Finance and Human Resources manager - Киев - резюме 7785


Дата обновления: 21.07.2020

Город: Киев

Профессия: Бухгалтерия и финансы

Тип занятости: Постоянная

Опыт работы (лет): 20

Образование: Высшее

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Name Elena Nikolayenko

Address Angelo Poliziano 7, Milan 20154, Italy

Telephone +39 34 82 34 16 25


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A dynamic, international, finance professional whose career encompasses a vibrant mix of finance, operations, processes, technology and business development. Expert in executing team-driven process improvements to increase revenue growth, operational efficiency, and overall profitability. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment. Considerable experience in business partnering and change management initiatives.

Key Deliverables

Designing business plans and strategies for maximising profitability and addressing major strategic issues.
Heading finance function involving determining financial objectives, designing & implementing systems, formulating policies & procedures to facilitate internal financial and process controls.
Analysing current performance, prioritising growth opportunities, preparing the business model, conducting variance analysis and implementing corrective actions.
Monitoring budgets while taking adequate measures to ensure the utilisation of funds towards the accomplishment of objectives.
Developing analytics around key performance indicators to facilitate qualitative reporting.

Key areas of expertise

• Head of Finance • Financial Controller • Business Process Implementation • Business Planning • Strategic Decision Making • Staff Management • Compliance • Financial Reporting • KPIs • Reporting • Budgeting • Financial Analysis • Process Improvement • Strategic Advice • US GAAP • IFRS • SOX

Professional Experience

2002 - 2019

Joined Whirlpool as a Finance Controller in Ukraine and following outstanding levels of commitment and financial expertise moved to their Moscow office, followed by further internal moves to Brussels and Milan.

Finance Manager – Italy (June 2017 to July 2019)
Laundry Category & EMEA Integrated Business Unit

Reports to Product & Brand Senior Finance Manager with responsibility for Laundry category (1350 M Euro ) and
Integrated Business Unit (150 M Euro ), covering +35 sales organisations.

Drive strategic and financial initiatives, identify business opportunities & risks for each IBU category division and provide market level recommendations to improve performance and/or mitigate risks. 
Develop and present an in-depth and actionable analysis of key financial components.
Ad-hoc analysis and recommendations to support IBU central & local teams in achieving revenue and profitability goals.
Manage region-wide financial forecasts and long term planning. 
Drive improvement to existing processes and build robust controls to support efficient business unit operational activity.
CAPEX, OPEX regional budget monitoring and control including allocation and reporting.
Following corporate policy, evaluate innovation projects based on the financial return KPIs, present recommendation related to financial go/no-go decisions to project teams and steering committees.
Monitor Laundry category business performance through analysis of portfolio forecasts, month-end results, and review of variances to provide senior leadership team with valuable insights.
Finance support in the operational category forecast process and long term planning.
Review and develop solutions to optimise P&L driving net revenue, gross margin and net earnings.
Lead financial analysis on all major portfolio initiatives including product launches, promo initiatives, pricing.
Post audit review for past projects including innovation payments.

Finance Manager – Belgium (May 2015 to May 2017)

Head of Finance for Belux NSO (+63 M ) , 6 direct reports

Full P&L & balance sheet ownership for Belgium NSO
Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and compliance with policies and procedures.
Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and compliance with internal controls.
Achieve budget objectives by monitoring expenditure, variance analysis and initiating corrective actions.
Prepare special reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising information and trends.
Managing people including mentoring, career development and annual appraisals.
Project lead for implementation of SAP Hana in Belgium. Delivered on time with minimal disruption to the business.
Finance process set up in collaboration with shared services centre (move from local credit department activity to SSC).

Finance Manager – Russia (September 2014 to April 2015)

Finance Manager for Russia NSO (+60 M ) , supervising 5 people

Planning & performance management, forecasting, budgeting and reporting.
Cash flow & compliance management.
Business analysis: financial issues in on-going projects support.
Management & administration general activity.

Finance Controller – Ukraine (March 2002 to August 2014)

Finance Manager for Ukrainian, Moldova, Coucases (+45 M )

Responsible for a small team of accounting professionals ( 9 people) including planning and performance management.
Dealt with the annual budget process including reviews and re-forecasting.
Business review and performance reporting.
Managed the production of the financial result and presented to the senior management team.
Business analysis, analysing cost accounting data for recovery rate development and variance analysis, price margin realisation analysis.
Responsible for managing the credit function.
Dealt with various tax matters.

2001 to 2002 Blitz Inform Finance Analyst
2000 to 2001 Apple Consulting Finance Analyst
1999 to 2000 VALDI LTD Accountant

Professional Status

ACCA DipIFR, knowledge of legislative base; the practice of renewal of accounting
The National and International Standards of Accounting - The Ukrainian Economic Institute


Master Degree in Accounting & Finance – Kiev National University of Trade & Economics
Diploma in English


Ukranian – mother tongue, English – fluent, Russian - fluent, Italian - intermediate.


SAP, Hyperion, Tableau, Qlik, MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

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