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Kannan Achariyam

Kannan Achariyam

Chartered Accountant, CFO 25 Immediate available

Services provided: Financial Consulting Services

Dubai, دبي


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About Kannan Achariyam:

Qualified Indian Chartered Accountant and having 23 years in-depth post-qualification exposures in Finance /Accounts finalization / Banking / Internal Audit / International Taxation / Budget / Tendering / Funds planning / Effective management of Working Capital / Large Payroll Control / Building Internal Controls / Contract finalizations / HR and Administration.

Position applied for:  Chief Finance Officer / Group Financial Controller /Senior Internal Audit Manger



I. Position: HEAD OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTS  2022-2023. 


Company:  Fujairah International Airport, Public Sector, Government of Fujairah, UAE


  • Head of Accounts, Finance, Procurement , Stores and Acting Internal Auditor
  • Working together with Govt. Dept. auditor & External Auditor  (Deloitte – Big 4)
  • Responsible for Budget, Finalisation , Commercial Proposal, Commercial Finance Manager
  • Accountability to Leasing / Renting activates, Flight Operation / Cargo Operation
  • Perform risk management by analysing liabilities and investments
  • Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • MRO, Aerospace, Property let out, Parking, Ground Service Handling, Flight Operation.
  • Implementation of Oracle Financials

II. Position:  Group Finance Manager, between 2021-2022

Industries: Construction, Contracting, Trading, Investment & Consultancy

Company:  Invent Group of Companies, Dubai, and UAE  (Auditor:  PKF)

  • Drive the company’s financial planning. 
  • Perform risk management by analysing liabilities and investments
  • Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Control and evaluate the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations
  • Supervise all finance personnel & Manage vendor relationships. Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports
  • Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT system (SAP & ERP)
  • Ensure compliance with the local law and company’s policies
  • Holding in-depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
  • Solid knowledge of data analysis, forecasting  an analytical mind, comfortable with numbers

III. Position:Group Financial Controller cum Internal Auditor, between 2014–2020 

Company:  Parbat Siyani and Seyani Brothers Limited – Kenya, Tanzania, Ugnada & Rwanda

Industries: Construction Civil and Road, Interior Fit-out, Joinery, Precast Manufacturing (Steel – Prime Steel), Rental, Property Development, Restaurants and Hospitality. (Tier 1 Contractor)

  • Accountable for submitting of Commercial Bids and considering ROI and market rates to get success. Managing Treasury, Arranging Letter of Credit, Bills discount, Guarantee bonds.
  • Validate regular payment certificates approve invoices, ensure compliance with contract payment terms. Review the insurances, advance guarantees, retention guarantees, Performance Bonds of sub-contractors. 
  • Effectively communicate with project manager for variance orders. Prepare all monthly end, yearend capex related schedules. Review the project cash, prepare the monthly consolidated cash flow, VAT audit, external and internal audit requirements. Support the project-related cash flow management and arrange the funds required either from bank or financial instructions.  Assess and evaluate financial performance of an organisation with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts. Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plan of the organisation
  • Create and establish regular financial objectives that align with the organisational plan for growth and expansion
  • Implement policies, procedures and processes as deemed appropriate by the senior leadership team .Prepare and present regular financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division and weekly cash flow by division
  • Review and analyse monthly financial results and provide recommendations
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems
  • Created the JV (Joint Ventures) organisation and managed the accounts for the same.

Achievements and Cost Savings:

  • Handled effective preparation and presentation of company budget to Board of Directors. Keep the control of Receivable within the approved credit terms with each customer. - Simplified the process to time & Improvement in Cash Flow.
  • Regular price negotiation with leading suppliers of the company. Keeping eye on all the aspect of expense for the Cost Control without affecting quality of the business. Effective team player to get ISO certification.  Liaised with the Internal / External Auditors with leading Big 4 auditors - PWC / KPMG and finalized the audit within time frame.
  • Internal Audit Exposures - Report’s risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to the audit committee and provide recommendations for improving the organization’s operations, in terms of both efficient and effective performance.


  • IV. Position: Finance Manager and Admin Manager, Between 2007-2013

Industry: Oil and Gas Industry, Equipment Rental, Fire & Safety & Service Industry 

Company: AlMansoori Specialized Engineering Ltd.  Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Responsibilities / Achievements:  (Auditor: KPMG)

  • Overview of all Finance Activity of Projects business , Creating and evaluating Capex proposals
  • Risk Management and Assessment & Lead the budgeting and business planning exercise
  • Drive dashboards for Financial analysis, including preparation of variance analysis 
  • Review and enforce the commercial terms of contracts. Cash Flow management. Review of outstanding payments, accounts receivables and raise flags appropriately
  • Compliance to all statutory and legal requirements and representing the Company in all legal matters. Handling statutory and other taxation related matters. Ensuring all internal policies are adhered. Operational Efficiency & Systems improvement towards revenue and profit enhancement. Knowledge of Import / Export regulations.

V. Position: Chief Accountant, Between 2002-2007

Industry: FMCG, Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing, Trading, Rental, Real Estate 

Company: Hassani Group of Companies Established 1912.  Location: Dubai, UAE (Auditor: PWC) 

Dealing with Custom department and familiar with custom rules and regulation in relation to import/export. Bill of lading / Bill of Entry, duties and taxes, demurrage in late clearing.

VI. Position:  Accounts Officer, Between 1997 to 2002


Company: Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (Govt. of Tamil Nadu) Dealing with Income tax, Sales tax, VAT, Finalisation of Accounts and Group Level ConsolidationDeveloped SOP & Procedures for Accounts and Finance.



1993 to 1997              CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT (CA) from ICAI, Chennai, India

1990 to 1993             First Class - B.Com. From Loyola College (Day Scholar), Chennai, India

1993  to 1994            Outstanding Grade Diploma in Computer Application - LIBA-IC, Chennai 

Other Courses:

1995    Qualified in Higher Speed in Typing speed, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (Two years course)

2000   Course in Oracle and Developer 2000 from SQL International Ltd., Hyderabad, India

2011    Course in Advanced Supervisory Skills from SOS Management, Dubai, UAE

2013    Course in ISO and Environment Policies from Vincotte International, Dubai, UAE

2017    Course in ISO and EMS awareness Training from Bellie & Roaster, Nairobi, Kenya

2017    Course in ISO and Quality Management System Training from Bellie & Roaster, Nairobi, Kenya

2017    Course in Tax Conference from PKF, Taxation Partner, Nairobi, Kenya

2018    Course in Indirect Tax & Recent Developments from PKF, Taxation Partner, Nairobi, Kenya


Languages Known:      Basic, FoxPro, COBAL & C

Operating System:    Windows, UNIX & MS DOS

Front & Back End Tools:       Oracle-SQL, PL SQL, Developer 2000 & Forms & Reports

Accounting Packages:            Wings 6, Tally 10, Telnet, Tetra, Orion, Scala, ERP, SAP, and other Customized Packages

Others:                                   ERP & MS Office

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