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Profesional Profile

A qualified Accountant with years of experiences in financial and management reporting in environment with abilities to successfully implement and manage new accounting procedures and systems.

Work experience

Apr 2017Present

Head of Technical Accounting

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)

Responsible for Maybank Group, foreign subsidiaries and overseas units in interpreting and implementing new accounting standards such as local gap and IFRS, rules and regulations from Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank), BURSA Listing Requirements and from their local regulatory bodies.

Roles include:-
• Initiated the MFRS 15 Revenue recognition adoption planning.
• Provide timely feedback to regulatory bodies such as MASB, BNM, BURSA of exposure drafts and concept papers.
• Review accounting entries proposed by product owners for its new products so as to ensure complience with accounting standards.
• Formulate policy and procedures and enhance corporate governance reporting process.

Aug 2015Apr 2017

Group Accountant

USG Boral Building Products Sdn Bhd

Responsible of the preparation of financial statements for the Group consolidation financial report & performance which consist of 52 subsidiaries which operated in 12 countries. The role require an in-depth commercial understanding of the business and its statutory reporting structure and as need to liaise directly with the Group's numerous overseas CFO to consolidate the Group's financial position.

My roles were:-
• Provided guidance to subsidiaries on technical accounting standards and policies.
• Coordinate and communicate with external auditor with regards to 3 Statutory Accounting Reports and 3-09 Financial Report for US form 10-K requirement to SEC.
• Initiated the IFRS 15 Revenue recognition and IFRS 16 Leases adoption planning.
• Lead the Annual Goodwill & Asset Impairment Assessment for all CGUs within USG Boral Group.
• Lead the global standardisation project to review the group accounting policy .

Aug 2014Jul 2015

Finance Manager

Circle K Malaysia Sdn. Bhd,

Responsible for the overall finance functions of a new setup retail chain convinience stores under Mofaz Group.

My roles and achievements were:-
• Cash flow planning and debt restructuring planning for the entity due to limited operation capital. This include negotiate with vendors for repayment plan.
• Lead the implementation of GST project. This also involved in the price realisation of 3,000 SKUs.
• Successfully managed and procured bank loan of RM 5 Million from Agro Bank.

Feb 2009Aug 2014

Financial Accountant & Project Accounting

BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Proprietary Limited

Responsible to compile the consolidated management reports to BHP Billiton corporate, including variance analysis to facilitate high quality business and corporate reporting, the monthly forecasts, and annual/half year submissions (AUD and USD) to comply with the Joint Venture and Management Agreements

The role and achievements were:-
• Also responsible for AUD 140 Million CAPEX project per year by ensuring end to end project setup activities beginning with the initial project budget setup requirements, including monitoring the progress of projects, monthly forecast, investigating variances management report.
• Successfully implement 1SAP Fixed Asset process in Worsley. This was a major change for the Worsley operation as they was using a standalone version of SAP (non-standard with BHPB GSAP version) that was installed based on local needs. Following implementation, had resolved a number of systems issues that arose due to the complex Joint Venture Structure.
• Responsible of Efficiency and Growth expansion project (Installing new plant and also modifying existing plant - AUD 3.8 billion). This also involved componentising each asset and determining their accounting and tax useful life for depreciation
• Lead the impairment of USD 2.19 billion to the Worsley Fixed Assets registers for the three BHP Billiton entities in the Worsley Joint Venture. This involved to componentise the asset and determine their accounting and tax useful life for depreciation
• Actively making recommendations to support global process standardisation and continuous improvement via knowledge sharing for 1SAP system and wrote procedures for Fixed Asset and Project operation for Worsley.

Jan 2009Mar 2011

Financial Specialist - Fixed Asset Team

BHP Billiton Shared Services Malaysia

As a Pioneer and Subject Matter Expert (SME)/Key User for the fixed asset Process Integration team migrating data from the GSAP System to the 1SAP System in Kuala Lumpur.  Responsible for handling all operational and process control activities for services within the Contract of Financial Services Centre.

 My roles and achievements were:-

  • Provide accounting, analysis, oversight and stewardship of key Fixed Assets accounting processes. This includes providing fixed asset accounting support to business, periodic review of fixed assets, fixed asset master data management and setup, monthly close activities, monthly and annual variance analysis and commentary.
  • Successfully setting up a Fixed Asset Team in Kuala Lumpur by provides significant training to the user group to ensure successful knowledge transfer for the Fixed Asset team in Kuala Lumpur. This includes secondment in Adelaide for 2 months to understand Fixed Asset process in GSAP via job shadowing.
  • Being the Primary User Acceptance Tester for 1SAP System implementation for Fixed Asset process. Following implementation, I resolved a number of systems issues arose during UAT.
Feb 2006Dec 2008

Financial Analyst - Inter-company Accounting

IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Part of Integration team for migration of Intercompany process from Australia to Malaysia and responsible of handling all operational and process control activities for services within the Contract of Financial Services Centre.

The role involved:-

  • Involvement in Knowledge Transfer for Inter-company billing process to Kuala Lumpur. This include job shadowing in IBM Sydney for a month to fully understand the Inter-company process.
  • Working with respective Asset Financial Controller to coordinate and handle requests for Inter-company Agreement.

Education

Jan 2004Feb 2009

Associate of the Chartered Certified Accountants (UK); ACCA

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

- Member since February 2012

Jul 2001Dec 2003

Diploma in Accountancy

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • CGPA 3.43/4.0
  • Received Dean’s List Award while in Diploma (1st & 2nd semester
  • Completed Diploma within 5 semesters instead of 6 semesters provided.

 

Additional Information:-

• Featured in ACCA AB Asia Magazine January 2016 for an interview title- The View from Farid Affandi ACCA.
• Contributed accounting development articles as guest blogger for ACCA Careers website.
• Served as Secretary of Islamic Association of Bunbury, an NGO for Muslims community in Bunbury