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A S I M I S M AI L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mobile: +971 55 6491843
E-mail: merchant_asim@yahoo.com

SUMMARY
Specialistauditingandaccountingprofessionalwith8
+yearsofexperience
in
industry
andBig
4accountingfirms, including circa 5 years of experience in Internal Audit.Stronggraspof auditing
andaccountingprinciples
andwellversedinaudit
methodologyandfinancialreporting–
experiencedinauditingtoptierfinancialinstitutionsandother diversifiedcompanies.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES





Team-player with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
Strong emphasis on integrity, honesty, respect for others, pursuer of excellence and innovation
Robust time management, organization and project management skills
Enthusiastic self-starter, goal oriented ready to work effectively under pressure
PROFESSIONALQUALIFICATION

CharteredAccountant–Instituteof CharteredAccountantsof Pakistan(ICAP)
CertifiedInternalAuditor(CIA)(USA)
Chartered CertifiedAccountant(ACCA)(UK)

Dec2009
Dec2006
Dec2004

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Al Khaleej Sugar - Jamal Al Ghurair Group
Internal Audit Department (Dubai,UAE)
Assistant Manager Internal Audit

Jul2012 –Nov 2013

As an Assistant Manager Internal Audit in Al Khaleej Sugar - Jamal Al Ghurair Group, I am
reporting to Chief Internal Auditor and my responsibilities, mainly, comprise of:
Assisting the Chief Internal Auditor in developing and maintaining annual risk assessment, annual
audit plan and any updates to the Senior Management. In addition, ensuring that the Annual audit
plan focuses on the review of high-risk business areas identified during risk identification and
assessment exercise;
Ensuring that the internal audit programs under the audit cycle stated in the Annual Internal Audit
Plan are properly executed to provide assurance that the objectives stated under the Internal Audit
role in the Internal Audit Charter are aligned towards the achievement of overall company objectives;
Planning and scheduling audits and reviews in consideration of staffing availability and audit
priorities, sometimes managing multiple projects concurrently, including special ad-hoc investigations
and consultancy works as may be requested by Senior Management;
Ensuring that audit assignments are conducted by Internal Auditors in accordance with the
International Auditing Standards and providing real time supervision and review of audit work
performed by the audit team during fieldwork;
Conduct detailed review of audit work performed by the IA Staff to ensure compliance with
International Internal Auditing Standards and that all audit findings and issues are properly
documented, communicated and agreed upon with the auditees; and
Review and ensure that audit report is prepared in a concise manner and that audit issues are

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placed in appropriate context with recommendations presented in a persuasive manner for proper
implementation by the auditees.

Major Achievements:








I Assisted the Chief Internal Auditor in establishing the department almost from scratch including the
hiring of qualified and experienced team members, set up policy and procedures for the internal audit
department and train the junior auditors in maintaining standards for working papers as per guidelines
set out in standards established by Institute of Internal Auditors, USA.
Developed policy and procedure manual for procurement and disposal of IT Assets based on best
industry practices, resulting in standardization of process and removal of inefficiencies and
bottlenecks.
Designed and drafted reports covering the related risk/implication and come up with recommendations
in a way that it helps facilitate the implementation process by the process owners (to streamline
processes and to operate in an effective and efficient manner to achieve he ultimate and long term
objectives of the group).
Designed Business Dash Board for major business units likes sales and marketing, supply chain
management, HR and Admin, and Finance and Accounting which provide the Chairman with a quick
overview of the business to facilitate decision making.


ArabtecHoldingP.J.S.C
InternalAuditandRiskManagementDepartment(Dubai,UAE)
Group SeniorInternalAuditorreporting to Audit Manager / Chief Audit Executive

Feb2011 –Jun 2012

During my tenure in Arabtec Holding PJSCas GroupSenior Internal Auditor, I performed various riskbased Operational and Financial audits of multi-billion dirhamconstruction projects of the company.
Key activities performed were:






Provide input to the development of the overall Audit plan, by assessing and prioritizing risks both
within individual business areas and at a corporate level;
Plan and execute fieldwork that involves activities such as preparing detailed scoping of work in line
with the Audit Plan or Adhoc requests, prepare audit risk matrix, prepare audit program, coordinate
fieldwork with business units;
Planning appropriate qualitative/quantitative tests and evaluate system of internal controls to be
carried out during audit to achieve audit scope;
Develop audit findings and recommendations and discuss findings with auditees to achieve agreement
or understand their concerns on corrective actions;
Report and document the results of fieldwork in order to support findings, prepare audit report
summarizing fieldwork and brief auditees/management as deemed necessary.
WORK PROFILE – STATUTORY AUDITS

Sep2008–Jan2011
AssuranceServices(Dubai Office,UAE)
EngagementAuditor reporting to Audit Manager
My key work experience in Statutory Audits, gained with

, Dubai office is as under:


Project management from the planning stage to audit completion. This includes planning, budgeting,
managing and coordinating with the engagement manager to deliver assurance services on time and
according to the budget.
 Analyzing the external and internal business environment. Assessing the business risks, ensuring
adequate business risk management activities and compliance to policies and procedures.
 Performing a detailed review of the operations and internal control systems in a computerized

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environment, to identify weaknesses in the system and to give recommendations for improvement.

Some of the leading clients, dealt in

are:

Real Estate and Construction
- Tameer Holding (Real Estate)
- Al Naboodah Construction

Retail and Hospitality
- Pindal Limited
- Dubai Creek Club
- Emirates Golf Club

Manufacturing
- Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) LLC
- Dodsal Resources FZCO

Financial Institutions and Exchange Houses
- Dubai Bank
- Aman Insurance
- Dubai Tadawul
- Redha Al Ansari Exchange Establishment

OTHERSPECIALASSIGNMENTS
From2006-2008,
IworkedintheRisk
AdvisoryServices(RAS),an
Advisorydivisionof
A.F.Ferguson&Co(memberfirmof
),asaRiskConsultant.Iwaspartof
ateamresponsibleforimplementationof
COSOInternalControl–
IntegratedFramework.Specifically,myresponsibilities includedimplementationoftheframeworkintheareasof
AccountOperations and Treasury.Keytasksperformed:




Understandinganddocumentationof As-IsProcesslevelcontrolsintheform ofprocessflows;
Benchmarkingofcontrolswiththerequirementof COSOFrameworkandrequiredregulations;
DevelopmentandsubmissionofGapAnalysisandRecommendationsReportandTo-Beprocess
levelcontrols;and
Discussionswithmanagementandsubmissionoffinaldeliverables.
Mysignificantcorporateclientsincluded:
BANKINGANDFINANCE
 HBLLimited(Pakistan)
 AlliedBankLimited(Pakistan)
PROFESSIONALCOURSESATTENDED
Participatedandattendedtrainingcoursesandworkshopsonthefollowingtopics:
VariousCourseson AuditMethodologies and IFRS
Courses onConsultingSkills,KnowledgeManagement, Communication and Leadership skills
Ernst&Youngauditsoftware(CasewareandGAMx)training
Participated in SAP Forum SUGMENA Conference held in Dubai, UAE.
COMPUTERSKILLS

Proficientuserof MicrosoftOfficeSuite(W ord,Excel,PowerPoint, Visio)
Audit Leverage (Internal Audit Documentation Tool), Team Mate Audit software and ACL
Working knowledge of SAP R/3
PERSONAL DETAILS
Nationality
Date of Birth
Marital Status

:
:

:
Pakistani
th
5 November 1983
Married

Page 3
Languages Known

:

English, Urdu and Arabic (basic)

Page 4

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Asim ismail cv

  • 1. A S I M I S M AI L Dubai, United Arab Emirates Mobile: +971 55 6491843 E-mail: merchant_asim@yahoo.com SUMMARY Specialistauditingandaccountingprofessionalwith8 +yearsofexperience in industry andBig 4accountingfirms, including circa 5 years of experience in Internal Audit.Stronggraspof auditing andaccountingprinciples andwellversedinaudit methodologyandfinancialreporting– experiencedinauditingtoptierfinancialinstitutionsandother diversifiedcompanies. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES     Team-player with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills Strong emphasis on integrity, honesty, respect for others, pursuer of excellence and innovation Robust time management, organization and project management skills Enthusiastic self-starter, goal oriented ready to work effectively under pressure PROFESSIONALQUALIFICATION CharteredAccountant–Instituteof CharteredAccountantsof Pakistan(ICAP) CertifiedInternalAuditor(CIA)(USA) Chartered CertifiedAccountant(ACCA)(UK) Dec2009 Dec2006 Dec2004 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Al Khaleej Sugar - Jamal Al Ghurair Group Internal Audit Department (Dubai,UAE) Assistant Manager Internal Audit Jul2012 –Nov 2013 As an Assistant Manager Internal Audit in Al Khaleej Sugar - Jamal Al Ghurair Group, I am reporting to Chief Internal Auditor and my responsibilities, mainly, comprise of: Assisting the Chief Internal Auditor in developing and maintaining annual risk assessment, annual audit plan and any updates to the Senior Management. In addition, ensuring that the Annual audit plan focuses on the review of high-risk business areas identified during risk identification and assessment exercise; Ensuring that the internal audit programs under the audit cycle stated in the Annual Internal Audit Plan are properly executed to provide assurance that the objectives stated under the Internal Audit role in the Internal Audit Charter are aligned towards the achievement of overall company objectives; Planning and scheduling audits and reviews in consideration of staffing availability and audit priorities, sometimes managing multiple projects concurrently, including special ad-hoc investigations and consultancy works as may be requested by Senior Management; Ensuring that audit assignments are conducted by Internal Auditors in accordance with the International Auditing Standards and providing real time supervision and review of audit work performed by the audit team during fieldwork; Conduct detailed review of audit work performed by the IA Staff to ensure compliance with International Internal Auditing Standards and that all audit findings and issues are properly documented, communicated and agreed upon with the auditees; and Review and ensure that audit report is prepared in a concise manner and that audit issues are Page 1
  • 2. placed in appropriate context with recommendations presented in a persuasive manner for proper implementation by the auditees.  Major Achievements:     I Assisted the Chief Internal Auditor in establishing the department almost from scratch including the hiring of qualified and experienced team members, set up policy and procedures for the internal audit department and train the junior auditors in maintaining standards for working papers as per guidelines set out in standards established by Institute of Internal Auditors, USA. Developed policy and procedure manual for procurement and disposal of IT Assets based on best industry practices, resulting in standardization of process and removal of inefficiencies and bottlenecks. Designed and drafted reports covering the related risk/implication and come up with recommendations in a way that it helps facilitate the implementation process by the process owners (to streamline processes and to operate in an effective and efficient manner to achieve he ultimate and long term objectives of the group). Designed Business Dash Board for major business units likes sales and marketing, supply chain management, HR and Admin, and Finance and Accounting which provide the Chairman with a quick overview of the business to facilitate decision making.  ArabtecHoldingP.J.S.C InternalAuditandRiskManagementDepartment(Dubai,UAE) Group SeniorInternalAuditorreporting to Audit Manager / Chief Audit Executive Feb2011 –Jun 2012 During my tenure in Arabtec Holding PJSCas GroupSenior Internal Auditor, I performed various riskbased Operational and Financial audits of multi-billion dirhamconstruction projects of the company. Key activities performed were:      Provide input to the development of the overall Audit plan, by assessing and prioritizing risks both within individual business areas and at a corporate level; Plan and execute fieldwork that involves activities such as preparing detailed scoping of work in line with the Audit Plan or Adhoc requests, prepare audit risk matrix, prepare audit program, coordinate fieldwork with business units; Planning appropriate qualitative/quantitative tests and evaluate system of internal controls to be carried out during audit to achieve audit scope; Develop audit findings and recommendations and discuss findings with auditees to achieve agreement or understand their concerns on corrective actions; Report and document the results of fieldwork in order to support findings, prepare audit report summarizing fieldwork and brief auditees/management as deemed necessary. WORK PROFILE – STATUTORY AUDITS Sep2008–Jan2011 AssuranceServices(Dubai Office,UAE) EngagementAuditor reporting to Audit Manager My key work experience in Statutory Audits, gained with , Dubai office is as under:  Project management from the planning stage to audit completion. This includes planning, budgeting, managing and coordinating with the engagement manager to deliver assurance services on time and according to the budget.  Analyzing the external and internal business environment. Assessing the business risks, ensuring adequate business risk management activities and compliance to policies and procedures.  Performing a detailed review of the operations and internal control systems in a computerized Page 2
  • 3. environment, to identify weaknesses in the system and to give recommendations for improvement.  Some of the leading clients, dealt in are: Real Estate and Construction - Tameer Holding (Real Estate) - Al Naboodah Construction Retail and Hospitality - Pindal Limited - Dubai Creek Club - Emirates Golf Club Manufacturing - Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) LLC - Dodsal Resources FZCO Financial Institutions and Exchange Houses - Dubai Bank - Aman Insurance - Dubai Tadawul - Redha Al Ansari Exchange Establishment OTHERSPECIALASSIGNMENTS From2006-2008, IworkedintheRisk AdvisoryServices(RAS),an Advisorydivisionof A.F.Ferguson&Co(memberfirmof ),asaRiskConsultant.Iwaspartof ateamresponsibleforimplementationof COSOInternalControl– IntegratedFramework.Specifically,myresponsibilities includedimplementationoftheframeworkintheareasof AccountOperations and Treasury.Keytasksperformed:    Understandinganddocumentationof As-IsProcesslevelcontrolsintheform ofprocessflows; Benchmarkingofcontrolswiththerequirementof COSOFrameworkandrequiredregulations; DevelopmentandsubmissionofGapAnalysisandRecommendationsReportandTo-Beprocess levelcontrols;and Discussionswithmanagementandsubmissionoffinaldeliverables. Mysignificantcorporateclientsincluded: BANKINGANDFINANCE  HBLLimited(Pakistan)  AlliedBankLimited(Pakistan) PROFESSIONALCOURSESATTENDED Participatedandattendedtrainingcoursesandworkshopsonthefollowingtopics: VariousCourseson AuditMethodologies and IFRS Courses onConsultingSkills,KnowledgeManagement, Communication and Leadership skills Ernst&Youngauditsoftware(CasewareandGAMx)training Participated in SAP Forum SUGMENA Conference held in Dubai, UAE. COMPUTERSKILLS  Proficientuserof MicrosoftOfficeSuite(W ord,Excel,PowerPoint, Visio) Audit Leverage (Internal Audit Documentation Tool), Team Mate Audit software and ACL Working knowledge of SAP R/3 PERSONAL DETAILS Nationality Date of Birth Marital Status : : : Pakistani th 5 November 1983 Married Page 3
  • 4. Languages Known : English, Urdu and Arabic (basic) Page 4