Simon C.

Business Support Services Manager

MBALondon School of Business & Finance

Papua New Guinea


Professional Summary Finance & Administration Manager (Long Term Advisor) 2010 - 2013 Coffey International Development. * Papua New Guinea (PNG) Company Description: Specialist professional services consultancy with expertise in international development. Strategies included: * Performing management of core support service areas (finance, IT, procurement, travel, logistics, fleet and administration) to ensure professional delivery of all outputs to officials posted overseas. * Developing and building the capacity of the local team through the introduction of streamlined processes and quality-based systems that adhere to standard systems of internal control. Key accomplishments: * Spearheading the development of all modules in the computerised financial system and the further building of efficiency & effectiveness for all financial & administrative processing systems - classified as outstanding performance in this role using the annual ARF AusAID Advisor Performance Appraisal in 2012-2013. * Executing enhancement of existing reporting, forecasting and invoicing systems to further meet the expectations of our external customers/clients. Reason for leaving: End of contract. Finance Delegate (Short Term Missions - Donor Reporting) 2010 Australian Red Cross * Melbourne, Australia Company Description: The International Red Cross is the largest humanitarian organisation in the world. Strategies included: * Preparing to audit stage the financial statements for the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society for financial years 2007, 2008 & 2009 and overseeing the external audit process which involved reconstruction from source records and significant on-going reconciliation of donor funds/activity. * Administering essential financial and administrative systems and processes in the local office to improve internal controls notably in cash and bank management. Regional Finance & Administration Delegate 2007 - 2010 Irish Red Cross * Dublin, Ireland Strategies included: * Responsible for the provision of financial, administrative and HR support to the Irish Red Cross Sri Lanka/Indonesia delegations & support as requested to Africa operations. * This is a pivotal organisational development and support role to the ongoing post-tsunami recovery programmes undertaken by the Irish Red Cross in both countries. * This role also involves significant capacity building of local staff in 'sound' financial and administrative systems and the provision of functional training to in-country teams. Reason for leaving: End of contract/missions in country. Regional Financial Systems Advisor (Project Accountant) 2005 - 2007 Concern Worldwide. * Dublin, Ireland Company Description: The largest European NGO/Charity fighting world poverty. Strategies included: * Charged with taking a customised overseas finance system from the suppliers and partnering with a small team to further evaluate and develop the functionality to meet field requirements. * Creating and implementing of the financial reporting suite to meet internal and external (donor) reporting requirements (USAID/OFDA, Irish Aid, DIFD, EU, ECHO & WFP). * Authoring and designing all training materials and a training programme to ensure a seamless upgrade from the previous software to the latest version of the system. * Traveling to concerned areas in Africa and Asia to install the system using a standard project management methodology. Reason for leaving: End of funding for fixed term contract. Simon Carter Personal Summary Date of Birth: 6 June 1968 Driving Licence: Yes - plus International Driving Permit Citizenships: British & Australian Language Capabilities French (Intermediate) German & Spanish (Basic) Bahasa Indonesia & PNG Tok Pisin (Basic - Pre-Intermediate)


  • financial services
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • finance
  • systems
  • development
  • ec
  • ireland
  • indonesia
  • australia
  • worldwide
  • sri lanka
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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