Cheryne Lowe, Finance Expert in Calgary, AB, Canada
Cheryne Lowe

Finance Expert in Calgary, AB, Canada

Member since April 9, 2020
Cheryne has been a trusted finance executive since 2010, providing CFO, accounting, and finance consulting services. Her expertise includes budgeting and forecasting with straightforward scenario analysis to inform optimal business decisions. In addition to demonstrated success in managing and streamlining accounting and finance functions, particularly in oil and gas, Cheryne has extensive experience and has played a crucial role in raising bank debt and equity, M&A, and dispositions.
Cheryne is now available for hire

Select Certifications

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (Alberta)

Case studies

Expertise

Employment

  • CFO Consultant

    2020 - PRESENT
    Cheryne Lowe Consulting Ltd.
    • Provided CFO, finance, and accounting services on a consulting basis to a variety of clients.
    • Built budgets and financial models for two startup companies.
    • Set up an accounting system, processes, and financial reporting for a startup company.
    Focus areas: Accounting, Budgeting, Capital Allocation, Financial Modeling, Finance, Fractional CFO, Virtual CFO, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Reporting
  • CFO and Corporate Secretary

    2015 - 2019
    Pine Cliff Energy Ltd.
    • Played a crucial role in the completion of two strategic acquisitions, two dispositions, two equity financings, two term debt financings, and the graduation to the Toronto Stock Exchange.
    • Oversaw finance, accounting, human resources, and administrative functions.
    • Analyzed financial statements and key performance indicators on a monthly basis.
    • Led financial planning, including preparing and maintaining the corporate budget, scenario analysis, strategic planning, acquisition/disposition analysis, and tax. Planned and presented results to management and the board of directors.
    • Analyzed acquisitions, dispositions, and opportunities.
    • Owned responsibility for compliance with securities regulations and reporting.
    • Assisted the CEO with investor relations, including investor presentations, draft press releases, website updates, and analyst and investor communications.
    • Presented budgets and quarterly results and performed secretarial duties for the board of directors and the audit committee.
    Focus areas: Taxation, Acquisitions, Investor Relations, Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Debt Raises, Interim CFO, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Reporting
  • Vice President Finance and CFO

    2010 - 2015
    Orlen Upstream Canada Ltd. (Formerly TriOil Resources Ltd.)
    • Served as a key member of the founding executive team in a company that grew from zero to 8,000 BOE/D, raised over $150 million in seven equity offerings, completed two corporate acquisitions, a recapitalization, and the sale to a foreign buyer.
    • Developed and maintained the finance function and staffing in a growing public (then private) company, including financial reporting, tax compliance, and treasury.
    • Led financial planning, including preparing and maintaining the corporate budget, reporting the results to the board of directors and executive team, and weekly budget monitoring and cash management.
    • Performed strategic modeling for numerous business cases and financial analyses of corporate and asset acquisitions.
    • Assisted the CEO with investor communications, including press releases, analyst and investor communications, website development, and maintenance of corporate. presentations.
    • Interacted with the board of directors and audit committee on various financial and. corporate matters.
    • Oversaw and ensured efficient operations of the administration, IT, human resources, and insurance functions.
    Focus areas: Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Reporting
  • Manager, Financial Reporting

    2008 - 2009
    Highpine Oil & Gas Ltd.
    • Led a team of 10 in a very active, publicly traded oil and gas company.
    • Managed all internal and external financial reporting and filing requirements, treasury, accounts receivable and payable, and capital assets.
    • Assisted with the due diligence in the sale of the company.
    Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Management, Taxation, Internal Control, Treasury, Reporting

Education

  • Master of Professional Accounting Degree in Accounting
    2001 - 2002
    University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting
    1997 - 2001
    University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Certifications

  • CPA
    JANUARY 2005 - PRESENT
    Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (Alberta)

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