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Additional Information
Birthday: 01-Aug-1987
Nationality: EGYPT
Marital Status: Married
Dependents #: 3
Professional Summary
Costing and managerial accounting expert with extensive background of costing and financial controlling with almost 8 years experience in different industries, possesses multiple skills covering many financial areas along with solid background in ERPs SAP and Oracle. CMA holder and in progress in CPA credential.
Skills
  • SAP expertise
  • Oracle proficiency
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Financial reporting specialist
  • Budget analysis
  • MS Office Suite
  • Account reconciliation specialist
  • Hyperion Financial Management specialist
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Data trending knowledge
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Accounting operations professional
  • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software
  • Expert in GAAP and statutory reporting
Work History
01/2019 to Current
Finance Analyst Deyaar Development PJSC Dubai, Dubai
  • Identified budget variances and recommended corrective actions, avoiding overruns and maintaining positive cash position.
  • Monitored and analyzed financial, statistical and operational data trends.
  • Reviewed weekly and monthly budget performance reports, ensuring all departments and agencies operated within allocated budgets and investigated excessive expenses and reporting discrepancies.
  • Prepared and submitted daily, weekly , monthly and annual reports and monthly financial statements.
  • Managed closing processes for the entire Business unit.
  • Updated, reconciled and resolved issues with YARDI accounting system.
  • Reviewed monthly requisitions for accuracy and completeness, reconciled transactions and determined payment approval statuses.
  • Compiled data, reports and year-end audit information.
  • Improved the usage of the system (YARDI) with careful, in-depth analysis and proactive recommendations for improvement.
  • Analyzed financial information related to payroll, capital projects, operating expenses, professional service contracts and office supplies and equipment to examine budget needs.
  • Interacted with all the Land lords for their financial reporting.
  • Oversaw daily financial functions, including accounting, payroll and financial reporting.
  • Managed entire accounting cycle including gathering information, preparing documents, finalizing reports and closing books.
04/2014 to 10/2017
Senior Cost Analyst (HEAD) ARASCO Riyadh, KSA

Reporting to: VP Finance
Supervisory: Costing team

  • Developed adequate policies, procedures and processes for the BU budgeting & reporting function and monitored the adherence of the costing function to the processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Took the lead over the full finance team in implementing and going live of SAP ERP.
  • Worked closely with supply chain to maintain the cost price and the selling price accurately.
  • Installed cost control procedures and provided supervision over cost systems and methods.
  • Compiled periodic statements of product costs and prepared appropriate operating reports.
  • Followed up on expenditures of appropriations and supervised the assembly of data and comparison of various budget items. 
  • Conducted special cost studies for use in setting selling prices.
  • Prepared cost analysis for use in contract adjustments in accordance with management's requirements.
  • Organized and assembled cost data, developed analysis, and presented cost information to management that is useful for decision making.
  • Collected and analyzed records of present and past costs incurred to help forecast future revenues and expenses.   
  • Controlled departmental expenditure and kept it in line with the established criteria as defined by the finance policies and procedures.
  • Documented costing types (variable, fixed, direct, and indirect costs) including definitions, methodologies, rules and results (constraints and analysis) and provided to the management reporting supervisor.
  • Reported periodically on cost objects compared to historical costs.
  • Implemented standard costing, activity based costing (ABC), services costing, invoice costing and cost center costing. 
  • Developed methods and advised on costs calculating and controlling for the business unit.
  • Developed and prepared reports, which compare actual results to plan and provide accurate information to management.
  • Set controls for system and on ground stock movements and supervised periodic and continuous stock count processes.
  • Set controls for the production process orders and supervised the daily follow ups regarding the materials in and out and the closing of these orders with plants management.
  • Played a great role in all automation projects in the plants and the external warehouses.
  • Managed the full financial module in IMOS shipping system and take the responsibility of the monthly closing against the main ERP SAP.
  • Coordinated and assisted the budgeting & reporting senior analyst to report costs, capacity utilization, finished goods to the plants and sales.
06/2012 to 04/2014
Senior Cost Accountant Philips Lighting Saudi Arabia Riyadh, KSA

Reporting to: 1st line Costing Manager
                        2nd line Group CFO

  • Constructed data accumulation systems for a cost accounting system.
  • Created and reviewed the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems.
  • Coordinated physical inventory counts and cycle counts, and investigated the variances for solving issues.
  • Prepared reports on excess and obsolete inventory and all inventory aging on a monthly basis and analyze the data for accuracy.
  • Assisted in month-end closing, prepared journal entries as necessary, analyzed inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward and inventory reconciliation VS GL.
  • Prepared and maintained cost data for products on oracle multi-level BOM with material, labor and overhead on a daily, weekly and quarterly basis.
  • Reviewed standard cost vs. actual & average costs for inaccuracies.
  • Maintained landed cost calculation with accuracy of purchase cost for all buy items.
  • Worked closely with purchasing (Supply Chain) to reconcile price variances and book entries as required.
  • Validated the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close.
  • Accumulated and applied overhead costs as required by GAAP.
  • Assisted in calculation of the cost savings for budget and measurement of actual savings.
  • Prepared, and report margins analyze by product for each segment of business unit, sales channel, branch, salesman and customer.
  • Worked closely with operations and service departments to reconcile and explain various operating variances and book adjusting entries as required.
  • Ensured timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management.
  • Measured the variance of manufacturing vs budget and forecast.
  • Assisted closely for budget preparation and cost calculation.
  • Performed other directly related appropriate duties as assigned.
06/2011 to 06/2012
Cost and Fixed Asset Accountant Saudi Marmo Riyadh, KSA
Reporting to: Finance Manager
12/2010 to 04/2011
Auditor The Royal Pharma Mansoura, EGYPT
Reporting to: Senior Internal Audit
04/2009 to 05/2010
Accountant United Company Of Pharmacists Mansoura, EGYPT
Reporting to: Chief Accountant
Education
2012
Certified Management Accountant #36705: Management Accounting
Institute of Management Accountant - USA
2008
B.Sc.: Accounting and Business Administration
Faculty Of Commerce Mansoura University - Mansoura, Egypt
Accomplishments
  • Successful go live on SAP at ARASCO.
  • Built very strong knowable and professional costing team at ARASCO.
  • Handled and resolved largest Number of reporting discrepancies at ARASCO.
  • Generated great reduction in month-end close process time at ARASCO & Phillips lighting.
  • Maintained control process over whole supply chain cycles that helped for accurate costing and stock balances as well at ARASCO.
  • Helped with reasonable effort and knowledge in stabilizing new SAP ERP.
  •  Assisted in defining new policies and procedures to control company's inventories.
  • Set up new controls for sales issues , pricing , returns and invoicing timing.
  • Successful plants' automation projects with new ERP.
Certifications
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certificate # 36705 dated on 10 May 2012.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - In Progress.
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Summary

An aspiring and creative individual with strong interest in financial industry. Demonstrated a high level of communication and leadership skills through diverse international  internships and student organization. Skilled at financial analysis, public relations and marketing. Experienced in using Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for business purposes. Hardworking and efficient.

Education
FOURTH YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE: Specialist in Finance and Economics, 2019
University of Toronto - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • CGPA: 3.2/4.0
  • Dean's List, 2016-2017
  • Regents Admission Scholarship, 2015
  • Elizabeth Anne Sabiston Scholarship, 2016
  • CFA Level 1 Candidate
Professional Experience
Financial Analyst Intern, 06/2017 to 08/2017
ZTE Inc. Beijing, China
  • Maintained database by verifying information and recording new information when needed.
  • Responsible for financial analysis for an international leading telecommunicating firm. Increased regular analysis efficiency for all departments by 25% and decreased errors by 18%.
  • Built data visualizations that showed how we could increase revenue by 15% by re-prioritizing projects.
  • Worked with management at the project level to ensure expense plans are achieved.
Asset Allocation Intern, 06/2016 to 08/2016
ZTE Investment Beijing, China
  • Used SQL to track lowest performing client portfolios. By allocating extra time to those clients, increased average client revenue by 10%.
  • Created Excel spreadsheets for top performing stocks and increased client satisfaction scores by 25%.
  • Compiled general ledger entries on a short schedule with nearly 100% accuracy.
  • Set up and updated customer accounts with interactions, payments and personal information.
Extracurricular Experience

Vice President Finance, 09/2016 to Current 

UTFUN Organization – Toronto, Canada

  • Managed over 20,000 CAD fund over the year and prepared sustainable budget for resources allocation. 
  • Conducted and maintained sponsor relationship with companies including CIBC, Rogers, Fido, etc. 
  • Created an analytical framework for identifying and developing financial growth opportunities.
Skills
  • Language: Fluent in both written and spoken English and Mandarin and conversational Spanish.
  • Computer: Proficient in Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, SQL.
  • Excellent business analysis skills.
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Detailed research and analytical skills.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and committed.
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Work History
Sourcing Analyst, 04/2019 to Current
Visa U.S.A. Inc. Austin, TX
  • Execute a high Volume of commercial contracts under Value 250K, including term Extensions, Material Change Orders, Non-Material Change Orders, and Governing Agreements amendments.
  • Collaborated with multiple departments and stakeholders to analyze risk and process contracts for the Marketing Category
  • Mediated between vendors and the Business to ensure contracts were executed and agreed upon by all parties.
  • Lead the Sourcing buyer program to streamline the PR to PO process in Latin America Visa entities.
Associate Sourcing Analyst, 02/2018 to 04/2019
Visa U.S.A. Inc. Austin, TX
  • Audit high volume of purchase requests daily in Ariba for accuracy, required approvals, verified risk assessments, compliance with contract/ internal audit guidelines while meeting the Procurement Operations service level agreements.
  • Managed global pre-approved lit of suppliers following risk protocol
  • Assist Visa entities in Latin America with Purchase Requests auditing, Procurement evaluations and Purchase Order support
  • Assisting Business with Ariba/Oracle troubleshooting by identifying issues and networking with different departments for resolution
  • Coordinate with category managers to assist in sourcing initiatives for small, medium, and large transactions to assure that the PR to PO process is in compliance with the internal audit guidelines.
Accounting Analyst, 10/2016 to 10/2017
World First USA, Inc
  • Managed all Accounts Payable functions for multiple offices, Including state regulatory assessments.
  • Managed incoming payments from subleased properties in multiple states, responsible for invoicing and bank account reconciliation.
  • Managed corporate credit cards for executive team, auditing expenses, and approvals.
  • Supported HR team reimbursing employee travel expenses, ensuring compliance with company policy.
  • Worked closely with the accounting team with month-end and year-end closing, providing reconciled accounts, and expense reports with GL coding
  • Supported Compliance with monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for all state regulators under their individual Money Transmitter license requirements.
Financial Analyst, 01/2016 to 01/2016
World First USA, Inc
  • Managed office relocation with regard to reimbursements, payroll, and expense reports.
  • Managed invoice processing, expense reports, and payment operations transactions.
  • Coordinated with legal and accounting teams for yearly audits by preparing financial reports.
  • Supported Operations Department as a client payment specialist.
Education
Bachelor of Business Administration: International Management, 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University
Associate Degree of Applied Science: Business Administration, 2013
Northern Community College
Skills

Fluent Spanish Speaker
Account Reconciliation
GL Coding

Workday

Ariba SAP

Iprocurement/Oracle

Excel(Pivot tables, Vlookups)

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PMP Certified Project Manager

I have 25 years of Project Management experience within Information Technology (IT) in both the public and private sector with key emphasis on SDLC, strategic business decisions, customer focused results, along with vendor management.


CORE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adept at coordinating and managing multiple types of project with emphasis on IT projects.
  • Strong team-building and collaborative talents, including managing communication with internal and external stakeholders/vendors at multiple levels.
  • Can track and correct software customization defects via the use of SDLC.
Professional Summary

A history of progressive leadership and key project management skills, including gathering business requirements, stakeholder communications, developing business cases to deliver key initiatives. Excellent ability to align teams and drive collaboration and cohesion to complete projects in a timely and cost-effective manner in Non-profit, small business or large corporate environments.

Skilled in engaging with stakeholders of all levels to facilitate requirements gathering and document as-is and to-be processes. Experienced in the design, user acceptance testing (UAT), defect resolution and implementation of technical solutions.

Skills

Stakeholder Management

Communication Management

Requirements Management

Scope Management

Schedule Management

Project Cost/Budget Management

Project Control & Monitoring

Risk Management

Vendor Management

Planning

Conflict Management

Resource Management

MS Office & MS Project

Agile Methodologies

Work History
January 2000-Current Senior Systems Analyst & Project Management Lead | State Farm Insurance Corporate South | Bloomington, IL
  • Provided Strategic and Tactical Leadership for Front-End development team for State Farms High Profile Software applications such as MyAccounts, Single Sign On Login, Customer Profile & Preferences.
  • Provided Technical Leadership for Service Area developers.
  • Served as project lead for several software development projects such as “Do Not Solicit” and Myaccounts software upgrades. The “Do Not Solicit” project reduced company expenses, simplified the original application designs, and immediately saw customer usage increase because of the simplistic design created with stakeholder involvement.
  • Initiated and managed software upgrades for support teams as the project lead.
  • Meet project objectives by adjusting project constraints.
  • Develop a project plan to monitor and track progress.
  • Perform risk management.
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to provide visualizations of project as needed.
  • Lead project to evaluate potential software products based on RFC 6749 – The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework, existing State Farm infrastructure applications including OpenAM, Client Auth, and external integrated Vendor applications requirements.
  • Served as Subject Matter Expert, Lead Developer for complex solutions such as Single Sign On Login, Personal Financial Manager applications.
  • Provided Mentorship for newer Lead developers on High Priority Projects.
January 1997-January 2000 Software Engineer | Advanced Information Services | Peoria, Illinois
  • Collaborated with product management to design, build and test systems.
  • Maintained existing applications and designed and delivered new applications.
  • Debugged and modified software components.
  • Collaborated with developers and performance engineers to enhance supportability and identify performance bottlenecks.
  • Developed code fixes and enhancements for inclusion in future code releases and patches.
  • Led a group of developers in the design, and development of Cobol based software solution to migrate existing databases.
  • Used JCL and Parm files to create simplified multi-threaded Cobol program to read and update tables in a relational database.
June 1995-January 1997 Systems Analyst | Kemper National Insurance Companies | Ireland Grove, Illinois
  • Resolved or escalated problem tickets to resolve user issues.
  • Help support current production software.
Education
1995 Bachelor of Science: Computer Science Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) March 2018
Multicultural Leadership Institute
Certifications
  • PMP
  • PMI-ACP
  • Professional Scrum Master II
  • Professional Scrum with Kaban I
Affiliations
  • Director of Project Management, Project Management Institute, 2016 - Present
  • Member, Center For Hope Ministries, 2001- Present
  • Committee Member, YMCA, 2018- Present
  • McLean Count Chamber of Commerce, 2015 - Present
  • Committee Member, Multicultural Leadership Program, 2017 to Present
Project Management Experience

Large Corporate Projects

Corporate Support Project: Project Management Lead: Upgrade of outdated software.

  • Organization: State Farm Insurance Co.
  • Project Objective: The objective of this project was to retire outdated software without causing disruptions to existing consumer of the software.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Help the team organize work. Helped the team involve key technical resources. Helped team with stakeholders management. Helped the team with stakeholder communications.
  • Team: 10
  • Key Project Management Accomplishments: Summarize Project Results, Identify Lessons Learned, Define Project Scope, Assess Project Risks, Defined Technical Requirements, Successfully implemented Project, Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Communication.

Corporate Support Project: Project Management Lead: Created a Externally accessible version of an Internal “Do Not Solicit” application.

  • Organization: State Farm Insurance Co.
  • Project Objective: The objective of this project was to create an externally exposed version of internal software with minimal cost in shortest time period possible.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Help the team organize work. Helped the team do strategic planning. Helped the team coordinate highly technical resources. Helped team with stakeholders management. Helped the team with stakeholder communications. Helped remove project road blocks.
  • Team: 10
  • Key Project Management Accomplishments: Summarize Project Results, Reduced State Farm Expenses, Defined Technical Requirements, Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Communication, Successfully implemented Project.

Corporate Systems Project: Lead Senior Analyst/SME : Installed a Personal Finance Manager (PFM) application.

  • Organization: State Farm Insurance Co.
  • Project Objective: The objective of this project was to create an externally exposed API to allow different external vendors to access secure data without compromising corporate security and allow the State Farm customers to pick and choose this access in a safe and secure manner.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Delivered Complex Solution. Lead team in establishing API content. Lead team in establishing API requirements. Lead team in establishing integration of API between external and internal stakeholders. Provided key organization and coordination of complex solution development. Lead team in developing Front End UI Designs. Lead team in developing Backend Integration Design. Lead team in developing Database Design.
  • Team: 10

Corporate Systems Project: Lead Senior Analyst/SME

  • Organization: State Farm Insurance Co.
  • Project Objective: The objective of this project was to migrate from SF Visual Basic Login Application to a new Java based Single Sign On application (SSO).
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Lead team in upgrading Complex Solution. Lead team in establishing API content. Lead team in establishing API requirements. Lead team in establishing integration of API between external and internal stakeholders. Provided key organization and coordination of complex solution development.
  • Team: 8

Corporate Systems Project: Systems Analyst : Migration of Caterpillar's Database System.

  • Organization: Advance Information Systems.
  • Project Objective: Migrate the old database system into a new database system.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Automated Database Migration using Cobol, JCL, PARM files
  • Team: 20

Corporate Systems Project: Entry Level Systems Analyst: Provider Support for KRMS Customer Software.

  • Organization: Kemper National Insurance Co.
  • Project Objective: Install Customer Service Application called KRMS.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Provided Key Database SQL Query Updates to improve data. Provided Microsoft Excel tracking sheet for organizing statistical data.
  • Team: 5


Small Business Projects

Business Service Project as a Project Manager/Developer/Business Advisor

  • Organization: “Latree Designs –N- Production”
  • Project Objective: Construction of a new Website for “Latree Designs –N- Production”.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Helped customer establish website content. Helped customer establish website requirements. Helped customer establish type of Photography to promote website. Establish integration of website between other partnering organizations. Provided the website design, organization, and implementation into production.

Business Service Projects as a Project Manager/Developer

  • Organization: “B.R.A.G."
  • Project Objective: Construction of a new Website for “B.R.A.G."
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Helped customer establish website content. Helped customer establish website requirements. Helped customer establish type of Photography to promote website. Provided the website design, organization, and implementation into production.

Business Service Projects as a Project Manager/Developer

  • Organization: “Rib Tib Friday”
  • Project Objective: Construction of a new Website, newly Designed Logo, and newly Designed Product Label.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Helped customer establish website content. Helped customer establish website requirements. Helped customer establish type of Photography to promote website. Provided the website design, organization, and implementation into production. Created Business Logo for Customer. Created product Label for Customer. Provided Stakeholder Training.


Community Service Projects

Community Project as a Project Manager

  • Organization: Project Manager Institute
  • Project Objective: To deliver a PMP training conference on September 25th. The objective of this community project is to provide a diversified training portfolio during a 1 day conference which includes Leadership, Strategic Business Management, Technical Project Management, and Agile Methodology training for existing certified Project Management Professionals as well as practical educational experience for college students.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Helped team understand the vision. Helped team to work across areas of functionality. Maintaining project budget, and successfully completing key milestones according to schedule.

Community Project as a Lead Senior Analyst

  • Organization: Western Avenue Community Center (WACC)) Cinco de Mayo (CdM) Fundraiser
  • Project Objective: The objective of this community project was to strategically enhance the current 3 year running CdM event so that it could it incrementally grow into a large sustainable fundraiser for the WACC organization for the next 3 to years.
  • Key Performance Accomplishments: Helped establish effective team structure. Helped guide the team behavior to understand success factors. Helped direct team crucial conversations. Helped team maintain focus and poise during chaos and confusion.