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Muscat Governorate, Oman
November 10, 2019

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Mathew John


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Skype ID –mjohn1205

Summary of Competencies


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)- 1998

Bachelor of Law (LLB)- 2003


Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – 2015

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – 2017

Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)- 2019


18+ Years overall experience in Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance and Taxation.

12+ Years experience in Internal Audit.

Internal Auditor (Supervisory Level) with Al Maha Petroleum, Muscat, Oman from Dec 2011 up to date.

Internal Auditor with Saud Bahwan Group, Muscat, Oman from March 2007 to Oct 2011.

6 Years experience in Accounts.

Internal Audit Areas experienced

Risk Based Internal Audit as per IIA Standards

Operational Audit

Financial Audit

Corporate Governance

Legal and Compliance

Projects Audit

Fraud Investigations.

Computer Skills

Internal Audit Portal (Protiviti)

Working Knowledge of ACL

ERP Packages – SAP, Microsoft NAV

MS Office


Board Member in Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), Muscat Chapter.

Active member in IIA Oman Chapter.

Curriculum Vitae


1.Since December 2011: Working with M/s Al Maha Petroleum Products Marketing Company SAOG in Muscat, Oman as Internal Audit Supervisor

The company is a pioneer public company in the Sultanate of Oman engaged in distribution of petroleum products thru its large network of filling stations, Aviation, commercial and lubricants business. Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit and managing group of 3 auditors, Job Responsibilities includes:

1.Supervise and participate in audit engagements from beginning to end.

2.Review business processes, conduct risk assessment and recommend for improvement.

3.Conduct entrance and exit meetings.

4.Preparation of audit program.

5.Assign audit program steps to assigned staff members and monitor for proper completion.

6.Conduct field-work where assigned.

7.Monitor day-to-day progress of audit

8.Review audit work papers and ensure satisfactory completion.

9.Supervise the audit team to ensure that the audit work is in accordance with audit program and internal procedure.

10.Coach and mentor the professional development of audit staff.

11.Prepare/ Review internal correspondence related to assignments.

12.Communicate in-review audit findings to senior management through the course of the audit.

13.Prepare Draft and Final audit reports.

14.Present internal audit reports to the Audit Committee.

15.Prepare Annual Risk Based Audit Plan for the company.

16.Perform special projects, reviews and investigations.


- Lead in investigating a multimillion dollar fraud scheme in the company.

- Implemented Audit Management Software (Protivity IAudit Portal) for the IA Department.

- Prepared an updated Internal Audit Manual for the Internal Audit Department

- Implemented an internal Quality Assurance Program (QAIP) for the Internal Audit Unit.

Auditing Areas experienced on

Operational Audit

Financial Audit

Corporate Governance

Legal and Compliance


Systems used: Microsoft NAV (ERP), Audit Command Language (ACL), Audit Management Software (Protiviti), MS Office.

2.March 2007 to Oct 2011 : Saud Bahwan Automobiles LLC, Oman as Audit Officer

Saud Bahwan Group is one of the major corporate involved in Automobile dealer business in Muscat, Oman having branches across Oman.

Job Responsibilities:

a.Surprise verification of Cash and inventory for allotted branches.

b.Ensure branch collections are timely deposited to bank.

c.Audit of Accounts Receivables.

d.Pre-Audit of Payments.

e.Audit of daily transactions of assigned branches on exception/ sample basis.

f.Review of warranty expenses and compare with claim received from principal.

g.Audit of staff payments viz incentives & overtime (pre & post audit).

h.Prepare audit reports.

i.Discuss the important issues with Operations & Senior Manager Audit.

j.Follow up on previous audit findings till its completion.

k.Assist in reviewing the annual budget & monthly MIS & PL.

l.Review important contracts with suppliers & customers.

Special Assignments:

SAP implementation review- As a representative of Internal Audit Department, reviewed various internal controls available in the system and suggested for improvements.

Systems used: SAP, AS400, Lotus Notes, MS Office.

3.Worked as Executive (Commercial) with M/s TFL Quinn India Pvt Ltd (a German Based MNC) at their North India Regional Office from Oct’2006 to March’2007.

Job Responsibilities:

a)Daily accounting works.

b)Verification and approval of petty cash expenses.

c)Accounts Receivable and collection including follow up.

d)Dealer accounts reconciliation.

e)Supervision of staff in the Accounts/Administration of the Regional office.

f)Logistics & other commercial functions

g)Taxation matters.

4.Worked as Accounts Officer with M/s EURO FOOTWEAR LTD, an ISO 9001: 2000 certified 100% export company (Sister Concern of M/s Mirza Tanners Ltd, Manufacturers of Red Tape Brand of Footwear) from July, 2003 to Oct, 2006 at their Unnao Factory. Reporting to the Managing Director, Job Responsibilities includes:

a)Factory accounting.

b)Verification of purchases.

c)Vendor reconciliation

d)Verification of staff payments viz salary, overtime, bonus etc.

e)Verification of payments to subcontractors.

f)Assist in costing and review the reasons for deviations.

g)Supervision of staff in the department.

h)Coordination with Head office.

i)Annual stock checking.

5.Worked with M/s Mineral & Chemical Corporation as Accountant at their H.O., Kanpur from January, 2000 to January, 2002. The job involved Daily Accounting works, Banking & Finance, Co-ordination with Branch Accountants, Finalization of Balance Sheet, Sales Tax, Income Tax, Service Tax and liaison with other Govt. departments.


Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – October 2015. Passed all parts in 1st attempts.

Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) from ISACA – March,2019.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – March 2017.

Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) from the Institute of Internal Controls, USA- December 2013.

Passed LLB (Bachelor of Law) with 60.7% in aggregate from VSSD College, CSJM University, Kanpur in May, 2003.

Passed BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) with Distinction (75.2%) from SAS SNDP Yogam College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala in July, 1998 with Management, Accountancy, Auditing, Taxation, Law, Personnel, Marketing etc as major subjects.

Passed Intermediate (Pre-Degree) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in 1994 with Accountancy, Commerce, Economics as major subjects.

Passed High School (SSLC) from Board of Public Exams, Kerala in 1992 with First Class.


Completed 2 years 9 Months CA Articleship Training with M/s Vijayendra Kurup & Co, Chartered Accountants, Adoor, Kerala (from 28/10/98 to 21/12/1999) & M/s Gupta Shobhit & Co., Chartered Accountants, Kanpur (from Feb, 2002 to July, 2003).

Attended 5 days training in ACL (Audit Command Language) conducted by Al Osool Arabia, Muscat, Oman (ACL 105 & 201).

Attended IIA International Seminar 2018 in Dubai.

Attended various seminars organized by IIA Oman chapter.

Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA) from the London School of Business and Finance (February 2017).

Communication Skills: - English, Hindi and Malayalam

Computer Skills : - ERP Packages – SAP, Microsoft NAV

- Audit Management Software (Protiviti)

- Working knowledge of ACL (Audit Command Language)

- MS Office Package (Word, Excel & Power Point)


Date of Birth : 12th May, 1977.

Father’s Name : Late Mr. P.K John

Marital Status : Married

Contact Phone Nos. : 00968- 92663750

E-mail :

Skype ID : mjohn1205

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Nationality : Indian

Passport Details : J7351351 Valid upto 11/05/2021.

Current location : Muscat, Oman on Employment visa.

Driving License : Valid Oman & India driving license.

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