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Hello! I'm Swaminathan

Associate Director with 12+ years of progressive career especially in Finance, Strategy, and Operations Management ranging from newly formed to well-established multi-million organizations. Having worked in different segments of the Financial sector, I have in-depth knowledge and skills in conceptualizing and implementing financial policies and procedures including working capital management, internal financial controls, and project financing and costing.
I have a proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth & maximize profits through contributions to financial management, cost reductions & productivity improvements.
As an Aircraft Engineer, I have had the opportunity to be a substantial part of brands such as Air India, and Taneja Aerospace to name a few. For the past 10 years in consulting, I have been adept at providing leadership and direction in continuously improving business performance in a sustainable way and developing strategy, approach, content, and structure.

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Swaminathan Lakshman

Finance | Operations | Strategy


+91 9072 145 686



Banyan Block, Brigade Orchards Spinal Road

Devanahalli, Bangalore Rural

Karnataka- India 562110





Assoc. Director- Finance & Strategy


  • Take active part in Investors relations and communication and fundraise process.

  • Enable business decision capability by providing top-quality decision support analysis from financial strategies point of view for key stakeholders.

  • Translate strategy into budget/planning and propose measurable targets.

  • Overseeing and managing the business budget and forecast process and reporting the results.

  • Monitoring progress achieved and provide insight and analysis to support operational decision-making.

  • Evaluating financial implications of various strategic decision, builds scenarios, and recommends actions.

  • Influence and drive business decision / action with appropriate analysis and comments.

  • Developing a clear understanding of key business drivers, analyze key financial metrics, provide value add analysis, support to finance management.

  • Partnering with finance/business management teams, identify and track appropriate performance measures, key performance indicators, and associated drivers.

  • Proactively review financial information, identifying exception/inconsistencies, initiate action and follow-up for logical closure.

  • Participating in revenue forecast calls and highlight risk /opportunities with appropriate analysis.

  • Handle complex Adhoc request with a short turnaround time and supplement such request with appropriate analysis and comments to support decision making.

  • Preparing financial information analysis for business reviews / presentations with key highlights.


Sr.Manager-Finance Operations


  • Develop and control the company’s annual operating budget to ensure that all financial targets are met.

  • Maintaining and enhancing long-term financial model.

  • Developing or enhancing a wide range of strategic analysis.

  • Overseeing IT & Premises as well as coordination and communication between all operational functions.

  • Drive initiatives in the management team and organisationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence.

  • Contribute to short & long-term organizational planning and strategy in support of the SMT.

  • Provide financial advice and guidance to the company's managers and staff to enable them to achieve their objectives.

  • Oversee the preparation of the company's financial accounts to ensure that these are presented accurately and on time.

  • Develop and maintain all necessary systems, policies, and procedures to ensure effective and efficient financial management within the company.

  • Contribute to the achievement of the company's business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy.

  • Providing financial guidance on long term product, go-to-market, and organizational strategy and investment decisions.

  • Understanding and forecasting key business drivers and operating metrics.

  • Carry out all necessary actions to ensure that the company meets its financial and legal obligations.


Finance Operations Manager

Avia Advisory

  • Develop and manage annual budget.

  • Lead of production of monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of financial performance against budget & cash flow, financial and operational goals.

  • Develop long-range forecasts and maintain long-range financial plans.

  • Develop, maintain and monitor all fundraising and accounting systems and procedures.

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts for the organization.

  • Manage month-end and year-end closure procedures and clients.

  • Provide financial management of all project funded activities and programs.

  • Manage bank accounts to ensure sufficient liquid funds whilst investing surplus cash.

  • Maintain archival and financial administrative files.

  • Work with senior management on budgetary elements of funding applications and bids.

  • Be responsible for Accounting policy and governance.

  • Establish financial policies



Avia Advisory

  • Support lead consultants on client projects.

  • Develop financial and operational analysis.

  • Identify trends, advise the company and recommend actions to senior team based on sound analysis.

  • Conduct business studies on past, future, and comparative performance and develop forecast models.

  • Provide creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance.

  • Perform administrative tasks in a time-sensitive manner.

  • Track and determine financial status by analyzing actual results in comparison with forecasts.

  • Monitor various aspects of a business and present solutions and recommendations to clients and other stakeholders. Assist as execution happens.

  • Explore investment options and present risk and opportunities.

  • Identify clients’ needs and develop plans. Work with clients’ teams to execute the plans to achieve great financial results.

  • Review accounting transactions for data accuracy.

  • Conduct thorough research of historical financial data.

  • Coordinate with the senior management and the executive team on long-term financial planning.

  • liaise with the client to keep them informed of progress and to make relevant decisions.

  • Report project status to internal and external team members.



Avia Advisory

  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.

  • Develop financial models, conduct benchmarking and process analysis.

  • Define project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases, and elements; forming a project team; establishing a project budget.

  • Assemble and summarize data to structure sophisticated reports on financial status and risks.

  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.

  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly reviews and analyses of current processes using operational metrics and reports.

  • Review a variety of areas including finance, operations, purchasing, inventory, distribution, and facilities.

  • Consolidate and analyze financial data taking into account the company’s goals and financial standing.

  • Understand and communicate the financial and operational impact of any changes.

  • Create informative, actionable, and repeatable reporting that highlights relevant financial positions business trends, and opportunities for improvement.

  • Conduct business studies on past, future, and comparative performance and develop forecast models.

  • Conduct insightful, ad hoc analyses to investigate ongoing or one-time operational issues.


Technical Trainer- Part Time

Aviation Academy

  • Engaging students in practical maintenance application and procedures on aircraft systems mainly Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 aircraft's.

  • Was responsible for course design and delivery of core technical modules in Aircraft Systems and Line Maintenance Practices.



Air India Limited

  • Accessories Overhaul Division
    Worked on Overhaul, Test and Repair of Electrical, Equipment Accessories used on Boeing 747-400 and Airbus 310 aircraft's.

  • Major Maintenance Division
    Worked on Radio Electrical and Instrument systems (Avionics) of Airbus 310, Boeing 737, 777 and IFE Modification.
    Covered servicing, modification, repair, replacement and testing of various aircraft components and items of aircraft undergoing Check C.



Taneja Aerospace & Aviation Limited

  • An introduction to the following were covered during the tenure:-
    Workshop Practices
    Electrical systems
    Instrument systems
    and familiarization in carrying out 30 and 180 days inspection schedule in avionics equipment installed in P68C & Thorp T-211 aircraft.




Online Program

Amity University, Noida

Post Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting


Bachelor's Degree

Singhania University, Rajasthan

BSc. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering


Professional Diploma

Fly Air Aviation Academy, Chennai

Aircraft Maintenance Technology


Bachelor's Degree

Hindustan Aviation Academy, Bangalore

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering


Certified in Strategy & Competitive Analysis



Financial Planning & Analysis

Financial Decision Making

Dashboard Building - Proficient

Strategic Planning

Business Planning & Desicion Making

Microsoft Office- Proficient



Financial Advisory

Strategic Consulting

Management Consulting

Investment Management

Investor Relations

Operations Management

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