Robert Craig Chiddenton, Finance Expert in Tivat, Montenegro
Robert Craig Chiddenton

Finance Expert in Tivat, Montenegro

Member since May 12, 2020
Craig is a finance expert with 20+ years of experience. He recently steered Porto Montenegro from a startup to the region's premier luxury destination and, ultimately, to a successful exit for the investors. This involved working closely with the CEO and investors, including Peter Munk and partners. With his original background in audit and professional services at Deloitte, Craig has deep expertise in listening to and developing solutions that fit clients' needs.
Robert is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Select Certifications

  • Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba

Case studies

Expertise

Employment

  • Finance Director

    2009 - 2019
    Porto Montenegro
    • Developed the accounting and finance function from the bottom up, recruited and led a team, and developed the information systems to support accurate and timely reporting.
    • Led and participated in developing the long-term strategy and annual budgets as a key member of the management team.
    • Continually negotiated new loans for project financing and renegotiated operating finance loans to optimize the capital structure for shareholders.
    Focus areas: Management, Internal Control, Real Estate, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), IFRS Financial Reporting, CFO, Startups, Anti-money Laundering (AML), Southern Europe, Human Resources (HR), Trusted Advisor, Contract Drafting, Insurance, Bank Debt Raises, Cash Management, Annual Budgets, Profit Optimization, VAT, Corporate Law, Corporate Legal, Microsoft Excel, Hotels & Lodging, Real Estate Development, Debt Raises, Finance Strategy, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Corporate Finance, Income Tax, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Internal Audits, Commerce, Project Finance, Residential Real Estate, Administrative Procedures, Analytical Review, Legal Structuring, Corporate Tax Planning
  • CFO, Board Member

    2007 - 2009
    Tulipan Grupa
    • Led the company from a startup to one of the largest developers in Croatia. Set up all the accounting, finance, and administrative systems of the company.
    • Set up the legal structure with separate legal entities for developments, land banks, services, and hotels, in order to facilitate financing and limit risk.
    • Led project finance, worked closely with our bank on land acquisitions, and staged financing.
    Focus areas: Internal Control, Corporate Legal, Legal Structuring, Finance Strategy, Project Finance, Corporate Tax Planning, Contract Drafting, Debt Raises, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Startups, Real Estate, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), IFRS Financial Reporting, CFO, Southern Europe, Trusted Advisor, Bank Debt Raises, Cash Management, Profit Optimization, VAT, Corporate Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Corporate Finance, Income Tax, Commerce, Administrative Procedures, Analytical Review, Management
  • Director of Audit

    1994 - 2006
    Deloitte
    • Delivered deep accounting and finance expertise to financial services companies, including banks, insurance companies, leasing, and property development.
    • Performed tax planning for clients, including multinationals, to ensure compliance while minimizing tax burdens.
    • Provided clients with value-added and practical solutions for internal controls.
    Focus areas: Corporate Income Tax, Internal Control, Trusted Advisor, Due Diligence, IFRS Financial Reporting, Audits, Financial Institutions, Southern Europe, Insurance, Startups, VAT, Corporate Legal, Microsoft Excel, Contract Drafting, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Income Tax, Internal Audits, Commerce, Analytical Review, Corporate Law, Legal Structuring, Corporate Tax Planning, Management

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Commerce
    1987 - 1991
    University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, Canada

Certifications

  • CPA Canada
    MAY 1994 - PRESENT
    Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba

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