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    Muhammad Usman

    Financial Controller

    Al Futtaim Automotive

    Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
    Diploma, Finance
    16 years, 9 months

    Work Experience

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    Financial Controller

    at Al Futtaim Automotive
    July 2014
    To Present
    Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
    • Preparation of Accounts.
    • Monthly MIS Reporting to Group.
    • Coordinate with Internal & External auditors.
    • Ensure business Compliance with IFRS & SOCPA
    • Cash flows review for effective management control.
    • Leading and managing a team of 45 people which includes 5 Manager.
    • Implementation of process and procedures to establish better controls.
    • Developing & Restructuring of group policies according to local requirements.
    • Oversee monthly GL, AP, AR, Inventory, Treasury and Planning reports.

    Financial Controller

    at Clifford Chance LLP
    July 2013
    To June 2014
    Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
    • Supervision of Finance Team.
    • Budgeting & Forecasting
    • Developing pricing proposals to ensure profitability
    • Ensuring timely submission of Withholding & Income Tax Returns
    • Take Part in Management Meetings to provide working Capital updates
    • Coordinate with Dubai office in processing Saudi Payroll
    • Review profitability of products and client work
    • Manage Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Management/Statutory Accounts Preparation.
    • Establish and ensure robust financial controls are in place in accordance with Company policy.

    Group Senior Financial Analyst (Reporting & Budgeting)

    at Al Rajhi Holding
    February 2011
    To June 2013
    Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
    Al Rajhi Holding is a well established group in Middle East and mainly comprises on Project Development, Operations Management, Investment and Acquisitions. Being a Group Financial Analyst my responsibilities are as follows:
    • Group Consolidated MIS Reporting, Includes monthly, quarterly & annually management reporting.
    • Group Consolidated Statutory Reporting for external stake holders.(P&L, B/S, CF)
    • Treasury & Forex Management to minimize risk and maximum utilization of banking facilities as per company policy.
    • Analysis of Group Financial Statement includes ratio analysis and monthly variance analysis against the budget and business forecasts.
    • Preparation of Annual budgets, future planning and rolling forecasts in coordination with operations.
    • Preparation of Weekly, Monthly and Long term projects cash flows.
    • Policies Development, Restructuring & their Implementation.
    • Defining and development of new processes in order to improve department efficiency.
    • Coordination with Internal and External Auditors.

    Finance & Commercial Manager

    November 2008
    To January 2011
    Qatar - Doha
    Voltas Limited “A TATA Enterprise” is mainly engaged in manufacturing & Trading of A/C units as well as MEP works all over the world. My responsibilities were:
    • MIS Reporting; includes monthly, quarterly and Annual management reports to Head Office.
    • Financial Statement (IFRS), P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
    • Preparation of Budgeting & Forecasting.
    • Treasury / Forex Management to reduce risk exposures.
    • Liaising with Insurance brokers & Risk Management.
    • Ratios / Variance Analysis of Financial results.
    • Coordination with Internal/External Auditors.
    • System improvement & Monitoring Department Performance.
    • SAP Implementation.

    Manager Finance

    at Unilever Gulf FZE
    March 2006
    To October 2008
    United Arab Emirates - Dubai
    Unilever Gulf FZE
    Unilever is a world famous FMCG company with many famous brands like Lux, Close-up, Lipton, Knorr and my responsibilities are:
    • Assets Management.
    • Insurance Matters.
    • Consolidation of Accounts of all Entities.
    • Accruals/Provisions/Statistical entries.
    • Periodical Analysis of Financial results.
    • Reconciliation of all GL Accounts including Inter Company.

    Assistant Manager Accounts

    at Tripple Em (Pvt) Ltd.
    March 2003
    To October 2005
    Analyzing the production and cost. Creating charts and Data sheets for the purpose of reporting higher management. Helping Manager in conclusive account management.
    • Assisting Manager in finalizing final account.
    • Daily/Monthly/Annual Sales report.
    • Debtors Management.
    • Tax Returns.

    Senior Audit Officer

    at Malik & Co,
    May 2000
    To February 2002
    I joined this chartered firm as a junior auditor and promoted as senior auditor in 2001. This job includes the external audits of MultiNational Companies and Tax work of the individuals as well as the companies.
    • Stock taking of clients.
    • Audit of Financial Statement.
    • Tax returns of individuals and companies.

    Extra years of experience not listed above:  1 Years, 8 Months   


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    Diploma, Finance

    at Institute of Cost and Management Accountants
    Grade: 80 out of 100
    March 2015

    Diploma, Finance

    at Association of Certified Public Accountants
    United Kingdom - Manchester
    September 2012
    CPA (Certified Public Accountant)

    Diploma, Finance

    at Institute of Public Accountants Australia
    July 2012
    MIPA (Member of Institue of Public Accountants) - Australia

    Master's degree, Accounting & Finance

    at Preston University
    Pakistan - Lahore
    July 2006
    MBA (Finance)

    Doctorate, Financial Management

    at Association of Chartered Certified Accountant
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    December 2005

    Diploma, Accouting and Finance

    at Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan
    Pakistan - Lahore
    Grade: 3
    December 2003
    FPA (Fellow Public Accountant) Sponsored by ICAP and ICMA PAkistan.

    Specialities & Skills

    Internal & External Audit

    MIS Reporting


    Treasury Management

    Financial Statement (IFRS), MIS Reporting, Cash Flows, Treasury Management, Financial Analysis
    Determined & Result Oriented
    Implementation of policies and regulations, Team Building, Leading & Motivational skills
    Communication & Interpersonal skills, Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
    Acconting ERP (SAP, Oracle, Buroware & many more)
    Ability to Work Under Pressure
    Got the skills in MS Word, Typing 50 wpm, MS Excel, Internet & Email, Accouting Softwares.


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    Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountant
    FPA (Fellow Public Accountant)
    December 2000
    Associate Member
    December 2005
    Institute of Public Accountants - Australia
    July 2012
    Certified Public Accountants
    Fellow Member of Certified Public Accountants
    January 2012
    Institute of Cost & Management Accountants
    December 2014

    Training And Certifications


    February 2012

    Hedge Accounting

    April 2012

    English Language

    November 2005

    Zakat & Tax Training

    Ernst & Young
    December 2013

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    Research, Newspaper, Books, Boxing, Cricket


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    As Chief Accountant/ Assistant Manager Finance in Deloitee Touch Tohmatsu, A.H Engineering Services, ALuglass Tech LLC, Reef Real Estate Investment Co

    Muhammad Arif Masood
    (COLLEAGUE) on 2012-07-31
    "I'm delighted to write some words for Mr. Muhammad Usman as we've started our career together from APA & ACCA and we've been knowing each other for more than a decade. As a colleague he is very enthusiastic, hard working and motivated person along with that his sense of humor and easy going personality have been much appreciated. Usman is extremely capable professional and ready to deal any kind of challenges in Accounting & Finance. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors."