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Sameer Gupta

Sameer Gupta

Sr Finance Professional with 20+years experience.
Bengaluru, Bengaluru Urban

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About Sameer Gupta:

STRATEGIC FINANCE LEADER: Expertise in supervising a company's operations, people, and ventures to grow business and navigate through different growth phases from a financial perspective while driving shareholder value creation in a multicultural environment. A stint as the Vice President is a testimony of leadership and expertise in all financial and business aspects driving operating leverage and profitable growth while ensuring the attainment of vision and compliance with fiscal goals. 

CONTROLLER, Time-tested capabilities in overseeing corporate accounting, regulatory, financial, and management reporting functions. Proven expertise in regulatory reporting, ensuring compliance with financial controls, and implementing robust processes. Excels in transfer pricing, including leading the automation of complex models to enhance efficiency and control. Skilled in capital planning and managing fixed assets globally, ensuring consistent policies and accurate reporting. Strong background in leading shared services projects, and resolution plans. Pivotal in data governance, risk management, and vendor risk reporting, ensuring operational continuity and mitigating critical risks. Accomplished in FP&A and budget management, analyzing trends, and variances to optimize financial performance.  

NEXTGEN FINANCE LEADER, operating with systematic and technology-led approaches to improving the effectiveness of financial processes and controls. Demonstrated ability in financial systems implementation, administration, and driving digital transformation using agile methodologies. 

TOP MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, capable of setting up and running cross-functional teams and delivering impactful results; provided financial advice designed to add value based on best practices and led the implementation of new financial systems. People manager and a natural motivator, driven by strong professional and personal values and an ability to influence without authority. 

Experience

Since May 2006: Goldman Sachs, Bengaluru as Vice President 

India Head for the Legal Entity Controllers Function, Acted as a CFO, overseeing corporate accounting, financial, regulatory, and management reporting for 60" legal entities of the firm globally; the focus was on ensuring the financial controls and processes were robust and efficient, providing a strong foundation for the firm’s financial management 
 India Head for the Global Transfer Pricing Control Function - Oversaw the control function for all transfer pricing models and computations globally; one of key achievements was leading the automation of Excel-based transfer pricing models, simplifying the calculations to drive efficiencies and improving controls 
 India Head for Capital Assets Planning & Analysis (CAPA) - Led a team responsible for accounting, reporting, controls, and policies around the firm’s $10 billion fixed assets globally; the focus was on ensuring that the policies and controls were consistent across all regions and that the reporting was accurate and timely 
 Led the Shared Services Projects Resolution Plan for Goldman Sachs - Drove key initiatives and projects for the firm’s Resolution Plan; focus was on inter-affiliate services, criticality assessment, governance, legal entity structuring, and capital & liquidity required under the Dodd-Frank Act to ensure operational continuity of shared services 
 Head of India, Asia Pacific & Japan for the Controllers Technology Office - Led a 21-member team to drive process transformation, automation, and change management of processes using Self-Service Tools e.g. Tableau, Alteryx, Qliksense, Ignite Pad, Robotics Process Automation (RPA); initiated an effort to increase adoption of existing self-training through training and building SME Community, and set up a team of Scrum Masters to drive digital transformation using Agile Methodology 
 Set up a team as India Head of the Data Governance Function - Drive Data Governance strategy and policies covering Document Data Lineage, Data Contracts & enable Data quality monitoring as per BCBS 239 
 India Lead for the Controllers' Risk and Governance Function - Led a regional divisional risk and governance function covering risk management programs for Vendor risk, End-user Computing Tools, and Data Risk (Data Leakage, Data Privacy); key achievements included setting up a governance framework to review on-boarding of sensitive data to the public cloud, identifying and mitigating critical risks around existing cloud service providers, and overseeing the development of key vendor risk reporting metrics for senior management 
 Functional Architect and Product Owner for Regulatory Reporting - Oversaw a team of engineers to drive the digital transformation strategy for the Regulatory Reporting team; steered the digitization strategy to create a standardized platform to create and manage data adjustments, and led a critical project to automate the data sourcing and production of all the deposits related reporting across jurisdictions using a strategic platform. Furthermore, led the initiative to produce a regulatory reporting metric for Senior Owners (Managing Directors) of regulatory reports, enabling them to oversee the filing status of the reports for their region. 

Education

1.Chartered Accountant

2. CPA

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