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Vivek Garg

Vivek Garg

Andeavor
Deputy Corporate Controller, Reporting & Technical Accounting
San Antonio, TX, USA


Vivek Garg is the deputy corporate controller of reporting and technical accounting at Andeavor, a Fortune 100 Company, and is responsible for all aspects of SEC reporting and technical accounting. His team is responsible for all external and internal reporting and advising the CFO organization on complex transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, drop downs, GAAP changes (new revenue recognition and lease standards), derivative and hedging, environmental accounting (cap and trade), equity transactions (preferred issuances) and more. He has also previously lead the financial controls (SOX organization), accounting process oversight, and compliance (company-wide policies) functions at Andeavor.

Prior to joining Andeavor, he was a director in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services (CMAAS) group at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he spent significant amount of time providing accounting-advisory services relating to US GAAP, IFRS and SEC rules and regulations. In his role, he lead the accounting workstream for Walgreen’s acquisition of Boot’s Alliance, a $22 billion acquisition. He also assisted multiple clients through their S-1/S-4 filings, advising them on accounting for complex financial instruments (convertible securities), consolidations, leasing, revenue recognition, JV structuring, and more. His worked with clients across broad spectrum of industries that include retail, telecom, hospitality, industrial products, and utilities. 

Prior to his role at PwC, he was with Deloitte and provided consultative and audit support services relating to energy trading and risk management issues at integrated companies in the power and utilities sector. In his role, he completed accounting assessment of energy contracts, valuation of complex energy derivatives, analysis of company’s energy trading activity, assessment of significant cash-flow hedging activities, assessment of NPNS contracts, VIE analysis, and more. He also led the financial instruments workstreams on large US GAAP to IFRS conversion projects for clients in the banking and industrial products industries.

Vivek is a licensed CPA in Illinois and a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA.CA) in Ontario, Canada. He also holds a MS in Accounting from UT Dallas and Master’s degrees in Finance and Financial Economics from reputed universities in Australia.

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