Summary

Qualified Chartered Accountant and Finance Business Partner with over 14 years’ experience, (Public Practice, Resources, FMCG & Government), with demonstrated leadership and analytical skills. Effective communicator, with an understanding that the key to success, lies in developing long-lasting internal and external business relationships.
Now seeking to contribute my experience, skills and expertise to the management team in a new and challenging role.

Core Competencies & Skill

Key areas:

  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Project Management & Accounting
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Corporate Tax & Transfer Pricing
  • Cashflow Management
  • Advanced Excel & Financial Modelling
  • Business Improvement & Internal Controls

ERP Software:

  • JD Edwards Enterprise One
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Pronto Xi

Standalone Finance Software:

  • ShipNet
  • Prophecy
  • MYOB

Work History

Work History
2014 - 2015

Director/Co-Founder

SUBSAH RESOURCES INVESTMENT PTY LTD

Established this business with a focus on the evaluation, marketing and acquisition of mining and related investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

  • Performed project analysis and evaluation for proposed ventures.
  • Established and maintained key working relationships with external technical and financial stakeholders
2014

Accountant-Regulatory Reporting (Contract - 6 months)

FREMANTLE PORT AUTHORITY
  • Implementing a revised  GST reporting process.
  • Daily Treasury and Cash flow functions with cash movement recommendations  for efficient cash flow management.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective intra-divisional, cross-divisional and external working relationships.
  • Contributing to the preparation of the annual statutory financial statements and quarterly reporting to Government.
  • Preparation of monthly Statement of Cashflow, per relevant accounting standards.
  • Analysis and recommendations to the Tax Accountant.


2013 - 2014

Management Accountant

VAUTRON HOLDINGS  PTY LTD
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts & board financial pack.
  • Managing a small team, and administering/authorising payments.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and review ongoing obligations.
  • Maintain fixed assets registers and capital work in progress.
  • Direct Taxes (Corporate and foreign subsidiaries).
  • Indirect Taxes (GST, PAYG & Payroll Tax).
  • Preparation of rolling forecasts and annual budget for subsidiaries.
  • Provision of accounting and financial support to the operations managers and regional accounts managers.
2012 - 2013

Special Projects - Finance (Contract - 11 months)

BROWNES DAIRY

The position was created to initially facilitate business process and procedure improvements within the Accounts Receivable (AR) Department, and evolved to include assisting in the implementation of their upgraded ERP system.

  • Managing AR team performance, including Implementing & monitoring work-flow information, developing performance/KPI reports.
  • Ad-hoc duties involved with the implementation of ERP system, including reviewing/testing the system before and after the go-live date.
  • Developing and applying advanced Excel and Outlook VBA macros to improve efficiencies.
  • Review of the business indirect tax policies and procedures, rectifying errors and misstatements, strategic tax research, revising working templates and the preparation of the tax effect journals for the management accounts.
  • Developing credit management process flowchart, and working with operations personnel to develop an enhanced customer credit policy.
2011 - 2012

Expat Senior Accountant

SONGA OFFSHORE DRILLING ANGOLA

A member of the key shore-based team during the operations ramp-up phase in Angola, including successfully setting up the shore based office.

  • Interpreting and administering of various operating contracts.
  • Preparing receivable/reimbursable invoices per client project agreements.
  • Maintaining financial information relating to Capex and Opex projects, including monthly reporting and monitoring.
  • Manage funding requirements to support Angola regional office and operations.
  • Working closely with operations personnel(technical supervisors) to develop project budgets, periodically review costs & develop ongoing strategies to mitigate risks.
2007 - 2011

Accountant

SONGA OFFSHORE DRILLING AUSTRALIA

 The position involved the financial/management accounting functions for rig operations, supervising accounts payable personnel and responsibility for all the regulatory/corporate compliance matters.

  • Preparation of monthly variance analysis reports for rig and office management accounts.
  • Supervise accounts payable and local payroll functions.
  • Prepare, review and maintain reports for Capex & Opex projects including monthly reporting and monitoring.
  • Prepare and remit all indirect taxes(payroll tax, GST, PAYG, withholding tax).
  • Preparation of annual rig and office budgets.
  • Management and preparation of IFRS/AASB year-end financial accounts.
  • Company secretarial matters with ASIC.
  • Preparation of corporate income taxes and FBT returns.
  • Working knowledge of Transfer Pricing Regulations, including involvement in several Tax Office audits.
  • Personal and corporate taxes in Russia, China and Singapore.
2003 - 2007

Senior Accountant/Assistant Manager

GRANT THORNTON
  • Successfully managed the transition to Australian equivalent IFRS.
  • Key involvement in the establishment of a commercial property syndication with assets of $9 million.
  • Daily management of 6 commercial property syndicates.
2000 - 2003

Graduate Accountant

SONDERGAARD PTY LTD
  • Business Services & Tax.

Education

Education
2016

Master of Science, Project Management

CURTIN UNIVERSITY

(in progress, degree expected 12/2016)

2015

Graduate Certificate, Project Management

CURTIN UNIVERSITY
2003 - 2005

Graduate Diploma, ICAA

INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AUSTRALIA
2002

Graduate Diploma, Management Studies

EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY
1998 - 2001

Bachelor of Business, Accounting & Finance

EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY