Resume

Professional summary

I’m a seasoned accounting expert (FCCA) with 15+ years of experience in corporate reporting and technical accounting under IFRS.

My professional journey began at PwC, where I gained valuable experience in audit and technical accounting, while also delivering training to new recruits. I then worked at the newly established Allianz Bank, where I took on the responsibility of formulating accounting policies under IFRS. My subsequent move to Orange’s Polish division saw me advising the company’s management on a wide range of accounting matters, managing the consolidation process and preparation of IFRS consolidated financial statements. I am also the founder of IFRScommunity.com, an online hub for IFRS professionals. Since 2021, I have been working remotely as an Independent IFRS Consultant, providing technical advice on a wide range of accounting issues.

Work experience

Independent IFRS Consultant

2021 – present

  • Provided expert technical advice on various IFRS accounting issues to clients, notably in areas such as lease accounting software development, business combination accounting, common control mergers, share-based payment awards, deferred tax calculation models, and impairment testing of non-financial assets.
  • External expert and contributing author at Croner-i.
  • Founder of IFRScommunity.com (est. 2018), an online platform featuring in-depth knowledge base and forums for IFRS professionals.
  • Curator of Reporting Period, an ultimate IFRS update.

In-house IFRS Adviser, Orange’s Polish Division

2016 – 2021

  • Provided management with advice on a broad spectrum of accounting topics, analysing technical issues to deliver effective solutions. Highlights include mergers and acquisitions (incl. BCUCC), joint ventures, impairment tests, C&L provisions, correction of accounting errors, factoring of trade receivables, restructuring, government grants, presentation of financial statements, and alternative performance measures.
  • Prepared comprehensive technical accounting position papers for auditors.
  • Assisted in the adoption of IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.

Consolidated Financial Reporting Manager, Orange’s Polish Division

2011 – 2016

  • Managed key financial reporting processes, such as month-end close process, preparation of consolidated financial statements under IFRS, and internal financial reporting for key stakeholders.
  • Liaised with auditors as the main contact point.
  • Led a team of five IFRS and consolidation experts.

Trainer, PwC Academy

2011 – 2012 (contract role)

  • Delivered accounting training courses to new recruits in PwC’s audit department and service delivery centre.

Group Reporting Expert, Orange’s Polish Division

2009 – 2011

  • Prepared primary financial statements and selected explanatory notes under IFRS.
  • Prepared accounting documentation for auditors.
  • Managed manual consolidation adjustments and intercompany reconciliation.

Bank Accounting Specialist, Allianz Bank

2008 – 2009

  • Developed accounting policies under IFRS for the newly established bank.
  • Provided subject matter expertise during accounting software tests.

Audit Associate, PwC Poland

2007 – 2008

  • Participated in audit teams, primarily in the financial services industry.
  • Acted as a senior in charge of audits for small entities.
  • Supported the technical team in its responsibilities.
  • Audit intern in 2006.

Certifications and education

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

2016 – present

  • ACCA Member since 2016.
  • Fellowship (FCCA) since 2021.
  • Successfully passed all exams for a statutory auditor.
  • Earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting.
  • Winner of the national accounting contest ‘Moneta Platina’, organised by Deloitte.
  • Active member of the Accounting Society.

In my free time…

I enjoy playing table tennis and reading non-fiction books.

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