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Russel Miller
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Xero expert, CPA and BAS Agent Practice offering a range of Services, including Budgets, Forecasts, Reporting of Monthly Results, Training, Bookkeeping & Payroll.

  • New South Wales
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Passionate about helping Businesses succeed by making a real difference in interpreting the data to really get at the underlying story behind the numbers. Financial Modelling, Xero, Budgeting, Management Accounting, System Integrations and Process Optimisation are key strengths.

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Experience

Virtual CFO | Director

  •  PACIFIC ACCOUNTING PTY LTD
  •  Mar 2020 - Present

At Pacific Accounting, we enable you to focus on growing your business and achieving your goals. We are expert Bookkeepers and Virtual CFO's. Our unique approach provides you exceptional insight and control through:
1. Taking the time to understand what is really going on behind the numbers, and working with you to understand the key actions needed
2. Focusing on the future, rather than dwelling in the past. Budgets, Forecasts and KPI’s are our specialty
3. Proactive service, establishing and meeting deadlines, cutting edge use of cloud applications and technology

Domestic Payroll Specialist | Founder

  •  CarePayCo
  •  Apr 2019 - Present

CarePayCo was established to improve and simplify the way families engage staff. Hiring and paying a Domestic Worker correctly is no simple thing, there are lots of ATO, FairWork, Super and Workers Compensation Insurance issues to consider. We help guide clients to safely navigate these diffculties smoothly and expertly.

Virtual CFO

  •  Results Matter
  •  Jul 2019 - Mar 2020

Results Matter was established to assist SME's on their business journeys, with particular expertise in Budgeting, Reporting, Financial Modelling as well as setup and optimisation of Financial Accounts

Accountant

  •  Elliott, Chee, Sun & Khoe Pty Ltd
  •  Sep 2018 - Apr 2019

* Worked with a range of clients to manage their bookkeeping, payroll, financial processes, accounts and Activity Statement obligations, utilising a range of cloud based software
* Delighted clients and helped them improve their business models

Finance Business Partner

  •  Tabcorp
  •  Dec 2016 - Jun 2018

* Manage all aspects of finance business partnering with a commercial and contract focus
* Provide insightful analysis, identify risks, mitigations and opportunities to ensure results are managed in line with budgets
* Identify, recommend and implement continuous business process improvement of processes, policies and procedures and ensure compliance with relevant statutory regulatory requirements

Finance Business Partner

  •  Financial Conduct Authority
  •  Jun 2015 - Mar 2016

* Was requested to return to work at the FCA to cover two positions following my previous successful stint at the FSA
* Evaluated the financial impact of various Cloud Strategy and IT transformation options and initiatives
* 2017 planning round work
* Plus the responsibilities described in the 2011 role below

Finance Business Partner

  •  Pru Life UK
  •  Mar 2012 - Mar 2015

* Business partnering to the Prudential UK and Group Head Office Business Units (Budgeting, Business Cases, monthly Financial Results, cost save challenges)
* Finance lead on key strategic tenders (Security Operations Centre, Telephony)
* Finance lead on establishing greater IT cost transparency (Cost Show-back) within PGDS – including a Proof of Value exercise with Apptio;
* Formulation and tracking of cost savings initiatives
* Research & Development Tax Relief
* Develop and streamlining reporting

Management Accountant

  •  Financial Services Authority
  •  Jan 2011 - Oct 2011

* Provided management information and Finance support to the Directors of ITS and PM Divisions
* Preparation of monthly accounts and oversight of invoices from the major IT outsource agreement with a key external supplier
* Budgeting, quarterly forecasting and reporting of P&L, headcount and capex.
* Close involvement in formulating a “Bill of IT” to be presented to other FSA Divisions
* Worked on a successful “Unlimited License Agreement” business case which I was required to present to the COO and attend the FSA board presentation.
* Instituted Capex reporting for ITS

Finance Business Support Manager

  •  Thomson Reuters
  •  Dec 2009 - Aug 2010

* Finance Business Support to the head of Technology Operations - Sales & Trading and direct reports
* presenting at monthly TO:S&T management meetings and working very closely with managers to sharpen business cases and proposals, discuss variances and collect information to improve the accuracy of accruals and capitalisation entries;
* coordinate all of the tracking of the 17 Technology Operations integration and synergy savings initiatives
* Responsibility for Budgeting, forecasting and globally co-ordinating reporting of P&L, Headcount and Capex.

Finance Analyst

  •  Thomson Reuters
  •  May 2007 - Dec 2009

* Business Support role within the Real Time-Technology (“RTT”) and Technology Effectiveness (“TE”) Functions
* Worked closely with the head of Finance – RTT to budget, forecast and globally co-ordinate reporting of P&L, Headcount and Capex;
* Met regularly with Managers to discuss Finance requirements, variances and collecting information to improve the accuracy of accruals and capitalisation;
* Liaise with a global team of Financial Accountants to make sure all entries recorded correctly.
* Involvement in integration and synergy savings initiatives, including tracking and updating of business cases.

Management Accountant

  •  Office of Fair Trading
  •  Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

* Finance advisor to Directors in the Consumer Advice and Trading Standards (“CATS”) Division
* Budgeting and forecasting for CATS and other areas of the office.
* Accruals, month-end journals, reconciliations, creating and analysing month-end reports. Ad-hoc efficiency and spend analysis.
* Evaluating whether high-value invoices with key suppliers were in line with complex contracts.
* Set up Finance processes and first year budget for Consumer Direct, which was a new operational area
* Dealt with the CATS department in a way that was considered to be so effective that it was the basis for hiring two other management accountants to deal with the other departments in the office in the same manner.

Accountant

  •  Accountant
  •  May 2004 - Sep 2005

* Preparation and finalisation of financial accounts for companies, superfunds & trusts in a range of industries, including property, media, entertainment & IT
* Management accounting for clients, including setting budgeted financial statements (including Cash Flow budgets), producing monthly reports after information had been entered by bookkeeper, ensuring the accuracy of statements, analysing variance against budget and reporting back to the client
* Research into various matters, drafting letters of advice to clients;
* Meeting and liaising with clients, handling all aspects of the affairs of my set of clients
* Analyse and advise on how a client’s affairs, such as operating structure, bank accounts and taxation registrations should be set-up so as to streamline business structure and comply with legislation.

Education

Certified Practicing Accountant

  •  CPA Australia Program
  •  Mar 2001 - Mar 2004

Grade: Distinction

BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

  •  Australian College of Applied Education
  •  Mar 2019 - Dec 2019

Bachelor's Degree, Business Degree, with Majors in Accounting & Marketing

  •  University of Technology Sydney
  •  Apr 1996 - Mar 1999

Grade: Credit plus