Sharad Dhingra, CPA, CA, Finance Expert in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Sharad Dhingra, CPA, CA

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
March 17, 2021

Sharad is a hands-on, influential finance leader and project manager with a successful deal portfolio worth over $3.5 billion. He served as a director of finance for multinational companies and as a PM and communications lead for Zebra Technologies' $3.2 billion acquisition of Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business. As a business leader passionate about continuous improvement, he seeks opportunities to advise clients through financial challenges, emerging issues, and ERP implementation.

Career Highlights

Controller | Consultant
Morguard Corporation
Director of Finance | Consultant
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
University of Waterloo
Bachelor's Degree
University of Waterloo

Certification Highlights

Chartered Accountant
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

Case Studies

Work Experience

Controller | Consultant

2016 - 2019
Morguard Corporation
  • Transitioned Temple Hotels' asset management function to Morguard from its predecessor and ensured the timely development and publication of quarterly financial statements, MD&A, and press release within four weeks of arrival.
  • Controlled changes to accounting policies, coordinating schedules with property managers, drafting IFRS 9 and IFRS 16 adjustments for public-facing documents, and managing the ongoing processing of transactions through the ERP system, Yardi.
  • Prepared and presented quarterly lender reporting packages in accordance with lender covenant requirements.
Focus areas: Board Reporting, Press Releases, Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A), IFRS Financial Reporting, Financial Consolidation, Controllership/Accounting

Director of Finance | Consultant

2014 - 2016
Zebra Technologies
  • Served as a project manager for Zebra Technologies' $3.4 billion acquisition of Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business. Managed finance department's weekly communications to the joint executive committee.
  • Developed and updated integration plan, addressing risk areas on a timely basis. Collaborated with business unit finance leaders and other consultants to successfully drive over 100 functional integration objectives.
  • Coordinated country readiness for global Motorola divestiture and integration into Zebra Technologies. Collaborated with cross-functional integration teams on complex, multifunction process integrations.
  • Worked with Zebra and Motorola finance leadership to ensure competent onboarding of the staff for post-transaction integration. Collaborated with global leadership in treasury, tax, and shared services to address the integration of teams.
Focus areas: Country Risk, Executive Reporting, Communication, Project Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Post-merger Integration

Director of Finance

2012 - 2014
Zebra Technologies Corporation
  • Directed a global team of five managers and over 20 finance professionals globally before and through the company's acquisition.
  • Improved accounts receivable processes through treasury forecasting and analysis, reducing DSO and accounts receivable processes by over 20% to address working capital objectives.
  • Led timely financial statement publication for the UK, listing reporting requirements in accordance with IFRS. This included leading reviews of financial disclosure documents with management, the CFO, and auditors prior to public release.
Focus areas: Treasury, Cash Flow, Shared Services, Accounting Policy Development, Reporting, Accounting Consolidation

Director of Finance | Consultant

2012 - 2014
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • Co-led the integration of Psion's global business into Motorola Solutions as part of a $200 million transaction. Drove integration of over 150 financial functions and subfunctions to Motorola Solutions' environment.
  • Transitioned oversight functions for US controllership, treasury, Canadian taxation, global consolidation, financial reporting, and shared services to Motorola hierarchy for sustainment.
  • Spearheaded the Psion organization's reorganization, including headcount decisions, changes to global company structure, and monthly reporting cycle.
  • Coordinated Psion's inaugural SOX implementation and testing to comply with the US GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Directed internal analysis of business valuation to ensure proper accounting treatment of intangible assets and equity in accordance with US GAAP. Coordinated discussions with external consultants to gain buy-in from executive management.
Focus areas: Treasury, Financial Reporting, Post-merger Integration

Assistant Controller

2011 - 2012
Priszm Income Fund
  • Managed the preparation of quantitative and qualitative business and accounting analytics for the successful divestiture of four regional divisions and the wind-up of the trust over a 14-month timeframe.
  • Presented detailed quarter-end financial statements and MD&A to key stakeholders, including trustees, the chief restructuring officer, and consultants.
  • Provided consultation and developed documentation to support the court monitor during divestiture and business decisions.
Focus areas: Quarterly Reporting, Divestitures, Sale of Business, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency


2006 - 2011
  • Consolidated and amalgamated three acquired companies in a six-month period, including purchase accounting and integration of the businesses.
  • Created efficiencies to enable the division to grow by 200%, with finance staff increases of only 12.5%.
  • Led a successful three-month conversion of business processes into the Microsoft Great Plains enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
  • Improved corporate cash flow through budgeting and implementation of strict controls over working capital processes.
Focus areas: Accounting Consolidation, Growth Analysis, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) ERP, Financial Reporting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
2020 - 2021

Canadian Risk Management Designation in Risk Management and Insurance

University of Toronto - Toronto, ON Canada

2002 - 2002

Master's Degree in Accounting

University of Waterloo - Waterloo, ON, Canada

1997 - 2001

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

University of Waterloo - Waterloo, ON, Canada


Chartered Accountant

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario


Accounting Consolidation, Individual Income Tax, Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Risk Models, Estate Planning, DCF Valuation, Special Assets, Financial Consolidation, Financial Reporting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Country Risk, Asset Valuation, Cash Flow

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Office 365

Data & Analysis Software

Oracle ERP


Finance, GAAP Compliance, Risk-based Auditing, Controllership/Accounting, Post-merger Integration, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) ERP, Yardi, Consolidated Reporting, Corporate Income Tax, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), IFRS Financial Reporting, Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A), Press Releases, Business Analysis, SAP, Transfer Pricing, Sensitivity Analysis, Board Reporting, Treasury, Project Management, Communication, Executive Reporting, Financial Statements, Public Company Reporting, Annual Reports, Reporting, Accounting Policy Development, Shared Services, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Restructuring, Sale of Business, Divestitures, Quarterly Reporting, Growth Analysis

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