Katrin Grienitz CFO


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Highly accomplished senior financial manager and controller with 20-year professional background leading all aspects of corporate accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis/reporting across numerous industries. Demonstrated expertise leading cross-functional finance teams and interdepartmental projects to implement financial systems for enhanced efficiencies.
Well organized, logical thinking decision-maker with an analytical, detailed approach to researching and problem solving.
Core Qualifications
Analytic Skills
Maturity & Good Judgment
Accounting & Financial Management
Business Planning & Analysis
Financial Analysis & Reporting
Cash Flow Forecasting
Hands-on Leadership
P&L Management
Multi-national Operations
Work Experience
BlocStay Inc. – New York, NY (Remote)
May 2018 to Present
Setup of an accounting system with special context of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and smart contracts. Financial planning/modeling and budgeting of the startup for an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) including determining the token sales price and sale strategies. Liaison to specialized tax and accounting firm. corporate legal advisor and advisory board. Guidance and evaluation of tax impacts of staff contracts and token share agreements which saved every staff member significant tax payment.
Corporate Controller Granada Corp – Scottsdale, AZ (Remote)
July 2013 to March 2018
Handle all finances, accounting, reporting, billing, credit, collections, cash management, budgeting & forecasting including financial models, payroll, A/P & A/R, corporate compliance & regulatory obligations, tax matters, fixed assets, reconciliations, and management & oversight of financial transactions in Mexican subsidiary. Devise cost control and annual business plan with executives and Board of Directors. Analyze financial and operational results for reporting to management. Manage due diligence during company transitions.
Financial & Operational Highlights:
• Leading role in setup & implementation of a company-wide accounting and GL system
• Improved profits and operations, reduced costs and developing strategies
• Instrumental role in increased efficiency and accuracy of internal accounting processes
• Acting as a financial analyst, managing ongoing cost reduction and revenue growth analysis in all areas of the company while always providing key business metrics
• Interpretation of the company’s financial results to management with the knowledge to advise and recommendations.
CEO and Founder
KG Business Consulting – Santa Barbara, CA January 2012 to June 2013
Highly professional and excellent business services such as complex and well-rounded business plans (startup & expanding small businesses focused on business funding), management & turnaround consulting for small businesses, outsourced services for business finances, and forensic accounting analysis/due diligence.
Roadrunner Consulting – Frankfurt/M., Germany August 1997 to December 2011
Founded, established and operated a profitable software consulting business in Europe for internal and external logistics software/projects (semi-automatic/automatic warehousing software of all levels). As CEO/CFO responsible for corporate planning, organization, corporate finance, personnel, andmarketing.
BA & MBA in Business
UC Santa Barbara & University Hagen, Germany – Santa Barbara, CA September 1992 to June 1997
BSin Electrical Engineering
Humboldt University – Berlin, Germany
September 1987 to June 1990