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Data Manager

Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted:
October 22, 2019

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DIANA NWOKEDI ACCA, (MMA, CPA, CGA)

Toronto, ON M4S3H8 +1-647-***-**** adanew@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Qualifications

January 2020

September 2019:

**** ****** ** ********** ********* Candidate - JR Smith School of Business, Queens University, Toronto

Chartered Professional Accountants, Ontario

March 2018:

Member - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK Skills and Competencies

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced usage of MS Excel)

Proficient in Power BI for data analytics

Proficient in SQL for data analytics

Strong analytical and research skills demonstrated by the regular preparation of simple to complex data models

Strong technological skills and versed in the use of technology to interpret complex data.

Basic knowledge of Python.

Strong working knowledge of international reporting finance and tax principles. Work Experience

Hobark International Limited (Nigeria, UK, Canada) Group Tax & Regulatory Compliance Manager 2018 – till date

Develop the overall group compliance and tax strategy for the strategic business units to ensure the company’s projects, practices and policies conform to all relevant local and international laws and regulations;

Conduct research to assess the severity of risk and use statistical tools to evaluate and present reports via presentations to executive management; outlining findings and making recommendations for improvements;

Developing quantitative and qualitative research framework to ensure tax and finance compliance exposures are minimized by proposing efficient data reporting models;

Assist business partners with the compliance and security review of customer contracts and security assessment questionnaires; ensure management is aware of findings via weekly and monthly compliance reports;

Track changes in relevant laws and ensure Company adjust its policies and practices for compliance with new laws and regulations;

Carry out research on potential clients to assess their viability before acceptance of work by the Company. Partner with the Legal team on contract reviews and assist with local & international compliance programs and projects;

Update all client risk management documentation and calculate the risk associated with specific transactions;

Assist with forecasting and monitoring market trends and proposed business decisions;

Ensure all statutory tax and regulatory compliance requirements are met, file required returns and liaise with internal and external staff; providing support during audits with the authorities in local and international jurisdictions;

Obtain relevant permits, licences and tax clearance certificates as required by strategic business units for business activities;

Ensure compliance exposures are minimized by proposing efficient tax and finance models;

Provide advice to relevant departments on the tax implications of project contracts, and business transactions to avoid value erosion through tax exposures. Prepare periodic tax compliance reports to aid in management’s decision making;

Incorporate the use of technology and statistical reporting to ensure the business regulatory compliance structure is optimized.

Nestoil Limited (Nigeria, US)

Group Tax Compliance Accountant 2017 – 2018

Coordinate all tax compliance activities (accounting, payment, account reconciliation, reporting etc.) for new and existing business operations within the organization to achieve tax effectiveness and efficiency;

Coordinate the planning and execution of internal diagnosis on regulatory compliance; highlight and investigate identified issues as well as recommend remedial actions to management;

Develop and maintain relationships with the regulatory authorities, external advisors, relevant government agencies and other external stakeholders like banks and financial institutions and ensure all compliance requirements are strictly adhered to by the Company;

Conduct extensive research and keep abreast of industry trends, changes in regulatory policies and practices and advise management as appropriate;

Responsibility for all aspects of regulatory fees, preparing compliance budgets and forecasts. This includes identifying opportunities that arise as a result of industry, fiscal and legislative changes and making submissions to claim reliefs and/or refunds;

Supervise and facilitate the development of junior team members; including reviewing and managing performance appraisals;

Coordinate group tax management and administration including but not limited to the computation, review and processing of statutory tax remittances. Coordinate the preparation and filing of annual statutory returns;

Introduced control measures for the group payroll and tax regulatory systems and liaise with the group internal audit unit for implementation;

Carry out periodic payroll compliance optimization and assurance reviews, benefit in kind reviews and other personal income tax advisory services. PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited (Nigeria)

Experienced Associate, Tax & Regulatory Services 2014 – 2017

Managed a portfolio of 20+ clients to provide comprehensive tax compliance, regulatory, strategic planning and dispute resolution services;

Provided periodic statistical analysis reports on the clarity and effectiveness of the accounting policies put in place by the client and made recommendations on improving internal controls that provide bottom-line oriented solutions;

Regularly examine accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management in preparing their financial records;

Reviewed client information such as financial statements, organograms, related party transaction schedules, contracts, audit reports and policies, etc. to identify potential compliance and tax regulatory risks;

Supervised teams of associates and interns to deliver on various compliance regulatory engagements;

Prepared risk assessment questionnaires for clients, reviewed results and proposed mitigation strategies on compliance risks identified;

Assist with implementing corporate risk management strategies to offer solutions beyond just detecting potential problems and avoiding lawsuits;

Developed spreadsheet models to analyse data and review client results to aid management decision making;

Supported clients during regulatory compliance audits by responding to queries raised by regulatory and tax authorities, preparing defence documents, analyzing and quantifying potential exposures, highlighting high-risk transactions, preparing reports on findings and making recommendations to clients;

Performed financial tax risk analysis, reviewed local and external tax compliance documentations, performed tax health checks and back duty reviews, advised clients on risk requirements and provided reports on findings, relative to client’s industry average. Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting 2018

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

(Equivalent to BSc Accounting in Canada as evaluated by WES Bachelor of Science, Computer Science 2012

University of Benin, Edo, Nigeria

(Equivalent to a BSc in Canada as evaluated by WES) References

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