FromOctober 2013ToPresent


AHB Finance & Consultancy LtdGlasgow


Assisting SME’s to transition to Cloud Accounting Services.

Highly proficient, results driven senior executive with over 20 years of experience in business operations, working within a range of companies and disciplines. Proven ability in implementation of streamlined business processes that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom line results.

Solid leadership demonstrated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish essential relationship at all staff levels.

Specialising in Cloud based software offering clients a low cost entry point into reporting systems with improved insight and visibility on their business numbers and greater collaboration in added value processes.


(1 YEAR)


Business Mentor

Providing voluntary business mentoring in accountancy and taxation and general finance issues to start-up companies and sole traders.


(19 YEARS)

Tubular Industries Scotland LimitedAberdeen

Chief Financial Officer

TISL is the largest UK based manufacturer and supplier of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) to the North Sea Oil & Gas industry and related services with a turnover between £150M to £200M.  The company operates an OCTG heat treatment facility along with its precision engineering threading capabilities at its plant in Bellshill, Glasgow.  VOGUK’s commercial headquarters and service centre were located in Aberdeen.

Main activities included:

Statutory accounts to UK GAAP standard and liaison with the auditors and closing meetings.
Full IFRS for Group accounts with monthly and quarterly reporting through Business Objects BI reporting. Forecasting update for M+1 and full year forecast updated on a quarterly basis.
Analysis of monthly actual with forecast results and full analysis of actual quarters results with forecast.  Agree action with management team to recover adverse variances.
Detailed Balance Sheet and Cash Flow forecast updated monthly.
Developed annual 5-year strategic plan based on local/corporate assumptions with regards to key market indicators.
Analyse the effect of forecast V actual sales in terms of volume price and mix and provide profitability per product segment.
Develop added value service functions within the business and reporting profitability thereon.
Running all financials on ERP system from INFOR
Review and implement new streamlined and efficient practices as the business needs changed.
Full standard costs accounting applied to all manufactured products with analysis of variances between standard and actual performance.
Dealing with HMRC including tax compliance, international tax compliance with DTR and R&D tax deduction scheme. Experienced in transfer Pricing negotiations.
Multi-Currency operations and hedging forward cover.



BTR plcGlasgow

Financial Director

BTR was a UK conglomerate which, by the mid 1980’s, had acquired a large number of companies in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Germany. BTR merged with Siebe in 1999 to form BTR Siebe plc, which was renamed Invensys plc.

Financial Director for a UK engineering & distribution subsidiary. Responsible for head office services, reporting to the MD, I delivered financial information for a multi-branch operation. Contributed to the growth and management of the business via a “hands on” approach. Sourced and implemented new IT systems designed to improve the operational efficiency of the business and customer service levels. Developed a staffing structure to service the business needs.



Bowthorpe Holdings PLCGlasgow

Financial Controller

Financial Controller for a UK subsidiary of electrical distributors, reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller. Responsible for the development of financial systems designed to provide monthly reporting and group management information. Oversaw the acquisition and integration of a subsidiary purchased by the group. Recommended and installed new IT systems, providing full ERP reporting.



ABU GB LtdGlasgow

Company Accountant

Abu GB Ltd manufactured and distributed sports leisure fishing equipment. Responsible to the Financial Director, I oversaw all accounting functions and financial systems. Prepared monthly accounts, group returns and maintained standard costing system.




Senior Auditor

Responsible for supervising and coordinating a wide range of audit clients, from small company concerns through to plc.’s and nationalised industries. Provided related financial services and advice.