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CAREER OBJECTIVES

A position that utilises my educational and employment experience to assist in providing planning and analytical review of business' strategic decisions. In this capacity the employer will gain a highly skilled and committed individual, with the ability to develop effective relationships with clients and employees alike, and the willingness to put into practice the theory learnt.

Concurrent to daily duties, a program of professional development is welcomed to ensure personal and professional growth, and access to a viable career structure. Long-term objective is to make an invaluable contribution to the organisation and become a part of the management team, contributing to the planning and strategic growth of the company.

EDUCATION

University in major Australian city (2008 to current)

Pursuing Masters in Applied Finance (Part Time)

University in major Australian city (2003)

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

University in major financial centre in Asia [dates not provided on CV]

Bachelors of Commerce (major in accounting)

COMPUTER SKILLS

· A high degree of computer literacy (including MS Excel & Word, MYOB and Quick Books).

· MS - Excel: Pivot tables and Pivot Charts, Financial Functions "fx": PV, RATE, YIELD, PMT etc., Solver Function, Plotting Charts and Pie-Charts.

SKILLS

Excellent public relations/ Leadership skills and qualities / Financial acumen / Excellent interpersonal skills / Team building skills / Demonstrated high level of cultural awareness / Excellent verbal and written communication skills / Problem analysis, assessment and decision making skills / Proven ability to work as an effective team member.

ORGANISATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATION SKILLS

High level of co-ordination and implementation skills / Excellent work habits with attention to detail / Methodical and organised approach / Ability to research facts and make critical assessments / Willing to take responsibility / Interact confidently with all levels of employees / Ability to operate independently and in a team environment / Possess strong planning and organising skills.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Property advisory firm, Australia (Aug 2008 - current)

Accountant/Finance Manager

· In charge of day to day Financial and Accounting Functions.

· Financial Modelling.

· Property Forecasting, Evaluating New Development Suburbs.

· Preparing Feasibility Reports for Projects.

· Structuring the Funding with Banks.

· Preparation of quarterly and year end Financial Statements.

· Liaising closely with Bank Managers to ensure smooth flow of Funds for Property Developments.

· Working on Financial Instrument like Interest Rate Swap.

· Working on exposure to Carbon Emission and its impact on the Property Development business and ensure accurate financial and accounting reporting.

· Preparation and Lodgement of Business Activity Statements and other various client lodgements with the Australian Taxation Office.

Web development & IT support company, Australia (Feb 2007 to June 2008)

Accounts Manager

· Closely worked with the Director on Business Development and Structuring of the Company, also closely worked on setting up Advanced Procedures, Company Policies and Systems.

· Financial Management and Modelling.

· Preparation of quarterly and year end Financial Statements.

· Preparation and Lodgment of Business Activity Statements and other various client lodgments with the Australian Taxation Office.

· Complying with ASIC on various matters.

· Liaise with Company Accountants to move the company under "STS" (Simplified Tax System).

Boutique Investment Bank, Australia (2004- 2008)

Associate

Transactions involved in

M&A, IPO, Corporate Finance, Managing In house "Australian Media Sector" Portfolio

Responsibilities

· Extensive Desk Research on companies listed on ASX and international companies in IT Sector, for Acquirers.

· Assisted in short listing the companies for Acquirers.

· Assisted in Reviewing the Financials of the Target Company and raised queries of substantial nature.

· Involved in preparing brief about the Target Company to be pitched to Potential Acquirers.

· Assisted in Constructing the Metrics for trade sale of the target company.

· Prepared Power Point Presentation.

· Prepared Diagrammatic presentation of the Metrics and various other representations.

· Liaison with Senior Personal of the Acquirer Companies via email and Telephone.

· Monitoring any other acquisition activities if any, of the short listed companies.

· Involved extensively in Due Diligence Process.

· Documentation and Safe Keeping of Important Papers.

Responsibilities in IPO

· Involved in structuring of Company Prospectus.

· In charge of version control of Company Prospectus and made necessary changes as and when required.

· Assisted in Reviewing the Financials of the Company and raised queries of substantial nature.

· Involved in Liaison with Underwriters, Accountants, Lawyers, Company Management and Employees.

· Managed the Chairman's list of Shareholders.

· Involved in preparing Power Point Presentation.

· Prepared Diagrammatic presentation of various representations to be incorporated on the Prospectus.

· Worked closely with the Printers to ensure the printing of the Prospectus.

· Documentation and Safe Keeping of Important Papers.

· DWS Advanced Business Solutions.

Responsibilities in corporate finance

· In house Extensive Market Research on IT Sector, Technology (Wireless etc.), Online Gaming and E-learning.

· In house Market Research for specific clients in their respective areas of business.

· Involved in reviewing the client IM and liased with client in restructuring it to make it compatible to the existing market trends.

· Assisted in Reviewing the Financials of Clients and raised queries of substantial nature.

· Assisted in Financial Forecasting, Budgeting, and Cashflow.

· Involved in preparing brief about the Target Company to be pitched to Potential Investors.

· Prepared Power Point Presentation.

· Prepared Diagrammatic presentation of the Metrics and various other representations.

· Documentation and Safe Keeping of Important Papers.

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