Shekhar Bhalla is a CPA, CGA and has an MBA from Athabasca University.
Shekhar received his initial accounting qualification and training is from UK where he is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
During the last 30 years, Shekhar has worked in various industries including but not limited to: manufacturing, construction, engineering, insurance, real estate investment, and property management. His diverse background gave him the opportunity to hold a wide range of finance functions including controllership, financial planning & analysis, management reporting, treasury & cash flow management, ERP system planning & implementation.
Currently he works for a not-for-profit organization in the GTA as a Financial Reporting & Planning Manager where he deals with Ministry funding and reporting for various health related programs.
Shekhar has been a board member of charitable organizations where he has held positions of Treasurer, Secretary and Vice-President. He has always been a strong proponent of good corporate governance and delivering a high standard of care.
He has a particular interest in using financial reporting tools to improve operational efficiency, financial controls and compliance to business strategy.
He believes that finance is becoming a business partner at the heart of the organization where one has to keep on top of the numbers, but also has to keep an eye on the bigger picture of the organization and deal with opportunities & challenges as they arise.