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Hélène Donzelot

Helene Donzelot


I have 22 years of experience in various finance positions (from General Ledger to Pricing!). My positions were always for US or international companies and I had responsibilities over Europe or Asia.
My management and team members describe me as positive and committed. I'm passionate about customer. I always strive for excellence. I'm analytical and a life long learner. I bring strategic focus and, at the same time, I'm short term and result oriented. Last but not least I have a true passion for team coaching.
My last position was CFO of Pizza Hut for Europe. I've just relocated to Minnesota. and I'm looking for a senior position in finance which will allow me to leverage my skills and experiences.

Expériences professionnelles

Chief financial officer - pizza hut europe

YUM! , Courbevoie - CDI

De Février 2012 à Décembre 2015

• Co lead with GM definition of back to growth strategy for Pizza Hut Europe.
• Collaborate with marketing and development to drive sales and unit growth.
• Provide ongoing analytical support for entry into new markets/channels.
• Set up finance structure and reporting for new equity business in Europe.
• Successful implementation of "spend smarter" and "build smarter" approach in Europe (Double digit savings).
• Successful transfer of control from Geneva to Paris with 100% new team- 89 score for finance team at GPTW survey.

• Management of a team of 12 people (YUM Europe Control, Pizza Hut Europe Planning and IT).
• In charge of finance for Pizza Hut Europe franchisee business (23 countries, 40+ franchisees) : closing, monthly analysis, annual & strategic planning.
• External/Internal/Tax Audit compliance.

Global financial controller - division cdf (consumer design finishes)

Beckers Group , Guangzhou shi - CDI

De Janvier 2009 à Février 2012

• Implementation of common processes and global reporting per country and per customer within the division.
• As financial support, implementation of a Joint Venture (development of a new business), a new branch (Vietnam) and various optimization projects (tax, cash flow management…).
• Financial support for various business cases (new customers/businesses, pricing, plant expansion, entity liquidation).
• Deployment for the CDF division of the group new reporting system.

• Management of a team of 12 people based in China, Korea, Vietnam and coordination of 8 country controllers based in Asia, Europe & NA.
• In charge of finance for a new division and with a global approach/organization (50M € budget with 10 countries) : closing, reporting, budgeting, external audit compliance.
• Coordination of the division board chaired by Beckers group CEO.

Emea business pricing manager

Lexmark , Geneve - CDI

De Octobre 2006 à Décembre 2007

• Pricing centralisation project: Transfer & Consolidation of all EMEA Business pricing activities in Geneva (reduction from 14 to 7 headcounts).
• Improvement of processes (automation of business case, formalisation of approval…).
• Absorption of additional workload caused by increase in special bid activity (+20%).

Responsibilities over the 10 years in Lexmark & the 4 different roles:
• Management of a team up to 7 people.
• Validation of promotions, price positioning & special bids pricing approval (15K bids/year).
• Monthly closing, BS reconciliations, audit compliances for 50% of the European ledgers.
• Accounting support for new processes.
• Leadership of projects aiming to improve profitability and cost understanding of service processes.
• Reporting and Budgeting (annual, strategic & monthly revision) - $80M budget.
• Financial support to Operations for business cases.

Emea general ledger manager

Lexmark , Geneve - CDI

De Juillet 2004 à Septembre 2006

• Implementation of formalised monthly balance sheet reconciliations reviews.
• Definition /implementation of the new accounting model for EMEA (agent mode).
• Accounting centralisation project (integration of accounting tasks from the commercial entities).
• Successful 1st internal audit performed in Europe by central global team.

Emea service costs program manager

Lexmark International SAS , Orleans - CDI

De Mai 2003 à Juin 2004

• Profitability analysis on Business printers service processes. Annual savings: USD2M.
• Financial analysis of alternative processes for Consumer printers (repair, exchange…).

Emea financial control logistic operations

Lexmark International SAS , Orleans - CDI

De Juillet 1998 à Avril 2003

• Standardisation and improvement of reporting. Implementation of direct allocations.
• Technical support/recommendations to Ops in optimizing Expense to Revenue ratio (-10%).
• Financial support in choosing new logistic partners. Annual savings of USD 6M.

Audit department - junior to supervisor

Pricewaterhouse Coopers , Paris la defense cedex - CDI

De Septembre 1994 à Juin 1998

• Annual audit in French GAAP (Monoprix group) and in US GAAP (Bacardi-Martini group).
• Audit of consolidations, Audit of take-overs.

• Standard audit responsibilities and supervision of a team up to 8 people.

Parcours officiels

HEC – Grande école


Anglais - Courant

Français - Langue maternelle

Espagnol - Technique

Chinois - Notions

Centres d'intérêt

  • Cooking
  • Fitness
  • Skiing
  • Travelling