Resume

Professional summary

I’m a fully qualified accountant (FCCA) with 15 years of experience in corporate reporting and technical accounting. I started my career in PwC where I had experience in audit, technical accounting and delivering training to new joiners. I then joined a newly established Allianz Bank and was primarily responsible for developing accounting policies under IFRS. Later I joined Orange’s Polish division, where I was advising company’s management on various accounting topics and was a manager overseeing consolidation process and preparation of IFRS consolidated financial statements. I also launched IFRScommunity.com, a website for IFRS professionals. I’ve been working remotely since 2021 as a freelance IFRS consultant providing technical advice on a range of IFRS accounting topics.

Work experience

Independent IFRS Consultant

2021 – present

  • Founder of IFRScommunity.com (est. 2018) with vast in-depth knowledge base and a discussion board for IFRS professionals.
  • External expert and contributing author at Croner-i.
  • Provided technical advice on a range of IFRS accounting topics to several clients. Highlights include:
    • subject matter expert on the development of lease accounting software functionality,
    • assistance with business combination accounting and resulting first-time foreign currency consolidation procedures,
    • development of deferred tax calculation model, and
    • development of impairment testing model for non-financial assets.

In-house Part-time IFRS Advisor at Orange’s Polish division

2016 – 2021

  • Advised company’s management on various accounting topics. Highlights include:
    • presentation of financial statements and effective disclosures,
    • alternative performance measures,
    • mergers and acquisitions (incl. BCUCC),
    • joint ventures,
    • impairment tests,
    • C&L provisions,
    • correction of errors,
    • factoring of trade receivables,
    • restructuring, and
    • government grants.
  • Supporting role in the adoption of IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.

Consolidated Financial Reporting Manager at Orange’s Polish division

2011 – 2016

  • Managed consolidation process and preparation of consolidated financial statements under IFRS.
  • Managed internal financial reporting for the Chief Accounting Officer, the CFO and the Audit Committee.
  • Acted as liaison between external auditors and company’s directors.
  • Led a team of 5 IFRS and consolidation experts.

External Trainer at PwC Academy

2011 – 2012

  • Delivered 5-day introductory accounting trainings to new joiners in PwC’s audit department and service delivery centre.

Financial Reporting Expert at Orange’s Polish division

2009 – 2011

  • Prepared primary financial statements and selected explanatory notes under IFRS.
  • Prepared consolidated internal reports.
  • Coordinated reconciliation of intra-group transactions.
  • Prepared manual consolidation adjustments.
  • Prepared accounting documentation and position papers for external auditors.

Bank Accounting Specialist at Allianz Bank

2008 – 2009

  • Developed accounting polices under IFRS of a newly established bank.
  • Subject matter expert during accounting software tests.

Audit Associate at PwC Poland

(Audit Intern in 2006)

2007 – 2008

  • Member of audit teams (mostly in the financial services industry).
  • Acting senior in charge of audits of small entities.
  • Supporting member of the technical team.

Certifications and education

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

  • ACCA Member since 2016.
  • Fellowship (FCCA) since 2021.

Polish Chamber of Statutory Auditors

  • Passed all exams for a statutory auditor.
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting.
  • Winner of the national accounting contest Moneta Platina organised by Deloitte.
  • Member of the Accounting Society.

In my free time…

I enjoy reading non-fiction books, playing table tennis and walking down the street.