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Accounting Management

Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posted:
March 08, 2018

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Malcolm Grant, CCS, CPA, ACMA, MBA, BCom

ac4qt9@r.postjobfree.com

****, *** – 6 Avenue SE 587-***-****

Calgary, AB, T2G 4Z9

Canada www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmgrantacma

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

A dynamic accounting professional with over 25 years of post-qualification experience in a diverse number of industries. A reliable and detail-oriented contributor with big 4 professional experience and specialist knowledge of the full accounting cycle, including monthly and annual reporting, and other areas of accounting.

Areas of professional expertise:

• Management/Financial Reporting

• Internal Controls

• Financial Planning and Forecasting

• Cross-functional Communications

• Supervision of Staff

• Liaison with Audit

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEMONSTRATED

TENGIZCHEVROIL LLP, Atyrau/Prorva, Kazakhstan August 2014 – February 2017

A joint venture construction expansion project, estimated at a cost of $36.8 Billion, between Chevron, Exxon Mobil, KazMunay Gas & Lukoil, to expand the production of the super-giant Tengiz oilfield.

Cost Engineer

Manages project costs to avoid cost overruns. Ensures policies & procedures are in place and adhered to. Report findings to senior management on a monthly basis.

• Management/Financial Reporting: Prepared monthly results to strict deadlines, including variance analysis for presentation to head office.

• Cross-functional Communication: Liaised with different functional/joint venture managers to ensure that policies & procedures were valid and complied with stakeholder requirements.

QATARGAS OPERATING CO LTD, Doha, Qatar January 2006 – August 2014

A pioneer in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in Qatar. Today it is the largest producer of LNG in the world, with an annual production capacity of 42 million tonnes. Shareholders include Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total, and Conoco Phillips.

Controls Management Specialist

Maintain internal control gap monitoring tool, review and update policies & procedures to ensure compliance with stakeholder requirements. Self-assessment of existing controls in operational areas. Risk assessment of overall company processes. Report findings to senior management on a monthly basis.

• Internal Controls: Reviewed Policies & Procedures for accuracy and completeness, and discussed any changes with relevant parties. Chaired monthly meeting with relevant departments to assess, and come up with action plans to close internal control gaps. Reviewed progress at said monthly meetings. Created Internal Controls course and formally delivered course to finance staff.

• Supervision of Staff: Managed junior staff through coaching and mentoring.

• Liaison with Audit: Liaised with both internal and external auditors to ensure that robust processes were in place, so as to minimize audit findings and accounting queries.

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Financial Reporting Specialist

Senior member of the reporting management team, directly responsible for ensuring that monthly and annual reporting, and the budget process, are done accurately and in a timely manner.

• Management/Financial Reporting: Compiled monthly management reports to strict deadlines, including variance analysis. Compiled annual financial statements according to IFRS for presentation to auditors.

• Financial Planning & Forecasting: Created annual budget pack for presentation to management, including narrative. Re-forecasted results on a quarterly basis.

• Internal Controls: Reviewed Policies & Procedures for accuracy and completeness, and discussed any changes with relevant parties.

• Supervision of Staff: Managed junior staff through coaching and mentoring.

PREVIOUS ROLES:

Senior Project Accountant - Qatargas Operating Co – Doha/Qatar (2006 - 2010)

Senior Financial Accountant – Direct Energy Marketing Ltd – Calgary/Canada (2004 - 2006)

Finance Consultant (Interim roles) – Robert Half International – Calgary/Canada (2000 - 2004)

Corporate Controller – AgInfoLink Canada Ltd – Calgary/Canada (1999 - 2000)

Project Analyst (Interim role) – Robert Half International – Calgary/Canada (1988 - 1988)

Manager of Accounting (South America) – Veritas DGC Inc. – Buenos Aires/Argentina (1997 - 1998)

Finance Coordinator (Interim role) – The 1997 World Police/Fire Games – Calgary/Canada (1996 - 1997)

Controller (Interim role) – Great Northern Grain Terminals Ltd – Nampa/Canada (1995 - 1996)

Manager of Accounting – Robert Bosch Ltd – London/England (1990 - 1995)

Financial/Fixed Asset Accountant – Charles Letts & Co – London/England (1988 - 1990)

Internal Auditor – British Petroleum Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd – Cape Town/South Africa (1985 - 1987)

Audit Senior – Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Co (Now KPMG) – Cape Town/South Africa (1982 – 1985)

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA). Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland).

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (BCom). University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa).

Certified Controls Specialist (CCS). Institute for Internal Controls (New Jersey, USA).

Certified Public Accountant (CPA). (Illinois, USA).

Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA). CIMA (London, England).

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Computer skills: SAP (Super-user & trainer), Excel (Advanced), Outlook (Advanced), Word (Intermediate), PowerPoint (Intermediate), Oracle (General Ledger & Fixed Assets), Great Plains Dynamics, Peachtree Accounting.

Continuing Education: IFRS Certificate - ACCA UK, Canadian Taxation – H&R Block, Business Micro-computing Certificate (Honours) – SAIT Calgary, Project Management Certificate – Ohio State University USA, and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Course – Mount Royal Calgary.

Awards: Achievement award as part of the SAP JVA implementation team at Qatargas Operating Co Ltd.



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