Manish Gupta, Finance Expert in Delhi, India
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Manish Gupta

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Delhi, India
Toptal Member Since
August 12, 2021

Manish is a qualified chartered accountant with over 15+ years of experience in real estate, hospitality and startups. He has been hands-on with controlling, planning, revenue and cost optimization, and ERP implementations during his career. Manish has learned operations management and strategic thinking and is obsessed with customer excellence and a balanced growth approach. He is always eager to learn new concepts and skills and is not afraid to try and venture into uncharted territories.

Career Highlights

Htoo Group of Companies
Assistant Financial Controller
Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts

Education Highlights

Chartered Accountant (CA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience


2017 - PRESENT
Htoo Group of Companies
  • Served as a core team member to establish and execute the joint venture with Banyan Tree Resorts.
  • Performed ERP implementation for 16 hotels in the group company from procurement to final testing.
  • Task-forced team members for establishing operational procedures and customer journey maps.
  • Created and set up the management information systems, internal control system, and financial reporting processes.
  • Worked on business development and management, while acting as a CEO and MD in absence.
  • Carried out a study for corporate re-structuring to be tax-efficient and gave flexibility by splitting ownership and management operations.
  • Raised funds for project development and routine operation needs.
  • Supervised monthly end closing process, consolidated financial reports, and created a decision-making dashboard providing critical insights.
  • Maintained annual budgeting exercise, quarterly forecasts and monthly analysis to compare results and provide owners with useful insights into business.
Focus areas: Joint Ventures, Expansion, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting, Internal Control, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR), Business Development, Strategy, Planning, Fundraising, Corporate Finance, Corporate Structure, Business Structuring, Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, Due Diligence Consultant, RiskMetrics, Intuit QuickBooks, Bookkeeping

Financial Controller

2014 - 2016
  • Partnered with GM to turn around the hotel from loss-making to profit-making.
  • Drove revenue management and cost management for a hotel through consultation and coaching.
  • Managed the capital expenditure budget and its procurement process to save costs for the hotel.
  • Led the operations team and task forces to establish internal controls and corporate policies to succeed in failed audits since company establishment.
  • Helped sales and marketing team with revenue management and pricing strategies.
  • Acted as a part of the quality control team to establish customer delight processes.
  • Prepared financial reporting in compliance with the stock exchange as the company was listed on the Thailand stock exchange.
Focus areas: Financial Controlling, Cost Management, Project Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), SEC Financial Reporting, Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, RiskMetrics, Bookkeeping

Assistant Financial Controller

2009 - 2014
Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts
  • Was responsible for monthly forecasting and annual budgeting exercise for planning and control.
  • Piloted software updates and labor productivity measurement process.
  • Performed financial analysis on monthly basis for recommending cost control measures to operational departments and CEO in monthly P&L review meetings.
  • Managed team performance to smoothen the monthly book closing processes.
  • Led the team to pass all major corporate audits for finance and Internal controls.
  • Prepared financial reporting for submission to Thailand stock exchanges.
Focus areas: Financials, Accounting, Finance, Budget Controls, P&L Forecasting, Cost Control, Internal Control, Financial Reporting, SEC Financial Reporting, Budget Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Bookkeeping

Assistant General Manager, Finance

2008 - 2009
Basundhra Properties Pvt Ltd
  • Re-structured financial statements and processes to automate, so that a small team could manage finance operations in 16 sites.
  • Recovered long outstanding accounts receivable through follow-ups and site visits. It helped the company to optimize funds flow in a better way and maintain the site's payables.
  • Managed to obtain a credit facility from a bank to borrow funds during the financial crisis of 2008 to continue operating the company and keep it afloat.
Focus areas: Accounting, Financial Statements, Funds Flow, Operations, Bookkeeping

Audit Manager

2005 - 2008
T R Chadha and Company
  • Completed SOX compliance audit of a listed company and carrying out a risk assessment exercise to comply with listing requirements for English Clays Limited.
  • Worked on fraud investigation assignment for a hotel company (name withheld) to identify the extent of fraud and reconstruction of their receivable accounts to enable them to recover the amount.
  • Conducted operational audits of various listed and unlisted companies to help them identify internal control gaps in processes and improve profitability.
  • Performed tax audits of various companies to help them complete their tax requirements.
Focus areas: Auditing, Audits, Consulting, Risk Assessment, Tax Audits, Due Diligence Consultant, RiskMetrics


2001 - 2004
Sood Brij & Associates
  • Performed audits of nonprofit organizations on behalf of CCF and other international donor agencies to ensure utilization of funds donated by them.
  • Conducted an audit of various small businesses and finalize financial statements for reporting to the company board and tax authorities.
  • Undertook an internal audit of news agency for two years to help them identify internal control gaps and ensure charging for news.
Focus areas: Accounting, Audits, Consulting, Due Diligence Consultant
2001 - 2005

Certificate in Corporate Law

Institute of Company Secretaries of India - Delhi

2001 - 2005

Chartered Accountant (CA) in Finance

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - Delhi

1998 - 2001

Bachelor's Degree in Finance

Delhi University - Delhi


Writing Business Plan

LinkedIn Learning


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)



Accounting, Budget Controls, P&L Forecasting, Cost Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting, Three-statement Modeling, Controller, Cash Flow, Business Intelligence (BI), CFO, Capital Budgeting, Financial Systems, Market Research, Finance Structures, RiskMetrics, Taxation, Funds Flow, Fundraising, Corporate Finance

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint

Industry Expertise

Real Estate, Corporate Structure

Data & Analysis Software

QuickBooks Online, Xero Accounting, Intuit QuickBooks, Oracle ERP


Finance, Financial Controlling, Planning, Financial Statements, Annual Budgets, Business Analysis, Business Planning, Monthly Close Process, Financial Forecasting, Budget Modeling, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Financial Controls & Processes, Reporting, Bookkeeping, Excel 365, Skype for Business, Research, Dashboards, Audits, Financials, Business, Cost Control, Internal Control, Project Management, Business Development, Strategy, Auditing, Tax Audits, Operations, Startups, Business Models, Business Structuring, IFRS Financial Reporting, Business Plan Consulting, Zoho Books, Microsoft Power BI, Due Diligence Consultant, Business Law, IT Audits, Corporate Law, Legal, Joint Ventures, Expansion, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR), Consulting, Risk Assessment, SEC Financial Reporting, Dashboard Design, Data Visualization

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