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Brian Farrelly

A highly experienced Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer with extensive experience in all facets at both a strategic and operational level, gained within the pharmaceutical industry (human and animal health). I successfully led the financial operations in Asia Pacific. I have substantial Change Management experience gained through corporate mergers and acquisitions, ERP financial system implementations and management of rapid downsizing projects.

Skills:

  • Planning-
  • Finance-
  • Management-

Industries:

  • Manufacturing-
  • Administrative and support services-

Spoken Languages:

Primary Locations:

  • West Sydney and Blue Mountains-

Current Occupation:

Retired

Detailed CV:

 Key Capabilities

§  Ability to lead multicultural Finance Departments, both domestic and international.

§  Strengths lie in implementing ideas from the ground up, reporting to deadlines, lateral thinking, team building and strong interpersonal skills at all levels.

§  Well developed skills in management reporting, business analysis, process development /re-engineering, audit, project management and report writing for all levels of management.

§  Establishment of sound internal controls.

§  Work ethic based on honesty and integrity with a total commitment to getting the job done.

§  Substantial knowledge of US GAAP, revenue recognition and other reporting requirements.

§  Conversant with Sarbanes and Oxley regulations.

§  Company Secretarial and Taxation.

 

Career Summary

FORT DODGE AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED (Division of Wyeth)

 Finance Director – Asia Pacific (including South and Mid Africa)                             

Finance Director – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa                                     

 Finance Director – Australia and New Zealand                                                            

 CYANAMID WEBSTERS PTY LIMITED (Division of Wyeth)

 Financial Controller                                                                                                             

 CYANAMID AUSTRALIA PTY LTD (Acquired by Wyeth Aug 1994)

 Chief Accountant

 Financial Accountant                                                                                                          

 Plant Cost Accountant                                                                                                       

 Key Achievements:

·         Managed the successful integration to Pfizer’s processes and systems while adhering to  ACCC requirements.

·         Achieved no adjustment tax audits for the year ending 2007 for both Australia and New Zealand.

·         Implemented accounting systems in Thailand, Indonesia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

·         Set up from scratch the Philippine and Indonesian entities.

·         Represented the Region at Corporate level on budget and planning meetings and presentations.

·         Investigated the production processes, management reporting and cost accounting practices at Malaysian Vaccines. Advised the Board on deficiencies contained within them and alternate practices to replace them.

·         Restructured the South African and Ugandan entities to maximize profitability.

·         Finance member of the Cyanamid team which was the first in Australia to achieve A class status in MRP2 (Manufacturing & Resource Planning) and then the Total Quality and Just in Time Teams.

 

Qualifications:

  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators – Fellow
  • Institute of Public Accountants - Fellow
  • Retired Tax Agent
  • Governace Institute of Australia - Fellow

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