Gartner Expert

Jan Ambergen

Sr Director Analyst

Jan Ambergen is a Senior Director Analyst in the Finance practice, based in the Netherlands. In general, he advises clients on transforming their finance organization. He acts as sparring partner for CFO’s and Finance leaders on topics like the organizational design of the finance function, including the Accounting /Controlling strategy, the value creation of the finance function in the business, Finance transformation planning and governance. He can cover topics on Business Process Outsourcing and Working Capital as well.

Previous experience

- 5y: IFF Inc. – Global Director Finance Transformation: develop Global Finance delivery model, insourcing Global SSC (200fte), Finance organization integration/restructuring (finance taxonomy based), SAP EPM suite implementation, Change Management, RPA set up,

- 8y: IFF Inc. - Treasury Director Working Capital & Credit: Develop/Manage Global Working Capital Organization (45 FTE), develop global WC goals, Improve AR ($80mio), stretch AP terms ($70mio) – “risk reward” implementation model sparring partner CFO/COO on topics

- 2y: IFF Inc. - Regional Controller EAME: manage Finance organization, BPO vendor selection committee member, lead EAME implementation BPO, restructuring split in F&A – BU Finance (finance taxonomy based)

- 6y: IFF Inc. - Treasury, Global: negotiated 3 bank syndicated facilities up to $700mio, integrated BBA and IFF treasury, set up Luxembourg Holding structure, developed, and executed debt-push downs, implemented SarbOx, ERM globally, business case SSC EAME, forex/cash mgt

- 6y: IFF Inc. - Treasury, EAME: Manage cash flows and foreign currency, Euro implementations in business and IT in 12 administrations, set up subsidiaries in Emerging Markets

- 4y: DAF NV (Paccar) - Treasury, int’l: liquidity planning for default company, foreign currency mgt, receivership period cash/commitment mgt, set up new treasury organization

Professional background

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Global Finance Director Finance Transformation

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Treasury Director Working Capital & Credit

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Regional Controller EAME

Areas of coverage

Digital Technology in Finance

Finance Function Strategy and Organization Design

Growth Investments and Cost Structure

Finance Process Excellence

Education

University of Groningen (NL) Economics, Master Macro & Business

University of Groningen (NL) Economics Bachelor, cum laude

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Finance Organizational Design (incl Accounting/Controlling structure and strategy)

2Finance Transformation planning and governance

3Finance value creation in the business

4Business Proces Outsourcing

5Working Capital