Rita Buyse

Rita Buyse - element61
Business Analytics experience
34 years
Partner Financial Reporting & Consolidation

Since 1978, Rita Buyse's career has been almost completely dedicated to Financial Consolidation. After assuming the role of consolidation responsible of an important industrial Belgian Group for several years, her expertise was further developed through several consulting roles and resulted in a highly experienced consolidation profile with a broad knowledge and expertise of all kinds of Consolidation related issues, ruling and software.

In 1978, Rita started in the accounting department of the cement Group CBR NV, an industrial Group in full expansion at the time. Almost immediately involved in the set up and organization of the consolidation, Rita also assisted with the integration of important new acquisitions all over the world (Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, …), with the selection and implementation of a new consolidation software, with the first time adoption of the IFRS rules and the reporting changes resulting from more challenging demands of the new shareholder HeidelbergCement.

In 2000, Rita became Director at KPMG and started up a new “Consolidation” Department. This department delivered consolidation advice and training to all KPMG employees, assisted the audit teams with the audit of the consolidated reporting and accounts of midsized and multinational organizations and provided temporary and/or recurring Consolidation assistance on demand. The variety of clients, interventions and situations enabled to gain on the field a lot of experience and knowledge.

In 2006, Rita founded CFObelux, together with Bjorn Van Damme and Frank Lehouck. CFObelux focused from day one, on financial reporting by delivering financial reporting expertise and by implementing innovative Financial Reporting software. Rita focussed together with her team on delivering Consolidation consultancy and assistance. At the end of 2014 CFObelux associated with Moore Stephens Belgium. Consolidation consulting is part of the CFO Services offered by Moore Stephens Belgium Consulting. From the functional point of view and project management perspective, Rita also is frequently involved in Consolidation-implementation projects with SAP BPC, IBM Cognos Controller or Tagetik together with the element61 – Moore Stephens Business Analytics team.