INTERIM FINANCE - About myself

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Katja Poltera

Owner of INTERIM FINANCE

MBA & CPA

"As a target and performance-oriented advisor with a very good understanding of finance, treasury, risk, technology, ebusiness and IT, I can provide on the best possible support to achieve the company's goals.

Due to excellent organization and communication skills and the ability to quickly grasp the business processes, problems are solved in a result-oriented manner, efficient processes can be set up in the team, which will intern motivate your employees."

 

I am an efficient, structured, analytical and service-oriented person with 18 years of extensive experience as CFO of small and middle sized enterprises, Treasury Manager, auditor and tax consultant.

What can you expect?

  • Accomplished and detail-oriented professional with a comprehensive knowledge of providing sound financial support to achieve business objectives and delivering excellent financial performance in both high growth and turnaround situations with absolute financial integrity.

  • Effective communicator with a strong work ethic and the ability to develop and lead staff and business professionals, essential in building a strong and efficient financial infrastructure.

  • Adept at managing monthly and annual financial statements, management reports, coordinating audits, handling legal issues, and improving administrative functions. 

  • Possess strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial and business processes that translate into productivity growth and drive change management.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills with an aptitude to effectively manage dialogue with all levels of staff and management.

Career Experience

Treasury Manager (8 years)

   at a listed South African conglomerate group

   Responsible for group offshore cash inclusive budgeting and forecasting, their bond issues and arranging the receipt & payment of dividends 

CFO, Member of Board of Directors (4 years)

   of an International Online Shop company of a Swiss based group in Luxury Industry (production & trade)

    Responsibility for finance, accounting, controlling, treasury, tax, legal, HR, customer service, supply and distribution and risk management

    Important projects:

    - Integration of a new payment provider

    - Implementation of new markets (Japan, Korea, China) and new languages

    - Implementation of new shop features

Vice Director/Senior Auditor (4 years)

   of a big 5 auditing company

     Planned and coordinated audits of quarterly and annual financial statements and group reporting in accordance with IFRS, US-GAAP, FER,        and Swiss Code of Obligations Standards.

     Delivered financial consulting for non-audit clients, which included annual financial statements preparation, consolidations, as well as

     resolving complex accounting, tax and audit issuesprofitability checks, financial due diligence, and corporate restructuring.

Finance Manager (2,5 years)

    of a start-up finance service company 

    Set up and heading of the finance department that included legal, HR and investor relations and the preparation for listing on

     OTC-market Berlin

Senior Tax Consultant (2,5 years)

    of a big 4 taxation and auditing company 

    Experiences in corporate tax- and VAT-consulting as well as audit commitments

Education

  • Swiss Certified Auditor

  • MBA at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, D

  • Precision engineer, D

Languages

  • German - native language

  • English - fluent

Business experiences

  • eCommerce, Trading, Services, Consultancy

  • within my years of auditing I was in charge with production, project and service businesses

  • active SAP-experiences