Anthea Kavanagh

Anthea Kavanagh

Kronberg, Hesse, Germany
Member since February 10, 2017
Anthea has over 13 years of experience as a financial strategy consultant. She focuses on developing and leading projects to improve company effectiveness. Her work includes problem diagnosis, financial modeling, developing presentations, presenting on findings and advice, and leading process improvement projects—with a significant emphasis on stakeholder engagement and change management. Anthea works across industries and company maturities.
Anthea is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Case studies
Expertise
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Financial Reporting
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Pitch Decks
  • Three Statement Operating Model
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Finance Consultant
    2017 - PRESENT
    Various Consulting Work
    • Served as a financial advisor focused on developing and leading projects to improve the effectiveness of an organization.
    • Evaluated and diagnosed problem diagnosis.
    • Worked with finance, IT, operations, and planning teams.
    • Built financial models, developed presentations, presented my findings, and gave advice.
    • Spent a significant amount of time and focus on stakeholder engagement and change management.
    • Worked primarily with educational organizations from childcare through higher education.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Pricing, Business Models, Strategic Planning & Execution, Finance Process Improvement
  • Senior Financial Analyst
    2011 - 2017
    Harvard University
    • 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
    2015 - 2016
    Village Childcare
    • 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.
    • Built and presented investor decks to angel investors.
    • Created 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
    2005 - 2010
    KPMG Corporate Finance
    • 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
    2015 - 2017
    Harvard Kennedy School | Harvard University - Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance in Applied Finance and Investment
    2004 - 2006
    Financial Services Institute of Australasia - Melbourne, Australiaalia
  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Finance)
    1999 - 2001
    University of Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia

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