Anand Sundararajan, Finance Expert in Toronto, ON, Canada
Anand Sundararajan

Finance Expert in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since November 12, 2021
Anand is a CPA with expertise in M&A, FP&A, financial reporting, internal controls, and systems implementation in a variety of verticals. He brings a holistic approach to solving clients' problems and specializes in providing operational and M&A guidance to emerging companies. At General Mills, he assisted with the negotiation of a $2.1 billion contract for the provision of third-party logistics services and executed due diligence at KPMG for $10 million to $1 billion projects.
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Career Highlights

Select Certifications

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Software Expertise

Other Expertise

Employment

  • Managing Director

    2020 - PRESENT
    SpearEdge Consulting
    • Built complex financial and operational models for business turnaround and improvement, including the impact of new projects and incremental cash flows.
    • Analyzed accounting treatments of revenue under IFRS 16 for manufacturing and technology companies.
    • Led, documented, and recommended internal processes and controls for a publicly listed technology company.
    • Partnered with sales, marketing, and operations to incrementally improve EBITDA through transformational programs by $1 million for a $30 million food manufacturer; acted as the FP&A lead.
    • Led market research efforts along with the build of a financial model to help determine a new pricing structure for a SaaS company in the mobility vertical.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Operational Modeling, Turnaround, Controls, Financial Accounting, US GAAP, IFRS Financial Reporting, Forecasting, Controller, Interim CFO, CFO, Profitability Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Pitch Decks, Business Models, Revenue Management
  • Senior Associate

    2019 - 2020
    KPMG
    • Built complex financial and operational models for business turnaround and improvement, including the impact of new projects and incremental cash flows.
    • Led and executed due diligence and operational improvement projects for clients varying in size from $10 million to $1 billion in revenues across software, professional services, waste management, manufacturing, healthcare, and distribution verticals.
    • Presented detailed analyses to private equity firm partners and C-Suite executives surrounding quality of earnings, working capital, pro-forma normalizations and EBITDA forecasts, and financial model reviews.
    • Led multiple workstreams on an enterprise improvement mandate as a pioneering project for the firm resulting in high traction with the client leadership team.
    • Managed engagement teams of up to four analysts responsible for their annual review and appraisal process.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Turnaround, Large-scale Turnaround & Transformation, Data Analytics, Profitability Analysis, Profitability Optimization, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Pitch Decks, Business Models
  • Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis

    2018 - 2018
    Dentsply Sirona
    • Analyzed the impact of a change in business location in financial and operational terms, negotiated with commercial real estate brokers, and shortlisted possible locations.
    • Established the FP&A process cadence and financial models in partnership with the VP of sales, the VP of marketing, and the country CEO resulting in forecast accuracy improvements of up to 40%.
    • Managed a team of two analysts, supporting the marketing and sales functions respectively.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Trade Finance, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Business Cases, Forecasting, Profitability Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis, Revenue Management
  • Senior Analyst of Finance and Supply Chain

    2014 - 2018
    General Mills
    • Assisted with the negotiation of a 7-year $2.1 billion contract for the provision of third-party logistics services by adding ancillary services and transitioning many costs to a usage basis as opposed to a fixed basis.
    • Led the SAP ERP manufacturing integration, process improvement, and robotic process automation initiatives to enable greater forecast accuracy and visibility into long-range planning benchmarking using third-party information.
    • Analyzed the impact of new sourcing initiatives, including make vs. buy decisions across the biggest product category through financial models and strategic analysis.
    • Analyzed transactions in accordance with US GAAP, IFRS, and ASPE to determine impacts on financial reporting including revenue, marketing spend, and stock-based compensation.
    • Forecasted, prepared, and presented cash flow needs through cross-functional business partnership with marketing, sales, and supply chain teams resulting in better working capital management.
    • Led the brainstorming and execution of treasury strategy initiatives, including hedging, through vendor and customer negotiations to reduce the working capital cycle.
    • Managed the logistics demand planner and financial analyst, setting annual objectives and managing review process.
    • Led monthly and weekly volume consensus meetings in partnership with sales and marketing to generate a 30/60/90 day outlook identifying volume opportunities and risks based on trends.
    • Won national awards for leadership, financial acumen, execution excellence, and business partnership.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), SAP Implementation, Data Analytics, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Business Cases, Pricing, US GAAP, Financial Accounting, Treasury, Forecasting, P&L Forecasting, Controller, Profitability Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, Revenue Management
  • Senior Associate

    2013 - 2014
    MNP LLP
    • Reviewed cash flow analyses and business projections to determine the future viability of businesses while developing plans for efficient working capital management.
    • Reviewed financial statements under IFRS, US GAAP, and ASPE disclosures meeting compliance requirements for public company filings, improving transparency and understandability of financial information for investors and analysts.
    • Specialized in the performance of public company audit engagements ranging from $8 million to $11 million in revenues with complex business transactions involving multiple stakeholders posing challenges from a performance measurement perspective.
    • Coached and led a team of 1-3 people performing audit fieldwork and providing value-added business advice for client.
    Focus areas: Audits, Financial Accounting, Due Diligence, M&A (Buy-side), M&A (Sell-side), US GAAP
  • Associate

    2011 - 2013
    EY
    • Interned during the summer of 2010 and assisted a corporate buyer to sell a business unit with financial and commercial due diligence.
    • Gained valuable hands-on experience analyzing accounting treatments for financial statements under IFRS and US GAAP.
    • Built rapport and established trust with a variety of client personnel while identifying, communicating, and resolving issues under tight deadlines.
    • Guided junior members and coached them as they developed skills in UFE exam preparation, fieldwork and building client, and team relationships.
    Focus areas: Audits, Financial Accounting, Tests of Controls, Internal Control

Education

  • Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) in Strategy, Analytics, and Marketing
    2018 - 2021
    University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance and Accounting
    2007 - 2011
    McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Certifications

  • CPA, CA
    AUGUST 2014 - PRESENT
    Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

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