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

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Finance Expert

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Toptal Member Since
January 10, 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. Andreas has a range of expertise from financial analysis to valuation and impact investing and has executed numerous debt, equity, and M&A transactions over $320 million.

Career Highlights

Chief Financial Officer
SolarNow Services
Senior Investment Analyst
Prime Value Asset Management

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Chief Financial Officer

2018 - 2021
  • Increased ROCE from 16-20.5% by margin expansion and streamlining working capital. Boosted shareholder return measured as quarterly dividend by 500% per quarter. Grew EBIT margin by 36%.
  • Planned and executed a turnaround project for underperforming subsidiaries to ensure long-term profitability, transformed business with the general manager and MD, streamlined fixed assets, grew B2B customer base, controlled costs to achieve 10% EBIT.
  • Overhauled the working capital cycle to ensure efficient inventory and A/R management, boosted working capital and sales ratio from 2.7x to 3.5x, which increased free cash flow and enabled higher dividends for shareholders.
  • Deleveraged a balance sheet that was highly geared as a result of additional debt assumed from the divested underperforming subsidiary, slashed gearing from 47% to 27%.
  • Supervised the completion of a new ERP SAP implementation and MicroStrategy BI tool, streamlined business processes, and ensured the adoption across all departments.
  • Instrumented the new corporate branding strategy and cultural change management from a family-run culture to corporate culture.
  • Led accounting and finance functions across the group with 20 staff and was responsible for all financial aspects, including management of accounting, risk, insurance, treasury, taxation, IT, and investments.
  • Prepared and executed new business strategy, finalized new business plan with board and CEO, executed and prepared financial model.
Focus areas: Capital Structuring, Cost Efficiency, Banking Provision Models, Foreign Exchange (FX) Hedging, Cash Flow, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Pitch Preparation, Pitch Decks, CFO

Interim Chief Financial Officer

2018 - 2018
  • 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 pitch decks, and a 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: Risk Analysis, Business Taxation, Financial Management, Fundraising, CFO, Management Accounting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting, Pitch Decks, Pitch Deck Consultant, Business Strategy, Financial Modeling, Pitch Preparation, Fundraising Consultant, Renewable Energy, Nonprofits, Social Enterprise

Chief Financial Officer

2016 - 2017
SolarNow Services
  • 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 a new ERP system Odoo with external consultants, driving the departmental budget process, and creating a 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 the ability to conduct a "what if" scenario analysis for external fundraising efforts.
  • Communicated with impact investors, prepared investor decks and pitch decks, and successfully completed a $5 million debt and equity funding.
  • Prepared monthly group consolidation, board, and investor reports, and worked with the CEO on strategic M&A activities.
Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Business Taxation, Audits, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Risk Assessment, International Finance, Capital Budgeting, Strategic Planning & Execution, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Management, Working Capital Management, Investor Presentations, Fundraising, CFO, Pitch Decks, Business Strategy, Financial Modeling, Pitch Preparation, Renewable Energy, Renewables, Social Enterprise, Startups, Nonprofits

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: Currency Exchange, International Finance, Investment Memoranda, Property Investment, Business Planning, Wealth Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

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 and 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: Property Investment, Real Estate, Investment Portfolio Management, Fixed Income Analysis, Corporate Finance, Investor Presentations, Cash Flow Modeling, Private Equity, Equity Research, Asset Valuation, Valuation, Investment Memoranda, Due Diligence, Commercial Real Estate, Banking & Finance

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: Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Management, Business Taxation, Business Planning, Strategic Planning & Execution, Market Research, Financial Management, International Finance, Working Capital Management, Financial Restructuring, Cost Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Budget Controls, Capital Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Controller

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 Consolidation, Financial System Implementation, Financial Reporting, Cash Pooling, Capital Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

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: Budget Controls, International Finance, Project Accounting, Interest Rate Risk, Currency Exchange

Credit Analyst

1996 - 1997
Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Managed a loan portfolio of $30 million and drove commercial lending products.
  • 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: Financial Risk Assessment, Due Diligence, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Risk Analysis, Cash Management, Debt Structuring, Debt Restructuring, Banking & Finance
2005 - 2006

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in General Management

The University of Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia

1991 - 1995

Bachelor's Degree in Business and Commerce

Berlin School of Economics and Law - Berlin, Germany


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

CPA Australia


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

CFA Institute


Fundraising, Valuation, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fund Management, Financial Modeling, CFO, Commercial Finance, Investment Portfolio Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Wealth Management, M&A (Buy-side), Working Capital Management, Financial Management, Capital Budgeting, International Finance, Due Diligence, Financial Risk Assessment, Business Taxation, Financial Reporting, Property Investment, Investment Memoranda, Currency Exchange, Asset Valuation, Equity Research, Private Equity, Cash Flow Modeling, Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Analysis, Controller, Budget Controls, Cost Management, Financial Restructuring, Market Research, Cash Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Pooling, Financial System Implementation, Financial Consolidation, Interest Rate Risk, Project Accounting, Debt Restructuring, Debt Structuring, Risk Analysis, Budgeting, Management Accounting, Cash Flow, Foreign Exchange (FX) Hedging, Banking Provision Models, Cost Efficiency, Capital Structuring, DCF Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Forecasting, Valuation Multiples, Accounting, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Industry Expertise

Banking & Finance, Asset Management, Consumer Products, Building & Construction, Renewable Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, Social Enterprise, Nonprofits, Commercial Real Estate

Data & Analysis Software

Intuit QuickBooks, Thomson Reuters

Geographic Expertise



Business Planning, Business Strategy, Pitch Decks, Investments & Risk Management, Pitch Deck Consultant, Xero, Commercial Lending, Post-merger Integration, Business Plan Consulting, Strategy, Pitch Preparation, Renewables, Investor Presentations, Investor Relations, Strategic Planning & Execution, Audits, Equity, Company Research, Trading, Presentations, Market Research & Analysis, Company Profiles, Company Strategy, Financials, Excel Reporting, Microsoft, SAP, Odoo, Financial Analysis, Investments, Interim CFO, Fundraising Consultant, Startups

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