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LEO PAUL Contact: +97150 9012067 | email@example.com | LinkedIn: ae.linkedin.com/in/leokollinal/ SENIOR FINANCE & ACCOUNTS MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL Seeking senior level positions as…. Finance Manager / Chief Accountant / Senior Accountant Industrial Exposure: Worked with well-known and leading organizations in UAE and India, belonging to diverse sectors namely Healthcare (10 year), Contracting (5 years), Manufacturing (5 years) and Shared Service (1 ½ years) - A seasoned accounts & finance professional with illustrious career of over 2 decades in developing & implementing strategic financial plans and process ensuring that robust & challenging financial & accounting policies & systems are in place - Top-Performing Finance Management professional with a combination of deep industry know-how, superior personal attributes - Experienced to customize Accounting Information Systems, ERP and E-Business - -MIPA Member of Institute of Public Accountants (Australia) / Associate Member of Institute of Cost Accountants of India – - A keen analyst with extensive knowledge of Middle East Markets; skilled in developing profitable and productive business relationships with decision-makers - Experience Summary: Areas Of Expertise: Verifiable experience in developing fully integrated accounting system, driving enhancements of company-wide IT/ERP systems and automating them which not only rejuvenated the accounts department but also brought in cost reduction Skilled in liaising with Banks, Investors, Corporates, Financial Institutions, Consultancies, Law Firms, Rating Agencies and other stakeholders at senior levels for achieving the funding and project requirements Benefitted the company with effective accounts, financial and business process improvement initiatives across diverse industry verticals by developing long-term business strategies and providing a balance business and finance perspective Proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth & maximize profits through achievements in finance management, cost reductions, internal control & productivity improvements; ensured compliance with accounting standards along with reconciliation & finalization of various accounts within preset time deadlines Apt in developing risk mitigating financial policies to support rapid growth, continuously evaluating internal controls environment and ensuring that stringent standards are maintained to invest in future, sustainable business success Spearheaded MIS systems to monitor and analyze various operational and financial aspects of the organization to facilitate sound business decision making and efficiency and to provide value-added results that could add to the bottom-line Functional knowledge of local banking regulations; Shari’ah-compliant standards (AAOIFI, IAS), Accounting Standards (IFRS, GAAP) and local regulations pertaining to Zakat and Taxation Financial Accounting & Administration Auditing & Trial Balance Finalization of Accounts Accounts Receivable & Payable Management General Ledger & Fixed Assets Management Financial Statements Preparation Inventory & Procurement Banking & Accounts Reconciliation Budgeting & Cash Flow Management Working Capital Management End-to-End P2P Process Management ERP Development & Integration Supplier Management Insurance & Debt Management Management & Business Advisory Services Process Development & Implementation Financial Practices/Compliance Risk Management Team Leadership & Training Leadership & Personality Traits: Technically inclined, experienced of working in highly computerized environments with hands-on experience in effectively employing MS Office utilities (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Sage Accounting Package, Tally ERP, Spread Sheets, Oracle E- Business Suites, and Internet Applications; capable of manipulating SQL and Access Data; learning knowledge in SAP Entrepreneurial self-starter with strong business and commercial acumen, team building and relationship management skills; translates business objectives to successful results through strong analytical and problem-solving skills Executive Highlights & Performance Benchmarks Developed and implemented standard operating practices and documentation procedures in line with Oracle ERP System Pioneer role in the setting-up financial department especially payable and receivable section in ICLDC Completed special projects for “Planters India” and wrote books of accounts of a seafood export firm, for two years Established a new internal control system for the accounting division in TATCO Earned appreciation from management in recovering the insurance claims against damages and accidents in BRICC Controlled the project expenditures by setting up internal control system in BRICC Exhibited prowess in improving operations, impacting business growth & maximizing profits through achievements in finance management, internal control & productivity improvements Effectively managed AR, AP, GL, Procurement, Inventory, i-supplier and i-procurement on a cloud ERP system Imperative in monitoring and preparation of statutory books of accounts, bank reconciliation and consolidated reports in compliance with time & accuracy norms as per IFRS and IAS Deftness in developing various reports viz. MIS Reports, Personal Files, Cash & Fund Flow Statement, Balance Sheet, Audit Reports and other financial reports to keep track of financial performance Gained verifiable experience in working on end-to-end P2P Process, Various Reconciliations (viz., suppliers, customers, sub ledgers with GL etc.), journal entries and review of period end accruals CAREER RECIT AL Senior Specialist – Payables May 2006 to Till Date MDC BMS - Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi (Government of Abu Dhabi undertaking Investee Company having Sovereign Wealth Fund) Key Result Areas Exploiting skills and expertise in working on process dashboard & reports, developing process flow & system design and implementing and developing soft solutions for various business systems Spearheading a multitude of responsibilities spanning annual budget strategic planning, accounts, asset management, documentation, operations management, MIS, and budgetary control as well as recommending and directing all short term and long range financial plans consistent with corporate philosophy and strategies with regard to ICLDC Provided direction to all financial operations (company, project and subsidiary) to insure corporate financial data is as accurate and timely as possible, cash and assets are maximized and accounting systems are reliable and efficiently implemented Acted as an integral part of the team established to develop new policies and procedures to better control business units with emphasis on maintaining various control registers such as stock inward and outward, asset register, etc. Verifying and checking financial and accounting entries in Oracle ERP System and monitoring receivables, payables and general ledger entries; checking and allocating employee I-expense and Utility Bills Reconciliation of Oracle sub ledgers with general ledger; approving supplier information, reviewing of E- Payments Engaging in the monthly and annual closing of books of accounts with in the time limit and handling approvals of purchase requisitions in I-procurement system Passing necessary entries on accruals and provision for monthly and annual closing and initiating the financial Documents for approval on the basis of DOA Monitoring the receivables follow up done by the team members and ensuring prompt collection as well as ensuring that the accounts payables are settled within the time period and before the due date Chief Financial Accountant Tatco Boring and Installations (Abu Dhabi Corporate Office) Mar 2005 to May 2006 Looked after the accounting and auditing functions of the organization while leading a team of three staffs with key involvement in cash flow management and providing inputs to the management for decision making Diligently controlled accounts payable, receivable and payroll and engaged in cost analysis of different projects followed by suggesting ways to control the cost and thus improve profitability Held accountable for maintenance of accounting software and database management Liaised and negotiated with the banks and financial institutions for getting the facilities like OD, LC, BG, TR, and CIL, etc. Accounts Officer M/s BRICC Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE Dec 2000 to Mar 2005 Accredited by the management for recovering the insurance claims against damages and accidents Notably contributed in controlling the project expenditures by setting up internal control system Involved in cash management of different projects and valuation of damages and reporting accidents occurred to Fixed Assets, and Inventory along with valuation of inventory, project costing and assisting the Quantity Surveyor at the time of bidding Arranged various insurance policies such as Project Insurance, Fidelity, Theft, Marine, Fleet and equipment’s, Workmen Compensation, Professional Indemnity Insurance and Business Loss Interfaced with Insurance underwriters and valuers for claims Asst. Manager, Accounts Solaris Systems (P) Ltd., Kochi, Kerala, India Apr 1995 to Apr 2000 Effectively regularized back log accounts of various divisions and get audited the books of accounts for past three years Earned appreciation from the management for the system development in the organization which paved a way Managed a spectrum of activities spanning finalization of accounts; ensuring the invoices to customers are issued & delivered on time; payment collection; reconciliation of customers & supplier accounts; bank reconciliation and ledger scrutiny Established coordination with auditors to complete audit, coordinating with Excise Department & Sales Tax Authority ED U C AT I ON Master of Business Administration (Finance & HR) Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India Bachelor of Commerce Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India Technical Capability: Hands-on experience in effectively employing MS Office utilities (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) PR OF E S SI ON AL ENH AN C E M E NT ( C ert ifi ca ti on s) Financial Modelling Master Class by Genesis Institute Certificate on International Financial Reporting Standards by ACCA P E R S ON AL D ET AI L S Date of Birth: 25th May, 1971 Linguistic Abilities: English, Hindi and Malayalam Driving Licence: LMV issued by Abu Dhabi Traffic Department Nationality: Indian Passport Details: Passport No.: F9901374 Date of Expiry: 07/11/2017 Visa Status: Holding UAE Residence Visa (Transferable) ~ References and other documents shall be furnished upon request ~ olicies and procedures to better control business units with emphasis on maintaining various control registers such as stock inward and outward, asset register, etc. Verifying and checking financial and accounting entries in Oracle ERP System and monitoring receivables, payables and general ledger entries; checking and allocating employee I-expense and Utility Bills Reconciliation of Oracle sub ledgers with general ledger; approving supplier information, reviewing of E- Payments Engaging in the monthly and annual closing of books of accounts with in the time limit and handling approvals of purchase requisitions in I-procurement system Passing necessary entries on accruals and provision for monthly and annual closing and initiating the financial Documents for approval on the basis of DOA Monitoring the receivables follow up done by the team members and ensuring prompt collection as well as ensuring that the accounts payables are settled within the time period and before the due date Chief Financial Accountant Tatco Boring and Installations (Abu Dhabi Corporate Office) Mar 2005 to May 2006 Looked after the accounting and auditing functions of the organization while leading a team of three staffs with key involvement in cash flow management and providing inputs to the management for decision making Diligently controlled accounts