Bachelor of Arts (BA) Accounting Studies, Accounting, Business Studies, Law, Economics, I.T., Sociology, 1st Class Honours. The Charles Alam Prize for Academic Excellence @
University of West London
A conscientious, determined and committed professional. Eager to challenge the status quo, an articulate communicator, negotiator, and motivational and supportive team leader. Possesses strong commercial acumen and a clear understanding of the financial disciplines necessary to underpin a successful organisation. Takes a “hands-on” approach when required, and has the experience and skill set to lead the finance
A conscientious, determined and committed professional. Eager to challenge the status quo, an articulate communicator, negotiator, and motivational and supportive team leader. Possesses strong commercial acumen and a clear understanding of the financial disciplines necessary to underpin a successful organisation. Takes a “hands-on” approach when required, and has the experience and skill set to lead the finance and resources function as a true commercial and strategic partner to the business.
DIRECTOR FINANCE & RESOURCES @ The Stroke Association is a large (c. 800 staff and 6,000 volunteers) internationally renowned charity.
On Directors Management Team, reporting to CEO.
Lead on: Finance, Monthly management accounts, Annual report and financial statements, External and internal audit, Budgets & Variance reporting, Payroll and staff expense payments, Purchase and sales ledger, Credit control, Cash control and cash flow forecasting, Quarterly re-forecasting. Corporate, Trustee appointments and liaison with trustees, Trustee meeting scheduling and arrangements, Governance and regulatory reporting, Legal issues, HR appeals. Human resources, Payroll processing, Employee relations, Tribunals, Employment law, pay and benefits, Information Technology, Helpdesk, Disaster recovery, Facilities, Property and new property development, Procurement, Health & Safety, Risk and fire assessments.
Part of Directors team that successfully guided the organisation through difficult recessionary conditions, whilst simultaneously dealing with NHS turmoil and local authority budget reductions, impacting on service contracts. During this period, overall income levels have nevertheless been increased.
In testing times, improved cash flow and income, and reduced costs by c. £2m (through re-structures, various cost saving initiatives and efficiency savings), and carried those through into future years. Senior team member on building project (£2½m) – the UK’s first “Life After Stroke Centre”.
Led on building project for Stroke Multi Media Centre.
Change Management - restructured a number of finance & resources teams, and supported other tactical restructures across the organisation.
Process improvements - responsible for various process improvement projects.
Dealt with multiple HR, tribunal, grievance, and other employee relations issues.
Radio appearance on behalf of Stroke Association.
Completed various challenge events, fundraising c. £10k. From 2009 to Present (6 years) London, United KingdomFinance Director @ On main public company board reporting to CEO, Finance, accounts, PLUS market reporting and announcements, Taxation, Company secretarial/legal, Human resources, Administration and Office Services, Information technology. Part of senior executive team that took group onto the PLUS market. Provision of multitude of financial and legal due diligence reports required for PLUS market application, including comprehensive profit and cash flow forecasting. From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) London, United KingdomFinance Director @ Reporting to Managing Director/CFO, with responsibility for: Management and Financial accounts, Budgetary Control, Licensing, Bonding, Credit Control, Multi-Currency Treasury Operations, Salary Processing, Regulatory Reporting including quarterly reports for Civil Aviation Authority and Passenger Shipping Association, Taxation, Company secretarial/legal, Human resources, Administration, Information technology, implementation of accounting systems. From 1996 to 2007 (11 years) Operational Audit Manager / Financial Controller @ UK and resort audits - Review of operations, procedures, controls, and financial reports. Reported to Board of Directors, and recommended and implemented procedures and controls to effect cost savings and efficiency improvements.
Secondment - Financial Controller, Portland.
Seconded four times - Brochure Pricing Manager.
Courses: Marketing, project management and control, operational auditing, advanced Lotus 123, Excel, Word, and Access databases. From 1991 to 1996 (5 years) London, United KingdomAUDIT MANAGER @ Leading audit teams of up to five staff on statutory audits [aircraft manufacturing, airlines, banking and financial services, bonds, car dealerships, discounting, futures, publishing and exhibitions, shipping, stevedoring and wharfage, telecommunications, timeshare holidays, transportation].
Secondments Management Consulting, Corporate Finance, valuations, SEC work, testing and development of computerised auditing systems, financial statement preparation. From 1987 to 1991 (4 years) London, United Kingdom
FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), First time passes @ Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales From 1987 to 1990 Bachelor of Arts (BA) Accounting Studies, Accounting, Business Studies, Law, Economics, I.T., Sociology, 1st Class Honours. The Charles Alam Prize for Academic Excellence @ University of West London From 1984 to 1987 Roy Quiddington is skilled in: Finance, Accounting, Charities, Financial Reporting, Budgets, Human Resources, Procurement, Corporate Governance, Management, Auditing, Change Management, Facilities Management, Internal Audit, People Skills, Internal Controls
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