V Ishal D Idwania

Chartered Accountant with 9 + Years Big 4 and Middle East Experience

  • Trivandrum
  • Chartered Accountant with over 9 years  of cross-cultural experience in Financial Analysis, Auditing (Internal and Statutory), Risk Assessment and Accounts & Finance.
  • Have extensive experience of handling executing and finalizing audits in Middle East(DXB)
  • Possess sound knowledge about prevalent economic / financial reforms in financial markets.
  • Demonstrated abilities in completing audit assignments within time budgets and calendar schedules while handling multiple tasks.
  • Adeptness in formulating & preparing Scope of Audit, Audit Plans, Audit Program and Audit Reports with recommendation & suggestion for improvement in internal control system.
  • Experience of handling Statutory / Internal Audits, Accounting Services, Transaction Services, Business Review, MIS Development, etc. for the clients.
  • An effective communicator with excellent relationship building & interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving & organisational abilities.
Work History
Work History
Nov 2013 - Dec 2015
Assistant Manager – Assurance(MENA(Dubai) Region)
M/s Ernst & Young LLP, BIG 4, Trivandrum
  • Managed a Team of Fifteen-Twenty Team Members (Including Juniors and Seniors)
  • Reviewing of Teams work and rectifying them.
  • Preparing Audit Programs
  • Supervising Execution of Audits and finalising them.
  • Discussing audit issues and resolving them with Ultimate clients and Management.
  • Knows well ET GAM Methodology.
  • Maintaining relationship with Middle East clients in terms of delivery, issues, requirements and ensuring quality.

  Financial statement Audits:

  • Financial Statement Quality Reviews, Preparing Budgets for the audits and getting them approved from onshore client.
  • Entire Project Management of the audit from Initial Calls to Finalisation of Audit.
  • Helping Team Members with their Queries and Clarifying their doubts inorder to ensure smooth completion of audits.
  • Communicating with Onshore Clients to understand their requirements from time to time.
  • Allocation of works among team members,
  • Maintaining the utilisation for team members and self to meet the target hours per annum.
  • Responsible for Day to Day Operations and ensuring deliverables within TAT.
  • Performance Evaluation of Team Members and motivating them from time to time.

  Data Analytics: (Was asked to take care of the new initiative as a result of satisfactory performance feedback from onshore (EY Dubai Senior Manager)

  • Becoming a important part of Data Analytics.
  • Perform DA work on EY Eagle, EY Helix and EY Atlas.
  • Create and manage a team.
Jan 2013 - Oct 2013
Assistant Manager – Global Finance (Member Firm Review Team)
  • Managed a Team of Four
  • Reviewing of Teams work and rectifying them.
  • Completed India and Latin America Reviews.

 Financial statement Audits:

  • Organize an analytical framework that supports the financial statement audits for member firms.
  • Evaluate and implement operating controls, guidelines and processes in accordance with GAAP and IFRS principles.
  • Lead development of persuasive management presentations and other support materials (such as project plans, tracking documents, meeting notes, and status reports) to drive the implementation of projects.
  • Employed a forward looking approach focusing on potential opportunities for improvement, leading directly to actions resulting in better financial and operational metrics. Was able to work with contacts across the firm to resolve tough, complex issues.
  • Ensured open communications and quick and accurate responses to leadership requests as needed.

 Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Analyzed, mentored and managed team in analysis of, member firm financial data, including detailed analysis of Balance sheets and P&Ls and other regular and ad hoc reporting
  • Managed creation of executive-level reports in PPT and Excel, typically for DTTL and member firm finance leadership
  • Managed design and built complex financial models. Developed expertise using DTTL reporting tools and systems, such as SAP BW
  • Effectively managed the team in its daily technical activities, track utilization and allocate workload.

 Team Management

  • Lead R10 team that supports the Senior Manager of the Group.
  • Regularly assessed and recommended to Senior Manager actions to ensure the continuous improvement of team processes, skillsets, financial systems knowledge, general financial knowledge, and quality of output are highest possible; and to mitigate any related risks.
  • Delegated analysed and data requests as needed to R10 team and manages these to completion.
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Practising Chartered Accountant


  • Conducting Internal Audit Assignments of manufacturing companies on Quarterly, monthly and annual basis.
  • Preparation and review of consolidation of Accounts.
  • Preparation of Final Accounts on monthly basis- P&L and Balance sheet with Schedules
  • Statutory audit work related to service tax, excise duty, provident fund and ESI as well as VAT.
  • Taxation work like Form 3 CD, hearings, Computation of Income Tax.
  • Visiting sites for finalisation of accounts and setting up Internal Controls.
  • Fund raising – preparation of projects appraisal reports and liaison with banks.
Feb 2008 - Dec 2009
Research Analyst

Functioning as Equity Research Analyst for Deutsche Bank team, Sweden. Preparing review and preview documents for the Analysts in the GRCM Platform. Generating and updating of models in the Quarter earnings releases. Maintaining databases for select stocks in OMX Stocks exchange for stock lending. Initiating coverage for a retail company in Nordic region.
Managing data base for order Bookings on a weekly basis for few construction companies.
Attending conference with clients and conference call meetings after earnings releases.
Updating and preparation of investment thesis.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2007
Senior Assurance - Financial Services

World's leading Accounting firm(one of the Big Four) Statutory Auditor

Handling audit of financial services clients as Associate Planning. Preparing planning documents/audit programmes; conducting initial discussion with the client. Performing audit, supervising onsite and issuing Adjustment Entries, Financial Statements and Audit Report.


  • Was promoted from level 2 to Become level 3 auditor in February 2007.
Jun 2005 - Jul 2006
Internal Auditor

 World's leading financial Institution(ING)

Managing audit planning including initial discussions with Branch Head or Head of Department, Fieldwork and Finalization-Closeouts. Conducting CAS Audit, BCP and DRP Audit. Highlights: Conducted Branch audits at 6 places around India within limited time. Gave recommendations to lot of branches which would reduce the risks by implementation of effective internal controls. Effectively tried to point out all the statutory points, that normally the branch is unaware due to improper communication from Head Office. Achievements: Was made in charge of preparation, submission of RBI form, which was till then handled by a team of people(department). Created PDF forms for easy and timely submission. 

Aug 1999 - Sep 2002
Trainee - Articleship Training
Ernst and Young ( SR Batliboi & Co.), Hyderabad (India)

Statutory Audits, Internal Audits, Accounting Reviews, MIS Development, Tax Accounts and Stock Audits. (List of clients involved can be made available on request)

Chartered Accountant 
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Osmania University
Pursuing DISA from ICAI
Nov 2009
Diploma in IFRS
FAPPCI, Hyderabad
Working on ERP Packages
Preparation of Financial models from scratch
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Highlights: Successfully conducted statutory audits for :

  • M/s HSBC – Auto Loans Division & GRCA Consolidation & Quarter 1 review, M/s Central Bank International PSC, M/s Gulf Warranties – Auto Insurance Company, M/s Al Mal Capital PSC, M/s Invest Bank, M/s National Bank of Fujairah
  • Actively involved in providing accounting services to Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Limited (Famously known as Du) - Credit Card Sales Reconciliation and Bank Reconciliations.
  • Effectively managed transaction services for M/s Damas LLC – Analysis of Sales outside UAE and within UAE and Reporting.