2010 to 2012

Part of Scientific Games Inc of Atlanta USA; gaming industry t/o £53.5m; gaming machines into Betting shops (66% of UK total) 2nd largest in world.

Reporting to the FD.

Brought into the company to provide stability following the sudden departure of the Financial Controller.  Requested to stay by the Global Head of HR, following appointment of the new FC, to address a range of ‘people cost’ issues.  In addition, I completed the following: UK Statutory Accounts and UK Tax pack for the auditors, along with the Year-End file and all associated schedules and working papers; the Tax pack under US GAAP rules for the Global head of Tax; analysis of P&L accounts on a monthly basis that assist the budget and Year End process; preparation of monthly reporting packs prior to submission to SG Corp, along with associated variance analysis; analysis of salaries against budget, by cost centre, and on a person-by-person basis for inclusion in the monthly management accounts pack, plus KPIs for Operations, used as a budget tool; drafted procedures for work and processes, where necessary, especially in the light of the Finance Department’s relocation to Manchester.