Experience

  • Financial Operations Controller

    at Hostelworld Limited

    October 2018 - at Present

    Leinster

    • Responsible for ensuring day to day operations in the finance team run smoothly; • Owning the co-ordination, compilation and accuracy of the bi-annual budget process, ensuring all business inputs have been appropriately challenged, validated and consolidated correctly to deliver a comprehensive, accurate budget; • Prepare presentations as required on budget / reforecasts for Board and Senior Management; • Manage the streamlining of monthly reporting, maintaining a relentless focus on what can be improved to incrementally increase efficiency and robustness of standard reports; • Manage the delivery of a range of monthly management reports within agreed timelines, ensuring efficient reporting to business owners to support a culture of constant vigilance over performance against budget for all teams; and • Lead the preparation and coordination of all investor relations materials for analyst briefings, investor roadshows, specific meetings and ad hoc queries.

  • Head of Accounting

    at APN Property Group

    July 2014 - March 2018

    State of Victoria

    Key Responsibilities: • The accurate and timely delivery of all statutory & management accounting, taxation and other adhoc reporting and analysis requirements for APN’s two ASX listed managed funds and APN’s eight unlisted managed funds, in conjunction with a team of four qualified accountants, one bookkeeper and various other finance team members; • Actively mentoring, managing and promoting my team to enhance a collegiate team culture focused on driving change and process improvements; • Providing strong business support to ‘front of office’ and other key stakeholders of the business; and • Streamline business processes and identifying areas for continuous improvement. Key Accountabilities: • Statutory Reporting • Management Accounting • Taxation • Compliance

  • Audit Manager

    at Moore Stephens

    July 2012 - July 2014

    State of Victoria

    Key Responsibilities: • Managing a diverse portfolio of clients with a total fee base of circa $900k per annum. • Ensuring all audit engagements are satisfactorily completed on time, to budget and to a high standard. • Quality control for all work papers, documentation and correspondence produced by the audit team. • Dealing with client concerns promptly and monitoring client satisfaction regularly. • Preparing and monitoring billings within specified time limits. • Keeping all Partners and Directors within the Division informed of work-in-progress and possible problem areas. • Providing advice on complex matters and adding value to the clients business. • Demonstrating a high level of technical competence and expertise.

  • Audit Senior

    at KPMG

    September 2007 - November 2011

    Leinster

    Key Responsibilities: • Managing teams of up to six people to ensure audit activities were carried out in a timely and efficient manner. • Co-ordination and delegation of appropriate tasks and provision of support and training to team members. • Addressing and resolving significant accounting and auditing issues arising on each engagement. • Ongoing communication with the client to resolve open issues and preparation of final client deliverables. • Liaising with the Tax department in order to resolve tax issues relevant to the companies. Restructuring Experience I spent two months working in KPMG’s restructuring department. I solely worked on one client, a large Irish retailer. My main role was on the cash management side of the business. My main duties involved forecasting future cash flows, liaising with both the accounts payable and accounts receivable departments as well as with the chief financial officer and the two banks providing finance.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant

    at Chartered Accountants Ireland

    2007 - 2010 (3 years) Leinster

  • Chartered Accountant

    at Chartered Accountants Ireland

    2007 - 2010 (3 years)

  • Business Degree (first class honours)

    at Dublin City University

    2003 - 2007 (4 years) Leinster

Languages

  • English Native

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