Mitesh Desai In 60 Seconds

As an experienced CFO having worked across UK, East Africa, and Australia, across dynamic and competitive industries, I am geared to use my skills and experience to help entrepreneurs achieve their goal in building successful businesses, attaining financial agility. I am passionate about working with SMEs, setting them up to navigate potential pitfalls, and build synergies for sustainable growth.

Specialist Skills

Cash flow Improvement

Help SME manage and leverage their cashflow especially during economic downturns

Financial Operations

Improve reporting systems and internal checks to facilitate decision making

Profit Improvement

Understand profit drivers and using these levers to maximise profitabilty

Banking Relationship

Assisting SMEs to develop banking relationship, partnering with banks for growth

Budgeting & Forecasting

Navigate Dynamic Economic Trends, engineering result driven budgets & forecasts

Track Record Highlights

  • Directed the expansion of a small Agricultural Machinery business from 1 outlet to 8 outlets and growing revenue over 300%, capturing a large market share in the region
  • Achieved saving of 120K in a single financial year in GST by improving reporting systems and understanding legislations
  • Project Team Lead, successfully negotiating strategic funding of over $33M, positioning the business for growth by scaling infrastructure, planning and managing capital needs
  • Salvaged Financial Positioning of a Not-For-Profit Organisation, on brink of insolvency, turning it functional and operational with positive growth through investor negotiations
  • Instrumental in Securing over 250K in grants through detailed understanding of requirements and ensuring systems are designed to capture data required for submissions
  • Achieved 15% in net profit improvement by conducting a detailed review of profit drivers and costs and changing processes to improve efficiencies
  • Diligent Forensic Accounting that helped expose an Industrial Sabotage and similar track record of excellent Record Keeping and Financial Analysis which was central to winning a 14 year litigation

Sector Experience

  • manufacturing-transport-logistics
  • healthcare
  • retail-consumer-products
  • sport-recreation
  • not-for-profit
  • agriculture-farming
  • mining-resources-energy

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