Muhammad Saleem Barlas
House no. L-48 Sector 7-D-4 North Karachi
Dear Hiring Manager
I am writing to apply for the available position in your organization.
I am a CA Finalist from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and have been working at Grant Thornton Anjum Rahman (Karachi office), a member firm of Grant Thornton International (United States), for more than 3.5 years. Moreover, I am also graduate from University Of Karachi.
I have diversified professional experience of auditing financial statements of business organizations, advising clients on accounting and financial reporting implications of business transactions, advising and providing assistance in implementation of effective internal controls in organizations and other varied special nature engagement relevant to accounting and financial reporting. My responsibilities also entailed coordinating in an effective manner with team members, engagement partner and managers to meet the stringent deadlines and carrying out engagements effectively and efficiently.
I am equipped with high professional values, with focus on results and creativity. The CV attached contains my skills and experience in detail.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss further about how I will contribute as a vital part to the core human capital of your professional organization and how my qualifications may suit your organizational needs.
Muhammad Saleem Barlas
GRANT THORNTON ANJUM RAHMAN (GTAR) (Karachi Office) December 2013 to Date
(A MEMBER FIRM OF GRANT THORNTON INTERNATIONAL)
Worked as Audit trainee, where I was responsible for
1) Planning and execution of audit (as per the requirements of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), local regulatory requirements and firms Audit Methodology).
2) Review of financial statements (as per the requirement
Worked as Audit trainee, where I was responsible for:
Planning and execution of audit (as per the requirements of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), local regulatory requirements and firm’s Audit Methodology).
Review of financial statements (as per the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and local regulatory requirements).
Review of internal control systems and identification of significant weaknesses and recommending improvements therein.
Involvement in developing and performing substantive and analytical procedures for each element of financial statements.
Co-ordination with professionals of various fields like legal, actuarial and IT experts.
Reporting of significant issues to the management and developing good working relationships with the client to deliver engagement expectation.
Reviewing work of junior staff members, ensuring that the work has been performed and documented in accordance with the required standards and providing liaison between junior staff members, engagement managers and partners.
As an Audit Trainee, I lead teams through the planning, execution and conclusion stages of statutory and compliance audits and other varied special nature engagements. My responsibilities included engagement management, client relationship management, and co-ordination with professionals of various fields like legal, actuarial and IT experts and decision-making for resolution of critical reportable matters.
Specific applications of financial reporting framework
During my articles with GTAR of 3.5 years, I had the opportunity to work on following financial reporting framework:
Companies Ordinance, 1984 (sections relating to directors, meetings, investment in associate undertaking, shares issue, loans and mortgages).
Insurance Companies Ordinance and Banking Ordinance
Code of corporate governance (complete)
Application of IFRS.