Melissa Tirant In 60 Seconds

As an experienced CFO with a diverse background operating in commercial environments in Australia and Singapore in strategic and operational capacities in product, project and services areas I provide SME business owners with tremendous value. I have extensive experience in transforming and rebranding businesses, process optimisation, market deep dives, developing pricing strategies, restructuring, M&A and divestments, to ensure long term stability and growth of the business.

Specialist Skills

Business Planning

Developed strategic plans, budgets and forecasting

Financial Operations

Cash flow and profit maximisation

Policies & Procedures

Implementation and Review, including SOX Compliance

Strategic Thinker

Spent last 15+ years developing and growing businesses across various sectors

Managing Risk

Governance and Risk Management at board level

Track Record Highlights

  • Lead the business transformation of low value product lines to higher margin quality products, increasing trade margins year on year.
  • Developed high performing teams for regionalised finance and non finance areas (IT, HR, Customer Service, Procurement & Logistics) to meet business and customer service needs.
  • Successful divestments of product portfolios from businesses, including two way transitional service level agreements to ensure continuity of business and customer support for all organisations.
  • Developed and implemented operational policies and procedures across regions to streamline business activities and risk management.
  • Focused programs to reduce trade receivables and improve cash flows in operations in Australia and Asia.
  • Turnaround of the business model to improve manufacturing times, production efficiency, wastage and overall inventory levels, resulting in cash flow and profit optimisation.

Sector Experience

  • engineering
  • mining-resources-energy
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics
  • technology-media-telecoms
  • government-defence Water Utilities & Infrastructure

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