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TAREQ FATTHI AL SHARAWI

Mobile Phone: +965 996 28646


Email: tfsharawi@hotmail.com

OBJECTIVE:

To obtain a position utilizes the extensive experience in audit and finance, proficiency and
leadership abilities that enable me to consistently exceed earnings goals under ideal
economic conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Exceptionally well experienced in planning, organizing and coordinating the internal


audit mission over a group of professionals engaged in conducting financial, performance and
compliance audits;
• Resourceful professional in the accounting and financial control; and accomplishing
financial statements, budgets, financial analysis, cash management and solutions of cost
saving;
• Possess exceptional managerial level adopting a "thrive not survive" attitude,
analytical, negotiation and problem-resolution skills;
• working in a dynamic environment, in both a team and independent environment;
• Talented in reports writing, presentations and communications skills in both Arabic
and English;
• Ingenious expert in using computer and proficient in working with "MS office, ERPs,
and CAATs";
• Member of the Institute for Internal Controls (CICA) New Jersey, USA;
• Practically gaining the membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA) Florida,
USA.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

AL IMTIAZ INVESTMENT GROUP OF COMPANIES, KUWAIT _ Aug. 05 to


(Investment group of companies with turnover exceeds $ 2 Billions)

IA MANAGER
Reported to the Audit Committee:

• Constitute the Internal Audit Charter; Identify and prioritize risk areas for composing
annual audit plan, and set appropriate risks management strategies considering the audit
committee concerns;
• Associate audit's plan to business's strategic objectives, release the progress reports
to demonstrate plan adaptations, performance to time budget, cost reductions and processes
improvements;
• Detect emerging trends and bring them to the attention of audit committee or senior
management;
• Examine and evaluate internal control systems to identify the opportunities for
processes and controls improvement, and deliver value added solutions to the businesses;
• Direct the overall management of internal audit function, including defining issues,
developing criteria, verifying audit finding evidences and processes documentation
considering eliminate routines;

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• Substantiate Investments, financing, operations and the financial accounting and
relevant policies and procedures are in compliance with rules of Central Bank Of Kuwait and
the various statutory regulations;
• Ascertain anti-money laundering and comb terrorist financing activities are efficient
and permanently precluding such operations; ensure effectiveness of cash management
processes and its controls;
• Assessed the due diligence and cost-benefit analysis that practiced in financial
modeling and investments;
• Ensure integrity of financial information and are presented in accordance with the
established criteria and adhered to the International Financial Reporting Standards under an
appropriate internal control structure;
• Liaise with the internal or external auditors, CBK inspectors, authoritative bodies and
consultants.

YUSUF AHMAD ALGHANIM GROUP, KUWAIT _ Feb. 03 – Aug. 05


(Retail Group of Companies with turnover exceeds $ 4.1 Billions)

SENIOR AUDITOR
Reported to the President of the Group:

• Participated in updating internal audit charter and developed and implemented the
internal audit plan;
• Defined the audit programs, supervised performance and documentation of audit
assignments in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors standards and Internal Audit
Manual;
• Reviewed the adequacy of audit findings supports and the recommendations; discussed
the preliminary audit reports with management and followed up the corrective actions plan
appropriateness;
• Revealed deficiency of internal controls and incompetent processes that led to mass
inventory shortages in two of the major group’s companies valued with over KD 4 million;
• Supervised overall audit team performance, provided guidance in resolving complex or
sensitive problems, promoted positive employees relations and assisted in supporting,
motivating and evaluating of staff;
• Strengthened the risk coverage of technology, fraud, strategy areas of high priority and
conducted special investigations, at the request of management in number of the group's
companies;
• Participated in implementing Enterprise Resources Planning System (SAP) and
coordinated with external audit to minimize duplication of audited areas and carried out the
business risk management consulting.

THE INVESTMENT DAR, KUWAIT _ Sept. 99 – Feb. 03


(Investment Group of Companies with turnover exceeds $ 949 Millions)

INTERNAL AUDITOR
Reported to the Chief Audit Executive:

• Ascertained the consistency and compliance of financial processes and reports to


International Financial Reporting Standards, applicable accounting standards and Central
Bank of Kuwait Regulations;
• Verified the investments and financing policies and procedures compliance with the
regulations of Central Bank of Kuwait, applicable laws and submitted CBK statutory and
requested reports;

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• Supervised the internal control systems formations and teams responsible of businesses
processes' re-engineering and related significant controls;
• Participated in the feasibility studies for instituting corporations for financing in several
countries that accomplished a company in Qatar worth over QR 3 Billions;
• Developed the financing operations detection techniques that preclude improper
processes, insufficient documentation and improper authorizations;
• Formatted the chart of accounts and participated in Oracle Financial system
implementation; Reclassified the receivables for over 60,000, and implemented IAS 39 as a
member in the Provisions Committee;
• Coordinated with the Internal, External Auditors and CBK inspectors; conducted the
follow-up plans for the corrective actions plans performance to ensure their effective and
efficient.

AL ARGAN CONSTRUCTION, KUWAIT _ April 92 – Sept. 99


(Construction and Housing Company with turnover exceeds $ 34 Millions)

CHIEF ACCOUNTANT
Reported to the General Manager:

• Finalized the financial accounting and prepared periodic financial reports that included
Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Retained Earnings, and Cash Flow
Statement;
• Enforced a detailed closing schedule, listing due dates and individuals responsible and
established cut-off procedures to ensure completeness in accounting of assets, liabilities,
income and expenses;.
• Carried out the compliance of the budget's reports for measuring performance along with
variance analysis; and analyzed the key financial ratios as well as projects costs variances
verification;
• Built up forecasting recommendation based on total financial picture and goals,
strategized with the General manager on cost-saving measures;
• Performed the cash flow forecasts and planned and arranged the short and long-term
Financial Planning and liaised with banking and financial institutions to obtain most suitable
facilities for the company;
• Developed financial processes, systems and controls in accordance with International
Accounting Standards and statutory requirements and ensured bank reconciliations are
prepared accurately;
• Oversee the timely deposit of daily cash and cheques collections, reviewed all unusual
items in the accounts receivables aging report and maintained a provision for bad debts;
• Reviewed the accounts payable aging report on a regular basis to ensure payments are
accurate and are not over-due; and negotiated credit and payment terms with suppliers,
contractors, and subcontractors;
• Formulated the financial accounting policies and procedures; and ensured that they are
correctly followed;
• Liaised with the auditors, authoritative bodies, banks, financial institutions, and clients.

MORRIS AZIZ FOR AUDIT AND TAXATION, EGYPT - AS AN AUDITOR _ May 89 -


April 92

SKILLS:

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• Exceptional knowledge of Financial Integrated Systems (FIS) and Enterprise Resources
Planning (ERP) like: "Kerridge, Oracle, Faims, Great Plains and SBT7";
• Excellent Familiarity of Computer-Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) like: “Audit
Command Language (ACL) software for Windows”;
• Magnificent Experience in using Generalized Software like: Microsoft Office
applications “Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Visio, Outlook, Project”;
• Skillful of assessment requirements to streamline processes and systems to develop work
culture;
• Willingness to travel to oversees operations;

EDUACATION:

• Passed 2 parts of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam, and will sit for the remaining
parts soon;
• Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA) from the Institute for Internal Controls;
• Bachelor of Commerce (majored in Accounting) – Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.

TRAININGS:

• Auditing electronic data using data analysis techniques ”ACL” course;


• Advanced audit techniques & follow up course;
• The role of Central Bank of Kuwait in supervising the investment and financial
companies;
• Financial Statements planning & Analysis from Cambridge College, Britain;
• Disclosure & Financial reporting under IFRS course;
• Several training courses in work techniques and computer skills.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

• Member of the Institute for Internal Controls (CICA);


• Working in gaining the membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA);
• Member of Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors "ESSA";
• Member of Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors "KAAA".

PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Nationality: Egyptian
Social Status: Married
References available upon request

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