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

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Calgary, AB, Canada
Toptal Member Since
March 8, 2021

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.

Certification Highlights

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (Alberta)

Case Studies

Work Experience


2022 - PRESENT
Source Rock Royalties Ltd.
  • Worked as a key member of the executive team of a publicly traded oil and gas royalty company.
  • Handled financial reporting, treasury, tax, and securities regulations compliance.
  • Assisted the CEO in analyzing potential royalty acquisitions.
Focus areas: Accounting, CFO, Fractional CFO, Reporting, Acquisitions, Analytics, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

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, Fractional CFO, Virtual CFO, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Reporting

Interim CFO

2021 - 2022
AgJunction Inc.
  • Provided virtual Interim CFO services for a publicly traded (now private) manufacturing/technology company focused on autosteering solutions for precision agriculture applications.
  • Acted as a key member of the executive team and corporation working virtually.
  • Played a key role in the strategic alternatives process and the ultimate sale of the company to Kubota Canada Ltd.
  • Provided oversight of the finance and accounting group.
  • Took on a hands-on role in the monthly and quarterly financial reporting and analysis.
  • Maintained, designed, and improved internal controls and processes.
  • Led the financial planning and budgeting and presented it to the Board of Directors during the sales process.
  • Worked with the operations group on inventory costing and management.
  • Complied with securities regulations and reporting.
  • Attended and presented at the board of directors, audit, and special committee meetings.
Focus areas: Accounting, Analytics, Budgeting, CFO, Capital Allocation, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Forecasting, Strategy, Inventory, Management, Interim CFO, Virtual CFO, Fractional CFO

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, CFO

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
2001 - 2002

Master of Professional Accounting Degree in Accounting

University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

1997 - 2001

Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting

University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada



Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (Alberta)


Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Accounting, CFO, Cash Flow, Three-statement Modeling, Debt Raises, Equity Raises, Forecasting, Taxation

Output Software

Microsoft Excel


Scenario Analysis, Capital Allocation, Interim CFO, Fractional CFO, Virtual CFO, Analytics, Pro Forma Analysis, Reporting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Presentations, Investor Relations, Acquisitions, Strategy, Management, Treasury, Internal Control, Inventory

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