Daldabanyan - Operations Manager - Yerevan, Armenia

Mariam Daldabanyan

Yerevan, Armenia


Operations Manager


Finance Management, Human Resources, Accounting, Procurement, Grants and Subcontract Management, Administration, Budgeting, Cost Analysis

Work History

Finance Officer, EU Advisory Group to the Republic of Armenia Project

United Nations Development Program

March 2011 - April 2014

Responsible for effective delivery of financial services, transparent utilization of financial resources and management of the EUAG administrative team on human resources, procurement and logistical services, ICT in compliance with UNDP Rules and Regulations. Analyze and interpret the financial rules and regulations and providing solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues pertaining to the project.


Research Triangle Institute NPC

February 2011 - May 2011

Completion of tasks related to close out of RTI registration and bank accounts with local authorities.

Senior Director, Finance and Administration, USAID

Research Triangle Institute NPC

January 2010 - February 2011

|NOVA 2 Project
Provide oversight and control of 1.3 million one-year USAID-funded project finance and admin processes and ensure that project budget projections, expenditure, tracking and reporting are in accordance with USAID requirements, procedures and practices.
Oversee project inventory functions, property management and procurement including bidding, cost-comparisons, and customs' clearance.
Prepare and submit monthly and annual financial reports for HQ. Control over the tax, accounting and HR procedures per Armenian government tax laws and Labor Codes. Coordinate with Program Manager and Program Administrator at HQs to assure that all financial and admin matters are communicated and activities comply with the provisions of the contract and USAID regulations. Coordinate project start up and close out activities.

Director for Finance and Administration, USAID

Emerging Markets Group

December 2004 - December 2009

|NOVA Project
Provided oversight and control of 8.3 million five-year USAID-funded project financial and administrative systems and reporting in compliance with USAID and RA laws and regulations. Managed the overall provision of HR services and policies. Performed budget planning, modifications and expenditures control. Coordinated procurement, property management and inventory functions. Prepared monthly and annual financial reports for HQ and other documents per donor requirements. Controlled the tax and accounting procedures of the program in Yerevan and Regional Office. Supervised multidisciplinary staff.

Director for Finance and Administration, NGO Strengthening Program

World Learning

March 2002 - December 2004

Provided oversight and control of $6.5 million project financial and administrative systems and reporting in compliance with USAID and Armenian government laws and regulations. Established grant financial file management system of Grants programs.

Performed budget planning, modifications and expenditures control and provided budget status reports on progress of various programs. Prepared monthly and annual financial reports for HQ and other documents as required by the Cooperative Agreement with USAID. Controlled over the Grants finance monitoring, tax, accounting procedures of the program in Yerevan and four Regional Offices. Supervised Accountant/Office Manager & Cashier.

Accountant/Office Manager, NGO Strengthening Program

December 2000 - March 2002

Ensured NSP program administrative and financial procedures are in full compliance with Armenian laws and regulations. Maintained General Ledger and produced annual and monthly financial reports. Prepared tax and social security calculations, reports for Armenian Tax and Social Security authorities. Processed staff payroll, draw up contracts, lease and employment agreements. Assisted grant set-up with grantees, with accounting and report preparation as necessary, reviewed grant finance reports for form and accuracy. Oversaw Regional Offices accounts and office administrative staff.

Cost Conversion Consultant, Armenian Enterprise Accounting Reform Project

Sibley International

February 2000 - October 2000

Prepared standard Cost Calculation Model for different operations. Provided and prepared cost conversion process methodology. Provided cost accounting conversion to private enterprises. Prepared training materials and organization of Cost Accounting Conversion training course for Armenian auditors and enterprise accountants. Consulted on Managerial Finance issues.

Financial Conversion Consultant, Armenian Enterprise Accounting Reform Project

June 1999 - February 2000

Developed and implemented of the New Chart of Accounts complying with International Accounting Standards. Assisted private enterprises to convert to an IAS based accounting system. Adapted course materials on conversion methodology from old to new IAS-based accounting system. Prepared training materials and conducted training on the Armenian National Accounting Standards for Armenian auditors and enterprise accountants. Researched accounting software capabilities and applications in order to help promote the computerization of the accounting function in Armenian private enterprises.

Finance Coordinator/Senior Accountant

Pharmatech DE/GlaxoWellcome

May 1998 - June 1999

Prepared monthly & yearly financial reports for HQs. Prepared annual budgets with proposed income and expenses, followed by monthly reporting and evaluation of company performance. Provided cost accounting analysis for the production process of the company's product lines. Monitored and reported on consignment stock. Prepared staff payroll and income tax calculations. Managed Sales and Purchase Ledgers.

Office Coordinator

Bristol-Myers Squibb

April 1997 - May 1998

Participated in the development and implementation of marketing for pharmaceuticals.

Research Associate, Center for Business Research and Development

American University of Armenia

January 1997 - May 1997

Undertook and oversaw business projects conducted by the center, market research and analysis, cost analysis, feasibility analysis of business projects, business plan development.

Research Assistant

Extension Program

Planned, developed, and conducted training evaluations. Designed and analyzed evaluation forms and questionnaires of the program trainings. Controlled and processed database filing system. Analyzed qualitative and quantitative data. Prepared final evaluation reports.

Instructor of Computer Science

Secondary School

Trained school students in basic computer skills, operation system structure, characteristics, types and presentations of algorithms, the structure of Basic programming language.

Qualifications & Certifications

Accounting and Finance

American University of Armenia, College of Business and Management

Management Information Systems

Yerevan Polytechnic Institute

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