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Ross Rowe CPA, B.Comm.
56a Riverside Drive, Fulham SA 5024  rossmrowe@hotmail.com  0403 059 539
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
A highly motivated and competent Accountant possessing management and financial accounting skills with a strong
vision to achieve successful outcomes. I have senior management/financial accounting experience in public practice, food
and beverage, hotel management, car parking, and oil and gas industries. In all positions, I was responsible for month
end/year end management and financial reporting. Key strengths include process improvement, strong analytical skills,
excellent communication and organisational skills, a desire to share and collaborate with others, a strong work ethic, and
a determination to succeed.
COMPUTER SYSTEMS/SOFTWARE – Highly Proficient
• Oracle 10.7, 11i, R12, Project, Joint Venture &
Corporate Ledgers, including upgrade testing of
Oracle Fixed Assets module and impact on
multiple ledgers
• Oracle ADI (report writer/generator)
• Oracle Discoverer (report writer/data mining tool)
• Oracle Smartview (data cube)
• Oracle BI Apps/Hyperion (report generating tool)
• Excel (advanced)
• Xcelsius (report presentation tool)
• Business Objects Planning (budgeting)
• More4apps wizard (upload tool)
• RecHelper
• Additional systems/software:
− Microsoft Excel and Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Accpac accounting software, Excel cube TM1; Fidelio
Modules – Front Office and IPS Data;; Delphi (group management system); Power Play (data mining tool);
Lotus Suite (Lotus 123, WordPro, Notes); Great Plains Dynamics accounting; Platinum accounting; Win
Check food and beverage inventory system; Landmark (back office accounting system); Solution 6; Coopers
& Lybrand Accounting System (CALAS); Anpac; Ceedata; MYOB
CAREER SUMMARY
Jun 2015 – Present Financial/Management Accountant Dept. of The Premier & Cabinet
Dec 2011 – 18 Mar 2015 Joint Venture Accountant [WA/NT] Santos Limited
March 2010 – Nov 2011 Project Accountant [Fixed Assets] Santos Limited
Nov 2004 – March 2010 Commercial Accountant [Corporate & Asia] Santos Limited
Jan 2004 – Nov 2004 Forensic Accountant [Shared Business Services] Santos Limited
July 2002 – Dec 2003 Corporate Accountant [Central Business Unit] Santos Limited
Jan 2001 – 28 June 2002 NSW State Accountant Secure Parking Financial Services Pty Limited
August – Dec 2000 Manager, Revenue Management Sheraton On The Park
Sept 1996 – Aug 2000 Assistant Financial Controller Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Sydney
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
• Improved the accuracy and delivery of Joint Venture Accounting through centralising and standardising
processing. Gained the respect of many internal and external customers. Saving 3-5 day’s work per month
• Wrote Santos’ process and Accounting Practice Manual documents standardising processes saving many hours
across the organisation
• Developed budgets and forecasts for 20 departments saving time using improved Excel modelling
• Improved 3rd Party inventory invoicing saving approx.. 3-6 hours per month
• Managed Santos wide monthly, quarterly, yearly Balance Sheet reconciliations and completed a suite of
reconciliations clearing many legacy variances; saving countless hours.
• Created and managed Santos’ centralised Reconciliation Plan and templates
• Established Santos’ corporate recovery process in a newly created Shared Services department
• Prepared accurate Santos Subsidiary Tax Models and Statutory Accounts
Page 1
• Manager and Employee of the month (Starwood Corporation)
Please refer body of CV for additional achievements
Page 2
CAREER HISTORY
December 2011 – 18 March 2015 Santos Limited
Joint Venture Accountant (Western Australia & Northern Territory Business Unit)
Reporting to Financial Controller – Business Unit Services
• Preparation of Santos operated joint venture monthly reports (expenditure statements)
• Preparation of joint venture funding reports and related invoices (cash calls)
• Responsible for ensuring all data re: Third Party Operated Venture (TPOV) assets are adequately reflected in the
general ledger
• Management and preparation of Balance Sheet account reconciliations
• Prepare Santos wide Overdue Cash Call report
• Revenue Accounting – invoicing per sales contracts for oil, gas and related products
• Inventory invoicing and reconciliations
• June and December subsidiary tax models & statutory financial statement preparation, including P&L, BS, and
Cashflow Statement preparation
• Accounting for inventory, including reconciliation of stock movements to production and sales data
• Accounting for tolls, tariffs, processing fees and other commercial arrangements to facilitate the sale of oil, gas
and related products
• Preparation of royalties returns, including liaison with the relevant government agencies and external auditors
• Treasury - EFT/Cheque signatory
• Santos EH&S Representative
• Santos Fire Warden
Achievements
• Improved quality, accuracy and efficiency of Joint Venture accounting – prepared and reviewed accounting
process documentation resulting in time and cost savings, allowing greater time to resolve legacy Balance Sheet
reconciliation items and freeing up time for adhoc projects. Significant improvements also gained by centralising
and standardising Joint Venture processing for 26 Third Party Operated Ventures (TPOV). Total savings approx.
3-5 day’s work per month
• Made myself available to supervise and train less experienced team members on a daily basis (eg. Oracle and
financial reporting questions)
• Requirements for all JV Agreements (JOAs) met. Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) prescribe monthly
financial data to be presented. Timely and accurate delivery of reports and cash calls to Joint Venture
participants. No late instances
• Process improved JV Sales invoicing and 3rd
Party Inventory sales invoices through the use of More4Apps
wizard upload tool and improved process/models, saving time and improving accuracy
• Managed day-to-day workflows well allowing flexibility to assistance others (eg. Project Accounting and
Corporate Business Unit Services). No deadlines missed due to excellent organisation.
• Chaired weekly meetings and presented personal development projects/EH&S topics to team members (Safety
on roads, resilience, advanced Excel tips and tricks, EH&S updates)
March 2010 – November 2011 (Internal transfer) Santos Limited
Project Accountant – Fixed Assets
Reporting to Financial Controller - Projects & Eastern Australia Business Unit
• Maintained the JV, Corporate and Tax Fixed Asset Registers, reviewed depreciation methods and rates and
liaised with key stakeholders in relation to asset disposals, additions and split assets
• Created assets in the Fixed Assets Register to reflect restoration costs and units of production depreciation
• Monthly capitalised interest calculations (subsidiary and group)
• Depreciation forecasts and budgets, including creating and maintaining Excel macros
• Quarterly Fixed Asset Register reconciliations and Auditor’s reconciliations
• Preparation and analysis of fixed asset reports for Business Analysts and Joint Venture parties
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• Reporting of the following fixed asset information to Tax Accountants
o Asset categories information for review of methods and rates
o Depreciation budgets and forecasts
o Tax Model data and reconciliations
o Work In Progress (WIP) report
• Prepared annual Stewardship report
• Prepared all required General Ledger journal entries
Achievements
• Redesigned the restoration and Units of Production depreciation calculations
• Significantly reduced time spent manually processing errors in the corporate book
• Successfully identified assets sold down to Petronas and reconciled approximately half of the fixed assets to the
General Ledger
• Significantly improved the Asset transfer/change process by testing and implementing a new solution to
streamline the mass asset transfer process.
o As a result of my testing, I introduced the use of the more4apps asset wizard which successfully
transferred 404 JV and 2800 Corporate Port Bonython assets to a new joint venture. This process took
2.5 days to complete, including testing, and was estimated to have saved the Project Accounting Group
and BU Analysts approximately 1 months effort if completed through Projects (ie. creating new projects,
journalising costs to new projects, capitalising costs from new and old projects)
• Improved ‘subsidiary’ and ‘group’ capitalised interest calculation – efficiency time saving of half a day each
month.
November 2004 – March2010 (Internal transfer) Santos Limited
Commercial Accountant – Corporate Services & Asia Business Unit Support (previously Share
Business Services)
Reporting to Financial Controller – Corporate and Asia Business Unit Support
• Managed the Projects accounting function for 20 Corporate departments – including HR Services, IT Services,
Facilities Management, Accounting to Reporting, , and Procurement & Logistics. Includes, resolving system &
processing issues.
• Supervised one direct report (Commercial Accountant).
• Reviewed month end journal entries and preparation of monthly management reports (including variance
analysis – actuals v budget, forecasting, and commentary).
• Recovery analysis ensuring recovery rates were appropriately set (Activity Based Costing) and the
implementation of recovery strategies/planning.
• Developed, prepared and monitored monthly KPI’s in accordance with Departmental goals.
• Quarterly budget and forecast preparation.
• Authorisation and transmission of bank transfers in AUD and USD (signatory).
• Prepared tax calculations, Statutory Financial Accounts, and FBT for Santos Ltd subsidiaries.
• Special projects included; took a leading role in establishing a system and procedures to recover rental payments
and outgoings from Brisbane sub-lessees in accordance with lease agreements. Actively involved in the
establishment of subleases (met with Einar Vikingur & the legal team); Applied Net Present Value analysis for
decision making (eg. whether Santos should buy/lease PC & laptops and assisted Procurement & Logistics
Contract Analysts with their decision making).
Achievements
• Improved efficiency of Department management reporting.
o Streamlined the monthly journal entry process through improved methods of extracting data through
Oracle, Discoverer, MySantos Financials including the use of pivot tables to assist with analysis. The
impact of this was a significant reduction in month end processing time from 5 working days to 2
working days and required resources to perform the tasks reduced from 3 to 2 FTEs as a direct result of
efficiency gains.
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• Improved the Detailed Report and Cost Scrutiny Reports by developing efficient formula structures and writing
macros to assist with modelling information in Excel.
o These Enhancements significantly reduced the effort required for report preparation and also improved
the accuracy of data.
• Improved Departmental recoveries through a strong understanding of cost drivers and made changes to recovery
methods when required.
• Increased the Departmental focus on employee timesheet submission, subsequently improving the recovery of
labour and overhead costs.
• Identified issues in other areas of the business and assisted with the development of the required solutions, e.g.
Bonus accrual, Business Objects issues and the Monthly Dashboard
• Successfully integrated all Corporate Departments into existing workflow without disruption.
Jan 2004 – Nov 2004 (Transfer within Santos Limited following major restructure to include Shared Business Services)
Santos Limited
Forensic Accountant – Accounting to Reporting – Shared Business Services
Background Shared Business Services was established in January 2004 as part of the Continuous Improvement
Program implemented to further improve efficiencies.
Reporting to Controller – Accounting to Reporting
• Major project - to develop and centralised a Santos-wide General Ledger Account Reconciliation system using
Oracle Financials and Excel modelling. Early stages of development involved liasing with professionals from
business units in Adelaide and Brisbane. This required a complete understanding of Oracle Financials and the
Joint Venture & Corporate Ledgers in order to determine the extent of Santos’ existing reconciliation system.
• Maintained a detailed Reconciliation Plan ensuring Balance Sheet accounts were reconciled accurately and on a
timely basis. This included liaising with Accountants on a daily basis to assist with reconciliation issues.
• Developed standard reconciliation templates at both Joint Venture and Corporate Levels to be used by all staff
reconciling.
• Maintained participation factors that linked to the reconciliation templates.
• Reviewed all reconciliations (after Financial Controller review) to ensure accuracy and consistency across
Santos.
• Continuous improvement in the core functionality of the reconciliation system.
• Preparation of monthly reconciliations in accordance with the Reconciliation Plan. This included the development
and maintenance of supporting schedules.
• Developed and maintained monthly Reconciliation KPI’s published in a PowerPoint presentation.
• Audit liaison – central point of contact for all Audit questions relating to Santos reconciliations.
• Calculation of the SBS warehouse recovery charge for 2005.
Achievements
• The centralised reconciliation system significantly improving completeness, accuracy and timeliness of Santos’
reconciliations and reports, where previously there wasn’t a Reconciliation Plan or system in place. The project
gained exposure throughout Santos and received positive comments from management including Peter Wasow
(CFO) and Einar Vikingur (Group Executive SBS).
July 2002 – Dec 2003 Santos Limited
Corporate Accountant – Central Business Unit (CBU)
Background The Central Business Unit is the largest business unit in Santos that includes Moomba (SA) and Ballera
(South West Queensland).
Reporting to Financial Controller CBU
• Preparation of amortisation schedules and standing journals for prepaid insurance, goodwill and SESAP
(employee share plan).
• Journal entries for South Australia & South West Queensland areas of interest calculated using complex Excel
spreadsheets.
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o Calculations include monthly production & sales volumes, and dollar values for all products (Sales Gas
& Ethane, Crude Oil, Condensate, Propane & Butane) for Joint Ventures.
• Calculation of closing stock
• Preparation of monthly reports including:
o EBIT Report
o Stat Exception Report
o CEO Board Paper
o KPM’s Report
o Excom Report
o GM Report
o SA Joint Venture Reports
o SWQ Joint Venture Reports
• Quarterly Reporting
o Quarterly report
o ASX report
• Half Yearly Reporting
o Tax Effect Accounting for the half year
report.
• Year End Reports
o Statutory Accounts (10 companies)
o Tax Effect Accounting (10 companies)
o Tax Returns (10 companies)
o Yearly Preliminary & Firm Budgets
o FBT
• Presented the monthly results at the monthly Finance meeting.
• Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
January 2001 – 28 June 2002 Secure Parking Financial Services Pty Limited
NSW State Accountant
• Managed a team of 12 staff.
• External Management Reporting to owners of car parks on a monthly basis.
o Liaised with owners and property managers regarding accounting and statutory issues.
• Internal Management Reporting to department heads and directors
• Monthly and daily cash flow analysis.
• Maintained the Fixed Assets register.
• Directed, prepared and finalised the yearly budgeting process
• Balance sheet reconciliations.
• Contract interpretation: ascertained appropriate accounting treatment/calculations in accordance with
agreements. Eg. Calculations of Percentage Rent and reporting requirements.
• Statutory duties including preparation of Parking Space Levy returns and instalment payments.
• FBT Returns
• Implementation of Great Plains accounting system
• Automatic Pay Station implementations.
• General office management
August – December 2000 Sheraton On The Park (Starwood Corporation Limited)
Manager, Revenue Management
Reporting To Hotel Directors
• Daily reporting of forecast
• Yield management
• Set and maintained of rates for promotions and loading in systems (Web, GDS (Fidelio, Starlink)
• Monitored systems on a daily basis, eg, IPS link to GDS - analysis to ensure reservations link maintained
• Liaised with Sales & Marketing at property level and Global Sales Offices
• Managed Reservations Department consisting of 1 Reservations Manager and 5 Reservations Sales Agents
• Monthly reporting
o Market segment report
o Nationality report
o Production figures (Top 50 Corporate, Travel Agent)
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ROWE Ross_resume

  • 1. Ross Rowe CPA, B.Comm. 56a Riverside Drive, Fulham SA 5024  rossmrowe@hotmail.com  0403 059 539 PROFESSIONAL PROFILE A highly motivated and competent Accountant possessing management and financial accounting skills with a strong vision to achieve successful outcomes. I have senior management/financial accounting experience in public practice, food and beverage, hotel management, car parking, and oil and gas industries. In all positions, I was responsible for month end/year end management and financial reporting. Key strengths include process improvement, strong analytical skills, excellent communication and organisational skills, a desire to share and collaborate with others, a strong work ethic, and a determination to succeed. COMPUTER SYSTEMS/SOFTWARE – Highly Proficient • Oracle 10.7, 11i, R12, Project, Joint Venture & Corporate Ledgers, including upgrade testing of Oracle Fixed Assets module and impact on multiple ledgers • Oracle ADI (report writer/generator) • Oracle Discoverer (report writer/data mining tool) • Oracle Smartview (data cube) • Oracle BI Apps/Hyperion (report generating tool) • Excel (advanced) • Xcelsius (report presentation tool) • Business Objects Planning (budgeting) • More4apps wizard (upload tool) • RecHelper • Additional systems/software: − Microsoft Excel and Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Accpac accounting software, Excel cube TM1; Fidelio Modules – Front Office and IPS Data;; Delphi (group management system); Power Play (data mining tool); Lotus Suite (Lotus 123, WordPro, Notes); Great Plains Dynamics accounting; Platinum accounting; Win Check food and beverage inventory system; Landmark (back office accounting system); Solution 6; Coopers & Lybrand Accounting System (CALAS); Anpac; Ceedata; MYOB CAREER SUMMARY Jun 2015 – Present Financial/Management Accountant Dept. of The Premier & Cabinet Dec 2011 – 18 Mar 2015 Joint Venture Accountant [WA/NT] Santos Limited March 2010 – Nov 2011 Project Accountant [Fixed Assets] Santos Limited Nov 2004 – March 2010 Commercial Accountant [Corporate & Asia] Santos Limited Jan 2004 – Nov 2004 Forensic Accountant [Shared Business Services] Santos Limited July 2002 – Dec 2003 Corporate Accountant [Central Business Unit] Santos Limited Jan 2001 – 28 June 2002 NSW State Accountant Secure Parking Financial Services Pty Limited August – Dec 2000 Manager, Revenue Management Sheraton On The Park Sept 1996 – Aug 2000 Assistant Financial Controller Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Sydney KEY ACHIEVEMENTS • Improved the accuracy and delivery of Joint Venture Accounting through centralising and standardising processing. Gained the respect of many internal and external customers. Saving 3-5 day’s work per month • Wrote Santos’ process and Accounting Practice Manual documents standardising processes saving many hours across the organisation • Developed budgets and forecasts for 20 departments saving time using improved Excel modelling • Improved 3rd Party inventory invoicing saving approx.. 3-6 hours per month • Managed Santos wide monthly, quarterly, yearly Balance Sheet reconciliations and completed a suite of reconciliations clearing many legacy variances; saving countless hours. • Created and managed Santos’ centralised Reconciliation Plan and templates • Established Santos’ corporate recovery process in a newly created Shared Services department • Prepared accurate Santos Subsidiary Tax Models and Statutory Accounts Page 1
  • 2. • Manager and Employee of the month (Starwood Corporation) Please refer body of CV for additional achievements Page 2
  • 3. CAREER HISTORY December 2011 – 18 March 2015 Santos Limited Joint Venture Accountant (Western Australia & Northern Territory Business Unit) Reporting to Financial Controller – Business Unit Services • Preparation of Santos operated joint venture monthly reports (expenditure statements) • Preparation of joint venture funding reports and related invoices (cash calls) • Responsible for ensuring all data re: Third Party Operated Venture (TPOV) assets are adequately reflected in the general ledger • Management and preparation of Balance Sheet account reconciliations • Prepare Santos wide Overdue Cash Call report • Revenue Accounting – invoicing per sales contracts for oil, gas and related products • Inventory invoicing and reconciliations • June and December subsidiary tax models & statutory financial statement preparation, including P&L, BS, and Cashflow Statement preparation • Accounting for inventory, including reconciliation of stock movements to production and sales data • Accounting for tolls, tariffs, processing fees and other commercial arrangements to facilitate the sale of oil, gas and related products • Preparation of royalties returns, including liaison with the relevant government agencies and external auditors • Treasury - EFT/Cheque signatory • Santos EH&S Representative • Santos Fire Warden Achievements • Improved quality, accuracy and efficiency of Joint Venture accounting – prepared and reviewed accounting process documentation resulting in time and cost savings, allowing greater time to resolve legacy Balance Sheet reconciliation items and freeing up time for adhoc projects. Significant improvements also gained by centralising and standardising Joint Venture processing for 26 Third Party Operated Ventures (TPOV). Total savings approx. 3-5 day’s work per month • Made myself available to supervise and train less experienced team members on a daily basis (eg. Oracle and financial reporting questions) • Requirements for all JV Agreements (JOAs) met. Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) prescribe monthly financial data to be presented. Timely and accurate delivery of reports and cash calls to Joint Venture participants. No late instances • Process improved JV Sales invoicing and 3rd Party Inventory sales invoices through the use of More4Apps wizard upload tool and improved process/models, saving time and improving accuracy • Managed day-to-day workflows well allowing flexibility to assistance others (eg. Project Accounting and Corporate Business Unit Services). No deadlines missed due to excellent organisation. • Chaired weekly meetings and presented personal development projects/EH&S topics to team members (Safety on roads, resilience, advanced Excel tips and tricks, EH&S updates) March 2010 – November 2011 (Internal transfer) Santos Limited Project Accountant – Fixed Assets Reporting to Financial Controller - Projects & Eastern Australia Business Unit • Maintained the JV, Corporate and Tax Fixed Asset Registers, reviewed depreciation methods and rates and liaised with key stakeholders in relation to asset disposals, additions and split assets • Created assets in the Fixed Assets Register to reflect restoration costs and units of production depreciation • Monthly capitalised interest calculations (subsidiary and group) • Depreciation forecasts and budgets, including creating and maintaining Excel macros • Quarterly Fixed Asset Register reconciliations and Auditor’s reconciliations • Preparation and analysis of fixed asset reports for Business Analysts and Joint Venture parties Page 3
  • 4. • Reporting of the following fixed asset information to Tax Accountants o Asset categories information for review of methods and rates o Depreciation budgets and forecasts o Tax Model data and reconciliations o Work In Progress (WIP) report • Prepared annual Stewardship report • Prepared all required General Ledger journal entries Achievements • Redesigned the restoration and Units of Production depreciation calculations • Significantly reduced time spent manually processing errors in the corporate book • Successfully identified assets sold down to Petronas and reconciled approximately half of the fixed assets to the General Ledger • Significantly improved the Asset transfer/change process by testing and implementing a new solution to streamline the mass asset transfer process. o As a result of my testing, I introduced the use of the more4apps asset wizard which successfully transferred 404 JV and 2800 Corporate Port Bonython assets to a new joint venture. This process took 2.5 days to complete, including testing, and was estimated to have saved the Project Accounting Group and BU Analysts approximately 1 months effort if completed through Projects (ie. creating new projects, journalising costs to new projects, capitalising costs from new and old projects) • Improved ‘subsidiary’ and ‘group’ capitalised interest calculation – efficiency time saving of half a day each month. November 2004 – March2010 (Internal transfer) Santos Limited Commercial Accountant – Corporate Services & Asia Business Unit Support (previously Share Business Services) Reporting to Financial Controller – Corporate and Asia Business Unit Support • Managed the Projects accounting function for 20 Corporate departments – including HR Services, IT Services, Facilities Management, Accounting to Reporting, , and Procurement & Logistics. Includes, resolving system & processing issues. • Supervised one direct report (Commercial Accountant). • Reviewed month end journal entries and preparation of monthly management reports (including variance analysis – actuals v budget, forecasting, and commentary). • Recovery analysis ensuring recovery rates were appropriately set (Activity Based Costing) and the implementation of recovery strategies/planning. • Developed, prepared and monitored monthly KPI’s in accordance with Departmental goals. • Quarterly budget and forecast preparation. • Authorisation and transmission of bank transfers in AUD and USD (signatory). • Prepared tax calculations, Statutory Financial Accounts, and FBT for Santos Ltd subsidiaries. • Special projects included; took a leading role in establishing a system and procedures to recover rental payments and outgoings from Brisbane sub-lessees in accordance with lease agreements. Actively involved in the establishment of subleases (met with Einar Vikingur & the legal team); Applied Net Present Value analysis for decision making (eg. whether Santos should buy/lease PC & laptops and assisted Procurement & Logistics Contract Analysts with their decision making). Achievements • Improved efficiency of Department management reporting. o Streamlined the monthly journal entry process through improved methods of extracting data through Oracle, Discoverer, MySantos Financials including the use of pivot tables to assist with analysis. The impact of this was a significant reduction in month end processing time from 5 working days to 2 working days and required resources to perform the tasks reduced from 3 to 2 FTEs as a direct result of efficiency gains. Page 4
  • 5. • Improved the Detailed Report and Cost Scrutiny Reports by developing efficient formula structures and writing macros to assist with modelling information in Excel. o These Enhancements significantly reduced the effort required for report preparation and also improved the accuracy of data. • Improved Departmental recoveries through a strong understanding of cost drivers and made changes to recovery methods when required. • Increased the Departmental focus on employee timesheet submission, subsequently improving the recovery of labour and overhead costs. • Identified issues in other areas of the business and assisted with the development of the required solutions, e.g. Bonus accrual, Business Objects issues and the Monthly Dashboard • Successfully integrated all Corporate Departments into existing workflow without disruption. Jan 2004 – Nov 2004 (Transfer within Santos Limited following major restructure to include Shared Business Services) Santos Limited Forensic Accountant – Accounting to Reporting – Shared Business Services Background Shared Business Services was established in January 2004 as part of the Continuous Improvement Program implemented to further improve efficiencies. Reporting to Controller – Accounting to Reporting • Major project - to develop and centralised a Santos-wide General Ledger Account Reconciliation system using Oracle Financials and Excel modelling. Early stages of development involved liasing with professionals from business units in Adelaide and Brisbane. This required a complete understanding of Oracle Financials and the Joint Venture & Corporate Ledgers in order to determine the extent of Santos’ existing reconciliation system. • Maintained a detailed Reconciliation Plan ensuring Balance Sheet accounts were reconciled accurately and on a timely basis. This included liaising with Accountants on a daily basis to assist with reconciliation issues. • Developed standard reconciliation templates at both Joint Venture and Corporate Levels to be used by all staff reconciling. • Maintained participation factors that linked to the reconciliation templates. • Reviewed all reconciliations (after Financial Controller review) to ensure accuracy and consistency across Santos. • Continuous improvement in the core functionality of the reconciliation system. • Preparation of monthly reconciliations in accordance with the Reconciliation Plan. This included the development and maintenance of supporting schedules. • Developed and maintained monthly Reconciliation KPI’s published in a PowerPoint presentation. • Audit liaison – central point of contact for all Audit questions relating to Santos reconciliations. • Calculation of the SBS warehouse recovery charge for 2005. Achievements • The centralised reconciliation system significantly improving completeness, accuracy and timeliness of Santos’ reconciliations and reports, where previously there wasn’t a Reconciliation Plan or system in place. The project gained exposure throughout Santos and received positive comments from management including Peter Wasow (CFO) and Einar Vikingur (Group Executive SBS). July 2002 – Dec 2003 Santos Limited Corporate Accountant – Central Business Unit (CBU) Background The Central Business Unit is the largest business unit in Santos that includes Moomba (SA) and Ballera (South West Queensland). Reporting to Financial Controller CBU • Preparation of amortisation schedules and standing journals for prepaid insurance, goodwill and SESAP (employee share plan). • Journal entries for South Australia & South West Queensland areas of interest calculated using complex Excel spreadsheets. Page 5
  • 6. o Calculations include monthly production & sales volumes, and dollar values for all products (Sales Gas & Ethane, Crude Oil, Condensate, Propane & Butane) for Joint Ventures. • Calculation of closing stock • Preparation of monthly reports including: o EBIT Report o Stat Exception Report o CEO Board Paper o KPM’s Report o Excom Report o GM Report o SA Joint Venture Reports o SWQ Joint Venture Reports • Quarterly Reporting o Quarterly report o ASX report • Half Yearly Reporting o Tax Effect Accounting for the half year report. • Year End Reports o Statutory Accounts (10 companies) o Tax Effect Accounting (10 companies) o Tax Returns (10 companies) o Yearly Preliminary & Firm Budgets o FBT • Presented the monthly results at the monthly Finance meeting. • Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations January 2001 – 28 June 2002 Secure Parking Financial Services Pty Limited NSW State Accountant • Managed a team of 12 staff. • External Management Reporting to owners of car parks on a monthly basis. o Liaised with owners and property managers regarding accounting and statutory issues. • Internal Management Reporting to department heads and directors • Monthly and daily cash flow analysis. • Maintained the Fixed Assets register. • Directed, prepared and finalised the yearly budgeting process • Balance sheet reconciliations. • Contract interpretation: ascertained appropriate accounting treatment/calculations in accordance with agreements. Eg. Calculations of Percentage Rent and reporting requirements. • Statutory duties including preparation of Parking Space Levy returns and instalment payments. • FBT Returns • Implementation of Great Plains accounting system • Automatic Pay Station implementations. • General office management August – December 2000 Sheraton On The Park (Starwood Corporation Limited) Manager, Revenue Management Reporting To Hotel Directors • Daily reporting of forecast • Yield management • Set and maintained of rates for promotions and loading in systems (Web, GDS (Fidelio, Starlink) • Monitored systems on a daily basis, eg, IPS link to GDS - analysis to ensure reservations link maintained • Liaised with Sales & Marketing at property level and Global Sales Offices • Managed Reservations Department consisting of 1 Reservations Manager and 5 Reservations Sales Agents • Monthly reporting o Market segment report o Nationality report o Production figures (Top 50 Corporate, Travel Agent) Page 6
  • 7. • Prepared corporate production information to Sales and Marketing and clients • Chaired weekly Revenue Management Meetings • Successfully aligned Delphi system to Fidelio to ensure accuracy of group reservations • Reviewed client profiles to ensure accuracy of company statistics Sept 1996 – August 2000 Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Sydney (Starwood Corporation Limited - previously the Hotel Nikko, Darling Harbour) Assistant Financial Controller • Maintenance of general ledger • Authorisation of payments and payroll • Management of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Stores, Income Audit and Cost Control Supervisors • Accounts Receivable reconciliations • Taxation (including FBT Returns) • Office management • (Manager of the Quarter – December 1998) Hotel Accountant (Finance and Food & Beverage Cost Control Manager) • Management of Accounts Receivable as Credit Manager • Management of Stores • Food and Beverage costing – analysis • Debtor collections, invoice reconciliations, dispute and problem resolution • Accounts Receivable reconciliations • Recruitment and rostering of staff • Taxation (including FBT calculations) • (Employee of the Month – October 1997) August 1994 – Sept 1996 Duesburys (Canberra and Parramatta) Chartered Accountants Assistant Senior January 1992 – Aug 1994 B.J. Ghantous & Co. Graduate Accountant January 1987 to July 1990 Coopers & Lybrand (Canberra) Chartered Accountants Junior to Intermediate Accountant, Business Services Division April 1993 – Sept 1996 Kitkan Pty Limited Part Time Accountant/Consultant EDUCATIONAL HISTORY 1997 – 1998 CPA Australia CPA program 1996 Institute of Chartered Accountants Professional year program (Tax module credit transferred to CPA program) 1987 to 1991 University of Canberra (Completed Part-time) Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting INTERESTS Page 7
  • 8. Competitive cycling, gym, swimming, sailing, enjoying good food and wine. Helping with school activities. Spending quality time with family and friends. REFEREES A list of referees is available upon request. Page 8