Basic Info

Rami al biss

More than 15 years

Muscat, Oman

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Finance Director at Oman Football Association, Muscat, Oman

Experience Details

Finance Director

Operations/Management, Accounting/Finance

Manager

Oman football association (OFA), is the governing body of football in Oman. It was founded in 1978, has been a member of the Asian Football Confederation since 1979 and of FIFA since 1980. Oman Football Association is a relatively young member of the football fraternity.

Responsibilities and achievements
I joined OFA, as a financial consultant to participate in developing new organization structure, and to enhance the workflow process, to be in line with the best practice.
 Designing the financial policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and makes sure that every department adheres to them.
 Creating budget manual and monitoring the preparation of the association's annual budget and discuss the reports with the board.
 Developing financial reporting packages and MIS that are sound and comply with local and international best practices.
 Financial planning and related ongoing advice for the chief executive and senior management.
 Responsible for the current and future financial well-being of the association.
 Managing the financial resources of the association and conduct resource planning for future needs.
 Preparing, monitoring and controlling the flow of cash and disbursements to meet the business and investment needs of the association.
 Actively participate in developing and refining the association’s strategies and business plans in coordination with the association’s upper management.
 Serve as a consultant, to build a new software system “ERP”.
 Participate in committees created by the upper management (Purchasing committee, HR committee, Investments committee) and for specific projects.
 Ability of facing any probable financial crisis, by building a strong facility management through negotiation sense with local and international banks.

 Liaison with Banks for facilities and compliance with the bank procedures for maintaining the facilities and credit limits.
 Compare performance with operating plans and standards, and report and interpret results of operations to the top management and to the Board.
 Ensuring the integrity of financial system, safeguard the assets, and the completeness and accuracy of the financial records.
 Supervise monthly and quarterly MIS including income statement, balance sheet, financial ratios, statement of cash flows, and special reports required by managements. Ensuring these are delivered in a timely, reliably and accurate manner, and it's reflect the enterprise position in a fairly manner.
 Coordination of the internal audit scope, ensure the appropriate internal controls and reconciliations are in place to deliver accurate financial reporting in a timely fashion.
 Serve as the principal contact with the audit firm, and ensures that they are provided close cooperation and assistance in the discharge of their responsibilities, including primarily the timely issuance of the association’s audited financial statements.


Company Details

Oman Football Association, Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman

51-100 employees

Sports, Government

N/A

Jan 2014 to present (2 years 11 months)
Finance Director at Nirvana Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Experience Details

Finance Director

Accounting/Finance, Operations/Management, Tourism/Travel

Manager

Nirvana is a group of companies, including a three different industries, Nirvana travel and tourism, Infinity contracting & Irrigation and Edrak consultancy, the group closed the 2011 financial statements with 165 Mn. Turnover. Nirvana travel is the biggest travel agent in AD.

Responsibilities and achievements

 Managing the financial resources of the group and conduct resource planning for future needs.
 Responsible for the current and future financial well-being of the group.
 Designing the group's financial policies, rules and regulations, and makes sure that every department adheres to them.
 Actively participate in developing and refining the group’s strategies and business plans in coordination with the group’s top management.
 Financial planning and related ongoing advice for the chief executive and senior management.
 Monitoring the preparation of the group's annual budget and discuss the reports with the board of directors.
 Developing financial reporting packages and Management Information Systems (MIS) that are sound and comply with local and international best practices.
 Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to the Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required).
 Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and 3rdl parties.  Preparing, monitoring and controlling the flow of cash and disbursements to meet the business and investment needs of the group
 Serve as the principal contact with the audit firm, and ensures that they are provided close cooperation and assistance in the discharge of their responsibilities, including primarily the timely issuance of the group’s audited financial statements.
 Coordination of the internal audit scope, ensure the appropriate internal controls and reconciliations are in place to deliver accurate financial reporting in a timely fashion.
 Ensuring the integrity of the financial system, safeguard the assets, and the completeness and accuracy of the financial records.
 Supervising business performance and takes steps to improve the performance of the group.
 Coordination with the senior management of other departments as well, as every department in the organization is directly or indirectly associated with the finance department.
 Responsible for account monitoring and control of all the departments of the group.
 Prepare and supervise the financial reports in discussion with all the other departments in the group, and then present it to the board of directors.


Company Details

Nirvana Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

51-100 employees

Travel and Tourism

N/A

Jan 2010 to Dec 2013 (3 years 11 months)
Finance Director at Al Ain Sports Club, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Experience Details

Finance Director

Accounting/Finance, Operations/Management, Sports and Leisure

Manager

Al Ain sports club is one of the biggest and most famous clubs in UAE, it is a combination of a Simi-Gov. and privet companies, since they have a variance kind of subsidiaries companies in investments, real estate and services. It is owned by H.H Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Responsibilities and achievements
 Preparing, monitoring and controlling the annual Budget of the club based on "Zero-based budgeting" or "History-based budgeting" according to the budget manual which I prepared and approved by the Chairman, H.H Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed.
 Ability of facing any probable financial crisis, by building a strong facility management through negotiation sense with local and international banks.
 Actively participate in developing and refining the Club’s strategies and business plans in coordination with the Club’s upper management.
 Developing financial reporting packages and Management Information Systems (MIS) that are sound and comply with local and international best practices.
 Enhancing and developing the finance policies and procedures manual in compliance with financial standards.
 Preparing, monitoring and controlling the flow of cash and disbursements to meet the business and investment needs of the club.
 Periodically attend, presents and secures the approval on the Club’s annual budgets, management reporting packages and year-end financial statements from the board of directors and audit committee.
 Liaison with Banks for Club facilities and compliance with the bank procedures for maintaining the facilities and credit limits.
 Serve as the principal contact with the audit firm, and ensures that they are provided close cooperation and assistance in the discharge of their responsibilities, including primarily the timely issuance of the Club’s audited financial statements.
 Participate in committees created by the upper management (Purchasing committee, HR committee, Investments committee) and for special projects.
 Compare performance with operating plans and standards, and report and interpret results of operations to the top management and to the Board of Directors.
 Working with the consultants to build and implement the structure of accounts in the new software, which is on ERP software system (Oracle Data Based).
 Coordination of the internal audit scope, ensure the appropriate internal controls and reconciliations are in place to deliver accurate financial reporting in a timely fashion.
 Ensuring the integrity of financial system, safeguard the assets, and the completeness and accuracy of the financial records.
 Monthly visiting to the Club’s subsidiaries and making an appropriate measurement, review and investigation of performance to ensure that financial control is exercised in accordance with group policy.
 Supervise monthly and quarterly MIS including income statement, balance sheet, financial ratios, statement of cash flows, and special reports required by managements. Ensuring these are delivered in a timely, reliably and accurate manner, and it's reflect the enterprise position in a fairly manner.
 Review of internal controls to facilitate internal audit.


Company Details

Al Ain Sports Club, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

51-100 employees

Government, Sports

N/A

Feb 2008 to Jan 2010 (1 year 11 months)
Financial Controller at Al Buharia National Insurance, Sharjah, UAE

Experience Details

Financial Controller

Accounting/Finance, Operations/Management

Manager

In 1977 Al Buhaira was established as a Public Shareholders Company, since that, Al Buhaira insurance and reinsurance was one of the biggest companies in this field, Its strategy was successful in achieving a balance between its undertaking and investment revenues.
Responsibilities and achievements

 Ensuring the integrity of financial system, safeguard the assets, and the completeness and accuracy of the records.
 Coordination of the internal audit scope, Ensure the appropriate internal controls and reconciliations are in place to deliver accurate financial reporting in a timely fashion.
 Monthly visiting to branches and making an appropriate measurement, review and investigation of performance to ensure that financial control is exercised in accordance with group policy.
 Working with the consultant to build and implement the structure of accounts in the new software, which is built on ERP (Oracle Data Based).
 Liaison with Banks for company facilities and compliance with the bank procedures for maintaining the facilities and credit limits

 Preparing, monitor, and control the flow of cash and disbursements to meet the business and investment needs of the firm.
 Supervise monthly and quarterly MIS including income statement, balance sheet, financial ratios, statement of cash flows, and special reports required by managements. Ensuring these are delivered in a timely, reliably and accurate manner. and it's reflect the enterprise position in a fairly manner.
 Review of internal controls to facilitate internal audit.
 Liaison with external auditors for annual accounts auditing, and Represent the company to auditors, board of directors and audit committee.


Company Details

Al Buharia National Insurance, Sharjah, UAE

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates

101-500 employees

Insurance

N/A

Feb 2006 to Feb 2008 (2 years)
Finance Manager at Seatrail Factory L.L.C, Dubai, UAE

Experience Details

Finance Manager

Manufacturing/Production, Operations/Management, Accounting/Finance

Manager

Steel fabrication and manufacturing contractor for ground support equipments, vehicle customization, communication shelters etc…with distinguished client base including local and regional airports, military and other renowned national entities.
Responsibilities and achievements

 Maintaining the day to day functions of the department.
 Liaison with Banks for company facilities and compliance with the bank procedures for maintaining the facilities and credit limits
 Documentation for raw material import, negotiation of prices and opening L/Cs to suppliers
 Monitor and control the flow of cash receipts and disbursements to meet the business and investment needs of the firm.
 Preparing monthly MIS for management including income statement, balance sheet, financial ratios, statement of cash flows, and special reports required by managements .  Review of internal controls to facilitate internal audit.
 Liaison with external auditors for annual accounts auditing, and Represent the company to auditors and authorities.
 Supervision of physical stock takings.
 Monitoring store receipts, issuing procedures and check the compliance of such procedures with company policies
 Preparation of monthly projects cost reports for management reporting.


Company Details

Seatrail Factory L.L.C, Dubai, UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

51-100 employees

Manufacturing

N/A

Apr 2004 to Jan 2006 (1 year 9 months)
Chief Accountant at Belhasa International Group, Investment Division, UAE

Experience Details

Chief Accountant

Sales/Retail, Hospitality/Hotels/Food Services, Business Development

Manager

A multifaceted group, well known with diversity in construction, property development, and ready-mix concrete; in addition to the international investment unit, which provided the financial body for the group’s and other different companies’ projects, having its own investments activities in local financial markets and expanded to regional markets with a major ground in Iraq as it owns Thuraya communications and Nissan agencies among other dynamic activities.

Responsibilities and achievements

 Responsible for Accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchase orders, general ledger.
 Bank Reconciliations, fixed assets, inventory control, office management and payroll accounting.
 Provide financial support to management by preparing internal budget reports, cash flow Report, and other special reports.
 Responsible of Human resources.  Conducting project accounting and costing for construction activities and maintaining the budgets.
 Consolidation of group accounts on monthly and yearly basis.
 Inter-departmental communications with respect to procedures, accounts status, and reports.


Company Details

Belhasa International Group, Investment Division, UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

51-100 employees

Capital Markets , Business Services - Other, Import and Export

N/A

Feb 2003 to Apr 2004 (1 year 1 month)
Senior Accountant at National Polystyrene Packaging, Dubai Factory, Dubai

Experience Details

Senior Accountant

Manufacturing/Production

Experienced (Non-Manager)

 Recording of daily receipts and expenditures.
 Bank reconciliation at month end.
 Processing of payroll for over 250 employees of the factory.
 Maintaining of bank facilities including letter of credits limits and negotiating the L/Cs terms and conditions with suppliers.
 Product costing per unit and break-even-point assessment and inventory taking.
 Preparation of annual accounts of company for yearly audit.  Preparation of monthly financial statements i.e. income statement, balance sheet and cash flow.
 Assisting HR function in calculating annual leave and end of service entitlements for employees as per local laws.
 Preparation of Annual Budget with the different departments heads for approval by management.


Company Details

National Polystyrene Packaging, Dubai Factory, Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

51-100 employees

Manufacturing

N/A

Jan 2000 to Feb 2003 (3 years 1 month)

Education

Bachelor's Degree in finance

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

finance, accounts

Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan, Jordan

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

N/A

Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan
1994 - 1998

Certifications

Certificate details

Certified Professional Consultant ( CPC ) 2011

Jun 2011

N/A

N/A

N/A

Institute of Financial & Management Studies (IFMS) – USA

N/A

Certificate details

Certified Financial Accountant ( CFA ) 2010

Jun 2010

N/A

N/A

N/A

Institute of Financial & Management Studies (IFMS) – USA

N/A

Certificate details

ertified Chartered Accountant ( CCA ) 2010

Jun 2010

N/A

N/A

N/A

Institute of Financial & Management Studies (IFMS) – USA

N/A

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AccountingAccountsAnalyticalArabicBudget PreparingBusinessBusiness DevelopmentBusiness Services - OtherBusiness-orientedCapital MarketsCertified Financial Accountant ( CFA ) 2010Certified Professional Consultant ( CPC ) 2011Chief AccountantCreation Of Policies And Procedures ManualsCreativeERPEnglishErtified Chartered Accountant ( CCA ) 2010FinanceFinance DirectorFinance ManagerFinancial ControllerFood ServicesGovernmentHospitalityImport And ExportInsuranceManagementManufacturingOperationsPlannerProblem SolverProductionReadingRetailSalesSenior AccountantSportsSports And LeisureStrategic PlanningSwimmingTourismTravelTravel And Tourism

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English

English

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Arabic

Arabic

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Tools and Technologies

Budget preparing

Budget preparing

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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5-7 years

strategic planning

strategic planning

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3-5 years

creation of policies and procedures manuals

creation of policies and procedures manuals

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More than 7 years

ERP

ERP

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: Extreme - I love it!

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5-7 years

Key Skills

Analytical, Planner, Business-oriented, Creative, Problem Solver

Certified Accountant

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