Experience

  • Part Time Lecturer

    at UK College of Business and Computing - Dubai Campus

    June 2019 - at Present

    Dubayy

    Currently attached to UK College of Business and Computing as a part-time ACCA lecturer, for papers F1 (Accountant in Business) and F3 (Financial Accounting). Work involves preparation of course delivery, and lecture planning.

  • Senior Financial Analyst

    at Gradiant Alliance

    July 2015 - at Present

    Western Province

    My current role as an off-shore analyst comprises the following tasks: • Financial Modeling. • Quarterly company and industry monitoring: Telco and Semiconductor sectors. • Budgeting and Forecasting - including investment appraisals and evaluation. • Ratio Analysis. • Preparing Analytical and Performance reports for Senior Management. • Preparing Business Plans for Funding/Grant Applications. • Conducting Feasibility studies to assess the attractiveness of new markets. • Database analysis and report writing. • Monitoring daily/quarterly news flow, at both company and Macro-levels. • Scheduling events/tasks while performing the above for clients in the Indian sub-continent, I am also responsible for scoping out new projects, co-coordinating with team members to facilitate project delivery, managing direct client relationships, and liaising with third party data/information providers to obtain required information.

  • Associate Vice President

    at Acuity Knowledge Partners

    January 2008 - June 2015

    Western Province

    • Experience with European clients: - supporting them with maintenance of financial models, - earnings review write-ups of companies under coverage, - client support on daily and weekly deliverables, - daily news flow and weekly database maintenance. - Gained exposure to writing full-length company IPO reports, M&A deal reports, and change-in-recommendation reports. Sectors covered include: retail, electronics, media, airlines, and semiconductors. • Experience with a Sri Lankan client; - writing of full-length initiation reports, as well as quarterly earnings reviews for the Colombo Stock Exchange covering the companies listed on the S&P SL20 Index. Work involved both primary research (one-on-one meetings with board-level management), and secondary research. • Experience in working with information systems such as Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. • I was also actively involved in Training and Development activities, keeping in line with the company's culture.

  • CIMA Lecturer

    at Imperial College of Business Studies - Postgraduate Division

    September 2010 - December 2012

    Western Province

    Subjects taught include Financial Accounting, Mathematics and some syllabus areas of Management Accounting. Work involved preparation of course delivery, lecture planning and conducting mock examinations.

Education

  • ACCA

    at The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

    2013 - 2016 (3 years) London

  • CIM

    at Chartered Institute of Marketing

    2008 - 2009 (1 year) London

  • CIMA

    at Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

    2005 - 2007 (2 years) London

Languages

  • Arabic Native

Hives