John-Louis Charles Judges, Finance Expert in Singapore, Singapore
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Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Singapore, Singapore
Toptal Member Since
June 17, 2022

A qualified accountant, John-Louis is a seasoned financial professional who has led operations at leading Wall Street banks and innovative private equity software companies. He has delivered high-quality and precise management information on various business stages, empowering effective decision-making. John-Louis's passion for delivering the finest in finance operations for the world's best companies has led him to Toptal.

Career Highlights

Certification Highlights

CIMA Qualification
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Case Studies

Work Experience

Financial Controller

2018 - 2021
Trilogy
  • Oversaw month-end as well as quarterly and yearly closing procedures. Served as a subject matter expert in import and purchase accounting for 20+ acquisitions.
  • Produced audited financial statements for 60+ organizations spanning 10+ locations.
  • Executed various finance functions on extremely tight acquisition closing for various global stakeholders.
Focus areas: Controller, Financials, Financial Controlling, Financial Statements, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Budgeting, Debt, Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Engagement, P&L Management, CFO, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Operating Models, Forecasting, Cash Flow Consultant, Cash Flow Modeling, Venture Capital, Early-stage Venture Capital, Excel 2016, Intuit QuickBooks, US GAAP, United States, Stripe, Revenue Recognition, QuickBooks Online, SaaS, Accounts Receivable, Software Revenue Recognition, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Interim Financial Controller, Financial Closing, Due Diligence, Audits, Financial Consolidation, eCommerce, Payment Posting, Management Reporting, Xero, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Reporting, UK GAAP, Administrative Procedures, Inventory Cost Accounting, COGS Analysis, P&L Forecasting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Internal Financial Reporting, Budget Modeling, General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Xero Accounting, Financial Reporting, Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Management, Cash Flow Analysis, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Inventory Management, Business to Consumer (B2C), NetSuite, Debt Financing, SME/SMB Financing, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Fractional CFO, Operations, Cloud, Managed Services, Cost Accounting, Taxation, Analysis, Monthly Close Process, Business Strategy, Consolidation, Consolidated Reporting, Year-end Accounts, Statutory Reporting, IFRS Consolidation, Multicurrency General Ledger, Auditing, Intangible Asset Valuation, IFRS 3, IFRS Audit Planning, IFRS 2, Finance Process Improvement, Group Reporting IFRS, Group Consolidation, Disclosures for IFRS Reporting, Finance Function Development, Complex Account Reconciliations, Annual Reports, AIM, COO, Compliance, Controllership, Controllership/Accounting, Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM), Business Process Analysis, Stripe Payments, Data Analysis

Controller

2016 - 2017
BP
  • Performed commodity trading and risk management (CTRM). Oversaw the performance of the commodity risk team for the Eastern Hemisphere and other international portfolios.
  • Provided expertise on net realizable value (NRV) and future tech reporting requirements.
  • Coordinated $100,000+ of savings in list commissions by identifying mispriced portfolios.
  • Enhanced price data quality utilized within the reporting systems using sound judgment.
Focus areas: Valuation, Financial Controlling, Financial Risk Management, Market Risk, Revenue & Expense Projections, Operating Models, Excel 2016, Accounts Receivable, Management Reporting, Reporting, Inventory Cost Accounting, COGS Analysis, Internal Financial Reporting, Financial Reporting, Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Management, Cash Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow, Monthly Close Process, Finance Process Improvement, Finance Function Development, Complex Account Reconciliations, Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM)

SVP Financial Controller

2014 - 2015
Citibank
  • Directed financial operations supporting the Asian commodity trading business. Oversaw the preparation and analysis of financial reports for submission to the regional CEO of the market business.
  • Contributed to the development of an in-house ERP customized for the Asian market.
  • Reduced turnaround times on Asian accounts to one day while enhancing portfolio management and reporting.
Focus areas: System Design, Financial Controlling, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Regulatory Reporting, New Business Development, Revenue & Expense Projections, Operating Models, CFO, Forecasting, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Excel 2016, US GAAP, United States, Accounts Receivable, Interim Financial Controller, Financial Closing, Controller, Audits, Management Reporting, Reporting, Inventory Cost Accounting, COGS Analysis, P&L Forecasting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Internal Financial Reporting, Budget Modeling, General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Financial Reporting, Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow, Monthly Close Process, Finance Process Improvement, Finance Function Development, Complex Account Reconciliations

VP Valuation Controller

2006 - 2014
JPMorgan Chase
  • Served as a strategic partner and corporate controller, providing leadership across EMEA and Asia commodity valuation control.
  • Led Asia on portfolio NRV tool design and implementation.
  • Increased the frequency and quality of valuation control for Asia under a regional close.
Focus areas: Financial Controlling, Controlling, Process Design, Systems & Procedures, Group Policy, Valuation, Revenue & Expense Projections, Operating Models, Consumer Lending, Excel 2016, US GAAP, United States, Accounts Receivable, Controller, Management Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Reporting, UK GAAP, Inventory Cost Accounting, COGS Analysis, P&L Forecasting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Budget Modeling, Financial Reporting, Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow, Monthly Close Process, Finance Process Improvement, Finance Function Development, Complex Account Reconciliations
1998 - 2001

Bachelor's Degree in Finance

University of Brighton - Brighton, United Kingdom

NOVEMBER 2018 - PRESENT

CIMA Qualification

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Finance

Management Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting, Valuation, International Finance, Controller, Debt, Integrated Financial Statements, Accounting, Budget Controls, Due Diligence, CFO, Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Cash Flow Modeling, CPA, Financial Consolidation, UK GAAP, P&L Forecasting, Internal Financial Reporting, Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow, Taxation, Year-end Accounts, Multicurrency General Ledger, Finance Process Improvement, Group Consolidation, Data Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Consumer Lending, Intangible Asset Valuation, IFRS Audit Planning

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel 2016, Stripe Payments, IFRS 3

Data & Analysis Software

Financial Data, QuickBooks Online, NetSuite, Microsoft Access, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero Accounting, SQL

Geographic Expertise

Singapore, United States, Asia-Pacific (APAC)

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Consumer Products

Other

Excel VBA, Financial Controlling, Auditing, Financial Statements, Finance, Statistical Analysis, Financials, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Engagement, P&L Management, Financial Risk Management, Market Risk, Regulatory Reporting, Controlling, Systems & Procedures, Company Analysis, Company Profiles, Finance Reports, Audits, Revenue Assurance, Recurring Revenue Modeling, Management, Reporting, MIS Reporting, Risk Reporting, Financial Closing, Operating Models, US GAAP, Stripe, Revenue Recognition, SaaS, Accounts Receivable, Software Revenue Recognition, Interim Financial Controller, eCommerce, Management Reporting, Administrative Procedures, Inventory Cost Accounting, COGS Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Budget Modeling, General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Excel 365, IFRS Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Management, Cash Flow Analysis, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Business to Consumer (B2C), Debt Financing, SME/SMB Financing, Fractional CFO, Cost Accounting, Analysis, Monthly Close Process, Business Strategy, Consolidation, Consolidated Reporting, Statutory Reporting, IFRS Consolidation, Disclosures for IFRS Reporting, Finance Function Development, Complex Account Reconciliations, Annual Reports, COO, Compliance, Controllership, Controllership/Accounting, Business Process Analysis, System Design, New Business Development, Process Design, Group Policy, Company Research, Tax Accounting, Business Loans, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Business Models, Cash Flow Consultant, Early-stage Venture Capital, Finance Blog, Financial Writer, Payment Posting, Xero, Inventory Management, Manufacturing, Operations, Cloud, Managed Services, IFRS 2, Group Reporting IFRS, AIM, Python 3, JavaScript, Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM)

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