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vijay maheshwari

Candidate ID: 359004

Career Summary

C.A. with 17+ years of global experience in diversified industries from Construction, Engineering, Facilities Management, Info. Technology, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Banking. Functions covered – Accounts, Finance, Audit, Forensic Accounting/Auditing, Taxation, Company Law Matters, SAP Consulting, et

Skill Set


Professional Information

Total Experience : 17

Nationality : India

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

Job Function : Accounts / Tax / CS / Audit / Finance

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

Detailed Profile

Chartered Accountant, B.Com., SAP Consultant (FI,CO,Banking), C.S.(Inter).
UAE, Dubai ? Phone: +971-585836084 ? Email:

Dedicated professional with more than 17 years of global experience in diversified industries from Construction, Engineering, Facilities Management, Info. Technology, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Banking. Functions covered – Accounts, Finance, Audit, Forensic Accounting/Auditing, Taxation, Company Law Matters, SAP Consulting (functional), Costing, Commercial Laws, Risk Management, Purchases, Trade Finance, Capital Markets, Due Diligence for acquisition/investments, JV relationships, etc.
Also, includes developing and implementing financial systems, strategies, processes and controls that significantly improve P&L scenarios. Expert in establishing accounting functions, systems and best practices; cost-reduction, automation and tax strategies; and lasting business relationships to ensure goal-surpassing fiscal performance. Implemented SAP Best Practices in consultation with IBM.
Countries worked– USA, UAE, India & Kuwait with Business Conglomerates -Chevron (US), L&T (India), Al Mulla Group (Kuwait), REEL (US firm KKR)

• Chartered Accountant, ICAI, India, 2001 (equivalent to CPA).
• Company Secretary Inter, ICSI, India, 1998.
• Bachelor of Commerce, India, 1996.
• HSC with 36th position in State, 1993.
• Trained on SAP FICO & SAP Banking Module by Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited, Mumbai, India.
• Attended 100 hrs of ISA-Information Systems Audit conducted by ICAI, India.
• Attended “Treasury Management Workshop” from Citibank.


April/2018 to Present
100% subsidiary of REEL LTD (US firm KKR Company) one of top waste management companies in India and part of business conglomerate RAMKY Group having a size of more than USD 1.5 Billion.
General Manager (Finance, Accounts & Commercial)
Responsible for entire gamut of Finance, Accounts, MIS, Taxation, Commercial, Treasury, company incorporation, Purchase, system implementation, negotiation, Internal audit, Internal controls and processes, etc including establishing and mentoring a team for all various sub-departments across Middle East and Africa. Help business to grow exponentially across Middle East and Africa. Take the company to a new level and create value for existing and new potential investors.

Major Roles & Responsibilities –
? Set up, build and maintain JV relationships. Existing JVs (Dubai-Imdaad; Abu Dhabi -BRS Ventures; Oman-Khimji Ramdas; Kuwait-NBTC; KSA-ATCO). Areas covered – accounts, finance, systems, statutory compliance, etc.
? Instrumental in KKR Due diligence for the REEL’s acquisition valued at USD 1 Billion.
? Vetting and finalization of commercial terms of turnkey contracts.
? Establishment of transferable LCs. Successfully established Euro 8 Million LC with German suppliers.
? Review of new business proposals along with evaluation and valuation of exit proposals from JVs.
? Review and supervise forex and hedging transactions.
? Setting up processes, internal controls, developing and mentoring finance & accounting in Dubai office.
? Dealing with issues related to IFRS, VAT, Customs, Audit, MIS, Commercial, etc.

AL MULLA GROUP, KUWAIT April/2010 to March/2018
One of Kuwait’s top 10 business conglomerates having a turnover of more than USD 1.5 Billion.
Asst. Financial Controller (managing a team of more than 30 )
Engg. Division having various sub-divisions - Projects, Civil Construction, Services, Maintenance, etc. Having manpower strength 8000+.
Roles & Responsibilities :
Financials - MIS
? Responsible for preparation of monthly financials in compliance with IFRS.
? Critical analysis and finalization of monthly profit & loss for all various sub-divisions.
? Discussion of MIS with respective dept. GMs and provide them feedback on overheads, doubtful debts, etc.
? Monthly performance review and presentation to MD & Group CFO.
? Variance Analysis against budget and previous year.
Budgeting / Forecasting
? Supervision and review of budgets for all sub-divisions.
? Coordinate with GMs for forecasting for all sub-divisions.
? Project’s profitability analysis.
? Review of project’s WIP & ageing, cost provisions, cost commitments, cost to complete, etc.
? Review of project’s status monthly – cash flow etc.
? Final review of projects before closure and review final payment certificate.
? Review of claims, deductions, etc.
? Approving Purchase Orders.
? Authorization of Vendor payments - purchase orders including Local and Foreign vendors
? Authorization of sub-contractor’s payments.
? Authorization of daily cash payments.
? Analysis of vendor’s debit balances including advances.
? Discussion of monthly collection with respective GMs of various sub-divisions.
? Monthly review of provision of doubtful debts.
? Review of credit approvals.
? Supervise collection meeting & review and finalize minutes.
Commercial / Legal /Purchase
? Forensic Accounting/Auditing.
? Authorizing contracts including sub-contractors agreements.
? Authorizing incoming and outgoing bank guarantees.
? Review and approval incoming L/Cs before sending for negotiation.
? Review and preparation of legal claims & counter claims and coordinate with Legal Department.
? Reviewing of labor laws and insurance claims.
? Negotiation with Vendors.
? Developing new Vendors.
IT Systems – SAP
? Analyze system gaps, fine tune processes.
? Troubleshooting of SAP issues.
? Creating functional specifications.
? Creating and testing business scenarios in testing/quality server before moving it to production.
? Supervising various month-end activities of SAP.
Team Management / Other Responsibilities
? Mentoring, guiding and supervising a team of more than 30 people including their performance review, increments, KPIs, etc.
? Taking interviews for the finance & accounts department.
? Authorization of incentive scheme payments.
? Authorization of CAPEX approvals.
? Review of Labor Rates.
? Analysis of cost provisions.
? Supervising and coordinating audit.
? Reviewing of financial details for pre-qualification for tenders.

Financial Systems Analyst
Job Profile :
Sept/2005 to Nov/2009
? Worked as financial systems consultant in California, United States and Mumbai, India.
? Providing consistent support for the SAP Banking Module which includes user’s regular queries about product types - Loans, Security funds and Cash advances and also preparing user document from across the Globe – North America, South Africa, Malaysia, Philippines, etc.
? Resolving tickets or incidents on timely basis with respect to service level agreement with respect to ITIL and Remedy system.
? Working on Change Management related to configuration change, program change, etc.
? Creating test plans for upgrade etc.
? Giving process improvements helpful in reduction of incidents.
? Regular reviewing and updating Knowledge Captured Documents.
? Team member and coordinator of Quality Team. Helping in peer review and Trend Analysis of the tickets or incidents. Involves Audit of the problems and providing comments on them.
? Leading role in implementation of Service Desk project. This is a Level 1 24X7 support for the user’s queries. Leading a team of around 20 persons including providing them training etc. The project is to develop offshore support team responding user’s queries spread across the Globe covering North America, Asia, Africa etc.
? Mentoring done for the new members.
? Preparing monthly ADM report for the Chevron and L&T infotech.
? Mapping of critical process and risk mitigation plans.
? Daily monitoring of open incidents and various reports.
? Participated in the Client’s interviews.
? Coordinated upgrades projects and other projects, etc.

Sept/2004 to Aug/2005
India’s fast growing financial Organization providing services -
Global Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Corporate finance and Broking.
Assistant Manager (risk management & client relationship cell)
Job Profile :
? Monitoring fund position of clients on daily basis, follow up, ageing analysis, etc.
? Critical assessment of client’s portfolio with regard to risk.
? Co-ordinate with branches and clients as well.
? To keep surveillance on the limits of market segments- BSE, NSE, NSE F&O,NCDEX and MCX and helps in keeping balance in deposits and withdrawals with the Exchanges in all these mentioned segments.
? MIS related to Daily Turnover and Brokerage and comment views on them – reporting to Director and Sr. VP as well.
? Daily comparison of Organization’s volume with the overall market and helps in decision making to the Business Development Team.
? To liaise with the Exchanges and keep track of funds lying with them as deposits against margins etc.
? Keep track of speculative transactions.
? Keep track of doubtful clients and analyzing daily their deposits against exposure.
? Solving the queries of the Branches as well as Clients regarding various matters ie: deposits, margins, margin funding, pledge, release, pay-in, pay-out, transferring of funds from one segment to another etc.
? Assisting software team in developing various reports –MIS Reports and Margin Reports


Feb/2003 to Jan/2004

Assistant Manager (purchase & commercial )
Job Profile :
? Comparative cost analysis of purchases of chemicals, electrical, instrumentation and mechanicals as well.
? Negotiation with OEM’s and Dealers.
? Development of new vendors and alternative sources for economical purchases.
? Conducting on line reverse auction and e-procurement.
? Follow up for payment to creditors and vetting of bank guarantees etc.
? Keep track and Follow up with Vendors for materials.
? Coordination with Stores, Accounts etc.
? Attending meetings with technical team for to analyze their material requirements.
? Managing the material crisis / urgency by making available material to the technical team.

Nov/2001 to Dec/2002

Audit Officer
Job Profile :
? Engaged in internal bank audits – Bank of Baroda.
(Covers – audit of forex related transactions, scrutiny of project reports, analysis of loans given and borrowing by bank and other Banking regulation compliances, physical verification of stocks ie: units inspection. etc.)
? Done various Tax Audits u/s 44 AB.
? Also done audits of Non public funds and trusts.
? Handled various company law matters related to incorporation, filing form with ROC’s, Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.
? Secretarial audit i.e: compliance of Company Laws.


? Birth : 1976
? Marital Status : Married
? Nationality : Indian
? Places Worked : U.S.A., UAE, Kuwait, India.
? Passport Details : valid up to 03/2021.
? Contact : +971 585836084
? Email Address :