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CV, Finance Manager Oil and Gas, experience in Europe and S America

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 17815

List top 5 skills: accounting, control, finance, leadership, planing
Short Bio:

I worked in BP for almost 13 years, covering a variety of roles and within different regions. In E&P, I have managed the finance department of 35 people with 2 operated ans 2 non operated assets. In R&M I have worked in Mexico, Italy and Venezuela.

Current location: 

Comunidad de Madrid, Spain - View on map

Nationality: 

ITALIAN

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

accounting and finance, Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

english, German (basic), italaian, spanish

Locations I am interested in working:

Mexico, Middle East, qatar, Romania, South Africa, spain, Swaziland, Sweden, switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, United States



Experience

03/10 – ACTUAL Venezuela MULTIBRAKE AND MULTI MARKET LTD – Finance Director and Owner

Roles and responsibilities – staff 10 Major deliverables (2010 – ACTUAL)

• Manage all financial and tax aspects related to automotive sector.

• Manage all P2P, treasury and AR process within the group of 7 companies.

• Manage external auditors. Implement and maintain bidding process with government.

• Implement new business and accounting system to control and consolidate group figures. • Savings of $0.8m year on year by bond market strategy and treasury management.

• ROACE increase by 25% and reduce effective tax rate down to 18% from 35%.

02/07 – 02/10 Venezuela E&P Finance Manager (Venezuela Upstream) BP HELIOS AWARDED FINALIST 2009 COMMENDED

Roles and responsibilities – staff 35 Major deliverables (2007- 10)

• Manage technical aspects related to general and oil & gas accounting IFRS and US GAAP, payroll, and accounts payables teams.

• Ensuring maintenance of fit for purpose financial reporting systems and internal control processes. (SOX compliance)

• Ensuring the accurate and timely preparation of all group and statutory reports for UK, US, Venezuela, Germany and The Netherlands.

• Lead the integration of processes across the Finance Control and Accounting team in Bogotá and Caracas.

• Assist the Andean Controller with the annual and quarterly financial reporting assurance and self-assessment.

• Optimize the group cash management, enhancing cash aprox $100m+

• Integration of Venezuelan Finance department into Colombia. Creating a regional department. Headcount reduction of 32 employees and $3m savings.

• Establish and set up the financial structure of the new incorporated Joint Venture with the government.

08/04 – 02/07

BP E&P Planning and performance coordinator (Venezuela Upstream)

Roles and responsibilities – staff 2 Major deliverables (2004 – 06)

• Coordinate the annual planning process, for both short and long term targets.

• In year Performance monitoring and analysis. Monitor progress of Company’s Metrics and Milestones.

• Ensure reporting process and system is operating effectively, providing timely and accurate information to all relevant parties

• Develop processes for evaluating business performance, and enhance the quality of Management Information for the business

• Handling ad hoc requests from the CEO and Headquarters planning team. • Create and implement a best in class planning process for E&P Venezuela.

• Establish the basis for SOX compliance in the Finance department (Project leader)

• Short term assignment at Group headquarters to assist with 1Q06 stock exchange announcement.

08/03 – 08/04

BP ITALIA Southern Europe Lubricants Controller (Milan – Italy) (Downstream)

Roles and responsibilities – staff of 2 Major deliverables (2003 – 04)

• Coordinate the annual planning process, for both short and long term targets.

• In year Performance monitoring and analysis. Monitor progress of Company’s Metrics and Milestones.

• Ensure reporting process and system is operating effectively, providing timely and accurate information to all relevant parties

• Develop processes for evaluating business performance, and enhance the quality of Management Information for the business

• Ensure financial control systems are sound and safeguard the efficient use of region resources, with clear delegation of financial authority and in compliance with Group standards

• Region Cash Delivery Champion, ensuring total compliance of Southern Europe internal control and credit policy / procedure vs. Bp Group.

• Implement and monitor the new credit policy for the Southern region; this implementation resulted in a sustainable working capital improvement of $5m.

• Reducing debtors days in 25% and doubtful accounts in +50%

01/ 02 – 07/03.

BP MEXICO Planning and performance Manager – (Mexico City – Mexico) (Downstream)

Roles and responsibilities – staff of 25 Major deliverables (2002 – 03)

• Prepare budgets by establishing schedules, collect, analyze and consolidate financial data.

• Conduct internal audits and handle external audit relationship.

• Achieve budget objectives by scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initializing corrective actions.

• Protect assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.

• Ensure commercial advise in the evaluation of all Capital expenditure and strategic Revenue expenditure projects within the country • • Reduce working capital exposure by $2m through reinforcing internal control and implement new credit standards.

• Enhance and improve the finance department staff and achieving 20% cost reduction through synergies with different BP operating units.

Previous roles Languages

03/00 –12/01 BP Venezuela Assistant Controller (Downstream). Venezuela.

09/98 – 03/00 BP Venezuela Commercial and Industrial Fuel Controller. Venezuela.

04/96 – 01/98 Semi-Senior. (Ernest & Young). Venezuela. Spanish – Fluent German – Basic

Italian – Fluent

English – Fluent

Education

2013 Tax Specialist – Valencia, Spain

1993 – 1998 Universidad Central de Venezuela (U.C.V.) Caracas, Venezuela. Public Accountant (Graduated 8/92)