I am a practice-trained, qualified Chartered Accountant with significant experience in publishing, education, e-commerce, retail,service, and private equity-owned businesses. Technically astute and proficient in the UK GAAP and IFRS reporting standards. I am a seasoned and confident team manager with a broad skill set including Controllership, Compliance, Financial & Management Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Modelling, Internal Control, and project work. I am highly adaptable and enjoy working closely with the business to drive commercial decisions at strategic and operational levels, including organisational restructures and financial planning.
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Usborne Publishing Ltd
Feb 2020 - Feb 2023
Privately owned international publishing, turnover £120m Financial Controller
•Finalise the year-end audits and financial statements
•Review of the Management accounts and the Balance sheet reconcil...
Interim Commercial Financial Analyst (contract)
EC English Limited
Feb 2019 - Nov 2019
Privately owned international English tuition centres, turnover £120m Interim Commercial Financial Analyst (contract)
•Prepare sales targets and reports for new business acquisition
•Business and sy...
Financial Controller/Head of Finance (contract)
Astrum Education Limited
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
Private Equity owned education group with three central London locations, turnover £15m Financial Controller/Head of Finance (contract)
•Finalise management accounts and presentation of Board Pack at...
Director of Financial Control
The Book People Ltd
May 2015 - Dec 2017
Private Equity owned multi-channel book/gift sellers, turnover £80m (2015) Director of Financial Control
•Complete year-end and consolidated statutory annual accounts with auditors (Deloitte)
Global Education Management Systems Limited (GEMS)
Aug 2011 - Mar 2015
Education provider and consulting company. Part of a group based in the UAE worth $2.2billion Financial Controller
•Complete the month-end results for submission to Dubai Head Office
The University of the Witwatersrand
Bachelor of Accounting