Syed Abdul Rafay Athar

Director Management Consultants 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

Director Management Consultants

CREATIVE GROUP OF CONSULTANTS - Islamabad
  • Supervision of audit assignments being performed on clients in accordance with International Standards on Auditing.
  • Execution of Internal and External Annual Audits.
  • Designing of audit programs and working paper schedules for the recording and storage of audit evidences, drawing and recommending valid audit conclusions for partner's review.
  • Designing and execution of compliance tests, substantive tests and analytical tests. Drafting of management letters. Preparation of accounts from incomplete records and book keeping of financial records of clients.
  • Assisting clients on redesigning of manual systems to computerized systems.
  • Assisting clients on selection of computerized accounting systems.
  • Assisting clients on Companies' secretarial work, forwarding of registration documents to registrar of Companies and assisting in fulfilling other legal requirements for registration.
Feb 2012 - Sep 2014

Head of Finance & Operations

Zia-ul-Haq & Sons (Pvt) Ltd - Islamabad  

Head of Finance:

  • Looking after systems in Finance Function including cash and payments.
  • Finalizing reports prepared and ensuring integrity.
  • Implement and keep maintained system for proper accounting.
  • Identify and ensuring tracking of costs and its drivers.
  • Maintain system for items data, and correct value of items by audit activity.

Operations:

  •  It includes auditing works in Admin, Warehouse, Logistic, HR and catering. Ensure right man at the right job by time studies and skill matching.
  • Supervise system of material purchase, transport and delivery.
  • Oversee activities in cleanliness, client satisfaction and timely response.
  • Control reporting in vehicles, routes, usage and service to clients.
  • Implement system for data availability and finest client service.
  • Ensure system of transparency for products, data and records.
  • Control timely availability of items of need to active personals.
  • Foresight planning to control cost, increase service and timeliness.

Internal Audit:

  • Works with the Directors and HR BPs on issues diagnosis to develop solutions.
  • Provides coaching, thought leadership, and strategic advice to senior leadership.
  • Provides decision support for business decisions, including analytic.
  • Directly manages all Solutions Delivery resources and provides work prioritization and resourcing methodologies.
  • Ensures consistency in approach and drives improvements in processes.
  • Utilizes knowledge gained through HR BPs, COE partnerships, and business leaders to provide guidance and recommendations to Solutions Delivery Team on efficient, effective and best-in-class solutions and processes.
  • Manages talent pipeline and development of Solutions Delivery Team members.
Jul 2009 - Jan 2012

Manager Training & Coordination – RCIB

RIPHAH UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL- Islamabad
  • Helped newly established and particularly a difficult and very new theme naming Riphah Centre for Islamic Business(RCIB) in managing MBA-Finance admissions in it
  • Performed Administrative and Financial matters of many promotional activities to build awareness about RCIB and for improving public relations
  • Organized and actively handled finance Related issues in many events on RCIB platforms to liaison with Corporate World
  • Arranged Project/Visits for RCIB to uncover the potential benefits of Islamic Business & Finance, and kept the financial record thereof.
  • Organized training sessions managed meetings and kept the RCIB record in a well-mannered approach, and through financial transparency and record keeping.
Oct 2008 - Jul 2009

Senior Manager Accounts & Consulting

CREATIVE GROUP OF CONSULTANTS - Islamabad
  • Managing team and responding to the clients for their Financial reporting matters and arranging with them to discuss issues in this respect,
  • Managing internal Finance of the company,
  • Managing various clients and finances side by side,
  • keeping separate books and record for each type of project and client,
  • Development of financial policies and procedures, budgeting, cash forecasts and cash flows,
  • Strengthening financial controls,
  • Establishing systems that meets the reporting requirements of the organization/donors Conducting on-the-job training of finance staff
Nov 1999 - Oct 2008

Group Finance Manager – North Pakistan

AKBAR GROUP OF AVIATION – Islamabad

 Group Companies:

  • Viking Travels Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Akbar Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Crown Travels
  • Akbar Seguro
  • Royal Orchid Restaurant

 Financial Responsibilities reporting to Senior Vice President Finance KHI 

  • Airline wise Agents Sales Receivables records
  • Airline wise Refunds Payable records
  • Airline’s Ticket Stocks (Stock Inventory)
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Monthly Profit & Loss Statements
  • Monthly Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Monthly Sales Tax Return
  • Daily Cash , Bank & Funds Position (Funds Management)
  • Meeting & Correspondence with Bankers & Others
  • Staff Income Tax, E.O.B.I Statement and Group Hospitalization Statement
  • Staff Salaries, Loans , Advances and other payments 

Administrative Responsibilities reporting to Senior Vice president North Pakistan 

  • Office Equipment ,Computers , Furniture & Fixture etc Record
  • Company Vehicles ,Insurance, Lease & Other Record
  • Company Vehicle maintenance Record
Apr 1998 - Nov 1999

Assistant Manager Finance – Karachi

AKBAR GROUP OF AVIATION – Karachi
  • Offices Periodical Visit to Branch Offices for deduction of fraud or error
  • Preparation of Branch Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Comparison of periodical expenditures, Budgeting & Variance Analysis
  • Preparation of different type of schedules for Management & B. O.D meetings
  • Preparation of Airline wise Accounts for Management Reporting
  • Analysis of monthly ISB & LHE Profit & Loss statements for managemen
Jul 1993 - Aug 1997

Audit Trainee / Audit Supervisor 

Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder & Co. Chartered Accountants - Member Firm of Ernst & Young 

During my four years article ship period with Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder & Co., planned, supervised, reviewed, and finalized various statuary audits.

Some of them are:

  • Textile Industry
  • Shipping Industry
  • Consumer Products Industry
  • Media & Publishing
  • Special Bank Audit

Education

Education
2012

M.Phil - Management

University of Lahore

Research paper in progress

2007

MBA - Finance 

University of Lahore

Major Subjects :

  • Financial Accounting
  • Principle of Management
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership & Human Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Analysis Financial Statement
  • Management Strategy & Policy
  • Project Management

1994

B.Com

University of Karachi