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CV, British Financial Controller Targeting Jobs in the Middle East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 6280
(17/09/1943, male)
List top 5 skills: project accountant, statutory accounts
Short Bio:

Currently seeking a senior qualified accountancy position , and immediately available,
My last role was with Middlesex University as a Project Accountant / Fixed asset accountant relating to project costs on buildings at different sites of the University, a hostel complex and a restaurant at the University.
I am a chartered accountant FCA ( ICAEW ) with over 35 years UK accountancy experience in industry, commerce, public sector, charities ( United Grand Lodge of England , Action For Blind People ) and the profession both in contract / interim and permanent positions.
I have worked as a Project accountant at Construction Group in London called Brown and Root Limited and also Kaverner Group dealing with Projects and accounting for these construction projects , costs update and charging costs to relevant projects, checking with value of work certified with invoices and approving payments for projects after deducting retention money. Calculating work in progress and monitoring actual costs expended on the projects against the budgets and taking remedial actions. Where the projects had been prepared under cost at the time of bidding, made a case for rebidding the projects based on revised actual costs
I have also worked for 1 year in Saudi Arabia as a financial controller / project accountant for the largest computer consultancy called Al-khaleej Computers and Electronic Systems Limited in 1991 / 1992 in Riyadh dealing with four multimillion pounds projects ( Saudi Customs, Saudi Royal Airforce, BAE Systems and Saudi Telecom ) The projects involved maintaining the software and hardware including the supply of IT personnel for the projects, the total costings and profitability of the projects.
I have prepared three year's budgets for the Metropolitan Police Services-London in December 95-May 96

I wish to add the following statement

My accountancy career has been since 1981-1991 and 1993 to date mainly deliberately channeled along contract and interim basis as apposed to permanent positions through various accountancy recruitment agencies in London-Reed Finance, Hays Finance, Michael Page Finance working for their clients . So I have worked as a Financial Controller, Project Accountant, Systems Development and Tax Accountant using different software such as Oracle, Sage, Sap, Opera, Tetra etc.

I have also set up a standard costing system for a large fire extinguishing company in Aldershot with procedures defined to determine variances the between actual and budgeted standard costs and to take remedial actions for corrections

I have also prepared Consolidated Group Accounts, and Consolidated Cash flow forecast at Interchange Group Limited under UK GAAP

Single , I hold a British passport

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 

Basic French, english, Gujrati, Hindi, punjabi, Urdu

Locations I am interested in working:

Bahrain, Indonesia, Japan, kuwait, Oman, qatar, United Arab Emirates


Senior Chartered Accountant with strong experience in industry, commerce, public sector, charities and the profession

Building and enhancing management information systems

Introducing, improving , simplifying and implementing computer applications

Well versed in consolidations, costing, budgeting, cash flows forecasting and taxation

In depth knowledge in current accounting requirements, US and UK GAAP & SORP 2005

Revenue recognition and its implications on valuation of work-in-progress and stocks,

tax and cash flows for construction companies and firms providing professional services

Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, preparing accounts of Limited Liability Partnerships and Accounting for Pensions,


Offering Accountancy Expertise as a Qualified Accountant 2005 -todate

Advising small businesses on accountancy and tax matters in the UK

Developing Business Opportunities Overseas in the Middle East,

Studying IFRS, SORP 2005 (updated 2008 ), Revenue Recognition, Accounting For Pensions

Liability Liability Partnerships

Middlesex University- Project Accountant Aug04-Nov04 Reconciling Fixed Assets £50m and rebuilding the register using MS Excel and Oracle Financial.

Extracting data from Oracle Financial using Discovery Report for accounts payable.

StudyingUSGAAP,ApplyingInt’lAccountingStandards,AccessDB Feb 03-Jul 04

Career Break – Due to family bereavement 2002 – 2003

Interchange Bureau Limited T/o £99m. Nov00-Oct 01

Prepared year end statutory and consolidated group profit and loss accounts and balance sheets.

Reconciled intercompany balances with overseas subsidiaries and fixed asset registers.

Dealt with the auditors of UK and overseas subsidiary companies. Multi currency accounting.

Action For Blind People- £10m Charity Mar00 – Oct 00

Prepared year end statutory accounts under SORP rules, plus schedules and supporting data.

Prepared Vat and P11D Tax returns

Overseas Travel Nov 98-Feb 00

BBC and Media Accounting Services Mar 98- Oct 98

Prepared year end statutory accounts for BBC Worldwide and BBC Prime

Prepared accounts schedules and dealt with the auditors

Carried out 3 years VAT returns investigations and recovered £300k

Dealt with complex and intercompany bank reconciliations.

ConsolidatedFinanceInsuranceGroupServicesLimited (G.ECapital ) Apr 97 – Feb 98

Prepared monthly borderaux for payments to insurers and clients

Managed client funds, enhanced the claims analysis and dues system

Audited all price files for new schemes and resolved all client queries.

United Grand Lodge of England ( a £50 million Charity ) Nov 96 – Jan 97

Prepared year end accounts under SORP rules and schedules – dealt with auditors.

Analysed substantial rental income and disbursements made on properties

Prepared interests, dividends received and tax deducted schedules for submission to IR

Arnold Miller and Company ( Chartered Accountants) Oct 96

Prepared accounts from incomplete records and accounts of limited companies and schedules

Prepared income tax, corporation tax and capital allowances computations.

National Bank of Kuwait June-96

Calculated interests on deposits. Completed tax returns for overseas clients.

Metropolitan Police Services Dec 95 – May 96

Designed and prepared budgets £189m for 136 cost centres using MS Excel with Financial Modelling , consolidated and presented to New Scotland Yard and the Treasury. Provided financial advice to non finance managers.

Researched details of work done by the Metropolitan Police Services for outside customers and recommended commercial basis for charging them which was implemented

Lease Plan Limited and other Contract assignments Mar 94 – Nov 95

Drafted capital allowances computations for corporation tax purposes

Prepared P11D tax and vat returns.

OverseasTravel Jan93 – Feb 94

Al-Khaleej Computers and Electronic Systems, S Arabia

Financial Controller and Project Accountant Nov 91 – Dec 92

Prepared appraisal summaries from commencement to completion for 4 £multi-million projects

Prepared project finance forecasts and provided financial advice to project managers

Developed three year business plan focused on margins to demonstrate profit potential

Overhauled internal financial and administrative systems to cost for each project

Ensured that all revenue forecasts were updated monthly

Allocated overheads and calculated absorption rates

Consolidated project and departmental cash flows and budgets

Reviewed projects monthly to ensure profitability

Developed short term operating plans, budgets and forecasts including required actions, refocusing direction

Set up asset registers and stock control systems

Attended weekly progress meetings with project managers to discuss that variances were explained and corrective measures taken to reduce variances

Major projects were with Saudi Royal Airforce, Saudi Customs, Saudi Telecom, BAE and Aramco.

Contract Accountant and Project Accountant – UK 1981 – 1991

Key Contribution Areas Covered:

Set up costing systems and dealt with variance analysis for a large manufacturing company ( t/o £ 130 M ) Financial controller for 6 months for a major plc in office furniture distribution with 200 employees and t/o £ 30M

Conducted audits and prepared accounts from incomplete records, tax computations, year end statutory accounts and schedules

Prepared consolidated and group accounts, budgets and cash forecasts

Recorded costs to projects, checking sub-contractor’s invoices to value of work certified for a multinational engineering and construction company

Involved in computerisation and review and migration of accounting systems.

Clients included: Hays Group, CBS Records, Nissan UK Ltd, Chemical Bank, Black Arrow Group, Brown and Root, Kaverner Group, Black Arrow Group

Other Positions Held :

Infolink PLc –Systems Development Accountant 1980 – 1981

Contract Accountant-Various clients in the UK 1976 – 1980

Domestic Appliance Div Services-Tax Accountant 1975 – 1976

Scholl UK Limited- Associated Companies Accountant 1974 – 1975

Pearl and Dean Ltd-Senior Accountant 1971 – 1973

Auerbach Hope / J.S.Pollen- Chartered Accountants -Articled clerk 1965 – 1970


Regular updating on I.T and Software Packages . 2000-2008

On a wide range of assignments have used SAP, Tetra, Access Accounting, Access Data Base, Pegasus, Opera, Sage Financial Control, Ms Excel Advanced and Macros and Financial Modelling Tools, Ms Word and Oracle Financial, Sage Winforecast.

Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (Reg. no. 6056702) 1978 Executive Programme – London Business School 1977

Elected Associate of Institute of Chartred Accountants of England and Wales 1973

Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants –Part 1 1965

BachelorofCommerce,KarachiUniversity 1964

Languages : French, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Gujrati, Punjabi

British National, Single, References available on request, clean UK driving licence