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Summary

My objective is an inspiring management position in a dynamic company where I can leverage my experiences, my analytical abilities and teamwork skills. My believe is that linking business processes and collaborating cross-functionally results in the best added value to the business as a whole. In this context, I’m eager to continuously develop my knowledge and skills. I have: A Master degree in Business Economics (Handelsingenieur at KU Leuven) and 20+ years of working experience in the Banking, Services and Pharmaceutical industry. As a result I have a strong basis to work in different types of companies. In the last year I also got involved in the world of start-ups. Several experiences in Finance roles (accounting, controlling & reporting – SAP,TM1, webbased data warehouse, Navision, Winbooks, IFRS, BEGAAP), combined with project management, analyst, audit and consultancy roles. An analytical mind, a high learning agility and curiosity to understand the “why” of what we do (besides the what and how), the capacity to quickly structure and understand complex situations and handle large amounts of data. I am: A well organised, assertive, driven and dedicated person with good communication skills in English, French, German and Dutch. Used to adapt to different professional and cultural environments (different countries and types of companies), and to work cross-functionally (finance, legal, sales & marketing, procurement, business development, R&D, manufacturing, supply chain). Context to be taken into consideration: My “Dynamic” career evolution results from several international moves with the family (2000-2003 to the Netherlands, 2008-2012 to Switzerland).

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Looking for a new opportunity
    Since December 2016
    Looking for a new opportunity where I can use my analytical skills, my eagerness to learn, my drive to stimulate people to work together to get more overall and though through solutions and added value to the business.

  • Co Investor
    Since May 2015
    Uest (company name) is a Belgian start up company, combining state of the art technology to provide a unique solution (Zembro bracelet and app) that enables elderly people to continue to live independently, while still securing a permanent non-intrusive link to their families. I have been involved behind the scenes in the search for distribution possibilities.

Past Experience

  • Sabbatical to support my teenagers after reintegration in Belgian system
    January 2016 --- November 2016

  • Business Planning and Analysis (controller) - interim
    December 2014 --- May 2015
    Business Planner and Analyst reporting to the CFO of Novartis Oncology Belgium. In charge of month end closing activities, process improvements, updating master data SAP, financial integration of acquired business, cost allocation analysis.

  • Analyst Manager Hospital
    January 2015 --- January 2015
    - Business Planner & Analyst for Hospital, Bio pharmaceuticals & Oncology Business (monthly closing, analysis of profitability, updating sales force tool, performance reporting, management reporting, calculation of two-yearly set of credit notes, improvement of processes) - Back-up for the Business Planner & Analyst of Retail (Group Controller); - Price & Rebate maintenance for the retail and hospital business; - Tender management in hospital business; - Act as liaison for X-divisional projects (including providing finance input for preparation of business cases).

  • Head accountant / Controller
    July 2013 --- November 2014
    Organize the business continuity and the reorganization of the finance department of the Belgian Farmer's Employer Organization.

  • Senior Business and Planning Analyst Manager Technical Operations
    May 2011 --- June 2012
    In context of a major group-wide Manufacturing Rationalization Project: - Project Office BPA: preparation of Novartis Group consolidated Project Financials (Budget, Actuals, 5-year StratPlan) for Steering Committee, Finance Leadership and CEO Meeting. - For Pharma Division: Reporting and Analysis of consolidated financials (budget, actuals, latest estimates (LE), 5-year Stratplan), and overall controlling tasks (a.o. compliance guidelines preparation). - Financial partner for workstream "steriles" (cross-divisional alignment on financials, guidance in preparation of new business case. etc..)

  • Senior Business Planning Analyst External Collaborations
    June 2010 --- May 2011
    - Prepare Budget, LE, Actual and 5-year Stratplan for royalties and purchase prices (yearly budget USD 1 bln). Pointed to a USD 30 mln savingsopportunity for one specific product. - Review of new contracts on royalties terms & conditions; monitoring existing contracts as financial partner of Business Development & Licenses. - Cross-functional collaboration (Legal, Patent Attorneys, Business Development & Licenses, Tax). - Communicate with external partners; contact person external auditor. - Improve/streamline accounting and reporting processes (a.o. in context of new contracts).

  • Business Planning Analyst External Collaborations
    October 2009 --- May 2010
    - Prepare Budget, monthly Latest Estimates for the year and Actual Financials of profit split alliances, and supply price deals. - Communication with external partners (mainly pharmaceutical companies). - Cross-functional contacts (Development, Procurement, Legal, Business Development & Licenses). - Review of accounting definitions manual. - Other ad hoc financial analyses, set up database containing complete terms and conditions of existing collaboration agreements. - Special project: review of divestment process from a financial reporting and accounting point of view.

  • Internal Auditor
    April 2004 --- March 2008
    - Plan and proceed Financial and Operational audits: * Defining scope and focus of the audit. * Conduct audits based on interviews/reviewing data: analysis of processes/data, evaluation of risks, analysis of financial data concerning accuracy and consistency, assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls, ensure compliance with applicable laws/regulations, economic analysis of the company, etc. * Develop recommendations for improvement / cost savings. * Report audit results to management and the audited unit. - Guide the organizations by providing them with overall information notes/papers on company law, accounting and other economic/business matters.

  • Project Manager International Credits, Risk department
    July 1999 --- April 2000
    In context of Basel II requirements, the bank set up a project to automatically generate credit ratings. For the international sight, I was detached to cooperate, took responsibility of the sub-project international credits.

  • International Credit Advisor
    April 1993 --- June 1999
    Assessment (risk/structure/reward) of credit proposals (from SME credits, over MBO's, project financing, syndicated credits) from international branches. Reports were input for the respective credit committees to base their decisions on. Responsible for US- and UK-credit proposals. Coach to advisors of the Dutch KBC-branch. Train young trainees and new advisers.

  • Analyst international corporates
    March 1990 --- March 1993
    Assessment of international corporates in view of probable credit relationship, with assignment of a credit rating (comparable to Moody's and S&P), based on the annual reports, external data on the sector/company (internet, published information, internal databases). Special tasks: preparation of manuals regarding analysis of international companies, valuation of companies.,

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Internal AuditFinanceFinancial AnalysisFinancial ReportingmanagementProject FinanceBusiness AnalysisForecastingPharmaceutical IndustryFinancial AuditsProject Financials ReportingProject Status ReportingFinancial PartnershipBusiness Analysis Planning & MonitoringProject ManagementInternational CreditCredit risk analysisCredit RiskBankingIndustry AnalysisCash FlowStart-ups

Education

  • Financial Controlling in from EHSAL, Management School in 2014
  • in Company Law (Vennootschapsrecht) from KU Brussels in 1996
  • Master in Commercial engineer from KU Leuven in 1989

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No