SAMIR EL MAHDAOUI | 610-308-1535 | Norristown, PA 19401

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Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis Manager


An experienced Sr. Financial Analyst and Budget Manager, with comprehensive skills in budget & forecast model building, financial analysis, contribution margin analysis, new product launch, business process engineering, supply chain management, and development of sound business solutions.


Core Competencies

  • Budget planning & modeling across multiple unites and multiple countries
  • Financial reporting, forecasting and ad hoc analysis
  • Cost accounting analysis, contribution margin and profit margin Analysis
  • RFP management, including building requirements, tender analysis, contracts & statement of work negotiations & full execution
  • New product launch, with development of financial and non-financial metrics
  • Supply Chain management and process mapping
  • 2013 Presidential Achievement Award winner (The highest award in the company recognizing top performers throughout 12 months)


Professional Experience

C3i an HCL Technology Company – King of Prussia, PA                                                     June 2015 to Present

Sr. Financial Analyst – Manager of Business Financial Analysis for the Enterprise unit

  • Lead the integration of newly acquired business unit by developing an integrated financial budget; spearhead the planning, forecasting and reporting of the first-year budget
  • Built client margin P&Ls to be used as month to month dashboard for client managers
  • Created, implemented, and maintain a revenue forecast model designed for accurate monthly revenue forecast & change monitoring
  • Establish and maintain client P&Ls, including rolling 12 month forecast numbers, to visualize the health of the accounts, and highlight any issues to the current operations’ levers to maintain the margins desired
  • Work with Account Managers & Directors to set a process for continuous data communication, including live forecasting, by setting scheduled dates as well as standard templates
  • Provide monthly Department P&Ls, including actuals, forecast, trend analysis, headcount analysis, OT & temp labor analysis, as well as recommendations to stay on budget


Hibu  Corp (formerly Yellowbook Corp) – King of Prussia, PA                               January 2005 to May 2015

Sr. Manager of Manufacturing Budgets & Invoicing, August 2008 to May 2015

  • Spearheaded forming a team that piloted managed and grew a new portfolio of products
  • Succeeded in increasing the new portfolio contribution margin from 0% in 2009 to 12% by 2013
  • Successfully led a portfolio of new products launch, delivering cost comparisons and contribution margin analysis (CM), cost accounting processes, setting up products specs and distribution channels ranging from Web platforms, USPS, FedEx & hand delivery. Reduced total cost/unit by 30% from inception to 3th year cycle
  • Built budget/forecast models for all Direct Mail products, with advanced excel tracking tools, using advanced formulas, multiple layered pivot tables, nested “if statements” and graphs
  • Managed manufacturing operations and supply chain functionalities for all Direct Mail & Magazines
  • Shortened the delivery time from 5 days to 3 days from plant to consumer
  • Managed RFP (Request for price) and price comparison analysis
  • Managed daily vendors’ relations, contracts negotiations and statement of work (SoW) execution
  • Provided financial analysis support to AVP, COO and different head of departments as requested


Manager – Quality & Process, February 2008 to August 2008

  • Managed 3 Process & System Analysts
  • Responsible for developing an array of financial analysis and process solutions based on system functionalities and requirements
  • Coordinated with direct reports the initiation, investigation and approval of process changes based on added value, time efficiency and any cost vs. benefit analysis available
  • Established a weekly call and a centralized data bank to coordinate and optimize the management of communication, the recording of mile stones for multiple projects, touching numerous new products: such as Websites, Direct Mail, and Group Buying
  • Worked with Process Analysts to gather requirements, design new or improve on existing processes, using Visio, Power Point and Excel sheets
  • Worked closely with operational departments’ heads to ensure zero downtime during transition from piloting to full scale production, by implementing pilot phasing strategies, and headcount management tools


Senior Financial Analyst, January 2005 to February 2008

  • Supported numerous executives by delivering meaningful financial analysis and ad hoc analysis that can easily be translated into executive decisions; Partnered with Customer Service, Distribution, Billing and Collections for headcount analysis, budgets vs. actual analysis, period closing entries, etc
  • Supported RFP and price submission analysis
  • Provided financial reporting, trends and reforecast reports
  • Deliver cost comparison and Contribution Margin analysis (CM)
  • Prepare and submit all month end entries, accruals and reconciliations
  • Provided on demand financial analysis to AVP, COO and different head of departments



Ecole Le CAP Business & Banking – Morocco/Patronage Ecole LE CAP Lausanne Switzerland – 1997

  • BS. in Finance/Banking

Bucks County Community College – Newtown PA 2000-2004

  • AA Business Administration

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