Kiran Sharma, CITP|FIBP – Job Cost Administrator

24/06/2015

Kiran Sharma Job Cost Administrator

Kiran Sharma Job Cost Administrator

Earned her elite CITP®|FIBP® designation: April 2015

Kiran Sharma, CITP|FIBP, is the Job Cost Administrator for AECOM, a company focusing on providing architectural and engineering management in international markets, in Regina.

With over a decade of experience working with international clients and managing business finances, Kiran is committed to excellence in her work and continuing to develop her career.

Captivated by the details of international trade

After completing her Bachelor of Science and Master of Human Resource Development degrees, Kiran saw international trade as an intriguing opportunity she wanted to pursue.

“I was fascinated by the intricacies of trade across the borders, which made me take it up as a profession,” she says.

Kiran thus began her international trade career as an Exports Coordinator for Ritz International, who supply, manufacture and ship fabrics in Surat, India.

She primarily dealt with clients in Dubai and Indonesia, managing their letters of credit, foreign exchange contracts, and freight forwarding documentation to ensure all exports to those markets happened smoothly.

She remained in the role for over three years, before moving on to become a Research Analyst for Perfect Financial Consultants in Ankleshwar, India, where she focused mainly on equity markets.

Starting a new life in Canada with a new skillset

Kiran decided to leave her job in 2009 to move to Canada because she wanted to pursue new opportunities in North American business markets. Once she moved, she also took FITT-accredited courses from Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.

She really enjoyed how the courses were tailored to offer knowledge and practical skills that she could apply directly to her career.

FITT courses are very well designed with a practical approach to every aspect of trade and business. This gave me a better understanding of the policies and procedures that I came across during my professional journey.

Kiran took advantage of several opportunities to put her learning into use immediately. She was able to help Ontario-based Emergency Management Inc. implement business and marketing plans to begin doing business in India. She also helped a Canadian telecommunications company to put together a business plan to work with Singapore-based telecommunications giant Singtel.

She put her knowledge to further use creating plans for other Canadian companies to take advantage of lucrative export opportunities in France and Australia.

Taking advantage of big opportunities in China

As she was finishing her FITT courses, Kiran took on a very exciting new opportunity in China.

The highlight of my career was when I got an offer for an internship with one of the leading IT recruitment firms in Shanghai to analyse the aspects of international HR pertaining to recruitment and immigration.

During her two month internship, Kiran designed and implemented new techniques to bring in top level recruits. She conducted market research into the Chinese communications market to create a business strategy to help meet growing future demands.

Busily working her way to the top of her profession

With her education and extensive experience, Kiran moved into a new position in August 2011 as a Financial Advisor for CIBC in Regina. Able to balance personal loan, mortgage, and credit requests with managing personal and commercial investment portfolios, she scored in the top quartile for revenue targets and anchor product sales.

In January 2012, she also took on a second part-time position as a Financial Administrator for Loblaws, managing payroll, sales performance and payment methods for a year.

“I am a workaholic and managed my work efficiently, although I worked 7 days a week.”

In 2014, Kiran chose to take her current role as Job Cost Administrator with AECOM. She has now been in the job for nearly a year, and excels at providing cost analysis, and reports on job progress, ensuring projects are being completed within their budgets, on time, with all of the necessary paperwork and reports in place.

Committed to becoming one of the global trade elite

Kiran applied for the elite CITP®|FIBP® designation to demonstrate her expertise and commitment to her profession.

“I truly believe the CITP®|FIBP® designation sets you apart in the competitive international business industry because it’s proof you possess the competencies global business experts have identified as being essential for a successful career in international trade.”

“It also recognizes your dedication to ethical business practices and ongoing professional development—both of which are desirable traits for today’s global business practitioners.”

She says that now that she has her designation, “it feels like a dream come true,” and that she is excited to network with her fellow CITP®|FIBP®’s.

“The CITP®|FIBP® designation will provide me access to professionals with expertise in a similar field and enhance my future options to be a leading player in International Business. I feel proud to be a part of the CITP®|FIBP® family, and invigorated to pursue the ambition of international trade development.”

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Learn more about the CITP®|FIBP® designation

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATION—CITP®|FIBP®

Advance your career and build your professional credibility in the field of global business by earning the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.

Why Earn the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation?

The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation is the world’s leading professional designation for the field of international business. So whether you’re new to global trade or have over a decade of direct experience, you’ll find the CITP designation can help advance your career and build your professional credibility.

The CITP designation sets you apart in the competitive international business industry because it’s proof you possess the competencies global business experts have identified as being essential for a successful career in international trade. It also recognizes your dedication to ethical business practices and ongoing professional development—both of which are desirable traits for today’s global business practitioners.

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