Harald Walter

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Harald Walter

Reifenstuelstr. 6, 80469 München
Harald Walter
+49 176 72591082 walterharald@web.de

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Hello my name is Harald Walter. With over 21 years of professional Accounting/Finance and Administration experience my CV includes a showcase of many international operating companies. Just have a look.

Employment

1 April, 2013 - PRESENT

Head of Accounting

Planet Sports GmbH

  • Management of the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Ledger Accounting.
  • Securing the compliance of the bookings and processes in line with tax and local GAAP regulations.
  • Setting up of the monthly and annual accounts according to IFRS and German GAAP (HGB and BilMoG).
  • Coordination of the VAT declarations, tax declarations and the INTRASTAT declarations.
  • Further development of the reporting and KPI reporting.
  • Documentation and optimization of the Finance processes within the ERP Dynamics AX towards a a fast close.
  • Setting up of a accounting manual.
  • Leading of projects to further improve the accounting.
  • Balance-Sheet and Cashflow planning.
  • Leading and further development of the accounting team of 15 employees.
  • 1 December, 2006 - 1 March, 2013

    Manager Finance & Administration/Regional Controller

    Exact Software Deutschland GmbH

  • Heading the Finance & Administration Department.
  • Leading and development of of 6 employees.
  • Regional Controlling of further 3 legal entities abroad.
  • Setting up of monthly, quarterly and annual accounts according to German GAAP and IFRS.
  • Reporting to the Dutch headquarter.
  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting.
  • Accounts Receivable and Cash Management.
  • Monthly checking and approval of payroll.
  • Internal and external representation of Exact.
  • Contact-person for tax advisors, auditors, banks and fiscal authorities.
  • 1 July, 2004 - 1 November, 2006

    Senior Financial Controller

    DiamondCluster International GmbH

  • Heading the Finance, Accounting and and Payroll department.
  • Setting up of the monthly, quarterly and annual accounts according to German GAAP (HGB) and US GAAP.
  • Reporting to the European headquarter.
  • Intercompany reconciliation.
  • Planning and Budgeting.
  • Cash Management.
  • Documentation of internal processes and controls (SOX).
  • Contact-person for tax advisors, auditors, banks and fiscal authorities.
  • 1 October, 2000 - 31 January, 2004

    Financial Controller

    FHD Fitness Holdings Deutschland GmbH

  • Setting up of the administration and accounting department.
  • Leading of the accounting and payroll department (6 employees).
  • Monthly determination and booking of US GAAP adjustments.
  • Monthly reporting to the American headquarter.
  • Annual closing of the accounts according to German and US GAAP.
  • Supervision of year-end audit.
  • Analysis of budget variations on a club by club level including.
  • submission of proposals for corrective measures.
  • Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting.
  • Cash Management and Cash-Flow Planning.
  • CAPEX-Controlling.
  • Development and setting up of internal controls.
  • Assistance in the Due-Diligence and the sale of the business.
  • Liquidation of three subsidiaries.
  • 1 May, 1999 - 30 September, 2000

    Financial Controller

    Precor Sportgeräte GmbH

  • Introduction of an integrated software for the accounting, payroll and materials management department.
  • Leading of the accounting and payroll department (1 employee).
  • Monthly determination and booking of US GAAP adjustments.
  • Monthly reporting to the American headquarter.
  • Annual closing of the accounts according to German and US GAAP.
  • Sales analysis and budget variation analysis.
  • Planning and Budgeting.
  • Cash Management.
  • Planning and performance of monthly physical inventory.
  • 1 July, 1996 - 31 March, 1999

    Head of Finance & Administration

    Pilkington Solar International GmbH

  • Leading the administration and accounting department (2 employees).
  • Group accounting.
  • Monthly determination and booking of UK GAAP adjustments.
  • Monthly and annual closing of the accounts according to German GAAP (HGB), Group Accounting Policies and UK GAAP.
  • Monthly reporting to the British headquarter.
  • Planning and Budgeting.
  • Production costs analysis.
  • Calculation of projects and projects management.
  • 1 July, 1994 - 30 June, 1996

    Financial Accountant, Controller

    EM-TV (Distribution of Merchandising, Film and TV rights)

  • Leading of the Accounts Receivable department (1 employee).
  • Invoicing, booking of invoices, dunning.
  • Assistance in the annual close.
  • Booking of banks.
  • Reporting to foreign Licensors (mainly in the U.S.).
  • Controlling of contracts.
  • Planning, Budgeting and Cash Management.
  • 1 January, 1993 - 30 June, 1994

    Financial Accountant

    KM Personalmarketing (Employment Agency for Academics)

  • Accounts Receivable Accounting.
  • Accounts Payable Accounting.
  • General Ledger Accounting.
  • Fixed Assets Management.
  • Contracts administration.
  • Reporting to French headquarter.
  • Education

    1 June, 1992

    Coventry University, England / Business Studies, B.A. (hons.)

    1 June, 1991

    Fachhochschule Aachen / Europäische Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH)

    1 July, 1990

    Fachhochschule Trier / European Business Studies (englisch), Vordiplom

    1 February, 2004

    Qualified SAP User 2002 Foundation Level (2004)

    Skills

    English 9/10
    Portugese 3/10
    French 5/10
    SAP 10/10
    Microsoft Office 8/10
    Leadership/Team 8/10