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Financial Management Professional

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Serial No: 104711
(10/16/1975, male)
List top 5 skills: finance and accounting
Qualifications and Skills:

∞ PhD in Accounting and Finance (Corporate Governance) University of Newcastle Australia In Progress
∞ Master of Business in Accounting University of Technology Sydney 2011
∞ CIV in Training and Assessment MVT Australia 2015
∞ Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance Lebanese University (Lebanon) 2000
Assessed by CPA Australia as comparable to an Australian degree

Previous Employment Details:

Senior Project Accountant May 2012 - Present
MTF Contracting Company (FIFO 6x6 weeks / Lebanon to Africa)
Review and analyse financial information received from Group entities
Reconcile bank, suppliers, customers and inter-company accounts
Oversee the proper implementation of the Group chart of accounts and accounting/financial manual
Establish the accounting/financial and administrative policies, processes of work conduct, according to local laws and regulations, international standards, and the corporate governance and reporting mechanisms in place
Prepare year-end statutory and consolidated financial statements and related disclosures and supporting notes
Provide support during internal and external audit processes for all Group entities
Follow up with finance teams of Group entities to ensure receiving the required financial reports as per predetermined deadlines
Ensure that entities complete their submissions accurately and on time
Obtain meaningful explanations concerning any variances in financial data received from Group entities
Determine the proper manner for executing inter-company transactions and balances
Liaise with Group entities to provide training, guidance and advice to staff on various financial and accountancy related competencies, the importance of the Chart of Accounts and how to properly use it as per the Group policy requirements
Simplify the financial consolidation process by detailing the corporate Chart of Accounts to encounter all type of transactions for all Group entities
Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external stakeholders
Organize, establish, control and implement onsite specific procedures for the country including finance, document control, communication, accounting, customs clearance and taxes
Ensure strong communication with internal management, vendors, third parties, and contractors to coordinate and fulfil duties
Ensure adherence to company corporate policies and country procedures
Hire, train and retain competent finance staff
Plan, direct and coordinate all accounting operational functions
Coordinate activities of external auditors
Provide management with information vital to the decision-making process
Evaluate accounting and internal control systems
Ensure successful completion of the company's local tax filings in-country
Prepare financial statements, including cash flow statements
Perform cost control and forecasting activities
Manage the budget process
Report to the owner in Calgary, Canada

Financial Controller - Feb 2010 - Apr 2012
Knowledge and Life Holding SAL Middle East
Prepare all the necessary financial and legal documents and presentations to the BOD including resolutions, quarterly packs and circulars, key financial metrics across all SBUs, and all other relevant documents
Follow up on actions requested by the BOD with SBUs’ CEOs and CFOs
Work collectively with the CEOs and CFOs of the SBUs to provide information for assessment of operating performance
Ensure staff of the Group entities properly implementing the policies and procedures for adding, changing, and deleting any accounts from the Chart of Accounts, by first discussing the need with their line managers, and raising the issue for my attention
Lead the annual year-end audit process with the external auditors
Support the CEOs and CFOs of the Group entities in due diligence processes, business evaluation, competitive bidding, and during the post-acquisition/integration phase for the implementation of policies, processes and systems in line with Group policies and procedures
Ensure that KPIs for all divisions of the SBUs are understood and continuously monitored
Identify training needs of Group entities and provide the training workshops of financial and accountancy nature
Identify and highlight all relative areas for cost control and process improvement
Develop, implement and maintain compliance with Group financial policies
Collaborate with the legal department to fulfil the BOD’s objectives
Oversee the monthly reporting for the Group, budgeting and forecasting and variance analyses
Ensure taxation and statutory compliance requirements are met including GST, and payroll tax
Report to the Chairman of Board

Project Accountant - Mar 2007 - Jul 2009
Ensign Energy Services Pty Ltd (FIFO 4x4 weeks / Sydney to Africa)
Prepare, approve and submit journal entries, including standard accruals
Reviews and approves general ledger account reconciliations
Cooperate with external and internal auditors and follow-up of their reports
Conduct internal compliance activities
Review and approve intercompany journal vouchers and entries, invoices and accruals
Work with operations to improve intercompany processes of work conduct
Review tax and statutory returns and hand over to local authorities
Submit periodical declaration on payment and remittances
Support local tax audits, and maintain local tax documentation
Support the Country Head of Finance in preparing timely tax reporting and tax calculation
Maintain list of vendors and timing relevant for reconciliation
Review and advise reports on monthly recurring payments, urgent payments and direct debits
Submit and confirm payment request to the local bank
Perform credit controlling activities, and collection of outstanding amounts from customers
Manage fixed assets tag and numbers
Reconcile fixed assets/ organize local fixed assets reconciliation and address differences
Approve bank reconciliation and resolve disputes and issues
Manage general cash flow to ensure timely transfer of customs duties and vendor payments
Reconcile and update custom duty advances with customer and vendors
Collect all committed, expended and forecasted costs associated with the country, to manage the budget
Report financial results to Headquarters throughout the course of the operation in-country
Reconcile the budget of the country with the general ledger
Prepare project authorization including supplements, and projected cash flow
Maintain proper documentation including contracts, invoices, tax receipts, communication, and approvals
Perform financial modelling and analysis
Oversee treasury and Insurance requirements
Establish and maintain relationships with local bankers
Monitor operating cash requirements
Report to Headquarters in Adelaide, Australia

Current location: 

Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon - View on map

Nationality: 

Lebanese/Australian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

accounting and finance

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english

Locations I am interested in working:

Middle East

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Australia, Lebanon