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Ivor Davies

Senior Management Accountant and Trusted Business Partner

Work History

20142015

Team Leader, Grants and Finance

Massey University, Palmerston North

Massey University Research Office

Leading a team of 4 research administrators responsible for managing the university's entire portfolio of research projects. Main duties involved:

  • continually reviewing and improving research management project processes
  • modelling and advising on the financial impact of proposed policy changes relating to research projects
  • implementing improved project and revenue reporting to the University executive
  • upgrading the research project cost model to an online interactive model
  • liaising with university research groups and departments to let them know the policy framework that apply to all research projects
  • oversee and manage the financial transactions for the Higher Education Commission (for PhD students from Pakistan)
  • ensure the team delivers high quality standards of customer service to university departments.
20122014

Team Leader

Department of Corrections, Wellington

Team Leader Management Accounting and Advice Wellington

NZ Leading a team of 6 Finance Analysts and Management Accountants in providing quality financial advice and reporting to the Service Development group.

  • lead business case financial analysis and development for all Service Development projects and initiatives
  • developing the annual budget for each business unit of the Service Development group, as well as contributing to the annual budgeting process for the entire department
  • member of the Initiatives Advisory Panel , advising on the financial impact of proposed service development projects
  • financial modelling and analytics for various initiatives, most notably a multi-party project with NZ Police and Courts on pricing the implementation and on-going operation of a Sex-Offenders register
20092012

Finance Manager

Real Estate Agents Authority

Throughout my time in this position I was responsible for end-to-end financial management, reporting and business planning processes for the Authority which was a newly established Crown entity in November 2009, in this role my main functions and accountabilities were:

  • leadership of the business planning process, producing annual budgets and guiding the monthly forecasting process with senior management
  • financial planning, processes and reporting for the Authority establishing a smooth-running finance and accounting function, including systems, processes and policies
  • producing financial statements for all accountability documents (annual report, statement of intent and four-monthly reports)
  • developing activity based costing model for complaints and other business processes
  • manage month-end and year end accounting processes managing the annual audit process with external auditors
  • senior management and board financial reporting financial modelling, scenario testing for expenditure options and income variables
  • investment proposals and treasury functions reviewing and improving finance policies
  • establish and managed trust account audit reporting process
  • software review, ICT systems, vendor proposals analysis and levy/fee pricing.

20092009

Project Financial Controller

Alcatel-Lucent

Monitoring outsourced projects from Telecom NZ Ltd

20082009

Manager Stress Testing

ANZ Banking Group NZ Ltd

Conducting Stress Test workshops and developing inputs for calculation of the banks capital reserves, translating economic scenarios into financial outcomes for the ANZ.

20052008

Investment Delivery Manager

Telecom New Zealand Limited

Managing Telecoms Investment Planning system, contributing to the annual capital plan, working with PGO to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget, helping to build financial capability among project stakeholders.

20042005

Senior Project Financial Analyst

Telecom NZ Ltd

Working with Telecom and Alcatel project managers to deliver Telecoms ICT capability programmes, ensuring accuracy and consistency of delivery.

20032004

Assistant Accountant

Serco Property Solutions Ltd

Looking after Telecoms Network Estate

20022003

Finance Consultant

Telecom Mobile

Looking after Telecoms Network Estate.

20002002

Project Accountant

Telecom Mobile

Helping to deliver the CDMA Project, implementing the 027 telephone network across New Zealand

19992000

Capital Accountant

Media Accounting Services

London UK, monitoring the BBC's capital expenditure

19981999

Assistant Financial Accountant

Fujitsu NZ Ltd

Bookkeeping and ledger maintenance for Fujitsu

19971998

Assistant Financial Accountant

Ministry of Fisheries

Bank reconciliations, balance sheet, P&L and all that good stuff.

19921997

Senior Accounts Officer

Creative New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa

Senior Accounts Officer - Everything financial, GL, Reconciliations, Payroll, you name it.

19891992

Ledger Clerk/teller

ANZ Bank
Ledger Clerk/Teller(Wellington, Martinborough, Upper Hutt)

Education

19952003

BBS

Massey University Extramural

Partially completed BBS, around 6 papers remaining . Stopped study due to family and work commitments.

19921994

B.A

Victoria University

Started BA with Victoria University and then moved to Massey University's Extramural programme.