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Accounting Accountant

Al Ain, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates
March 20, 2020

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Jose Mario V. de la Torre

Address: UAE: No. * Al Mutaredh District, Al Ain

Contact No.:UAE: +971-**-***-****


Linked-in: Summary:

Senior Accountant with ten and a half years full time and part-time experience in accounting and finance. Strong management skills with extensive knowledge in statistical processes. Detail-oriented, efficient and organized. Professionally responsible for setting up and directing accounting departments, system reviews and controls and financial reporting and analysis for small to medium sized businesses.

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Highly trustworthy, professionally discreet and ethical.

• Values teamwork above all else and team morale driver.

• Resourceful in the completion of projects and deliverables and values efficiency.

• 7 years of Xero Accounting Software Experience.

Education Post-Graduate Aquinas University of Legaspi Master of Business Administration



Tertiary Divine Word College of Legaspi

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy


Secondary Saint Agnes Academy


Primary Saint Agnes Academy



Formal Employment

Vogue Fitness Gym, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Finance Manager

September 2018 – Present

Primary Responsibilities:

Overseeing the full Accounting and Finance areas of the organization

- Xero General Bookkeeping and Accounting

- Year end preparations, in preparation for Audit

- Monthly Financial Reports Preparation for all 7 Locations

- Special Reports Preparation

- Reconciliations and discrepancy investigations for all 7 Branches

- Payroll administration and preparation for 85 employees

- Client Invoicing and Billing

Formal Employment

Bray Chan Chartered Accountants, Adelaide, South Australia Senior Accountant

September 2014 – September 2018 [4 years]

Primary Responsibilities:

Australian Bookkeeping, Compliance (Taxation) and Advisory (BCA)

- Xero General Bookkeeping and Accounting

- 30-40 clients on average

- Ranging from small businesses (1-10 employees) to middle sized businesses (11 to 50 employees).

- Year end preparations, in preparation for Taxation

- Real Estate Margin Scheme Calculations for GST (VAT)

- Business Activity Statement Preparation and lodgements (GST/VAT lodgements)

- Financial Reports Preparation

- Special Reports Preparation

- Bank Reconciliations and discrepancy investigations

- Payroll administration and preparation

- Client Invoicing

Australian Bookkeeping: Conversions Team

- Accounting software conversions; Planning, Business Process efficiency advisory and training

- Advising on Business processes improvement on efficiency

- Business Process software implementations, training and Technical Writing of procedures Working for a Multinational Adelaide-based Company sets very high expectations on having a very extensive knowledge on International Accounting Standards that Australia follows. Being already engrossed on Australian professional work ethics from my previous job, working for Bray Chan has further evolved my understanding on teamwork, professionalism and taxation. Formal Employment

Una Realidad Software Development Company, Legazpi, Philippines Senior Accountant/Operations Coordinator

February 2013 – February 2014 [1 year]

Primary Responsibilities:


- Project Management

- General Office Management

- Office Equipment Procurement and Management

- Supplies Procurement and Management

- Budgeting


- Updating Accounting System from the Manual (spreadsheet based) to Online

(Real-time based using Xero Accounting Online System)

- General Accounting and Controllership

- Monthly and Special Reports Preparation

- Bank Reconciliation

- Payroll Administration

- Client Invoicing

Miscellaneous Tasks:

Human Resource

- Resource Management

- Application Processing and Primary Interviews

- Records Keeping/Organization and Corporate documents formatting Working for a Multinational Melbourne-based Company sets high expectations on my ability to lead and work on two fronts at the same time. With the thirst of supporting the company to establish itself in the Philippine Information Technology Industry, I was trained to work in a very competent working environment and be aggressive fully engrossing the senior role that was commissioned to perform, taking on Una Realidad’s culture of competency based on the Australian professional work ethics and valuing its corporate Values.

Part-time Employment [10hrs per week]

Una Realidad Software Development Company, Legazpi, Philippines Senior Accountant

September 2011– February 2013 [1 year, 5 Months]

Primary Responsibilities:


- Designed the Company Accounting System from the ground-up

- General Accounting

- Reports Preparation

- Bank Reconciliation

- Payroll Administration

- Client Invoicing

Miscellaneous Tasks:

Human Resource

- Records Keeping/Organization and Record Documents formatting Management

- General Office Management

- Office Equipment Procurement and Management

- Supplies Procurement and Management

Formal Employment

Banco de Oro, Unibank Inc., Legazpi, Philippines

Universal Teller

June 2007 – February 2013 [5 years, 8 Months]

Primary Responsibilities:

- Deposit Pick-up Operations for VIP clients, cash servicing and other marketing services

- Branch servicing on 7 BDO branches region-wide

-ATM Servicing Team Leader

Accounting Tasks:

- Month-end Reports Preparation, Documents counter-verification and other accounting tasks

- Special Reports preparation

Working for a Universal Bank such as BDO grants a very diverse experience on effective marketing and proficient operations on a highly competitive financial environment. Riding the pressure of being the Number 1 bank in the industry, I was trained to be aggressive and to be thirsty for competence in working in competitive environment, fully absorbing Banco de Oro’s culture of competency valuing a balance in Knowledge, Skills and Professional Values.

Formal Employment

Cumadcad Enterprises: A Construction Company, Legazpi, Philippines Accountant

April 2006 – May 2007 [1 year, 1 Month]

Primary Responsibilities:

- Construction Job Costing Accounting

- General End to End Accounting

- Monthly Reports Preparation

- Bank Reconciliation

- Payroll Administration

Part-time Employment[20hrs per month]

Cumadcad Enterprises: A Construction Company, Legazpi, Philippines Accountant

June 2007 – August 2011 [4 years, 2 Months]

Primary Responsibilities:

- Construction Job Costing Accounting and Project Management

- Transactions Auditing and Cash Reconciliations

- Controls Management

Accounting Responsibilities:

- Monthly Reports Preparation

- Bank Reconciliation

Working for a fast growing Logistics, Architecture Services, Construction and Supplies Company such as Cumadcad Enterprises as an Accountant reporting directly from the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Accountant sets high expectations on my knowledge, skills and values focusing in recording accurate accounting information.


Commission on Audit – Bicol University, Legazpi, Philippines On the Job Trainee

May 2005 – October 2005

- Reconciliation of the issued checks against Bank Statements and Expenditure Logs

- Verification on the completeness of required signatures on important documents

- Verification of the completeness of the documents of the Expenditure logs of each the Bicol University departments.

A feel of government exposure in the auditing environment is just what I need to complete a proper perspective of the audit assurance process and professional work which gave me a deep-rooted recognition of the importance of professional ethics and responsibility. The On the Job work I have experienced, which earned me an Outstanding Practicum Student in Accountancy award, was a very unique experience as it made my undergraduate internship productive and relevant. Skills Online and Real-time Accounting Software Systems Online Computer Applications

Advanced Spreadsheet functions, formatting and reporting Precise and Organized Reports Preparation

Research and Feasibility Study

Special Skills Counterfeit Currency Detection

● Philippine Peso

● US Dollars

Signature Verification

Various Accounting Systems

Accounting Software to System Implementation

Management & Entrepreneurship

Accounting Applications and Software Systems Used

Xero Online Accounting Software – Certified Xero Partner - 7 years Peachtree Accounting Software

MYOB Accounting Softwares

Alliant Banking System

SAP – ECC (Former SAP R/3)

Oracle Business Suites (Former Oracle Applications) Languages Spoken English – Written and Spoken (IELTS 8.5) German – Numeric (Fluent)

Research Study

Undergraduate Research [BSA, Best Thesis]:

“The Competency of Accounting Graduates Employed in Banking Institutions of Legaspi City.” Postgraduate Research [MBA,Meritissimus]:

“Prospects and Risks of Establishing an Accounting Business Process Outsourcing Service in Legazpi City.”

Awards Received

Deans Lister 2002-2005

Outstanding Practicum Student in Accountancy, 2006

Best Group Undergraduate Thesis Writing Award, 2006

Best Male Speaker, Research Colloquium Presentation Finals, 2006

Best Group Presenters Award, 2nd Place Winner,Research Colloquium Presentation Finals, 2006

Personal Information

Date of Birth: December 31, 1985

Place of Birth: Legazpi City

Civil Status: Married

Age: 34

Height: 5’8”

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