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Manager Accounting

Ottawa, ON, Canada
December 29, 2020

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Micheline Salameh

Ottawa, Ontario K*T *Z* 613-***-****

Financial Manager

Detail-oriented professional with 15+ years experience in financial leadership and accounting. Track record of developing and implementing process improvements for financial reporting to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Proven ability to create financial reports and forecasts to assist in company decision-making processes. Expertise in budgeting, general ledger operations, and auditing processes. Strong cross-cultural communication and leadership skills. Technical knowledge of Yardi, Open Bravo (ERP), QuickBooks, Sage 300 & 50, Rent Magic, ERP and MS Office. Fluent in English and French.

General Ledger Accounting

Internal Auditing

Financial Reporting &Budgeting

Accounts Payable

Cost Analyst

Taxation & Documentation


Team Leadership

Revenue & P&L Management


JAY PATRY ENTERPRISES, Kingston, ON (Construction & Property Management) 2015 – 2020

Financial Manager

Manage financial transactions, including bank reconciliation, credit card processing, and accounts payable. Prepare complex journal entries, reserves, and allocations for month-end and period-end financial reporting. Process payroll, prepare tax documents, and assist in year-end audits. Collaborate with management, finance, and IT staff to solve accounting issues.

Submitted financial data to auditors on time for the first time in company history and organized filing in user-friendly manner for external auditors and other stakeholders.

Saved company CAD $200K in 2016 through process improvement and expert management.

Increased financial accuracy by analyzing financial reports, providing feedback, and addressing reconciled items to property managers and the proper department for resolution.

Completed month-end closings in a timely manner and produced accurate and quality financial reports resulting in client satisfaction.

Generated budget variance explanation reports, capitalized expenditure, property tax, insurance, and accrued operating expenses schedules to support income statement and balance sheets accounts.

Monitored tenant accounts receivable activity (around 3000 tenants), including disputes, and minimized unapplied cash receipts.

Ensured proper coding of all invoices or payables associated with assigned entities.

Reviewed and approved daily accounts payable check run including payroll, monthly billing edits, and monthly work order invoice register

Coordinated tenant notification letters for multi-property refinancing

Oversaw 4 companies (residential/commercial property) with a revenue of 1.5$M/month. Managing the accounting department with 2 accountants.


Audit Clerk

Collaborated in auditing procedures for large project. Managed and processed documents and ensured adherence to standard accounting procedures. Collaborated with auditing teams to ensure timely project completion.

IN-TAC (OCCSC), Ottawa, ON 2015

Accounting Internship

Assisted accounting teams in processing journal entries, bank reconciliation, taxation, and payroll.

ORKILA GROUP (Ex-Rhodia) 2005 – 2015

Financial Manager

Managed daily accounting processes for company operations in Middle East and Africa. Ensured adherence to GAAP in each location. Developed monthly and quarterly financial reporting statements and forecasts. Performed analyses on P&L, cash flow, and budget vs Actual results. Oversaw budgeting and forecasting for 10 sister companies with revenue of $3M.

Managed four accountants and oversaw daily accounting activities.

Oversaw financial department for every new company or sister company in Africa and Middle East; set up accounting standard, trained financial team to submit data promptly for management reporting.

Reduced payment terms from 90 to 75 days by improving collections procedures and setting credit limits.

Analyzed the actual cost vs budget in order to take further action to reduce the cost in order to achieve the budget.

prepared complex journal entries in multiple currencies

worked on the consolidations in order to submit the consolidated financial statements to the bank to renew the credit.

Assisted the Business Managers in calculating the cost of any new/existing products so they can prepare the offer to the client based on cost and market analysis.

Liaised with the banks, auditors and lawyers.


Master of Business Administration in International Business, BEM Bordeaux Management School, France

Bachelor of Business Administration, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Certificate: Federal Taxation Level 1, H&R Block, 2016

Workshop in QuickBooks, Communication, Taxation, and Accounting in Non-Profit Sector, IN-TAC (OCCSC), Ottawa

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