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Santhosh Kumar Puttaswamaiah

Candidate ID: 1424710

Career Summary

Post Graduate with 6 years experience in Accounts / Tax / CS / Audit / Finance functional area

Skill Set

• Microsoft Excel expert • Proficient in Microsoft Office • Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS guidelines • Sarbanes-Oxley (COSO Framework) • Financial Data Analytics • Accounting software knowledge (SAP and HFM)

Professional Information

Total Experience : 6

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Post Graduate

Job Function : Accounts / Tax / CS / Audit / Finance

Work Location Preference : Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Santhosh Kumar Puttaswamaiah
Phone Number: +971 0505927701
Email: santhosh.dp1161@gmail.com


Summary:
A committed Finance professional with 5+ years of experience in external audits with wide range of professional responsibilities, which include identifying potential accounting and audit issues, appropriately documenting the issues and their conclusions and consult with partner and professionals, as necessary. I am assisting in audit and review of clients' accounting systems, internal controls, and consolidated accounts. I should demonstrate thorough understanding of audit methodologies, financial statement balances and disclosure, properly identifying and testing key controls, completing all audit program steps and performing required sign-offs.

I have 2+ years of experience working at KPMG LLP, USA (Houston, Texas) where I have extensively worked on industries like Oil and Gas, Insurance (Title Insurance).
I have 3 + years of experience in remote operations, working for KPMG GDC, supporting KPMG teams across US, and involved in training new associates and peers about audit methodologies, Excel and PDF skills.
Having extensive exposure to Client interaction, team management, team handling, and quality inspection.


Highlights/ Milestones
• Microsoft Excel expert
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS guidelines
• Sarbanes-Oxley (COSO Framework)
• Financial Data Analytics
• Accounting software knowledge (SAP and HFM)
• Encore award for excellent client service
• Selected for onshore project based on performance

Experience
ORGANIZATION: KPMG GDC
Role: Senior Associate (Team Lead)
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka
Duration: September 2011 -August 2017
Responsibilities:
Working as a team extension lead for clients specific to Insurance, Oil and Gas and training team members to understand the new methodologies, audit tools newly implemented by KPMG. Also, training the team on SAPs, TODs etc.
During this period, I have worked for many public and private engagement teams with different sectors (mainly oil and gas, manufacturing, financial services, etc.).

By considering my performance in this job, KPMG US has given opportunity to work as an US employee from October 2015 on H1B visa.

? Planning and conducting professional management system audits.
? Generating ideas to maximize assignment profitability.
? Perform risk assessment about client operation, industry, financial reporting process.
? Evaluation of operating effectiveness of internal control implemented by client management based on criteria selected by client management, which involves understanding of client internal control to meet the control objectives.
? Assessment of risk of material misstatement relating to selected significant account based on assessment of inherent risk and control risk to plan for substantive testing.
? Performing analytical procedures/analyses to detect unusual financial statement relationships.
? Substantive procedure includes vouching the supporting data provided by the client.
? Performing different analytical procedures such as predictive analysis, ratio analysis, and trend analysis over various accounts.
? Propose adjusting journal entries and discuss findings with manager and client.
? Also, work on group Audit consolidation/reporting.

ORGANIZATION: KPMG LLP
Role: Lead Associate
Location: Houston, Texas
Duration: October 2015 – March 2017 (full-term employment on H1B visa)
September 2014 to March 2015 (Deployed from KPMG GDC India for 7 months to KPMG LLP, Houston- Texas on trainee J1 visa)
Responsibilities:
? Planning and conducting professional management system audits.
? Generating ideas to maximize assignment profitability.
? Perform risk assessment about client operation, industry, financial reporting process.
? Evaluation of operating effectiveness of internal control implemented by client management based on criteria selected by client management, which involves understanding of client internal control to meet the control objectives.
? Assessment of risk of material misstatement relating to selected significant account based on assessment of inherent risk and control risk to plan for substantive testing.
? Performing analytical procedures/analyses to detect unusual financial statement relationships.
? Substantive procedure includes vouching the supporting data provided by the client.
? Performing different analytical procedures such as predictive analysis, ratio analysis, and trend analysis over various accounts.
? Propose adjusting journal entries and discuss findings with manager and client.
? Also, work on group Audit consolidation/reporting.
? Had done several inventory counts throughout Houston.


Education
• BBM: Finance and Accounting 2009
Bangalore University Bangalore, Karnataka, India
• MBA: Finance and Accounting 2011
Visvesvaraya technological university Bangalore, Karnataka, India
• Certified Public Accountant
CPA (Last section result pending)