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The demands of everyday business are becoming ever more complex. 1FD Consulting provides outsourced Finance Director services for your developing business

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Kathryn is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience across a broad range of Companies.

A strategic thinker with a wealth of practical experience in a variety of small, medium and large organisations. Highly analytical with the ability to explain complex ideas simply and clearly.

Kathryn is equally able to provide high-level strategic input as well as detailed number crunching and analysis.

Experienced at working at all levels and functions of an organisation, as well as dealing effectively with external stakeholders e.g banks, lawyers etc.

I am available on an ad-hoc or fixed term basis. Whether it be for a particular project that you need specialised advice for, or regular input weekly, monthly or quarterly.

Diagnostic

  • Profitability Reviews
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Risk reviews

Evaluation

  • Forecasting
  • Financial modelling
  • Budgeting
  • Strategic Planning

On-going

  • Tracking performance against plan
  • Implementing/improving systems and processes
  • Set up of board or management reporting

Transactional

  • Preparation of Business Plan
  • Identify and evaluate acquisition targets
  • Modelling acquisitions
  • Scenario planning

BSC. Hons Mathematics

Liverpool University (First)

ACA Qualified

with Price Waterhouse Coopers

MBA

London Business School (Distinction)


Complan Foods Limited

Chair Woman

  • Led sale of Company on behalf of the SAATCHiNVEST shareholders. Managed process, which led ultimately to sale to Danone / Nutricia in 2011

Managing Director

  • Increased Sales and profitability of the Company
  • Completed Bank re-financing
  • Negotiated new Manufacturing contracts

Finance Director

  • Established new business from scratch. Setting up all systems, controls and procedures
  • Negotiated all procurement contracts
  • Headed up Export department

Heinz Europe

European Strategic Development Manager

  • Worked on Acquisition of CSM and subsequent integration of the business
  • German profitability review resulting in transforming from loss-making to profit-making business
  • Carried out strategic review of brands with leading consulting firm
  • Reported directly to European President, attending all European Board Meetings

European Corporate Planning Manager

  • Responsible for a team of people managing the European forecast
  • Worked directly for Finance Director providing ad-hoc analysis for the Board
  • Preparation of Company Board reports
  • Designed systems for roll out across Europe using Hyperion and Essbase applications

Safeway Stores PLC

Corporate Planning and Performance Manager

  • Provided high level analytical information to the Finance Director
  • Prepared Company Board packs and analysis used for trading updates IGD information and Like for like trading performance

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Kathryn worked directly for me for three years while I was President of Heinz Europe. She has many talents, but I would highlight her ability to quickly identify key issues on a project and develop practical solutions. She also has excellent communication skills with financial and non-financial people alike, and at all levels in an organisation. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

ā€” Malcolm Ritchie President of Heinz Europe

Kathryn is worth her weight in gold. A highly intelligent, creative and astute business woman who has done every role from business analyst to Chair of a difficult board, creating enormous value along the way. I'd have no hesitation in working with her again. It's great fun working with her too.

ā€” Andrew Leek SAATCHiNVEST

Any Chief Executive would be lucky to have Kathryn Naylor in charge of finance. She handles complex financial data with the same ease and confidence as she handles people. Needless to say, her integrity is magisterial.

ā€” Maurice Saatchi M&C Saatchi

Call me on: 07734 567775

Skype: KathrynNaylor