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Manager Accounts Payable

Toronto, ON, Canada
June 24, 2018

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Phone: 647-***-****



• International Accounting Professional with more than 5+ years’ experience on full cycle accounting, inventory & asset management, general ledger reconciliation & analysis, accounts payable & receivable management, inter- company transactions, budgeting, SOX, CAPEX & OPEX management and US GAAP/IFRS

• Diverse industry experience including cable communications, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, apparels & IT

• Expert in streamlining accounting and billing activities, improving efficiency, productivity and profitability of the respective organization

• Professionally designated accountant; member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• General Ledger /Working Capital Management

• Financial Analysis, Modelling/Process

Development/ Costing & Budgeting

• Forecasting & Variance Analysis

• Inter-company transactions

• SOX Compliance

• CAPEX/Inventory Control

• Financial & management reporting

• Accounts Payable/Receivable management

• Project/ Cost Center Management

• Period End Reporting as per GAAP


• Accounts coordinator for 5 diverse companies with an aggregate total turnover of over $2 billion CAD

• Developed cost control mechanism in Bengal Communications Limited which reduced monthly BDT 400,000

($6,500 CAD) and also established management reporting strategies for faster decision making

• Recognized by senior management of Bengal Communications Limited to unveil hidden assets and inventories

($1.7m CAD) from inside and outside the company by inspecting physical asset count and reported accordingly

• Performed variance analysis on general ledger with appropriate narration as per Bengal Communications’ management requirement and shared the next course of actions to reduce variance by 20%

• Worked on GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Bangladesh account, as Accounts Payable Lead, where I led 10 members of accounts payable and ensured invoices were processed as per designated time frame

• Managed multi-currency accounts at GSK, United Colors of Benetton and Youngone Group which had value over CAD $5 Trillion and settled customer payment through banking channel (SWIFT) TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Microsoft Proficiency: Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint

• ERP Proficiency: SAP (P2P & R2R), JD Edwards, QuickBook, Tally

• Language Proficiency: English (Advanced), Bangla (Native) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Financial Analyst, Bengal Communications Limited November 2017- May 2018 Bengal Communication Ltd. is a leading Television Channel service provider in Bangladesh; they launched first ever digital set top box with maximum TV Channels.

• Established cash management process, budget preparation, financial statements preparation, account receivables/payables collection & disbursement, actual variance analysis within budget and day to day accounting in the esteemed organization

• Ensured that all IT equipment purchases were followed by company procurement policy, capitalized all assets and inventories and also reviewed that all sales transactions duly followed as per accounting standard

• Analyzed balance sheet items, income statements according to monthly and yearly budget

• Reviewed that all the financial transactions were executed as per internal finance manual and regulatory requirements

• Managed all General ledger accounts as a GL owner, reconciled and reviewed chart of accounts for control mechanism

• Actively participated on full cycle accounting for period end closing, inventory counting, safeguarding asset, depreciation calculations, accounts receivables and payable reconciliations Devarshi Nag, CPA, CGA

Assistant Manager, A. Qasem & Co., Dhaka (Member Firm of Ernst &Young) March 2017-November 2017 A. Qasem & Co. has more than three decades’ experience of representing international professional firms in Bangladesh. They are a Member Firm of Ernst & Young Global (EYG). This is one of the Big 4 professional firms in the world with more than 750 offices in over 150 countries. They provide service to more than 50 multinational clients in Bangladesh, GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited is one of the clients.

• Prepared aging reports monthly from SAP and controlled the credit period as per GSK terms of payment

• Calculated landing cost on import stages (pharma), recognized COGS (cost of goods sold) and also performed calculation for MRP (market retail price) of pharmaceutical products of GSK

• Checked all invoices in details, adjusted, charged back and posted the transactions to accounting software

• Reviewed the reconciliation of bank statements, inventory and other balance sheet items on monthly basis

• Performed payment run for making payment to vendors through SAP and ensured accurate amount proceeds from banking channel to correct vendors on time

• Executed SOX for internal control and reported to control owner on monthly basis

• Managed fixed asset register, calculated depreciation and posted to SAP

• Maintained capital lease and monthly payment schedule for recording and payment purpose Deputy General Manager, Epic Group January 2016-March 2017 Epic Group is large multinational company with world class manufacturing facilities in Asia, which manufactures clothing for the US, Central America, Europe, Japan and Canadian markets – for customers like Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy’s, Nautica, Lee, Wrangler, Gap, Wal-Mart, Haggar, Next, Levi’s and many more.

• Prepared financial statements on monthly basis and made adjustment(s) if required; performed month end procedure, accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, payroll and utility payments

• Tracked company expenditures for fixed assets in comparison to the capital budget and placed those for management authorization

• Had liaison with internal and external auditors

Senior Accountant, United Colors of Benetton December 2013-January 2016 United Colors of Benetton is one of the best-known fashion companies, which has presence in the most important markets in the world with a network of 5,000 stores. It has started its operation in Bangladesh since 2003.

• Maintained general accounts, both daily & weekly basis and posted to SAP

• Prepared monthly balance sheet schedule and P&L for senior management

• Processed yearly and half yearly budget, analyzed as well as made thorough presentation for management

• Reviewed the financial statements and audit report Team Manager, Youngone (CEPZ) Ltd. January 2011-December 2013 Youngone is a leading global manufacturer of outdoor apparel, gear and footwear for different brands including PUMA, Adidas, Nike, Timberland. They own and operate production facilities in Bangladesh, Vietnam, China and El Salvador.

• Performed reconciliation & traced out payments from the various bank accounts

• Maintained communication with financial institutions regarding various transactions & compliance

• Monitored the internal control, calculated variance between actual & budget, implemented constructive actions to minimize the variance and advised the fellow members accordingly

• Reviewed the financial statements, audit report and prepared budget report EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

• Member of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), British Columbia, Canada

• BBA, Finance, National University, Bangladesh


• ACCA Bangladesh Brand Ambassador

• Presenter at accounting seminar and conference in ACCA and E7 Training

• Trainer of employee groups on IAS, IFRS/GAAP & relevant local tax issues

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