Basic Info

Ahmed Elhalawany

9 years

New Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Acting Group Audit Manager at Das Auto Egypt

Experience Details

Acting Group Audit Manager

Accounting/Finance, Quality, Manufacturing/Production

Manager

Volkswagen The world’s most innovative high volume brand. Volkswagen was founded in 1937 and has grown into one of the largest companies in the world building automobiles. Volkswagen headquarters are located in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen means “people’s car” its current tagline or slogan is Das Auto (i.e The Car), EATC Co. is the exclusive representative of Das Auto Group in Egypt.

I am Responsible For:

 Setting Direction For the Internal Audit Function

 Perform Broad Risk Assessment Covering
1. Governance Risk,
2. Operational Risk,
3. Financial Risk,
4. Compliance Risk

 Use Risk Assessment as a basis for developing an annual audit plan through ERM-Based Approach using data analysis and obtain input from key management Personals “C Suit Titles” and obtaining the approval of the Audit Committee / BOD on the audit plan

 Articulate options and identify large scale reputational risks and impacts, including economic, environmental, political and social, and recommend plans to manage and mitigate

 Evaluated the effectiveness of internal control policies and influence best practice change by utilizing root cause analysis of audit results across multiple units.

 Work to prevent businesses from becoming liable or not following regulations and standards and identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement.

 Conduct or direct the environmental audits and internal investigation of compliance issues and Provides support to the company's anti-fraud programs

 Identify operational risks and inefficiencies, as well as opportunities for product, service, market and strategic optimization or development

 Managed and executed a proactive continuous risk assessment process focusing on emerging risk throughout the corporation.

 Perform Ad-Hock assignments and/or Investigations which need immediate action and responses regarding alarming events on the ongoing processes

 Oversee the creation of internal accounting controls that ensure compliance with legislation and that safeguard company assets. These will cover programs for accounting, financial, information systems, and operational controls

 Evaluates the organization’s readiness in case of business interruption by formulating Emergency MGMT Program including (BCM, Crisis MGMT & Emergency Response)

 Engaging People

 Being the primary advocate to ensure understanding of the role and value of the internal audit function, and maintain its actual and perceived independence and objectivity.

 Act as a consultant for different managerial teams in identifying, assessing and resolving risky issues, projects or plans

 Collaborating and Working Across Teams Proactively managers partner relationships, preventing or resolving any conflict


 Deliver Results

 Led internal audit exit meetings to discuss findings and management action plans, and planned and executed follow-up testing to ensure action plans were properly implemented

 Delivering Value for Money Understand the financial position of own area, the organization and the wider economy and recognize impacts of this when delivering services

My main achievement

 Acting Group Audit Manager at 29 Years Old in a very remarkable company

 Advocate and facilitate for the implementation of Corporate Governance Application and coaching for minor implementation of CG application related to the Board Member Committees and Risk MGMT Project which was a part of the applications of the three line of defines which has a very good effect on the Control Environment of the company and the decision making process

 Successfully advice, coaching and monitor for a diverse range of projects from conception through implementation like CRM Application, Supply Chain Dept.& Purchasing and Disposal Policy which resulted in a net savings of over 40% annually

 Providing consulting services for establishing new inventory control, warehousing system for the Spare Parts and Scraps items

 Re-designed the audit planning process by developing and implementing “guiding principles” which led to better and dynamic risk coverage through ERM Approach

 Evaluated key strategic projects and present potential cost-savings or operations streamlining tactics to Senior Management and the Board of Directors on a periodic basis

 Provided ongoing coaching and training to junior staff whether for Finance and Quality Controls Depts. and to Junior Audit Staff to ensure efficient execution of audit programs

 Developed and implemented internal controls training that was implemented globally for all key employees, leading to a 22% reduction in identified internal control deficiencies

 Created operational, financial and compliance audit programs and reviewed and approved corresponding testing and work papers completed by audit staff.

 Performed due diligence reviews for franchising branch for the company.


Company Details

Das Auto Egypt (multinational)

Obour city, Egypt

501-1000 employees

Automotive

http://www.vw-eg.com/

Nov 2013 to present (3 years 1 month)
Senior Internal Audit Executive, Governance, Risk and Compliance at Alkan Holding

Experience Details

Senior Internal Audit Executive, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Accounting/Finance, Quality, Manufacturing/Production

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Alkan Holding is considered one of the most dynamic private corporates in Egypt and the region which established at 1974 and include group of recognized 13 companies working in different industries starting from Alkan CIT which include 5 Companies working in all supporting functions of Telecommunication Services, constructions and GIS solutions in addition to Alkan Medical, Almatex, Alkan Real State, Alkan Air, Alkan Travel, Cairo Financial Center, CITADEL PLAZA & Egyptian International Motors

I am Responsible For:

 Developing audit plan and scope of review for the assigned tasks to be reviewed and approved by the Internal Audit Director and Audit Committee

 To be responsible for the preparation and presentation of the all audit reports containing observations, comments and recommendations

 Review and appraise the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and operational controls and reporting the findings.

 Ascertain the reliability of accounting and other data developed within ALKAN GROUP
 Take appropriate measures for the prevention of frauds and elimination of conditions inducing fraudulent actions.

 Provide objective and systematic evaluations and solutions for internal control risks, risk management gaps, and governance/compliance requirements for functional groups

 Accomplish the different special assignments proposed by the Internal Audit Director and/or Audit Committee which interrelated with the normal audit plan

 Accomplish a regular and sudden physical counts and Cash counts for companies’ departments and sectors

 Liaising with the external auditors in order that both external and internal audit functions could be carried out efficiently and effectively with minimum duplication of efforts.

 Lead the audit staff to accomplish the assigned tasks

 Ensure about the smooth, effective and efficient working of the department’s staff and take corrective action as necessary to ensure that approved plans and goals are met

 Report regularly to progress reports to the Internal Audit Director with regard to achieving planned objectives.

My main achievement

 Successfully advice, coaching and monitor for Restructuring Fleet Dept. including its Organization Chart , Delegation of Authority Matrix and Internal Controls which has a very noticeable impact on the operation efficiency and control the risk exposure for manipulations

 Successfully advice, coaching and monitor for establishing Purchasing and Disposal Policy which resulted cost reduction in purchasing volume specially in the Administrative Items and increase volume discounts in the Technical Parts

 Discovering systematic control deficiency in SAP system regarding Feet MGMT module which followed by providing consulting services in cooperation with the Company Information System Dept. and SAP System Service Provider to correct this deficiency


Company Details

Alkan Holding (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Automotive, Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure, Information Technology Services

http://www.alkan.com/default.aspx

Nov 2012 to Nov 2013 (1 year)
Senior Consultant – Financial Services at Deloitte, Touche & Thomatsu

Experience Details

Senior Consultant – Financial Services

Accounting/Finance

Experienced (Non-Manager)

“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to select clients.

I am Responsible For:

 Helping in design audit objectives, logistics, schedules and scope Practice audit operations and analytical.
 Assists in the planning, execution and finalization of all areas of the audit assignment for manager or partner review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgment.
 Performing overall planning and understanding stage and develop the Risk register, Risk Matrix and Risk Assessment.
 Document overall understanding of company’s Industries, Operations, Internal Controls and Financial Cycles with cooperation of audit team.
 Designing Audit programs and related procedures and monitor, review and sign the work done by the audit staff
 Collect and corroborate audit evidence and applying analytical procedures
 Assess the audit findings and initiate corrective measures to ensure effectiveness in financial system of operations.
 Preparation and issuance of consolidated and standalone financial statements or Internal Control Reports (if applicable) for the Manager and/or Partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified.

My main achievement

 Member of Audit Team awarded Internal Audit File grade A during Deloitte Practice Review of 2010
 Got 4 promotions within 5 years spent in deloitte due to high score of my performance Appraisals


Company Details

Deloitte, Touche & Thomatsu (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

501-1000 employees

Accounting and Auditing Services

http://www2.deloitte.com/eg/en/legal/about-deloitte-egypt.html

Aug 2007 to Nov 2012 (5 years 3 months)
Heavy auditor – Financial Services at Grant Thornton International

Experience Details

Heavy auditor – Financial Services

Accounting/Finance

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Develop and document overall understanding of company’s Industries, Operations, Internal Controls and Financial Cycles
 Participate in developing test of controls and analytical procedures and document related Risk register, Risk Matrix and Risk Assessment
 Participate in Designing Audit programs and related procedures
 Preform test of details and analytical procedures according to the audit program developed
 Collect and corroborate audit evidence and assess the audit findings and propose corrective measures to ensure effectiveness in financial system of operations.
 Participate in the preparation and issuance of consolidated and standalone financial statements or Internal Control Reports (if applicable)


Company Details

Grant Thornton International (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

101-500 employees

Accounting and Auditing Services

http://www.gtegypt.org/

Dec 2006 to Aug 2007 (8 months)

Achievements


Accomplishing two projects through consulting role for the BOD of my current client " Das Auto Egypt": 1- Reforming about 12 Policies & Procedures from scratch in coordination with the concerned Dept. 2- Developing Enterprise Risk MGMT framework for the company through providing training and seminars for the Key Persons and Decision makers of the company and continuous monitoring activities to ensure that the ERM embedded in the daily operations of the company

Education

BSc in Accouting

Education Details

BSc

Accouting , Finance, Auditing

Tanta University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

Financial Accounting Cost Accounting Auditing Project MGMT Organization Structure Organizational Behavior Macro & Micro Economics Laws & Regulations Information Technology Controls

N/A

Tanta University
2001 - 2005

Certifications

Certificate details

Certified Internal Auditor

Dec 2014

N/A

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/31ce0e92-bba5-40f6-9189-1483e0e20ac3

N/A

American Institute of Internal Audit

N/A

Certificate details

Certified Board Member

Jun 2015

N/A

N/A

N/A

Internationl Finance Corporation

http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/home

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Financial Oracle

Jun 2013

Alkan Holding

N/A

Training/Course Details

Part 1 CPA Certificate (Financial Accounting & Reporting)

Apr 2009

Earnest and Young

N/A

Training/Course Details

Part 2 CPA Certificate (Auditing Problems and Solutions)

Oct 2009

IPA Center

N/A

Training/Course Details

Qualifying Program in Accounting in Auditing

Oct 2007

Deloitte

N/A

Training/Course Details

Threshold and Analytical Procedure

Dec 2007

Deloitte

N/A

Training/Course Details

IFRS Learning program

Dec 2007

Deloitte

N/A

Training/Course Details

- Accounting principles, processes and procedures

Jan 2008

Deloitte

N/A

Training/Course Details

-Egyptian Accounting Standards

Jul 2008

Deloitte

N/A

Training/Course Details

-Risk Assessment and Internal Control

Jul 2008

Deloitte

N/A

Training/Course Details

Understanding the sources of information contained in accounting statements

Aug 2008

Deloitte

N/A

Training/Course Details

Auditing and Control: Managing the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting. Nature of internal and operational auditing

Oct 2008

Deloitte

N/A

Training/Course Details

-Egyptian Tax Law No. 91 Year 2005

Jun 2007

Grant Thornton International

N/A

Training/Course Details

Qualifying Program in Accounting and auditing standard

Jun 2007

Grant Thornton International

N/A

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Advanced

Tools and Technologies

GPS

GPS

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

AS400

AS400

: Advanced

: High

:

1-3 years

Linux

Linux

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

1-3 years

Oracle

Oracle

: Intermediate

: Extreme - I love it!

:

1-3 years

SAP

SAP

: Intermediate

: Extreme - I love it!

:

1-3 years

Fields of Expertise

Auditing

Auditing

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Accouting & Finance

Accouting & Finance

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Risk MGMT

Risk MGMT

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

IT Audit

IT Audit

: Intermediate

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Key Skills

Analytical, Leader, Creative, Problem Solver, Entrepreneur

Online Presence

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