Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bernard Grua profile

Bernard Grua is an expert with a wide international experience living in Nantes, France, performing audit, consulting and inventory assignments, previously Manager in an Anglo-Saxon fiancial audit firm, graduated from Sciences Po Paris and a naval officer in reserve .



October 1997 -Present (19 years 4 months)
Performing Premium Inventories for clients based in France, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA
Clients: Orcanta, Passionata (France & Allemagne), Chantelle, L'Occitane (Europe), Club Paris St Germain, Roland Garros, Autoliv, Morabito, Pier Import, Embraer, Graine d'Intérieur, Oliviers & Co, Melvita, Anne Fontaine (Europe & USA), Clarins (Suisse), Made in Sport
Interfaced with ERP: SAP, Cegid, Timeless, Winparf, Winshop, Pivotal, Xpert (Raymark)

Audit Manager

Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, Paris
1989 -1996 (7 years)
Due diligences - Purchase audit - French Statutory audit - US GAAP restatements - Software revenue recognition audit for companies quoted on Nasdaq


Marine Nationale - French Navy, Brest
October 1987 -December 1988 (1 year 3 months)
Ensign at the headquarters of the Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Frontier

Finance junior 

Hewlett Packard, Grenoble
January 1987 -August 1987 (8 months) Re-organization of French manufacturing entities budget process

Skills & Expertise 

Audit, due diligence, US GAAP, internal controls, supply chain, inventory Management, inventory & financial analysis & consulting, process improvement, team management, team leadership, international business, business development, warehousing, retail, Microsoft office & advanced user of Acess, infographics, Wordpress, webmaster


French (Native or bilingual proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)
German (Professional working proficiency)
Spanish (Professional working proficiency)
Russian (Elementary proficiency)


Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo)  History, Political Institutions - Finance - Business Taxes, 1982 - 1986

Summer classes during vacations

Harvard University, Cambridge MA 
1989 Summer Business Case Program

Liden & Denz, St Petersburg
2004 Summer Russian language class

Alliance Française, Irkutsk 
2008 Summer Russian language class

Delenga, Granada 
2007 Summer Spanish language class

Additionnal interests 


Publishes articles about geopolitics, international relations, reportages, maritime heritage


Contributor at Getty Images: creations selected by Getty images galleries and, then,
licensed by Getty to different users.


Coastal and off-shore sailing (regattas and cruises)

Extensive traveller 

North America, South America, Western Europe, Ukraine, Siberia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kirghizstan, Afghanistan, Africa... focusing on photography, culture
and traditions of native people, history, geography, travel literature,

Volunteer Experience

Co-founder and spokesperson of a civil society international movement
No Mistrals for Putin at , March 2014 -August 2016 International movement against delivery of Mistral invasion vessels to Kremlin. Mobilisation of civil society: more than 7 000 followers . Organization of tens of protests all over the world, Redaction of technical articles. Debunking Kremlin's propaganda, Press conferences with medias from France and numerous other countries.
Treasurer Aide et Action July 1998 -July 1999
NGO for Education in countries in development
Vice PresidentFriends of the French East-Indies Company Museum, 1996 - 1997

Project & Team ManagerGallimard Jeunesse, Tour de France à la Voile 1995, sailing race around France

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Bernard Grua

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