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Good morning Jennifer,

Just wanted to follow up on your recent advert for an Accounting Team Leader with Toll and send across my CV for you to
review.

I am an experienced, hands-on finance professional with a background in both high growth mid-size companies and
larger listed institutions. I am currently acting as a Financial Analyst with Tigers Global Logistics based in Dandenong.

In reading your advert, I felt I have a range and skills and experiences which closely match your requirements. In particular
I would like to draw your attention to the following as they relate to the advertised criteria.

Delivery of day-to-day general In my current role I am responsible for the day-to-day accounting for the
accounting support to the business Contract Logistics division of Tigers International Solutions, this includes
ensuring compliance to Toll managing a team of four covering billing, transport management, accounts
accounting policies, Australian payable and pallet control.
Accounting Standards and the
relevant International Financial Previously I have held a number of financial and management reporting
Reporting Standards roles working with a range of stake holders including Financial Controller of
Speedmail International, a subsidiary of DHL.

Ensuring process compliance for I have extensive experience of month-end accounting in both hands-on
month end accounting and journals, preparation and overseeing remote teams. At National Australia Bank I was
intercompany accounts and charges, responsible for month-end accounting for 22 entities including preparation
statutory and regulatory reporting of journals, balances sheets reconciliations and board reporting.
(e.g. ABS), annual insurance
questionnaires, income tax and FBT More recently I have completed a number of short-term contracts including
returns statutory reporting and preparation of group consolidated accounts and
budgeting in the health care and insurance sectors.

Other ad-hoc tasks and projects as In previous roles I have been responsible for all aspects of financial and
required management in a number of organisations including working closely with
senior management teams and managing small teams. In addition I have
over 8 years hands-on experience in public practice providing audit,
financial reporting and tax advice to a range of small and mid-size firms.

I would welcome the chance to meet with you at your convenience. Alternatively please give me a call on 0410 505 957 if
you require any further information or explanations.

Regards,

Nigel Burke
Nigel Burke
03 9505 3360 (Home) 0410 505 957 (Mobile)
18 Rusden Street, Brighton, VIC
nigel.burke@gmail.com

Tigers Contract Logistics


Financial Analyst
January 2016 Present

Tigers is a global logistics and transportation company providing freight forwarding, warehousing and transport services.
Responsible for financial reporting of four warehouses across Melbourne and NSW including management reporting, billing and
weekly payroll for 60 employees

Developed a suite of management reporting tools including margins review, timesheet analysis and inventory reports,
Coordinated weekly calls with site managers to identify and explain variances.
Preparation of month-end reporting including WIP, accruals and prepayment provisions.
Management of four direct reports including billing, transport management, accounts payable, payroll and pallet control

Contract Accountant
June 2013 Dec 2015

Various financial reporting and analysis roles including

Sept2015-Dec2015 Simonds Homes National Home builder.


Month end reporting including preparation of balance sheet reporting, management packs and board reports.
Mar2015-Sept2015 Orica Resources and chemicals industry.
Completed review of intra-group transactions following divestment of chemicals business identifying over $7m unrecovered costs.
Dec2014-Mar2015 BUPA Health insurance and aged care services.
Preparation of consolidated statutory accounts including associated audit papers and board commentaries
Nov2013-Nov2014 The Warranty Group Extended warranty & consumer credit insurance.
Preparation of consolidated statutory accounts including associated audit papers and board commentaries
Co-ordination annual budget process insurance underwriter for submission to US parent, significant stake holder management
May2013-Sept2013 Ken Tame & Associates Specialist insurance broker.
Preparation of month end reporting including manual adjustments, calculations and reconciliations. Managed AP/AR and payroll

Advantedge Financial Services


April 2007 May 2013

Advantedge Financial Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Australia Bank operating in the mortgage market. It
provides commission processing and technology infrastructure to 5,700 mortgage brokers as well as white label funding to
independent mortgage managers. Joining as Financial Controller of PLAN Australia my role evolved as the company transitioned
from a privately owned business to fully integrated subsidiary of NAB during a period of significant change in the industry.

Senior Accountant - Finance Service & Operations : October 2009 May 2013
Responsible for end-to-end process ownership of financial control activities and month-end reporting for Advantedge group of
22 companies including review of all general ledger reconciliations within SAP, management reporting packs and GST reporting
and income tax calculations to nab tax.
Lead integration of financial operations into nab shared service including process review and documentation, knowledge
transfer to Accenture including intensive offshore training and on-going remote support

Senior Accountant (Broker Platforms) Challenger Financial Services : April 2007 October 2009
Responsible for end to end financial reporting and control of leading mortgage aggragator.
Preparation of consolidated monthly management reporting including financial statements, variance analysis and KPI reports
Supervision of payroll, AR/AP and treasury functions including supervision of 2 others.
Preparation of statutory accounts and liaising with auditors (Ernst & Young),

Key Achievements
Achieved 100% compliance with quarterly and yearly group reporting requirements.
Achieved successful transition of 126 financial control activities to NAB Finance Service & Operations team including off-shoring
to Accenture, Bangalore resulting in reduction of headcount from 8 on shore to 2 onshore and 3 offshore.
Successful SAP implementation including development of SAP upload templates and reconciliation reports
Reduced month-end reporting cycle reduced from 6 weeks to 4 working days.
Contract accountant
January 2006 April 2007

During 2006/07 I worked on a number of short term contracts both in Melbourne and the UK.
Senior Management Accountant Asia Pacific : Wiley Blackwell (4 months)
Audit Senior : Knox Cropper (5 months)
Temporary Financial Controller : Vinopolis plc (6 months)

DHL Global Mail Limited


Financial Controller
May 2002 December 2005

Speedmail International is one of the UKs leading final-mile delivery providers. In 2004 the company was acquired by Deutsche
Post and rebranded under the DHL Global Mail name.

Responsible for all finance and accounting activities including presentation of accurate, timely information to senior management,
reporting financial results at monthly board meeting. year-end accounts and taxation returns. Development of accounting systems
and processes including analytical and KPI dashboard.

Key member of due diligence team. Working on a daily basis with Speedmails managing director, senior management team
and external advisors. Specific responsibility for providing finance, taxation, strategy, systems and marketing. Involved in
negotiations with Deutsche Post including agreeing earn-out plans and service level agreements.

Member of integration and operations working groups with specific responsibility for finance integration including SAP
implementation.Finance lead on the roll-out of Speedmail concept to other UK hubs including preparation of global
development strategy with Kampmann-berg Associates.

Key Achievements
Achieved successful sale of the company for 8.64m
Achieved successful integration of the business post-acquisition

MrTed Limited
Regional Chief Accountant Europe.
September 2001 May 2002

MrTed was one of the first online talent management systems providing global recruitment and applicant tracking solutions. My
role involved acting as the interface and central co-coordinator between the head office accounts team and external accountants
across Europe.

Preparation of group consolidation accounts together with analysis and commentary.


Monitoring monthly cash-flow forecasts to optimise treasury management.
Ensuring compliance with audit, taxation and statutory regulations throughout Europe.

Shea & Co 2 partner chartered accountants, London


September 1998 September 2001
Senior Accountant

Daly Hoggett & Co 4 partner chartered accountants, London


September 1994 September 1998
Articled Clark Chartered Accountancy Training Contract

Education
9/1994 9/1998 Institute of Chartered Accountant of England and Wales (PQ)
9/1990 8/1994 European Business Programme Joint degree ESC , Bordeaux & HBS, Humberside BA (Hons)

Other
Residency Australian Permanent Resident
Software SAP, Greentree, Xero, MYOB, Advanced Excel