A Warwick graduate and qualified ACA in audits and accounts, Sam has led combined business modeling for an FTSE250 M&A team, securing a successful acquisition and integration plan for a £20 million deal. Sam has enjoyed building clients' processes, modeling, and reporting by leveraging exceptional logical and communication skills alongside technical skills in Excel, Tableau, and SQL to ensure the business develops the insight needed to grow.
Built a respected financial consultancy with clients across the UK, Canada, and Mexico including strong client testimonials and peer referrals.
Partnered with both acquiring and target company marketing teams to build a marketing-focused integrated business model for an ultimately successful a £20-million acquisition.
Developed systems and processes from first principals for a successful startup post-acquisition by Canon, including monthly reporting (financial and wider BI) and 3-statement forecasts for C-level reporting.
Partnered with the CEO of a promising scale-up seeking Series A funding to develop a suite of KPIs and pitch deck in an ultimately successful funding round.
Prepared management reports and analysis, presenting results to the group CEO and COO of an FTSE250 company on a monthly basis.
Worked closely with the CTO and tech team of three Canon Europe companies, developed live analysis via BI dashboards and monthly breakdown and reporting of key business indicators to all interested stakeholders.
Rapidly claimed ownership of month/year-end and audit correspondence, allowing a commercial director to focus on core commercial tasks in the business.
Partnered with tech teams to develop an automated billing system, reducing staff time needed for the billing cycle by 40%.
Partnered with marketing teams to develop ROI analysis on marketing efforts leading to optimization in marketing effort and efficient use of funds.
Developed company-wide business modeling across a variety of products and services, including a streamlined monthly update for actuals and re-forecasted processes to minimize time requirements and maximize utility.
Prepared and presented monthly financial summaries and analysis to the parent company's board, a FTSE250 entity.
Investigated and developed new potential commercial opportunities, working closely with development and data teams to ensure viability and market fit.
Focus areas: Reporting, Monthly Close Process, Accounting, Commercial Strategy, Business Intelligence (BI), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
2010 - 2014
Prepared high-quality audit files and performed client-facing audit procedures for a wide range of clients, including global retail and gold manufacturing companies.
Worked closely in integrated teams with team leader responsibility while maintaining a focus on team development and training to constantly improve business output.
Developed internal systems to automate significant amounts of accounts prep, saving up to 60% of input time for new clients.
Gained exposure through audit and account engagements to a very wide variety of financial systems for a large variety of clients, quickly becoming a functional expert in new systems.
Consistently improved clients' finance functions through ad-hoc reviews and advice as well as formal engagements of systems review and recommendation.
Focus areas: Financial Systems Development, Team Management, Accounts, Audits
Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification in ACA in Audit and Accounts