Interim Financial

Interim Financial

Work Experience

Working experience
From 1990-2005 employed for 15 years of which the last two years employed by Falanx working in interim roles. The last 11 years, from late 2005, self-employed and working as financial interim manager.

Although much accounting work/experience (mainly consolidation), in particular performed many controlling roles, always with a lot of interest and affinity regarding Excel, processes, data and reports and therefore built many solutions for various situations and clients. In recent years and assignments specifically asked for Excel expertise based on translating business (organization, processes, data) into management information in an as simple as possible, maintainable and controllable model.

Details Working Experience
12/2005 - present Interim Manager Finance, Zoelen
Per 1 November 2005 the sole proprietorship Finance was founded and preparations were made to start working as independent interim manager effective as of 1 December 2005.

10/2016 – present Financial Consultant a.i. Nutriad/Herge Holding B.V., Turnhout (B)
• Processing ending balances/movements in Cognos due to divestments of groups of entities (IAQ, NA)
• Finalising Annual Accounts both Consolidated and Statutory for Nutriad Group and for Herge Group
• Updating/extending Monthly Reporting model in excel for Herge Group
• Developing monthly company-file for all 18 companies and consolidated version HQ
• Developing files to upload Local Ledgers (18 companies in 12 countries) into both Cognos and Magnitude (consolidation software)

04/2016 – 10/2016 Controller a.i. - excel specialist Danone, Schiphol
• Redevelop and optimise the Dairy Scorecard model using my excel expertise en dairy knowledge for DanTrade (part of Danone)

01/2016 – 04/2016 Financial Consultant a.i. Nutriad Holding B.V., Turnhout (B)
• Updating the consolidation model in excel linked to the Annual Accounts 2015 of the Nutriad Group (developed by me last year for the Annual Accounts of 2014)
• Development of a consolidation model in excel linked to the Annual Accounts 2015 of Inve Group

04/2015 – 01/2016 Financial Controller a.i. Opvoedpoli, Amsterdam
• Development of an excel model for Annual Reports and preparing the consolidated financial statements and six statutory annual accounts
• Development of several excel models for Month End Closing and applying models in the closings

02/2015 – 04/2015 Financial Consultant a.i. Nutriad Holding B.V., Turnhout (B)
• The development of a consolidation model in excel linked with the consolidated financial statements for the Nutriad Group (part of INVE Group)

02/2015 – 03/2015 Director Business Operations a.i. Coöperatie Langerhuize U.A., Amstelveen
• Appointed by/report to the Board; root cause analysis regarding the current situation/results
• Develop Plan of action to improve business operations and advise on the follow-up

10/2014 - 01/2015 Financial Manager a.i. TIP Trailer Services, Amsterdam
• Developing a new Cost Allocation Model to recharge cost/management services fees from TIP Headquarter to its entities across 16 countries (excel)
• Performing the recharge for 2014; preparing figures and manage posting process

07/2013 - 06/2014 Commercial Controller a.i. FrieslandCampina DMV, Veghel
• Replacement of Commercial Controller due to SAP-project (Summit) for FC
• Preparing all kinds of business reports during the month as well as ad-hoc questions/analyses
• Coordinate/performing Month End Closings, Budget and Forecast processes
• Optimising Closing Process activities
• Budget and Forecast; development Excel tool to automate data files upload 3D-data into HFM
• Direct report to both Finance Director and Commercial Director DMV; sparring-partner

11/2012 - 06/2013 Controller a.i. DFE Pharma, Goch (D)
• Replacement of Controller due to his temporary assignment at DFE in New Zealand
• Process optimising; processes, structures, activities, systems, reports
• Development of a sales forecasting tool in Excel

Sara Lee International, Utrecht /

09/2011 - 08/2012 Controller IFRS-project a.i. D.E Master Blenders 1753, Amsterdam
• Participate in IFRS-conversion project; from USGAAP to IFRS
• Draft a Component Evaluation for a specific topic
• Develop tools for processing of Carve Out Journals in consolidation tool HFM
• Processing Carve Out Journals in HFM

06/2011 - 08/2011 Controller Corporate a.i. Sara Lee International, Utrecht
• Reorganise activities of Corporate Control after transferring management accounting to FSSC
• Responsible for financial/management information of Corporate Segment
• Review of restructuring provisions/costs and unusual items
• Review of investment proposals

10/2010 - 05/2011 Management Accountant a.i. Sara Lee International, Utrecht
• Month-end closing/reporting
• Discussing costs with budget holders
• Process splitting up main corporate entity into several reporting entities
• Reporting personal costs in SAP between various Holding entities
• Participate in process of recharging corporate overhead costs
• Transferring management accounting activities to Financial Shared Service Center

08/2010 - 09/2010 Financial Consultant a.i. Favory CFG C.V., Deurne
• Direct report to Finance Director and Director Operations
• Develop process tool for optimising administrative organisation of the product request process

03/2010 - 05/2010 Corporate Accounting Manager a.i. Provimi Holding B.V., Rotterdam
• Direct report to the Group Controller
• Managing the Corporate Accounting Department (3 employees)
• Drawing up statutory accounts for several entities
• Implementing improvements of processes, AO/IC, controls related to SAP (implementation)
• Responsible for correct figures and month-end closing of 10 Holding-entities within Provimi

02/2009 - 01/2010 Financial Controller a.i. Nutreco/BU Hendrix, Boxmeer
• Direct report to/sparring-partner of the Finance Director of the Business Unit (BU)
• Managing the Team Leader Reporting & Analysis (+ 2 Assistants)
• Responsible for the management reporting within the BU
• Coordinate/responsible for the month-end closing of the BU
• Overall co-ordination of process controls
• Together with the Finance Director shaping the Finance & Control department
• Jointly responsible for developing the Budget 2010 of the BU

07/2007 - 01/2009 Manager Shared Service Center a.i. Nutreco/BU Hendrix, Boxmeer
• Direct report to the Finance Director of the Business Unit (BU)
• Responsible for the Shared Service Centre (SSC), consisting of approximately 33 people
• Managing 4 Team Leaders within the SSC and 1 project assistant
• Structuring of processes within the SSC after introduction ERP system
• Motivating staff in a very strong changing environment
• Together with the Finance Director developing policies
• Identify, dissolve bottlenecks in processes of the BU

09/2006 - 06/2007 Business Controller a.i. CFS B.V., Bakel
• (Re-)designing processes after SAP implementation
• Implementing a Business Control Framework

12/2005 - 08/2006 Financial Accountant a.i. VNU Tax Department, Haarlem
• Drawing up statutory accounts for several entities within VNU

Continuation of the role at VNU, now self-employed through Finance  
01/2004 - 11/2005 Interim Finance Professional Falanx Finance B.V., Hilversum
Employed by Falanx carrying out interim assignments for companies listed below

04/2004 - 11/2005 Financial Accountant a.i. VNU B.V., Haarlem
Within Claritas Europe, Acxiom, Newmonday, VNU Tax Department
• Applying Hyperion/Excel Retrieve knowledge in consolidation (Claritas)
• Drawing up statutory accounts for several entities within Claritas/VNU
• Financial/administrative tasks at sale/liquidation of companies

03/2004 - 03/2004 Controller a.i. Campina Holland Cheese, Tilburg
• Acquiring knowledge of and working with SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
• Developing reports in SAP BW and Microsoft Excel

01/2004 - 02/2004 Financial Accountant a.i. Käserei Niederrhein,Niedermörmter (D)
• Developing bridge general ledger/consolidation application (annual accounts)
• Drawing up annual accounts as a team with Head of Administration
• Developing bridge general ledger/consolidation application (monthly reporting/forecast)

05/2003 - 12/2003 Business Controller Adecco Nederland, Utrecht
• Direct report to/sparring-partner of the Finance Director
• Responsible for/managing the Business Control department (3 employees)
• Responsible for developing/reporting of management information
• Executing ad-hoc analyses
• (Re-)designing the Business Control Department

02/2000 - 04/2003 Senior Accountant Consolidation & Reporting Campina B.V., Zaltbommel
• Responsible for the general part of the monthly reporting of Campina (a.o. consolidation of figures per entity, determine group result, comments with analysis of result, journals on corporate level)
• Responsible for correct figures in the consolidation application (actual and budget)
• Managing/coaching of the Junior Accountant Consolidation & Reporting
• Responsible for correct processing of the journals approved by management
• Propose journals regarding annual accounts
• First contact in year-end closing regarding the figures at corporate level
• (Contribute in) co-ordinating/planning of monthly reporting, budget and year-end closing
• Responsible for correct documentation regarding the mentioned processes/areas
• Monitoring reconciliation between the financial processes and the resulting figures
• Sparring partner of the Corporate Accounting Manager (accounting issues)

09/1998 - 01/2000 Interim Financial Consultant DPA Audit Detachment, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

12/1999 - 01/2000 Head of Administration a.i. Superunie C.V., Beesd
• Managing the administration, implementing planning, execute planning
• Conduct evaluation interviews with employees
• (Re-)designing general ledger application
• (Re-)designing administration, eliminate backlog and process year-end closing

05/1999 - 11/1999 Investment Controller a.i. Campina B.V., Zaltbommel
• Responsible for drawing up the investment budget 2000 for Campina

02/1999 - 04/1999 Head of Administration a.i. Instruvet B.V., Amerongen
• Daily management of administration
• Analysis of bottlenecks, planning/processing improvements
• (Re-)designing administration, (re-)structuring processes

12/1998 - 01/1999 Assistant Group Controller a.i. Drie Mollen Holding B.V., ’s-Hertogenbosch
• Analysis figures of divisions, assisting the Group Controller, Year-end closing

09/1998 - 11/1998 Investment Controller a.i. Campina B.V., Zaltbommel
• Finalising the drawing up of investment budget 1999 for Campina (extended assignment)

05/1997 - 08/1998 Investment Controller Campina B.V., Zaltbommel
• Directly reporting to Head Planning & Analysis/Corporate Controller (functionally)
• Direct report to Staff Director Operations (hierarchically)
• Financial review of investment proposals for all divisions of Campina
• Administrative, procedural and systematic processing of investment proposals
• Jointly responsible for drawing up the investment budget of Campina (€ 150 million)
• Co-ordinate the investment budget process and reporting to several echelons
• Monitoring progress of the investment process by drawing up periodical investment reports
• Co-ordination of processing and maintenance of software application for the investment process

05/1995 - 04/1997 Cost Accountant Transport Campina B.V., Zaltbommel
• Responsible for periodical reports on transport activities
• Drawing up the operational budget for Transport department
• Developing Excel-application for calculating the cost of external transport (150 third parties)
• Post-calculate 150 third parties (calculated on standards)
• Analysis of (financial) deviations of transport related to the planning
• Creating the strategical plan for Transport department

02/1994 - 04/1995 Deputy Head of Administration Metra Media Transport B.V., Nieuwegein
• Replace the Head of Administration at his absence
• Daily managing the administration (3 employees)
• Supporting the Head of Administration at several analyses, consolidations, prognoses, periodical reports and annual figures
• Participate in all (operational) activities within the administrative department
• Participate in the selection and implementation of the general ledger application
• Developing reports from the new general ledger application by using a report-generator
• Drawing up annual figures (directly reporting to the Controller)

06/1992 - 01/1994 Project Specialist Metra Media Transport B.V., Nieuwegein
• Independently analysing, developing and processing working methods/procedures for company processes (related to the development and implementation of a new information system)
• Training of end users
• Replace the Application Manager at his absence

06/1990 - 05/1992 Accountant Metra Media Transport B.V., Nieuwegein
• Executing several (mostly financial) analyses
• Supporting at making prognoses, budget and quarterly figures
• Contribute in the month-end closing
• Managing general ledger accounts (monitoring balances and analyse differences)
• Credit control, cash administration, processing accounts payables/general ledger


1996 - 1999 HOFAM
Organization and Management, Administrative Information Services, External / Internal Reporting, Financial Management, Communication, Corporate Functions and thesis

1986 - 1990 HEAO-BE
Business Economics, Economics, Business Administration, Business Calculation, English, Tax,
Life insurance mathematics and thesis

1984 - 1986 HAVO
Dutch, German, English, Mathematics, Physics and Business Administration, Commercial Law

1980 - 1984 MAVO
Dutch, German, English, Mathematics, Physics and Business Administration, Commercial Law


Committed, driven, analytical, communicative, natural drive to get in control, can easily shift between focus in detail and helicopter view, thinks in processes; aware of finance being the result of processes


Dutch Native language
English Proficient in speaking / writing
German Proficient in speaking / writing


IT skills
In general a lot of affinity/experience with and interest in (functional) software applications.

Knowledge from and experience with the following applications: Excel (very experienced/expert), Excel Retrieve (excel-application for extracting data from Hyperion/HFM database), Word, PowerPoint, Internet, several e-mail applications, Access, Lotus123, Symphony, Word Perfect, Easyflow.

Financial/administrative software
Standard software: Hyperion, HFM/Hyperion (very experienced), SAP/R3, SAP BW, SAP BI, Movex, Exact, Coda Financials, Navision, King, Insight/Dynasight, MSA.
Tailor-made software: AUV (general ledger), IRIS (investment purposes), CLIPS (logistic system), AU (registration temporary staff)