Verified Expert in Finance
Aleksandar is a passionate finance professional with more than 11 years of combined progressive experience. He successfully advised and supported top management with financial and business information needed for decision-making. His expertise includes corporate finance, financial and management reporting, controlling, FP&A, and cash and cost management. Aleksandar joined Toptal to share his experience and help clients by adding value to their businesses.
Investment Appraisal of a Startup Business
New Project Investment Appraisal
- Developed and implemented a costing tool for the IT industry to support the growth of several largest companies in the regional market, enabling better pricing and tracking of the projects while increasing overall profitability by more than 25%.
- Hired and trained a team of business consultants whose efforts automated management reporting and increased efficiency by over 80%.
- Led the costing methodology development in one of the market's largest FMCG companies, expecting an optimized product portfolio to positively affect profitability by more than 10%.
- Supported one of the largest CEE companies in the process of bond issuance.
- Led and coordinated planning and budgeting system implementation in several companies from different industries.
Elite Agro, LLC.
- Managed the controlling and FP&A functions in the newly acquired companies.
- Supported top management from a financial perspective in the new business segment, providing an additional seven-digit incremental income.
- Led ERP implementation and coordinated with all stakeholders to meet and deliver all business requirements on time.
- Implemented the actual vs. budget system by department, reducing controllable costs by more than 12% in the year after implementation.
Corporate Financial Controller
- Implemented actual vs. budget reporting by department, resulting in better business control on revenue and cost sides, estimating overall profitability improvement by more than 5%.
- Supported commercial department from a financial perspective in the transition to direct sales channel, assuming more than 20% cost savings once fully implemented.
- Served as a business partner to a respective department, significantly raising finance awareness among colleagues with different backgrounds.
- Oversaw audit engagements for clients from various industries, such as FMCG, pharmacy, service, and manufacturing.
- Worked in the due diligence team for significant regional market acquisitions.
- Hired and trained a team of young auditors, raising the quality of audit arrangements by more than 20%.
- Engaged in auditing for clients from multiple industries.
- Served as a team member on the PPE valuation project for a large oil company in the local market.
- Trained younger colleagues in the accounting and audit area.
Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
COTRUGLI Business School - Belgrade
Master's Degree in Finance
Faculty of Economics - Nis, Serbia
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