Experience

  • Head of Financial Operations (Transactional Accounting)

    at Delhaize BeLux

    March 2019 - at Present

    Bruxelles-Capitale

    - transactional accounting (AP, AR (Billing), Payments) - accounting helpdesk - master data (article and finance) - working capital management - insurance management - Primarily people management & ad hoc projects (outsourcing, helpdesk implementation, traceability audits) Work force: about 110 people through 4 direct reports Guide department through transition - outsourcing (70% will be outsourced, remainder will be integrated in Accounting / Controlling)

  • Head of Business Process Improvement & RPA

    at Delhaize Belux

    May 2018 - February 2019

    Bruxelles-Capitale

    - set-up of project management for finance projects - introduction of RPA at Delhaize - first bots deployed in December 2018 for payments and finance master data creation - Responsible for the project management of the outsourcing project (transactional accounting to Genpact)

  • Director Financial Operations

    at Delhaize BeLux

    February 2016 - April 2018

    Bruxelles-Capitale

    - Transactional & General Ledger Accounting for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory Accounting, Vendor Rebates & Allowances, Fixed Asset Accounting and Payroll Accounting (incl. help desk activities per domain) - Working Capital Management - Involved in final phase of SAP roll-out - Project to prepare transactional accounting for outsourcing by removing General Ledger accounting from scope, adding bank & payments and grouping helpdesk activities for accounting, under one director 'Accounting')

  • Director Financial Accounting, Controlling & Compliance EMEA

    at Avnet Technology Solutions

    May 2014 - January 2016

    Flanders

    Local responsibilities: Finance Director for Avnet Europe’s TS Division (BE), Principal legal entity in the EMEA Commissionaire structure, and for ATS Ltd (UK) sales entity – about 15 fte staff EMEA responsibilities: - Sox compliance (one dedicatred EMEA resource) - Monthly closing, internal and external audit - Financial Controlling (2 dedicated resources), oversight of actuals & EMEA consolidation - Special projects related to Balance Sheet (one dedicated resource) - Further roll-out of the Commissionaire model (incl. conversion aspects from Buy-Sell model) - Set-up A&C for EMEA (BS reconciliation project, implementation Blackline, Quarterly Balance Sheet Review) - Set-up Business Services EMEA for Avnet (combining Financial Accounting, Controlling & Compliance for TS and EM division) ~ has resulted in me becoming redundant

  • SAP Lead Accounting & Compliance, EMEA

    at Avnet Technology Solutions

    September 2011 - April 2014

    Flanders

    - Liaison between VP Finance EMEA and SAP project team for Accounting & Compliance aspects + coordination with different country finance departments - System implementation (FI module incl. project accounting, VAT set-up): design, testing, training, roll-out EMEA (14 countries – 60 legal entities) - Implementation Commissionaire Model (from Buy-Sell model)

  • Regional Finance Manager Western Region

    at Avnet Technology Solutions

    May 2008 - August 2011

    Flanders

    Overall responsible for Finance in the region (accounting, oversight actuals, compliance (audit), forecasting & budgeting, working capital management), reporting into Finance Director / VP Finance EMEA; Oversee finance staff in Belgium, France and Holland (15 people) Main accomplishments: - Set-up local accounting team for Belgium (from scratch to team of 10 people) - Clean-up Balance Sheet - current Balance Sheet - Centralization of Regional Accounting (to Belgium) - Set-up EMEA CoE Accounts Payable (UK) - Multiple acquisitions (M&A + post merger integration)

  • Senior Manager CFO Services

    at Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services

    February 2006 - April 2008

    Flanders

    Finance & Controls, CFO services Managing projects in the following areas (not limited) - Interim finance assignments at Novartis Benelux and Avnet Technology Solutions - Implementation Internal Controls Framework (Sox) at Novartis and Umicore - Balance Sheet Reconciliation and Documentation project at BPost

  • Business Architecture Manager / Program Manager

    at Telindus

    January 2005 - January 2006

    Flanders

    - Link business and IT, reporting into the Director ICT - Development of overall processes for Telindus worldwide (common way of working) - Preparation SAP implementation - Implementation of Program Management Telindus was acquired by Belgacom / Proximus during the course of 2006.

  • Corporate Audit Manager

    at Telindus

    May 2000 - December 2004

    Flanders

    - Set-up Corporate Audit (staffing, audit methodology, reporting) - from scratch - Operational Audits - Financial Audits - Acquisitions (multiple over the course of my term) - Business Control for Telindus Spain - Interim Finance Manager for Telindus China & Hong-Kong (2 months) - in preparation of the 2003 actuals)

  • Internal Auditor

    at Akzo Nobel

    May 1998 - May 2000

    Bruxelles-Capitale

    - Operational audits in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France and the Netherlands - Industry: pharma, coatings & chemicals - Covering a variety of topics: Payroll & HR, Finance, Logistics, Production, Marketing, R&D, etc

  • Financial Auditor

    at BDO

    October 1995 - April 1998

    Bruxelles-Capitale

    - Financial Audits (external audit on financial accounts) - Annual accounts (Accon) - Tax returns - For companies in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

Education

  • Breakthrough

    at Breakthrough Global

    2017 - 2017 (1 year) Bruxelles-Capitale

  • ADKAR

    at Avnet Technology Solutions

    2012 - 2012 (1 year) Flanders

  • Master in Internal & Operational Auditing

    at Erasmus Rotterdam

    1999 - 2001 (2 years) Provincie Zuid-Holland

  • Master in Applied Economics

    at VLEKHO

    1991 - 1995 (4 years) Bruxelles-Capitale

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Dutch Native

  • French Negotiation

  • Spanish Elementary

  • German Elementary

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