Morgan - Accountant - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Ken Morgan

Sydney, NSW, Australia



Work History

Finance Manager


August 2012 - August 2013

- Responsible for all finance related functions for 2 UK based entities in the CRH group (Anchor Bay Construction Products Ltd and FCA Wholesalers Ltd)
- Created new chart in Sage for FCA and migrated all data (Sales orders, Purchase orders, Stock, Debtors, Creditors, General Ledger, Fixed Assets) into the new chart, trained staff to use the new system.
- Created and established new procedures and reports for both entities to satisfy CRH reporting requirements.

Finance Manager

Anchor Bay Construction Products Ltd

June 2005 - July 2012

- Privately owned company (prior to a buy out by CRH in January 2012)
- Managed all accounting and finance functions throughout a 6 year period as the company grew threefold
- Created, implemented, and monitored systems and procedures to complement the company's growth
- Created a formal reporting structure to monitor performance against budgets and forecasts for all KPI's.
- Created and implemented a structured system of credit control to minimize company exposure whilst optimizing sales potentials.
- Undertook feasibility studies on expansion projects, ad hoc budgets for expansion projects, monitored results and recommended remedial actions as required
- Liaised closely with company shareholders to optimize their returns whilst maintaining sufficient liquidity to sustain growth plans

Company Accountant

Engee Enterprises Ltd

January 2001 - January 2005

- Financial Service company to facilitate purchase of raw materials for a privately owned group of companies in Nigeria
- Set up and ran all financial systems from start up.
- Established credit lines with trade banks in London, established Letters of Credit for shipments to Nigeria, and monitored documentation to facilitate the trading.
- Provided reports to monitor KPI's

General Manager

November 1994 - January 2001

- Sales and contracting of portable sawmills in Ghana

Finance Manager

Morris Catering

November 1992 - December 1993

Somalia and Kenya
- Contract with UN to supply foods for 30,000 UNISOM troops in Somalia
- Set up stock control and billing system to invoice UN for food supply per contractual terms
- Monitored the system, provided credit control functions, and ad hoc reports of KPI's
- Feasability studies of other projects of interest (mobile phone network, crane contracting, salvage operations

Finance Manager

Solomon Islands Investments Ltd

June 1987 - March 1992

Solomon Islands

- Part of Burns Philp Group
- Responsible for all accounting functions, reporting to the Manager, Pacific Division, Burns Philp
- Operations included Toyota Agency, Hardware division, Concrete Products manufacturing plant, and Ready mix concrete supply.

Finance Manager, Support Services Manager, Pool Intairdril Libya

US Company

October 1979 - February 1986

Libya and Malta

- Production and workover drilling contractor in Libya (US Company- owned by Enserch Corp TX)
- 11 Rigs operating in Libyan desert
- Manager of all support functions; Warehouse, Workshop, Catering, Importation
- 150 staff of about 10 different nationalities.
- Devised and implemented stock control systems
- Restructured the Catering to provide control on cost

Further details of employment available on request

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Commerce

Canterbury University, Christchurch NZ

Shirley Boys High School, Christchurch

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