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  • Nationality: Russian
  • Age: 29
  • Field of study: Finance/Supply Chain
  • Current employer: Blanco Services BV
  • Current position: Finance Controller


Why I started my career in the Netherlands 

After 27 years in Moscow I decided to move to Europe, and my choice was given to the Netherlands due to the following reasons:

-        It is relatively close to my motherland;

-        It is easy to stay here after finishing studies;

-        It is possible to find a job in the field of my experience;

-        Everyone speaks English here, but to be honest I love Dutch language;

-        I just feel that this country is my place to be :)


A typical work week 

Being a right hand of CFO in a start-up my working weeks are never the same!

Having full flexibility of working from Rotterdam/Amsterdam/home I am building and handling finance processes starting from dealing with accountants, paying out salaries, monitoring outstanding debts, and ending up with identifying opportunities for savings, optimizing order-to-cash flow and solving business cases. It all goes in line with developing risks framework and other policies-writing tasks. At the same time, I am preparing reports for investors, attending FinTech events and meet-ups and applying for start-up awards. 


Cool projects 

Looking for investors and subsidies in order to raise funds was an exciting time!


What I like about the Dutch work mentality

I like their flexibility and attitude to work-life balance. 


My career advice to you

Do networking and learn Dutch!


Want to connect?!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abelikova