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Senior Accountant

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
December 15, 2019

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P.O Box: *****, Dubai, Mobile No: +971-*********, Email:

Career Interested: Financial Accounting, Controlling & Reporting

Date of Birth: 12th Feb 1981

Driving License: Posses UAE Valid Driving License

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Proactive accounting professional with 12 years of corporate financial accounting experience and proven knowledge of expertise in financial accounting, analytical & financial software. Specializes in budget forecasting, fixed asset management, Corporate FS consolidation, financial reporting, general ledger accounting, AP/AR, banking and fund management. Aiming to leverage my skills to successfully fulfill the Accounting and Finance role in your fast growing and reputed company where I can contribute for development of the organization while being competitive, resourceful and innovative


Budget forecasting & variances analysis

GL accounting (HO & regional offices)

Financial statements analysis & consolidation

Accounts receivable, payable, banking & VAT

Management & MIS reporting

Cash flow forecast & Credit control

Fixed asset accounting and reporting

Cost accounting & expenditure analysis

GAAP/IFRS/IAS Working knowledge

Payroll, Staff Payments & EOS settlement

Oracle – ERP & Microsoft Dynamic GP

Internal & Statutory auditing and compliance


Financial Accountant May 2011 to Mar 2019

United Arab Shipping Company - Dubai

Responsibilities - Head Office Level:

Financial reporting as per IFRS/IAS: assist in preparing interim/annual financial reports for HO & group

Annual budget planning: General ledger & IT Project budgeting, variance analysis & Interpretations

Fixed asset and CAPEX management: WIP, acquisition/capitalization, disposal, depreciation, system analyzing and reconciliation specially for network, infrastructure, IT software and hardware projects, New vessel building and all other fixed assets; prepare & present non-current asset schedules & reports

Accounts payable: Controlled over processing of average 1200 multi-currencies invoices per month)

Accounts receivable: Prepare invoices, DN/CN, prepare ageing report, follow up and coordinate with client & agencies for prompt collections & resolved disputes and increased AR turn over within 90 days

FTA-VAT return filing, accounts reconciliations and reporting

Treasury and banking: Intercompany monthly disbursements, collections of O/S balances, rental income accounts recon., maintain cash & banks, bank reconciliations, monitoring and updating foreign currencies

Payroll management: Recording and reconciling payroll expenses, EOS benefits, pension, provident fund accounting, staff related collections & payments

Monitoring a chart of accounts, allocation of cost & expenses against to appropriate budgets/codes

Controlled over general & admin expenses analysis, recording & recharging all staff Travel expenses, Insurance (Life/Medical/money insurance), SLA charges, employee visa, medical and port pass expenses

General ledger accounting: (Trial Balance, expenses analysis, posting JV, accruals, prepayments, clearing suspense accounts & month end closing works) for HO & regional offices in Germany, Turkey, Singapore. Coordinate with shared service center in India, Manila for posting JV & it’s accounts reconciliation

Investigated & resolved accounting discrepancies & inquiries: AP, AR,GL, banks, projects & agencies

Intercompany accounts: Supervised and controlled 23 agencies & subsidiaries’ current accounts

Prepare and maintain subsidiaries, associate and holding company’s investment accounts, capital accounts assisting in preparation of statutory group consolidated financial statements, and annual reports (Consolidation of 32 subsidiaries and associate company’s financial statements, bank balances, fixed assets, schedules) and present MIS reports to the management and internal & external auditors

Managed entire group board of directors’ details, prepare, recharge and report BOD members fees

Merger and acquisition: assist in accounting transition process works of $6B worth of corporate company

Coordinate with various inter-departments to work sensitively within a multicultural work forces

Collaborated extensively with internal and statutory auditors during interim and yearend audit works

Responsibilities –Subsidiary Level (USL):

Independently managed-$7M of fund per month (Container finance leasing payments of UASC HO)

Executed container finance leasing, various leasing collections & payments & it’s tracking

Monitoring and controlling fund in the various 23 banks and prepare cash flow report to the management

Accounts receivables mgt. (Client follow up, aging reports, arrange credit facilities, extensively involve in all collection process, resolve discrepancies of multiple clients and reduced receivable B/L significantly)

Accounts payable mgt. (Validating & processing of average 900 multi-currencies invoices per month)

Reconciled Inter-branch accounts & Group Intercompany Trade & Loan accounts on a monthly basis

Revenue, cost, profitability and variance analysis to ensure accuracy and completeness of accounts

General ledger accounting (Banking, reconciliation of complex transactions, prepaid and accrual accounts, posting JVs, recording of intercompany transactions, FA and finalization of financial accounts)

Payroll Accounting: coordinate with HR dept. for monthly payroll, provident fund, EOS & terminal benefits

Analyzed & compiled financial information and review sales, purchase ledgers & journal vouchers

Maintaining proper books of accounts, annual insurance agreements and third party contracts

Coached and support co-workers and subordinates in routine works, accounting process and software issues

Liaise with external auditors and prepare, collect evidence & schedules for audit of FSs

Key Achievements:

Successfully implemented new fixed assets (CODA ASSET) system and completed migration of data as previous system (HARDCAT) was limited to some extent

Implemented new procedures in accounts payable dept. which brought down the time consumption, complexity & delay in AP payment process, monitoring and controlling supplier accounts effectively

Managed larger volume of financial data, multiple IT projects & 15 New ship building expenses, various WIP accounts, complex accounts reconciliations and capitalization process

Accountant Aug 2008 to May 2011

Mohebi Logistics / STI Middle East - Dubai


Managed financial accounts up to finalization

Budgeting: Involved in annual sales, purchase & admin exp. budget preparation & variance analysis

Performed Job costing: Service revenue, costing, profitability and variance analysis and reports on weekly and monthly basis and profit and loss submission in oracle based Hyperion report

Accounts receivables management ( Full control over AR management process)

Cash and banking management (Cash & credit collections, deposits and multiple bank reconciliations)

Accounts payable management (Negotiated with various vendors responsible for all aspects of payable)

Processed and reconciled monthly payroll, overtime calculation, gratuity and leave salary

General ledger accounting (Posting JVs, prepayment, accruals, closing the books monthly and yearly)

Preserved of Fixed Asset Ledger and Schedules (Depreciation, acquisition and disposal of fixed asset)

Preparation of business activity report (No of job orders received & execution of orders in a month)

Production of ad hoc financial and MIS reports (Oracle ERP based reporting) to the management

Liaison with auditors & make available all information for the completion of internal & statutory audit

Project Finance Executive Apr 2007 to Aug 2008

UNOPS (Construction and Contracting Company.) – Sri Lanka


Coordinated and supported regularly with project manager and project management team

Performed monthly Budget vs. Cost and variance analysis and interpretation of active projects

Monitored & maintained the project budgets, funds and it’s disbursement in ATLAS financial system

Submission of weekly/monthly cash flows forecasts to the management

Payroll management for 500 employees (Salary, OT calculation, review, reconcile and finalization)

Performed project cost analysis and reduced significant level of operating cost of projects

Handled accounts payable of projects (Supplier and sub-contractors’ reconciliation and payments)

Handled large volume of cash transactions & monitor project funds movement in all bank accounts

Performed bank reconciliation of multiple bank accounts (15 Bank accounts)

Maintaining all financial documents relating to projects such as signed contracts and original bid data

Interacted with all suppliers, banks, Insurance companies and sub-contractors

Liaison with auditors and gathering information for audit work

Handling admin and HR works whenever required


Degree: B. Sc in Accounting & Financial Management, Eastern University of Sri Lanka

Graduated – Feb – 2007

Thesis: Analysis of financial performance & position of Commercial Bank & Sampath Bank Ltd


Pursuing CMA – IMA US certification

ACCA-UK - Completed 04 Papers

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Sri Lanka

Dip in Human Resource Management (Dip in HRM)

Dip in Computerized Accounting (Tally, ACC Pack, MYOBE and Quick Book)

Dip in Computer MS Office package (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet and email)


Oracle ERP Financial

E-Freight ERP Module

Coda Financial/Asset

Microsoft Dynamic GP

E-Trans Financial

Quick Books/Tally ERP-9

Microsoft Excel

MS Word/Power point

MS outlook


Analytical Skills

Team Works

Communication Skills

Interpersonal Skills

Work Ethics

Business & Finance Acumen


Excellent Command in English: - Read, Write & Speak

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