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Life Insurance Manager

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Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posted:
May 18, 2020

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CA. SAMEER ASHOK KASHIKAR B.com, ACA, MBA

*** ******* *****, ** ****** 1, Near Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

Email: adda2r@r.postjobfree.com Mobile: +971-*********, 565906798 PROFILE SUMMARY

Chartered Accountant and MBA (Taxation specialisation) with overall 13 years experience in the field of accounts, audit & taxation.

Dynamic leadership qualities, change manager & problem solver with the ability to motivate people

Core expertise in VAT, GST, Service Tax & Other Taxation Implementation in UAE, Bahrain & India

Manages entire Taxation department independently

Ability to work in a dynamic environment and under pressure situations

Believe in quality work, continuous knowledge up-gradation, training and robust compliances Organisational Experience

Company Jashanmal Group (Middle East & India)

Designation Manager- Accounts Payable & Taxation (Oct 19 – till date) Manager Taxation (Nov 17 – Sep 19)

Location Dubai, UAE

Jashanmal Group is one of the oldest retail group in GCC. It is in distribution & retail business of international fashion, footwear, home appliances, travel gear, perfumes, books, print media, etc. with operations in Middle East & India. It also has a courier company named OCS Courier. Retail network has over 150 stores and over 1000 Point of Sales in distribution & wholesale

WORK PROFILE:-

Handling 4 person team (3 in UAE & 1 in Bahrain)

Taxation

Responsible for overall Tax compliances of the group in the Middle East and India

Successfully implemented VAT in UAE and Bahrain

Currently working for KSA tax implementation

Oversee & filing of Periodically various Tax compliances i.e VAT returns in UAE and Bahrain; GST, Income Tax, TDS, Tax Audit in India

Tax planning & Business Restructuring i.e understanding the implications for various tax positions and guiding the business on the right way forward.

Driving IT Systems change i.e. Deeply understanding each system to identify potential VAT impact, creation of BRD, getting it done from IT, Planning & Execution of UATs & Go live

Understanding the system and preparing a process for various finance users

Understanding the requirement and get the IT systems changed in line with tax laws

Maintaining Compliance calendar & periodically reporting it to management

Updating management and other users on tax laws and regulations along with the impact on the company process

Periodic reporting (standard and Adhoc) to management with various MIS

Analysing agreements from functional, finance & Tax view and briefing to Group CFO for approval

Preparing Internal communications, guidance and SOPs for tax compliances

Approving, verifying all tax compliances of Group Company in India

Conducting training (Internal tax department, finance users, business, store cashiers) Page 2

Accounts Payable

Approving all payables invoices in the oracle system for UAE and Manually for India

Ensuring all expenses are correctly classified & accounted

Guiding & Training team on accounting & expense booking

Ensuring whether Statutory transaction tax compliances are done E-Commerce -Finance Co-ordination

Core functional member from the finance side for E-Commerce (Market place + 2 Company’s own website) implementation

Ensuring all E-commerce transactions (including deductions) on Market Place i.e Amazon & Noon.com plus Company’s website is appropriately booked in the system

Supervising the Reconciliation of the Market place operators SOA with Company Books

Supervising the Reconciliation of sales and payment of Company own E-Commerce websites with books websites the sales

Company TATA AIA Life Insurance Company Limited

Designation Manager – Taxation (Mar 16 – Nov 17)

Location Mumbai, India

WORK PROFILE:-

Responsible for overall direct & indirect tax compliance

Handling team of 4 people (2 employees, 1 outsource & 1 trainee)

Identifying and implanting the process for automation in the system

Auditing the transactions for accuracy

Implemented and Complying with FATCA & CRS due diligence and filing the returns

Implemented GST in the Company; which includes impact analysis on transactions, preparing BRD, getting changes done in ERP System, UAT and monitoring on go live.

Verifying and filing various Income tax, TDS (withholding tax), Equalisation levy and GST returns

Streamlined the Companies Withholding Tax (TDS) Compliances

Maintaining tax compliance calendar

Handling statutory audit, tax audit, transfer pricing audit, Internal audits, Internal risk analysis, tax departments audit

Handled EA2000 Service tax department audit for last 4 years within 2 months of joining

Preparing reply to various show cause notices received from the tax department

Attending the hearing scheduled by the tax departments

Supporting Legal/Commercial in negotiating/drafting relevant tax clauses to mitigate tax risk for various customer and supplier contracts; and the business development team for evaluating the tax impact of various transactions and business decisions, as well as providing inputs for pricing decisions

Consistently keep abreast of latest developments and implication of all changes in taxation law

Drafting recommendation to the government (through trade organisations) on various tax changes

Preparation of internal communication, SOPs for tax compliance

Advising internal stakeholders on various tax-related queries including advisory on International Double Tax Treaties on Policy Holders payment

Supervising & getting done the various tax compliance done by the team Page 3

Company IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company Limited Designation Assistant Manager – Financial Accounting & Tax (May 12 – Feb 16)

Location Mumbai, India

WORK PROFILE:-

General

Handling both Direct & Indirect taxation

Responsible for effective implementation of tax changes in Policy admin/Accounting Systems

Preparing internal policies for the enforcement of tax laws

Advising and training the respective team for effective enforcement of taxation laws.

Monitoring and analysing the tax ledgers monthly and reconciling the deviations

Preparing the case for opinion for consultant and coordinating with them for any information.

Advising vendor payment team on TDS, WCT and Reverse charge Service Tax applicability on a continuous basis

Attending Internal, Statutory & Tax auditor and getting Tax Audit done in time

Maintenance of monthly tax compliance calendar and timely submission of compliance checklist to management on a quarterly basis

Updating management on tax development and status every quarter

Continuous follow-up with tax consultants to get the activity done before the due date

Timely, proper and adequate resolution of Tax Queries raised internally and externally

Maintained all tax-related files and documents in an indexed and traceable manner Service Tax (transaction tax)

Replying the notices & Show Cause Notice from the Service Tax department

Monthly calculation & payment of Service Tax Liability (Output as well as Reverse charge)

Preparation & filing of Service tax return with reconciliations with financials

Preparation of CENVAT Credit register and verifying the same on a monthly basis to ensure the correct booking of CENVAT amount

Passing of accounting entries relating to Service Tax and CENVAT credit - eligible & availed

Getting Service Tax registration certificate (ST-2) amended as and when required.

Handled Central Excise Revenue Audit on the company Income Tax Computation, wealth Tax, Tax Audit & Transfer Pricing Audit

Preparing & filing of Income Tax and Wealth tax return

Handling Tax Audit requirements & ensuring timely completion of Tax Audit

Maintaining Transfer pricing Documentation and managing Transfer pricing audit

Replying to notices from Income tax department u/s 133(6)

Coordinating with the consultant and providing documents for the Income Tax Assessment and Audit

TDS (Withholding Tax)

Monthly calculation & payment of TDS Liability before the due date

Preparation & filing of TDS return quarterly and issuing to vendors, Agents & Policyholders

Verifying TDS concessional certificates (Sec. 197A) certificates on the TRACES portal and getting indemnity bond from vendors wherever required

Filing of Form 15CA (providing information to the tax department on various payments to non- residents) online on the e-filing website

Solved past defaults appearing in the TRACES system WCT & VAT

Payment (Online & Offline) of Works Contract Tax and coordination with the consultant for filing periodic returns

Payment of VAT of Maharashtra state and filing VAT & CST returns Page 4

Company Dhanlaxmi Bank

Designation Manager Finance & Accounts (Jul 11 – Apr 12) Location Mumbai, India

Work Profile includes handling of tax compliances of the company Service Tax: Monthly Calculation and payment of Service Tax liability, filing of periodic Service Tax returns, Replying the Service Tax related notices/letters. Attending Internal & Statutory auditors for queries related to service tax.

TDS (Withholding tax compliance): Calculation of Monthly TDS Liability of HO and 275 Branches. Ensure booking in the system and timely payment within due dates. Verification of TDS exemption documents. Compilation of data and filing TDS returns. Correcting TDS defaults emails/ letters sent by TIN NSDL.

Sales Tax (VAT /CST/Transfer forms): Calculation of MVAT Liability, preparation & filing MVAT/ CST returns. Co-ordinating with consultants for other states VAT payment and filing returns, Handling VAT audit and preparation of various data for submission to VAT auditor. Income Tax Computation & Tax Audit: Preparation & filing Income Tax return, preparation of Tax audit annexures, handling Tax Auditors queries & ensuring timely completion of Tax Audit. Others

Preparation of internal circulars related to tax laws compliance

Answering to information notices from Income tax department u/s 133(6)

Filing Annual Information Returns to tax department Experience in Chartered Accountants Firm

WORKED FROM JAN 2011 TO JUNE 2011 DATE WITH CONTRACTOR NAYAK & KISHNADWALA (CA), MUMBAI

Conducting Statutory Audit of Companies

i. GIC Housing Finance Ltd.

ii. Raheja QBE General Insurance Company Ltd

iii. Varun Corporation Ltd.

iv. Other Private Limited Companies

CA ARTICLESHIP FROM MAY 2007 TO APRIL 2010 AND WORKED THEREAFTER TILL SEPTEMBER 2010 WITH SATISH NAGRE & ASSOCIATES, MUMBAI WORK PROFILE:-

Finalisation of Accounts

Performing Statutory Audit, Tax Audit & VAT Audit of Individuals, Partnership Firms and Companies related to different sectors

Preparation & filing of VAT returns, TDS Returns, Income tax returns & Service tax Returns

Assisting in answering the Show Cause Notices issued by Income Tax and Sales Tax Authorities to Clients

Professional

Qualification

MBA with specialisation in Taxation from Indian School of Business Management & Administration

Chartered Accountant in Nov 2010 Exam

Passed PE – II Exam in Nov 2006 conducted by ICAI

Passed PE – I Exam in May 2005 conducted by ICAI

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Academic

Qualification

PARTICULAR

S

YEAR OF

PASSING

UNIVERSITY/

INSTITUTION

%

OBTAINE

D

CLASS

B.Com.

(Graduation)

March

2007

Mumbai University 77.00% Ist

H.S.C. Feb 2004 Maharashtra State Board 75.00% Ist S.S.C.

March

2000

Maharashtra State Board 60.00%

Ist

Computer

Knowledge

Worked on SAP, Oracle, Expense management and Flexcube Banking Software.

Worked on TIN-NSDL TDS RPU, Genius (SAG Infotech) & K.D.K. Taxation software.

Well-versed with Tally 9, MS – Office & Internet.

Undergone Computer Training conducted by SSI under ICAI course Achievement

100/100 in Computer System & Application paper in T.Y.B com. Board Exam

Felicitated with "SAVIOR" award by CEO in IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company

Was a part of “Talent pool” & “Innovation group” in the IDBI Federal Personal

Information

• Birth Date : 2nd August 1985

• Marital status : Married

• Nationality : Indian

• Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi

• Hobby : Attending Seminars, Gaining & sharing knowledge

• Linked in : https://www.linkedin.com/in/sameerkashikar/

• Blog : www.sameerkashikar.blogspot.com



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