EFM Ireland is expanding! Welcome on board to our new Director John Devaney

Feb 07 2018 EFM Ireland News

About John…

An experienced Finance Director with the ability to align financial management with high-level business objectives and provide expert commercial support. John has proven management skills including leading finance teams across four national subsidiaries of a global company.

A selection of his career highlights as a Finance Director includes:

  • A key role in a national restructuring, leading to a turnover increase of 50% within 18 months.
  • Building business plans for presentation to funding providers for start-up/growing companies.
  • Financial leadership of a management team on a successful acquisition run.
  • Building a complex financial model which calculates net selling price to end customers. This innovative product solved significant problems in the company’s sales and marketing department

Most proud of achievements

“My appointment as a Director and Council member of CPA Ireland, one of the main Irish accountancy bodies, with full statutory recognition and with more than 5,000 members and students.”

“My work with EFM where over the last five years I have successfully developed a portfolio of companies allowing me to work with a group of ambitious and motivated Directors and Business Owners.”

“My career with Vetoquinol where I played an active role in Group Management of the finance function managing teams in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.”

What clients say…

“John and I work exceptionally well together.  We are in a start-up scenario and until we’re much bigger it enables me to keep the bare minimal expenditure on admin and accounting.  I couldn’t afford to do it in-house at this point.  Also, I can tap into all different levels of expertise- all the way up to the financial director level if I need to. It’s vital, without it we don’t work. ” 

Maurice Diamond, Managing Director, Hidros UK Ltd.,

During my time as Managing Director at Vetoquinol UK, John reported to me and handled all finance duties. Beyond preparing the monthly financial statements for the local operation and the Group – which he did extremely well – John contributed significantly to the company consistently achieving or surpassing its financial objectives.

 John’s broader sense of business enables him to work well with managers at all levels, help them understand the financial impact of decisions, and provide them with pertinent and reliable reports to monitor their business. John interacts very well with employees of all styles and at all levels, including on an international level, and is a true team player. John has a strong sense of commitment and is results-driven.”

Tom Robitaille, Managing Director, Vetoquinol UK Ltd

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