Summary

I am a seasoned, versatile, and results-driven Senior Financial Management Professional with uncompromising integrity and over 10 years’ experience in finance field. Instrumental in establishing transformative strategies, translating financial results to the senior management, and leading a collaborative execution of key organisational priorities that drive growth and profitability. Highly motivated Executive, combines a customer-focused and operational mind-set with rigorous financial management to maximise the revenue, profitability, and shareholder value. I am an accomplished leader with a clear direction to improve strategies, and actions, as well as aptitude to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line profits.

My key skills include Financial Management, Income & Sales Tax Statements, Internal/External Financial Audits, Payroll Processing, QuickBooks & Peach Tree, Financial Analysis & Reporting, Petty Cash Management, Risk Assessment & Mitigation, Bank Reconciliation, MS Office Suite, Cash Advances & Reconciliation, Compliance/Due Diligence, Financial Operations Policies, Financial Forecasting and Human Resources Management

Currently I am engaged with Tabadlab Private Limited, as a Head of Finance Department, where I designed annual audits, monthly income, and sales tax statements filing, annual income and sales tax filing as well as examined petty cash and bank balances to ensure dependency of funds on program needs. Attached is my CV which showcases my progressive experience and successful track record for leading successful initiatives. My professional background and great industrial exposure coupled with an excellent track record makes me an ideal candidate for executive roles. As such, I would welcome a discussion regarding opportunities with your organization that fit my background.

Experience

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Head of Finance Department
Tabadlab Private Limited
Oct 2018 - Present | Islamabad, Pakistan

Supervised grants and annual forms filing with SECP, produced financial proposals and variance reports for projects/bids, and delivered report regarding global cashbook, status of budgets and financial situation to Chief Executive. Formulated periodical forecasts and any amendments and presented financial management advice on revisions of budgets. Reconciled bank and cash accounts to assure financial and resource accountability and effective management for auditing.
Key Accomplishments:
• Designed annual audits, monthly income, and sales tax statements filing, annual income and sales tax filing as well as examined petty cash and bank balances to ensure dependency of funds on program needs.
• Skillfully examined medical expenses, subsistence allowances, and mobile phone usage and reconciled salary payments to staff, including national insurance and tax liabilities to assure recovery.
• Generated donor financial reports in line with donor reporting requirements, examined ongoing levels of expenditure on individual programs as against budget and delivered timely advice of likely over or under-spends.

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Manager Finance
Development Alternatives Incorporated Pakistan (DAI - P) Pvt. Ltd
Apr 2013 - Aug 2018 | Islamabad, Pakistan

Produced contracts for grantees, vendors, short term consultants, framework, call down agreements, addendum, work orders, engagement, and appointment letters. Directed vetting, compliance, and due diligence of potential partners, including grantees, employees and vendors to verify legal status in Pakistan. Led spot checks / monitoring visits and project closeout meetings as well as produced exchange gain/loss reports for grants released to verify expenditures during activity in field by sub-contractors and regional campaign organizers. Supervised implementing partners’ compliance with agreed terms under signed contract/ agreement and created variance reports on monthly and quarterly basis.
Key Accomplishments:
• Liaised with insurance companies and banks to retain DAI e-FBR account for tax purposes, including timely deposit of withholding tax and sales tax and assure premium payment, employee claims, and OPD refunds.
• Played a role as main point of contact for directing internal/external financial audits for project and revising financial, grants and operational manual time to time to make changes in accordance to the prevailing laws.
• Represented Alif Ailaan in all projects finance meeting by DAI – Pakistan to discuss on going changes in Pakistani tax laws, internal financial reporting systems, and donor reporting systems.
• Proficiently generated financial reports in light of agreed terms of grantees, revised vouchers prepared by Programme Officer Finance, and resolved income and sales tax issues in a timely manner.
• Entered new budget line codes for programme expenditures, processed payment for all short terms consultants have been processed for the month, and sent timesheets for all consultants to DAI.

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Finance & Admin Officer
SACH - Struggle for Change
Dec 2010 - Sep 2012 | Islamabad, Pakistan

Designed financial operations policies and procedures manual, as well as supervised and reconciled books of account with bank statement by using different software (Quick books & MS Office) on daily basis. Reviewed and processed disbursements to vendors, contractors, consultants, suppliers after ensuring that allowed items with grant funds provided in timely manner. Prepared financial forecasting of the activities and reconciled bank statements on a regular monthly basis for project bank accounts. Supervised daily cash demands and reimbursements submitted by field offices in compliance to activity plan.
Key Accomplishments:
• Effectively monitored cash flows of the program on monthly basis and prepared monthly cash flow projections to guarantee availability of funds for smooth operations.
• Coordinated financial audit with external auditing firm, conducted internal financial audit, reviewed financial audit report observation, and developed financial reports such as budget monitor, quarterly and annual financial reports to donor.
• Discussed budget revisions with donor, computed tax income and tax liability of employees and vendors, and disbursed monthly salaries to staff after deduction of taxes.
• Created contract documents, verified monthly staff reports and timesheets, and guaranteed deductions and deposit of income tax withheld u/s 149 & 165.

Education

University of Lahore
Masters, Masters in Science, Masters in Science‎
Accounting & Finance
CGPA 3.0/4
2011

Skills

1 yearAuditors
5+ Years Budget Creation & Management
5+ Years Compliance
5+ Years Finacial Management
5+ Years Grant Monitoring
5+ Years Internal Audit
4 Years New Projects
5+ Years Operating Agreements
3 Years QuickBooks

Languages

Expert Urdu
Expert English

Kashif Contacts

Bisma Irshad
Indus College of Commerce & CPE, wah cantt