We believe in number based decision making. This means that you have to be able to trust the numbers that are reported, have the systems in place to measure and report the key numbers (both financial and operational) and marry this with financial forecasts to improve your understanding of the future and to set targets to achieve against.
Using financial numbers in decision making
30 years of commercial experience
Some of our Clients
Modelling / Forecasts
John Read is the Principal of BMA. John is an experienced CFO with strong skills in financial forecasting, cash flow forecasts and management reporting. He has held CFO and Head of Planning roles in large organisations with significant exposure to the Retail and Mining industries. Degree qualified with a Chartered Accounting background and over 20 years of working in commerce. This includes being a part owner of one of these businesses.
Listed below are local business people who are happy to act as referees and/or are clients of BMA.
- David Clark – CEO Star Pharmacy Group
- Marc Taintey – CEO Fairmont Homes Group
- Paulette Kolarz – MD Bespoke HR
- Ross Neal – Harness Racing SA
- Toby Bensimon – MD Shiels Jewellers
- Toby Strong – MD Podpac
Toby Strong – Managing Director Podpac Pty Ltd (Manufacturer and retailer of coffee pods)
Posted on Linkedin 24 July 2019
Our involvement with John in our financial and cash flow forecasting has allowed me the space and time to work on the business. The positive improvements have been across all areas. I can also see the company is changing around to be business alert. I’d highly recommend John to anyone who wants to achieve a massive difference and you can access the expertise and knowledge on an as needed basis.
Toby Bensimon – Managing Director Shiels Jeweller
Posted on Linkedin 1 May 2019
John Read is an exceptionally experienced retailer who I have had the pleasure of working with on many projects. His expertise as a retail CFO and ex Merch Planner give him a clear and no nonsense view of what’s working and what’s not. His suggestions have resulted in performance gains in areas that made a real difference to my business. John’s personality is such that the team open up to him with areas of concern and together we have addressed pathways towards improvement. What you get with John is a package deal from a guy with a wealth of experience, a high level of competence and the emotional intelligence to get people on board with the plan. I thoroughly recommend John for anyone looking for these skills.
Phone number: 0403 083 884