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Philippe Combescure



Philippe Combescure

European Finance Director

75017, France

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Philippe Combescure - Professional Summary: [ Not Updated Yet ]

Looking for a Finance director role in Anglo- Saxon environment in Paris or london.
Excellent knowledge of US and French GAAPS, Sarbanes Oxley and Hyperion
8 acquisitions in 4 different countries

Philippe Combescure - Professional Experience: [ Not Updated Yet ]

European Finance director

  • Hudson - American Company specialized in recruiting, listed on NASDAQ : Rev US$ 800 Million, 3,000 employees. European Finance Director + Ukraine (European Revenue US$ 400 Million, 1,000 employees) member of the European Executive committee. Accounting, Business Management, Cash Management.

  • - Ensure a reliable financial consolidation while respecting rules required by the NASDAQ

  • ð Improvement of customer and Hyperion data base.

    · Conduct an analysis of consultant productivity and establish European management metrics:

    ð Improvement of consultants’ productivity for Continental Europe by 5%.


    (Société cotée en bourse ; ANCPB; secteur Technologies et services de l'information )

    juillet 2000avril 2009 (8 ans 10 mois)

    American company specialised in web storage and maintenance of micrographic and third party equipment (Turnover US$ 200 million, 300 employees) listed on the NASDAQ until 2002.

    European Finance director: managing 20 employees, member of the European Executive committee. (European Revenue of US$ 80 million, 150 employees) – Accounting-Business Management- Cash- Human resources

    -Assure the success of the sale of the MVS business (Turnover US$ 50 million, 80 employees)
    - Create a partnership with the buyer, inform and counsel him daily in a trustful relation.
    - Assume daily contact with European lawyers and the American Management in order to close the deal as quickly as possible.
     Successful sale of this business even though the Neo-Zealand buyer was not fully aware of the complexity of an acquisition in Europe.

    •Strengthen the role of the European Finance:
    - Improve the quality of information supplied to the US management (precise, exhaustive and detailed).
    - Increase the added value of the European management vis-à-vis the local management (precise and strict planning, costs cutting in relation with revenue loss, set up of cash management).
     Business decisions easier and more relevant taken.


  • Finance director France, Italy Benelux


    (Société cotée en bourse ; ANCPB; secteur Technologies et services de l'information )

    février 1998juin 2000 (2 ans 5 mois)

    Finance director France, Italy Benelux, Management 10 employees, Member of the Executive Committee (Turnover € 30 Million)

    • Help the European Finance Management to better understand the European business:
    - Recruit and train a Finance director in Italy.
     The two Finance directors were able to assume fully and successfully their responsibilities

  • Finance director France and European auditor


    (Société cotée en bourse ; ANCPB; secteur Technologies et services de l'information )

    février 1996janvier 1998 (2 ans )

    Management 6 employees, Member of the executive committee
    • France : Strategic Counselor of the French General Manager
    - Set up of a profit sharing agreement

    • Audit : Set up of internal process
    - Check that group policies are correctly applied and the exactness of information supplied while maintaining a confident relation in an exchange process.
    - Audit of acquisition of service companies throughout Europe.
     Strengthen group processes and better understanding of internal processes amongst operational management
     8 successful acquisitions in 4 different countries

  • Finance Director


    (Société cotée en bourse ; 1001-5 000 employés; ANCPB; secteur Technologies et services de l'information )

    janvier 1992janvier 1996 (4 ans 1 mois)

    Management of 6 employees, member of the executive committee (turnover € 20 million, 100 employees) - Accounting, Business Management, Sales administration, ITS, Human Resources
    Manage the profitability of the company
    - Redefine working habits of administrative employees in order to respect internal processes and to strengthen the quality
    Renegotiate all contracts with suppliers (company cars, carrier contracts, general expenses) in a routine-minded environment.
    Company structurally loss making of € 600,000 became profitable of € 1.5 million

  • Audit Manager

    Laventhol and Horwath

    (secteur Comptabilité )

    janvier 1989octobre 1992 (3 ans 10 mois)

    • Audit and statutory audit of Total and certain of its exploration and production subsidiaries
    • Audit and statutory audit of subsidiaries of Anglo-Saxon companies (Anacomp)
    • Audit of acquisition (Xidex).

  • Assistant débutant à Senior Deuxième Année

    Price Waterhouse

    (Société de personnes (associés); PWC; secteur Comptabilité )

    septembre 1984juin 1989 (4 ans 10 mois)

    • Audit and statutory audit of French B to B company subsidiaries of Anglo-saxon companies.


    Philippe Combescure - Education: [ Not Updated Yet ]


    Expert Comptable Mémorialiste , Comptabilité , 19841989

  • Université Paris Dauphine

    1983 , Economie Gestions , 19821983

    DEUG de Gestion

  • Philippe Combescure - Interests: [ Not Updated Yet ]

    Jogging Antiques

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