Experience

  • Controller

    at Transcontinental Packaging

    January 2011 - November 2019

    Ontario

    Controller, Canadian Operations Reported to Regional Controller; charged with generating periodic financial reports, maintaining accounting records, managing controls to mitigate risk and safeguard financial assets, resolving audit issues, handling cash management, and ensuring adherence to local and US GAAP for Canadian operations. Supervised Assistant Controller and 2 Financial Analysts.

  • Engagement Manager Internal Audit & Controls

    at Experis (Jeffferson Wells International)

    June 2006 - December 2010

    Ontario

    Engagement Manager, Internal Audit & Controls Drove project management, analysis, recommendations, and financial process improvements at client sites. Developed project management structure to enhance accurate and timely internal reporting to Vice President Controller and VP Audit.

  • Manager Audit & Sox

    at Hudsons Bay Company Ltd

    July 2004 - June 2006

    Ontario

    Manager, Audit & SOX Charged with leveraging auditing skills to identify and determine adequacy of process controls to meet business objectives. Gathered and assessed data to recommend opportunities to improve overall audit department efficiencies. Established 5-day deadline from audit conclusion to respond to queries; tracked and ensured timely completion of process improvements. • Led team in strategic planning and assessment of financial, reporting, and IT internal controls; identified gaps for remediation. • Decreased reporting cycle by 1 day through implementation of simple procedural changes and reporting metrics automation.

  • Controller

    at Guardian Industries Corp

    November 1995 - March 2004

    Ontario

    Controller Served in Canada, Saudi Arabia, and India during tenure. Drove internal controls, audit issue resolution, compliance, and financial reporting. Supervised 19 direct reports. • Expedited company's entrance into Australian market by implementing new credit policies and control guidelines. • Consolidated credit analysis function, reduced outstanding receivables from 75 to 54 days, minimized risk from marginal customers, and increased cash flow by up to $2M per month. • Oversaw implementation of Sun System Financials at multiple global locations, and reduced financial close process by 3 days.

  • Senior Manager Finance & Plant Controller

    at Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd

    November 1993 - November 1995

    Ahmadābād - Gujarāt

    Managed financial operations in support of organizational strategic vision; supervised an internal audit; streamlined accounting processes for ease of analysis and timely review.

  • Chief Internal Auditor

    at Malawi Housing Corporation

    May 1991 - October 1993

    Southern Region

     Work effectively and efficiently with an audit team responsible for identifying and assessing key business process related risk and controls.  Assessed key controls both in terms of adequacy of design, and effectiveness to meet organization objectives.  The internal audit was set up under my supervision that required implementation of audit methodology.

Education

  • CIA

    at Institute of Internal Auditors

    2007 - 2008 (1 year) Florida

  • CGA

    at Certified General Accountants of Canada

    2004 - 2007 (3 years)

  • CPA

    at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    2000 - 2003 (3 years) Colorado

  • Chartered Accountant

    at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

    1979 - 1983 (4 years) New Delhi - Delhi

  • B.Com

    at University of Mumbai

    1978 - 1981 (3 years) Mumbai - Mahārāshtra

Languages

  • English Native

  • Hindi Native

  • Tamil Negotiation

Hives