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Financial Management

October 26, 2016

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• Married

• Belgian

• Date of birth: ** july 1984

• Place of birth: Antwerp, Belgium

Work experience

**/****– Today SOPURA GROUP – Function: Group Finance Director & Member of the Group Management Comitee

Provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization, supervises the finance unit; report directly to the GROUP Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Tasks:

- Exchange rate analysis: Measuring and managing exchange rate risk to reduce Sopura’s vulnerabilities from major exchange rate movements.

- Reports financial status by developing forecasts (budget); reporting results; analysing variances; developing improvements.

- Assure accurate and complete monthly closing with respect for the deadlines

- Set up a standard reporting tool for all subsidiaries

- Ensure a financial control of all subsidiaries

- Formulates and recommends policies and procedures in line with best business practices

- Provide Consolidated account with respect of the deadline

- Liaises with banks, financial institutions and external auditors 01/2011– 01/2014 SOPURA GROUP – Function: Corporate Finance Manager & Group internal controller

SOPURA GROUP is an international chemical company with headquarter in Belgium and 21 subsidiaries all over the world.


Report directly to the CEO of Sopura Group and Responsible for Finance department;

- Supervision of the accounting of all companies and subsidiaries in the Group;

- Manage all financial, accounting and administration activities: Analyze all financial records to ensure accurate financial reporting, including all the annual financial statements, monthly reports, budget preparations, cash management, variance analysis, etc;

- Develop business KPIs and challenge the performance of the business through use of budgets and forecasts to deliver continually improving performance;

- Optimize finance & administrative processes (effectives & efficiency) across the Group

- Develop, test and support deployment of tools to effectively implement best practices

- Project management: lead projects for the Group, including (but not limited to) the implementation of Group Finance-IT systems.

- Set up a consolidation process;

- Prepare consolidated accounts based on BEGAAP and IFRS;

- Financial valuation of business through an acquisition in South Africa;

- Creation of subsidiary in Vietnam, Mexico & Hungary Nicolas Di Franco

Rue de Gouy 269

7160 Chapelle-lez-herlaimont


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09/2007 – 12/2010 Ernst & Young – Function: Senior Auditor Tasks:

- Understanding client activities and identification of potential risks.

- Tests of « design, effectiveness» of controls set up by the client to cover their risks.

- Substantive tests on each part of the balance sheet and an understanding of the evolution compared to the previous year.

2006 CATERPILLAR – Internship (10 weeks) within the logistic department. 03/2005 – 04/2005 Erasmus year in the Netherlands - University of Twente (Master in Business administration) including an internship as financial controller within the company Talking Home BV (2 months)

Professional skills and interests

• Knowledge and interest in the areas of financial analysis, accounting, controlling and finance.

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

• Excellent skills and ability to face new work environments; flexibility and motivation to learn.

• Experience of managing large and multicultural teams (almost 20 persons) with international contacts: Europe: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, Romania, Hungary

Asia: Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia

Oceania: Australia, French Polynesia

America: Brazil, Chili, Peru, Mexico

Africa: South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Congo


2016 University of Chicago Booth School of Business (United States) – Mergers and Acquisitions program - Graduated

2012 Consolidation - Sigma Conso (Belgium) - Graduated 2002-2007 Master in Business Administration (Belgium) - Graduated with distinction Option: Finance & Audit - Complementary option: marketing. Faculty Warocqué of Economic Science certified ISO 9001, University of Mons 2005 – 2006 Master in Business administration (Netherlands) - Graduated with distinction University of Twente - Faculty of Management and Governance Languages skills

French Mother tongue

English Good knowledge both written and oral

Dutch Average knowledge both written and oral

Italian Average knowledge both written and oral

Spanish Good comprehension

« Commercial Engineer with experience in financial external audit, M&A and international business; dynamic, flexible and team player»

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