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Berhane Sisay

December 23, 2019

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Berhane Tarekegn Sisay

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Cell Phone 002**-***-******/ 002**-***-******



Looking a challenging assignment as a Finance & Admin Manager, Finance Manager in a growth oriented organization where I can always learn new skills strive for passion, commitment and drive to make a positive contribution for the acheivement of organization’s Goals & Objectives.


Having MBA, BA and intermediate level ACCA, proven working experience in a diversified sectors and multicultural environments, solid knowledge and independently handling of full-cycle accounting practice, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal accounting controls, project Implementation, Administration, Import-Export procedures, designing accounting systems using peachtree accounting and developing financial policies and manuals


MBA, Accounting & Finance St. Mary University

CA, Student, Intermediate level ACCA, UK

BA Degree in Accounting Addis Ababa University

Financial Management, Certificate Ethiopian Management Institute

Peachtree Accounting, Certificate Getenet Haile Accountancy Service

Computer Application, Certificate City Business Computer (CBC)

Trainer of Accountants, Certificate EOC-DICAC, IOCC

Fraud Prevention Program, Certificate American Embassy, Ethiopia

International Trade Finance, Certificate CommerzeBank

IFRS Training, Certificate Kaplan consultancy


Grant Management, POP/ IEC Projects, UNDP- Ethiopia, Ethiopian Red Cross Society Training Center, June 14-15, 1995, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Freight Handling, American President Line (APL), Sheraton Addis Ababa, December 21, 2000.

Grant Management, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) Projects, NCA- Ethiopia, August 24-26, 2005, Hawssa- SNNPRS,

E-Tax Reporting on VAT, WHT, Income tax and Pension Training, Ethiopian Revenue & Customs Authority Large Tax Payers Office, January 2-3, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Integrated Reporting (IR), MIDROC GROUP- Ethiopia, Ghion Hotel, April 29, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Independently handling accounts up to finalization, analysis Financial Information evaluate facts related to different financial process and able to present concise written reports.

Excellent working experiences in developing the controls systems including Business Manuals, Policies and Procedures.

Experienced in Peachtree, Sage 300 ERP, Infor, Iscala & Computer Application programs.

Result oriented and self motivated person willing to perform multiple and cross-functional tasks, working experience in multi cultural environment.

Dynamic professional with hands-on experience in internal auditing, financial management, evaluation of internal controls and budgeting,

Experienced in reporting frameworks outlined by the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency (CSA), taxation, and Import- Export procedures.


Corporate Payment & Treasury Manager, March 12, 2018 to date, Ries Engineering S. Co. dealer of Caterpillar, Messy Ferguson, Ford, Generator, supply and services, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Develop implements and maintains system, procedures and policies including accounts payable and fund managing functions to ensure adherence to acceptable accounting practices and procedures as required by corporate policies and procedures, GAAP, and regulatory requirements.

Manage Accounts Payable, includes customer vendor relation, and the Accounts payable disbursement group, which handles all payments and tax related matters.

Manage accounting functions including maintenance of General Ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and Project accounting, ensure accuracy and timelines.

Manage day to day activities in treasury functions to meet financial obligation of the company.

Perform treasury activities related cash flow, borrowings, and debt and capital management.

Allocate cash balances, determine procurement of Funds, maintain investment records, and prepare expenses and earning forecast.

Draws recommends operating and personnel budgets for approval, follow disbursement are made as per the budget.

Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information, ensures the accuracy, fairness and timely reported to the concerned.

Evaluate and train employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product efficient operation, and to own knowledge of the job function.

Accounts Manager, Feb. 15, 2016 to March 11. 2018, Radisson BLU Hotels and Resorts, a five stars Hotel, managed by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ensure that acceptable accounting practices and procedures as required by corporate policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting practices, and those affected by local conditions

Ensure documents and establishes adequate controls for all revenues and expenses and protection of assets, and ensures controls will satisfy or improve the level of guest service

Maintains accurate and timely financial and operating information and provides analyzes, interpretations and projections to management as required

Work out the cost build up of imported goods and follow up in recording in appropriate cost centers of the company.

Follow up the cash position and advice for the Financial Controller for optimal decisions.

Verifies foreign exchange gain/loss Reports over and short deposits and investigates discrepancies, completing cashier over and short book balance cash over and short with the General Ledger

Prepares reports as requested to develop a more informative database for improved Management decision making and critical evaluation of work activities

Prepares all appropriate period closing reports and entries

Reconciles and controls the operation of the hotel’s bank accounts.

Finance Manager, May 1, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2016, Global Gas & Chemical PLC, an ISO 22000:2005 certified company Manufacturing & whole seller of Gases to beverage & brewery companies such as Heineken, Diageo Meta Abo, BGI Ethiopia, East Africa Bottling, Ethiopian Airlines, Ambo Mineral Water, Great Abyssinia, Metal Construction, etc, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Senior Accountant, December 2013 to April 2015, Addis International Catering PLC, a sister Company of MIDROC GROUP engaging in providing catering service to foreign Airlines such as Qatar, Emirate, Egypt, Saudi, Kenya, Turkish, Yemen etc, Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Accountant, August 18, 2011 to August 17, 2013, Starlight Maritime FZE, the biggest service provider of Land, Sea, Air Logistics and Ship Agency, an ISO 9001-2008 certified company, Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone), Sharjah, UAE.

General Manager/ Country Representative, January 26, 2006 to July 31, 2011, Yewedefit Biret PLC/ Universal Metals & Minerals PLC a sister company of Future Metals, India, Foreign Invested Company. It is a Manufacturing & Export Business, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Finance Officer, February 01, 2005 to January 25, 2006, Rural Electrification Fund, a project funded by The World Bank, International Development Association (IDA) and Global Environmental Facilities (GEF), it deals with supply of Electric Power to rural areas from renewable energy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Senior Accountant, June 23, 2003 to January 31,2005, Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC). It deals in community development and relief activities, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Finance Manager, December 18, 2001 to March 10, 2003, Tekelberhan Ambaye Construction, it is the biggest Contraction Company deals in Building and Road construction, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Freight Section Head, November 28, 2000 to September 13, 2001, Ethiopian Shipping Lines (ESL), National owned company having 16 different type of Cargo Vessels, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Inspector /Auditor, March 06, 2000 to November 27, 2000, ESL, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Disbursement & Payroll Head, September 01, 1997 to March 05, 2000, ESL, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Accountant, July 08, 1996 to August 31, 1997, ESL, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Chief Accountant, October 19, 1994 to November 10, 1996, Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs (MOLSA), Government organization handling labor and social issues, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Auditor, January 09, 1993 to October 18, 1994, MOLSA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Junior Auditor, September 11, 1990 to January 08, 1993, MOLSA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Reading Books, watching movies and soccer, swimming


Date of birth September 02, 1967

Place of birth Woldeya, Semen Wolo, Ethiopia

Marital Status Married, having two kids

Languages Known Fluent in English

Local languages -Amharic- Mother tongue & very good in Tigregna

Driving License Valid Driving License & experienced, II grade from Ethiopia and UAE


Ato Osman Hussien, Financial Controller, Radissonblu Hotel PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mobile 091*-****** or Office 011*-******, e-mail

Ato Getnet Haile, General Manager, Target Consultancy Service, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Office Tel. 011*-******, Mobile 091*-******, e-mail

Ato Tesfaye Fantu, HR Manager, Nyala Motors S.C., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mobile 091*-******, e-mail

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