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Cheryl Caulfield FCCA




Business Services, Construction, Energy, Engineering, Environmental, FMCG / Retail, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Private Equity, Professional Services, Property, Technology
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About Cheryl

A result driven, resourceful and meticulous Portfolio Director / Non-Executive Director with extensive experience of achieving significant growth and gaining trust by identifying and nurturing high quality successful strategic investment opportunities.

Like all great non-executive directors, cultivates a comprehensive network of external relationships. Willing to undertake complex, multi-party negotiations requiring comprehensive industry knowledge.

Vast experience of advising on portfolio management, strategizing, process improvements, planning, executive stakeholder engagement, consulting and adherence to governance and compliance. Is a vocal senior advocate for the continuous improvement of all appointed clients and is a highly professional individual with great ambition and an entrepreneurial mind-set. Is also a fully qualified accountant and seeks to remain current within the ever changing markets.

Now seeking clients who require a Portfolio Finance Director or Non-Executive Director where high levels of integrity, strong negotiation and influencing skills and a commitment in taking pride and ‘adding value’ through delivery of innovative ideas can be utilised.

Cheryl's Career History

January 2012 - Ongoing
Caulfield Associates Ltd

Portfolio Finance Director

• Start up/Growth or Turnover clients welcome. Experience includes Business Modelling, Financial Planning and forecasting, Raising of Working Capital and vital Cash flow Management.
• Assistance with Growth/Business Strategy Board level Stakeholder Management.
• Prepare lending proposals and maintain internal key control procedures.
• Prepare meaningful MI, Cash Flow Projections and Budgets for internal & external stakeholders.
• Overseeing/Mentoring Finance Staff & their development.
• Company Secretarial Duties
• Current and past clients include commercial construction / power tool supplier clients (12m & 19m Turnover).

February 2008 - December 2011
BGlobal Metering Limited

Finance Director

(Finance Director Feb 10 - Dec 2011)
• Director within a specialist advanced metering technology and services to deregulated global energy markets requiring extensive knowledge of energy developments.
• Strategic decision making at board level responsible for fully reshaping the finance teams and implementing new forecasting models.
• Identify key business issues & trends.
• Development of plans/forecasts to assist business growth.
• Contract pricing with direct customers & suppliers
• Cash flow forecasting & management of the Group cash flow.
• Treasury management & hedging.
• Preparation of reports and information to assist the CFO on city visits & presentations.
• Implementation of stock trade finance and ongoing negotiations.
• Site treasury function & currency payments.

Financial Controller Feb 08 - Feb 10

• Sole preparation of Annual Report & Half-year report subsidiary companies accounts under IFRS including responsibility for printing & design of the Annual Report (3 years consecutively).
• Performing deputy duties in the absence of the Finance Director.
• Responsible for supervising preparation of monthly management accounts for B Global Metering and subsidiaries & for consolidation into Group.
• Close interaction with Bank, Asset funders & Currency houses.
• Successfully functioned with business partners to drive a strong high net worth credit and control culture as well as developed a high-quality lending portfolio.
• Implemented cash flow modelling & forecasting.
• Adhoc Projects including SAP implementation incorporating an in house meter tracking database.
• Project managing the continuous development of an in house billing table.
• Implementation of stock trade finance and ongoing negotiations.
• Site treasury function & currency payments.
• Negotiating longer credit terms with suppliers.
• Responsible for the management of 5 Finance staff.
• Responsible for the half year review and the yearend audit.
• Production of various ad hoc reports for all levels of management.
• Implementation of new controls/procedures/systems as necessary.
• Producing reports to support placing and long-term debt rising.
• Vendor Finance arranged with equipment suppliers.
• Implemented SAP B1 system.
• Processing all R&D claims submissions.

January 2001 - February 2008

Various financial roles

Jul 2005 – Feb 2008 Financial Accountant
Kepak UK (Dunbia Preston)

Jan 2001 - Jul 2005 Financial Controller/Company Secretary
Financial Management Bureau