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Vytautas Bautrenas

Vytautas Bautrenas

London, United Kingdom
Member since August 9, 2016
Vytautas is a finance manager at Santander, a global bank with $1.5 trillion in assets. Before Santander, he provided full financial support to a £80 million business, at a leading global e-tailer. He excels at providing insightful performance analysis/research, from high-level valuations to product-specific P&Ls, as well as building decision support tools. Freelancing allows him to leverage skills gained from CFA and CIMA qualifications.
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Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Banking
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Telecommunications
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • SQL
Other Expertise
  • SAP BusinessObjects (BO)
  • United Kingdom
  • Finance Manager
    2016 - PRESENT
    Santander UK plc
    • Reports and analyzes credit provisions across all of Santander UK plc business units (customer asset balance c. £200 billion).
    • Benchmarks and analyzes the fee income of all of Santander UK - includes discovery of income generating opportunities.
    • Supports the Santander UK plc finance director and financial controller with ad hoc financial analyses and projects.
    • Analyzes Santander UK annual budget (net income c. £1.5 billion) and the sensitivities to key economic assumptions.
    • Supports the implementation of the IFRS 9 accounting standard from a finance point of view which includes a major methodology change for the calculation of credit provisions (balance c. £1 billion).
    Focus areas: Financial Analysis, Financial Control, P&L Analysis, Budgeting, Process Improvement & Automation, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Projects, Provisions & Non Performing Loans Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Financial Modeling & Valuation
  • Finance Management Information & Planning Analyst
    2015 - 2016
    Santander UK Corporate & Commercial Bank
    • Consolidated and controlled M/E income reporting across the SCCB product teams (revenue c. £600 million).
    • Produced monthly SCCB management packs and P&L commentary.
    • Liaised with central finance concerning groups, statutory, regulation and ad hoc reporting.
    • Collaborated actively on projects within department and across finance function.
    • Leveraged relationships and led initiatives to resolve issues and to improve communication.
    • Performed large-scale data manipulation and contributed data process expertise.
    Focus areas: Financial Control, P&L Analysis, Three Statement Operating Model, Regulatory Reporting, Projects, Investor & Board Presentation Development, Management Presentation Development, Process Improvement & Automation, Competitor Analysis & Profiling
  • Assistant Accountant, Beauty & Technology Services Divisions
    2013 - 2015
    The Hut Group
    • Performed commercial reporting and analysis for a leading global online beauty retailer.
    • Supported the financial data process within the finance/purchasing/sales divisions in a highly-transactional, fast-paced, big-data environment—including P&L analysis and pricing decision support.
    • Indirectly managed the purchase ledger, sales ledger, stock and fulfilment functions (c. 20 colleagues).
    • Did project accounting and was a finance business partner for technology services contracts including Nintendo, the Daily Mail, and Unilever.
    • Liaised with 3rd parties and internally to maximize financial benefits and supported operations.
    • Supported non-finance managers in new projects/initiatives.
    • Performed intra-month P&L forecasting.
    • Performed balance sheet accounting for 8 legal entities.
    Focus areas: Commercial Reporting, Pricing Decision Support, P&L Analysis, Project Accounting, Business Partnering, Financial Control, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Assistant Management Accountant
    2012 - 2013
    Daisy Group plc
    • Maintained and reconciled the fixed asset register (capital spend £6 million per annum); started CapEx project accounting.
    • Performed bank reconciliation (500,000 transactions per annum); completed a reconciliation process overhaul.
    • Managed and reported expenses accounting (£15 million per annum); liaised and reviewed with non-finance budget holders.
    • Automated and prepared KPIs for the Daisy Retail monthly board meetings; provided ad hoc support to managers.
    • Maintained end-to-end responsibility for JV management accounts (£10 million per annum): responsible for full set of accounts production; provided oversight over purchase ledger & billing; VAT returns; was the point-of-contact for any accounts related matters.
    • Supported the Retail head of finance with monthly results collation and reporting.
    Focus areas: Management Accounting, Project Accounting, MS Excel/Access Application Development, Process Improvement & Automation, KPIs
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in Accounting
    2011 - 2015
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - Manchester, UK
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
    2010 - 2013
    CFA Institute - London, UK
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Econometrics, & Finance
    2008 - 2011
    The University of York - York, UK
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