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Peter Harris

After working in financial services for 15 years and my own IT business for 24 years, I now enjoy working as a financial counsellor with both individuals and small businesses.

As a small business operator, I am familiar with the challenges and rewards businesses can present and I look forward to supporting similar operations.

With strengths in marketing, business process, automation and finance I hope to assist businesses in becoming successful into the future.

Skills:

  • Finance-
  • Grants-
  • HR-
  • Import/Export-
  • Management-
  • Marketing-
  • Online-
  • Planning-
  • Web & Online Marketing-

Industries:

  • Administrative and support services-
  • Information media and telecommunications-

Spoken Languages:

  • English-

State: Victoria

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Victoria) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

Owner Operator Business Mentor Financial Counsellor - Personal Financial Counsellor - Small Business Debt Helpline

Detailed CV:

Founder/Managing Director,
QiQ Communications PTY LTD
 
Central Highlands, VIC - 1998 - current

QiQ provides hybrid mail, hosting and domain name services to clients all around the world. The business is highly automated, requiring a few hours of my time each week. This has exposed me to running a small business, the associated financial management required and streamlining/optimising of administrative processes.

 

Financial Counsellor
Central Coast Region Financial Counselling Service
Gosford, NSW — 2019 - current

I currently work remotely providing Financial Counselling services to a variety of clients of the Narara Community Centre.

 

Financial Counsellor
Small Business Debt Helpline
National Service - 2021 - current

I currently work remotely providing telephone Financial Counselling support to small business operators across Australia.  

 

Small Business Financial Counsellor
Rural Financial Counselling Service
June - Dec 2021

A financial counselling role supporting small business operators in financial difficulty located across Central Victoria.   

 

Various Positions, Barclays Bank PLC,
Northampton, UK - 1984-1999

Working for a bank has provided me with broad experience in Financial Services, including exposure to Loan administration, staff training, fraud prevention, business analysis and merchant services.

 

Education

Financial Counselling Diploma, AIPC Sydney (2019)
BA in Multimedia Production, CGC Sydney & Middlesex University (2002) Commercial Pilots Licence, Warnervale Air, NSW (2018)
Associate of the Institute of Personnel and Development, UK (1996)
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK (1990)

 

Skills

My experiences have enabled me to develop a broad skill set, but standout areas would include teamwork, self-motivation, time management, and coping under pressure. I am familiar and comfortable with remote working by phone and video conferencing technologies.

Qualifications:

  • BA Multimedia Production, Internet and Ecommerce
  • Financial Counselling Diploma

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