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Duncan Williamson
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SUMMARY

Influential Senior Manager with international experience who has a sustained record of success established in the Educational, Financial and Commercial marketplaces. An inspirational leader and outstanding team member, who through a participative approach will create robust strategies to translate vision into achievement. Combines strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills with a passion for customer care and quality. Excellent communication skills have been demonstrated across several countries and cultures as well as to lead teams and organizations to full potential. Now seeking a senior management role within a progressive organization.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Practical and Academic

Management accounting specialist: product cost systems consultant and has taught at undergraduate and post graduate levels in the UK and abroad

Financial accounting teacher and trainer:
1 introductory level academic and training of non financial managers
2 training in International Financial Reporting Standards to accountants and senior non financial managers

Spreadsheet modeller: developer of spreadsheet based product cost systems for SMEs

Authorship

Management accounting textbook Cost and Management Accounting plus student and teacher manuals ISBN 0-13-205923-1 Prentice Hall International

Many articles and case studies within my areas of interest and competence

Teaching and training materials for management accounting, financial accounting, spreadsheeting, general business

Maintain my own web site at www.duncanwil.co.uk, contributor to www.bized.co.uk, contributor to www.skillgate.com.

Two books under way at the moment: finance for non-financial managers, further modelling with MS Excel

RECENT CAREER HISTORY

2009 - 2011

Maxwell Stamp Group plc

Senior Faculty Accounting and Financial Management, National Institute of Management and Administration, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Head of the Faculty of Accounting and Financial Management. Involving curriculum development, teacher training, administration and management, institutional development.

August 2006 - 2009

Bicester, Oxfordshire; Company / Organization: Caring Careers Ltd
Office and Systems Manager

Developing database and other systems for an international healthcare recruitment company

October 2005 - June 2006

Bucharest, Romania; Company / Organisation: HCL Athens Greece
Team Leader PHARE Project: International Financial Reporting, Standards training

Training needs analysis, devising and delivering a vocational training programme within the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance: Implementation Agencies. Basic, Intermediate and Advanced training programme (including on the job training). Devised and carried out a classroom based training programme for the beneficiaries. Worked through an innovative on-the-job training programme on a one-to-one basis for each beneficiary: this yielded results having significant lasting benefits.

September 2004 - Present

Presenter of an ongoing series of weekly seminars for managers in Dubai and Kuwait for a Scottish University and Training and Event Management Companies based in Dubai. Also carried out similar seminars for an event management company in Bangkok and Singapore.

Self Employed 2003 - 2004

World Learning: training in International Financial Reporting Standards

Neum, Bosnia
Non Profit Making Educational and Field Project Organization with revenues in 2002 of approximately 45 million.

The training of 25 Professors of Accounting from the Balkans in the practical application of international financial standards together with demonstrations of the design and development of teaching strategies and educational materials creation.

Joint European Taurus Project

Abingdon, UK
European Union funded project researching the ways in which nuclear fusion can become a commercial proposition

Intranet redesign and development

Assessed and redesigned the structure of the Intranet of a department within a major Nuclear Fusion organisation. As a result of this redesign, all materials are now retrievable within three clicks, browsability is significantly enhanced and 20 hours per week user time is saved.

International Business and Technical Consultants Inc (IBTCI) 2002 – 2003

Based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Large, multi project organization with projects in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, South America

Product Cost Systems Development within their Private Sector Accounting Reform Project:

Implemented a product cost system in a variety of organizations in and around Sarajevo leading to the identification of major weaknesses, an overhaul of internal communication systems and the provision of vital management information needed for decision making  and control. Included the training of the IBTCI local personnel, accountants and Professors of Accounting.

Pragma Corporation 2002

Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
International Development Specialists that has completed over 500 projects in 65 countries since 1997

Director of Curriculum Reform for the Central Asian Republics within their SME Development Project.

Designed and implemented an accounting curriculum for the CIPA qualification.

The Central Asian Accounting Community had been operating for around two years without an acceptable training and assessment curriculum. Overcame several barriers, changed culture and thinking, worked with all relevant parties, and developed a curriculum that was accepted and ratified by the accounting community as well as several significant international accounting bodies such as the AICPA, ICAS, IMA and IFAC and the ACCA.

Sibley International 1999 – 2001

Based in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Private consultancy organization managing projects around the world
Chief of Party: Director of Project

Took over a $2 million SME Development Project part way through the assignment and overhauled its structure and strategic focus: leading to the reduction in staffing costs by 60% and significantly increasing output.

Based in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Training / Cost modelling

Initially Developing and Presenting Training Courses relating to the understanding of International Accounting Standards then Director of the Product Cost System Development Team within their $3.5 million Enterprise Accounting Reform Project.

To overcome the complete lack of product cost and management information data in many SMEs devised and developed a spreadsheet based Product Cost Model that can be used and/or adapted for use by any organisation. As a result of using this model, businesses can derive product, departmental, labour, and machine costs.

Self Employed 1998 – 1999

Based in Abingdon UK

Worked with a variety of industrial and academic clients, including joint chief examinership in the management module for the NCC in Manchester; educational materials development both for the University of Bristol Institute for Learning and Research Technology and Skillgate.com; part time teaching for CIMA stage 2 management Accounting and A level business studies courses.

Ramboll 1993 – 1998

Based in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
A 4,200 employee Civil Engineering and Consultancy organization based in Denmark: approximate turnover 130 million per year.

Director of the MBA Programme and Professor of Accounting at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) and Director of the $7 million Project whose task it was to develop the MBA programme

Kazakhstan, with European Union assistance, sought to establish an internationally acceptable Business School. Led a small team of experts together with local support staff over a five year period to establish what became known as “one of the best models of its kind in the CIS”

Devised, developed and installed most of KIMEP’s infrastructural systems

1988-1993

University of Malawi - Associate Professor of Accounting

1986-1988

Sunderland Polytechnic Senior Lecturer in Accounting

1986-1988

Newcastle College of Arts and Technology Senior Lecturer

1986-1988

Various Management Accounting Positions in Industry

 

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1986

MBA Degree University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1980

Certificate of Education Sunderland Polytechnic

1974

HND Business Studies Teesside Polytechnic

1986

Diploma in Marketing Chartered Institute of Marketing

2000

BrainBench Advanced user of Microsoft Excel 2000

 
 
 

PERSONAL DETAILS

Married with three sons and one daughter
Full driving licence

INTERESTS

The Savoy Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, reading (including late nineteenth and early twentieth century American authors), Medieval English social history, computing/web site development and maintenance, cooking, gardening

PUBLICATIONS

Devised and maintain web site: www.duncanwil.co.uk  2001 to present
Cost and Management Accounting (1996) Prentice Hall International ISBN 0-13-205923-1
Many other publications: details available on request.

PERSONAL DETAILS

5 Golding Hop Close
Ovenden Wood
Halifax
HX2 0SQ
United Kingdom

Tel: 01422 360 158
Mob: 0780 300 6558

email: duncan@duncanwil.co.uk 

 
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