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Danish Mehmood - ACA, CPA
Microsoft Dynamics AX Certified Professional
8+ years post qualification experience
Excellent skills in IFRSs
(Managing Group Financial Reporting of 20+ local and foreign
operations and was part of IFRS expert team at firm level)
Contact details:
Address: Al Barsha 1, Dubai
Mobile: +971 52 675 8207
Email: danish.mehmood@outlook.com
Chartered Accountancy (ACA) 2014
Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
Certified Public Accountancy (ACPA) 2013
Associate Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan (ICPAP)
Associate Public Accountant (APA) 2006
Associate Member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA)
Bachelors of Commerce 2005
University of Karachi
Microsoft Certified Professional 2015
Microsoft Dynamics AX - 2012
PROFILE SUMMARY
- Proactive and results oriented with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, financial management
and auditing.
- Solid planning and organizational skills in coordinating all aspects of each project from inception through
completion.
- See the big picture and plan appropriate strategies to achieve results. Well disciplined with proven ability
to manage multiple assignments efficiently under extreme pressure while maintaining tight deadline
schedules.
- Strong team builder and facilitator, fosters an atmosphere that encourages highly talented accounting
professionals to balance high level skills with maximum production.
- Effectively communicate direction, commit people to action and convey complex information in easily
understood formats.
- Committed, honest and highly-driven team leader with excellent analytical, problem solving, planning,
organization, and interpersonal skills.
- Specialties: Financial Reporting, Performance & Financial Management, Audit & Assurance, ERPs
implementation.
QUALIFICATIONS & Certifications
Danish Mehmood – CV(continued….)
PROVEN JOB ROLE
Group Chief Accountant (reporting to Group Manager Finance and Vice President Finance) in
IFA HOTELS & RESORTS GROUP (Well-established multinational Real Estate Developer and Hospitality Group
operating in UAE, USA, UK, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, and South Africa consisting of over 20 subsidiaries and joint
ventures) from Jul 2013 to date
Role and responsibilities consist of:
Daily Tasks
• Review and approve journal entries;
• Review and verify purchase orders and supplier payments as per the policies and budgets before
Vice President’s and Senior Vice President’s final approval;
• Review daily bank position to devise plans for collections and making payments to suppliers;
• Supervise invoicing and the collection of receivables;
• Manage resolution of issues faced by the finance team in Ms. Dynamics AX; and
• Mentoring and leading the staff in their day to day activities.
Monthly/Quarterly/Annual Tasks
• Facilitate and ensure month end closing tasks are done timely. These include bank reconciliations,
intercompanies and joint venture accounting, suppliers and customers balance reconciliations,
fixed assets register updates, finance cost calculation and recording, booking accruals, prepaid
expenses amortization, related parties reconciliations etc;
• Ensure the allocation and charging of corporate service cost for shared services e,g, finance,
human resource, information technology, administration etc. is as per the approved management
allocation policies;
• Lead the valuation of fixed assets and investment properties from independent valuers and
incorporate resulting adjusting entries;
• Liaise with the external auditors at all stages i.e. pre-audit, audit and post-audit for agreeing audit
timelines, ensuring all the required audit information/documents and signed audit reports are
arranged as per agreed schedules on annual and quarterly basis, conducting meetings with senior
audit team at planning and finalization stages to resolve key issues identified, arranging
Engagement Letters, Key Issues Memorandums and Letters of Representations etc.;
• Manage monthly staff payroll;
• Prepare monthly management accounts as per senior management requirements with the
responsibility to ensure aberrations in numbers are identified and corrected before presentation of
accounts in front of senior management;
• Work closely with MIS team for preparing monthly MIS reports with respect to variance and ratios
analysis (at both levels i.e. comparisons with budgets and prior period figures);
• Assist in the preparation of annuals budgets; and
• Dealing with Tax advisors for handling tax matters (e.g. tax liability computations, tax return filing
and payments etc.) of subsidiaries operating in tax environment (e.g. UK and Mauritius).
Tasks relating to Group Financial Reporting
• Liaise with finance teams of subsidiary companies in UAE, UK, USA, Kuwait, South Africa,
Mauritius and Lebanon for intercompanies accounting and Group Consolidation;
• 15 days before the quarter end I circulate Group Audit timelines stating the audit and financial
reporting plan to the finance teams of subsidiaries;
• At the same time I also share updated template of financial reporting pack required from the
subsidiaries;
• Review financial reporting packs received from subsidiaries and get the issues/inquiries resolved
by the relevant finance personal;
• Run consolidation process and make necessary adjustments for acquisition and disposal of
subsidiaries, intergroup transactions elimination, NCI adjustments etc.;
• Get the separate and consolidated financial statements audited;
• Facilitate auditors in ensuring financial statements include adequate disclosures required by
IFRSs; and
• Review final draft of group’s financial statements before signatures of the auditors and directors.
Danish Mehmood- CV(continued….)
Supervisory Senior Audit – (reporting to Audit Manager and Audit Partner) in Grant Thornton – UAE
and Pakistan from Jun 2007 to Jun 2013 (progressive carrier from Audit Trainee to Audit Supervisor)
Responsibilities include
• Overall planning of audit, understanding clients' business processes, assessment of business and
audit risk, performing overall analytical review, supervision of the engagement and finalization;
• Budgeting time, cost and resource needs for the assignment including variance analysis of budget
and actual costs;
• Evaluating Internal control systems and risk management procedures, identifying weaknesses
therein and making recommendations to the management;
• Testing the appropriateness of recognition and measurement policies for financial statement line
items, performing control testing and substantive procedures to verify classes of transactions,
account balances and disclosures;
• Reviewing consolidated financial reporting packs and ensuring consolidation process is done as
per the requirements of IFRS 3 and IFRS 10;
• Ensuring joint arrangements are properly evaluated and accounted for as per IFRS 11 and IAS-28;
• Ensuring proper disclosures are included in financial statements for financial assets and liabilities
as per IFRS 7, interest in other entities as per IFRS 12, fair values are adequately measured and
disclosed as per IFRS 13;
• Testing customer and vendors subsidiary ledgers reconciliation, ageing analysis and bad / doubtful
debts provision;
• Impairment testing for financial instruments as per IAS-39, property, plant, equipment and
intangible assets as per IAS-36;
• Ensuring appropriate valuation of inventories as per IAS-2, property, plant and equipment as per
IAS-16 and investment properties as per IAS-40;
• Verifying current, deferred and prior tax expense computations and ensuring relevant liabilities and
assets are booked as per IAS-12;
• Testing intercompany and joint venture balances including consolidation entries and ensuring the
adequacy of disclosure for related parties transactions and balances in accordance with IAS 24;
• Querying large data sets and general ledgers to identify unusual / dubious accounting entries, non -
compliance with and bypassing of internal controls and fraud identification;
• Preparation of separate and consolidated financial statements including notes to the accounts in
accordance with IFRS and local GAAPs;
• Maintenance of discipline and enforcement of firm's policies;
• Ensuring conduct of assignments in strict conformity with firm's policies, International Standard on
Auditing, and Corporate Laws;
• Apart from all this getting up to date with the latest developments in laws, regulations and
accounting and auditing standards and providing leadership and on-job training to staff for
professional development;
• Conducting training sessions for staff on auditing and firm’s audit strategy; and
• Being part of firm’s IFRS team assist in preparation of material for updates in financial reporting
standards for circulation at firm’s and clients’ level.
Major industries covered during association with Grant Thornton included:
Hospitality, Construction, Facilities Management, IT related, Education, Trading, Manufacturing, Financial
Institutions etc..
Other tasks
• Update and maintain master chart of accounts to reflect the transactional activities;
• Manage audit requirements for special assignments such as AUP (Agreed Upon Procedures) for
related party transactions, liquidation of companies, fraud incident reports etc;
• Assist Funding Advisor in fulfilling the requirements of financial institutions for financing; and
• Facilitated the implementation of Ms-Dynamics AX 2012 across the Group companies.
Danish Mehmood- CV(continued….)
• Financial Reporting as per IFRSs
• Financial Analysis
• Cash Flow Management
• Budgeting and Forcasting
• Audit and Compliance
• Internal Controls
• Investment Appraisals though techniques such as NPV, IRR, Payback Period
• Financial and Risk Management Decisions
• Leadership and People Management
• Team player and Multitasking
• Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Nationality : Pakistani
Date of Birth : 18th March 1985
Visa Status : Employment Visa (hold UAE driving licence as well)
Languages : English, Arabic (learning in progress), Hindi & Urdu
Will be furnished upon request.
SKILLS
PERSONAL DETAILS
REFERENCES
Assistant Auditor – (reporting to Senior Auditor) in Moores Rawland - Pakistan (Mid-level audit firm)
from Jun 2006 - May 2007
Responsibilities include
• Assisted with all aspects of the audit process including planning, fieldwork and completion;
• Carry out the assigned elements of audit work in an effective and efficient manner e.g. verification
of revenue, cost of sales, operating expenses, payroll, depreciation and amortization calculation,
fixed assets schedule, bank reconciliations etc.;
• Performed cash and inventory counts at financial period end at various clients;
• Proposing audit adjustments and resolving audit issues identified during field work;
• Review of financial statements for casting checks, tracing figures to notes, chalking with final trial
balance, applying disclosure checkist etc.; and
• Acted as in-charge on smaller and less complex assignments.

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  • 1. Danish Mehmood - ACA, CPA Microsoft Dynamics AX Certified Professional 8+ years post qualification experience Excellent skills in IFRSs (Managing Group Financial Reporting of 20+ local and foreign operations and was part of IFRS expert team at firm level) Contact details: Address: Al Barsha 1, Dubai Mobile: +971 52 675 8207 Email: danish.mehmood@outlook.com Chartered Accountancy (ACA) 2014 Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) Certified Public Accountancy (ACPA) 2013 Associate Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan (ICPAP) Associate Public Accountant (APA) 2006 Associate Member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA) Bachelors of Commerce 2005 University of Karachi Microsoft Certified Professional 2015 Microsoft Dynamics AX - 2012 PROFILE SUMMARY - Proactive and results oriented with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, financial management and auditing. - Solid planning and organizational skills in coordinating all aspects of each project from inception through completion. - See the big picture and plan appropriate strategies to achieve results. Well disciplined with proven ability to manage multiple assignments efficiently under extreme pressure while maintaining tight deadline schedules. - Strong team builder and facilitator, fosters an atmosphere that encourages highly talented accounting professionals to balance high level skills with maximum production. - Effectively communicate direction, commit people to action and convey complex information in easily understood formats. - Committed, honest and highly-driven team leader with excellent analytical, problem solving, planning, organization, and interpersonal skills. - Specialties: Financial Reporting, Performance & Financial Management, Audit & Assurance, ERPs implementation. QUALIFICATIONS & Certifications
  • 2. Danish Mehmood – CV(continued….) PROVEN JOB ROLE Group Chief Accountant (reporting to Group Manager Finance and Vice President Finance) in IFA HOTELS & RESORTS GROUP (Well-established multinational Real Estate Developer and Hospitality Group operating in UAE, USA, UK, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, and South Africa consisting of over 20 subsidiaries and joint ventures) from Jul 2013 to date Role and responsibilities consist of: Daily Tasks • Review and approve journal entries; • Review and verify purchase orders and supplier payments as per the policies and budgets before Vice President’s and Senior Vice President’s final approval; • Review daily bank position to devise plans for collections and making payments to suppliers; • Supervise invoicing and the collection of receivables; • Manage resolution of issues faced by the finance team in Ms. Dynamics AX; and • Mentoring and leading the staff in their day to day activities. Monthly/Quarterly/Annual Tasks • Facilitate and ensure month end closing tasks are done timely. These include bank reconciliations, intercompanies and joint venture accounting, suppliers and customers balance reconciliations, fixed assets register updates, finance cost calculation and recording, booking accruals, prepaid expenses amortization, related parties reconciliations etc; • Ensure the allocation and charging of corporate service cost for shared services e,g, finance, human resource, information technology, administration etc. is as per the approved management allocation policies; • Lead the valuation of fixed assets and investment properties from independent valuers and incorporate resulting adjusting entries; • Liaise with the external auditors at all stages i.e. pre-audit, audit and post-audit for agreeing audit timelines, ensuring all the required audit information/documents and signed audit reports are arranged as per agreed schedules on annual and quarterly basis, conducting meetings with senior audit team at planning and finalization stages to resolve key issues identified, arranging Engagement Letters, Key Issues Memorandums and Letters of Representations etc.; • Manage monthly staff payroll; • Prepare monthly management accounts as per senior management requirements with the responsibility to ensure aberrations in numbers are identified and corrected before presentation of accounts in front of senior management; • Work closely with MIS team for preparing monthly MIS reports with respect to variance and ratios analysis (at both levels i.e. comparisons with budgets and prior period figures); • Assist in the preparation of annuals budgets; and • Dealing with Tax advisors for handling tax matters (e.g. tax liability computations, tax return filing and payments etc.) of subsidiaries operating in tax environment (e.g. UK and Mauritius). Tasks relating to Group Financial Reporting • Liaise with finance teams of subsidiary companies in UAE, UK, USA, Kuwait, South Africa, Mauritius and Lebanon for intercompanies accounting and Group Consolidation; • 15 days before the quarter end I circulate Group Audit timelines stating the audit and financial reporting plan to the finance teams of subsidiaries; • At the same time I also share updated template of financial reporting pack required from the subsidiaries; • Review financial reporting packs received from subsidiaries and get the issues/inquiries resolved by the relevant finance personal; • Run consolidation process and make necessary adjustments for acquisition and disposal of subsidiaries, intergroup transactions elimination, NCI adjustments etc.; • Get the separate and consolidated financial statements audited; • Facilitate auditors in ensuring financial statements include adequate disclosures required by IFRSs; and • Review final draft of group’s financial statements before signatures of the auditors and directors.
  • 3. Danish Mehmood- CV(continued….) Supervisory Senior Audit – (reporting to Audit Manager and Audit Partner) in Grant Thornton – UAE and Pakistan from Jun 2007 to Jun 2013 (progressive carrier from Audit Trainee to Audit Supervisor) Responsibilities include • Overall planning of audit, understanding clients' business processes, assessment of business and audit risk, performing overall analytical review, supervision of the engagement and finalization; • Budgeting time, cost and resource needs for the assignment including variance analysis of budget and actual costs; • Evaluating Internal control systems and risk management procedures, identifying weaknesses therein and making recommendations to the management; • Testing the appropriateness of recognition and measurement policies for financial statement line items, performing control testing and substantive procedures to verify classes of transactions, account balances and disclosures; • Reviewing consolidated financial reporting packs and ensuring consolidation process is done as per the requirements of IFRS 3 and IFRS 10; • Ensuring joint arrangements are properly evaluated and accounted for as per IFRS 11 and IAS-28; • Ensuring proper disclosures are included in financial statements for financial assets and liabilities as per IFRS 7, interest in other entities as per IFRS 12, fair values are adequately measured and disclosed as per IFRS 13; • Testing customer and vendors subsidiary ledgers reconciliation, ageing analysis and bad / doubtful debts provision; • Impairment testing for financial instruments as per IAS-39, property, plant, equipment and intangible assets as per IAS-36; • Ensuring appropriate valuation of inventories as per IAS-2, property, plant and equipment as per IAS-16 and investment properties as per IAS-40; • Verifying current, deferred and prior tax expense computations and ensuring relevant liabilities and assets are booked as per IAS-12; • Testing intercompany and joint venture balances including consolidation entries and ensuring the adequacy of disclosure for related parties transactions and balances in accordance with IAS 24; • Querying large data sets and general ledgers to identify unusual / dubious accounting entries, non - compliance with and bypassing of internal controls and fraud identification; • Preparation of separate and consolidated financial statements including notes to the accounts in accordance with IFRS and local GAAPs; • Maintenance of discipline and enforcement of firm's policies; • Ensuring conduct of assignments in strict conformity with firm's policies, International Standard on Auditing, and Corporate Laws; • Apart from all this getting up to date with the latest developments in laws, regulations and accounting and auditing standards and providing leadership and on-job training to staff for professional development; • Conducting training sessions for staff on auditing and firm’s audit strategy; and • Being part of firm’s IFRS team assist in preparation of material for updates in financial reporting standards for circulation at firm’s and clients’ level. Major industries covered during association with Grant Thornton included: Hospitality, Construction, Facilities Management, IT related, Education, Trading, Manufacturing, Financial Institutions etc.. Other tasks • Update and maintain master chart of accounts to reflect the transactional activities; • Manage audit requirements for special assignments such as AUP (Agreed Upon Procedures) for related party transactions, liquidation of companies, fraud incident reports etc; • Assist Funding Advisor in fulfilling the requirements of financial institutions for financing; and • Facilitated the implementation of Ms-Dynamics AX 2012 across the Group companies.
  • 4. Danish Mehmood- CV(continued….) • Financial Reporting as per IFRSs • Financial Analysis • Cash Flow Management • Budgeting and Forcasting • Audit and Compliance • Internal Controls • Investment Appraisals though techniques such as NPV, IRR, Payback Period • Financial and Risk Management Decisions • Leadership and People Management • Team player and Multitasking • Communication and Interpersonal Skills Nationality : Pakistani Date of Birth : 18th March 1985 Visa Status : Employment Visa (hold UAE driving licence as well) Languages : English, Arabic (learning in progress), Hindi & Urdu Will be furnished upon request. SKILLS PERSONAL DETAILS REFERENCES Assistant Auditor – (reporting to Senior Auditor) in Moores Rawland - Pakistan (Mid-level audit firm) from Jun 2006 - May 2007 Responsibilities include • Assisted with all aspects of the audit process including planning, fieldwork and completion; • Carry out the assigned elements of audit work in an effective and efficient manner e.g. verification of revenue, cost of sales, operating expenses, payroll, depreciation and amortization calculation, fixed assets schedule, bank reconciliations etc.; • Performed cash and inventory counts at financial period end at various clients; • Proposing audit adjustments and resolving audit issues identified during field work; • Review of financial statements for casting checks, tracing figures to notes, chalking with final trial balance, applying disclosure checkist etc.; and • Acted as in-charge on smaller and less complex assignments.