Contact Details

Siraj Ahmed Kidwai

Finance & Account Manager at Classic Asssociates
Experience: > 25 Years
Location: Karachi , Pakistan

Professional Summary

Top-performing and solutions-driven finance management professional offering over 26 years of cumulative experience in leading Treasury Operation as well as finance and accounting functions primarily within the Middle East region encompassing banking, manufacturing, textile and financial services. Qualified with an Masters in Economics coupled with finance certificate and treasury training from a reputed institute/university. Multifaceted individual, skilled in leading organisational operations including interdepartmental liaison, conflict resolution and inventory management. Expertise in directing all financial operations including financial accounting, treasury and cash management and financial analysis. Proven track record of successfully working with reputed companies including Intercomex Financial Data Services and Ford, Rhodes, Robson, Morrow. Possessing excellent understanding of diverse business and finance processes, meeting deadlines, exploring and expanding new markets and generating sustainable growth. Technically and commercially astute individual and an inspirational leader, adept in utilising collaborative approach in work for building productive, long-term partnerships while ensuring organisational development.

Experiences

  • Mar 2019 - Sep 2020
    Finance & Account Manager
    Classic Asssociates
    Karachi, Pakistan
  • May 2018 - Currently working
    Sr. Executive
    Dadabhoy Hr Solutions
    Karachi, Pakistan

    Working for Hr policy planning, staffing

    Analysis of Resume and screening of candidate by direct interviews

  • Nov 2016 - Currently working
    Desperately Seeking New Oppertunities
    Self Employed
    Karachi, Pakistan

    Since return from UAE I have been searching for suitable Employment Meanwhile I am

    Working a to various students of clas Tutor, Teaching, English, Economics, Accounts

    to Various students of classes xii, B.com, and B.A

  • Nov 2015 - Sep 2016
    Finance & Accounts Manager
    SIAC Technical services LLc
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    .. Looking After Financial matters and developing a Accounting System for the organization

    . Monitoring Job wise movement and preparing record system for Project wise Analysis of cost and Revenue

    . Monitoring all Accounting Movement of the organization .

    Job was finished due adverse financial situation of Organization where they were unable to pay salaries to staff

    due which commercial sanctions were imposed by Ministries of Labour and Economic Affair, found it best to resign as was

    already informed by Employer that Salaries can not be paid only stipend will be given, Found it suitable to return home

  • Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
    Relationship Coordinator
    Reach Management Facilities
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Ensuring that highest service standards are maintained for servicing of clients and maintaining minimum turn-around Time. Monitoring the performance of team members to ensure efficiency in banking operations and meeting of individual & group targets. Creating and maintaining a healthy & learning environment while ensuring creative & operational development of the employees.

    Resigned due misrepresentation of duties and job, I was interviewed for the post of "Relationship Coordinator Sales & Finance " since they had hiered another person for the same post with Relationship experiance they offered me POst of Relationship Officer in Sales with targets which was not met and they started pressurizing for target , realizing my situation and after a length of discussion I thought it better to quit instead of cancellation/relived by organization.

  • Jan 1999 - May 2013
    Sr. Operation Officer
    United Bank Limited (intl. Division)
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Working with the Central Processing department in executing daily operations including remittances, back office operation of the treasury department, personal loans and MM, FX and bonds related deals.
    • Well-versed with the dynamics of FOREX market and conversant with RBI guidelines.
    • Controlling the limits, preparing swift messages for payments and handling confirmation of deal.
    • Noting documentation discrepancies received in LC and collection documents and notifying them to contra party and customer while resolving various internal and external queries.
    • Providing significant leadership to increase financial performance of the team.
    • Monitoring various banking operations and maintaining long-term customer relations by providing high-quality services.
    • Managing and leading teams while developing and implementing process operations, procedures and service standards for ensuring business excellence.
    • Handling the central processing unit and working on the remittances using the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system.
    • Managing inward remittances in line with customer approved rates and exchange facility.
    • As a centralised operation officer, upgrading professional knowledge of trade finance and banking operations.
    • Coordinating desks operations in the main branch to help and resolve corporate customer problems/issues.
    • Responsible for remittance operations management while ensuring effective money market deal processing.
    • Overseeing office operations with a key focus on bottom-line profitability by ensuring optimal utilisation of available resources.
    • Managing the process of receipt, remittance, inward and outward as well as placements and borrowings.
    • Conceptualising and implementing competent strategies for penetrating new accounts and expand existing ones for a wide range of banking products/services.
  • May 1997 - Jan 1999
    Personnel Manager
    Orient Polypropyelene Industries L.L.C
    Ujman, United Arab Emirates

    Worked in lien with management and staff comitte to solve all inside labour and Management problems. Developing a financial strategy to be adopted in future for industrial and management benifit

    Looking after resolution of Marketing Problems

    Advicing regarding development of benefitiul policies for safegurding management/owner benefit and gaining maximum market oppertunity

    Resigned as got Bank job offer which was a career developing chance

  • Aug 1995 - Mar 1997
    Group General Manager
    KETREX Textile & group of Companies
    Karachi, Pakistan

    Worked as the integrated part of Management,

    Looking after all industrial and fundamental affairs i.e :

    Finance, Accounts, Marketing, Procurement, Planning, Policy decision

    Basic work was in regards to Textile mill , and secondry were Plastic Matt industry and Garments unit

    Had to work in order to divide and distribute Finance, amelgimation of revenue for Group performance reporting

    Fund utilization prioritixing for unit wise requierment and neccesity according to avalibility and importance of supply need

    the group was later dissolved due certain internal issues

  • Feb 1995 -
    CA Apprentice/ Trainee Auditor
    FORD,RHODES,ROBSON, MORROW ---- CHEARTERD ACCOUNTANTS
    Karachi, Pakistan

    Worked as trainee auditor, learning various methods and ways for identifying, managing, prepairing, and creating

    set of accounts, from raw form till Trail Balance, P&L statement, Balance sheet

    review accounts and the fund utilization in accordance with organization plans and policies and in accordance with statutory laws

    of industry and goverment

  • Jun 1992 - Feb 1995
    FX Financial Analyst/Broker
    Intercomex Financial Data Services
    Karachi, Pakistan

    This was the Most thrilling period where we were to gather clients to trade in FOREIGN EXCHANGE (FX)

    IInvest and take FX lots from world monettary exchanges and gain profit with taking timely and snap decision on behalf of client in a most volitile market

    where the screen tikker changes figuers 280 time in a minute and with each tick you either gain or lose with abilty to observe and study of graph and linier movement chart

    invest client money and earn profit .

    Its more over like stock trade but there you trade in stock of companies and seurities and here its directly money Market involvement

    Organization was ordered to be closed by SBP as FX trading at that time wass not permissible

Academics

  • May 1990
    Master's - M.A Econ
    Karachi University
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Grade/GPA: iind Div
  • May 1987
    Bachelor's - B.Com
    Karachi University
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Grade/GPA: iii rd Div

Skills

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Relationship management
  • Finance and Account Management
  • Forex and Treasury Operation
  • Interdepartmental Coordination Management
  • Inventory Control Management
  • Operations and General Management
  • Schedule Adherence
  • Strategic planning and Direction
  • Team Management

Certifications

  • Finance and Islamic Banking
    Jun 2015
    SZIC - Sheikh Zayed Islamic center University of Karachi , Karachi, Pakistan
    Grade/Score: No Scoring

    I attended this 90 dayscertificate course as my point of interest and gaining knowledge of Islamic Banking to evaluate difference between Conventional Banking and Islamic Banking It was very interesting to know the fact of Islamic Banking and understand why this is progressing

  • Foreign Exchange Marketing and Treasury Process
    Oct 2004
    EIBFS-EMIRATES INSTITUTE OF BANKING AND FINANCIAL STUDIES , Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Grade/Score: No Scoring

    It was a 14 day certification course conducted by regulators of Central Bank of UAE it's with Bank Management committee and central Bank selection for candidates as I was over 3 year working in Backoffice Trops I was selected and sent for attending this course at end of course a Examination was conducted and on bassis of Assessment candidate were cleared and dropped for reattending I had cleared it in First Attempt

Affiliations

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
    Feb 1986 - Jan 1970
    ICAP , Karachi, Pakistan

Languages

  • English
    (Fluent - Full Knowledge)
  • Urdu
    (Fluent - Full Knowledge)