Kapila Jayasinghe, Finance Expert in Kottawa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
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Kapila Jayasinghe

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Kottawa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Toptal Member Since
January 7, 2022

Kapila is a seasoned CFO who valued a local IT startup for $10 million and raised much-needed capital for its expansion. He specializes in solving complex financial and analytical questions with innovative techniques. He is a multi-qualified finance professional who enjoys freelancing to help advise clients on operational finance issues to streamline operations and maximize their wealth.

Career Highlights

CFO
Richardson
CFO
Eco Team
Finance Manager
Aitken Spence PLC

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Postgraduate Institute of Management

Certification Highlights

Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Chartered Financial Accountant (ACA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
Certified Professional Manager (CPM)
Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka

Case Studies

Work Experience

CFO

2021 - PRESENT
Richardson
  • Arranged a bank facility of two million dollars within two weeks.
  • Hired and trained a team of 10 employees to run the day-to-day operations and finance functions of the company.
  • Built a robust management information reporting system with dashboards.
  • Performed financial and business due diligence, developed detailed financial models, and evaluated strategic plans and presentations.
  • Prepared detailed annual budgets for the entire group and developed KPIs to monitor performance and perform variance analysis.
  • Carried out investment appraisals and presentations to the board of directors.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Cash Flow, Cash Management, MIS Reporting, Profit & Loss (P&L), Profit Optimization, Profit Maximization, Profit Ratio Statements, Profitability Optimization, Profitability Analysis, Investments, Capital Investment Appraisals, Cost of Capital, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Variance Reporting, Ratio Analysis, Business Modeling, Business Analysis, DCF Modeling, DCF Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Accounting, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Ratios, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Excel Expert, Annual Budgets, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Revenue & Expense Projections, Dashboards, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Excel Modeling, Pitch Decks, Controllership, CFO, Controller, Investment Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Data Analysis, Business Models, Fractional CFO, Finance, Financial Reporting, Interim CFO, Technology Trends, Financing, Financial Management, Business Services, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Financial Analysis, Internal Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Scenario Analysis, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Reconciliation, Inventory Management, Reporting, ROI, IRR, P&L Forecasting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Flow Forecasting, Chart of Accounts, Manufacturing, Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Finance Reports, Management, Analysis, Administrative Procedures, Systems & Procedures, Turnaround, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Google Sheets, Audits, Financial Operations & Processes, Financial Forecasting, Accounting Software, Financial Data, Management Reports, Board Decks

CFO

2014 - 2021
Eco Team
  • Developed a robust management reporting system with a dashboard.
  • Maximized the company's profits by increasing the gross profit by 45%.
  • Hired and trained a team of business analysts, management accountants, and accountants.
  • Secured a $2,000,000 credit facility to fund working capital requirements.
  • Led the in-house development of the property management system (PMS), managed to complete it with the IT team, and implemented the same, managing all stakeholders in accepting it with less resistance.
  • Restructured the pricing of the products to go in line with the industry standards, which helped the company secure more sales from all sales channels and eventually increased the sales by 75% in one particular product.
  • Implemented process improvements in sales, reservations, and finance processes, making them more efficient and productive.
  • Managed to bring focus to the group by segregating business units and bringing more focus to each unit. This enabled the group to refine the business strategy and get higher returns in the coming years.
  • Performed financial and business due diligence, developed detailed financial models, evaluated strategic plans, and created presentations.
  • Led all financial, corporate, human resources, reservations, and IT responsibilities.
Focus areas: Startups, MIS Reporting, Management Information Systems (MIS), Investments, Ratio Analysis, Profit Ratio Statements, Financial Ratios, Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR), DCF Modeling, DCF Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Intuit QuickBooks, Project Management, Annual Budgets, Budget Modeling, Capital Budgeting, Budget Management, Budgeting Consultant, Budget Controls, Budgeting, Zero-based Budgeting, CAPEX Budgeting & Inventory Management, Standard Costing, Pricing, Discount Rate Analysis, Accounting Rate of Return (ARR), Three-statement Modeling, Excel Expert, Valuation, Revenue & Expense Projections, Dashboards, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Excel Modeling, Pitch Decks, Controllership, QuickBooks Online, CFO, Controller, Investment Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Data Analysis, Business Models, Fractional CFO, Finance, Loyalty Programs, Financial Reporting, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Interim CFO, Technology Trends, Financing, Financial Management, Accounting Software Design, Business Services, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Travel, Tourism, Financial Analysis, Cash Flow Modeling, SaaS, Microsoft Excel, Scenario Analysis, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Reconciliation, Inventory Management, Reporting, ROI, IRR, P&L Forecasting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Hospitality, Agency, Event Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Chart of Accounts, Financial Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Finance Reports, Management, Analysis, Administrative Procedures, Systems & Procedures, Turnaround, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Google Sheets, Information Memoranda, Audits, Financial Operations & Processes, Financial Forecasting, Accounting Software, Financial Data, Management Reports, Board Decks

Finance Manager

2008 - 2014
Aitken Spence PLC
  • Developed a robust management information reporting system and internal control system leveraging LibreOffice and other specific tools.
  • Carried out investment appraisal on two major investments over $5 million.
  • Managed the cash flow to the optimum level, reducing the cost of funds to the company.
  • Performed financial and business due diligence and developed detailed financial models and presentations.
  • Secured debt financing to manage working capital needs.
  • Built and implemented financial and operational processes.
  • Prepared monthly management accounts and variance analysis against the budget.
  • Developed various Excel sheets to capture and analyze data with minimum data inputs.
  • Prepared tender proposals and attended tender meetings and openings.
  • Developed three-statement models for all the companies in the group linking income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow into an interactive dynamically connected finance model.
Focus areas: MIS Reporting, Profit & Loss (P&L), Profit Optimization, Profit Maximization, Profit Ratio Statements, Profitability Analysis, Gross Profit Margin Growth, Profitability Optimization, Standard Costing, Bookkeeping, Oracle ERP, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Dashboards, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Excel Modeling, Pitch Decks, Controllership, Bank Reconciliation, Monthly Close Process, Controller, Investment Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Data Analysis, Business Models, Finance, Financial Reporting, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Financing, Financial Management, Travel, Tourism, Financial Analysis, Internal Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Scenario Analysis, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Reconciliation, Inventory Management, Reporting, ROI, IRR, P&L Forecasting, General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Hospitality, Agency, Event Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Chart of Accounts, Financial Modeling, Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Finance Reports, Management, Analysis, Administrative Procedures, Systems & Procedures, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Audits, Financial Operations & Processes, Financial Forecasting, Accounting Software, Financial Data, Management Reports, Board Decks, LibreOffice

Management Accountant

2004 - 2008
Jetwing Group
  • Integrated the ticketing system with the accounting package.
  • Prepared monthly management accounts and reviews.
  • Managed the month-end closing process and finalization of accounts.
Focus areas: Accounting, 13-week Cash Flow, P&L Management, MIS Reporting, Annual Budgets, Budget Modeling, Capital Budgeting, Three-statement Modeling, Month-end Processes, Monthly Close Process, Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR), Bank Reconciliation, Journal Entries, QuickBooks Online, Cash Flow Management, Data Analysis, Finance, Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Travel, Tourism, Financial Analysis, Internal Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Scenario Analysis, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Reconciliation, Reporting, P&L Forecasting, General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Hospitality, Agency, Event Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Chart of Accounts, Financial Modeling, Finance Reports, Analysis, Administrative Procedures, Systems & Procedures, Audits, Financial Operations & Processes, Financial Forecasting, Accounting Software, Financial Data, Management Reports, Board Decks
2009 - 2011

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Postgraduate Institute of Management - Colombo, Sri Lanka

2002 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

University of Colombo - Colombo, Sri Lanka

MAY 2021 - PRESENT

Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

MARCH 2019 - PRESENT

Chartered Financial Accountant (ACA)

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka

JUNE 2018 - JUNE 2020

Associate Member

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka

APRIL 2018 - APRIL 2020

Associate Member

Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka

OCTOBER 2008 - PRESENT

Certified Professional Manager (CPM)

Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka

JUNE 2001 - JUNE 2004

Fellow Member

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK

JUNE 1999 - JUNE 2001

Passed Finalist

Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka

Finance

Accounting, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), DCF Valuation, Profit & Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, Ratio Analysis, Budgeting, Zero-based Budgeting, Profit Ratio Statements, Profitability Analysis, Profitability Optimization, Cash Management, 13-week Cash Flow, Double-entry Bookkeeping, Budget Controls, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Forecasting, Operating Expenses (OPEX), Three-statement Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Valuation, Revenue & Expense Projections, CFO, Controller, Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR), Data Analysis, Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Valuation Modeling, Internal Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Modeling, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, ROI, P&L Forecasting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Cost of Debt, Marginal Costing, Capital Budgeting, Capital Investment Appraisals, Pricing, Fundraising, UK GAAP, Risk, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR), Cost of Capital, Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets

Data & Analysis Software

QuickBooks Online, Financial Data, Intuit QuickBooks, Oracle ERP

Industry Expertise

Hospitality

Other

Microsoft, Google, Business Analysis, DCF Modeling, Business Modeling, P&L Management, NPV Calculation, NPV, Financial Ratios, Variance Reporting, Profit Maximization, Profit Optimization, Gross Profit Margin Growth, MIS Reporting, Bookkeeping, Investments, Startups, Management Information Systems (MIS), Annual Budgets, Budget Modeling, Budget Management, Budgeting Consultant, Discount Rate Analysis, Modeling, Consulting, Financial Analysis, Business Planning, Expense Management, Excel Expert, Dashboards, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Excel Modeling, Pitch Decks, Controllership, Bank Reconciliation, Monthly Close Process, Month-end Processes, Journal Entries, Investment Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Business Models, Pitch Deck Consultant, Fractional CFO, Finance, Loyalty Programs, Interim CFO, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Financing, Business Services, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Travel, Tourism, Scenario Analysis, Reconciliation, Inventory Management, Reporting, IRR, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Agency, Event Management, Chart of Accounts, Manufacturing, Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Finance Reports, Management, Analysis, Administrative Procedures, Systems & Procedures, Audits, Financial Operations & Processes, Financial Forecasting, Accounting Software, Management Reports, Board Decks, Costing, Variable Costing, Product Costing, Absorption Costing, Standard Costing, Business Administration, CAPEX Budgeting & Inventory Management, Operations, Trend Analysis, Technology Trends, Accounting Software Design, SaaS, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Turnaround, Information Memoranda, Sage, Job Costing, Activity-based Costing, Internal Control, Project Management, Cost Accounting, Operational Modeling, Business Management, Financials, LibreOffice

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