FCCA, CFE, CISA, CIA
Residence: Kolkata, India
A seasoned professional in finance and accounting domain, I bring value to my organization by leveraging my rich experience and the ability to blend into multicultural environments to extract maximum output from differently talented minds.
Designed, developed and delivered frameworks and processes for accounting and audit.
Managed working capital, banking, financial consolidation, auditing & compliance functions.
Led finance and accounting teams in multinational environments.
Risk management and internal control
Integrated internal audit in IPPF & ITAF.
Financial reporting in IFRS and US GAAP
Revenue Cycle Management
Business process re-engineering
CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner certification from ACFE, USA.
CISA - Certified Information System Auditor certification from ISACA, USA.
CIA - Certified Internal Auditor certification from IIA, USA.
ACCA - Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.
B. Com (Honours) – Graduation from University of Calcutta, India.
IT skills - ERP: Oracle, SAP, Sage, Tally; Applications: MS – Office, Internet applications.
Communication –Native proficiency in English. Fluent in Hindi and Bengali.
Validity of documents - Indian passport till 2028, USA B-1 visa till October 2020.
Vice President – Finance
The KPC Medical College and Hospital. Kolkata, India. Since December 2018.
Stabilized the Finance and Accounts function and developed strong internal controls.
Reporting to Group Chairman; responsibilities include:
Develop a comprehensive zero based budget.
Buld a framework for revenue cycle management.
Ensure statutory compliance, internal control and risk management.
Interact with Group Chairman with financial and MIS reports on a periodic basis.
Group Internal Auditor
Thumbay Group. Ajman, United Arab Emirates. July 2014 –January 2018
Healthcare provider, operating the chain of Thumbay Hospitals and the Gulf Medical University.
Diversified to multiple sectors including hospitality, retail, trading and real estate.
Elevated the internal audit function to IPPF standards, established by the IIA,USA.
Significantly contributed to the revenue cycle management process at the hospitals.
Reporting to Group Head of Internal Audit; responsibilities included-
Develop and implement the control self-assessment framework including risk control matrices.
Participate in developing the annual audit plan based on the degree of risk at respective areas.
Ascertain the scope & objective of the financial, operational, IT and compliance audits.
Formulate and manage the internal audit schedule for the 12 business divisions of the group.
Ensure compliance to regulations and performance standards - JCI, CAP, CHEDS & HACCP.
Review of healthcare insurance claims as a part of revenue cycle management.
Identify risks in the revenue cycle and liaise with management to mitigate those risks.
Monitor divisional rolling budgets. Follow up on action points with operations, to control cost.
Implement effective fraud prevention and detection measures. Lead special investigations
Review of IT audits for the organisation, performed as per ITAF standards set by ISACA.
Ensure quality, timeliness and usefulness of the audit reports.
Manager – Global Client Operations
Genpact. Kolkata, India. February 2013 - January 2014
Global shared services provider. Account –Amgen. Multinational bio pharmaceutical company.
Successfully led the transition of corporate accounting and global consolidations process.
Achieved stability mode earlier than envisaged in the plan.
Reporting to Service Delivery Head, responsibilities included-
Manage robust knowledge transfer training and documentation during the transition phase.
Conduct the global month-end consolidations process to deliver close package on time.
Ensure full compliance to Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
Financial Controller - UK clients
Just Financial Outsourcing. Mohali, India. December 2008 - January 2013
Audit, accounting, tax and financial consultancy - shared service provider.
Business sectors included real estate, construction, general services, hospitality, retail.
Reduced payroll costs by 27%, through optimal resource utilisation.
Consistently met/exceeded client expectations with a team of 40 multi-disciplined professionals.
Reporting to the Director – UK clients; responsibilities included-
Develop policies and procedures, set productivity targets and implement a common operating model to ensure effective & efficient delivery with overall reduction in cost of delivery.
Business process management. Streamline, stabilise and improve business processes.
Build SOPs, ISO 31000 &COSO based internal controls and business continuity plans.
Execute risk based internal audit. Report and explain business risks to the client.
Ensure that a comprehensive strategic asset management plan is in place.
Formulate departmental rolling budgets, provide variance analysis, reduce costs.
Minimise VAT liability.ReviewVAT,corporation and self-assessment tax returns.
Manage financial information, review and deliver financial statements prepared as per IFRS.
Assist the financial consultancy division on facilitating funds for clients.
Support the credit control team in providing effective collection services.
ASH Associates. (Accounting & Audit Firm)London, United Kingdom. March 2004 - November 2008
Rose through the ranks from the position of Accountant to Practice Manager.
Increased revenue many folds by introducing new services and expanding client base.
Successfully managed multiple operations with teams comprised of different nationals.
Reporting to the Senior Partner, responsibilities included-
Lead audits of limited companies. Execute audits with available talent, within budget and time.
Review statutory accounts and various tax returns. Prepare accounts from incomplete records.
Supervise efficient and cost-effective VAT services. Liaise with HMRC on VAT enquiries.
Design & implement accounting process management framework with sound controls.
Conduct internal audit for SME clients; analyse risks, review efficiency of processes, test effectiveness and adequacy of controls and make appropriate recommendations.
Executive – Finance & Accounts
Whirlpool India. New Delhi, India. March 2000 - December 2003
Consumer durable products manufacturer.
Received reward and promotion for successfully organising the internal control adequacy exercise, for Sarbanes Oxley section 404 compliance at the manufacturing plant.
At commercial department - Provide analytical support to senior management for value chain analysis. Evaluate product profitability. Assist in pricing and mix optimisation.
At plant - Play a key role in cost reduction.Prepare departmental rolling budgets, variance analysis and management information system reports. Check SOP adherence and report exceptions.
Ray, Basu & Associates. Kolkata, India. December 1996-February 2000
Chartered Accountants providing audit, taxation and consulting services.
Audit of limited companies.
Preparation of various tax returns.