Melbourne-based business owners can now tap into over 20 years of global management experience, following the appointment of global finance expert Sean Walls to CFO On-Call’s already talented stable of Partners.
A specialist in business expansion, turnaround and core growth, Sean has honed his skills all over the world. His impressive career has seen him work as a financial advisor and senior business strategist with companies across Africa, the UK, France and the USA.
As a CFO On-Call Partner, Sean will now be working directly with small to medium business owners to help them take control of their business numbers and achieve financial success.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Sean’s business acumen and expertise joining the CFO On-Call team,” said Sue Hirst, Director of CFO On-Call.
Those familiar with Sean Walls know that his success stems from approaching things differently to what is considered “usual”. He breaks each part of the business down into segments – be they sales, manufacturing, services or industry – and then puts them back together for the maximum possible outcome.
This is known as the Value Chain approach – one which has proven successful for Sean, who has received awards for turning businesses around.
“I love solving problems. I’m not your regular finance person,” Sean said.
“Most traditional finance people will look straight at the numbers whereas I think the numbers will sort themselves out if the business is optimised.
“So, I look at the business down while most people will look from the numbers up.”
Sean’s bread and butter is making businesses profitable, and he believes he has plenty to bring to any size business which may need CFO On-Call’s help.
“You’ll have access to someone who has the horsepower to work with the big companies for a simple day rate,” he said.
“I’m heavily connected to a network of good people and you can plug in to that.”
A family man, Sean said he is excited that this new opportunity will give him more time to spend with his children, and to train for triathlons.
“I get to do what I love but I’m still able to contribute at home and be a father and that matters too,” he concluded.