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Finance Manager

Doha, Doha, Qatar
December 05, 2017

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Abdu Rahiman Valappil


Qatar- Doha


Senior finance executive with 16 years of rich experience in heading Financial management and development with Accountability inclusive of Strategy Planning, Performance Management, Internal Control, Cost Management, Financial reporting Decisions, budgeting & Forecasting and Treasury management.


Extensive experience in managing financial statement preparation and analysis, budgets and cash flows, overseeing the annual budgeting, leading audits, analyzing financial reports, achieving high level of accuracy using ethical work standards, as well as strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Moreover, possess outstanding communication, problem solving and decision making skills. Expertise in designing and implementing systems to achieve financial discipline and improve the overall efficiency of the organization, keen ability to establish and maintain excellent client relationship at all levels. Well versed with Oracle Business Suite- Finance and HRMS, Oracle Hyperion financial management & Tally.

Functional Skills

Managerial Skills

Financial Reporting & Analysis

Excellence in Analysis and Problem solving

Budgeting and Forecasting

Sound Judgement

Banking and Cash Management

Project Management

Cost Control & Reduction

Staff Management

Accounting Policies & Procedures

Team Development & Leadership

Treasury Management

Risk Management

Asset Management

Decision Making

Auditing & Taxation

Negotiation Skills



Strategy Planning Operations Management Negotiation

Operational Excellence Business Transformation Project Management

Procurement/Outsourcing Vendor Management Team Management

Spearheading various project related activities involving project planning, execution and management in tune with the core

Business objectives (including risk management, effort/time/cost estimation)

Executing project as per plan thus achieving set deadlines. Formulating plans to meet contingencies

Monitoring project progresses as per scheduled deadlines for various tasks and taking necessary steps to ensure completion within time, cost and effort parameters

Formulating & implementing finance strategic plans, ensuring that they are aligned to the business unit, and they effectively support the growth objectives

Looking after over all Process Documentations, Problem Management, Escalation Handling and Reporting


Since Oct’2010 - present: DEPA United Group, Doha, Qatar as a Finance Manager


Preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements and interpret financial information to management

Submission of monthly, quarterly and yearend financial reports including forecasts to CFO by the respective deadline

Preparation of annual budget and reporting to management on variances between projected and actual with reasons for variance

Ensuring proper reflection of transactional events in the accounts as per IFRS and the Group's accounting policies

Ensuring proper adherence to the Group's accounting procedures and maintain proper internal controls

Providing advice to the Management concerning the financial implications to business strategies and plans

Liaising with external auditors and ensuring that the interim & yearend audits are completed within the scheduled timeline

Coordinate with external auditors and ensuring that the tax return filing is completed within the stipulated deadlines of tax authority.

Liaising with internal auditor during the course of internal audit of various functional dept and ensure management responses are provided by respective department head with responsibility and timeline.

Review and approve bank reconciliations on monthly basis

Preparation of cash flow forecast and management of funds efficiently ensuring sufficient funds are available to meet the operational and capital expenditures

Coordinate with the Commercial Department for the project reports on monthly basis

Review the contracts and agreements of supplier/subcontractors to protect the interests of the company and ensures that all invoices’ payments comply with the contracts’ terms and conditions

Review the aging analysis for receivables (trade and others) and payables and suggests further action.

Review of all kind of contract bonds, such as bid bonds, performance bonds, advance guarantees and do the necessary action to renew if required

Oversee the operations of the finance department, including the designing of an organizational structure

Overview the payroll function and processing and liaise with HR department as per the Group's policies

Coordinate with all departments on accounting related matters

Coordinate with subsidiaries on inter-company transactions

Perform other duties as assigned by the Management

Supervision of general accounting functions

Ensuring all accounts are reconciled on monthly basis

Ensuring that company policies & procedures and DOA are fully complied with

Ensuring fixed asset register is maintained and updated periodically to record and account for the company s property and equipment.

Follow up and collection of due receivables

Follow up on valuations to be certified on time

Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost reduction opportunities

Participate in the negotiation of payment terms for high value orders

Review of monthly estimated cost and revenue of the projects and highlight any concerns to the management on monthly basis.

Meetings with Project management & Commercial Dept to discuss finance related issues such as payment certifications, cash-flow, etc.

Liaising with Project Planning Dept, Commercial Dept to finalise project cash-flow required for project financing facilities and further co-ordination and follow-up with Treasury Dept until finalization of project facility line.

Maintain banking relations and manage daily banking requirements

Negotiation with banks for general and project facilities

Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by FD/CFO.


Dec’05 - Sep’10: DEPA United Group, Doha, Qatar as a Chief Accountant


Perform full set of accounts and ensure timely closing of accounts.

Monitoring Bank Position on daily basis

Perform month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries.

Opening Letter of Credit, certification and retirement of Documents, handling of Trust Receipt and liaising with the banks

Preparation of vouchers relating to LC issuance, amendments, Bills payables, settlements, Trust Receipts etc

Checking Subcontract certificates and posting on day to day, Processing of Payments of Sub Contractor

Maintenance of Guarantees inward and outward file/ and arranging renewal/ encashment

Checking and accounting of Payment certificates issued by Client

Accounting of all receipts received from Client

Generate financial reports and statements to Managers for review.

Monitor expenditures, analyze revenues and determine budget variances and report the same to FM/management.

Coordinate with FM for preparation of monthly, Quarterly & Yearly Financial.

Preparation of Various Financial & Management Report for Board Meeting like Project Performance report, Trend Analysis, Prelims Analysis - Budget vs Actual, Cash flow statement and various Ratio Analysis and Project wise Revenue Analysis

Reviewing staff’s monthly payroll sheet and preparing transfer

Reviewing and approving all supplier & Sub Contractor Invoices and Payments.

Arranging Suppliers & Sub Contractors LC’s as per the agreed Terms and condition.

Monitor and record financial transactions according to company policies and regulations.

Coordinate with concerned department to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines.

Assist in auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentations.

Maintaining Staff Leave & END of Service Provisions.

Review and recommend changes to existing accounting procedures.

Provides guidance to other Accountants when needed.


Dec’03- Jun’05: Quality Food Stuff W.L.L. Doha, Qatar as a Senior Accountant


Preparation of Supplier Payment as per the agreed payment terms.

Preparation of Bank Reconciliation on monthly basis.

Preparation of all management reports including monthly financials.

Maintain account balances and bank statements

Ensures financial records are maintained in compliance with policies and procedures

Follow up and timely recovery of receivables

Responsible for payroll, maintain the list of employees benefits and settlement of employee’s final dues

Supervision of inventory control and physical verification of stock

Assist with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances

Maintain all expense accounts and keeps account of all invoice/expense reports

Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures

Preparation of financial reports and coordinate for periodical reviews, yearend audits etc.

Booking of asset invoices, preparation of schedule of assets on monthly basis, and passing all necessary depreciation entries

Handling all payment relating to office rent, staff/labour accommodation, medical insurances etc. And preparing related accounting entries and schedule thereof.

Performs other duties assigned by the line manager/management


Feb’02- Nov’03: Galaxy Catering Co.W.L.L. Doha, Qatar as an Accountant


Prepare and maintain all accounting entries for day to day activities

Preparation of payment vouchers, cheques and bank transfer letters

Prepare and review aging report for receivables and payables and follow up collection

Reconciliation of accounts receivables, payables and bank accounts

Maintain petty cash, postdated cheques and multiple bank accounts

Manage fixed asset register and all related documents

Manage & control inventory, maintain order register and conduct physical verification on a yearly basis

Responsible for payroll, maintain the list of employees benefits and settlement of employee’s final dues

Assists senior accountant in preparation of financial and management reports

Assists senior accountant for audit review and year end audits


1998 - Bachelor of Commerce, Calicut University, Kerala, India

2015 - Master in Business Administration(Finance) from Annamalai, Tamilnadu, India

2017 - Perusing CMA, Institute of Management Accountants (USA)


IFRS Seminar

Deloitte & Touche

25 September 2014, La Cigale Hotel, Doha, Qatar

TAX Seminar

Deloitte & Touche

15 December 2015, La Cigale Hotel, Doha, Qatar

IFRS Seminars

Deloitte & Touche

17 October 2016, Sheraton Hotel, Doha, Qatar

VAT Seminar

Ernst & Young

28 March 2016, Hilton Hotel, Doha, Qatar


MS Office, Tally, E-Promise, Oracle E-Business Suite – Finance & HRMS & Oracle Hyperion Financials Management

English,Arabic,Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil


Date of Birth : 08thJanuary 1976

Nationality : Indian

Driving License : Qatar & India

Visa Status : Transferrable/NOC

References : Available upon request

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