Character World Limited
Head of Finance
November 2015 to Present
Sports Direct International
November 2012 to August 2015
JJB Sports plc
Associate Director / Head of Financial and Management Information
August 2008 to October 2012
Senior Projects and Management Accountant
June 2004 to August 2008
Property and Management Accountant
October 1996 to June 2004
Wigan, United Kingdom
September 1993 to October 1996
Manchester, United Kingdom
Wigan Health Authority
May 1990 to September 1993
Wigan, United Kingdom
What company does Bill Leyland work for?
Bill Leyland works for Character World Limited
What is Bill Leyland's role at Character World Limited?
Bill Leyland is Head of Finance
What industry does Bill Leyland work in?
Bill Leyland works in the Wholesale industry.
• Strong leader – development of finance team • High work ethic, committed and deadline driven – highly flexible with proven ability to multi-task • Commercially aware / business planning • Driver of change in systems, processes • Capital raisings, restructurings, disposals, acquisitions, complex transactionsHead of Finance @ From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Finance @ o April 2014 to August 2015: In addition to Lifestyle, absorbed Leisure Division as Head of Finance – at present 27 fitness clubs with 70k members o October 2013 to August 2015: Head of Finance, Lifestyle Division o March 2013 to October 2013: Head of Finance, Republic.com Retail Ltd o November 2012 to March 2013: Financial and Project Accountant From November 2012 to August 2015 (2 years 10 months) Associate Director / Head of Financial and Management Information @ - Provided leadership and mentoring to a full finance team during a period of intense restructuring. - Production of monthly P&L, balance and cash flow - Board Packs. - Year end process - strict adherance to IFRS. - Business partnering with whole range of departments including Warehousing and Logistics, Marketing, IT and Buying and Merchandising. From August 2008 to October 2012 (4 years 3 months) Senior Projects and Management Accountant @ - Produce accurate, timely, commercial management information. - Provide anlayis and commentary on P&L, balance sheet and cashflow performance. - Produce analyst presentation for CFO city briefings. - Assist in production of statutory reporting - maintaining strong links with external auditors. - Provide weekly "flash" P&L and sales analysis. - Reconcile monthly balance sheet accounts - property, stock movements. - Fixed asset register mangement From June 2004 to August 2008 (4 years 3 months) Property and Management Accountant @ - Managed whole store portfolio for rents, rates and service charges - circa 250 sites - Fixed asset accounting From October 1996 to June 2004 (7 years 9 months) Wigan, United KingdomManagement Accountant @ - Commenced as Assistant Accountant, promoted to Management Accountant reporting initially yo Central Finance Controller and then to Divisional Finance Director. - Managed the full accounts of 5 warehouse and distribution depots situated in the South East. From September 1993 to October 1996 (3 years 2 months) Manchester, United KingdomInternal Auditor @ Internal Auditor reporting to Chief Internal Auditor - Systems based auditing as well as substantive testing of various departments within the health authority From May 1990 to September 1993 (3 years 5 months) Wigan, United KingdomBsc, Economics, 2.2 @ Brunel University From 1984 to 1989 Bill Leyland is skilled in: Working Capital Management, Retail, Forecasting, Coaching, Performance Management, Budgets, Change Management, Income Statement, Finance, Accounting, Operations Management, Financial Reporting, Team Leadership, Customer Service, Business Planning
Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)
3 year(s), 8 month(s)
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