Experienced Senior Financial Manager

 

 

 

Aamir Ahmad Jan (FCA, FPA)

FCA Chartered Accountant with 23+ years of international experience

Address:                  Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Contact No:    +2348056491622, +923204636113

Email:           Aamir_jan@yahoo.com

Languages:     English, Urdu, Punjabi

Nationality:     Pakistan

 

PROFILE

I am highly passionate Chartered Accountant (FCA) Public Finance Accountant (PFA) from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) Pakistan and have more than 23 years’ of experience with a strong record of leadership and delivery of services in multinational FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Beverages sectors. I have also worked as Partner of an audit firm in Pakistan and currently, serving as Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in Seven-Up Bottling Co (PEPSI) in Nigeria.

I possess excellent and up to date knowledge of IAS (International Accounting Standards), IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), ISA (International Standards on Auditing) and GAAP (General Acceptable Accounting Practices), Companies Act 2017, Income Tax Ordinance 2001. I keep myself up-to-date with latest corporate, tax and financial reporting amendments and advancements in Pakistan. My country experience include Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria.

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CAREER SNAPSHOT (23+ YEARS)

Sep 12 – Date           Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (MACM)

Seven-Up Bottling Co. PLC (Pepsi Bottlers)                                      Nigeria

Dec 07 – Aug 12                 Territory Finance Manager

Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (Coke Bottlers)                       Pakistan

Sep 03 – Dec 07                 Finance Manager

Montajat Pharmaceutical Co. Limited                                              Saudi Arabia

Nov 00 – Aug 03                 Head of Accounts

Aventis Limited (Now Sanofi Pakistan Limited),                                Pakistan

May 97 – Oct 00                 Finance Manager & Company Secretary

Rhone Poulenc Rorer Pakistan (Private) Limited,                               Pakistan

Jun 96 – May 97                 Partner

Rafaqat Babar & Co., Chartered Accountants,                                   Pakistan

Dec 94 – Jun 96                  Audit & Tax Manager

Khalid Majid Husain Rahman, Chartered Accountants,                       Pakistan

Sep 91 – Dec 94                 Manager Finance

Link Corporation Pakistan (Private) Limited,                                     Pakistan

Jan 87 – Aug 91                  Audit Trainee & Supervisor

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)                                                  Pakistan

KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Reporting
  • MIS Reports
  • Financial Modeling
  • Treasury Management
  • Business Plan
  • Contract Compliance
  • Internal Controls
  • Statutory Reporting
  • Business Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Bank Dealing and Negotiations
  • ERP Implementation
  • Taxation (Direct and Indirect)
  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Accounts Payable
  • Payroll Management
  • Preparation & Analysis of Financial Statements
  • IAS (International Accounting Standards)
  • IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards)
  • ISA (International Standards on Auditing)
  • GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principle

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FINANCIAL PLANNING ANALYSIS MANAGER (MACM)                              SEP 12 – DATE

SEVEN-UP BOTTLING CO. PLC (PEPSI BOTTLERS)                                  NIGERIA

  • Ensuring timely, accurate and cost effective management and statutory reporting in accordance with the company policies, IFRS and local requirements;
  • Finalizing monthly and annual financial statements, and timely reporting and presentation to management;
  • Assisting managers in directing and controlling operational activities;
  • Motivating managers and other employees toward achieving organizational goals;
  • Preparing the annual business budgeting in coordination with all heads of departments and sending it to corporate head office in Beirut for final approval;
  • Controlling opex and capex budgets v/s actuals and preparing variance analysis against budget and plans;
  • Conducting quarterly reviews of internal controls, authorization matrix, company policies & procedures, auditor’s observations and implementation of effective controls;
  • Analyzing variances between actual results and budget and reporting to the management in a timely manner;
  • Providing full support to other departments like commercial, supply chain, HR for giving qualitative analysis and suggestions for decision making to get maximum revenue at higher margins; and
  • Bringing operational efficiencies through cost reduction initiatives by scaling down operations without impacting business resulting in opex savings.

TERRITORY FINANCE MANAGER                                                                  DEC 07 – AUG 12

COCA COLA BEVERAGES PAKISTAN LIMITED (COKE BOTTLERS)                         PAKISTAN

  • Managing the finance function of my territory for achieving the company's goals and objectives;
  • Preparation of the territory's budget, forecasting cash flows and funds availability;
  • Reporting to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances;
  • Assist management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction;
  • Preparing standard pricing / Inventory count adjustment, cost related JV's in system according to company policies and ensure accuracy of data entry;
  • Overseeing the extension of credit to customers;
  • Controlling and monitoring the balance sheet accounts (provisions and prepayments);
  • Finalization of plant overhead on monthly basis and comparison with budgets;
  • Finalization of COGS on monthly basis along with comparison with budgets;
  • Component wise COGS variance analysis and finding the main causes of major variations;
  • Coordinating with internal and External Auditors; and
  • Reconciliation of physical stock and approving necessary posting in SAP.

FINANCE MANAGER                                                             SEP 03 – DEC 07

MONTAJAT PHARMA CO. LIMITED                                           SAUDI ARABIA

  • Monitoring day-to-day financial operations of the company including payroll, payables, invoicing and credit control;
  • Managing daily cash balances & ensuring that cash flows are adequate to operate effectively;
  • Preparing Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Reports and manage the internal and external review for these documents;
  • Overseeing finance department employees and motivating them toward achieving organizational goals;
  • Supervise the accounting functions performed by the finance team which includes checking of daily vouchers, reconciliations, revenue, inventory and fixed assets management etc.;
  • Maintain banking relationships and negotiating loans and merchant services for business units;
  • Preparing and presenting financial reports to the management;
  • Working with executives and business heads to prepare budgets and track profit / loss performance;
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to support in long-term and short-term decision making; and
  • Establishing and maintain policies and procedures for the company.

HEAD OF ACCOUNTS                                                           NOV 00 – AUG 03

SANOFI-AVENTIS Pakistan Limited (Aventis Limited)                             PAKISTAN

  • Responsible for entire Accounts Function and for performing financial analysis and reporting to management;
  • Performing month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries;
  • Coordinating with finance team to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines;
  • Evaluating computerized accounting systems and provide recommendations to IT team for improvements;
  • Generating financial reports and statements to Managers for review;
  • Ensuring that monthly and quarterly reports are submitted to management and regulatory authorities on time;
  • Assisting in auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentations.
  • Monitoring and recording financial transactions according to company policies and regulations.
  • Reviewing and recommending changes to existing accounting policies procedures.
  • Processing all Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables and Journal transactions;
  • Reviewing all bank reconciliations and payments including petty cash expenses;
  • Implementation and process improvements to automate some of the more manual elements of the role; and

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

SANOFI-AVENTIS            I was fully involved in successful completion of merger of HOECHST & RHONE-POULENC RORER to form Aventis Limited (Now called Sanofi).

Seven-Up Bottling           Spearheaded the development of GAAP compliant reporting and accounting processes for new start-ups in Ghana and Kenya.

Seven-Up Bottling           Led the implementation of Qview software, which improved financial and job cost tracking and reporting as well as provided accurate in-house asset valuation and depreciation information

Coke Pakistan                 Played a key role in managing 32 personnel, closing on timely basis in SAP and reducing overdraft of Head office

KMHR, CAs                     Conducted public issue of shares of a Public Limited Company (Pak Datacom Ltd)

Seven-Up Bottling           Oversaw the development and implementation of internal accounting and administrative procedures

Seven-Up Bottling           Implemented the Navision accounting system and trained staff on all accounting modules

PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS

Finance Manager & Company Secretary                    May 97 – Oct 2000            

Rhone Poulenc Rorer Pakistan (Private) Limited, Pakistan

Partner                                                                             Jun 96 – May 97

Rafaqat Babar & Co., Chartered Accountants, Pakistan

Audit & Tax Manager                                                  Dec 94 – Jun 96      

Khalid Majid Husain Rahman, Chartered Accountants, Pakistan

Manager Finance                                                       Sep 91 – Dec 94                

Link Corporation Pakistan (Private) Limited, Pakistan

Audit Trainee & Supervisor                                          Jan 87 – Aug 91

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) Pakistan

EDUCATION

FCA               Chartered Accountant (ICAP)           Pakistan                  1995

FPA              Public Accountant (PIPFA)               Pakistan                  2002

  1. Com Bachelors of Commerce           Pakistan                            1986

TRAININGS

  • Audit Standard Planning and Documentation
  • Small Business Audits
  • Controls in a Computer Environment
  • Presentation and Interpersonal Skills
  • Adoption of IFRS - Key Issues and Challenges
  • Effective Leadership for Business Survival

REFERENCE

May be furnished on demand

Last Resume Update October 4, 2018
Address Lagos, Nigeria
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Experience

Sevenup Bottling Co Ltd
FPAM
Sep 2012 - Current

Responsibilities & duties Includes:
• Development of timely, accurate & cost effective management & statutory reporting in accordance with the company policies, IFRS & local requirements
• Finalization of monthly and annual Financial Statements, qualitative and timely reporting and Presentation of overall financial performance
• Assisting Managers in Directing and Controlling Operational Activities
• Motivating Managers and Other Employees toward Organizational Goals
• Reporting to CFO for management reports and monthly financial statements and supervising a staff of 5 personnel.
• Making annual business budgeting and planning in coordination with all heads of departments and sending it to Corporate Head Office in Beirut for final approval.
• Control OPEX & CAPEX Budgets v/s Actuals and prepare Variance analysis against budget/plan
• Regular/Quarterly reviews of internal controls and authorization matrix, company policies & procedures, auditors observations and implementation of effective controlsAnalyzing variances between actual results and budget and reporting for major variations to all regions' management and to at corporate level for timely decisions.
• Provide full support to all functions giving qualitative analysis and suggestions for decision making to Commercial, Supply Chain, HR for targeting Profitable Volume mix, getting maximum revenue at higher Margins, bringing operational efficiencies through cost reduction initiatives by scaling down operations without impacting business resulting in OPEX savings etc.

Education

ICAP, Pakistan
FCA
Oct 2009 - Nov 2018

Chartered Accountancy from PWC (AFF & Co), Islamabad

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