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Miami, Florida, United States
October 15, 2018

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Ronald Hernandez

Miami FL.

Cellphone +1-786-***-**-**


Results driven finance and accounting professional, with extensive and progressive experience in controlling, financial management, strategic business planning, analytical and decision-making abilities. Experience and background in financial planning, budgeting / forecasting, cost accounting, cash flow and business processes. Successful career advancement with proven ability to motivate people and to work in high-pressured situations requiring flexibility and appropriate judgment. Senior experience in accounting for heavy-machinery and manufacturing industry. Effective team builder with attachment to the business core values creating future leaders of high performance standards. Proficient in SAP and computer skills. Bilingual: English / Spanish.

Professional Experience

LafargeHolcim - Holcim Technology Inc.

2016 – Aug.2018

HR and Services Manager (Financial and HR Manager):

Managed the whole process of accounting until the reporting to Corporate Controlling to ensure full alignment of the IFRS standards including Budget submission and checked alignment all over the year

Supported the financial, legal and fiscal aspects of company operations and provided coordination in the administrative, business planning and accounting for the Miami office.

Managed the complete handling of the hire to retire process and the employee life cycle management at the Miami Corporate.

Administered the employees’ benefits that included not only local employees but expatriates’ transfer compensation including the conceptual and operative HR projects (e.g. process optimization, HR policies etc.)

LafargeHolcim - Holcim Technology Inc.

2010 - 2015

Head of Finance and Administration, Procurement Hub that invoiced USD 100 million Sales and supported 11 countries in Las Americas. Total assets: USD 32M (2 people reported to this position)

Managed monthly financial statements in accordance with Corporate Controlling including Budgets and Forecasts and management reports. Managed cash flows to optimize the resources and uses of cash including supplier payment preparation and management.

Led all the annual external audits for the Financial area and challenged all the notes issued by them. Revised and discussed the Financial Statements and Notes prepared by the External Auditors and presented to top managers. Monitored compliance with and propriety of applicable Internal Control System (ICS) policies and procedures and compliance with Transfer Price standards.

Participation in the Board of Director Meeting – Finance and Treasury Presentation.

Ensured the transfer of the Procurement Hub to our Business Shared Center (Colombia) with no financial impact in the company’s Financial Statements.

Achieved the processes optimization that facilitated the applicability of the Incoterms on the Financial Statements on the inventories to comply with the proper booking for the shipping expenses and risks. Led the optimization of all business processes that included suppliers invoice verification processes, ACHs and wire transfers automatization, hard-copy archiving to digital solutions transitioning.

Administered all aspects of internal Human Resource function including but not limited to issuance of payroll, benefits administration, insurance control, payroll enrollments, working visas management, candidates’ interview execution.

LafargeHolcim - Holcim (Venezuela), C.A.

2009 - 2010

CapEx and Fixed Assets Coordinator (2 people reported to this position).

Revised, analyzed and controlled capital expenses including investment return analysis, financial feasibility and compliance of Corporate’s accounting procedures; also budgets, forecasts, carry-over report management for decisions making.

Controlled and monitored of fixed assets capitalization, depreciation procedure compliance according to HARP policies including fiscal depreciation for tax rules adherence, write-off revision and property, plant and equipment disposal management.

Implemented fixes assets accounting system subject to inflation effects as per local regulations unifying two parallel and unnecessary systems into a single information point (SAP).

Supported the tax department in organizing and trueing-up the fixed assets depreciation that supported tax optimization in 6%.

LafargeHolcim - Holcim (Venezuela), C.A.

2008 - 2009

Budgeting and Reporting Coordinator (3 people reported to this position):

Managed and controlled all the budgets, forecasts and FinPlan (5 years) for all operating activities nationwide that included HARP consistency, revision against actuals for decisions making. (IFRS compliant)

Revised and managed the Business Plan of the company that included risk matrix, SWOT analysis, long term investments, cement market share, prices, long term financial position

Analyzed and controlled of the actual figures of the company for the three sub-segments, for the monthly financials (GMR: Operating and financial figures report), quarterly (FRP: Financial report), including compliance with HARP and local information.

Successfully decentralized the Financial Reporting from our Business Service Center (Colombia) creating a local strong information resource for decision making in Venezuela (modules FI, ECCS).

Led the implementation of the Internal Control System based on 3 main components: Entity Level Controls, Information Technology Group Controls and Business Processes Controls. Managed all its functioning in coordination with Internal Audit to measure effectiveness and application as company was listed on the stock exchange market. Venezuela was the leader in some Best Practices in this project for the LatAm Region.

LafargeHolcim - Holcim (Venezuela), C.A.

2005 - 2008

Reporting Specialist: First Management Level positon - Nationwide:

Prepared and reported of all financial packages to Corporate such as GMR, FRP, etc.

Translated local report in hard currency for reporting purposes.

Prepared and analyzed actuals vs budgets including presentation preparation on an ad hoc basis.

Gathered and reported all the financial/operating information from all departments for the financial and operational package to Corporate. Managed the consolidation of the Financial Statements using equity methodology under IFRS

Led the implementation of the ECCS – consolidation (based on BW - SAP) to automate the Financial Statement for reporting purposes to Switzerland

LafargeHolcim - Holcim (Venezuela), C.A.

2002 - 2005

Fixed Assets Accountant: Specialist accountant – Nationwide:

Controlled fixed assets accounting including acquisition, disposal, depreciation and write off in all their valuation areas (USD, local currency, inflation, fiscal, etc.)

Capitalized construction in progress according to HARP and local rules. (IFRS)

Matched fixed assets actuals against budgets to monitor management compliance

Managed and conducted fixed assets physical inventory including adjustments to true-up books in SAP module AM

LafargeHolcim - Holcim (Venezuela), C.A.

1999 - 2002

Cost Accountant: Entry Level position – Ready-Mix plant:

Led the implementation of the FI, CO and AA modules for the ready-mix legal entities that covered 7 plants in total. Acted as the key user of the modules, who was responsible of all the performance in the system as per the company's operation in alignment with the the rest of the finance team and other interlocutors and giving top managers weekly updates about the project development

Prepared and analyzed direct costs spreadsheets against budgets and prepared presentations for the local management.

Analyzed labor costs and components for costs of goods sold including accounting.

Analyzed and managed all the inventories accounting including physical checking.

LafargeHolcim - Holcim (Venezuela), C.A.

1996 - 1999

General Ledger Accountant, 1996 to 1999: Entry Level position – Ready-Mix plant:

Reconciled bank accounts against general ledgers.

Prepared the local tax declarations for the ready mix plant

Posted supplier & costumer invoices, expenses, incomes and prepared financial statements in SAP modules FI, SD, MM.

Educational Background

Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia - Venezuela.

BS in Accounting.


SAP R3 - modules: AA / ECCS and FI as key user. MM / BW / CO / SD as end user.

Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)


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