Atif Arain

  • Karachi Sindh
Atif Arain

Work History

Work History
Apr 2011 - Present

Senior Executive Officer

Pak Qatar Family Takaful Limited

Working as a Senior Executive Officer (S.E.O), in Internal Audit department of Pak Qatar Takaful Group Limited for conducting internal audit and risk assessment of  both Family Takaful and General Takaful of Pak-Qatar Takaful Group and reporting to Head of Department (HoD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and as a SEO my core key responsibilities entails:

  • Developing audit objectives, plans, procedures and scope of work consistent with the various departments’ charter.
  • Performing audit procedures/test including tests of controls and substantive testing on various departmental activities.
  • Presenting, communicating audit findings and preparing audit reports with business impact, recommendations and corrective actions.
  • Supervising Pre-audit payment process of all financial transactions and facilitating the audit process by resolving issues during day-to-day progress of audits.
  • Quarterly review of Budget, Financial Statements and GL review for unusual transactions.
  • Special Tasks assigned by Audit Committee, CFO and CEO.

Assignments that were contributed to my professional growth include:

Pak Qatar Takaful Group

  • Admin, HR and Payroll Process Audit
  • Operational Audit of Group Life & Health Process
  • Claims Audit of both Family and General Takaful
  • Audit at Branches Level
  • Procurement Audit
  • Marketing Audit
  • Information Technology & System Audit
  • Quarterly analysis / Half yearly & Annual IA report
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011


Anjum Asim Shahid Rehman & Co

Worked as a Supervisory in Advisory Division of Anjum Asim Shahid Rehman & Co. and reporting to Director and Partner and as a Supervisory my core key responsibilities entails:

  • Planning, execution and finalization of Internal Audit engagements in accordance with the requirements of International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA).
  • Assessment of control environment and business risk, both entity and industry specific, at planning stages in order to develop the engagement strategy and designing and application of audit procedures.
  • To obtain detail understanding of the business and it environments.
  • Preparation of Process Documentation, Risk And Control Matrix (RACM), Audit Programs, Test Plans and Working Papers in accordance with the requirements of GT Global Methodology.
  • Evaluation of Control Environment, identification of control deficiencies and operational and business risk arising out of them and other significant reportable matters.
  • Preparation of Report on key findings and providing recommendations for increased effectiveness and efficiency towards achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
  • Engagement management and developing good working relationship with client, to provide advisory and value added services in various aspects of business.
  • Leading team through planning, execution and finalization stages of engagements, review of work performed by team members and development and on the job training of team members.

An advisory engagement that was contributed to my professional growth includes:


  • Gul Ahmed Textile Pvt. Limited


  • Ramada Hotel

Special Assignments

  • Financial Due Diligence of Pakistan Refinery Limited  By Pakistan State Oil
  • Operational Manuals of Links School
Sep 2007 - Nov 2010


Ernst & Young (FRSH)

Worked as a Senior in Business Risk Services (Advisory Division) of Ford Rhodes SidatHyder& Co and reporting to Manager and Partner. As a senior member, my core key responsibilities entail:

  • Planning and execution of audit (as per the requirements of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), local regulatory requirements and E&Y Global Methodology).
  • Review of internal control systems and identification of significant weaknesses and recommending improvements therein.
  • Preparation of Process Documentation, Risk And Control Matrix (RACM), Audit Programs, Test Plans and Working Papers in accordance with the requirements of E&Y Global Methodology.
  • Reporting of significant issues to the management and developing good working relationships with the client to deliver engagement expectations.
  • Preparation of Report on key findings and providing recommendations to enhance the effectiveness.
  • Reviewing work of junior staff members, ensuring that the work has been performed and documented in accordance with the required standards and providing liaison between junior staff members, engagement managers and partners.

 Significant advisory engagements that have contributed to my professional growth during the period worked in advisory division include:

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

  • Gillette Pakistan Ltd.
  • National Foods Ltd.
  • Tapal Tea Pvt. Ltd.


  • ICI Pakistan Ltd.
  • Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd.
  • Crescent Steel Ltd.
  • International Industries Ltd.
  • Lotte Pakistan PTA Ltd.


  • Glaxo Smith Kline Ltd.
  • Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Ltd.

Not for Profit Service Organization

  • Academy for Educational Development

Special Assignments:

  • SAP Implementation - Johnson and Johnson Pvt. Limited
  • Inventory Reconciliation - DL-Nash Pvt. Limited
  • Fixed Assets Tagging & Verification - Bristol Myer’s Squib
  • Internal Control Gap Analysis and Development and Documentation of Policies and Procedures of Accounting and Finance, Procurement and Human Resource Functions - Television Media Network Pvt. Ltd. & Century Publication Pvt. Ltd.
  • Control Self-Assessment Tool (CSAT) Review - ICI Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.


Jul 2005 - Present



ACCA partially completed. Subjects major: Financial Accounting & Reporting; Management Accounting; Corporate & Business Law (UK); Business Taxation (UK); Audit & Assurance.

Jan 2003 - Dec 2005

B. Com

University of Karachi

B.Com graduate from University of Karachi.




Cooperate Governance

Internal Audit

Lotus Motes



Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint


As a skilled Senior Executive Officer (SEO) with an outstanding background in successful articleship and industry experience, I am seeking to align myself with a progressive company poised for strong growth. With extensive working with talented team members, meeting aggressive control issues and delivering first class control solutions, I am confident that I can help your company to meet the challenges that you now face.

Capitalizing on my success at Pak Qatar Family Takaful Limited and Anjum Asim Shahid Rehman & CO., Chartered Accountants (A member firm of Grant Thornton International), I am seeking a professional opportunity to leverage my exceptional record and proven my account management skill to benefit your company. With both practical experience and demonstrated success, I have the drive and the talent to quickly become one of your top performers.

With this goal in mind, I have attached a resume outlining my qualifications. Some of my key strengths and accomplishments include:

  • At Pak Qatar Takaful Group, successfully designed and developed a new process for Claim Department of Pak Qatar Family Takaful Limited, resulting in a timeline of 3 days to settle a claim from 10 days.
  • Skilled communicator and an assignment leader, with the flexibility and experience required to adjust rapidly changing schedules, frequently shifting priorities, and high-pressure settings.
  • Extensive experience with providing high-level support, building critical controls and evaluating the cost effective long and short-term value addition of the department.
  • The ability to enter new environment and begin to produce results from the start with diverse control management and technical skills that are easily transferred between different industries and varied working environment.

Given my strategic business control accomplishments and invaluable expertise, I would like an opportunity to discuss the value I can bring to your organization, I appreciate your consideration and look forward to meeting with you.


Atif Ali Arain

Mobile: +92 –300 – 8223039

Home: +92 –213 – 4966250



I offer a good blend of experience, skills and expertise. This exposure has provided me, with an insider view of the key business processes, risk management procedures, accounting and internal control systems, corporate governance, regulatory and accounting frameworks of an array of industries. Equally important, it has enriched me professionally and equipped me with the traits needed to deal with variety of situations in an innovative, effective and efficient manner.

On this basis, I consider myself as a potential member for your organization.


Professional Development:

  • Attended various in-house training courses and workshops on the following topics during my period with Ford Rhodes SidatHyder& Co:

1. Advanced Accounting and Auditing (AA-3)

2. Risks, controls and Industry issues relating to Sales, Inventory, Procurement,Treasury and   Financial Statement Closing Process (FSCP).

3. International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS & IFRS).

4. Microsoft Excel 2007.

  • Three days’ workshop on “Handling Difficult People” organized by Pakistan Institute of Management.