Michael Ward

Head of Financial Systems and Analysis

  • Expertise: Finance Systems implementation, development and support. Finance processes implementation. Understanding of standard Financial System accounting entries across all sub-ledgers.​
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Qualifications: AAT Accounting, ITIL foundation, PRINCE2 foundation
  • Email: michael.ward@safinah-group.com

Experience:

Manufacturing – performing duties within Cost Control and Manufacturing Analysis/Reporting.

Building/Construction – performing duties more aligned to standard Finance processes such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Bank Reconciliations.

Public Transport – began within the Finance department performing duties such as Intercompany reconciliation, Insurance reconciliation and management accounts preparation before moving to Finance Systems team where I was involved in support and development of the Finance System. I was also heavily involved in numerous Projects including System upgrades and implementing new Accounting Ledgers for newly purchased businesses.

Financial Services – I started in an FP&A role analysing Financial accounting entries at a cost centre level across the Group, before presenting the results to key stakeholders. I then moved to a Finance Systems lead role where I was heavily involved in the implementation of the new Cloud based Financial ERP.

Hobbies:

My hobbies/interests outside of work are running, cycling and spending time with family.