Chief Financial Officer
WA - Perth Inner
Specialties
Chief Financial Officer
All Rounder
Coordinator
Management
Director

Experienced and high competent accountant used to working in a "hands-on" environment

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Career

Saint-Gobain Administration Pty Ltd - Chief Financial Officer
Retail & Wholesale - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Chief Financial Officer
All Rounder
Coordinator
Management
Director
Responsibilities
  • Control of Financial & Management Reporting
  • Responsible for all Treasury matters
  • Company Secretary - administration of all statutory requirements
  • Management of a staff of 9
Achievements
  • Integration of accounting for the Saint-Gobain group of companies in Australia and New Zealand resulting in staff reduction from 17 to 10 and $500,000 annual savings
  • Reduction in monthly reporting time from 10 days to 4 days
  • Successful replacement of ERP system - replaced BPCS with SAP
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Bogoso Gold Limited - Finance Manager
Mining & Resources - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
Australia
Specialties
Finance Manager
Responsibilities
  • Monthly management reporting.
  • Management of 15 accounting staff
  • Company secretarial function
  • Liaison with Audit, Accounting and Government Authorities
Achievements
  • Oversaw reduction in production costs from US$250 per oz of gold to $US170 per oz in a period of 12 months
  • Compiled and maintained a data room enabling sale of the company
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Price Waterhouse - Financial Consultant
Mining & Resources - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
Australia
Specialties
Cost Controller
Responsibilities
  • Act as on-site controller on behalf of International Finance Corporation at the Bogoso Gold Ltd mine-site
  • Review accounting practices at Bogoso Gold Ltd and recommend improvements
Achievements
  • Successfully liaised between company management and the financiers over a 12 month period
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Ghana Gold Mines Ltd - Finance Manager
Mining & Resources - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
Australia
Specialties
Finance Manager
Responsibilities
  • Manage day to day accounting processes
  • Manage closure of mining operation and payout of employees
  • Liaison with Audit, Accounting and Government Authorities
Achievements
  • Successful closure of mining operation and transition to an exploration company
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Coecon Pty Ltd - Finance Manager
Construction & Infrastructure - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
Australia
Specialties
Finance Manager
Responsibilities
  • Full management of accounting process
  • Preparation of tender documentation for bidding on major infrastructure projects
  • Negotiation and liaison with banks, finance companies and government authorities
Achievements
  • Total revamp and updating of all financial processes and accounts
  • Successful negotiation of finance facilities
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Education and Qualifications

Year Qualifications Level Institution
1972 Degree in Accounting Bachelor Degree Northern College of Advanced Education, Launceston, Tasmana No

Tickets, Permits and Licences

Year Name Institution
1974 Associate Chartered Accountant Institute of Chartered Accountants No

Achievements Summary

Completed all roles efficiently and effectively. Loyalty to companies and management. In all cases produced substantial savings to employers based on rationalisation of production and accounting processes

IT Skills

Software Skills

  • Word (Intermediate)
  • Excel (Intermediate)
  • Power Point (Intermediate)

System Skills

  • SAP (Intermediate)
  • Cognos (Intermediate)