Finance executive, CFO, FD, interim management.


Last Updated: 4th July 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
Poland

E-mail
Locked

Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English, Polish, Russian

Summary

Senior finance professional who successfully executed finance roles within international organisations on a group, regional and country levels in permanent and interim roles.
A proven hands on leader of finance function: managed multi-cultural teams, developed finance functions and executed improvements of controls and processes.
Delivers the first class financial planning and reporting - has a deep knowledge of accounting standards and strong technical skills.
Solid track record of expat assignments in Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Poland.

Education

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in UK
ACCA

   Jan 2000
— Mar 2002

Warsaw School of Economics
Master in Finance and Banking

   Sep 1993
— Sep 1998

Experience

Resources Global Professional (Netherlands)
Interim Finance Manager

   Sep 2017
— Current

Acted as a finance professional to deliver solutions in complex situations and turnarounds:

Turkey / e-business
Prepared a transformation plan after PE acquisition and change of company’s management.
Advised on implementation of internal controls and reporting improvements.

Poland / international printing house
Member of a corporate audit team - compliance audit of Polish and Russian operations.

Poland /international educational services
Restatement of tax filling and statutory reporting for 5 years.

Tech Data
CFO / Poland

   Sep 2013
— Aug 2017

Full financial responsibility, restructuring and implementation of new strategy.
Key achievements include:
Finance organisation transformation:
- developed financial reporting compliant with the company’s requirements (US GAAP and IFRS),
- introduced Financial Planning - budgets, forecasts and bi-weekly estimates,
improved processes and implemented internal controls (incl. SOX),
- recruited, trained and developed new finance team.
Driver of productivity improvement and portfolio optimisation which included margins management, organisational restructuring and cash flow improvement.
Optimised international tax and capital structure - transfer pricing, thin capitalisation.
Handled audits, managed compliance function, responsible for all company’s legal matters.

independent contractor, Impact Executives (UK)
interim CFO / Russia, Ukraine

   Jan 2011
— Aug 2013

Interim CFO in Ukraine, Russia and Poland, specific project include:

FMCG / Ukraine
Developed a central finance function compliant with corporate standards after acquisition of local production companies for the holding compan.

International production group / Russia
Designed and implemented new reporting and planning systems for the group of manufacturing and distribution companies (Russian GAAP and IFRS).
Implemented tax optimisation in Russian organisation.
Solved retention issues in finance department, recruited and trained new CFO.

Sandoz a Novartis group
CFO / Ukraine

   Sep 2008
— Aug 2010

Managed financial reporting and planning.
Conducted business reviews with regional management.
Introduced effective cost controls measures and commercial resource allocation principles.
Designed and implemented internal control procedures.
Managed implementation of ERP.

Novartis
Head Asset Management / Switzerland

   May 2007
— Aug 2008

M&A of targeted pharmaceutical companies – managed equity purchase/sell negotiations, valuations and due diligences.
Maintained relationships with banks and Venture Capital Funds.
Forecasted impact of foreign exchange changes on consolidated financial statements.

Novartis
Head FP&A CEE / Switzerland

   May 2004
— Apr 2007

Prepared and executed the finance function for Central Eastern Europe with control over 13 European countries’ financial operations, span of control included regular business reviews, management of financial matters, and investment appraisals.
Planned, reviewed and controlled the countries’ budgets. Prepared the regional consolidated budgets, allocated the resources between the countries and business units.
Developed finance function in the countries: recruitment, training, professional development, succession planning.

Novartis
Finance Manager / Poland

   Dec 1999
— Apr 2004

Built new Business Unit’s finance organisation after a group’s spin off.
Implemented new reporting and forecasting tools.
Set up a regional finance function for Poland, Czech Republic and Russia.

Ernst & Young (EY)
Senior Consultant / Poland

   Mar 1998
— Nov 1999

Business valuations.
Feasibility studies.
Due diligence.

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