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Arslan

Résumé

A finance professional with over 20 years of Financial Control and Planning experience, having worked in leading Multinational organizations in the Middle East. Started as an Auditor, and then progressed through different roles in Finance Function for various companies. Have experience of two major industries prevalent in the Middle East “Construction” and “Consumer Goods”. Gained extensive knowledge of ERP software like SAP, Oracle Financials, SAGE, etc. Hands on experience of IFRS, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), US GAAP, Planning and budgeting, Internal Audit to name a few.

Expériences professionnelles

Associate manager, control & reporting

PepsiCo Intl. Saudi Snack Foods Company Ltd. , 11455

De Août 2015 à Aujourd'hui

Key Accomplishments:
 Nominated for AMENA Q1 2019 Finance Control Star of the Quarter award in recognition for contributions on Saudi’s IFRS adoption.
 Timely and accurate reporting of monthly financials, evident form the Green PTR for consistent quarters
 Leading and completing the transformation project ATC to reduce time in Reporting
Core Responsibilities:
 Lead timely and accurate reporting of monthly financials, in accordance to US GAAP, to PepsiCo for the entire
 Support the business functions in decision making through analysis of financial data.
 Maintaining strong internal controls and compliance with corporate policies and procedures and implementation of Sarbanes Oxley related controls.
 Treasury and payables management
 Responsible for supporting external / internal auditors in completing their assignments as per Saudi statutory requirements / US GAAP.
 Lead the timely filing of statutory requirements i.e. Corporate income tax, Withholding taxes, and Zakat.

Internal audit manager

PepsiCo Intl. GCC BEV BU , 11000

De Avril 2014 à Juillet 2015

Key Accomplishments:
 Lead the project with support from BIS to reducing SAP SoD violation
 Got critical experience for finalizing year-end accruals
 Lead the project of moving from pen & paper to Web Base solution on Quarterly GCS testing
Core Responsibilities:
 Prepare AOP objectives relating to Internal Controls and Control Calendar in line with Business AOP
 Drive Business Risk Assessment with relevant functions during Routine Risk and Fraud Risk Assessment.
 Performed self-assessment for each function based on PepsiCo Internal Control Framework (GCS)
 Roll out a comprehensive Schedule of Authority
 Conduct training for Control Owners and Process Owner on PepsiCo Internal Control framework and on COSO requirements
 Responsible for SOx process coordination, including quarterly COSO testing with control owners and process owners, submitting test results to region and following up on remediation plan.

ncb reporting manager

PepsiCo Intl. GCC BEV BU , Riyadh

De Mars 2010 à Mars 2014

Key Accomplishments:
 For the last 12 Quarters delivered a Green PTR on Reporting Control Calendar for the MU
 Designed and implemented a procedure to Uploaded Cost center wise Plan data in SAP, for better COC analysis and control
 Helped in achieving (as part of Finance Team) high rating in CA during 2011
 Attended as Guest Auditor an international Audit Assignment, which was directly in recognition of my support of IRC Audit.
Core Responsibilities:
 Ensure the timely recording and subsequent reporting of relevant, reliable financial information to all ‘stakeholders’ (local statutory reporting, MU business performance, PI and PepsiCo.)
 Implement PepsiCo risk management initiatives and Best Practices
 Exercise appropriate authorizations for Capex as per financial policies
 Handle all litigation and risks in relation to Indirect Taxes in liaison with BU Legal
 Ensure leveraging of ERP and other IT systems for improved performance analysis
 Ensure timely submission of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Plans (LE for the month, Quarterly update, AOP I, AOP II and SBP), by directly supporting the FM in areas mainly related (but not limited) to FA, G&A, A&M, STB, COGS, Sales Volume, etc.

Fobo reporting manager

PepsiCo Intl. GCC BEV BU , 11000

De Octobre 2008 à Mars 2010

Key Accomplishments:
 Streamlined the local Tax (DZIT) calculation, reporting and filling, which involved several stakeholders like DZIT, Region, Sector and the E&Y tax Dept.
 Streamlined the Reporting procedure by automation and system simplification to reduce late sitting and improved work life balance
Core Responsibilities:
 Ensure compliance with PepsiCo financial policies.
 Ensure timely implementation of internal and external audit recommendations
 Ensure the accurate, reliable and timely financial information for the purpose of local statutory reporting, Market Unit business performance, and PepsiCo reporting requirements in accordance with the US GAAP
 Implement policies and procedures that support well-controlled financial transaction processing systems
 Ensure compliance with all local statutory requirements and corporate policies issued by PepsiCo International
 Build requisite general accounting, tax and administrative support capabilities in Finance staff

Chief accountant

Deutsche Babcock Middle East

De Juillet 2007 à Octobre 2008

Key Accomplishments:
 During a short period of time managed a smooth transition to the Chief Accountant role which was left vacant as the previous CA left after spending 20 years with the company
Core Responsibilities:
 Preparing planning, budgeting & forecasts reports for projects, Profit Center & Branch Offices
 Articulate solution/options using SAP configuration creatively versus developing modifications to SAP code. Managing software development lifecycle process
 Co-coordinating with the Finance department (Germany HO) for Bonds, L/C and Bank Transactions
 Review and analysis of the historical operating cash flows and cost comparisons
 Review of client and third party accounts for reconciliations
 Spearheading the Implementation of New HR-Payroll Software (Focus)
 Assisting with proposals and commercial activities
 Involved in the administrative matters of the company for HR & Administration department

Senior accountant

Arabian Construction Company

De Septembre 2004 à Juillet 2007

Key Accomplishments:
 Leading the project in Oracle Financials of Payroll automation, which in the automated payroll of nine thousand employees. Saving man-hours, cost and improved reliability by many folds.
 Designed and coordinated on the COA for SAP implementation, which later on formed the blue print for entire implementation across the entire group.
Core Responsibilities:
 Month-end & year-end accounting procedures, Using the Oracle 9i based accounting software for making MIS reports and analysis for management, Initiating the automated payroll procedure for entire staff in collaboration with the local banks.
 Member of SAP Implementation team, overlooking the Analysis, Design, Build, Activate & Support of SAP R/3 solution.
 Understanding and documenting Business requirements.
 Other Accounting Functions: Managing, checking & overlooking the day-to-day accounting procedures followed by the staff accountants
 Following up with banks in relation to Letters of Credit and other facilities

Accounts manager

Gulf Research Center

De Janvier 2001 à Août 2004

Key Accomplishments:
 Leading the Accounts Dept. team through the Transformation agenda for the Research Centre. As a part of this transformation the Research Centre moved from being a four person in house research Centre to a full-fledged, across multiple continent, power house in GCC Research Centre over a period of four years.
Core Responsibilities:
 Day-to-day running of accounts of the Center e.g. payroll, petty cash management, accounts payable & receivable, trial balance, inventory etc.
 Developing Budgets and forecasts for senior management to help them access the financial needs of the Center.
 Designing, formulating, and implementing the accounting process, polices and procedure for the Center.
 Planning, Evaluating and identifying the need for accounting software.
 Coordinating with the IT Department to perform needs analysis and creating SRS and DFD documents.
 Apart from the Account dept.’s responsibilities, I also managed HR and took initiatives to handle Procurement functions of administrative dept.

Accountant

Cicon Cut & Bend Division

De Janvier 2000 à Décembre 2000

Core Responsibilities:
 Preparing Invoices using SAP.
 Supervising and monitoring all operational financial matters and general accounts
 Preparing reports on financial analysis to assist management on decision making

Auditor

Talal Abu – Ghazaleh & Co.

De Janvier 1999 à Décembre 1999

Core Responsibilities:
 Involved in job planning, supervision, development of work programs, review of working papers, finalization, reporting and jobs culminations of a diversified clientele comprising of about 50 small, medium-sized and large Corporate Companies and Governmental Organizations
 Carried out internal audits, review and designing of accounting and internal control systems

Formation complémentaire

B. Com

University of Punjab - Pakistan - Accounts & Audit

1996 à 1998

Parcours officiels

HEC – EMBA HEC