University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika
Commercial Manager at Quick Service Restaurant Holdings
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• Actively looking for new opportunities
• Group Financial Controller with a Big 4 background
• ASX, FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 focus
• Proven track record of delivering improvements and change
by using a commercial approach and communication skills
acquired through managing large teams
• Day to day management and development of the finance
function to ensure the provision of accurate and meaningful
information for key decision making
• Direct reporting to board members, senior management and
• Exposure to a wide variety of industries, sectors and unique
Specific sytems used - SAP, Oracle Financials, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, Exchequer Enterprise, BankLine, Khalix, Pegasus, SAGE Line 50, Quickbooks and various bespoke systems) from conception/design to measurement against the needs of the organisation to implementation and end-user training.
Specialties: Financial Control, Group Reporting, Consolidation, Project Management, Audit Relationships, Statutory Accounts, Management Reporting, Strong Leader
ThinkSmart (ASX:TSM) is a leading international online financial services marketplace providing innovative consumer and small business financial products at the point of sale through retail partners. In my role as Financial Controller, I am responsible for managing the team tasked with delivering the Australian results to Trial Balance level, including the review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations for all Australian entities. In addition, the role oversees completion of the Group consolidation, the production of consolidated monthly results commentary to the Board and quarterly bank covenant testing and documentation for the Group. The team is also responsible for producing the Consolidated Annual Report under IFRS, in addition to all other external reporting to Australian statutory bodies such as the ASX, ASIC and the ATO (e.g. submission of all Income Tax, GST, FBT, and other tax-related returns). The role also owns the relationship with the Company’s External Auditors and provides input into relationship with other professional advisors.
Having relocated to Perth in June 2012, I was able to secure a role within three weeks of arrival.
Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL) is a 50/50 joint venture company owned by Three UK and Everything Everywhere (previously T-Mobile (UK)). MBNL was formed following the ground breaking network consolidation agreement that was completed on the 18th December 2007.
I am Responsible for Change activity with Finance during a period of rapid and exciting growth for MBNL.
Supervision of a team of 5 responsible for the production of management accounts, formal variance analysis, commentary and analytical review for presentation to the CFO and parent company
Manage the accurate and timely completion of the financial sections of quarterly investor reports
Manage the completion of the annual statutory accounts for 32 legal entities
Manage relationships and process for internal and external audits.
Performed a detailed review of BSS finance function roles and responsibilities
Assessment of cost centre and account structure for integration into a newly-created general ledger
Definition of system and interface requirements to allow accurate and timely recording and reporting of transactions
Prepared a business case suggesting alternatives for integration
Project management of the implementation plan
Supervision of the team responsible for the production of monthly management accounts, formal variance analysis, commentary and analytical review
Implementation of Hyperion (HFM) reporting and consolidation
Management of the year end reporting process, including timetable, instructions and production of annual group accounts
Management of the budget process including instructions, assumptions and deadlines
Preparation of papers and development of reporting mechanisms and processes for specific technical issues including financial instruments, pensions, impairment and going concern
Management of the audit and financial statement signing process for more than 20 UK subsidiaries
Ownership of the definition and scope for a project plan to manage a group IFRS conversion project
Act as lead in the preparation of technical papers for the first-time adoption of new Reporting Standards (IFRS 8) and assessment of the impact of changes to recently issues Reporting and Accounting Standards (IAS 1, IFRS 3 and IAS 19)
Joint oversight of production of the Interim Report for the six months ending 1 August 2009
Review of monthly performance reports and results submitted by operating divisions using Oracle Financials and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) prior to submission to the Partnership Board.
Ownership of the financial management of more than 40 head office companies
Team of 10 (3 direct reports )
Group Accounts, Consolidation, Own Audit Relationship and oversight of Statutory Accounts
Peoplesoft used as General Ledger and Hyperion Financial Management as Consolidation Application
Design and implement accounting processes and system changes that support a central accounting model and improve the efficiency of month end close, group reporting and audit
Review output of monthly shareholder reporting pack to ensure integrity before submission to group, liaising with group where necessary with analytics
Attend and review output of monthly balance sheet review communicating risks and opportunities to senior management team
Manage the month end close reviewing all journal adjustments, forex and balance sheet reporting
Provide support to the Head of Accounting in the preparation of accounting papers that support new business
Use of Oracle General Ledger
Established the process for recording and booked the transactions for the acquisition by the VC Fund into Hyperion Financial Management
Coordinated the Group Reporting Process for all operating entities
Produced a Consolidated set of results and a set of Accounts for the Group within three months of Year-end.
Recruited and managed the team responsible for delivering the management and statutory consolidation process for the UK, Europe, Asia, and USA. This sub-group accounts for two thirds of total revenue.
Established new processes to align consolidation activity and output to a recent restructuring of the business within the first two months of starting the role
Established opportunities to minimise differences between Management and Statutory reporting
• Supported the business in the performance management of its EBITDA and cash targets
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