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CV, Senior Finance Director with Info' Systems skills seeks new role

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Serial No: 15561

List top 5 skills: 
Short Bio:

• Led the acquisition and integration of the first Philip Morris International (PMI) factory in the Middle East
• Maintained a sound internal controls and compliance environment in the world wide duty free markets
• Built a standalone finance organization in the first Arab Market in PMI world
• Built the PMI Northern Africa Hub and the respective finance teams

Current location: 

Jordan - View on map

Nationality: 

Egyptian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

accounting and finance, Banking Insurance and Financial Services, Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english, french

Locations I am interested in working:

Arabia, Saudi, Bahrain, Dubai, jordan, kuwait



Key qualifications include:

• Arthur Andersen 4 years, Schlumberger 4 years, Philip Morris 17 years

• Audit, Oil & Gas, FMCG, Manufacturing and Trade experience

• Solid interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

• building effective teams and motivating others

• Expert team player, with effective team building skills

• CA, MESAA, and MEST – Egypt

• Mini MBA Diploma – MCE – Brussels

CORE COMPETENCIES 

 Action Oriented Interpersonal Savvy

 Managerial Courage Presentation Skills

 Strong Ethics and values Composure

 Dealing with ambiguity Drive for results

MAIN ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

• Led the acquisition and integration of the first Philip Morris International (PMI) factory in the Middle East

• Maintained a sound internal controls and compliance environment in the world wide duty free markets

• Built a standalone finance organization in the first Arab Market in PMI world

• Built the PMI Northern Africa Hub and the respective finance teams

CAREER SUMMARY

Director Finance, Information System Levant Area – (February 2011 – Present)

Philip Morris Investments B.V. – Amman Jordan

• Integration and implementation of short and long term objectives and business plans

• Contributed to the development of the business strategy and the corresponding plans

• Effective management of Financials, Accounting, Budgeting, Reporting, Business Development, Planning and General Controls and Compliance.

• Preparation of the budget & Long Range Plan cycle for the Levant Area while continually seeking for cost efficiency solutions

• Identified new business opportunities along with the local Levant management and managed the business development

Director Finance – Northern Africa – (April 2009 – February 2011)

Philip Morris International Management S.A. – Lausanne Switzerland

• Established the required set ups in the different Northern Africa markets.

• Managed all activities related to accounting, reporting, planning and financial systems

• Provided Senior Management with meaningful information, while complying with all PMI and local statutory requirements.

• Reviewed the financial models and the simulations and agree with the Northern Africa management on the best possible scenarios with respect to new projects.

• Monitored and reported to Senior Management the progress against budget.

• Evaluation of capital expenditure, translating strategies into projected financial plans

Manager Finance – Northern Africa – (April 2007 – April 2009)

Philip Morris International Management S.A. – Lausanne Switzerland

• Reporting of financial actuals in an accurate and timely manner.

• Embedded controls into the business of the Northern Africa organization

• Maintained a comprehensive overview of tax laws in the Northern Africa markets.

• Challenged budgets proposals to optimize opportunities for cost-effectiveness

• Implemented comprehensive financials and controls protecting company assets

Manager Internal Controls & Compliance WWDF – (April 2004 – April 2007)

Philip Morris World Trade – Lausanne Switzerland

• Reviewed and evaluated existing systems and procedures

• Conducted financial controls reviews over the financial statements

• Budget controls reviews and audits with respect to the US GAAP.

• Managed the roll out of the SOX act-404 in all the Worldwide Duty Free markets

• Provided professional and effective controls advisory and assisted the different markets to better develop and implement controls and compliance systems.

Manager Internal Controls & Compliance ME Area – (February 2002 – April 2004)

Philip Morris Management Services – Dubai UAE

• Periodic office reviews in the ME markets ensuring effective operational and financial controls

• Managed the Fiscal Compliance Program ensuring compliance all the time

• Provided all the respective trainings with respect to the SOX act.

• Access rights reviews and Segregation of duties.

• Budget and spending control

Marketing Controller ME Area – (September 1998 – February 2002)

Philip Morris Management Services – Dubai UAE

• Ensured sales and marketing activities are in full compliance with laws and policies

• Ensured procurements of goods and services are in full compliance

• Budgets and actuals controls and monthly reporting

• Controlled financials over the PAN Arab budgets.

District Controller – (May 1996 – September 1998)

Schlumberger Wireline and Testing – Kuwait

• In charge of the Schlumberger group companies accounts and financial statements

• Analyze and report actuals versus budget deviations

• Coordinate all audits for the group companies

• Responsible for all taxes related to all entities operating in Kuwait

• Monthly and quarterly closing and reporting

Tax Accountant ME and Pakistan – (July 1994 – May 1996)

Schlumberger Wireline and Testing – Dubai UAE

• In charge of the Schlumberger Technical Services Branch accounts and financials

• Coordinate all annual audits for the branch

• Responsible for all taxes related to all entities operating in Pakistan

• Monthly and quarterly closing and reporting

Audit Senior – (April 1990 – July 1994)

Arthur Andersen / Shawki and CO. – Dubai UAE / Cairo Egypt

• Performed Audits in different sectors e.g. banks, construction, trading, Oil & Gas

• Assignment in HQ ME for one busy season

• Part of the privatization unit in Coopers and Lybrand

• Handled big Oil & Gas Companies like Repsol and Adnoc in Abu Dhabi

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Commerce Degree – 1988 (Major Accounting)

Cairo University (Good)

Chartered Accountant – Egypt.

Mini MBA Diploma – MCE – Brussels

Member of the Egyptian Society for Accountants and Auditors (MESAA)

Member of the Egyptian society of Taxation (MEST)

Graduated from College De La Salle – Cairo

Fluent bilingual English and French

Fluent Arabic