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Finance Consultant / Business Advisor
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An independent business advisory/finance consultant with experience supporting start-ups, SME business owners and large multinational co-operations.
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HiveRank: Associate (343)
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Member since: 20-04-2018
My Background Details
A commercially minded finance professional with a sustained track record in supporting senior management deliver results by successfully providing business partner support through insightful MI to aid business decisions. Clients included bulge bracket FTSE 100 multisite businesses, tier 1 banking institutions and Small Medium Enterprises. Worked on in various roles including Business Transformation, Location Strategy, Resource Optimisation and System Implementations. Key strengths include stakeholder engagement, MI reporting, business analysis and project accoutning
Current Role Details
Virtual CFO for Portfolio of Clients
Responsibilities include the following duties:
- Support the CEO to execute the financial strategy of the company.
- Manage financial controls and accounting procedures.
- Create business plans/proposals for business growth and business strategy meetings for banks and private investors
- Managed to raise finance and create credit facility arrangements to aid business strategy growth
- Ensure full transparency over the financial performance of the company.
- Provide advice on how to increase revenue and reduce costs.
- Effectively and clearly communicate potential risks in a timely manner
MASTERCARD EUROPE - Director Europe, FP&A Business Partner, Services

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Delivery and Achievements
-Responsible for a Net revenue in excess of €1bn across Europe. - Provide regular insightful and timely financial information to support to key customers primarily Head of FP&A, Global CFO and Europe D&S EVP - Business Partner and provide commercial insight and my opinions on Service lead initiatives to the CFO and Regional D&S EVP and their direct reports. - A key member of the Executive Pricing Committee (EPC) which reviews all product and services pricing changes. - Provide insight and financial modelling on business cases within services that go to the EPC. Business Cases include (LMI, CNP, PSD2, LFDP, PwR)
THE GYM GROUP - Interim Project Finance Manager

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Delivery and Achievements
- Created weekly dashboards for Exco and regional managers during university freshers’ week period which lead to exco making promotional marketing decisions on gym sites. - Created a project governance controls framework in order to ensure that the project was completed on time and to the agreed budget. This was achieved by creating clear project plans, timescales, milestones and owners to manage and track the project performance and mitigate risks. - Created new dynamic Summary Finance which included P&L, multisite gym performance, cashflow forecast and BS allowing the Exco and Board to have clear insight into the monthly performance of the organisation and could be refreshed almost instantaneously. - Worked with 3rd party Business Intelligence architect team to ensure data readiness ahead of system migrations into the SSRS data warehouse. - Owned and created new COA and Cost Centres to align new business structure. - Created test scripts and evaluated the data quality in the data warehouse, highlighting any defects and reporting this back to the data analyst team. - Lead workshops to train the finance team to use new BI tool. - Built weekly operational trading call dashboard pack for the Exco team which gave the management clear insight into multi-site gym performance.
HSBC - Finance Business Partner – Location Strategy & TOM

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Delivery and Achievements
Finance Business Partner support to GBM operation function heads on all location strategy related matters. Supporting delivery of strategic Migrations programme in Global Banking Markets Operations, with spend of £12.8m for £12.6 benefits, migrating ~178 H/C from a FTE base of ~3000 - Manage the central source of all data relating to migrations tracking and commitments - Liaise closely with BAU cost management to ensure plans are liked with wider AOP planning and business planning activity - Support tracking, identification of benefits and realisation of stated saves - Support review and approval of business cases and associated assumptions - Spend tracking and approvals
LLOYDS BANKING - Finance Business Partner JV Migration/Divestment

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Delivery and Achievements
SAND was the divestment programme which was the separation and migration of LBG banking platforms to Sainsburys Bank (SB). The programme size was in excess of £140m. Responsible for supporting the production of core financial reporting outputs and also management of the relevant financial control processes in addition to the delivery of the detailed forecasting processes supporting the programme:

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