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Management Manager

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
December 22, 2015

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December **nd, ****

Human Resources


Toronto, ON

Sub: Position of Controller

Thank you in advance for taking the time to review my cover letter and resume. I am interested in this position as my achievements and experience are ideal for the job description.

My experience in the field of finance exceeds fifteen years. Over this time I have progressively held positions in the area of financial management, cost accounting and internal audit.

My professional experience comprises of but is not limited to:

Controller with a multinational company in the food industry- Beverages/IT Industry

Implemented MS Dynamics Navision, JD Edwards and worked on Oracle 11i & Great Plains

Real Estate/Hotels/Architect/Professional Services/Manufacturing experience with a conglomerate in Dubai, UAE named Arenco

A result driven individual, I aim to find the best outcome through effective participation in a team environment. Combining my solid accounting knowledge, risk management experience and my motivation to succeed I am confident that I will make the desired contribution to the growth of your company. I can quickly adapt and be productive in a short period of time. Furthermore, I find that I am more effective in a demanding work environment. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the role with your organization.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincere Regards,

Praveen Gupta CPA CGA


Encl: Resume

Praveen Gupta, CPA CGA


Key member of the management team, with extensive experience in planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company and developed financial controls and reporting, budgeting and forecasting. System implementations lead on various ERP systems such as M S Dynamic NAV 2009 and JD Edwards One World and working Experience of Oracle Financials 11i.


Received Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to Canadian Finance Organization at Hitachi Data Systems Canada

Saved approximately $200K by changing one supplier at Ya Ya Foods and improved the performance in all departments in the organization by implementing controls

Saved $50K within a period of five months for my first employer in Canada by utilization of cost effective purchasing procedures

Participated in implementation of JD Edward software in Arenco Dubai and developed expertise in all finance and distribution modules

Business re-engineering and cost reduction techniques applied, resulting in 5% decrease in manufacturing cost with one of Arenco Group of Companies in Dubai

Received reward certificates from management for significant cost savings in group companies in Dubai

Professional Experience

Bio Amber Inc. –Sarnia (A Public Co Listed on NY Stock exchange)

Controller/CFO (Contract Position) Sept – Nov 2015

Preparation of Budget and monthly financials with commentary on variances from Budget

General Accounting function with review of Payroll AP & AR

EDC Loan compliance reporting, Cash flow forecasting and project cost monitoring

Solis Foods Corp. Brantford, ON, Canada

Controller Feb 2015 till July 2015

Compilation of Monthly & Quarterly Financial statements with commentary & MDA Analysis with power point presentation to executive management.

Bank Covenant compliance & dealing with auditors, Management of Costing & Finance department with a staff of 5 team members

Dealing with Internal & External Customers and building relationship.

Review of all the Plant reports and take corrective actions

Saved $ 30K by reviewing HST Returns of the company

Business Consulting Sept 2012-Dec 2014

Ya Ya Foods Corp. Mississauga, ON, Canada Jan 2009-Aug 2012

(Food Manufacturing-Joint Venture with Coca Cola Bottling Company)


Implemented MS Dynamics Navision 2009 Finance & Costing module, Spare parts & PO System Managed working capital and the cash flow of the company with a team of 5 members

Conducted meetings with management to compare the objectives of the organization with the financial performance and take corrective actions

Prepared annual budget of the company and monitored variances against budget

Set up the KPIs for the plant operations for process improvements and coach plant team on financial implications

Created the internal control environment and ensured that controls were working properly

Monitored standard cost of the products and analyzed variances on a weekly basis

Conducted periodic risk analysis to ensure that the company assets were protected

Initiated cost saving avenues and process improvement across the company along with preparing the capital Budget of the company in consultation with President

Providing new product costing and financial analysis to the sales team

Worked with Plant Manager to monitor the efficiency of the plant, monitor the wastage and labor efficiencies

Control on Inventory management to ensure that optimal inventory is maintained without hampering the business

Dealt with Banks, Revenue Canada, Internal/external customers and statutory auditors for annual financial audits, tax matters and remittances

Hiring of accounting team members

Hitachi Data Systems Inc. ON, Canada (IT Jul2007-Oct2008

Finance Manager - Contract

Oversight of AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Inventory Accounting Payroll and General Ledger Function in accordance with Local and US GAAP and IFRS

Drive month end process for close and overall analytical review of General Ledger and financial statements with variance analysis

Monthly cash flow analysis and reporting to treasury on a weekly basis. Dealt with Internal & External Auditors

Reviewed commercial agreements with the legal department before the signing of any contracts

Oversight and approval of monthly sales/commodity tax returns, Pension audit and SOX testing on internal controls

Prepare all working papers for Canadian Income tax returns and external government audits

Coordinate, direct and prepare monthly forecast, quarterly budgets and AOP

Managed and developed the accounting team of 3 members

Super Pufft Snacks Corp. Brampton, ON-Food Manufacturing Oct2002-Jan2006


Management Accountant

Operational accounting, and set up Standard cost for products

Variance and margin analysis, product costing of existing and new products

Management of working Capital with team of 4 members

Month end closing and reporting of operating results to management

Dealing with statutory auditors and monthly bank reporting

Physical Inventory counts and calculation of inventory turns and generated several reports on raw material and finished goods inventory

Good understanding of Canadian GASS/GAAP and its application

Arenco Group Inc. Dubai, U.A.E.( May1989-Dec2001

(Real Estate, Hotels, Construction, Manufacturing)

Controller (Nov 2000-Dec 2001)

Consolidation of Group Company Financials statements with US GAAP and attend the monthly Board Meetings with the operational results of 85 residential & commercial properties

Formulate the strategic policies of the business in consultation with Group Director Finance

Review of Internal Controls and Operational results of Group Companies

Dealing with banks for the term loan and working capital loans for Group companies

Business reengineering of Gulf Advanced Lighting – Associate company of Arenco Inc

Atlantic Rock & Water World- Group Co. of Arenco Dubai

Chief Accountant (Jan1997-Oct2000)

Accountable for all the project cost in JD Edward Systems and monitor the projected budgeted cost with the actual cost and report to the General Manager

Revenue recognition of projects based on completion of contracts

Worked with Operation team and provide them monthly project reports and analysis

Manage the working capital in the business and dealing with banks

Manage controls on all the fixed assets at the project sites

Review of WIP accounts in the Ledger

Arenco Real Estate-Division of Arenco Group Dubai UAE

Senior Accountant (May1989- Dec 1996)

In charge of Accounts Payable team

In charge of Accounts Receivable team & General Ledger

Review of Bank Reconciliation, Preparation of Financial Statements and commentary on variances, Preparation of Budgets and monitoring the actual cost with budget.

Dealing with the Statutory Auditors & Banks

Team member of J D Edward system Implementation

Worked on accounting manual and internal controls in the business

Educational Background

CGA 2007 Certified General Accountants of Canada

Chartered Accountant – CA (Finalist) from ICAI, New Delhi India

Professional Development

Received Certificate from Richard Ivey Business/CGA on Strategic Leadership in Aug 2012.

Attended two days IFRS Seminar in Jan 10

Taught at Sheridan College Advanced Accounting Course

Computer Skills

Efficient on various operating systems such as Windows, AS400, J.D. Edwards, Oracle Financials 11i, Hyperion Planning Reporting Version 7.2, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook Express, PowerPoint), MS Dynamics –Nav Vision 2009, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plain

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