Please turn on your javascript Ahmad Brghleh - Chief Financial Officer - PERI - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Summary

I am a Sr Finance professional with over 16 years quantifiable experience in Business Finance, Accounting Operations, Financial Analysis & Management, Developing / Implementing Financial and Commercial Controls, Audit, Manpower Leadership etc.

Demonstrated success in focusing on optimising the organisations’ financial management and efficiency and have always contributed positively to its bottom line and maximising shareholders’ returns

Experience

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Chief Financial Officer
PERI
Jan 2014 - Present | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

PERI Saudi Arabia Ltd, Jeddah ~ Jan 2014 onwards
CFO (Reporting to the EMEA Controller & MD)
Company Brief PERI is one of the largest providers and manufacturers of formwork, shoring and scaffolding systems in the world

Key Highlights:
• Commended for effectively handling the Credit Policy to secure company revenue and achieving targets
• Instrumental in implementing financial and internal controls & the execution of budgetary controls procedures
• Established credentials in successfully establishing two subsidiaries from zero to the multinational headquarter level
• Decreased cost by approximately 10 to 15% by strategically building better local suppliers
• Increased the staff strength by more than 200% by instituting new employment policy to keep abreast with local market requirements

Key Responsibilities:
• Assigned responsibility of the overall finance management & organizational functions and strategic planning
• Providing support in conducting MIS, performance review, business planning, profit and loss analysis, actuals versus budgets analysis and tracking expense controls
• Ensure financial reporting and risk management is in line with accounting standard as well as corporate governance securing credit policy FIs for all requirements.
• Entrusted with the responsibility of daily financial operations, including key performance indicators (KPIs), business scorecards to support financial goals, and chair key management decisions
• Ensuring timely and correct preparation and submission of various business and other MIS reports for review

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Finance & Administration Manager
Teradata
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

TERADATA Riyadh Corporation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Aug 2011 – Dec 2013

Finance & Admin Manager (Reporting to the EMEA Controller)

Company Brief Debut of Teradata Saudi Arabia LLC to help enterprises deploy data-driven businesses based on big data analytics, Teradata Unified Data Architecture

Key Highlights:
• Successfully managed escalation of personnel issues, including staff conflicts, absenteeism and performance
• Instrumental in optimizing standard processes in line with core business processes’ objectives

Key Responsibilities:
• Developing and maintaining new accounting, timekeeping, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls for securing the company assets
• Responsible for controlling company budget, performing variance analysis and generating monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial statements, as well as monthly MIS reports
• Executing the entire finance and accounting functions, encompassing budgeting, asset management, cash flow management, reporting, as well as variance and accounts analysis
• Working as a key liaison between bankers and auditors for fund raising, and conducted year-end audits & building strong business relationships with bankers and auditors
• Involved in recruitment, induction, development and termination, performance management, as well as benefit and compensation packages
• Formulating financial policies and procedures in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and guidelines, along with payroll processes.
• Evaluating the day-to-day performance and activities of a team and ensuring the finance member meet the standard performance measures; Maintaining the required foreign currency to minimize FCY risks
• Planning and monitoring training of new and existing staff on business policies and accounting practices

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Financial Controller
Alfanar Co/Construction/IT
May 2007 - Jul 2011 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Financial Controller, Alfanar Information Technology, May 2007 – Jul 20011
Financial Controller, Alfanar Technical Services, Jubail, Saudi Arabia, May 2007 – Jul 20011
Financial Controller / Accounting Manager, Alfanar Construction, Co, Riyadh, KSA, May 2007 – Jul 20011
√ Asst. Accounting Manager, 2005 – 2007  Sr Accountant / Cost Controller, 2003 – 2005
Accountant, 1999 – 2002
Company Brief Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Operates construction and manufacturing businesses, design & development centers and a host of facilities in the Middle East and other countries. It is involved in Electrical, Electromechanical and Civil Engineering Construction.
Key Highlights:
• Successfully established policy and procedures to efficiently managing company assets
• Instrumental in the successful implementation of Microsoft Navision from A TO Z in the new company, which involved finance, fixed assets, stock, sales, supply chain and human resource
• Efficiently drove financial management and reporting function control efforts for achieving business goals
• Successfully managed the required foreign currency as management need’s in order to avoid FCY risks
Key Responsibilities:
• Involved in devising and implementing payroll procedures for salaries and wages, and executing the year-end audit to produce financial statements
• Collaborating with the managers to develop and meet the overall financial goals and objectives as well as to complete year-end audit within allotted timeframe
• Actively involved in aligning the policies and procedures with new group system in support of assets management and control and handling end-to-end accounting operations
• Managing the delegation of work and guarantee sufficient staff across various service locations
• Responsible for achieving business goals through proficient financial management and control of reporting functions
• Ensuring preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements, as well as month

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ASSISTANT ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Alfanar Co. Construction
Jan 2005 - Dec 2007 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTING MANAGER 2005-2007• Instrumental in achieving business goals through proficient financial management and control of reporting functions• Ensured accurate preparation/ securing/ control/ and monitoring of company budget• Determined and tracked variances and efficiently prepared monthly/ quarterly and yearly financial statements/ and monthly MIS reports• Maintained/ controlled/ and assessed day-to-day performance and activities of a team consisting of more than 15 qualified finance member within Finance Department in accordance to standard performance measures• Supervised the payroll procedures for salaries/ wages and others• Collaboratively worked with other Finance Managers to maintain overall goals and objectives as well as to ensure a timely and clean yearend audit• Conducted training for both new and existing staff as needed• Resolved personnel issues/ including staff conflicts/ absenteeism/ and performance deficiencies among others

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Cost Controller
Alfanar Construction Co
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005 | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT /COST CONTROLLER 2003-2005• Controlled expenses for Alfanar projects/ such as Western Region projects involving more than $400M SR and more than 500 employees.• Efficiently served as cost controller for Alfanar projects and Western Region projects; functioned as Controller for Alfanar Construction Co

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ACCOUNTANT
Alfanar Construction Co
Jan 1999 - Dec 2002 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

ACCOUNTANT 1999-2002

Education

Damascus University
Master, Masters, Masters, Masters, Masters in Business Administration, Master‎
Accounting & Finance
Percentage 85%
2002
Damascus University
Bachelor, Bachelors, Bachelors, Bachelors, , ‎
1998

Languages

Expert Arabic
Expert English