ROOPESH MAHENDRAKUMAR PARIKH, ACMA, CMA(US), CA, FIPA FFA
UAE Address :
Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai.
Mobile No. 009**-**-*******
Residence No. 009**-*-*******
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIEF ACCOUNTANT / FINANCE MANAGER
Personal Summary CMA with 20 years of valuable experience (15 years in Middle East) of working in the finance departments of major companies in legal, FMCG and retail industry. Knowledge of accounting, auditing, management, VAT, LC, Credit Insurance, Excise, GAAP and compliance. Highly focused on issues such as reviewing revenue and credit control pro- cedures and developing and implementing enhancements where required. Core Competencies Financial Reporting – Budget Planning – P& L Management – Forecasting - Revenue Analysis - Regulatory Compliance – Client Exposure Reporting – Team Development & Leadership – Organization & Communication.
Career History American University In The Emirates – Dubai August 2018 – Present Chief Accountant (Reporting to Finance Director)
Supervise AP, AR and day to day work of AUE finance which has around 2500 students with more than AED 90M of revenue. Liaise with external auditor for Audit, assist in VAT filing, work with Finance Director on different projects like accreditation from SACSCOC
(The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), sub- mission of economic survey to ministry, process improvement by coordinating with inter- nal system development team to enhance finance system, assist in internal feasibility by working on acquisition of land and calculating ROI, NPV, IRR, net income and cash flow, valuation project for the investors, review revenue and cost and analysis of variance, fore- casting of cash flow, assist in university budget. Supervising team of accountants and ac- counts supervisor.
National Refreshment Company L.L.C. – Dubai January 2017 – July 2018 Controller (Reporting to Finance Director)
Overseeing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling entries, reviewing all intercom- pany transactions and generating invoices as necessary. Prepare financial statements and analysis of variance, maintaining company accounting procedures and processes, develop- ing procedures to improve efficiency, cash flow, ensure credit profiles of all customers are complete and adequate insurance are there for high risk clients. Investigate and resolve customer queries internally and externally. Weekly and monthly reporting and month-end closing. Follow up on legal cases. Supervising a team of accountants and route auditors. Follow up on legal cases. Keep claims management timely and adequately informed of key claims and issues. Liaison with COFACE and brokers on claim. Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP – Abu Dhabi March 2015 – December 2016 Billing Analyst (CSR) (Reporting to Director of Global Billing - UK) Responsible for accounting of Dubai and Abu Dhabi office. Independently look after invoicing, receipts, payments, write-offs and reconciliation for both the office and co- ordinate with Partners and lawyers regarding same. GL Reconciliation, statement of ac- counts to client and ad hoc reporting of billing, collection and receivables to local and UK/US office. Solve queries from secretaries and lawyers on accounting. Dentons – Dubai/Kuwait August 2009 – February 2015 Revenue & Credit Controller (Reporting to Director of Finance - Middle East). Dubai Office (Oct 2013 to Feb 2015) – Responsible for revenue department of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Saudi office. Work not limited to invoicing, reconciliation, re- ceivable reporting, revenue analysis, client exposure report, budget planning, collection and forecasting, SRA obligations financial statement based on GAAP and other adhoc work. Liaise with external auditors regarding revenue audit for these offices. Kuwait Office (Aug 2009 to Sep 2013) – Finance Manager - Responsible for full ac- counting of Kuwait which includes P&L management, flash reporting, receipts, pay- ments, reconciliation fixed asset schedule, payroll, EOSB, analysis and reporting of reve- nue, invoicing both paper bill and e-billing on Serengeti and Datacert, coordinating be- tween office and local sponsors, regulatory compliance, Budgeting, Forecasting, FACE
(Financial Accounting and Control Expectation) reporting to London office, liaise with auditors for year-end audits and other adhoc duties from time to time. M. H. Alshaya Co. W.L.L. – Kuwait February 2005 – July 2009 Accounts Supervisor (Reporting to Finance Manager) Responsible for sales accounting of the firm (More than $50 Million). Demonstrating leadership, team building and development by supervising work of accountants and sen- ior accountant regarding sales accounting both retail and wholesale, month end closing, sales reporting, reconciliation, review all unposted transaction, unaccounted & unapplied receipt, analysis and reporting of control account with TB, store petty cash accounting, cash collection through security company, till discrepancies, credit card machine installa- tion in stores, gift voucher reporting, liaise with bank. Matrix Advisors (I) Pvt. Ltd. – India October 2002 – January 2005 Team Leader (Reporting to Director)
Assist Director in operation of the firm. Compilation of weekly & monthly financial, op- erational & business plan for Director and assisting him in developing action plans. Active interaction with Datamatics for US project of filing US tax returns for CCH. Responsible for budgeting, reviewing tax returns prepared by preparers, communicating with CPA about changes to be made in the tax return, supervision of Abstract & Index project of Thompson Gale. Look after ESIC, PF, P. Tax of the staff. Eros Group – Dubai November 1997 – June 2002
Senior Officer- Accounts and Credit Control (Reporting to Accounts Manager) Responsible for accounting for 2 shops of electronics & home appliances (Al Dana Elec- tronics & Golden Electronics) from 1997 to 1999, responsible for accounting including trial balance, profit & loss and balance sheet for Eros Engineering Co. from 2000, job costing of Eros Electro-mechanical and collecting payment from customer, accounting in Oracle ERP, bank reconciliation, payroll for staff, asset register, invoicing of Eros Elec- tricals and POS for stores; auditing store for inventory. Education European Institute Of Chartered Accountant (CA) – 2020, Institute Of Cost and Works Accountant Of India – Member – 2019, Institute Of Public Accountant (Australia) – Fel- low Member- 2018, Institute of Financial Accountants(UK) – Fellow Associate – 2018, Institute of Management Accountant(USA) - CMA – 2017, Bachelor of Commerce - 1995.
Technical Skills MS Office, Oracle, Tally, Peachtree, New Fact Accounting, Elite, Carpe Diem, Adherent Expert, Intapp and Business Objects.