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As a dual qualified accountant, with a bachelor degree in commerce, I am currently working under the team of KPMG Qatar which I started up as an intern during the the peak audit season of 2016. The placement have enabled me to develop not only specific accounting industry experience, but also a valuable and transferable skill set in this fast-paced sector.  

Before joining KPMG, initially I had worked with Eisa Al Derbasti Accounting & Auditing and Inchcape Shipping Services within accounting and finance related roles. Utilizing excellent communication skills, I developed and maintained successful working relationships with both internal and external staff.  

Having progressing towards ACCA and IMA membership, and having developed my current role, I am now seeking an opportunity to take on greater management responsibilities and work within a multicultural environment.

Work History

KPMG Qatar

Feb 2016Present

Audit Senior Executive

KPMG is a professional service company, being one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, E&Y and PwC. Seated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, KPMG employs 174,000 people and has three lines of services: audit, tax, and advisory.

  • Working in audit at KPMG Qatar means being part of a multi-disciplinary team with a thorough understanding of financial reporting, technical accounting and auditing standards and the necessary business skills to provide value to the clients and other key stakeholders. I started up as an Intern, the placement enabled me to add my contribution to the assurance team during the peak audit season of 2016. The experience was invaluable and I was offered a graduate job at the end of the process which was an added bonus.
  • Involves application of KPMG’s audit methodology to challenge assumptions and provide insight. As well as ensuring clients fulfill regulatory and contractual obligations through the audit, monitor and report emerging risks, providing detailed post-audit feedback to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Sometimes I will be working independently on my own sections of an audit, or I may be leading a smaller team on the audit of a subsidiary or small company. My job involves attending meetings with clients, taking part in discussions with senior members of the KPMG team and presenting my work for review.
  • I Worked with varied teams throughout the year and having a wide portfolio of clients allowed me to get to know people across my function and outside of my department. In addition, I get to meet a lot of people who work at my client firms across functions and roles, which gives me exposure to all areas of the business, improving my knowledge and understanding.
  • The fieldwork involved Obtaining an understanding of client’s business objectives and strategies in the context of industry and environment in which the client operates in order to identify strategic business risks and also involves identification of financial statement risks and financial Statement controls and testing appropriate controls and coordinating the same with senior associates and executives to sort out the problem.
  • Evaluated the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the client management, as well as evaluating and reviewing of overall presentation of the financial statements using  extensive application of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS’s).
  • Prepared financial statements lead schedules for the assurance team and coordinated with the team for the updations.
  • Reviewing internal controls systems and processes and making recommendations for improvements to enhance business and financial reporting processes that are reflective of best practices and risks inherent to the business.
  • Completed mandatory trainings on auditor independence and data privacy guidelines.
  • My experience in audit and assurance department has enabled me to develop a comprehensive understanding of the competitive and regulatory environments of diversified industries as well as accounting and internal control systems implemented at various organisations. Following are the clients in various sectors that have contributed to my professional growth.

As audit Incharge 

Industry

Alfaisal Without Borders Foundation Charity - Not For Profit Organisation
Akzo Nobel L.L.C Chemicals
Dnata Travels Travel & Tourism
Modern Recycling factory W.L.L. Renewable and Environment
Al Faisal Holding W.L.L Holding 
Morson Global management Services W.L.L. Management services

As audit team member  

Industry

Hospitality Development Company Q.P.S.C  Hospitality
Qatar District Cooling Company  Qatar District Cooling Company - Qatar Cool
Carillion Qatar L.L.C Engineering and Contracting
Integral Food Services W.L.L. Hospitality
Private Office of H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Private Affairs Management
Buzwair Engineering & Contracting – Buzwair Holding Engineering and Contracting
Nov 2012Apr 2014

Associate - Internal Audit and Accounting Services

Eisa Alderbasti Accounting and Auditing is a leading audit firm based in Doha, Qatar. Established in 2005, the firm is registered with the Ministry of Business and Trade, State of Qatar and is an independent member of CPA Associates International Inc.

  • Joined as a team member for providing outsourced services and performed a full spectrum of accounting services for  clients, the role  exposed me into various accounting functions, Including Accounts receivables, Accounts payable, Reconciliations, Expenses, Payroll, Invoicing and Billing issues.
  • Evaluated business processes during the outsourcing assignments for effectiveness and efficiency and provided recommendations for improvement if necessary.
  • Deputation engagements exposed to working with Tally Erp, Focus Erp and Sage Peachtree.
  • Based on my performance I was selected as a junior member of the team of four associates to execute internal audit engagements covering financial ,operational and compliance processes by following an audit program involving control evaluation ,audit testing ,report drafting ,audit issues tracking and follow up ,verification of issues closure.
  • Performed internal control testing over financial reporting as related to various business cycles such as costing, fixed assets, inventory, revenues, expenditures, treasury and payroll.
  • Interviewed and documented the results of discussions with the client's management to evaluate the risk of business processes.
  • Bench marked business  processes against leading practices and developed an extensive listings of internal controls for consideration.
  • Produced well documented findings and recommendation and discussed deficiencies with Management and Head of Internal Audit Services.
  • Provided support to the client's anti-fraud programs.
  • Conducted extensive performance appraisals and bench-marking review of  clients and determined root causes for significant unfavorable figures.

Education

Jun 2013Sep 2016

ACCA, Associate Chartered Certified Accountant

  • Exam qualified in September 2016.
  • Pursued the course with the online support from First Intuition London.
  • Part qualified with a distinctive aggregate score of 80% in the fundamentals level [F5-81%, F6-80%, F7-81 & F9-76%], Received Exemptions for the Papers F1,F2,F3,F4,F8 on the basis of previously achieved qualifications (CMA & Bachelors Degree).
  • Four Time High Achievement Award Winner for Papers; F5: Performance Management (Dec 2013), F6: Taxation UK (Jun 2015), F7: Financial Reporting INT (Dec 2014) P7: Advanced Audit and Assurance (Sep 2016) [The award for attaining the highest mark in Qatar].er).
Jun 2008Mar 2011

Bachelor in Commerce with Computer Applications

  • Received merit scholarship from the University.
May 2006Mar 2008

High School - Commerce Stream

  • Pursued schooling from Ideal Indian School - Doha, State Of Qatar.
  • Achieved Medal of Honor for becoming the subject topper in Business Studies & Economics.

Core Competencies

Financial accounting
IFRS
International Auditing Standards
KPMG Audit Methodology
MS Office

Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word

Volunteer Experience

Associate – Registration Support Services
ICC WCF 8th World Chambers Congress
Apr 2013 - Doha ,Qatar

Information Pod Supervisor
UN Climate Change Conference Doha 2012
Dec 2012 - Doha ,Qatar

Athletes Village Sports Leisure Facility Associate
Arab Games Organizing Committee
Dec 2011 - Doha ,Qatar

Personal Details 

Marital status: Single
Nationality: Indian
Date of Birth: December 26th, 1989
Qatar ID #: 28935601188 - Validity: April 3rd, 2018 -Sponsor: KPMG Qatar 
Visa Status: Residential Permit
Driving License: LMV (Qatar)

Languages

English
Arabic
Hindi
Malayalam

Employment References 

★ Waseem Thawfeek  - Senior Manager, Audit
KPMG Qatar

Mobile: +974-33046510, Email: [email protected]

★ Sunith Gayan Perera -  Senior Manager, Audit
KPMG Qatar
Mobile: +974-55359340, Email: [email protected]