Head of Financial Planning & Control at BlaBlaCar
A genuinely "curious-of-everything" all-rounded business profile. Has experiences matured in responsibility roles at successful multinational digital companies. Flexible and open minded, is used to work in fast-paced environments and has great multitasking skills. Experienced in Accounting and finance, also has certified knowledge in Private Equity and Venture Capital. Passionate about startups, alternative finance and cryptocurrencies, has VC ambitions. Fluently speaks Italian, English and French. Has basic HTML, CSS and Java Script knowledge.
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Jan 2021 - Present
Head of Financial Planning & Control
Jun 2020 - Jan 2021
Senior Manager, FP&A and Financial Control
Responsible for Group FP&A & Financial Control
Jan 2020 - Jun 2020
Senior Manager, Financial Control
Responsible for Group Financial Control. Managing the Accounting team, Cost Control & Revenue Control.
Jul 2018 - Jan 2020
Responsible for the Financial Reporting and the accounting processes of the whole group. Managing group Consolidated Financial Statements & audits for all companies of the Group. Recruited and trained the accounting team. Set up and lead the internal audit task force. Designed and implemented a financial rating system for Bus Partner. Designed business and finance process for all new business lines and operations. Led accounting due diligences as well as Pre and post integration M&A work: Carpooling GmbH, Beepcar, Less, Ouibus, Busfor
Aug 2017 - Nov 2019
A European community of professionals, investors and enthusiasts about blockchain.
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Responsible for Group consolidated accounts and audits. Responsible for the accounting of different European Countries (France, UK, Italy, Germany and Benelux): Managing the month-end reporting process, ensuring local tax and VAT compliance, coordinating the external audits and the preparation of financial statements, operating accounting control on local accountants and accounts assistants, overseeing the Procure to Pay process, analysis of P&L and BS variances. Assistance to local country managers and heads of departments on accounting and finance matters Responsible for company's CAPEX tracking and management of assets depreciation schedule (establishing entry values, depreciation charges, exit values; etc.) Responsible for Group Parent indirect taxes: returns, payments, provisions, follow-up (EU VAT, EC Sales list, CVAE, CFE, DAS2) Support to the implementation of the new financial management ERP system: Workday
Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
Managing the statutory and analytical accounting of different countries and departments (Italy, UK, Turkey, Poland and CEE countries). Main activities included: Procure to Pay processing, monthly Budget Review and cut-off, Local VAT compliance, Intercompany transactions. Contributed to and managed different projects for the improvement of business and financial processes (e.g. Development of eCreditCards process, Mapping between UK and French chart of accounts)
Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
Reporting to the Head of Finance, was involved in the coordination of the whole group's accounts (UK, France, Italy) and was responsible for the management of the Italian subsidiary's finance. Key activities included: Preparation of Weekly Finance Reports (Cash Flow; Management Accounts..), Bank Accounts Management, Month end Closing & Revenue Reports, Debtors Analysis, Debt Chasing, Support to the Business Management, some HR Functions. Set up the accounting process of the Italian subsidiary and the mapping between local and mother company accounts. Steadily improved the cash position of the Italian subsidiary in less than 3 months Main Skills developed: - Accounting and Finance: UK-IT-FR GAAP, Forex, Factoring, Intercompany - Languages: English, Italian, French - IT: Excel, Sage Accounts, Datev, CRM systems (Pipeline Deals, Sugar)
Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Erasmus and International Relations Advisor
Member of a team of 5 advisors with the role of promoting study abroad opportunities to students. Managing relationships with partner universities abroad and collecting students’ data. Writing announcements and periodic communications to audience. Main Skills Developed: - Team Management, Customer Relations, Creation of Content - Languages: Italian, English, French - IT: Microsoft Office, Social Networks
2014 - 2015
Brunel University London
Master of Science (MS), Accounting and Business Management
2011 - 2014
Sapienza Università di Roma
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Amministrazione delle Aziende, Business Administration and Management, General
2013 - 2014
University of Hertfordshire