Expertise

  • Business start up
  • Business strategy
  • Business & Personal Tax
  • Turnaround
  • FInance Director
  • Finance
  • Treasury Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • company Accounts
  • Company Formation
  • Management Accounts
  • Systems implementation
  • Accounts preparation
  • Owner-manager business support
  • Finance management
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Property Development
  • property development finance

Summary

I am a Fellow of The Chatered Institute of Management Accounts with over 20 years experience at senior level in owner managed businesses across the construction, property development and manufacturing industries.

 


Experience

  • Ahearne Accountancy Limited

    Portfolio Finance Director
    1 - 5 Employees 2018 - Current

    Working with small and medium sized businesses to provide Finance Director services:

    Projects to date include:

    • Working with a start up property development company to secure £10m private equity funding
    • Providing short term cover as Finance Director for a manufacturing company while they recruited a new permanent FD
    • Providing an international manufacturing group with advice on group restructuring, tax planning and setting up an employee scheme
  • Multi-National Manufacturing Group

    Finance Director
    100+ Employees 2009 - 2018

    Managing the Finance, HR, IT and Office Administration Departments for the UK companies

    Advising the Group on all financial and taxation matters
     

    Key Accomplishments:

    • Implemented a new transfer pricing policy, resulting in savings to the Group in excess of £0.5m annually
    • Proposed and introduced a new policy for foreign exchange management to minimize potential exchange losses while retaining the possibility of retaining some exchange gains
    • Overseeing an acquisition of a competitor company in Australia, including managing the legal and financial due diligence
    • Turnaround, and subsequent sale, of a loss-making subsidiary

     

  • Regional Housebuilder

    Finance Director
    21 - 100 Employees 2005 - 2009

    Key Accomplishments:

    • Advising shareholders on structure for sale of shares between shareholders
    • Conducted a review of the group structure, and implemented a new structure to allow proper costing and monitoring of performance
    • Setting up SPVs for tax planning purposes
    • Successful turnaround of loss making subsidiary
    • Conducted an extensive review of the vehicle fleet and negotiated new deals with suppliers, in some cases achieving a reduction in cost to the business of up to 20%
    • Conducted a review of the employee benefits, and implemented new schemes with suppliers achieving savings of up to 15%

Qualifications

Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accounts


Clubs and Associations

Fore Business


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