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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.


  • Planning-
  • Finance-
  • Management-


  • Manufacturing-
  • Administrative and support services-

Spoken Languages:

Primary Locations:

  • West Sydney and Blue Mountains-

Current Occupation:


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


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

Finance Director – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa                                     

 Finance Director – Australia and New Zealand                                                            


 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.



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

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