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Site Accountant

Location:
Gore Bay, ON, Canada
Posted:
April 17, 2020

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IBRAHIM ALIAGAN

Gore Bay ON, P*P *H* 905-***-**** adcuk3@r.postjobfree.com linkedin.com/in/ibrahimaliagan

SUMMARY

Accounting professional with Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and CPA CFE 2020 Candidate. Over ten years of progressive experience in full cycle accounting, year-end audit preparation, month end closing, bank reconciliation, year-end closing, preparation of fixed assets depreciation schedules, semi-annual fixed assets verification, assets tagging, and preparation of key monthly financial and management reports. Adept at strengthening the organization financial control through continuous process improvement initiatives.

SKILLS HIGHLIGHTS

Experienced in full cycle accounting and audit preparation

Ability to interpret, analyze and prepare financial statements and financial reports

Well versed in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles [GAAP]. IFRS/ASPE

Applications: AS 400, Infinium, Enrich, MT Direct, SAP, Finacle

Proficient in Microsoft Office- Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook. Quickbooks, TaxPrep

Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

Superb organizational and time management skills to set priorities and meet tight deadlines

Effective communication and interpersonal skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior accountant 05/2019- 07/2019

Manitoulin Transport, Gore Bay, Ontario

Creation of general ledger up to trial balance

Preparation, Review and analysis of financial statements

Fixed asset accounting: new purchases, sale, assets classification and depreciation.

Responsible for full P&L of subsidiary companies

Exam grader 02/2018–11/2018

York University, Toronto, Ontario

Assisted course director in grading undergrads midterm and final exam. This led to 40% decrease in turnaround time.

Staff accountant 06/2016–01/2018

AWAN Professional Accountants, Mississauga, Ontario

Produced special documents and forms for clients [e.g. GST/HST Returns, Notice of Objections, Notice of Appeal] and followed up with CRA on status of the applications.

Prepared clients’ financial statement in compliance with GAAP.

Prepared Bookkeeping and Tax returns using TaxPrep and Quickbooks.

Coordinated the compilation of client tax information and liaised with CRA auditors regarding client WSIB, HST/GST, Personal and Corporate income tax audits.

Prepared research memo on clients’ RRSP, TSFA, HBP and respond to clients’ correspondence with CRA.

Collated clients’ tax information and supporting schedules in response to CRA post assessment review.

Provided analysis for significant accounting issues and recommend journal entries to resolve those issues.

Assessed tax information to advise on tax planning opportunities.

Assisted with preparing and reconciling clients’ Account Receivable and billing.

Volunteer tax Analyst 11/2013–04/2014

AWAN Professional Accountants, Mississauga, Ontario

Assisted clients with compilation of financial statement. This led to 30% reduction in client’s exposure to tax risks.

Provided accounting support and data entry on general ledger review and compilation.

regional control and compliance manager 03/2013- 06/2013

Mainstreet Bank Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria

Championed annual audit planning and execution of risk assessment workshop with Business offices and provide expertise on regulatory issues to identify and prioritize key risks areas.

Developed annual independent testing plan in accordance with the scheduled annual audit plan.

Coordinated design assessment walkthroughs and perform operating effectiveness testing of business controls.

Executed end-to-end audit engagements, which include completion of risk assessments, controls and testing programs, work paper documentation and regulatory issues management in accordance with departmental guidelines and professional practices.

Kept abreast of changes in regulations, emerging risk issues and the changing business landscape and their potential impacts on business operations.

Participated in entrance and exit meetings and presentations to discuss key audit findings and management response thereon.

Drafted audit reports detailing key findings and recommendations.

Performed follow up action review on management action plan to correct audit exceptions.

Championed stakeholder engagement on review of policies, procedures, processes and systems, and recommended controls and safeguards to strengthen the control environment.

Conducted research to identify benchmarks and industry best practices to support management of risks across businesses.

Conducted training, mentoring and new hire onboarding orientation on various fraud scenarios, which led to internal fraud reduction by 30%.

head, subsidiary control 05/2012- 02/2013

Mainstreet Bank Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria

Provided assurance services on the following subsidiaries: Mainstreet Bank Estate Co. Ltd, Mainstreet Bank Bureau De Change Ltd, Mainstreet Bank Capital Ltd, Mainstreet Bank Registrars Ltd, Mainstreet Bank Insurance Co. Ltd, Mainstreet Bank Securities Ltd.

compliance manager 04/2009- 04/2012

United Bank for Africa, Lagos, Nigeria

Tracked and follow up on management action plans to mitigate internal audit exceptions, external audit exceptions and compliance with Regulatory Reporting requirement.

Assisted the Director on the Division’s annual Budget preparation and presentation.

Collaborated with Information Technology on User Acceptance Testing on new Information System changes, system software upgrades to assess functionality of new features.

Developed a strategy for enforcing compliance with KYC policies by monitoring KYC breaches. This led to 30% reduction in client accounts documentation deficiency.

Internal Control and Compliance Officer 05/2004- 03/2009

United Bank for Africa, Gusau, Nigeria

Monitored accounts and transactions to identify and predict risky behavior.

Used technology-based fraud monitoring tools and management system reports, investigate client account activities to identify suspicious and unusual transactions.

Validated employee access rights in the systems while ensuring exiting staff are deleted from all applications. This led to 20% reduction in internal fraud.

accountant 04/2001- 11/2003

Monitor Newspaper Ltd, Ibadan, Nigeria

Full cycle of Accounting Activities: Purchase Orders to supply, Accounts Payable, Sales, Accounts Receivable, Payroll preparation, Budgeting, Bank reconciliation and Inventory management.

Implemented robust inventory management procedures that led to 20% reduction in stock pilferage at the production phase.

EDUCATION

Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, York University

Certificate in Professional Accounting, York University

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), University of Ilorin

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of Ilorin

CERTIFICATION

CPA Student-CFE 2020 Candidate

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)



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