1. DAVID EDWARD FISHER
Location: London Email: david@SeeFisher.co.uk Mob: 07973 305 298
Highly accomplished Project / Programme Manager and qualified Accountant with over 15 years experience in
Finance, Business and IT change. Proven track record of delivering complex and innovative solutions in large and
complex programmes, bringing a structured but pragmatic approach to systems, people and process change. Adept at
leading and managing global teams within a matrix environment. Strong stakeholder management skills with the
gravitas to engage at all levels to deliver real business benefits.
Programme and Project Management
Business Case Development
Budget & Resource Management
Systems and Process Implementation
Business Readiness and Cut-Over
Project Risk Management
ACCA and MBA Qualified
SeeFisher Ltd – July 2014 ongoing
Established two growing businesses, acting as finance director and business development manager
Training, coaching and mentoring to mobilise a part-time team of 22, to attract and retain long-term customers
Developing commercial focus and skills in networking, communications, presentations, marketing and strategic
Barclays June 2013 to June 2014 (Contract)
Project Manager Finance Change
PM for Barclays Statutory Accounts Automation and Barclays Legal Entity Common Tool projects
Initiated projects and developed business cases with sponsors and stakeholders
Led analysis and documentation of as-is and to-be processes and business requirements
Embedded 'quick wins' in the BAU process for model accounts and data reconciliations
Engaged with vendors for scoping, quotation and licence purchase
Prepared detailed project plans and budgets for inclusion in the Finance Change annual plan
Shine Group March 2012 - Dec 2012 (Contract)
(TV & film production / distribution subsidiary of News Corp)
BA / PM Shine Group Consolidation responsible for:
Project scoping, stakeholder engagement and business case development
Analysis and documentation of as-is and to-be processes and business requirements
Vendor assessment and tools selection process
Preparation of project implementation plans and project governance
HSBC 2008 - 2011
Programme Manager, Global Consolidation Systems
Led several global initiatives to support compliance, reduce risk and improve efficiency. Member of the Global Finance
Applications Senior Management Team, representing GFA on project steering committees.
Engaged with senior stakeholders in the business, across risk and finance to define expectations, build
commitment and broker agreement of priorities. Built business cases and established working groups to assess
impacts of changes, design options and built and implemented robust solutions.
Managed a team of project managers and business analysts to lead projects in partnership with business and IT -
matrix management of project resources including developers, test and, training manager and business SMEs.
Established project governance including steering committee and working groups with formal status reporting
Prepared detailed project plans and budgets and established project teams, identifying resource requirements.
Managed project activity throughout the full project lifecycle, including work packages delivered by other teams.
Managed systems and process implementations through detailed business readiness planning, dress rehearsals,
data migration, reconciliation, approval, cut-over to live and embedding new processes & support model in BAU.
Delivered to agreed scope and budget through day to day management of the project teams and oversight of risks
and issues to ensure appropriate remediation.
Established a sustainable Group consolidation system for Basel II reporting to ensure compliance with FSA
requirements. Delivered platform, software and application upgraded to 600+ global users. Ensured business
2. readiness through extensive testing, migration, reconciliation and acceptance of historic balances and current year
data (budget, actual and forecasts), real-time rehearsals and controlled cut-over with planned recovery points.
Managed the iterative development of manual returns process implementing web based solutions for 600+ users.
Programme managed HMRC compliance drive for the conversion of 220 entity accounts to iXBRL format using
XME. Implemented a process for accounts preparation for all entities completing UK tax return and out -sourced
process for conversion of Group accounts to XBRL format for SEC.
Off-shored processes for the preparation and review of regulatory reporting templates and implemented Prodiance
Audit Control Manager, Spreadsheet IQ and Compare.
Delivered EUC certification process, risk assessment and remediation and implemented Prodiance, eDiscovery,
Spreadsheet IQ and Compare.
Led analysis and specification of ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ processes, data and configuration for global GL model, detailed
specification of multi-currency and automated journal processes, with bespoke configuration of PeopleSoft
Initiated a programme of BA training and informal forums to raise the standard of analysis, improve data for
decision making and better align BA’s to work streams.
Credit Suisse First Boston 1997 - 2008
Project Manager (FAS 159 Fair Value Option) Jan 2007 - Sep 2008
Led global team to automate FAS 159 Fair Value Option compliance. Managed project resources from Finance,
IT and Operations to deliver automated classification of fair valued instruments with functionality for review and
manual override, MI and external reporting.
Established governance and sponsorship, project methodology and controls and documented impact
analysis of FAS 159, from front office to back, capturing business requirements for implementation.
Formulated approaches to calculate movement in fair value for the adoption of FAS159 ensuring
compliance and enhancing reputation with clients and peers.
Ensured business readiness through, new business process documentation and training; data quality
improvements to cash records and development of Operational Risk Fair Value support team.
Executed testing, including functional testing by the project team and full UAT.
Project Manager (strategic GL posting engine) Jan 2005 - Dec 2006
Led global business team in New York, London and Singapore offices, focusing on managing the development
of scalable application for global posting engine roll out.
Established application governance and sponsorship for implementation of new products and entities.
Managed data migration, reconciliation, cut-over and implementation review for new products and entities.
Improved efficiency of daily ledger control process by implementation of a comprehensive posting control model.
Developed a strategic reporting solution with multi-GAAP functionality.
Managed the off-shoring of the posting engine support team to reduce costs by 30% and reinvigorate focus on
Business Analyst - Strategic Change Management Jan 2000 - Dec 2004
Responsible for the GL posting engine business team.
Managed development of the posting engine and control framework for Basel 2 reporting
Managed the Managed posting engine cut-over activities, through planning, dress-rehearsals and Go-Live,
acting as key liaison with data warehouse and GL teams
Managed daily controls process
Developed and tested posting process and rules for secured financing products.
Led controllers’ development and testing of strategic netting solution.
Led the sourcing of netting data for Controllers’ strategic data store for Basel 2.
Credit Suisse Business Analyst (corporate actions project) May 1998 - Dec 1999
Credit Suisse Entity Financial Controller Oct 1997 - Apr 1998
Baring Brothers International Entity Financial Controller Jan 1996 - Oct 1997
NatWest Markets Entity Financial Controller Jan 1996 - Oct 1997
Kuwait Petroleum International Ltd Head Office Accountant Jan 1995 - Dec 1996
Guinness Brewing Worldwide Interim Entity Financial Controller Jan 1995 - Dec 1996
WH Smith Business Interim Entity Financial Controller Dec 1992 - Dec 1994
Vivat Holdings Head Office Accountant Jul 1990 - Nov 1992
Grand Metropolitan PLC Head Office Accountant Jul 1988 - Jun 1990
Bloomsbury District Health Authority Management Accountant Jul 1984 - Jun 1988
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
MBA The Open Business School 2001
FCCA, Chartered Association of Certified Accountants 1991
BA (Hons) Economics and Politics, The University of Leeds 1984
4 A-Levels, 12 O-Levels, Egglescliffe School 1980
Past Treasurer of The Old Tottonians RFC
Treasurer Christ Church URC Enfield
Property Manager for Grade II listed building
Outdoor sports including walking, running and skiing
Spending time with family