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Associate Manager

Silver Spring, MD
June 06, 2023

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Gayathri Kolandasamy

PHONE: (91-988******* EMAIL: ADDRESS: Coimbatore, 641042



MBA Finance and graduate with

more than 18 years of experience in

Finance which includes 14 + years of

FP&A reporting, Global procurement,

Global supplier management, T&E,

service at leading organisations like HCL

State Street, HP & TCS.



Presently associated with State Street HCL Service as Associate Manager – F&A : Expense centre-FP&A, Supplier HUB, T&E, P2P process

• Skilled in leading process, team, stakeholder and client management

• Focused on continuous improvement in metrics & SLA, TAT, transitions, training & performance management

• Entrusted with the role of Lead at HCL after successfully completing CP

• Effective communicator with excellent time management, team building skills

• Expert in gathering requirements, developing, implementing solutions, partnering closely with stakeholders to achieve higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness

• Proven talent in driving Kaizens & Automation initiatives for reducing cycle time, enhancing process efficiency & minimising errors

• Focused more to drive the team with Zero escalation and decent balance score every month.

• Supporting Senior management team and department heads at HCL with in-depth details on KPI metrics,new transitions, projects

& Ideas, process review calls, MEC challenges, BCP plan

• RCM, ORI & OM was on priority for any concerns or query raised from stakeholders for regulatory impact

• Proficiency in monitoring and reviewing reports within time & accuracy norms

• Resourceful in analysing staff by Hierarchy Headcount Report as well as evaluating operating expenses reports, Professional Fees Reporting, Travel Expenses Report

• Experience in a shared services environment in Supplier Set ups, Employee Expense Reimbursement and Finance Procurement processes

Tableau certification

Advanced technical skills in Excel, SAP

( end user level), Essbase, Oracle,

cloud, and PowerPoint experience

with reporting tools



Financial Process Operations

Global Vendor Management

Process Enhancement/ Transitions

Budgeting / Forecasting

T&E - AP

FMCG Accounting / Reconciliations

MIS Reporting/ KPI/ TAT & SLAs

Client Relationship Management

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Associate Manager – FP&A – Expenses Insight centre, Supplier HUB, Travel & Expense Feb 2015 - Present State Street HCL Service, Coimbatore, TN

Currently working as one of the F&A Lead for 18+ Headcount - Expense Insight Centre, GPS team Visited Boston, USA for transition on pilot project in April 2015 Expenses Insight Center :

• Leading the team in building Operating exp reports to understand the expense trend

• Support the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting processes, including detailed analytics and financial recommendations related to goal setting process

• Sharing analysis on expenses around financials in decision making towards comp and non-comp reports

• Build detailed Expenses -level models, run scenario analyses, and perform ad-hoc analyses to assist executive management in making financing, budgeting, decisions.

• Executing all planning process for the respective BU’s from monthly forecast to annual budget with multiple year/month look for operating expenses for controlling business cost

• Executing all planning process for the respective BU’s from monthly forecast to annual budget with multiple year/month look for operating expenses for controlling business cost

• Validating Global Hierarchy report and Global Material Requisition Reports.

• Reviewing and approving Finance procurement approvals - ePass, Beeline for all IT related procurement deals/request which requires PO creation.

• Validate the Purchase requisitions to ensure if they are in line with the submitted forecast and budget values

• Project and Initiatives: Worked extensively on Automation of reports and streamlining of the same, saved around 1.5 FTE (approx..)

AP (P2P) & Global Supplier HUB mngt:

• Monitoring supplier maintenance tickets are supervised and tracked and completed by performing due diligence within agreed SLA and follow escalation procedure as appropriate

• Complete In charge of vendor master management

• Providing timely clarification to queries raised by Team, handle onshore expectations

• Perform, Daily QA check on previous day maintenance activity completed by Team and discuss anomalies on the daily stand-up call

• Internal system governance (Policy Check) to ensure vendor database is complied with other region-specific standalone systems: Oracle, Cloud & SUN

• Working closely with Contract Admin Team on Contract Life Cycle Management

• Supervising invoice processing, query resolution, Invoice reconciliation, Payments activities Travel & Expenses (T&E) :

• Monitoring global T&E process, and ensuring expense information submitted are approved in accordance with the expense reimbursement policy

• Work in tandem with the Accounts Payable Team within Shared Services.

• Ensuring team is Performing initial check for global expense reports and ensure data accuracy regarding expense information and submitted receipts.

• Educating team to be vigilantly in contacting employees for incomplete/inaccurate expense reports.

• Assist in resolving errors or escalating expenses to attain the necessary level of approval. P f d l fl d i ll l i h h

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MBA. Finance - BN Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences, Mysore University in 2002- 2004 B.Com. Finance -SBRR Mahajan’s First Grade College, Mysore University in 1999-2002 Production Lead – FAM June 2008 – Feb 2015

Hewlett- Packard, Chennai, TN

• Supported end-to-end process (creation to closure of projects) contributed in Creating Project, Sales Order & Contract Master in SAP

• Assisted in the preparation of annual budget and monthly re-forecast in conjunction with Project Managers and Industry Leads

• Performed month / year-end closing activities entailing reviewing and posting of all inventories related Journal entries

• Conducted analysis to check difference in Production & Booking Systems and General Ledger

• Undertook Inventory, Fixed Assets, set-up standard cost for the respective PLs

• Interacted with WW & Finance contacts globally daily

• Maintained records of CAPA on monthly basis & prepared action plan for repeatable errors

• KPI metrics reporting

Production Lead – FAM Team- F&A June 2008 – Feb 2015 Senior Associate – Quality & Research Reporting ( Client :AC Nielsen) Jan 2007 – June 2008 Tata Consultancy services, Chennai, TN

• Contributed in Aging Matrix report-quality checking of various business record

• Updating the client whether the business is open operating, closed, future opening or verifiable Finance Coordinator – F&A Sep 2004 - Dec 2006

N Ranga Rao and sons( Cycle pure incense stick), Mysore, KA

• Processed travel expenses & other reimbursement settlements for Staff & Executives of Corporate

• Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial results (both at standalone and consolidation level) for management purpose

• Analysis of business metrics and KPIs, Pricing sheet for all the allocated products as per Policy

• Training lead at corporate

Achievements :

Promoted to senior positions on account of excellent performance and received awards and appreciations

• Employee Performance Award in 2009 & 2013, at HP

• Recognition in the Living Our Values FY11 & FY13 at HP

• Best Team Award in 2010 at HP & 2015, 2018 at SSHCL

• Best Extra miller award and Idea Initiator at SSHCL 2018, 2019 & 2020

• “O infinity” winner for FY 2020 & 2021 at SSHCL for exceptional performance

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