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MBA with 4 yrs of experience in corporate finance,end-to-end P2P cycle

Mumbai, MH, 400076, India
August 24, 2012

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Swati Gilra

C-***/*, Lake Lucerne, Lake Homes Phase III, Powai . Mumbai

Home: 022-******** . Cell: 91-730******* .

Executive Summary

Confident, articulate and resourceful professional with a total of 4 years

(3 years in the US) of multi-national experience in Finance processes.

. Proven ability in learning business processes, analytical thinking and

problem solving skills.

. Detail-oriented and meticulous, follow through on individual tasks &

multiple assignments with minimum supervision.

. Functional hands-on experience using SAP R/3 enterprise software

(v4.7) & SAP ECC FI/CO and MM modules, ARIBA, ERS, APEX.

. Proficient with MS Office (XP); Diploma in computer applications.

. Demonstrate good understanding of the end-to-end Procurement-to-

payment (P2P) process, Reconciliations & Vendor Management. Helped

maintain/create excellent relationship with vendors by researching &

resolving complex cases.

. Knowledge of HR procedures including applicant tracking, initial

screenings, orientations, performance evaluations, employee training


Professional Experience

Diageo Plc NA January 2008 - November 2009 Norwalk, CT

Regional Finance Analyst - Procure-to-Pay (P2P)

. Reconciled vendor's current statement with Diageo's statement of


. Researched & resolved complex issues related to open, parked and

blocked Invoices & provided a link between Diageo's A/P department,

local market end users (people at the plant), procurement and vendors.

. Assessed regular PO's, ARIBA PO's, Scheduling Agreements, ERS vendors,

Invoices and Workflows in SAP & resolved P&B issues.

. Interfaced with Vendors, Procurement, Finance, A/P, shared services at

DBSC and End users & followed up for cleaning SAP backlog.

. Weekly SAP reporting of P&B for Diageo Canada Supply & the Beer group;

Monitored vendor accounts periodically for areas of concern;

Researched, processed and posted invoices with issues to ensure the

payment status to be current.

. Reviewed, tracked & followed up for recovering duplicate payments &

credits to positively impact Diageo's cash flow.

. Analyzed & recommended changes in payment terms and methods to improve

the Payment to Terms metrics.

. Represented Accounts Payable team on many other ad-hoc business

critical projects, reporting & specialized Payables business


. Identified resources for training needs within Diageo so as to

increase efficiency in the P2P process.

. Proactively participated in R&D to enhance P2P processes and drive

increased efficiencies. Created benchmark processes with the vendors

for faster and accurate invoice processing.

UBS Investment Bank September 2006 - October 2007 Stamford, CT

A/P Analyst

. Created & maintained a database of returned checks; analyzed related

issues using SAP & OPTIMA (An internal invoice processing project of

UBS); proposed and implemented solutions to resolve them and helped in

clearing outstanding invoices.

. Assumed responsibility to re-organize and update the vendor master

records in reference to their current remittance details resulting in

decreased number of returned checks, voiding & re-issuance.

. Proactively brainstormed on time & cost effectiveness - researched the

payment methods adopted for vendors; got them converted to ACH

(Automated Clearing House) by advising to set them up for a direct


. Assessed invoices showing credit balance, had these risen as credit

notes against the vendor to avoid over payment and recovering the


. Investigated vendor statements, resolved payment

inquiries/discrepancies & consistently worked on inactivating

duplicate vendors thus, facilitating competency & efficiency in the

payment process.

. Delivered a variety of financial reports for senior staff & assisted

in coordination of month-end close process.

. Assisted in off-shoring & transition process of the department to

India by training the off-shore staff within the given deadline.

. Tracked duplicate payments using APEX.

Blue Moon Travels Pvt., Ltd. January 2000 - December 2000

Noida, India

Executive Assistant to Managing Director

. Managed the hiring process; placed advertisements in newspaper &

internet as per job vacancies, screened resumes and applicants before

assigning interviews with recruiting managers and created offer


. Designed one- and two-day orientation programs that covered topics

such as organizational structure, company's HR policies & procedures,

position functions and reporting hierarchy.

. Worked in coordination with travel counter to organize inbound tours

for overseas clients; increased sales revenue by communicating

opportunities for frequent flyer discounts and other promotional deals

to patrons.

. Generated business and confidential correspondence on behalf of senior

management & worked on designing & developing presentations.

Cadbury (India) LTD June 1997 - July 1997 Mumbai, India

Intern, Export Division

. Explored & identified export opportunities for Cadbury products in the

APAC region. Created a database of local exporters, which could be

used as a point of inference for possible future business plans.

Larsen & Toubro (India) LTD May 1997 - June 1997 Mumbai, India

Intern, Personnel Department

. Researched performance appraisals and recommended appropriate training

tools & program at supervisory and executive level in areas like

leadership effectiveness, time management, negotiation skills, and

other performance indicators.


M.B.A., Concentration in Marketing, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur,

India 1998

M.A., Economics, Savitri Girls College, Ajmer, India 1996

B.S., Home Science, Sophia Girls College, Ajmer, India


Ranked 11th at Graduation Level

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