Russian MBA Finance Senior Manager and Project Leader CV
OBJECTIVE: MBA seeking a management position in Moscow, Russia in Finance, Project Management and Finance HR for FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Energy Industry.
EXECUTIVE PROFILE: International corporate finance professional with 14 years of experience in key financial functions, including control,compliance, audit and risk management for a major public accounting firm and a large multinational consumer goods company.
Intercultural project manager with deep knowledge of business operations (FMCG). Effectively built and lead multicultural, cross-functional and virtual teams to implement various project initiatives. Participated in risk assessment on acquisition of a Russian company.
Sabbatical and Study, London, UK (2010-2012). Attended an intensive Russian language training to enhance oral and written skills and to develop key communication skills. Organized the relocation of the family from New York to London and Russia.
Top FMCG multinational NY, USA, 2000–2010, Senior Manager Finance Capability & Optimization. Duties included:SAP Business Integration Lead, Marketing and Trade Investment Control Manager,Compliance Manager, (UK) Internal Auditor, Risk Management and Corporate Audit.
Major public accounting firm Bratislava, Slovakia 1996–2000, Senior Auditor.
Project Management and Process Re-engineering, New York, USA.
•Successfully implemented a SAP Project System for marketing and trade investment from business needs assessment to solution deployment and post implementation support.
•Recruited and managed the project team of 6
•Drove harmonization of system and business processes across North America Beverage division for advertising and marketing, media, and coupon investments.
•Played key role in revamping organizational structure of NAB Media, Marketing and Control Teams in cost savings.
Financial Control and Compliance New York,USA; London,UK.
•Managed marketing and trade investment budget tracking and payments Two Billion U.S. dollars, supervising directly a team of 9 people.
•Oversaw period end close activities, including sales curve calculations and accounting for marketing contracts. Developed a new journal entry policy for North America.
•Successfully trained 35 cross-functional associates on policy requirements.
•Standardized SOX/ COSO quarterly reporting process and year-end processes, resulting in 70% decrease of accounting adjustments vs. prior year.
•Successfully trained 460 employees across USA from various functions Control, Planning, Sales and Marketing on year end close requirements.
•Audited business units to insure compliance with company policies and procedures.
Internal and External Audit / Risk Management,New York, USA; London, UK; Bratislava, Slovakia.
•Developed design, testing, and documentation of the international financial reporting process within the New York Support Center, including implementation of New International’s entity-wide controls process.
•Performed “control risk assessment” on an acquisition in Russia
Implementation of the SOx compliance tools and software in USA, Mexico, Ireland, and the UK.
•Served as field team leader for the international audit team of 5.
•Monitored and evaluated all control functions across International businesses as member of the EMEA audit team.
•Identified weaknesses and formulated recommendations to improve operational, financial, and accounting controls considering the specific risk, local capabilities, and complexity of the particular business location.
•Planned and led external audits of publicly listed companies. Coached junior members of audit department and reported directly to senior managers and prepared client reports.
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS:
•Recognized for outstanding business support and teamwork by receiving the Company's prestigious Finance Award for Strategic Impact and Control Excellence two years in a row, 2008 and 2009.
•Led Live Auction Event for 2009 United Way Fundraising Campaign.
•Actively participated in Diversity and Inclusion activities
EDUCATION:University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1990–1996, Masters Degree in Foreign Trade.
Universidad de Complutense de Madrid Spain, 1994-1995, Field Study – Foreign Trade
Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Multilingual: English, Spanish, Russian, Slovak.
SKILLS AND EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS
•Solid knowledge of corporate finance processes and management tools.
•Decisive global leader attracting international talent.
•Strategic thinker with strong analytic skills.
•Organizational problem solver with ability to achieve immediate and long-term goals.
•Excellent human relation skills in cross-cultural, multi-functional and virtual teams.
•Project and People Training Management
•Financial Controlling and Compliance
•Internal / External Audit
•SAP Project System
•System Control Design
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