Dr. Xavier Gabriëls | KPMG | BE
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Dr. Xavier Gabriëls

Partner, Head Financial Management, Global Head Cost Accounting & Profitability, Head Connected Consumer

KPMG in Belgium

Xavier has over 20 years experience in Management Consulting and leads the Financial Management practice in Belgium as well as globally the KPMG Cost Accounting & Profitability competence centre.

In addition, he leads the connected consumer service line in Belgium & coordinates the workgroup on Industry 4.0.  He co-leads the intelligent automation working group and holds a position as Executive Professor Strategic decision support at the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School (AMS) and KU Leuven. 

Xavier has a broad experience in the field of financial management and this in several industries, including life sciences, connected consumer, construction & steel, transport, banking & insurance as well as public sector.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Cost and capital optimization Efficient Finance Operations Finance Strategy and Transformation Finance operations and governance Financial Management Management Consulting

Education and qualifications

  • PhD in Applied Economics, University of Antwerp (The Influence of ERPS on Management Accounting)

  • PRINCE2™ – Foundation Project Management certified (ISTYA). - Green-belt “Lean Six Sigma” training

  • Master in Commercial Engineering, Technology Management, Accounting & ICT, University of Antwerp

Xavier assisted numerous clients with the following issues :

  • How does my cost of finance & other finance metrics compare with my peers? How to improve my profitability ? How do I reduce my SG&A ?

  • What is the best operating model for finance & how can I succesfully transform/automate its processes to make it more flexible ?

  • How to integrate & automate my planning, budgeting, forecasting as well as my dashboarding & KPI’s ? (enterprise performance management)

  • How to optimize my working capital & cash flow ?

  • How to increase cost transparancy (zero based budgeting) ?

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