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


Financial Modeling, Cash Flow Modeling, Balance Sheets, Financial Reporting, Internal Audits, Internal Financial Reporting, Forecasting, Three-statement Modeling, Budgeting, M&A Modeling, External Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Accounting, Profitability Analysis, Profit & Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, CFO, Fundraising

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Data & Analysis Software

QuickBooks Online, NetSuite

Geographic Expertise

United States

Industry Expertise

Real Estate


Risk Management, Reconciliation, Excel Expert, US GAAP, Bookkeeping, Reporting, Planful, Odoo, SaaS, Pitch Deck Consultant, Asset Liability Management (ALM), Finance, Investments, Global Banking, Consumer Banking, Investment Banking, Internal Audit Function, Pitch Decks, Business Modeling, Presentations, Financial Statements, Financials, Software as a Service (SaaS), Direct to Consumer (D2C)

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