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Farid Chehraz

Farid Chehraz

Strategy & Operations Manager

FTI Consulting

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EY | Dec 2021 - Present

PFA Manager (Commercial Finance Manager)

• Supporting Partners in mitigating financial risk • Leading periodic Partner portfolio reviews to highlight key risk areas and suggest action points • Providing ad-hoc support to client teams on complex in-flight engagements • Automation of working capital ‘chaser’ emails through excel VBA to encourage prompt billing, cash collection and reduce working capital days • No material revenue adjustments materialised •Day to day Finance team management on global, multi-year Tax outsourcing contract •Reviewing, improving and documenting existing processes and various trackers, greatly improving efficiency and minimising business risk •Supporting ongoing recruitment process including interviewing and candidate selection •Supporting the Commercial Management Office team through period of growth •Periodic reporting to Leadership with a focus on gross margin, staff grade mix & use of offshore resource •Creating quarterly reporting pack highlighting key issues across contracts to facilitate conversations amongst Lead Partners
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EY | Sep 2019 - Nov 2021

Finance Manager

•Developed reports to improve the financial management of the UK Audit Practice •Created weekly ‘Working capital’ dashboard in excel which helped drive better working capital behaviours i.e., quicker billing and cash collection which resulted in a decrease of 10 Revenue days in 6 months •Created monthly ‘Underlying price’ analysis report for Lead Audit Partners give insights into P&L revenue and rate per hour achieved •Both reports have been key in driving better behaviours and understanding periodic results •Presenting monthly Audit service line results to Operations, Lead Audit Partner & Head of Finance for 7 P&Ls, including consolidation •Using various reports as well as creating ad-hoc analytical reports from various sources to gain insights into results •Working collaboratively with other teams to understand key drivers i.e., chargeable hours, number of staff & rate per hour achieved •Insights presented often led to actions e.g., investigation into why chargeable hours were low across specific teams and ranks •Leading the Audit quarterly forecasts and annual budget processes •Working collaboratively with other teams including Operations, Resourcing & Payroll in compiling the forecasts and budgets for presentation to Operations & Audit and Finance Leadership •Always achieved timely submissions despite challenging timelines whilst attaining approvals from multiple stakeholders

Kroll | Jan 2016 - Aug 2019

UK Finance Manager

•Deputising for EMEA FC leaver during post acquisition period •Supporting local EMEA staff with training, local audits & reporting requirements •Maintaining global KPI scorecard model: producing >300 individual KPI scorecards & executive summaries, a key component in global annual appraisal •Successful financial year-end close and appraisal processes •Key contributor in the financial management and reporting at local & regional level •Partnering with London MDs and case managers ensuring revenue recognition policies observed •Preparation and distribution of weekly and monthly reports for London office & EMEA region with a focus on revenue, utilisation & case opening •Management, appraisal & development of 3 London Finance staff: Management Accountant, Accounts payable clerk & Billing clerk

Kroll | Jun 2013 - Dec 2015

Management Accountant EMEA

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Diesel | Feb 2013 - May 2013

Retail Management Accountant

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Kroll | Mar 2012 - Dec 2012

Management Accountant EMEA

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Bird & Bird | May 2009 - Sep 2011

Management Accountant

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Bird & Bird | Oct 2006 - Apr 2009

Assistant Management Accountant

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My Education

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BA in Hispanic Studies & Business ManagementQueen Mary University of London | 2005

About Me

Farid Chehraz

Data enthusiast with a background in Finance specialised in providing management information to senior stakeholders. Experience of working in various industries and in cross-functional teams.

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