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Khatai Surkhayzade, ACCA

Audit Assistant Manager in a Big4 firm specialized in industries including oil and gas/chemicals/agricultural/brewery/other manufacturing, construction, merchandising and services with financial due diligence experience on retail and consumer goods sectors.

Work History

Oct 2015Present

Audit Assistant Manager

KPMG in Azerbaijan

Lead standalone and group audit engagements, which include planning executing, directing, and completing audits on both a control and substantive approach (dual-purpose test) with a focus on DI and TOE of relevant controls.

  • Planning and project managing all aspects of audits;
  • Leading teams on the field, reporting directly to the manager;
  • Organising and leading internal and external meetings;
  • Supervising and coaching junior staff members and facilitating trainings;

My portfolio included IFRS group audit in agricultural industry with more than 6 significant components, IFRS group audit in merchandising industry with 2 significant components one being a foreign subsidiary, IFRS standalone audit in chemicals industry, special-purpose PSA-based profit tax audit and cost recovery audit in oil and gas industry, Agreed Upon Procedures in construction industry, Financial Due Diligence in retail and consumer goods sectors.

Dec 2012Sep 2015

Audit Assistant

KPMG in Azerbaijan
  • Acting as an incharge of various stand-alone engagements;
  • Managing and co-ordinating the audit engagement;
  • Planning and reviewing the work of the audit team and bringing to completion;
  • Delegating to audit trainee team and supervising them on engagements.
Sep 2011Oct 2011

Audit Assistant

Deloitte&Touche in Azerbaijan
  • Being trained on financial accounting, auditing and internal audit software
  • Left the job for education abroad for graduate degree at Uni of Essex


Sep 2012Jul 2014

MBA in Finance

Azerbaijan State Economic University (ASEU)

Key principal subjects/occupational skills covered

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance

Oct 2011Oct 2012

MSc in Accounting and Finance

The University of Essex

Azerbaijan state scholarship award (top 10% among 900 applicants)

Key principal subjects/occupational skills covered

  • Issues in Financial Reporting
  • Performance Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
Sep 2007Jun 2011

BSc in Finance

Azerbaijan State Economic University (ASEU)

National university entrance exam score: 633/700 (top 1% among 100K applicants)

Key pincipal subjects/occupational skills covered

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Finance


Jan 2013March 2016

ACCA member

ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants)
Oct 2011Oct 2012

State scholarship winner on the education of Azerbaijani youth abroad

The Ministry of Education of The Republic of Azerbaijan

Funding of my master degree at the University of Essex

Aug 2011Aug 2011

Learn and Experience Baltics: Nature, Culture and Spa Tourism

Vidzeme Uni of App. Sciences (Latvia) and Uni of Tartu Parnu (Estonia)

2-weeks summer school on tourism management

Feb 2011Mar 2011

BNP Paribas Ace Manager Simulation Game

BNP Paribas

In teams of three, students solve online business case simulations during 2 weeks

Feb 2010Apr 2010

Project Appraisal and Risk Management for Economic Development

Duke University

Duke University tutors led a course at ASEU for 2 months