Yulia V. Staroverova, Fellow ACCA
MOB. +380503817050 . E-MAIL. JSTAROVEROVA@YAHOO.COM
Highly accomplished, result driven ACCA qualified accountant/auditor with 15+ years of experience in accounting and audit with multinationals in various industries: telecom, financial services, production, oil and gas, international development. 10+ years of managerial experience, including working with business executives and investors. 4+ years of external and internal audit experience, including Big 4. Developed audit and accounting businesses bringing new clients and extending scope of work with the established clients, increasing revenue by 20%. 2 years of project management experience in a field of accounting.
Key strength include: assembling and managing financial teams of 15+ members, including international ones, leading and motivating both accounting technicians and auditors in multi-cultural environment (Hungary and Georgia); leading M&A transaction, developing and implementing financial controls and processes, solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, strong analytical and commercial skills with the ability to resolve complex business and financial issues.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
IFRS, IAS, ISA, GAAP External Audit M&A Transaction
Internal Controls Cash Management Due Diligence
Budgeting 1C, QuickBooks, Sun System Corporate Finance
Cost Control Corporate Tax Compliance Financial Planning
Internal Audit Cash Flow Audit/Accounting of Donor Funded Projects
June 2008 till present IFRS audit/accounting consultant
Current role : Owner and director of Transparency Audit LLC, Kyiv, Ukraine www.transpaudit.com.ua
Oct’13 till now
Won a contract with RGP Consulting (Germany) and conducted an internal audit of MasterCard Ukraine.
Won a contract with International Medical Corps (USA) and provided accounting support to start up operations in Ukraine.
• Alliott Group, Kyiv, Ukraine May’12 till Sept’13
Conducted IFRS audits of the commercial companies, prepared financial statements in accordance with IFRS for consolidation purpose for international companies Adamed Z. Sp o o ( member of Adamed Group, Poland), Nickerson Zwaan ( Netherlands), Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Private Joint Stock Company "INDAR" specializing in manufacturing of insulin, restaurant “Dastarhan”, construction of a business center “Lubava”. Contributed to the development of firm-wide audit policies and procedures in line with ISAs & ISQC requirements.
• In the period of 2010-2012 have been working on the international projects “MCG Georgia Fiscal Agent Services” and “Electoral Law Reform Program” funded by the international organizations, such as Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC USA) in Tbilisi, Georgia (March 2010-June 2010) and IFES, USA in Kiev Ukraine (May 2011-April 2012) accordingly. To work in Georgia was appointed by the private German firm “GFA Consulting Group GmbH” to provide Accounting support and to manage project budget worth $395m and Georgia Regional Development Fund of $30m, prepare financial reports in accordance with IFRS in Sun Systems, submit them to MCC, Georgia on a bi-weekly, monthly and semi-annual basis. Achieved 10 reports have been executed with a high speed and accuracy on time. In Kiev, was appointed by the Chief of Party to establish IFES financial operations of $2m in Ukraine in accordance with local and USAID requirements. Achieved 4 financial reports submitted to the HQ in Washington in a due time with 100% of accuracy.
• In March 2009 joined BKR International. Conducted IFRS audits of the commercial companies, prepared financial statements in accordance with IFRS for consolidation purpose for international companies Shenker, Puma, Dychergoff (cement production plant) member of Italian Buzzi Unicem Group and performed tax review of the international companies L’Oreal, Bayer. Achieved all reports submitted to the clients within established deadlines without delays with recommendations on the findings identified. Left the firm in December 2009 as my family moved to Tbilisi, Georgia.
• In June 2008 a group of private German and Swiss investors appointed IFRS consultant to help them to sell a telecom company “Intellecom” in Ukraine. The role operated as part of the Board. Liaised with the German legal firm, Deloitte auditors, other third parties ensuring that financial statements for the period of 5 years are retrieved, prepared in accordance with IFRS, delivered and communicated properly. Prepared and conducted presentations of the financial forecasts for the new owners of the company. Left the company in February 2009 as was offered a new role at BKR International, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Achievment: “Intellecom” has been sold within 3 months from the date of the employment for 50m Euro.
Deloitte, Kyiv, Ukraine Jun 06-May’08
Manager of Tax Compliance Department
Managed outsourcing department of accounting and tax compliance services to 30 clients. Organised accounting system, bank client system, internal controls, controlling of monthly, quarterly and annual reports preparation and submission to the tax authorities, social and statistic funds, transformation to IFRS and group reporting requirements. Managed dialogue with Ukrainian Tax Police and Tax Authorities to explain clients tax obligations.
Achievements: number of clients increased by 20%, revenue of the department increased by 15%.
OSI –Europe in Budapest, Hungary Jan’05-May’06
Senior Internal Auditor
Monitored the annual external audit process for members of the Soros foundation network; planned, executed and completed of audit engagements in accordance with IFRS and ISA, prepared and discussed with client audit findings and recommendations.
Achievements: internal audit consolidated report on audit findings submitted to the HQ in New York within established deadlines.
Grant Thornton, Kyiv, Ukraine Dec’02- Jan ‘05
IFRS Audit Manager
Quality controlled/ managed:
financial audits of oil companies (Krym Texas Nafta (Canada), Kashtan Petroleum ( Canada), manufacturing companies Camozzi (Italy);audits of donor-funded projects in Ukraine (projects financed by UNDP, World Bank, EBRD Chernobyl Shelter Plan and Swiss Cooperation Office) Transformed Ukraine GAAP financial statements into IFRS format.
Achievements: all audit reports and audit findings delivered with deadlines and properly presented and communicated with clients.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
US Embassy, Kyiv, Ukraine Nov ‘95-Apr’02
Chief Accountant and Supervisor of the Budget and Accounting Division, Regional Controller’s Office for Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus
Supervised the appropriation of funds in excess of US$ 150 m. to ensure that approved budgets are executed in accordance with agency policy and accounting practice. Developed and Managed an annual operating budget in excess of US$ 6 m.
EDUCATION/ PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
The National Transport University, Kiev, Ukraine, www.ntu.edu
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Glasgow, UK, www.accaglobal.com
Ukrainian Chamber of Auditors
W-Consulting online classes FRS quickies for ACCA members, 2014
ACCA event “Accounting for the future conference 2013”, October, 2013
Deloitte webcasts IFRS Important Developments, 2012-2013
Harvard Business Publishing CPD modules on Financial Reporting Matters (IFRS), 2010-2012
Training courses to pass exams for Ukrainian audit certificate “A”, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009
Fundamental Changes in IFRS, Business Education Alliance, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2008
IPO Diagnostics, Listing in London, Kiev, Ukraine organized by Deloitte 2008
Management Skills, Antalya, Turkey organized by Deloitte 2007
Effective Report Writing and Effective Internal Auditing, ACCA London, UK, 2006
USAID Rules and Regulations & Indirect Costs Workshop, Brighton, England, 2005
Accounting Standards Comparison: UAS and IAS, Ernst & Young, Kyiv 2004
Financial management and new audit policy application on the World Bank financial projects, World Bank, Kyiv 2003
Management Accountability Training, US Embassy, Kyiv 2001;
Crisis Management Training, US Embassy, Kyiv 2001
UK Accountancy Courses, Kyiv 1999
Supervision Skills Workshop, Arlington, Virginia, organized by USAID, 1997
“I know Yulia from my work with her, when she managed Tax Compliance services provided by Deloitte. Yulia proves herself as a trustworthy and highly dedicated employee with strong technical skills in accounting and taxes. Ms. Staroverova has great collaboration skills, and always displays friendliness and eagerness to help. I never hesitated to ask Yulia for help with tax obligations, and she never failed to come through for me on Tax matters that arose during the business course. Yulia does everything possible to meet goals and deadlines of her assignments. Among Yulia’s main strengths are also her management skills. Her coaching style includes the use of special assignments that motivate people on the team. In her daily work Yulia promoted a team atmosphere among subordinates helping them developing their confidence and potential to perform on a higher level. Her style of a patient mentoring that I witnessed enabled things happened in a short period of time. I am confident that she will become a valued member of any organisation. I would highly recommend her for the position at any organization”. Victoria Fedorenko, Director.
“Ms.Staroverova worked for me from 1996 through 2001 and at the time of my departure, she was the Chief Accountant for Regional Financial Management Office based out of Kiev, Ukraine. She basically served as the Senior Office Director within the Regional Controller’s Office, supervising about 20 accounting and payment professionals, and provided financial oversight and technical financial guidance to USG programs carried out in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Poland. I recall one specific highly politicized program which the USG supported in Moldova. The USG was funding a winter-heat program assisting the nascent Moldavian administration with providing visible support to its populace during one of the worst winters in the country’s history. Basically the program was to rapidly purchase and deliver substantial coal energy to schools, hospitals, and other local parastatal organizations aimed at reaching the most vulnerable Moldavian citizens. Due to a lack of accountability within the Government Public Financial Management systems, a decision was made at the Washington level that all funding would flow through a US Institution. The US Institution was having great difficulty in getting the Coal Suppliers and Transportation Companies to work together and come to a solution on resource flows. Ms. Staroverova was able to work with the US Umbrella Organization, the independent Trucking Firms, and the Coal Suppliers and recommended quick financing mechanisms between the private firms. She also worked with the Umbrella Company and assisted them with contracting with a local CPA firm to provide continuous monitoring and audit during the 60 day program. If you are looking for an experienced and knowledge Financial Professional, I highly recommend Ms. Staroverova.” Robbin Burkhart, Controller.
Address: Kyiv Ukraine; Nationality:Ukrainian; EU Visa sponsorship is required. Diplomatic status (clearance) while working inTbilisi.