Murphy - Financial Analysis - Dublin, Ireland

Kevin Murphy

Dublin, Ireland

Summary

I'm a Chartered Accountant with 9 yrs PQE ranging from practice, a multi national financial institution, a listed company and SMEs.

I have acquired strong managerial, financial and interpersonal skills across all of these which have been very useful in my career to date.

For this reason, I feel I would be a valuable part of any organisation and a core figure that can help it to realize it's goals and objectives.

Services

Financial Analysis

Work History

Financial Consultant

Deloitte (Curach Consulting)

From July 2014

- Financial Modelling/Forecasting for various capital projects
- GL/Financial Reporting process improvements

Commercial Controller

Unit C7 Station Rd Business Park

January 2012 - May 2014

Fonemenders is one of Ireland's largest technological repairs businesses, repairing approx. 4,500 units a month and turning over approx. €3m a year across 4 locations.

Competencies
Innovation & Improvement/Motivation & commitment to results:
• Automation of financials resulting in more timely feedback to help steer the company.
• Identification and Implementation of stock and cash controls which reduced the risks of obsolescence and tied up working capital.
Change & Adaptability:
• Development of daily sales reports for all divisions which provided key information RE product profitability, staff performance and market trends.
• Expansion of retail system and improvements to ensure information accuracy.
Analytical Thinking:
• Overseeing the production of monthly management accounts including balance sheet reconciliations, CSO returns and timely reporting of VAT returns.
• Oversee Payroll.
• Financial modelling/forecasting including alternative scenarios.
• Implementation of daily KPI reports, driven from the back office systems.
Commercial Judgement & Decision Making/Planning & Organisation:
• Prioritise own and team members workload.
• Cashflow management/Budgeting.
• Challenge financial data and assumptions.
• Monthly Identification & Implementation of improvements to accounting processes.
• Weekly/Monthly identification of poor performing areas in the company.
• Prioritisation of resources to maximise profitability where possible.
Influence & Assertiveness:
• Presentation

Financial Controller

Commercial Wireless Ltd

June 2009 - January 2012

Commercial Wireless Ltd were Ireland's largest independent business to business mobile phone service providers, turning over €8m a year and servicing over 1,000 customers.

Competencies
Innovation & Improvement/Motivation & commitment to results:
• Automation of financials resulting in more timely analysis to assist Board decisions.
• Implementation of daily GP Reports, Sales Order Reports, to highlight areas of excellent/poor performance.
Change & Adaptability:
• Successful application and implementation of Invoice Discounting Facilities which improved company cash flow and tightened the debtors ledger.
Analytical Thinking:
• Oversaw the production of monthly management accounts including balance sheet reconciliations, CSO and timely reporting of VAT returns.
• Production of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated accounts (3 entities).
• Worked with Sales team to create a bill analysis template to demonstrate savings to customers.
• Weekly/monthly reporting on Revenue Share Sector performance. 40,000 CTN's ARPU by sector, product.
Commercial Judgement & Decision Making/Planning & Organisation:
• Prioritise own and team members workload.
• Challenge financial data and assumptions.
• Recommendation of improvements to accounting processes.
Influence & Assertiveness:
• Presentation of results and recommendations to Senior Management.
• Mentoring of finance team members.
Teamwork & Relationship Building:
• Managed an accounts team of 6.
• Primary contact for external auditors and banks.

Group Finance and Real Estate Equity Fund Accountant

Group Finance

Mirvac is an integrated real estate group with $27.2 billion of activities under control across the real estate spectrum. It is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Competencies
Innovation & Improvement:
• Automation of Group consolidated cashflow statement.
• Development of year end financial reporting template.
Motivation & commitment to results:
• Development of automated management account and IC templates.
• Preparation of quarterly IC papers to be presented to the Board.
Change & adaptability:
• Development of Mirvac Group reporting pack used to compile key month end data from all 48 divisions.
Analytical thinking:
• Development of flexible forecast models for both funds through close liaison with relevant property managers.
• Quarterly distribution calculations.
Commercial Judgement & Decision Making/Influence & Assertiveness:
• Recommendation of improvements to accounting processes.
• Recommendation of closure of non-performing business units.
• Presentation of results and recommendations to Senior Management.
Planning & Organisation:
• Monthly review of actual vs forecast and update of models where necessary.
Teamwork & Relationship Building:
• Specific contact for property managers and auditors.

Senior Financial Accountant

Dexia Bank Belgium Dublin Branch

Senior Financial Accountant for Dexia Investments Ireland and Dexia Bank Belgium Dublin. Combined turnover of approx. €10Bn with combined assets of +€50Bn.

Competencies
Innovation & Improvement/Analytical thinking:
• Preparation of monthly, annual IFRS and local GAAP accounts.
• Preparation of consolidated financial statements for three entities.
• Preparation of monthly and quarterly budgets, profitability and weighting reports.
• Ensured all financials were in line with Group Policy and European regulations.
Change & adaptability/Commercial Judgement & Decision Making:
• Project Management: e.g. oversaw the smooth transfer of the back office function to Brussels, responsible for the set up of Italian subsidiary in Dublin.
Influence & Assertiveness/Planning & Organisation:
• Presentation of results to the M.D. and reporting of same to H.O. within tight deadlines.
• Engaging with various divisions prior to and during the consolidation process through frequent visits to Brussels.
Teamwork & Relationship Building:
• Management of an accounts team of 4.
• Specific contact for external auditors.

Audit & Accounts Senior

Robert J. Kidney & Co

Responsibilities
• Liaising with clients prior to and during audit process and preparation of audit plans.
• Raising and resolving audit queries and accounts issues with clients to bring accounts to final review stage.
• Personal and corporation tax computations.

SOFTWARE & SYSTEMS
• Practical experience with SAP, Sage/Apex, Business Objects, Finax, Murex, MYOB, BPA.
• Advanced in Microsoft Excel - pivot tables, vlookups, hlookups, sumif's, countifs, macros, etc.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Access - query writing, creating reports, etc.

Qualifications & Certifications

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland

Accountancy Mode

University College Dublin

Institute Of Education

Oatlands College

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