Director Finance South and Southeast Asia @ AptarGroup, Inc.
Associate Director - Head of Global Finance Customs Pharmaceutical Services (CRAMS) @ Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
University of Madras
In my 16 years of career across Pharma & IT domain, I have gained hands-on exposure and expertise in Multi-faceted Business Finance/Controls, Corporate Consolidation, Mergers & Amalgamations and SOX/ Internal controls. I have travelled across New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, London-UK, New Jersey-US for the review of subsidiary, entity level questioning for SOX, finance integration of subsidiary, and
In my 16 years of career across Pharma & IT domain, I have gained hands-on exposure and expertise in Multi-faceted Business Finance/Controls, Corporate Consolidation, Mergers & Amalgamations and SOX/ Internal controls. I have travelled across New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, London-UK, New Jersey-US for the review of subsidiary, entity level questioning for SOX, finance integration of subsidiary, and review of sales team for business and gained multi-cultural global work exposure.
Throughout my career I have gained strong functional knowledge in review of Indian GAAP financials, SEBI format, notes to accounts, USGAAP financials, cash flow statements, SOX documentation work of the consolidation team, accounting for Excise, preparation of cost sheets and cost audit. Supervising quality of accounting & financial reporting, delivering end-to-end finance functions with strong business connect, streamlining processes with continual process improvement, and designing & implementing systems with improved efficiencies incorporating internal controls, drives me.
My specialized skills includes end-to-end Finance Management with strong business connect, Accounting & Financial Operations, IFRS, IGAAP & USGAAP, Indirect Taxes, Budgeting & MIS, SOX Compliance/ Internal Controls, Financial Analysis, Planning & Reporting, Statutory & Management Accounting, Product & Services Costing, Business Controls, Mergers & Amalgamations, People Management, and ERP SAP.
I like to work with high impact teams, thrive on challenges and venture in new areas utilizing analytical bent of mind and finance knowledge with ability to build strong client relations and conceive profitable/ efficient business solutions for the organization.
Director Finance South and Southeast Asia @ From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Hyderabad Area, IndiaAssociate Director - Head of Global Finance Customs Pharmaceutical Services (CRAMS) @ Progression Path:
(Mar 2011 – Present) Associate Director / Head of Global Finance - Custom Pharmaceutical Services (CRAMS)
(Jun 2009 - Mar 2011) Controller - Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Business
(Jun 2008 - Jun 2009) SOX Lead
(Sept 2004 - May 2008) Senior Manager – Reporting - Corporate Consolidation
(Jul 2001 - Aug 2004) Assistant Manager - Plant Finance - Formulations Business
During my tenure with India’s one of the fast growing NYSE listed vertically integrated Pharmaceutical organization, I have had a multi-faceted exposure of working in multiple capacities across Custom Pharmaceutical Services (CRAMS), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Business, SOX, Corporate Consolidation and Plant Finance in Formulations Business.
In my current capacity as Associate Director/ Head of Global Finance, I spearhead the Finance function of Custom Pharmaceutical Services business with operations in five subsidiaries along with the parent company.
Throughout my tenure here I have gained broad exposure and expertise in the areas of Multi-faceted Business Finance/ Business Controls, Corporate Consolidation, SOX/ Internal Control and Mergers & Amalgamations. Here I handled review of Indian GAAP & US GAAP financials, SEBI format and notes to accounts, cash flow statements, and audit of the business unit; besides I also handled new product costing in collaboration with R&D team and sent cost analysis to marketing team for products’ pricing decisions which includes costing of existing products during price change. Besides I was an active member of Betapharm Acquisition team which was one of the largest acquisitions by Dr.Reddy’s. From July 2001 to September 2015 (14 years 3 months) Hyderabad Area, IndiaSenior Executive Finance @ Having gained fair understanding during the Articleship and Industrial training with IOCL, here I served as In-charge for the maintenance and accounting of worldwide operations except North America. Besides I was responsible for preparation of cash flows, commission payable to sales team and the basic salary calculations of the North American staff which is uploaded into ADP.Was working as an Accountant for Rest of the world markets. From April 1999 to June 2001 (2 years 3 months) Industrial Trainee and Articleship @ As part of my Articleship and Industrial training, I articled with Mr. V.Anantharaman in Chennai and the job involved finalization of accounts of companies, trusts and partnership firms, Tax planning for individuals and partnership firms and audit of public trusts and private companies.
Furthermore I handled accounting of cylinders, pressure regulators and capitalization, reconciliation of monthly MIS for the managements informed decision making. From October 1996 to July 1997 (10 months)
Chartered Accountant @ The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India From 1994 to 1998 B.Sc, Zoology @ University of Madras From 1991 to 1994 KRISHNA RAGHUNATHAN is skilled in: Business Finance, Business Control, Consolidation, IFRS, US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Financial Reporting, SAP, MIS, Budgets, Team Management, Tax, Internal Audit, Management, Corporate Finance
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