15 years of extensive experience with multinational companies in various industries, 8 of which were at the managerial level. My competencies are setting processes, problem solving,consultation, coaching, effective communication, adherence to SOPs, expert in implementation of SAP, JD Edwards, Excel

Experience

  • BUSINESS PLANNER & ANALYST (INTERIM)

    at Novartis Pharma Services

    May 2019 - at Present

    Mohafazat Mont-Liban

    Assist in managing and updating financial reports and database which is crucial for proper budget management and decision making. Participate in product strategy and business review meetings. Also assist in development of business plan and implementation of business strategy to meet organizational objectives. Review product pricing, and support in the preparation of presentations and reports. Assist in ad-hoc requests within the finance department (i.e. audit, accounts reconciliation, updating data base, following up on pending tasks, etc.).

  • ENTITY FINANCE MANAGER

    at JT International Lebanon SARL

    March 2016 - December 2018

    Mohafazat Mont-Liban

    Ensured the efficient day-to-day operations of the finance & accounting functions including the development of the entity’s processes & the management of all internal and external financial reports. Key Achievements: Improved & ensured the implementation of reporting processes Structured & streamlined redundant day-to-day operations resulting in more accurate, efficient and timely financial information Implemented & lead SAP for the entity (a pilot project for the company Provided SAP training for all users across departments Managed cash flow & credit facility/overdraft line Oversaw financial functions including budgeting, planning, forecasting, accounting, variance analysis, financial reports, and P&L responsibility Ensured adherence to the company’s regulations Developed, implement and maintain policies and procedures Engaged and liaised with Internal and external stakeholders and addressed their concerns & queries Mentored the team and provided advice

  • CHIEF ACCOUNTANT

    at Sanofi Aventis Liban SAL

    May 2013 - February 2016

    Mohafazat Mont-Liban

    Managed and mentored the accounting team to achieve objectives and resolve issues. Coordinated with team members, auditors and financial controllers to ensure the integrity of financial information and to resolve discrepancies. Key Achievements: • Enhanced accounting procedures in line with the Company’s SOPs, regulations, and local laws • Ensured consistency in accuracy of reports and timely submission to HQ • Ensured timely payment of obligations such as income taxes and social security • Managed the cash flow and overdraft line • Responsible for SAP’s Implementation

  • FREELANCE FINANCE CONSULTING

    at Service Company

    April 2012 - May 2013

    Beyrouth

    Offered general accounting services and ensured timely tax declarations and submission of official documents to the authorities. Key Achievements: • Assessed and improved the companies' processes and procedures in alignment with the company structure and strategy • Set the financial budget based on the companies’ strategy and analyze the variances • Provided advice related to income taxes and social security • Analyzed and managed the cash flow

  • ACCOUNTING MANAGER / SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (LEVANT)

    at Merck Sharp & Dohme Idea Inc

    February 2005 - March 2012

    Mohafazat Mont-Liban

    As the Accounting Manager (February 2010 – March 2012), I monitored and analyzed the department's operations to improve efficiency; reviewed and approved payments; and cooperated with the legal consultant on resignations/terminations, contracts, validations, new regulations, merger related questions, etc. As the accountant (February 2005 – January 2010), I executed general accounting duties and handled auditors’ requests. Key Achievements: • Developed and implemented standardized policies, procedures, and deadlines for the Levant region with emphasis on internal audit • Coached team members on the handling of non-routine reporting transactions and provided training to new and existing staff as needed for the ME region • Implemented JD Edwards for “Schering Plough” after the merger • Managed the cash flow study and the requests for funding • JDE administrator for the ME region

  • ACCOUNTANT

    at Admic (Monoprix/BHV)

    August 2002 - January 2005

    Beyrouth

    Performed accounts payable duties including handling of the A/P of suppliers, preparation of statement reconciliations, followed-up on the accounts and settlement of payments, controlled cash safe and maintenance files.

Education

  • Business Analytics

    at Cornell University

    2018 - 2019 (1 year)

  • Management Foundations

    at Organised by MSD

    2011 - 2012 (1 year) Dubayy

  • Emotional Intelligence

    at Organised by MSD

    2010 - 2010 (1 year) Mohafazat Mont-Liban

  • Accounting I and II

    at American University of Beirut

    2007 - 2008 (1 year) Beyrouth

  • B.A. in Finance & Banking

    at Université Saint-Esprit De Kaslik

    1998 - 2002 (4 years) Mohafazat Mont-Liban

Services offered

  • Accounting and Finance

    Set up and manage accounting processes and procedures which includes, accounts receivables, suppliers’ payments, cash flow and payroll. Train junior accountant to be adept at new processes and reports.
    Main requirements:
    • Creating tracking sheets and valuable reports which aids in analysis of business performance and decision making
    • Restructuring cash flow which ensures timely payments and adequate cash balances
    • Establishing a detailed budget to help discover and rectify inefficiencies in operations

Languages

  • Arabic Native

  • English Negotiation

  • French Negotiation

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