David Watson, Bourne End

A Financial Controller with experience in international High Technology , Telecommunications, Chemicals and FMCG companies. Have set up new financial systems and controls for start-up business divisions and led a number of Projects. Business focus has been in Sales, Marketing, Service, Logistics and Manufacturing serving both UK and European markets. Extensive line and project management experience. MA, CIMA, MBA.

Broad financial management experience gained at Reckitt Benckiser, Vodafone, Orange Business Services, Akzo Nobel, Cable & Wireless, BT, Motorola, Tektronix, Hewlett Packard and Massey Ferguson. In addition Financial experience as Finance Cabinet member on Wycombe District Council and Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council Finance Select committee.

Core competency

  • Business planning and budgeting
  • Statutory accounting and external financial reporting;
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial Analysis/Decision support
  • Management accounting and reporting;
  • Implementation of systems and controls;
  • Management of internal/external auditors;
  • Process improvement leading to cost reduction.
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Project Management