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Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
May 03, 2019

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Krishnakumar Balasubramanian

Boston MA

508-***-**** /508-***-****)


Seasoned Internal/ Information Systems audit professional with CISA, ACA qualifications and 15+ years of work experience in leading and managing a team of audit/ IT audit professionals in global assignments across Banking and Financial Services Industry, Consulting & Manufacturing sectors and to map risks&controls, Test ( IT & Business) to detect deficient controls, operational inefficiencies, fraud, non-compliance with regulations & management Policies, IT SOX Compliance. Well experienced in building or revamping internal audit, IT Audit, SOX programs, Training &maturation of audit staff /co-sourcing to achieve deadlines, quality standards, budgets and results. Open and clear communicator at all levels and consensus builder.


SOX Compliance- IT and Business - Multinational Firms

Internal controls and IT controls evaluation across BFSI, Manufacturing, and Consulting.

ITGC (Information Technology General Controls),




Madras University (India) - Bachelor Degree in Commerce

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India -Chartered Accountancy- ACA- (equivalent to CPA)-

Information systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)- Illinois, US- Certified Information systems Auditor (CISA)- 1997

(Also Pursuing CIA certification)


US Permanent Resident (Green Card)

Other Certifications


Awarding Institution

BS7799 (Implementation)

Software Technology Project India- STPI


Institute of Bankers

SOX Compliance documentation and evaluation of internal controls

PWC, Tokyo

Systems Audits, Risk Based Supervision, Foreign exchange Operations

Reserve Bank of India

SAP training Program

Cap Gemini


Role/Title: Senior Internal Audit Consultant

Organization/Duration: PKF Sridhar & Santhanam Feb 2016- Sep 2018 ( Due to Green Card Processing, did not undertake onshore assignments in 2018)

On-site Audit Assignments (each year) representing a reputed Audit firm ( of major copper Mining Group in Zambia.

Testing adequacy of Internal controls and IT controls and detailed audit of Purchase to Pay Function- vendor selection, Purchase Order issue, Goods receipt, invoice Processing, Pre-audit of vendor payments, Scrap disposal Process etc.

Project Management Audit- Audit of New Project implementation for a Fortune 50 company in Glass industry- Project milestone, vendor selection for supply of equipment/civil works, PO issue, Receipt of goods/services, payments process, Capital work-in-progress reviews etc.

Achievements - Recovered $ 1.2 million under recovery of Diesel issued to service providers and remediation of control deficiencies.

Role & Title: Deputy General Manager-Internal Controls

Organization/Duration: TVS Srichakra Ltd ( May 2011- Apr 2015

Assist and oversee annual risk assessment process and identify controls to mitigate identified risks in SAP environment.

Create, implement, and deploy an annual Risk-based audit plan approved by the Audit Committee

Develop and Drive Internal Audit/ IT Audit Department's strategy, Programs

Lead and oversee Internal Audit's planning, testing, and validation of internal controls and IT controls

Ensuring adequacy and completeness of audit tests performed

Responsible for final work to ensure observations/findings are adequately supported and documented in accordance with Approved frameworks like COSO, COBIT, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and company standards and Periodic Reporting to Audit Committee.

Manage and direct audit 5 staff members and co-sourced audit firms. Oversee their professional development and maturation.

Perform investigations and special projects at the request of senior management and the Audit Committee.

Achievements: Setting up audit function & implementation of internal controls in SAP environment, Process Improvements in Scrap, Customer credit limits, projects management.

Role & Title: Senior Engagement Manager- Management Assurance Services.

Organization/Duration: Capgemini Business Services (India) Ltd ( ) Apr2006- May 2011

Responsible for developing and oversight of the SBU Business Plans, understanding clients’ requirements for SOX Compliance, resource Planning, Training and mentoring 30 audit professionals, deployment of resources, Quality Reviews of Documentation by Control Specialists.

Establish Scope, program milestones and oversee the clients’ SOX Compliance program (Including ITGC controls)

On-site Comprehensive Documentation of Existing main Processes and sub-processes with Clients’ Process owners, Flow charting, identifying control points.

Identify the Risks -sub-process-wise and prepare Risk Control Mapping/ Matrix.

Perform walkthroughs for Design Effectiveness of controls. (DEA), identify control Deficiencies.

Testing of controls to ensure Operative Effectiveness of Controls (OEA), suggest remediation for control deficiencies and perform Remediation testing

Conduct Entity Level Assessments for clients’ for High Level Processes.

Coordinate with client’s Internal/External auditors to ensure consistent evaluation of controls, resource Optimization.

Global Compliance Manager for SOX controls (Design & Operation) for outsourced GL Processes for a large multinational.

Achievements: 4 consecutive years of Successful SOX Compliance Documentation, DEA, OEA, Entity Level Assessments for large Multinational clients across the globe without any adverse comments by statutory Big 4 audit firms.

Role & Title-Senior Manager-Audit & Risk

Organization/Duration: Chola Mitsui-Sumitomo General Insurance (chola Insurance) Feb 2005 – Apr2006

Performing risk assessments and scheduling audit calendar for the year as approved by audit Committee and periodical reporting.

Developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing internal audit programs and audit resource planning- both in-house and co-sourcing.

Evaluating accounting, financial, operational, and IT operations and providing recommendation

Coordinating and inspecting compliance audits of all major activities of the company.

Perform investigations and special projects at the request of senior management and the Audit Committee.

Achievements: Establishing audit function for India operations, Identified control weaknesses in Group Health Insurance portfolio, Motor claims and Marine Insurance portfolios and remediation controls.

Role & Title- Lead-Computer Audit

Organization/Duration: Lakshmi Vilas Bank ( May2002 – Feb2005

Assisted in developing a risk based audit plan, branch audit plans, resource Planning.

Evaluating the effectiveness of controls during branch audits and highlighting control weaknesses to Head- Audit & Inspection.

Re-performing calculations of interest, fees etc. To ensure completeness and correctness

Evaluation of ITGC controls and recommend remediation plans to IT Dept.

Achievements: Improvements in ITGC controls in branch and corporate office, preparation of audit manual for computer audit in branches, training and maturation of internal audit staff.

Role & Title- Chief Internal Auditor

Organization/Duration: General Motors Financial Services (GMAC) ( Jun1998- Apr2002

Designed and implemented the organization's risk-based Internal Audit Plan. Present the audit plan and audit results to the Audit Committee.

Continually identify activities subject to audit coverage and assess the degree of risk inherent in the activity in conjunction with the Internal Audit Risk Assessment.

Train & mentor internal audit team members. Perform investigations and special projects at the request of senior management.

Achievements: Establishing audit function for India operations, preparation of credit score card for potential vehicle Hire purchase customers, Identifying fraudulent vehicle HP processing by staff and streamlined the Processes.

Role & Title: Asst. Manager/ Manager

Organization/Duration: Syndicate Bank ( Jun1985–May1998

Audit & Inspection of Retail banking at Branches & Audit of credit portfolio - loan sanctioning Processes, recovery & monitoring Processes at controlling offices

Back-office and Middle office functions at International Banking functions- Foreign exchange operations- Deal confirmations, Maintenance and Recon. Of Foreign Bank correspondent accounts, Mirror Accounts etc.

Retail Banking- Deposit, Sanction & Recovery of Loans, Follow-up and Litigation Process etc.

Achievements: Recovery of $ 0.75 Million for wrong debits by foreign correspondents, Fraud investigation and indictment of personnel.

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