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Panagiotis
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Finance and administration manager
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2002
ACCA
From 0 to 1995
University of Wales, Cardiff
From 0 to 1
University of Thessaloniki, Greece
No added languages

Experience

Finance and Administration Manager (Plant)
TITAN Cement Company SA
October 2009 - November 2012 (3 years 2 months)

Reporting to the Plant Manager, key accountabilities were the following:

  • The role of Plant Controller: budgeting/ cost monitoring, system of internal controls, SAP design, reporting package
  • Managing the Departments of Accounting, IT, Procurement/ Contracts, Warehouse, Security/ Audit, Human Resources, Medical and Social Officers
  • The relations with the local authorities and the Workers Trade Union
  • Compliance to work- and tax- related legislation


Achievements

  • Although the Finance and Administration Departments were significantly downsized (from 26 in 2006 to 12 in 2012), their effectiveness was maintained, through reassignments, SAP fine- tuning, redrafting of procedures, continuous training and staff motivation.
  • Strongly contributed to the reduction of plant’s administrative and fixed production costs by more than 20% during the years 2006 to 2012 (excluding payroll savings).
  • Played a key role in the massive reduction of plant’s total workforce from 182 (2006) to 106 (2012), in a highly unionised environment.
  • Established a solid network with the key participants of the local community, through fair dealing, mutual understanding and cooperation, thereby ensuring smooth relations with the local stakeholders.
Finance Manager (Plant)
TITAN Cement Company SA
October 2004 - September 2006 (2 years 1 month)

Reporting to the Plant Manager, key accountabilities were the following:

  • Managing the Departments of Accounting, Procurement, Warehouse, Audit
  • Adherence to tax- related legislation
Internal Auditor
TITAN Cement Company SA
September 2000 - September 2004 (4 years 1 month)

Example:

Responsibilities:

Selling ad space on the site hobatoba.com

Preparation of accounting records

Achievements:

Increased sales by 10% in the first half of 2011