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  1. 1. Eric GAULARD Calle Martires Conceptionistas 7 28006 Madrid (Spain) Married, 3children. 44 years old. E-mail to: egaulard@gmail.com (Cell) : +00 34 620 442 441 COMPETENCIES/AREAS OF EXPERTISE  Leadership and Management  Managed international (EMEA) teams both directly and indirectly up to 20 heads.  Optimized G&A function and organization efficiently.  Leading by example: hands-on, tactical & strategic behavior, depending on company needs.  Helped members of the team to make significant progresses in their function or reach their careers goals: training, organization of work, change of function, increasing responsibilities.  Ability to support pressure in high growth environment or business down laying. Quickly adapt.  P&L and cost Management, budgeting and Forecasting, Operational Excellence.  Proven ability to meet with corporate goals regarding budget, forecasts and commitment.  Expertise in cost killing, ROI analysis, value-added accounting for P&L Management (accruals, tax credit, R&D capitalization).  Track record in implementing and suggesting to top management simple business processes to help operating margin and ensure productivity gains  Revenue Recognition, Revenue Cycle Management, and Revenue Operations.  Revenue Recognition Expertise in SOP 97-2, SOP 98-9, SOP 81-1, SAB 101, SAB 104, VSOE.  Experience with various revenue models including upfront, subscription (SaaS), due & payable, license expansion rights, pay as you grow (upfront, cascading), sell thru (distribution channels), deferred credits/rebates, based on delivery time  Revenue Cycle Management and Operations, experience managing and assessing revenue cycle from initial inception of credit review/quote to order entry, to shipping, to billing, to revenue recognition, reporting and collections.  Significant experience with assessing and developing processes, systems and controls to better manage operations and revenue reporting  Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and Internal Audit, assessing risk, efficiency, and control effectiveness of key financial cycles, specifically Order to Cash.  Deal structuring, contract review, suppport to internal & external audit, memos, business processes implementation PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 3 Years - Jan14 to Date AMADEUS - Travel Industry (Ww : HC +10000 ; Rev 4.5 B€) Listed to Madrid Stock Exchange – IBEX35  Travel Intelligence Unit, Snr Finance Manager (Spain based - Madrid)  Organizing finance function within the business unit in collaboration with Corp Finance.  Ensure accurate forecast, budget and 10Y-LTP  Following-up R&D costs and capitalization for new products launch  Setting-up procedures and enhancing IS wherever needed and possible Sales & Finance Operations Director 18 Years in Sales Business Operations & Corp Finance, High-tech industry London/Madrid/Paris Top Qualities: Communication skills, international management cross functional teams, organized, hard-worker, enthusiastic, team player, pragmatic, adaptable, loyal, business acumen & results oriented. Expertise: Leadership and team’s development, P&L and cost management, Operational excellence, Revenue recognition, SOX compliance, US GAAP, IFRS, R&D capitalization, processes improvement.
  2. 2. 3 Years - 2011-2013 ADVESE – Consultancy firm specialized in Finance and IS  Senior Finance Consultant Main customers: GDF-Suez, Microstrategy, Citrix  Various missions in controlling, management and organization for listed companies.  Act as counsel for business top management  Obtained quantitative and qualitative results for customers 1 Year - 2009-2010 LINEDATA SERVICES – Software Industry (Ww: HC: 1000; Rev 160 M€) Listed Paris Stock Exchange – Comp C  Northern Europe, Finance Director (UK based- London) – Business Operations oriented.  Running 5 Legal Entities. Direct mgt team 15 HC (Accounting, FP&A, Facilities, IT)  Finance team restructuring (20% savings on payroll expenses)  Recruiting, team motivation, team skills enhancements  Building re-negotiation with Landlord : 30% saving or £500k over 3 years, free cash flow  Cash collection improvement (+2M£); aged balance cleaned-up; DSO from 82 days to 51 days.  £600k tax relief obtained; capitalized R&D £840k => timesheet and projects follow-up  Set-up saving plan over the region (cost killing): Result £1.2m savings  Operating Income doubled YoY from 8% to 16% although revenue decreased by 7% same period  One Legal Entity with negative EBITDA back to profit (11%)  Set-up Revenue Recognition procedures and contract database. Implemented for day-to-day use  Management information book (monthly): KPI’s, Financial Analysis, recommendations.  Closing deadlines duly respected and reduced.  3-5 Year plan, Sales pipeline review, sales contracts feasibility and support to customers’quotations 1 Year - 2008-2009 TECHNICOLOR – High-Tech Industry (Ww: HC 25000; Rev 5 600 M€). Listed on CAC40 Paris Stock Exchange  Wordlwide, Product Line Controller - Business Operations oriented.  Conduct phase reviews to validate R&D investments & products go-to-market feasibility.  Proposals to align reporting across divisions & geographies  Reviewed chart of accounts and did proposals for greater accuracy  Acquired more experience on IFRS & SOX procedures basics  Management by influence of senior finance people : US, UK, Brazil, Apac 9 Years - 1998-2007 SAP / BUSINESS OBJECTS – Software Industry (Ww: HC 6300; Rev 1,300M€) Listed on NASDAQ  2004-2007 EMEA (Corp), Senior FP&A - Business Operations oriented.  Managing Senior Finance controller team across Europe => 12 heads.  Experience with shared services center. Provided support to set-up business controls.  EMEA budget process coordinator. (interface between US conso and subs)  Business control for transversal organizations such as Global Services, Sales & Marketing,  Quarterly forecasts: management, dashboards, EMEA sales pipeline reviews  Sales efficiency, PSO models, commissions plan building in accordance with growth strategy.  Boardbook comments in US GAAP (quantitative and qualitative). Post merger integration.  Review of information and processes flows, set-up of best practices.  Worldwide deployment of Peoplesoft &PBU budget modules. EMEA project leader. Trainer for subs.  Creation, set-up & design of key BI reports for EMEA. Deployed worldwide (Americas/APAC).  Assistance for Sales users of Salesforce.com (CRM tool) and evangelization.  2003-2004 CEMA, Finance manager (Central Europe, Middle-East, Africa )  Management of SOP &credit collection leader  Training and management of successive Junior FP&A as well as finance project leader:
  3. 3.  Harmonization of tools and processes on CEMA area  Refunding the budgeting model. Alignment with EMEA processes  Provided on South Africa sub creation.  Created a real-time AvB BO report  Power-user for Peoplesoft ERP (GL module)  Creation of an analytical payroll detailed report. Same for P&L GL entries  2001-2003 French Ops, Senior FP&A  Creation (with IT) of a coms calculation software tool ( deployed in UK & Italy)  With internal audit, set-up of best practices around finance reporting  Renewed forecast reporting model with Corp EMEA team  Management of finance trainees. Essbase advanced user skills acquired  Renewed the way to report revenue shipments to ensure foreseen landing  Shared with SOP, Sales force accounting a new revenue report  Budget model automation  1999-2001 French Ops, FP&A  Renewed the way to report headcount and coms calculations. Greater accuracy. 1 Year - 1998 SIEMENS – Hardware Industry Financial Analyst 1 Year - 1997 FININFO – Software Industry Junior Financial Analyst LANGUAGES  English & Spanish: Fluent French : Mother tongue Italian : Notions IT  Windows suite : Excel , Powerpoint : Expert  Business Objects suite: Advance User. Ability to build & design key reports  ERP : SAP, Peoplesoft : functional project manager for budget module  Reporting & Consolidation : Hyperion/Essbase; Magnitude  CRM : Vantive, SalesForce.com, Tableau Software EDUCATION  1996: PGSM/ESG business school diploma. Graduate/finance specialization  1995: Franco-British and Franco-Spanish Chamber of commerce diplomas  1991: Scientific Baccalaureat (A level) AREAS OF INTEREST  History, stock markets, soccer. Anglo-Saxon & Spanish culture.  My 2nd child plays Atletico de Madrid (prior played PSG). Following up his young career 

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