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Michael provides excess of 15 years’ experience across start-up and small to medium business enterprises. Experience in various capacities including CFO, Finance Director, COO and Company Secretary in emerging private global technology entities. Michael has extensive knowledge in the practices of corporate governance and responsible fiscal management. Responsible for the implementation, maintenance and management of global financial budgets, company financial administrative functions, as well as holding a broad commercial management role across numerous facets of the business including insurance, HR, banking and legal. Michael holds a Bachelor of Business and a Certificate in Corporate Governance.

Financial: 

  • End-to-end preparation of financial reports including P&L, budget, cash flow, and balance sheet 
  • Develop and implement global policies and procedures 
  • Research and implement global banking solutions 
  • Authorise payments and manage contracts and deliverables 
  • Design, source and implement accounting software solutions 
  • Responsible for global audit processes 

Secretariat: 

  • Manage the secretary function including taking and preparing all Board minutes, shareholder investment documentation, ASIC registers, and the administration of the Company’s Executive Share Plan 
  • Develop and prepare required due diligence material and information to prospective investors 
  • Incorporation and implementation of off-shore / subsidiary entities 

Strategic: 

  • Develop and prepare budgets for businesses operating across multiple geographies 
  • Develop long-term plans and financial models to improve profit planning and budgeting 
  • Define and implement accounting standards and month-end reporting processes, budgetary policies and practices 
  • Engage and work with consulting firms in respect to transfer pricing, IP structure, and effective tax and corporate structuring (as and when required) 
  • Proactive management of opportunities to maximise rebates and government funding