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.
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.
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
2013 - 2014
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
2011 - 2013
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
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