Bachelor of Arts (BA) @
University College London, U. of London
Keon currently works as a management accountant for Mind Candy. This role involves holding monthly budget holder meetings, providing up to date forecasts and variance analysis as well as involvement in creating long term forecasts and budgets, including P/L, balance sheet and cashflow. The role also requires financial modelling, including the development of mobile revenue models for
Keon currently works as a management accountant for Mind Candy. This role involves holding monthly budget holder meetings, providing up to date forecasts and variance analysis as well as involvement in creating long term forecasts and budgets, including P/L, balance sheet and cashflow. The role also requires financial modelling, including the development of mobile revenue models for mobile game apps. Much of the analysis provided has a direct bearing on strategy and driving future results.
Previously, Keon has worked as a finance analyst for Cancer Research UK and within the media and communications audit department at KPMG. Keon is also ACA qualified.
Keon has communicated effectively with the full hierarchy of a business from junior to senior level across different departments as a business partner. This has allowed for a wider understanding of business structure and set up.
Keon aims to stay interested, expand knowledge and hopes to discover new ideas and ways of working. Going foward, interests lie in having a greater impact on business decision making and strategy.
Areas of key interest lie in the media industry, particularly gaming, film and TV related business as well as the charity sector with organisations that are providing a crucial service to the wider community. Whilst at KPMG, Keon has been a part of the media and comms audit department allowing for experience with media and entertainment industries as well as the wider consumer market.
Specialties: Media and entertainment business, mobile gaming, Charities, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, income stream analysis, ACA, general accounting knowledge, grant accounting, cash flow modelling, finance committee papers, excel, Netsuite, agresso, Siebel
Management Accountant @ Management account role includes all core MA duties as key finance contact for budget holders in the business. Also involves ad hoc requests around financial decision making as well as financial modelling for mobile game revenues. The role is also involved in generating up to date forecasts, budgets and monthly reporting for senior management and the Board. From January 2015 to Present (1 year) London, United KingdomFinance Analyst - F & M Business Analysis @ Business/Finance Analyst for the Fundraising and Marketing (F&M) Directorate at CRUK. Responsible for budgets, forecasts and 5 year plans for a variety of income streams. Act as a business partner for Directors and Heads within the F&M directorate. Also involved in analysis of current and new income streams to highlight risks and opportunities to ensure CRUK drive future results. I am also directly involved in business plans, both in formulation and review, for new products/ideas as well as potential cost saving measures. From November 2013 to January 2015 (1 year 3 months) London, United KingdomFinance Analyst - Research Finance @ Finance Analyst responsible for timely preparation of management accounts, forecasts, budgets and 5 year plans. Business partner to non financial audiences within the science funding directorate.
Projects include: research grant commitment improvement, cash flow planning and forecasting revamp, consolidated science funding report for CEO/directors/leadership team, Finance Committee strategy papers for IT From September 2012 to November 2013 (1 year 3 months) London, United KingdomAudit @ Assisted with the audits of KPMG’s media, comms and entertainment based clients which led up to in charge and management responsibilities. Clients included travel agents (Virgin Holidays), concert promoters/organizers (AEG Live), entertainment businesses (Merlin), Marketing firms (TBWA) and Telecommunications (C&W, GEO).
Tasks largely include the completion of audit testing of key balances as well as P/L analytics to confirm assumptions and understand performance. Attending and contributing to client meetings, managing junior members of the team and managing expectations of managers and partners.
Passed all 15 ACA exams. From September 2008 to July 2012 (3 years 11 months)
BA, History, 1st @ University College London, U. of London From 2005 to 2008 Bachelor of Arts (BA), History @ University College London, U. of London From 2005 to 2008 Keon Ghaharian is skilled in: Financial Analysis, Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Corporate Finance, Strategy, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Managerial Finance, Internal Audit, Strategic Financial Planning, Financial Modeling, Business plans, Mobile Games, Analysis, Business Planning
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