Gary van de Mortel
12 Chaplains Hill,
Accounting & Reporting Manager with progressive and extensive experience in business partner support,
strategic planning, financial consolidations, reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, book close
activities, process improvement, and financial systems. Result orientated with the ability to work
independently with minimal supervision.
Forecasting,Budgeting, & Planning Financial control
Financial & Management accounting Balancesheet reconciliations
Financial Analysis Process Improvements
Dashboards Systems Implementation
Performance Measurement Investor Relations
Cash Flow Forecasting Internal Audit
VarianceAnalysis Project Management
Financial modelling Corporate Reporting
TM1 cognos,SAP, CDM, CSR, BI, BO
Improved and modified the Group’s quarterly forecasting cycle moving to a rolling 15 month model
including P&L, BS and CF.
Redesigned, revamped and automated the Group’s board pack, dashboards and regional
Produced the quarterly going concern memo passing audit review including in depth analysis of the
Upgraded a direct cash flow model for monthly reporting used across all regions.
Part of a small team that successfully delivered a 6-month project to convert and restate 5 years
financial statements from IFRS to USGAAP and production of financial information for an F1
document filed with SEC as part of IPO listing.
Coordinated a finance team in supporting the production of a $100m corporate bond-offering
Controlled the implementation of CDM (IBM software) to the group finance function to improve the
process of delivering statutory reports and management accounts.
Accelerated the month end timetable by automating key close processes using our reporting system
Chaired financial reporting training to all regions using the Group reporting system (TM1).
Created a set of dynamic sales reports enabling timely and accurate production of key account data
by region, country and activity, partnering the business development team throughout
Designed and implemented a balanced scorecard system, used across multi -regions, multi product
lines and multi functions.
Business partnered the regional finance teams and external auditors through quarterly SAS100 call s.
July 15 - Current Expro Group, Reading Accounting & Reporting Manager
Produced the monthly USGAAP management accounts including quarterly forecasts and
annual budget for senior management.
Provide commentary on any variance analysis to budget & forecast as part of the monthly
process based on team's analysis of the actuals.
Year and quarterendpreparationof consolidatedgroupfinancialstatementsunderIFRS and
USGAAP reporting into the Financial Reporting Manager.
Redesigned and expanded the CFO’s Q&A pack for quarterly investor/analyst calls.
Developed a new approach to budgeting and forecasting revenue alongside Business
Development & IT.
One PQ direct line report, training and coaching other team members.
Mar 2014 – June 15 Expro Group, Reading Financial Reporting Analyst
Accelerated the production and submission of the statutory and management accounting
cash flow, including budget and forecast submissions.
Responsible for the monthly submission of other income and expenditure forecasting and
subsequent variance analysis to senior management.
Responsible for setting the data room for IPO.
Checking work of other team members.
Feb 2013 – Mar 2014 Expro, Reading Group Accountant (1 year secondment)
Accounting for Group Finance legal entities and preparation of group finance accounting
pack including analysis of stock, bonuses, bad debt and other provisions, GRNI, accrued
income and liabilities and exceptional cost schedules.
Partnered our procurement team, supporting a change to the inventory provision.
Accounting for the group borrowing costs, pensions, JV dividends and fixed assets.
Lead accountant for several of the Group’s legal entities including the preparation of the
statutoryfinancial statements for audit, balance sheets and general ledger reconciliations.
Liaising with auditors to prepare and provide appropriate information for the Group audit.
Completed several country audits with the internal Audit Manager.
Apr 2010 – Feb 2013 Expro Group, Reading Management Reporting Analyst (FP&A)
Manage the budgeting,planning&forecastingprocessesforthe companyentailing building
up relevant models from revenue and cost assumptions using finance systems and other
Production of the monthly group flash revenue analysis, including commentary.
Production of the monthly board report including trading performance schedules (P&L BS
and CF), dashboards and commentary.
Monthly analysis and commentary of the group’s working capital performance.
Responsible forthe analysisand commentary to senior management on the monthly profit
and loss performance for several of the Group’s business units.
Drafting of policies to ensure robust and accurate management reporting data.
Preparation of the group’s covenants certificates and investor monitoring requirements.
Ownership and development of the chart of accounts.
Remodelled a 5 year sales model reporting into Group Financial Controller.
Training of other team members and review of their work as team expanded.
Mar 2008 – Apr 2010 Trader Media Group (TMG), Reading Finance Analyst
Monthlyproduction of the board report including commercial interpretation and graphical
Responsible foroverseeing the forecasting and budgeting process of the international arm
of the business,includingproduction of budget templates and consolidation across various
Monthly production, analysis and distribution of the balanced scorecard.
Nov 2005 – Feb 08 MMA Insurance PLC, Reading, Assistant Finance Analyst
Sept 2004 - Nov 2005 Marston Book Services Ltd, Oxford, Assistant management
Aug 2004 - Sept 2004 Temporary finance positions
May 2004 - Aug 2004 Travelling through Australia)
Oct 2002 - May 2004 BOI Mortgages, Business Development Advisor, (B2B Sales)
Jan 2002 – Oct 2002 Various temporary positions including AP role at Torex Retail PLC
Education / Qualifications / Professional Development
Oct 2013 CMI Level 3 Diploma – First Line Management
Jan 2009 Qualified CIMA Accountant ACMA
Sep 1998 - Jun 2001 Manchester Metropolitan - BA Hons Business Economics 2.1
Sep 1996 - Jun 1998 Matthew Arnold 6th Form - 3 ‘A’ Levels: B, C, C
Sep 1990 - Jun 1996 Matthew Arnold Secondary School - 11 GCSE’s: A-C
Interests include reading, running, mountain biking and golf (previously 9 handicap)
Regular blood donor 30+ donations
References Available on Request