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Petar Jordan Zivkovic

Petar Jordan Zivkovic

Belgrade, Serbia
Member since October 14, 2017
Petar currently leads the controlling and strategy division of Air Serbia with a €250 million budget. Previously at Deloitte and PwC, he also worked on 20+ M&A projects and various audit, valuations, and restructuring engagements in Eastern Europe, serving industries such as oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and trade. Petar freelances to advise clients on complex financial modeling and due diligence, and link business and finance perspectives.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • Balance Scorecards
  • Budget Modeling
  • Controlling
  • Due Diligence
  • Profitability Optimization
  • Project Management
  • Three Statement Operating Model
Employment
  • Manager, Financial Controlling and Strategy
    Air Serbia
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Guided the budgeting and controlling processes for four years, within a 97% level of accuracy.
    • Owned various profit improvement initiatives, of which 70% were successfully implemented.
    • Produced company strategy and business transformation projects such as a complete sales channel strategy redefinition, product offering transformation, brand repositioning, and operational fulfillment redesign.
    • Reduced the cost of sales by 20% over the accountable periods by performing deep dive analyses, identification of gaps, and constructive goal-setting processes.
    • Developed a strategic plan and financial forecasting model in support of a $100+ million cost group.
    • Introduced a sales channel strategy, based on deep financial and investment analyses.
    • Produced an analysis to support decision-making, such as the board decisions support, sensitivity analysis, financial gap identifications and mitigation, and risk exposures quantification.
    • Built detailed financial models for various projects, including capital projects rate of return analysis, complex contract evaluation, and purchase of property valuations.
    Focus areas: Profitability Optimization, Budget Forecasting, Project Finance, Property Investment, Variance Analysis, Strategic Finance Management, Financial Strategy, Budget Controls, Commercial Finance
  • Senior in Financial Advisory
    Deloitte
    2013 - 2014
    • Managed successfully numerous projects for premium clients in Balkan region. Primarily supported M&A, valuations and restructuring deals in industries such as oil and gas, pharmaceutical, trade, entertainment, and dairy.
    • Utilized valuation methods such as comparable companies analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, precedent transactions, and leveraged buyout analysis.
    • Sourced, screened, and performed full-scope due diligence engagements with 20+ companies (mid to large size) with EUR 100+ million in revenues.
    • Completed more than ten M&A transactions from teaser to finalization.
    • Led the advisory engagements with up to ten associates and interns per project.
    • Built detailed financial models covering profit and loss, cash flow, and balance sheets with projections with advance sensitivity analysis and risk assessments for diverse industry-specific indicators and risks.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Dilligence, Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Valuation Modeling, Financial Restructuring, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), P&L Forecasting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Financial Strategy
  • Associate, Assurance
    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
    2010 - 2012
    • Identified more than 50 financial reporting adjustments for various assurance clients in industries such as oil and gas, fast-moving consumer goods, financial services, sugar, and sports.
    • Planned and led more than ten assurance engagements, with up to five associates and interns per project.
    • Acquired high-level of IFRS and general accounting knowledge, alongside the advanced level of application and improvement of procedures and business policies.
    Focus areas: IFRS Audit Planning, Audit Management, Internal Audits, Accounting, Big 4 Accounting
Education
  • Certified Master of Business Administration (CMBA) degree in General Management
    COTRUGLI Business School - Zagreb, Croatia
    2016 - 2017
  • ACCA in Finance
    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - London, UK
    2010 - 2014
  • Master's degree in Strategic Management (Specialization in Service Industry)
    University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences - Belgrade, Serbia
    2012 - 2013
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Assurance
    University of Singidunum - Belgrade, Serbia
    2007 - 2011
  • Master's program in Economics, Politics, and General Management
    International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (Georgetown University and The Fund for American Studies) - Crete, Greece
    2010 - 2010
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