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Anthea Kavanagh

Anthea Kavanagh

Athens, GA, United States
Member since February 10, 2017
Anthea has over 12 years experience as a financial strategy consultant. Most recently, she worked in-house as financial strategy consultant developing financial plans and, policies. She has also worked as a corporate finance consultant, specializing in valuations for M&A, tax and accounting purposes. She has an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University, and experience across a range of industries. 
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Higher Education
Other Expertise
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Financial Reporting
  • Investor Decks
  • Project Management Operations
  • Three Statement Operating Model
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Senior Financial Analyst
    Harvard University
    2011 - 2017
    • Advised university leadership, schools, and business units on critical strategic financial questions—such as endowment planning, tuition setting, financial policy development, fundraising efforts, and other financial management considerations.
    • Developed funding plans and KPIs for large capital projects that considered debt capacity, fundraising capacity, and other funding considerations.
    • Wrote financial governance policies on long-term financial targets for schools and business units.
    • Led the development and implementation of a financial reporting tool used across the university.
    • Led the finance-related portion for the development and implementation of a new facilities planning system which was custom built for the university.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Strategy, Financial Modeling, Project Finance, Policy Writing, Capital Investment Appraisals, Project Management
  • Founder
    Village Childcare
    2015 - 2016
    • Developed a startup company with fellow Harvard Kennedy School graduate students.
    • Was invited to join the Harvard Innovation Lab Summer 2016 cohort to develop a proposal.
    • Developed and presented investor decks to angel investors.
    • Developed and presented pitch decks for sponsorship from Harvard University.
    • Developed relationships with key childcare players in the Boston/Cambridge area.
    Focus areas: Pitch Deck Financials, Strategic Finance Management, Angel/Seed Funding, Proposal Writing, Business Plan Development, Breakeven Analysis, Investor Decks
  • Senior Executive
    KPMG Corporate Finance
    2005 - 2010
    • Advised clients on business valuations for strategic investment, governance, tax, and accounting purposes.
    • Built long-term financial models—incorporating a scenario analysis.
    • Managed key stakeholder relationships throughout projects.
    • Undertook competitor analysis and industry research.
    • Worked for clients including the top 100-listed Australian companies from various industries including infrastructure, agriculture, information, communications and entertainment, and financial services.
    Focus areas: Valuation, Fairness Opinion Reports, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Financial Strategy, Financial Engineering, Business Plan Development, Business Intelligence
Education
  • Master of Public Administration in Strategic Management, Leadership, and Decision Making
    Harvard Kennedy School | Harvard University - Cambridge, MA, USA
    2015 - 2017
  • Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance in Applied Finance and Investment
    Financial Services Institute of Australasia - Melbourne, Australiaalia
    2004 - 2006
  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Finance)
    University of Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia
    1999 - 2001
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