C.A. Nishikant Upadhyay is the Head of Finance Accounts & Taxation at Essel Infraprojects Limited.
Mr. Upadhyay brings to the table over 25+ years of multi-cultural experience in steering entire strategic financial management with hands-on experience in end-to-end finalization of accounts & financial statements, setting-up the finance & accounts operations, policies & procedures right from scratch; making high-stakes decisions using experience backed judgment, driving operational & cost improvement initiatives and providing advisory on the global footprint rationalization, turning-around a subsidiary into a profitable entity.
A qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA), and Science Biology graduate he is a strategic leader professional experienced in new Oracle ERP implementation, SAP implementation, transfer pricing, taxation matters including litigations & appeals, tax assessments & representations and leading the ISO, CE & WHO certifications.
He is capable of collaborating with the top management team in annual budgeting, forecasting and formulating strategic business plans while maintaining relationships with financial institutions, banks & other financial partners including collections, purchase, contract compliance, receivables, deposits, disbursements, payroll, fixed assets & inventory. Exhibited leadership in implementing complex business processes, GAAP compliant reporting & accounting processes, monitoring the profitability of all business units within the region and conducting due diligence during the takeover, sale, successful mergers & acquisitions, managing IPO activities, corporate governance practices while attending & conducting Board & Committee Meetings & AGMs.
He has a track record of providing strategic advisory across International & domestic operations, monitoring BU’s financial performance and taxation compliances. He has a team-based management style coupled with the zeal to drive visions into reality.
A topper throughout his school and graduation course, he is also NCC Air Wing “C” Certificate holder and Maharaja Raj Sing Award winner, Best Cadet of Rajasthan and a Solo Glider Pilot.
Prior to Joining Essel he was associated with Wockhardt Ltd and Tribhuwandas Bhimji Zaveri Limited. He has worked with Pharmaceutical, Medical device manufacturing, Gem & Jewelry, textile and Finance during his various associations at senior level.