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Niraj Shah

FP&A Finance manager

FP&A Manager - seeking new opportunities

Edgware, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Niraj Shah's Work Experience

Travelex

FP&A Finance manager

February 2015 to Present

Misys

Finance Manager, FP&A

December 2013 to January 2015

Jones Lang LaSalle

Finance Manager FP&A

July 2010 to November 2013

London, United Kingdom

Niraj Shah's Education

CIMA

CIMA Qualification Qualified

2003 to 2007

Aston University

2.1 Business Administration and Computer Science 2:1

1998 to 2002

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About Niraj Shah's Current Company

Travelex

Contract position with the Group Reporting, planning and analysis team

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About Niraj Shah

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A senior business professional with more than 10 years’ experience of providing commercial & financial analysis to a variety of organisations. Proven ability to learn new industries quickly, aiding decision making and adding to the long term strategy. Ability to influence change through 'big picture' thinking, challenging the status quo and carving a path to the end result, and comfortable working with the unknown whilst diving into detail. Ability to articulate and communicate financial numbers to non financial individuals, to enable an efficient decision making process. Excels at understanding complex business models, adapting and quickly understand different dynamics and their inter-relationships.FP&A Finance manager @ Contract position with the Group Reporting, planning and analysis team From February 2015 to Present (11 months) Finance Manager, FP&A @ • Responsible for managing monthly reporting to Executive Board, Private Equity and Lenders • Responsible for managing, challenging and reporting the quarterly forecasting process • Scenario analysis for quarter end reporting • Analysis of the complex business matrix via Function, Product and Region dimensions • Business partnering with Functions & Regions to ensure integrity of actual performance and forecasts • Managing the recurring revenue stream (c$0.5bn) • Implementation of a new ERP system – assisting with reporting requirements • Review and controls process improvement on systems reconciliation • Managing Cognos Forecast & Budget models. Assisting with TM1 and data warehouse requirements • Providing insightful ad-hoc analysis to Operations, Executive and Investor Relations. • Financial modelling of acquisitions or new strategy options impact to medium term plan From December 2013 to January 2015 (1 year 2 months) Finance Manager FP&A @ Senior Financial Analyst, July 2010 – March 2011 • Promoted within the year to finance manager, to take ownership of the budgeting and planning process across EMEA. Finance Manager, April 2011 - Present • Production of monthly EMEA Board Pack, highlighting KPIs that show notable trends and countries that are under-performing. • Responsible for coordinating, managing and reporting the quarterly EMEA planning process. • Analysis of the complex business matrix via country and business line dimensions. • Primary contact for half the countries operating within EMEA. Providing them with guidance on performance and the planning process. • Providing decision support to EMEA Executive, involving modelling and scenario analysis. • Working with business functions to develop their strategic 3 year plans, providing commercial and financial modelling support. • Preparation of documentation and attendance at Global Operating Reviews with the Global CEO and CFO. • Responsible for the EMEA budgeting and reporting application tool (Hyperion) and assisting with developing QlikView & Cognos to be a front end country reporting tools. • Working with the database administrator to ensure data integrity in the budgeting system. • Management & development of a part qualified team member and the database administrator. Key achievements • Streamlined the planning process to allow the business sufficient time to accurately provide revised financials whilst meeting Global deadlines. • Enhanced the monthly and quarterly board packs, by introducing relevant KPIs and exception style reporting. Also updated dated formatting to make use of ‘words in tables’ style. • Implemented QlikView for Country management reporting. From July 2010 to November 2013 (3 years 5 months) London, United KingdomSenior Financial Analyst @ • The Midstream gas finance team is responsible for the optimisation of Centrica’s energy procurement from a mixture of its assets, long term contracts and the market. • Performance management of the Midstream gas business. Monthly reporting of actual financial data, variance analysis and KPIs to key stakeholders. • Development of MI reporting pack for senior management & the Finance Director. • Production of Midstream Gas 3 year financial forecasts and other ad-hoc short term requirements. • Providing insightful management information to improve decision making to meet strategic objectives. • Enhance existing and development of new KPIs to provide better understanding of the impact of short-term and medium-term decisions by working with operational managers. • Providing insightful ad-hoc analysis to Operations, Group Finance and Investor Relations. Key achievements • Identification and implementation of reporting process improvements, saving 2 days in the monthly reporting cycle. • Financial modelling to produce scenario options for optimisation of long term and short terms contracts vs. unknown demand. From May 2009 to June 2010 (1 year 2 months) Financial Analyst @ Financial Analyst • Financial modelling together with financial, industry and competitor analysis, which led to formulating a valuation recommendation. Key achievements • Investment appraisal of Silverjet’s business model highlighted flaws within their forecasts and my modelled projections showed an unhealthy outlook for the company, resulting in my recommendation to not invest in the company. Silverjet is now in administration. • Researched and presented changes in the macro environment which impacted listed companied. For example I highlighted the slowdown in emerging markets, as announced by Nestle, will impact Unilever directly resulting in profit reduction. From September 2007 to June 2008 (10 months) Financial Analyst @ • Management information analysis and reporting of portfolio companies, assessing financial performance including variance analysis. Where trading variances or other material issues arose, recommendations were made suggesting appropriate actions and turnaround strategies. • Financial modeling and forecasting resulting in the early detection of trading, cash and covenant difficulties, and ensuring covenant compliance. • Presentation of financial models/ MI to senior management. Building relationships to influence and persuade senior management to gain buy-in of recommended strategic direction. • Developing a new reporting pack of private equity and leverage finance assets’ performance. This involved data analysis of loan information using a combination of basic macros, pivot tables and V/H lookups. • Portfolio and company valuation of Private Equity transactions. • Portfolio companies included Fat Face, Jane Norman, Mosaic, Somerfield, Cost Cutter, Odeon, Sporting Index, Laurel Pubs and Bakkavor. From January 2006 to August 2007 (1 year 8 months) Financial Analyst @ Financial Analyst (May 2003 – December 2005) I was specifically selected to leave the Graduate Trainee Accountant Programme early to take on a permanent role in Group Credit Risk Portfolio Analysis to perform provisioning/impairment and credit risk analysis of both Wholesale and Consumer portfolios across the entire RBS Group. Specifics include: • Production of monthly Group reports and product analysis for the Board, Group CEO, Group Finance Director, and Divisional senior management • Ongoing review of Group and divisional Key Performance Indicators • Migration analysis of all portfolios • Provisioning and loss rates analysis of all portfolios • Balance sheet management • Challenging divisions’ key credit metric budgets and forecasts • Preparation of Annual and Interim results presentations and analysis • Ad-hoc analysis for various internal and external audiences (Investor Relations, FSA, etc.) Graduate Trainee Accountant (October 2002 – May 2003) Rotations included responsibilities within: • Group Purchasing – NatWest integration savings verification From October 2002 to December 2005 (3 years 3 months) Management Accountant @ From 2000 to 2001 (1 year) CIMA Qualification, Qualified @ CIMA From 2003 to 2007 2.1, Business Administration and Computer Science 2:1 @ Aston University From 1998 to 2002 Niraj Shah is skilled in: Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, Data Analysis, Business Analysis, Partnering, Executive Reporting, Performance Management, Key Performance Indicators, Performance Analysis, Strategic Planning, Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Analysis


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