Some references from our interim managers

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  • Advisor Dutch Accounting, Dutch VAT and Dutch & Belgian Corporation tax
    Hands-on clean up of the entire Dutch accounting and tax situation; advice on Belgian fiscal issues an train staff to handle process weaknesses - assignment successfully completed
  • Project leader for various projects Reorganize World Wide HQ Finance Function
    Build to “Best In Class”. (Corporate Controlling, Consolidation, Group Accounting, FP&A, Integrated Supply Chain, Period close, SAP review, Accounting policy review under USGAAP, conversion to IFRS, Statutory filings, Process re-engineering).
  • European Controller promoted to Director Internal Audit Operationally responsible for Belgian Entities
    Develop budget and forecast cycle across Europe,Cost center structure development,European Accounting – US GAAP, Capacity cost control,Internal Audit, SOX – Internal Control, TAX – VAT – Transfer pricing, Retail finance - US Lease, Financial closing,Management reporting. US GAAP implementation & related accounting policy development. SOX implementation for Europe – develop all Process narratives, Risk & Control Matrices, European Accounting plan standardization (US GAAP). Development of a US Lease manual under US GAAP for a newly established Retail Finance Company. Transfer pricing development and implementation including development of coherent TP documentation.
  • Director European Internal Audit
    Financial, Operational, Production, Logistics, Purchasing, Control Environment (COSO & COBIT), SOX. Audits are conducted in factories, trading units (buy-sell), Coordination Center, HQ. Define the Internal Audit Strategy and translate this into a 3 year strategic plan. Convert the Strategy into a 3 year practical audit plan. Develop the audit process vs a background of COSO and COBIT framework. Conduct audits according the audit plan with respect for ethics and confidentiality.
  • Senior IT program manager
    Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry. Responsible for BCMC Program. 4 Project Managers reporting. 21 Projects in Program KPI, Scope, Resource, planning end responsible. 1st escalation level PM’s. Steerco responsibility internal and external stakeholders. Status reporting to BCMC and all banks.
  • Independent Program Director
    Customer facing program direction for a major Business Process Outsourcing program run by Worldline Group for one of its major customers (namely ING). The finality of the program is the complete outsourcing of ING’s entire cards issuing in the context of its digital banking strategy. The according contract has a total value of several dozens of million EUR.

  • Head of the Dispute Management Department (Acquiring & Issuing – Customer Service)
    Senior Manager ad interim. Regaining trust after offshoring activities, regaining momentum and a positive work ambiance Preparing for a re-structuring), move and new ways of working.

  • Independent Consultant
    Define & implement a PMO environment for the Risk Domain of the company’s Information Services (for its global Banking & Insurance activities). The mission was situated in the preparatory track of the integration of some of the by FORTIS acquired parts of ABN-AMRO in 2007.
  • Independent Program Manager
    Define & deliver a cross-bank Business Transformation Program, focusing on direct / online services for Commercial Banking.
  • Change Manager
    Performance Improvement Banking and Insurance. Implementing the new strategy by focussing on Customer Centricity, Operational Excellence, Best Employer + Lean implementation, Correcting a de-railed centralization Recordbank (ING group). Introducing Performance Management Enhancing interdepartmental Collaboration
  • Program manager
    Covering the implementation of business driven IT-projects; member of the company’s executive core team for elaboration of corporate project/program management identity.
  • Program Manager
    For the implementation of a new core banking application for a South African bank with representation in many other African countries. The reconciliation of the different business stakeholders within the bank (head office versus the satellites in the other African countries); The streamlining of the delivery mechanisms (between the customer & Misys). Onsite Program Manager in Harare (Zimbabwe) for crisis-conversion of the customer’s (SBSA) core banking application. This urgent exercise was required to enable the use of the new Kilo-Dollar. The government of Zimbabwe introduced this adapted currency & announced this merely 3 weeks before the actual introduction date. Program Manager in projects for banks based in Greece, Romania & Cayman Islands. These missions were a typical combination of onsite & remote global project / program management, as several worldwide locations participated in each mission.
  • Director, business development Europe
    Full P&L responsibility for a portfolio of leading banks such as Alpha Bank, Banco Commercial Portugues, Deutsche Bank, La Caixa and Vereningssparbanken. Developed and launched 14 new consumer and corporate products. President award for innovative new product launches, Delivered double to treble digit growth on all profitability drivers year- after- year and managed to achieve the highest ratio net income/ billed business.
    Negotiated the franchise contracts for Greece and Portugal that were up for renewal which resulted in adding $10m+ to American Express’ bottom line. Optimized the personal sales process at branch level in various markets.
  • Manager, strategic sales Europe and USA
    Global ownership from contract negotiations to implementation for a portfolio of Fortune 100 companies. Developed the sales strategy and directed cross border sales and specialist support groups in Europe and the USA. Signed pan-European agreements with ITT, Monsanto and Exxon Chemicals and global agreements with Pirelli, Warner Lambert, Pfizer and Philips resulting in profitable sales revenues that largely exceed $3bn.
    Member of the International Strategic Sales executive team. Received President Award for achieving exceptionally high results. Lead dedicated sales teams around the globe.
  • Consultancy Senior Accountant
    Assigned to the Product Costing department at Lanxess NV Chemical industry – Manufacturing company) Report to the Business Controller, Supervise the manufacturing operators, Work on business improvement processes – Establish reporting templates for all business units, Analysis of P&L accounts related to manufacturing and price variances.
  • Project & Process Manager at the Facilities department
    Set up statistics for the Support Department, Analyse and describe processes for the Physical Security, Supervision of the various departments with the transition to the use of a Document Management System (including Project Wise Bentley). The deployment of new photo-badges ( including the testing ). Badge Management Photo capture of e-id ( set-up of a program / testing / roll-out towards several buildings ) - Implementation of virtual loges, Document management for the Safety & Security Department - Managing safety-codes and set up an electronic safe, development of new access systems based on the use of e-ID and a Virtual Desk. - Parking management.
  • Bank project manager
    Change management, Setting up SLA's and KPI's (Service Level Agreements & Key Performance Indicators), Allocation of costs for different Business Units. Project Manager for several projects (SWIFT ISO 15022, Bolkesteijn payments, SWIFT Outsourcing…) including budget / planning / staffing / testing / production. Project leader Effectief Zakelijk Betalingsverkeer – Efficient Payments for SME, Elaborate a model to calculate possible gains (both client as bank) by migration from paper towards electronic payments. Promote the tool with different activities: sales, communication, training. Extract the needed data out of the existing data warehouse, completing the full project ( scoping / budget / staffing /planning and roll-out ).
    Responsible Customer Services and Operations Manager (GTS: Global Transaction Services)
  • Client account senior executive, managing director, partner, health & public
    a worldwide company providing global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing, in charge of the business unit for the European Institutions clients, responsible for the business unit, for its strategy, business development & sales, delivery, revenue and margin, human resources and general administration.
  • reporting to Managing Director, responsible for daily finance and treasury management of 6 legal entities. Crisis management
    Merge & acquisition by Orchestra Restructuring. Collective dismissal
    Celio International SA, Brussels European Headquarter Group Finance Controller, reporting to C.F.O. Group Consolidation on Cartesis / Magnitude, Corporate Finance, Supervision statutory accounting with Navision, Group strategy (Transfer pricing, tax, intra group agreement)
  • EMEA Operations of UPS Corporation, Atlanta Finance Manager Europe
    reporting to EMEA Finance Controller, shared Services Center based in Germany, Ireland and the US.

  • Finance Director Europe
    Reporting to EMEA Senior VP and Senior VP / Chief Financial Officer, Pittsburgh
    responsible at EMEA HQs for coordinating financial and IT functions on SAP, including financial control on US GAAP and local statutory reporting, of legal entities (Belgium, Germany, France, and UK) and 4 production plants (Belgium:1 plant; UK: 3 plants)
  • Financial Controller Europe, Middle East & Africa, reporting to EMEA Managing Director and VP Finance
    Agricultural Product Group (APG), Philadelphia responsible at EMEA HQs based in Brussels for finance and IT for 4 areas (Greece, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ukraine), 2 legal entities (Belgium, France) and 3 joint ventures in Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovakia, Czekia)
  • Director of Finance
    Reporting to Senior Vice President Finance and Administration, Europe, responsible at European Shared Services Centre for 3 main areas: - Accounting and European Tax Planning, - European Treasury Management, European Administration, Legal and Human Resources Management
  • Finance and Administration Manager
    Reporting to Managing Director, Reported European consolidated figures according to US GAAP for 7 subsidiaries (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, UK, Italy, Greece, Spain)
  • General & Financial Management – Consultancy – CFO/FD/CEO/MD positions
    Progressive experienced supply chain and operational consultant in finance, tax and general administration, with a broad leadership in corporate development of financial and administrative procedures and visions, alignment with business objectives and operational management of people, policies, systems and practices in global trade. Excellent understanding of accounting and reporting systems, legislation, statutory and regulatory framework, local and international GAAP, IFRS and SOX. Direct experience with multi-country P&L management, multi-site organizations and global project management, human resources, supply chain. Both domestic and international, local and remote. Experienced in best practice thinking, directing multidisciplinary cross-divisional teams, system implementation and upgrades. Manufacturing and corporate environments. Commercial customer oriented attitude, Board member in EMEA and Asia Pacific legal entities, representative in professional organizations. Excellent working knowledge and implementation experience in multicurrency ERP systems. Communicative C-level manager, hands-on and strategic on request or required, problem solving attitude, innovative mindset, result-oriented with a personal impact and a sense of urgency. Multicultural. Listed companies, Private Equity. Driven to master systems’ complexities. Specialties: accounting, tax, financing/banking/stakeholder relationships, transfer pricing, rulings, VAT, budgeting, forecasting analysis, cash flow and reporting management, start-up organizations, transformational change management, reorganizations, cost control, shared services, HR, logistics, supply chain. Fluency in Dutch, English, French and German. Basics in Spanish.

  • Manager Corporate Planning/Financial Expert
    Manager of team defining business plans practices and evaluations and follow up of key initiatives driven by technological, legal or business needs‘
    Overseeing Budget – Actuals – Forecast activities for SWIFT’s IT department
    Creator and owner of SWIFT’s overall Long Term Financial Plan for defining the financial framework for strategy envelopes, price setting and profitability enhancing activities, recognized publicly by CEO and CFO as instrumental for major investment and other major decisions, KPI definition & tracking
    Trusted senior liaison between IT and Finance for all major Investment proposals and initiatives
    Development and ownership of the cost allocation model for messaging services based on a deep understanding of SWIFT services, technical systems and cost drivers
    Major support role to the development of SWIFT’s 2010 and 2015 strategy, incl. KPI definition
    Key participant in the migration project of SWIFT’s huge traffic and revenue DWH in its switch between COGNOS and Microstrategy

  • Director Strategy (Consultancy)
    Realizing with my team of a complete process re-engineering project from design, user and staff acceptance, to implementation and roll-out for a community funded infrastructure organization
    • Strategic advisor to the TNT group (Dutch Post) in its dealings with the Dutch regulator (OPTA)
    • Project manager for drawing up an SaaS strategy and related business plan for Belgacom
    • Defining interconnection strategy and interconnection tariffs levels for the telecom sector in Belgium in defined in line with European and local legislation

  • Interim Management CFO/ Treasury Director/ Finance Director/ Crisis Management
    Accomplished multilingual financial professional with thirty years of international experience in multi-vertical industries (company reorganizations, finance and accounting transformation, cleaning and optimizing as well as ERP implementations) and multi-cultural environments. Strong treasury and accounting operational experience; additional skill sets include budgeting and forecasting at the corporate and subsidiary levels, design and implementation of internal and external reporting, financial planning and analysis, consolidation of financial statements, as well as internal auditing, review and implementation of restructurings. Experience in budgeting, tax improvement and planning, real estate and conversion of assets, Crisis Management, M&A, set-up and closure of companies. With an excellent knowledge of UK-, US GAAP, IFRS, and several other European GAAPs (Dutch, Belgian, French, Luxembourgian, German…)

    Startup Operations, Merger & Acquisition, Implementation of Policies & Procedures, Sarbanes Oxley Implementation, Change Management
    Cost Reduction, Bank Negotiations, Cost control, Tax optimization, Fraud Investigations
  • Head of ICT Projects
    Responsible for reorganising and managing the ICT Projects Department (85 ICT Project Managers and Experts).
    • Accountable for the realisation of transversal (cross-department) ICT projects in the areas Infrastructure, Architecture, Service Delivery and ICT Security & Audit.
    • Member of the ICT Management Committee, reporting to the CIO.
  • Teamleader ICT
    Leidinggevende over een team dat in stond voor alle continuïteitsprojecten Schade Polissen (10p) met programmeurs, technisch ontwerpers en analisten. Coördinatie werkverdeling, dagelijkse sturing en rapportering, budgetbeheer, organisatie stuurgroepen met Business en algemene projectleiding.
  • Senior ICT, Team, Change, Program, Project and Portfolio Management Manager
    BNP Paribas Fortis Business Unit Manager

    Lead a team of project managers and responsible for the project intakes, scope and charter definition.
    Management of the portfolio & program management of 190 projects for the departments of Risk, Basel II, HR, Finance, Treasury, BI, NBB reporting and Marketing
    Managed and aligned project portfolio with the business strategy
    Managed on a daily basis budgets, deadlines, deliverables and reporting toward higher management based on Clarity. Quarterly forecast meetings with the Business
    Communicated between the Business and IT
    Management of the project managers (follow-up, coaching, planning)

    Environment: Team management, program and portfolio management, Harmonie, Prince II, Clarity, MS Project, UNIX, Linux, VMS, MS Windows, VM Ware

    Coordination of the Services for BNP group from BNP and partners
    Coordination of major escalations between the BNP group and partners
    Follow up of service quality and budgets
    Implementation of new projects to improve service quality, align services in the BNP group and reduce costs by coordinating the teams in Europe