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Summary

KEY DISTINCTIVE ASSETS:

- Presented managerial LEADERSHIP as senior executive
- Results in improving CASH FLOW and PROFIT
- Business support through the efficiency of INVESTMENTS / Marketing
- Proven team BUILDER and team DEVELOPER
- CALM and QUICK decision maker in critical business moments 

Senior Leader with broad LEADERSHIP Capacities in BUSINESS Finance and TEAM driving in Multinational Regional Environment.

BUSINESS PARTNER in Finance, PROFIT management, CASH improvements, INVESTMENT Efficiency, COST efficiency and Internal CONTROLS / SOX. STRATEGIC planning and change management. Negotiations.

Team Builder with team Vision leading differing personalities to work Together to Ultimate Benefit. Expertise in Consumer Business (Beauty, Electronics, FMCG, Trade, Retail). MBA & ACCA certified.

Interest

Sport - Ski instructor, Mountainbiking, Tennis, Squash, Soccer, Golf.

Travelling, Running, Hiking, Family.

Work experience

2015Present

FD / Senior Leader / Advisor / Consultant

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Ready for new CHALLENGES.
Independent consultant in finance area.
Cash flow, profitability, investment and spending efficiency advisory and assistance.

20112015

Board Member

Direct Selling Association (Czech) / Direct Selling Association (Slovakia)

Leadership of the professional association to increase public awareness of direct selling business in the Czech and Slovakia territory.
Co-operation with other direct selling companies on the strategy formulation.
Communication with governmental and regulatory partners and influencing their plans and decisions related to the industry.

20102014

Finance Director

Avon Cosmetics

Regional Finance Leadership and Business Partnership (Zagreb, Sarajevo, Bratislava, Prague)
Annual revenues managed $110mil
P&L and Cash management, Investment Evaluation and Strategic Planning

Key Achievements:
- Team LEADERSHIP – strong team with the best career planning and development opportunities, confirmed by employee survey
- PROFIT management – turnaround of business with steady PROFIT and CASH growth
- Forecast ACCURACY – the best score in Central and Eastern Europe region
- PROCESSES, CONTROLS / SOX – no deficiencies in financial areas confirmed by internal audit
- COST efficiency activities – annual commitments delivered
- INVESTMENT and BUSINESS finance support – improved service to business

20092010

Advisor / FM

Invest Live (real estate)

Independent ADVISORY on Business Finance and Investment Activities in real estate.
Strategic Planning and Finance Management CONTROLS.

20052009

Senior Manager Finance / FD

Sony

Management of Complete Corporate and Business Finance with Controlling, Accounting, Planning, SOX, Governance and Administration/Operations agenda of Czech operation. US GAAP reporting. Annual revenues $ 155mil.

Key Achievements:
- BUSINESS PARTNER - leveraged Finance department role to Advisory role
- REGIONAL leader CEE - implemented project Integrated Forecasting
- Cost EFFICIENCY program implemented
- SAP implementation leader for finance aspects of Invoicing module
- Enhanced SOX control area – finance and general controls
- Improved Finance CONTROLLING / Budgeting processes (improved control)

20042005

Financial Manager - Regional CEE

Gillette

Leading Corporate Management reporting project for CEE region (Czech, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary). Longer term testing stays in the US / UK. Project scope Management reporting efficiency. Project size Annual CEE revenue $210mil.

Key achievement:
- Project implemented successfully

20002005

Financial Manager

Gillette

Management of Financial Reporting, Controlling, Forecasting, Budgeting, Transfer Pricing, SOX, US GAAP for Czech and Slovakia region. Consolidation. Manufacturing control and reporting. Annual revenues $ 100mil.

Key Achievements :
- Leader for regional CEE project - SAP reporting tool - implemented
- Managed regional CEE project - Internal Controls and set up SOX controls implemented
- EFFECTIVENESS in reporting processes - implemented
- LEADING implementation of Rolling Forecast in Czech entity - process implemented
- DEVELOPED and stabilized Finance department team

19992000

Audit Supervisor / Manager

Deloitte

Managing audits, reviews and due diligencies for domestic and multinational companies primarily within retail and distribution / trade areas.

Education

20122014

MBA

City University Seattle

Global Management

19941999

ACCA

Fellow Member of ACCA  (FCCA)

Accounting and Finance

University of Wales, Cardiff

CVUT Praha

Skills

Managerial Leadership
Cash Flow Management
Profit Management
Team Building and Development
Investment efficiency / Business support
Action calmly and quickly in critical business moments
Forecasting accuracy
Hyperion reporting tool
SAP information system
PC skills Microsoft Office
English language
Czech language - native
French
German