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Mr. Financial Controller

About Me:

Detail-Oriented finance professional with good communication, problem-solving and efficient stakeholder management abilities. I am currently employed as a Financial Controller (for one of their business) with one of the largest French banks at its Indian operations centre. I have a flair for writing and am an avid auto enthusiast.


Undergrad School: Banaras Hindu University

Undergrad Major: Mathematics

GPA: 2.5

GRE: Yet to Take, Target is ~330

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: CRISIL Certified Analyst Program, PRINCE2 Practitioner

School Name: National Institute of Industrial Engineering, AXELOS

Extracurriculars: Founding member of the Federation of Cooperative Housing Societies of the residential layout (where I reside); We actively liaise with governmental and inter-governmental organisations to make our layout a better place to live-in and regularly taking up civic and other issues plaguing the locality and getting it resolved via regular follow-ups, Ex-President of the Cooperative Housing Society (where I reside); Played a pivotal role in liaising with builder to resolve outstanding issues, Active Member of a Pan-India Automotive Forum wherein we organize frequent drives and share knowledge for greater benefit of the larger automotive community.

Work History:

Title: Financial Controller

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Equity Research Analyst-Sell Side

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

During my earlier stint as President of the Caretaker Owners Association of my dwelling complex, we were facing numerous civic issues. I along with Secretary of the association, put together a presentation wherein we highlighted major issues and subsequently met builder representatives. They acknowledged the shortcomings and agreed to resolve them.

Post MBA Goal:

Post MBA, I want to join the top financial consulting firms and learn from a diverse set of assignments. I will work my way up to become a partner, and over the longer run, will specialize in turning around struggling firms. I will also work closely with governmental and non-governmental organizations to make our community a better place to live in.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Columbia, Cornell Johnson, Berkeley Haas, Tuck


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 8%

  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. Good to see a BHU alum. To be fair to you, have to offer you some “tough love”. You have a few hurdles to cross before you start becoming a competitive profile at schools on your list. This may seem like a bitter pill to swallow but you are not a typical profile at any of the schools on your list. Hurdle one is your age. You are 4 years older than the median age for schools on your list. Schools will admit a few seasoned applicants (33+ year olds) but they need to see some “gold dust” on your resume. in your case, there doesn’t seem to be much of that. Hurdle two is your …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Mr. Financial Controller! This is Julie-Anne Heafey with mbaMission. I agree with the other experts that your odds look poor at Stanford. Look, virtually everyone faces lottery-like odds at GSB, but your GPA, age and vague goals all pose significant hurdles to a successful application there. To be honest, though, I don’t even think Stanford makes a lot of sense for you. Why is Stanford the top name on the list of someone who’s been working as a financial controller and wants to go into financial consulting? Without a GRE (and honestly I’d actually like to see a GMAT above your target schools’ average by 20-40 pts given your weaknesses), it’s tough to compose a list of schools. …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, this is Melisa from Stratus Admissions. Based on your years of experience and overall profile, you may want to consider programs that cater to students with more experience. It is difficult to say how competitive you would be without a test score, but I would definitely suggest taking the GMAT vs GRE if you are able. A high quant score can help overcome your mediocre GPA. These programs tend to be shorter in length, without giving up experiential learning. Take a look at Stanford’s MsX program, Stern and Cornell’s Tech MBA’s based in NYC or even LBS or INSEAD. You may find that your years of experience are more valued in these programs. Also, in your essays, you will need to be clear about …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 12%

  • 5% | 5 months ago

    Too old for Stanford.
  • 20% | 5 months ago

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