Matej Bašták

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.” ― Hippocrates.

About Me

I am a finance professional with 2.5 years of working experience in Financial analysis and Corporate finance (at Henkel Slovensko). In addition to the practice I believe a supplementary education is of a great importance - therefore, for the past 2 years, studying for the CFA exams has replaced lying on the beach during my vacations.

What would a colleague say
about me...

Never says "It cannot be done"

I always at least try to think about any task I get. In case I am not familiar with the issue be sure that some research is ahead of me.

Always finds right technical solution

Programming thought me an important lesson - always think of as many technical solutions as feasible before you start. Then you see greater picture and that always helps.

Delivers results on time

Part-time jobs during the university studies as well as working with people all around the world force you test your time management skills. Good example was my work for WageIndicator.

Skills & abilities

In current world it is far more important to be able to find specific information than remembering it. I think that credible network of people and using google search right whenever you are in doubt is the most effective way how to handle simple questions. So be prepared to get "Let me check that" answer from me ;)

Languages*/

Slovak (mother tongue)
English (C1, C2, C1, C1, C1)
Czech (C2, C2, C1, C1, B2)
German (A2, B1, A1, A2, A2)

Skills - intermediate/

SAP & SAP BEx Analyzer
xlCubed
MS Project
Tagetik
Stata
HTML & CSS

Skills - advanced

MS Excel & VBA
MS Word
MS PowerPoint
MS Outlook

Skills - Basic

SQL
Matlab
R
MS Access

* Language skills evaluated using European Levels Self Assessment Grid; aspects in the following order: Listening, Reading, Spoken Interaction, Spoken Production, Writing.

All information in one single document for your convenience.

Hobbies

Hiking & Nature

Slovakia criss-crossed, landscape photography

Literature

Historical, Factual

Programming

Tried many languages from PHP to Python, from Stata to R

Sport

Actively: Basketball, Jogging, Squash
Watching: Ice Hockey, Football

Downloads

Here are some results of my effort. This is definitely not an exhausting list of all my work nor these are the most sophisticated examples (as those would be either too complex or too sensitive to share). You can use/change/distribute the files provided here for any non-commercial purposes. Feel free to drop me a message in case of any question.

Feel free to contact me