The Finance department is responsible for the timely payment of Invoices as well as for the receipt of Fees from parents. We ensure that staffs have the money they need for field trips and we love to remind them that they need to settle their advances on time. We endeavor to work closely with staff, students, parents and vendors to ensure that the financial side of Woodstock continues to work like a well-oiled machine. We also love technology and are constantly seeking ways and means to become more efficient in doing our work.
The Finance department seeks to strengthen the school by giving its constituents the confidence that accounting and finance is in good hands.
Our team is:
Ebenezer (Ben) Lall, Director of Finance
Ebenezer Lall, aka Ben Lall, is an alumnus of Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie. He pursued further studies at St. Francis' College, Lucknow and Lucknow Christian College. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991, and practised for six years in Lucknow as a partner in M/s Mohan & Co., Chartered Accountants. Emigrating to Canada in 1997, he requalified as a Certified General Accountant (CGA). Ben worked in Woodstock for one year (1988-1989) as a dorm parent and Accounting teacher. Married to Sangeeta and with two boys Siddhant & Arpit, Ben now regards Toronto, Canada as home. He joined Woodstock in the Fall semester of 2008.
Arpana Fernandes, Administrative Assistant
Arpana joined Woodstock in April 2007 as the administrative assistant to the Vice Principal. With the change in the organization structure, she switched to assisting the Finance Director in July 2008. Arpana has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Master's degree in Christian Management and a Diploma in Software programming. Arpana was born and brought up in Dehradun therefore is not new to Mussoorie. She calls Woodstock "home" and loves being a part of this community. She is married to the Food Services Manager at Woodstock, Shaun Fernandes and is blessed with an 8 month old daughter – Sharon Rachel Fernandes
Shailesh Garg joined Woodstock in 2004 as the Accounts trainee. He now heads this team as Finance and Accounts Manager reporting directly to the Finance Director. He holds a Dual Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Law. Shailesh is from Dehradun and loves travelling and Indian food.
Prashant joined Woodstock in 2006 and handles Student Billing & Statutory Compliances . He is originally from Kotdwara, Uttarakhand. Prashant holds a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Commerce and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management. Before coming to Woodstock, he worked at Xansa India Ltd, Noida. His wife, Sunaina, is a teacher in a Mission School in Dehradun and his 4 year old daughter, Ahana has just started school.
Shadab joined Woodstock in May 2007 and is also a resident of Dehradun like most of her team members. Being the eldest of the siblings, this is her first job away from home. Shadab handles the bills payment desk at the office. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and a certificate course in Tally, Indian accounting software.
Sumit Thakur works as an accountant in the team and he joined Woodstock in May 2007. Sumit holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, Diploma & a certificate course in Computer Application, Master's Degree in Computer Science and a Diploma in Tally (Indian accounting software). He is from Dehradun as well and recently got married to Meena.
Ritesh is a new member of our team and joined us in January 2012 from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Ritesh worked for Ewing Christian College (An autonomous constituent college of Allahabad University) as an Accounts Administrator before coming to Woodstock this year. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Post-graduation diploma in Financial Management, Master Accountant, Certificate in Retail Management and Certificate in Tally, Indian accounting software. He has a passion for music, loves to sing and sports.
Jitendra Singh is the senior member of the team who came to Woodstock in November 1998 and served in various capacities in the Business office. He holds dual Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Education, Master's degree in Accounts & law. Jitendra now is the Purchase Manager and Head of Central Stores. His wife, Alka, is a Hindi language teacher at the Language school in Mussoorie and his two children Jayant and Diksha study at Woodstock.