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International Senior Manager Finance - Analyse, synthesize, create and communicate solutions to complex multi-disciplinary matters Connect with me using: ►►► ◄◄◄ LION – LinkedIn Open Networker Entrepreneurial, multilingual, multicultural and multidisciplinary strategy and financial professional with hands-on expertise and end responsibility in financial and technical matters in international environments. An enthusiastic, hard-working professional, who loves intellectual challenges, eager to learn and share knowledge with the highest level of integrity. Recognised for delivering structured but often innovative approaches to complex problems under tight deadlines. Clear presentation and communication skills including C-level presentations. Expert in long term financial planning, corporate finance, budget-forecast-actuals cycle, project management, high tech multi million USD (IT - Telecom - fixed and mobile telephony) investment analysis, M&A. Contact: Tel. +32 474 99 0987 e-mail: **************************** Recruiters, HR Managers, Hiring Managers, Industry leaders connect with me to get access to my network deep in industry leadership. **************************** Special expertise: Bridging gap between finance and the technology (IT) divisions Exceptional and structured data analysis skills; expert in short and long term economical and financial modelling, consolidation and strategy definition including new business models Financial Management and corporate finance in different countries and international organisations strategy consultancy companies and project management Expert knowledge in IT, Telecom Industry and Telecom Operators, Mobile Operators and satellite communications sectors, SQL MS Office Expert (including VBA, Visio and Access) COGNOS Super User


Current Experience

  • International Senior Manager Finance Consultant/Interim Manager
    Since May 2015

    Interim Manager, expert financial consultancy, strategy consultancy & project management -

    Development of a graphical portfolio analysis tool for an assets management company

    Development of a server-client application for a group od ndependent contractors to create, manage and evaluate proposals

    Systemat : Audit of Finance Functions a.o. Credit Collection, Accounts Payable and cash flow optimization

    GuardSquare: Head of Administration & Support - Creating, organizing and streamlining all back-office/support systems to support rapid current and anticipated rapid expansion

    Developing a Distribution agreement for an Major Asian player Side Activity

    Creating & selling MS Office Add-In Tool for Excel to PowerPoint automation and Excel Productivity Improvement

    Excel Training for teh structured use of Excel in the financial domain

Past Experience

  • Manager Corporate Finance | International Project Management Terhulpen
    July 2004 --- April 2015

    1. Developer and responsible for a comprehensive, scenario driven, long term long term financial model (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow), publicly recognized by executives as exceptional and instrumental for a.o. major investment and strategy decisions, price-setting initiatives and restructuring exercises. Publicly recognized by CEO and CFO as instrumental for major strategy and investment decisions and price settings
    2. Finance point of contact for the development of the 2006, 2010 and 2015 strategies, including merging the different scenarios into long term financial planning
    3. Developer/owner of a message costing model based on a deep understanding of IT and telecom infrastructure and operations within the current competition legislation. This model is instrumental in winning major tenders world-wide and is key for defining new price settings
    4. Creator of an interbank messaging traffic forecasting model based on advanced macro-ecomomical modelling and used for budget setting and long term financial planning based on Cognos TM1 data analysis
    5. Managing a team responsible for the analysis of financial aspects of investment proposals and a multitude of business cases and JV initiatives
    6. Responsible within finance for the IT division's budget-forecast-actuals cycle
    7. Owner of a number of simulation tools of major price initiatives for affordability and adherence to corporate and legal restrictions.

  • Business Development Manager and Controller Zellik, Asse, Belgium
    October 2000 --- August 2004

    1. a.i. Controller for 8 country entities of the Business Unit (BU)
    2. M&A management for the BU
    3. Responsible for international organisations' contacts
    4. Budget cycle responsible for the BU (P&L, Bal. Sheet & Source & application of funds)
    5. Developmment of an automated interface between the local accounting system and the Corporate MIS system including country consolidation and IAS adjustments with audit trail)
    6. Development and deployment of a BU-wide CRM management system

  • Director - Infrastructure based Industries - Strategy Group
    February 1999 --- September 2000

    1. Advice to a major international postal organisation in dealing with the regulator
    2. Interconnection audit for Belgacom
    3. Acquisition support for a 2nd telecom operator
    4. Business Case development of an Application Service Provider in advance of a nation-wide roll-out
    5. Cost analysis for a European fibre base telecom operator

  • Senior International Project Manager
    February 1995 --- February 1999
    1. Development of a business case for a new German telecom operator in advance of the liberalisation of the market in Europe 2. Realising a complete long term strategic business plan for the Société Européenne de Satéllites in the transition from analogue to digital and taking into account the changes in the media (content) industry 3. Chief negotiator for the 2nd operator in the Netherlands in the interconnection debate and court cases. 4. Development of interconnection models for the telecom industry (wireline and wireless) in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Nordics and Luxembourg.

  • Corporate Financial Officer London, UK
    August 1990 --- January 1995

    1. Development of a satellite service costing model
    2. For a hand-held satellite based system
      1. Realisation of an international market research programm (1150 interview - 11 countries)
      2. Realisation of a world-wide forecast model based on the prime market research data and considering the expansion of cellular systems
      3. Introducing an acceptable business model in an international environment (using an innovatieve routing system - honory patent received)
      4. Development of a financial business plan for this system, participation in writing the MOI and in the world-wide roadshow.

  • Project Engineer
    June 1986 --- July 1990
    1. Installation of site security systems for the regional HQs of the Bank 2. Project manager for the development and initial roll out of an expert-based security system for the protection of the vaults of all branches of the Bank.

  • Assistent Director R&D - Manager Telecom Projects
    May 1985 --- May 1986
    Responsible for the specialised products line of this Cable operator (a.o. surveillance of artillary ranges for the military) First feasibility studies for the use of fibre optics in the Cable TV arena.

  • Product Definition Engineer
    September 1983 --- April 1985
    Responsible for the European introduction of a new Teletext (ceefax) module in all large screen TV-production sites.


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailAuthenticityCreative thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyIndependenceInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResponsibilitySelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
AccountingAnalytical methodsAuditingBudget ManagementBudget NegotiationBudget ProcessBudgetingBudgetsBusiness IntelligenceBusiness PlanningBusiness ProcessBusiness StrategyC++CADData AnalysisDatabase design and maintenanceDatabasesDue DiligenceElectronicsEngineeringEnglishEnglishFinancial AnalysisForecastingFunctional AnalysismanagementManagement ConsultingMarket AnalysisMarket researchMergers & AcquisitionsMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft ProjectMicroscopyMicrosoft WordMultilingualOutlookPowerPointProblem SolvingProject PlanningSAPscienceSQLStrategic PlanningStrategic Financial PlanningStrategyTeam LeadershipTeam Management
LinkedIn Assessment :
FinanceStrategyBusiness AnalysisMicrosoft ExcelmanagementBusiness PlanningFinancial ModelingTelecommunicationsCorporate FinanceMergers & AcquisitionsBusiness DevelopmentManagement ConsultingCognosChange ManagementBusiness StrategyBankingFinancial AnalysisBudgetsMarket researchProject ManagementProduct developmentSecurityRisk ManagementFinancial ServicesNegotiationAuditingAnalysisBusiness Process ImprovementInvestmentsMicrosoft SQL ServerExcel modelsSWIFT PaymentsEuropean Competition LawprojectConsultingProduct managementInternational BusinessInternational Project ManagementGlobal StrategyFinancial AccountingFinancial Reporting

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Create SOPs Write papersAdvise on strategyAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend seminarsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyAttend steering committeeCalculate process efficiencyCoach staffData entryData miningData validationData verificationDesign database Develop business planFinancial administrationFinancial reportsExtrapolate dataInteract with statisticiansInterpret dataInterpret electrical schematicsInterpret scientific dataLead teamsLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredLiaise with research teamMaintain strong relationshipsManage budgetsManage contractors Manage projects resourcesManage multiple projectsPresent at steering committeeProvide trainingValidate dataVerify dataWrite documentsWritten presentation


  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Finance, Accounting /Auditing & European Law from K.U.Leuven => Vlerick School of Management in 1989
  • Postgraduate Degree in General Management from K.U.L. in 1987
  • Burgerlijk Electrotechnisch Ingenieur (Master Applied Sciences) in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician from R.U. Gent in 1983

Training and Certification

  • Mergerand Acquisitions - Risks and opportunities in 2010 Training
  • SAP FI/CO in 2005 Training
  • Prince2 in 2011 Certification
  • Data Analysis and presentation in 2009 Certification


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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Finance Manager Finance Director Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Senior Finance Manager
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    38 Hours per week
  • International:

Area / Region

Haacht, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes