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Ndedi Betrand

Ndedi Betrand

Finance Manager| Financial Analyst
Dubai, دبي


About Ndedi Betrand:

Dynamic and result-oriented finance professional backed by 9+ years of insightful experience in spearheading corporate operations ,across several industries, like Real Estate, Healthcare, Retail, Business & Financial Consulting, in the field of Financial Planning & Reporting, Auditing, Cash Flow Management , Budgeting & Variance Analysis, Financial Management, Revenue Growth, Regulatory Compliance, 5-year Financial Strategic Planning and Business Analysis. Demonstrated success in financial management and reporting complemented by credible history of creating financial models, implement Robotic Process Automation and preparing financial statements to facilitate executive-level decision making. Capable for handling account from scratch to finalization. Credible history of pinpointing discrepancies within financial procedures and recommending adequate solutions. Stellar record of directing the preparation and analysis of financial reports, while maintaining vast knowledge of constantly evolving accounting policies, processes, and technical accounting. Adept at presenting true and fair view of financial statements, identifying areas of strengths/weaknesses, and implementing company’s policies to optimize overall financial reporting. Excel at developing and administering budgets, spearheading monthly and yearly financial closings, managing relationships with key stakeholders and business partners, leading teams, and achieving corporate goals. Equipped with excellent team leadership skills management, interpersonal, and communication skills.


CHIEF ACCOUNTANT/CONTROLLER Dante Labs Genomics/Dante Labs Investments Dubai 2021-2022 Highlight Spearheaded finance team on preparation of financial, cash flow, and monthly bank reconciliation statements. Orchestrated Strategic accounting policies and ensured successful execution of financial plans for seamless corporate performance. Oversaw accounts payable/receivable, billing & invoicing managed treasury, optimized cash flow, analyzed trends, and ensured Accuracy of bank balances. RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS 

 Reduced overdue AR from 40% to 25% and decreased days to less than 20 through introduction of new debt collection procedure and follow up strategy.

  Drafted standard operation procedures, ensured proper internal control by verify transactions, review and creating approval levels  Implemented new budgeting techniques to analyze variance for cost control and suggest adequate recommendations, leading to reduction of costs by 12%.

  Streamlined financial operations and optimized process of measuring company performance by formulating periodical KPI reports, which increase division performance by 10%. 

 Develop financial strategy based on annual plan and strategic plan (includes capital requirement forecast, monetary resources identification and action plan development) which increase profitability by 25% in some months 

 Managed a process re-engineering project to improve and consolidate end-to-end

  Service processes; restructured communication flow among 10 departments and cut down paperwork by75%. 

 Cash projections requirements and Flow statements 

 Provide timely and accurate analysis of budget, financial reports, and trends. 

 Provide critical financial and operational information to directors 

 I ensured and maintain high ethical standards within the Accounting operations. 

 Manages Fixed Assets

  Ensuring the effective and efficient use of organizational resources through the application of appropriate tools and systems. 

 Supervises the preparation of balance sheet reconciliation schedules; ensure balances are full reconciled and explained.

  Control the preparation of various ad-hoc business modeling, reporting, and analysis of projects or other assigned strategic performance analysis 

 Uses the Power BI to come up with interactive dashboards for management decision making. FINANCE MANAGER Rolla Computers and management Center Dubai, 2018 -2021 HIGHLIGHTS As the finance Manager, I Oversee financial reporting process and streamline informed financial decision making by preparing consolidated financial statements in accordance with IAS, IFRS, and GAAP. I ensure seamless financial planning, reporting & analysis, treasury management by heading procedure for Record to Report, working-capital management and cash-flow optimization. I review GL, AR, AP, Journal, Petty Cash, Cash flow Statement, Bank Reconciliation and Trial Balance. Leading and training the finance teams on current ERP systems, reduce time and increase accuracy of payroll accounting procedures. Analyze ratios and determine KPIs, while engaging in depreciation schedule, amortization, and revaluation of fixed assets. RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS 

 Created a solid finance reporting structure by supporting and handling various accounting processes in order to report accurate financial Figures to senior management by representing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements. 

 Responsible for reviewing Invoices, Journals, General Legers, Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, Trail Balance, Cash Flows Statement Bank reconciliation, Taking active part in month preparation of financial statement and closure 

 Actively involved in corporate treasury management, Capex and Opex projection, working capital management, and looking for alternative Investment opportunities for unused treasury fund, bank reconciliation review, and Cash position 

 Reduced 20% group costs by executing standard yearly budgeting procedures for eight companies worth AED 500M and utilizing resources optimally within the group. Reviewing AR, AP, GL, Journal, Trial Balance and Cash Flow Forecasting 

 Played a key role in planning overall financial strategy by drafting a 5-year financial plan, while providing analytical financial reporting and support to external auditor aimed at approving financial results for submission to Financial Market. 

 Implemented Robotic Process Automation system, to minimize reporting structure, change processes, and verify transaction to ensure the accuracy, effectiveness and efficient corporate reporting.

  Monitors financial performance by creating standard KPI’s, calculating keys ratios for measuring and analyzing results, initiating corrective actions, and minimizing the impact of variances.

  Conducted comprehensive feasibility studies and investment appraisals on several projects, earned trust of shareholders, and increased project investments. Identifying payback period, Investment risk and opportunities 

 Successfully identified a potent service provider to secure large scale funding for the group’s in -house projects and asset acquisition(s) amounting to AED. 600 Million 

 Eliminated risks of financial penalties and ensured compliance with statutory requirements of UAE FTA by filing VAT Return for the group, monitoring local tax laws, providing advisory, liaising with FTA officials and preparing for VAT Audit


 Directed overall financial accounting operations related to accounts payables, accounts receivables, fixed assets Management involved in, Accounting entries, Analyzed financial documents, statements, and reports to ensure smooth flow of P&L reporting, Budgeting, Corporate Taxation and financial forecasting procedure in line with IFRS, IAS,ISA and OHADA Accounting law . 


  Reduced costs and enhanced value for money by administering several CAPEX and OPEX. Prepared bank reconciliation and 

 Financial statements on monthly basis.

  Implemented strong ERP systems which ensured the credibility of financial reporting and reduced business Risk 

 Streamlined collection and payment processes by overseeing aged accounts receivables and payable, while focusing on

  Introduction of new methods. 

 Ensure all the entries are booked accurately, liaising with the statutory auditor in quarter and year end.  Review shared service reporting and inventory control report

  Regularly track and resolve outstanding general accounting and reporting issues that have been escalated, or further escalate to the necessary parties

  Implement best practice for reporting in accordance to international standard SENIOR ACCOUNT PAYABLE Pamol Plantation PLC Cameroon 2014-2016

  Do a root cause analysis of approval efficiency and work with relevant stakeholders to fix process breaks and ensure continuous process improvements in all P2P in efficiencies 

 Maintain production log and needs to ensure timely follow up with respective stake holders in case of dispute  Aged AP balances to be closed on time 

 Validate Trial balance of Trade Creditors 

 GRNI Reconciliation and SL- GL Reconciliations

  Creation of Payment files on time as per the process standardization 

 Perform Payment approval review before it is sent to Manager or controller for approval  Work on Bank reconciliation during month end  Perform Vendor reconciliation for all Category vendors and ensure the unreconciled items are cleared  before month end  Accurate maintenance of P2P Team records; produce regular reports on the demand/input through the Team and presenting at Team meetings



 Certified Professional Financial Accountant GAQM,USA 

 Certified Management Accountant (Partial) IMA, USA 

 Master’s In Accountancy University of Buea 7 Bachelor’s Degree In Accounting, National Polytechnic Bambui 

 Certification to Key to Financial Leadership, IMA Dubai 

 Certification in Customer Analytics, Wharton University of Pennsylvania 

i Certification in Account receivable, Blue Ocean Duba

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