CV, Qualified Perth Based Accountant Looking towards the Gulf States

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7380
(14/12/1974, male)
Skills keywords: 
Short Bio:

My profile highlights my experience with top level companies. Looking for openings in the Gulf States or Middle East

Current location: Western Australia, Australia - View on map
Spoken languages: english, Hindi/Urdu, punjabi
Location I am interested in working: Bahrain, Oman, qatar, saudi arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Financial Accountant: Joint Venture

Jan 11-Present Rio Tinto Iron Ore – Perth, Australia

• Preparing statutory and special purpose financial statements for JV entities

• Preparing monthly reporting packs for JV partners

• Calculating & analysing royalties, blend adjustments & native title liability

• Preparing and analysing cash call working papers

• Ensuring JV activities comply with JV agreements, SOX, policies etc

• Reviewing mine operating, infrastructure, power & intercompany charges

• Contributing to annual JV plan & forecasting JV cost

• Workings on upstream/downstream operating cost for MRRT

• GL reconciliations – scrutiny of GR/IR, debtors & retention balances

• Reviewing and reporting major commitments & FX gain/loss

• Ensuring month end close and reporting is completed as per the deadlines

• Resolving accounting issues related to joint venture entities

• Identifying & actioning process improvement opportunities

• Prepayments, accruals & intercompany charges

Capital Accountant: Joint Venture

May 10-Dec 10 Rio Tinto Iron Ore – Perth, Australia

• Asset reconciliation

• Analysis of assets under construction (AUC)

• Addition / disposal / retirement of assets / unplanned depreciation

• Budget, PEWE & supplement releases for CAPEX

• Liaised with operations to speed up capitalisation (tax cash savings)

• Reviewed capital expenditure applications (CEA)


 Corrected mine & port cost allocation for inventory valuation

 Investigated & corrected distribution model and paid LTD shortfall to inter-co

 Improved and reduced reporting time-line

 Reconciled and rapid capitalisation to maximise tax savings

Management Accountant

May 08-May 10 Schlumberger Oilfield – Perth, Australia

• Reviewed monthly financial statements and reporting

• Variance analysis and related commentary

• Analysis of Product Revenue Vs. Product Cost

• Analysis of Reimbursable Revenue Vs. Reimbursable Cost

• Analysis & control of inventory & obsolescence

• Prepayments, accruals & intercompany charges

• Rolling forecast & business plans

• Analysis of DIR & DSO & compensation

• Physical count and reconciliation of inventory and fixed assets

• Prepared quarterly snapshot of performance in terms of compensation,

actual vs. plans, revenue by client, DIR, DSO etc.

• Audit of eClaims


 Significant cost savings in inventory obsolescence

 Identified & reported few non-complied eClaims

 Identified historical over-provisions for increase in EBIT

Group Accountant

Mar 07-Apr 08 Shedco Group – Perth, Australia

• Reconciled bank, debtors, creditors, intercompany loan accounts

• Maintained fixed assets register

• Processed payroll on weekly basis

• Prepared activity statements, payroll tax and superannuation returns

• Liaised with the external accountants with regard to year end accounts

• Liaised with taxation, financial institution and other statutory bodies

• Answered queries of due diligence team in regard to company take over

• Supervised and trained accounting staff


 Prepared & reconciled outstanding final accounts of three years

 Saved heavy fines & penalties by negotiating with taxation department about

outstanding sales tax, payroll tax and superannuation liabilities

 proposed outsourcing of drafting work to reduce cost

Management Accountant

Jan 06-Dec 06 Allied Worldwide, Emerson Network Power Group, Ajilon Group – London

• Produced summary trial balance & reconcile balance sheet accounts

• Produced and compiling management accounts and reporting

• Reconciled variances with forecast and report in financial report

• Analysis of contractor result and consultancy profitability

• Analysis of revenues, operations costs, overheads, etc

• Assisted other month end management accounting tasks

• Assisted regional accountant on month ending processing


Oct 04-Nov 05 Crosby Dalwood & Co (chartered accountants) – Adelaide, Australia

Jan 04-Oct 04 Accounting TEK Pty Ltd (public accountants) – Adelaide, Australia

• Preparation & analysis of financial statements and tax returns

• Prepared business & installment activity statements

• Prepayment, accrual and adjustment journals

• Budgets & variances analysis

• Reconciliation of payroll, bank balances, debtors & inter group loan accounts

• Maintained & updated fixed assets register with associated schedules

• Analysis of client business

• Liaison with clients, taxation department, financial institutions


 Exceed target budget at CD&C

 Training & supervision of team members at ATEK

Education: CPA, Certified Practicing Accountant – Australia (2012)

ACMA, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – UK (2012)

M.Bus (Acc), University of South Australia (2003)

Software: SAP, Value Financials, CAPS, Lawson, MYOB, Quick Books, Solution 6