I am a CPA, obtained my Accounting University degree in 1982 and have more than 25 years of experience in managerial positions in USA, Latin-America and Italy, initially working as an Auditor and later on leading the financial team for companies that are the leaders in their business segment and managing successfully economical changes in their business cycles.
I have extensive experience in risk analysis, business restructuration, cost reduction programs, management of international operations, cash flow improvement, resources management, planning and forecasting, audit and implanting key controls and ERP systems. I do love challenges and making the things happen, I do believe that doing the things right from the beginning and supporting and enforcing Integrity and Teamwork and creating a true learning and a Performance driven environment are the key factors for a successful organization. I strongly support the establishment of demanding goals and high standards, big enough to fight for, but achievable and realistic. Selecting, developing and supporting talent ensuring there is a true succession planning is one of my abilities. I strongly support a Sarbanes-Oxley oriented environment with adequate segregation of functions and good business practices based in solid processes and procedures. I believe in coaching, and tend to project my leadership by staying visible within the organization and been interested in the personal situation of my personnel, helping them to achieve their objectives and goals and creating incentives for diversity in opinions because questioning and reinventing ourselves everyday is the key for establishing differences and be the leaders in the business.
During my career I have the opportunity to successfully restructure business units, modernizing them and creating new business approaches, basically by helping them to be more profitable but within an ethical environment. I have experience coordinating projects including the establishment of shared services centers and outsourcing and I do have experience dealing with consultants, lawyers and auditors for closing and starting international operations in various countries. I strongly believe that a good coordination with sales and operations organizations is the key to success in helping to create health and growth and it demands developing communication channels, sharing knowledge, building common platforms and objectives and ensuring that good business practices are in place.
I am highly proficient in SAP not only in FI/CO but in SD and SC, an expert user of all MSOffice tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Project, Access etc.) and have knowledge of Navision, Hyperion and other IT tools.
I am looking for a new home and ready for a new challenge