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Career Summary

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant with three & a half years’ professional training experience with PwC Pakistan (Lahore office).
  • Experienced of client relationship management, dealing directly with senior client management and Engagement Partners.
  • Experienced of doing full financial statement audits, reviews, full disclosure compilations and operational assignments.
  • Accomplished ability to work as a team member and autonomously when needed.

Professional Qualification

2016

Chartered Accountant

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)

Academic Qualification

2009

Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FSc)

Government Zamindar College, Gujrat
2007

Matriculation

Pakistan International Public School (PIPS), Gujrat

Professional Experience

Jun 2012Nov 2015

Trainee Associate- ABAS (Assurance and Business Advisory Services)

A. F. Ferguson & Co. Chartered Accountants (A member firm of the PwC network)

Planned and executed operational audits in various capacities ranging from entry level Audit Associate to Audit In-charge of various business areas included testing of design and effectiveness of internal controls of complex business processes. Supervised and trained junior associates and interns on audit processes and assessed their performance on audit engagements.

Gained experience in the areas of:

  • Performing statutory audits as per International Standards on Auditing (ISAs);
  • Preparation of Financial Statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting
  • Accounting Standards (IFRSs) and Companies Ordinance, 1984;
  • Report writing
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients' employees
  • Reviewing Credit Portfolios;
  • Performing Branch Audits 
  • Performing gap analysis in internal controls and providing recommendation for the improvement of internal controls;

Undertook planning and finalization of engagements, resolution of key issues arising out of engagements, reporting on compliance with statutory requirements, review of tax computations and drafting of mandatory communication with the management and those charged with governance. 

The experience gained here was instrumental in enhancing the ability to lead, adapt, time management, work within a team, interact with clients and deliver result-oriented outputs. And helped in developing commercial acumen and gaining insight of business processes.

A list of engagements is as follows, 

Statutory Annual Audits:

MCB Bank Limited                                                          Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
 - December 31, 2012                                                       - June 30, 2014
 - December 31, 2013                                                       - June 30, 2015

Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited                    MCB Employees Foundation
 - December 31, 2014                                                        - June 30, 2012
 - December 31, 2015                                                        June 30, 2013

Punjab Livestock Dairy Development Board
 - June 30, 2013

Half Yearly Review Engagements:

MCB Bank Limited
 - June 30, 2012
 - June 30, 2013

Special Assignments:

Due Diligence for Acquisition of a Bank

Team member on Due Diligence Engagement for acquisition of a Bank. The engagement involved preparing an overview of the target bank by taking into account its performance over the last three financial years, key financial and non-financial indicators. Performed high level credit review of loans disbursed by the target banks including commenting on their recoverability and pricing mechanism used for setting the net spread above KIBOR on these loans.

Third Party Validation (PEF & PEC examinations and 6-Monthly assessment with ASI)

Team leader on the engagement to perform agreed upon procedures for the board examinations conducted by Punjab Examination Commission and academic tests organized by Department of International Development (DFID) under Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP).

The scope of work was,

  • To observe the pilot process and comment on design of controls and anti-cheating embedded in the process;
  • To observe the adequacy of the oversight and monitoring of the process
  • To observe the independence and efficiency of the process; and
  • To provide recommendations that might assist with re-direction or re-evaluating the process to improve delivery of expected.

Agreed upon Procedures

Performed agreed upon procedures for Pepsi Cola International (Private) Limited (PCI) for the verification of advertising & marketing expenses of PCI bottlers included Shamim & Company (Private) Limited and Naubahar Bottling Company (Private) Limited.

Internal Audit Assignment

Team leader on internal audit of the Citizens Commission For Human Development (CCHD), a national level non-governmental organization.

Other Skills & Competencies    

  • Information Technology and Computer Skills:
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    Extensive exposure of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    - Hands on experience with PwC’s audit support software 'Aura'.
  • Personnel management and Presentation Skills
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    Have successfully supervised, trained and managed engagement team of up to 70 team members during the third party  validation assignment.
  • Proficient in English and Urdu languages

Interests

Forex & binary options trading, sports and movies.

References

Available on request.