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Saadat Ali, CPA, FCA

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
United Arab Emirates
Interim Financial Controller Since October 18, 2021

Saadat is a finance executive with 30 years of enterprise leadership experience at Shell, Johnson Controls, and Schlumberger across six countries and three continents. With deep expertise in FP&A, accounting, business planning and management, auditing, and ERM, Saadat has led major initiatives and won the Shell Global CFO Award and JCI's Merit Award. He adds exceptional value to enterprise and team success through collaborative and decisive leadership.

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Perry Trevithick, CMA

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
United States
Interim Financial Controller Since July 13, 2022

Perry is a Certified Management Accountant who has yielded profit increases of up to 300% for clients and saved $10 million in interest expenses for the FHLBanks Office of Finance. He has raised over $300 million in initial public offerings (IPOs) and (re)financed over $350 million in loans, saving $7 million in annual interest expenses. Perry is also an expert at building a great culture, which he believes is the only true, long-term competitive advantage.

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Dimitre Krouchev

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
United States
Interim Financial Controller Since September 20, 2022

Dimitre is a financial consultant who has worked with over 50 clients in multiple corporate finance roles, such as interim CFO, VP of finance, and senior associate, helping startups and SMBs raise over 77 million in debt and equity financing. Dimitre was a former senior associate at Triple Enterprises, a top financial advisory firm in Los Angeles, and was the first senior associate to be offered partner there.

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Charlene Lee

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
Interim Financial Controller Since February 12, 2017

Charlene is a finance expert cum consulting CFO with experience working for US Fortune 500, MNCs, and startups. She's managed $550 million dollar business, carried out successful profitability/business improvement projects, budget & forecasting, financial management, financial modeling, FP&A, and worked in an $850 million M&A engagement.

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John-Louis Charles Judges

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
Interim Financial Controller Since June 17, 2022

A qualified accountant, John-Louis is a seasoned financial professional who has led operations at leading Wall Street banks and innovative private equity software companies. He has delivered high-quality and precise management information on various business stages, empowering effective decision-making. John-Louis's passion for delivering the finest in finance operations for the world's best companies has led him to Toptal.

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Federico Mennuni

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
United Kingdom
Interim Financial Controller Since September 1, 2022

Federico has extensive experience in strategic finance and investment banking. He has helped clients reorganize their business ahead of the sale, raise capital and acquire companies in several sectors, including real estate, sports, entertainment, tech, and financial. Federico loves working on innovative projects in various sectors and will be a fantastic addition to any team.

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Tim Anderson

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
United States
Interim Financial Controller Since September 12, 2022

With 15 years as an expert in corporate finance, Tim has successfully helped several firms grow their revenue by 300–500% while maintaining or increasing their profit margins. He has served as the director of finance for the largest tile contractor and CFO of the second largest drywall and painting contractor in the State of Hawaii. He enjoys freelancing as it provides an opportunity to share his skillset and help people grow their businesses and their dreams.

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Liana Bertsch

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
United States
Interim Financial Controller Since October 3, 2022

Liana is a CFO for growth companies across a diverse range of industries, including eCommerce, SaaS, marketing agencies, entertainment, and professional services. She has over 15 years of experience providing financial services to clients varying in size from startups to medium-sized. Liana offers a combination of expertise in finance, accounting, management, business leadership, and operations to companies with ambitions to grow their revenues and profitability.

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Michael Andrew Hengst

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
Interim Financial Controller Since November 15, 2022

Michael is a finance leader with 17 years of experience in operational finance, VC investing, consulting, and entrepreneurship. He set up a shared services FP&A team of 30+ people at GE, managing $200+ million. As a VC fund manager, he assessed 600+ startups and doubled the portfolio value in two years. Michael is passionate about improving a business's performance and has helped 40+ clients with company valuations, M&A transactions, raising capital, and developing strategic growth plans.

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Muqeet Amjad

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
Interim Financial Controller Since October 21, 2022

Muqeet is a seasoned finance professional with 13 years of experience. He worked for Deloitte and gained experience in consultancy, advisory and assurance. At Coca-Cola, he developed expertise in FP&A and commercial finance, reporting to top executives. He has secured an investment of $10 million for a startup and has expertise in M&As and feasibilities. As a freelancer, Muqeet enjoys working on different projects by leveraging his skills to provide value and growth to clients.

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Blessing Nyabadza

Freelance Interim Financial Controller
South Africa
Interim Financial Controller Since October 12, 2021

Blessing is a decisive, versatile, and detail-oriented Charted Certified Accountant (ACCA) with 16 years of experience overseeing accounting functions and enabling clients to maximize value and build sustainable businesses. Her roles include senior financial analyst at Trilogy, CFO at FedEx, and accountant at DHL International. In addition to advancing business plans, Blessing meticulously gathers and analyzes complex data to identify and address discrepancies and opportunities.

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Erik has been an extremely valuable member of our team who has tremendous breath of experience with start ups in our lifecycle phase. What makes his contribution unique and highly effective is not only his excellent financial modeling skills and knowledge, but also the emotional intelligence with which he manages each relationship at Vault, understands our team dynamics, and helps us tackle start up challenges effectively. It is rare to find a part-time consultant who makes you feel like he/she is genuinely invested in the success of your company.

Romy Parzick


Toptal has been an incredible key partner for Sidekick. As an early-stage start-up, we’ve leveraged both design and financial talent. The experience has been incredible, with those professionals bringing creativity, expertise, and advice to ensure Sidekick succeeds. My Toptal financial expert helped steer Sidekick’s business model, which resulted in an initial ROI of 650x! My experience with Toptal has given me great confidence in the future.

Doug MacKay

Founder / CEO

Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

Chris Pozek


What really sets Toptal apart is the caliber of finance talent available in their network. I had a very specific and pressing need, and Toptal quickly matched me with the perfect person for the job. The expert produced a thoughtful and robust financial analysis that has ultimately allowed us to forecast and prioritize initiatives much more efficiently.

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  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire an interim financial controller with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your interim financial controller, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire an interim financial controller?

    To hire the right interim financial controller, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect interim financial controllers for your project.

  • How are Toptal interim financial controllers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our interim financial controllers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire an interim financial controller with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched interim financial controllers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire interim financial controllers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire an interim financial controller on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our interim financial controllers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal interim financial controllers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your interim financial controller begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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