Gabriele Di Rossi

  • Rome Lazio

Work History

Work History
Oct 2004 - Present

Accounting & Tax Manager

General Motors Italia Srl

The company is the Italian subsidiary of GM, selling vehicles, parts and accessories in Italy with Opel and Saab brands.

Reporting to the C.F.O., coordinating a Team of 5 resources with the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Financial reporting (monthly, quarterly and yearly) to the Headquarter in Detroit - U.S.A. and Corporate accounting (based on US GAAP);
  • Statutory accounting and reporting (based on Italian GAAP);
  • Income Tax and VAT accounting and reporting;
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors as well as with the Board of the Statutory Auditors (internal controls, PRM's, SOX audits, financial audits, "Vietti" quarterly reviews ecc.);
  • Liaison with the European Financial Shared Service Center based in Barcelona, Spain, where some Finance functions are located (GL, AR, AP, Intercompany, Payments, Costing);
  • Liaison with tax advisors and with Tax Offices in the event of Tax audits;
  • Cash Flow forecasting;
  • Coordination of Cash & Collection and monitoring of the aging of receivable;
  • Control of the accuracy of Account reconciliations;
  • Establishing and maintaining accounting practices to ensure data necessary for business operations is accurate and reliable;
  • Developing Finance & Administration policies and procedures.
Sep 2002 - Sep 2004

Accounting Manager

Hertz Italiana SpA

The company is the leader in the "Rent a Car "business worldwide.

Reporting to the Finance Director, coordinating a Team of 15 people (5 direct reports), managing Accounting and Tax functions with the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Financial reporting and Corporate accounting, managing month end closing and financial statement preparation;
  • Statutory accounting and reporting;
  • Liaison with the Centralized Administrative Service Centers based in Dublin, Ireland and Oklahoma City, U.S.A.;
  • Responsible for the "Tax compliance project" started in order to pursue the total fulfillment of any Tax law provision, in both accounting (G/L entries) and in reporting (VAT registers and legal reporting);
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors as well as with the Board of the Statutory Auditors;
  • Liaison with tax advisors as well as with Tax Offices in the event of Tax Audits.
Oct 2001 - Sep 2002

SAP R/3 Implementation Project Mgr./Accounting Mgr.

Angelo Costa SpA

The company is a local agent of Western Union, leader in the “Money transfer” business worldwide.

Reporting to the Finance Director, responsible for the implementation of Sap R/3 Accelerated Accounting system, with the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • set up of SAP R/3 with relevant customizations of interfaces with the Company's core business information systems, liaising with SAP consultants and IT Director;
  • design and set up all preliminary activities to the feeding of Sap R/3 with data stored in the legacy system (AS400);
  • coordination of AR, AP, GL, Tax and treasury activities performed by a team of 11 people.
1998 - 2001

Tax Manager

Hertz Italiana SpA

Reporting to the Accounting Manager with the following main responsibilities:

  • Finalization of Statutory financial reporting;
  • preparation of Tax returns (income tax and VAT), computation of tax payments and supervision of all tax related matters;
  • liaison with Tax and Statutory auditors.
1993 - 1998

Certified Chartered Accountant (Dottore Commercialista)

Studio Pontesilli

Certified Chartered Accountant in a small accounting and tax firm, with overview of all accounting and tax matters of the clients (medium and small companies and professionals).

Education

Education

Master on line Finanza e Controllo di Gestione

Università di Pisa - Dipartimento Economia Aziendale

Main courses of the "Master in Finanza e Controllo di Gestione on line" are:

  1. Financial Statemens analisys and business planning
  2. Operational finance (cash and working capital management)
  3. Budgeting and controlling
  4. Strategic finance
Jun 2008 - Present

Online Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards

ACCA - Association of Certified Chartered Accountants

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants.

The Certificate in International Financial Reporting is a qualification delivered entirely online that develop an understanding of IFRS and gain formal recognition for existing IFRS skills and knowledge.

2003 - Present

Six Sigma "green belt" training course

Galgano & Associati - Consulenti di direzione

Six Sigma is an integrated, disciplined proven approach for improving business performance.

Six Sigma "green belts" are project leaders who receive two weeks of training on the Six Sigma Roadmap and essential elements of statistical methodologies supporting Six Sigma projects.

1996 - Present

Master Diritto Tributario Internazionale

Universita' degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"
1993 - Present

Abilitazione alla professione di Dottore Commercialista

Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti di Roma
Jun 2007 - Present

Providing candid constructive performance feedback

GM University - LeaderWorks, Inc.

One day workshop developed for GM executives and managers and designed to be a rigorous but practical application of the critical concepts, tools and skills pertaining to performance feedback.

Sep 2008

FAS 109 Tax accounting

General Motors Tax Staff - E&Y Tax consultants

Advanced training on "Current and Deferred tax accounting based on FAS 109" held by General Motors Tax Staff and E&Y tax consultants.

2006 - 2007

Leadership training courses

GM University

Leadership training courses ("levels 1, 2 and 3" for a total of 8 workshop days) designed for managers of GM organizations in Europe, held by GM and external consultants in Rome (Italy) and Russelsheim (Germany).

1988 - 1992

Laurea in Economia e Commercio

Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"

Skills

Skills

Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

Web-based Enterprise Performance Management application currently used to deliver financial consolidation, reporting, and analysis.

ORACLE FINANCIALS

Good knowledge of Oracle Financials gained as project Manager of the "Statutory Accounting project" in Hertz Italiana SpA.

SAP R/3

Accounting system currently used. Key user of FI and CO modules during the system implementation in General Motors Italia Srl and in Angelo Costa SpA.

Interest

Play electric bass guitar and electric guitar in a Blues Rock Band. Enjoy listening to all music, photography and video editing. Enjoy trekking, skying, jogging.

I GIVE THE AUTHORIZATION TO THE TREATMENT OF MY PERSONAL DATA AS PER D. LGS. 196/03. 

Summary

Financial Manager with strong experience in Corporate and Statutory accounting and Financial reporting, Tax accounting and reporting, financial management.

Direct experience with Financial Service Centers, internal and external auditors and SAP implementations.

Interested in Financial Reporting (IAS/IFRS and US GAAP) and in Budgeting and Strategic control.