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Finance/ Investment Banking/ Accounting

Location:
Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain
Salary:
Minimium $160,000/annum
Posted:
January 05, 2017

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FINANCIAL & PRIVATE BANKING SPECIALIST

Over ** years of success in serving high-net-worth individual, institutions and entrepreneurs. Working with global banks, regional institution and leading companies, such as Credit Suisse AG, The Family Office Bahrain, Emerging Market Partnership and American Express MENA.

Contributing in building profitable, sustainable businesses, minimizing risk and managing change worldwide, for both regional and global institutions.

Providing financial/strategic direction and positive leadership to drive the business growth, to optimize resources, and to improve the operating plan.

Examining complex deals/products from operation, strategy of financing, economic analysis of incentives and exist to enable the product development team in structuring new products.

Specializing in structuring real estate and private equity deals in addition to management of all reporting aspects of the portfolio, operating partner performance and partnership accounting.

Providing vision, direction, and oversight for all facets of firm's back office, encompassing strategic planning, fiscal, P&L, and resources management.

Mentoring high performing teams and spanning diverse business units to transform organizational processes, procedures and operating standards.

Leading companywide improvement initiatives. Meeting demanding deliverables and applying strong technology, quantitative and analytical skills.

Effective negotiator, able to achieve significant savings in commercial contracts.

Expert in corporate operations, accounting system technology (ERP system and business intelligence tools) and delivering managerial accounts reports with exceptional solutions.

Leading and reengineering of large-scale business process and structures.

Developing business strategies and policies to achieve objectives, increase efficiency, and improve quality while containing cost.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Operational Management &

Controls

Vendor Selection Project Management

Financial Accounting

Managerial Accounting Budget Development

Business Development

Contract Negotiations Financial/Strategic Planning

Fund Operation Consolidated Client

Reporting

SPVs/Deal Structuring &

Administration

Expenses Management

ERP & BI Systems Regulatory & Compliance

Investment Back Office

Operation

Financial Reporting &

Integration

Global System Integration

Establishing International

Offices

Treasury & Cash

Management

Cross-Functional Team

Building

Husain Ahmed, MFP

Villa 1595 Road 4313 Block 943 AlMazrowiah (Riffa Views), Kingdom of Bahrain Tel. Residence: +973-17008569 Mobile: +973-36700990 E-Mail: acx4jr@r.postjobfree.com

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Vice President & Junior Relationship Manager August 2015 to present: Credit Suisse AG – Bahrain Branch, Private Banking Division

Working closely with the managing director and the Co-CEO of Credit Suisse AG –Bahrain Branch in serving Ultra High Net-worth clients in GCC and focusing on Management of Information Systems (MIS) related to the UHNWI division.

Delivering the right solutions for all corporate and private needs of the clients in relation to corporate finance/products, capital markets, assets management, wealth structuring, succession and Real estate.

Provide support in the implementation of Strategic Development as instructed by the Head of Marketing.

Manage and expand an own client portfolios with the focus of providing advisory portfolio services and by execution of the bank view in managing the client portfolios.

Being the ambassador of the bank in sales meetings by offering the family, business, investment and platform solutions.

Support and co-ordinate with the account management team in all aspects of administration

Collect and provide specific data as requested by immediate superior and correctly disseminate this information.

Guiding the clients in defining the investment policy and constructing the portfolio/allocation to be in line with the strategic assets allocation recommendation.

Provide support in relation to handling accounts, client follow up, fostering client relationships and provide a high level of support in terms of client acquisition. Chief Financial Officer & Junior Partner

Jan 2014 to June 2015: The Family Office Company B.S.C. Financial Controller, Head of Finance, & Junior Partner Jan 2011 to Dec 2013: The Family Office Company B.S.C.

Responsible for the integrity of the entire financial process, including accuracy of external financial statement, internal managerial accounting report, annual budget, financial planning and forecasting.

Responsible of managing several teams that are handling the corporate accounts, fund operation, consolidated client reporting, offshore structure, real estate reporting and managing all aspects in relation to those functions.

Responsible for the teams' administration, career developments, ongoing evaluation, secure back up and periodic appraisal.

Close working relationship with senior management of TFO group.

Expertise in putting up policies, procedures of internal controls to protect the firm in all areas related to financial matter of the TFO group of companies and the special purpose vehicles

(SPVs) and designing finance functions process/developments.

Leading product development team in structuring real estate and private equity deals for TFO SPVs in addition to management of all reporting aspects of the portfolio, operating partner performance and partnership accounting.

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Internal process improvements: This involves mapping existing process and ensuring adherence with the new processes on an ongoing basis.

Oversight the annual audit process and manage the audit cycle for TFO group of companies.

Developing comprehensive MIS, KPIs, commercial/financial insight and managerial accounts reporting that assist the senior management in taking right decisions and ensure that business decisions are grounded in sound financial criteria.

Responsible for preparing and executing of business strategy for plans set by CEO for the different functions.

Building effective relationship with the board, business units, senior management to achieve corporate goals and leading key initiatives to support overall strategic goals.

Ensuring that the system of internal controls is adequate to protect the firm and provides reasonable assurance that the financial records are reliable for preparation of financial statements.

Overseeing all Treasury functions. Ensuring that all banking arrangement and fund transfer processes are adequately managed and controlled, and that cash flow is managed.

Ensuring that company's investment portfolio is properly accounted under governing accounting conventions, and clients billing is done on a timely basis. Financial Controller

Nov 2007 to Dec 2010: The Family Office Company B.S.C.

Partner with senior management in the firm and effective relationship with the board and business units.

Responsible for the integrity of the entire financial process, including accuracy of external financial statement, internal managerial accounting report, annual budget, financial planning and forecasting.

Managing corporate accounts, fund operation, consolidated client reporting, offshore structure, real estate reporting and managing all aspects in relation to those functions.

Responsible for the teams' administration, career developments, ongoing evaluation, secure back up and periodic appraisal.

Putting up policies, internal controls to protect the firm in all areas related to financial matter of the TFO group of companies `and the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and designing finance functions process/developments.

Leading product development team in structuring real estate and private equity deals for TFO SPVs in addition to management of all reporting aspects of the portfolio, operating partner performance and partnership accounting.

Oversight the annual audit process and manage the audit cycle for TFO group of companies.

Developing comprehensive MIS, KPIs, commercial/financial insight and managerial accounts reporting that assist the senior management in taking right decisions and ensure that business decisions are grounded in sound financial criteria.

Chairperson of "Operations Committee" that is responsible for, but not limited to, improving process guides, assisting in reviewing operational activities and reporting to the CEO identified issues with recommended solutions.

Member of "Risk Management & Compliance Committee" that is responsible for ensuring adequacy, effectiveness and integrity of internal control environment.

Member of "Human Resources Committee" which is responsible for human resources strategy, 4

selection processes and all staff related matters.

Ensuring that the system of internal controls is adequate to protect the firm and provides reasonable assurance that the financial records are reliable for preparation of financial statements.

Overseeing all Treasury functions. Ensuring that all banking arrangement and fund transfer processes are adequately managed and controlled, and that cash flow is managed.

Ensuring that company's investment portfolio is properly accounted under governing accounting conventions, and clients billing is done on a timely basis. Senior Finance Officer

Nov 2003 to Oct 2007: Emerging Markets Partnership (Bahrain)

Assisting the Financial Controller in Fund’s administrations, accounting and financial reporting.

Monitoring company's cash position and full cash management analysis.

Managing the collection of fees from clients.

Handling all payments, wire, cheques and cash.

Contacting bank and get quotes for fixed deposit every month.

Classifying and checking all business expense reports.

Reconciling receivables and staff debtor accounts.

Preparing journal entries and reconciling general and subsidiary accounts.

Preparing worksheets for fixed assets, depreciation and prepayments.

Reconciling monthly bank statements.

Assisting with the preparation of annual budget reports.

Preparing monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements.

Preparing monthly return report and sending it to EMP Washington (? Head office).

Monitoring administrative areas concerning financial affairs.

In addition to the finance role, I was assisting the "administration director" and handling all IT support and projects.

Treasury Associate

Apr 2003 to Oct 2003: American Express Middle East & North Africa

Preparing Cash Management work sheets, daily deals, direct settlement, rejected entries, ATM settlement and reconciliation.

Obtaining daily balances of banks from all countries.

Analyzing daily payment register and preparing cash management work sheets to arrive at funds required for each bank.

Contacting banks across the region and getting daily quotes for fluctuating currencies.

Preparing deals based on approved quotes and send to various banks.

Setting up deals through American Express Bank-Access system for deals through American Express Bank of New York.

Preparing bank commission reports/list for direct debit.

Backing up the "Treasury Analyst".

Account Representative

Nov 2000 to Mar 2003: American Express Middle East & North Africa

Researching and resolving complex payment inquires that are of an accounting nature from establishments.

Exercising sensitivity in all communication due to political, cultural and economic relationship 5

with establishments in the countries involved

Reviewing validity of chargeback received from worldwide cardmemebr service centers in timely manner and make decision on next action to be taken.

Reviewing payment register report and analyzing all held and held over limit Establishments payment.

Clearing ledger to ledger and other outstanding aged reconciliation items. INTERNSHIP

July to August 2000: Bahrain Centre for Studies & Research (Accountant).

July to September 1999: American Express Middle East & North Africa (Remittance Clerk). NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

During the engagement with the Family Office Bahrain:

Full assessment of external administrator during offsite visit to the service provider’s office in Ireland in 2014.

Real Estate Financial modeling remediation assignment carried out from NY office in 2013.

Leading the implantation of business intelligence software using the Share Point Application through a vendor in India in 2011.

Presenting the company in 2011 Bahrain Marathon as a runner

Establishing full-fledged office in India to handle the operational requirements back in 2011.

Designing the chart of account and managing the Great Plains system implementation with the link to the business intelligence software in 2008 During the engagement with Emerging Markets Partnership:

Successful accounting system implementation and full reporting to the head-quarter in USA. During the engagement with American Express Middle East & North Africa:

Coordinating 2011 & 2002 Jewellery Arabia Exhibition, those two years recorded the highest sales Turnover in the history of the company. The event is organized by the Arabian exhibition managements and sponsored by American Express where I was responsible for a) Signing up with merchant that were contributing in the exhibition b) processing credit card transactions c) obtaining authorization for over limit cases.

Presenting the company in 2002 Bahrain Marathon as a runner.

Participated in 2002 Charity Raft Race that was organized by rotary club. The raised fund was donated to Children Rehabilitation Center in Isa Town. SKILLS

Excellent communication Skills.

Excellent skills in using office applications (Word. PowerPoint and Excel).

Ability to work under pressure in dynamic situations.

Ability to meet deadlines & time management skills.

Ability to handle multiple projects / tasks.

Fast learner, self motivated ability to work alone and as team member. 6

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION & FELLOWSHIP

Master Financial Professional designation received from American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM), 2006.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Science in Accounting - New York Institute of Technology, 2005. o Associate Diploma in Accounting - University of Bahrain, 2000. o High School Diploma of Science - East Riffa School, 1997. COURSES

Financial Modeling with Excel – BIBF April 2012.

Valuation of Companies – BIBF March 2012.

Back Office Management –Euro-money Training EMEA Nov 2011.

Leadership Program & Executive Development using Life Style Inventory LSI (Know Yourself) –Human Synergistic International Aug 2011.

Ether Ventures- Outbound Learning Program- Bangalore June 2011.

Global Financial Crime – E Learning Course Complinet Dec 2010.

Replacement of IAS 39 Financial Instruments- E&Y Nov 2009.

Preparing for 2009 year end reporting under IFRS- E&Y Oct 2009.

Anti-Money Laundering Global – E Learning Course Complinet Aug 2009.

Effective Communication – Speak First (UK) Sep 2008.

Anti Money Laundering & Combing Terrorist Financing - BFSTC Aug 2008.

Turkish Language Course Level one - Dec 2006.

Certified Financial Assistant - AAFM June 2006.

An Overview of Islamic Finance - BIBF June 2006.

Living the Amex Brand - BIBF January 2003.

Stress Management- BIBF April 2003.

Communication Skills - BIBF September 2002.

Introduction to Personal Computer - DA 1994.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Bahraini

Date of Birth: November 30, 1979

Social ID # 791100383

LANGUAGES

Fluent Arabic and English (Spoken & Written)

REFERENCES

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