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Walker Strategies

Principal: Fred Walker



company contact details:
  Walker Strategies
195b Burwood Road
NSW    2134
tel: (02) 8020 1405
fax: (02) 8020 1407
mobile: 0420978214
email: fred@walkerstrategies.com.au


Key Services Offered:
Small business advisor - I am currently helping to manage and grow a number of small businesses in the wholesale/retail, agricultural and building industries. For the most part these businesses need my expertise to turn around their poor performance and implement restructures to make them viable for the future

Core Experience of Principal:
My core experience is that of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), working with small to medium sized businesses to turn around their existing business and/or get them ready for expansion. Financial planning and personal wealth creation and protection. Self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) specialist advisor.

Specialist Skills:
Business reconstruction and improvement - working with business owners to get their businesses back on track through practical advice and solutions that work.

Business Plans including all financials.

Capital investment analysis Financial planning, personal wealth, wealth management, business plans, business strategy, business transfer, succession, exit planning, strategic planning, superannuation, pensions, SMSF, business structures, insurance.


Accreditations and Qualifications:
MBA, Masters of Business & Bachelor of Business (UTS) Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA) Licensed financial advisor, Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning - Finsia. SA Fin. AFP, SSA Authorised Representative, Financial Wisdom - Regional Financial Solution (AFSL 231138). Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB).

Industry Sectors worked in:
Railways, Fashion, Furniture, Retail.

RailCorp - Business Planning Manager, responsible for short & long-term planning processes, including business case analysis for new capital programs.

Polo Ralph Lauren - Project Manager Finance, where I turned around this poorly performing company by implementing procedures to increase profitability by $600k pa, and increase cash flow by $1m.

Freedom Furniture - Project Finance Manager, where I managed the merging of 12 independent businesses into one corporate administration function, and implemented procedures that reduced pilfering by $700k pa.

Katies Fashions - General Manager Finance & Administration, where I had the overall responsibility for finance & administration, including IT, for over 200 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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