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Chartered Professional Accountant

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
February 27, 2018

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Abhishek Makkar

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Abhishek Makkar, CPA

*** ****** ***** ****. **, Calgary, Alberta T3K 6J1 Telephone: 403-***-**** E-mail: OBJECTIVE

To create and add exponential value by applying my technical and soft skills to exceed expectations


Chartered Professional Accountant Designation (CPA) 2014 – 2017 Western School of Business

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting 2010 – 2014

Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Dean’s List Winter 2010, Fall 2011, Winter 2013

Husky Energy Scholarship (2009, 2011, 2012), Jason Lang Scholarship (2011, 2012), Canadian Natural Resources Limited Scholarship, Allan Craig Essay Winner EXPERIENCE

Parkland Fuel Corporation – Calgary, AB August 2017 – Present Senior Internal Auditor, Corporate Risk & Compliance

Delivering a high quality C-SOX Compliance Audit by performing walkthroughs, control testing, deficiency identification and remediation while identifying areas where processes can be enhanced and matured

Creating and designing integration techniques and procedures for Ultramar and Chevron acquisitions (SOX) while ensuring all TSA requirements are being met PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP – Calgary, AB September 2014 – July 2017 Senior Associate, Audit and Assurance Group

Leading and supervising various teams while performing successful Audits and Reviews of financial statements for both public, private and not-for-profit companies ranging in size

Managing the testing and application of accounting standards for the Oil & Gas (High profile and Junior O&G), NPO and Private sectors by working with various organizations

Experienced with IFRS, ASPE, US GAAP and ASNPO standards

Creating and presenting Audit Plans to the Board of Directors along with presenting audit findings and recommendations to the Audit Committee

Evaluating and testing Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) internal controls through walk-throughs ensuring controls are in line with PCAOB regulations

Creating and analyzing internal budgets for job economics along with testing client projections while assessing internal processes and developing recommendations for improvement

Summer Associate within Audit and Assurance Group from May – September 2013 Future Shop – Calgary, AB April 2014 – September 2014 Technology Sales Specialist

Provided exemplary customer service; ranked top 10% in sales working part-time hours Hutchinson and Company – Lloydminster, AB May 2011 – September 2011 Accounting Summer Student

Managed clients with multi-million net worth while increasing efficiency at QuickBooks Abhishek Makkar

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Highly proficient in QuickBooks, UFile and Aura auditing software

Experienced with complicated financial reporting standards for stock-based compensation, reserve report testing, ARO, impairment and fund accounting

Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) due to work performed at PwC, demanding CPA Capstone 1 project and a large statistical data research project


Skillful in producing creative solutions to complex problems as a result of strong analytical and business intuition

Ability to work effectively, individually or within a team, under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude in order to meet strict deadlines and achieve results

Effective leadership qualities with exceptional attention to detail

Flexible and adaptable to a variety of situations with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Various Volunteering Activities – Calgary, AB 2016 – Present

Continuous volunteering (individually and through PwC) at the Calgary Drop-In Centre, Mustard Seed, Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society, Calgary Corporate Challenge

Volunteer Tax Program – University of Calgary 2012 – 2014

Promoted to Team Lead of Marketing based on prior year performance

Designing and developing marketing programs to secure new sponsorships for upcoming years

Providing tax returns for clients of the university and low income households The Satellite Club – University of Calgary 2012 – 2014

Co-Founder and Financial Team Lead of a new club

Establishing budgets using Excel and managing incoming money from various sponsors

Providing authorization for all financial aspects of the club Peer Tutoring – Red Deer College 2011 – 2012

Tutored fellow students as a member of the Tutoring Association

Utilized prior experiences in order to customize common teaching and learning techniques for a specific student


Basketball/Football/Table-Tennis – Multiple Leagues 2013 - Present

Captain of the Basketball and Table-Tennis team for Calgary Corporate Challenge

Strengthening team building skills by joining various leagues Basketball – Red Deer College 2010 – 2011

Learned the value of leading by example by being the co-captain of the team

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