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C.V.

CA and CPA
Senior Financial Controller
Mobile: +971 (0) 50 5064325
SUMMARY
Diligent, result driven and commercially focused senior finance executive with more than 12 years of
expertise in finance and general management.
Significant quality experience gained in intensely competitive and constantly changing business sectors
such as logistics, retail, general trading, jewellery, base metals and oil refining.
Proven ability to support business growth through achievements in automating processes, establishing
internal controls, efficiently managing funds, mobilizing resources, analyzing industry trends, performing
financial due diligence on new projects and linking financial results to operational performance drivers.
Strong team builder and leader who foster an atmosphere that encourages team members to produce
desired results and commit them to action. Effectively communicating direction, reviewing performances
and ensuring development plans are in place for the team.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Financial Planning & Control

Banking & Cash Management

Business Review Presentation

Financial Analysis

Cash Flow Projections

Process Improvements

Budgeting & Forecasting

Hedging & Risk Management


Compliance with Laws &
Policies
Working Capital Management

MIS Development

Building Financial Models


Financial Project Management

Implementing Strategic Plans


Audit Planning & Execution

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS


Senior Financial Controller at a Dubai based MNC (US$ 5 billion annual revenue), for 3 years,
(2 years as Financial Controller and 1 year as Senior Financial Controller)
MNC with presence in 25 countries around the world provides logistics, fuel and other services to
militaries in challenging locations. Logistics business unit manages major of non-fuel business including
food, nonfood and construction services to US, UK and other militaries. While reporting to Finance
Director, my significant accomplishments and responsibilities are as follows:

Successfully implemented Ax Project Module for construction business providing improved visibility
on project costs and monitoring efficiency against budgets.
Successfully automated PO creation for Opex / Capex purchases providing clarity on outstanding
vendor liabilities.
Improved the accuracy and analytical reporting of Foodservice business sub unit monthly P&L.

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Categorized stock write offs to identify functional responsibilities and to ensure recoveries from 3 rd
parties.
Analyzed core range product prices to ensure that margins are not lower than the prices used during
bid process.
Thoroughly computed hourly labor rates by category for construction project cost estimations.
Presenting P&L by activity and balance sheet by Ax clients in monthly financial reviews.
Preparing monthly consolidated business review pack reflecting significant financial and operational
overview of the business.
Preparing quickly amendable user friendly financial models for bidding on various tenders.
Ensuring intra company incomes and expenses are booked as per agreed SLAs.
Ensuring compliance with law, group policies and procedures.
Ensuring book closure and financial reporting as per monthly financial calendar deadlines.
Timely compliance with external and internal audit requirements.
Reporting monthly income flash and reviewing monthly Opex with depot operations team.
Implemented weekly flash (MIS) report highlighting key financial activities for Retail business.
Efficiently maintained real-time financial information by customer order for commercial business in a
spreadsheet.
Lowered commercial business receivables to 7 days from 30 days outstanding by streamlining the
follow-up process.

Finance Manager at Damas International Limited, Dubai, for 2 years, (Revenue US $800 million)
www.damasjewellery.com

Timely reported monthly and quarterly bullion cash flow projections for efficient fund planning.
Improved MIS function for gold division and reported monthly financials with variance analysis.
Increased compliance with group policies & procedures.
Ensured effective bullion desk management and derivatives cover for open positions.
Provided monthly gold inventory valuation price for Damas at group level.
Improved inventory control for gold division by revising categories, variance analysis.
Minimized overdue receivables with weekly monitoring of receivables.
Improved overall efficiency of the team by redistributing work as per capabilities and interests.
Reconciled and settled old differences with vendors and customers and cleaned books of accounts.
Improved liquidity by refining old gold dust stock & increased dust refining frequency.

General Manager at Sun Metal Group, Sharjah for 3 years, www.sunmetalgroup.com

Successfully resolved logistics problem of 5000 MT scrap metal cargo re-export in Far East.

Successful in obtaining significant AQSIQ license for the group to export metal scraps to China.

Increased overall profitability by introducing end user customers.

Attended industry conventions globally & enhanced companys marketability effectively.

Finance and Admin Manager at KGK Group, Johannesburg for 2 years, www.kgkgroup.com

Minimized finance cost on banking facilities by 44% with timely claiming VAT refunds.

Successfully formed a limited liability company to support jewellery import business activities.

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Identified and applied for government grants valuing US $ 160,000 towards expansion expenses.

Diligently carried out internal audits for East Africa operations to ensure compliance with financial
policies and safeguarding of company assets.
Effectively liaised with bankers, auditors, attorneys, regulators & group company offices in other
countries.

Finance Executive at MRPL, Mumbai, for 3 years, (Revenue US $2.50 billion) www.mrpl.co.in

Efficiently managed bank overdraft facility of US$ 125 Million & minimized the finance cost.

Effectively liaised with banks & financial institutions & maintained good corporate relations.

Negotiated bill-discounting rates resulted in a savings of up to US$ 3 Million p.a. in discounting


costs.
Assisted in interest cost reduction by utilizing time lag in statutory & freight payments.

EDUCATION & IT SKILLS

CPA from CPA Australia, Dec 2010.

Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). (43rd Rank in
all India CA Final Exams), Mumbai (India), Nov 1999.
Bachelor of Commerce, Mohanlal Sukhadia University (Rajasthan, India), Jun 1996.
CertIFR, IFRS certification from ACCA, UK, May 2011.

IT Skills: MS Axapta, MS Navision, Buroware, Peach Tree, Softscript. MS Office 2010, MS


Projects, Business Objects, OLAP, Tagetik, WMS, Omnidocs.

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