Aashlesha Venkatachalam

Aashlesha Venkatachalam

Works at:

Deloitte

Location in:

Cranfield, Sydney Area, Australia

Aashlesha Venkatachalam

Aashleshas connections

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Works at:
Deloitte
Location in:
Cranfield, Sydney Area, Australia

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Aashlesha has worked/studied in

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom

Aashlesha speaks

  • English
  • Tamil

Aashlesha has experience in

  • Consulting
  • Financial services (incl. insurance, mortgages, retail banking)

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Work

2015 – present

Manager

Deloitte , United Kingdom
  • As a management consulting in the strategy and operations division of Deloiitte Consulting, I work with our Banking clients to identify growth opportunities, reduce costs and make productivity gains.
2014 – 2015
(Aug – Jan)

Strategy consultant - director A12 Consultancy Ltd

UK Ministry of Justice , United Kingdom
  • I worked as an independent strategy advisor to the Strategy and Change director at the UK Ministry of Justice. This included developing a robust communications strategy and operating model roadmap to support the design and rollout of a GBP750m reform programme.
2013 – 2014
(Sep – May)

Manager

Santander Bank , United Kingdom
  • As an internal management consultant, I partnered with the retail and business banking product marketing area to build new current account propositions, enhance user experiences by scoping, designing and implementing technology and business features for current accounts and developed digitised end to end customer journeys.
2012 – 2013
(Sep – Sep)

Full time MBA Candidate 2012 - 2013

Cranfield School of Management
  • Completed an MBA with distinction.
  • Awarded a Cranfield 2012 Scholarship.
  • Awarded the Tasman Prize for most contribution to the MBA.
2010 – 2012

Manager - Banking and Financial Services

Macquarie Group (Macquarie Bank Limited) - Banking and Financial Services Division
  • Australian investment bank; part of Macquarie Group Limited which has over 15,000 staff globally
  • Key Responsibilities:
  • - Key point of contact for back office division (300 staff) for risk, compliance, incidents and process improvement reviews to enable alignment of current state processes to strategic objectives;
  • - Setting up robust risk framework to monitor current state of processes in line with risk appetite and legal exposure limits of group;
  • - Drafting and implementing process improvement solutions to ensure rapid escalation and resolution of issues;
  • - Reviewing current state processes, documenting road maps and working with support areas to ensure control improvements are implemented;
  • - Developing an implementation road map which allowed for strategic objectives of risk management team to be delivered effectively;
  • - Networking effectively to engage with senior stakeholders with a view to align front office and back office processes with divisional strategic objectives;
  • - Review deal-related documents for appropriateness and to ensure commensurate risk considerations have been taken into account;
  • - Review deal-related documents for appropriateness and to ensure commensurate risk considerations have been taken into account;
2006 – 2010

Senior Consultant (Jun 2008 - Sep 2010) / Consultant (Feb 2006 - May 2008)

Ernst & Young - Audit and Assurance - Banking and Asset Management Divisions
  • Leading Professional Services firm with over 141,000 staff globally;
  • Key Responsibilities:
  • - Conducting in-depth financial analysis and process reviews to ensure financial statements submitted for use by stakeholders accurately reflect strategic direction of business;
  • - Working with client personnel to review current state processes and refine process flows to meet finance and business strategies;
  • - Building effective professional networks with clients to build relationships and support business development activities;
  • - Undertaking industry and market research of the Banking and Asset Management industries, complete requisite in-house training and Chartered Accountancy qualification to ensure up-to-date knowledge of Banking sector;
  • - Developing a deep understanding of core finance processes (accounts payable, receivable, accounting and finance departments, treasury investments, regulatory capital allocations etc.);
  • - Providing formal and on-the-job professional development support for consultants within team to ensure they effectively deliver and maximise their contribution to various projects;
  • - Training consultants to support their knowledge of the Banking and Asset Management industries, and expand their understanding of core finance processes;
  • - Delivering assurance programmes within regulatory timeframes and by submission dates, with full accountability for ensuring project budgets are met and resources on projects are adequate to meet delivery objectives.
2004 – 2005
(Dec – Feb)

Intern

Ernst & Young
  • Completed both summer and winter University 'Vacationer' / Intern programs after placement through a competitive assessment process.
  • Worked on the interim and financial year end audits of one of Australia's largest asset management companies over the combined summer and winter internships (12 weeks).

Work

2015 – present

Manager

Deloitte , United Kingdom
  • As a management consulting in the strategy and operations division of Deloiitte Consulting, I work with our Banking clients to identify growth opportunities, reduce costs and make productivity gains.
2014 – 2015
(Aug – Jan)

Strategy consultant - director A12 Consultancy Ltd

UK Ministry of Justice , United Kingdom
  • I worked as an independent strategy advisor to the Strategy and Change director at the UK Ministry of Justice. This included developing a robust communications strategy and operating model roadmap to support the design and rollout of a GBP750m reform programme.
2013 – 2014
(Sep – May)

Manager

Santander Bank , United Kingdom
  • As an internal management consultant, I partnered with the retail and business banking product marketing area to build new current account propositions, enhance user experiences by scoping, designing and implementing technology and business features for current accounts and developed digitised end to end customer journeys.
2012 – 2013
(Sep – Sep)

Full time MBA Candidate 2012 - 2013

Cranfield School of Management
  • Completed an MBA with distinction.
  • Awarded a Cranfield 2012 Scholarship.
  • Awarded the Tasman Prize for most contribution to the MBA.
2010 – 2012

Manager - Banking and Financial Services

Macquarie Group (Macquarie Bank Limited) - Banking and Financial Services Division
  • Australian investment bank; part of Macquarie Group Limited which has over 15,000 staff globally
  • Key Responsibilities:
  • - Key point of contact for back office division (300 staff) for risk, compliance, incidents and process improvement reviews to enable alignment of current state processes to strategic objectives;
  • - Setting up robust risk framework to monitor current state of processes in line with risk appetite and legal exposure limits of group;
  • - Drafting and implementing process improvement solutions to ensure rapid escalation and resolution of issues;
  • - Reviewing current state processes, documenting road maps and working with support areas to ensure control improvements are implemented;
  • - Developing an implementation road map which allowed for strategic objectives of risk management team to be delivered effectively;
  • - Networking effectively to engage with senior stakeholders with a view to align front office and back office processes with divisional strategic objectives;
  • - Review deal-related documents for appropriateness and to ensure commensurate risk considerations have been taken into account;
  • - Review deal-related documents for appropriateness and to ensure commensurate risk considerations have been taken into account;
2006 – 2010

Senior Consultant (Jun 2008 - Sep 2010) / Consultant (Feb 2006 - May 2008)

Ernst & Young - Audit and Assurance - Banking and Asset Management Divisions
  • Leading Professional Services firm with over 141,000 staff globally;
  • Key Responsibilities:
  • - Conducting in-depth financial analysis and process reviews to ensure financial statements submitted for use by stakeholders accurately reflect strategic direction of business;
  • - Working with client personnel to review current state processes and refine process flows to meet finance and business strategies;
  • - Building effective professional networks with clients to build relationships and support business development activities;
  • - Undertaking industry and market research of the Banking and Asset Management industries, complete requisite in-house training and Chartered Accountancy qualification to ensure up-to-date knowledge of Banking sector;
  • - Developing a deep understanding of core finance processes (accounts payable, receivable, accounting and finance departments, treasury investments, regulatory capital allocations etc.);
  • - Providing formal and on-the-job professional development support for consultants within team to ensure they effectively deliver and maximise their contribution to various projects;
  • - Training consultants to support their knowledge of the Banking and Asset Management industries, and expand their understanding of core finance processes;
  • - Delivering assurance programmes within regulatory timeframes and by submission dates, with full accountability for ensuring project budgets are met and resources on projects are adequate to meet delivery objectives.
2004 – 2005
(Dec – Feb)

Intern

Ernst & Young
  • Completed both summer and winter University 'Vacationer' / Intern programs after placement through a competitive assessment process.
  • Worked on the interim and financial year end audits of one of Australia's largest asset management companies over the combined summer and winter internships (12 weeks).

Education

2012 – 2013

Cranfield School of Management

Masters of Business Administration
2006 – 2008

Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting
2003 – 2005

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • Australian