Arthur Laskov, Finance Expert in Kiev, Ukraine
Arthur Laskov

Finance Expert in Kiev, Ukraine

Member since May 3, 2022
Arthur is driven by reading numbers language, making processes and people work better, and ensuring that the finance function is pivotal to realizing the business strategy. He is a finance professional with over 16 years of experience in corporate finance, over 11 managing finance teams of up to 20 people, including remote international teams, and more than nine as a chief financial officer. Freelancing is Arthur's opportunity to share his experience with new exciting people and companies.
Arthur is now available for hire

Case studies

Expertise

Employment

  • Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    2021 - 2022
    Creative Quarter
    • Headed management reporting improvement. Implemented automated visualized dashboards and reports, improving the quality, relevance, and speed of information for decision-making.
    • Created and streamlined several business processes and controls, improving the company's operational performance.
    • Led a team that produced solid and precise investment analysis and planning, which resulted in new investments and acquisitions, increasing current EBITDA by 25%.
    Focus areas: Management Reports, Dashboard Design, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Process Design, P&L Management, Forecasting, Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, Working Capital Management, IFRS Consolidation, Excel Expert, Controller, expert excell, Accounting, Expert Excell, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, CFO, Pricing, Profitability Analysis, Break-even Analysis, CAPEX Budgeting & Inventory Management, Revenue Projections, Cash Flow, Financial Forecasting
  • Deputy Chief Financial Officer

    2019 - 2021
    Airpush
    • Consolidated reporting and management reports visualization enhanced and coordinated an external audit for IPO purposes. It was an essential contribution to the company's going public in the alternative investment market (AIMS).
    • Upgraded a finance policy and several operational processes like the sales team KPI formula and flow and accounts receivable collections, improving the company's operating performance by far.
    • Managed an M&A valuation analysis, conducted in a timely and professional manner, leading to a successful acquisition that increased the company's value by 30%.
    Focus areas: Management Reports, Process Flows, Planning, Budgeting, GAAP, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Audits, Forecasting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Excel Expert, Controller, expert excell, Accounting, Expert Excell, Revenue & Expense Projections, Due Diligence, Three-statement Modeling, CFO, Profitability Analysis, Revenue Projections, Cash Flow, Cash Flow Management, Financial Forecasting
  • Chief Financial Officer

    2016 - 2019
    Texika
    • Improved the company's net income by 20% by changing the sales team KPI improvement introduction, financing costs decrease, implementing of budgets and dashboards, better management of working capital, and solid investment analysis for new purchases.
    • Improved liquidity ratios by 30% by creating and implementing a new working capital model and investment analysis approach for new stock purchases.
    • Hired and organized a new, flexible, and agile finance team capable of executing these tasks and any other challenges.
    Focus areas: Working Capital Management, Financing, Reporting, Planning, Budgeting, Strategy, Analysis, Risk, Compliance, Corporate Finance, Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting Dashboards, Financial Analysis, Management, Excel Expert, Controller, expert excell, Accounting, Expert Excell, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, CFO, Pricing, Profitability Analysis, Break-even Analysis, Revenue Projections, Cash Flow, Inventory, Cash Flow Management, Inventory Management, Fundraising, Financial Forecasting
  • Chief Financial Officer

    2014 - 2016
    Tarmax Group
    • Introduced a new ERP, created and automated international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and management reporting.
    • Raised debt financing amounting to 20% of total assets, allowing the group to increase its annual revenues by 10%.
    • Introduced strategic planning and budgeting systems, and as a result, the group's structure changed, making it more profitable with an EBITDA of over 15%.
    Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Debt Financing, Management Reports, Planning, Budgeting, Automation, Process Flows, Modeling, Excel Expert, Controller, expert excell, Accounting, Expert Excell, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, CFO, Pricing, CAPEX Budgeting & Inventory Management, Food & Beverage, Cash Flow, Inventory, Cash Flow Management, Inventory Management, Financial Forecasting
  • Chief Financial Officer

    2011 - 2014
    Dream House Ukraine
    • Improved budgeting and planning system allowing the company to proactively measure and react to actual and budget discrepancies and control costs.
    • Helped restructure bank debts allowing the company to finance its operational activities and improve its net income by 25%.
    • Created and implemented a working capital model allowing more effective current assets use, improving the company's liquidity ratios by 45% on average.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Planning, Reporting, Financing, Financial Policy, Excel Expert, Controller, expert excell, Accounting, Expert Excell, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, CFO, Revenue Projections, Cash Flow, Cash Flow Management, Fundraising, Financial Forecasting
  • Financial Controller

    2007 - 2010
    Ukrainian Agrarian Investments
    • Built a financial reporting system in IFRS format from scratch and led a successful external audit process for three years, allowing the company to raise external financing amounting to 50% of its assets and increase its revenues by 35%.
    • Created a financial policy and processes flow system, substantially improving the company's operational performance.
    • Hired and trained a professional and flexible team of finance professionals capable of executing the company's goals in the finance area, aligned with strategical business targets.
    Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Audits, Planning, Excel Expert, Controller, expert excell, Accounting, Expert Excell, Due Diligence, Three-statement Modeling
  • Financial Reporting Supervisor

    2006 - 2007
    Germanos Group of Companies
    • Created and automated a management and financial reporting system.
    • Coordinated two audits with Deloitte, allowing the company to raise financing on better terms.
    • Managed extensive ad-hoc reporting, which significantly and positively influenced management decisions.
    Focus areas: Management Reports, Audits, Financials, Controller, expert excell, Accounting, Expert Excell, Three-statement Modeling
  • Financial Planning Manager

    2005 - 2006
    Baltic Beverages Holding
    • Performed a variance analysis and brand profit calculation that improved the approach for calculation.
    • Participated in the workout process of annual budgets and forecasts, quarterly updates, and the implementation of operational controls.
    • Carried out an investment analysis in new brands and a transportation costs optimization.
    Focus areas: Planning, Investments, Analysis, Variance Reporting, expert excell, Expert Excell, Food & Beverage

Education

  • Progress Toward in International Financial Reporting Standards
    2018 - 2022
    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - Glasgow, Scotland
  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    1998 - 2003
    Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University | Institute for International Relations - Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Master's Degree in Finance
    1998 - 2003
    Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University | Institute for International Relations - Kyiv, Ukraine

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