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Chief Internal Auditor

Location:
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Posted:
May 21, 2018

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ABDALLAH MOHAMED ABDALLAH

MBA - CIA

OBJECTIVE

Aiming to associate with a reputable organization that will allow me utilize my skills and experience in Finance and Internal Audit to achieve desired goals with an opportunity for professional growth based on performance.

PROFILE

A Certified Internal Auditor and finance professional with 18 years of professional work experience with multinational firms. Extensive and in depth insight of business environments in Middle East. Excellent financial, computer, teamwork, writing, leadership, and communication skills. Exposure to various industries (Islamic finance, Banking, Investment, Real Estate, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, IT, Construction & Development). Fluent in English and Arabic.

Participated in reviews focusing on the development of internal control and risk management frameworks around financial, operational, and regulatory compliance systems for a range of entities.

The role profile covers the following core areas:

Financial & Operational control and Reporting;

Financial Accounting according to IFRS;

Enterprise Risk Management;

Internal Audit;

Corporate Governance;

Understanding and analysis of business processes, risks and internal control structure;

Documentation and development of policy and procedures manuals;

Process reengineering & Restructuring.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Selected by the International Institute of Internal Audit "IIA", Florida – USA to be the institute CEO for the Egypt chapter. IIA is considered the highest body all over the world that take care of the profession of internal auditing. My role - as CEO of the IIA in Egypt- is to improve the awareness of the risk based approach for the profession in Egypt and assist the internal auditors in all aspects of the profession and support them with practice advisories, coaching, and training.

Conducted several training sessions for the Scholarship Certificate Program "Financial Transparency for Healthcare Organization" held by UNDP Transparency Center and Management Center Innsbruck, Austeria. Egypt 2011.

Conducting training courses for Corporate Governance, Finance, Managerial Accounting, Audit, Control and Risk at American University in Cairo “AUC”.

Analyzed, drafted and reengineered huge number of processes.

Detected several cases of fraud in different areas of the business (Tenders, variation orders, costing, procure to pay, administration, employees relation).

Review, evaluate, and improve the Financial and Operational Control framework at the Healthcare Solutions co. and the Department of Health in Dubai for the maintenance of the core system and its interfaces.

Restructured the retail banking business in a major public sector bank (BPR project with World Bank).

Created the policy and procedures manuals for various lines of business considering the internal control and risk management frameworks.

Ranked as the youngest Supervisor in HSBC bank – Egypt.

Created a Business Performance Measurement Model that has been picked up by HSBC- Middle East regional headquarter as a benchmark for all Middle East sites.

WORK EXPERIENCE

March 2015 – Present Egyptian Drilling Company (Maersk Drilling management) Egypt

Oil & Gas sector

Chief Internal Auditor

Establish the Internal Audit department as per the standards using the risk based approach.

Manage & monitor the COSO and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frameworks and its components.

Promote a risk culture within the company in order to minimize risks & maximize returns.

Review and evaluate the YTD actual figures versus the budget and Full Year Estimate.

Review and evaluate the effectiveness of control over the Receivables (DSO), and Payables (DPO) monthly.

Manage the Assets and Stock count for 70 rigs at all location (Egypt, Saudi, Gabon), and analyse the Inventory turnover, Slow moving items, Obsolete items, Materials in Transit, and the consumption pattern.

Prepare and present the balance scorecard to the Senior Management Team in the Quarterly Review Meetings to monitor the actual achievements versus the KPI and objectives.

Review and evaluate the HSSE policies and procedures and ensure appropriate adherence.

Audit the financial statements for each subsidiary and the consolidated ones.

Liaise with the State Auditor while performing the interim audit and discuss the draft report, and presenting the company in the General Assembly.

Jan 2014 – Present

Oct 2014- March 2015

Institute of Internal Audit, Florida – USA Egypt

CEO, Egypt Chapter (Volunteer)

Al Babtain Group

(Real Estate Development)

Group Finance Director Egypt

Development and management of an accounting system complying with IFRS, Also development and management of a financial computer (based) information system (ERP system).

Control the cash flow position and maintain the integrity of funds, securities and other valuable documents.

Establish accounting policies and procedures for credit and collections, purchasing, payment of bills, and other financial obligations, ensuring company compliance with financial regulations and standards.

Understand and monitor all of the company’s liabilities (such as but not limited to legal contracts, statutory & tax obligations, hidden liabilities in the form of contingencies, leases, or insurance summaries, and expectations from loan covenants, etc.).

Manage financial relationships with stakeholders such as banks, insurances, etc. Approve all agreements concerning financial obligations in relation with budget approved by the Executive Committee. Ensure the proper recording of all financial data and supporting documents.

Analyze shareholder relations policies, procedures, and information programs, including the annual and interim reports to shareholders, as well as recommends new or revised policies, procedures, or programs when needed.

Oct 2006 – Oct 2014

Oct 2004- Oct 2006

Al Babtain Group (Turnover of 5 Billion US$)

(Real Estate, Hotels, Healthcare solutions, Automotive, Manufacturing)

Group Internal Audit Director Kuwait & Egypt

KPMG – Kuwait

Kuwait

Audit Supervisor

Dec 2002- Oct 2004

MINC Associates International

Egypt

Senior Consultant (Management Consultancy Services)

SERVING COMPANIES AS FOLLOWS:

Risk and Audit Assignments:

Handling Large & medium sized companies through setting the risk based audit plan, analysing the processes, assessing the existing control environment, identifying and assessing the risks, setting the audit programs, managing the audit team, and completing the audit file including preparing the internal audit report in compliance with KPMG Internal Audit Methodology (KIAM), International Standards of Internal Audit, and IFRS.

Participate in assisting various entities management to be in control of all aspects of its operations, finance, and legal compliance through evaluating the control framework, identifying control weaknesses and residual risks, recommending resolutions, and communicating the findings.

Business Advisory Services Assignments:

Providing consulting and advisory services (Restructuring, BPR, SOPs, Performance management, Strategic planning, Change management) to various companies operating in the middle east. This includes the following:

Understand clients’ business,

Establish the Business Model,

Plan the engagement,

Analyse the current business processes,

Identify the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Critical Success Factors (CSFs),

Develop the gap analysis based on the best practices,

Identify and assess all types of risks and control weakness.

Provide added value recommendations for process improvement areas, and risk responses

Prepare the final reports and deliverables (SOPs, Restructure & BPR reports).

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS:

Risk Assessment for HR processes (Organizational structure, Job Descriptions and Qualifications, Salary Structure, HR policy & procedures manual). (CTKD – Tunisia)

June1999-Dec 2002

HSBC Bank – Egypt

Egypt

Acting Supervisor (Credit Management Unit)

DUTIES:

Generate MIS reports for the regional head quarter in Dubai,

Conduct Training sessions for anti money Laundry, Collection, Risk Management & CACS+ application,

Develop the Annual Operating Plan (AOP),

Analyse reports of customers’ credit positions to determine the feasibility of active and inactive customers, and to state the over-limit and risky customers’ position,

Detect fraud and manage the high risk customers (Hard core, write off, and special handling "Fraud Cases") to comply with the bank’s credit policy and facility structure requirements,

Review and check all documents presented by the customers to comply them with the credit policy, in order to accept/reject the application,

Asses the customers credit position and calculate the Debt/Burden Ratio (DBR) in order to draw the Customer Risk Profile to grant the proper credit limits,

Manage reschedule, restructure, and long term settlement deals for the tough delinquent customers.

EDUCATION:

1994 – 1998

Faculty of Economics & Political Science Cairo University, Egypt

B.A Economics - Grade : Good

Minor: Statistics - Grade : Very Good

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Lean Six Sigma, Yellow Belt, American University in Cairo, Egypt 2016

Certified Essential Policy & Procedures Documentation & Evaluation (2014), Knowledge Consultants Incorporated – Chicago, USA

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance specialization, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt 2010

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) 2008, Institute of Internal Audit – Florida, USA

SKILLS:

Languages

Arabic Mother Tongue.

English Fluent. (written & spoken)

Hobbies and interests

Teaching, Travel & Sports

Traveled to Austria, Czech, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, France, Rhodes, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Kenya, Cyprus, Tunisia, and Gabon.

A work trip to London, Summer 1997.

Skills Gained:

Exposure to various industries.

Organizing time to meet tight deadlines.

High communication skills (Exposure to various cultures).

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Nationality

Place of Birth

Date of Birth

Egyptian

Cairo, Egypt

17th November 1976

REFERNCES:

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