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Interim Finance Manager

Interim Finance Manager

Work Experience

More than 20 years experiense in External, Internal, IT-Audit
Enterprise Risk Management
Internal Control (COSO)
SOX
Basel II
SAP

Consultancy:
US-GAAP
IFRS
CH-GAAP
Taxes
Restructuring

Chemical and Light industries:
Manufacturing
Banking
Insurance
Gros and retail trading
NPO and NGO

Work History

06/2006 – to present Michael Page International
Short-term Consultant / Manager multinational companies
Full time international short-term consultant and manager on Enterprise Risk Management, Sarbanes-Oxley-act, Internal Control (COSO), (US-)GAAP and IT-Audit on a national and international level.

01/1999 – 05/2006 Independent Auditor and Advisor
Full time international auditor and advisor for Global Enterprise Risk Management Systems, IT-audits, controlling and reporting systems, Sarbanes-Oxley-act related issues on a national and international level.
Audits and recommendations are undertaken according to central policy:
• Analyse and evaluate control environment and internal controls on branch, company and group level.
• Identify and assess risk of faults, missteps and fraud.
• Evaluate processes and related controls.
• Analyse key financial data.
• Prepare and undertake final management meeting and audit report including management summary.

IT-Audits:
• Planning audits for applications and IT-systems
• Auditing applications and IT-systems
• Reviewing backup concepts and disaster plans

IFRS / US-GAAP / SOA / Basel II:
• Delivery of general support to the management regarding IFRS, US-GAAP, SOA and Basel II rules.
• Auditing consolidated statements

Pension Funds:
• Examining pension plans (PBO/ABO) of international
companies.
• Designing of recovery and recapitalization plans
• Monitoring recovery and recapitalization projects

Management accounting
• Planning and creating management accounting systems.
• Planning social accounting and reporting systems

Networking Distribution Systems
• Delivery of sales management knowhow Motive
• Designing sales programs Motive incl. finance programs
• Providing monitor system for car sales programs

Troubleshooting
• Delivery of management capacity
• Exercise “Head of Auditors”
• Reviewer for SAP-solutions

12/1995 – 10/1998 BDO Visura Basel,Switzerland.
Deputy Director. Full time head of auditors in the audit department involved in statutory and voluntary audits of companies of various sizes, legal forms and branches.
Assurance and Advisory Business Services (interim and year end audits)
Audit of financial statements and group accounts according to national and international accounting standards:
• Liaise with management to agree timing and scope for audits consistent with available time, budget and manpower.
• Analyse markets, sectors, critical success factors and competitive threats and place a valuation on them.
• Identify and assess control environment and other elements of internal control at entity level and risk of fraud.
• Understand and evaluate significant processes and related controls.
• Analyse and prepare key financial data (including statement of cash flows, balance sheet, profit and loss account).
• Undertake audits in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (German, US GAAP and IAS).
• Execute audit reports and Management letter.

Other services/ Special Projects:
• Responsible for all kind of IT-audits.
• Consulting clients according to accounting queries.
• Recommend practical corrective actions to remedy identified control weaknesses.
• Internal audit - fraud investigation.
• Due diligence participation.
• Instruct less experienced team members (monitor work and areas of improvement).
• Maintain awareness of new GAAP announcements, new software releases and business changes.

02/1986 - 11/1995 Columbus Treuhand AG (PwC), Switzerland
Authorized signatory. Full time IT-auditor in the audit department involved in statutory and voluntary audits of companies of the Coop-Group incl. Coop Bank and Coop Versicherungen.

IT-audits
Audits of applications, computer-systems and computer centres according to national and international accounting and control standards (COBIT):
• Liaise with management to agree timing and scope for audits consistent with available time, budget and manpower.
• Identify and assess control environment and other elements of internal control at entity level and risk of fraud.
• Understand and evaluate significant processes and related controls.
• Analyse and prepare key financial data (including statement of cash flows, balance sheet, profit and loss account) with audit-software.
• Undertake audits in conformity with COBIT and other generally accepted accounting principles.
• Execute audit reports and Management letter.
• Reviewing backup concepts and disaster plans
• Maintain follow-ups
• Member of project managements for all kind of ledgers.

Other services/ Special Projects
• Lead auditor for two national pension funds.
• Responsible for the internal IT-infrastructure.
• Lead auditor for audit-software (AUDITPAKII and ACL)
• Security officer.

08/1985 – 01/1986 Microland AG, Basel, Switzerland.
Authorized agent. Product Marketing included wholesale, distribution and consulting of computer units.
• Purchase and sale of computers and other IT goods.
• Customer relations with whole sellers, other distributors and end users.
• Control of accounts, invoicing and other administrative work.
Accounting Department
• Bank costs control, control of accounts, control of debtors’ outstanding balances.
• Invoice checking, accounting invoices, filing of invoices and bank correspondence.
• Installation of new computer programme and staff training in new software.

10/1984 – 07/1985 Erhard Wipf AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
Product Marketing included wholesale, distribution and consulting of computers units and accessories.
• Purchase and sale of computers, accessories and other IT goods.
• Customer relations with whole sellers, other distributors and end users.
• Control of accounts, invoicing and other administrative work.

07/1981 – 07/1984 FGCR & Cie, Therwil, Switzerland.
Financial Services.
• Advisor for computer accounting systems.
• Advisor for financial and commercial issues.

07/1979 – 07/1981 Adia Interim SA, Basel, Switzerland.

Div. jobs.

Subsidiary Office

04/1994 – 04/2001 President of the audit committee
Raiffeisenbank Therwil
Responsible statutory and voluntary auditor.

09/1993 – 10/2001 Expert CPA examination
Expert for legal and IT audits.


Education

10/1990 – 10/1992
Preparation for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Examination / Diploma.
Auditing & Attestation, Business Environment & Concepts, Regulation, Financial Accounting & Reporting, IT-Auditing, Data-management within an international banking-network.

10/1988 – 10/1990
Preparation for CT (Certified Trustee)
Examination / Diploma.
Auditing & Attestation. Accounting etc.

1986 Certificate of apprenticeship Commercial issues, Type R


Skills

Risk Management
Internal Control System
IT-Audits
Restructuring
Leadership


Languages

German
English
French

Other

Native German speaker, fluent in English and French. Basic knowledge in Portuguese.
Good communication skills and ability to relate to different levels of social/ commercial contacts.
Experience of working within a team-based culture involved compromise, commitment, planning, organisation and time management.
Team working has involved different roles that developed negotiation and persuasion skills.
Experience of decision making, and working under pressure. Stamina to cope with long working hours.
Tact and diplomacy with customers.
Ambitious and goal oriented with a clear vision of future objectives.
Competent computer skills including MS Office applications, SAP R/3 ERP (also R/3, R/2), ABACUS, SESAM NT, Hyperion, IBM Mainframes, IBM AS(OS) 400 and audit tools such as ACL, IDEA and AUDITPAKII.
Analytical approach to work

Abroad experiense
Americas
Europe
South Asia


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