Basic Info

Ayman Shawky

9 years

Giza, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at British Council

Experience Details

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Accounting/Finance

Manager

• Monthly business assurance:

- Drives monthly business assurance process, providing clear information and analysis of business performance against plan.
- Monitors staff costs, provides a complete analysis of the head count movements.
- Reviews the Management Information reports and collates the monthly commentary and
- Ensures timely and accurate submission to the monthly board meeting.
- Develops reporting procedures and templates to advise progress against plan.

• Planning and forecasting:

- Supports planning and re-forecasting processes
- Provides clear summaries of planning / forecasting
- Supports planning for overhead costs.
- Collating data and preparing the cash flow forecast.
- Analyses growth trends, product trends and KPIs and uses information to inform planning and forecasting exercises
- Provides financial projections and other data in support of investment bids and business cases.

• General financial support:

- Assists in solving data hygiene / SAP issues
- Works with global support teams to improve SAP resources and ensure E&E businesses are
- adequately trained on financial management and operations
- Provides customised support to deal with country issues


Company Details

British Council (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Education, Non-Profit Organizations

N/A

Jun 2016 to present (6 months)
Financial Manager at British Council

Experience Details

Financial Manager

Accounting/Finance

Manager


• Financial Accounting:

- Prepare monthly business and financial controls review report - FCCF (Financial Control & Compliance reporting to regional & Corporate Finance Teams) and follow up on the recommended actions as outcome from the monthly meeting.
- Managing a company's financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems
- Ensuring financial ledgers and accounting processes are maintained.
- Taking charge of the payroll process.
- Ensure that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and maintained.
- Coordinate with auditors to ensure annual recommendations are carried out.

• Treasury and Cash flow Management:

- Gather cash needs from all departments and update cash flow return on SAP.
- Update cash flow report on SAP with actual cash inflow and outflow.
- Analyze differences between projected cash flow and actual cash flow.
- Forecast monthly cash requirements and execute proper financing decisions
- Act as a contact point between British Council Egypt and HSBC bank.
- Monitor bank services and address quality issues.
- Liaise with treasury Department in UK in deciding the best ways to utilize the excess cash taking the risk level and liquidity needs into considerations.

• Budgeting and reporting

- Participate in planning and forecasting.
- Reviews actual to budgeted results at the end of each reporting period with management on monthly basis and investigate for significant variances


Company Details

British Council (multinational)

Egypt

N/A

Education, Non-Profit Organizations

N/A

Nov 2013 to May 2016 (2 years 6 months)
Regional Senior Accountant – CAPEX Section at Magrabi Retail Group

Experience Details

Regional Senior Accountant – CAPEX Section

Accounting/Finance

Experienced (Non-Manager)

1. Control and Manage Capital expenditure for Magrabi Group
2. Plans, organizes, reviews, and supervises the work of Assets Section
3. Ensure that capital expenditure is aligned with the corporate budget.
4. Assist in CAPEX budget preparation
5. Follow up on capitalizing the newly operating projects.


Company Details

Magrabi Retail Group

Egypt

N/A

Retail

N/A

Oct 2012 to Oct 2013 (1 year)
Finance Manager/Partner at Private Retail business

Experience Details

Finance Manager/Partner

Accounting/Finance

Manager

1. Build financial models using MS excel.
2. Prepare the financial plan, budgets and analysis activities.
3. Prepare P&L statement on monthly basis.
4. Analyze financial information to produce forecasts of business financial position.
5. Analyze the product mix and recommend products mix which increases the sales turnover and profitability.
6. Track and determine financial status by analyzing actual results in comparison with forecasts.
7. Prepare different types of reports concerning overall business performance.
8. Identifying trends in financial performance and providing recommendations for improvement.
9. Draft the Financial proposals for special orders


Company Details

Private Retail business

Egypt

N/A

Retail

N/A

Nov 2010 to Mar 2013 (2 years 4 months)
Regional Senior Accountant – AP Section at Magrabi Retail Group

Experience Details

Regional Senior Accountant – AP Section

Accounting/Finance

Experienced (Non-Manager)

1. Control and Manage Accounts Payable functions
2. Plans, organizes, reviews, and supervises the work of AP Section
3. Lead the monthly/yearly closing activities for MENA AP section.
4. Analyze G&A expenditures and comment on variances Vs the budget.
5. Prepare forecasted cash flow statement for AP section


Company Details

Magrabi Retail Group

Egypt

N/A

Retail

N/A

Jun 2009 to Sep 2012 (3 years 3 months)
Financial Accountant at Caravan Marketing (Bonjorno

Experience Details

Financial Accountant

Accounting/Finance

Entry Level

1. Maintain Accurate and updated Ledgers ( GL – AP – AR – Cash – Stock )
2. Reconcile Sub ledgers with Trial balance.
3. Keep accurate filling system.
4. Prepare and post COGS entry on monthly basis.
5. Participate in quarterly and yearly stocktaking.
6. Calculate COGS on monthly basis


Company Details

Caravan Marketing (Bonjorno

Egypt

N/A

Retail, FMCG

N/A

Jul 2007 to May 2009 (1 year 10 months)

Achievements


Achievements:
1. Creating trial balance review report which appreciated by the
Auditors
2. Assist in covering the highlighted risk areas for Egypt and
control it more
3. Enhancing the bank reconciliation procedures
4. implementing payroll system to manage Egypt payroll
5. Reducing the financial risk associated with un-collected debts
related to schools sessions by reducing calculation time
dramatically from 30 days to 3 days per session which
accordingly enabled us to collect the fees before the session and
reducing the financial risk.


1. Assist in lunching CAPEX section
2. Prepare CAPEX policy for all Magrabi Group
3. Assist in Fixed Asset Register project for all Magrabi Group
4. Assist in Magrabi Turkey go live.
5. Assist in unifying depreciation rates across Magrabi Retail group.



1. Assist in lunching Centralized AP section for Magrabi Group
2. Prepare AP tasks Manual (Easy step guide for how to perform AP tasks)



1. Improve Cash cycle by decreasing Days in AR and in Inventory


Education

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

Accounting, Finance

Faculty of Commerce Cairo University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

N/A

Faculty of Commerce Cairo University
2003 - 2007
High School - Thanaweya Amma

High School Details

Thanaweya Amma

Ahmed Lotfy

Egypt

2002

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

N/A

Ahmed Lotfy
2002

Certifications

CMA
Oct 2012

Certificate details

CMA

Oct 2012

N/A

N/A

N/A

IMA

N/A

CFA Level 1
Aug 2016

Certificate details

CFA Level 1

Aug 2016

N/A

N/A

N/A

CFA Institute

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Build Business and Financial Models

Jun 2016

Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania

Capstone is in asset allocation

Training/Course Details

Building Financial Models with Microsoft Excel

Mar 2013

IMA

N/A

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Profile Skills and Keywords

AccountingArabicBritish CouncilBudgetingBuild Business And Financial ModelsBuilding Financial Models With Microsoft ExcelCFA Level 1CMAEducationEnglishFMCGFinanceFinance Manager/PartnerFinancial AccountantFinancial ManagerFinancial Planning And Analysis ManagerInsuranceMicrosoft ExcelNon-Profit OrganizationsRegional Senior Accountant AP SectionRegional Senior Accountant CAPEX SectionRetailSAP

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Arabic

Arabic

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

SAP

SAP

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Fields of Expertise

Finance

Finance

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Budgeting

Budgeting

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

1-3 years

Online Presence

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