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Egypt
Salary:
5000$
Posted:
May 31, 2018

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AMR S. SALEH

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ac5o5d@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE:

Seeking a management position in finance that enables me to utilize my experiences and talent in bringing the organization, I join to optimum fiscal efficiency in budgeting and financial forecasting and management.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

Managed a $10 billion endowment for a non-profit foundation as a Finance Manager.

Single-handedly designed an Oracle system to control incomes/revenues, payroll, vendor accounts, cost control, warehouses control, inventories and bank accounts, effectively allowing the Foundation to comply with its policies and procedures.

Experience in dealing with the sales and income taxes and tax requirements, the following states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria

Prepared and presented a feasibility study for Americana Group, based on which the Group bought a company worth $11 million in Jordan by using the market studies methods (NPV/IRR).

Prepared feasibility study for Al Aqaba LNG. ( Year 2016)

Discussion of feasibility studies with the banks to obtain financing for projects

EXPERIENCE:

Aug. 2017 – Till Now Day Trade TheWorld (DTTW)

Canada, Jordan, Egypt

Consultant:

Job Description:

Conducts financial evaluations of proposed projects and investments by gathering assumptions, making financial projections using discounted cash flow principles and ultimately creating region-level business cases that substantiate the rationale for investments.

Business management to maintain a strong understanding of the key business drivers of the region, specific business processes and priorities, and future strategic direction of the region.

Provides financial support and guidance to region and area supervision for the target and goal-setting processes.

Supports strategy development plan to win process by providing financial support, forecasting and analytics in development/support of identified opportunities.

Training traders to work in the platforms inter face, & ERP System.

Conduct corporate financial analyses, and train traders to read those analyses to reach available profitability opportunities.

Handle Tax Audit (Corporate, Payroll, VAT, Stamp & WHT)

Aug. 2016 – 31 July 2017 Monir Sukhtian Group Co. L.T.D

Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Palestine

Regional Financial Controller:

Job Description:

Creates and delivers periodic region-level business performance reviews to the chairman, including but not limited: Monthly Financial Review, Monthly Business Reviews, Annual Business Review, P/L reviews and day-to-day root cause/exception analysis.

Conducts financial evaluations of proposed projects and investments by gathering assumptions, making financial projections using discounted cash flow principles and ultimately creating region-level business cases that substantiate the rationale for investments.

Business management to maintain a strong understanding of the key business drivers of the region, specific business processes and priorities, and future strategic direction of the region.

Provides financial support and guidance to region and area supervision for the target and goal-setting processes.

Supports strategy development in the context of the Region Plan to win process by providing financial support, forecasting and analytics in development/support of identified opportunities.

Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.

Keeps region/area supervision informed of broad economic trends and development.

Collaborates with corporate team members to support region/area supervision’s financial analysis needs.

Develops and fosters a cross-functional team approach, providing financial management support to all levels of the business team. Contributes to the development and execution of business team priorities by participating in local cross-functional joint issue identification, analysis and resolution with management and other local business partners.

Addresses issues with appropriate teams to develop plans of action. Identifies opportunities to improve processes and practices. Works with business and functional teams to develop consistent management reporting and processes.

Leads the preparation of financial forecasts, targets and budgets, including the identification/quantification of risks and opportunities; involves facilitating the negotiation and agreement of key metrics and inputs.

Performs periodic analyses of variances compared to target, plan, forecast and prior periods.

Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.

Provide Financial Support for Manufacturing Operations with dotted line reporting to Chairman.

Responsible for all aspects of Cost Accounting including inventory valuation, variance analyses, yield measurement, and standard cost maintenance.

Responsible for Manufacturing Internal Controls, including establishing and maintaining procedures to insure accurate recording, measurement, and reporting of Manufacturing activities and inventory.

Forecast and report key manufacturing (costs, inventory, yields, variances) with appropriate frequency (weekly in many cases)

Manage cost accounting personnel (currently two cost analysts)

Coordinate Monthly Manufacturing Close process.

Re-engineering SOP’s to the regional.

Handle Tax Audit (Corporate, Payroll, VAT, Stamp & WHT)

May 2016 – July 2016 Free Lancer

Job Description:

• The preparation of financial and economic feasibility studies. (MEZON Dairy products - Oman, Barzan Ready-

Mixed – Qatar)

• Re-engineering, development and implementation of new policies and procedures in Edco Cotton Export- Alex.

• Financial, Management, Taxation consulting. ( Edco Cotton Export – Alex., Al Amrya Co. Alex., & Other small Companies)

• Prepared feasibility study for Al Aqaba LNG.

July 2012 – April 2015 The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe

CEDARE, Cairo, Egypt, Monitoring and Evaluation for Water in North Africa (An AFDB-funded Regional Project)

Regional Finance Manger:

Job Description:

• Executing project procurement and expenditures, in accordance with Budget and AFDB policies.

• Participates in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures based on identified needs.

• Actively participates in the Quality Assurance process, including attendance at Quality Assurance meetings and

Submission of required reports.

• Provide visionary leadership, coaching for results and support to the Program Unit teams in the management of

programs, financial resources, individual staff development and in the management of their performance.

• Ensure timely procurement of goods and services at the Program Unit level.

• Responsible for financial reporting and expenditures at the Program Unit level.

• Establishing communication with AFDB for timely disbursement of payments and transfers.

• Preparing bank transfers forms and follow up on execution of transfers and payments.

• Preparing for external auditing requirements of project expenditures.

• Preparing payment and reimbursement memos and checks and follow up on timely payments.

• Communicating regularly with the financial assistants of the 6 national focal institutions in the 6 North

African countries to provide financial guidance ensuring proper national financial reporting as per delines.

• Planning and managing the cash flow and expenditure of the project.

• Allocating/reallocating expenses as advised by the project documents and AFDB rules.

• Maintaining petty cash expenditures and records.

• Preparing quarterly and monthly financial reports.

• Processing Personnel/Staff time sheets.

• Ensuring that financial records are maintained and properly filed to date.

• Electronically registering all financial transactions in the project financial system and preparing financial

reports requested.

Oct. 07 – May 12 MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM FOUNDATION (MBRF)

Egypt, Jordan, & Syria

Finance Manager:

Job Description:

Planned, directed, coordinated and reviewed work plans for accounting staff (Annual Budget AED 300 million)

Worked as Financial analysis, forecasting, planning and analyses of forecasts and recommendations

Prepared cost analyses of projects undertaken by the Foundation to ensure adequate funding and appropriate allocation of resources

Adapted the Oracle financial system to fit the work processes

Created policies and procedures in the Finance Department to better manage an AED 300 million budget per year

Prepared monthly financial statements and reports; monitoring cash balances to ensure adequate cash and maintaining budgetary control records

Oversaw, reviewed, audited, and approved all accounts payable, purchase orders, cash receipts, business licenses, payroll, utility billing, and other accounting records and transactions; preparing reviews and correcting and distributing expenditure reports to all departments

Prepared analytical, financial and management reports to comply with Foundation’s KPIs

Liaised with other divisions, departments and external agencies; negotiating and resolving sensitive and controversial issues

Supervised and directed Finance Department staff to ensure the Foundation’s financial goals and objectives were met and that all financial records and cash flows were accurate, up-to-date and processed efficiently and in a timely manner.

Oversaw and coordinated the fiscal year end process, ensuring accurate and timely closing of the year end books for auditing functions and costs were kept to a minimum.

Conducted Performance Appraisals for the Finance Department staff and monitored staff performance on a regular basis.

Was a member of TQM committee that documented the policies and procedures of different departments at MBRF

Was involved in finance/procurement management of internationality sponsored/managed programs (including UNDP, Microsoft and IBM)

June 07 – Oct. 07 AL KHOR & KAKIRA CO. (Retail)

Doha, QATAR

Finance Manager:

Job Description:

Managed local accounting environment

Provided full accounting guidance to local management and service departments

Provided relevant data and closely coordinated with financial controllers

Secured accurate reflection of all business transactions in financial reports

Analyzed and improved administrative processes

Provided financial advice and support to local management

Ensured consistency of reporting and planning functions for all businesses

Oversaw annual audit process to ensure audits and financial statements for all entities were completed in due time

May 96 – June 07 AMERICANA Group

Amman, Alexandria, Damascus & Amman

Financial Controller/ Finance Manager:

Job Description:

Planned, directed, coordinated and reviewed work plans for accounting staff; assigning work activities and projects; reviewing and evaluating work products and procedures

Oversaw and participated in the development and administration of the annual budget; participating in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitoring and approving expenditures; implementing adjustments and following up with contractors to build around 30 New outlets (flagship/ inline) for Americana in Jordan

Prepared monthly financial statements and reports; monitoring cash balances to ensure adequate cash and maintaining budgetary control records

Managed the local accounting environment

Oversaw, reviewed, audited, and approved all accounts payable, purchase orders, cash receipts, business licenses, payroll, utility billing, and other accounting records and transactions, preparing reviews, correcting and distributing expenditure reports to all departments

Provided full accounting guidance to the local management and service departments

Provided relevant data to and cooperated closely with financial controlling

Analyzed and improved administrative processes

Provided financial advice and information to the local management

Provided accurate, timely and insightful reporting analyses for shareholders

Oversaw the preparation of accurate monthly accounts by operational accountants

Oversaw annual budgeting process (including medium term strategic forecasts) for each trading entity

Ensure consistency of reporting and planning functions for all businesses

Oversee annual audit processes to ensure audits and financial statements for all entities are completed in due time

Monitored trading entity cash balances to ensure surplus cash balances were maximized throughout the Group

Designed and implemented internal controls and reporting for individual business units

Periodically conducted control and process reviews with follow up reporting to management on weaknesses and remedial activities

August 1994 – May 1996 BANK OF CAIRO Alexandria, EGYPT

Chief Accountant:

Job Description:

Checked the documents validation reports & monitor audit trail on daily basis

Checked transaction documents for completeness & budgetary compliance and obtained approval before posting AP transactions

Prepared monthly payroll including letters to banks

Verified provisions for leave salary, gratuity, and cashiers indemnity and air passage every month

Prepared and monitored accruals/provisions/prepayments checklist for known and recurring expenses

Prepared and implemented month-end closing process/checklist to achieve closing dates

Verified depreciation generated by the system & input additions and disposals of fixed assets

Checked and reconciled all foreign currencies, gold bars, travelers’ cheques with physical verification reports for all branches at the end of each month

Prepared rectification and closing entries and obtained approval before posting

Prepared monthly financial performance reports, financial tools, profit summary & verifications of variances against budget

Prepared monthly schedules for major expenses

Assisted in preparation of annual budget

Attended statutory & internal auditors including follow up of their observations

Supervised and ensured that the department functioned smoothly with no bottle necks to achieve its objectives

Aug. 92 – Aug. 94 AHMED HEKMAT & NASR EL EKHTABE (Auditing Firm) Alexandria, EGYPT

Senior Auditor:

Job Description:

Planned organized, control and evaluated the Accounting Department.

Developed and implemented the financial policies, systems and procedures

Managed the financial planning and budget process and feasibility studies reviewing and analyzing estimates

Audited the statement of company’s financial position (Balance Sheet), Statement of earnings (Income Statement), statement of comprehensive income, state of cash flow & Statement of Changes in Owners’ Equity

Examined and analyzed journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories, expenditures, tax returns and other accounting and financial reports

Reviewed the estimated liability and accrued liability

Analyzed company cost structure, both direct and indirect, and coordinated with department heads to continually control and decrease costs

Ensured that operations were timely and accurately reported, controlled and recorded in accordance with legal and company requirements

Oversaw complex consolidations of the different subsidiaries, (taking into account, multi-currency and different legal entities etc).

EDUCATION:

1998 El Sadat Management Academy – Alexandria University, EGYPT

Diploma in Business Administration

1997 El Sadat Management Academy - Alexandria University, EGYPT

Diploma in MIS

1992 Alexandria University – Alexandria, Egypt

BA in Accounting

2007 MBA Finance and Accounting (On Line) – USA

TRAINING SEMINARS ATTENDED:

Facilitation Skills – Americana Group, JORDAN

How we work together – Americana Group, JORDAN

Learning Change – Americana Group, JORDAN

Time Management – Americana Group, JORDAN

Various seminars on Budgeting and Business Planning – UAE

CPA Course - Becker Centre ( 2002)

KEY COMPETENCIES & SKILLS:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Team player as well as strong ability to take initiative and work independently

Able to manage responsibilities, working under pressure and meeting deadlines

Problem solver providing accurate cost effective solutions

Writing and presenting financial reports

Managing IT systems and maintaining databases



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