Christophe Arbogast

CFO Responsable Financier at infinex plastics
Lives in Strasbourg, France

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About me

International Director of finance. My strengths are :
1. Successful financial performance
2. Modernisation of accounting and processes
3. Training next generation


13 years and 10 months

  • CFO Responsable Financier

    infinex plastics - Stuttgart, Germany

    July 2017 - December 2018 · 1 year and 6 months

    • international Accounting and consolidation for 6 Units, controlling, budget, monthly analyse • in charge of IT projects ( migration ERP from AX Dynamics into ABAS ) • modernisation of Process (Accounting, Invoicing, HR, Purchase, workflow process) • human ressources and talent development for 200 employees and skill workers, • implement cost controls, TUV, OEE System (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) • in charge of purchase, re-negociation of contract, discount, analyse, cost killing

  • Director Finance Auditor

    Belmond La Samanna - Marigot, Collectivity of Saint Martin

    November 2015 - November 2016 · 1 year and 1 month

    • Cleaning the accounting books for Internal Audit, US GAAP Report, USALI 11th edition, reduced the cost structure, accruals, and introduced monthly Balance sheet reconciliation process. • Strengthening internal controls for compliance to internal audit and SOX Attest, these includes payroll controls with payroll master file report; increase revenue controls, suppliers and contracts – enforced correct IT access, authorization and segregation of duties, • Streamlining accounting systems and processes, such as banks transactions, purchase order systems, workflow and reporting processes that should be US GAAP and FR GAAP compliant for 4 companies (Hotel, Villas, Real estate and Spa) • Facilitator, increasing team buildings with HOD managers and popularizing financial meeting. • Training the accounting team (8 employees) to maximize their financial acumen and add more knowledge.

  • Head Of Finance

    Oetker Collection - Baden-Baden, Germany

    March 2015 - August 2015 · 7 months

    • Creating P&L Reporting in Eden Rock St Barth and Private Island Seychelles; updated and cleaned accounting books, performed monthly closing, conducted purchase and income audit, reviewed internal process, revenue management, due diligence and time share distribution, cash flow analysis and comprehensive review of management contracts with new findings on complimentary nights • Analysing and controlling Hôtel Le Bristol Paris: analyzed reporting regarding cost transfer of payroll, invoicing of Oetker Management Baden Baden; resolved issue with payroll accruals and internal process in accounting • Training the accounting teams, (10 hotels) into international USALI, P&L and Reporting.

  • Director of Finance

    Hôtel Métropole Monte Carlo - Monaco-Ville, Monaco

    September 2013 - March 2015 · 1 year and 7 months

    • Reorganizing budget process and corrected the accuracy of the existing excel files, especially in payroll distribution and accruals. • Introducing Payroll productivity analysis and authorization form for hiring intern and outside temporary contract, introduction and analyse of KPI’s performances • Negotiating vendor rebates, improved productivity for Purchasing by providing analysis of production per vendor • Developing revenue: deep dive analyse for revenue management introducing new position, increasing Spa revenue with new outside contract • Managing a team of 15 employees from accounting, purchasing and IT, internal promotions and trainings • Facilitator: Providing a comprehensive report for the analysis of monthly figures. Shorten the deadline from 15th of the month up to the 7th. Creating a dynamic Power Point presentation for the monthly P&L to HOD's

  • Director of Finance

    Renaissance Paris la Defense - Paris, France

    January 2008 - September 2013 · 5 years and 9 months

    • Preparing budget and monthly forecast and performing month end closing and analyses with owner weekly, monthly, quarterly reporting and meetings • Preparing monthly corporate reporting such as cash flow, flow through analysis, forecast accuracy 95% • Leading internal and corporate audits (rating effective) • Creating daily payroll control tool and daily cost control panels • Receiving Award for best managing accounts receivable (Silver circle Award) • Achieving 100% employee satisfaction survey Joining Marriott’s international Zenith Project, an initiative set up to support underperforming properties, take-over or opening sites or similar. April 2013 in JW Cannes as Finance Expert team member, evaluating performance and controls, preparing an action plan

  • Controlling Manager

    NH Hotels - Berlin, Germany

    March 2004 - August 2007 · 3 years and 7 months

    • Performing monthly consolidation of corporate reports for four countries (14 Hotels) in four currencies • Creating a uniform accounting plan and booking methods in four countries to perform KPI’s analysis • Set up new procedures during the taking over from Crowne Plaza Vienna and for newly opened NH Timisoara • Temporarily acting as Finance Manager in Budapest for three month and training the incoming manager • Assisting local Finance leaders in Budget, forecast and month end closing • Encouraging teamwork between countries through collaboration, team building and task force exchanges


  • Bilanzbuchhalter

    IHK Koeln - Cologne, Germany

    April 2003 - September 2004

  • Master Gestion Hoteliere

    EM Strasbourg Business School - Strasbourg, France

    September 1995 - June 1997

  • BTS Gestion Hoteliere

    Lycee Hotelier Strasbourg

    September 1993 - September 1995


5 languages

  • French

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • German

    Native or fluent

  • Spanish

    Full professional

  • Portuguese

    Professional working

Personal information


  • French

Date of birth

September 09th 1973


11 skills

  • Audits
  • Budgeting/P&L
  • Financial Forecasting
  • IFRS
  • internal control
  • Migration
  • P&L Management
  • SOX
  • Team Training
  • Treasury management
  • Weekly/monthly closing
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