Who is DAFINCIA

Patricia Findling created DAFINCIA

A 25 year long career in Finance, both in external audit and in industrial companies, allows Patricia Findling to intervene on the main financial subjects and in any type of structures, from very small businesses to intermediate size companies.

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Technical competencies

  • Strategy : medium-term (3 to 5 years) strategic plans, M&A, divestments of companies or businesses
  • Controlling and Reporting : follow-up of performance, profitability of investments
  • Treasury & Financing : external financing though equity partnership or indebtedness (business plans preparation, treasury forecast), internal financing through working capital optimization, search for additional financing
  • Risk management and Audit : implementation of procedures, optimization of processes, audit, ethics

And also

  • Legal : preparation and review of legal documents : customer or supplier agreement, shareholders’ agreement (subscription to the equity, call or put)
  • Accounts closing and consolidation : French norms and IFRS
  • Change management : reorganization of financial and administrative departments, implementation of shared services, project management in the implementation of new IT accounting and controlling solutions

Experience in the business area of Sustainable development, Circular Economy and Energy : environmental projects, saving of natural resources…

Close to you

Patricia Findling wants to develop a close relationship with you, through her availability, her listening skills which will allow her to understand well your business model, your competitive environment and the values of your company.

  • Easy relationship with all types of counterparts
  • Confidentiality
  • Care for ethics

Languages

DAFINCIA can work in :

  • French : mother language
  • English : fluent, working proficiency
  • German : fluent, working proficiency
  • Polish : fluent, working proficiency
  • Spanish : spoken and read

Past career

DAFINCIA : foundation in 2016

LAFARGEHOLCIM – Building materials and Circular Economy (1994 – 2016)

  • CFO (Chief Financial Officer), Member of the Executive Committee, Lafarge Industrial Ecology / Geocycle : Circular Economy, Sustainable dlh_logotype_horizontal_srgb_horizontal_7evelopment, Waste recycling and elimination – Managing around 10 small companies in France and abroad : follow-up of results, financing, shareholders agreement…
  • CFO (Chief Financial Officer), Member of the Executive Committee, Lafarge Granulats Est / Switzerland : Aggregates activity ; managing 15 small companies : legal restructuring, reorganization of administration and accounting…
  • Strategy manager, M&A, Aggregates, Poland
  • Project leader on Performance programs in Central Europe countries
  • Area controller for Cement division in Eastern and Western Europe countries
  • Controller in Poland for the Cement division ; Accounting centralization and ERP implementation : project manager and head of Accounting
  • Internal Audit
  • Group consolidation

ERNST & YOUNG – Audit externe (1991 – 1994)logo-ey-simple

  • Senior manager in the Small Businesses Audit Division

Education

2017 : Fondamentaux du Coaching – Mozaik International
2016-2017 : DSCG (CPA equivalent) at UCLY (Lyon Catholic University)logo-em-lyonlogo-university_of_connecticut
1990-1991 : University of Connecticut , USA, Finance major
1988-1991 : EM Lyon (Lyon Management School), Finance major
Professional education :
2006 : Insead, Paris : Lafarge Market Approach
2001 : DUKE University, USA, Lafarge Management Development Program

Also see the testimonies