Gauri Kushte

Freelance Accountant & Admin Support Freelancer

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Location:Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Gauri Kushte

Key skills:

1.Performance-Mindset, Self-Driven, Humble and Pragmatic in nature
Business Development, Business Analysis, Stakeholder Engagement, Key Client Management
2.Data based decision making, Strong Quantitative Aptitude, Advance level Excel based Financial Analysis
3.Process Improvement, Six Sigma Tools, Offshoring, SLA Management, Presentation, Quick Learning Ability
4.Significant International and Multi - Functional Work experience for over 7 years which includes 4 years of experience in Accounts Payable.

Work Experience:

Business Analyst – Transformation (Dispute Process) – Maersk Line (GSC-Mumbai) [Aug 2014 – Feb2016]

ROLE: Global Process Ownership, Business Transformation b

JOB RESPONSIBILITES:
Define IT requirements and execution of the global system roll-outs in the GSCs, Regions and Countries: creation of the roll-out package, documentation and communication to the ambassadors/stakeholders.
Establish Core system (GCSS) improvement roadmap.
Ensure that the process is capable of delivering best in class performance and can beat competition globally.
Regular performance reviews of the process steps and establish improvement plans.
Plan process control parameters and ensure follow-up on execution.
Implementation of legal requirements/compliance within the process.
Maintain and provide framework for transformation and for continuous improvement plan on process.
Identify, maintain library and simplify exceptions across countries, processes and customer segments. Support countries, GSCs and other stakeholders on operational issues and process related queries.
Ensure effective change management of key change initiatives by VSM, process owners and Country stakeholders – eg ensure stakeholder involvement and buy-in to changes
Share and propagate best practices among Customer Service colleagues
Ensure common understanding of status, progress, future direction and Customer Service vision
Engage key stakeholders as required – eg Cluster Managers, GSC Function am
Managers – to effectively convey strategy, action plans and current status on strategic initiatives to ensure a cross functional understanding and coordinated efforts
Explore process & performance synergies between SCL, MCC, Seago and Maersk Line

Project: Dispute process Simplification for D&D
Designed a standardize and simplified process for disputes handling D&D which lead to reduction in the turnaround time for dispute resolution and migrating the countries using FSCM as a single platform.

Project: Dispute Root Cause elimination
Eliminating the root cause causing disputes by identifying the trends and fixing the issues causing the disputes.

Business Analyst – Transformation (Demurrage & Detention) – Maersk Line (GSC-Mumbai) [Sept 2012 – Aug 2014]

ROLE: Global Process Ownership, Business Transformation

JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

Present fact-based recommendations and proposals to the management that enables them to make critical decisions and keep a clear focus on our strategy.

Project: Import D&D core revenue Enhancement

Handling Implementation (End To End process) of Import D & D Project core revenue enhancement tasks for LAM, NAM and NEU Clusters.
Enable the countries to enhance the revenue / core benefit by providing the simulations to the country / cluster which will benefit the cluster and to bring governance into the systems.
Responsible for tracking the benefits derived from the initiatives implemented.
Engagement with Stakeholders (BRM / Locations) through calls / Chats, solution designing for advancing, simplification and improving D & D process.
Responsible for Tracking MIB and preparing FACT pack.
Also contributed to the project for Surcharges (Extracting data , preparing final reports)

Project: Simplification of the Filing and Approval process for D&D (Import D&D Free time Workflow tool)

Designing and developing of the Import Free time work flow tool for D&D with a focus to have a single platform for Free time request raised, approved process globally.
Migrating the countries on the Workflow tool
Testing and maintaining the tool basis country requirement
Tracking benefits
Engagement with Stakeholders (BRM / Locations) through calls / Chats, solution designing for further enhancement

Analyst – Nomura groups. (Mumbai) [May 2011 – Aug 2012]

ROLE: Global Infrastructure Finance (Nomura)

JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

Accounts Payable (Procure 2 Pay) : Stake holder – Nomura Group (Singapore , Hong Kong)

Processing and coding invoices, credit notes and receipts
Gathering, analysing and reporting information about income and expenditure to support decision making and management planning
Drafting budgets and preparing forecasts of income and expenditure
Ensuring there is a clear record of financial transactions (income and expenditure) in accordance with organisational and tax authority requirements
Responding to queries from customers and chasing outstanding payment
Checking and verifying bank transactions
Preparing ledger balances, control accounts and statements, reconciling all the figures
Drafting trial balances and financial statements
Identifying and correcting or referring any errors or accounting discrepancies
Preparing final accounts
Providing cost and revenue information in the required formats to the relevant people
Delivering reliable administrative accounting support and customer service

Accounts Receivable: Strong back up for AR processing

Sr Associate – Tata consultancy services (TCS). (Mumbai ) [Sept 2008 – May 2011]

ROLE: Accounts Payable – Finance (Avery Dennison)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accounts Payable (Procure 2 Pay) : Stake holder – Avery Dennison (United States)

Processing and coding invoices, credit notes and receipts
Gathering, analysing and reporting information about income and expenditure to support decision making and management planning
Drafting budgets and preparing forecasts of income and expenditure
Ensuring there is a clear record of financial transactions (income and expenditure) in accordance with organisational and tax authority requirements
Responding to queries from customers and chasing outstanding payment
Checking and verifying bank transactions
Preparing ledger balances, control accounts and statements, reconciling all the figures
Drafting trial balances and financial statements
Identifying and correcting or referring any errors or accounting discrepancies
Preparing final accounts
Providing cost and revenue information in the required formats to the relevant people
Delivering reliable administrative accounting support and customer service

Project : Rationalization of Audit process

The motive was to rationalize the steps in Audits and to avoid the duplicity of existing criteria.
The project took around One & Half months to complete the task & achieve the target.
The project has reduced to the audit activities from a 5 FTE job to 3 FTE job.
The Financial benefit it gave to TCS was around Rs.500k per annum.
It was an initiative from TCS.

Educational qualification:

N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai University [Apr 2010 – Apr 2013]

MBA – PGPM
Majors in Finance and Accounting.

Advance Diploma in Software information – Parle Tilak Institute Mumbai [Apr 2006 – Apr 2008]

Majors in C, C++, Java, SQL, ASP, Oracle, HTML,

Bachelors of Commerce – Mumbai University [Apr 2003 – Apr 2008]
BCOM – Accounting and Finance

Other Activities:

1.Gold Medalist in Carrom intercollegiate tournaments
2.Bharatnatyam (Level5) – Nalanda Bharatnatyam nritya niketan
3.Worked with people from various countries, gained a mature outlook towards work culture and people interaction
4.Personal Interests: Writing, Traveling, Professional Networking, Working Out, Reading, Learning new Skills.
Skills (2) Rating
Accounting
Admin Support