Finance Transformation

Hielke Sybesma, CFO of Accell Group: ”We operate internationally in the middle and higher market segments markt of bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories. Because of our strong growth, our new commercial and supply chain ideas I wanted to take Finance to the next level. Not with a disruptive approach but with a solid step by step strategy. We designed and executed the “One Finance” program. With our Finance vision and strategy we now translate our priorities each year into an action program. The program brings multiple improvement subjects together like for example performance and personal development of our controllers, basics like Quality on Time in reporting but also the improvement of our forecasting and the restructuring of our Finance organization. Bart has been an excellent partner for me in the design, planning as well as execution of our One Finance program. He combines tangible Finance exepertise with humor and a great sense for a practical approach. In a very short time he has built a very good connection to our diverse group of company controllers and our managing directors. With Bart I have been able to effectively translate and execute my own views into the One Finance program. Without distracting me from all the other important CFO tasks and responsibilities. Our Finance community will face many new challenges over the next few years, but with our strong One Finance team I am confident that we will meet these challenges successfully”.

Expertise, humor and a practical approach