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CFO - Senior Finance Executive
Work ExperienceSTANLEY BLACK & DECKER, Europe (various locations) July 2002 – Present
$11B global provider of hand tools, electronic security solutions & engineered fastening systems
FP&A DIRECTOR EUROPE, Brussels – Belgium (September 2010 – Present)
In a very complex matrix and fast changing environment, manage multiple aspects of all planning, forecasting and reporting process for European operations. Work with the local finance teams to identify and prepare monthly and quarterly reporting of key variances. Support European Presidents and CFOs in the development of strategic, annual & periodic financial plans, budgets and forecasts, incorporating both internal and external perspectives. Actively support the integration process across European operations; this includes headcount and cost tracking.
Developed reporting (forecasting and budgeting) consistency across Europe by implementing a unique cost centre and accounts structures despite complexity resulting from various acquisitions; visibility on spends created more ownership from European functional leaders and contributed to reduce G&A spends Created and implemented a tool (Excel based) to forecast cash & accounts receivable balances at European level for more than 100 entities
FINANCE DIRECTOR UK & IRELAND, Slough – UK (March 2008 – August 2010)
FINANCE DIRECTOR IBERIA, Barcelona – Spain (May 2005 – March 2008)
FINANCE DIRECTOR FRANCE, Lyon – France (May 2003 – April 2005)
Directed finance team responsible for controllership, decision support, financial planning & analysis, accounts receivable and credit management. Ensured standard accounting principles were observed, implemented tactical decisions at local level, including implementation of finance policies. Coordinated and facilitated the support of the various outsourced tasks such as statutory accounting, payroll, legal and fiscal compliance, company secretarial and general & administrative activities. Developed an excellent working relationship with the shared services centre to ensure the delivery of a first class service to the local commercial organisation; conducted regular balance sheet reviews. Provided information to European management and local commercial managers, e.g. provided high level analysis of sales and cost of sales on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, as well as assisting with a five year strategic plan, budget and estimate preparation and regular ops reviews.
GENERAL LEDGER MANAGER FRANCE, Cork – Ireland (July 2002 – April 2003)
Responsible for the monthly closing and financial reporting; monthly update of balance sheet reconciliations. Supervised the general ledger and accounts payable accountants; worked closely with the finance manager in France on various tasks: accounting, controlling, reporting, cost centre structure.
GLOBAL TELESYSTEMS (GTS), Ireland June 1998 – June 2002
$0.8B data communications and hosting company, carrier and corporate networking solutions, hosting and internet services
FINANCE ACCOUNTING MANAGER, Cork (August 2000 – June 2002)
Responsible for the timely closing and preparation of financial reports including variance analysis for executive management review. Supervision of accounts payables, fixed assets and general ledger staff, coordination of banks and intercompany accountants (up to 20 staff) for five entities in Europe.
Other positions in GTS:
G/L ACCOUNTANT & ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SUPERVISOR, Dublin (July 1999 – July 2000)
FIXED ASSETS ACCOUNTANT, Dublin (June 1998 – June 1999)
EducationEDUCATION / TRAININGS
Normandy Business School: obtained an Academic Degree in Business Economics with a major in Entrepreneurship
Trainings (in Stanley Black & Decker): influencing / negotiation techniques, leadership presentation skills
SkillsMicrosoft Office (advanced Excel and PowerPoint), Oracle, Business Warehouse, SAP, HFM, Hyperion Planning, Essbase
Spanish: professional working proficiency