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Audit Supervisor Project Analyst

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
June 27, 2021

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Curriculum Vitae: Nicholas Edwin John Martin

Address: Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire Mobile: 079**-***-*** email:

Educational qualification and background

Qualifications: ACA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, December 1982,

BScs (Hons), Accounting & Financial Management.

Warwick University, United Kingdom, 1976 to 1979.

Nationality: British.

Marital status: Married with three children.

November 2018 to date

Permanent finance employment contracts

Co-operative Legal Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Co-operative Group Limited

Provider of Probate, Estate and Insurance Claim administration services.

Turnover: £32m: Operating profit £6m.

Accounting system: Cedar, Sage.

Responsible for two staff.

Finance accountant

Preparation of statutory accounts for three newly acquired companies post acquisition;

Preparation of statutory accounts for thirteen other companies;

Liaison with external auditors & tax advisors (EY & PWC) and Co-operative Group taxation department;

Year-end preparatory work, covering IFRS 16 reporting, control account reconciliations and audit schedules;

Taxation compliance accountant for Co-operative Legal Services Limited covering Corporation tax and VAT;

Preparation of monthly management accounts and all financial control reporting for trading entities;

Compliance and Risk representative for two regional finance departments; and

Treasury review and approver on Co-operative Legal Services Client and Office bank accounts.

August 2008 to June 2018

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

International, post graduate research university, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

Annual expenditure: In excess of $1b per annum.

Accounting system: SAP

Senior accountant – Reporting & Control (November 2012 to June 2018)

Responsible for up to five staff.

Monthly reporting and statutory account preparation under IFRS with liaison with auditors;

Presentation of operating results to senior management, directors and executives;

Review and implementation of financial procedures across the finance division;

Follow up and closure of audit observations affecting the finance division;

Transition of subsidiary companies into the consolidation hierarchy;

Maintain & control the integrity of the group’s balance sheet;

Exchange rate management and procedural control;

Review and improve the chart of account structure in line with current best practice; and

Mentorship and coaching to Saudi Arabian nationals and Far East expatriate staff.

Senior accountant – Asset Management (March 2012 to October 2012)

Set up the capital asset register supporting $8b of granted property & equipment;

Finalisation of the initial KAUST capital asset internal audit report.

Senior accountant – Treasury (August 2009 to February 2012)

Responsible for four staff.

Cash forecasting, liquidity and cash management;

Reporting to the KAUST funding agency;

Managing the relationships with banking institutions.

Senior accountant – Budget & Planning (August 2008 to July 2009)

Responsible for three staff.

Production of the initial budget, strategy and operating plans for the university;

Financial control and review of major capital projects and contracts;

Period reporting of actuals & variances to the KAUST funding agency;

Set up & incorporation of strategic costing & benchmark KPIs.

November 2001 to August 2008

Oscar Mayer Ltd

Private company, manufacturing ready meals for retailers in the UK.

Group turnover £175m: company turnover £70m: company operating profit £1m.

Financial controller

Responsible for ten staff.

Production of weekly and monthly management accounts;

Production of annual statutory accounts with liaison with auditors;

Presentation of monthly management accounts to directors and cost centre managers;

Responsible for working capital management and integrity of the general ledger;

Maintained and improved group financial standards and financial controls;

Preparation of cash forecasts within the constraints of funding targets;

Served on the Continuous Improvement Strategy Committee;

Helped to develop and promote lean practice manufacturing techniques into the business;

Provided financial advice to the directors to improve business share and growth in line with strategy;

Approval of capital expenditure projects to ensure payback was in line with group targets;

Production of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets;

Liaison with group head office senior accountants, solicitors and advisors;

Improved staff stability within the finance department.

June 2000 to November 2001

St Ivel Yogurt and Desserts

Subsidiary of Uniq plc. Manufacture and distribution of yogurt and dairy products.

Group turnover £2.5b: company turnover £270m: company operating profit £16m.

Finance manager

Responsible for four staff.

Production of monthly management and statutory accounts;

Working capital management and cash forecasting;

Internal control management for four manufacturing outlets across the UK and Ireland;

Commercial review over key business lines of manufacture.

July 1996 to June 2000

Consultancy finance projects

August 1999 to June 2000

Royal and Sun Alliance

Group turnover £11.1bn: group operating profit £566m.

UK finance manager – Facilities Management

Responsible for ten staff.

Project sponsor for a SAP implementation project;

Restructuring and improving management information systems;

Investigation, reconciliation and control of the UK FM balance sheet.

November 1998 to July 1999

Lloyds TSB Plc

Major UK banking organisation.

Group turnover £5.6bn.

Senior project analyst

Review of transfer pricing systems and implementing change profiles as required;

Multi cost centre realignment project utilising SAP;

Production of detailed unit cost structures for services and products.

November 1997 to October 1998

St Ivel Limited

Subsidiary of Unigate plc. Manufacture and distribution of fresh food and dairy products.

Group turnover £2.5bn: company turnover £520m: company operating profit £60m.

Financial accountant

Responsible for four staff.

SAP implementation including ledger integration with Hyperion reporting system;

Monthly management accounts for subsidiaries in UK, Europe and Ireland;

Internal control reviews covering manufacturing outlets across the group.

July 1996 to October 1997

Discovery Inns Plc

Public house retailing company with an estate of 279 hotels and food outlets.

Turnover £25m: pre-tax profits £1m.

Project accountant

Responsible for four staff.

Due diligence project pending a stock market flotation;

Winding up of Discovery Inns following a take-over by Enterprise Inns.

November 1979 to May 1996

Permanent finance employment contracts

November 1995 to May 1996

NT Shapland and Petter

Subsidiary of Newman Tonks Group. Manufacturer of security doors for the Ministry of Defence.

Group turnover £400m: company turnover £22m: company pre-tax losses £1m.

Finance director

Responsible for twenty staff.

Design and set up structure of the finance department;

Management and statutory accounts including audit and tax review;

Installation of Tetra accounting system, including inventory & payroll modules;

Full implementation of contract costing programme across the company.

September 1994 to November 1995

Redrow Homes SW Limited

Subsidiary of Redrow Homes Plc. Housing, construction and land developer.

Group turnover £350m: company turnover £22m: company pre-tax profits £4m.

Financial controller

Responsible for eight staff.

Production of monthly and statutory accounts with audit and tax review;

Cash planning, budgets and investment appraisals for land purchases.

November 1992 to September 1994

Graham Consulting Group

UK and overseas construction engineers.

Turnover £23m: pre-tax profits £1m.

Finance manager

Responsible for twelve staff.

Design and set up structure of finance department;

Production of monthly and statutory accounts with audit and tax review;

Implementation of contract costing incorporating activity based costing.

June 1988 to April 1992

Crest Homes SW Limited

Subsidiary of Crest Nicholson Plc. Construction, house building and land development.

Group turnover £400m: company turnover £35m: pre-tax profits £5m.

Financial controller, promoted to Finance director in 1990

Responsible for ten staff.

Design and set up structure of finance department;

Production of monthly and statutory accounts with audit and tax review;

Publication and explanation of all financial information to business managers across a range of different disciplines.

February 1986 to June 1988

Wincanton Group Limited

Subsidiary of Unigate Plc. Car, truck and vehicle contract hire.

Group turnover £1bn: company turnover £30m: pre-tax profits £3m.

Group financial accountant

Responsible for five staff.

Group consolidated management accounts;

Internal control reviews over operating companies and potential acquisitions.

November 1979 to January 1986

Coopers and Lybrand Chartered Accountants (now Pricewaterhouse)

Qualified as an ACA with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Date of qualification: December 1982 with first time passes.

London and Bristol, United Kingdom, 1979 to 1983;

Nairobi, Kenya, 1983 to 1984;

Eldoret and Mombasa, Kenya, 1985.

Reached audit supervisor level in the UK in 1982;

Moved to Kenya on a two year secondment in 1983, post qualification;

Six month secondment to the small business group in Bristol, UK;

Six month secondment to liquidations & receivership department in Nairobi, Kenya.

ERP and system experience




Proclaim Legal Case Management software;

Cognos Data Analysis software;




JD Edwards;

Microsoft products: Excel, Word, Power Point.

Hobbies & interests

Swimming, including teaching and coaching;

Music and live entertainment;

Film with a special interest in the works of the UK Film Council;

Italian and Japanese motor cars;



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