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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
August 27, 2018

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UMIT USTA, CPA The US and Turkey

Zekeriyakoy, Istanbul

Executive with solid contribution to enterprise value increase supported by strong business acumen and 11+ years of progressive accomplishments in multi-faceted business operations including advanced cash flow financing, supply chain, corporate communication/investor relations, strategy/organization development, information systems, human capital management, and compliance. In depth knowledge across a wide range of industries including technology, automotive, real estate, healthcare, education management and retail.


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Job Grade/Title

Jan 2018 to Present


EY Turkey

Senior Audit Manager

July 2017 – Nov 2017

San Francisco

Back to School

Advance Finance study in University of California, Berkeley

Nov 2015 - June 2017


PwC San Jose/ USA

SOX Audit Manager

Oct 2013 - March 2015


Doga School

Head of Financial planning, controlling and budgeting

Sept 2006 - Oct 2013



Audit Manager


Advanced Cash flow projection & business planning and forecasting Business Acumen & Project Management

Financial and Managerial accounting Re-structuring /productivity analysis

Corporate finance – Fund raising for Business Growth Risk Management & SOX 404 Compliance

Working Capital Management Budgeting, Financial Controlling and Reporting

ERP Design and deployment Implementation on information system

Dual track, M&A /IPO, Investor Relationship management Team management and building

Enterprise Performance Management - Business Intelligence MIS and KPI Modeling

Technical research, user of SAP and Logo Tiger Convertible debt, Stock-based Compensation

Experience on 10-K, 10-Q, Management discussion analysis US GAAP, IFRS, Turkey SEC Reporting, IFRS 15 and ASC 606


Jan 2018 –Present


2015 –

June 2017


2013 –

March 2015

Ey Istanbul, Senior Audit Manager

Managed US GAAP and IFRS audits performed in accordance SOX and COSO with IFRS 15 and ASC 606 impelementation

Served clients ranging from multinational companies to large public national entities, Siemens, Eli Lilly, Hanwha Energy, Socar Energy, Ikea, Ravago, IATA, Akçansa Çimento, Eksen (Süzer) Holding,

PwC US San Jose, Audit Manager ( Retail - Technology Group)

Managed US GAAP audits performed in accordance with AICPA and PCAOB standards, new IFRS 15 and ASC 606 implementation

Served clients ranging from early-stage venture-backed companies to large public national entities

Prepare technical memorandum in relation to complex accounting matters such as stock–based compensation, business combination, convertible debt, equity compensation, warranty reserve and discuss with SEC reviewer and the management on 10-K, 10-Q, management discussion analysis

Served one public client (Harmonic, Inc) and two privately held semiconductor clients ACCO Semiconductor and Guavus Inc.

Private Equity, Turkven- Doga Private School Chains, Head of Financial planning, controlling manager and budgeting

Private Equity Subsidiary, Doga, largest private school chain in Turkey with the highest number of students (100,000+) and Leading K-12 education provider of 100 campuses with approximately USD 250 million per year and 5,000 employees

Involved in management of investor relations and dealing with financial institutions

Working capital management and cash flow projections, business planning& forecasting including

review and controlling the construction expenditures for the new opening branches and current


Led annual and five-year business plan, analysis of projected cash flow management and

merger&acquisition opportunities

Review the local filing accounting documents and declarations and tax calculation

Monitored the loan agreement’s provisions, financial modeling and corporate financial planning

regarding capital and debt requirement and negotiation with banks.

Monitoring the department leaders’ performance based on MSI and KPI modeling Temporary finance

manager for months until new finance manager recruited

Performed what if analysis and strategy analysis for possible Dual track, M&A and IPO

Presented internal audit plans, montly management report to CFO and BDO. Built, Coached and supervised 5 -6 employees ( 2 Budget and Reporting, 1 IFRS Reporting, 2 Internal Audit)

Proposed ways to improve an organization’s efficiency with ERP designation of SAP Budget tool

Be a liaison with external auditor

Accomplished to find accounting fraud approximately 1 Million Turkish lira. Analyzed supplier

contract and decreased the telephone cost 40% by combined all telephone supplier to the one


2006- Oct 2013

Manager PwC (Audit Manager / Assurance 2011 - 2013)

Responsible for complete auditing process from planning to completion stage for engagements with different sets of accounting principles of US GAAP and IFRS. Coached team members up to 7 members. Identified audit issues and communicated issues to engagement leader and client management. Performed the audit of complex areas such as a merger, acquisition, business combination, consolidation, onerous contracts, construction accounting including specifically due diligence projects in construction sector and IPO readiness, internal control assessments and management reporting including budgeting process

Assistant Manager PwC &Senior Associate (2008-2011)

Led engagement teams ranging from 3 to 5 people and served as the point of contact for a client. After evaluation on internal control questionnaire of first year Capital Market Board client, Fiat Turkey, I succeeded in persuading the Client to take a comprehensive checklist amounting to approximately $100K.

Main client portfolios at PwC Istanbul specializing in:

Pharmaceutical Companies; Bayer AG, Merck Sharp&Dohme and Eczacibasi Ilac

Logistics & Automobile & Retail Companies; DHL, Fiat (Tofas), Pirelli, Samsung, Danone

Construction& Real Estate Companies; Agaoglu ( Audit + IPO Readiness and Internal control assessment, Yapi Merkezi Insaat (Holding Audit), Tuzla Real Estate ( Audit), Doğuş İnşaat ( Management reporting implementation including improvement in budgeting process) and Doğuş GYO ( Audit).

Responsibilities at PwC Istanbul in both public accounting and advisory department

Identified areas of risk and the analysis to ensure related controls operate effectively and evaluate

internal audit functions and deployed continues auditing/monitoring techniques

Helped clients to re-design the reporting contents and cash flow budget template including

determination to KPIs aligned with company strategies and assisted in preparation of their budgeting


Assisted clients in planning of an initial public offering and mergers or acquisition process

Active roles during IFRS transition processes of holding companies and technical consultancy in

accounting and advisory team

Participated IFRS implementation in ERP (Hyperion) in compilation of financial statements

Assisted in compilation of consolidated financial statements of carve-out financial information for

group reporting, acquisition and statutory purposes

Assessed fraud exposure, identified fraudulent activities regarding inventories overstated

Assisted in clients to perform the intercompany account reconciliation process

Audited the month-end and year-end Company financial closing and related management reporting


Assisted clients to create an IFRS accounting manual

Supported clients in preparation of group chart of accounts and accounting guidelines

Participated in IFRS client trainings and initiative role in internal and external consultations

Active roles during IPO processes and due diligence processes



CPA (SMMM) in Turkey



Capital Market Advance License

CPA in the USA



Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Bachelor’s Degree in

business engineering, Minor: Finance

July 2017- Oct 2017 University of California & Berkeley, Taking several advanced finance

courses such as Business Valuation, Quantitative Financial

methods Theory and application, Financial Modeling including cash flow

strategy and Behavioral Finance


Ergun Genc, Senior Partner at PwC San Jose/California, USA

Dr. Gokhan Unuvar CFO at Centerra Gold Inc. (Previous CFO at Doga Schools)


Chess, History, Exploring new regions and cultures, Traveling, Science, Chilling out with family and friends


Year and place of birth/ Gender: 1982, Istanbul, Turkey/ Male Citizenship: Turkish

No obligation of military duty and having Driver license of type B, Cellular +9-053*-*******

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