Anuruddha Weerasekera

Experienced Accountant
  • 41, Chapel Lane, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
  • January 16, 2023

I am a fully qualified Accountant with over 23 years of work experience in finance and accounting field. I have gained extensive insights within this field. I’m currently seeking a suitable job in Canada with visa sponsorship. If there is a suitable position which you think that I might be fit in, please be kind enough to consider my application for the same.

I am a highly organized and self-driven person with attention to detail. My key accounting and financial competencies include, but are not limited to, preparation of accurate financial statements with all balance sheet reconciliations, computation of various taxes and submission of tax returns to Inland Revenue on time, managing receivable and payable accounts, supply chain management, maintaining fixed asset register, ensuring effective internal controls and procedures and complying with statutory requirements.

Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me on my mobile +94772979039 or email anuruddhaw73@gmail.com for any further information or clarification.

Sincerely Yours,

 

Anuruddha Weerasekera

E-mail
anuruddhaw73@gmail.com
Phone Number
+94772979039

Education

Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA) @ Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom
Aug 2005 — Aug 2012

Experience

Manager - Finance @ Media Services (Pvt) Ltd
May 2022 — Nov 2022

• Responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the business and lead a small team of finance.
• Prepared annual financial statements in coordination with external auditors.
• Produced various management information reports to the Board by the deadline.
• Managed cash flows effectively by daily monitoring bank balances and debt collections and schedule payments accordingly.
• Tax planning, review tax computations and ensured timely submission of tax returns.
• Managed company vehicle insurances and lease facilities and liaised with external stakeholders.
• Reviewed debtors and follow up collections rigorously to improve working capital finances.

Manager Finance & Administration @ Jupiter Trading Co. (Pvt) Ltd
Feb 2020 — May 2022

• Responsible for the day-to-day finance and administration operations of the entire business.
• Produced timely monthly management accounts for group companies.
• Finalized annual audits of group companies in coordination with the external auditors including preparing reconciliations and supporting schedules for the balance sheets.
• Provided various insightful management information to the management to aid strategic decision-making and involved in formulation of business strategies.
• Reviewed existing business processes, policies and procedures and strengthen them to improve the efficiency of the operations.
• Managed working capital funds effectively by daily monitoring cash/bank balances and then scheduled payments accordingly, monitoring debtors’ position on a daily basis and taking timely actions to recover past dues from debtors.
• Managed the credit control process by reviewing the existing sales discounts, credit limits and credit periods offered to the customers.
• Ensured timely settlement of Usance import bills.
• Negotiated with creditors on extending credit periods to optimize the working capital cycle.
• Computed all taxes including submission of tax returns on time.
• Prepared import costing for every shipment and calculated retail prices for the products.
• Monitored stock levels and maintained optimum level of stocks to avoid stock-out situations.
• Managed staff payroll including statutory benefits and maintained all staff correspondences.
• Maintained strong relationships with all external stakeholders such as banks, insurance companies, creditors and service providers.
• Negotiated with banks and insurance companies on negotiating favorable rates and better exchange rates for inward remittances.
• Attended to all administrative and HR affairs of the group.

Group Accountant @ Esna Holdings (Pvt) Ltd
Aug 2015 — Nov 2019

• Lead the finance division of the parent company and was responsible for the financial operation of three subsidiary companies including two export-oriented manufacturing subsidiaries.
• Analyzed the profitability and costs of the manufacturing subsidiary including the market prices of raw materials and advise the management on strategy formulation.
• Prepared management accounts and annual financial statements for the parent and subsidiary companies.
• Prepared annual budgets and take action to minimize operational costs and overheads and also involved in product pricing and cost analysis.
• Maintained Custom bonded facility scheme (TIEP-I) for material imports and GRN clearance procedures and liaised with Customs and Ministry of Trade & Commerce for the renewal of the bonded scheme.
• Managed working capital funds effectively and negotiated with banks for overdraft/term loan facilities.
• Prepared shipping documents for export consignments and negotiated with banks over bill discounting.
• Handled group taxation and liaised with external tax consultants in the preparation of CIT Return.
• Implemented sound internal controls and procedures across all group companies.
• Handled factory wages of the manufacturing outfit including statutory benefits.
• Authorized all cheque payments and petty cash expenses.
• Liaised with all the external stakeholders such as auditors, Inland Revenue. Sri Lanka Customs, etc.

Accountant @ Dynamic Motors (Pvt) Ltd
Nov 2014 — Jul 2015

• Prepared timely management accounts with detailed analysis of variances.
• Prepared annual financial statements with all supporting reconciliations and finalized annual audits.
• Calculated taxes accurately and paid to tax authorities on time along with the tax returns.
• Handled the entire importation process of lubricant stocks including Customs clearance.
• Monitored the sales carried out by the local sales distributor and verified the accuracy of settlements, commission & contribution calculations computed by the sales distributor’s finance team.
• Calculated import costing for all lubricant items imported and issued dispatch notes for the lubricant consignment stocks which delivered to the local sales distributor.
• Ensured strict compliance with the terms and conditions of the local sales distributor-ship agreement and the agency agreement entered with the foreign supplier.
• Reported to regulatory body by-annually on mineral lubricant sales statistics.
• Maintained all transactions in Quick Books.
• Raised debit notes to the foreign principle for sharing advertising and promotional expenses and also to other associate companies in the group for sharing overheads.
• Monitored debt collection process and the performance of the debt collection agency and updated the management periodically.
• Negotiated with banks on import loans and overdraft facilities for working capital funding.
• Managed stocks, conducted random physical verification, reconciled physical stocks with system balances and sought approval for writing-off obsolete and damage stocks.

Head of Finance @ Innovest Investments (Pvt) Ltd
Feb 2012 — Oct 2013

• As it was a start-up business, set up all systems and internal controls from scratch.
• Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for the use of management and statutory filing
• Produced quarterly financial statements along with net capital position of the company to the regulator.
• Ascertained the market value of the client’s share portfolio at the time of on-boarding as well as off-boarding in order to compute the management fees and out-performance commission which are the two primary income sources for the company.
• Monitored daily cash flow position of the company and scheduled payments accordingly.
• Involved in the implementation of the investment portfolio management software system and liaised with the software developer throughout the design and development phase of the system.
• Invested short-term working capital funds in short term deposits and negotiated favorable interest rates on term deposits with financial institutions.
• Handled staff payroll including statutory employee benefits.
• Supported management with administration and HR related tasks.

Financial Accountant @ A.J.M. Kooheji Group W.L.L.
Feb 2009 — Apr 2010

• Responsible for the finance function of the building material division of the group.
• Prepared monthly management accounts with variance analysis.
• Produced various management information reports for management decision making purpose.
• Managed receivable and payable accounts.
• Stock control, reconciled stocks on regular basis and minimized stock holding cost.
• Scrutinized import documents for accuracy and processed them for establishing LC or Telegraphic payments.
• Kept a track on the settlement dates of DA bills and processed payments to suppliers in a timely manner.
• Verified the suppliers’ invoice against GRN and the purchase order and authorized the payment.
• Ensured accuracy of import cost calculations of inventory purchases.
• Prepared debtors aging report and followed-up for collections with the respective sales executives.
• Handled petty cash expenses and daily sales collections including banking of the same.
• Verified accuracy and completeness of transactions posted in the accounting system.
• Reviewed internal controls and introduced appropriate controls to mitigate risks.
• Performed administrative tasks such as handling staff attendance, overtime and stationery requirements.

Assistant Accountant @ Abercrombie & Kent Sri Lanka (Formerly United Holidays (Pvt) Ltd)
May 2007 — Jan 2009

• Prepared monthly management accounts for the inbound tour division and consolidated P&L statement.
• Prepared annual budgets and forecasts and managed cash flows carefully with the available bank facilities.
• Invested surplus working capital funds in short-term saving deposits and government treasury bills with financial institutions and negotiated with banks on favorable exchange rates for foreign inward remittances.
• Ensured that all tour invoices are timely raised upon completion of the tours and also proper rates were applied in arriving at the tour costs.
• Followed up on debt collections with the tour executives and periodically updated debtors’ position to the management.
• Computed taxes, filed tax returns on time and attended to the tax queries raised by tax authorities.
• Prepared supporting schedules and reconciliations for balance sheet and finalized annual audits of all group companies in coordination with external auditors.

Accounts Executive @ David Pieris Information Technologies Limited
Feb 2004 — Apr 2007
Awal Plastics L.L.C. @ Assistant Accountant
Sep 2001 — Oct 2003
Assistant Accountant @ Nielsen Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Sep 2000 — Aug 2001
Audit Assistant/ Accounts Assistant @ Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
Oct 1996 — Sep 2000

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