Commercial Finance Manager
Nick joined ASL in September 2019 and is responsible for the management and control of the Financial function within the business, the integration of Systems and all Performance reporting, the creation of Business Intelligence Dashboards to monitor performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), the creation of pricing models and assist with the pricing and costing of products and projects, and the optimisation and continuous process improvement and roll out of new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system modules and workflow. Nick is also responsible for providing trend analysis and provision of strategic information to assist with business decisions in order to identify value opportunities for ASL to unlock within the market.
Nick works in direct collaboration with the c-executive leadership team in ASL on a daily basis including the CEO, Dr John McKeon and CFO, John Carroll, to provide high quality and value information. Nick is also responsible for assisting Clients and Suppliers with queries and managing Stakeholders relations.
Nick has over 10 years’ experience working in multinational professional services businesses in various Finance Leadership roles. He has spent the last 3 years in South Africa as Head of Financial Systems and as part of the Senior Leadership team for a major global Consulting Engineering company. During his time in this role he was responsible for ensuring 3 successful ERP System migrations for 3 separate entities within the group, the role out and of a Business Intelligence tool, Financial & Project Reporting as well as Business Process design and implementation. Nick also served as a Trustee on the company Pension Board.
Nick graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor of Business Administration and then went on to complete his CIMA Professional qualification becoming an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and receiving the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. He also completed a certificate in Advanced Project Management through PM Academy in 2019.