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CV, Highly experienced Finance Manager or Director targeting Lebanon

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 9889

List top 5 skills: 
Short Bio:

 Managing day-to-day Treasury activities
 Providing cash management, forecasting and payment processing for a $1.2 billion turnover
 Directing investments of over $150M of available cash
 Restructuring of Finance department, implementing best-practice including 18 outreach offices
 Developing and implementing comprehensive management reporting

Current location: 

Lebanon - View on map

Nationality: 

lebanese

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Banking Insurance and Financial Services, accounting and finance

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english, french

Locations I am interested in working:

Lebanon



Certification

Attended CMA Courses

Preparing for the CTP

Planning to start MBA in 2015

Education

1995: American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, Bachelor in Business Administration

Languages

Skilled in English and French; Arabic as mother tongue

Work Experience

April 2013 –

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Beirut, Lebanon

(Part of the Consortium of the 14 CGIAR research centers, Montpellier, France)

Finance Operations Manager

 Restructuring of Finance department, implementing best-practice including 18 outreach offices

 Developing and implementing comprehensive management reporting

 Responsible for policy making and development of Outreach Manual

 Developing Investment Guidelines, Investment Fund Monitoring and Reporting as per the CGIAR guidelines

 Developing comprehensive business plans for the implementation of the reserves Policy

 Providing comprehensive reports and presentations to the Board of Trustees

 Risk Management, Risk Controlling, Risk Reporting for Headquarter and Outreaches

 Ensuring all matters concerning corporate governance are carried out as per CGIAR guidelines

 First contact and coordinator for the implementation of the Agresso Business World – ERP system

 First contact and coordinator for the implementation of Internal Audit recommendations

 Coordination with external auditors and tax consultants in the outreaches

June 2004 – March 2013

Abdul Latif Jameel International Company Limited, Beirut, Lebanon

(Subsidiary of Abdul Latif Jameel Company Limited, Jeddah, KSA)

Senior Manager – Treasury Operations

Joined in as Financial Analyst in June 2004, promoted to Senior Financial Analyst in July 2006, to Treasury Manager in April 2008 and to Senior Manager – Treasury Operations in July 2011:

 Managing day-to-day Treasury activities

 Providing cash management, forecasting and payment processing for a $1.2 billion turnover

 Directing investments of over $150M of available cash

 Developing relationships and communication with banks to insure appropriate services for the company

 Preparing of legal documentation with the financial institutions i.e. facility Letters, Board of Directors

 Monitoring the credit-worthiness and performance for local country banking counterparties

 Initiating banking transactions, funds deposits, loan payments and borrowing across 15 branches and 13 financial institutions

 Consulting and auditing of trading and portfolio management activities in swaps, currency hedging, derivatives and structured products

 Auditing , analyzing and manual recalculations regarding risk profiles of derivatives, structured transactions and portfolios

 Providing updates to Head Office Treasury about any changes in regulations or events at country level that may impact the business

 First contact and coordinator with external auditors for the issuance and implementation of Corporate Treasury Manual

 Selection and monitoring of banking counterparties for their credit-worthiness and performance

 Establishing control and oversight of subsidiary Treasury operations

 Participating in the financial supply chain for main country operations (purchasing of vehicles and settlement)

 Performing quarterly visits to independently assess the effectiveness of activities and knowledge transfer

 Providing training to subsidiary Treasury to enable them to perform their tasks

 Limit setting and approval

 Management reporting

November 1997 – June 2004

Sony Lebanon, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation – Tokyo – Japan

Manager – Finance Control Division

 Timely issuance of monthly, quarterly & yearly financial statements to head office

 Performing various financial tasks, including budget preparation and monitoring, cash flow forecasting and control, and product line profitability analysis

 Coordinating company-wide planning for ERP system, inter-company transactions, and cash management

 Managing daily monitory issues with financial institutions

 Monitoring receivables, payables, collections

 Ensure that sales, gross margin, expenses capital expenditures are in line with budget

 Ensure that internal controls are in place and effectively used

 Conducted comprehensive study of stock items, identification of slow moving items

 Preparing Social Security, VAT and Income tax schedules

 Ensure that accounting transactions are in compliance with International Accounting Standards & Lebanese laws.

August 1996 – October 1997

Sukkar Group of Companies, Beirut, Lebanon

Senior Accountant

 In-charge of the accounting of one of the company in group

 Performed Whole accounting cycle, stocks, reconciliations,

 Preparing monthly reporting package

July 1995 – September 1996

Société Immobilière Les Dunes, Beirut, Lebanon

Assistant Project Manager

 In charge of the project administration

 Processing of the contracts

Skills

 Very good analytical, problem solving and project management skills.

 Very good interpersonal skills.

 Very good written and verbal communication skill.

 Ability to thrive in complex and multicultural environments.

 Effectively manage multiple requirements in a timely manner.

 Finance, Liquidity & Credit Management, Capital Markets Products

 Process Optimization and Internal Controls Systems

 Bank relationship management

 Credit agreement monitoring

 Investment management

 Audit responses