Pawan is an experienced finance professional with expertise in financial modeling, scenario building, fund raising, and financial management. He has helped multiple startups to raise $100M+ in the form of equity/debt capital, built and managed their finance function from scratch, and has strategized and executed 6 M&A deals. Pawan likes to freelance for Toptal as it allows him to work on challenging projects with incredible global clients.
Strategized and planned the business strategy for an environment-friendly FMCG product for UK market.
Advised on the financial viability of a USD 5 million bio-mass power plant.
Formulated the investment strategy to invest in the real estate sector.
Worked on an eCommerce solution to reduce cost of logistics and cut wastages resulting in saving of ~ 25% YOY.
Prepare a business case for expansion of a MNC in the business of stores which was duly adopted by the board.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Budgeting, Business Plan Development, Venture Funding
Co-Founder and Senior Financial Executive
2004 - 2013
Paras Paper Mills
Introduced and enhanced financial reporting and statistical analysis tools to make plans.
Performed financial reporting and analysis for multiple business units.
Made a strategic selection and implemented a new ERP which improved the overall financial reporting functions and cost control processes.
Prepared and reviewed MIS reports like profitability reports, monthly rolling forecasts, and more to identify the issues, risks, and saving potentials.
Supervised the overall financial performance by providing timely financial analysis—oversaw the finalization of the books as per statutory requirements.
Led the preparation of the operating and capital/project budget and monitoring thereof with actuals and reporting of variances. Identified the areas where costs can be reduced or efficiency can be increased.
Monitored the inflow and outflow of funds and ensured the optimum utilization of available funds to accomplish organizational goals.
Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting, Working Capital Management, Growth Capital Raising, Budgeting
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, Business Administration
2013 - 2014
University of Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom
Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) in Finance, Accounts, & Taxation
1999 - 2004
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - New Delhi, India