I enjoy working with ‘open-minded’ business owners who are committed to growth and success.
My mission is to provide financial business management advice and ways to improve profitability, cash flow, operational efficiency, and business value and to achieve the growth and exit requirements of the business owner.
I was Chief Operating Officer for over 6 years for a large privately owned diversified group of companies. I was also a partner in the Corporate Finance Division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for 15 years, with 9 years as partner in charge, and was a Director of Deloitte Corporate Finance Pty Limited. I have had a broad range of corporate advisory, investigation and accounting experience, spanning a period of over 30 years with Deloitte and covering many areas of industry and commerce.
My mission is to provide flexible, innovative, client specific solutions that deliver customers outstanding profit, cash flow and balance sheet performance.
I have a strong background in business consulting and advisory services to a range of SMEs and startups since 2003.
Previously, I was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of The Environmental Group Ltd (ASX listed environmental services group) and have also been employed as interim Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Cytopia Ltd (ASX listed biotechnology company).
Numbers are key to business success.
* Cash – bring it in quickly and use it wisely.
* Reporting – timely and accurate focusing on what can be better… and what’s good.
* Simple processes for better control.
I’ve solved problems as a CFO and MD working across complex organisations. For SME owners it means freeing up time with confidence you have the right information on which to base decisions.
My industry experience has been in Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Optical and FMCG encompassing manufacturing, service and distribution, HR and IT.
I’ve solved accounting, process, cash flow problems, found and implemented system improvements, headed system implementations, developed targets, budgets and refocused organisations. The results led to managing costs, improving processes, profit and cash flow. I’ve helped organisations achieve exceptional results.
My focus is to work with my operating partners to identify improvements that drive businesses forward. I enjoy finding areas of opportunity that will maximise business results and achieve desired business outcomes and objectives.
I have experience in all facets of business including manufacturing, operations, continuous improvement and marketing and sales. I have more than 20 years’ experience in a global commercial setting (including automotive) which allows me to bring forward extensive experience and real-world practical solutions to your business.
I have worked in Australia, Asia and China which could be useful for those wanting to tap into the Chinese market. After working in China for several years, I gained an intimate understanding of how to navigate that market.
My objective is to provide tools and advice a business owner needs to improve profitability, cash flow, operational efficiency, and business value to achieve growth.
I have extensive experience in financial management and control, business development, high quality communications and facilitating a motivated environment for success.
I have over 30 years’ experience in Financial Management, Controlling and other Executive Business Management roles including HR and IT.
I have an intimate knowledge of distribution retail and wholesale and a deep understanding of how to make workshops and manufacturing operate profitably. I am a hands-on leader with in depth understanding of how businesses function successfully, regardless of size.
If you want to grow your business but are struggling with profit and cash flow, have a desire to expand, knowing you need to fix these issues to enable growth, I can help.
Restructuring, developing a sustainable business growth strategy, due diligence and getting your business finances in order are my passions. I’ve worked with clients to get the basics right, for taking their business to the next level. Ensuring sales targets are clear and pricing of the product/service is right.
Understanding the true cost of a product/service, to ensure a good margin is vital. Managing costs and overheads keeps profits on track. Managing cash flow during the growth phase and beyond is vital if you want sustainable growth. Seeking growth funding requires understanding of how a business operates and its cash requirements, as well as creating confidence for a finance provider.
If you want to improve business operations, finance, profitability, and cash flow management, Lyn Mackenzie can help.
My background is in analysing business needs and providing practical, structured advice and delivering sustainable solutions for SMEs. My expertise is to understand and transform your business, making it profitable, helping you to grow the business and if you want, prepare the business for sale. I am an experienced, knowledgeable and astute adviser, skilled in all aspects of operations, finance and accounting.
I regularly uncover and help clients to avoid thousands of dollars in wasted money. All of which has a positive impact on profit, cash flow and business value.
I have extensive experience in financial and business management from various roles in the corporate sector, owning my own business, and helping small and medium size business in New Zealand, since 1987.
At the start of my career in one of the big 6 accounting firms, I gained good ground-level knowledge of practical accounting issues, and my roles since then in larger corporates and smaller privately-owned businesses, have given me a unique ability to see how a business can be improved, and finding the right solutions for the problems at hand.
I roll my sleeves up to find operational efficiencies, cost and job management improvements to create better profit, cashflow and business value for my clients.
The best way to describe myself is to tell you a story about a client…
I helped them to grow sales from $18m to $65m, driven by solid cashflow, receivables and inventory management and business process improvements. I was heavily involved with them to integrate new products and markets, retaining the initial value of the business culture.
We achieved growth with scalable processes for customer experience, sales pipeline management and business intelligence. We were able to automate previously manual processes, as such we were able to maintain admin staffing levels even as sales tripled!
The new admin process was so cleanly built that when the business was acquired, no items of concern were raised in ‘due diligence’ and this meant a very lucrative exit for shareholders.
This is the type of project I relish and I love to see clients achieve growth and greatly improved business value.
I’m an experienced management and commercial professional with a strong manufacturing and accounting background, adept at dealing with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
I have a strong strategic focus with a drive to ensure bottom line improvement is achieved. I pride myself on being a team player with a background in developing, influencing, and implementing business changes in both direction and focus of an operation or department.
I maintain a broad understanding of the essential drivers of a business to help determine the critical changes that may be necessary to enhance the future growth and direction of an organisation.
If you want to improve profit and cash flow in your business I can make it happen.
The financial side possibly isn’t where you want to spend your time, however the results of accurate measurement and ‘plain english’ explanation of what they mean, is vital to business survival and growth capacity. The ‘numbers’ in business aren’t just the results, they are the ‘non financial’ KPIs that DRIVE the results. I can help set them up, automate gathering of KPIs and work with you to manage them for improvement.
Streamlining systems and operations to achieve efficiency and better results are my passions. Once your business is systemised and profitable, focus can then shift to growth or eventual sale, achieving independence for you, the business owner.
For 23 years I’ve worked with business owners to achieve financial confidence and freedom. Being the ‘right hand financial man’ for my clients allows them to focus on what they do best…running their business and making good returns.
I would welcome the opportunity to learn about your business goals and help you and your team to achieve them.
Book in your private and FREE 45 minute ‘Profit Accelerator Session’ with Murray today to get better profit and cash rolling in ASAP.
My mission is to assist local business owners to achieve success by adding value through delivering practical, understandable and cost-effective solutions.
I’ve had 16 years working within the mining sector, as well as much experience in retail and wholesale. Helping business owners to build strong businesses and improve profit, cash flow and lifestyle is my passion. My work experience extends from start-ups to senior management within a public corporation, as well as private directorships.
Organisational restructuring and high-performance team building, as well as improved corporate culture through employee engagement and feedback help to create motivation that enables profitability. If yours is a local business with growth plans, I would love to help you formulate and implement methods to ensure your business stays ahead of the pack.
My passion is helping business owners and executives plan for the future through the delivery of value added reports, forecasts and specific insights which tell a clear story about their business and drive real actual and immediate results.
I thrive on providing timely, accurate and easy to understand information upon which businesses can base solid decisions and improve profitability.
My specialties include analysing and explaining your business’ performance in simple terms and finding the key areas for cash flow and profit improvement. I’m also adept at streamlining business strategies end to end for the best outcome.
I consider myself a lateral thinker, capable of looking at your business from angles you may not have considered before and helping you to understand quick wins and where more strategic improvements can be made. I have strong experience across many areas of the business, partnering to achieve massive savings in warehouse and distribution costs, manufacturing costs, Finance and accounting costs, banking, Foreign Exchange and Human resources.
With over 25 years of solid commercial experience working history in small, medium and large businesses, I have extensive experience working with business owners to implement best practice workflow improvements, manage cash flow and ensure the best controls are in place for growth.
I stand by and guarantee my integrity and outputs.
With an extensive background in management accounting at a senior level in a variety of industries, I use my experience to improve your profit and cash flow and help you steer your business into a brighter future.
I am eager to help you build your business and manage your finances so that you can free your time to grow your business and personal goals.
I am passionate about implementing your business targets and putting in place the measures and reports to make sure we are on track all the way.
With over 20 years of experience from small business (as a director myself), through to multinational corporates, I enjoy the results of positive changes we make and improvements in the numbers and the business efficiency and value.
I enjoy analysing the financial results of actions taken in order to improve the processes and deliver long lasting change and increased efficiencies, finding the numbers that drive your business and reporting on what will be happening rather than what has happened in the past. Working collaboratively to achieve the goals and enjoy the ride as well.
I am a solution finder and problem solver, who uses my varied experience to approach any issue from different angles to find the best solution, then puts this in practice through training and mentoring your staff to ensure the end results are a success.
I have a high sense of duty and a strong work ethic. I am trustworthy and honest and will always put your needs first.
I am eager to help small businesses with setting up the systems right, so we do it right from the beginning.
If you want to realise your business potential and exceed your expectations, I can help you make it happen!
Here is an example of a client that illustrates how I helped:
A consulting firm expanded from a $28 million company in Australia to a $300 million business spanning Asia Pacific.
This was driven by solid cashflow management, business process improvements and people management across many cultures. I was heavily involved with them to acquire new businesses, establish new offices and implementing country teams with local Profit &Loss responsibility.
I drove the implementation of scalable processes for labour charging and effectiveness, sales pipeline management and business intelligence throughout the region. This kept admin costs and staffing levels flat, as sales and profits grew exponentially!
I have over 20 years’ experience partnering with Owners, CEOs and MDs to lead organisations through transformation and high growth. From a small wholesale distributor through to regional CFO for Nestle looking after 15 countries and 20 manufacturing facilities. I have driven International expansion, turned around distressed companies and led a listing to the ASX. I have deep expertise in designing and implementing comprehensive business strategies for growth and turn-around, and personally led teams of over 100.
I love to see clients exceed their growth ambitions, greatly improve their business value and their lifestyle! I enjoy inspiring people to think differently, nurturing them, challenging them, understanding their fears, and giving them the confidence to step forward and be superstars!
Book in your private and FREE 30 minute ‘Profit Accelerator Session’ with Rob today to get better profit and cash rolling in ASAP.
Put simply, my goal is to help business owners overcome the challenges they are facing in their business.
Whether you are looking to enter the next phase of growth and profitability, wanting to turn your business around or seeking a clearer picture of your business numbers, I can support you with the tools and knowledge to take control of your business goals.
I am a business improvement specialist, with four decades of experience in helping businesses to transform systems and processes to grow profitability, cash flow and value. Through accurate reporting and forecasting, I help business owners gain a detailed picture of where their business sits, and how to get it to where they want it to be.
Having worked as a trusted advisor to Australia’s big banks, I understand how to talk to banks. This unique insight has seen me successfully secure lending for a multitude of businesses, through the development of high-quality funding submissions and effective financial modelling.
I have worked with businesses around the globe across a multitude of industries – from manufacturing, transport and logistics to retail, hospitality and distribution.
Whatever challenges your business is facing, I look forward to working alongside you to solve it.
My focus is to help business owners understand how their business is performing and how they can improve its profitability and cash flow.
I have had extensive experience in the corporate world in senior finance roles prior to joining CFO On-Call. Since joining CFO on Call more than 10 years ago, I have worked with many SME businesses in a variety of businesses (including plumbing, freight transport, veterinary services, manufacturing, mechanical workshop, start-up mining, retail).
I enjoy gaining an understanding of a business and its needs, and providing services tailored to addressing its issues.