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Philippines
Salary:
50000
Posted:
September 25, 2018

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Page * Edgardo Soriano

Curriculum Vitae Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Forensic Accountant CFA)

Family name: SORIANO

First names: EDGARDO

Nationality: FILIPINO

Civil status: MARRIED

Email Address: ac654v@r.postjobfree.com

Contact details : +632-*******

Mobile no.: +63-916*******

Education:

Institution (June 1976 - Oct 1980) Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained: Master in Business Administration major in

Financial Management

MBA (On-going)

University of the East, Manila, Philippines

(October 1980)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

major in Accounting (CERTIFIED PUBLIC

ACCOUNTANT)

University of the East, Manila, Philippines (1990 – 1993)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - 2 years law course

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Language skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - excellent; 5 - basic) Language Reading Speaking Writing

English 1 1 1

Filipino Mother tongue

Computer skills : Knowledgeable in hands-on operation of MYOB, Quickbooks, Sage 50 (Peachtree) and tailor made packages. Working knowledge on SAP and other friendly user accounting packages / software. Membership of professional bodies:

• Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

• Institute of Certified Forensic Accountant

• The Institute of Internal Auditors (Official Global Group)

• FLEx CFO Group

Present position: Practicing CPA (Independent Accounting Consultant) Years within the firm: 1 year

Key qualifications:

Certified Public Accountant with expertise in financial accounting and internal and external auditing.

Have working knowledge on the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR) that governs USAID funded projects and the International Standards for Internal Auditors.

Well versed in different accounting software and works hands on in the operation of the accounting software.

Combined long years of work experience as Finance Specialist and as an Auditor (both Internal and External) practically dealing with fraud audit and financial reporting based on US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), tax compliance, cash flow planning & projections, budgeting and financial analysis. Page 3 Edgardo Soriano

Specific experience in the region:

Country Date from - Date to

Philippines Nov 2012 – Feb 2013; Mar 2009 – Feb 2010; Jul – Dec 1998; Oct 1996 – Dec 1997; Oct 1990 – Sep 1996; Jul 1980 – Aug 1987

Afghanistan Feb –Sep 2013; Oct 2003 – Jul 2008

Dubai, UAE Mar 1999 – Nov 2000; Dec 1998 – Jul 2003 Malaysia Oct 2013 – Present; May 2011 – Feb 2013

Dates Location Company &

reference person

Position Description

Jan 2016 –

Present

Quezon City Mechelec Products

and Systems (MPSI)

Inc.

Internal Auditor Mechelec Products and Systems, Inc. is a local company engaged primarily in mechanical and electrical contracting works and in the trading of construction materials. Initially, I was hired as a consultant by the company but was eventually hired as Internal Auditor starting 2016. My duties and functions as Internal Auditor includes the following:

Prepare audit program to be implemented and used in the course of audit at the different project sites.

Safeguard the assets of the company.

Report to management the weaknesses in the internal control being implemented by the company and suggest & recommend improvements in the internal control procedures.

Determine and check fraudulent transactions and other irregularities committed at the company specially those at the project sites which involves ghost employees, inventory pilferages, short deliveries, misappropriations and mishandling of cash and other assets of the company, theft, padding of expenses, overpricing of purchases, etc.

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Dates Location Company &

reference person

Position Description

Oct 2015 –

December 31,

2015

Manila Edgardo A. Soriano

Accounting Office

Independent

Consultant

Engage in various consultancy works as an independent consultant such as :

Bookkeeping

External audit

Internal audit

Online filing of monthly, quarterly and yearly tax returns

Tax consultancy

Training and assistance on the use of Quickbooks accounting software

Set up of accounting system

Preparation of business plan

Incorporation of companies with the Securities & Exchange Commission and DTI registrations

Processing of business permits

Dates Location

Company & reference

person1

Position Description

Oct 2013 – Sept

2015

Malaysia Champ Fungi SDN BHD

(FMCG &

AGRIBUSINESS)

Group Financial

Controller

Champ Fungi Sdn Bhd is a multinational American company engaged in the growing and cultivation of mushroom particularly white button, Swish brown, portabello, shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Champ Fungi is the only company in Malaysia which utilizes and adopts European (Dutch) technology in the growing of mushrooms. It has several companies located in different parts of Malaysia as well as in the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Holland. My functions as Group Financial Controller are:

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Dates Location

Company & reference

person1

Position Description

Overall in-charge of the finance, accounting and administration department, payroll and HR operations of the whole farm as well as the different subsidiaries located in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.

Prepares and manages transfer pricing documents for the mother company and subsidiaries.

Provides professional advice and support on all aspects of administration particularly on planning, resourcing, financial management, investment & performance and risk management

Develops tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information.

Leads the development and review of the company’s budget in a framework that promotes fiscal responsibility and accountability for the deployment and use of funds

Establishes and maintains financial policies, systems, and processes that promote fiscal responsibility and accountability and that support the provision of timely and effective services to the company.

Directs and facilitates the preparation and maintenance of appropriate financial records and the provision of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.

Formulates policies and procedures related to accounts.

Prepares and develops business plan and strategies.

Liaise with banks and other financial institutions on matters concerning loans and other financial transactions.

Meet with auditors and tax consultants on issues concerning tax planning, tax examinations and assessments, audit completion and financial reporting.

Prepare financial analysis, cash flow planning, budget, capital expenditure, operating and other financial forecasts.

Review month end financial reports.

Approve daily expenses in Synergy and online payments via HSBC net.

Prepare group consolidated financial reports.

Analyze variances on financial reports and explain & discuss with management the reasons for the variances.

Feb –Sep 2013 Kabul,

Afghanistan

Arrow Petroleum Company

Ltd./Arrow General

Supplies Co., Ltd.

Finance Manager Arrow Petroleum Company Ltd. is a company engaged in the supply of aviation fuel particularly TS-1 jet fuel to airline companies. It procures its fuel supplies from Turkmenistan where the supplies are uploaded till it reaches the Afghanistan border. It also provides diesel, MoGas, engine oil and other fuel Page 6 Edgardo Soriano

Dates Location

Company & reference

person1

Position Description

(OIL & GAS)

products to military bases and other companies. My functions as Finance Manager are:

Overall in-charge of the whole finance and accounting department.

Supervises the preparation and review of monthly and yearly financial reports using Quick Books accounting software.

Prepares financial analysis, financial projections and plans.

Formulates policies and procedures related to accounts.

Prepares the projected cash flows, budget and other financial forecasts for the company.

Informs management of the present financial condition of the company.

Assists in the formulation of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) suitable to the operation of the different projects.

Prepares project analysis report.

Prepares and develops business plan and strategies.

Liaises and discusses with auditors on matters related to financial audit and reports.

Meets and discusses with the Ministry of Finance on matters concerning tax issues of the company

Nov 2012 – Feb

2013

Philippines University of the East

(SCHOOL)

Accounting Professor Accounting professor at the University of the East where I teach financial accounting, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Philippine Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

May 2011 – Feb

2012

Malaysia Champ Fungi SDN BHD

(FMCG &

AGRIBUSINESS)

Financial Controller Champ Fungi Sdn Bhd is a company engaged in the growing and cultivation of mushroom particularly white button, Swish brown, portabello, shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Champ Fungi is the only company in Malaysia which utilizes and adopts European (Dutch) technology in the growing of mushrooms. It has several companies located in different parts of Malaysia as well as in the Philippines, Singapore and Holland. My functions as Group Financial Controller are:

Overall in-charge of the finance, accounting and administration department, payroll and HR operations of the whole farm as well as the different subsidiaries located in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.

Liaise with banks and other financial institutions on matters concerning loans and other financial transactions.

Meet with auditors and tax consultants on issues concerning tax planning, tax examinations and assessments, audit completion and financial reporting. Page 7 Edgardo Soriano

Dates Location

Company & reference

person1

Position Description

Prepare cash flow planning, budget, capital expenditure, operating and other financial forecasts.

Review month end financial reports.

Approve daily expenses in Synergy and online payments via HSBC net.

Prepare group consolidated financial reports.

Analyze variances on financial reports and explain & discuss with management the reasons for the variances.

Mar 2009 – Feb

2010

Philippines Tribal Helm

(AusAID PROJECT)

Consultant Tribal Helm is a company established in Ireland doing research work in wide range of areas including public finance, public expenditure management, resource and performance budgeting, external and internal audit, governance and public administration reforms. As consultant for Tribal Helm, my task was in relation to RA002-05 (Activity 3) which is Institutionalizing a Performance / Outcome Oriented culture in the Department of Budget & Management and government departments and further strengthening the capacity of DBM to embed and operationalize the Organization Performance Indicator Framework

(OPIF) and this includes;

Conducted seminars & workshop on the implementation & operationalization of OPIF

Prepared reports related to performance indicators, MFOs and PAPs

Held meetings & discussions with different government agencies and departments on matters related to improvements in monitoring and implementation of OPIF

Prepared improvements & revisions to existing MFOs, PAPs and PIs

Reviewed MFOs of selected government agencies and where necessary prepared possible deletions of redundant, non-applicable and duplicated MFOs.

Oct 2003 – Jul

2008

Afghanistan Red Sea Engineers and

Contractors

(CONSTRUCTION)

Chief Financial Officer RED SEA is a close American company registered and in good standing in the state of Delaware and licensed to do business in the Islamic State of Afghanistan under its Foreign Investment Code and Ministry of Business License. The company is mainly engaged in the construction business and is a certified erector of pre-engineered steel buildings and a certified builder/installer for Red Sea Housing Services Company. The company likewise operates restaurants and food catering businesses. My functions as CFO are: Page 8 Edgardo Soriano

Dates Location

Company & reference

person1

Position Description

Provides professional advice and support on all aspects of administration particularly on planning, resourcing, financial management, investment and performance and risk management.

Develops tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information.

Leads the development and review of the company’s budget in a framework that promotes fiscal responsibility and accountability for the deployment and use of funds.

Establishes and maintains financial policies, systems, and processes that promote fiscal responsibility and accountability and that support the provision of timely and effective services to the company.

Directs and facilitates the preparation and maintenance of appropriate financial records and the provision of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.

Presents reports, submissions and recommendations to the company and to the management.

Facilitates the preparation of the company’s Annual Financial Statements including liaison with auditors to review the accounts and the systems of internal control.

Prepares financial projections, financial analysis and cash flow planning.

Leads, mentors and directs reports tom establish an effective financial team.

Meets and discusses with the Ministry of Finance on matters concerning tax issues of the company.

Mar 1999 – Nov

2000

Sharjah, UAE Sharjah Oxygen, Sharjah

UAE

(GAS & OIL)

Financial Controller SHARJAH Oxygen is a gas producing company and has been in the market since the 1970’s. It is considered as one of the biggest and the pioneer in the gas business in the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the receivership companies managed by Intra Financial Consultants. As financial controller, my functions are:

Handle the day to day operations of the accounting department.

Supervise the preparation of monthly financial reports.

Analyze the results of financial reports.

Discuss financial position of the company with management.

Prepare budget and financial forecast.

Manage the cash position, planning and projections of the company. Dec 1998 – Jul

2003

Dubai, UAE Intra Financial & Economic

Consultants

Senior Auditor INTRA is a company engaged in providing professional services in the field of internal and external audit, banking and legal consultations. As Senior Auditor, my functions are:

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Dates Location

Company & reference

person1

Position Description

(AUDIT & LEGAL

CONSULTANCY)

Supervise & manage the internal and external audit of different companies.

Prepare audit plan, programs & procedures.

Validate compliance with internal control procedures adopted by the companies under audit.

Prepare audit manual incorporating audit procedures to be adopted and internal control procedures to be followed by the companies under audit.

Prepare financial reports.

Prepare audit findings and management report.

Discuss with clientele regarding the results of audit findings, recommendations on the improvement of internal control and finalization of financial statements.

Handle receivership functions as and when provided by the courts of law. Jul – Dec 1998 Philippines Public Sector

Philippines/League of

Mayors of the Philippines

(NGO)

External Auditor External auditor for the League of Mayors of the Philippines and my functions are:

Conduct financial audit of the league in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

Prepare the financial statements of the league and certify the financial report.

Discuss with the officers & members of the league about the league’s financial condition.

Perform systems audit with the primary purpose of improving internal control.

Conducts systematic assessment of methods and policies of the league’s management in the administration and use of resources, donations and funded projects and suggest and recommends ways and means relative to its improvements

Check, monitor & report the financial transactions of the league pertaining particularly to the donations, receipts and disbursements of funds. Oct 1996 – Dec

1998

Philippines Jed International, Inc.

(EXPORTER &

MANUFACTURER)

Finance &

Administrative

Manager

JEDS International, Inc. is a company engaged in the manufacture & export of Philippine made handicraft and furniture to Italy, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, USA and Hong Kong. As Finance and Administrative Manager my functions and duties are:

Responsible for the overall management of the administrative department which covers staff management, payroll, hiring and recruitment.

Overall in-charge of the whole finance and accounting department which is responsible for all accounting and financial functions.

Handles the preparation of the company’s budget, cash flows and other cash management functions.

Liaises with auditors in regards to financial audit and yearend financial reports. Page 10 Edgardo Soriano

Dates Location

Company & reference

person1

Position Description

Responsible for securing loans and other forms of financial packages for the company.

Handles and meets with BIR personnel regarding tax issues of the company. Oct 1990 – Sep

1996

Philippines Titan Petroleum

Corporation

(OIL & GAS)

Chief Accountant Titan Petroleum Corporation is a company engaged in the importation and trading of petroleum products particularly bunker oil, diesel and gasoline. It also purchases its oil products from local companies which undergoes minor processing operations and resells its products to cement companies, oil mills, manufacturing companies and gasoline stations. As Chief Accountant, my tasks are:

Supervise the whole accounting department performing functions basically related to bookkeeping, payroll, preparation of trial balance and other accounting related reports.

Prepare monthly and yearly financial reports.

Handle the preparation of budget.

Cash management.

Prepare loan proposals incidental to acquisition of loan and other bank facilities.

Perform other functions related to finance and accounting. Sep 1987 – Aug

1990

Seabee Seafood Products,

Inc.

(TRADING)

Internal Audit Manager SEABEE is an American company engaged in the export of marine food products. As Internal Audit Manager, my functions are:

See to it that internal control policies and procedures are adequately implemented and observed.

Safeguard the assets of the company.

Prepare flowcharts showing the workflow of all accounting related transactions.

Prepare internal control, accounting policies and procedures incorporating them into manuals for use by the company.

May 1980 – Aug

1987

Philippines Carlos J. Valdes &

Associates, CPAs

(AUDIT FIRM)

Senior Auditor Carlos J. Valdes & Associates is one of the biggest accounting firm in the Philippines and is engaged primarily in the external audit of medium size to multinational companies as well as providing financial, tax and legal consultations and other services to its clientele. As Senior Auditor, my basic functions are:

Prepare audit programs.

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Dates Location

Company & reference

person1

Position Description

Supervise & manage junior audit staff in regards to the external financial audit of different companies.

Performs systems audit for different industries.

Conducts internal audit and systems review.

Conducts systematic assessment of methods and policies of an organization’s management in the administration and use of resources, tactical and strategic planning and employee and organizational improvements.

Review internal control systems for companies under audit and recommends improvements in the system.

Discuss with the management of the companies under audit the results of the audit.

Prepare management report detailing the results of audit findings.

Some of the companies I have audited are:

- Cement companies

- Real estate companies

- Trading companies

- Transport companies

- Manufacturing cos.

- Sugar centrals

- Hotels & restaurants

- Oil distribution cos.

- Schools & universities

- Manning & crewing

- Construction companies

- Newspaper cos.

- Agricultural plantations

- Local government units and Non-governmental organizations

- Travel agencies

- Banks & financing cos.

- Insurance cos.

- Export & import cos.

- Freight forwarders

- Gas & oil

- Quarry companies



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