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
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
. 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
. 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
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
. 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,
M.A., Economics, Savitri Girls College, Ajmer, India 1996
B.S., Home Science, Sophia Girls College, Ajmer, India
Ranked 11th at Graduation Level