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Finance Management

McKinney, Texas, United States
February 23, 2018

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Koray Atalay

**** ****** **** ***** • McKinney • Texas • (214) ***-****


COFCO GROUP Istanbul, Turkey

Financial Controller • Freight Desk 2016 - 2018

As Head of Finance in the freight desk, assisted the team in managing the financial, accounting, and control functions in Turkey and Geneva with emphasis on ensuring transparency and organizational integrity per IFRS standards.

Responsible for timely and accurate reporting of management results on a daily basis with focus on daily Mark-to- Market positions, daily realized voyage results, detecting any irregularities, and consequently proper reporting.

Focused on implementing and improving the system to capture all trades and regularly report open positions to ensure compliance with COFCO requirements and limit risk exposure.

Established a system between IMOS and Sun Systems to obtain and regularly report counter-party credit and related position information and control any weakness and efficiency opportunities and recommended improvements.

Completed the Month-End Process by accounting for any accrual, reviewed for any adjustments in options and trades, reviewed JPM trades with IMOS results to spot inconsistencies, prepared accrual re-class to inventory and prepayment accounts, calculated monthly taxes per Swiss regulatory bodies, booked any corrections in accounts, ensured estimates on day one of month-end close were close to final P&L.

Annually developed a detailed budget with monthly variance analysis to review cost standing within the freight desk.

Successfully bridged Hyperion to SAP BPC (account mapping, proper P&L and Balance Sheet bookings, review of any irregularities, etc.) reporting in the implementation process during COFCO International’s acquisition of Nidera.

Conducted and held meetings with the Freight Desk in Geneva with numerous visits and calls, coordinated with Intercompany counterparts in numerous regions such as Singapore, the U.S.A. and Europe to ensure proper alignment with accounts, and worked with the CFO of Turkey to ensure departmental and regional objectives were achieved. TRADE RESOURCES COMPANY Istanbul, Turkey

Senior Trade Consultant • International Trade 2015 - 2016

Worked as a trade, policy, and finance consultant for Turkey’s top industrial manufacturers, including companies listed in Turkey’s ISO 50 index.

Assessed company financials and trade records to review for any anti-dumping allegations, including, but not limited to: analysis of inventory, fixed assets, cost structure, domestic and overseas sales traces, tracking imported raw materials, GOT subsidy analysis, reviewing tax and audited financial records for any discrepancies.

Compiled financial information, industry analysis, and prepared financial reports required by governmental authorities from around the world, including meeting questionnaire demands from the Department of Commerce from the United States of America, KADI (Komite Anti-Dumping Indonesia) in Indonesia, VCA (Vietnam Competition Authority) in Vietnam, and other jurisdictions.

Calculated costs in aggregate, product line, and per unit costs: land and sea shipments, direct labor, indirect selling cost, land acquisition, raw materials, finished goods, bank fees, letter-of-credit expenses, and other key cost metrics.

Utilized excel to compile mega-databases from companies to analyze costs, including matching product reports with cost reports on a per-unit cost basis.

UPS Istanbul, Turkey

International Reporting Supervisor • Finance & Accounting 2013 - 2015

Lead more than 30 administrative assistants and specialists, including US GAAP team to set and accomplish daily, weekly, and monthly goals including: month-end closing, reconciling between three companies (local reporting, US GAAP reporting, and adjustment company), and ensuring reconciliations meet regional standards.

Responsible for assisting districts in preparing the general ledger month-end process and coordinating the International GAAP team to successfully completing the requirements for month-end closing in a timely manner.

Coordinated with the Director of F&A, Accounting Manager, International UPS divisions, and internal staff to reconcile between US GAAP accounts and Turkish GAAP accounts on a monthly basis using UPS BlackLine Systems and Oracle GL.

Conducted self-audits with the International Finance and Accounting Audit team, and implemented practices to better process including coordinating with Team leaders by creating a complex spreadsheet to establish a control mechanism in the shared drive. The control mechanism enabled foresight to check more than 850 accounts and how different entries created by individual team members impacted US GAAP, Adjustment Company, and Local GAAP accounts. 1



Financial Analyst • Global Banking 2011 - 2013

Performed financial, industry, risk, and country analysis for middle-market and publicly traded companies in various industries including agriculture, energy, wholesale, manufacturing, distribution, and various commodities.

Responsibilities include preparing annual and interim credit analysis reports, recommending credit ratings and strategies, presenting industry trends and figures, reviewing corporate credit policy, and preparing credit packages in a timely manner.

Analyzed customer/prospect financial statements and industry trends to determine the risks associated with a transaction, sources of repayment, operating strength and liquidity, sustainable cash flow, and strength of collateral.

Participated in international client/prospect meetings to gain exposure to the executive management of existing and prospective customers; engaged in dialogue with prospects through every stage of the customer integration process.

Case analysis included: (i) through the Ex-Im FIBC program guaranteed by the U.S. government, a cotton purchasing facility was secured to a textile company with sales of $300 million, (ii) participated in a Ex-Im letter-of-credit facility to a factoring firm with $40 million in revenue, and (iii) conducted prospect analysis of major players in the global automotive, commodity, and energy industries.

Successfully completed credit fundamentals training in San Francisco, CA and took financial modeling course in Phoenix, AZ.

Have communicated with various International Government officials (Consul Generals & Trade Commissionaires). AMERISOURCE BERGEN CORPORATION Frisco, Texas, USA

Accounting Analyst • ICS Specialty Group 2009 - 2010

Conducted extensive research, investigation, reconciliation, and analysis of pharmaceuticals and controlled multi- million dollar accounts.

Investigated on a daily basis any shortages, variances, returns, and charge-backs to balance credits with debits. EDUCATION

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management 2005 - 2008 Concentrations:

Financial Management

Supply-Chain Management/Logistics


Accounting Management


Overall GPA: 3.61 out of 4.0 • Major GPA: 3.67 out of 4.0 • Finance GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0

Degrees Completed within 3.5 years (Deans List 5 of 7 Semesters)

Magma Cum Laude & Awarded Outstanding Accountant Student Award LEESVILLE ROAD MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Middle & High School 1997 – 2005


Elementary School 1993 – 1997


Excel (Advanced Level)

Oracle General Ledger

SAP BPC Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence


BlackLine Systems

Sun Accounting Software

Hyperion Financial Reporting

CreditView (Wells Fargo System)

Moody's Analytics Program

(Spreading financial statements)

Asset Rating Tool (ART)



Business Objects







Customer Complaint Reports




J.P. Morgan Markets Reports



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