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I am a Senior Finance and Management Professional, with an extensive track record of working at Executive level in key Financial Control Functions. I have played an integral part in developing successful business plans, supporting corporate decision making and managing day-to-day financial issues on behalf of a number of multinational companies including the Hilton and Marriott Hotel Groups. I am highly organised and have a keen attention to detail, which invariably means all of the tasks entrusted to me are completed on time and to full specification. I also have strong leadership and team motivation skills and a broad knowledge of the policies and procedures necessary to ensure full regulatory and legislative compliance.
These general aptitudes are supported by my strong technical management skills. I am always working hard to find new and innovative ways of enhancing delivery standards for the business that I work with, and I have succeeded in securing major costs savings through the projects I have worked on.
I also pride myself on being able to work quickly and effectively in appraising all of the potential issues and problems that might affect any aspect of the business platform as they arise, getting to understand them as best I can and working to find a solution without causing undue delay.
I am ACCA Qualified and a Graduate in Accounting and Finance.
I work well with teams of people of varying sizes and enjoy the process of collective working very much, getting everyone to work together towards the desired business objective. I like motivating and encouraging people too because it gives me great satisfaction to see everything come together at the end of the day.
I am a very good communicator and I have strong social and interpersonal skills.
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Director of Finance
Habtoor Hospitality - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesOtherAugust 2017 - Now · 1 year and 4 months
Hilton Wembley London - London, United KingdomFinance/AccountingJanuary 2017 - Now · 1 year and 11 months
•Responsible for implementing strategies which improve company profits; estimating costs and benefits •Analysing information and sales figures; analysing differences between actual budget wages and forecasted wages •Breaking data down into segments to identify the underlying principles and facts of information •Developing and implementing new business plans; managing business risks through the implementation of systems •Monitoring the operating department’s actual and projected sales to provide analytical support •Managing staff members and encouraging all personnel to achieve performance objectives •Conferring with stakeholders on company priorities and objectives •Reconciling balance sheets to ensure account balances are supported by appropriate documentation •Responsible for the accuracy of P&L; ensuring compliance with standard and local operating procedures •Implementing development plans to improve team member’s operational standards •Carrying out performance reviews for associates; responsible for th
Director of Finance
Marriott International - Constantine, AlgeriaFinance/AccountingAugust 2015 - January 2017 · 1 year and 6 months
•Developing business plans aligned with the brand’s business strategy; managing the IT department and the purchasing department •Creating and implementing strategies which deliver exceptional services and products •Providing financial expertise, allowing the execution of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives; maximising return on investments •Enabling clients to make sound business decisions by providing financing advice and support •Monitoring and interpreting cash flow, and predicting future trends •Developing and implementing financial management procedures that minimise financial risk •Keeping up to date on alterations to financial regulations and legislations
Marriott International- London - London, United KingdomFinance/AccountingSeptember 2013 - August 2015 · 1 year and 12 months
•Undertaking a wide range of financial management activities, such as budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting •Responsible for the development of internal control policies and procedures; monitoring the financial condition via audit conductions; providing information to external auditors; managing and monitoring cash flow •Responsible for financial risk management; preparing and publishing financial statements •Recruiting and training staff, proving personnel with the skillset to perform duties to the highest standard •Providing status updates on the financial condition by collecting, interpreting and reporting financial data •Adhering to national and local regulations; studying legislation and acquiring a knowledge of forthcoming legislation •Regularly taking part in workshops to maintain a strong technical and professional knowledge •Ensuring the confidentiality of financial information and plans to protect operations
Cluster Asst. Finance Manager
Hilton Worldwide - Watford, United KingdomFinance/AccountingJune 2011 - September 2013 · 2 years and 4 months
•Directly responsible for the financial management and reporting of four properties and four direct reports •Producing meticulously designed plans to ensure the financial viability of the company’s projects and overall development; consolidating plans to achieve financial savings •Ensuring the financial viability of future operations, as well project/programme efficiency, by supporting Cluster FD •Ensuring the availability of capital to fund company growth by analysing and monitoring the cash flow •Inaugurating financial policies and management systems; structuring annual operations budgets and establishing procedures to ensure the adherence to budget limits; adhering to legal and legislative requirements •Supporting documents for the quarterly internal audit in order to identify areas of risk and improve processes
Assistant Director of Finance
Marriott International - Cheshunt, United KingdomFinance/AccountingJune 2009 - June 2011 · 2 years and 1 month
•Responsible for managing financial operations in the accounting office, focussing on financial analysis and reporting •Managing the company’s forecasting procedures, as well as auditing and control, reconciliation and cash control •Developing and analysing financial information; monitoring spending and ensuring adherence to budget limits •Consulting on the financial implications of business decisions; devising and implementing business strategies •Supporting the administration of hotel permits, licenses and vendor contracts; managing business risks •Reconciling the monthly balance sheet, producing P&L in line with tight deadlines; managing the payroll
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - London, United KingdomJuly 2008 - April 2011
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
De Montfort university - Leicester, United KingdomSeptember 1998 - June 2001
ArabicNative or fluent100%
EnglishNative or fluent100%