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GRAHAM RICHARD K.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER •
FINANCE DIRECTOR • SENIOR BUSINESS PLANNER
Finance and business
strategy expert with extensive international experience and a history
of driving strong organisational results. Evaluates businesses and identifies
opportunities for growth and process improvement. Designs and implements
strategies to streamline operations and improve financial controls as
well as general management practices. Works directly with business unit
leaders, Boards, top executives and other key stakeholders, building
consensus and moving complex enterprises and initiatives forward. Performs
due diligence to accurately assess ROI potential. Areas of expertise:
Leadership • Finance • Strategic
Growth Management • Accounting • Due Diligence
Financial Controls • Analysis • Mergers
& Acquisitions • Global Operations • Communication • Audits
DecisionMaking • Business
Operational Planning • Business Case Review • Consulting
Staff Management • Cost
Project Management • Management Reporting • Forecasts
HIGHSIDETOURS CO LTD,
Chonburi, Thailand • Present
Privately held motorcycle
riding training company operating at a racetrack in Thailand.
Manage all aspects of entrepreneurial venture in owner / manager role,
including financial control and monthly accounting tasks. Liaise with
customers, providing guidance and instruction. Negotiate with suppliers.
Conduct marketing campaigns. Forge strategic alliances with area businesses.
Hire and train employees and manage HR tasks. Design and maintain website.
Successfully launched new
business, driving compound revenue growth of approximately % per annum
for years and garnering “most inspired track day” designation
from Fast Bikes magazine.
Overcame challenging economic
conditions in Thailand by focusing on customer loyalty, receiving %
of business through repeat customers and obtaining greater than %
Provided topquality instruction,
personally teaching more than riders and maintaining an excellent
CO LTD, Bangkok, Thailand • Present
planning and support consultancy.
Provide expert advice to a wide range of clients. Identify funding sources.
Evaluate company operations and make recommendations for improvement.
Prepare annual budgets and review finances. Offer general bookkeeping
Played key role in clients’
successful attempts to generate startup funding.
Established % customer
retention rate; every customer retained services for additional projects
after initial consultation.
Successfully marketed services
to new customers using current clients as a reference.
TA ORANGE CO LTD,
Bangkok, Thailand •
National mobile communications
company with approximately , staff; joint venture between Orange
Plc and CP Group.
Head of Business Planning
& Reporting: Directed daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly management
account production for cost centres and senior managers, leading
a team of accounting professionals. Analysed senior manager business
requirements and created new reports. Reviewed variance analyses produced
by staff. Provided monthly and annual forecasts, updating as appropriate
and providing commentary. Designed and produced Board and shareholderlevel
presentations. Created new product appraisals and business case reviews.
Headed steering committee charged with selecting and implementing US$m
SAP and US$m Amdocs systems.
GRAHAM RICHARD K. • Page •
Successfully led implementation
of more than finance processes in locations, recruiting and
training a highly skilled staff to provide exceptional management information
Secured more than $m in
rdparty funding using well executed business plans and
Served as true business partner
to senior executives, playing a key role in successful launch of national
coverage business in a new culture under extremely challenging time
Recognised for outstanding
performance with additional areas of oversight, including unlimited
cosignoff authority with joint venture partner.
ORANGE PLC •
• International Project Accountant: Provided
key financial support services to operations in Europe and designed
business plans to bid for G licences in the Czech Republic, Morocco
and Turkey. Successfully presented advantages of services. Played major
role in successful bid for German G licence valued at €bn. Led businesses
planning efforts for company’s Asia expansion with Thai joint venture
partner. Secured approximately €.m in savings for KPN Orange Belgium
by reviewing market expenditures and procedures and recommending improvements.
NORTEL NETWORKS •
• Senior Specialist
– Internal Audit: Played integral role on global internal audit
team, conducting week audits onsite at various company locations.
Evaluated finances and procedures at a range of business units, including
manufacturing plants, research facilities, corporate and sales offices
in North America, the Middle East, Europe and the United Kingdom. Pioneered
the use of audit software to select and statistically size all audit
samples. Identified executive expense policy changes that resulted in
projected savings of US$m per annum.
DELOITTE & TOUCHE •
• Audit Manager: Planned and conducted
audits on a variety of client companies in the Middle Market Group,
including record label firms, banks, video post production companies,
shoe manufacturers and others. Successful passed challenging intermediate
and final ICAEW exams at st attempt. Selected for month
forensic audit project in nd year.
CAREER NOTE: Past
job history includes a Customer Service Representative post at VISA
International. Details are available upon request.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL
Institute of Chartered
Accountants of England & Wales
LLB in European Law
with German – Class i
University of Warwick,
Institute of Chartered
Accountants of England & Wales • Institute of Internal Auditors
Expat Club of Pattaya • British
Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok
Microsoft Office Suite • QuickBooks • SAP
Fluent in German; Conversational
French and Thai