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Alain Rahal

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Alain Rahal

St Mary Alphonsine Street, Beit-Mery, Lebanon

Born April 24th, 1982, Lebanese, Single

+961 3 587 577

alain.rl@outlook.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alain-rahal-078117149/

 

Objective

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.

 

Educational Background

  • 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.

 

Professional 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.

 

Computer 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.

 

Trainings and Workshops

  • 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).

 

Language Proficiency

  • Arabic: Native Tongue.
  • English: Fluent – Read, Write & Speak.
  • French: Fluent – Read, Write & Speak.

 

Hobbies

Swimming, basketball, walking, travelling, music and reading.

 

References

Available upon request.

 

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