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CA with over 15 years of experience (Big 4, IFRS, Internal Audit)

Location:
Dubai, DU, United Arab Emirates
Posted:
March 26, 2018

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SWETHA RAMACHANDRAN

E-mail: ac4xi4@r.postjobfree.com

Contact No.: 055-*******

Seeking career enriching assignment in the domain of Risk Management / Internal controls/ Internal audit/ Accounting and Finance with an organisation of high repute Location Preference: Dubai

KNOWLEDGE PURVIEW

Risk Management & Internal

controls

Accounting Policies & Procedures

Financial Reporting

MIS & Reporting Framework

AN OVERVIEW

A result oriented professional with over 15 years of experience in the domain of Auditing.

Demonstrated abilities in completing audit assignments within time, budgets and calendar schedules.

Possesses sound understanding of risk management and internal controls

Leveraged with outstanding abilities of screening new alternatives and conducting feasibility studies to determine the financial viability of new ventures.

Exposure to IFRS, US GAAP and UAE Laws.

Leveraged with outstanding skills of handling some of the premier clients of the organisation belonging to diverse functional areas.

An effective leader with excellent communication, analytical, team building and relationship management skills.

PROFICIENCY FORTE

Managing risk incidents, performing audit of the various departments within the organisation and handling internal and statutory audits including SEBI (regulatory audit). Co-relating and identifying risks basis above and suggesting controls to address the risks.

Managing complete planning and management activities for completion of Internal / Compliance / Financial / Management / Statutory / Tax Audit of Corporate Clients within time and defined budgets.

Evaluating internal control systems / procedures of clients, preparing audit reports with a view to highlight shortcomings and implement necessary recommendations.

Designing & implementing testing requirements required as per international audit approach.

Analyzing financial statements, identifying risks relating to financial reporting and performing relevant audit procedures.

Designing and implementing audits methods to ensure smooth functionality of the finance & accounting operations across the organization.

Checking the accuracy of the financial statements and ensuring compliance with the norms and policies defined by IFRS and US GAAP.

Training staff and familiarizing them with the accounting standards.

Addressing the queries of the team members and delegating the authority to develop the staff up to the benchmark standards. EXPERIENCE CHRONOLOGY

Sep’ 13 - Till Feb’ 16 with Sundaram BNP Paribas Fund Services as Head of Department – Risk Management and audit Joined as Senior Manager and rose to the position of Head of Department Notable Attainments:

Managing the Risk Management & Internal audit function, for a financial services company covering the Fund Accounting operations, Registrar & Transfer Agency services, Brokerage processing etc, reporting to the Executive Director.

Brought in professional audit experience and suggested implementing / improvising internal controls. Progressive implementation of the risk framework across the Business functions spanning Registrars & Transfer Agency Operations, Fund Accounting and support functions, through risk assessments, identifying open risks, analyzing the adequacy of controls, defining and evaluating operational controls in the processes.

Facilitated multiple audits by coordinating between External Auditors and business units for a seamless audit exercise. Follow-up of audit recommendations for closure and post implementation validation of audit recommendations.

Risk Incidents management by providing support to the operations on key issues including identification of the root causes, suggesting remedial measures and preventive actions over risk incidents reported. I worked in close proximity with C.E.O. and the Executive Committee to implement best practices. Nov’ 12 - Till Aug ‘13 with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Chennai as an Audit Manager Notable Attainments:

Adapted quickly to the environment and ensured adherence to the local firm policies thus ensuring no delay in reporting within the given time parameters of the reporting deliverables.

Brought in international experience and tried implementing the international best practices based on the experience gained abroad.

Mentored staff and contributed to their overall personal growth

Active member for the organizing committee for Deloitte Day Aug’ 07- Till Aug’ 12 with Deloitte & Touche (M.E.), Dubai as an Audit Manager Joined as Senior and rose to the position of Audit Manager Notable Attainments:

Spearheaded a team of 3 – 6 employees and provided guidance to them related to planning, execution and conclusion stages of audits within the time and cost parameters.

Proactively involved in engagement management and client relationship management.

Conducted detailed review of the audit assignments before the same were reviewed by the Partner/ Director.

Ensured strict adherence to the audit methodology including satisfactory identification and evaluated the key risks involved in an effective manner.

Played a stellar role in ensuring the resolution of critical reportable matters as per the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Holds the merit of minutely identifying the weakness in the internal controls and issued Management Letters to highlight the shortcomings.

Provided customised recommendations related to possible solutions.

Maintained a close coordination with professionals of various fields like Legal and IT experts.

Proactively involved in supervising the execution of the audit work under US GAAP.

Steered various in-bound and out-bound group audits and ensured adherence to the requirements defined by ISA 600.

Field in charge for the audit assignment for Mc Dermott which involved supervision of McDermott 2009 audit through PCAOB review. The McDermott Team obtained the Client Service Excellence Award for the month of April 2010.

Imparted training to the subordinates of the UAE Deloitte Offices.

Conducted a session on IAS 2 Inventories as part of the IFRS Certification Course conducted by the Dubai Chapter of the CA Institute.

Proactively involved in the assessment for recruitment of new hires in the U.A.E. offices.

Selected as one of the nominees for the Speech Craft (part of Toast Masters) Programme from the Dubai Office. Aug’ 00 – Jul’ 07 with Deloitte Haskins and Sells, Mumbai Joined as Article Trainee and rose to the position of Deputy Manager in the Audit & Assurance Division Notable Attainments:

Worked in close coordination with large teams.

Catered to the organisation during the planning, execution and conclusion stages of statutory/ concurrent audits.

Proactively involved in the entire gamut of activities related to engagement management, client relationship management, and preliminary decision making for resolution of critical reportable matters.

Conducted detailed review of financial statements and ensured strict adherence to the Indian Accounting Standards, validation of financial reporting packages of multinational concerns and other varied special nature assignments.

Handled various audit assignments under Indian GAAP within the allocated budget.

Served as a point of contact for the client’s team on daily basis, maintained a close coordination between the client, engagement team and Deloitte Management.

Please refer to the annexure for the details related to assignments handled. PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT SCHEDULES

Attended training on:

o Deloitte AS/ 2 / IFRS Training.

o Manager Development Programme.

o Communication and Negotiation Skills.

SCHOLASTICS

Chartered Accountant from ICAI in 2004.

M.Com. from Institute of Distance Education (IDE), Mumbai (University of Mumbai) in 2005 with 62%.

B.Com. from R.A. Podar College of Arts & Commerce, Mumbai in 2002 with 81%. IT FORTE

Well versed with

o Windows XP – MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.

o SAP and Tally.

PERSONAL SNIPPETS

Date of Birth: 28th December 1981

Address: Flat No 202, Al WASL DUET – I, Karama, Dubai, U.A.E. Languages Known: English, Hindi, Tamil and Marathi Driving License: U.A.E., India

Visa: Husband’s visa - transferrable

Key Assignments Handled

With Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Chennai

Organisation: Apollo Tyres Ltd.

Key Highlights: Group auditor requiring co-ordination with different engagement teams. Organisation: Cable & Wireless Worldwide PLC (Subsidiary of Vodafone) Key Highlights: Audit of specific account balances for reporting to Deloitte U.K. Organisation: Foxconn

Key Highlights: Reporting to Deloitte China under IFRSs Organisation: Rane Holdings Limited

Key Highlights: Consolidation under Indian GAAP

With Deloitte & Touche (M.E.), Dubai

Organisation: International Power GDF Suez (Energy and Resources – Power) Key Highlights: Conducted Group Reporting to Deloitte U.K. under IFRS and managed statutory audits under the UAE Laws.

Organisation: J Ray McDermott (Energy & Resources - Oil & Gas Construction) Key Highlights: Conducted Group Reporting to Deloitte U.S. under US GAAP and statutory audits under the UAE Laws.

Organisation: GPS Group (Energy & Resources - Oil & Gas Construction) Key Highlights: Handled Group Audits by preparing and sending referral instructions to the component auditors and ensured timely receipt of the reporting deliverables in order to conclude on the consolidated financial statements under IFRS. Organisation: Gerab National Enterprises L.L.C. (Energy & Resources - Oil and Gas Equipment Trading)

Key Highlights: Demonstrated excellence in preparing statutory consolidated financial statements under the UAE Laws.

Organisation: Apollo Tyres Middle East FZE (Trading) Key Highlights: Directly reported to Deloitte India for issues related to IFRS and conducted statutory audit as per the UAE Laws.

Organisation: Chalhoub Group Retail (Cosmetics and Perfumes) Key Highlights: Demonstrated excellence in handling statutory audit under the UAE Laws. With Deloitte Haskins and Sells, Mumbai

Organisation: Reliance Industries Ltd. (Manufacturing) Key Highlights: Performed concurrent audit for the purpose of conversion to U.S. GAAP and provided support for audit work in relation to certification of the trial balance for the Oil and Gas Blocks.

Organisation: Essar Oil Ltd. (Petroleum Industry)

Key Highlights: Proficiently tested the controls to assist the statutory audit function. Organisation: Global Trade Finance (Finance – NBFC) Key Highlights: Facilitated the statutory audit in relation to proposed IPO. Organisation: Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company (Finance – AMC) Key Highlights: Conducted statutory audit to certify the accuracy and ensured the completeness of the Trial Balance.

Organisation: Canbank Mutual Fund (Finance – Mutual Fund) Key Highlights: Provided the verification of NAVs of the schemes on a daily basis. Organisation: City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) (Govt. owned – Infrastructure)

Key Highlights: Played a stellar role in the execution of the internal audit. Organisation: ASB India Private Limited (Manufacturing) Key Highlights: Demonstrated excellence in the execution of the statutory audit and tax audit. Organisation: Mafatlal Finance Company Ltd. (NBFC) Key Highlights: Conducted statutory audit for the issuance of financial statements Organisation: ICICI Bank Provident Fund Ltd. (Provident Fund) Key Highlights: Pivotal in the issuance of financial statements for the provident fund Organisation: India Excel Offshore Fund (A Scheme of Birla Mutual Fund) (Finance – Mutual Fund)

Key Highlights: Conducted statutory audit for the issuance of financial statements. Organisation: SKF Bearings Ltd. (Manufacturing)

Key Highlights: Provided assistance in the execution of the statutory audit.



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