Experience

  • Assistant Manager Financial Controls

    at Al Tayer Motors

    December 2018 - at Present

    Dubayy

    Outline Al Tayer Motors holds exclusive rights to distribute luxury cars like Ferrari/Maserati, Jaguar/Land Rover, Ford/ Lincoln vehicles and spare parts across the UAE and car rental. Strategic responsibilities: • Collaborated strategic and financial consultations with business units, budgeting, guided in cost cutting; • Controlled all aspects of accounting and financial reporting activity for 3 entities including subsidiaries; • Developed, reinforced and implemented internal financial policies and procedures; Functional responsibilities: • Validated consolidated financial statements as part of IFRS compliance and management review; • Coordinated interim review and year-end audits with external auditors (KPMG); • Developed Inventory Management policy, reducing inventory loss 30% annually as compared to prior year; • Reviewed monthly budgets and forecasts, variance analysis.

  • Audit Senior

    at BDO

    April 2016 - November 2018

    Dubayy

    BDO is the 5th largest public accounting, consulting and advisory firm in the world. • Earned over $250k for the Company by coordinating & leading audit teams for 20+ projects; • Managed and executed group audits for consolidated financial statements & supervised junior staff; • Industry portfolio: financial services, construction, retail, logistics, school, and oil & gas.

  • Audit Senior

    at Ernst & Young (EY)

    October 2013 - November 2015

    Baku City

    Outline EY is one of Big 4 advisory, assurance, tax services provider. I led external financial services audits (i.e., Kapital Bank, Pasha Bank, etc). Provided analytical expertise & financial analysis on various projects. Key responsibilities • Led various financial services audit projects in accordance with IFRS and local GAAP requirements; • Directed the daily progress of audit engagements by managing the performance team of 4-5 staff; • Provided various recommendations to management on identified internal control weaknesses

  • Audit Assistant

    at KPMG

    October 2011 - October 2013

    Baku City

    Assisted auditor in charge for external audit projects in accorandce with IFRS standards

  • Financial Analyst (intern)

    at Tennessee Tech University

    January 2011 - April 2011

    Tennessee

    Part time internship at Students Affairs Dept. Assisted department head on analysing the budgted vs actual student tuition fees variance analysis

Education

  • CPA

    at CPA

    2018 - 2019 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Applied Accounting

    at Oxford Brookes University

    2014 - 2017 (3 years) Oxfordshire

  • World Economy

    at UNEC

    2014 - 2016 (2 years) Baku City

  • Bachelors

    at UNEC

    2007 - 2012 (5 years) Baku City

Languages

  • English Native

  • Azerbaijani Native