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Financial Reporting, Budgeting & Analysis, Cost Control

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AED 13,000
January 14, 2020

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Farhan Karim


Mobile: +971-**-***-****


Valid UAE Driving License


Obtain a higher management position that is challenging, value oriented to the organization and results in diversifying my experience

Professional qualifications


Fellow Affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK

Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Pakistan

11 years professional experience in Financial Statements Finalization & Reporting

Experienced in both Consolidated & Separate Financial Statements preparation, Financial analysis, budgeting, Forecasting, VAT computation & finalization for submission, Statutory Audits, Cost control, Working Capital Management & ERP Implementation (Finance Module)

ERP Experience: SAP 5+ years and Afsys 1 year

Professional experience in major industries

3PL Freight Forwarding (Logistics), Automotive, Automotive Spare parts, General Contracting and Real Estate.

Work experience

Chief Accountant at Gallega Global Logistics LLC (Ghassan Aboud Group) – January 2018 to Present, reporting to Head of Finance - Logistics

Activities: 3PL Freight Forwarding, Warehousing, Automotive Service Centre & Yard Storage

Led AFSYS ERP Finance module implementation for Newly established 3PL entity

Handled full Spectrum of accounting including AR, AP, GL, Cash Management & Revenue recognition

Monthly Consolidated Financial Statements & MIS for Head of Finance & CEO review

Balance Sheet & P&L management, additionally managing cash flows and finances

Sales and Margin analysis by Revenue streams and variance reporting

Annual budget preparation & monthly Cashflow forecasting

Overseeing accounting procedures and internal controls implementation

Manage banking relationships and resolving issues

Ensuring compliance with VAT laws and timely submission of VAT returns to the Group

Defining goals & KPIs’ for each member of Finance team & conducting team’s annual appraisals

Chief Accountant at Elements Properties Limited (Ghassan Aboud Group) – July 2017 to June 2019, reporting to GM Finance (Real Estate, Hotels & Logistics)

Activities: Residential & Commercial Properties Development in UAE for Rent & Sale

Monthly Financials Statements & MIS for GM’s & Finance director’s review

Annual budget preparation and monthly variance analysis against budget

Projects reports on stage of completion, costs incurred to date and expected date of completion

Quarterly vat closing and submitting final vat report for submission to Group

Cash flow management ensuring funds availability when payments are due

Follow up with banks, vendors on issues arising

Coordination with external auditors

Chief Accountant at Ghassan Aboud Auto Spare parts LLC (Ghassan Aboud Group)- January 2016 – June 2017 with direct reporting to Group Finance Director

Activities: Genuine Automotive Spare parts Trading

Monthly Financial Statements preparation & MIS

Annual budget preparation for the entity

Monthly P&L Analysis against Budget and forecasts & Variance analysis

Product wise sales reports and GP margins review against targets

Product wise inventory ageing report & following up on slow & non-moving items

Credit customers ageing, vendors ageing, Bank reconciliation reports review

Communicating with External auditors on Year End audit

Chief Accountant at Ghassan Aboud General Trading NV (Ghassan Aboud Group)- May 2014 – December 2015, reporting to Group GM Finance

Activities: Automotive, Automotive Spare parts & Accessories Trading

Led the Finance Module of SAP implementation Project for the Entity

Monthly Financial Statements & MIS for Senior Management Review

Inventory, Customers & Vendors ageing reports reviews & follow up on issues.

Internal Controls procedures development & implementation

Working capital management

Senior Accountant at Karadeniz Holding – April 2012 – May 2014, reporting to Regional Finance Manager

Activities: Floating Powerships development for Electricity Generation & Rental

Monthly Financial statements preparation for Finance Manager's review

Recording of Assets & Liabilities, accruals & provisions and ensuring all entries are recorded in correct period

Monthly banks, vendors and customers reconciliation

Monthly Inter-company accounts reconciliation

Assisting internal and external auditors regarding provision of information

General Accountant at Tectronics Inc – May 2010 – Jan 2012 reporting to Finance & Admin Manager.

About 2 years with BDO Ebrahim & Co. Chartered Accountants - August 2008 – May 2010 as an Audit Associate reporting to Manager Audit & Assurance

Computer skills and audit software packages

Advanced level user of Microsoft Excel

SAP, Quicks Books & Peach Tree


Murtuza Badaruddin Unchwaniwala (Ghassan Aboud Group - GM Finance Hotels, Real Estate & Logistics)

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