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Manager Construction

Location:
Flushing, New York, United States
Posted:
January 22, 2018

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Tarek Ibrahim

**-** ***** ****** ** Flushing, NY 11358 * 646-***-**** * ac34za@r.postjobfree.com

*/** - ******* - ******* ********* International, Senior Manager Client: Port Authority of NY & NJ

Managed staff of four.

Executed capital construction projects audits at the World Trade Center Audit Division.

Audited general conditions, labor costs, construction contracts, purchase/change orders, contractor and sub-contractor invoices, payment requisitions and trade reconciliations.

Reviewed payment requisitions for compliance on joint construction efforts between Contractors and the Port Authority.

Reviewed Contractor general and administrative rate proposals based on Federal Acquisition Guidelines (FAR); uncovered errors in reported wages, which led to cost recovery back to the Port.

Reconciled trade union statements to Contractor cancelled checks, to ensure all union fringe benefits billed to the Port were an accurate reflection of costs incurred.

Liaised with unions to obtain union agreements and wage scales and verified validity of Contractor invoices on Time and Material change orders.

Created database of trade union agreements and union rates, allowing easy use and reference on construction audits.

Reviewed labor rates for union workers to ensure FUI and SUI rates were not exceeded.

Verified prevailing wages and labor rates through union supplements and ensure amounts are not exceeded

Performed reviews of contractor multiplier rates to determine accuracy of overhead rates. 12/14 – 7/15 - MEC Global - (WPP Owned Advertising Agency) New York, NY, Partner, Director of Project Management

Managed staff of three.

Responsible for translating Client project requests and allocating Agency resources to meet their needs.

Drafted, executed and managed all scopes of work (SOW/Contracts) on behalf of Analytics & Insights (“A&I”) departments (Data Integration, Digital Attribution, Research and Business Sciences).

Responsible for overseeing, monitoring and tracking all A&I projects. Oversight included budget management, staffing, resource utilization, tracking project milestones, timeline/project delivery and profitability.

Coordinated project efforts between Analysts, Programmers, Database Developers

Managed end to end projects for external Clients (e.g., AT&T, Xerox, United, Colgate, Citibank,).

Managed relationships between MEC and key third party stakeholders on behalf of external Clients (e.g. Accenture, BBDO, Enterprise Spectrum, Roberson, Red Fume, comScore).

Worked with MEC U.K. administering a Global Project Register to capture projects worked on throughout the MEC network worldwide; providing transparency and synergy across all projects being executed. 9/08 – 12/14 - Experis Financial Consulting, Delivery Manager Clients: National September 11 Museum & Memorial; Columbia University - Construction & Facilities Division

Administered and reviewed engineering design, and audited capital construction projects for the including review of general conditions cost, union wage and labor costs, construction contracts, purchase/change orders, contractor and sub-contractor invoices, payment requisitions and trade reconciliations.

Reviewed payment requisitions for compliance on joint construction efforts between 911 Memorial and NY/NJ Port Authority.

Reviewed contractor general and administrative rate proposals based on Federal Acquisition Guidelines (FAR).

Reconciled trade union statements to contractor cancelled checks, to ensure all fringe benefits billed to the clients were an accurate reflection of costs incurred.

Planned and executed a review of operations and service agreement for General contractor and subcontractors. The audit resulted in cost recovery due to lack of internal controls by department staff, and billing for items not reimbursable under company policy.

Liaised with unions to obtain current union agreements and wage scales to verify validity of contractor invoices on Time and Material change orders.

Created database of trade union agreements and union rates, allowing easy use and reference on Construction audits.

Reviewed labor rates for union workers to ensure FUI and SUI rates were not exceeded.

Verified prevailing wages and labor rates through union supplements and ensure amounts are not exceeded.

Performed reviews of contractor multiplier rates to determine accuracy of overhead rates.

Executed review of infrastructure implementation for capital construction projects. Work included contract and statement of work (SOW) review, change order review, delivery of services, invoices and payments.

Performed a full review of Columbia’s Construction & Facilities Division, including full process documentation of current state along with a future recommended state based on walkthroughs and interviews with construction project managers, finance and administrative staff.

Clients: IPG; WPP; Major League Baseball; National Football League; Avis Budget Group; Nutrisystem; Nintendo

Implemented the Marketing Risk Services offering at Experis. This service offering focused on audit of major Advertising Agencies on behalf of Advertisers (Clients)

Participated in sales efforts, RFPs and conducted training in the discipline of Advertiser-Agency audits and Agency financial reporting.

Executed wide range of audits of across multiple company departments including but not limited to accounting and finance, human resources, procurement, and facilities management. Work included structured audits, process improvement reviews, walk-throughs, regulatory compliance and frauds.

Generated risk assessments, internal control test plans, review of reconciliations, meeting all SQP standards of documentation for projects.

Performed contract and SOW compliance reviews, financial reporting, fee/utilization analyses, process walkthroughs, project post mortems, testing of documentation supporting billings, payments and cash flow analyses.

Generated report of finding and implemented action plans to remediate deficiencies and performed follow-up test plans.

9/07 – 8/08 - Young & Rubicam Inc. - (WPP Owned Advertising Agency) New York, NY, SOX & Special Projects Manager

Managed risk assessments and internal control testing for Y&R agencies to comply with 404- Sarbanes- Oxley Act.

Reviewed risk and internal control testing for all Y&R agencies globally.

Implemented action plans to remediate deficiencies and performed follow-up risk and internal control testing.

Reported all SOX risk and internal control testing results to WPP, (parent company of Y&R.)

Worked with the Global Technology Dept. in developing a SOX intranet website accessible by all Y&R agencies to provide guidance on SOX compliance.

Prepared forecasts, analyses, and recommended changes to financial and operational budgets/forecasts.

Prepared client profit and loss statements for review by CFO management team.

Coordinated financial reporting efforts and reviewed statutory reporting by North America offices and conducted follow-up where applicable.

5/05 – 9/07 - Ernst & Young LLP - (Marketing & Advertising Risk Services) New York, NY, Lead Senior

Performed detailed reviews and testing of creative and media agencies on behalf of advertisers (client). Work included contract compliance reviews, fee recalculations and employee timesheet testing, examination of contracts and documentation supporting client billings.

Ensured that the creative agencies were in compliance with advertiser requirements related to production and media buying processes. Examined agency budgeting and estimation procedures.

Identified through comparison of various advertising agencies, leading practices in such areas as creative briefs, bidding procedures and vendor selection, cash flow analyses, agency compensation and post-buy analyses.

Identified and documented traditional business and financial risks inherent to creative agencies for the purpose of compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Recommended the implementation of controls to mitigate risks where applicable and tested existing controls to ensure proper operation for the purpose of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Managed, instructed and reviewed staff during the course of financial, operational and special project based audits.

Generated and presented report of findings to clients, audit committees and management. 4/00 – 4/05 - Grey Global Group - (WPP Owned Advertising Agency) New York, NY, Senior Internal Auditor

Performed and reviewed operational and financial audits in subsidiaries throughout Europe and the United States. Evaluated and proposed the implementation of processes and internal controls.

Reported and issued recommendations, in writing, to the local management of the subsidiary audited and the head office in New York.

Developed, enhanced and executed audit programs Performed detailed analytical reviews including revenue recognition, budget variance analyses, payment reviews.

Drafted and analyzed Self-Assessment Internal Control Questionnaires used for 404 Sarbanes Oxley.

Performed risk and internal control analyses (last two years), of all company depts. and subsidiaries to fulfill Sarbanes- Oxley-404 compliance.

Functioned as liaison between company management and the Federal Justice Department related to the investigation of third party vendor collusion, which resulted in guilty pleas of fraud. (Manhattan Color Graphics & Grey Print Production fraud).

Functioned as a liaison with the independent auditors to coordinate external audits. Supervised professional staff and outside consultants.

Reviewed personnel misconduct to detect and document if defalcations had occurred.

Lines of Business Audited Include: Advertising, Direct Marketing, Healthcare Marketing, Interactive Marketing and Public Relations.

2/98 – 4/00 - New York Community Bank - (Thrift Savings & Loan) - Queens, NY, Staff Auditor

Performed financial audits of all the bank’s departments utilizing statistical sampling and flow-charting; examining financial reports and interviewing department heads, employees and operational procedures.

Ascertained that supporting documentation was maintained for proper audit trails.

Ensured that bank guidelines and proper accounting procedures were being followed.

Drafted compliance report of audit findings.

Education

Queens College, of the City University of New York Bachelor of Science, June 1999 Finance & Economics Keller Graduate School of Management M.B.A. (In-Progress) Accounting & Financial Management Skills

Adept in Outlook, Lotus Notes, and Microsoft Office: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio. Good experience with PeopleSoft, Hyperion and Donovan Data Services. Moderate experience with ACL and SQL server technology. References furnished upon request.



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