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VANITA RAHEJA

VANITA RAHEJA

Director Finance - India And ME
Delhi

Summary

Senior finance professional with over 18 years of experience in various industries and geographies with proven track record of success leading and growing organizations. Strong background in strategic planning, financial management and team development. Skilled in identifying opportunities and implementing practical business strategies with commitment to staying informed about latest trends, technologies, and best practices. Significant experience of working in complex matrix organizations having multiple reporting lines and diverse stakeholders. Effective working and decision-making abilities in uncertain situations. Experienced in managing large Business Support function including Financial Planning, Financial Accounting, Statutory Audit, Cash Flow & Working Capital Management, Financials Operations, Data analytics, P2P, RTR, OTC, Payroll review, Legal framework & compliance, Tax, Transfer pricing, GST, Banking operations, Risk & compliance, Administration, Logistics and IT.

Overview

22
22
years of professional experience
2
2
Languages

Work History

Director Finance (Business Services)- India and ME

Swarovski India Private Limited
2020.12 - Current
  • Responsible for managing FPNA, Accounting, treasury, tax, reporting, Legal, Admin and IT functions for India and Middle east market.
  • Successfully established multiple retail stores under single brand retail trading, online platform and omnichannel.
  • Working closely with organizational leadership and board of directors on business transformation to maximize profits.
  • Managing business stakeholders, group stakeholders external stakeholders, banks and government agencies.
  • Responsible for Financial planning for India and ME, Presenting MBR/QBR and annual review of performance highlighting potential business and tax risks and recent developments in market.
  • Single point of contact for legal matters of the company with support of regional legal manager.
  • Leveraged data analytics insights for informed decision-making in critical areas such as sales forecasting, AR realization and budgeting.
  • Formed strategy with group to meet local sourcing requirement in the country.
  • Supported management with new avenues of business which will maximize profit.
  • Successfully transitioned finance work to GBS in Poland and Malaysia for P2P, OTC, RTR and credit management.
  • Managing a team who is responsible for statutory accounting and various audits applicable in the regions.
  • Managing Direct Tax, Indirect Tax (custom and GST) and Transfer pricing compliance for Indian and global entities.
  • Overseeing performance of manufacturing unit in the country as an additional responsibility.


GM Finance India

Uniqlo India Private Limited
2019.01 - 2020.12
  • Worked as part of management team in setting up the business as well as support function for the organization.
  • Supported successful opening of first 6 stores over Delhi, NCR within 2 years.
  • Acted as Head of finance and also supported legal, logistics, loss prevention and IT.
  • Devised and Implemented processes among various functions as per GBS.
  • Monitored financial performance with set budgets and controlled expenses to provide financial stability and long-term organizational growth.
  • Supported successful launch of E com launch in India.
  • Managing relationship with various external government authorities for getting necessary approvals and orders in the benefit of the company.
  • Devising strategy towards Intercompany transaction in light of transfer pricing, customs and GST.

Country Finance/ Compliance Manager

IKEA India Private Limited
2015.03 - 2018.12
  • Worked as part of CFO leadership team during the setting up phase of the company and handled multiple profiles as per requirement of the company.
  • Built and led finance team for overall accounting, reporting and process control.
  • Review and supervision of monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing of books of accounts in compliance with GAAP, IFRS and applicable laws.
  • Managed various audits with internal auditors, statutory auditors, internal auditors.
  • Compliance to Direct and Indirect tax laws.
  • GST transition- Impact analysis, Process re-mapping, System transition.
  • Development of Internal Financial Controls framework for the organization including development and assessment of various business processes.
  • Manage Risk management process for the country by doing a walkthrough of processes with functional leaders and present to the CEO and CFO.

Senior Manager- Finance

BBC Global News India Pvt Ltd
2008.08 - 2014.12
  • Responsible to Finance, Operations, Shared services in India and Singapore covering 6 legal entities and multiple business streams.
  • Preparation of Financial Statements (BS/PL/CFS), consolidation of Financial Statements in compliance with IGAAP and applicable laws.
  • Review and supervision of monthly, quarterly and year-end closing of books of accounts.
  • Preparation of annual budgets and quarterly rolling forecasts.
  • Coordination with External & Internal auditors and other consultants.
  • Review of finance cases and post investment review for the company for any spend in India that needs an investment case.
  • Defining and maintain internal controls to mitigate all financials, tax and business risk.
  • Oversight and management of the provident fund trust ERP (SAP) implementation- SPOC for the Finance Control team, designing templates, conversion & validation of various masters/output data, Co-ordination with SI partner.

Tax Accountant

Mckinsey &Co.
2007.07 - 2008.07
  • Worked as a part of Firm’s Worldwide Corporate Tax team and was responsible for some of the Firm’s entities in Singapore, Japan and Morocco.
  • Detailed review of Accounts and finalization of financial statements of other entities of Mckinsey.
  • Managing statutory audit and Tax audits and liaison with Auditors.
  • Preparation of Year on year comparison and various reconciliations for internal control purposes.

Management Trainee

Tata Consultancy Services
2006.09 - 2007.06
  • Detailed understanding of financial processes e.g Purchase to pay, Order to Cash, General Accounting & Reporting & Fixed Assets.
  • Finalisation and consolidation of accounts of the company under US GAAP for reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis within the restricted deadlines.

Articleship Trainee

Samyank And Co.
2002.01 - 2005.12

Education

Chartered Accountancy -

ICAI, New Delhi

Diploma in Information system Audit –DISA - undefined

ICAI, New Delhi

B.Com - undefined

Delhi University

Skills

  • Passionate about work and Hands on approach with willingness to deep dive when required.
  • Attention to Detail, Effective communication, cross function collaboration, problem solving attitude.
  • Corporate Governance
  • Change and Growth Management mindset
  • Analytical and Critical Thinker
  • Corporate leadership

Accomplishments

  • Managed to get BCAS license from Ministry of Home affairs.
  • Achieved EBIT targets despite of low sales numbers than budget.
  • Managed to get clean order against old Tax litigation of 37M euros.
  • Opened 12 Swarovski owned stores in 2 years.
  • Suggested and implemented new avenues of revenue.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 08/30/83
  • Marital Status: Married

Languages

English
Hindi

Timeline

Director Finance (Business Services)- India and ME

Swarovski India Private Limited
2020.12 - Current

GM Finance India

Uniqlo India Private Limited
2019.01 - 2020.12

Country Finance/ Compliance Manager

IKEA India Private Limited
2015.03 - 2018.12

Senior Manager- Finance

BBC Global News India Pvt Ltd
2008.08 - 2014.12

Tax Accountant

Mckinsey &Co.
2007.07 - 2008.07

Management Trainee

Tata Consultancy Services
2006.09 - 2007.06

Articleship Trainee

Samyank And Co.
2002.01 - 2005.12

Chartered Accountancy -

ICAI, New Delhi

Diploma in Information system Audit –DISA - undefined

ICAI, New Delhi

B.Com - undefined

Delhi University
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