Mohamed Metwally

Finance Manager at Lots of Hotels
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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Possess more than 13 years of progressive experience in numerous financial and accounting fields with successful track record of developing and administering effective organizational policies and procedures in diverse environments


  • Finance Manager

    Lots of Hotels - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    December 2012 - Now

    • Success in setting up a new company from scratch in all aspects (i.e. financials, legal, operations, payroll, HR, recruitment, administration, system & technology, etc.) • Overall management of all accounting, financial information globally • Set and monitor performance objectives, coach and develop and actively manage leaving, transition and recruitment process to ensure no gaps in the team • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures • Successfully oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll • Improvements in revenues, profits, EBIDTA, and other financial measurements • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; recommending actions • Increase productivity by developing automated accounting applications; coordinating information requirements • Advised on changing the payment gateway an

  • Sr. Debt Recovery Officer

    CLYDE & CO LLP - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    March 2009 - December 2012

    • Succeeded in recovering significant bad debts on behalf of clients although the toughness of the period of the recession • Succeeded in my negotiations with the most of debtors in persuading them to settle the debts swiftly in amicable fashion • Contributed in the increase of the company's profit/billed fees of the debt collections department to triple • Contributed in the Department’s growth • Monitored the progress of litigated cases by managing and communicating with local advocates and foreign correspondents to ensure implementation of the proper strategies and dealings • Established repayment schedules, monitoring repayment of debts, and adherence by debtors to instalment schedules • Researched debtor companies, assisting in researching laws and procedures to provide written advice to clients • Successfully corresponded with Legal Department of Dubai & overseas Chambers of Commerce and Industry, international credit insurers, overseas correspondents and clients’ agents in proactively settling debts ari

  • Sr. Credit Controller

    GULLIVERS TRAVEL ASSOCIATES “GTA” - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    April 2006 - March 2009

    • Developed a good relation with my agents which enable me to rectify any discrepancies between our books and their books which, accordingly, lead to receive payments in time • With increasing my markets volume which I had looked after, it has always been a challenge to maintain the pace and output in my work and I have managed to reduce the overdue outstanding of more than 85% of my agents • Succeeded in clearing the overdue outstanding of some of my agents (bad payers) and putting them in the line with the agreed credit terms & conditions • Controlled and maintained debt beyond 60 days. Proactively highlight and resolve all issues prior to 60+ ageing directly linked to control of bad debt provision • Maintained bad debt provision to 5% and less every year • DSO – Days sales outstanding maintained below 50 days throughout, this ensured immense cash-inflow to the company resulting in ending the years with good books • Succeeded in performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned (i.e. support the Regi

  • General Accountant

    EMIRATES ADVOCATES & Legal Consultants - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    March 2005 - April 2006

    • Established & implemented database for clients and all the accounts of each department on Excel application • Successfully managed the accounts of Litigation Department, General Practice Department, and Real Estate Department • Successfully managed Accounts Receivables, Payables, daily bank movements and Escrow Accounts • Successfully managed and monitored advances and loan accounts • Succeeded in performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned (i.e. trading in the Dubai Financial Market on behalf of the owner, handling other personal accounts of the owner)


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computerized Accounting

    The Egyptian Institute for Accountants & Auditors (EIAA) “COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER” (CTC) - Giza, Egypt

    September 2004 - March 2005

  • Bachelor of Commerce

    Zagazig University - Zagazig, Egypt

    September 1999 - September 2003

    B.C., English section, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Commerce

  • High School / Thanaweya Amma

    The Zagazig Secondary School - Zagazig, Egypt

    September 1996 - June 1999


  • Arabic
    Professional working
  • English
    Professional working


  • Ability to research, co
  • Attentive to details
  • Communicative
  • Decision making
  • Excellent time management
  • Good problem solver
  • Information Technology
  • Multitasking
  • Negotiable skills
  • Patience
  • Persistent and dependable
  • Project management
Geneva, Switzerland
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