Saadi Riaz, Finance Expert in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Saadi Riaz

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Location
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Toptal Member Since
July 1, 2022

Saadi has been engaged in advisory services in different capacities, bringing a wealth of experience in consulting, financial due diligence, financial modeling, valuations, and auditing. He has also led finance transformation projects and worked as an interim/fractional CFO. He started his career with Ernst & Young, working across different locations and service lines. Saadi is now the CEO of Ernof Consulting, which provides various consulting, finance, and accounting services.

Career Highlights

CEO
Ernof Consulting

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
Oxford Brookes University

Certification Highlights

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Institute of Internal Auditors
FCCA | Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Case Studies

Work Experience

CEO

2018 - PRESENT
Ernof Consulting
  • Enabled clients to think unconventionally and create exceptional value.
  • Set up an overseas back-office operation by partnering with accounting firms and other businesses.
  • Partnered with clients for buy-side due diligence, modeling, and valuations to help them make informed decisions.
Focus areas: Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting, Accounting, Internal Audits, Corporate Restructuring, Three-statement Modeling, CFO, M&A (Sell-side), Cross-border M&A, P&L Analysis, Forecasting, Profit & Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Budgeting, Capital Raising, Private Equity, Financing, Equity Capital, Investment Cases, Waterfall Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis, Fundraising, Pitch Decks, Revenue & Expense Projections, Construction, Cash Flow Analysis, M&A (Buy-side), Cash Flow Management, Excel Expert, Data Analysis, Investment Memoranda, Investment Committee Advisory, Quality of Earnings, eCommerce, Finance, United States, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Internal Control, Auditing, Business Transformation, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Oil & Gas, Bookkeeping, Stripe, Zoho Books, Post-merger Integration, Inventory, Monthly Close Process, Strategy

Head of Due Diligence

2021 - 2022
Sellerplex/Centurica
  • Delivered over twenty due diligence reports within six months to various eCommerce rollups/aggregators with an average lead time of two weeks.
  • Developed training and SOPs to reduce touch points, increasing the quality and efficiency of the service delivery process.
  • Enhanced value addition for clients by introducing various tailored transaction support and post-acquisition services.
Focus areas: Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity, Equity Capital, Investment Cases, Sensitivity Analysis, Accounting, M&A (Buy-side), Excel Expert, Data Analysis, Investment Memoranda, Investment Committee Advisory, Quality of Earnings, eCommerce, Finance, United States, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Business Transformation, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Post-merger Integration, Strategy

Director – Finance Transformation

2021 - 2021
Arthur Lawrence
  • Led finance transformation projects, including various initiatives such as automating accounting cycles, optimizing reporting cycles, and restructuring finance and accounting operations to the global process owner model.
  • Designed and implemented a new recruitment strategy and process.
  • Introduced tools to manage employee productivity while allowing a greater degree of flexibility.
Focus areas: Finance Transformation, CFO, P&L Analysis, Profit & Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Sensitivity Analysis, Accounting, Cash Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Excel Expert, Data Analysis, Finance, United States, Business Transformation, Financial Analysis, Post-merger Integration, Inventory, Monthly Close Process, Strategy

Manager

2018 - 2018
EY
  • Oversaw a portfolio exceeding 20 million in billables.
  • Led a team of 20+ professionals comprised of fully and partially qualified/certified public accountants.
  • Owned one of the first region-wise audit reports issued with the reporting of key audit matters under ISA 701.
Focus areas: External Audits, Due Diligence, Three-statement Modeling, CFO, M&A (Sell-side), Cross-border M&A, Middle East, P&L Analysis, Forecasting, Profit & Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, Budgeting, Capital Raising, Financing, Equity Capital, Investment Cases, Waterfall Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis, Accounting, Pitch Decks, Revenue & Expense Projections, Construction, Cash Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Excel Expert, Data Analysis, Investment Memoranda, Finance, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Internal Control, Auditing, Business Transformation, Financial Analysis, Oil & Gas, Bookkeeping, Post-merger Integration, Inventory, Monthly Close Process, Strategy

Senior Consultant and Auditor

2016 - 2018
EY
  • Led an essential portfolio of power generation and automobile sector clients.
  • Contributed to an internal consultation opinion on the implications of IFRIC 4 and IAS 17 on specific terms and conditions in power purchase agreements in the middle east.
  • Directed valuation and impairment assessments of distressed assets/business divisions for various industries, including dairy, utilities, and real estate clients.
Focus areas: External Audits, Due Diligence, Middle East, P&L Analysis, Profit & Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, Budgeting, Capital Raising, Financing, Equity Capital, Investment Cases, Sensitivity Analysis, Accounting, Pitch Decks, Construction, Cash Flow Management, Excel Expert, Data Analysis, Investment Memoranda, Finance, Internal Control, Auditing, Financial Analysis, Oil & Gas, Bookkeeping, Post-merger Integration, Inventory, Monthly Close Process, Strategy

Engagement Auditor

2012 - 2016
EY
  • Led engagements for multiple public listed companies and multi-national entities.
  • Directed one of the first region-wide pilot implementations of EY's suite of cloud delivery tools.
  • Oversaw various technical training sessions with over 100 participants in aggregate.
Focus areas: External Audits, Due Diligence, Internal Audits, Financial Reporting, Middle East, P&L Analysis, Profit & Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, Sensitivity Analysis, Accounting, Construction, Excel Expert, Data Analysis, Finance, Internal Control, Auditing, Financial Analysis, Oil & Gas, Bookkeeping, Post-merger Integration, Inventory, Monthly Close Process, Strategy
2013 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Oxford Brookes University - Oxford, UK

FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT

Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)

CFI Education Inc.

OCTOBER 2018 - PRESENT

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Institute of Internal Auditors

JULY 2016 - PRESENT

FCCA | Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Finance

Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, Internal Audits, Financial Reporting, Equity Capital, Accounting, Three-statement Modeling, CFO, M&A (Sell-side), Profit & Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, Revenue & Expense Projections, M&A (Buy-side), Data Analysis, Investment Memoranda, Budgeting, Capital Raising, Private Equity, Forecasting, Fundraising, Cross-border M&A

Output Software

Microsoft Excel

Industry Expertise

Construction, Oil & Gas

Geographic Expertise

United States, Middle East

Other

External Audits, Interim CFO, Financing, Investment Cases, Waterfall Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis, Microsoft Office, P&L Analysis, Pitch Decks, Business Models, Cash Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Excel Expert, Quality of Earnings, eCommerce, Finance, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Internal Control, Auditing, Business Transformation, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Bookkeeping, Post-merger Integration, Inventory, Monthly Close Process, Strategy, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Corporate Restructuring, Finance Transformation, Investment Committee Advisory, Stripe, Zoho Books

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