Margaryta Pugachova, Finance Expert in Kiev, Ukraine
Margaryta Pugachova

Finance Expert in Kiev, Ukraine

Member since October 1, 2019
Margaryta is an ACCA certified finance professional with 16 years of work experience and a track record of guiding companies' finances through exponential growth from the outset to $70 million + turnovers, execution of M&A deals of $20 million+, and securing $10 million+ debt financing. She began her career as an auditor in Deloitte, rising through private equity to fintech involvement as a CFO. She is keen to apply her experience to a wide variety of stakeholders.
Margaryta is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Select Certifications

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Startups

Other Expertise

  • Budgeting
  • Business Modeling
  • Controllership
  • Financial Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • SaaS
  • US GAAP

Employment

  • CFO

    2010 - PRESENT
    PrimoCollect Group
    • Created a financial function from scratch, which started contributing up to EUR 2 million annually into net results.
    • Managed the creation of local and international financial and operational business structures (with respective inter-company and cross-border ownership and asset flow structuring), which drove 40+ fold turnovers and 50+ fold asset base increases.
    • Handled common tax issues and optimization schemes, both local and international (Western Europe, UA, RU), decreasing the value at risk from ca. EUR 2 million to EUR 20,000.
    • Developed and maintained a thorough IFRS-based corporate reporting model, which included a full reporting package, with comprehensive analytical insight, which facilitated annual external Big 4 audits, allowing for cost-saving up to 40%.
    • Set up an efficient business control system (financial and operational processes), allowing for 20% cost optimization.
    • Automated accounting, control, and budgeting processes within the group, which allowed for twice as fast decision making and shortened the book closing deadline to ten days.
    • Managed the ISO 9001:2008 certification for group companies (core business processes).
    • Participated in securing and managed after that a mezzanine debt financing, including deal execution, covenants management, and regular reporting. Conducted later refinancing negotiations with international banks and reached favorable terms.
    • Generated insight for shareholders and management board in ad hoc acquisition targets valuation, new product lines valuation, and new markets opening with a total estimated value of over EUR 30 million.
    • Supervised the entrance of new geographical markets (Russia and EU) and new segments launch, including the customization of existing business processes.
    Focus areas: Investment Analysis, Corporate Restructuring, Real Estate, Deal Analysis, Financial Services, Business Intelligence (BI), Fintech, Internal Audits, Revenue & Expense Projections, Product Costing, Sensitivity Analysis, Budget Modeling, Insight Reporting, Analytical Review, IFRS, USGAAP, International Taxation, ASC 606, B2C, B2B, Management Reporting, Mentorship & Coaching, Risk & Compliance, Performance Management, Cash Flow, Profit & Loss (P&L), Balance Sheets, Risk Analysis, Valuation Multiples, DCF Valuation, Accounting, Charts, Operating Analysis, Financial Reports, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Controllership, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Performance Analysis, CFO, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), US GAAP, IFRS Financial Reporting, SaaS, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Startups, Accounting Policy Development, Bank Covenants, New Market Entry, Regulatory Reporting, Organizational Compliance, Corporate Legal, Leadership Development, Training, Coaching, Valuation, Due Diligence, Transaction Advisory, Process Automation, Business Structuring, Refinancing, Debt Restructuring, Tax Minimization, Internal Control, Contract Negotiation, ISO 9001, Cost Management, Treasury & Liquidity Management, Forecasting, Budgeting, Business Modeling, External Audits, Financial Reporting, Performance Improvement
  • Corporate Finance Director

    2006 - 2010
    AMC Maxfield Asset Management, Ltd.
    • Created dynamic operational models for assets under management with a total GBV of over $50 million.
    • Developed standard corporate reporting procedures for assets under management.
    • Designed an analytical division within the firm. Started regular market analysis with related potential deal sourcing for the shareholders (over 20 deals sourced).
    • Participated in business restructuring and new business kick-off on a group of wood production assets valued at $6 million.
    • Participated and completed various M&A deals (telecommunications, production, advertising) valued at EUR 10 million+.
    Focus areas: Relative Valuation, Business Consulting, Real Estate, Advertising, Forecasting, Deal Analysis, Business Intelligence (BI), Telecommunications, Internal Audits, Insurance, Loyalty Programs, Internal Control, Revenue & Expense Projections, Market Studies, Product Costing, Sensitivity Analysis, Budget Modeling, Insight Reporting, Analytical Review, IFRS, Performance Improvement, Hotels & Lodging, Process Automation, Chemicals, B2C, B2B, New Market Entry, Management Reporting, Business Structuring, Mentorship & Coaching, Performance Management, Cash Flow, Profit & Loss (P&L), Balance Sheets, Risk Analysis, Valuation Multiples, DCF Valuation, Accounting, Charts, Operating Analysis, Financial Reports, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Controllership, Cost Management, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Transaction Advisory, Performance Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), US GAAP, IFRS Financial Reporting, SaaS, Financial Modeling, Private Equity, Startups, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting, Deal Sourcing, USGAAP, Group Reporting IFRS, Accounting Policy Development, Leadership Development, Training, Coaching, Business Modeling, Investment Analysis, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Due Diligence
  • Auditor, Audit Senior

    2004 - 2006
    Deloitte
    • Carried out financial analysis and audit of financial statements under IFRS, US GAAP for local and international clients in media and telecoms, metal, oil, public utilities, insurance, advertising, delivery, beverage, and the airline industries.
    • Conducted due diligence for a telecom target; carried out the agreed upon procedures for an advertising company and a wood processing group of companies.
    • Participated in the project of SAP implementation preparation for a multi-brand beverage group of companies with a BV of over $50 million.
    • Conducted SOX compliance attestation for a SEC listed group of companies in the media and entertainment industry.
    Focus areas: FMCG, Metals & Mining, Advertising, Telecommunications, Insurance, USGAAP, Regulatory Reporting, Organizational Compliance, Agribusiness, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, B2B, B2C, Mentorship & Coaching, Risk & Compliance, Cash Flow, Profit & Loss (P&L), Balance Sheets, Risk Analysis, Accounting, Financial Reports, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Training, Coaching, Transaction Advisory, Performance Analysis, IFRS Financial Reporting, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), SAP, SOX Compliance, Analytical Review, Business Consulting, Due Diligence, US GAAP, IFRS, External Audits

Education

  • Certificate in Accounting and Finance
    2004 - 2006
    ACCA - Kyiv, UA and Glasgow, UK
  • Master's degree (Magma cum laude) in Finance Management
    1999 - 2004
    Kyiv National University of Economics - Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Diploma (Magna cum laude) in Finance and Accounting
    2003 - 2003
    Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien – Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration - Vienna, Austria
  • Diploma in French
    2000 - 2002
    French Cultural Center - Kyiv, Ukraine

Certifications

  • ACCA, FCCA
    MAY 2007 - PRESENT
    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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