“Valuable sessions assisted me to define future directions for myself and my business. Strategies to get there were offered as well as hints on improving profitability and staff management. Janet was a valuable sounding board and it was also worthwhile to have sessions away from the business location.”
Andrea has 20+ years’ experience in business integration, financial management, strategic road map preparation and people coaching and mentoring.
She commenced her career as an Auditor for the Australian Government followed by various management roles in the hospitality and fitness industries. In 1995 she went on to become a successful business owner in the automotive parts sector. Her role as financial controller and general manager contributed to the growth and sustainability of the business which was then recently on sold to a major automotive company.
Her strengths reside in mitigating risks, reducing operational costs through process re-engineering and managing optimum contracts with multiple suppliers. Her strong analytical skills enables her to decipher complex financial statements, appreciate market trends and create long term financial road maps.
She is passionate about helping businesses succeed and she is all about actionable initiatives and tangible results.
Hairdressing and Beauty Industry-
Professional, scientific and technical services-
Melbourne South East-
Business Mentor & Coach
Financial Management Facilitator
Andrea has a wealth of experience in running and working for businesses in a range of roles. She has offered high level guidance to management on policy matters and business planning and is experienced at managing commercial risks, streamlining processes, dealing with people and inspiring teams to deliver results.
1989-1992. Graduate auditor for Federal Government departments and agencies.
1992-1995. Company accountant.
1993-1994. Health and fitness centre manager.
1993-1999. Freelance accountant.
1994-2013. Financial Controller, automotive parts and equipment company.
2006-2008. Founded and ran a management and recruitment company.
2013-2015. Commercial Manager of an automotive group.
2015-2016. Divisional General Manager of an automotive group.
2017- . Runs a business training company.
Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Cert IV Assessment & Training
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