DBCB - Double Degree, Commerce (Accounting) & Applied Finance) @
University of South Australia
CPA qualified, with both corporate accounting experience in one of South Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds, StatewideSuper, and management accounting experience in the manufacturing industry for one of the world’s most recognisable brands, Harley-Davidson Inc. Extensive knowledge of applying principles of accounting, both Australian Accounting Standards (AASB) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as a basis for
CPA qualified, with both corporate accounting experience in one of South Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds, StatewideSuper, and management accounting experience in the manufacturing industry for one of the world’s most recognisable brands, Harley-Davidson Inc. Extensive knowledge of applying principles of accounting, both Australian Accounting Standards (AASB) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as a basis for preparing production, management and statutory financial reports. Full Profit & Loss responsibility with strong operating, capital and software project financial analysis skills coupled with expertise in compliance with legislative requirements, including taxation.
Ability to work independently and as a team with strong leadership skills in the management of multi-disciplinary teams across the organisation. Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and oral, with a focus on workflow prioritisation to assist the efficient operation of the Financial Services team.
Delivery and goal oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and timeliness. A strong aptitude for identifying innovative solutions with an ability to create and implement continuous improvement opportunities.
Financial Controller @ From November 2014 to Present (10 months) Senior Financial Analyst @ New Castalloy is Harley-Davidson’s Australian subsidiary producer of cast motorcycle wheels and wheel hubs with over 210 employees. Reporting to the Financial Controller, responsibilities and accountability include: • Maintaining existing production and financial management reports. • Preparation and calculation of ROI models for Capex and all Capital Asset Requisitions. • Partnering with operations to address day to day business concerns. • Preparation of statutory tax returns and all taxation reporting. • Overseeing R&D returns and ensuring accuracy of claim(s). • Assisting the Financial Accountant in preparation of statutory annual accounts. • Analysing spending trends with recommendations for areas of cost reduction and process improvement. • Facilitating monthly Cost Per wheel meetings. • Preparation of H-D month end management reports. • Developing existing databases (Movex) to supply greater reporting to all business units and champion data integrity. • Assisting the Financial Controller with the modelling of forecasts and budgets. • Monitor and communicate performance vs. objectives and drive development of both department and company objectives. From October 2011 to October 2014 (3 years 1 month) North Plympton, SACorporate Accountant @ StatewideSuper Financial Management Services Ltd (SFMS) provides fully integrated superannuation and insurance administration services. SFMS currently looks after the superannuation administration of over 14,000 employers and 150,000 individuals with a staff of 120 and funds under management of over A$2.2 billion. Reporting to the Financial Controller, responsibilities and accountability include: • Applying principles of accounting, both AASB and IFRS, in the preparation of annual statutory accounts • Preparation and analysis of monthly management and quarterly board reports, including Balance Sheet, Operating and Capital expenditure reports • Participation in Budget forecasting and review • Monthly review and analysis of the actual financials and communication of budget variances to the Financial Controller, General Managers and other managers • Reporting and reviewing performance monthly on the various Capital projects for Project Managers and setting up processes to allow tracking, control and forecasts for various software projects • Undertaking technical research to ensure the organisation is able to meet its statutory reporting and legislative requirements – BAS, monthly APRA (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority) Net Tangible Assets reporting and ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) Eligible Asset Reporting • Assisting the Financial Controller in the preparation of tender documents • Reviewing operations of the finance department and preparation of procedure manuals to enable efficient operations of the department • Liaising with internal and external clients including the company’s auditors, financial institutions and the ATO (Australian Tax Office) From July 2005 to August 2011 (6 years 2 months) Adelaide, South AustraliaFinance & Investment Tutor @ Tutored undergraduate students part-time in the field of Finance and Investment, a 2nd year Course provided by the University of South Australia, specifically dealing with the role of financial management, the tax environment, risk and rates of return, valuation of bonds and shares, capital budgeting and the cost of capital. From February 2005 to June 2006 (1 year 5 months)
CPA, Accounting @ CPA Australia From 2007 to 2010 DBCB - Double Degree, Commerce (Accounting) & Applied Finance) @ University of South Australia From 2001 to 2004 International Baccalaureate, Mathematics, , Biology, Economics (at Higher Level) Physics, French, English (at Standard Level) @ St. Mary's School, Nairobi, KENYA From 1998 to 2000 Muhammad Sheikh is skilled in: Financial Reporting, Analysis, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Financial Management, Management Accounting, Accounting, Strategic Financial..., Variance Analysis, Managerial Finance, Finance, Process Improvement, Tax, Internal Controls, Strategic Planning, Corporate Finance, Auditing, Microsoft Excel, IFRS, Financial Modeling, Budgets, Management, Project Management, Business Analysis, Business Process...