Farha Syed - Corporate Executive

Farha Syed

Farha Syed

SF1, Block 20 Sea View Apartments, Khayaban Mujahid, DHA Phase 5, Karachi.
Cell: 0336-111-0119 Email: fsyed1963@gmail.com

To make a career in a well-established and growing organization that offers challenging opportunities in dynamic world, where I could persistently grow and meet modern challenges by contributing accordingly; in achieving my career & organizational goals, through optimal use of my academic qualification, and interpersonal skills.

• Goal-oriented individual with ample of experience in couple of Canadian Organizations
• An effective manager with strong written, interpersonal, presentation skills
• I am able to direct, motivate, and supervise personnel
• Treasurer of Rotary Club of Port Moody-Vancouver BC.

Company: Safa Textile Private Ltd. - Karachi Pakistan
Designation: Executive Manager –Finance & Administration (Aug 2013 to July 2014)
• In charge of overseeing a team of financial consultants monitor spending reports, wages and expense accounts for different departments
• Report back to Auditors so he/she may use the information to ensure no one is using departmental funds inappropriately and that all applicable laws are upheld
• This information will be integral when the Audits submits his/her annual report to government monitoring agencies

Company: Core Data Management Inc. - Vancouver BC
Designation: Executive Manager (2008-2013)

• Acting as a liaison between the Director and the contractors/ vendors to generate effective results
• Formulating, maintaining, archiving and updating all Company’s documentations
• Filing of corporate Income tax at year end
• Updating the database of all employees locally on in-house software
• Generating payrolls of employees on monthly basis
• Assisted in creating and executing project work plans and timelines to meet changing needs and requirements.
• Coordinating correspondence and managed internal and external approvals of documentation
• Scheduling, organizing and executing seminars and meetings
• Arranged boarding and lodging for the overseas participants of seminars and meetings
• Managing the travel arrangements for the Director
• Catering to everyday administrative issues

Company: Canada Revenue Agency-Vancouver BC
Designation: Executive Assistant (1993-2008)

International Audit
• Conducting all HR activates e.g. hiring, layoffs, employee assessments, promotions. Handling attendants and payrolls. Exit interviews etc.
• Liaison between 4 regional heads and head office
• Reviewing the audit files of individuals and corporations for identifying discrepancies
• Forwarding the files to the concerned 4 regional heads
• Coordinating with the regions to assist them in conducting the audit of the concerned entity
• Preparing audit reports of the clients and submitting them to board of directors
• Performed all administrative duties such as: Coordinating meetings, taking minutes, maintaining proper filing of records to facilitate speedy and efficient retrieval of documents within the Managing Director’s office
• Developed and maintained a system to manage and monitor the projects assigned to employees by the Director and Assistant Directors Canada Revenue Agency
• Managed and maintained the Director’s diary –weekly Appointments, meetings and events
• Assisting the investigating officer to examine the questionable tax files of different entities
• Acquiring and gathering information and evidence relating to the designated files
• Acted as a liaison between the investigator and Royal Columbian Mountain Police (RCMP) to take required action
• Updating the in-house software with the gathered information for future reference
• Archive the hard copy/other evidence in bonded warehouse

Finance and Administration
• Prepared reports for daily expenses claims
• Prepared Accounts of debtors and creditors
• Prepared and submitted time sheets for employee’s and recorded data
• Prepared cash flow statements
• Conducting procurement activities for British Columbia
• Coordinated meetings for the Divisional Leadership Team and Executive Assistant Directors
• Effectively organized administrative duties and provided assistance
• Arranged boarding and lodging for the overseas participants of seminars and meetings

• Certificate in Business writing from Douglas College- 2011(Vancouver, British Colombia- Canada)
• Certificate in Accounting 1100(FMGT) from BCIT-2004 (Vancouver, British Colombia- Canada)
• Certificate in Business Administration from Mosaic - 1990 (Vancouver, British Colombia- Canada)
• Bachelors in Business Administration from Karachi University-1989 (Karachi, Pakistan)
• Excellent computer skills in MS office tools; Data entry, Publisher, Simply Accounting, Quick Books, SAP, Typing 60 plus wpm
• Ability to produce timely and accurate financial statements
• Managed and maintained efficient and effective communication channels between the office of the Managing Director and 4 Divisional Assistant Directors and external customers
• Adapt and learn fast
• Can work individually or in a team

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