AJAY KUMAR SINGH
***-***, *** **** ****, Toronto, Ontario, M9B6C5
HIGHLIGHT of QUALIFICATIONS
CA per ICAO, Canada, meeting GAAP's depth of competency in Performance & Measurement Reporting,Finance, Management Decision-Making and Audit achieved under leading professionals of PwC, TCS, WHO.
Extensive multi-functional experience across corporate finance, strategic planning, new business development and corporate administration gained in challenging environments of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) a Big 4 public accounting firm, Tata(TCS) a leading consultant firm and World Health Organization (WHO) a UN world body.
Knowledgeable about current accounting practices covering Accounting Principles(GAAP),Auditing Standards, regulatory standards of ASPE, International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS) and Income Tax Act (ITA) which helps in risk assessment, planning, preparing and completing working papers, financial statements and tax returns.
Well-developed business acumen and analytical skills to identify irregularities and deficiencies in financial reports.
Proven team player for group of 10 and providing leadership by building and inspiring team to achieve set goals.
Effective oral and written communications and presentations skills and ability to collaborate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization as well with client taking its suggestions and queries for review.
Proficient in accounting, auditing, tax software like Caseware, QuickBooks, Sage, TaxPrep, office suites- Word, Excel covering Macros and Lotus and acquiring SAP part of ERP covering HANA (finance, control) under expert.
Achieved recognition in PwC in assurance, internal auditing services from its clients in manufacturing, finance like Alcan, Tata, Birla, Thapar, Shell, Grindlays, National Insurance and Scotiabank.
Developed standard financial reporting for own client as well for review requirements of Big 4, RBC, CRA.
Mitigated exchange loss US$1.2M.in World Health Organization by substituting local currency funding in US$.
Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills by building accounting teams at WHO for uninterrupted work flow.
Reduced month-end closure time from 5 days to 4 in WHO and in Alliance Atlantis for faster financial reporting.
Integrated WHO regional accounts with its regional head office to achieve efficiency and faster consolidation.
Formulated and designed audit programs in WHO to comply with regulations for accurate financial statements.
Demonstrated usefulness of consultancy report of Tata (TCS) to its user which resulted in recovering due fees.
Intuit Co., leading software company and owner of TurboTax, QuickBooks March- May, 2019
Tax Expert- Seasonal-Remote addressing individuals in assessing their income including their business too.
Senior Accountant worked on CaseWare in implementing ASPE with leading public accounting firm:
Armstrong Szewczyk Tobias LLP, Toronto, executed NTR, Review report based on risk February-March, 2018 Newman & Sveresky LLP, Toronto, executed NTR report and tax returns on TaxPrep June- July, 2017
DNA a CPA CA firm, Toronto and as well running own consultancy 2015- present (except when full time working)
Executive Accountant (on contract) in DNA and running own accounting, tax and financial services
Complied per ASPE, GAAP, IFRS standard in financial reporting for NTR, Review and audit using QuickBooks.
Analyzed financial statements and prepared tax returns on TaxPrep for individuals (T1) and corporations (T2).
Ensured Tax planning through media credit for advertising corporation; experienced mutual fund tax returns.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Toronto, a Big 4 public accounting firm April, 2014-April, 2015
Senior Associate in Audit and Assurance group
Ensured compliance of IFRS standard including management fees calculation in Scotiabank's asset management.
Planned financials checking to derive correct value and minimize risk of GlaxoSmithKline in its takeover of Baxter's.
Coordinated in assessment of SCM insurance company's takeover, carried cost audit of Oxford Properties.
Executed operational audit on Aura (PwC's patent) of manufacturing, trading (TBS), government and city.
1743174 Inc,, consulting firm, and self-employed rendering accounting, tax services 2009-2013
Finance Consultant/ Senior Accountant in finance
Planned financial statements including accounts consolidation for financial reporting under ASPE, GAAP, IFRS.
Complied financial reporting for Notice to Reader, Review, audit report, OMDC tax returns, and GST returns.
Executed accounts closure on QuickBooks, tax returns on TaxPrep and monitored payroll processing of Ceridian.
John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd., Toronto, dealing with publishing business 2007- 2009
Senior Accountant in corporate headquarter
Developed procedure for reconciliation statement of inter-country, head office for accurate financial reporting.
Analyzed monthly 4 countries statements, inventory, royalty statements, GST, PST returns and payables.
Participated in SOX implementation program and monitored expense statements on JD Edwards’s system.
Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., Toronto, leader in media business 2004- 2006
Equity Accountant in media including television serial production
Handled full cycle accounting with year-end schedules and monitored GST,NRTax,CRTC returns on Epicor.
Analyzed 4 company financial statement for reporting on variance analysis, payables and fixed assets.
Reconciled 4 inter-company balances and 13 bank accounts in different currency for monthly closure.
Provided support for the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and review by CRA, Statistics Canada.
State Street, Watts, ICASO, National Ballet.Kinko’s, Purba,Sunsations,Toronto, Accountant 2001–2004
Reconciled and updated accounts of financial service corporation like State Street, Watts, GrowthWorks.
Compiled budget of Kinko’s and accounts on Accpac of NPO-ICASO, NBS and on Sage of retailer Sunsations.
Achieved profits for trader Purba of $70K through exchange gain accounting, interest saving on payables.
Increased cash flow at Purba by reducing (a) receivables period (b) payroll of $30K and (c) inventory.
World Health Organization (WHO) United Nations Organization, New Delhi 1990-2001
Senior Accountant-Assistant to Chief Budget and Finance Officer of UN regulatory body on world health
Implemented United Nations regulations covering GAAP principles on financial reporting.
Evaluated and assessed internal control to ensure organization’s objectives and goals were met.
Supervised staff of 10, ensured timely payments of payroll of $7.2M. and monitored status of $ 10M program.
Managed receivables and payables by devising procedures on dues and cost-benefit analysis for payables.
Due diligence exercised and assessed related processes and their effectiveness relating to budgets preparation.
Established and maintained funds per budget program with adjustments as required on evaluation.
Planned cash management for accurate, timely and non-interrupted flow of funds for 10 countries program.
Contributed to IBM's in-house software development for uniformity in worldwide financial reporting.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), New Delhi, worldwide consulting firm as Senior Systems and Financial Consultant
TVA, New Delhi, India's leading public accounting firm as Manager-Senior Auditor/Consultant
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Kolkata, a Big 4 public accounting firm
Chartered Accountant trainee- Articleship for Chartered Accountant, India
Audited bank, insurance, manufacturing and oil companies like Grindlays, National, Alcan and Shell.
Gained knowledge of various statutes and implementation of same while carrying out substantive audit.
CPA CA,CICA-completed Capstone 2;practical training fulfilled; CFE-in progress for Canadian practicing licence.
CPA, USA - in progress- succeeded in one paper; practicing license requirement met.
CA, India(ICAI)-Management Accounting (MAC)- post CA for which earned recognition from ICAI.
CA, India (ICAI )- CA credential earned with practicing licence through practical training with PwC.
H&R course of Canada's taxation completed with certificate in personal tax (T1).
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)- University of Calcutta, India.