Senior level Finance Professional with 13+ years’ experience in leading financial Management for Trading, Ecommerce, Contracting, FMCG and Manufacturing companies in decision making positions
Technology proficiency of ERP systems like Oracle, SAP and NetSuite.

Experience

  • Management Consultant

    at The Deep Seafood Co LLC, Dubai

    April 2019 - at Present

    Dubayy

    Role in Brief:  Setting organization’s financial road map for the year 2020 to 2025 by engaging the leadership  Work closely with directors, middle management and executives to help in building organization policies and compliances  Monitoring market trends and influence leadership to adopt to the market changes.  Successfully introduced cost optimization strategy without affecting employee engagement and revenue sources  Conducted inhouse trainings for the employees on leadership, customer management, sales, business development and accounting practices.

  • Senior Finance Manager

    at Openkart Ecommerce Business

    July 2018 - March 2019

    Dubayy

    Directed group finance operations for UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.  Provided strategic recommendations to the CEO and the executive management  Led the processes for financial forecasting and budgeting, and overseeing all financial reporting  Developed strategic relationships with financial institutions and external stakeholders  Involved in the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for different departments

  • Finance Manager

    at Andona Interiors, UAE.

    August 2015 - July 2018

    Dubayy

    Managed accounts and purchase departments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi branches  Correctly introduced finance control and implemented the proper accounting system.  Ensured project wise month end closing, payment collection and Value-Added Tax (VAT) filing.  Monthly management reporting on the project P&L, sales and receivables

  • Finance Supervisor

    at Unilever

    August 2010 - July 2015

    Dubayy

    Verification of vouchers along with financial reporting as per management policies.  Contributed in the account payable and receivable functions.  Played a major role in the monthly financial rolling forecast.  Ensured cost-effectiveness via cost analysis and recommendations for process improvements.  Piloted adequate MIS reporting on a regular basis  Steered the team to emerge as the No. 1 reporting team from the earlier 9th position, out of 43 countries in the region

  • Senior Accountant

    at Al Bustan Macaroni & Noodles (Al Ghurair Foods group)

    August 2008 - August 2010

    Dubayy

    Performed periodic accounts reconciliation activities.  Coordination of the inquiries pertaining to financial issues escalated by internal and external customers.  Validation of the journal entries prepared by junior accountants for ensuring precision in accounts.  Interacted with the internal and external auditors, to support monthly accounts finalization activities.  Innovatively conducted training sessions for junior accountants.

  • Accountant

    at Sedar Décor Factory

    June 2006 - August 2008

    Ash Shāriqah

    Accountant

Education

  • ACCA

    at Association of Certified Chartered Accountants

    2019 - at Present (1 year) Bolton

  • MA Psychology

    at IGNO University, India

    2019 - at Present (1 year) Chennai - Tamil Nādu

  • Master of Commerce

    at University of Annamalai, Tamil Nadu

    2011 - 2014 (3 years) Chennai - Tamil Nādu

  • Bachelor of Commerce

    at University of Calicut, Kerala

    2001 - 2004 (3 years) Kozhikode - Kerala

Services offered

  • FINANCE MANAGEMENT | BUSINESS STRATEGY & OPERATIONS | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Senior level Finance Professional with 13+ years’ experience in leading financial Management for Trading, Ecommerce, Contracting, FMCG and Manufacturing companies in decision making positions.
    Diligent and Result-oriented professional with excellent problem-solving capacity, with vast experience across in creating financial reports for reflecting actual and perceived brand performance, ensuring adequate adherence to processes and controls and suggestions for improvement as required.
    Dealt in profitability analysis, capital budgets and expenditure tracking, providing financial, commercial and strategic support to the business
    Adept in ensuring cross-functional experience across payroll management, completing complex bank account reconciliations, managing & supporting Ledger and Bookkeeping Team, year-end closing issues, via technology proficiency of ERP systems like Oracle, SAP and NetSuite.
    Maintaining cordial relationship by applying excellent interpersonal skills with the clients, internal team and other functions of the business divisions
    Developing, managing and inspiring a team of finance professionals to achieve business excellence
    CORE COMPETENCY
    Management Reporting
    Internal Audits
    Cash Flow Management
    Cost Accounting

    Financial Reporting
    Credit Control
    Staff Training
    Team Building & Leadership

    PROFICIENCY MATRIX
    Management Reporting:
    Well-versed in reporting actual v/s. budgeted financial performances by analyzing meaningful data.

    Reaching the variances and interpret the business reasons.
    Developed profitability reports for agencies, sales reps, and inventories for discussion with management.
    Performed calculation, analysis, and reporting on total cost for each project.
    Ability to work under pressure to meet strict timelines of management reporting requirements

    Financial Reporting & Supervision:
    Lead accounts receivables and accounts payables.
    Verified general ledger entries and month-end closing reconciliations of bank and intercompany accounts, along with required amendments.
    Generated and interpreted diversified cash flows along with prediction of future trends.
    Ensured job allocation amongst team members depending on individual capabilities.
    Piloted the documentation for subordinates, along with scrutiny of internal controls in filing.

    Credit Control Operations:
    Oversaw adequate order processing and credit clearance issues as per company’s credit policy.
    Monitored control over the company’s credit business, while mentoring credit assistants pertaining to billing issues.
    Capable to control outstanding receivables by implementing right credit control procedures.
    Responsible for answering various queries escalated by the internal and statutory auditors.

    Cost Accounting:
    Passionate about cost optimisation by doing a deep analysis of cost v/s ROI.
    Master in analysing, reconciling, and controlling inventory, cost of sales, product margins, and productivity
    Proficient in providing reporting and analysis for all manufacturing activity including productivity, capital & department spending, forecasting, budgeting, absorption, inventory and operations planning.
    Capable in organizing annual physical inventory audit
    Reported on periodic variances and their causes, focusing on spending variances

    General Accounting:
    Experienced in scrutiny and verification of financial, operational, and managerial systems with results via focus on various revenue aspects of the company.
    Conversant with monthly finance closing using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    Effective in maintaining the fixed assets register, with process depreciation, additions, and disposal entries.
    Consolidated branch accounts, while sustaining and administering internal audits and filing of controls.
    Endorse HR/Financial activities like overtime payments, full and final settlements of employees, and terminations.

Languages

  • Arabic Elementary

  • English Negotiation

  • Hindi Negotiation

  • Malayalam Native

  • Tamil Elementary

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