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Alice PINEL PESCHARDIERE

CORPORATE FINANCE DIRECTOR

41 years old
Driving License
Papeete (98713) Polynésie française
Professional Status
Employed
Just looking around
About Me
Extensive experience in the tourism industry as CFO and previously in the investment banking sector.

CORPORATE ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE DIRECTOR

Hotel Group Hilton & St Regis
January 2008 to January 2013
Full-time
Papeete
French Polynesia
  • HOTEL GROUP HILTON & ST REGIS - €40M - 650 people French Polynesia
    Owning Company of four 5-star hotels : 3 HILTON under Franchise Agreement &
    1 St REGIS under Starwood Management Contract

    • Finance: audit et restructuring of the Group’s debt (€70M- reduction of financial costs by €800k). Analysis and achievement of capital increase operations. Profitability analysis and follow-up of investments projects. Companies financial valuation (Net Worth value, Goodwill calculation)
    • Projects: financing & follow-up of renovation & construction projects: renovation of Hilton Moorea (€8M) in 2009-2010, Renovation of St Regis Bora Bora (€6M) in 2011-2012. Construction of 56 apartments for St Regis staff (€5M) in 2012-2013
    • Treasury: negotiation of short-term credit lines. Implementation of cash flow budgets and reporting. Anticipation of cash needs. Management of a Group cash pooling company: legal framework, follow-up & accounting of financial movements
    • Owner representative: Exclusive interlocutor of Licensor and Management Companies. Negotiation with Hilton (400k€ annual reduction of fees, implementation of Redemption Program). Control of Management Companies performance.
    • Operational Management: monthly Owner meetings with General Managers and Management Companies: supervising of key operational decisions, hotels financials, accountings and procedures, capex.
    • Legal: negotiation and follow-up of Franchise and Management contracts, loans and mortgage contracts. In charge of the legal files and suits of the Group with Group’s lawyers. Merger analysis between affiliated Group companies.
    • Accounting: Bi-yearly closings of the Owning Company financial accounts. Elaboration of the Group companies’ financial statements and review with auditors. Elaboration of management reports and financials appendix
    • Taxation: structuring and funding of investment operations to benefit from the French Tax Incentives (3 operations, €20M). Collection of VAT credits (€8M on St Regis construction cost, 600k€ on Hilton Bora)
    • Insurance: management of the insurance file related to St Regis building damages and operating loss after OLI cyclone in February 2010: communication with the insurance company and collection of the €3.5M indemnity
    • Liquidation: closing of Hilton Tahiti in 2010: supervising of the redundancy program of 180 employees (legal & financial), take-over of the hotel accountings and clearing of accounts, termination agreements with Licensor & Management Cie
    • IT Systems: launching & management of a project aimed at harmonizing the Group general and analytical accounting system Navision (2008). Launching of a project aimed at using Navision stocks module (2011)
    • HR Management: recruitment and supervising of the hotels’ financial controllers. Participation in the recruitment of managers over €50k annual salary (Hotels’ GM mainly). Evaluation of GM’s performances and annual bonus
    • Other activities: supervising of a boat transfer company dedicated to the hotels ‘clients and staff (€1.5M annual turnover, 25 employees). Recruitment of the company manager, financing of new boats. Control of operating costs