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(e) david.prestney@cfocorp.com.au


  • Founding Director

    at CFO CORP

    September 2014 - at Present

    State of Western Australia

    Don’t you hate it when all of the “administrative" tasks get in the way of you actually being able to focus on what’s really important in your business? That’s where we can help, at CFOCORP we partner with and guide businesses and their owners, not only by working to maximise long term profits, and attending to the corporate issues such as HR, Insurance, and Capital raising but also by helping businesses “harness” their full potential and live their WHY. "NEW" CFOCORP are now proud to announce our "equity co-investment" service whereby "startups", Entrepreneurs and small business can obtain the assistance of an experienced Chief Financial Officer potentially for "NO CASH" outlay. If you want to learn more, please contact me:- (e) david.prestney@cfocorp.com.au (w) www.cfocorp.com.au

  • Chairman (Non-Exec)

    at DiVARD

    January 2014 - at Present

    State of Western Australia

    I sit on the board of DiVARD as a non-executive director, to provide the owners with technical guidance and advice. DiVARD is an Australian based fashion label, specialising in bright and interesting100% cotton boxer shorts, and accessories for men. The company is intended to operate primarily online, but also to be supported by small retail outlets to help build brand awareness, and allow first time customers the opportunity to get to know the products.

  • Principal

    at CFO Centre

    September 2014 - February 2016

    State of Western Australia

    Working with Businesses, Leaders and Directors who recognise the benefit that having an experienced CFO on the team would provide, but couldn’t PREVIOUSLY justify the cost. As a part-time CFO for the CFO Centre, our business model means that growing businesses can take on a top quality CFO for a FRACTION of what it would cost to appoint one on a full-time basis. Our goal is to help busy CEOs and MDs free up time to grow their businesses while we take of the management of the finance, corporate and back office functions.

  • Chief Financial Officer (interium)

    at Swick Mining Services

    October 2014 - May 2015

    State of Western Australia

    CFO (Acting) for Swick Mining Services Ltd, an ASX listed contract drilling company. This was an contract consulting role held while we were searching for an appropriate fulltime candidate.

  • Director

    at D&D Consulting

    February 2010 - September 2014

    State of Western Australia

    Corporate consultancy & advice. Major clients and projects: 2014 (DiVARD) Creation and launch of a new Australian based fashion label "DiVARD". Liaison with ASIC, ATO and IP Australia (Trade Mark's). I also assisted the owners in the location of and negotiation with suitable manufacturers and suppliers (both within Australia as well as Vietnam and China). as well as assisting the owners with locating a Website developer, and the setup of social media platforms. 2013 (JAHW) Launch a partnership created to service garments of a men's clothing store, as well as provide dry cleaning services to the public at large. Provision of legal and compliance assistance including liaising with the ASIC and ATO ...etc. Located and negotiated the lease of suitable premises, and negotiation of the contract to outsource bulk cleaning requirements to a commercial laundry Managed the transition of staff to the new organisation, and oversaw operations for the first two months of trading.

  • Manager Financial Reporting

    at BHP Billiton (Nickel West)

    August 2010 - February 2013

    State of Western Australia

    The position was responsible for managing and coordinating the Financial Accounting, Tax, Fixed Assets, Payroll and Cash teams of Nickel West to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of Nickel West’s results submissions through to BHP Billiton and external advisors. The role involved ongoing interaction with Management Accounting, as well as regularly liaising and working with Risk & Compliance, Human Resources, Projects, Environment and Shared Services departments. Other significant aspects of the role have included being a key facilitator of change both in the areas of HR and business (IT) systems. Firstly through the expansion and recruitment brought on by the ODP (Organisational Design Protocol) project in early 2011, and later during two redundancy programs. As well as managing the transition through the implementation and bedding down of three upgrade rollouts of BHP Billiton’s in house software 1SAP over the past 2 years.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    at Finance & Systems Technology (FAST)

    July 2006 - January 2009

    State of Western Australia

    The position was responsible for the management and oversight of Company Financial Management, Company Secretarial, Human Resources, Asset Management, Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions and management of Special projects as they arise for the group which comprised: FAST, FAST Holdings, Generation Financial Services (GFS) and Independent Mortgage Affiliates (IMA). Significant aspects of the role included the design and implementation of a robust accounting system and improved reporting of monthly results to the board. The tendering for and implementation of a new business software platform and company website. In addition to the performance of due diligence, acquisition and integration of a smaller aggregation company “Independent Mortgage Affiliates”, as well as being the key point of contact for the supply of information to the Challenger group during their due diligence and purchase of FAST.

  • Manager

    at Ernst & Young

    July 2004 - July 2006

    State of Western Australia

    Responsible for the planning staffing and execution of Annual and half yearly audits of numerous Listed, Public, private and Non-For-Profit entities.

  • Audit Manager

    at Marpik

    September 2002 - July 2004

    State of Western Australia

    Responsible for the planning staffing and execution of Annual and half yearly audits of Listed, Public, private and Non-For-Profit entities.

  • Accountant / Senior Accountant

    at Ord Partners / Stanton Partners / Mann Judd

    January 1993 - September 2002

    State of Western Australia

    Accounting, Tax, R&D, Audit, Business Services for various Private, Public and Government entities


  • Bachelor of Commerce

    at Curtin

    1994 - 1995 (1 year) State of Western Australia

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