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CV, Irish National, Big 4 Accountant Seeking Return to Middle East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 5900
(23/08/1981, male)
List top 5 skills: external audit, ifrs advisory, internal audit, risk analysis
Current location: 

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October 2010 – present      ERNST & YOUNG  (EY) – DUBLIN (IRELAND) -  MANAGER


Roles and Responsibilities

I am responsible to manage a portfolio of 30 Insurance and reinsurance companies (Life and non-life), 9 finance and treasury companies, 1 banking company, 4 CDO entities, 2 life settlement companies, UCIT funds and 1 leasing company. My responsibilities include reviewing audit planning and execution of audit work in accordance with EY Global Audit Methodology (GAM), reviewing resourcing needs on various jobs, preparing budgets, managing the profitability and chargeability of clients and audit staff assigned, providing feedback to staff on engagement performance,  reviewing deliverables prepared for Partner review and coordinating with Partner for client presentations, acting as a point of contact for the assigned portfolio of clients and maintaining good relationship with them, and providing solutions to technical accounting related queries raised by the client. My responsibilities also include providing assistance to actuarial team on accounting aspects of Solvency II. I have also been engaged in preparing proposals for life settlement entities (S110 and QIF structures). I am the member of EMEIA FSO Insurance Network providing support regarding IFRS implementation issues as well as evaluating the impact of new standards such as IFRS 4 phase II and IFRS 9. I am responsible for development of internal audit practice in Ireland and performed 2 internal audit assignments to date.

October 2009 – September - 2010 - ERNST & YOUNG  (EY) – DUBLIN (IRELAND) - ASSISTANT MANAGER

Roles and Responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager, I am responsible to manage a portfolio of 12 Insurance Companies (Life and non-life), 9 finance and treasury companies and 1 leasing company. My responsibilities include reviewing audit planning and execution of audit work in accordance with EY Global Audit Methodology (GAM), reviewing resourcing needs on various jobs, preparing budgets, managing the profitability and chargeability of clients and audit staff assigned, providing feedback to staff on engagement performance,  reviewing deliverables prepared for Partner review and coordinating with Partner for client presentations, acting as a point of contact for the assigned portfolio of clients and maintaining good relationship with them, and providing solutions to technical accounting related queries raised by the client.

March 2007–September 2009 - ERNST & YOUNG  (EY) – DUBLIN (IRELAND) - AUDIT SENIOR.

Roles and Responsibilities

As an audit senior my role starts from audit planning in accordance with EY Global Audit Methodology (GAM) that involves client acceptance and continuance procedures, money laundering assessment, preliminary analytical reviews, deployment of audit file, laying down audit programs, initial discussion with client and various other related procedures and documentation. I prepare budget and lay out resource plan to execute the job within the budget. I then lead my team at client site where I supervise work performed by team members and also perform procedures on areas that are assigned to me. Any significant matters are discussed with team manager and engagement leader and then presented and discussed with client. I have been trained by EY for Sarbon Oxley compliance reviews. I also review the financial statements in accordance with Irish GAAP or IFRS which ever is applicable.

EY Experience

Life Insurance
  • Generali PanEuropean Limited
  • AEGON Ireland plc
  • Eurizon Life Limited
  • UBS International Life Limited
  • Lawrence Life Limited
  • Intesa Life Limited
Non-Life Insurance
  • PMI Mortgage Insurance Company Limited
  • Great American International Insurance
  • Nautilus Insurance (Europe) Limited
  • Orkla Insurance Company Limited
  • Codeve Insurance Company Limited
  • Dornoch International Insurance Limited
  • Vishay Insurance LimitedClassic Brand (Europe) Limited
Re-insurance (Life and Non-life)
  • The Lawrence Re Ireland Limited
  • ING Reinsurance International Company Limited
  • ING Re (Ireland) Limited
  • Arkema Re-insurance Company Limited
  • Liffey Re-insurance Company Limited
  • Woodlands International Insurance Limited
  • Pirelli Reinsurance Company Limited
Insurance Special Purpose Vehicle

  • Mutual Securitization plc
  • RACMS (Ireland) Limited
Banking and Finance
  • KBC Bank Ireland Limited
  • SOX review of Allied Irish Bank plc
  • Porsche International Financing plc
  • Porsche Holding Finance plc
  • Porsche Financial Management Services Limited
  • FIBA International Financial Services Limited
  • Raspadaskya Securities Limited
  • Sensient Finance Limited
  • Teal Funding No.1 Limited
  • RMF CDO Entities (4 entities)
Life settlement companies
  • LST Holdings Limited
  • Castle Bay Investments plc
Leasing
  •  DIB Lease One (Dublin) Limited
Pension Funds
  • AON Group Pension Scheme
  • Alexander and Alexander Benefit Plan
  • Irish Equine Foundation Pension Scheme
Engineering
  • XEL Hydraulic Services Limited
  • XEL Industrial Machinery (Ireland)
April 2006-January 2007   KPMG (Oman) -AUDIT SENIOR

Roles & Responsibilities:

As an audit senior my role was to conduct audit planning in accordance with KPMG Audit Manual (KAM) that involves client acceptance and continuance procedures, preliminary analytical reviews, deployment of audit file, laying down audit programs, initial discussion with client and various other related procedures and documentation. I used to supervise a team of 3-5 on audits. I used to facilitate file review by Engagement Manager and Engagement Partner and conduct discussions over significant issues. I was also responsible for review of financial statements in accordance with IFRS.

KPMG Experience

Banking companies and Insurance Brokers
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi – Oman Branches
  • National Bank of Oman
  • Oman International Bank
  • Insurance Management Services LLC
Power Generation
  • Al Kamil Power Company SAOG
  • Al Kamil Construction Services LLC
Construction
  • Shanfari Trading and Furnishing LLC
  • Beemco Enterprises
Energy Sector
  • Oman Oil Company SAOC
Health Sector
  • Al Afaq Medical Services LLC
November 2001-April 2006 - KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co, Chartered Accountants - AUDIT TRAINEE to AUDIT SUPERVISOR

Roles & Responsibilities:

I started my career with KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co, as an audit trainee for 4 years mandatory training required by ICAP. For the initial 1-2 years, I assisted seniors and Assistant Managers in performing audit work on various file sections. I was promoted to Audit Supervisor in the last six months.

As an audit supervisor my role was to review audit planning in accordance with KPMG Audit Manual (KAM) that involves client acceptance and continuance procedures, reviewing preliminary analytical reviews, control testing work, substantive procedures, IFRS disclosure checklist and other audit related procedures. I used to supervise a team of 5-12 on audits. I used to facilitate file review by Engagement Manager and Engagement Partner and conduct discussions over significant issues. I was responsible for review of financial statements in accordance with IFRS.

KPMG Experience

Banking companies
  • Habib Bank Limited
  • National Bank of Pakistan Limited
  • State Bank of Pakistan
Engineering companies
  • Crescent Steel and Allied Products Limited
Airlines
  • Pakistan International Airlines Corporation
Energy sector
  • Sui Southern Gas Company Limited
Power companies
  • Rousch Pakistan Power Limited
Life Insurance
  • State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan
Non-life Insurance

  • EFU General Insurance Limited
  • National Insurance Company Limited
Mutual funds and stock brokers
  • Jahangir Siddiqui Capital Markets (Pvt) Limited
  • Arif Habib Securities Limited
Construction
  • Orascom Construction Industries Asia
Information Services
  • JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited
  • ICIL Credit Information Services Limited
  • News-VIS Information Services Limited
Some of special engagements in KPMG I have been involved in are as follows:
  • Portfolio (loan & advances) audit of Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan.
  • Development of internal audit manual of First Grind lays Modaraba.
  • Half yearly reviews of Crescent Steel and Allied Products Limited and Habib Bank Limited
TRAINING
  • Irish GAAP & IFRS training
  • KPMG audit methodology training
  • EY audit methodology training
  • Attended workshops on International Accounting Standards and International Standards on Auditing organized by ICAP.
  • Attended workshops on KPMG risk management
  • Attended workshops on KPMG audit software
  • Attended workshops on EY audit software (GAMx)
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet browsing. Also completed a 90 hours course of the aforementioned application software from the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s specified institution.

Spoken languages: 

english, Urdu

Locations I am interested in working:

Bahrain, qatar, saudi arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates