Deals and M&A professional focusing on business valuations; former auditor – have been working in a Big 4 for a few years now. Have been seconded to Canada once. Conversational yet sombre, may come across as geeky from afar. Passionate about education and giving back to society – have supported initiatives without volunteering time.
Undergrad School: Mumbai University
Undergrad Major: Finance, Accounting, Commerce
GPA: 6.60/7.00 (converted 3.77, as per some websites)
Age: 25, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: Chartered Accountant (India) and CFA Program (USA)
School Name: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and CFA Institute, USA
Extracurriculars: Cricket tournament of the big 4 firm - played in one year, captained the team in the next year, Contributed to thought leadership on Aerospace and Defense, and conducted a training session for 250+ people, Part of cultural society in class 12 of College - event execution (core), marketing and sponsorship (ancillary role)
Title: Assistant Manager, Big 4 - Deals (Valuation and Strategy)
Industry: Banking & Finance
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 5 mos
Title: Assistant Manager (same big 4) - Audit and Assurance
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Accelerated promotions (and skipped the base level when accepted into formal employment after end of training period). – Merit in CA exam – All India Rank 38 (top 0.2% from 40000+ candidates). – Have a consistent record of improving engagement profitability (by 10-20%) over the years.
Post MBA Goal:
Start with consulting at MBB/other firms (strategy or management), build a base of business knowledge, understanding and refined/structured thought process and move into investment management long-term (to blend finance background/education with business education and post MBA work exp).