If there is a recipe at all, it is to put yourself in someone else’s situation.

–– Arthur Schopenhauer

This sentence describes my fundamental attitude during my daily work. Empathy forms alongside technical expertise an essential success factor in leading finance organizations and succeeding projects.

Empathy, partnership, communication

Characterized by appreciation, respect and trust, I support you in the achievement of your challenging tasks. Driven by a cooperative and empathic collaboration as well as open communication I develop together with you individual and viable solutions.

Best practices in the international environment

I apply a comprehensive set of “best practices” for the development of the solution. During 15 years in a permanent position in management roles , Consulting and in the field of Audit I could extend my knowledge by numerous proven processes, methods and tools. The “best practices” were applied at various international projects focusing on the design and further development of finance organizations. My international experience has been enriched by a perennial assignment to the United States of America (New York City) while working as an auditor for KPMG.

Finance Interim Manager

Encouraged by my experiences, I support my clients as self-employed Finance Interim Manager, Consultant and Coach. Besides the temporary management of personnel gaps, I primarily focus on the process optimizations in the Accounting and Controlling department as well as on the preparation of consolidated and single financial statements (German GAAP/IFRS).

Luciano D'Agostino
I am a member of the DDIM – Dachgesellschaft für Deutsches Interim Management e.V.

My professional background

  • Perennial experience in the role as a Commercial Director in several industries (Augsburg area and Duesseldorf)

  • Head of Finance and member of the Executive Management team (Duisburg)

  • Perennial Manager role in the Management Consulting business (Deloitte Consulting) with focus on optimization of Accounting & Controlling processes (Duesseldorf and Munich)

  • Passed the American CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam

  • National and international experience in the field of Audit (Munich and New York City) with KPMG

  • Studies of Business Administration (Wuerzburg)

  • 2-year traineeship according to the German Vocational Training Act

Technical focus

  • Lead commercial and finance functions
  • Accounting and Closing in accordance with IFRS and German GAAP
  • Finance Shared Service Center
  • Process optimization in Accounting and Controlling
  • Working Capital and liquidity management
  • Post-Merger-Integration
  • Refinancing
  • Capital market communication


  • Personnel management (1. and 2. level)
  • Development and leading of a Shared Service Center
  • Closing in accordancw with IFRS and German GAAP (listed groups and mid-sized companies)
  • Process optimization (Accounting and Controlling)
  • Post-Merger integration (MDAX)
  • Implementation of IFRS 15 and IFRS 16
  • Refinancing (275 Mio €)

Industry expertise

  • Manufacturing
  • Machinery and plant engineering
  • Automotive
  • Merchandise
  • Infrastructure
  • Service industry


  • MS Office
  • MS SharePoint