João Paulo Pezzato Hellmeister, Finance Expert in Sorocaba, Brazil
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João Paulo Pezzato Hellmeister

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Sorocaba, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
April 15, 2022

Joao is a professional with 11+ years of experience in project management, business consulting, internal control, internal audit, and compliance. He has a proven track record in managing complex projects from inception to delivery. Fluent in English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and MS Office knowledge, Joao is committed to freelancing excellence and is looking to add value by improving companies' governance processes.

Career Highlights

Senior Manager | Advisory
Apter – Tax, Advisory & Outsourcing

Case Studies

Work Experience

Business Process Controls Lead | SOX

2021 - PRESENT
Archer Daniels Midland - ADM
  • Mapped internal controls related to the overall commodity trade and risk management (CTRM) process and provided risk assessment.
  • Reviewed the existing control matrix to assess the design and effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Rehauled data conversion performed for numerous data objects to assure completeness and accuracy of data to meet SOX requirements.
Focus areas: Internal Control

Senior Manager | Advisory

2016 - 2021
Apter – Tax, Advisory & Outsourcing
  • Helped in building the consulting line of service of the firm, structuring solutions and go-to-market strategy, setting up the team effort, and prospecting clients.
  • Hired and trained a team of consultants to help deliver the projects. I was in charge of the team's development, coaching, and feedback.
  • Managed and delivered complex engagements related to business consulting, project management (PM), internal controls, internal audit, and compliance.
Focus areas: Project Management, Internal Audits, Internal Control, Compliance, Risk & Compliance

Operations and Controlling Specialist

2014 - 2016
PH Metais
  • Oversaw the rollout of ERP systems to bring efficiency to internal processes.
  • Designed and implemented controls for day-to-day operations.
  • Managed day-to-day operations in production, logistics, client success (orders fulfillment, deliveries, and quality), and sales (purchasing and delivery).
Focus areas: Operations, Controlling, Internal Control

Senior Consultant | Advisory

2010 - 2014
  • Delivered external audit engagements related to internal controls for IT and business processes and executed computer-aided audit tests (CAAT) for SOX and non-SOX companies.
  • Provided internal audit and consulting engagements related to process review, risk assessment, and internal controls for both SOX and non-SOX companies.
  • Handled business consulting engagements related to project management office (PMO) activities, change management, data migration, and others.
Focus areas: Internal Audits, Internal Control, Compliance, Consulting, Auditing
2012 - 2013

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Property Management

Centro Universitário UniMetrocamp | Wyden - Campinas, Brazil

2006 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP - Sao Paulo, Brazil


Internal Audits

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint


Internal Control, Auditing, Process Mapping, SOX Compliance, Communication, Business Consulting, GRC, Flowcharts, Project Management, Compliance, Consulting, Risk Assessment, Internal Control Evaluation, Data Privacy, Regulations, Regulatory Analysis, Project Management Office (PMO), Training Materials, Training Workshops, Business Process Analysis, Business Process Improvement (BPI), ACL, IT Audits, Negotiation, Presentations, Presentation Design, Matrices & Templates, Template Development, Risk & Compliance, Microsoft Visio, Operations, Controlling, Team Management, Business Transformation, IT Service Management (ITSM), COBIT, Coaching, Alteryx, SAP ERP, Data Migration

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