Western Canada Finance Effectiveness Leader
Arun Gupta is a Consulting Services partner and leads PwC’s Finance Effectiveness Practice in Western Canada. He has more than 22 years of experience working in public sector, financial advisory, and risk management practices.
Arun has been part of the consulting practice at PwC for the last 18 years wherein he has worked in New Delhi, Houston, San Francisco, Calgary and Edmonton. Until August 2015, he led PwC Edmonton’s Consulting department while working within the Public Sector practice.
He specializes in business process improvements and large scale transformations within finance functions. He is known for his collaborative skills and the ability to build strong client relationships in short period of time. He is also passionate about building teams, creating positive energy within his teams and creating an environment that fosters teamwork.
He has led multiple projects for CFO teams to help in a variety of different areas including improving financial reporting process, redesigning budgeting, forecasting & cost reporting and other financial processes, driving cost saving initiatives within the finance organization, assistance in capacity building and complying with regulatory requirements. He has also led a number of CFO workshops to create a platform for exchange of ideas and experiences.
Arun also has experience with change management, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, directing investigations, conducting training for clients, and re-engineering functional areas. His public sector clients value the depth of experience he brings to his engagements and his ability to navigate highly regulated industries.
Within PwC, Arun helped craft the firm’s current approach and methodology for conducting both internal audits and the performance of external quality assurance reviews for internal audit functions. He was also the architect of PwC’s global internal audit best practices.