CFO Chief Financial Officer, Board member, Regional Controller, Project Manager ICS available

CFO Chief Financial Officer, Board member, Regional Controller, Project Manager ICS

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  • 8708 Männedorf Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MBA, BSBA, Business Economist
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | French (Limited professional) | Spanish (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 19.09.2019
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SKILLS
Senior Finance Manager (and Member of the Board) with more than 20 years’ experience in the national and international sector. Strategic and operational activities in large groups and companies in the industries aluminum, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, packaging, cement and building materials and IT. In-depth education as a business economist and MBA in international management. Strong focus on process implementation, restructuring and organizational efficiency.

Has extensive experience in finance, controlling and reporting (including IFRS and US GAAP), financial statements for stock listed companies, consolidation, treasury (debt restructuring), tax, strategic business planning, shared service centers, Internal control system (ICS), procurement,  warehouses, insurance and information technology (IT). Successful development and introduction of group-wide management tool MIS and group consolidation. Consulting on the execution as well as valuation of important acquisitions (M & A) and investments / CAPEX, sales transaction of operating company, as coach in process improvement, internal control system (ICS), establishment of a new finance organization, foundation of a pension fund, cost reduction program, realignment of the IT area, establishment of shared service centers, balance sheet restructuring, restructuring of group and subsidiary capital and repatriation, development of new service fee contract worldwide, project management, SAP Access profile initiative administration and enforcement of insurance claims, administration and collection of financial and tax claims (VAT) as well as troubleshooting management.

Demonstrated by temporary assignments in different countries, the competence and experience to adjust to new things within a short time:
- Immediate takeover of the day-to-day business
- First analyzes: setting priorities
- Familiarize and adapt to the legal conditions
- Assess strengths and weaknesses of the team
- Adapt to the respective business and country culture
- Communicate in different languages German, English, Spanish, French and Russian (basic knowledge)

Strengths: Leadership, strategic thinking, analytical, goal- and solution-oriented. Communication at different levels as well as quick integration into working- and country-cultures.
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 07/2017 - 08/2019

    • Holcim Group Support Ltd.
    • >10.000 employees
    • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Head IT Finance
    • Member of the IT management
    • Strategic restructuring of the IT organization
    • Executing a cost reduction program
    • Connecting link between global IT and shared service centers 
    • Initiation of a new reporting tool and dashboard
    • Defining a new group wide IT service pricing model to strengthen the management of the Group service charges
    • Elaboration of a new accounting manual for IT cost
    • Supervising monthly Accounting of Corporate IT cost, Consolidation and Analysis of global IT spend reporting
    • Initiating a new reporting for IT Finance to raise transparency
    • Directing thestrategicfinancial planning, target setting, project costing, budgeting process as well as forecasting in the overall context of Globalization of IT Function. (Global IT Budget operational budget)
    • Analysis of deviations to support operational efficiency and value creation 
    • Validation of IT investments/CAPEX

  • 07/2015 - 06/2017

    • Holcim Colombia S.A. Bogotá, Colombia
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Chief Financial Officer
    • Cost reduction program to enhance profitability
    • Restarting / directing the finance department and restructuring of the balance sheet
    • Operational management of treasury, controlling & reporting, tax and insurance, procurement, warehousing and information technology (IT)
    • Defining with the management team the strategic direction (as well as for the subsidiaries)
    • Participation in the execution and financing of the investment / CAPEX into a new grinding station
    • Annual review of strategic opportunities and risks
    • Reinforcing compliance with corporate governance requirements, local tax, local and international (IFRS GAAP) standards, as well as Group – and internal control ICS standards
    • Creation of 3-year, budget and regular forecast planning as well as credit and cash flow forecasting
    • Ensuring an economic credit policy that balances the growth with the corporate risk
    • Leading process optimization to improve efficiency
    • Development of simplified transactions payment system and cash pooling

  • 05/2011 - 06/2015

    • Holcim El Salvador SA de CV., San Salvador, El Salvador
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Chief Financial Officer
    • Foundation of a pension fund
    • Optimization of share equity in the daughter companies and consolidated level of the 15 group companies 
    • Restructuring of shareholder’s equity and Repatriation of group funds 
    • Restructuring during the setting up of regional service centers
    • Responsible for the successful negotiation, finalization as well as completion of the sales transaction of an operating group company 
    • Managing and enforcing of insurance claims 
    • Cost reduction program
    • Operational management of treasury, controlling & reporting, tax and insurance, strategic procurement, warehousing and information technology (IT)
    • Defining with management team the strategic direction (as well as for the subsidiaries)
    • Annual review of strategic opportunities and risks
    • Creation of 3-year, budget and regular forecast planning as well as credit and cash flow forecasting
    • Leading process optimization to improve efficiency

  • 05/2010 - 04/2011

    • Holcim Group Support Ltd. Zurich, Switzerland
    • >10.000 employees
    • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Assistant to the Group CFO
    • Carry-out project leadership
    • Preparing ad hoc presentations
    • Providing support on corporate governance issues
    • Improvement of the ICS Internal Control System in Europe
    • Ensuring "unqualified audit opinion" from the external auditor in connection with ICS 

  • 10/2009 - 04/2010

    • Holcim Philippines Ltd, Manila, The Philippines
    • 1000-5000 employees
    • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Chief Financial Officer
    • Troubleshooting Management and realignment of the finance department
    • Development of a new tax directive
    • Operational management of treasury, controlling & reporting, tax and insurance, strategic procurement, warehousing and information technology (IT)
    • Defining with management team the strategic direction (as well as for the subsidiaries)
    • Annual review of strategic opportunities and risks
    • Reinforcing compliance with corporate governance requirements, local tax, local and international (IFRS GAAP) standards, as well as Group – and internal control ICS standards
    • Creation of 3-year, budget and regular forecast planning as well as credit and cash flow forecasting
    • Leading process optimization to improve efficiency

  • 11/2006 - 09/2009

    • Holcim Group Support Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland
    • >10.000 employees
    • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Reg. Project Manager ICS
    • Regional project management with the aim to meet all corporate governance requirements
    • Ensure "unqualified audit opinion" from external auditor in connection with ICS (Internal Control System) in Canada, USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina and Chile
    • Development and documentation of business processes using VISIO and ARIS
    • Definition of the project scope with regard to IT applications together with the group companies 
    • Integration of internal controls in ERP; i.e. in SAP and as consolidation tool EC-CS  
    • Advice on all issues relating to processes and the internal control system, including corporate governance, segregation of duties, business processes, ELC, BPC and IT controls
    • Review of project progress (budget, status report, project phases)
    • Assessment of segregation of duties conflicts in SAP with VIRSA
    • Assisting in a new SAP Access profile initiative
    • Supporting locally the local ICS teams and service centers in planning and implementing the project
    • Organizing regional Learn & Share Workshops
    • Preparation of the sustainability and transfer of the processes from the project mode to the daily routine
    • Participation in the local Project Steering Committees 
    • To be the first point of contact for the local teams (in Spanish and English)
    • Support the local Group companies with regard to the design of processes and ICS controls
    • Managing and sharing best practices regionally, including collecting, discussing and documenting best practices 
    • Moderating regional telephone conferences to expand technical know-how and facilitate cooperation between regional IT Service Centers and Group companies
    • coordination and promotion of communication between stakeholders (team members, internal and external auditors, etc.)
    • Regular update in the EXCO (Executive Committee) and local management on project topics 
    • Writing professional articles

  • 03/2004 - 10/2006

    • Alpha Cement Group, Moscow, Russia
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Chief Financial Officer
    • Establishment of the Corporate Finance function in Russia
    • Hiring of new employees
    • Development and implementation of a new service fee contract in Russia
    • Debt restructuring and balance sheet optimization
    • Management and collection of financial - and tax receivables
    • Operational management of treasury, controlling & reporting, tax and insurance, and information technology (IT)
    • Definition with management team the strategic direction (as well as for the subsidiaries)
    • Annual review of strategic opportunities and risks
    • Reinforcing compliance with corporate governance requirements, local tax, local and international (IFRS GAAP) standards, as well as Group – and internal control ICS standards
    • Creation of 3-year, budget and regular forecast planning as well as credit and cash flow forecasting
    • Ensuring an economic credit policy that balances the growth with the corporate risk
    • Leading process optimization
    • Development of simplified transactions payment system and cash pooling
    • Optimization of efficient and effective information applications
    • Relationship with the main creditors / banks / public authorities

  • 02/2000 - 02/2004

    • Holcim Group Support Ltd. Zurich, Switzerland
    • >10.000 employees
    • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Regional Controller
    • Support of the local subsidiaries in financial topics: Italy, Spain (EMEA), Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria 
    • Business analyses of group companies 
    • Completion of managerial business tasks (operational controlling)
    • Preparation and participation in quarterly meetings with Management Region Europe
    • Assessment of performance and suggestions for improvement measures
    • Acting as sparring partner for the executive committee member and local management 
    • Proactive participation in the planning process (strategic and tactical) with objectives settings
    • Executing Hyperion checks and assuring the quality of all financial statements, as well as editing comments on results, risks and improvements
    • Preparation and evaluation of the basic documents for important decisions
    • Execution of analysis for M&A investment decisions; including M&A Due Diligence
    • Participation in feasibility studies of investments/CAPEX
    • Support in post-merger integration of newly acquired companies
    • Departmental responsibility for the Manufacturing Performance Reviewin the cement plants throughout the Group
    • Supporting the Group companies and their project teams in the introduction of Holcim accounting and reporting standards (IFRS , GAAP) 
    • Introduction of best practices in the Group companies
    • Moderator at Management Seminar, Senior Management Program and Plant Manager Forum

  • 01/1989 - 01/2000

    • algroup ag, (Alusuisse Lonza), Zurich, Switzerland
    • >10.000 employees
    • Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Group Controller
    • Successful development and introduction of Group-wide management tool and consolidation by means of FDC (Financial DataControl)
    • Implementation of group-wide training courses for the consolidation application FDC
    • Participation in the monthly and annual consolidation and analysis process 
    • Assisting in the preparation of the annual report for shareholder’s meeting
    • Preparation, execution and publication of the annual report "al Europe B.V.". 
    • Assistance in international merger negotiations and extensive restructuring measures, including preparation of IFRS for US GAAP accounting (Interim financial reports)
    • Analyses of the Group companies 
    • Responsible for Group investment reporting 
    • Collaboration in budget and strategy planning 
    • Responsible for Group-wide monitoring of monthly EVA (Economic Value Added) Management Instruments
    • Carrying-out special business ad hoc tasks

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