Niklas Hedborg

Personal Details

Name: Niklas Hedborg
Born: 16th of March 1972
Marital Status: Married with four children
E-mail: niklas@hedborgs.com

Experience

Business Control 365

Senior Advisor Business Intelligence & Control
2013-09 — Present
WWW.BUSINESSCONTROL.SE

During the last years I have built the Business Intelligence environments for e-commerce sites such as Fyndiq.se, FurnitureBox.se and ServiceFinder.se consolidating and visualizing data from on premise solutions, standard solutions like Microsoft NAV and web services such as Google Analytics and Zendesk.

EF Education First

Financial Systems Manager
2009-10–2013-08
WWW.EF.COM

Since autumn 2009 I work as Financial Systems Manager at EF and I am team leader for an international team that is responsible for development, maintenance and support for EF’s globally used finance, consolidation and analysis system. In my current role I have had the opportunity to develop my managerial skills, while benefiting from my broad financial and systems background and gaining new insights into the complexity of running financial systems that are used basically 24/7.

East Capital

Business Controller & Risk Manager
2006-04–2009-09
WWW.EASTCAPITAL.COM

East Capital is a leading independent asset manager specialising in Eastern European financial markets, with around EUR 4.5bn in assets under management, both in public and private equity. I held a combined position as Business Controller & Risk Manager with main responsibility for business intelligence & competitor analysis, planning & budgeting, management reporting & control and group risk management. In my role I have also been the project manager when implementing a new financial system, Agresso, and a new business intelligence solution based on the software QlikView. QlikView has also been used as a tool for competitor analysis and strategic planning covering 100+ companies. As risk manager I set up the framework for measuring and handling East Capital’s operational risk management as well as developing the group’s ICAAP document.

Belron International

Group Financials Systems Analyst
2005-01–2006-03
WWW.BELRON.COM

BELRON is the world’s largest, dedicated, vehicle glass repair and replacement company and have more than 9,500 employees working in more than 20 countries worldwide. As Systems Analyst I was responsible for the development and maintenance of the group consolidation system Hyperion. I was also responsible for Sales & Flash reporting and heavily involved in the month end consolidation, analysis and development of the reporting process.

Saba Trading AB (Dole)

Business Controller
2002-08–2004-08
WWW.SABA.SE

Business Controller with focus on management control, business intelligence, reporting and treasury. Except for normal monthly reporting tasks it has been a project oriented position where projects have included e.g. reporting tools for Hyperion, BI-system for sales and accounting, competitor analysis and a document handling system.

Ventshare Management AB

Venture Manager / CFO
2000-05–2002-08
WWW.VENTSHARE.COM

Ventshare is a rather small venture capital firm where I worked in a combined role as Venture Manager and CFO. My role as Venture Manager included screening of new investments, business plan development, due diligence and acquisitions and divestments of portfolio companies. As CFO I was responsible for the finance function of Ventshare, but also for some of its investment companies.

Cognition Ventures AB

CFO
1999-06–2000-05
WWW.COGNITION.SE

I worked as CFO for this venture capital firm under its start-up phase. During one hectic year the company established offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland and UK and grew from two employees to around 50. My work also included a thorough due diligence process as the company was aiming for a listing in London.

Eka Chemicals AB (Akzo Nobel)

Group Accounting Manager
1998-01–1999-06
WWW.EKACHEMICALS.COM

Eka Chemicals is a 800 MEUR chemicals group within Akzo Nobel. My first assignment as assistant to the group accounting manager was to implement a new consolidation system, Hyperion. After that I took over the role as group accounting manager as my manager moved on within the company. As group accounting manager I was responsible for the consolidation of Eka Chemicals with its subsidiaries from 15 different countries and the direct reporting to the head-office in the Netherlands.

Havet

Project Manager
1997-05–1998-01
WWW.HAVET.SE

Together with a couple of friends I started the web company Havet. During the company’s first months I worked as Project Manager and Programmer with languages as HTML, JavaScript and Macromedia’s Lingo.

Education

CONVERSIONISTA
2015-03–201506
WWW.CONVERSIONISTA.SE

Conversion Manager

QLIKTECH
2014
WWW.QLIK.COM

Certified QlikView Developer

NasdaqOMX / FINRA
2008-04–2008-04
WWW.OMXNORDICEXCHANGE.COM

Programme in Compliance and Regulation

Kairos Future
2007-10–2007-12
WWW.KAIROSFUTURE.COM

Intensive course in business intelligence and strategy development

Erasmus Universiteit
Rotterdam
1996-09–1997-01
WWW.EUR.NL

Exchange semester within my masters program, where I focused on corporate finance.

Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law
Gothenburg
1994-01–1997-05
WWW.HANDELS.GU.SE

Master of Science in Business Administration. Focus on Accounting and Finance.

Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg
1991-09–1994-01
WWW.CHALMERS.SE

Studies in Industrial Engineering and Management

Sigrid Rudebecks Gymnasium
Gothenburg
1988-09–1991-06
WWW.RUDEBECKS.SE

Natural Sciences Program

Work Tools

Business Intelligence

QlikView
WWW.QLIK.COM

Expert knowledge after implementing a Business Intelligence system at Saba Trading with consolidated information from sales, accounting and receivable/payable ledgers. Also implemented at East Capital for risk management and business intelligence. Currently developing for analysis and top management reporting at EF.

Cognos
WWW.COGNOS.COM

Advanced knowledge as user of Cognos applications at both Saba/Dole and Belron.

Financial Planning & Analysis

Hyperion
WWW.HYPERION.COM

Advanced knowledge as I e.g. was responsible for the implementation of Hyperion within Eka Chemicals. I have also held courses in Hyperion for controllers and accounting personnel at Saba Trading.

Aaro
WWW.AARO.SE

Expert knowledge as the systems is used for group consolidation and reporting at EF.

Cognos/Frango
WWW.COGNOS.COM

Solid knowledge as the system was used at Cognition Ventures.

Accounting

Coda / Unit4
WWW.UNIT4.COM

Expert knowledge as this is the finance system used by all EF’s companies world wide.

Agresso / UNIT4
WWW.AGRESSO.COM

Expert knowledge as I have been the project manager for a full implementation of Agresso at East Capital. The project included GL, AP, AR and FA-modules with an updated financial model for the Group. We also implemented electronic invoicing and web interface to the reporting.

Concorde XAL / Navision
WWW.NAVISION.SE

Solid knowledge from development work at a subsidiary of Eka Chemicals. Also built Business Intelligence solutions on top of NAV for Fyndiq.se and FurnitureBox.se.

Raindance
WWW.WMDATA.SE

Solid knowledge as this system is in use at Saba Trading.