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Cover letter

The Recruitment Manager

Dear Sir/Madam,

It is with great interest that I am forwarding my resume for your kind perusal and consideration for the
position of Financial Controller/Finance Director/Head of Finance in your esteemed organisation.

I am currently employed with an Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, building
power plant projects, spearheading the finance and the accounting functions reporting to the Executive
Director and through a dotted line to the Advisory Committee of the Companys Board. My previous
employments include working with big 4 firms namely Deloitte and Ernst & Young for over 11 years in the
assurance service line.

Having gained substantial experience in all aspects of Management Reporting and Analysis, Budgeting,
Planning & Forecasting, Audit, Due Diligence, IFRS reporting, Internal Controls, Compliance and Risk
Management and Leadership & Team Management functions, I believe I can deliver optimal results. My
record of academic achievements and professional career history, demonstrates attributes that make me
a valuable employee.

Enclosed is my resume with details of my skills and accomplishments, but I am certain that an interview
would completely reveal my desire and ability to contribute to the vision and mission your esteemed

Thank you for your time and would appreciate if you could let me know the schedule for an interview to
discuss my interest in this position either through a phone call on + (971) 50 8762470 or an email at

I look forward to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours Truly,


Address: Gulf Residence, Flat no. 1004-A, Oud Metha, Opposite American Hospital, Dubai (UAE)
Mobile: + (971) 50 8762470; Email:


Profile: A competent and versatile finance professional and qualified Chartered Accountant with over 14 years of
experience spanning across Finance & Accounts Management, Financial Control, Budgeting & Forecasting,
Management and Board reporting, Compliance and risk management, Audit and policy implementation.

Goal: Strategic executive seeking a career progression to Finance Director/Head of Finance position with reputed
global organization, demanding high standards of quality and precision, while providing opportunity to merge
personal enrichment with professional goal.


Opportunist and diligent financial professional with rich experience across Planning & forecasting, Due Diligence,
Risk Assessment, Financial Management, Assurance, Budgeting & Cash Flow Management working for top companies
like Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Crescent Group
Highly skilled and technically minded with ability to improve business processes; devise efficient resource allocation
with the aim of maximizing profitability. Exposure in foreign currency risk management through hedging tools
and derivatives
Hands-on experience in entire accounting & finance functions including maintenance & finalization of accounts,
working capital management, profit-monitoring and building internal financial controls. Strong exposure in
IFRS and good working knowledge of US and Indian GAAP
Has the innate capability of driving business revenues via risk management, liaising (banks & financial
institutions), forecast and accurate analysis of financial data to mitigate or eliminate losses to the company
Visionary leader with a minute eye for details and an aptitude to apply analytical skills in order to attack the root
cause and solve problems at hand. Exceptional organization skills, excellent communication, presentation and
negotiation skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex issues and motivating staff to peak performance.

Core Expertise:


Uruk Engineering, Dubai (Reporting to Executive Director with a dotted line to the Board Advisory Committee)
Financial Controller (June 2012 to Date)

About Uruk: Uruk (an associated company of Crescent offers Engineering, Procurement
and Construction (EPC) services with expertise in the power, oil & gas and water management sectors. The company
offers turnkey solutions and has worked with several global players such as Bechtel International, GE, ABB and
Alstom. The companys average annual turnover ranges between USD 100-150 million.

Compliance &
Finance &
controls and
IFRS, Group
& Reporting
Planning &
Reporting &
Analysis, Due

Major Accomplishments

Generated additional revenue for the Company in excess of US$ 800 K through effective working capital
Successfully negotiated 15% reduction in fees and interest rates with banks and reduction in margin money for
project guarantees and LCs by 10-15%) resulting in a financial cost saving to the Company to the tune of circa US$
500 K ;
Played a stellar role in achieving project cost savings in excess of US$ 500 K through re-negotiation of the
commercial terms of an agreement with a labor supply agency;
Successfully negotiated cost recovery of c.US$ 200 K with the consortium partner in relation to common costs for
the project;
Led the process of identifying suitable vendors for implementing an ERP system, trained the users on the ERP
modules and successfully achieved the migration of the finance function to the new system.

- Ernst & Young, Dubai
Senior Manager (Sep 2004 Jun 2012)

Major Accomplishments

Performance constantly exceeded expectations resulting in double promotion in first year itself with a rise to
managerial level in record time;
Applauded by the Board of Directors of a leading regional bank for preparing a very informative Audit highlights
memorandum highlighting the key risks and challenges facing the bank from the sustainability and growth
Assisted a large German conglomerate (Bayer AG) in a financial due diligence of a target company in UAE and
reported significant issues relating to customer receivables, inventory and fixed assets that helped the client
negotiate a better price for the deal resulting in monetary savings;
Special appreciation from a high profile client in the real estate sector owned by Govt. of Dubai for the efforts in
imparting training to its staff on the implementation and interpretation of the relevant IFRS standards;
Initiated efficiency measures on major audits which resulted in 10%-15% cost savings on the job thereby
increasing the overall profitability on the job and for the firm.
- Deloitte (India)
Assistant Manager (Mar 2003 - Oct 2003)
Articled clerk and Job worker (Aug 1999 Feb 2003)


Timely preparation of financial information in compliance with local GAAP, IFRS and group policies and its periodical
presentation to the Management/Board;
Develop robust reporting tools that assist management analyse performance vis--vis forecasts/budgets for efficient
resource allocation and management;
Manage the treasury function for all locations, ensuring efficient working capital management through constant
monitoring of customer receivables, supplier payments and periodical cash flows;
Design the framework for internal controls for accounting and finance functions and monitoring these regularly for
operative effectiveness;
Contribute towards formulating business and financial strategies for maximizing profitability, revenue generation &
realizing organizational goals;
Participate at early stages of project bidding/tendering, in identifying the financial risks and funding requirements
and assisting management on project feasibility;
Provide leadership and guidance to the organizations finance staff through establishment of performance goals and
conduct timely appraisal to identify training and development needs.


Chartered Accountant (Associate member), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi in 2003
Cleared in first attempt
Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India in 1999

IFRS trainings at Ernst & Young by Emile Wolf International (presented by renowned presenter Ian Charles) (2010
and 2011),
Auditing skills and efficiency training at Ernst & Young (2004-2012)

Computer Knowledge:
Summit (ERP), SAP (Limited working knowledge) and Microsoft office (Word, excel, PPT), various audit tools at E&Y
and Deloitte.


Date of birth: 20
December 1977
Fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu and Read Only Arabic
Marital Status: Married
Driving License: Valid UAE