CV, Eqypt Based Finance Head Looking To Middle East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 19032

Skills keywords: analytical, capable, leadership, presentable, problem solving
Short Bio:

I am a certified management accountant (CMA) from IMA, USA with 12+ years of core expertise in finance and business support services by handling high and low end aspects of the business to the most detailed levels in Finance, Human Resources, Transportation, Security, Facilities and IT.

Current location: Egypt - View on map
Nationality: Egyptian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  accounting and finance
Spoken languages: Arabic, english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Art, The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, June 2003
Major: Business Administration with Specialization in Finance. High Honours

Certified Management Accountant (CMA), CMA # 42281, Institute of Management Accountants, USA,
Member since 2006

Career SummaryGeneral Manager Finance and Administration, The American International School West Campus ESOL Group (Educational Institution, with operations in five countries) Egypt, Cairo,
August 2012 – October 2014

• Leads and manages group’s Finance and Operations

• Manages seven managers in Finance, Human Resources, Transportation, Security, Facilities and IT

• Reporting directly to the group’s board on financial and operational matters

• Plans and implements the schools’ growth strategies in facilities and operations

• Manages relations with vendors and contractors for the schools supplies and facilities

• Uplifted revenues through starting new profit centers

• Succeeded with the educational team to double the business size in less than two years

• Developed and implemented new methods to minimize operational costs

• Started and developed the Accounts department to meet the operational needs

• Reviewed and approved management\ monthly reporting package

• Developed five year business plans and monetized short-term and long-term risks

• Plans the utilization of cash and manages banks relations

• Implemented new reporting systems to ensure financial control and operational efficiencies

• Revisiting school’s strategies and advising the board accordingly on short-term and long-term investments

• Introduced new acquisition opportunities to the board, and assisted in the assessment process

Country Finance Manager, Intertek ( Multinational Company and industry leader with more than 33000 people in 1000 locations in over 100 countries), Egypt, Cairo,
October 2011- July 2012

• Reported to the Regional Finance Director

• Led finance teams of two different companies

• Restructured and developed the finance teams

• Met group requirements by implementing group policies and procedures

• Managed the treasury role, and bank relations

• Developed relations with major clients

• Helped in collecting late receivables, which was already written off

• Managed the monthly payroll and approved it

• Supervised and issued monthly management reporting

• Managed and resolved tax issues with the help of KPMG

• Planned, managed and finalized annual external audit

Group Financial Regulatory and Mergers & Acquisitions Manager, Kingdom Hotel Investments (Hotel investments arm of Kingdom Holding Company, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal), UAE, Dubai, Group Finance Department,
January 2009 – September 2011

• Worked closely with the CFO on initiatives to dispose assets and monetizing risks

• Managed twenty five Financial controllers in clearing all audit & regulatory matters for 30 operating entities

• Monitored the financial performance & budgets of 30 operating hotels

• Managed the process of securing USD 10 million overdraft facilities for twelve operating hotels located in nine countries

• Managing accounting & monthly financial drafts for offshore Holdco & SPV located in Cayman, BVI and Netherlands

• Ran working capital projects for the operating hotels in the group to ensure the best use of cash resources

• Acted as Regional Financial Controller for Egypt’s entities

• Worked with the tax consultants on clearing tax issues and minimizing tax exposure

• Managed six Financial controllers and twelve accountants located in Africa & Asia regions towards completion of hotels construction projects

• Consolidated and managed accounts for 5 development projects

• Worked closely with the Acquisition and Legal departments in disposing operating and under construction hotels

• Ensured consistency in financial reporting and procedures across the development entities

• Built and ran financial models to maintain the required rate of return on the projects in the pipeline

• Reviewed and approved monthly construction payments for development entities

• Reviewed and approved monthly financials and funds transfers for development entities

• Managed G&A Actual Vs Budget & forecast variance analysis

• Managed, updated and controlled costs and cash flow for different hotels & real estate projects

• Monitored bank loans utilization & interest charges

• Ensured meeting the conditional precedents to utilize the bank loans

Senior Management Accountant, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (Subsidiary of Dubai World), UAE, Dubai, Property Department,
September 2006 – December 2008

• Managed and supervised a team of two Management Accountants

• Managed and controlled costs for different real estate projects (Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Almas Tower, Gold Tower, Silver Tower, JLT Car parking, Jewellery & Gemplex & Time Zone Business Park)

• Prepared revenue recognition for real estate projects

• Generated monthly management reports for various real estate projects

• Prepared forecasted cash flow for various real estate projects

• Conducted Actual Vs Budget & forecast variance analysis

• Performed investment analysis, financial modelling and prepared feasibility studies for potential investment projects

• Handled internal & External Audit

• Prepared operational budgets and business plan

• Managed implementation of Hyperion Financial Manager

Financial Analyst Business Intelligence, Future Pipe Industries (Fiberglass pipe design & technology), UAE, Dubai, Corporate Finance,
April 2004- August – 2006

• Worked directly with the group CFO

• Generated the Financial Statements, KFIs, KOIs and KMIs for each of the twelve operating companies in the group

• Created analysis reports using the Baan Enterprise Resource Planning system, Cognos Powerplay and Crystal Analysis Tool

• Analysed the product costing and gross profit margin

• Managed implementation of Crystal Analysis & Cognos Powerplay

• Gave Crystal Analysis & Cognos Powerplay training to eighty employees in seven different sites located in six different countries (Holland, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt & UAE)