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Aatif Ansar

Candidate ID: 1704104

Career Summary

CA / CS / CFA / Other Professional Degrees with 6 years experience in Accounts / Tax / CS / Audit / Finance functional area I am a qualified professional Chartered Accountant from India (CA) and United Kingdom (ACCA) with 6 years of experience in conducting various types of audits.

Skill Set

Audit, Accounting, Direct Taxation

Professional Information

Total Experience : 6

Nationality : India

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

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

Work Location Preference : Saudi Arabia, UAE

Detailed Profile

Executive Synopsis:
• Worked for almost 2 years post qualification with Ernst & Young (EY) in India as a senior, one of the ‘Big Four’ international professional services network providing assurance services in FSO sector to multinational companies in US and Canada.
• I am a qualified professional Chartered Accountant from India (CA) and United Kingdom (ACCA) with 5+ years of experience in conducting various types of audits including Statutory Audit, Internal Audit and Tax Audit along with expertise in Indian Tax laws, Company law and Due Diligence.
• Proficient with Full Sets of Accounts and Finalization of Accounts with in-depth knowledge of the latest IFRS and FRS to ensure the financial documentation as per the internationally accepted norms having handled client portfolio ranging from Financial Sector (Magnetar Capital) & Automobile Manufacturers (Volvo India Private Limited, Listed on NSE & BSE), a Jewellery Company (Bhima Jewellers) and Information Technology companies.
• Detail oriented, having strong analytical skills to apply to read the organizational financial information for effective conduct of audit.
• Capable of running multiple (5-6) engagements and team members simultaneously and collaborate with the onshore engagement team to identify critical project outcomes, work products, barriers to success, and changes in expectations or scope.
• A meticulous professional, consistently exhibiting sound judgment while scrutinizing complex financial documents and deadline driven with extensive experience working on complex and high-risk audits.
• Results-oriented leader focused on steering cross-functional teams to efficiently manage the processes and ensure smooth conduct of audits adhering to the internationally accepted standards and protocols.

Financial Reporting Statutory Audit Tax Audit
Internal Control Audit Leadership and Teamwork Analytical Skills
Direct and Indirect Taxation Scrutiny of Financial Documents MS Office (Including Advanced Excel)
Finalization of Accounts US GAAP and IFRS High Risk Project Management
Attention to detail Critical Thinking Strategic Planning
Career Objective:
Targeting a managerial role in accounts management to apply competencies in auditing, taxation, accounting and financial management, improve internal controls, contribute to company profits and maximize shareholders’ wealth with preference to organizations based in Gulf Countries.
Chartered Accountant - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India – New Delhi, India (2017)
• Gained significant knowledge in Corporate Law, Taxation, Financial Management & Cost / Management Accounting.
• Secured distinction (60+ marks) in Corporate and allied laws.

Chartered Accountant - Association of Chartered Certified Accountant – London, United Kingdom (2019)
• Completed all the Professional Level papers along with 2 optional electives of Auditing & Assurance and Advanced Financial Management.

B Com - St. Joseph’s College of Commerce – (Autonomous) Bangalore, India (2012)
• Exposed to other subjects including Marketing, Human Resource Management and Cost Accounting.
Significant Achievements:

Senior Assurance Executive –
December 2017 to Present
Ernst and Young (EY)
Bangalore, India
• Project management as responsible for leading more than one team at a time and ensuring the project is completed within the budget and timeframe agreed to the client.
• Planning, reviewing the work of associates and delivering engagement for the review by managers and seniors managers.
• As a senior in EY, I gained technical knowledge of audit and accounting standards and developed strong project management skills along with well-developed communication and leadership skills.
• Managed teams comprising Associates, Advanced Associates and Lead Associates.
• Gained good working knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS as well proficient with financial performance and measurement concepts.
• Coached and supervised junior team members on different engagements and provided with timely constructive feedback.

Audit and Accounts Executive - August 2016 to July 2017
P K Narendra & Co, Chartered Accountants Bangalore, India

• Represented the firm on a diverse audit assignments including statutory, internal and fraud Audit of small & medium sized companies.
• Budget analysis of the variances along with submission of periodical reports to the client.
• Accounting, MIS preparation, reporting and presenting the results to the management on monthly basis.
• Verified internal controls and carried out internal audit, providing suggestions for improvement of the same.
• Assisted in various Indian statutory compliances such as preparation and filing of PF, ETDS return, Service tax return etc.
• Assisted various clients with GST implementation and the analysis made for the GST impact study.

Articled Executive –
May 2012 to May 2015
A S & Associates, Chartered Accountants Bangalore, India

• Executed timely audits of companies including statutory audit of Bank (Indian Over sees Bank-IOB).
• Comprehensive understanding of the financial statements as well as the financial reporting framework applicable.
• Preparation of Audit Plan, execution and completion of the same in a timely manner.
• Internal Audit of various companies and assistance to the statutory auditors till finalization along with compliance with various auditing Standards. Including through scrutiny & establishment of internal control system.
• Assisted in drafting, vetting the agreements, contracts and legal correspondences.
• Detailed preparation, review and filing of Income Tax Returns for individuals, firms & companies. Also, led a team of 2-4 juniors for tax audits of firms and companies including preparation of various tax forms applicable for Tax Audits.

Key Responsibilities:
• Analyse the operational processes to determine the scope for audit and perform preliminary engagement planning procedures as a part of the pre-audit activity.
• Prepare the audit strategies memorandum, outlining the planned responses to risks and accountings issues of the client adhering to the established protocols.
• Identify risks and the management processes devised during engagements to handle the risks and to report the same directly to the senior audit managers.
• Generate the summary review of the memorandum of agreement and facilitate the wrap-up procedures of the engagement adhering to the terms and conditions agreed upon.
• Identify potential fraud risk areas to the management on revenue recognition and highlight deficiencies & lapses in internal controls.
• Design the draft for audit report and manage all the other related official communications to those charged with governance in accordance with the policies of the firm.
• Achievement oriented with an ability to manage change with ease & proven strength in problem solving, coordination and financial analysis. Also, strong communication, interpersonal, learning and organisational skills.
• Played basketball for school at district level. Also, participated and organized various inter school fests and various cultural event.

• Nationality: Indian
• Date of Birth: 28th July, 1991

• Language Proficiency: English, Hindi & Urdu
• Passport: Available, Valid till: 06/2023
• Visa Status: Applied in express entry