Director International Finance
Since February 2012
Appointed as Interim Country Manager Iberia from 1st June 2015 to 31st December 2015 and as International Managing Director (as of 1st July 2015), I lead a team of 8 members and coordinate 16 international entities; supervising the company’s accounting, payroll, international tax and local/internal/SOX compliance; encompassing Controllership, Business Operations, Decision Support, Banking, Legal and Tax Relationship, Financial Planning, Analysis and Revenue Reporting within an international group with over 280 employees represented in 12 different countries. Main achievements: - Lead a few due diligence regarding potential/concrete acquisitions; - Perform several market viability studies (e.g. Brazil, China, Kazakhstan and Scandinavia); - Design and strategize the International Tax Structure (e.g. creation of Swiss Principal); - Manage the incorporation of several entities (e.g. Germany, Australia and Colombia); - Create, develop and improve internal controls and processes (e.g. Revenue Recognition, Procurement and Payroll) in accordance with SOX requirements; - Support the development of a logistics platform (e.g. creation of brand new logistics platform in Munich): - Steering committee member of Oracle international implementation; - Implement hedging strategies with banking partners (e.g. development of hedging contracts USD/EUR that in FY15 saved the company 8mio USD); - Responsible for the contact and negotiation of mixed corporate tax for the Swiss Principal (e.g. from the default corporate tax of 19% managed to drop it to 11.5%); - Recruit and train the International Finance Group. - Successful Iberian restructuring under the foreseen costs (restructuring costs 18% below planned); - Significant revenue increase in Iberian during the managing period (+214% vs. Last Year) - Assignment of public tenders and clinical studies in Spain (e.g. Madrid Autonomous Community, Catalonia, Galicia, Canary Islands). - Definition of Iberian targets and their prioritization.
Senior Corporate Finance Analyst
December 2008 --- February 2012
As member of the Corporate Finance team, participated on the financial planning, analysis, reporting and consolidation of EMEA region on both CHGAAP and USGAAP dimensions; led the transfer pricing policies review and adjustment for both Commissionaires and Toller within Western Europe sub-region; Main achievements: - Reviewed and renegotiated a few transfer pricing policies (e.g. negotiated successfully a transfer price ruling with the Italian tax authorities for 3% EBIT over Revenue ratio for a 3-year period); - Participated on tax exemption extension negotiation with Swiss authorities for the domestic Toller (e.g. achieved a prorogation for 10 years of corporate tax exemption in return of a structural investment); - Coordinated the negotiation of Greek public hospitals debt payment settlement; - Led special project in Brazil for the creation and implementation of internal controls with main focus on warehousing, transport and customer service.
Senior Business Analyst
March 2008 --- December 2008
Performing the financial planning & reporting on both USGAAP and IFRS dimensions, develop business KPI’s and understand the application of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the internal controls and procedures Main achievements: - Coordinate the upgrade of existent ERP system (Navision upgrade) - Improvement of several reports to support business decision (e.g. product and customer mix profitability) - Manage the transfer of financial and operational controls and procedures to the company’s shared services in Prague.
Business & Logistics Controller
October 2004 --- January 2008
Responsible for the financial planning & reporting on IFRS, develop internal controls and procedures for both business and logistics and lead the SAP implementation. Main achievements: - Creation of internal controls for rebates on the FMCG division (this control allowed the company to have a clean opinion from the auditors for the first time in 2 years); - Project Manager SAP FI/CO (Finance & Controlling) and SD (Sales Distribution) implementation; - Co-responsible on the process to outsource the logistics platform;
Senior Financial Consultant
September 2002 --- October 2004
Integrated in an International Banking Consulting Team, having as mission to modernize the investment infrastructure, portfolios and calculation algorithms, while complying with the level of contractual risk. Main achievements: - Update investment portfolios and implement new technologies in Central Bank of developing countries; - Produce and present training material related with advanced and sophisticated investment products.
Master's Degree in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa / ISCTE in 2002