Professional Associations

Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas  (Mexican Finance Executives Assciation)

International Experience

International Experience worked2.5 years in Canada, and international experience leading projects in Ecuador, Brazil, and Venezuela.


Finance executive with international experience and proven record of leading the financial strategy for industrial, commercial and services companies to archive challenging goals in very demanding markets.

Demonstrated record of developing and implementing strategies to turnaround the financial situation of the company.

Change Management and turnaround expertise.

Expertise in financial & strategic planning, budgeting, working capital and cash flow management, P&L management, financial analysis, KPIs reporting, costing. Comptrolling. costs analysis and control; multi-site management.

Experienced  implementing finance systems and Business Intelligence (Baan, B.I, Oracle, B.I. Bitam, B.I. Cognos),

Strategic thinking with proven record of transforming business concepts. Business and results oriented, hands-on, flexibility, team player, innovator, transformational, determined, enthusiastic, and congruent leadership

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Director of Finance

Omnicom Media Group Mexico

Responsible for establishing and leading the financial strategy in Mexico. Working closely with the OMG Mexico CEO to conceive, create, develop, implement, and monitor comprehensive and effective strategic plan and objectives to achieve business and financial goals. Responsible for improve operation processes to increase productivity

Responsible for Financial information; cash flow, working capital, debt management; KPIs reporting, planning and analysis, budget, pricing, costing, risk management, Corp. Policies; taxes, relationship with banks, audit, SOX.


  • Research costs reduced by 20%
  • Taxes recovered 0.5 MM usd from 2006-2008
  • Established functional finance team, efficient budget process, cash flow mgt. approach and costing process
Jul 2008 - Oct 2009

General Finance Manager Mexico Central America

Mabe -GE appliances

Responsible for leading the regional financial strategy for industrial, commercial and services business (13 operations)

Responsible for financial information, planning and analysis, budget, accounting reconciliation, policies, costing, cash flow management, working capital, transfer pricing, internal control. Acting Corporate Comptroller

Leading the finance team and other areas to achieve special requirements and process improvement.


  • Working Capital reduced in Mabe Mexico by 87 Million usd, 25%
  • Designed and implemented new financial and control process for supply chain helping to save 2 MM USD
  • Fraud detected and solved (20 MM usd) acting as Corporate controller
Nov 2005 - Jul 2008

Financial Manager for Integration of Mabe Canada

Mabe Canada- GE Appliances

Responsible for designing and execute the strategic plan to integrate the financial functions of Mabe Canada such as comptrolling, financial planning an analysis, treasury, costs, productivity, reporting and KPIs, Design finance organization and  roles.

Responsible for implementing the Joint Venture contract with GE, Responsible for communication between Mabe-GE's head-offices and Mabe Canada's Finance Director. Responsible for implementing the finance systems ERP, GL and Business Intelligence.


  • Successfully designed and implemented the financial take-over plan for Mabe Canada
  • Effectively implemented a Business Intelligence System and Financial Architecture by brand, model, market, channel, and product sub-line
  • Effectively implemented a Joint Venture contract between Mabe Canada and GE (250 MM usd sales)
Oct 2004 - Oct 2005

Industrial Controller

Mabe Mexico GE Appliances

Responsible for accounting, financial information, costing, costs variance analysis, budget, financial evaluation of projects, inventory, assets and internal control, receivables, accounting reconciliation, plant's reporting, plant's productivity  (8 plants).


  • Successful financial evaluation to purchase a Canadian public company (Camco Inc.)
  • 12% cost reduction from 2004 to 2005
Aug 2003 - Sep 2004

Regional financial planning and analysis Manager

Mabe .GE Appliances

Responsible for Financial planning and analysis for Mexico and Central America; working capital, financial information, KPIs, variance analysis, evaluation of projects, reporting for Board Meeting, finance advisory for commercial and industrial divisions.


  • Financial Planning & Analysis area's productivity improved by 30%
  • Automation of reporting
  • Successful implemented a Data Warehouse system for finance
Oct 2001 - Aug 2003

Comptroller and financial planning Manager for Industrial

Mabe - GE Appliacnes

Responsible for financial strategy for industrial business, planning & analysis, cash flow and working capital management,financial evaluation of projects, budgeting, costing, costs variances analysis, internal controls, accounting reconciliation.


  • Implemented Financial Information by brand, channel, plant and product
Oct 2000 - Oct 2001

Plant Finance Manager

Mabe - GE Appliances

  • Turned Mexico City plant around from unprofitable to a profitable operation (from - 6% to+10% EBIT)
Jul 1998 - Oct 2000

Finance Leader for stoves division

Mabe - GE Applliances
  • Successfully evaluated and implemented a project for new plant; cost and investment better than expected (-7%)
  • Successfully implemented a Joint Venture contract between Mabe SLP and GE (350 MM usd sales)
Mar 1997 - Jul 1998

Manager Trainee

Mabe - GE Appliances
  • 3 MM usd recovered from suppliers in regards of quality issues in raw material
  • 2 Six sigma projects implemented, 2.5 MM usd savings
Apr 1995 - Mar 1997


Gramsa Group SA de CV

Responsible for controlling, accounting, financial information balance sheet and P&L, taxes, information technology, cost analysis, fixed asset, treasury, relation with banks; cash flow, working capital, pricing, receivables, payables, shareholders relationship.


  • Effectively updated tax duties preventing Gramsa from 500 k usd in penalties.
  • Frauds detected and solved successfully in Gramsa recovering 0.5 MM usd
Aug 1992 - Apr 1995

Audit Manager

Alvarez Vazquez & Co.
Dec 1991 - Aug 1992

Accounting Manager

Centro Medico de Toluca SA de CV
  • Successfully managed the preoperative phase and put into operation the finance systems, including GL & reporting


Jun 1999 - Jun 1999





Language: Fluent English

My international experience working with native English speakers from USA and Canada provided to me with multicultural skills. Currently, I report to Omnicom Group, headquartes and central offices, and I keep daily contact with English speakers executives from USA and England. My quarterly presentations and meetings are fully in English.

Six Sigma

Certificated Green Belt, i've done two successful projects that allowed recover and collet money from suppliers becasue of quality issues, these projects improved working capital and cash flow.

Data warehouse

i've implemented two DWH in mabe, the only systems of this kind that currently are working in the company.   These implementations have been successful and are currently working ok, The most recent implementation was done in Canada in April 2008 and is providing information about sales, financial statements, costs, cost variances. All of this by product, channel, market, product subline, etc.  

I.T proficiency

Microsoft systems, Excel Business Intelligence & Datawarehouse Financial ERP and GL BaaN  Change management Process Hyperion    I have experience implementing ERP systems, Business Intelligence systemas (Oracle Analytics)   Process improvement and implementation.


Jan 2007 - Sep 2007

Strategic Leadership

University of Toronto
Jan 1998 - Oct 1998

Six Sigma

General Electric



Javier Cayón de la Vega