Who is behind CFO Insight
CFO Insight was formed by Philip Barnes in 2006. Philip is a Chartered Accountant with over 19 years experience in business. Philip has been involved in many industries and types of businesses. From publicly listed groups to small start-ups to large quasi-government corporate entities.
Philip's career has seen him focus on helping companies/businesses overcome barriers to their success. Whether that be:
- setting and implementing business strategy
- commercialisation of products for domestic and overseas markets
- capital raising
- managing businesses through times of tight cashflow
- acquisition/disposal of businesses
- returning underperforming businesses to profit, and
- implementing best practice reporting and financial control.
In Philip's early career, he spent ten (10) years within the Global Corporate Finance Division of Arthur Andersen (both in Australia and UK). During his time at Arthur Andersen, he consulted to a large number of companies in many industries. Since then Philip has held CFO and company secretary positions at a small Queensland-based publicly-listed company and a Brisbane-based technology company with operations in the USA. Prior to forming CFO Insight, Philip was General Manager of a business advisory practice, with offices in Brisbane and Cairns with over 140 staff.
The team at CFO Insight includes a broad range of accounting and business professionals from experienced Office Managers to qualified and experienced Financial Controllers.
CFO Insight also takes pride in designing the best solution possible for its clients. Often this may require support from other professionals, for example Human Resources and Marketing. Accordingly, as part of the team, CFO Insight has a panel of trusted professionals who can be called upon to assist. These experienced professionals together with Philip and his team bring your business a wealth of experience, capability and a passion to get things done by, among other things, removing the barriers to your success.