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Surbhie Sindwaani, CMA
Sr. Finance Manager , International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Socieites
New Delhi, Delhi
Sr. finance manager, Certified Management Account(US), M.Com, M.B.A with 18 years of national & international experience at International Federation of Red Cross with strong finance management skills in budgeting, risk management, cash forecasting, analytics, reporting, internal controls and training facilitation.
Rich International experience at global & reg. level - Asia-Pac., Europe & Africa.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
Professional Experience:
Financial management of the South Asia regional delegation of IFRC that includes India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan & Pakistan.
Responsible for a budget of ~CHF 12 M (INR 780 M) per year for South Asia countries.
Handled procurement of ~CHF 5.4 M (INR 350 M) for various India projects.
Played the advisory role to the head of the delegation and the program managers; helped achieve 0 deficit closing every year.
Responsible for financial reporting to the donors using effective dashboards and Business Objects & ECHO reports.
Led the legal compliance efforts to achieve legal status for IFRC in India similar to UN.
Managed Greece Country Office’s emergency operation in finance, administrative and HR roles for two months (Dec 2016-Jan 2017).
Implemented financial planning in Cruz Vermelha Timor Leste (CVTL) which helped in providing future financial sustainability (2017).
Improved the KPI - Working Advances to the national societies by 80% through internal controls and monitoring of outstanding working advance balances.
Improved the KPI - Foreign exchange gains/losses by saving by 30% using hard currency CHF as the mode of transaction.
Focal point for audit by internal audit & investigations team, Geneva; always received unqualified reports.
Responsible for financial management of large scale construction projects during Gujarat Earthquake recovery and reconstruction of IFRC warehouses.
Reduced staff cost and timelines by 20% by implementing e-banking systems for processing payments and payroll.
E-Contract approval authority for finance.
Liaised with legal/ CA on a regular basis for GST/VAT refunds.
Certified Management Accountant; IMA, US 2018
MBA(Finance) - Symbiosis 2004
MCOM - Delhi University 2001
BCOM(H) - Delhi University 1999
Affiliations and Achievements:
Facilitated tranining for program managers in India & abroad.
Recently supported the finance team in the regional office for Europe in Budapest - till
August 2018.
Worked at HQ in Geneva and regional offices in Malaysia, Greece,Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Punjabi
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