- Last Updated: 29 March 2016 29 March 2016
Tim Richardson, CPA
"After an international career where I was selected and fast tracked into senior finance roles on the back of my IT and CIO experience, I was amazed when I returned to Australia to see the isolation between finance and IT. In a world where "data science" is the hot new job overseas, I came back to a compliance-focused corporate world and an SME sector struggling with inflexible systems providing almost no useful business insight. Yet this was a country which had left behind its tradition of protection. After seeing how unusual my skill set and perspective is, I started GrowthPath to work with SMEs looking to build on points of difference. Taken even small businesses through a generational leap in business IT is very fulfilling. Luckily there are business owners and senior managers who are looking for change, and the demand has been overwhelming".
In 2015 and 2016 Tim has spoken at accounting conferences across Australia on simplified forecasting and other topic relating to added-value finance teams. He works with CPA Australia to help corporates implement finance transformation, and he delivers in-house programs with ICA and CPA PD hours awarded. He is also involved with some teaching and developing materials for the NEIS program to launch new businesses.
GrowthPath's busiest activity in 2015 and 2016 has been helping SMEs move to integrated cloud ERP and ecommerce solutions. Having been involved in countless ERP and business intelligence projects around the world, GrowthPath eliminates some key risks and conflicts by being vendor neutral and doing fixed price work. While we are vendor neutral, we have formal partnerships with leading players, such as Xero, Unleashed, Dear Inventory and Neto. Tim leads all projects, so the volume of projects GrowthPath works on is quite small. Tim's extensive experience in integration means he focuses on simple system with fast implementations. From the beginning, the end result targets profitable growth by enhancing the points of difference. This means developing good KPIs and even rolling out bonus schemes and balanced scorecards to build alignment.
- CPA (Australia)
- Masters of Accountancy (CSU, Distinction).
- Bachelor of Science (Melb, Computer Science, H1 avg)
- Bachelor of Arts (Melb, Linguistics)