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Accounting Sales

Oakville, Ontario, Canada
August 06, 2019

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Yousef Derjal


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Oakville, ON L6L1T8

(647) 649- 3006


An astute financial and project management professional with extensive experience driving profitability, strategic organizational growth and a proven track record of improving operational processes. I am a highly analytical, detail oriented, goal driven and influential team member leveraging multiple years of expertise in Canadian/US taxation, auditing, community service and accounting, serving high net worth clientele; individuals and corporations.


Baity Corp., Oakville, ON – Controller


●Ensure that accounts payable are paid and accounts receivables are collected in timely manner.

●Process payroll in a timely manner and issue complete financial statements.

●Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed.

●Maintain the chart of accounts and a system of controls over accounting transactions.

●Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.

●Create detailed budget and prepare cost benefit analysis for the project.

●Maintain detailed record of all financial and accounting activities.

●Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.

●Ensure compliance with tax and other financial regulations.

●Lead the team to complete project within estimated time and budget.

●Certify and issue progress payments for the architect, engineers, and trades.

●Collaborate with architects and engineers for permit acquisition and administer proposals, project scope, budget resources, scheduling, and ensure work meets code compliance.

●Negotiate pricing and finalizing contracts of all the project related parties.

Class Furniture, Doha, Qatar – Finance Manager

MAY 2014 - DECEMBER 2016

●Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate of achieving the department’s goals and objectives.

●Processed payroll in a timely manner and release complete financial statements.

●Ensured that periodic bank reconciliations are completed and maintained the chart of accounts.

●Calculated and issued financial and operating metrics.

●Recommended benchmarks against which to measure the performance of the company operations.

●Calculated variances from the budget and reported significant issues to management.

●Monitored debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.

●Hired, trained, and retained skilled accounting staff.

●Reviewed monthly G/L and semi-annual F/S and ensured their compliance with year-end filings.

●Prepared monthly and yearly budgets and adjusted them where necessary.

●Approved wire-transfer payments to international suppliers, cheques to local suppliers, and payroll register payments to employees.

●Monitored inventory level to ensure continuity of sales.

●Studied the competitors’ pricing and ensured that our products were priced competitively.

●Held regular meetings with sales team to ensure targets were achieved and developed sales strategies to generate new business.

●Attended international furniture exhibitions to open new business channels and negotiated better pricing and credit terms with suppliers.

PwC, Calgary, AB - Senior Tax Associate

JANUARY 2013 - MARCH 2014

●Reviewed Canadian personal tax returns "T1s" and US personal tax returns "1040s".

●Prepared tax settlement and cross border payroll calculations to minimize potential tax losses.

●Performed departure and arrival consultations with expatriates prior to international assignments.

●Helped with the training and development of co-op students and supervised junior associates on different engagements.

●Mentored students going through the CPA/CA program and helped them with understanding accounting technical concepts.

●Conducted research on different tax issues and remained up to date on all changes to tax laws.

●Acted as a liaison between clients and Canadian and US tax authorities, and as a client contact for several client programs to answer assignees’ questions.

●Understood and implemented Canadian GAAP and IFRS frameworks

●Performed internal control and substantive testing.

●Identified and communicated accounting and auditing matters to seniors and managers.

●Proposed adjusting journal entries and discussed audit findings with clients.

●Received an “exceeding expectations” rating on annual performance evaluation.

KPMG, Calgary, AB - Staff Accountant


●Conducted comprehensive financial audits and reviews using agreed-upon procedures.

●Understood and implemented Canadian GAAP and IFRS frameworks

●Performed NTR and review engagements solely on small clients

●Prepared PBC (Provided by Client) lists and confirmation requests.

●Documented audit procedures and cross-reference work papers.

●Performed analytical procedures/analyses to detect unusual financial statement relationships.

●Created management representation letter comments and recommendations and draft audit reports for management review.

●Analyzed financial statements and income statements to review the company's financial performance.

Deloitte & Touché, Halifax, NS - Tax Analyst


●Prepared complex Canadian “T1s”, US “1040s” personal income tax returns.

●Prepared “T5s”, “T4s”, “T3s”, and “T2s”, and other tax compliance filings.

●Prepared cross border payroll calculations and gross up calculations for mobile employees with international responsibilities.

●Assisted clients in their dealings with various Canadian and US tax authorities.

●Helped with the training and development of co-op students and took on responsibilities of a senior analyst, which resulted in being awarded a "Strong Performer" on annual performance evaluation.

●Conducted research on different tax issues and remained up to date on all changes to tax laws.

●Reached out to customers to verify information and follow up on issues.


Schulich School of Business, Toronto, ON - MBA: General Management


Chartered Accountants of Alberta, Calgary, AB - Chartered Accountant "CPA,CA": Accounting


Project Management Institute, Halifax, NS - CAPM: Project Management


Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS - Bachelor of Commerce Degree (CO-OP): Accounting and Finance


College of the North Atlantic Qatar, Doha, Qatar - Diploma of Business Management: Accounting



●Client Relations



●Organizational Skills

●Interpersonal Skills

●Time Management

●Strategic Management



●Analytical Skills

●Numerical Aptitude


●MS Office/Tax Softwares

Excellent Written & Verbal Communication


Available upon request.

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