Finance manager ; finance director ; controller

Finance manager ; finance director ; controller

Work Experience

Xerox – International (Headquartered Norwalk US) Mar 2012 – April 2016
U.S. based global corporation that sells business services and document technology products to businesses and governments of all sizes. Business services mainly include business process outsourcing services, where business processes of other companies are being outsourced to Xerox.
Divisional Finance Director
Responsible for finance and control of global division HR and Learning Outsourcing and for financial modeling and integration of new deals and acquisitions and for leading global cost cutting programs. This international position was located remote.
Achievements: - Margin improvement by cost optimization programs and budget control
- Completion of asset acquisition (due diligence, deal approval process)
- Financial restructuring of Division into a matrix structure and shared services
Reporting to: CFO (dotted: Group President) Reports: 6 (Bcn, London, Iasi (Rom), NY)

Amtrada Holding B.V. – Amsterdam (NL) Oct 2010 - Mar 2012
Amtrada is a holding company based in Amsterdam with subsidiaries in Africa, Asia and South America active in worldwide procurement, marketing and distribution of cocoa, coffee and nuts.
Group Controller
Responsible for group finance, including treasury, compliance, fiscal matters and consolidation of international entities and improving the internal and financial controls’ fitness of the company.
Achievements: - Completion of group legal restructuring and refinance
- Definition and implementation of audit approach and strategy
- Strategic long term business model KPI dashboard and group reporting
Reporting to: CFO Reports: 5

Interim Assignment - Cinema Group B.V. – Utrecht (NL) Jan 2009 - Aug 2010
Wolff cinema group was a family owned cinema chain with 10 cinemas in the Netherlands, holding a stake in a gaming cafe and a film distribution company. Currently the company has been taken over by Kinepolis.
Interim Finance Director
Responsible for the financial and fiscal management aspects of the company, improving the internal and financial controls’ fitness of the company and leading the statutory accounts preparation for group accounts of 15 entities.
Achievements: - Managing due diligence processes and modelling potential acquisition targets
- Change of bank finance
- Completion of long term business plan
- Margin improvement as a result of new reporting and cost control
Reporting to: CEO Reports: 6

Interim Assignment - Delta Partners Group – Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Aug 2007 - Mar 2008
Delta Partners is an advisory and investment firm specialised in the telecoms, media and digital industry. The company is split in three businesses: advisory, corporate finance and private equity.
Interim Finance Director
Responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations of 3 business units and providing leadership and coordination of the finance department. The company was still in start-up phase so non-existing finance processes, procedures and reporting were set-up under my responsibility as well as professionalization of finance department and automation of some of the administration.
Achievements: - Setup and implementation of reporting structure and finance process for the group
- Setup of project budgeting process and procedures.
- Automation of manual procedures.
Reporting to: Managing Partner Reports: 4

Xerox – Barcelona (Spain) Business Process Outsourcing May 2006 - May 2007
European Sarbanes Oxley Compliance manager
Reporting to: Executive Director Reports: No (10 Sox reports related dotted line)

Sara Lee Corporation – Barcelona (Spain) US FMCG Company Dec 2003 - May 2006
Senior financial internal auditor
Reporting to: Executive Director Internal Audit Reports: 1 to 4 auditors

Nuon NV – Amsterdam (NL) Leading Dutch Energy and Gas Company Feb 2002 - Dec 2003
Finance and operational internal auditor
Reporting to: Vice President of internal audit

PricewaterhouseCoopers – The Hague (NL) Big Four Audit Firm Mar 1998 - Feb 2002
(Senior) Associate Audit
International practice with large international clients in insurance, automotive, production, services
Reporting to: Audit manager Reports: 1 to 4 associates


Institute of Internal Auditors (2001 to 2004) - Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (1998 to 2001) - Graduation of theoretical part of certified auditor
Erasmus University Rotterdam (1992 to 1998) - MSc in Business Administration, Accounting and control


planning & analysis accounting & reporting cash flow and treasury
equity and debt financing due diligence shared services
cost optimization programs risk & compliance (corporate) tax
IFRS; US Gaap; Dutch Gaap internal & external audit


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