About AJAY TIWARI, ACMA, CGMA

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Age 38 - 42 Years
  • Salary 1850
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Finance

Description

Senior Finance professional with 12 years working experience combining with cross function team and has expertise in managing financial forecasting, budget creation, cost reduction, financial analysis, variance analysis, account reconciliation and revenue recognition, project accounting, financial reporting, financial consolidation, IFRS and audit preparation. Adept at increasing work process efficiency and profitability through functional and technical analysis.

Education

  • 2017
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

    ACMA, CGMA

    Studies Business, Finance and Strategic Management

  • 2013
    ICFAI University

    MBA Finance

    Finance & Business Management

  • 2003
    University of Calcutta

    B.COM

    Honors in Accounting

Experience

  • 2018 - 2020
    HNI Management & Training Administration

    Accounting and Finance Manager

    Responsibilities: • Working closely with Leadership team to discuss strategic business plan, develop annual company budget, updating rolling forecast and developing robust financial modelling to monitor KPI, business performance and working capital requirement. • Analysing and comparing financial results with budgets/forecast and providing meaningful insight commentary to support corrective decision making for performance improvement. • Working closely with Bank relationship manager to support banking facilities to ensure a smooth and seamless business operation. • Supervising/Guiding team in payroll processing, VAT accounting, invoicing, payment processing, bank reconciliation and intercompany reconciliation, Tender/Performance Bank guarantee processing. • Leading process of Month end closing & reporting, creating balance sheet schedule, verifying reconciliation, internal auditing of process & transaction recording, creating Financial Statements for subsidiaries & Branch and preparing consolidated Financial Statement as per IFRS guidelines. • Leading process around VAT accounting & auditing, ICV auditing and external auditing. • Liaising with external auditor and Tax Agents • Looking into strengthening accounting policies and process improvement. • Working closely with customers to ensure timely collection of dues, manage cash & working capital proactively to avoid any operation disruption and minimize external or internal fund requirement. • Prepare regular MIS reporting which includes pipeline progress report, aged debt report, trainer’s reconciliation report, aged accounts payable report, pending invoice report and quick snapshot of up to date profit & loss account. • Achieved cost saving of AED 300k by transitioning MIS Reporting Inhouse from external MIS consultant • Investigated wrongly offset invoices/un-billed services for year 2018 and collected additional payments of AED 350k upon customer ledger reconciliation.

  • 2015 - 2018
    iHorizons Group

    FP&A Manager

    Responsibilities: • Worked closely with Leadership team on Strategic business planning and improvement of business process & policies for Group. • Lead Long term and Annual Budgeting & forecasting process by partnering with head of departments, Business units head and Board members; created consolidated budget for group, prepared various budget scenario and financial modelling along with target KPIs and performance matrix. • Developed various templates to improve the process and TAT e.g., Pricing, sales pipeline monitoring, working capital management, revenue recognition, project costing, assets amortization, depreciation schedule and MIS Reporting. • Prepared regular financial analysis report, variance analysis report, revenue leakage report, utilisation report, top 20 customer analysis, financial results comparison analysis of past years vs current year for specific period, lost/new customer analysis, customer wise profitability report, project profitability report etc. • Lead AR collection process partnering with sales/account manager, created projected cash flow, worked proactively to mitigate financial working capital risk/challenges. • Actively engaged in Pricing and RFP response. • Contributed implementing balance score card across all departments to monitor performance against KPI. • Supported proposal team in formulating external contract from financial perspective and advising for re-phrase or re-draft to optimize financial risk in contracts; managed contract change control, variations processes utilizing the required systems. • Handled Finance & Accounts recruitment, Training and upskilling of resources. • Handled/supported team on month end closing & reporting process, invoicing, revenue reconciliation, bank reconciliation, intercompany reconciliation, recording GL transaction, preparing schedule for depreciation, amortization, deferred and accrued revenue, prepaid and accrued expenses etc. • Ensuring proper documentation for each recorded transaction to support smooth external audit. • Handled External Audit process with Deloitte. • Ensured timely submission of all regular and ad-hoc reports to senior management. • Engaged in cost saving exercise and help company to reduce overhead cost by QAR 5m yearly following ZBB model, reduced Headcount, minimise onsite travel, change bonus & commission pay-out plan for sales & leadership team etc. • Implemented systematically software cost capitalisation process and allocate amortization cost across life of assets as per audit guidelines to improve profit margin by 3% -7%. Soft

  • 2014 - 2015
    Symphony Teleca Corporation

    Associate Manager

    Responsibilities: • Preparing annual budgeting and weekly/monthly rolling forecast. • Assist with comprehensive cost/benefit analysis • Financial Modelling and Scenario Analysis • Assist in preparing RFP, PID documents. • Reviewing monthly P&L for units, analysing performance, and reporting to senior leadership team. • Contract review and creating estimated cash flow for project. • Ensuring correct revenue and cost recognition as per contract milestones, phase & work progress sheet. • Co-ordinating with AP, A/R and GL(R2R) Team to ensure correct expenses & revenue are recorded for units

  • 2010 - 2013
    Capgemini

    Assistant Manager

    Lead and monitor Process around development of Annual Budget/Plan for the Business units ● Updating rolling forecast for business units and explain any deviation common 6-months variance analysis with business reason after sensitive analysis of information received/gathered from various stakeholders. ● Preparing standard rate card and BOM for staff augmentation in IT Services Projects ● Responsible for true & fair reflection of numbers on Profit & Loss statement. Reviewing and analysing the numbers and providing business commentary to senior onsite leadership team ● Preparing scenario planning for staff utilization through BOM rate and standard rate for management/BU head to better utilization of resource and maximize unit profit. ● Preparing & posting month end forecast and actual closing entries using Oracle. ● Performing business performance analysis using Business Objects and Excel ● Creating variance analysis report by collecting, formatting, analysing, and explaining information. ● Preparing standard rate card for staff augmentation ● Creating Management packs include business performance variance report, utilization, planned investment, revenue leakage, new higher, new joiners, bench cost, new projects, ongoing projects status, and closed projects. ● Manage, guide and mentor the team members on a regular basis for upskilling

Expertise

Heading F&A Operation
Managing FP&A Process
Team Handling
Stakeholder Management
General Accounting
Project Accounting
Management Reporting

Portfolio

Honors & awards

  • 2020

    CEO Award - HNI

    For Successfully implementing process & policies of Finance & Accounts, Achieving cost optimization target, achieving fastest TAT for Audit

  • 2011

    CEO Award- Capgemini

    Best Performance & proactively managing the customer request and helped companies to increase billable resources

  • 2012

    CEO Award - Capgemini

    Best Performance & Commitment

Skills

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