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Andres Duarte

Andres Duarte

Finance Manager / Controller
Bogotá, Bogotá D.C.

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Sobre Andres Duarte:

Bilingual executive (Spanish and English), consolidating for over 20 years profitability, value creation,
and the optimization of liquidity conditions, through the financial and administrative leadership of
important national and multinational companies. Wide knowledge and skills for managing processes
related to corporate finance, financial control, working capital management, treasury, portfolio, cost
control, cash flow, investment project evaluation; as well as presentation of bidding results before the
Board of Directors and the lower level management of organizations. Positive leader, focused on inspiring
teams towards the goal's fulfillment; with ethics adaptability to change and sense of commitment, to solve
problems and facilitating decision-making

Experiencia

Global Controller, 11/2020 to Current
Decowraps Colombia S.A.S – Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Worked with corporate finance departments to prepare quarterly and annual schedules.
Managed financial policies, procedures and GAAP compliance efforts.
Analyzed product and job cost trends to determine potential issues and areas of improvement.
Managed fixed assets and assisted in preparing capital expenditure requests for new assets.
Completed journal entries, reconciliations and account analysis to prepare quarterly financial
documents and general account management.
Reduced closing time 2 labor days, from 7th to 5th next labor day.
Senior Financial Manager, 12/2019 to 11/2020
Express LUCK Colombia S.A.S – Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Developed annual budgets in collaboration with Managing Director.
Drafted reports for leadership for use in strategic planning and decision-making.
Developed annual budgets in collaboration with Managing director.
Led financial planning and analysis by managing key metrics, analyzing data, and providing support
and insight for strategic planIncrease Cash Collection during Covid19 crisis by 10% and reduce overdue from 7% to 4%.
Financial and Administrative Manager, 01/2005 to 07/2019
SKF Latin Trade S.A.S – Bogota, Colombia
Analyzed financial statements against forecasts to prepare high-level variance analysis.
Increased revenue year by year by assisting with operations management, sales and marketing
efforts.
Decreased monthly expenditures by 10% through effectively reviewing documents and identifying
problem areas.
Managed tracking of 5 offices and headquarters expenses in Central America, Ecuador, Caribbean
and Colombia.
Maintained agile, responsive organization with sustained revenue growth by monitoring industry
forecasts, honing budgets and adjusting marketing strategies.
Internal Auditor, 06/2003 to 01/2005
General Motors Colombia – Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Performed internal audits of financial and departmental operations, developing risk assessments and
conducting process walkthroughs for compliance with documented processes.
Investigated discrepancies discovered during the auditing process.
Documented recommendations to improve internal controls.
Evaluated company's policies to determine how well standards adhered to best practices.
Coordinated with external auditors and documented process reviews.
Recovery of more than US$30K for concessionaires, through definition of work plans and creation of
new auditing processes, to mitigate failures of developed operations.
Savings of approximately US $45K, and improvement of cash flow, due to successful
implementation of audits of advertising agencies.ning.

 

Educación

Increase Cash Collection during Covid19 crisis by 10% and reduce overdue from 7% to 4%.
Financial and Administrative Manager, 01/2005 to 07/2019
SKF Latin Trade S.A.S – Bogota, Colombia
Analyzed financial statements against forecasts to prepare high-level variance analysis.
Increased revenue year by year by assisting with operations management, sales and marketing
efforts.
Decreased monthly expenditures by 10% through effectively reviewing documents and identifying
problem areas.
Managed tracking of 5 offices and headquarters expenses in Central America, Ecuador, Caribbean
and Colombia.
Maintained agile, responsive organization with sustained revenue growth by monitoring industry
forecasts, honing budgets and adjusting marketing strategies.
Internal Auditor, 06/2003 to 01/2005
General Motors Colombia – Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Performed internal audits of financial and departmental operations, developing risk assessments and
conducting process walkthroughs for compliance with documented processes.
Investigated discrepancies discovered during the auditing process.
Documented recommendations to improve internal controls.
Evaluated company's policies to determine how well standards adhered to best practices.
Coordinated with external auditors and documented process reviews.
Recovery of more than US$30K for concessionaires, through definition of work plans and creation of
new auditing processes, to mitigate failures of developed operations.
Savings of approximately US $45K, and improvement of cash flow, due to successful
implementation of audits of advertising agencies.
MBA: 08/2020
European Business School EUDE - Madrid - Spain
SKF Finance Executive Program: International Finance, 11/2015
University of Gothenburg - Gothenburg
Bachelor of Accountancy: Certified Public Accountant, 12/2000
Universidad Externado De Colombia - Bogotá - Colombia

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