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).
My objective is to support the strategic goals of business owners and partner CEOs in driving their business forward.
I love to help develop strategies using my forward-thinking approach. I’m constantly seeking innovative solutions for my clients. I see myself as a business partner to shareholders and management for my clients.
Business planning, performance management and financial reporting are passions of mine, and I use these skills to help owners/managers achieve their goals and make well informed decisions.
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.
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 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.
My mission is to improve bottom-line performance to help ensure the growth and expansion of a business.
With over 20 years of global senior management experience, I have a proven track record of improving the profit of businesses ranging from SMEs and start-ups to billion-dollar companies.
Most recently, I was employed as a Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director and have an extensive international commercial track record. I’m a specialist in company performance, expansion, turnaround and core growth as well as streamlining overall company and subsidiary portfolio performance both domestically and internationally.