Contact Information

  • Laet Pesenti
    (832) 276-1492

Description

Finance / Accounting Manager with a distinguished career history leading teams to success in analyzing, evaluating and interpreting critical financial and human resources intelligence to create forecasts/reports/models, develop internal controls/policies, and support strategic business decision-making that increase global market share, profit margins, revenues, employee retention, quality, and the performance efficiency of both international Fortune 500 and SMB organizations.

Location

Houston

Experience

ANOTECH ENERGY, INC 07/2019 – Present
CLOVER GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, LP 07/2019 – Present
FINANCE & ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Houston, Texas
Managing the Finance & Accounting Departments for three USA subsidiaries of ALTEN SA, a publically traded company based in Europe & providing a total workforce solution for the energy industry.
•Provide all aspects of Finance & Accounting Management to Energy Leadership team. Lead and develop long-term strategic plans, annual budgets planning and monthly forecast for the fast growing business units. Lead business unit initiatives to improve Gross Margins and cost structure. Manage change & company reorganization to lead the team to a highly performing level.
•Responsible for the delivery of the quarterly & yearly statutory consolidations under IFRS, monthly closing under GAAP – OpEx/CapEx, P&L, WC Reports review and Submission.

SERVPRO INDUSTRIES, INC. 08/2015 – 07/2019
HEAD OF FINANCE
Texas Region
SERVPRO OF SUGAR LAND / SERVPRO OF VICTORIA 08/2015 - 07/2019
SERVPRO OF NESA - Merger/Acquisition 02/2016 - 07/2019
BUILPRO – Restoration Subsidiary of Servpro 08/2015 - 12/2017
Manage the Finance/Accounting/HR departments for a group of businesses specialized in the recovery after water/fire disasters, in the Texas region
•Developed & Delivered operational trends analysis (AFE, expenditure, variances, budget), job costing
•Developed & Delivered annual budgeting, monthly control & reports - actuals to forecast - VOWD variances
•Lead implementation of internal policies, processes & procedures, flow charts, to improve control & efficiency, which linked to optimization of Manpower and a 20% cost reduction
•Introduced PF&A- Business planning & forecast, monthly performance management - KPI tracking, Finance reports PNL/Balance/Cash-flow/CapEx & OpEx monthly review and submission

SHELL – (Brunel) 7/2013 - 5/2015
FINANCIAL COST ANALYST – Project BC10 Phase 3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
•Developed a Tracking tool capturing costs and expenditure per project/ department on LTE basis. Manpower budget >$280MM (Project > $2.3B)
•Monthly Cost Reports, Capex, Actuals/Accruals/Forecast, VOWD/Manpower forecast, Project completion
•Contracts Costs analysis, Purchase and Requisition orders, WBS, invoices, internal billing
•Monthly Project Report in liaison with Team Leads, Project Management
BP 5/2012 - 6/2013
FINANCIAL ANALYST
Houston, Texas Area
Financial Analyst Upstream Global Dev. Org. – Project 20K
•Global Forecasting; Financial Memorandum Governance; VOWD; cost control; Implemented Monthly report to capture actuals and variances against most recent GFO, for the Control Organization.
Project >$100MM
Financial analyst - Wells Organization – Exploration - Upstream Brazil
•Supported Wells input into Brazil Region's Long-Term Plan and In-Year latest estimate exercise (GFO)
•Tracked and analyzed drilling costs (internal audit on Wells) – prepared comparisons to AFE forecasts and explained variances - Provided adjustments' mapping to the Accounting team in Brazil
•Ensured mapping alignment of Actuals and Forecast categories and worked with accounting team in Brazil for reclassification as necessary

ENSOF LTC - Privately owned Company - Start-up – Subsidiary of AERIUM 02/2008 – 09/2008
BUSINESS ANALYST
London Knightsbridge, UK
Worked aside the CEO & Chairman to develop his new private investment company focused on Luxury Estates & Resorts such as "Jawhar Estate" based in Marrakech (Morocco)
•Coordinated organization and recruitment of the new team
•Developed internal policies, processes & procedures, flow charts, to improve control & efficiency
•Developed and Implemented financial reports from European subsidiaries

INSERM TRANSFERT - Private subsidiary of the French NIH 10/2002 - 9/2007
Paris, France
FINANCE AND HR MANAGER 05/2003 – 09/2007
• Annual budgeting, monthly control & reports - actuals to forecast - VOWD variances
• Developed and coordinated the transition to an ERP system
•Annual audited and consolidated financial statements and reports to shareholders, ministers and the EU - Grants - Public funding
•Managed cost per hire to below 30% of target
•Developed internal policies, processes & procedures, flow charts, financial reporting and analysis to improve control & efficiency; training and development, reward and performance management, information systems and employee relations & Ensured policy compliance with applicable statutes, rules and regulations
BUSINESS ADVISOR (EA) TO THE CEO - Company Start-Up 10/2002 – 05/2003
•Introduced internal procedures within Accounting and Finances, Human Resources and Purchases
•Installed the accounting software, developed the accounting plan, saving plans and follow up of actions

Awards and Certifications

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY - OPERATIONS & MARKETS
Duke University
2019- Credential ID V7PD4CPRJ63D

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE
University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business - 2011- GPA: 4.00

Skills

Management / Leadership / Team Development / Change Management / Reorganization / Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) / Financial Modeling / Variance Analysis / Budgeting / Business Intelligence (Power BI) / Forecasting / Reporting / Financial Audits / Statutory Consolidation (SEC) / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) / Accounting / OpEx / CapEx / KPI / Reconciliations / US GAAP / IFRS / SAP / Human Resources (HR) Management / Talent Development / Taxes / Benefits / Payroll / Advanced MS Excel / Access Modeling / PowerPoint / Visio / Citrix / Bilingual in French / Conversational Spanish and Portuguese

Education

BBA, FINANCE - Honor Grad
University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business·

DECF - BBA EUROPE, ACCOUNTING - IFRS
INTEC Paris - National Institute for Economic and Accounting Practices·