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Alain Rahal

Address: Beit-Mery, Al Matn
Personal Statement: Seeking a challenging position in Accounting or Finance, that will utilize my experience and skills for growth and advancement, while improving company’s operations, internal controls and profitability.
Education: Certificate in International Financial Reporting CertIFR – March 2020 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Certified Management Accountant CMA – May 2017 Institute of Certified Management Accountants. Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration MIS – February 2007 American University of Science and Technology, Beirut – Lebanon. Lebanese Baccalaureate in Experimental Sciences. Antonine Sisters School, Roumieh – Lebanon.
Work Experience: Jan. 2017 – Present Senior Financial Accountant Freelance, Beirut – Lebanon. •Processing, handling and maintaining daily accounting transactions. •Performing account reconciliations, aging reports, payments processing, inventory costing and control, reviewing supporting documents, VAT, NSSF and taxation. •Controlling the integrity of accounting information and resolving discrepancies. •Preparing periodical financial reports and analysis, and providing recommendations. •Preparing budget with monthly checking of variances between budget and actual. Aug. 2014 – Dec. 2016 Financial Analyst Al Futtaim Group, Beirut – Lebanon. •Prepared weekly treasury, cash flow, vendors’ dues, debtors’ and stock aging reports. •Compiled and analyzed monthly P&L statement, balance sheet, working capital, monitored collection and submitted presentations to management board. •Analyzed and advised on general ledger review and trial balance control. •Prepared monthly forecast and checked variances between budget and ledger. •Elaborated and analyzed various divisional reports including a strong KPI focus. Sept. 2010 – July 2014 Accountant Alco Liban, Beirut – Lebanon. •Processed daily journal vouchers, accounts payable and receivable, petty cash, banks, assets, accruals, provisions, VAT, NSSF, taxation and payroll. •Controlled all stock transactions and conducted products’ costing analysis. •Reviewed accounting procedures and resolved discrepancies. July 2008 – Apr. 2010 Accountant Saudi Electronic Trading Company, Riyadh – K.S.A. •Processed accounts payable and receivable transactions, L/Cs, banks related transactions, reconciliations, banks guarantee and payroll. •Compiled various reports and statements related to suppliers’ dues, receivables and stock aging, idle items, accruals, provisions and participated in month-end closing. •Assisted in yearly budget and checked monthly variances between actual and budget. Mar. 2006 – June 2008 Inventory Control and Costing Officer RMC – Putt-Putt & Splash Mountain, Ain Saade – Lebanon. •Performed items’ creation process and ensured proper allocation. •Processed and posted all stock transactions, calculated the landed cost for all foreign suppliers’ goods received, with continuous inspection on idle and obsolete items. •Prepared regular costing analysis and conducted yearly stock count process. June 2000 – Feb. 2006 Assistant Food & Beverages Manager and Purchasing Officer RMC – Putt-Putt & Splash Mountain, Ain Saade – Lebanon. •Recruited, trained and supervised staff, monitored F&B operations and implemented efficient strategies to ensure best customers’ satisfaction. •Monitored and inspected multiple points of sale on daily basis and closed cashiers. •Coordinated events and groups, and ordered finest goods with lowest prices.
Professional Skills: CMA and CertIFR. Strong educational background in addition to solid professional experience in Accounting and Finance. Wide expertise in budgeting, planning, consolidation, fiscal year/annual financial reports, US GAAP, IFRS, Excel Reports and Spreadsheets...
Personal Skills: Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Project, Visio), SAP (BPC & BI), Visual Dolphin, PIMS2, QuickBooks, Windows, Internet Browsing, Adobe and FrontPage.
Other Details: •Excel for Business Professionals workshop with IMA Lebanon Chapter (2020). •The Lebanese Economy workshop with IMA Lebanon Chapter (2020). •Certificate of Completion for Behavioral Ethics course with IMA (2017). •CMA review course with FFA and MFI (2016). •International Financial Reporting Standards workshop with MFI (2016). •Financial Statement and Cash Flow Analysis workshop with MFI (2015). •Financial Analysis training with Al Futtaim Group (2014). •Financial Analysis training with Setra (2010). •Accounting training with Recreational Management Company (2007). •Accounting and System Implementation training with PMS (2006).
Interests/Hobbies: Swimming, basketball, walking, travelling, music and reading.
References: Available upon request