Objective

Head of Finance/Controllership area in Brazil.

Head of Controllership area for Latin America.Titles or Positions: Controller or Financial Manager or Finance Director.

Summary

- 24-year-long professional career started in Auditing (Arthur Andersen) and consolidated in multinational companies, having performed managerial positions in the past 16 years.

- Management of different areas including Accounting, Finance, Cost, Fiscal, Controllership, Tax, Information Technology, Insurance, and Human Resources.

- Knowledge of different company departments. Advisory vision, proposing improvements in control methods and cost saving.

- Hands–on professional with ability to identify and proactively resolve business issues.

- Experience in producing financial statements using US GAAP and IFRS and submitting them to the head office.

- Preparation, management and execution of Budget and Forecast.

- Implementation of ERP systems (Protheus, BPCS and JDEdwards).

- Analysis and interpretation of managerial figures and reports such as cash flow, profitability per product line and per business, inventory control, among others.

- Responsible for financial analysis and decisions, as well as cash flow and daily Treasury operations.

- Liaised with banks to raise funds and investments, payment systems and collection, exchange operations, among others.

- Implementation of operating policies and procedures.

- Relationship management with external auditors and lawyers.

- Management of the Administration area, including payroll elaboration and other administrative routines. Responsible for managing service contracts and insurance.

- International exposure includes frequent contact with headquarters (USA, Taiwan, UK, and Swiss) and business trips for meetings, presentations and trainings.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2010 - Nov 2012

Finance Director

AGP TECNOLOGIA EM INFORMÁTICA DO BRASIL LTDA. (ACER)

Reporting directly to the General Manager (Brazil) and with a dotted-line to the CFO (Latin America), leading a team of 8 people. Start-up in November 2009.

·Responsible for organizing and leading the Administrative-Financial Area, including Treasury, Credit and Collections, Controlling, Accounting, Human Resources (compliance with the policies established by the headquarters for Latin America), Information Technology activities besides Insurances and Logistics (from December 2010 to September 2011).

·Management of the company's financial strategy, supporting the expansion and stabilization of business and brand in the country.

·Design of cash flow daily control tool, enabling more accurate forecasts in order to raise funds or surplus cash investment in the financial market.

·Responsible for outlining and developing the Finance Department (designing job descriptions and hiring team), providing the necessary financial support for business management.

·Implementation of Protheus-10 (TOTVS), a local Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), increasing management information access.

·Brought the Accounting area in-house, generating information management improvement and providing support to financial figures and to the decision-making.

·Elaboration of managerial control reports allowing more accurate overview for business management.

·Brought Warehousing in-house decreasing freight by USD 4.44 per piece, representing savings of USD 4 million/per year, decreased freight insurance by USD 150 thousand/per year, and also improving the management risk.

·Implementation of IFRS in compliance with accounting rules in the Headquarter (Taiwan) and Brazil.

Jan 2009 - May 2009

CFO

Unifi Brazil

Reporting to the General Manager (Brazil), leading a team of 16 people.

- Responsible for the Finance Department, including activities of Treasury, Controllership, Accounting, Information Technology and Legal areas.

Dec 2004 - Jan 2009

Finance Manager for Latin America

TI Brazil (TI Automotive)

Finance Manager, Latin America04/2008 – 01/2009

Reporting to the Managing Director for Latin America (Brazil), leading a team of 24 people in Brazil.

Finance Manager (Shared Services - Corporate)       12/2004 04/2008

Reporting to the Administrative and Financial Director for Latin America (Brazil) and leading a team of 16 people.

- Responsible for finance-related Shared Services in Brazil and for coordinating regional (Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela) Treasury, Taxation, and Statutory Accounting activities, working closely with  global leaders providing a single point of contact for all Latin American issues.

- Implemented tool for daily cash flow with 3-month-ahead forecasting, providing more accurate cash forecast analysis to Business Units.

- Control and information improvement of contingent liabilities, decreasing contingency risk by GBP 10 million in four years.

- Tax planning applied to price transfer rules generating cash savings of GBP 1 million

- Implementation of BPCS - an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Jan 2001 - Dec 2004

Financial and Administrative Manager

Polaroid Brazil

Reporting to the General Manager (Brazil) and to the Financial Director for Latin America (USA), leading a team of 12 people.

- Organization turnaround that enabled the continuity of the operation in the country and reversed losses of USD 1 million in 2001 into an operating profit USD 70 hundred in 2002.

Apr 2000 - Jan 2001

Controller

Hypercom Brazil

Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer (Brazil) and Corporate Controller (USA).- Managed the Financial Department, including General Accounting and Costs, Fiscal and Treasury (Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable).

Jul 1999 - Apr 2000

Controller

Cartier Brazil

Reporting to: General Manager (Brazil) and Financial Director for Latin America (USA).- Managed the areas of Finance, Administration and Information Technology.

Mar 1995 - Dec 1998

General Accounting Manager

Baxter Healthcare Brazil

General Accounting Manager  - Nov.96 / Dec.98Reporting to: Financial Director (Brazil).- Management of Accounting area, including General Accounting, Fiscal, and Payroll.

Accounting Supervisor - Mar.95-Oct.96Reporting to: Controller of Baxter Brazil and Controller of Macchi Brazil- Coordinate General Accounting and Fiscal departments, also Fixed Asset area.

Oct 1987 - Jun 1994

Auditing Senior

Plan audit works, including: evaluation and testing of the internal control systems (accounting and administrative), analysis of balance sheet balances, in preliminary and closing date.

Education

Education
1998 - 1999

MBA

Universidade de Sao Paulo
1994 - 1997

Bachelor

Universidade Paulista
1983 - 1987

Bachelor

Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo

Skills

Skills

Professor

Teaching courses about Financial Statements Translation in Constant Currency, using US GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles) and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and Controllership overview at FAAP University (Postgraduate).