Arnaud Soupa, CFA, Finance Expert in Toronto, ON, Canada
Arnaud Soupa, CFA

Finance Expert in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since January 20, 2022
Arnaud is a part-time CFO and advisor in corporate financial management. With an international corporate career of 20+ years working at prominent players like Veolia and PwC, he ventured into the startup space as a co-founder and CEO. For the past four years, he has been helping small and medium-sized businesses scale up, adopt more sophisticated practices, and tackle increasing complexity. Arnaud appreciates the opportunity to engage with various visionary, demanding, and talented stakeholders.
Arnaud is now available for hire

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  • CFO
  • CleanTech
  • Corporate Finance
  • Environment
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Part-time CFO
  • Service


  • Part-time CFO and Corporate Finance Management Advisor

    2017 - PRESENT
    A.Soupa Consulting Inc.
    • Currently supporting a startup to scale up its SaaS space through improved processes, new commercial models, and strategic partnerships in Canada and the USA as a fractional CFO.
    • Currently supporting a Not-For-Profit in improving the FP&A function, including developing a forward-looking financial model.
    • Currently supporting an e-learning company in FP&A and improvement of the finance function (as an Advisor, USA).
    • Currently supporting a Credit Union's scenario analysis, including developing a bottom-up forward-looking financial model (as an Advisor, Canada).
    • Acted as interim, part-time CFO supporting a global PE-owned food production company for its North-American operations, focusing on budgeting, cash flow, profitability, and growth projects.
    • Designed and led the implementation of a strategic plan for a Canadian environmental services space following an acquisition as fractional president.
    • Supported a Canadian startup to secure equity and debt for its first commercial project in the cleantech space as a fractional CFO.
    • Built a financial model and conducted an impairment and onerous contract analysis as an advisor for a company in the automotive sector in Canada.
    • Led the creation of an edtech startup as a co-founder and CEO.
    • Provided advice during an M&A process in France as an advisor.
    Focus areas: Startup Consulting, Strategic Planning, Strategic Partnerships, Startup Funding, Entrepreneurship, CleanTech, Environment, Service, CFO, Virtual CFO, Fractional CFO, Financial Modeling, Project Finance, Part-time CFO, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Budgeting, Cash Management, Cash Flow, Business Advisory, SaaS, Renewables, Business Planning, Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financing, Fundraising, Business Models, Revenue & Expense Projections, Startups, Angel/Seed Funding, Early-stage Startups, Controllership, Sales Growth, Seed Fundraising, Accounting, Edtech, Education Technology (Edtech), Interim CFO, Renewable Energy
  • VP of Strategy and Business Development – Veolia North America

    2015 - 2017
    • Served as a business development conduit to structure and submit offers and explore partnership opportunities for the entire environmental services portfolio across North America.
    • Partnered with business development and operational teams to craft offers, submit bids and proposals backed by intense financial analysis, financial modeling, contract review, and risk analysis for 37 projects.
    • Performed research and development of strategic growth plans to measure the impact of major strategic projects and growth initiatives.
    • Steered risk review procedure development, tightening the process to submit project opportunities to management.
    Focus areas: Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Project Finance, PPP Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, CleanTech, Environment, Service, Renewables, Corporate Governance, Cash Flow, Business Models, Sales Growth, Renewable Energy
  • Chief Financial Officer – Dalkia Canada

    2012 - 2014
    • Designated to the newly created position with a mandate to lead the development and execution of strategic plans and develop all back-office functions in finance, legal, HR, IT, and risk management.
    • Scaled back-office infrastructure for growth. Aligned finance functions to group standards for transparency with accurate reporting and forecasting. Deployed group initiatives at the subsidiary level.
    • Helmed a 7-year strategic plan for Canadian operations with varied business models and market opportunities.
    • Supported business development efforts from a finance perspective, providing financial analysis, financial modeling, risk analysis and mitigation, contractual analysis, and deal structure.
    • Tasked to plan and lead divestment of a non-core and loss-making business unit deemed non-strategic.
    Focus areas: CFO, CleanTech, Service, Environment, Financial Modeling, Project Finance, Corporate Governance, Strategic Partnerships, PPP Projects, Budgeting, Cash Management, Renewables, Business Planning, Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, Internal Control, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Reporting, Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financing, Revenue & Expense Projections, Controllership, Accounting, Renewable Energy
  • Finance Director – Dalkia UK

    2009 - 2011
    • Managed geographically disparate teams across the UK in charge of a portfolio of business units.
    • Mandated to boost profit and cash flow of a mature business unit.
    • Ensured finance systems and processes were in place to cope with challenges as the company decided to aggressively expand in the retail facilities management sector.
    • Successfully led off-balance sheet arrangements—projects financing and refinancing—and major commercial settlements.
    Focus areas: Operational Finance, Working Capital Management, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Project Finance, Service-level Agreements (SLA), CleanTech, Service, Environment, Management Accounting, Business Planning, Microsoft Excel, Reporting, Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financing, Revenue & Expense Projections, Controllership, Controller, Accounting
  • Financial Controller – Dalkia UK

    2006 - 2009
    • Focused on the tracking and maximization of cash flow, EBITDA, and profitability, with active involvement in commercial matters and risk management.
    • Implemented cash optimization measures like costs savings and working capital management.
    • Supported the growth of the project's business development cycle.
    Focus areas: Operational Finance, CleanTech, Service, Environment, Budgeting, Management Accounting, Business Planning, Microsoft Excel, Working Capital Management, Reporting, Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Controllership, Controller, Accounting
  • Internal Audit and Risks Analyst – Dalkia UK

    2005 - 2006
    • Led various internal audit assignments in compliance and performance.
    • Led the 2006 Sarbanes-Oxley campaign to assess a new set of internal controls as part of a global group policy.
    • Raised business awareness while managing the group insurance program.
    Focus areas: Internal Control, Internal Audits, Risk Management, CleanTech, Service, Environment, Policies & Procedures Compliance
  • Management Accountant — Dalkia Headquarters

    2002 - 2005
    • Contributed to the central management accounting team, reporting to its director.
    • Modeled, analyzed, and presented the group's strategic plan to the CFO.
    • Monitored the headquarters' costs working closely with the CFO while owning the responsibility for the management accounts.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Strategic Planning, CleanTech, Service, Environment, Operational Finance, Business Planning, Microsoft Excel, Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Controllership, Controller
  • Senior Consultant in Management Accounting

    1999 - 2002
    • Defined and implemented processes and procedures across a variety of clients in the public sector, telecommunication, and more.
    • Implemented a management accounting system with activity-based costing.
    • Developed and delivered training programs to accelerate the adoption of new procedures and systems.
    Focus areas: Policies & Procedures Compliance, Management Accounting, Operational Finance
  • Branch Financial Controller

    1997 - 1998
    • Implemented financial processes, procedures, and management accounts.
    • Focused on the collection of receivables, bringing the accounts receivable's age profile back to normal.
    • Carried out various assignments for several Mediterranean and Middle-East branches to implement best practices.
    Focus areas: Reporting, Cash Management, Operational Finance, Budgeting, Business Planning, Microsoft Excel, Cash Flow, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Controllership, Controller
  • Intern – Corporate Banking Analyst, Banque de Gestion Privee

    1995 - 1996
    Groupe Credit Agricole
    • Delivered financial and risk analysis on working capital, LBO arrangements, and more.
    • Processed day-to-day transactions for corporate clients.
    • Monitored profitability of corporate banking activities.
    Focus areas: Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Financing, Revenue & Expense Projections


  • Bachelor and Master's Degree in Finance
    1994 - 1997
    Grenoble School of Management - Grenoble, France
  • Bachelor and Master's Degree in Public Services
    1991 - 1994
    Institute of Political Studies - Grenoble, France


  • Advanced Financial Modeler
    Financial Modeling Institute
  • FI Accelerator Program for Startups
    Founder Institute
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    CFA institute

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