Maxim Hayan

All-round senior financial expert, project, changes & people manager with a strong IT affinity and a proven success record from 15 years of progressive experience as accounting & reporting manager, regional finance, group & business controller, MBA program tutor and business analyst, Maxim brings additional value and analytical insights to the clients by always staying focused on the real stakeholders’ needs.  

Maxim graduated from a World Top-100 University K.U. Leuven with a MSc in Economic Sciences degree (Master TEW, major: Accountancy & Audit) and additionally possesses  a PhD degree and ACCA & CIA certifications. 

What Maxim tells about himself: 

At every project I try to align expectations and build a long-lasting cooperation with the client. I position myself and continiously prove this in practice as a key player and a positive change initiator within the client’s finance & general management leadership team. What distinguishes me, according to my colleagues and clients is a problem-solving positive mindset, combined with the leadership skill. ‘Assume responsibility, Stay involved, Share the success’ – these are my core principles that I adhere to and that are necessary for the client’s team to succeed. 

Latest roles & projects completed: 

  • Telenet Group – Senior Project Analyst and IT Controller responsible for the implementation of the ‘best practices’ IT OPEX budget procedures  
  • Reckitt Benckiser – Senior Project & Sales Controller resolving the post ERP implementation backlog and helping client to improve standard operating procedures 
  • VPK Packaging Group – Corporate & IT Controller combining the tasks of corporate management reporting, IT budget cycle and BI system implementation (SAP BPC) 
  • Continental Foods – Consolidation Accounting Manager for the transition period 
  • Stater NV – Functional Analyst responsible for the development of the new reporting tool in order to comply with the requirements of the National Bank of Belgium