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This Too Shall Pass

“This too shall pass”

If history has taught us anything, it’s that the only constant in life is change.

Over the course of the last century alone there have been a litany of challenges and numerous disasters, all of which have one thing in common – they’ve all passed.

Some months from now – it’s impossible to predict the true timeline – the current situation we face with Covid-19 will too have passed.

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Systems & Reporting – Made Easy

Systems & Reporting – Made Easy 

Naresh Sakhrani, Principal on the East Coast, is a Sydney-based CFO with extensive experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, media, online and professional services. Here at The CFO Centre, we interviewed Naresh to delve into his knowledge around Systems & Reporting…

What is the definition of “Systems & Reporting”?

Reporting of information is a critical process in any organization. Information is used to let stakeholders know about their financials (P&L and Balance Sheet).

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Strategic Management – A Simple Guide

Strategic Management – A Simple Guide

David King, country leader of the East Coast, is a Newcastle-based CFO with extensive experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, industrial, property and professional services. Here at The CFO Centre, we interviewed David and decided to question his knowledge on Strategic Management…

What is the definition of “Strategic Management”?

It’s a process that allows the business owner or manager to clarify their purpose,

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The flexibility and opportunity that portfolio working allows suits me very well as I’m able to plan my own diary to balance my personal and professional commitments.

Julian Crawford, portfolio CFO at The CFO Centre in Sydney

(part of the CFO Centre Group)

The flexibility and opportunity that portfolio working allows suits me very well as I’m able to plan my own diary to balance my personal and professional commitments.

Julian Crawford first heard about the CFO Centre a couple of years ago from a friend of his who had been working with them for a while in the south of England and really enjoying it. 

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“Portfolio working provides me the opportunity to work with a wide range of talented business people, while providing a healthy work/life balance.”

Allan Robb, portfolio CFO at the CFO Centre in Australia
(part of the CFO Centre Group)

Allan joined The CFO Centre in Queensland in late 2018, having previously worked in CFO roles in larger corporates and SMEs.  His background as a CFO with extensive experience across a range of industries meant that he was ideally suited to The CFO Centre portfolio approach.

“I decided that corporate roles were no longer for me,

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“Working as a part-time CFO with the CFO Centre is more rewarding than most corporate jobs.”

Andrew de Bruyn, portfolio CFO at the CFO Centre Australia
(part of the CFO Centre Group)

Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant who trained with BDO and has many years of senior financial experience, as CFO and Finance Manager, across diverse industries including FMCG, fashion clothing, diamond mining, and manufacturing.

When Andrew’s contract came to an end with the company he was working with he was looking for a new avenue,

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Cash Flow Management; Cash is King.

Cash Flow Management; Cash is King.

Nick Crawford, Regional Director and Chief Financial Officer in Sydney, is qualified as a chartered accountant with extensive experience as a CFO in multiple different sectors. With over 20years’ experience as a CFO, we at The CFO Centre decided to question his knowledge on cash flow management.

What is the definition of Cash Flow?

There are two ways of looking at cash flow;

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“I worked hard to work my way up to CFO and Company Secretary of a large public listed company but when I arrived, I wasn’t experiencing the job satisfaction and sense of achievement that I craved.”

Andrew Bell, Portfolio CFO at the CFO Centre, Western Australia
(part of The CFO Centre Group)

Andrew Bell has an enviable CV. With 25+ years working with fast-growing companies, he’d worked his way up from Graduate Accountant to an ASX 300 CFO and Company Secretary.  But, in Nov 16, he wasn’t feeling quite as fulfilled as he thought he would as the politics in the corporate environment were preventing him from enjoying his roles.

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“This is probably the happiest I have ever been for a number of reasons.”

Zara Merricks, portfolio FD at the FD Centre
(part of The CFO Centre Group)

Zara works as a portfolio FD for between five and 10 clients at a time. She works for the FD Centre, the largest provider of part-time FDs in the UK and is delighted to see the rapid difference she makes to companies she works with. Since joining the FD Centre over two years ago, Zara is enjoying the opportunities that have come her way.

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“With portfolio working, I’m not pigeon-holed into one particular area of expertise.”

Tony Lewis, portfolio FD at the FD Centre in the South East
(part of The CFO Centre Group)

With 30+ years’ experience in the corporate world, both in the UK and globally,  Tony has been there, done that, got the t-shirt. But by working for one of the top management consultants and supporting many US-listed companies, it’s very easy to be known for one particular type of situation.

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