Arnel Ortega is a Filipino professional accountant accepted as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in July 2019. Prior to his membership, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Philippines and an ACCA Certified Accounting Technician (CAT). He is also a Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CLSSYB).
He is currently working as Senior Accounting Supervisor at Almarai Company located in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is responsible for leading the support services finance team. The team is responsible in handling transactions that support the whole Almarai company across GCC countries. His main responsibilities are preparing 5-year plan and annual budget, managing overhead expenses for the support services division which includes monthly reporting of the divisional expenses to the management, overseeing the fixed assets management and mentoring colleagues. He is also the point person in the division for the process improvements, reviewing existing policies and procedures to align and implementation of new accounting standards.
Prior joining Almarai in 2015, he worked as Accounting Supervisor in a German Company InteraDent (2014 – 2015), Fixed Assets Accountant for Johnson & Johnson North America operations (2012 – 2014) and Financial Analyst at San Miguel Corporation in the Philippines (2009 -2012).
He earned his degree Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Wesleyan University-Philippines in 2008. He is a former scholar of Papaya Residents of East Coast America (PRECA, Inc.) in the United States of America that helped him to finish his study and earned CPA designation in 2008. As a way of giving back, he is now part of the alumni association of PRECA that currently supporting 2 students fulfilling their dreams. More than the financial support that they are giving to them, mentorship and sharing their own personal experience is a big help to them to work hard in their studies.
As a mentor, he can offer his 12 years of experience as a professional and his own experiences while still and the university and what motivates him to pursue ACCA in 2016 in addition to his CPA designation. He can also share tips in time management especially those working students to successfully pass the exam while performing well and deliver in their own jobs.
Accounting Manager | Almarai Company (Saudi Arabia)