Experience

  • Manager Finance

    at ESNAD BCC

    July 2018 - December 2019

    Abū Z̧aby

    • Responsible for day to day finance & accounts operations, planning, assigning & reviewing staff’s work; • Responsible for timely & accurately monthly financial statements preparation, purchasing, cash-flow management, reporting, monthly and quarterly budgeting, variance & ratio analysis reporting for submission to Higher Management; • Accounts receivable as well as payable management along with sharing outstanding receivables report with Higher Management; • Processing monthly payroll of employees as well as keeping record of their loans, deductions, end of service as well as their claim payments. • Establishing and maintaining systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns; • Reviewing invoices for billing as well as well as reviewing of credit limits; • Developing, maintaining internal control and effective accounting system and policies for the set up; • Focal person to respond queries from internal as well as statutory auditor

  • Associate Manager Corporate Reporting

    at Walmart Canada

    August 2016 - May 2018

    Ontario

    • Leading reporting resource, preparing monthly balance sheet, income statement, cash flow & key ratios metrics; • Preparing balance sheet account reconciliations, ensuring their accuracy and proper supporting documentation. Investigating any unreconciled items to identify risks and opportunities within the established deadline; • Preparing Financial Reporting Package (FRAP) to Bentonville, balance sheet variance deck and quarterly certification deck. Working with cross functional stakeholders within accounting and the broader Finance team, to review and explain balance sheet and income statement variances. Owns accuracy of variance explanations; •Leading analysis on KPIs – free cash flow, working capital, ROI and analysing variances to prior year and budget as well as impact on year-to-go; • Preparing cash flow, ROI and balance sheet assumptions for 3-year plan and annual budgeting process;

  • Chief Accountant

    at MDS UAE

    April 2013 - July 2016

    Abū Z̧aby

    • Responsible for day to day finance & accounts operations, planning, assigning & reviewing staff’s work; • Responsible for timely & accurately monthly consolidated financial statements, purchasing, cash-flow management, reporting, monthly and quarterly budgeting, variance & ratio analysis reporting for submission to HQ; • Accounts receivable as well as payable management along with sharing outstanding receivables report with Head Office; • Processing monthly payroll of employees as well as keeping record of their loans, deductions, end of service as well as their claim payments. • Establishing and maintaining systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns; • Reviewing invoices for billing as well as well as reviewing of credit limits; • Responsible for fixed assets accounting; and • Reviewing and approving Bank reconciliation statements as well as Inter Company Balance reconciliation.

  • Finance Manager

    at Impact BBDO

    March 2010 - April 2013

    Dubayy

    • Assisting in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department as I was the first one to lead department in newly established set-up; • Approving day to day accounting transactions such as receipt vouchers, payment vouchers, Invoice generation, payable booking, deposits and management of cheques; and • Finalizing of accounts on periodic basis, forecasting on monthly basis, cash flow preparation on weekly basis, variance analysis as well payroll processing on monthly basis. Key Accomplishments: • Decreased banking costs by $1 K through implementing online transfers system. • Channelized foreign remittance resulted in saving of $ 90K in the form of better exchange rates and avoiding of penalties and fines. • Tax planning for making payment abroad which resulted in saving of $70K over my term. •

  • Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

    at Berger Paints

    February 2009 - February 2010

    Punjab

    • Developing of annual budgets based on departmental targets keeping in view market dynamics, historical performance, and any known Capital & Operational expenditure needs. Partnering with departmental teams to prioritize spend and capital investments against their strategic objectives and ensuring that they deliver against their sales, leverage, and investment return goals; • Comparing forecast with actual results and identifying areas of improvement, cash flow forecasting, monthly as well as quarterly budgeting. Drawing of short term to medium term plans by aligning targets with departments and revision of forecast as required; • Performing project cost forecasts, cost tracking, monitoring and working closely with the operations and project teams in analysing variances and cost analysis. Identifying opportunities to improve process and systems and implement standardized solutions across area of responsibility; and •

  • Senior Associate

    at KPMG

    April 2005 - February 2009

    Punjab

    • Filing the company’s sales & income tax returns, quarterly/ monthly calculation & payment of taxes, filing for extensions; • Specializing in federal & provincial GST Laws; • Recommending new strategies based on new taxation laws on the provincial & federal level; • Preparing & filing reply for notices received by clients in sales as well as income tax area; • Proceedings & lead cases in front of Appellate tribunals on disagreement with local tax authorities; • Reasoning & filing reply to tax authorities in case of selection of returns in Audit; • Preparing, consolidating and reviewing provision schedules; • Advising for transaction re-structuring to achieve economies of tax payments; • Maintaining proper materials so that you will be capable of interpreting & reviewing changes in the law; and • Looking into potential acquisitions and mergers to determine profitability, which includes finding areas to save on taxes, calculating ratios and analysing any additional tax info.

Education

  • ACA

    at ICAI

    2017 - 2018 (1 year) Leinster

  • ACA

    at ICAI (Ireland)

    2016 - 2017 (1 year) Leinster

  • CPA (USA)

    at AICPA

    2009 - 2012 (3 years) North Dakota

  • CPA

    at AICPA (USA)

    2009 - 2011 (2 years) North Dakota

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • Arabic Native

Hives