Basic Info

Zeeshan Ahmad

12 years

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Master's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Finance Manager at Mathaq Investment Company

Experience Details

Finance Manager

Accounting/Finance

Manager

I joined this company as Finance Manager and my job encompass the responsibilities included in treasury, accounting and book keeping, budgeting and internal controls,. I am reportable directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and my duties include the following:
• Providing and interpreting financial information;
• Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends;
• Formulating strategic and long-term business plans;
• Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance;
• Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities;
• Managing a company's financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems;
• Liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out;
• Producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines;
• Managing budgets; and
• Supervising staff


Company Details

Mathaq Investment Company

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

101-500 employees

Food and Beverage Production

N/A

Apr 2015 to present (1 year 8 months)
Deputy Manager Internal Audit at Sitara Chemical Industries Limited

Experience Details

Deputy Manager Internal Audit

Accounting/Finance

Manager

• Participate with the Chief Audit Executive in the preparation of the overall audit plan by having continuous meetings with the senior management and the Board of the company to have their input on potential risks and weaknesses in the existing internal control system of the company.
• Preparation of the Audit Planning Memorandum (at engagement level) including the scope of the engagement, the audit objectives to be obtained and the work required to be performed to obtain the required objectives.
• Responsible for transmission the Audit Commencement Letter to the auditee and to coordinate with the auditee on the suitable timing for having an engagement opening meeting in order to have a concurrence on the scope and the objectives of the engagement.
• Conducting a risk assessment at individual engagement level and identification of controls in place to mitigate the identified risks.
• Performing the audit procedures to evaluate that the controls in place are operating effectively through testing and interviewing techniques.
• Identification of control gaps and the opportunities for improvement.
• Perform engagement level audit activities including field work, documentation of the results of the audit work performed, analysis of the information gathered and formulating an opinion, defining the level of risk being faced and the appropriate corrective actions required to be taken.
• Liaise with the management on audit recommendations so that the same are implemented in letter and spirit and also to make regular follow of such recommendations till these are not implemented. Also to prepare a status report in this regard on monthly basis for presentation to management.
• Timely preparation of draft audit report for the auditee for discussion and review by the auditee. Modification of the draft audit report on the basis of the input received from the auditee and thereafter submission of the final report to the top management, the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors of the company.
• Ensure that Company’s business operations / process and employees’ actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and applicable laws and regulations.
• Ascertain that the company assets are effectively preserved and protected against all possible threats of loss and misuses e.g. fixed assets, stocks, stores, funds, imprests.
• Responsible for the training of new recruits in the audit department.
• Reviewing the service agreements (including maintenance, lease, construction, housekeeping etc.) and checking that services are rendered only as per agreed terms and conditions and any deviations are separately agreed.


Company Details

Sitara Chemical Industries Limited

faisalabad, Pakistan

More than 1000 employees

Manufacturing

www.sitara.com.pk

Jun 2013 to Mar 2015 (1 year 9 months)
Assistant Manager Internal Audit & Advisory Services at Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair & Co.

Experience Details

Assistant Manager Internal Audit & Advisory Services

Accounting/Finance

Experienced (Non-Manager)

My duties are primarily focused on providing Group BOD with an assurance that internal control environment is adequate, effective, efficient and the risks are mitigated to an acceptable low level. I was reportable directly to Direct Internal Audit & Advisory Services and my job description (for Saudi Arabian and Overseas operations) is given below:
• Perform audit activities including planning, field work, reporting and assignment wrap up for assignments performed for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia operations and also for Overseas Operations.
• Collect and analyze data to detect deficient control, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud or non compliance with laws, regulations and management policies.
• Prepare detailed reports or audit findings. Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income and expenditures.
• Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions. Examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system’s reliability and data integrity.
• Review and analyze annual reports, financial statements and other records, using accepted accounting and statistical procedures to assess the financial condition of the entity.
• Inspect cash on hand, notes receivable and payable, negotiable securities and cancelled cheques to confirm that the financial records are accurately reported and disclosed.
• Examine whether the organization’s objectives are reflected in its management activities and whether employees understand the objectives. Examine records and interview workers to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations.
The Internal Audit Activity at Fawaz A. Al Hokair has been rated as one of the BEST IN THE REGION by DELIOTTE & TOUCHE as a result of the External Quality Review performed by them during the months from December 2011 to January 2012.


Company Details

Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair & Co. (multinational)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

More than 1000 employees

Retail

www.fawazalhokairfashion.com

Feb 2011 to Dec 2012 (1 year 10 months)
Assistant Manager Internal Audit at Sitara Chemical Industries Limited

Experience Details

Assistant Manager Internal Audit

Accounting/Finance

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Perform engagement level audit activities including field work, documentation of the results of the audit work performed, analysis of the information gathered and formulating an opinion, defining the level of risk being faced and the appropriate corrective actions required to be taken.
• Liaise with the management on audit recommendations so that the same are implemented in letter and spirit and also to make regular follow of such recommendations till these are not implemented. Also to prepare a status report in this regard on monthly basis for presentation to management.
• Timely preparation of draft audit report for the auditee for discussion and review by the auditee. Modification of the draft audit report on the basis of the input received from the auditee and thereafter submission of the final report to the top management, the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors of the company.
• Ensure that Company’s business operations / process and employees’ actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and applicable laws and regulations.
• Ascertain that the company assets are effectively preserved and protected against all possible threats of loss and misuses e.g. fixed assets, stocks, stores, funds, imprests.
• Responsible for the training of new recruits in the audit department.
• Reviewing the service agreements (including maintenance, lease, construction, housekeeping etc.) and checking that services are rendered only as per agreed terms and conditions and any deviations are separately agreed.


Company Details

Sitara Chemical Industries Limited

faisalabad, Pakistan

More than 1000 employees

Manufacturing

www.sitara.com.sa

Feb 2009 to Feb 2011 (2 years)
Senior Audit Supervisor at Zahid Jamil & Co. (Chartered Accountants)

Experience Details

Senior Audit Supervisor

Accounting/Finance

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Statutory audits in accordance with IFRS based financial reporting framework in vogue in Pakistan.
• Continuous Internal Audits.
• Management audits and special assignments including performance of internal audits.
• Assisting management in development of internal control systems of various companies.


Company Details

Zahid Jamil & Co. (Chartered Accountants)

faisalabad, Pakistan

101-500 employees

Accounting and Auditing Services

www.zahidjamilco.com

Mar 2004 to Nov 2008 (4 years 8 months)

Achievements


I was part of the Internal Audit Team at Fawaz A. Al Hokair which was rated as one of the BEST IN THE REGION by DELIOTTE & TOUCHE as a result of the External Quality Review performed by them during the months from December 2011 to January 2012.


I was nominated for the award of “BEST AUDITOR (Internal Audit Division)” for the financial year ended June 30, 2007 in the Annual General Meeting of Zahid Jamil & Co. (Chartered Accountants).


I was awarded “GOLD STAR SHIELD” for outstanding performance and securing first position in class during three consecutive years (i.e. from 1996 to 1998) while I was doing O’ Levels.

Education

BBA in accounting and finance

Education Details

BBA

accounting and finance

al khair university, Pakistan

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Financial Accounting; Management Accounting; Cost Accounting; Taxation; Corporate Laws

N/A

al khair university
2009 - 2013
High School - Other

High School Details

Other

Government college faisalabad

Pakistan

2000

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

F.Sc. (Pre Engineering) from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Government college faisalabad
2000

Certifications

Certificate details

Chartered Accountant (Final)

Jul 2009

90% out of 100

N/A

N/A

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

N/A

Certificate details

Public Finance Accountant

Nov 2011

90% out of 100

N/A

N/A

Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants

N/A

Certificate details

Certified Financial Consultant

Mar 2013

N/A

N/A

N/A

Institute of Financial Consultants (USA)

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Presentation Skills Training Course

Jan 2002

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

N/A

Training/Course Details

Computer Practical Training

Jan 2002

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

N/A

Training/Course Details

Development Course for Managers

Jan 2014

Pakistan Institute of Management

N/A

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Advanced

Urdu

Urdu

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Arabic

Arabic

: Beginner

: Beginner

: Beginner

: Beginner

Tools and Technologies

ACL

ACL

: Intermediate

: High

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1-3 years

Team Mate

Team Mate

: Intermediate

: High

:

1-3 years

SAP

SAP

: Intermediate

: High

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3-5 years

Fields of Expertise

Risk Based Internal Auditing

Risk Based Internal Auditing

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Financial Reporting

Financial Reporting

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Key Skills

Analytical, Problem Solver, Flexible / Adaptive, Details-oriented, Supportive

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