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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

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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".

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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

Career

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