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CV, Bahrain based Financial Controller targeting Middle East positions

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 9171

List top 5 skills: corporate/business strategy
Short Bio:

Dynamic and progressive organizations are constantly in need of young and professionals, who are enthusiastic, motivated and have drive to perform successfully in every aspect of one’s work. It is because all the organizations want to remain compatible in the changing environment where only investment in human resource pays off.

I am currently associated with Institute of Cost & Management Accountant of Pakistan [ICMAP]. During my professional experience and university courses, I am able to perform many standard procedures proficiently. I seek employment in your organization because of its reputation for high quality and innovative research.

My professional experience and training in ICMAP enables me to study, analyze and recommend methods of work simplification in your organization. These trainings and experiences involved practicing various business related aspects and developing a sound and practical knowledge of their operations.

My strengths include being able to work well with a variety of personalities, to professionally liaise, outstanding communication, interpersonal & leadership skills and to enter easily into new situations with a creative and resourceful attitude. In addition, I adopt changes easily, very detail oriented, persistent and punctual.

Current location: 

Central Governorate, Bahrain - View on map

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Bahrain, kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, saudi arabia



Professional & Academic Education:

Sr. Certification/Degree Institution / University Major Subjects Passing Year

1 ACMA ICMAP Accountancy, Finance 2011

2 B.Com University of Punjab

Accounting, Tax 2005

3 I.C.S. Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines Computer Science 2003

4 Matriculation Govt. Muslim High School Mathematics, Physics 2001

Work Experience:

 Organization: Kooheji Group

Designation: Manager Accounts & Finance

Tenure: April 2012 to Date.

Organization Type: Diversified Manufacturing & Trading Group

Areas of Responsibility: Management Reporting, Corporate Planning, Implementing Strategies, Internal Controls, Taxation, Banking, Budget & Forecasting, Financial Analyses.

Reporting to: CFO

Span of Control: 9 staff members

Brief Job Description:

• Guiding financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.

• Providing status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.

• Preparing budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.

• Achieving budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

• Maximizing return, and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments.

• Completing operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.

• Protecting operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.

• Ensuring the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and reports for operational management

• Responsibility for all journals and final GL balances including review of month end balance sheet reconciliations and control accounts

• Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Group’s accounting records and financial systems

• Develop systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company’s finances.

• Production of statutory accounts for the Group and its various subsidiary companies as and when required in accordance with the relevant accounting principles and the legislation of the countries in which they operate.

• Play a full part in providing relevant & timely financial information to the Main Board to enable a balanced and objective assessment of the Group’s strategy and objectives

• Preparation of budgets, forecasts and business plans and continued monitoring & review of performance against them to enable robust reporting of variances to the Board.

• Direct and coordinate debt financing and debt service payments with external agencies.

• Effectively manage the working capital components of the Group with specific attention to stock, debtors and cash balances

• Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings

• Review and update, in line with good practice, the Group’s internal control environment and produce a Controls and Procedures manual for review and adoption by management

• To assist the CFO in respect of periodic reports to the Group’s Audit Committee explaining the processes adopted and undertaken by management to keep under regular review the effectiveness of internal controls covering financial, operational & compliance controls

• Play an active role in assisting management in the risk assessment process and embedding a risk management culture throughout the organisation

• Give direction and leadership towards the achievement of each division’s strategy and its annual goals and objectives

• Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.

Organization: Varioline Intercool Ltd.[The Coca Cola Company]

Designation: Financial Controller

Tenure: November 2007 to April 2012.

Organization Type: Visi Cooler/Deep Freezer Manufacturing

Areas of Responsibility: Management Reporting, Corporate Planning, Implementing Strategies, Internal Controls, Taxation, Banking, Budget & Forecasting, Financial Analyses.

Reporting to: General Manager

Span of Control: 8 staff members

Brief Job Description:

• Responsible for applying professional accounting standards, methods & procedures to analyze and make recommendations concerning accuracy of financial systems, management controls and operating procedures.

• Arrangement & Controlling of Finance/Funds with banks.

• Reporting of monthly management reports & annual statuary financial statements.

• Preparation & Controlling of annual budget including recommendations for corrective actions.

• Reporting on margins by product and division, proactive analysis of periodic variances and their causes; analyzing capital budgeting requests; performing cost accumulation tasks and accumulating & applying overhead costs.

• Evaluation of industry trends to develop strategies & getting competitive edge

• Computation of taxes owed & preparation of tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.

• Developing and utilizing forward looking, productive models & activity financial analyses to provide insight to the company’s operations & business plans.

• Responsible for all facets of the day-to-day accounting and reviewing bank, sales reconciliation, accounts payable, insurance, maintaining a fixed assets register & raising accruals and prepayments.

Organization:

Asif Maqbool Sukera Securities Member Lahore Stock Exchange

Designation: Accounts Executive

Tenure: Sep 2005 to Nov 2007

Organization Type: Shares Brokerage House

Location: Lahore, Pakistan

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Area of Responsibility: Accounting & Finance, Banking, Budget & Forecasting, Financial Analyses

Brief Job Description: • Developed and delivered forecasting and budgeting tools and processes, which were previously nonexistent.

• Preparation of Quarterly Financial Statements.

• Responsible for cash flows and bank position for day today requirements..

• Financial Analysis for valuation of securities.

• Risk Assessment against exposure limits to clients

• Led initiative to combine separate accounting systems into one that was accomplished in only six months. Facilitated control of data, eliminated redundancies, and alleviated technical issues.

Computer Skills and Other Abilities:

Sr. Skills & Abilities Proficiency Level Last Used / Practiced

1 MS Office Excellent Currently Using

2 System Designing Excellent 2008

3 Budgeting and Forecasting Excellent Currently Using

4 Financial Analysis Tools Excellent Currently Using

5 Statistical Tools Above Average 2007

Remarkable Achievements & Awards:

Sr. Description of Activities Year

1 Led the initiative for Implementation of Oracle GL, purchasing & payroll Module. Planned changeover, negotiated & purchased the software. Put together a team of 8 People and rolled out new system in 9 months. 2008

2 Improved productivity and saved company approximately PKR 1.9 million through playing key role in restructuring a company; reengineered all financial processes and related systems; redesigned all related jobs, resulting in enriched staff development. 2009