Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)

Finance, ERM and SAP Manager, SOX and Regulatory Compliance Audit for Corporate Governance

Madrid Area, Spain
Oil & Energy

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Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Overview

  • Head of Risk Management and Internal Controls at Proactiva Veolia Environnement (former JV with FCC)
  • Regulatory Compliance Audit Coordinator at Tenaris
  • Business Process Support - SAP / Finance Business Specialist and Compliance Auditor at Baker Hughes
  • Inventory and Accounting Specialist - US Crude Oil Accounting at ExxonMobil

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Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Summary

MBA and Certified Public Accountant with international experience in various aspects of accounting, auditing and management in global leading companies.

I have enjoyed a successful professional path spanning more than 10 years in risk management, internal audits, operational audits, IT/SAP, financial reviews, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, FCPA assessment and compliance, process improvement projects and financial statement audits under US & International GAAP. My career has enabled me to develop skills in several industries including consultancy, oil & gas, energy, and environmental services with progressive responsibility.

I am an enthusiastic project coordinator with proven track record in achieving measured business efficiencies through collaboration, training and analysis.

Developed leadership and analytic skills in complex business structures.

Worked with employees across all levels to achieve organizational goals.

Enjoy multiple profiles with an ability to deal with dynamic business exigencies and changing priorities.

Dual citizenship Argentine-Swiss (able to work in the European Union EU). Bilingual English and Spanish.

Contact to hwyler@gmail.com
My Website http://sites.google.com/site/hwyler
My Blog http://mydailyexecutive.blogspot.com/

Specialties: Enterprise Risk Management ERM / GAAP and IFRS / FCPA / Process Audit / Continuous Improvement / Compliance Assurance / ERP Management / Sarbanes Oxley Certification § 404 SOX Sarox / SAP / Data Migration / Regulations / Internal Controls / COSO Approach / Performance Audit / ACL – Audit Command Language / MS Access / Due Diligence / Internal Control Evaluations / Project Management / SAP FiCo & Supply Chain & MM / Key Performance Indicators Six Sigma / Reporting of Recommendations for Improvement / CFO Chief Financial Officer / CEO Chief Executive Officer

Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Experience

Head of Risk Management and Internal Controls

Proactiva Veolia Environnement (former JV with FCC)

May 2011Present (3 years 5 months) Madrid Area, Spain

Regulatory Compliance Audit Coordinator


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TS; Oil & Energy industry

August 2008September 2010 (2 years 2 months) International

Developed of comprehensive corporate governance programs focused on meeting requirements of regulatory bodies governing the firm (Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FCPA, SOX, GAAP, IFRS, Auditing Standards, OFAC, and other regulations related with legal, industry, public satisfy, ethical and organizational requirements) . Designed and implemented annual compliance risk analysis. Reviewed and coordinated compliance programs, policies and reports to the Upper Management or Audit Board. Analyzed new rules and regulations to assess their impact on the organization. Reviewed compliance issues and monitoring key risks. Monitored transactions to comply with OFAC regulations (blacklists, trade restrictions, etc). Revised policies and procedures to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct. Supported Business Intelligence initiatives (MicroStrategy).

Tenaris (part of Techint Organization) is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of tubular products and services used in the drilling, completion and production of oil and gas. With a head office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tenaris is a large public company, listed on the New York, Buenos Aires, Italy and Mexico exchanges and employs over 23,500 globally.

Business Process Support - SAP / Finance Business Specialist and Compliance Auditor

Baker Hughes

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BHI; Oil & Energy industry

April 2006June 2008 (2 years 3 months) Houston, Texas Area

As SAP / Finance Business Process Specialist (2007/8) in Houston, TX

Coordinated process design and re-engineering in conjunction with utilizing internal project management methodology and ITIL. Acted as liaison between implementation teams, process owners, and end-users while eliciting requirements for process improvement. Supported of Finance End User Group by managing requests for process issue resolutions (related to SAP-FiCo, SAP-Supply Chain and Material Master). Ensured quality of master data while integrating business processes across finance and procurement functions. Created functional specifications for custom programs and led their testing and deployment. Partnered with process owners in the development of business cases to ensure that business requirements were accurately captured and defined.

As Sr. Compliance and Internal Controls Auditor (2006/7) Wordwide Locations (Houston, Aberdeen, Al-Kohbar, Baku, Almaty, Calgary, Rio, Ravenna, others).

Managed audit programs including developing of control matrices for SAP controls and complex processes (e.g. hand-offs / SAS 70 / shared services models). Conducted SOX § 404 compliance audits and financial reviews in international locations. Identified and reported internal control deficiencies while contributing to an optimal controls environment. Facilitated the creation of remediation plans to correct deficiencies. Communicated accounting policies and procedures to be performed by worldwide finance staffs. Performed periodic reviews of Control Assessments. Planned field visits and provided guidance in order to complete the review, documentation, and testing of key financial business processes. Prepared and reviewed deliverables, reports and presentations. Encouraged ideas and recommendations to audit smarter and more efficient. Provided training to audit and accounting staff. Won the Baker Hughes Core Value Award (in gold) after improving audit methodology to maximize SAP/MS Access resources.

Inventory and Accounting Specialist - US Crude Oil Accounting


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; XOM; Oil & Energy industry

March 2005April 2006 (1 year 2 months) Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Monitored the reconciliation process between inventory balances extended to 12 positions to achieve timely and accurate results. Audited cleared discrepancy items with third parties. Identified and implemented new procedures and MS Access tools to improve efficiency and mitigate risks. Completed IT/process self assessments reviews. Managed and developed databases for US Crude Oil Accounting for reconciliation and tracking. Designed and implemented new control systems and reports. Provided management information and key performance indicators. Team implemented accounting procedures reducing past due open items by 60% in one year.

Worked from Dallas, TX and Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enterprise Risk Services - Sr. IT/SOX Auditor

Deloitte & Touche

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

July 2003March 2005 (1 year 9 months) Argentina

Performed Sarbanes Oxley Act, risk, operational and IT controls audits. Evaluated business process controls, application controls, and technology in order to help clients manage risk. Assisted financial audit teams by analyzing security controls surrounding critical computer systems producing financial statements. Tested general computer controls in several computer environments. Widely used ACL (Audit Command Language) for database interrogation and data QA. Planed engagement work, defined information requirements, tracked status and minimized schedule slippage. Implemented business tools (RACI, Visio process mapping, LRC modeling). Acted in Quality Assurance role of working papers. Focused the audit emphasis to a business approach through auditee involvement and cost vs. risk analysis.

Advisory and Consulting - Sr. Financial Auditor

Deloitte & Touche

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

January 2001July 2003 (2 years 7 months)

Planned, coordinated, and executed all phases of engagements in several industries. Directed engagement teams (up to 5 professionals). Performed financial and controls audits. Analyzed financial statements for accuracy, proper disclosure, and compliance with policies and accounting standards (IFRS, Argentina and US GAAP). Found creative and effective solutions for client’s remediation work. Reported internal control weaknesses and cost-saving opportunities to upper management. Participated in due diligence process.

Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Education

Escuela de Negocios y Dirección

Management Skills Program


200-hour program to meet supervisory responsibilities, communicate for results, manage employee performance, develop teams and manage priorities. Grade 10/10.

ESDEN (Attached to University of Cambridge)

MBA in Organizational Management


Attended an MBA program in Organizational Management at Escuela Superior de Negocios y Tecnologías ESDEN in Madrid, Spain. This MBA program focuses specifically on upper management and the application of competencies needed to successfully lead corporate initiatives with a global vision. Courses involve strategy, finance, human resources, operations, marketing, innovation and IT (360 classroom hours in 9 months (60 ECTs) +Final Project+Master classes). Pursued special studies in renewable energies, oil & gas, enterprise risk management, consulting and managerial skills. Special focus on managing people and organizational systems, leadership capabilities, and employee motivation.

Activities and Societies: Awarded to "top of class" 2010/2011 Project "Entrepreneuring renewable energy service companies R-ESCO - Brilliance Energy"

University of Cambridge

International Diploma in Business, Management and Administration


Core Modules:
- Business Organization: Distinction
- Effective Business Communication: Distinction

Optional Modules:
- Marketing: Merit
- Human Resource Management: Merit

Cambridge International Diplomas in Management provide a framework for developing the business skills and knowledge needed at front-line and middle management levels.The diplomas have been developed specifically for the international market, acknowledging the growing number of employees whose career path takes them across both geographic and cultural boundaries.

Activities and Societies: Full Diploma Certificate

Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano

Business Administration, Administration, Public Accounting, Economics


Private bilingual university, whose history goes back nearly 150 years ago, is affiliated to the International Association of Methodist-Related Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU).

Participated in Amity Internship Program in Minneapolis, USA ( 1/2000 – 6/2000 )

Activities and Societies: Assistant Teacher in Auditing. GPA 8.4/10 (Top 5%)

Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano

Certified Public Accountant, Public Accounting, Tax, Finance, Management


Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Enterprise Risk Management
  2. Supply Chain
  3. Internal Audit
  4. Internal Controls
  5. Auditing
  6. Management Consulting
  7. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  8. Oilfield
  9. Data Migration
  10. SAP Fi
  11. Audit
  12. Compliance Management
  13. IFRS
  14. Process Auditing
  15. management
  16. Executive Reporting
  17. Business Analysis
  18. Business Strategy
  19. Business Intelligence
  20. Key Performance Indicators
  21. Risk Assessment
  22. Risk Advisory
  23. sap fico
  24. SAP MM
  25. SOX
  26. SAP
  27. ERP
  28. Compliance
  29. Risk Management
  30. Process Improvement
  31. Risk
  32. Business Process
  33. External Audit
  34. IT Governance
  35. Business Process Improvement
  36. Controlling
  37. Governance
  38. Corporate Governance
  39. Team Leadership
  40. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  41. Oil
  42. Oil&Gas
  43. Oilfield Services
  44. Operational Risk Management
  45. Latin America
  46. LATAM
  47. Sistema de Control Interno sobre la Información Financiera
  48. SCIIF
  49. Strategy
  50. Financial Risk

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Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Limited working proficiency)

Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Additional Information


IT Audit, Finance, Operational Auditing , Argentine GAAP, IFRS , US GAAP , Process Auditing , Continuous Improvement , Compliance Assurance , ERP Management , Sarbanes Oxley Certification, § 404 , data migration, Crude Oil Accounting, (in Upstream & Midstream) , SAP, Hyperion, Oracle , Internal Controls , COSO Approach , Performance Audit , ACL – Audit Command Language , MS Access Developing , Crystal Reports , Due Diligence , Internal Control Evaluations , Key Performance Indicators, Six Sigma Approach , Reporting of Recommendations for Improvement, Biofuels, bioethanol, investments, personal finance, Switzerland, United States, Argentina, oil business, process improvement, SAP, consultancy, corporate governance best practices, compliance issues, Operational Risk Management ORM.

Honors and Awards:

Baker Hughes Core Value Award (Gold) - 2006

Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • American Field Services
      • International Red Cross
      • Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza
      • Rotary International
      • Habitat for Humanity

Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Organizations

  • The Institute of Internal Auditors ( IIA ) - Madrid Chapter

    • November 2013 to Present

Hernan Huwyler, MBA CPA (hwyler@gmail.com)'s Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • ISO 31000 Implementation and Guidance (BSI British Standards Ins)

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