Andreas Rosenau, Finance Expert in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Andreas Rosenau

Finance Expert in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Member since January 8, 2018
After an eighteen-year financial career as a portfolio manager for a $500 million investment portfolio, a CFO, and a financial controller for P&G, Andreas has ventured out in consulting to work closely with entrepreneurs, investors and executives to help maximize value. He has a range of expertise from financial analysis to valuation, and impact investing and has executed numerous debt, equity and M&A transactions in excess of $320 million.
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  • Chief Financial Officer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Blowplast Limited
    • Led the finance and accounting team, preparing group-wide budgets and monthly reporting.
    • Drove the final implementation of a new ERP system that ran across all functional areas.
    • Built financial models for investment decisions, capital budgeting reviews, and leading M&A projects.
    • Led the external fundraising for capital projects and developed a new reporting format for private equity investors.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Cash Flow, Foreign Exchange (FX) Hedging, Banking Provision Models, Cost Efficiency, Capital Structure
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer

    2018 - 2018
    Rent to Own
    • Led the finance team and strengthened operational systems and processes through improved staff training and streamlined monthly management reporting.
    • Drove the financial planning process and oversaw cash management in order to meet operational targets.
    • Communicated with current and potential investors, prepared investor decks and financial model to assist in debt and equity funding.
    • Prepared an interactive financial forecast model with adjustable assumptions and the ability to compare scenario analyses.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Management Accounting, CFO, Fundraising, Financial Management, Business Taxes, Risk Analysis
  • Chief Financial Officer

    2016 - 2017
    SolarNow BV
    • Led a finance team in East Africa, supervised the strategic planning, and executed the growth of more than 200%.
    • Strengthened operational systems and processes for the continued international growth by implementing new ERP system Odoo with external consultants, driving departmental budget process and creating liquidity planning model.
    • Redesigned the budgeting process, drove the firm financial planning process, and oversaw cash management in order to meet operational targets.
    • Prepared an interactive five-year financial forecast model with adjustable assumptions and ability to conduct a "what if" scenario analysis for external fundraising efforts.
    • Communicated with impact investors, prepared investor decks, and successfully completed $5 million debt and equity funding.
    • Prepared a monthly group consolidation, board and investor reports, and worked with CEO on strategic M&A activities.
    Focus areas: CFO, Fundraising, Investor Decks, Investor Communications, Working Capital Management, Financial Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Strategic Finance Management, Capital Budgeting, International Finance, Due Diligence, Financial Risk Assessment, Three Statement Operating Model, Audit Management, Business Taxes, Financial Reporting
  • Investment Manager

    2015 - 2016
    deVere Investments
    • Managed the investment analysis and planning as well as the business case development for high net worth (HNW) clients and company pension funds; supervised the due diligence and research of investment strategies.
    • Initiated new business development areas and collaborated with relationship managers to advance HNW client experience and capabilities.
    • Led the strategic market development activities and the evaluation of alternatives and impact investment strategies.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Wealth Management, Business Plan Development, Property Investment, Investment Memoranda, International Finance, Currency Exchange
  • Senior Investment Analyst

    2006 - 2014
    Prime Value Asset Management
    • Played a key role in formulating investment strategies and tactical allocations in line with investment mandates.
    • Performed both public and private fundamental equity and credit analysis/due diligence with a focus on the healthcare, TMT, consumer, and resources sectors.
    • Prepared in-depth research memorandum, including financial analysis and valuation for investment decisions.
    • Built detailed financial models of large and mid-cap public and private companies and projects (real estate), including return analysis, sensitivity analysis, risk assessment, and valuation.
    • Prepared screening materials and built a quantitative database for portfolio and risk management.
    • Managed long-only growth focused equity funds with $500 million FUM and completed real estate transactions valued at $120 million.
    Focus areas: Due Diligence, Investment Memoranda, Valuation, Asset Valuations, Equity Research, Private Equity, Cash Flow Modeling, Investor Decks, Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Analysis, Investment Portfolio Management, Real Estate Finance, Property Investment
  • Financial Controller

    2000 - 2004
    • Served as the controller for the Asia Pacific section in Germany, then progressed to a project manager role in China and played a key role in establishing new business in Taiwan.
    • Delivered regional financial reporting and budgeting for 14 Asia-Pacific group companies with revenue in excess of $500 million and partnered with local finance managers, group treasury, marketing, and regional management to achieve growth targets.
    • Conducted due diligence on M&A; evaluated investment proposals; identified and formulated business efficiencies projects resulting in business restructuring in Asia-Pacific.
    • Implemented new finance and controlling system Hyperion and IFRS reporting, budgeting, and cash flow forecasting processes.
    • Led efficiency improvement projects to outsource logistics and supervised the project to develop a new training center for clients to drive sales.
    Focus areas: Controller, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Capital Budgeting, Budget Controls, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Cost Management, Financial Restructuring, Working Capital Management, International Finance, Financial Management, Market Research, Strategic Finance Management, Business Plan Development, Business Taxes, Cash Management, Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Financial Controller

    1998 - 1999
    British Plasterboard
    • Established a service center for Central and Eastern Europe and implemented budgeting and reporting process for the region.
    • Consolidated regional monthly performance as well as conducted budget variance analysis and cash flow planning to provide key management reports to regional executives and headquarters.
    • Conducted due diligence and integrated a new business in Romania and one in Russia.
    • Implemented successfully a regional cash management system with a group treasury—resulting in 10% lower financing costs and faster inter-company transactions.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Capital Budgeting, Cash Pooling, Financial Reporting, Financial System Implementation, Financial Consolidation
  • Project Manager

    1997 - 1998
    • Performed a regular analysis of credit and foreign currency exposures to ensure compliance with corporate guidelines after the Asian financial crisis.
    • Built a legal database to analyze legal exposure of all joint ventures and operations in China (in cooperation with operational management) and delivered analyses and risk assessments.
    Focus areas: Currency Exchange, Interest Rate Risk, Project Accounting, International Finance, Budget Controls
  • Credit Analyst

    1996 - 1997
    Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises
    • Managed a loan portfolio of $30 million.
    • Analyzed new debt financing and coordinated the KfW Group lending programs with clients.
    • Performed a fundamental credit analysis of small-and-medium-sized companies and prepared recommendations to the bank's board for debt restructuring.
    Focus areas: Debt Restructuring, Debt Structuring, Cash Management, Risk Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Due Diligence, Financial Risk Assessment


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Finance
    2005 - 2008
    CFA Institute - Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in General Management
    2005 - 2006
    The University of Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor's degree in Business and Commerce
    1991 - 1995
    Berlin School of Economics and Law - Berlin, Germany


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    CFA Institute

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