AHMED NASSER ALAWI , CPA , MBA
2943 Benton Street
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Nanometrics Inc., Milpitas, Manager Accounting & Finance – to present
Managed and maintained all aspects of financial reporting system,
including International consolidation, Supervised the Accounting
staff, and Managed Audits and Tax Compliance.
Hood and Strong, San Francisco, Senior Auditor – Conduct audits to July 1990
and reviews of small to medium size privately held companies,
including nonprofit, service.
Deloitte & Touche, San Francisco, Audit Senior – Planned and September 1989
Supervised engagements for various public and private companies,
including retail, manufacturing and federal savings loan insurance
Coordinated, organized and monitored the audit process within
agreed-upon budgets, identified and resolved accounting and
auditing issues by dealing effectively with client and firm’s
Prepared financial statements, management letters and various
SEC report filings. Worked on two initial public offerings.
Supervised between one to five staff members. Supervision
included on-the-job training, monitoring assigned projects, timely
review of workpapers and constructive staff evaluations.
Counseled new staff members. Effective team player. Assisted
with recruiting and selection of new staff members.
Used IBM-compatible software for word processing, spreadsheets,
statistical sampling, consolidating financial information and
University of San Francisco, College of Business Administration, May 1985
Accounting Lab to Teacher assistant-assisted introductory,
intermediate and cost accounting students on a drop in basis.
Olayan Saudi Holding Co., Saudi Arabia, Associate Internal January 1981
Auditor – Audited to various accounting, purchasing, and sales
records; reviewed the activities and operations of stores and
workshops of the firm’s main office and other branches in five
cities. Reported findings to the Chief Internal Auditor.
EDUCATION AND HONORS:
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, M.B.A., Emphasis in
Management and Finance (GPA: 3.5/4.0)
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, B.S. Business
Administration, Accounting Specialist (GPA: 3.7/4.0)
MEMBER , BETA GAMMA SIGMA, B.S. cum laude in B.A.
Certified Public Account (California 1989).
Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and
California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
United Way Campaign Donations Representative Junior
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Ahmed . NASER, CPA , MBA
2943 Benton St, Santa Clara CA 95051
Accounting Manager/ Controller
06/1991 to present
Responsible for a number of key areas in the accounting department including closing ERP systems at the end of each month , completing consolidated financial, managing the quarterly and annual financial audits, directing the work on income tax provisions and tax returns, preparing for and managing other audits such as sales tax audits and providing the calculations and reporting in such technical areas as cash flows, intercompany profit elimination and earning per share;
Prepared month-end close entries, GL account reconciliations;
Completed the risk assessment and planning for Year 1 SOX 404 compliance. Played a major role in formulating and implementing internal control write-ups for financial reporting , month-end close cycles, treasury, cash forecasts, tax provisions, sales & use tax, property tax , franchise tax, fixed asset procedures, and spread sheet check list compliance ;
Provided training on the job to the new Accounting Manger;
Responsible for the worldwide consolidation process, including the SFAS 52 conversion of foreign trial balances of subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China & Singapore;
Reviewed subsidiaries' monthly reporting packages and financial results for reasonableness and to ensure compliance with US GAAP;
Reviewed internal reporting including the monthly management package and other executive reports;
Researched GAAP, SEC, FASB, AICPA, PCAOB, revenue recognition and other technical accounting and reporting issues;
Assisted in preparation of annual report 10K and 10Q and other SEC filings;
Assisted with the coordination of the annual audit and quarterly reviews with external auditors, and prepared required schedules, consolidated financial statements, cash flows & EPS calculations;
Managed accounting team to ensure dead lines are met;
Prepared necessary schedules to complete Federal & various states ( Texas, New Jersey, Washington State etc) franchise tax returns; also, prepared sales &use tax returns & property tax returns for the state of California & other states; Ensure all tax requirements were met for all entities;
Prepared governmental surveys/census for the Commerce departments;
Maintained and updated chart of accounts;
Designed and maintained daily cash status report for upper management with a tool to determine the effective use of cash;
Assisted CFO in creating financial forecast to determine quarterly tax provision;
Participated in planning, design and implementation of Syspro SRP system;
Managed all aspects of financial accounting close (A/P, A/R, Inventory, WIP, Cash book & GL);
Implemented monthly and quarterly reconciliations and fluctuation analysis of all GL accounts within pre determined scope (materiality guide lines);
Designed and maintained amortizations schedules of intangibles, warranty costs & deferred service contract revenues;
Established modified accounting policies & procedures in particular in areas related to sales & use tax;
Designed financial reports on Maxim accounting system;
Played a key role in the due diligence process in the attempted merger between Nanometrics &August technology; prepared various analysis & schedules for merger & acquisition purposes;
Played a key role in Nanometrics secondary offering in 2000;
Twice selected and interviewed new external auditors for Nanometrics;
Assisted in writing custom designed Crystal reports for GL, Sales tax register, R&D projects, and sales & shipment reports.
Implemented and maintained FAS, fixed assets data ****;
2AUDIT FIRMS: Hood & Strong, and DELOITTE LLP
San Francisco, CA
Audit Supervising Senior
In charge of the planning execution and completion of financial reviews and audits for various public & private companies, including retail and manufacturing;
Coordinated, organized and monitored the audit process within agreed-upon budgets, identified and resolved accounting and auditing issues by dealing effectively with client and firm’s management;
Assisted clients with the preparation of their quarterly and annual reports to the SEC; reviewed earnings releases;
Researched GAAP, SEC, FASB, AICPA, revenue recognition and other technical accounting and reporting issues;
Prepared analytical reviews explaining trends and fluctuations noted in the financial statements;
Trained, supervised and evaluated audit staff between one to five;
Worked on two initial public offerings
CPA license in active status since 1989 (California license No. 53233);
Member of the American Institute of CPAs; member of the Institute of Management Accountants
Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors
University of San Francisco
M.B.A Masters in Management, emphasis in Finance (GPA:3.5/4.0) May 1985
B.S. Business Administration, Accounting Specialist (GPA:3.7/4.0)
ADDITIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Computer literacy: expertise in MS Office, proficient with MAS 200. Experience with Syspro and Maxim.
Foreign languages: English (fluent), French (fluent),Arabic (mother tongue), German (fluent), Spanish (fluent).