Interim management

SCHNEIDER GROUP offers Interim Management services in Russia, Kazakstan, Belarus, Ukraine and Poland

Interim management in Russia

The General Director Function is mainly temporary limited provision of management resources and skills. It can be seen as the short-term assignment of a proven interim executive manager to manage a period of start-up, transition, crisis or change within an organization. We provide Interim General Director Services for your subsidiary in Russia for a short or long term period.

General Director Function in Russia

The General Director Function is mainly temporary limited provision of management resources and skills. It can be seen as the short-term assignment of a proven interim executive manager to manage a period of start-up, transition, crisis or change within an organization. We provide Interim General Director Services for your subsidiary in Russia for a short or long term period.

Specifics of the position of the General Director Russia

Under Russian corporate law the General Director (CEO) possesses much more comprehensive rights than a German CEO. Until 2014 it was not possible in Russia to implement the requirement that a minimum of two or more directors or one director in combination with an authorized representative are authorized to take main decisions.

According to changes in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation since September 1, 2014 a company may set up several General Directors (who are authorized to sign together or individually). However this will still need to be proved in praxis. Based on the Russian mentality and structures it is a question of how to deal with innovation and if appropriate employees with corresponding management qualifications are available.

Because of this many companies appoint a representative of their headquarters as their General Director, who is not present in Russia on a permanent basis. In order to solve this problem our experienced Senior Project Managers take over the tasks of the General Director. In close coordination and consultation with your headquarters we manage your subsidiary. In a similar way we also take over, on the basis of a PoA, the management of a representative office or branch office. We ensure a smooth flow of documents. Administrative matters with authorities are dealt with within the framework of local legislation. Communication with the headquarters is done in your native language.

Tasks accomplished by us:

  • Consultation on and control of document flow
  • Personal presence at state authorities, if necessary
  • Signing of customs and tax declarations and other important documents upon agreement with the parent company
  • Signing of labour agreements, employment orders, vacations, payments of bonuses etc.
  • Control over and signing of contracts, invoices, VAT invoices and acts of provided services
  • Representing the interests of the company at negotiations according to instructions given by the parent company
  • Agreement on who is authorized to give guidance and instructions at the beginning, so that your business still is under your control

Advantages of the General Director Function Services

  • The use of General Director Function Services ensures a prompt response to situations
  • Cutting expenses, especially during the crisis: payment at an hourly rate, without any additional fees
  • The Russian interim General Director speaks the same language as local institutions and is aware of local circumstances
  • The use of the General Director Function ensures that a company will be able to continue working in a transitional period and will not to lose contact with clients or business partners
  • Assurance of employment issues: SCHNEIDER GROUP ensures the free and constant occupation of the position of the General Director
  • Being guided by his/her experience in the Russian market, an Interim General Director advises their Clients as an in-house consultant and looks for the most optimal decision for both the parent company and as well as for its subsidiary

Accounting and Finance - Interim Management in Russia

Accounting and Finance – Interim Management

Accounting and reporting is much more important in Russia than in Western countries. Therefore you face in particular difficulties when your chief accountant leaves your company, for instance. As the notice period prior to leaving the company for an employee is only 2 weeks, normally no replacement can be found in time.

We can assist our business partners in finding a new chief accountant or offer you to fill the gap before the new chief accountant can start the work via Interim Management. Alternatively, we may also professionally check your accounting or the person you intend to hire for the function of the chief accountant.

Operative General Director Management in Russia

Does your company want to achieve serious success in Russia? Then you should take into account that the Russian Market operates according to its specific laws, which are significantly different from European ones. A profound knowledge of these laws and the ability to work with them are decisive factors for economic success in this country. SCHNEIDER GROUP is ready to assist our business partners in developing the business on the territory of Russia and the CIS countries.

Main services of the operative General Director Function

  • Temporary vacancies substitution in company management
    Temporary performance of a director’s duties, managing and finishing of existing projects, making other directors aware of current situation
  • Company reorganisation and project management
    Analysis and change of business strategy, extension of company activities, turn-around management, increase of internal process effectiveness, creation of a controlling system, restructuring and development of new kinds of activities
  • Entering the Russian market
    Temporary fulfilment of duties, development of entering the market strategy, if required
  • Business liquidation
    Company liquidation and finishing of the activities including relations with all the parties concerned
  • System of control and supervision
    Representing your company interests in relation with (Russian) partners and (Russian) directors

Advantages of Operative General Director Function

  • Analysis of the situation, development of action plan and its fulfilment as a one-stop partner
  • Savings on social payments, vacation payments and other staff expenses
  • Minimal time spent at the initial phase of work
  • Concentrating on specific tasks
  • An interim manager promptly takes on the authority and responsibilities
  • After the interim manager leaves the company, you will enjoy a vast increase of experience, gained during the assignment of the professional interim manager
  • Absence of compensations during contract termination
  • An outside point of view will help to develop new ideas and keep objectivity while making decisions

Interim Management – Why us?

  • Quick reaction and business continuity plan 
  • Approvals are provided by the HQ / full financial control of the company
  • Under the control of our Internal Control and Legal department 
  • Speaking your language 
  • Activities are tracked in system 
  • Payable on reasonable hourly rates

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