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Location

Ontario

Categories of Interest

Accounting

Company Size

201-1000

Resume

406/567 Avenue Road
Toronto ONTARIO M4V 2K1
Cell: 647 680 4116
Email: amitshah49@gmail.com

AMIT SHAH


A qualified Chartered Accountant from a business services background
looking to transition into a commercial environment and apply core skills
developed throughout six years in the industry.





Education


Australian Institute of Chartered Accounts (ICAA) (Since 2008)
Achievements: Merit list (top 5% of candidates) in 3 of 5 modules -
Audit & Assurance, Financial Reporting and Management Accounting


Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Commerce -
Accounting
(Majors: Accounting & Finance)
Macquarie University, Australia (Completed June 2006)
Achievements:
- Economics and Financial Studies Merit Certificate for academic
excellence (2003)
- Member, by invitation, to Golden Key International Honour Society

TAFE Certificate II in Accounting (With Distinction)


ICAA Winter Tax School (Attended 2005 and 2006)





Employment History


PKF
March 2008 - August 2009
Senior Accountant



Key Responsibilities

. Business Services - preparation of full financial statements in
line with IFRS regulations and taxation returns for entities across
a broad spectrum of industries with turnovers up to $100M AUD.
. Ad hoc projects with Audit and Insolvency divisions relating to the
preparation of management accounts and special purpose financial
statements beyond standard compliance requirements and assistance
with statutory compliance audits.
. Preparation of budgets and forecast analysis for various entities.
. Compliance work relating to the Australian legislation, The
Corporations Act and the Australian Securities & Investments
Commission (ASIC) which mirrors the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the role
played by the SEC respectively in relation to corporate diligence.
. Proficient in software - MS Excel (advanced), MYOB, Quicken, APS
Accounting Suite, Solution 6 Tax & Accounts and Win Beat [Insurance
Software].
Achievements:
. Entrusted to manage a relationship with one of the division\'s
largest client groups, including a direct relationship with the
managing director.
. Adopted a mentoring role with junior staff members including the
direct responsibility for undergraduate cadets. Also ran technical
training sessions for groups of junior staff.
S R Sheth & Co Pty Ltd, Chartered Accountancy Public Practice
September 2003 - March 2008
Senior Accountant



Key Responsibilities

. Business Services - preparation of taxation returns, statutory
accounts and indirect taxation returns for a wide range of business
structures including companies, trusts, partnerships and
individuals.
. Accounting for Self Managed Superannuation Funds, including
auditing of funds and compliance with national regulations.
. Charged with managing the firm\'s two largest clients including the
Australia-wide payroll function of a NASDAQ listed
telecommunications company.
. Mentoring role to junior staff involving one-on-one training as
well as the delegation and review of daily work.
. Audit of commercial and not-for-profit organisations including the
preparation of audit files and the testing of ledger account
balances and control procedures.
Achievements:
. Successfully implemented an offshore outsourcing venture and was
responsible for maintaining the business relationship with the
alliance partner. Developed formal operations documentation and
conducted training at foreign office.
. Constant progression through the firm, ultimately supervisor in
charge of four accounting staff and reporting directly to the sole
Partner.
. Developed an in depth knowledge of taxation regulations and
Australia\'s identical equivalent to International Financial
Reporting Standards (AIFRS).


Australian Risk Applications Pty Ltd
March 2006 - March 2008 (Permanent Contract: 2 days per week)
Financial Controller



Key Responsibilities:

. Preparation and delivery of periodic management reports and cash
flow analysis through regular meetings with the Managing Director.
. Advisory role on compliance with Australian financial services
regulations (FSRA).
. Reconciliation of client funds held in multiple trust accounts and
coordination of offices in Sydney & Melbourne.
. Preparation of reconciliations and workings papers to assist
auditors.

Achievements:

. Successfully integrated two regional accounting departments after a
takeover of rival interstate brokerage firm.
. Significant exposure to financial services and good understanding
gained of various aspects of commercial insurance business
including broking, claims and policy documentation.
. Identified and researched complex GST and taxation issues for niche
marine insurance market resulting in the successful resolution of a
long standing dispute with a multinational marine underwriter.


Interests


. Playing and watching sports
. Computers and technology
. Travelling and experiencing new cultures




Referees



. Available on request

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