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Financial Analyst Assistant

Toronto, ON, Canada
April 29, 2020

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Sam Shajan - CPA,CGA,ACCA

Senior Internal Auditor

Toronto, Ontario

+1-416-***-**** LinkedIn

Help organizations to find & calm the ripples before they finish as seismic waves. Qualified and self-driven Internal Audit professional with 8+ years of significant experience, with natural curiosity and passion for problem solving with Integrity, authenticity, courage and innovation. Summary of core skills include:

Streamlining of Internal audit and Risk functions.

Business advisory through review of various business process and systems.

Supporting Audit committees by regular planning and reporting.

Leading various reviews and consulting assignments for significant high value operations in large organizations.

Performing financial and operational audits for various business houses.

Business process improvements, cost savings and compliance reviews.

Audit & Risk committee reporting and advisory roles to Board and C level executives.

Preparation of audit plans and implementation through regular internal audit reviews and management reporting.

Investigations involving financial frauds, employee misappropriations and violation of Code of Conduct.

Development of risk registers and controls testing programs.

Development of Policies & Procedures and monitoring effective implementation.

Coaching & Team management including performance reviews.

Reviews based on Data Analytics and mapping of various data bases and suggesting business improvements.

Review and involvement in various ERP/system implementation drives.

Ardent in accepting and implementing change.

Resilient problem-solving skills and decisiveness.

Effective communicator and motivator.

Senior Financial Analyst Life Labs Canada – Toronto Feb 2020 - Present Contract Role

Life Labs is the largest provider of specialty laboratory testing services in Canada providing Diagnostic, Naturopathic and Genetic Tests with 16 laboratories, over 5,700 professionally trained staff members, 382 collection centers in B.C., Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

Provide support to Assistant controller in preparation of Financial reporting pack of projects for external Audit & Regulatory compliance.

Research and prepare variance analysis and explanations.

Liaise with various internal teams for consolidating reports & data and ensure data integrity.

Provide support to Assistant controller for ad hoc assignments.

Senior Internal Auditor GEMS Education & Varkey Group Dubai - UAE Aug 2017 - Dec 2019

GEMS Education is the largest K-12 private education provider in the world, operating leading international independent schools in six regions globally (Asia, Europe, UAE, Africa, America regions and Middle East).

Led various assignments across multiple industry segments such as Education, Construction, Transport, Retail and Catering within Varkey Group & GEMS Education.

Formidable part of Audit Risk & Compliance team in execution of out risk assessments, formulation & facilitation of audit plans & standards.

Development of audit planning process including risk assessments to identify key risks and opportunities to mitigate those risks.

Defining Audit programs through risk assessments and interviews with stake holders, this includes identifying regulatory & compliance controls.

Completion of audit field work, documentation and drafting of audit reports in line with department guidelines and methodology.

Facilitate meetings and communications including presentation of findings and recommendations to client and audit management follow up on action plans with management team.

Prepare and present complex reporting, analysis and assessments that contributes to significant process improvements to internal processes and activities.

Provide assistance to team in departmental initiatives and achievement of audit plan.

Developing business risk & economic risk knowledge by observing and learning regulatory guidelines, emerging business trends and developments.

Collaborate with internal divisions and departments to ensure integrity of data and Build positive and open work environment by inspiring good working relationships, sharing knowledge and skills, and assisting team members by performing additional duties.

Creating a facelift for Audit Risk & Compliance team to work in business partnership role with Board and Leadership.

Internal Auditor Eversendai Corporation Dubai - UAE Jun 2015 - Aug 2017

Eversendai Corporation Berhad is Malaysian stock exchange listed construction company undertaking turnkey contracts, delivering projects for high rise buildings, power plants, Oil & Gas upstream and downstream including process and industrial plants as well as infrastructure and composite structures in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions.

Execution of assignments/investigation audits as directed by Group IA & Risk Department for Middle East operations with 6 entities and 3 fabrication plants contributing RM1.2 Billion to group revenue. Eversendai group also includes Eversendai Offshore with focus on EPC Oil & Gas fabrication.

Analyzed and mapped entire process flows for all entities (6 entities and 3 fabrication plants) under ME region to facilitate ERP re-implementation program.

Improved accuracy and clarity of management reports in operations and factory management.

Facilitated a cultural shift in organizational environment to make way for Internal Audit department.

Formulated and compiled findings & recommendations for quarterly Audit Committee meetings.

Internal Auditor G4S Dubai - UAE Apr 2014 - Jun 2015

G4S plc is a British multinational security services company headquartered in London, England. Services offered includes Security solutions, Cash handling and safe keeping services for retail sector & banks and Facilities management.

Responsible for review of strict adherence to controls and compliance requirements in G4S cash division.G4S cash division handles AED800 Million daily cash movement for 14 major banks in UAE.

Planned, designed, and monitored the entire CBR audit process in accordance with the G4S Regional CBR policy and identified gaps in key controls for further fine tuning.

Equipped CFO by providing realistic assurance on operations, risk management and key controls in cash business process.

Played a key role in budgeting process and review management’s corrective actions for adequacy.

Audit Associate Moore Stephens Dubai - UAE Sep 2012 - Mar 2014

Moore Stephens is ranked among Top 10 Accounting firms in the world with an extensive worldwide network covering 112 countries with more than 20,000 employees providing Audit & Assurance, Business consultancy services. The firm has 5 offices in UAE.

Demonstrated ability to single handedly plan and manage audit engagements and produce deliverables adhering to the deadlines

Heavily involved in the planning, completion and finalization stages of audits of companies in retail and manufacturing industries

Clientele included Al Jaber Optical, Henyep Investment Bank, Red Tag, Sana Fashions, Hadley Industries, Wilhelmsen Group, Wartsila.

Junior Accountant Interplast Company LTD Dubai - UAE Jul 2011 - Jul 2012

Interplast Company Ltd is a part of Harwal Group which is the largest plastics converter in the Middle East. The Group converts over 200,000 metric tons of plastic and 20,000 tons of metals every year delivered through its ISO 9001 certified companies. Product mix of Interplast Company Ltd include Electrical, Aluminum composite panels, Doors & Window profiles, Vinyl sheds & Fences, Packaging materials and Plastic compounds.

Responsible for review of capital expenditure, supplier payments & reconciliation and payment related disputes.

Implemented guidelines for segregating revenue and capital expenditure for different class of machineries

Developed management reports to support operational and product development departments

Performed periodical ledger scrutiny of in-transit accounts and expense accounts to outline major variances having material impacts.

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, UK

The Bachelor of Business Administration - Rajagiri Business School, India

BAAN ERP, Pro Audit, Tally 9.0, Implementation of Skywalker, JD Edwards, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Power BI, Protiviti GRC tools, Salesforce, ZAP BI, Microsoft office tools, Visio.


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