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Manager Accounting

Mississauga, ON, Canada
October 03, 2019

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Shirish Sharma

Post graduation in Finance from IIM Calcutta (Indian Institute Of Management Calcutta-India)

Mississauga, ON - L5N3J6 * 647-***-**** *


CPA- Enrolled in CPA.

Post Graduation: - Executive Program in Applied finance

The Indian Institute of Management- Calcutta India, India, 2016-17

Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting and Finance)

Lala Lajpat Rai college, Mumbai University, India, 2007

Professional Summary:

•Around 9+ years of hands on FP&A, Financial reporting, Business finance, P&L Creation and analysis, supply chain, Reconciliation, MIS, Accounting and vendor management experience with exceptional skills like Receivable and payable management, Budgeting and variance analysis, Reconciliation, Risk Analysis, Ledger scrutiny, Compliance, Inventory management, Negotiations, Process improvement & Atomization, Management reporting, Audit support.

•Strong working experience on financial tools like SAP, CRM, QuickBooks, Hyperion, Oracle JD Edwards, Tally ERP, Decision support system, MS Excel (Vlookup, Hlookup, Pivot table, conditioning etc), Macros, PowerPoint, Word etc.

•Possess Strong knowledge in Vendor management, FP&A, Margin analysis, Receivable management, Revenue assurance, Billing, Cost optimization and other aspects of Finance.

•Experience working as an active team member, supporting the team in month end closing activities, management reporting, Presentations and other ad hoc work assigned.

•Experience working as a team lead for a team of 3 people managing full cycle of Accounting, providing them necessary training and guiding them in building reporting tools such as margin and sales MIS, Inventory planning MIS, Audit assistance tracker etc.

•An effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to relate to people at any level of business and management.


Reliance Retail Limited Aug’17 – Aug’19

India’s largest private sector company with Revenue worth USD 8 Billion with presence in apparel, FMCG, consumer electronics, e-commerce, jewelry, Telecom etc.

Deputy Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis (FMCG Business)

Forecasting and Advisory support in the areas of MIS, reconciliation, Margin Analysis and process validation for FMCG business.

●Managed month end closing activities such as billing, revenue assurance and accuracy of cost booking in SAP. Evaluating and validating category wise margin before financial period closure.

●Handled vendor and customer reconciliation, receivables & Payables for timely resolution of open issues as per organizational guidelines.

●Actively participation in Budgeting, variance analysis, business report atomization and Management presentation.

●Facilitated and evaluating margin report on brand, family, segment and brick level on weekly & monthly basis, highlighting the Grey areas to the management and resolving the same with stipulated timeframe.

●Validating retail store incentives, Quarterly and Yearly Target incentives and other non regular income for the business. Participating in internal audit related to margin, invoicing, recovery, compliance etc.

●Validation of “Terms of Trade” Finalized with vendor’s & customers, Approving new vendor’s on board after scrutinizing their compliance as per FMCG law of India.

●Effectively managing and circulating inventory MIS, analyzing inventory balance and trend, forecasting and budgeting for purchases based on monthly sales, festive season trend and brand support.


Bringing down the outstanding debtors to less than 30 days ageing by rigorous weekly meetings, follow-ups and query resolution.

Reliance Retail Limited Apr’12 – sep’14

India’s largest private sector company with Revenue worth USD 8 Billion with presence in apparel, FMCG, consumer electronics, e-commerce, jewelry, Telecom etc.

Deputy Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis (Consumer Electronic & Franchise Business)

Financial Planning and Analysis support in areas of Management reporting, Expense analysis, Headcount analysis, Budgeting process.

●Managed monthly P&L statement for the franchise model based service business. Validating franchise margin reconciliation, cost optimization, day to day billing etc.

●Analysis of actual numbers, tracking variances vs. recent outlook and submitting variance analysis to senior management for necessary actions.

●Implementing process improvements/automation to increase cash flow, reduce costs, margin improvement’s.

●Validating monthly insurance premium on products sold through stores, co-ordination with Insurance company.

●Effectively driving the receivables & Payable process on weekly basis, cross department co-ordination, managing compliance tracker.

●In-depth Expenses analysis by sourcing information from various systems, comparison of same with budget and enabling senior management to achieve expense discipline.


Track record on outstanding recovery from Bajaj Finance pending since 2012-13 by completing end-to-end reconciliation for products sold through “Easy Finance Scheme” in Reliance Retail.

Smile Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. Jun’09 – Mar’12.

E-commerce and advertising agency group with more than 12 subsidiaries under one group.


Preparation of financial statements, review of trial balance, corporate accounting, variance analysis and debtors ageing analysis.

●Preparation of monthly performance reports for each campaign, comparison and reconciliation of the same with performance reported by respective businesses followed by thorough analysis and one to one communication.

●Created business SOP’s related to procurement, finance & Accounts, MIS etc.

●Monthly, quarterly and yearly closing. Posting entries of AP, AR, journal entries in accounting software.

●Prepared Sales MIS, revenue MIS and outstanding billing MIS on weekly basis. Evaluation of the campaign wise margin’s on weekly basis and highlighting the issues.

●Effectively managed Vendor and bank reconciliation, bank liaising work, approving employee salary and non-salary claim vouchers and reimbursements, filing and auditing on monthly basis.

●Updating the receivables, payable, supplier and customer ledger’s, cash projection on weekly and monthly basis.

●Calculated cost estimates, Revenue projection and approval of release orders to the publishers for initiating online campaigns. Variance analysis of campaign margin and cost and escalation of revenue leakages.

●Taking care of non-accounting roles such as day to day administration, Clerical roles etc.


Successfully designed and implemented “Campaign master” a weekly MIS tracker for capturing & Evaluating campaign wise performance of brands, publishers, margin etc.

People Interactive pvt ltd. Jul’08 – May’09

E-commerce Giant with presence in matrimony, real estate, film production.


●Booking of PO/SO, Invoicing, expense & income entries and other admin/support expenses in accounting.

●Effectively handled vendor payments, Managed Bank and vendor reconciliation, Debtors MIS.

●Evaluating customer credit period and credit limit on timely basis depending upon market research, business volume and other financial credits.

●Assisting internal and statutory auditor for audit related to expenses line items. Developed process notes for financial system migration from “Tally” to ERP.


Implemented payment ageing tracker in order to capture and disburse vendor payment’s employee re-imbursement’s on stipulated time frame as company guidelines.

tata consultancy services ltd. may’07 – jul’08

3rd most valued IT Service Company in the world


●Processing regular expense invoices of Vendor’s in Oracle for further validation and payment.

●Updating and scrutiny of vendor TIN/PAN/TDS/CST/MVAT and other Tax compliance.

●Assisting in Audit related to AP Payment process & Vendor/Bank reconciliation.


Successful validation of vendor compliance related to accounts payable process such as VAT tax, PAN updating, Epayment (Bank details) document in ERP in order to process timely and accurate payment.

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