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Accountant/Senior Accountant

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
January 10, 2020

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An accomplished & knowledgeable professional with 25 years experience aiming for assignments in Finance /Operations/Tax accounting with an organization of high repute preferably in hospitality sector .



Finance & Accounts

VAT (Value added Tax)Specialist

People Management

Negotiating Skills

P& L Management

Purchase Operations

Relationship Management

Liaison & Coordination

Cost Optimization

MIS/ Reporting

Cash Flow Management

Team Management

Sales Tax Management

A competent professional with 22 years experience in finance and operations and developing the Indirect Tax/ VAT strategy across the group and Implement VAT policies and procedures for accounting, compliance, and audit

Provision of advice on value added tax to the organization as well as ensuring the organization to be up-to-date on changes in tax legislations

Detection and evaluation of risks as well as opportunities regarding respective tax issues and Preparation of consultancy reports.

Preparing budgets and rolling forecasts for VAT implementations and other projects.

Mapping business areas and processes of the clients which are likely to require

Structural changes to comply with VAT requirements.Reviewing business processes involved in the 'supply chain' across all business processes of the clients and having discussions with selected team members involved in the 'supply chain' to identify VAT touch-points(such as deemed supplies or items classified as blocked for VAT Input Tax recovery purposes) arising from any arrangements and their potential VAT impact..

Ensuring the completeness of assignments and compliance of budgets as well as prevention of budget overruns

Experienced in Payroll, cash flow, procurement, import and export, bank reconciliations, intercompany accounts, food cost, P&L, B/S, A/P, A/R, maintenance, marketing and promotions, etc.

Ensuring the completeness of assignments and compliance of budgets as well as prevention of budget overruns

Demonstrated abilities in effective monitoring & analysis of business and completing financial assignments within calendar and budget schedules

Proficient in supervising all financial activities including providing technical inputs for practicing better business practices

Summarizing current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit & loss statement and other reports

Preparing, examining & analyzing accounting records, financial statements & other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting & procedural standards

Liaising with clients, senior level executives and other vital contacts

Recognized for balanced judgment, stability and capacity to steer consensus among core business units in a fast-paced and innovation-driven environment

Skilled in handling and maintaining highly confidential and sensitive information

Developing finance strategy and ensuring that the team members have the necessary education and training to accomplish exceptional performance

Creating and sustaining a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities and motivates high performance amongst team members

An effective communicator with good analytical, leadership, interpersonal, planning and problem solving skills


Looking after end-to-end management of finance department as per schedule and ensuring timely completion & delivery of work to management

Investigating and solving financial problems, which may be complex or long-standing problems

Monitoring progress as per scheduled deadlines for various tasks and taking necessary steps to ensure completion within time, cost and effort parameters

Spearheading wide gamut of financial and accounting operations including judicious management of financial resources to generate desired results

Ensuring that all accounting activities are carried out as per the requirements of organizational policies

Investigating complex financial transactions and preparing reports summarizing findings

Maintaining financial statements, including monthly and annual accounts and Preparing financial management reports, including financial planning and forecasting

Analyzing business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments & obligations to project future revenues and expenses

Liaising with internal and external clients and dealing with any financial irregularities as they arise

Reviewing, implementing and adapting new and existing financial systems and controls

Providing advice on tax planning and VAT registered sales tax practitioner of India and

Functioning as the head of the team for preparing the tax returns and books of accounts

Communicating financial issues to the management and staff, who are not related with financial dealings and keeping them in good understanding of the financial position


Reward received from Higher College of Technology, Fujairah, UAE for the mutual benefits of business with the college

Achieved the target fixed by our suppliers and thereby the company gained more incentives towards target commission; market contribution share which will resulted in more revenues for the company

Maintained good relations with the suppliers for consistent success of the organization

Introduced centralized purchasing system to reduce cost and thereby maximize profit in purchasing

Centralized store issues to all stores and thereby reduced all malpractices

Mentored staff and Store Managers related to restaurant items from all suppliers as and when required

Developed specific goals to plan, organized and prioritized the work


From Sep 2018 to till date : Grand Café Boulevard, Dubai Mall, Dubai

Senior Accountant

Key Responsibilities:

Accountable for managing 2 stores of Lebanese restaurant

Monthly P&L submission to management and recommendations on the same.

Cheques issues to vendors

Cash flow, WPS, bank reconciliations etc…

VAT submission to FTA

From Oct 2015 – Dec 2016: Golden Fork Group of Restaurants, Dubai

Senior Accountant

Key Responsibilities:

Reviewing of P&L for all branches in UAE and submission of the same to MD

Implementation of store issues with central warehouse

Implementation of centralised purchasing system in the group

Cash flow and bank reconciliations

From Jan 2017 to Aug 2018 : Al Khaima Sweets & Pastries, Doha, Qatar

Group Accounts Manager

Key Responsibilites:

Handled 6 stores in Qatar

Implementation of centralised purchase with reputed vendors

Daily monitoring of revenue thro daily deposits by branch directly to bank

Handling of outdoor orders thro various football clubs in Qatar

Monthly P&L, Daily Sales Report to management on time

From Feb'2001 – Sep 2015 Subway, Pizza Inn (Fanar Food Services), Ras Al Khaimah

Growth Path: Accountant Operations Manager

Key Responsibilities:

Accountable for managing 4 stores under the name and style of Pizza Inn an American Franchise Restaurant and one French concept Coffee Shop under the name and style of Cest La Vie Cafe, Manar Mall, RAK and one Kid's entertainment store in RAK under the name of Kiddyland and 2 Subway stores in RAK.

Controlling group business & finance activities

Royalty payments (fund transfer) to Subway HO & Pizza Inn on time.

Co-ordination with Subway approved suppliers for smooth operations of the business.

Co-ordination with Subway approved maintenance team for smooth operations of the business.

Salary dispersal as per WPS system to all employees.

Responsible for the 8 outlets – 6 in RAK, 1 each in Fujairah and Abudhabi

Attending to key clients of the company, ensuring better relations.

Minimizing cost and maximizing profit and make all store as profit center

Preparing the monthly sales/food cost and reporting to the MD

Coordinating between the MD and the other Managers and staff internally within the office

Leading a team of 80 members and monitoring their progress

Placing LPO’s to Suppliers

Issuing cheques to Suppliers, Landlords; and Invoices to all Stores against their stores requisition

Accountable for the preparation of Profit and Loss accounts, Balance Sheets for the group.

Responsible for Staff Health Card issues; Hygiene conditions of the restaurant; Trade licence follow up; and inventory issues

1998- 2001: Sterling Group(American chains of restaurants)

1994-1998 @Doha,Qatar (Role: Accountant)

&1998-2001 @ Dubai,U.A.E Role: Lead Accountant

Key Responsibilities:

Was accountable for managing various American chains of restaurants under the name and style of Ponderosa Steak House, American Fried Chicken, Sterling Fast Food, Arby’s, Hot and Tasty, Delma Arabic Fast Food, Caravan Café, Coffee beanary and in Doha (Head Office) manages Pizza Hut, TCBY, Chill’s, Fudruckkers, Star of India, and other brands

Prepared Pay Roll and managed the Petty Cash for the entire group

Maintained Sales Comparison Report; Monthly Profit and Loss Account etc

Prepared Food Cost and comparison report

Issued cheques to Suppliers, Landlords

Handled POS management for all Stores; and prepared Payment/Receipt vouchers

1990 – 1994 Suresh & Unni Chartered Accountants

Role: Sales Tax Accountant/Practitioner

Filing of Sales Tax Returns

Filing of Income Tax Returns

Appearing for hearing on behalf of clients

Audit of accounts for clients

Internal and External audit of clients business

Authorised license holder from Kerala State Government, Kerala, India.


Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from university of Calicut

Certified /Registered Sales and Income Tax Practitioner


Microsoft office package

Advanced Excel ability.

Proficient in ERP accounting systems

Strong practical knowledge to operate Computerized Accounting Tally ERP 9,Peach Tree etc for more than 15 years

Hands on experience on various software’s for Financial Accounting, Taxation(Vat), Auditing, and Costing & Budgeting .


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points ( HACCP) trained


Date of Birth: 22 February 1967

Language Known: English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil

Passport No.: Indian Passport Number J1308652 (Valid till 30 January 2020)

Location Preference: UAE/ Kuwait/ Bahrain

~References Available On Request~

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