Philippe De Greef

Finance Business Partner

  • Multilingual senior operational finance professional with a record of delivering results for global pharmaceutical and chemical companies. Strengths include finance transformation initiatives, integration and divestiture activities, process improvement and financial planning and analysis. Domestic and International experience.

  • Expertise in post-acquisition integrations and divestiture carve outs.  Led various work streams for carve out financial statements related to a divisional spin off to a stand-alone operation. Designed and implemented the finance organization to support this operation. Efficiently transitioned two acquisitions into one division. Improved financial reporting for the parent company. Ensured compliance with reporting requirements and accounting principles. Collaborated with corporate tax and local CFOs to define and optimize transfer pricing and policies.

  • Proven financial partner to business leaders from the most senior (Area President) to General Managers and BU leads at the market level. Prepared business analysis of quarterly and annual results for review with CEO and CFO and actively participated in earnings releases and disclosure meetings. Consistently exceeded budget expectations and contributed to growth of 13% and 17% through proactive expense management. Partnered on market pricing and promotion return resulting in improved gross margin. Managed working capital for the segment, achieving reduction in account receivables. Worked closely with regional and affiliate controllers to ensure financial reporting that met standards, aligned with forecasts, and were reliable for making informed business decisions.

  • Leader in process improvement. Streamlined the budgeting and forecasting to create simpler and more robust process. Improved accruals process for rebates ($90M) and sales incentives. Directed business reorganization which resulted in streamlined process and elimination of two operating companies.

  • ​​Adept with risks and control. Oversaw SOX controls including self-assessment process and addressed and resolved issues with CFO’s. Ensured compliance with reporting requirements and accounting principles.

  • Systems Experience include Computron, JD Edwards, SAP, Hyperion and MS Office