Please turn on your javascript Usama Zahid - CA Trainee - Unilever Pakistan Limited - Karachi, Pakistan

Summary

Certificate in Accounting and Finance (CAF) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) having 7 months of experience with the country’s leading FMCG company Unilever and previous experience of more than two and half years with one of the big 4 Chartered Accountancy firm EY Ford Rhodes.

KEY SKILLS:
• Internal audits & Capacity Assessments
• Local Taxation matters
• SOX & COSO compliance reviews
• IAS and IFRS
• Financial and program implementation audits
• Policy & Procedures Manual documentation
• Gap analysis and report writing
• Internal control risk assessment

Experience

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CA Trainee
Unilever Pakistan Limited
Sep 2017 - Present | Karachi, Pakistan

Seconded from EY Ford Rhodes and working in the Tax Department of Unilever Pakistan. Major responsibilities include: • Development of Tax Dashboard to assist senior management getting a bird’s-eye view of direct and indirect taxes paid by the company along with historical trends and controls compliance tracker etc. • Filing of monthly and annual Withholding Tax Statements. • Preparation of workings and filing of monthly sales tax returns and exemption requests. • Dealing with all the notices received from Federal and Provincial Taxation Authorities. • Ensuring that all customers accept the pending Credit Notes issued by the Unilever through contacting them, non-acceptance of which had resulted in additional tax liability of over PKR 90 million. • Assisting the team in preparation of tax workings for quarterly advance tax. • Making tax payments. • Collaborating with various departments to gather data for the audits conducted by Federal Tax Authority.

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Executive Consultant
EY Ford Rhodes
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017 | Islamabad, Pakistan

Assignments includes:
• VEON & Jazz: Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) 404 compliance review of Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (Jazz) to test the effectiveness of internal controls designed on the basis of SOX 404
• Citi Bank Pakistan: COSO Implementation review ensuring their compliance with the Internal Control Guidelines of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) & COSO Framework
• Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan: Identifying the gaps and assessing Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) in the process of General Banking Operations of the Bank
• Askari Bank Limited: Diagnostic review of the Agriculture Financing Portfolio to assess the design of Agriculture and Rural Business Division (ARBD) of bank and identifying gaps
• PTCL & Ufone (PMCL): Alignment of Policy and Procedure Manuals of holding and subsidiary company PTCL and Pakistan Mobile Communication Limited (PMCL/Ufone)
• Karandaaz Murree Brewery: Internal Audit to Identify various gaps in current practices and policies of the company and suggesting sustainable improvement ideas and practical recommendations for the mitigation of the risks identified
• State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) USA: Public Financial Management Risk Assessment (PFMRA) to identify and assess PFM fiduciary risk and to present potential and practical risk mitigation measures of National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF)
• World Bank: Capacity assessment of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to analyze the institutional structure and overall capacity of BISP field offices all over Pakistan
• UNICEF: Financial and Programme Audit of multiple Implementing Partners in Pakistan
• DFID & UN Agencies i.e. UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA: Micro assessments of diverse portfolio of corporate and public entities in Pakistan e.g. Ministry of Health, Planning & Development Department, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics etc. and other Non-Government Organizations

Education

ACCA Pakistan
Certification, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants‎
Accounting & Finance, Strategic Financial Management, Auditing
Incomplete
2018
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
Certification, Chartered Accountant‎
Accounting & Finance, Auditing, taxation
Incomplete
2018

Skills

1 yearFinance
1 yearInternal Audit
1 yearInternal Controls
Less than 1 YearTaxation

Languages

Intermediate English
Expert Urdu