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Sidharth Bist

Candidate ID: 1604439

Career Summary

ACCA and MBA Finance with 10 years experience in Telecom ,Manufacturing and Audit sectors. My objective is to deliver high quality performance at any senior finance position, which should reflect on the bottom line of the business and increases shareholder value.

Skill Set

Accounts and Finance

Professional Information

Total Experience : 10

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : CA / CS / CFA / Other Professional Degrees

Job Function : Telecom

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

• MBA Finance - University of Wales (U.K.)
• ACCA Member - Association Of Chartered Certified Accountant(U.K.)
• CFA Level 2 Candidate (awaiting results)-Chartered Financial Analyst Program (USA)


• Presently working as Finance Manager Planning (from April 2013) in Econet Leo Burundi S.A, the largest telecom operator in Burundi.
• Worked as a Finance Manager in Inyange Industries from Oct 2011 till March 2013 (Milk and Juice processing Industry, ) (Flag ship company of Crystal Venture Group and one of the largest company in the sector in Rwanda)
• Worked as a Audit Senior in GPO Partners (Former Deloitte and Touche) Rwanda S.A.R.L. (From Jan 2011 to June 2011)
• Worked as Audit Supervisor in Nambiar and Associates (Big Six CPA Firm) in Kigali, Rwanda (From Dec 2009 to Jan 2011).
• Attachment in Ken-Knit private Ltd (Eldoret, Kenya) as an assistant accountant from 2nd Jan 2004 to 5th Jan 2006.


• Preparing Zero based budgets annually and 5 year quarterly forecast for the telecom operations and relevant analysis, uploading them in Oracle based reporting systems (HFM) (Presented to BOD).
• Modelling in excel existing and new revenue lines (including SOCI and SOFP) for the operations based on actual accounting practices.
• Preparing monthly KPI for the telecom operations.
• Preparing monthly Traffic statistics reports and related analysis (Outgoing, Incoming, Local and International interconnect minutes/sms).
• Preparing monthly finance reports, variance analysis (against budget and forecast) and quarterly board pack for the telecom operations, (Presented to BOD).
• Preparing monthly Group Chairman’s Report.
• Maintaining asset register for the telecom operations including accounting for turnkey projects under Projects module of Oracle.

(Rwanda) Industry Experience
• Liaised with Big Four auditors regarding all audit related issues.
• Finalised accounts (Manufacturing Organisations).
• Reported on monthly, quarterly and yearly operation results.
• Performed business planning, financial and technical proposals assessment.
• Prepared budget and followed on related compliance.
• Prepared forecasts for company valuation purposes (submitted to international investment banker consultants for preparing investor pitch books to attract equity funding).
• Worked together with international investment banker consultants from the region on due diligence exercise for the operations.
• Implemented SAP accounting system and related changes in conjunction with local consultants.

(Rwanda) Audit Experience
• Finalised accounts (Manufacturing, Trading and Servicing Organisations).
• Complied with VAT, Consumption tax, Advance tax, Income (PAYE) and Corporation tax calculation and filling the relevant returns.
• Complied with International Accounting and Reporting Standards
• Audited financial Statements (Manufacturing, Trading and Servicing Organisations).
• Reviewed audit working paper file, prepared management letter.
• Involved in Tax consultancy (Manufacturing, Trading and Servicing Organisations).
• Implemented Tally 9 (Accounting and Audit Software) for large manufacturing organisation.

• Involved in basic accounting functions


• Oracle- E-Business suits Hands-on experience (End User) and good knowledge of the system (Accounting system).
• Oracle-Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Hands-on experience (End User) and good knowledge of Oracle HFM (Financial Reporting system).
• SAP Business one, Hands-on experience (End User) and advanced knowledge of all the modules (FICO, Banking, Purchase, Sales and Reporting etc.) (Accounting system).
• Tally 9 (Accounting system), MS Office (MS word, MS Excel and MS Power Point) - Hands-on experience (End User) advanced Knowledge.


• Read, Write and Speak Hindi, English, Swahili and can speak beginner level Gujarati and French.


• Listening to music, swimming, football, pool and table tennis.


• Date of Birth: 24th April, 1985
• Gender: Male
• Nationality: Indian
• Marital Status: Single
• Residing at: Bujumbura, Burundi

I, hereby declare that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge and I am in possession of documents in proof of it.

Thank you,
Sidharth Bist.