Doug Thomas In 60 Seconds

Doug Thomas is an accomplished CFO and Audit Executive with extensive experience collaborating with entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations to foster business development and growth. He boasts a rich professional history, having served as the CFO of a coatings/paint company listed on the JSE in South Africa, followed by a tenure as the Audit Executive for an international paint company listed on the NIKKEI in Japan. With his expertise and proven track record, Doug is committed to helping SME businesses achieve their ultimate goals.

Specialist Skills

Business Planning

Developing Strategic Plans

Budgeting & Forecasting

Preparing Budgets and Forecasts to measure performance and develop mitigating plans.

Cash flow Improvement

Managing & improving working capital (stocks, debtors and creditors)

Profit Improvement

Analyse financials, and develop KPI's (Key Performance Indicators

Strategic Thinker

Identify & quantify strategic options for growth, and operational efficiencies

Track Record Highlights

  • Established a Group Internal Audit function for Kansai Paint Co., Limited.
  • Unbundled of Coatings business from Barloworld, and separately listed this business on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as Freeworld Coatings Limited.
  • Successfully acquired, sold and merged a number of coatings businesses, and also delisted Freeworld Coatings, when it was acquired by Kansai Paints co., Limited
  • Led the implementation of SAP ERP for Kansai Paints in South Africa
  • Improved systems and controls to better manage working capital and operating margins

Sector Experience

  • manufacturing-transport-logistics; Manufacturing & Distribution of Coatings/Paint
  • retail-consumer-products; Paint & Allied products.
  • not-for-profit; Aged care & Childcare

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