Work Experience

 

09/13 to present
CBRE GmbH, Austria
PORTFOLIO ACCOUNTANT (PERMANENT ROLE)
- Responsible for contract execution and preparation of fiscal reporting packages to external client. Revision of historic and structural development with aim to reduce negative impacts on financial performance.


01/11 - 09/13
Johnson Controls Inc., Slovakia
ACCOUNTANT (PERMANENT ROLE)
- As part of General Ledger team transferring Balance sheet accounting schedules from local offices in Europe to Shared Services re-performing and aligning month end close and reporting activities.


07/10 - 09/10
Lafarge Beton GmbH, Austria
ACCOUNTANT (CONTRACT ROLE)
- Project support during introduction of an electronic interface for the SAP R3 invoice book. Continuous processing of vendors tasks during the implementation process. Coordination and consultation with staff to ensure smooth invoice cycle from entry to payment of invoice.


11/08 - 05/10
NOVELL Software Ltd., Ireland
ACCOUNTANT (PERMANENT ROLE)
- Preparing financial closings for 2 German entities,
- Executing Balance sheet transactions & Reconciliationís,
- Assisting external audit to achieve US GAAP and German statutory compliance,
- Reporting to US Head office incl. performance and variance analysis package on cost accounts and Balance sheet,


06/08 - 10/08
Mercer Accommodation Group, Ltd., Ireland
INTERNAL AUDITOR (CONTRACT ROLE)
- Independent appraisal of the effectiveness of existing policies, procedures and standards across the group,
- Identification of risk areas and provision of Action Plan Proposal to management of the group,
- Coaching and training of Management Accountant (Reporting, Planning, Forecasting, Budgeting),


09/07 - 06/08
Oracle EMEA Ltd, Ireland
ACCOUNTANT (CONTRACT ROLE)

- Reporting to Country Controller in a team of 3, assisting in managing set of books for one German entity,
- Review of Balance sheet and P&L accounts to identify trends and escalate issues to pursue timely resolution,


06/06 - 08/07
The Rezidor Hotel Group (www.rezidor.com)
Radisson Farnham Estate Hotel, Ireland
06/07 - 08/07 CONTROLLER
- Monthly Reporting to head office and management,
Rezidor Shared Services Centre, Duisburg, Germany
09/06 - 05/07 ACCOUNTANT (PERMANENT)
- Managing complete accounting cycle for one entity up to GOP1,
- Preparing month end close and group reporting,
- Maintaining AP ledger with complete electronic invoice approval system,
- Support in process analysis for ISO9000 certification,
- Preparing for internal audit compliance (Deloitte),
- Participation in internal audits at other hotel entities


02/04 - 08/06
Holiday Inn, Hamburg, Germany
08/04 - 08/06 ACCOUNTANT AP (PERMANENT)
- Processing all invoices and maintaining ledger,
- Preparing weekly bank transfers,
02/04 - 08/04 ACCOUNTANT AR (PERMANENT)

- National/International credit control,
- Optimise collection procedures,
- Cash Management


02/03 - 01/04
Karlheinz Hauser's Suellberg Restaurant, Hamburg, Germany
07/03 - 01/04 SALES ASSISTANT (PERMANENT)
- General Sales Assistance and Event Management
02/03 - 06/04: Operational Assistance with daily Business


09/01 - 12/02
The Ritz Hotel, London
FRONT OFFICE HEAD CASHIER (PERMANENT)
- Overseeing all Cashiering Operations
- Credit Control for all in-house accounts
- Responsible for cash management


02/00 - 08/01
Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Associate Degree in Hospitality Management


08/97 - 01/00
The Ritz Hotel, London
03/99 - 01/00 NIGHT MANAGER (PERMANENT)

- Ensuring smooth hotel operations
- Preparing Daily Sales reports, Liaison with Accounts Dept.
06/98 - 03/99 ASSISTANT NIGHT MANAGER
- Reporting to Night Manager
- Overseeing Front Office duties and Cashiering
08/97 - 06/98 FRONT OFFICE CASHIER (FULLTIME)
- Overseeing all financial activities at Front Desk


08/96 - 07/97
Royal Norwegian Armed Forces
- Mandatory Military Service in Norway


08/94 - 06/96
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Germany
- Internship at leading Hotel (equals HND in the UK)

 

 

Professional Qualification

02/00 - 08/01
Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Associate Degree in Hospitality Management and Financial Administration
(Qualifies for entry to pursue higher educational studies, see also Associateís Degree)


08/94 - 06/96
Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg, Germany
- Internship at leading Hotel (equals HND in the UK)

 

Secondary School Education

1989 - 1994
International School Hamburg, Germany
- Diploma of International Baccalaureate
(equivalent to A-levels)

 


Computer Skills

Accounting Software:
- SAP R3 - AP, GL, Bank, Cashbook
- Opera Pegasus II
- Oracle Financials Application 11i & R12
- Oracle Financial Analyzer
- Scala (by Epicor)
- Filosof II
- Medusa Finanz Software
- CSS Prodat
- Fidelio Accounts Receivables 6.2
- Banqtec
- Everest Outlook Reporting
- Hyperion Reporting tool


Office Applications:

- Office 2007, Scansoft, Paperport, Outlook, Groupwise, Monarch, Lotus Notes, Tobit


Hospitality Management:

- Fidelio, Version 6.2 for Front Office and Sales & Catering
- Opera, Version 1 for Front Office
- Micros Point of Sales, Version 8700/9700


Languages
- English fluent speaker

- German mother tongue
- Norwegian fluent speaker

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