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CV, Experienced in finance, sales and recruitment seeks Gulf position

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 9293

List top 5 skills: budgeting/financial planning, business development, kpi optimisation, line management
Short Bio:

I am an all round business professional with a strong academic background and 8 years of experience, which includes working in Finance, Sales and most recently Recruitment.
Through my education and experience in finance I have developed strong skills such as costing, pricing, budgeting, variance analysis.
From working in Sales I have developed skills such as negotiating, creating new innovative revenue streams, business development, line management, motivating the team etc.
Most recently, from working in Recruitment I have added to my skill set by consolidating my business development skills and attaining skills such as client relationship building and marketing online.
I am now ready to take on a new challenge in a position that is suited to my skill sets.
I am young, ambitious and ready to take on a new challenge in the Gulf.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 

Engilsh, Urdu

Locations I am interested in working:

qatar, saudi arabia, United Arab Emirates

Areas of Expertise

• Business Analysis

• Cost Control • Stock Control

• Pricing Analyst • Business Development

• Sourcing

• Variance Analysis

• Month-end Accounting

• Expenditure Commentary


CIMA (PQ) Post Grad Accounting Qualification.

BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance (2:1)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Key Achievements

1. Increased student base by 120 in 6 months of becoming a Business Manager at GKR and therefore opened 5 brand new classes, resulting in an increased Turnover of £80,000.

2. Implemented a new reporting procedure at Adidas resulting in faster analysis of raw data, which effectively led to a more efficient decision making process.

Professional Experience

Oct 2013- Present SF Group (Financial Recruitment Specialists)

Financial Recruitment Consultant

Business Development

Retaining and Developing relationships with clients & candidates.

Building relationships between Finance professionals.

Head Hunting

Sourcing Candidates

KPI analysis

Jan 2011- Oct 2013 GKR International (Market leader in the Martial Arts Industry)

Regional Manager


of 25 regional branches across the West Yorkshire region.

Direct line management:

of 10 sales reps & 25 branch Instructors.

Budgeting and Forecasting

for an annual turnover of £150k.

Online Advertising:

Created and managed online advertising for student enrolment.

Sales Targets:

Ensured sales targets are met and continually created new revenue


Event Management:

Organising and conducting School demonstrations, special seminars &


Business Development:

Continually building new relationships and connections in the fitness


Brand Awareness:

Via Direct, social media, and telesales channels.


and constantly evaluating venue hiring costs.

KPI analysis:

Identifying and analysing on a weekly basis.

June 2010- Nov 2010 Phones 4U (Market leading mobile phone retailer)

Management Accountant

Month end Management accounting:

Overhead analysis, G/L Postings, Accruals & Prepayments etc)

Cost centre analysis:

Including commentary on 20 Marketing Cost Centres.

Bank Reconciliations:

Conducted on a weekly basis for 3 separate Bank Accounts.

Variance Analysis:

Meeting cost centre managers (Non-financial) to gain insight into the

spending & providing commentary on any big variances to the

Management Accountant.

Budgeting & Forecasting:

For 20 Marketing Cost Centres.

Preparing Management Reports:

Such as KPI & aging stock Reports.

Feb 2008- Jan 2010 Adidas (Market leading Sports Retailer)

Assistant Accountant (Financial Planning & Analysis)

Preparing month end management accountant:

P&L and Balance sheet preparation and reviews

Cost Centre Budgeting & Forecasting:

From downloading the reports via SAP to conducting detailed analysis of the months actual costs compared to Budget-Using pivot tables and Vlookups in Excel

Reviewing & Challenging cost centres:

Identifying Key areas within Operating expenses and highlighting these areas and sitting down with the Area Managers to bring costs down e.g. Travel and Entertainment

Arranging meetings with area managers (Senior Management):

To Analyse variances in Actual cost compared to the budget set for the specific cost centres

Analysing variances between actual and Budget:

In areas such as Travel & Entertainment, Mobile Phones Costs, Company car costs etc, and suggesting ways to eliminate variances.

Preparing Income Statement:

For Adidas, Reebok and Rockport based in UK, Ireland and Benelux.

Reconciliation Reporting:

For various cost centres and departments.

Cost management:

Ensuring Sales and Cost of Sales are reported as accurately as possible and on a timely manner.

Annual Budgeting Process:

Heavily involved in 2 annual Budget setting processes for 40 sales cost centres, broken down by individual Operating Expenses e.g. Wages and Salaries, T&E, Mobile Phone expenses etc.

July 07- Oct 07 Hewden Hire (Plant Hire Specialists)

Sales Ledger

Creating new Clients

Generating invoices.

Query resolution

Cash allocation & Bank Reconciliation.

Sep 04-July 05 Marks & Spencer (Market leading retailer)

Purchase Ledger Clerk (University work placement)

Scanning Invoices and coding to the correct Customer

Identifying the authoriser and coding accordingly.

Query Resolution.

Liaising with customers internal and external to ensure efficient and timely payment