Thomas Thomas

Thomas Thomas

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - Present

Financial Reporting Manager

Financial reporting manager for Europe and Asia – Pacific

- Responsible for restructuring the Finance in the markets into a shared service center based in Geneva (ongoing project – completion expected in October 09)

- Project manager for the creation of a new entity in France, coordinating legal, accounting, commercial and IT activities set-up

- Leaded Hyperion reporting reorganisation for the zone from the core process to the “users” training and coaching

- Managed monthly US Gaap reporting,, acting as key contact, providing guidance for agents and affiliates and coordinating with US entity

- Responsible for the consolidation of 20 entities, reporting in different currencies, Interco elimination and data accuracy and reasonableness

- Prepared in full balance sheet budget, coordinating with Financial planning and Analysis dept in charge of P&L, defining guidelines and accounting rules

- Leaded SOX compliance for all entities in scope, wrote and updated narratives, organised and participated in testing and review processes

- Initiated internal control activities for entities not in scope for SOX by implementing Control Self Assessment questionnaires, providing remediation plans and advices for improvement

- Managed the accounting activities for the 4 Holding companies

- Contributed to the creation of the company accounting procedure manual, involved more particularly in Capital expenditure and Forex areas

- Provided leadership and guidelines to the team by providing proper training and support

Jun 2005 - Mar 2007

Internal Audit Teamleader

Eastman Kodak

Internal audit team leader for EAMER

- In charge of SOX compliance audit reviews

- Performed risk assessment of the audited entity

- Issued audit reports identifying the main deficiencies for management review

- Coaching and development of 5 team members

Sep 2000 - Jun 2005

Senior auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Senior auditor in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services Department, specializing in Pharmaceutics, luxury, the automotive industry and broadcasting.

 - Assessed and evaluated financial statements for corporations residing in Geneva in conformity with accounting principles accepted in Switzerland, UK and US

- Prepared financial statements and audit reports of public listed companie

- Developed internal management recommendations

- In charge of audit team, responsible for the budget and client relationship

- Internal trainer for technical and non-technical seminars

Apr 1999 - Sep 1999

Trade marketing assistant

Kraft Jacobs Suchard

Project manager assistant on new sales promotion’ tools

- Analysed and evaluated the efficiency of new promotion’ tools

- Established summaries of special offers operations split by brand

- Prepared specific client file and ensured the follow up of the allocated budget

Jan 1999 - Mar 1999

Product manager assistant

Credit Lyonnais

Product manager assistant on new clients’ conquest

- Developed a market research concerning competitors and existing products

- Prepared recommendations for the management

- Established advertising mediums and sales argumentations

Jan 1998 - Jul 1998

Sales Representative

Schweppes

- Best salesperson award at the temporary salespersons' competition(1st /26)

- Hypermarkets and supermarket canvassing

- Improvement of brand display, product range sales monitoring / restocking

- Initiation & follow up of trade-marketing operations, negotiation of shelf display

Education

Education
2004 - 2004

Finance

Certified Public Accountant
2/4 credits passed
1995 - 1999

Specialization in Finance and Treasury

Ecole superieure des Sciences commerciales d'Angers

Master in Science of Management, Specialization in Finance and Treasury

Graduate School of Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences

Skills

Skills

Oracle

Hyperion

JD Edwards

Summary

Financial Reporting Manager - Elizabeth Arden - Shared service center transition management - Sox compliance - Reporting US Gaap - Creation in full of a new entity - JD Edwards : new accounting system implementation - Accounting for Holding companies - Statutory and fiscal filings - Leadership and Management

Interest

Theatre : Member of a theatre company, repeating weekly to play at the end of the year

Sports :  Squash, hand ball, roller, paragliding, ski and snowboarding

Objective

Looking for an executive challenging position in Finance - such as Corporate Controller, FP&A director - where my experience would be an asset and my motivation a success factor