Personal information

  • 40 years
  • Swiss and Italian nationalities
  • Married
  • 1 child

Experience

Work History

Alcoa Inc., US Headquarters

Sep 2014 - Present

Manager, Corporate FP&A

  • Responsible for directing Alcoa’s financial planning and analysis processes and policies.
  • Independent discretion and knowledge of corporate financial planning policies, procedures and processes to identify and institute enhanced financial practices for application across Alcoa’s diverse operating segments.
  • Leading the agenda and development of forecasts and plans for Alcoa’s management discussions and analysis commentary (for the CEO and CFO of the Company).
  • Assessment of the operating results with a view toward profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operational effectiveness of the organization.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Corporate Resource Units have established effective tracking, analysis and coordination tools for measuring financial indicators and adjusting business strategies.
  • Establishment of dynamic, proactive analyses of existing financial processes in order to identify and implement sustainable improvements to business results.
  • Development, maintenance and update of financial and business models for achieving desired corporate performance based on changing economic conditions and market scenarios.

Alcoa Europe

Jul 2010 - Aug 2014

Controller - Global Shared Services Organization

  • Member of the Alcoa Global Financial and People Services Lead Team, providing full financial financial support to the Global Financial and People Services Director. Position with a high exposure to Alcoa Management in the United States.
  • Coordination and management of the reporting of the Alcoa Global Financial and People Services Organization (annual budget of US$ 100M, 700 employees on the 5 continents).

Alcoa Europe

Oct 2008 - Jun 2010

Europe Region FP&A Controller

  • Reporting to the European Finance Director, I provided full support and assisted the European Finance Director in the coordination and management of the reporting and the Financial Analysis and Planning activities related to the Regional European organization (annual budget of US$ 60M. Across 8 countries).

Alcoa Europe

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Financial Controller, Switzerland

  • Responsible for the three main Swiss operating entities (HQ, and 2 Treasury entities, global currency hedging and global cash management), plus three other non-operating entities. Entities support the European HQ management in Geneva and the Global treasury function. 

Alcoa Europe

Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

Assistant Controller, Switzerland

  • Supervision and control of all ledgers and submission of Pittsburgh monthly corporate US GAAP reporting, from journal entries through to control and compliance procedures supported by a shared service facility based in Hungary;
  • Preparation and submission of annual Admin sub-BU plan and quarterly rolling forecasts to FP&A in a timely, complete and accurate manner;
  • Monthly sub-BU financial analysis to FP&A, including bridges between actual results, budget, plan and forecasts;
  • Timely, accurate and professional preparation and submission of the monthly legal entity analysis to US HQ;
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts from the US Dollar US GAAP books into the Swiss Franc statutory format;
  • Coordinate internal control compliance program (ASAT) for SOX 404 for the Swiss and US legal entities, including process owner support, guidance and progress reporting;
  • Coordinate and calculate the Corporation Tax liabilities for AESA including careful review and reconciliation of the monthly provisions reported. Monthly reviews and ad hoc support to the Director of Tax – Europe. Compilation, submission and follow-up for statutory returns;
  • Key contact person and coordinator for the annual interim and final statutory audit, including the preparation and presentation of all audit documentation;
  • Quarterly Swiss VAT declarations and reporting;

Alcoa Europe

Jul 2004 - Jul 2006

Accounting Supervisor

  • Supervision and control of all ledgers and submission of Pittsburgh monthly corporate US GAAP reporting, from journal entries through to control and compliance procedures supported by a shared service facility based in Hungary;
  • Preparation and submission of annual Admin sub-BU plan and quarterly rolling forecasts to FP&A in a timely, complete and accurate manner;
  • Monthly sub-BU financial analysis to FP&A, including bridges between actual results, budget, plan and forecasts;
  • Timely, accurate and professional preparation and submission of the monthly legal entity analysis to US HQ;
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts from the US Dollar US GAAP books into the Swiss Franc statutory format;
  • Treasury specialist within FA&C team – systems and policies. SPA for Treasury accounting projects, procedures and accounting treatments;
  • Coordinate internal control compliance program (ASAT) for SOX 404 for the Swiss and US legal entities, including process owner support, guidance and progress reporting.

Alcoa Europe

Aug 2002 - Jun 2004

Accountant

  • Treasury specialist in accounting within Finance Team and SPA for Treasury accounting projects, procedures and accounting treatment.
  • Accounting implementation of the Treasury Quantum Software.

Accounting Manager

  • Accounting supervision of the Administration's activities.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Administration's Financial Policies & Procedures.

Real Media (PubliGroupe)

Jul 2000 - Dec 2001

Accounting Assistant

  • Monthly closings (US GAAP), P&L / BS variances analysis & forecasts and monthly consolidation entries.

Colas Suisse

Aug 1995 - Jun 2000

Accountant

  • Management of the AR & AP and budget preparation and follow-up.

Education

Education

Alcoa Internal Leadership Development 

2011 - 2011

Emerging Leaders Educational Development (ELED)


Vrigile Formation

2001 - 2005

Specialist in Finance & Accounting


Commercial and Business School of Lausanne

Sep 1990 - Jun 1994

Bachelor Business and Management

IT Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office tools

Advanced


Oracle / Hyperion

Advanced Essbase / Smartview modules 


Quantum Treasury System (Sungard)

Intermediate knowledge


SAP (module FiCo)

Intermediate knowledge

Languages

  • French : mother tongue
  • English : fluent
  • German : intermediate
  • Serbian : fluent


Interests


  • Travelling
  • Digital photography
  • New technologies
  • Greenpeace member

Last update

February, 2016

References

References

Kurt M. Strehler

  • Senior Accounting Manager, Medtronic Trading 

Greg D. Davies

  • Managing Director, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, World Business Council for Sustainable Development


Hubert Angleys

  • CEO, Metalor Technologies


Patrick Arnegger

  • Former CFO Metalor Technologies and current Director of Administration & Finance at Institut Emmaüs


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