Chief Financial Officer, UK & Ireland @ Shiseido Group UK & Ireland
Finance Director (Costa Coffee Enterprises) @ Whitbread
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Finance Director (Costa Enterprises and New International Markets) @ Finance Director for Costa's B2B division including Costa Express, Corporate Franchise and Wholesale. Also finance lead for all new international equity and multi channel markets. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Finance Director (Costa Coffee International) @ Finance Director for Costa's International businesses of 1,000+
Finance Director (Costa Enterprises and New International Markets) @ Finance Director for Costa's B2B division including Costa Express, Corporate Franchise and Wholesale. Also finance lead for all new international equity and multi channel markets. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Finance Director (Costa Coffee International) @ Finance Director for Costa's International businesses of 1,000+ outlets across both EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions including wholly owned subsidiaries in Poland and France, JV businesses in China and 20+ separate franchise relationships. From January 2012 to January 2014 (2 years 1 month) Financial Controller (Costa Coffee) @ Head of a team of 30 with overall resposibility for all financial controls and procedures, including UK and International Reporting, Internal Audit and Loss Prevention, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Banking.
Responsible for driving and improving the control frameworks across Costa's UK and International equity businesses. From October 2009 to January 2012 (2 years 4 months) Head of Financial Planning (Costa Coffee) @ Responsible for leading all planning processes including budgeting, forecasting and five year business planning across Costa's UK and International businesses.
Accountable for the delivery of annual Post Completion Review where all store investments over the last three years are analysed.
Responsible for validation and factual accuracy of all external disclosures, presentations and publications. From August 2008 to October 2009 (1 year 3 months) Group Head of Treasury @ Accountable for managing the short, medium and long term liquidity of the Group
Responsible for compliance with all treasury controls and procedures
Re-wrote both the Group’s interest rate and foreign exchange hedging strategy. From August 2007 to August 2008 (1 year 1 month) Group Planning and Analysis Manager @ Responsible for producing the Group’s consolidated business plan, budget and forecasts.
Responsible for control, reporting and budgeting of £70m central overhead cost base.
Performed all analysis, including competitor benchmarking and consensus forecasting, for the Group CFO. From August 2006 to August 2007 (1 year 1 month) Financial Analysis and Planning Manger @ Responsible for writing all commentary on variances and trend analysis included in the Group’s periodic management accounts.
Led a project to improve the underlying cash position of the business reporting directly to the Group CFO; £300m of working capital opportunities were identified. From May 2005 to August 2006 (1 year 4 months) Manager (Restructuring) @ Business Plan/Budget Review:
Worked on several business plan/budget reviews where companies had requested additional funding from their lenders. These type of engagements required the ability to understand business and industry drivers quickly and to identify appropriate profit and cash sensitivities to apply to management assumptions.
Seconded to a major UK furniture retailer reporting directly to the interim CFO. This role focussed on assisting the business to understand its key cash drivers and advising on how it could better manage its working capital and systemic cash. From September 1999 to May 2005 (5 years 9 months)
Institution of Chartered Accounts in England & Wales From 1999 to 2002 Association of Corporate Treasurers From 2004 to 2005 BA, History @ Durham University From 1996 to 1999
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