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ZAHIRA NIAZ

Residence: H.no 7, Street 12 Javed Marital Status: Single


Bahria Co-operative Housing Society, Nationality: Pakistani
Mauripur Road, Karachi Languages: English, Urdu, Sindhi
Mobile No: +92311-2320008 NIC: 42401-5547896-8
Email: zahira.niaz@gmail.com
PROF
ESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

QUALIFICATION YEAR INSTITUTION STATUS

Chartered Accountancy-Finalist 2016 Institute of Chartered Module E


Accountants of Pakistan
(ICAP)

Certified in Accounting and Finance 2015 Institute of Chartered Qualified


(CAF)-(CA Inter) Accountants of Pakistan
(ICAP)

Licentiate Corporate Secretary 2016 Institute of Corporate Qualified

Master’s in Business Administration 2013 Secretaries of Pakistan Qualified


(MBA)- Finance

Bachelors in Commerce 2009 Karachi University Qualified

(B.com)
CORE COMPETENCIES AND SPECIALTIES

 International Financial reporting Standards (IFRSs)


 International Standardon Auditing
 Taxation and Corporate Laws
 Internal Audits

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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AGA KHAN EDUCATION SERVICES,PAKISTAN) (September 2016 to Present)


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Position: SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER

Responsibilities

 Reviewed and approved all invoices.


 Ensure Payments are being made according to the SOPs defined and approved by proper authority matrix
 Ensuring the day to day timely payment to the vendors
 Monitoring the vendors receivable/Payables on regular basis.
 Dealing with banks and making bank reconciliations
 Dealing with major vendors like constructions to enter into contract.
 Filing of Monthly/Annual Income tax and Sales tax returns
 Saved the organization a considerable amount of money per quarter by reconciling suppliers' purchase
orders and invoice received to ensure prompt payments and receive prompt payment discounts.
 Worked closely with division managers to analyses business performance and trends month

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 Participated in generating quarterly financial reporting for external audit purposes Coordinated
and streamlined quarterly review meetings with executive committee, including improving quality and
usefulness of financial and operational reports for decision making.

 Support the team for the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS & local laws

 Preparation of Financial reports/records, tax schedules


 Keeping updates of all government tax regulations at the federal, state and local levels and adjust
corporate strategies accordingly to maintain compliance.
 Communicate with the tax and legal advisors

 Coordination and streamlined quarterly review meetings with executive committee, including improving
quality and usefulness of financial and operational reports for decision making.
 Assist the organization to meet its taxation, other legislative and statutory obligations through
processing and preparation of returns, related reports, forms and other documentation as requested.
 Expertise in using the Accounting software Iscala & Party tax software.
 Coordination with the IT department for the development of updated Party tax software
 Any other project and duties assigned in treasuring, budgeting, fee management/revenue, donations.

MAZARS M.F. & CO. (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS) (May 2015 to August 2016)
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Position: SENIOR SUPERVISOR ACCOUNTING OUTSOURCING

Responsibilities:

Accounting

 Obtain, understand and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger;
 Preparation of chart of accounts in order to make available for presenting in accounting software;
 Ensure trial balance and general ledger entries are accurate and are in line with companies
procedures and IFRS;
 Ensure reconciliation of sub ledger and general ledger is performed on regular basis;

 Preparation of Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Comprehensive Income and Statement


of Cash Flows according to the relevant IFRS;
 Bank reconciliation with general ledger and tracing them to the statement;
 Ensure effective fixed asset and inventory control is applied;
 Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll ledgers;
 Payroll processing, verification and approval;
 Maintain and updating Fixed Asset Register;
 Avoiding outstanding expenses and managing the petty cash
 Estimating and verifying provisions for the year,
 Ensuring compliance to relevant laws & regulation and reporting requirements




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Taxation

 Preparation of income tax withholding challan and filling of monthly statement and annual statement.
 Preparation of sales tax challan (including withholding) and filling of sales tax return.
 Preparation of Sindh sales tax challan (including withholding) and filling of Sindh sales tax return.
 Preparation of employee payroll tax calculations.

Share Registrar

 Verification of physical shares and deposit into CDC.


 Maintain Share Holder List.
 Maintain Share Transfer Register.
 Operating of CDC Software.
 Generate multiples reports as required by the client for Board meeting.

MOOCHHALA GANGAT & CO CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS (November 2011 to April 2015)


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Position: SENIOR AUDITOR

Worked as Senior auditor in Audit Department, I lead teams through the planning, execution and
conclusion stages of statutory audits and other varied special nature engagements. My Job responsibilities
and regular tasks includes:

 Formulating audit strategy, preparing audit plan, and managing its progress;
 Reviewing working papers and getting the deliverables reviewed by partner and their sign off;
 managing client relationship
 coordinating with professionals of various fields like legal, actuarial and IT experts and decision-making
for resolution of critical reportable matters
 assisting clients in preparation of Financial Statements in accordance with the financial reporting
framework applicable in Pakistan which includes compliance with International Financial Reporting
 Standards, local corporate laws and directives of regulatory authorities
 evaluating internal control systems, identifying control weaknesses and making appropriate
recommendations to the management
 On-job training and professional development of staff

My exposure in this regards spans on the following areas:

 I prepare overall audit plan, determine the scope and conduct of audit, perform risk assessment
 procedures and to develop an overall audit strategy;
 Communication with the clients to obtain and understanding of the client business and discuss the
significant matters and risks relating to significant cycles;
 Critical review of the clients’ system of internal controls and highlighting the deficiencies;
 Ensuring that planning, execution and reporting on audit and other assignments are appropriately
 documented as required by professional standards;
 Ensuring that appropriate disclosures in financial statements have been made in accordance with
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of

Following are the most significant clients and related engagements that have contributed to my
professional growth

External Audit:





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 Manufacturing Sector
 Construction Sector
 Restaurants, Showrooms and Resorts
 Shipping and Freight Forwarding
 Marketing And Advertising

Provident Funds and Gratuity Funds Audit:

 Shield Corporation (Private) Limited


 THK Securities (Private) Limited
 Foundation securities (Private) Limited
 PIA Investment (Private) Limited
 Crescent Star Insurance Limited

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

 Excellent analytical skills demonstrated in both academic and professional experience


 Well-developed communication skills
 Good interpersonal skills, able to develop and maintain business relationships and work in a team
 Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and staff effectively.
 Completed a 100 hour course of Presentation Skills Training Course (PSTC) also enhanced my
presentation skills during my MBA
 Active Participant in ICAP student conferences

COMPUTER SKILLS

 Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint


 Certified in Financial Modeling
 Efficient in using TALLY ERP9
 ISCALA ERP Accounting Software & Reporting System

REFERENCES

References will be furnished upon request.