Ivan Kitanovic, Finance Expert in Belgrade, Serbia
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Ivan Kitanovic

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Belgrade, Serbia
Toptal Member Since
October 6, 2022

Ivan has more than ten years of experience working as a financial advisor for companies of various sizes, from million-dollar family businesses to large industrial complexes generating $300+ million per year. Expert in business valuations, project finance deals, and financial modeling, Ivan is a Bocconi University graduate and an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers. For him, freelance projects are a great way to work with different clients worldwide.

Career Highlights

Senior Consultant & Team Lead
Msg Global Solutions

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Bocconi University
Bachelor's Degree
Bocconi University

Certification Highlights

Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
American Society of Appraisers

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

2021 - PRESENT
Msg Global Solutions
  • Built and maintained multiple SAP Profitability and Performance Management (PaPM) modules for a global leader in the insurance industry growing to over $90 billion in revenue and 70,000+ employees.
  • Supported a client in automatizing previously manual processes and meeting the requirements imposed by the IFRS 17.
  • Led implementations of SAP PaPM modules for leading global companies across different industries. Assisted clients in streamlining and automatizing complex financial processes, transforming operations, and preparing for future market demands.
  • Managed entire engagements and teams of junior colleagues focusing on clients' needs and providing the best possible solutions through a SAP PaPM module.
Focus areas: Microsoft Excel, Excel VBA, SQL, SAP, Management, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Financial Modeling, Business Planning, Data Visualization, Dashboards, Excel Macros, Management Reports

Manager in Corporate Finance

2013 - 2021
  • Promoted to the managerial position following a fast-track career path with yearly promotions and two double promotions for the highest performers in the peer group.
  • Performed valuation of a 250+ MW thermal power plant and mine, creating a complete financial model that covers the entire lifespan of the plant, modeling its operations and financing. Collaborated with technical advisors and the client.
  • Assisted a client in securing a loan for project finance in the energy sector, requiring over $1 billion. Created a financial model covering the project lifetime of 40 years, including various debt structuring options from different sources.
  • Performed valuation of the largest chemical company in the region with more than $300 million in revenue. Prepared a model covering 30+ years of operations and across five different scenarios, including many technical complexities of the industry.
Focus areas: Valuation, Financial Modeling, Financial Asset Impairment Models, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, Project Finance, Investment Analysis, Restructuring, M&A Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Management, Business Analysis, Accounting, DCF Valuation, Business Planning, Comparable Company Analysis, Transaction Comparables, Market Research & Analysis, Fundraising, Pitch Decks, Forecasting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Models, Three-statement Modeling, RiskMetrics, Startups, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Renewable Energy, Due Diligence, Pitch Deck Consultant, Data Visualization, Dashboards, Excel Macros, Management Reports, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
2011 - 2013

Master's Degree in Finance

Bocconi University - Milan, Italy

2009 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in International Economics and Management

Bocconi University - Milan, Italy


Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

American Society of Appraisers

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