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Last updated: 11/8/2016
Mr. Yousef K. Ghazali, C.o.-founder, Partner and Member of the Board, Levant Support Services
Certified Member -- Chapter: At Large
Professional Information
Levant Support Services
C.o.-founder, Partner and Member of the Board
Bank of Palestine Tower
Gaza
Middle East
00972  Palestinian Territory
 [ Map ]
972 82644275 (Phone)
972 82644275 (Fax)
Finance /Banking
  Institutional/Nonprofit, International, Private/Commercial, Public/Government
  Banking/Financial Services, Government/Public Sector
  52: Finance and Insurance, 55: Management of Companies and Enterprises
  Business Valuation, Executive Coaching, Finance, Growth Management
  MS/MA
  Arabic, English
  Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
  Yes
Personal Information
Background
  January 21, 1996
  1/21/1996
  8610320
More Information
Yousef Ghazali
Old Post Office Street
Gaza City
Tel: 00 972 8 2844275
Jawal: 00 970 599 761937
Email: gcmhp@mtcgaza.com
Ghazali26@yahoo.com
SUMMARY QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE
? With more than 25 years of experience working in private, public sector as well as non governmental organizations. Also a diverse experience through working with local and international consultancy firm such as ID, DAI, MASSAR, NEAREAST, GTZ and international development agencies & organizations such as UNDP, Spanish Cooperation-AECI, EU, Dutch Government, Swiss Government, DANIDA Denmark, NORAD Norway, CIDA Sweden, DFID UK, USAID, World Bank, CIDA Canada, Municipal Development and Leading Fund (MDLF) and others in the areas of financial systems development and project management.
? With more than 25 years of experience of financial management and general administration including: * experience of the new organizations (2) establishing from the “zero” and experience of lecturing and implementation training programs in financial management
? Financial professional with more than 25 years of progressively responsible management positions within the Financial Services industry. Developed strong proficiencies in leadership and organization as well as special skills in:
o Accounting and Financial Analysis
o Project Management
o Budgeting and Planning
o Internal Controls
? Comprehensive experience in multiple aspects of business operations, including contract administration, regulatory compliance, staff training and procedure development/implementation.
? Qualified trainer for these programs:
o Accounting and Finance for Non-Accountants
o Advanced Accounting (NGOs, Municipalities, Government, and EST.).
o Introduction and Practical Financial Management
o Strategic Financial Management (Managing for Financial Sustainability)
o Financial Planning, Appraisal and Budgeting
o Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting and Analysis.
o Successful Grant management (How to keep your donors happy).
o Cash Flow Management
o Asset and Inventory Management
o Corporate Tax
? Skilled in team development and project management; communicate objectives, plan & organize work flow, and conduct individualized training.
? Strong administrative, technical and organizational skills and special expertise with departmental restructuring and development. Skilled in MIS applications, personal computers, cash management, cost and general accounting systems.
? Proficient with Lotus; working knowledge of Excel, Word, WordPerfect for report preparation.
MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS
• Partnership and Project Accounting • Corporate Development /Corporate Tax
• Financial and Costing System • Financial Analysis, Control and Consultation
• Strategic Planning, execution and Analysis • Financial Forecasting and Projections
• Debt Financing and Project Financing • Asset Disposition and Asset Management
• Capital Budgets and Operating Budgets • Profit and Loss Analysis
• Liability and Cash Management •Cash Flow Management for Public & NGO's
• Cost Avoidance and Cost Reduction • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCES
? Developing the finance and accounting rules and guidelines manual for 10 Non-Profit Organizations. This manual was covering the common accounting requirements and practices and the purpose of this manual is to provide information and guidelines concerning Non-Profit management, accounting, and financial management functions to be used by the Non-Profit Organizations. This manual was arranged to cover: (accounting and internal control procedures; chart of accounts; budget and budgetary control; purchasing system (Procurement); accounting reports; effective cash management; fixed assets management; computer systems; ect).
? Performing an institutional financial management appraisal for 10 Non-Profit Organizations about Practical Financial Management done through Development Pioneers Company for Consultations for The Palestinian NGOs Network-PNGO
? Conducting training courses for Non-Profit Organizations about Practical Financial Management for Financial Managers done through Development Pioneers Company for Consultations for The Palestinian NGOs Network-PNGO
? Conducting training courses for Municipalities about Financial Analysis for Financial Managers done through Birzeit University for MDLF
? Conducting training courses for Municipalities about Cost Accounting Analysis for Financial Managers done through Birzeit University for MDLF
? Conducting training courses for Municipalities about Advanced Accounting for Financial Managers done through Birzeit University for MDLF
? Assist in performing an institutional appraisal for the Municipalities for 35 municipalities through House of Palestinian Expertise for Consultancies & Studies Company, showing areas of weakness and strength using participatory approaches and identify the approaches of sustainability for the Municipalities’ mission and goals done through MDLF for Capacity Building at LGCBP.
? Conducting training courses for Municipalities about Accounting for Non-Accountants done through Birzeit University for MDLF.
? Conducting training course about How to Write Finance and Admin Policies and Procedures (A Guide to Writing Effective and User-Friendly Policies and Procedures) done through Dar el Khebra Consultancy Firm.
? Developing the finance and accounting rules and guidelines manual for the Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU). This manual was covering the common accounting requirements and practices and the purpose of this manual is to provide information and guidelines concerning water utility management, accounting, and financial management functions to be used by the CMWU. This manual was arranged to cover: (accounting and internal control procedures; chart of accounts; budget and budgetary control; purchasing system (Procurement); accounting reports; effective cash management; inventory management; fixed assets management; computer systems; incentives; ect).
? Developing Terms of Reference for the procurement of a new integrated financial management system for the Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU).
? Developing the purchasing system policies manual for the Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU). This manual was covering the common procurement requirements and practices and the purpose of this manual is to provide information and guidelines concerning water utility procurement functions to be used by the CMWU.
? Developing the employee handbook for the Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU). This handbook was developed to describe some of the expectations of CMWU employees and to outline the policies, programs, and benefits available to eligible employees.
? Assist in performing an institutional appraisal for the Municipalities as a pilot study for 8 municipalities, showing areas of weakness and strength using participatory approaches and identify the approaches of sustainability for the Municipalities’ mission and goals done through MDLF for Capacity Building at LGCBP.
? Conducting training courses for Municipalities about Asset Management done through Bair Zait University for MDLF.
? Conducting an operational and managerial audit of Ard el Insan organization through Near East Consulting Co. Jerusalem. The main aim of this evaluation is to make recommendation that will be use to develop the existing system, policies and forms adopted in AEI, and prepare a training plan adapted to the needs of AEI staff and board of directors.
? Conducting private hospitals assessment study report through Industrial Development (ID) Consulting Co. Nablus.
? Developing and implementing of an existing financial system for the Palestinian hotel association – Gaza through Dar el Khebra Consulting Co.
? Conducting an operational and managerial audit of Ministry of Transportation through Industrial Development (ID) Consulting Co. Nablus.
? Conducting an operational and managerial audit of Ministry of Culture through Industrial Development (ID) Consulting Co. Nablus.
? Developing the finance and accounting rules and guidelines manual for different NGO’s. This manual was covering the common accounting requirements and practices and the purpose of this manual is to provide information and guidelines concerning NGO management, accounting, and financial management functions to be used by the NGO’s. This manual was done through ADF Consultancy firm supported by USAID.
? Developing the purchasing system policies manual for different NGO’s. This manual was covering the common procurement requirements and practices.
? Developing the finance and accounting rules and guidelines manual for Al Hadad Manufacturing Co. This manual was covering the common accounting requirements and practices and the purpose of this manual is to provide information and guidelines concerning manufacturing management, accounting, and financial management functions to be used by the Al Hadad Manufacturing Co. This manual was done through DAI Consulting Co. Ramallah.
? Developing the purchasing system policies manual for Al Hadad Manufacturing Co. This manual was covering the common procurement requirements and practices. This manual was done through DAI Consulting Co. Ramallah.
? Developing the finance and accounting rules and guidelines manual for Palestinian Hotel Association / Gaza Governorates. This manual was done through DAI Consulting Co. Ramallah.
? Developing the finance and accounting rules and guidelines manual for Jump Start Non-Profit organization. This manual was covering the common accounting requirements and practices and the purpose of this manual is to provide information and guidelines concerning NGO management, accounting, and financial management functions to be used by the NGO’s. This manual was arranged to cover: (accounting and internal control procedures; chart of accounts; budget and budgetary control; purchasing system (Procurement); accounting reports; effective cash management; inventory management; fixed assets management; computer systems; incentives; ect).
? Developing training courses about Capacity Building Program for Project Management Units within Public Sector Institutions & Non Governmental Organizations through Dar el Khebra Consultancy firm funded by CHF.
? Conducting training courses at Ministry of Planning and Cooperation about Budget and Finance systems through Industrial Development (ID) Consulting Co. Nablus.
? Perform an institutional appraisal for the NGO, showing areas of weakness’ and strengths using participatory approaches to large extent. through Industrial Development (ID) Consulting Co. Nablus.
? Assist in performing an evaluation for Ministry of ex-political prisoners through Massar Consulting Firm
? Assist the Palestine Special Olympics (PSO) in developing a fund raising plan for 3 to 5 years, and identify with the PSO staff approaches of sustainability for the PSO’s mission and Goals through Industrial Development (ID) Consulting Co. Nablus.
? Prepare the Project Planning Matrix (PPM) for Palestine Special Olympics (PSO) Rafah (Sport Project) through Industrial Development (ID) Consulting Co. Nablus.
? Produce a Proper financial Vouchering System for Wood Industrial Union (WIU) Gaza including training courses for implementation the system through DAI Consulting Co. Ramallah.
? Establish accounting and budgeting system manual based on NGO’s requirements for Wood Industrial Union (WIU) Gaza through DAI Consulting Co. Ramallah.
? Developing the purchasing system policies manual for Wood Industrial Union (WIU) Gaza. This manual was done through DAI Consulting Co. Ramallah
? Develop and Enhance the Environment of Internal Controls system for Wood Industrial Union (WIU) Gaza through DAI Consulting Co. Ramallah.
? Coordinator for Developing Rafah Municipality Central Market Project through Palestinian Consultants Group (PALCON).
? Conducting a Social Survey the Study on Sewerage Development Plan for Kan Younis Area through Palestinian Consultants Group (PALCON).
? Conducting workshop at UNDP under the title Costing Methods and Techniques in Manufacturing through DAI Consulting Co. Ramallah.
? Team Member of performing study to assess and make a scientific judgment regarding establishing a plastic recycling plant in the Gaza Strip through UNDP Business Development Center
? Rreview, improve and develop the financial management system (Financial and cost system) for Al Arousa company Gaza through UNDP Business Development Center.
? Perform a review of the financial management systems, recommend improvements to the existing systems and prepare an overhead proposal for Abdel Nabi Company Gaza through UNDP Business Development Center.
? Perform a review of the financial management systems; recommend improvements to the existing systems for the PAMA Company in Hebron through UNDP Business Development Center
? Prepare Finance Manual for Mushtaha Company in Gaza and assess the computer financial software requirements of the company through UNDP Business Development Center.
? Assist in preparing a feasibility study for establishing several companies through Consultancy Firms.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
? City University, London (MBA) - 1998
? Ain Shams University, Cairo (BA) – 1982
? American Institute of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) – 2009
? American Certified Management Consultant’s License (CMC) - 1996
? British Certified Management Consultant’s License (CMC) - 1996
? British Certified Financial Accountant’s License (FFA) – 1991

TRAINING
July 2009 Rehabilitation and Research Centre (RCT/IRCT) Denmark
International Financial Management Seminar
Dec 1997 Rehabilitation and Research Centre (RCT/IRCT) Denmark
International Administration Seminar
June 1995 City University, London England
Financial and Investment Management as part of the
Euro-Palestinian Management Development Programme
May 1995 Granada University, Granada Spain
General Management as part of the Euro-Palestinian
Management Development Programme
June 1992 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Jerusalem
Business Consultation and Negotiations Skills conducted
By Management of Development and Associates, USA
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