JAN Szulejewski CV

  FINANCIAL DIRECTOR SIEMENS AG 11 Years
FINANCIAL CONTROLLERORANGE Mobile5 Years
  AUDITOR
Consultant
EY, PKF, Deloitte 7 Years
PROJECT MANAGERNATO3 Years
CUSTOMS PROCESS REVIEWHM Revenue and Customs3 Years
jan.szulejewski@gmail.comTel: 0044 7471 863 927
Flexible regarding location.
Finance Director / Auditor / Consultant
UK Qualified Chartered Accountant,
English, Spanish, Russian languages
ICAEW Accountant No. 7429642,

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR – SIEMENS HEALTHCARE – 11 Years                

Siemens Healthcare has 150 million Euro turnover and employs 300 people. Part of Siemens AG. Group. I was responsible for all aspects of finance, profitability, cash management, vendor financing, statutory reporting.

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER –ORANGE MOBILE TELECOM– 5 Years  

Orange Mobile Poland is one of the largest mobile operators in the country. I managed a 60 person group and was responsible for accountancy, financial reporting, IAS and the receipts of close to one million customers.

HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS – 3 Years – London, UK

Import Registration processes, ATA Carnet, VAT registration etc. Systems and Procedures Consultant. Senior Executive Officer grade.

NATO – Project Manager –      3 Years                            

Project Lead, Overseeing and Implementing the accounting of all NATO Funded Equipment

NATOFinance OfficerGlobal2017–2020
ParkerLane /
Consultant.
Consultant /
Controller
London / Warsaw2013- 2017
SIEMENS AGFinance DirectorWarsaw2001- 2012
ORANGE MOBILEFinancial
Controller
Warsaw1997- 2001
HM Revenue & CustomsConsultantLondon,
UK
1993 – 1997
BT PLCManagement Accountant UK London
Touche Ross (Deloitte)Management Consultant UK Bristol
Ernst Whinney
(EY UK)
Audit Supervisor UK London
PKF UKAuditor UK London
Chartered AccountantInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and WalesFCA
Master of Business Administration  Bradford UniversityMBA
EconomicsUniversity of WalesB.A. Hons
jan.szulejewski@gmail.comTel: 0044 7471 863 927

Achievements,
Siemens Healthcare:

Our competitors called us the “Unstoppable Siemens Tank”.

  • Overseeing all financial operations for a £150 million business.

  • Divisional Financial Director.
  • Management of 18 staff.

I was one of the key players in making Siemens Healthcare so successful through fast decision making, cash management and … a unique vendor financing model.

  • Finance leader in high technology sales and equipment service.
  • Negotiating contracts up to £40m with “ultra high net worth” international entrepreneurs and corporations.
  • Giving guidance in all aspects of strategic planning.
  • “Heavy user” of derivatives and hedging instruments to manage exchange risk.

  • The largest and most dynamic medical equipment supplier in Poland.

Temporary Chief Executive Officer following the sudden death of the business leader.Ad-hoc leadership of the entire business, engaging, communicating, inspiring confidence and leading the organisation.
Financial Planning, annual budget and budgetary control, Implementing Internal Control procedures.

  • Introduced vendor financing by developing agreements with financing companies that allowed the coverage of 40% of customer purchases by external financing.
  • Improved credit collection and inventory management procedures. Capital engagement (money needed to run the business) fell from six months turnover to practically zero which meant the business became self sufficient as regards cash.
  • Integrated the financial and logistic processes and reorganised and restructured the finance department after our takeover of Bayer and DPC diagnostics. This significantly reduced the overall costs of operations and improved efficiency.
  • Introduced compliance controls. No internal audit or enforcement problems.
  • Introduced transfer pricing procedures, SOX and latest IFRS. No audit problems.
  • Ensured tax compliance and optimisation. No tax problems.
  • Successfully implemented ERP systems (SAP) to plan and budget.

Achievements,
Orange Mobile Telecommunications :

The political environment was a bit like dancing on razor blades !!!
Management of 60 staff.2,5 million customers.£500m. Turnover
Leadership of all accounting, reporting and year end close.Financial Planning and budgetary control.Supporting and engaging with senior stakeholders in a highly politicised environment. Communicating in between a former communist public sector organisation and a western commercial investor.

  • As the financial controller in Poland managed a 60 person group and was lead for accountancy, financial reporting, IAS, allocation of customer payments, revenue assurance, taxes and investor relations.
  • Lead a company-wide cost reduction program. Brought significant savings in administration and operating costs.
  • Implemented an ERP system (IFS) to plan and budget.
  • Ran a quality improvement programme for the handling of billing customer receipts. Reduced the overall time taken to allocate receipts from a week to one day.
  • Introduced an internal controls system called “revenue assurance”. Covered the entire process of airtime settlements including IT and accounting to secure the internal control “from airtime to invoicing”
  • Made presentations and handled Q&A sessions to investors at the Warsaw Stock Exchange in support of fund raising activities for 3G and GPRS network financing.

Achievements, HM Treasury and Customs

Market Testing, Resource Accounting and PPP … all at the same time !

  • Consultant for the Market Testing programme, giving advice and guidance for analysing processes for efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Great professionalism and team spirit.Interesting working (some of the time) in N Ireland as a Customs Officer during the “troubles”.

  • Implementing government overhaul of efficiency and cost improvement of central government procedures and activities of Customs and VAT administration procedures.

Based HMC&E headquarters, London.

  • Implementation of two accounting systems,
  • One as project leader (International Customs Advisory Unit),
  • The second as supporting policy regarding financial procedures. (Resource Accounting financial system).

Languages: English (Fluent), Polish, Russian, Spanish

jan.szulejewski@gmail.com Tel: 0044 7471 863 927