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Summary

HEC Paris Grande Ecole degree (2002) and degree in International Taxation at Université Paris II Assas (2002)

I first spent 2 years as a junior auditor at Ernst & Young and 1.5 years as a restructuring consultant at Kroll Talbot Hughes (ex-KPMG Recovery), both in France

I joined Amgen in 2005

  • first 2,5 years as Audit Manager (operational, financial, compliance & ethics and SOX audits)
  • then 2.5 years as FP&A Manager for Amgen Belgium (budgets, latest estimates, management reporting, cost analyses and partnering with the business to support decisions)
  • from July 2010 to September 2012, I was the Head of Finance. Responsible for the total profitability of the affiliate. I was part of the management team and represented Belgium Finance at Business & Budget reviews.
  • Since October 2012, I am working in R&D Finance for Amgen European R&D headquarters, based in Uxbridge, UK.

Skills and Expertise

  • Shaping an organisation based on strategic objectives, building and analysing scenarios, monitoring profitability
  • Identifying and following R&D KPIs, controlling R&D budget (from fundamental research to clinical research to commercialisation)
  • Business partnering, modelling, decision support
  • FP&A (Sales and OPEX)
  • Consolidation and statutory accounts
  • Audit, internal controls: Risk analysis, Assessment of design and operational effectiveness of controls, Design of solutions addressing root cause of risks
  • Supervising general accounting, working on working capital (credit control, accounts payable)
  • Team management (recruitment, animation, development, restructuring)

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Head of International R&D Finance
    Since January 2015
    Team leader for International R&D Finance. Reporting to VP of R&D Finance, I supervise 3 employees over 3 locations in the UK and Germany. I am the head of Finance for the Amgen Research Munich entity (member of the management team, business partner of the Managing Director and the departments heads/Budget owners). I am the point of contact for R&D Finance outside the US.

Past Experience

  • HQ R&D Finance Senior Manager
    September 2012 --- December 2014
    Finance Business Partner for Development in Europe (Study Management, Study Operations, Feasibility, Biostats, Scientific Affairs, Therapeutic Areas, Observational Research). Drive the budget process = defining OPEX (by function) and Direct Outside Expenses (by product) targets, ensuring proper prioritization of activities across the portfolio, preparing budget review decks for Regional and Global R&D leaders, coordinating the Budget process with our US-based R&D colleagues. Leader of a cross-functional team of 15 (Finance and Program Management). Ensure accurate quarterly and year-end OPEX landing by providing financial information to my clients (data and explanations). Advisor to enable financial trade-offs. Finance representative in different projects incl. Country Footprint Rationalization (where I created a Net Present Value model for the project). I also validated the savings calculation model for a contract worker rate renegotiation project across 23 countries. Super-user during the implementation of the “Oracle Hyperion” planning and reporting solution.

  • Senior Manager - Head of Finance
    July 2010 --- September 2012
    Monitoring P&L (sales, OPEX et profitability) of the affiliate. Part of the Management Team. Business partner of the General Manager and the departments heads/Budget owners. Lead the implementation of a contract management & pricing system in 2011.

  • Manager Financial Planning & Analysis
    April 2008 --- June 2010
    Planning and Analysis of Operating Expenses for Amgen n.v., the Belgian affiliate of Amgen Inc. - Leading budget process, preparing budget and forecasts - Monthly monthly management reports and ad-hoc analyses - Monthly accrual preparation - Prepared business and budget review - Procurement missions US GAAP context.

  • Manager Corporate Audit
    October 2005 --- March 2008
    Risk assessments/analysis and audits of both design and operating effectiveness of controls. Compliance, financial, operational and SOX Audits.

  • Consultant
    July 2004 --- September 2005
    Performance of independent business reviews (IBR), building of business plans, financial and/or operational restructuring, financial due diligences, assistance to French receivership

  • Senior Associate
    September 2002 --- June 2004
    Audit specialized in manufacturing companies. Statutory and consolidated accounting, financial analysis. External audit of Renault and Wendel Investissement

  • Finance and Tax assistant
    September 2000 --- June 2001
    Financial and tax analyses (including VAT) and project management in a multi-cultural context (Euro conversion).

Personality

Self Assessment :
CuriosityService orientedStrategic thinkingSelf-disciplineSelf-confidenceResult OrientedProblem solvingOptimismCollaborationAdaptabilityTrustProactivityKindness

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
SAP R/3SAP BWCognosBusiness ObjectsExcelPowerPointFinancial AnalysisRisk ManagementAuditFinancial ModelingInternal ControlsBudgetingSAPFinancial ReportingForecastingFinancial PlanningInternal AuditStrategic PlanningBusiness PlanningRestructuringBusiness AnalysisAuditingBudgetsStrategic Financial PlanningFinanceStrategyMicrosoft ExcelmanagementSarbanes-Oxley ActCross-functional team leadershipAnalysisConsolidationMergers & AcquisitionsPharmaceutical IndustryBiotechnologyAccountingBusiness StrategyConsultingLeadershipManagement ConsultingFrench

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skillsFinancial administrationFinancial reportsFollow-up of external auditsFollow-up of internal auditsWork cross-functionallyStorytellingSolve problemsPeople managementManage multiple projectsManage complexityManage budgetsIdentify risksDirect co-workers to achieve resultCoach staff

Education

  • Master of Science in International Tax from Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II) in 2002
  • Master of Science in Management (Grande Ecole) in Finance, International Tax, Law from HEC Paris in 2002
  • Prep School in Economics (HEC) from Lycée Privé Sainte Geneviève in 1998
  • High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics from French "Baccalauréat in 1996

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Full Proficiency
French
Native
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Finance Director Chief Financial Officer (CFO) FP&A Director Regional Controller
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Accounting Manager Accounting Director Finance Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    No

Area / Region

Lyon, France

Others

Driving License
  • Yes