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Successfully recorded and maintained all general ledger transactions in an accurate and timely manner, and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards-IFRS

Strong presentation skills and ability to present quantitative results to senior management

Knowledge of statistical programs and ability to write and interpret econometric results

Demonstrated excellent time management skills during a high workload conditions

Configured Oracle 11i Financials E-Business suite and associated functionality using setup document which included, General Ledger, A/C Receivables, A/C Payables, Cash Management, Purchasing, Inventory, and Order Management


Tax Consultant Jan 2013 - Present

H & R Block Inc., Edmonton, AB

Formulating individual tax returns in compliance with federal and provincial tax statutes

Consulting tax handbooks and bulletins to determine procedures for typical tax returns

Assisting clients in income tax savings through pension splitting, tax saving tools and by informing them about deductions and taxable income using accounting background

Providing information on the process of filing deferred tax returns in a systematic way

Became an "Expert" on RRSP/HBP after saving clients $15,000 over a two-year period

Operations Accountant Oct 2011 - Dec 2012

Havin Group, Edmonton, AB

Responsible for full-cycle accounting, including preparation and analysis of financial statements, and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts

Negotiated pricing and delivery plans with suppliers for a seasonal raw material in a timely manner which resulted in savings on budget

Prepared cash flow forecasts and financial analysis for operations manager which resulted in gaining credit facility for business expansion

Implemented the conversion from Microsoft Excel Accounting to a Sage Accpac ERP, which resulted in an increase in overall efficiency

Accounting Assistant Jan 2011 - Aug 2011

Cell World Canada Inc., Rideau Centre, Ottawa, ON

Responsible for bookkeeping and accounting duties including payable and receivable

Completed general ledger analysis to generate financial reports for management

Worked with the corporate accountant to maintain accurate depreciation on company assets

Projected cash flows to manage cash balances and reconciled payments to bank deposits

Enhanced productivity by applying GL coding for all inventory in company database

Maintained professional working relationship with more than 50 vendors and obtained thousands of dollars in discount

Teaching Assistant Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

Department of Economics, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

Conducted tutorial sessions for Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses by solving problems on the board that helped students understand the underlying concepts

Assisted students about quantitative research techniques during office hours and via e-mail

Graded projects and recorded them online while meeting deadlines set by the department

Business Analyst Feb 2010 - Aug 2010

Arif Habib Bank Ltd, Karachi, PK

Ensured timely processing and booking of applications according to the bank policy

Reviewed all applications after pre-screening and cross checking to mitigate fraud

Communicated with business groups to evaluate their business needs and worked with the Information Technology team to implement pragmatic solutions in a timely manner

Managed professional relationship with corporate clients and assessed their financial statements to ensured that bank's return on financing facilities were risk-appropriate

Ensured that group policies, department policies, control guidelines and regulatory requirements are understood and adhered at all times


Project Accountant May 2006 - Dec 2009

Jaffer Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, PK

Provided support to project controller and was responsible for project full-cycle accounting including planned material consumption, ordering, budgeting, and forecasting

Analyzed and evaluated projects and key financial accounts against budget using variance analysis techniques including detailed cost analysis and reconciliations of month-end reports (eg. project profit margin, monthly KPI's, backlog reporting, etc)

Conducted field visits to identify gaps and mapped these gaps with appropriate measures

Updated monthly cost reports with actual to date and forecasts for submission to client

Developed and implemented a generic cost structure suitable for cost tracking for PLC

Developed and implemented the cost control system for estimation, tracking and analysis on projects using budgeted hours vs. actual hours on a monthly basis

Audit Trainee Oct 2003 - Sep 2005

S.S & CO.; Chartered Accountants, Karachi, PK

Responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of International Standards on Auditing and Security and Exchange Commission requirements for audit engagements

Conducted audit and business risk assessment through client meetings and cumulative audit knowledge, and consulted IAS/IFRS bulletins to apply up-to-date audit methodology

Assisted clients in preparation of financial statements in accordance with IAS/IFRS listed regulations, corporate laws and other directives of regulatory authorities

Developed professional working relationship with clients to deliver engagement expectations

Coordinated with professionals in various fields like actuarial, IT, and legal experts

Effectively planned and coordinated assignments to meet stringent deadlines


Accounting Software Packages: Sage Accpac ERP 5.6A (Moderate Knowledge), Oracle 11i Financials E-Business suite (Moderate Knowledge), QuickBooks 2010 (Moderate Knowledge), JD Edwards (Basic Knowledge)

Office Automation: Microsoft Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Statistical Programming Packages: Familiar with SHAZAM and EVIEWS


Professional Diploma in Accounting, CGA Stream 2013

University of Lethbridge, Edmonton Campus, AB

Coursework: Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Business Law, Corporate Finance, Advanced Personal and Corporate Taxation

Independent Coursework, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON 2011

Mathematical Analysis in Economics, Econometrics I, Advanced Macroeconomic Theory,

Competition Policy, Macroeconomic Theory I, Financial Markets and Instruments

M.A / B.A Honours Economics, University of Karachi, PK 2010

Major: International Trade and Finance, Econometrics, Mathematical Analysis in Economics, Monetary Economics, Development Economics Minor: Mathematics, International Relations


Awarded Carleton University Departmental Scholarship for the year 2010 and 2011

Awarded Sidhpur Development Foundation Scholarship for the year 2010 and 2011

Achieved certificate of merit for the year 2000, 2001, 2003 by the Local Education Board

Won silver medal for academic excellence by LEB of Aga Khan Education Service


Worked as an executive committee member for Economics Students Association, University of Karachi for three consecutive years and gained valuable experience by organizing numerous seminars on the topics of economics and finance

Worked as a member and played bagpipe for Ismaili Karimabad pipe band for five years which aimed to collect funds for the education of deprived children's

Participated in organizing a fund raising event for a Carleton University humanitarian organization by setting up event tables and managing the advertising campaign