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Summary
Accurate and detailed Financial Analyst with planning, budgeting and accounting expertise. Analyzes market changes and plans personal investment strategies to maximize customer satisfaction.
Skills
  • Financial modeling
  • Superior time management
  • Financial reporting expert
  • Bookkeeping
  • Variance analysis
  • Complex problem solving
  • Account reconciliation
  • PeopleSoft expert
  • Superior research skills
Experience
FINANCIAL ANALYST Jul 2014 to Feb 2017
AKH Company Leicester, Leicester Shire
  • Analyzed legal documents, including wills, insurance policies and corporate contracts.
  • Designed and created weekly and monthly spending reports.
  • Streamlined spending analysis to a more accurate, efficient and automated process.
  • Partnered with business development to identify major account opportunities.
  • Supplied necessary industry and market research to target new businesses. .
  • Identified operational processes inefficiencies and recommended necessary improvements.
  • Analyzed utilization and capacity against performance goals.
  • Coordinating and consolidating of annual business plans.
  • Coordinating meetings between Analysts and clients.
  • Conducted periodic risk analysis and evaluation for Provision for Loan Loss (PLL).
  • Providing analytical perspectives to important strategic decisions.
  • Developed financial analysis reports and presentations by applying acquired financial principles.
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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT Feb 2012 to Feb 2014
TESCO DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LTD NORTH AMPTON
  • Developed, produced and enhanced risk reports for all business units.
  • Analyzed financial information obtained from clients to determine strategies for meeting clients' financial objectives.
  • Reviewed clients' accounts and results regularly to determine whether life changes, economic developments or financial performance indicated a need for plan revision.
  • Interpreted data on price, yield, stability, future investment-risk trends, economic influences and other factors affecting investment programs.
  • Investigated red flags for fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, tax evasion, false accounting statements, organized crime, terrorist financing and insider trading.
  • Maintained confidentiality of bank records and client information.
  • Prepared internal quarterly and annual portfolio monitoring reports.
  • Communicated regularly with management regarding portfolio performance and new loan transaction quality.
Education and Training
MSc Accounting and Finance - 2013
Merit, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University
BA (Hons), Accounting and Finance 2010 Leicester Business School, De Montfort University Accounting and Finance
ACCA Part qualified Part Qualified modules includes: Accounting in Business, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate and Business Law, Performance Management, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Audit and Assurance and Financial Management.
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Professional Summary
Multi-skilled & experienced accounting professional contributing 15+ years across Corporate accounting & reporting, ensuring solid financial management, process improvement, regulatory compliance, and implementation of the business vision into operations. 
Affiliations
Member - Certified Public Accountant (CPA), UK *Member - Certified Internal Control Association (CICA), USA *Member - Certified Internal Auditors (CIA), USA *Member - Certified Internal System Auditors, USA
Skills
  • Successfully led complete four cycle financial accounting including: account receivable, accounts payable, payroll, journal entry, billing & collections, and monthly financial reporting.
  • Budgeting; preparation & controlling of monthly & yearly budgets including CAPEX.
  • HR & benefit administration, monthly payroll generation/uploads and reconciliations, ensuring proper personnel records.
  • Ensured Global & Local Reporting is made as per given timelines to the local & global management
  • Interface for YE Financial & Internal Audit;
  • Responsible for the setting product costing standards, monthly review, reporting & accounting of variances
  • Identifying and improving internal controls, processes and systems, identified and streamlined process and control overlaps and gaps
  • Well versed with implementation & monitoring of SOX compliance
  • Appropriate understanding of applications including SAP, SAP-B1, Infinium (ERP), LIMS (Log Inventory & Management System) Oracle, Quick Books, Peach Tree & Hyperion
Work History
Accounting Manager, 06/2013 to Current
Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc Alberta, Canada

Alberta-Pacific, being one of the top 100 employers in Canada & one of the leading Pulp company in North America, is comprised of over 400 team members, operates in a self manage team environment, valuing focus on excellence, teamwork, continuous learning, ethical business practices, work/life balance & accountability, resulting in a perceptible company growth annually.

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.
  • Supervises staff accountants and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, yearend audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities Ensured a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
  • Ensured an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Coordinates budget and quarterly forecasting activities.
  • Collaborated with the other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.
  • Monitored and analyzed department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Advised staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.
  • Responds to inquiries from the CFO, BUL's and other finance and organization wide managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.
  • Work with the Controller to ensure a clean and timely year end audit.
  • Supervise the general ledger group to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Actively involved in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Provided training to new and existing staff as needed.
  • Worked with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
  • Support CFO with special projects and workflow process improvements.
  • Key Achievements: Established robust operational & financial reporting structure, to support leadership & operational lead teams for Woodlands Division, in strategic & day to day decision making, with a key focus on timeliness & accuracy.
  • Successfully launched & implemented contingency coverage plan for Finance Department.
  • Restructured, revised & effectively implemented more than 40 key Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Implemented Intra-Divisional Transfer Pricing Accounting & Operational Procedure for ILS Division.
  • Introduced & effectively implemented Record Management Guidelines for Finance Division.
  • Enhanced LIMS reporting capability & replaced 15 manual Excel based reports by system generated reports, this is achieved with close coordination with IT, business group & compliance.
  • Implemented monthly reporting validation process, structured information generation & review process, ensuring reporting accuracy & information substantiation.
  • Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Reviewed collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.
  • Collected and reported monthly expense variances and explanations.
Senior Associate Central Accounting, 02/2013 to 05/2013
Scotia Bank Toronto, Canada

Scotia bank offer personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking products and services through professional team of more than 81,000 Scotia bankers, serving the diverse needs of over 19 million customers in more than 55 countries.

  • Assist in the administration of Central Accounting Unit - Investment Accounting as per Scotia Service standards & Complaint Resolution Standards.
  • Reconcile all assigned accounting systems on a daily basis Monitor & ensure compliance with laid down procedures & report exception as per escalation rules.
  • Verify the accuracy & completeness of transactions initiated by Branches & authorize investment accounts Responsible for the resolution of customer & branch enquires/complaints within assigned timeframes & standards Adopted & acquired complete proficiency in Central Investment Intralink Module in shortest possible time of three days.
Controller, 08/2011 to 10/2012
Arysta LifeScience Limited

Headquartered in North Carolina & with a major market share in North America, the company operates in125 countries worldwide with more than 5,000 employees. Arysta LifeScience has earned more than $ 20 Billion in Revenue in 2012.

  • Directed complete four cycle financial accounting including: account receivable, accounts payable, payroll, journal entry, billing & collections, provisions & accruals and monthly financial reporting Developed and maintained accounting policies in accordance and in compliance with IFRS 10 direct reports Month-year end financial reporting Annual Budgeting preparation Ensured monthly consolidation & reporting of results to HQ in North Carolina & Tokyo in a multi-currency environment through Hyperion.
  • HR & benefit administration, monthly payroll generation/uploads and reconciliations Identify and develop process improvement initiatives, including enhancements to existing ERP system, in particular as it relates to the Accounting department Responsible for the setting product costing standards, monthly review, reporting & accounting of variances Oversee AR & AP Interfaced with external auditors; provide assistance for the preparation of audit working papers.
  • Developed and execute analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service launches).
  • Handled all corporate banking arrangements including investments & financing facilities as well as pricing.
  • Finalized comprehensive arrangement for L/C's, Discounting, Running Finance, Project Financing & Bank guarantees, negotiated collaterals.
  • Performed product portfolio analysis Key Achievements: Restructured GL codes upto five layers & ssuccessfully implement SAP B1 financial accounting software to enhance financial reporting capabilities.
  • Developed more than 20 multi-dimensional & in-depth reports to support decision making process Developed & implemented Signature Mandate that helped in defining limit of authorities of officials/departments.
  • Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
Commercial Controller, 01/2008 to 07/2011
Siemens Pakistan Engineering Co. Ltd
  • Siemens' principal activities are in the fields of industry, energy, transportation and healthcare.
  • Siemens employ approximately 360,000 people across nearly 190 countries and reported global revenue of approx 73.5 billion euros for the year of 2012.
  • Responsibilities includes reviewing the General Ledger, generating financial reports, initiating and monitoring the budget process, developing and implementing cash management strategies, developing financing strategies, and allocating Corporate Overhead expenses Responsible for the BU's commercial accounting & reporting.
  • Ensured monthly & yearly closing with necessary effects to provisions/accruals Prepared yearly budgets & monthly rolling forecast.
  • Monitored BU financial performance & reported variances with briefing.
  • Monitored cash inflows & outflows with respect to AP & AR Ensured compliance and facilitate SOX implementation, nominated SOX Tester for BU's compliance testing Implemented BU wide ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) protocol as per Siemens AG guidelines Responsible for local & global reporting Monitored the commercial aspects of all contracts & projects to comply with statutory / contractual obligations including cost control, profitability, documentation and timely realizations of payments.
  • Responsible to approve offers/bids as per approved EBIT & gross margins targets Assisted in Internal & external audits Involved in the periodic review of all major orders with respect to cost and schedules, evaluate risk and opportunities.
  • Reporting to the General Manager, directly supervised six individuals at this assignment Key Achievement: Received awards for generating Customer Advances worth CAD 6M, effective Assets Management, working capital management, cash generation and for achieving planned EBIT.
  • Successfully achieved Order EBIT target through effective cost monitoring & controlling.
Manager Finance, 10/2002 to 12/2007
ZAFA Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
  • ZAFA operates with 13 dedicated pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, employs more than 3,000 employees & manages a portfolio of more than 400 products.
  • The company also has a manufacturing facility in Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Assisted GM Finance in Overseeing and managing all aspects of the Finance and accounting processes and systems, ensuring the financial position of the company or affiliates is properly reflected in accordance with IFRS.
  • Directed complete accounting function for this pharmaceutical manufacturer including: account receivable, accounts payable, payroll, journal entry, billing & collections, and monthly financial reporting.
  • Assigned Additional charge of Logistics & Imports department considering the high level of commitment Ensured availability of sound banking facilities to facilitate business needs, including LC's, Leasing & project financing Ensured monthly & yearly regulatory compliance with SECP & FBR directives Coordinated with costing department in working out product cost standards & ensured timely accounting affects every month.
  • Coordinated Internal & external audits including yearly physical stock checks.
  • Performed system control reviews & improvements Key Achievements: Selected to restructure products distribution and logistics for maximum efficiency as a special assignment requested by top management hierarchy.
  • Credited for effectively implementing Oracle Financial in the Finance Department.
Financial Accountant, 01/1999 to 09/2002
Indus Pharma Ltd
  • The company is among the top five national pharmaceutical companies, established in 1969 & currently operates with more than 2,000 employees in Pakistan.
  • Indus has a wide range of products & manages a portfolio of more than 400 products.
  • Assisted Head of Finance in successfully establishing a fresh system of accounting, finance and administration, and molded the team to handle modern day information, service and control entity.
  • Prepared Month End Trial Balance, Income Statement and Balance Sheets Full Cycle Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Analyzed financial results Reconciliations of Bank Balances Perform cost and variance reporting and analysis Coordinate external audits Regulatory filings Played a pivotal role in achieving ISO 9002 certification of IPPL and ensured continual implementation and compliance to the quality standards.
  • Selected to handle additional charge for human resources management as special assignment in absence of an independent department.
Divisional Planner, 09/1997 to 12/1998
Clariant Chemicals Ltd
  • The company has a turnover of around US$8 billion and is headquartered in Muttenz - Basel, Switzerland.
  • Clariant manufactures a range of specialty chemicals.
  • It operates in more than 150 countries with a workforce of more than 100,000 employees.
  • Successfully performed products management for the division with comprehensive indexing, analysis of products dynamics, forecasting sales and optimizing range accordingly.
  • Effectively assessed and allocated division's budget, instituting relevant controls as part of division's financial management, and handled additional responsibility of administration of Clariant's Korangi Scientific Center.
Audit Supervisor, 05/1992 to 04/1996
Chartered Accountants
  • Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.
  • Worldwide more than 167,000 professionals worked for this top tier organization, through its high quality professional services E&Y earned CAD 24 billion in Revenue in 2012.
  • Commended for effectively auditing Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries, Financial Institutions, Petroleum and related products based Industries, Logistics and Distribution companies among others.
  • Planning and executing through to completion of review and compilation engagements.
  • Identifying engagement and file risk areas.
  • Preparation and analytical analysis of financial statements.
  • Communication with fellow staff and partners to resolve engagement issues in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with clients and client staff to complete engagements in a time efficient manner.
Education
MBA:
MBA: Corporate Finance & Accounting, Strategic Finance, 2008
Iqra University - Karachi
Certifications
  • Member – Certified Public Accountant (CPA), UK ·        
  • Member – Certified Internal Control Association (CICA), USA
  • Member – Certified Internal Auditors (CIA), USA ·        
  • Member – Certified Internal System Auditors, USA  
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Summary

18 years of experience across various industries, has allowed this dynamic and results-driven Financial Controller, Accountant, and Entrepreneur to be successful at leading high-performing teams through all phases of projects to achieve and surpass the goals of the company. Strongly focused on cutting company costs and boosting company revenue through innovative management and software development skills. 


Highlights
  • 6+ years Commercial experience for Australian Private and ASX listed companies
  • 4+ years experience in New Zealand Public Practice
  • Expert in Financial Statements and Tax
  • Leadership
  • Flexible Team Player
  • Customer-Oriented
  • Ability to Coach, Mentor and Manage a team to success
  • Strength in Software Development, System Implementation, Planning & Training
  • ERP systems
  • IT Management - Hardware, Software, and Network
  • Advanced in Multimedia, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash & Director
  • SQL Script, Database Backup & Restore
  • Complex problem solving
Experience
Austcor Packaging Wetherill Park, NSW Financial Controller 11/2010 to Current

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing finance team AR, AP and Admin
  • Prepare & Prepare monthly financial reports
  • Tracking all capital spending against approved capital requests
  • Yearly preparation of statutory statement for external accountant
  • Aligning all financial activity with the regulations of the GAAP
  • Reviewing all tax returns prepared by individual departments before approval
  • Liaison with Insurers & Auditors
  • Maintaining key relationship with internal & external stakeholders
  • Coaching new staff on quality, efficiency and productivity
  • Conducting KPI analysis on machine productivity
  • Financial & production budget forecasting
  • Conducting cash flow forecast

Achievements:

  • Project Leader for Microsoft Dynamics GP (ERP System) upgrade and custom integration development
  • Developed customised integration and automation process for AP & AR to improve productivity
  • Effective FBT Planning to save thousands of dollars on taxation
  • Implemented Pallet & Tools recovery procedures & policy - Pallet recovery increased by 75% and Tools recovery increased by 100%
  • Project Leader for customised software development of Paper forecasting and ordering system
  • Revised Customer Non-Compliance Report procedures to reduce turnaround time and promptly respond to customers
  • Developed Sales Actual VS Budget Analysis Report using PivotTables, saving the Sales Supports Manager a weekly 8 hours of work
  • Created new credit application process to open accounts within 24 hours
  • Redeveloped and restructured the existing Daily Management Report with Chart Analysis
  • Developed customised FRX reporting to save accounts a monthly 4 hours of work
  • Developed tools, customised reports & integration to increase Accounts Team productivity
  • Team Member for new CRM system development & implementation
Rebel Sport Limited Silverwater, NSW Assistant Financial/Tax Accountant (Temp) 10/2010 to 11/2010

Responsibilities Included:

  • Prepared Financial accounts, and GL Reconciliations
  • Finalised Income Tax returns for a group of companies
  • Prepared Income Tax pack with supporting documents
  • Researched on tax issues
  • Liaison with ATO
Achievement:
  • Implemented Australian taxation knowledge & thorough research skills to prepare income tax returns for a group of companies?
Murdoch Books Pty Ltd Sydney, NSW Assistant Financial Accountant (Temp) 08/2010 to 09/2010

Responsibilities Included:

  • Prepared Royalty & General Ledger Reconciliations
  • Royalty Statements
  • Reviewed and revised Author contracts
  • Performed Complex calculations

Achievement:

  • Used advanced Excel skills such as Macro, Pivot Table, Vlookup, Sum if to calculate complex Royalty Income and Royalty reconciliations.
UCC Australia Pty Ltd Wetherill Park, NSW Financial Accountant (Temp) 04/2010 to 08/2010

Responsibilities Included:

  • Prepared accurate and reliable monthly reports
  • GL, Bank and Rebate Reconciliations
  • BAS & GST Reports
  • Trained staff for MYOB Exo and accounting process
  • Revised and streamlined inefficient work procedures with automation software
  • Investigated and resolved discrepancies in monthly bank accounts while under tight deadlines
  • Tracked all capital spending against approved capital requests 

?Achievements:

  • Displayed a quick aptitude of understanding of business procedures and the newly implemented MYOB Exo software
  • Developed new accounting procedures and conveyed leadership skills through training staff and management
  • Developed and customised reports using Crystal Reports for Bank and Managing Director
  • Prepared work papers and reports for Complicated Stock maintenance, cost allocation, and GL and Bank Reconciliation
  • Developed Budget Forecast for Financial and Sales team
Devine Consulting LTD New Zealand Senior Accountant 04/2006 to 04/2010
Responsibilities Included:
  • Thoroughly reviewed financial statements and tax audits to correct any discrepancies
  • Analysed costs and revenues to project future trends
  • Supplied detailed tax documentation needed to submit accurate corporate returns
  • Provided IT & System implementations support to clients
  • Liaison with Auditors and IRD
Rapid Labels Ltd New Zealand Assistant Accountant (Temp) 01/2006 to 04/2006
Enable Group New Zealand Junior Accountant 07/2005 to 11/2005
Beyond Imagination Global Ltd New Zealand Photo Restoration Artist 10/2003 to 07/2005
Pixels Craft India Entrepreneur 09/1998 to 03/2003

Responsibilities Included:

  • Sales, Marketing & Finance
  • Project calculation
  • Budgeting & Cash flow forecast
  • Staff Management

 Achievements:

  • Successfully established & operated a new business, managed staff and developed new innovative products in Kids education software, Satellite Models.
Education
BAS Agent Skills 2015 Open Colleges
Professional Accounting School: PAS- PCE 2 2008 Abel - Nzica, Auckland, New Zealand
Graduate Diploma in Business: Accounting 2006 Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Bachelor of Commerce: Adv. Accounting & Audit 1993 Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Affiliations
  • BAS Agent, Tax Practitioners Board (2015 - Current)
  • Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand (Previously known as ICAA) (2011 – Current)
  • Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand (Previously known as NZICA) (2009 – Current)
  • ACA of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountant (2007 – 2009)
References
References available upon request.
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Professional Summary

10 years of Projects Managerial and accounting  with a familiarity with construction practices. Strong skill set in financial modeling, budgeting, negotiations, computer programs, and communications.

Work History
Acount Manager 01/2016 to Current
Rapid Security Services inc Los Angeles, CA
Projects Manager 2014 to 2016
Mogbel Althekear Real Estate Co. Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Financial Accountant 01/2012 to 01/2014
Al Kayid Brothers Co Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia
Education
Bachelor of Science : Business Administration University Of Gazira
Associate of Science : Programming & Information System University Of Khartoum
Training

Project Management Professional Training , PMI

Skills
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • high-energy and flexible.