60 Seconds with Mahalakshmi Mahemegowda
What is your role?
I am the Finance Head in NQA’s India office in Bangalore. I have 10 years work experience here. My role is Finance manager controlling finance activity. NQA which is essential for maintaining good accounts practice, timely delivery of error proof work, adopting new taxation policies as per day to day changes in Indian government rule. Preparing accounts, filing varies statutory returns, dealing with day to day banking activities, maintaining good relationship with clients, monitoring with payment, receipts, TDS updates, payroll, staff records, etc. My main focus is to control the debts and reduction in expenses.
Most memorable moment at work?
It was a very happy moment that when I joined with NQA team and started my career. It was my completion of 10 year in NQA. It was a good platform I got lots of opportunities to improve my skills on these years.
I’ve a trip to UK office to aware about the systems maintained by our HO. Also I have experienced the difference in cultures, food, people and ways of working which has been an exciting eye-opener. These visits have really helped me to build and maintain positive relationships with the international team to ensure that we are all working towards a unified goal.
Favourite things about working for NQA?
1) Organizational integrity our organization operates under and honest and reliable culture that makes me proud to work here.
2) Personal and professional growths - NQA offer their staff the opportunity to grow and develop within the business.
3) The people in NQA are working towards the same goals and we are all working as a team to deliver the best results for our clients.
Top tip for people looking at certification?
NQA is a truly global company and wherever you are in the world we have friendly and knowledgeable people who are ready and willing to help you on certification. For companies looking into gaining certification would be to try and achieve consistency and uniformity across your core business processes. This way you can more easily identify areas where improvements need to be made and enables you to minimize risk.
How might you be able to help our readers?
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