Southern Group Business Advisors Ltd
All my career I have been actively involved in managing organisations that were changing and growing. I am now particularly interested in working with small to medium sized businesses that need change to grow. I am fluent in French and Italian.
Core Experience of Principal:
I have many years' experience as an Executive and Finance Director at main board level in multinational businesses and with an international agency. I have worked in the UK, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and Italy with responsibility for all aspects of finance, performance measurement, corporate planning, acquisitions and disposals, public relations and IT.
Accounting - Selection and implementation of accounting packages * Setting up and/or reorganising Accounts departments * Implementing financial controls * Implementing management accounts * Selection and use of KPI's and Balanced Score Card * Visual presentation of management information
Finance - Implementing cash management * Negotiating short / Long term finance * Managing Foreign exchange risk.
IT - Selecting and managing the implementation of business software * Developing an IT Strategy
Planning - Preparing and presenting business plans * Implementing budgetary, project management and capital expenditure processes. * Carrying out strategic product / business reviews * Business strategic planning
M & A - Negotiating purchase and sale of businesses in Europe and USA, including JVs * Carrying out due diligence * Managing post acquisition integration.
Performance Improvement - Implementing cost reduction programmes * Improving business process efficiency * Managing change programmes