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Manager, Internal Audit and Advisory Services

Toronto, ON, Canada
December 26, 2019

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Jalpa Lalith Motta, CA (India), CPA Candidate

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Career Profile

Chartered Accountant from India with over 6 years of work experience in diverse geographies

Specialisation in Internal Audits, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Identification and Assessment workshops, testing Internal Controls, conducting end to end process reviews across various industries

Preparation of policies and Standard Operating Procedures along with process maps and flowcharts

M&A Advisory services and financial due diligence reviews

Development and testing of financial models and long term financial forecasts for business valuations and capital raising

Preparation of Business plans and feasibility reports for entities from diverse industries

Experience in Finance & Accounts, MIS Reports, treasury, transfer pricing and cost accounting

Proven working knowledge of MS Office suite with advanced knowledge of excel including macros and data analysis techniques, Idea Caseware, SAP ERP, Teammate Internal Audit Software

Professional Experience

Grant Thornton: Manager – Advisory Services, Gaborone, Botswana: August 2017 – May 2019,

Off-shore consultancy Contract: Manager – Advisory Services: June 2019 – November 2019

Key accomplishments:

Joined as an Assistant Manager, promoted to Manager within 6 months owing to dedicated and focused approach to assignments and contribution to development of advisory team

Published Thought Leadership article on Financial Services Industry

Research of current economic & industry trends and publication of Botswana’s Economic Outlook

Roles & Responsibilities: Business Risk Advisory Services

Conducted Strategic and Operational risk assessment workshops and preparation of risk register in alignment to the client’s strategy, risk policies and risk tolerance and appetite statements according to COSO framework

Planning and execution of risk based internal audit fieldwork to assess efficiency and effectiveness of client’s internal controls, managerial policies and programs and propose improvements to systems and processes for clients across industries (Financial Services, Telecom, Government regulators, Retail, Healthcare) with audit coverage of all end to end business processes

Participated in process understanding meetings, walkthroughs, designed risk based internal audit plans & performed audit procedures to evaluate the soundness, efficiency & effectiveness of controls

Reviewed quality of fieldwork and deliverables ensuring the completion of appropriate programs and communicated process improvement recommendations with senior levels of Management as well as with the Audit Committee and Board of Directors to improve client's operational efficiencies

Follow up audits to review, monitor and assess implementation of management’s action plans

Planned, co-ordinated and supervised staff auditors’ work for Internal Audit Projects and Enterprise Risk Management services to continuously develop strengths and identify areas for improvement

Roles & Responsibilities: Business development and Team Management

Identification of opportunities, preparation of proposals, capability statements and submission of tenders as part of Business Development activities for achieving targets as per business plan

Developing and maintaining client relationships and understanding industry trends and issues

Provided on the job training to team members and conducted knowledge sharing/ coaching sessions

Recruitment and on boarding of new staff to develop service line capabilities

Ernst & Young (EY), India: Consultant – Risk Advisory Services, March 2014 – April 2016

Key accomplishments:

Entrusted with responsibilities of engagement manager for all the engagements including independent account management & driving effective client interaction

Received “KUDOS” award as appreciation of excellent commitment and exemplary performance

Roles & Responsibilities

Led internal audit engagements of a leading group of healthcare organisations spread across 8 locations in South India. Processes reviewed include procurement, inventory, revenue, fixed assets, HR & payroll, finance, treasury & facilities management

Team lead of internal audit of a leading garment manufacturing industry. Areas of review include procurement, payroll, fixed assets, taxation and FEMA compliances

Conducted critical reviews of organisation re-structuring, roles and responsibilities definition, sales incentive modelling and MIS framework for a retail textile industry

Part of internal audit of a software company which involved review of HR and payroll and travel management processes

Conducted Financial Compliance Framework reviews of spices processing & exports company

Led mystery shopping assignments for jewellery business and automobile industry

Larsen & Toubro Limited, India: Finance Executive, October 2011 – February 2014

Key Accomplishments:

Being team leader of finance department and core team member of the SAP integration team, achieved successful integration of data, systems and reports during a merger of two SBUs

Roles & Responsibilities

Analysed financial data and preparing MIS reports for management to enable strategic decisions

Preparation of Strategic Plan and Corporate Finance Budgets

Preparation of financial statements and ageing analysis of customer receivables and payables

Liaised with commercial banks, Reserve Bank of India, statutory auditors and consultants

Management Accounting, Product wise costing, Overhead Reports and Variance Analysis

Cost Audit Reporting compliances and Transfer Pricing audit

Dealt with forward exchange contracts and hedge accounting for financial derivatives

Professional qualifications

Associate Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2011 (Secured All India Rank 28th in Common proficiency Test)

Bachelors in Commerce degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India in 2009

Associate Certified Professional Accountant (ACPA) from Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2016

Working towards CPA, preparing to appear for CFE (Final exam) in 2020

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