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Expert in IFRS and IAS Accounting and Corporate Reporting

Expert ID: 730797 Germany

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Expert C Expert is an IFRS Consultant & founder of a Germany-based private consultancy. He works on the translation of German financial and commercial law texts into English, including annual reports, company statutes, tax documents and commercial contracts.

ExpertMold is also an IFRS consultant, helping companies prepare IFRS financial statements and solving IFRS issues, including US GAAP-IFRS differences. Expert has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience across various industries, and works as a tutor for IFRS training courses. Prior to this, he served as the Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, Germany, and for three years as Head of Accounting at a mid cap tech company. He was born and educated in the United Kingdom and has lived in Germany for the past eighteen years working on international accounting assignments. He is fluent in English and German.

Jan 2007 – open
Preparation of Deferred Tax calculations for annual IFRS Consolidated Financial Statements, assistance with Notes, IFRS Q&A support, (Microelectronics company turnover: EUR $250 Mio.) 20 – 30 days annually
Nov 2011 – Open
Preparation of notes for annual and quarterly reports (R&D company, turnover: EUR $7 Mio.)

May 2010 – open
Accounting support, preparing IFRS Financial Statements, preparation of reporting packages
2 days/Month (Manufacturing company, turnover: EUR $0.7 Mio.)
May 2009 – April 2012
Preparation of IFRS Annual and Quarterly Consolidated Financial Statements, preparation of Notes, Accounting Manual (TECDAX Company, turnover: EUR $1.0 Bn.) 2 days/WeekMay 2009 – August 2011
Preparing IFRS Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS conversion, IFRS training
2 days/week (Microelectronics company, turnover: US $1.2 Bn.).

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: BA Hons Subject: Economics Institution: University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
Year: 1988 Degree: ACA Subject: Accounting Institution: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder Department: Responsibilities: IFRS Consultant
Consultancy work for industrial groups, accountants and analysts to assist them in preparing financial statements under IFRS, assisting them in understanding and applying complex IFRS accounting and reporting and accounting differences. Lecturing and presentations in applying IFRS standards and IFRS standard update presentations & Founder of a regional IFRS working group.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: CSG Solar AG Title: Head of Finance and Accounting (Part Time) Department: Finance Responsibilities: Responsible for external reporting, including preparation of consolidated financial statements prepared under IFRS in German and English, and for review of company accounting reports and for consolidation thereof, monthly and quarterly reports in English. Responsible for oversight of the work and development of the accounting department, subsidies, and business planning.
Years: 1994 to 2005 Employer: Ernst & Young, Leipzig, Germany Title: Senior Manager Department: Audit Responsibilities: Acquisition of international clients
Management and development of client accounts
Company recognised reference expert for IFRS
Audit of financial statements prepared under IFRS and German Commercial Law (HGB), translations thereof
Project leader in several IPO and prospectus projects
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: Ernst & Young, Birmingham, England Title: Audit Supervisor Department: Audit Responsibilities: Audit and preparation of financial statements prepared under UK GAAP for banking (3i group plc) and leasing companies (Forward Trust plc), manufacturing and building companies. Due diligence procedures and report writing.
Years: 1985 to 1989 Employer: BDO Binder Hamlyn Title: Senior Auditor Department: Audit Responsibilities: Audit and preparation of financial statements prepared under UK GAAP for manufacturing companies. Tax assistant.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1985 to 1989 Country / Region: Birmingham, UK Summary: After leaving University in England, where he was born and educated, Expert worked at BDO Binder Hamlyn where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent)and gained valuable practical acounting experience. After that he moved on to Ernst & Young in Birmingham to gain experience with larger clients.
Years: 1989 to Present Country / Region: Leipzig, Germany Summary: Expert moved to Ernst & Young's Leipzig office in 1994, where he lives today. Within a short time he became fluent in German and recognised as a company expert on IFRS reporting. He became a self employed IFRS consultant in 2006, initially working part time as Head of Finance and Accounting at a local hi-tech startup.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ICAEW (UK equivalent of CPA)
Licenses / Certifications
ACA

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
IFRS/IAS Update Seminars
IFRS Seminars on Accounting for Financial Instruments
IFRS Accounting
Other Relevant Experience
I provide services to assist analysts and others understand accounting issues in practice by performing analyses of annual reports of companies preparing their financial statements under IFRS.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert is fluent in German, almost to mother-tongue standards.

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