Ralph Bohmer, Finance Expert in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ralph Bohmer

Finance Expert in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Member since January 27, 2021
A fellow of the ACCA, Ralph is a natural leader and strategic thinker, having helped grow businesses in the services, investment, and property sector from the ground up. He has excelled in executing complex equity, debt, and property deals to suit individual projects and entities. An expert in the automation of processes, he enjoys consulting with clients worldwide to help develop their accounting function so it provides clear, concise data for efficient decision-making.
Ralph is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Select Certifications

Case studies

  • Registry
    Registry
  • Performance Reporting
    Performance Reporting
  • Consolidation
    Consolidation

Industry Expertise

  • Accounting Services
  • Finance
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Financial Modeling
  • Startups
  • Taxation
  • Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME)

Other Expertise

Employment

  • Director

    2020 - PRESENT
    buuda Business Management
    • Served as virtual CFO to a PPE startup, assisting them in creating and managing their finance department.
    • Helped the PPE startup in their fundraising by advising on deal structures.
    • Restructured the tax affairs of a top UK entertainer to reduce his tax bill by 30%.
    • Created a rapidly growing advisory firm, providing a wide range of advisory services to the UK market.
    • Managed the accelerating growth of the firm and established the internal tax and accounting advisory processes for the firm.
    Focus areas: Accounting, Advisory, Startups, Fundraising, Venture Capital, SaaS, CFO, Virtual CFO, Financial Controlling, Analytics, Software as a, Early-stage Startups, Business Modeling, Business Models, Real Estate, Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Financial Controller

    2018 - PRESENT
    C2 Capital
    • Structured property and equity deals with values ranging between $3 million and $100 million, developed investor disclosure documentation, and collaborated to raise the required funds to settle on investment acquisitions.
    • Hired and trained the finance team to produce high-quality and efficient internal reporting. Developed all finance processes to drive down processing times through automation, such as monthly accounts completed within four days.
    • Established the investor relations team, defining the investment registry processes, creating performance reports, and integrating fund reporting with financial reporting.
    • Liaised with the capital team, lawyers, lenders, and brokers to settle all of the group's properties to date with deals ranging from $3 million to $45 million.
    • Increased efficiencies by decreasing the complexity of ownerships within the group, restructuring debt burden into equity, and renegotiating interest rates down 4-6%.
    • Created and launched the employee share scheme for the group.
    Focus areas: Property Investment, Fundraising, Startups, Feasibility Studies, Settlements, Treasury, Fund Accounting & Administration, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Automation, Three-statement Modeling, Three Statement Operating Model, Financial Analysis, Finance, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Performance Management, Microsoft 365, Xero, Advisory, Equity, Financial Advisory, Venture Capital, Accounting, Deal Structuring, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Alternative Investments, Client Services, Financial Services, Australia, SaaS, CFO, Virtual CFO, Financial Controlling, Analytics, Software as a, Early-stage Startups, Business Modeling, Business Models, Real Estate, Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Firm Accountant

    2017 - 2018
    Bentleys
    • Overhauled financial procedures and automated processes. Enhanced productivity and reduced timescales of monthly accounting process from three weeks to 1.5 weeks.
    • Project managed a cloud accounting migration from Excel into MYOB. Improved efficiency and functionality of the firm’s data. The greater detail in reporting led to better terms from lenders.
    • Implemented receivables financing software into the firm, allowing the firm to access funds locked up in aged receivables.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Automation, Three-statement Modeling, Three Statement Operating Model, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Performance Management, Microsoft 365, Equity, Accounting, MYOB, Client Services, Financial Services, Australia, SaaS, Financial Controlling, Analytics, Software as a, Business Models, Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Senior Manager

    2011 - 2016
    Tax Agility
    • Managed all operations and staff while supervising a personal portfolio of 250+ clients, primarily creative startups and property developers.
    • Streamlined operations and formalized processes, enabling each client manager to take on an extra 100 clients, driving up revenue per employee.
    • Project managed complex UK tax disputes with HMRC and rectified these to the satisfaction of all parties.
    • Led sales pitches with potential new business, increasing turnover by 20% in 12-months.
    Focus areas: Taxation, Financial Reporting, Advisory, Chartered Accountant (CA), Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Startups, Three Statement Operating Model, Three-statement Modeling, Automation, Finance, Financial Management, Performance Management, Microsoft 365, Xero, Equity, Financial Advisory, Accounting, QuickBooks, Financial Modeling, Client Services, Financial Services, UK GAAP, United Kingdom, SaaS, Financial Controlling, Analytics, Software as a, Early-stage Startups, Business Modeling, Business Models, Software as a Service (SaaS)

Education

  • Diploma in Commercial Law and Tax Law for Tax Agents
    2016 - 2017
    Applied Education - Australia
  • Honours Degree in Finance and Management
    2003 - 2008
    University of Cape Town - Cape Town, South Africa

Certifications

  • ACCA | Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
    JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT
    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Certificate for Financial Advisers
    FEBRUARY 2012 - PRESENT
    IFS School of Finance
  • Investment Administration Qualification
    JUNE 2011 - PRESENT
    Chartered Institute of Securities Investments

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