ALAIN BRUNAIS (Home) 817-***-****
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Arlington, TX 76016 email@example.com
Senior Financial Executive / CFO
International executive with extensive experience in finance and accounting, in diverse industries. Respected member of executive team, partnering with CEO, board members, and other constituencies. Defines challenging yet realistic goals and identifies clear actions to increase shareholder value. Consistently delivers on commitments. Motivates employees to leverage their skills to achieve company's goals.
Financial Solutions - Investor/Shareholder Value - International Experience
Accounting Operations - FP&A - SEC Reporting - Treasury - Financing - M&A - SOX
SAFRAN (EURONEXT: SAF) www.safran-group.com 2001 - August 2008
$19 billion global high technology Aerospace and Defense group with 60,000 employees in over 30 countries
TURBOMECA - USA
Assembles, tests, sells and supports (MRO) turbo shaft engines for the helicopter OEM and operators markets
VP, Risk Management & Corporate Compliance (2006 - August 2008)
Directed the identification, assessment, and management of risks throughout the company. Ensured compliance with LSF (European SOX equivalent) for the U.S., Canada, and Brazil.
* Received perfect score (12/12) for leadership of risk management methodology implementation
* No significant incidents in 2 years after the implementation of a new risk management methodology
* Brought company into compliance with Securities Laws by implementing a rigorous control system
Chief Financial Officer (2001 - 2006)
Led all financial activities of the company under U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Interfaced with internal and independent auditors. Developed and implement financial policies. Ensured compliance with all legal requirements. Responsibilities included general accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, reporting, cost accounting, inventory valuation and taxes. Managed staff of 12 professionals.
* Negotiated a $65 million refinancing package to fund growth and saved $70,000 annually in taxes
* Proposed a method to prevent recording a $13 million expense from a change in accounting method
* Resolved a major tax issue related to transfer pricing with parent company
* Prevented $1.7 million increase in annual local taxes
* Reduced transfer taxes by over $75,000 per year through more efficient engine pool management
* Dramatically improved customer satisfaction by streamlining a complex invoicing process
VEOLIA (EURONEXT: VIE) www.veolia.com 1989 - 2001
$46 billion global provider of environmental services and transportation. Formerly known as Générale des Eaux.
AQA ALLIANCE - USA
$500 million operator and provider of consulting and engineering services for water and waste water treatment plants
Chief Financial Officer (1994 - 2001)
Led company financial activities under French and U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting. Managed relationship with shareholders and analysts. Managed 80 accounting and IT professionals.
* Instrumental in company turnaround, achieving $10 million in annual SG&A savings, reducing $31 million in financial debt through divestiture of underperforming business, $200 million recapitalization with interest savings of $15 million annually, and interest savings of 300 basis points.
* Implemented new US tax group allowing for future savings of over $130 million in income taxes
Corporate Finance Department, Sr. Project Manager - France (1989 - 1994)
Reporting to the Group CFO, key contributor to the management of investments outside of France.
* Evaluated and negotiated the acquisition of a publicly-traded company operating 20 private hospitals in the UK for $585 million with a positive contribution of $30 million to the bottom line in year one
* Realized a capital gain of $66 million through the divestiture of a struggling service provider in the UK that was acquired less than 2 years earlier for $38 million
* Key team member in the evaluation and management of telecom and water investments in Europe
CIMENTS FRANÇAIS (EURONEXT: CMA), www.cimfra.com 1983 - 1989
$7.5 billion construction materials group operating in Europe, N. America and Asia
ESSROCH - USA
$500 million owner and operator of cement and ready-mix concrete plants and aggregates quarries in North America
Vice President Development and Strategic Planning (1988 - 1989)
Led project teams in the acquisition of five companies with total annual sales of $100 million. Proposed strategic plan and coordinated business plan preparation. Conducted exhaustive screening of proposed acquisition targets and prepared feasibility studies, evaluations, due diligence and closings.
CORPORATE INTERNATIONAL DIVISION - France
Manager, North American Department (1983 - 1988)
Supported the managers of existing companies and helped them acquire or build new plants. For existing subsidiaries, participated in policy development, organization, forecasting, budgeting, and reporting. For new plants, led feasibility studies, performed economic analysis, and participated in negotiations.
* Key member of team that developed the company's North American operations from $56 million to $400 million in annual sales and from $1 million to $26 million in net income
* Part of team that acquired two publicly traded companies, Louisville Cement (NYSE) and Lake Ontario Cement (TSE), with immediate positive contributions to consolidated net income
* Successfully negotiated $300 million of acquisition financing from banks on very competitive terms
* Reduced the tax cost of rationalizing the N. American Group structure by $5 million
EADS (EURONEXT: EAD), www.eads.com 1977 - 1983
$62 billion global Aerospace and Defense group (Airbus, Eurocopter, Astrium) with 116,000 employees
GENERAL AVIATION DIVISION (SOCATA)
Led the development of distribution and support networks for single engine aircraft in Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. Directed the startup of U.S. subsidiary.
ORTF/ FR3 TV and Radio Networks 1972 - 1977
Asst. Mgr. - FR3 Personnel Department (1975 - 1977); ORTF Finance Department (1972 - 1975)
Designed new merit compensation system, reducing job classifications and increasing productivity by 10%
MBA Equivalent, HEC School of Management
Ranked 1st in Europe by the by the Financial Times and 4th worldwide by the Wall Street Journal
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES
French American Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Aviation Committee (2007 - Present)
Professional Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor (1975 - 2001)
Fluent English, French - Basic German