Sign in

Finance Professional ( MBA)

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
November 26, 2018

Contact this candidate


Sandeep Pandit


Cell Phone: +1-647-***-****


Professional highlights

Finance professional, certified chartered accountant (India) with an MBA in Finance (University of Florida), trained in project delivery (IT leadership consortium, Babson College) and Six Sigma certification in process improvement.

Over 20 years' experience including 10 years of global experience with a proven track record of delivering target for companies like GE, Cognizant, Concur (SAP), VFS Global and as consultant to Dun and Bradstreet, Twenty Eighty, NCR.

Functional expert in Six Sigma, Process improvement, stakeholder management, accounting, financial planning and analysis, audit, compliance, quality, SOX, cost rationalization, technology integration (SDLC), value stream mapping, digitized reporting systems including ERPs, BI tools and customized applications. Experience

Smyrna Life Sciences Inc.

Managing Consultant (US, Canada, Scotland, Philippine, Dubai and India) 2011 - Present Headed advisory consulting projects, specializing in FP&A, Cost Rationalization, Compliance, Process improvement and systems integration

Representative Client List: Living Social Inc., Dun and Bradstreet, NCR, Twenty Eighty Inc. CIBC, Aryzta, Element Material Technology, Stericycle.

Advised CFO on risk assessment, revenue recognition, Improvement of financial processes and implementation of Control Frame work. Initiated vendor rationalization project, by identifying opportunities for consolidation and contract renegotiation. Delivered cost containment and reduction target of over 30%

Provided Leadership and internal control support for Internal compliance for a $5 Billion manufacturing and service company, driving governance process and leading compliance audits in APAC and Europe contributing to their global compliance strategy

Led budgeting and forecasting exercise for 2 annual cycles for retail B2B client using bottoms up approach delivering budget numbers under the acceptable variance threshold for the client.

Recommended and redesigned financial processes and controls (Monthly Close Cycle, Intercompany reporting, Revenue Recognition), by benchmarking existing processes to global finance industry best practices, to achieve a renewed functional organization compliant with global finance framework.

Implemented vendor rationalization by identifying opportunities for consolidation and contract renegotiation to deliver cost containment target of over 30%

Achieved 100% compliance readiness for 2 businesses ($300MM+ topline) across 5 countries in Europe and APAC with global compliance strategy for a $5B+ manufacturing and services global corporate.

Implemented and documented SOX end-to-end companywide revenue recognition, order-to-cash process improvement by acting as SME for oracle financial implementation by using established risk and control methodology.

Launched value stream mapping initiative as part of quality initiative in a top Canadian bank (CIBC) by showcasing reduced process lead time amounting to benefits of over $2 MM of internal process reengineering project VFS Global Services

VP Financial Planning and Analysis (Washington DC, USA) 2009 - 2011 Finance head responsible for planning and running global financial reporting and accounting operations, including heading operations and business development for SE Asia and Australia

Negotiated a $100 Million 2 year commercial contract extension with UK Border Agency to provide the company the sole service provider status in over 27 countries

Led partner relationship in delivering RFP pricing for stratified global tender offered by US state department ensuring competitive service package keeping industry level SLA as negotiated with partners

Monetized operations in 10 countries by creating service delivery franchises and overseeing change management of operations to country partners by formalizing a commercial agreement thereby creating service depth Cognizant Technology Solution

Senior Finance Manager (Teaneck, New Jersey, USA) 2006 - 2009 Internal consultant, helping global senior finance leadership in setting up and normalizing finance processes. Hosting finance governance committee and implementing process transformation in newly acquired organizations and new P&L set up in Europe

Analyzed payroll processing expenses and led a project to automate and rationalize cost of over $2 Million yearly in recurring payroll processing fees

Sandeep Pandit


Cell Phone: +1-647-***-****


Hosted finance steering committee along with other senior leaders where projects over $200 Million were approved along with strategic decision for digitization of internal systems across multiple countries

Presented recommendations to Finance Steering Committee led by CFO with a 100% approval rating to obtain

$30MM + corporate funding for over 60+ projects aligned with company’s growth strategy.

Conceptualized, led and implemented enterprise-wide project finance program (ROI goal achievement) to assess degree of ROI targets achieved for every completed project as part of corporate strategy

Documented process change from manual to system based reporting and hired a team to fill in the roles to run the back office operations of a 100 headcount consulting P&L in UK SAP (Concur /TRX Inc. )

Business Performance Analysis Manager (Atlanta, GA USA) 2005 - 2006 Functional lead in PeopleSoft Financial Implementation along with financial reporting, FP&A reporting and monthly book closure, leveraged process improvement techniques for improving internal reporting processes

Rationalized customer profitability reporting schedule to assist senior executive leadership in performing value added internal contract negotiations

Served as project manager and finance Functional SME on PeopleSoft implementation to standardize financial applications across all European business units and improve financial reporting and management

Planned and recruited SME in offshore business unit in Bangalore while being the relationship manager with delivery partners Siemens in Bangalore to oversee the change management and help Increase efficiency GE Energy

Finance Black belt, (Atlanta, GA, USA) 2001 - 2005 Part of financial planning and analysis team supporting multiple entities

Supported financial modeling and reporting for 7 strategic business units to track resource utilization metrics over $15 Billion budget in FP&A

Developed and delivered sales revision process by using the six-sigma methodology resulting in enhanced invoicing turnaround time by 40% and improved cash flow (Project nominated as best finance project of the quarter)

Analyzed and implemented best practice goal-based, tiered $4.6 Million sales compensation resulting in higher accuracy of projected sales forecast

Led a ledger transformation project using six sigma as base to rationalize and train users in adopting a more accurate and concise group of ledger to enhance the reporting and usage Education

Project Management, IT Leadership Consortium 2008

Babson College, Boston, USA

Green Belt, Six Sigma 2002

GE Oil and Gas (Erstwhile GE Energy), Atlanta, USA Master in Business Administration (M.B.A) 2001

University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Master of Commerce (M.Com) 1999

Sydenham College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India Chartered Accountant (C.A) 1997

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Mumbai, India Skills, Certification and Affiliations

Green belt six sigma certification from GE Energy USA 2001/2005

Trained and certified by Forester's in Balance Scorecard, New York, 2007

ROI Training Completion certification from ROI Institute, Georgia, USA 2008

Technology/Knowledge base - PeopleSoft ESA, Oracle Financial, SAP, Navision, MS Office including MS Project, Visio Advanced Excel, QuickBooks, Cognos, HFM, SOX, US GAAP, IFRS, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery

Contact this candidate