Be part of the executive leadership team and make a
significant contribution in achieving Organization’s objectives by capitalizing on experience in managing businesses – financial operations, corporate structuring and compliance, simultaneously leveraging core strengths of strategic management and fund raising along with global perspective
& entrepreneurial drive towards creating and enhancing value for all stakeholders
Head Finance, Accounts & Admin
Sankhyaa Learning (P) Ltd., Chennai - India
Ranjan Ray Chaudhuri
A dynamic individual with more than 17 years of comprehensive experience as a senior-level leader with an established performance record in corporate controls, direction of accounting and tax functions in service sector. Strong analytical skills coupled with commitment to excellence and ability to drive efficiency and financial performance improvement. Analyze, initiate and implements internal controls as well as automate and streamline systems and operations to increase productivity, quality and efficiency. Finance Controllership
Brief Description: (team size - 8 people)
Spearhead financial planning, analysis and reporting functions of the Group (this includes 5 associate companies).
Instrumental in setting up the finance department and implementing financial controls & procedures. Ensuring that financial processes are robust, efficient and effective.
Responsible for general F & A operation, finalization of accounts, tax matters (direct & indirect), audit, controls & compliances.
Leading the formulation of the annual budgets, periodic forecasts, variance analysis and reviews. Capex budget formulation and capex management for the new and existing assets. It also includes Cash flow and financial projections for future years.
Assisting Top Management with Growth, expansion strategies & planning, corporate strategies, pricing strategy, including financial modeling for PE funding, due diligence audit, Investors relationship & etc. Participating in decision-making at the highest levels.
Tender document validation, contract negotiation, legal document drafting and validation, Contract Negotiation & etc.
Cash flow & Fund management and other treasury functions which includes interaction with Banks for setting up derivative limits to cover foreign exchange exposures, for setting up working capital limits including Bank Guarantees. Also includes fund management and working capital requirements for the entire group. Responsible for regular investment of idle funds to generate additional income for the company.
Responsible for providing analysis of management accounts and producing year end accounts that comply with relevant accounting standards. Responsible for audit, tax and other statutory compliances, including corporate secretarial matters.
Enforced adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation was approved and available such that all purchases and other expenses may pass independent audits. Maintaining strong financial controls and cost control measures within the company through regular process and policy review as well as staff training. Ensure efficient utilization of resources.
Authorizing procurement and payment functions.
Ensure statutory compliance, Liasoning and communication with Banks / STPI / Income tax authorities/ RBI/ External Auditors and Government departments. Representing the company before Income Tax/GST & other Government authorities/Depts.
Performance measurement, internal HR policy formulation and improvements. DEC 2009 – Present
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Bachelor in Commerce
University of Calcutta – Kolkata, India
F & A Operations and Reporting
Budgeting, Forecasting & Analysis
Cash flow Management & Treasury Functions
Process & Organizational Improvements
NOV 2007 – DEC 2009
ICICI Bank Limited, Chennai - India
Brief Description: (team size – individual contributor)
Financial Credit & Viability analysis of proposals, preparation of CMA, Risk determination of loan portfolio, restructuring of loans etc., Industry analysis, Inter firm comparison, Exposure calculation of the proposal & over-all industry exposure from bank's overall portfolio exposure. Structuring the proposal with a brief write-up about the loan proposal highlighting the key matters including risk factors and its’ mitigates, presenting the case before the sanctioning forum.
Reverting to Audit queries for both pre-sanction and post sanction audits.
Played a key role in structuring the deal based on proper understanding of customer’s fund requirements after adhering to banks security norms. Auditing, Taxation, Controls & Compliances
Global Strategic Financial Planning & Analysis
S K I L L S
Member of Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India
Sports - Swimming, Cricket, Football and
Others - Painting, Cooking and reading
Actively participated in various Social
Service Projects and Events
DATE OF BIRTH
October 26th, 1972
Flat S1, 3rd Block, 2nd Floor,
‘PACE PRANA’, Padikuppam Road,
Anna Nagar West,
Chennai -600040, Tamilnadu, India
Manager Finance & Accounts
Ma foi Management Consultants Ltd., Chennai - India OCT 2004 – NOV 2007 Brief Description: (team size – 21 people)
Preparation of Consolidated Overseas Financial Statements, MIS Reporting on Overseas Subsidiaries performance
Responsible for overseeing and supervising subsidiary companies finance departments located in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Bahrain, UK and USA.
Monitoring debtors’ movement of each overseas location - this includes reporting, analyzing and interpreting the AR aging reports for status on outstanding receivables and highlighting the same for corrective action.
Monitoring Forex movement & adherence to RBI and FEMA regulations,
Cost analysis, Revenue target set up for each subsidiary in consultation with the Country Heads and Group CFO.
Budgeting, Forecasting and variance analysis for each subsidiary company.
Preparation of Cash flow Statement
Coordinating with Bank, Service tax Department, Reserve Bank of India, Internal Auditor & Statutory Auditor.
Analyze and reconcile inter-company balances.
Ensuring adherence with respective local formalities and regulations.
Coordinating with the respective Country Heads and Accounts Mangers to evolve systems and tools to enable a better sense of financial control and discipline within the Business unit.
Formulating Business reports & MIS system
Instrumental in implementing, testing, process mapping and migrating data to Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (ERP) accounting software from the current accounting system.
Integration of Finance online with Microsoft Dynamic Great Plain. Branch Accountant
Birla Home Finance Limited, Kolkata - India
NOV 2002 – APR 2004
Brief Description: : (team size – 5 people)
Responsibilities includes Accounting, Finalization of Branch Account till TB Stage and MIS reporting to HO,
Reporting & Analysis of Home Loan Statement
Fund Management at the Branch level and reporting to HO Treasury
Variance analysis of Expenditure vis a vis budget
Recovery Report of Debtors, Business Reports of Sanctions and Disbursements.
Compliance with Statutory matters including NHB guidelines and TDS returns
Managing FD Operation mobilized at the Branch and monitoring the functioning of recurring deposit department for the product called ‘Easy Home Loan Deposit Scheme’.
Vendor Management, procurement and payments.
IT SKILLS & PROFICIENCY
Well conversant with the use of
Windows, Unix, Open office, Tally 7.2 & 6.3, and Tally ERP 9.0
ERP- Oracle and Microsoft Dynamic Great Plain
Completed Oracle Application Developer and Web Deployment Master Course conducted by ORACLE CORPORATION from STG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED. (Course content - Oracle 8i, Designer 2000, Developer 2000, Oracle Application Server). REFERENCE
References available on request