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Controller / Accounting Manager

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
February 21, 2018

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Mahmood Tariq, CPA, CMA

Calgary, AB

Cell: 403-***-****



Profile: Experienced, goal-oriented and honest professional with more than 10 years of demonstrated track record of full-cycle accounting and reporting in complex multi-entity fast-paced environment more recently in construction sector.


Proficiency in Financial and management leadership while consistently meeting deadlines.

Mastering in Budgeting, planning, and rolling forecasts

Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Strong Computer skills with experience with various software applications

Proven ability to work independently and as a part of team with attention to detail

Extensive experience of proactive approach to identify and resolve financial & operational matters and implement process improvements.

Demonstrated personal credibility and communication skills with all levels of organization.


Freyssinet – A Construction Company

Sep 2015-Present

Financial Controller

Working closely with the Canadian General Manager of Freyssinet to achieve business goals;

•Lead monthly closing and the preparation of the monthly financial reporting packages under ASPE;

•Oversee all aspects of GL and Managing it’s timely close along with analysis and working papers;

•Collaborate with Management for preparation of annual budget and periodical forecasts followed by variance analysis;

•Coordination and participation in financial review meetings for Project performance, cash flows and margin analysis;

•Managing financial controls in accordance with company’s policies and procedures for optimal financial administration and implement improvements;

•Liaison with external accountants for annual audit;

•Oversee transactional processing of Accounts Payable, Accounts’ receivable and payroll processing;

•Monitor intercompany billing and reconciliations

•Coordinate cash position and monitor cash flow of the business

• Annual tax filing and regulatory compliance including GST, WCB etc.


Jun 2005-Mar 2015

Senior Accountant

•Managed all accounting functions of business unit including full cycle accounting for periodical financials along with year-end audit working papers;

•Provided financial analysis and prepared dashboard reports for the Management decisions to achieve objectives;

•Preparation of plan, budget and forecasts including cash flow for projects and the company followed by review of results for appropriate action if needed;

•Coordinated with international centres for financial reporting including intercompany schedules for group consolidation;

•Supervised project accounting by ensuring proper recognition of revenue, project costs and profitability;

•Ensured BU transactions are compliant with policies, procedures and maintained effective internal controls for efficiency and drove process improvement;

•Led cost controlling & reduction initiatives and ensured their implementation;

•Filed statutory returns including withholdings taxes, and reporting;

Hansen and Company-Law Firm

Oct 2004-Jun 2005

Senior Accountant

Reporting to the President, managed routine accounting activities of the company:

•Managed analysis of accounts and their reconciliation and preparation of periodical financials and auditing working papers:

•Management of receivables and payables including cash flow monitoring:

•Management of payroll and filing of statutory returns

Air Mikisew Ltd – Airline

Aug 2002-Oct 2004

Manager (Finance)

Reporting to the President of Air Mikisew, managed routine activities of the Finance Division of the group of 4 companies:

•Costing and pricing of air and charter services;

•Managed monthly & annual financials of each of the company and consolidation in Excel along with yearend audit working papers;

•Provided analysis of financial results for business decisions;

•Participated in monthly review meetings;

•Planning and budgeting together with cash forecasts and subsequent analysis;

•Led cost controlling & reduction initiatives and ensured their implementation;

•Management of reserves for aircraft maintenance as per industry practice;

•CAPEX and Fixed Asset Schedules maintenance;

•Management of parts inventory and periodical checks:

•Management of payroll & deductions including benefits:

•Filing of statutory returns:


•Saving in Audit fee by $11,500.

•Reduction in processing time for monthly financials.

•Redesigned/restructured and implemented accounting system to generate Management Reports based on cost accounting.

National Telecommunication Corporation

Feb 1996 – Apr 2002

Assistant Director (Finance)

•Supervised/ Oversaw daily activities of a financial analyst; directed activities of accounting staff.

•Managed consolidation of accounts of cost centres of the Corporation.

•Reconciliation of assets & liabilities including necessary adjustments.

•Developed periodical financials and yearend working papers.

•Managed preparation of annual budget and analyzed variances from the budgetary targets.

•Developed periodical cash flows of the Corporation.



•Sage 300

•Simply Accounting

•PC Law

•Microsoft Office



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