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Financial Accounting

Duarte, California, United States
October 28, 2016

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Rafik Dawod

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Duarte, CA 91010



Budget Development & Management Process Improvement Implementation Financial Planning & Analysis Notable Accomplishments

Implemented cost file conversion from manual to automated tracking utilizing electronic database that increased financial reporting accuracy by 62% within Southern Pacific region.

Developed processes and converted manual inventory to UPC self-scanning inventory that accurately reported data for 59 stores and reduced discrepancies by 51%.

Awarded Recipient: Global All Star Award/Outstanding Performance.

Award Recipient: Regional All Star Award/Outstanding Performance- 3x. Professional Experience

Whole Foods Market Glendale, CA 01/2001 – 08/2016 Business Analyst 07/2013 – 08/2016

Responsibilities and accomplishments included:

Developed curriculum and facilitated onsite software training to support financial reporting initiatives within California, Arizona and Nevada.

Collaborated with store management and educated team leaders with financial reporting which increased profit margins by more than 3%.

Developed and maintained Share Point that supported Accounting and Finance departments that supported financial reporting initiatives with accessible tools and reports.

Trained Executive Coordinators with creating report quarries and guided team members with data content analysis that reduced overstocked inventory.

Collaborated with Departmental Managers and analyzed spoilage reports that effectively identified overstocked inventory that reduced perishable merchandise by 19%.

Selected Task Force Team Leader and directed team of 8 staff members to identify and adjust cost file database discrepancies that improved inventory valuation and accuracy by 42%.

Examined and reviewed weekly and periodic expenditures and income statement reports and reclassified accounting codes that reduced financial reporting errors for more than 16 stores.

Selected North American Task Force Team Member of 9 and created 2 leadership training videos that supported management with managing store operations and departmental employees and schedules.

Partnered with store managers and trained team members with financial reporting training to support 2 newly launched stores within Tucson.

Regional Financial Accountant, Financial Planning & Analysis 01/2001 – 07/2013 Responsibilities and accomplishments included:

Mentored, coached and directed accounting team members and trained staff with policy and procedure guidelines to ensure accounting operations fully operational.

Performed monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting close and reported store and regional reports to Corporate to ensure financials accurately reported.

Prepared, analyzed and reconciled journal entries, income statements, general ledger and balance sheets utilizing PeopleSoft and Excel to ensure financial accurately reported. Rafik Dawod Page 2

Regional Financial Accountant, Financial Planning & Analysis Responsibilities and accomplishments continued:

Analyzed and adjusted expenditures and reclassified expenses to ensure disbursements accurately reported within strict budget demands.

Examined physical inventory and recommended promotional sales to effectively move dated merchandise during 2 company mergers.

Prepared and communicated financial audit requirements with store managers and coordinated audit schedules with Big 4 Audit firm to ensure region in compliance with audit regulations and Sarbanes-Oxley standards.

Developed up to 16 annual budgets and analyzed and adjusted quarterly variances utilizing Hyperion Business Planning and Consolidation software to ensure expenditures accurately reported. Jordin Sportswear, LLC. Los Angeles, CA 04/1996 – 01/2001 Assistant Controller

Responsibilities and accomplishments included:

Prepared, analyzed and reconciled journal entries, income statements, general ledger and balance sheets utilizing DOS and Excel to ensure financial accurately reported.

Analyzed and reviewed time and attendance cards and processed payroll to ensure compensation accurately reported.

Performed accounts payable and accounts receivable and balanced bank statements to ensure funds accurate reported into various banking accounts.

Examined physical inventory against reports and reviewed merchandise to ensure highest quality control standards upheld.


Helwan University Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration Branch degree Major: Accounting


PC Proficient: Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and various databases including, PeopleSoft, SAP, Hyperion and Essbase.


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