Ramanathan - Cost Controller - Tiruchirappalli, TN, India

Karthikeyan Ramanathan

Tiruchirappalli, TN, India


Cost Controller


Business Support, Budgeting, Plant Controlling, Costing, Financial accounting, Cost Audits, In-control (SOX) & SAP FI-CO

Work History

Divisional Manager

Sanmar Group

From May 2013

• Responsible for Budgets, MIS, Monthly accounts, Excise, Service tax compliances and Stores management for the Xomox valve manufacturing unit.
• Support the Business Manager of Xomox Valves in achieving the numbers agreed with the group.

Head - Industrial controller

Novateur Electrical & Digital systems private limited

June 2012 - May 2013

(a Legrand group Company)
➢ Lead the Industrial control team in India, with two popular brands in India, viz., Legrand (factories @ • Nashik, Sinnar & Jalgaon) and IndoAsian (factories @ • Haridwar, Muruthal & Noida) in the manufacturing and selling of electrical wiring, protective devices and Distribution boards.
➢ Cost Control of Industrial Sites, Budgets, Cost simulation, Build up of standard costs, make or buy, projects appraisal.
➢ Set up the standardized MIS and regularized the periodical site review process for all manufacturing sites. (Evolution, variances, early warnings, trends).
➢ Nurtured teams and individuals and created potential performers and future leaders in the Industrial Control team.
➢ Reported to CFO and worked closely with the Chief Operating Officer to support the management of the industrial sites.

Senior Manager Finance

Sandoz Private Limited

April 2011 - May 2012

Group reporting of financials in line with IFRS on actuals / budgets / estimates.(April 2011 to May 2012) for the all the BUs of Sandoz in India

SAP Business Team Lead - FICO (SAP ECC 6.0 Global SAP rollout)

Sandoz Private Limited

April 2010 - March 2011

) SAP ECC6.0 • newGL, FICO, COPA, PS, SRM, IXOS (archiving tool) & CIN.
➢ Project went live in time within the budget and without major business disruptions for 3 production sites and 26 distribution centres in India.
➢ Co-ordinate between the business users, core team and the technical consultants to fulfil both the business requirements and toughest documentation procedures in pharma ERP environment.
➢ Design, eliminate SOD conflicts and deliver the FICO Roles for SAP users in India.
FICO Super User and Role owner -Training, re-training FICO users.

Business Planning and Analysis support:
➢ Business support on the following areas to API, Orals and Sterile Forumlations manufacturing units, Sourcing, Merchanting, Corporate Central functions in India.
Factory Controlling, MIS, Budgets, Product Costing, Stat & Cost Audits, Investment appraisals.
➢ Providing business support to the Regional CFO of the commercial business operations in the APAC Region (India, Australia, Thailand, Philipines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, till Feb 2009).
Budgets, Monthly calls/ reviews, project appraisals, headcount approvals, best practice sharing.

India as a business team lead - in

Major Achievements

April 2010 - January 2011

FICO module as a part of the Global SAP implementation roll out. (April 2010 -Jan 2011)

Senior Manager (Finance)

Sandoz Private Limited

June 2008 - May 2012

Assistant Finance Controller

Strides Arcolabs Limited

September 2007 - June 2008

Responsible for the Finance and Controlling activities for the Oncology Division of Strides Arcolabs Limited situated in Bommasandra, Bangaluru.

Lead & managed the Cross Functional

Yellow & Red

From June 2006

➢ Project In-control - Lead & managed the Cross Functional team across all manufacturing sites of Sandoz in India for the Production and inventory cycle of Global SOX compliance project that resulted in a Green rating during the Audit, in a rating scale of Green, Yellow & Red. (June 2006)
➢ Lead a Cross Functional Internal Control Team in the year 2004 for Verifying, Identifying & Implementing Internal control in the Plant Operations as a part of the self-assessment exercise of SOX compliances.

Manager -Finance

Sandoz Private Limited

May 2005 - August 2007

promoted as a Manager in Jan 2006
Business finance support to API manufacturing facility, Mahad for Budgets, Controlling (MIS, KPIs, Investment Appraisal), Product Costing, Inventory Valuation, Cost Audits, Working with NPPA, / other statutory authorities on Cost Information.

Assistant Manager-Finance

Sandoz Private Limited

June 2004 - April 2005

finance team transformation process..
Lead, Managed, Motivated & Trained a team of 10 finance professionals in the new centralized accounting and accounts payable process- (AP Bills processing, Payments, Schedules, GR/IR clearing)
Set Uniform Practices across sites, integrating all payment functions- Statutory payments, TDS, Service tax returns, certificates and compliances;
Successfully implemented a process of Daily BRS for all payment banks;

Works Accountant

Novartis India Limited, API Facility

May 2002 - June 2004

(acquired by Sandoz Private Limited effective April 2005)
Costing & MIS: - Preparation of COGS, Monthly MIS, Inventory Valuation, Financial
Accounting(Preparation, Review of Schedules, Ledger Accounts), Income Tax and Salary Payments, Sebi audits, Cost Audits;

Cost Trainee

Marketing Division

July 2000 - March 2001

Review of Ledger balances, Preparation of Schedules, Accounting of Advances, Reviewing of BRS of Depots and their monthly statements, Preparation of Cash Flow on Capital Payments.

ICWA Trainee

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

November 1998 - June 2000

Accounting & review of TA / LTC transactions, reviewing of ledger, active participation in the implementation of VRS 1999 in BHEL, in Pay Section and Time & Wages Section.


Head - Industrial Controller

Control of Industrial costs, Budgets,MIS, Cost simulation, Build up of standard costs, Make or Buy for the industrial sites of Legrand in India. Factories situated in Maharashtra in Sinnar, Jalgaon and Nashik.

Qualifications & Certifications

ERHSS, Trichirapalli

Master in Computer Application


Associate M


Master in Commerce

University of Madras


Bharathidasan University

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