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Paula Calado

Ana Paula Calado

Ana Paula was the Global Finance Lead, Payroll, for AstraZeneca, one of the world‘s top biopharmaceutical companies. She represented Finance on the "AZengage" project, which is an HR transformation programme being rolled out globally in a series of seven waves. Ana was responsible for Finance delivery of global interface solutions, payroll posting and Balance Sheet reconciliations and employee master data as part of this global HR outsourcing.

Prior to joining AZ in 2006, Ana Paula worked for Disa Peninsula, a company that  acquired Shell Spain's Commercial business. She also worked for Shell in Glasgow as the AR Team Manager for Mediterranean countries and Stocks controller for Shell Portuguesa.

Her project and change management experience includes the implementation of Stocks Reengineering project in AS400 for Shell, the de-merger of Shell Portugal into 5 new legal entities, and Shell Spain into 3 legal entities, and a Scope migration (Optimum Finance Strategy) for AstraZeneca European Sales and Marketing companies (Portugal, Belgium and Luxemburg). She was also the lead of the project that brought the AZ Belgium Market company Fixed Assets into the SAP platform.

In total, Ana has 12 years of accounting and finance management experience at two leading European finance shared service centres (Shell and AstraZeneca), managing over 20 people directly. She also gained outsourcing experience working oon the AstraZeneca/Genpact partnership.

How do you manage a global payroll transformation covering 101 countries and 62,000 employees? Ana Calado credits disciplined project management and leadership skills to overcome resistance. She shares tips in this interview...Full Article »