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Manager Assistant

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 17, 2018

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Key Skills

Profile Summary

Strategic Financial Planning

Cost Control & Profit Management

Audit (Internal / Statutory)

Payroll Management

Budgeting and Forecasting

Statutory Compliance

Fund Management

Internal Financial Controls

Accounts Receivables/Payables

Financial Analysis & MIS Reporting

FOREX Operations

Focused professional with nearly 4 decades of rich national & international experience in Finance, Accounts & Administration

Custodian of financial planning &analysis, internal & regulatory reporting, accounting operations, budgeting and forecasting that led to long-term improvements in cost savings, profitability and productivity

Established a working relationship with bankers; negotiated for fund raising and implemented significant improvements in accuracy and timeliness of fund management and reporting

Proficiency in preparing Financial & Management Reports like cost & benefit analysis, productivity analysis, inventory turnover analysis and cost variance analysis; created and reviewed business plans and financial models

Supervised payroll for 300+ employees (including off-payroll employees); monitored adherence to payroll related compliances like PF, PT, ESI & Contract Act

Possess extensive working knowledge of modern accounting / cost control systems, accounting standards and other statutory / regulatory compliances

Enhanced financial processes through initiatives geared towards lowering risk, heightening productivity & improving internal control

Efficient organizer, motivator and a decisive team leader with the capability to motivate teams to excel and win

Career Timeline

Jul’78 – Aug’80

Aug’80 – Feb’82

Feb’82 – Dec’82

Jan’83 – Apr’85

May’85 – May’90

Since Jun’90

Soft Skills


B.Com. from Siddharth College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, India in 1982

IT Skills

ERP Systems: SAGE, xx&yy

MS Office & Internet Applications

Significant Accomplishments Across Career

Implemented up gradation of SAGE ERP System; collaborated with IT Team and Business Heads for same

Spearheaded the Finance function, led a team of 20 members managing the accounting, reporting and compliance requirements for the business unit having more than 300 employees and an annual turnover of more than US$ 100 Million

Automated the preparation of financial Analysis using Excel that previously required 4 man days of effort per week

Saved time through a payroll system conversion to Line 500 (Sage)

Developed financial controls that were successfully scaled as the company grew.

Created and delivered training to financial and non-financial staff.

Collaborated with the senior management team in improving and executing strategies and processes, accomplishing corporate goals and profitability for the company having an annual revenue of more than US$ 100 Million with more than 300 employees within 2 locations

Work Experience

Jun’90 – Dec’17 with Key Information Technology, Dubai, U.A.E.

Growth Path:

Accountant Jun’90 – Jan’91

Accounting Supervisor Jan’91 – Aug’93

Accounts Executive Aug’93 – Nov’97

Assistant Manager (Accounts & Admin.) Nov’97 – Apr’98

Deputy Accounts Manager Apr’98 – Jun’99

Manager (Accounts & Admin.) Jun’99 – Jul’01

Manager (Finance, Administration & Logistics) Jul’01 – Nov’11

Group Finance Manager (IT, Travel, Real Estate, Construction) Nov’11 – Dec’17

Key Result Areas:

Spearheading the Finance and Controlling Department of the company; monitoring preparation of financial statements and reports on monthly basis in compliance with local legislation

Drafting annual budget and performing monthly analysis; analysing financial results, forecast/ budget variances

Managing payroll function for over 300 employees

Controlling overheads and material costing; managing a controlling and cost accounting system

Supervising preparation of the annual statements; establishing and managing all local reporting necessities

Undertaking daily finance administration, including daily booking and periodical accounts closing

Directing financial planning function including P&L, Balance Sheet & cash planning

Playing a key role in preparation of annual business plan; implementing and tracking the achievement of plan

Arranging finances in accordance with the business plan; steering external & internal-company reconciliation

Executing the finance strategy target of the companyfocused at business growth, financial safety & risk control

Administering execution of accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation and independent audits

Ensuring that financial statements comply with internal policy and external regulations, while adhering to contractual obligations

Analysing financial statements, conducting cost/benefit analysis and identifying areas of improvement; suggesting corrective actions accordingly

Recruiting new members and mentoring existing ones to build one of the best Financial Departments in the business group

Heading a staff of Senior Financial and Quantitative Analysts performing balance sheet & revenue forecasting, portfolio analytics & reporting, and development &administration of profit models

Liaising with external auditors during statutory audits

Previous Experience

May’85 – May’90 with T. Choithram & Sons, Dubai, U.A.E. as Assistant Accountant

Jan’83 – Apr’85 with Bombay Suburban Electric Supply Ltd., Mumbai, India as Assistant Accountant

Feb’82 – Dec’82 with Shree Shaleen Investments Ltd., Mumbai, India as Accounts Assistant

Aug’80 – Feb’82 with Kwality Icecream, Mumbai, India as Accounts Assistant

Jul’78 – Aug’80 with Chartered Accountants firm M/s Kalyaniwala & Mistry, Mumbai, India as Audit Clerk

Personal Details

Date of Birth:19th August 1960

Languages Known:English, Hindi & Marathi

Current Location:Dubai, UAE

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Married

Passport Details: K2062424 (Valid up to 13/12/2021)

Driving License Details: 553716 (Valid up to 20/02/2021)

Visa Details: Specify

Gender: Male

Number of Dependents: 3


Senior Professional - Finance & Accounts

Proven track record of managing entire operations with focus on achieving business growth objectives within turnaround & rapid changing environment, targeting senior-level assignments with an organisation of repute, preferably in UAE

Financial Accounting Financial Planning & Analysis Controlling +971*********

T. Choithram & Sons, Dubai, U.A.E.

Shree Shaleen Investments Ltd., Mumbai, India

Kalyaniwala & Mistry, Mumbai, India

Kwality Icecream, Mumbai, India

Bombay Suburban Electric Supply Ltd., Mumbai, India

Key Information Technology, Dubai, U.A.E.

Communicator Innovator


Collaborator Intuitive

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