-starter with a “can-do” attitude willing to take initiative to achieve results. Team player with keen eye for detail and superior organizational skills. Strong financial systems and business application skills including Excel, Powerpoint and experience working with several reporting tools (Workday, Cognos, Essbase, SAP, Oracle). Wide industry experience including IT Services (HW, SW, Cloud), consulting and outsourcing, Healthcare & Industrial Products

Areas of Expertise include:

Financial Analysis & Reporting

Long-range planning

ERP Systems & Tools

Business Planning

Microsoft Powerpoint

US GAAP / IFRS exposure

Budget & Forecasting

Management Reporting package

Microsoft Excel

Variance Analysis

SOX experience

Process Management

Professional Experience

Bridgewater Associates • Westport, CT 2017

Senior Accountant

Owned Internal Use Software accounting process to accurately track, record and provide capex visibility

Worked closely on capex simplification drive with project leadership team streamlining capitalizable time and rate %

Demonstrated attention to detail while working with large data sets by redistributing historically recorded parent software into child units within the accounting system

Supported month end close/reporting activities, including managing accruals and variance analytics to achieve a Day+4 close; developed a good understanding of key business drivers to incorporate into monthly commentaries.

IBM • Dubai, UAE 2011 to 2015

Financial Controller – Reporting & Analysis

Responsible for consolidated financial results for Middle East & Pakistan (8-9 countries)

Forged meaningful relationships with business leaders and department heads to become a trusted finance partner to help them execute on double digit growth plans and initiatives

Preparation of monthly management reporting package covering comprehensive KPI reporting, analysis of key business trends including market share gain/loss, business headwinds and tailwinds to provide powerful and compelling executive highlights

Worked closely with business leaders to roll up and publish revenue & profit projections on a weekly basis

Owned SG&A operational performance results both historical and forecasted, including tracking appropriate metrics

Partnered with leadership team in building business plans for new entity set up, including scenario analysis for assessing business opportunities, changes and anticipated challenges

Streamlined and managed Distributor payout process working with a cross functional team to attain Day+15 payout timelines and clear eligibility norms

Effectively collaborated and achieved statutory audit sign-off for multiple legal entities to meet strict tax filing timelines

Experience working with HR and external consultants on executing payroll accounting, including performing analysis and reconciliations and handling sensitive and confidential information

Accenture • Bangalore, India 2006 to 2008

FP&A Specialist

Responsible for Infra & Support budget $200+ M focusing on historical trends and predictive business information

Monitor & report on key financial metrics and business drivers by function including facility costs and other overheads, headcount reporting, ensuring accuracy of financial results and explanations of variances to plan to achieve zero over/under, conceive and drive cost optimization initiatives

Strong ability to build trusted cross-functional networks facilitating collaboration and consensus building working with non-finance teams

General Electric • Bangalore, India 2002 to 2004

Finance Leadership Program (FMP)

Leadership program rotating within diverse GE businesses in predominantly FP&A and business finance roles

Post program assumed FP&A Manager role with GE Healthcare close to $100M in revenues

Owned monthly Plan v. Actual analysis and business drivers for variances within complex business models

Extensive involvement in long term strategic and financial planning process for growth businesses, partnering with functional leaders to shape business priorities and develop financial plans to meet the goals

Prepared presentations in support monthly/quarterly senior leadership meetings and various strategic committees

Assisted and trained the team on account reconciliations and balance sheet clean up with risk focus

Streamlined accounts receivable clean up and collections process

Completed green belt certification project on inventory routing and tracking


Masters in Finance & Accounting, 2001

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

All India Rank holder

Bachelors in Commerce, 2000

Bangalore University


Pricewaterhouse Coopers, 1998 to 2001

Statutory & Internal Audit assignments for large US Corporations

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