A qualified accountant with over 10 years of continuous working experience Offering a history of leveraging proven analytical talents in isolating and fixing complex problems. Valued contributor to executive teams across numerous departments.

Experience

  • Financial Planning and Analysis

    at Canadian Pacific Railway

    September 2019 - at Present

    Alberta

    Railway Transportation employing 12000 with an annual turnover of $5.64Bn CAD Financial Planning & Analysis Recruited to deliver actionable insights on performance by driving improvements in finance planning and reporting. • Managed a $1bn CAD fuel budget by continually improving reporting and fuel usage analysis for key stake holders. • Translate operational changes into financial forecast with focus on accuracy and timeliness. • Proactively look for improvements in the forecasting process, identifying key drivers whilst gaining a thorough understanding of the business model. • Provide support to Operations by developing a comprehensive, detailed budget for all cost centers working closely with operational leaders to develop and incorporate initiatives.

  • Finance Business Partner

    at Direct Line Group

    October 2017 - June 2019

    London

    Insurance & Financial Services, employing 11000, annual turnover of £3.2Bn ($5.4Bn CAD) •Delivered 20% in cost savings over a 3-year span by (1) thoroughly examining already-in-place contracts to trim expenses and (2) replacing temporary staff with permanent counterparts •Drove continuous improvement in performance reporting and planning through the development of management information and delivering consistent messaging across Finance and the business community •Eradicated instances where as many as 50% of business cases were returned due to inconsistent or misunderstood data by leveraging strong analytical talents. •Responsible for the provision of timely and effective financial performance reporting and insight to support the business Directors and their teams in managing the financial impact of commercial contracts •Bridged the gap between performance drivers and KPI's, how they impact the cost base, and instituting the actions required to bring them back in line

  • Finance Business Partner

    at Harris Federation

    January 2017 - October 2017

    London

    Educational Academy, employing 2200 with an annual turnover of £352m ($598m CAD) •Negotiated 15% in savings on existing contracts impacting 4 locations by forming trusted relationships with suppliers to broker preferred terms •Freed up 30% in extra time for staff so that above-mentioned 8 Financial Officers could meet deadlines with less stress •Contributed towards Executive Team Members making better financial decisions, having created a new document that overcame lack of adequate information being presented. •Introduced the need to keep precise documented records, having conducted onsite branch audits that uncovered recording inconsistencies •Delivered timely & accurate management accounts and the annual budget for 4 separate academies in 3 locations; cash flow statements, monthly forecast and balance sheet reconciliations, attended & presented monthly Board reports

  • Strategic Finance Executive

    at Competition and Markets Authority

    January 2016 - January 2017

    London

    Central Government Regulatory body, employing 650 with an annual turnover of £70m ($119M CAD) Picked from a group of highly-qualified candidates for this newly-created role and ease the pressure on central governments nationwide in the face of budget cuts •Identified a $Cdn. $1.63M discrepancy in forecasted operational costs by challenging then-current process and identifying a lack of synchronization between 2 distinct systems •Facilitated sound executive decision making after a merger of 2 separate entities by establishing processes, reports & timeframes for the unified organization & provided the Board with details of costs & spending •Instrumental in releasing an extra $Cdn. $3.3M for funding projects by launching a new process that notified Finance of staffing changes

  • Management Accountant

    at Agilisys Arch

    June 2014 - January 2016

    London

    Software and business service provider, employing 1900 with an annual turnover of £140m ($238M CAD) Chosen from a range of successful applicants to fortify existing financial and overall performance. •Elevated sales 30% after only 5 months by partnering with sales team along every step of the sales process to share vital data they needed from a finance perspective •Dramatically lowered original contract price 70% and recovered 66% in debt - an action featured in Company's monthly newsletter •Boosted reporting productivity 40% while instilling higher-quality output by facilitating computer system transition from Sage to MS Dynamics

  • Finance Manager

    at London School of Business and Finance

    February 2011 - June 2014

    London

    •Processed triple the volume of receivables per day (i.e., $Cdn. $0.49M) - much higher than the average of approximately $Cdn. $0.16M (as Finance Manager). •Eliminated a potential $Cdn. $0.33M fine by enabling financial and payment compliance for the organization (as Finance Manager

Education

  • CPA

    at CPA

    2015 - 2019 (4 years) Alberta

  • CMA

    at CMA

    2015 - 2017 (2 years) Alberta

  • Bsc Finance and Banking

    at University of East London

    2003 - 2006 (3 years) London

Languages

  • English Native

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