Aleksandar Pavlovic, Finance Expert in Belgrade, Serbia
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Aleksandar Pavlovic

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Belgrade, Serbia
Toptal Member Since
August 1, 2022

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.

Career Highlights

Finance Manager
Elite Agro, LLC.

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
COTRUGLI Business School
Master's Degree
Faculty of Economics

Case Studies

Work Experience

Manager

2020 - PRESENT
PwC
  • 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.
Focus areas: Controlling, Cost Control, Corporate Finance, Corporate Finance Consultant, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Big 4 Accounting, Cost Accounting, Business Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Management Consulting, Decision Modeling, Investment Decision-making, Cash Flow, Cash Management, Forecasting, Budgeting, Business Planning, Business Plan Consulting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Excel Expert, B2B, Cash Flow Modeling, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Financial Modeling, Accounting Software, Financial Reporting, Financial Data, Management Reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Pricing, Pricing Consulting, Communication, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Business Services, Professional Services, Fractional CFO

Finance Manager

2017 - 2020
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.
Focus areas: Management Consulting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Controlling, Decision Modeling, Investment Decision-making, Cash Flow, Cash Management, Forecasting, Budgeting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Cost Control, Corporate Finance, Corporate Finance Consultant, Cost Accounting, Business Planning, Business Plan Consulting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Excel Expert, B2B, Cash Flow Modeling, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Financial Modeling, Accounting Software, Financial Reporting, Financial Data, Management Reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Pricing, Pricing Consulting, Communication, Data Analysis, Business Services

Corporate Financial Controller

2015 - 2017
Air Serbia
  • 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.
Focus areas: Accounting, Budgeting, Annual Planning, Planning, Strategy, Cash Management, Reporting, Business Planning, Business Plan Consulting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Excel Expert, Cash Flow Modeling, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Financial Modeling, Financial Reporting, Financial Data, Management Reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Pricing, Pricing Consulting, Communication, Data Analysis, Business Services

Senior Auditor

2013 - 2015
PKF Serbia
  • 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%.
Focus areas: Accounting, Audits, Auditing, M&A Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Excel Expert, Financial Reporting, Communication

Junior Auditor

2011 - 2013
DIL Group
  • 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.
Focus areas: Accounting, Valuation, Audits, Financial Reporting, Communication
2020 - 2022

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

COTRUGLI Business School - Belgrade

2009 - 2011

Master's Degree in Finance

Faculty of Economics - Nis, Serbia

Finance

Corporate Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Investment Decision-making, Cash Flow, Cash Management, Forecasting, Budgeting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Cash Flow Modeling, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Financial Reporting, Big 4 Accounting, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Pricing, Data Analysis, Accounting, Working Capital Management, Capital Budgeting, Balance Sheets, Capital Investment Appraisals, M&A Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Valuation

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Sheets, Google Slides

Industry Expertise

Professional Services

Data & Analysis Software

Financial Data

Other

Controlling, Cost Control, Corporate Finance Consultant, Cost Accounting, Management Consulting, Business Planning, Business Plan Consulting, Excel Expert, Management Reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Communication, Decision Modeling, Accounting Software, Dashboards, Pricing Consulting, Business Services, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Business Modeling, Strategy, Digitization, Strategic Planning & Execution, Business Operations, Marketing, Human Resources (HR), Personal Care, Economics, Sales, Modeling, IT, Finance, Balance Scorecards, Planning, Reporting, Financing, P&L Management, Budget Modeling, Annual Planning, Annual Operating Plans, Income Statements, Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, Price Sensitivity, Audits, Auditing, B2B, Data Analytics, Fractional CFO

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