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MAIRAJ HUSSAIN MUHIB

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


FINANCIAL CONTROLLER | STRATEGY, PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

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

CAREER SYNOPSIS

Qualified financial professional with 14+ years of accomplished experience in the field of Finance and Accounts
spanning across multiple sectors viz. Banking & Financial services, Construction (EPC) & Real Estate, Manufacturing,
Oil and gas and Hospitality gained working for top companies like Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Crescent Group.
Highly skilled and technically minded with proven ability to improve business processes; devise efficient resource
allocation with the aim of maximizing profitability.
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.
Possesses good exposure in foreign currency risk management through hedging tools and derivatives.
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:










CAREER HISTORY


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

About Uruk: Uruk (an associated company of Crescent Enterprises-www.crescent.ae) offers Engineering,
Procurement and Construction (EPC) services with expertise in oil and gas facilities and pipelines, petrochemical
process plants, industrial plants, power production, transmission & distribution, water purification & distribution. The
company offers turnkey solutions and has worked with several global players such as Bechtel, GE, ABB and Alstom.







Regulatory
Compliance &
Risk
Management
Internal
controls and
process
improvement
Group
Consolidation
& Financial
Reporting
Feasibility
studies & Due
Diligence
Budgeting &
Forecasting
Financial
Planning &
Analysis



Major Accomplishments at Uruk:

Arranged project trade finance and working capital lines with a bank to the tune of US$ 50 MN;
Successfully negotiated 15% reduction in fees and interest/commission 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 of c.
US$ 500 K;
Improved the bottom line of the Company by c.US$ 800 K by investing surplus funds achieved through effective
treasury/working capital management;
Played a stellar role in achieving project cost savings in excess of US$ 500 K through re-negotiation of the
commercial terms of a labor supply vendor contract;
Successfully negotiated cost recovery in excess of c.US$ 200 K from the consortium partner relating to common
costs for the project;
Contributed significantly in the arrangement and maintenance of project insurance policies with value at risk in
excess of US$ 530 MN;
Led Summit ERP implementation, an integrated solution integrating construction technical and financial decision
support functions, conducted user training, parallel run and go-live implementation of the finance module.

- Ernst & Young Middle East, Dubai (UAE) (Sep 2004 Jun 2012)
Last position held: Senior Manager, Assurance Service Line

Profile brief:
Managed a wide portfolio of clients providing external audit and other value add services across sectors including
banking & financial services, real estate and other investment companies, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction and
hospitality.

Key clients served: United Arab Bank, BLOM Bank, ICICI Bank-DIFC, Bank Sarasin-DIFC, Amlak Finance, Tamweel
(Banking & financial services), Dodsal Group (EPC), Tetra Pak (manufacturing), Fortune Promoseven (advertising),
Reliance Exploration DMCC (oil and gas).

Major Accomplishments at E&Y:

Double promotion in first year with a rise to managerial level in record time due to performance constantly
exceeding expectations;
Applause by the Board of Directors of a leading regional bank for an informative Audit highlights memorandum
highlighting the key risks and challenges from the sustainability and growth perspective;
Received special appreciation from the client service and office managing partner on a financial due diligence for
a large German conglomerate, the findings of which helped the client assess the risks appropriately and negotiate a
better price for the deal;
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;
Conducted training sessions for firm wide staff on complex 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 & Touche, Mumbai (India)
Assistant Manager (Mar 2003 - Oct 2003)
Trainee and Qualified Assistant (Aug 1999 Feb 2003)

Profile brief:
Planned and executed audit assignments (internal and external) and supervised audit teams of 1-10 staff.






PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (APPLIED DURING CAREER)

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
operational 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.

CREDENTIALS

Academics:
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
Training:
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.

PERSONAL DETAILS

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