Description of Role
As a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) for over twenty years Gavin has expertise in finance leadership, general management, strategic business planning, corporate governance, risk and assurance, financial accounting and reporting, tax planning, contracts and asset management.
Gavin worked as the Chief Financial Officer with Northstar Motor Group, providing leadership and management of the group’s financial functions, overseeing the day-to-day work activities of the finance team. He also acted as CFO and Company Secretary at Icon-Septech, HVAC Queensland, Newcombes Holdings and Shipworks Brisbane, providing strategic financial advice to CEOs and boards while managing all aspects of finance and administration, including human resources, major projects, contracts, finance development projects and company secretarial functions.
He has experience in due diligence on business acquisitions, formulating risk management initiative, managing stakeholder relationships, overseeing large scale IT and construction projects and reviewing business processes and operating and quality assurance.
After this, Gavin operated his own consultancy firm with a focus of assisting businesses achieve efficiencies and improved business performance through a combination of structuring and strategy. As a registered R&D specialist he assisted with numerous organisations claims up to the value of $2 Million.
Gavin missed being part of a team and in 2019; he joined Walsh Accountants to establish our Walsh R&D and Innovation Division focusing on R & D and government grants, as well as supporting Focus Advisory in his areas of expertise.
Areas of Service
- Certified Practicing Accountant
- University of Automotive Management (UAM)
- Chartered Secretaries Australia
- Bachelor of Business - Accountancy