Luis Gavagnin

  • La Plata Argentina
Luis Gavagnin

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Independent Consultant

Independent consultant in Finance and General Administration matters. Coach to finance and non-finance managers.

Jun 2008 - Dec 2008

Regional Finance and LA Distributors Manager

Hollister Latin America Inc.

Responsible for:

·Design of policies, procedures and programs in order to achieve planned sales and consolidated contribution.

·Determine Key Performance indicators: DIOH, DSO, Sales and contribution per employee and Consolidated Gross Margin and Contribution percentages.

·Define product rationalization strategies.

·Analyze product gross margins and recommend strategies for improvement.

·In charge of the inventory replenishment program

·Responsible for the effective and accurate management of all regional assets

·Manage office lease, maintenance and security for the Direct Operation

·Insure and lead the development of associates.

·Maintain the Company’s books and records in accordance with local and US GAAP’s.

·Prepare monthly financial reporting package.

·Prepare the mid-year review, the Strategic Plan and periodic forecasts of the Annual Plan.

·Forecast and manage cash flows.

·Authorize cash disbursements.

·Attention to internal and external audits. Compliance with local rules and corporative ones.

·Prepare required government filings.

Jan 2006 - May 2008

Country Manager

Hollister Latin America Inc. - Argentina Branch

Responsible for:

·Design of policies, procedures and programs in order to achieve planned sales and consolidated contribution for the Latin America Distributors.

·Determine Key Performance indicators: DIOH, DSO, Sales and contribution per employee and Consolidated Gross Margin and Contribution percentages.

·Define product rationalization strategies.

·Analyze product gross margins and recommend strategies for improvement.

·In charge of the inventory replenishment program

·Responsible for the effective and accurate management of all regional assets

·Maintain the Company’s books and records in accordance with local and US GAAP’s.

·Prepare monthly financial reporting package.

·Prepare the mid-year review, the Strategic Plan and periodic forecasts of the Annual Plan.

·Forecast and manage cash flows.

·Authorize cash disbursements.

·Attention to internal and external audits. Compliance with local rules and corporative ones.

·Prepare required government filings.

Jan 2001 - Dec 2005

Acting Country Manager and also Regional Finance and Administration Manager for Argentina and Brasil

Hollister Latin America Inc.

·Design of policies, procedures and programs in order to achieve planned sales and consolidated contribution for both operations.

·Determine Key Performance indicators: DIOH, DSO, Sales and contribution per employee and Consolidated Gross Margin and Contribution percentages.

·Define product rationalization strategies.

·Analyze product gross margins and recommend strategies for improvement.

·In charge of the inventory replenishment program

·Responsible for the effective and accurate management of all regional assets

·Manage office lease, maintenance and security for the Direct Operation

·Insure and lead the development of associates.

·Maintain the Company’s books and records in accordance with local and US GAAP’s.

·Prepare monthly financial reporting package.

·Prepare the mid-year review, the Strategic Plan and periodic forecasts of the Annual Plan.

·Forecast and manage cash flows.

·Authorize cash disbursements.

·Attention to internal and external audits. Compliance with local rules and corporative ones.

·Prepare required government filings.

Nov 1999 - Dec 2000

Finance and Administration Manager

Hollister Latin America Inc.

·Responsible for the effective and accurate asset management.

·Manage office lease, maintenance and security for the Direct Operation

·Maintain the Company’s books and records in accordance with local and US GAAP’s.

·Prepare monthly financial reporting package.

·Prepare the mid-year review, the Strategic Plan and periodic forecasts of the Annual Plan.

·Forecast and manage cash flows.

·Authorize cash disbursements.

·Attention to internal and external audits. Compliance with local rules and corporative ones.

·Prepare required government filings.

·In charge of the inventory replenishment program

Sep 1997 - Oct 1999

Finance and Administration Director

Federal Mogul Argentina

·Planning of company’s annual results and presentation to Headquarters in Detroit, USA.

·Issuance of policies and procedures for the effective accomplishment of the internal control.

·Monthly reporting to Headquarters, maintaining permanent contact in relation to accounting and financial affairs.

·Preparation and issuance of financial statements of all the companies of the group.

·Information Systems: Implementation of BPCS and electronic liaison with all companies of the group (La Plata, Tortuguitas and San Luis).

·Attend local and international audits.

Jul 1986 - Aug 1997

Planning Manager

Abbott Laboratories Argentina S.A.

1996 - 1997Planning Manager

1993 - 1996Head of Costs and Accounting

1992 - 1993Costs Supervisor

1988 - 1992Senior Accounting analyst.

1986 - 1988Senior Costs analyst

In the different occupied positions, I was responsible for:

·    Evaluation and presentation of plans to Headquarters including the following information:

Operative income statements.

Balance sheet.

Standard margin by group of products.

Analysis of economic variables included in the Plan.

Analysis of manufacturing, distribution, administration and sales expenses.

Preparation of future capital investments detail.

Issuance of budgeting control

·Evaluation of investment plans and elaboration of the Capital Plan and control of its execution.

·Monthly reporting to Headquarters with the analysis of results planned versus real ones

·Prepare the company’s financial statements in local and foreign currency, following local and US GAAP’s

·   Control the accomplishment of policies and procedures in-force.

·    Manage intercompany accounts (Headquarters, European and Latin American affiliated companies).

·    Implement the necessary controls to allow the safeguarding of assets.

·    Maintain fluid relationship with internal and external auditors.

·    Elaborate reports for Headquarters such as Operative monthly reports (General Balance Sheet and Financial Statements).

·    Establish internal controls to assure the integrity of the company’s inventory.

·Elaborate the annual standard cost.

·Plan the annual inventory.

·    Carry out periodical physical inventories to confirm or adjust existences.

·    Prepare monthly conciliation reports between valued existences and accounting.

·Establish reserves for obsoleteness and risk.

·    Implement controls that assure the processing of all documents involving inventory transactions in due time and manner.

·    Issuance of reporting to Headquarters.

Education

Education
Mar 1978 - Dec 1984

Contador Publico Nacional (CPA)

Facultad de Ciencias Economicas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Skills

Skills

Portuguese

English

Summary

I show up as a professional oriented to get results in a planned and ordered way;  that valorizes cooperation and team work and that makes use of an analytical mind in order to get the appointed objectives.

Objective

I'm looking for a position in which apply the knowledge and experience gained in International Corporations after 20 years of work in the field of  Finance &  Administration (my main role); Sales and Marketing, Customer Service and Human Resources.

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2009 - Sep 2009

Curso de Posgrado “Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad (NIC-NIIF) y las normas locales (RTs)”

Centro de Estudios en Contabilidad Internacional de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Agosto-Septiembre 2009
Nov 2007 - Sep 2008

Building Your Management Skills

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management – Illinois – United States