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Muhammad Usman, ACA

Muhammad Usman, ACA

Assistant Manager Finance

ICI Pakistan, Soda Ash Business

Karachi, Pakistan

Assistant Manager Finance, Soda Ash Business, ICI Pakistan Limited





ICI Pakistan, Soda Ash Business

Assistant Manager Finance

Reporting to the Finance Manager as well as managing a team of two, I am responsible for financial reporting (management and statutory), budgeting and forecasting. Major job responsibilities include:

• Monitoring the closing process of the business and reporting of financial results and their analysis to the senior executive management team and Corporate Headquarters.
• Preparation of commentaries, presentations, reports and other ad-hoc requirements on the business results.
• Preparation of rolling forecasts, budgets and commentaries and the monitoring of actual performance against these.
• Financial analysis of long term capital investments proposals and feasibility studies for diverse businesses opportunities.
• Product profitability analysis along with preparing product models to evaluate produce versus buy decisions.
• Financial Modeling for energy scenarios to evaluate gas versus furnace oil usage decisions.
• Ensuring compliance with group accounting policies and accounting standards through periodic review of accounting practices and to offer advice on their implications.
• Responsible for the oversight and implementation of AkzoNobel’s group wide assurance processes (SOX), based on global best practices. Additionally, to act as a bridge between the internal & external auditors and the business teams
• Mentoring of the finance trainees under the company’s "Financial Trainees Scheme".

Career medium 05
Career medium 02

ICI Pakistan, Soda Ash and Life Sciences Business

Finance Associate

• Product Margin & variance analyses and the management of Purchase-to-Pay cycle
• Business report-writing, presentations and other management reporting for the Business Leadership Group
• Preparation of monthly forecasts, budgets and the compilation of associated business commentaries
• Monitoring compliance of business activities against “Adopted Standard Operating Procedures” and the implementation of the Internal Audit action points
• Carrying out the monthly closing process and the financial reporting of the monthly business results to Head Office
• Preparation of Business Continuity Plan in collaboration with the user departments
• Compilation of monthly Output Sales Tax return


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

ACA, Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Audit & Business Management

Lahore University of Management Sciences

BSc (Hons.), Accounting and Finance

Graduation with Distinction - Dean's Honours Award