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Experienced Accountant, MBA

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
October 18, 2016

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Dave Abraham Aswat

Portia Way, London E* *JQ Telephone: 079******** E-mail:

Professional Profile

An accomplished and experienced Accountant with key career exposure in the Financial Services, Audit, FMCG and International Development sectors.

Relationship Management client facing skills, attention to detail, analytical, calm under pressure and proficient in the use of programming languages for innovative solutions are integral aspects of my career.

Key experience gained in IFRS Financial Statement Preparation, Analysis from Trial Balance, Fund Accounting, Management Accounting, Strategic Management, Marketing & Negotiation, Data compilation and Analysis.

Employment Summary

September 2015 – Present: September 2015 – Present: Event support roles with event staffing and field sales companies while continuing Career Search.

Commonwealth Secretariat - Research Officer – March 2015 - September 2015

Key Achievements:

Leadership and Development skills

Strategic and Tactical Planning eg organized network event for the Commonwealth Secretariat at the UN’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development, Wednesday July 15th 2015, Addis Ababa entitled “Leapfrogging Traditional Capital Markets: Exploring the Development Potential of Crowdfunding”.

Provided Thought Leadership on introducing Bitcoin and Virtual Currency themes to future work.


Research on Global Tax governance with respect to the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative and greater requirements in transparency and profit reporting in country of prime business activity.

Research, data collection and analysis and producing publication on International Financial Institutions as well as short briefing papers on selected financing for development issues for the IFI and debt policy work programme.

Reviewed latest developments and thinking in selected financing for development issues

Tax Assist Accountants - Tax Accounts Assistant – London, January 2015


Preparation of self-assessment tax returns for various private clients

ACCA/MBA Structured Program – (Full Time studies) LSBF/London Metropolitan University, London, February 2010 - December 2014

Combined program of ACCA courses and a Taught MBA.

Held temporary roles with Nicolas Wines in a customer facing service capacity and with PQube in an ad-hoc client relationship management and event support role.

Employment Summary Cont’d

Cidel - Client Accountant, March 2007-July 2009

Key Achievements:

Risk Mitigation project: Developed a form using JavaScript and PDF file to automate the calculation and preparation of tax reports. This allowed the department to transition from the use of handwritten forms resulting in significant time savings and mitigation of human errors.

I also eliminated a significant backlog of multiyear filings, while servicing current year requirements.

I also contributed to other areas of process improvement. These combined efforts assisted in the successful transition of the Accounts Department to a Profit Centre.


Preparation of Financial Statements according to IFRS and US GAAP in addition to Tax Computations and other regulatory reporting for the Trusts, IBCs, RBCs, SRLs, LLCs, Partnerships and associated companies managed for the Bank’s clients. This included multicurrency reconciliations for investments and recognition of appropriate entries for investments.

Prepared customized periodic reports for the senior management team and clients

Calculation of monthly NAVs.

VAT Reporting for appropriate companies.

Preparation of audit working files.

Management of a portfolio of international client accounts - credit control, account settlement, portfolio transfer and the performance of accuracy and completeness checks of clients' data and Query resolution from international clients.

Advised management on Tax planning best practices with respect to company structure, dividends and specific legislative provisions of Double Taxation treaties with US, UK, Canada and Venezuela. Researched applicable presentation and treatment for filing under IFRS, US GAAP, and other accounting standards.

Global Brewing SRL - Business Analyst/Accountant – November 2004 – February 2007

Key Achievements:

Development of spreadsheet to automate the weekly analysis of over 20,000 rows of raw excel data using vlookup, hlookup, pivot tables and the IF formula resulting in significant time savings.


Control over Production and Transport logistic for 200-300 product items.

Marketing and sales analysis function for the various product items.

Liaised with distributors, suppliers and sales people including managing the relationship with the company's suppliers and contractors and ensure that suppliers are contracting within agreed terms

Preparation of Financial statements according to IFRS.

Audit working paper preparation.

Annual Budgeting process, board reports and presentations.

PDG Finance SRL - Assistant Accountant - November 2002-October 2004

Key Achievements:

I was responsible for the elimination of significant multiyear backlog in Vat reconciliations. I also recommended and assisted in important software upgrades and implementation that resulted in significant time savings.


Financial Statement Preparation under IFRS and Maintenance of ledgers and daily accounting functions for a group of related companies. Vat reporting, Monthly payroll preparation.

Preparation of Consolidated financials for the group through Hyperion.

Employment Summary Cont’d

Toppin Walker and Co - Junior Staff Accountant, April 2001-October 2002

Key Achievements:

I participated in a number of successful audits involving branches of major international banks, large manufacturing organizations and financial services organizations.


IFRS Audits of SME and Multinational organizations, full audit work paper preparation.

Tax Computations and filings for these organizations.

Midway Distributors Inc. - Accounts Clerk, September 1998 – March 2001

Key Achievements:

I was successful in the performing the daily accounting function for a group of five companies.


Daily Accounting Function – Vat reporting, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Payroll (PAYE and NIC calculations), Cash Deposits, Sales analysis.

Related financial statement preparation under IFRS.

Audit working papers for group of related companies, liaison with auditors.

Education and Qualifications

2010 - 2016

2013 - 2014

ACCA (Expected finish in Dec’16)

Master of Business Administration (Merit)

International Business (London Metropolitan University) 2014

1995 - 1998

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Accounting (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill) 1998

Key Software and Other Skills

ERP - Forecasting, Group Consolidations: Hyperion, Enterprise, Vision, SAP, Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics,

Accounting: Sage, Xero, Kashflow, Quick-books, AccPac, Onvio, PowerBI (Big Data)

Investment: Portia, Primacy

Tax: CCH Portal

General Ledger: Sun

MS Office (Word, Excel - Hlookup, Vlookup and Pivot tables, IF functions, Power Point, Access)

Project Management: Scrum knowledgeable

Programming Language: Javascript

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