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Accounting Manager

Cerritos, California, United States
August 19, 2018

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David G. Rizk

***** ******* ***. ********, ** ***03

Phone: 562-***-****



An experienced finance and accounting professional with over 26 years hands-on experience spanning across the world

(USA, Egypt, Algeria, KSA, Kuwait, and Qatar). I am experienced in areas of financial controlling, contracting,manufacturing industry, developing MIS/AIS systems & policies, developing/implementing accounting systems & policies and auditing (internal & external), Statutory Audit, Tax Audit & SOX audit. Besides that, I have extensive exposure to various export and import related areas on the other hand I experience managing a team of up to 18 direct and indirect reports.

In my current role I am the key contact between the accounting team and FP&A, legal, operations, tax, treasury and internal audit teams based around the world.


Seeking a Senior Management role in the field of Finance, Accounting, Audit and Administration with a reputable local or multinational company where I can utilize my knowledge and experience and contribute to the growth of the organization employing myself by giving it my best and continuously upgrading my skill set via continuing education. EDUCATION

California Board Of Accounting Expected Sept 2018

CPA- In process

Ain Shams University June 1998

MBA-Post Graduate Diploma

Banking,Accounting, and Business

Ain Shams University June 1990

Bachelor of Science “Commerce”

Major in Accounts


AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles, CA Oct. 2015 – Present Global Regional Finance Manager

Responsible for overseeing accounting and finance for multiple locations inside and outside of the United States. This includes, but is not limited to, the accounting, payroll, compulsory filings, taxes, audits, and risk management. Coordinates with other departments and individuals within including Human Resources, IT and Legal. Interfaces frequently and effectively with entities inside and outside of the USA including all employees and consultants, accounting and audit firms, and other vendors or representatives. Participates in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures for the Finance Department as well as the company as a whole.

Provide assists to the CFO and Director of Global Accounting with the overall management of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting requirements” as requested”

Participates as a member of a team in assisting implementation of accounting and finance infrastructure in global markets.

Ensure complete, accurate and timely reporting of the Company’s financial results. This includes periodic

(monthly, quarterly and annually) reporting of financial results in accordance with GAAP and a variety of other financial reports as required by management, equity holders, regulatory and tax authorities, as well as periodic reports and certification to financial institutions.

Ensure monthly financial results are adequately reviewed, analyzed, interpreted and findings and related implications of this process are effectively communicated to appropriate members of management.

Plan and direct the monthly accounting close process. This includes ensuring that all general ledger accounts are adequately analyzed and reconciled, and variances resolved in a timely manner.

Serves as a liaison with Global staff, contractors, Audit and accounting firms.

Reviews payroll and contractor invoices from global accounting firms and country programs.

Reviews and processes requests for wire transfers, monitors cash disbursements against the budget.

Monitors weekly cash position and cash requirements.

Assists the Finance and Business Analysis team and assigned Bureau(s) with the budget development process.

Monitors financial and accounting requests to ensure compliance with policy and procedure.

Reviews expense reports including credit card and expense report reconciliations for accuracy and compliance with policy.

Works closely with HR, Legal, and Budget department.

Provides support to Director of Global Accounting, Controller and CFO with Annual Financial Audits, Contract Audits, and any additional audits as necessary.

Review month-end financial reports, resolves inconsistencies and prepares journal entries, provides variance analysis, and researches financial irregularities.

Plan and manage the annual financial audit process conducted by the Company’s outside auditors.

Evaluate Reconstruction and support for the significant financial statement items.

Ensures local and US accounting principles are followed.

Ensures Inter-company policy and procedures are followed.

Provides assistance to the Director of Global Accounting and CFO as requested. FP7 & Weber Shandwick/(part of McCann Erickson)Qatar July 2008 – Aug. 2014 Finance and Administration Director

Heading a team of 8 people managing finance and administration to ensure accurate accounting and smooth day to day administration functions of the 2 companies in the Group. My responsibilities cover the following three distinct areas:

Finance and Accounting responsibilities

o Ensures maintenance of the computerized accounting system and Chart Of Accounts, applying adequate backup and control procedures

o Ensure regular billing to client, collections, management of bank related activities and vendor payments as scheduled

o Review and administer compensation and benefits, salaries and time sheets before issue of Monthly salaries.

o Manage and administer inter-companies financial transactions o Monitors the applied accounting system and recommends new and/or revised policies and procedures o Dealing with external auditors (PWC/E&Y) for SOX and statutory Audit o Overall responsibility for preparation of annual balance sheets, P&L accounts and financial reporting

MIS responsibilities

o Provides monthly, quarterly and annual management reports to headquarters in Dubai and the Board o Ensures proper external and internal reporting to the Board of directors, and auditors in accordance with International Accounting Standards

o Prepare monthly bank reconciliation and verify accuracy of bank statements o Preparation work of year – end audit activities

o Issuing the Company Balance Sheet and the Final reports

Administration responsibilities

o Manage the day to day administration to ensure smooth functioning of the company by looking after all contracts administration

o Lead and manage my team to deliver excellent performance in areas like employment contracts, travel planning, leave planning, and issuance of visa’s and work permits etc. S.E.A Company (Telecom Company)Algeria April 2007 –July 2008 Financial Manager

Heading a department of 18 people and acting as GM during his absence to run the operation.

Ensures proper periodic external and internal reporting to the General Manager, Board of Directors and auditors in accordance with International Accounting Standards (FASB)

Monitor the applied accounting system and recommend new and/or revised policies and procedures

Prepare monthly bank reconciliation and verify accuracy of bank statements and monitor cash flows to ensure optimum cash management

Ensure proper maintenance of computerized accounts, charts of account, adequate controls and regular backups by the team members,

Ensure that the team delivered on invoices of maintenance, extra work and extra alarm as per management expectations and all accrued revenue was included in the reports in timely manner

Ensure timely preparation of salaries in conjunction with the HR department

Monitor stocks & inventory costs to ensure optimum carrying costs without reaching out-of-stock situation

Support the manufacturing and operations team in identifying & implementing process improvements and cost reduction initiatives with strong manufacturing accounting background

Ensure proper adherence to budgets by various department and analyze any variance thereof

Ensuring adequate preparation for mid-year and annual audits by internal auditors and statutory auditors

(Deloitte & Touche)

Finalizing annual accounts including P&L, Balance Sheet etc. AL Wataniya Group April 2005 –April 2007

Financial Manager (May 2006 – April 2007)Kuwait

Head of Internal Audit Department, (May 2005 – May 2006)KSA State Audit Bureau (Central Auditing Organization) March 1991 –April 2005 Controller


ERP Systems: Oracle, SAP, Dolphin,Sage

Microsoft Office packages like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Lightswitch (VB.NET), and Microsoft Office Excel.

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