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Finance Manager

Giza, Giza Governorate, Egypt
October 18, 2018

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Mohamed Sayed Refai, CPA


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Diversified financial and auditing experience gained through positions in public accounting and private industry. Key areas of expertise include profound knowledge of US GAAP & international accounting standards IFRS, financial analysis, cost accounting, enterprise due diligence (Privatization) & valuation and auditing of different companies, solid background of ERP systems implementations.

Education / Professional Designation

Certified Public Accountant, CALIFORNIA Board of Accountancy.

Master Financial Professionals (MFP), American Academy of Financial Management.

Certified Cost Accountant

Member of PRIMA Association of Risk Management.

Bachelor of Commerce, May 1986 (Major Accounting)

Employment History

Grant Thornton (Financial Advisory Services)

(November 2012- Present)

Qatar Steel Company ( Dubai Plant) Financial Manager

(March 2011- October 2012)

Reporting to the COO, 5 accountants reporting to me.

Achievements & Success

Full utilization of the company financial resources.

Established an inventory and operating control system.

Reliable and on time month end closing set analysis.

Accurate & proper cash flow projections and budget control.

Enhancement of strategic plan and translate into forms of annual tactic plan (budgeting).


Subsidiary of BAYT AL MAL Investment Banking Kuwaiti Group Chief Financial Officer

(November 2007- Dec. 2010)

Reporting to BOD & CEO.

Manage the overall financial plans and accounting practices

Oversees treasury, accounting, budgeting and audit activities.

Ensure timely financial and statistical reports for management and board use.

Supervise the preparation of feasibility studies and financial modeling for deferent projects

Talaat Mustafa Group (TMG)Egypt,

The regional leader of Real Estates Development & Construction Financial Controller

( Aug. 2005 – Nov. 2007)

Reporting to VP for finance.

Achievements & Success

Prepared the feasibility studies and valuation assignments of TMG projects

Participated in IPO transaction of TMG holding and subsidiaries

Managed all accounting, budgeting and financial issues of Madinaty project (New Cairo).

Participated in SAP Implementation.

NOKIA Telecom. Engineering / SI (Saudi Arabia) Finance Department Manager

(March 2001 - Dec. 2004)

Reporting to The MD, 15 accountants reported to me.

Major responsibilities

Monitor, evaluate and report profitability and financial performance of projects and contracts.

Identify & evaluate effective capital decisions to plan for multi-year operations and capital budgeting.

Projection of cash flow and handling treasury activities

Familiar with Value Chain Analysis

Ghabbour Group, Egypt (HYUNDAI- Assembling Factory)

(Nov. 1997 - May 2000) Asst. Costing Manager

(June 2000 – Feb. 2001) Receivables Manager

Major responsibilities

Projection for future product cost.

Determination of breakeven points, selling price, sales mix and anticipated gross profit.

Analyzing the cost variance analysis.

Supervising the annual physical inventory (API)

Participated in installation with the It department and implementation of Baan (integrated system)

Price Waterhouse LLP Senior Auditor

(Aug. 1994 – Nov. 1997)

Major responsibilities

Designing substantive tests and test of controls.

Conducting review, compilation and due diligence assignments.

Supervising and training a group of professional staff auditors.

Reviewing the working papers and identifying the critical audit findings.

Preparing management letters, audit committee communications and interoffice reports

Major assignments:



E.D.S Authorized Distributors for AT&T, Egypt Chief Accountant


Air Forces, Egypt Accountant


Computer skills:

Proficient in utilizing the following software applications

Software applications: MICOSOFT OFFICE, EXCEL (VBA)

Accounting packages: ERP SYSTEM, SAP, ORACLE, BAAN, SUN, MFG.

PWC applications: FAAST LEADES- PDC

Language Skills: Fluent in English and Arabic

Professional & Training Courses

CPEs training program held by Price Waterhouse LLP 1994 - 1998

Master Financial Professionals (MFP), American Academy (Dubai, UAE) May 2003

Certified Cost Accountant training course, organized by Institute for International Research, American Academy of Financial Management (Dubai, UAE) May 2003

Capital budgeting techniques, training course, by (Arab Bank - Austria). March 2003

Cost Control, behavioral issues & Manufacturing Application Rate Method (ABC Costing Course at KPMG Consultancy, (Cairo, Egypt) August 1999


Available upon request.

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