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Qualified Accountant from CPA Canada and ACCA UK.

Scarborough, ON, Canada
October 18, 2018

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Toronto, Ontario M1E 4S8



Designated professional accountant with 7+ years of experience in audit, risk consulting, and financial advisory & accounting services with international exposure in banks & financial institutions, listed manufacturing and trading industries, oil & gas industry, real estate, privately held companies, governmental agencies to not-for-profit organizations. Core Competencies

• Audit and assurance

• Financial advisory and consulting

• International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

• International Standard on Auditing (ISA)

• Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) guidance

• Committee on Sponsoring Organizations (COSO)

• Risk based auditing

• Reports preparation and presentation

• Internal control

• Risk management and governance

• Consolidated and separate financial statements

• Management discussion and analysis (MD&A) report

• Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) report

• Financial modeling and analysis

• Budgeting and variance analysis

• Tax planning, compliance review and annual return Technical Competencies

• Advance knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

• Working knowledge of various accounting software like TALLY, QuickBooks, ERP packages like SAP and Oracle.

Personal Traits

• Able to lead and work with diverse team members for the successfully completion of multiple assignments in a timely and effective manner.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of organization including senior management.

• Creative and able to generate innovative solutions to resolve business issues.

• Able to priorities and manage multiple tasks under pressure to produce results within tight timeframes.

• Open minded, optimistic, confidential, initiative, collaborative, adaptive, respectful, result oriented and willingness to continuously learn & grow.


Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), Canada 2016 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK 2013 Bachelor of Business Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal 2011

(Equivalent to Bachelor degree in Canada)

Aashish Adhikari, CPA, CGA, FCCA 437-***-**** Professional Experience

Nabeel Al Saie, Public Accountants; Bahrain: (Member firm of Nexia International) Audit Manager February 2017 - August 2017

Assistant Audit Manager February 2016 - January 2017 Senior Auditor May 2012 – January 2016

• Managed and executed audit, advisory & consulting engagements for private enterprises, government agencies, not-for profits and investment advisories in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), IFRS for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and other relevant standards.

• Reviewed internal controls, governance, accounting processes and compliances to provide suggestions for improvement, analyzed financial statements, and interacted with engagement team, audit committee, senior management and Board of Directors (BOD) to present audit, advisory and review results and recommendations.

• Preparation of Risk Based Audit Plans & Programs, determining Materiality, Audit Report, Management Letters and other engagement communications.

• Assigned, supervised & managed multiple audit and advisory teams, conducted field work, developed engagement plans, substantive works & prepared audit work papers, drafted reports, supervised team members and oversaw engagements till the completion.

• Reviewed client’s financial statements, accounting records, management estimates & assumptions and internal control to form an audit opinion and recommendations.

• Preparation & interpretation of financial statements, budgeting, variance analysis and reconciliations.

• Evaluated and contributed to the improvement of governance, risk management and control process using a systematic, disciplined and risk based approach.

• Developed and documented business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.

• Responsible for day-to-day management for audit and advisory clients, technical issues management, progress against deadlines & budget, building and maintaining relationship with the clients and understanding opportunities to assist with their issues by delivering quality service.

• Effectively managed firm resources, supervised 20-team members, applied appropriate industry knowledge in anticipating, identifying and addressing issues relevant to the client’s business to build and maintain new business opportunities.

T.R Upadhya & Co. Chartered Accountants; Nepal: (Former affiliate to KPMG) Auditor January 2010 – May 2012

• Involved in audit & assurance, advisory and consulting engagements to multiple clients ranging from banks & financial institutions, listed and private companies to not-for profits organization as a leader and team member.

• Executed engagements that include planning, communication and approval, resources management, policies and procedures, co-ordination, reporting to senior management and the board.

• Evaluated and contributed to the improvement of governance, risk management and control process using a systematic, disciplined and risk based approach.

• Ensured completion of engagements within agreed time, budget and actively monitored the progress.

• Communicated with engagement team to ensure high quality, accurate, and efficient results.

• Reviewed and drafted engagements report, financial statements and tax returns and recommending measures for improving internal control and risk management.

• Written and presented reports to engagement manager / partner, senior management and Board of directors.

• Reviewed grant compliance, program spending & project performance review in not-for-profit audit.

• Performed analytical review of significant changes in balance sheet & profit & loss account.

• Performed audit works on Bank & cash, PPE, expenses, intercompany accounts, receivables & payables, inventory, plant and equipment, accruals and prepayments, statutory records and subsequent events.

• Verified journal entries, outstanding balance and reconciliation of accounts.

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