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Get the best out of your Budget process

Narayan Krishnaswamy

Narayan Krishnaswamy, Vice President – Client Delivery

It is late in the night, the lights in one section of the office are on (no prizes for guessing which function this is), the CFO and his team are busy with the year end closure, getting ready for audits and there is also a budget exercise looming ahead.Budgeting is an annual feature in every company’s itinerary and is quite an elaborate process if its done well. Most large organizations have robust processes and better quality talent to be able to pull this off with relative ease. The issue lies with mid corporate organizations who are neither too large to have the processes and people nor too small to ignore this, especially those who have an investor on board or where the accountability rests with the board. Having seen many such organizations, I have put together my thoughts on how can organizations get the best out of a budgeting exercise. This is in no way comprehensive nor do I claim to be a ‘guru’, this is purely experiential and has come from my exposure of having dealt with such companies. Continue reading

Captive Centers – ‘Low cost aggregators’ or ‘new revenue streams’?

Ms. Sangeeta Shankaran Sumesh – Vice President Finance  & Administration, Dun & Bradstreet Technologies & Data Services Pvt. Ltd

Sangeeta Shankaran Sumesh is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by profession with around 17 years of experience, including 8 years of international exposure. Currently, spearheading the Finance & Administration division as Vice President at Dun & Bradstreet Technologies and Data Services, the crests in her career came with stint in other big Multinationals & Big 4 professional firms.

Sangeeta Shankaran

Some of the honors’ & recognition she received includes –

  • Featured as one of “India’s most influential women in Finance” by rediff.com in Jan 2012
  • She was also rated as one of the top 5 leading Women CFO’s at Women Leaders in India Awards 2011 held at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.
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