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Jason Ward | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 12, 2012

Jason Ward

Finance, Operations and Business Strategy Expert
   South Africa
  |   Big Bay, Western Cape


I have almost 20 years of local and international work experience in finance, operations, business strategy and business unit leadership in companies ranking from small, local, privately owned enterprises to large multi-national corporates.

My strengths lie in listening to clients needs, problems and goals and building successive strategies, solutions and steps in order to overcome shortfalls and start successful operations - always tailored to the individual business.

I see myself as a personable, articulate, achievement-orientated...

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Skills (10)

Business Planning
Financial Analysis
Financial Forecasting
Operations Management
Management Skills
Financial Reporting
Business Analysis
Corporate Strategy

Service Description

I offer an extensive background and level of expertise in assisting individuals and companies with:

* Start-up Advisory
- Business Plans
- Cost Structure & Margins
- Operational Structure & Work Flow
* Financial Analysis / Modeling / Forecasting / Sensitivity
* Cash Flow Analysis
* Profitability Analysis & Solutions
* Operational Analysis & Fixes
* Corporate Finance

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Pies & Fries
Owner / Manager
2011 - Present
Devised business model, all aspects of launch and day to day running of this take-away outlet. * Operational flow, analysis and adjustments. * Financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, reporting...
IBM S.A. (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
Integrated Technology Services Sales Executive
2010 - 2011
Successfully implemented new Integrated Technology Services coverage model for Sub-Saharan Africa Driving quarterly and annual targets in excess of $90 Million Management, motivation and...
IBM S.A. Ltd., South Africa
Global Technology Services Executive (Coastal)
2008 - 2010
Drastically improved customer satisfaction levels as the first Cape Town-based Executive Controlling entire services portfolio Management, motivation and training of 9 Direct Sellers -...
IBM S.A. Ltd., South Africa
Business Process Outsourcing Executive, JHB
2006 - 2008
Successfully launched IBM Business Process Outsourcing in South Africa Showcased delivery centres in India during two week-long client visits Invited by the Department of Trade and Industry to...
Self Employed
Freelance Futures Trader, Paris, France
2005 - 2006
- Purchase and sale of personal share portfolio - Futures, Derivatives, International Markets
IBM S.A. Ltd., EMEA, Paris/France
Z Series Finance and Planning Manager
2005 - 2005
Full profit and loss to pre-tax income modelling Expenditure control and resource management Management, motivation and training of 3 Lead Analysts (Milan), allocation of workloads, quality...
IBM S.A. Ltd., EMEA, Paris/France
zSeries Lead Analyst
2003 - 2005
Management, motivation and training of 6 Regional Analysts (London, Paris, Stuttgart, Milan, Stockholm, London), allocation of workloads, quality control on all work processed Controlling...
IBM S.A. Ltd., EMEA, Paris/France
Global SMB Expense & Resource Team Leader
2003 - 2003
Achieved a top annual performance rating of 1 Tracking revenues by brand (14)/country (30)/industry for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Ensuring revenue recognition rules were met ...
IBM S.A. Ltd., EMEA, Paris/France
Global SMB Expense & Resource Analyst
2002 - 2002
IBM S.A. Ltd., EMEA, Paris/France
Integrated Account Finance & Planning Lead Analyst
2000 - 2002
Achieved a top annual performance rating of 1 Set up financial management system for 12 individual integrated accounts
IBM S.A. Ltd., EMEA, Paris/France
Financial Analyst : Sector Consolidation
1999 - 2000
Developed an analytical tool to improve forecast accuracy for high volume products through distributor network
IBM S.A. Ltd., South Africa, Johannesburg
Services Consolidator
1998 - 1999
IBM S.A. Ltd., South Africa, Johannesburg
Country Consolidator
1996 - 1998
Moved process from spread sheet-based to automated database
IBM S.A. Ltd., South Africa, Johannesburg
Financial Analyst
1994 - 1996
National Data Systems (Pty) Ltd,. Crown Mines, RSA
Account Manager
1993 - 1994
Focussed Finance Group (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg
Junior Accountant/Financial Analyst
1993 - 1993


Technikon Witwatersrand, South Africa
B. Tech. in Company Administration
1994 - 1995
Technikon Witwatersrand, South Africa
National Diploma in Company Administration
1990 - 1992
Damelin College, South Africa
Matriculation with Exemption
- 1989
Mondeor High School, South Africa
Matriculation with Exemption
- 1988
The British School of Paris
Form 3
- 1986
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