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Shining the light on our employees
Carlos Fernández López
Finance Controller EMEA,
We would like to introduce our Finance Controller for the EMEA region, Carlos Fernández López. Carlos has been with Candela for more than 5 years. He is based in Madrid, Spain, and he monitors all finance operations for Europe, ensuring all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented, while working closely with all our direct offices in Europe.
Born in Toledo, both an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain and the former home of the Mannerist painter El Greco, Carlos finished the Antonio de Nebrija University in Madrid with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Management.
From his early days at University, Carlos became interested in every aspect of the financial world, from cost control to the stock market, and once he finished his studies, he started working immediately as an auditor at Ernst and Young Financial Services in Madrid.
A Financial Controller role might have come across as routine and process driven for many, particularly for tasks such as month-end or statutory reporting. But for Carlos, it was both challenging and interesting. Reporting is just a small part of the role, as he is also responsible for treasury, tax, financial planning and the growing of commercial business partnerships, just to name a few responsibilities.
“The Oracle Cloud project will integrate a common standard of how to do things and will lead towards a beneficial standard practice”
Carlos is currently involved in all aspects of the new Oracle Cloud project in the EMEA region. The upgrade from 11i to Oracle Cloud will help Candela better monitor and support financial growth targets.
The Oracle Cloud will bring in flexibility, which is of the utmost importance for an organization like Candela with growing bandwidth demands. It also facilitates increased collaboration between the different regional finance teams. For Carlos, this makes for a very absorbing and challenging work environment, where he continues to learn new things every day.
Carlos is positive that the Finance Department will always have a proactive approach supporting the rest of the Candela teams, anticipating any possible risks and solving problems, as well as doing its utmost to shed light upon different financial matters and help when needed.
When asked what his favorite family holiday is, Carlos quickly responded that it is Christmas, when one can spend time with family and friends reflecting on the past year’s challenges and achievements.