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Abhishek Agarwal
General Manager - Finance & Adminsitration , Plastic Industry in Ghana
Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Strategic leader offering over 26 years of Industry experience, including 18 years in Ghana in formulating budget, internal controls & credit policies, cost reduction & control initiatives, international & local procurement, managing taxation, audit payroll process, corporate tax & filings, reporting on financial performance, developing risk control, integration of ERP systems and HR function.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
• Steered the periodic preparation of the company’s financial statements, tax management, MIS and review of all returns to the various regulatory bodies
• Led the identification of critical strategic issues, areas and provisions of decision support for management and regular interaction with various regulators
• Compiled annual financial statements and liaised with the statutory auditors
• Worked towards accounting systems integration and drove operational excellence including the establishment and maintenance of sound accounting practices, procedures and controls
• Directed the cash flow management, effective capital expenditure management processes, payroll processes in accordance with HR policies & procedures and payroll calculations while focus on achieving cost efficiencies
• Spearheaded the budget preparation process, institution of effective budgetary control system, information & data gathering on key economic indicators and monitoring
• Reported on financial performance to the stakeholders & management team, maintained an optimal level of inventory, formulated strong control framework and delivered effective risks management practices
• Assisted the Managing Director and the Executive Management Team on key financial performance ratios and the impact of business performance on an ongoing basis on the strategic financial objectives of the company
• Procured consistently the raw materials & other products and negotiated prices from local and foreign vendors
• Identified new & innovative ways for meeting business needs through adoption & implementation of appropriate financial controls framework & governance, business planning, budgeting & forecasting, cost & advanced data analysis
• Provided strategic leadership, management & direction for the corporate entity business, effective tax planning & management and timely & reliable reporting of performance in-line with KPAs
• Led the implementation of Microsoft Navision ERP accounting system, which improved financial reporting and transparency in operations
• Reorganized the accounting and billing departments into efficient and productive entities, installed Tally Accounting system, and trained staff on Tally & MS Office specially Microsoft Excel to improve their knowledge and effectiveness in work. Recently implemented Microsoft Navision ERP system.
• Reduced and maintained average accounts receivable to the lowest by implementing practical and efficient credit policy
• Created well-designed budget and financial models to evaluate the organization’s financial success

Education:
I had my primary & secondary education from Moradabad from Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Uttar Pradesh. Graduated in Commerce from Canning College, Lucknow University in 1987 securing 6th rank. Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, New Delhi having passed final exams in July'1992. Passed Insolvency Professional exams conducted by The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India in July 2020. Expereince of working on ERP packages like Navision, Orion, MFG Pro, Scala and others like Tally & Sage Pastel. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and functional knowledge of Power Point. Funtional knowledge of GST & Taxation.
Affiliations and Achievements:
During my working experience of more than 26 years, I always have been an initiator and implementor for new roles and responsibilities for the Team as well as for myself. In order to excel the achievement of desired objectives and performance I always led the Team to go for extra mile whilst spearheading the actions and results achieved at different stages of the task. This helps to evaluate the performance and know for sure that organizational objectives are met in timely manner.
Being always in leadership roles and support function for the Board of Directors, my proactive actions and directions helps organization to be on right track and face the challenges of the market.
Effective management of Cash flow has been the most prime objective and it requires the cost control at different levels and some sort of austerity in decision making, at many a times. I guess, I effectively managed this ever-challenging roles with efficacy.
Timely dissemination of information on various aspects of business is fundamental for making appropriate decisions. Churning out financials and ratio analysis helped management to have appropriate directions.
Analysing the market competition, ensuring that actuals are in line with budgets and deviations are reported in time has been one of my primary objective which helped management to be on right track.
Liasioning with Govt. officials, tax authorities, legal professionals, trade unions, and negotiations with internal and external customers has enriched my interpersonal and trade skills.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi
    Nationality:
    Indian
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