Goran Brkic, Finance Expert in Lutz, FL, United States
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Goran Brkic

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Lutz, FL, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 9, 2021

Goran is a financial industry professional and a freelancer with broad experience in finance, accounting, audit, and risk management across multiple lines of business and geographies. He's an expert in providing strategic support regarding finance, a controller and FP&A specialist developing a wide range of models, and an accountant helping with routine or clean-up tasks. His fully-fledged skillset will address any finance or accounting needs.

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior FP&A Contractor

2020 - PRESENT
  • Implemented a number of balance sheet and cash flow forecasting templates for clients in various industries.
  • Designed various dynamic reports such as balance sheet, cash flow, OpEx, and CapEx based on scenario outputs.
  • Developed standardized models for balance sheet forecasting that significantly reduced project implementation timeline.
Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Reporting


2020 - 2021
  • Cleaned up and brought up to date transactions, including one year of backlog with 100,000 transactions per month, after a challenging migration to a new ERP.
  • Implemented a disciplined month-end close and budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Established seamless reconciliation processes for multi-channel and multi-currency operations.
Focus areas: Finance, Accounting, Balance Sheets, Profitability Analysis, Reconciliation, Odoo, Bookkeeping, Reporting

Audit Manager, VP

2016 - 2021
Bank of the West
  • Established and executed effective audit programs for asset-liability management, finance, and operational risk.
  • Ensured that key department objectives, including the KPIs, were met.
  • Recruited and trained a number of team members and ensured their performance remained satisfactory.
Focus areas: Asset Liability Management (ALM), Risk Management, Reporting

Senior Consultant

2005 - 2009
  • Participated in several assurance projects, including financial audits, AUPs, and due diligence, to a wide range of clients.
  • Contributed to a number of consulting projects such as M&A, IFRS reporting, and internal controls to a wide range of clients.
  • Trained and developed junior team members and ensured their performance remained satisfactory.
Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Financial Modeling, Reporting

Certified Financial Services Auditor

Institute of Internal Auditors


Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Institute of Internal Auditors


Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Institute of Internal Auditors