Senior Director, Global Finance
Finance professional with extensive experience in financial accounting, reporting and analysis in large companies. 10 year career highlighted by consistently strong contributions to both local and international companies in the real estate, insurance and retail sectors. Dynamic leader with the ability to motivate others and demonstrated success working with cross-functional teams and members throughout organizations to deliver results and process improvements.
In his role as Finance Director, Sven is responsible for the global financial reporting of the Company. He liaises with Regional Finance Directors, the Managing Director, Corporate Development and FirstService to prepare the corporate financial statements. In this role, he is also responsible for coordinating the annual financial audits and supporting the Director of Finance with budgeting and forecasting, treasury and cash management and financial analysis on various projects.
Prior to joining Colliers in 2007, Sven was Manager, Corporate Accounting at Intrawest ULC. While at Intrawest, he was a key member in a multi-disciplinary project team which implemented Hyperion Financial Management as the new corporate consolidation system. In his previous roles with the Overwaitea Food Group and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, he provided financial and strategic analysis to support senior executive and operational decisions.
The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia
CGA Designation, March 2006
Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance Concentration, February 2000
Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR)
Completed Level I of the CFA Program in June 2001.
Memberships & Involvements
Certified General Accountants Association of BC
Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Artworks Gallery, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia