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Manager Financial

February 25, 2018

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Mohamed Moatassem, CMA & ACCA

Alexandria, Egypt +201**-*******

Financial Director

Resourceful and versatile professional with solid experience in directing multinational company to maintain financial position by leading financial department and company resources. Proven track record of success in supporting financial functions in company to maximise overall economic value added, accomplish overall strategy and corporate objectives, and ability to diagnose and report issues for economic growth. Elite communicator with track record of building teams and managing P&L to deliver large-scale finance projects within challenging environments. Proven expertise in:

Financial Management & Modelling

Profit & Loss Accountability

Annual Operating Plans & Budgeting

Audit Management & Governance

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Staff Training & Leadership

Client Relationship Building

Higher Management Reporting


Improved DSO by 25% to increase payment collection turnover after sales and enhance growth as well as increased margin up to 2% to reduce cost of production through eliminating non-value added manufacturing activities.

Managed fixed NVOs during inflationary periods and boosted clearance process time by 20% to optimise work flow in preparing and submitting documents.

Slashed tax exposure with initial tax claim of EGP 5MM to a loss position and EGP 3MM to 0.2MM.

Determined subject of debate and resolved main disagreement between parties to suit with custom authority related to temporary admittance.

Delivered SAP configuration, resources allocation, and “Go-Live” to understand system functionality.

Directed financial aspects and tax planning of entities to merge both.

Successfully managed changing of previous agent who breached trust relation.

Managed the Go-to-Market business model of the distributor.

Managed the elimination of the outsourcing manufacturing to encourage the in-house production.


Colgate Palmolive – Egypt

Finance Manager and a Board Member, 2002 to Present

Start as a general accountant, then treasury accountant, cost accountant, senior accountant, accounting manager, then a finance manager. Acknowledge for organising and facilitating in lead annual audit process, including preparing audit files and annual statutory accounts and ensure tax efficiency by developing effective tax planning.

Devise strategic guidance to achieve business divisional goals and increase profit ratio for company. Develop and control operational functions and attain work efficiency of all process. Render superior level expertise for finance team members mentoring, training, and development. Implement KPIs and manage all factors necessary for an organisation or project to achieve company objectives.

Accurately prepare monthly reports and present to general manager with an aim to identify profit, loss, revenue, and expense of company. Handle and adhere to regulatory requirements (OGM &EGM) and tax filings. Spearhead overall activities of monthly closing procedures and record financial transactions, reconcile balance sheet accounts, and review of income & expense accounts.

Key Contributions:

Contributed to successful strategic initiatives of managing accounting operations by minding financial aspects of company to increase economic position.

Streamlined overall functions of profitability analysis and ROI to forecast profitability of a proposal, optimise productivity, and measure amount of return on an investment.

Interacted with financial and other directors to design annual budget models for group by analysing financial information, such as revenues and expenditures to ensure all operations under budget.

Organised and chaired monthly cost saving and value project meetings with board of directors to identify area of improvements within organisation.

Enhanced firms’ working capabilities to manage operations, improved capacity to mature short-term debt, and allowed self-finance for efficient cash planning by providing working capital management.

Conducted risk analysis programme to identify and evaluate financial risks, resulting in minimising impact of risk.

Co-ordinated with business stakeholders, such as external auditor and banks to provide skilful services and achieve retention of stakeholders.


Bachelor of Commerce & Business Administration

Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accountant, USA, 2012

ACCA member, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, 2017


Money matter - train non-financial people to understand the basic finance terms

Return on Investment - calculating the ROI and prioritizing opportunities accordingly

Key Account Best Practices, Annual business plan, distribution, pricing, promo, SOM

Managing 5Ps, such as matching product, pricing, placement, promotion and POP

Implementing Commercial Practices with Excellence, lawful & fairness of commercial behaviour

Managing with Respect

SAP automated transactions, C2C, P2P, and R2R

Code of Conduct and Business Integrity, define and comply with ethical behaviour


DOB: March 1980

Married, 2 kids


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