David Marriott MBA – Curriculum Vitae

Business Planner/Analyst

Profile A self-motivated and focused professional, applying general business, management accounting and financial analysis skills to assist companies meet their strategies.  Possesses excellent financial modeling and quantitative skills.  Very strong systems skills allowing the application of technology to enable business based reporting.  Excellent commercial awareness.

Deliverables Budgets and Forecasts from business indicators and sales forecasts to full Profit & Loss and
Balance sheet. Convert accounting data into management information. Ability to liaise with non finance personnel.

Systems Skills Advanced Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Word, OFA, basic SQL, Crystal Reports, html, asp, php


Employment History

Harley-Davidson Europe | Jun 2008 to present

Providing Financial Control for the EMEA markets and supporting the European markets in the SAP transition.  Latterly managing the financial close for revenue and costs in the European Finance team.

SCBmedia & SEOtraffic Ltd | May 2007 to Jun 2008

Two privately held companies specialising in online media in the personal finance market.


Acting as Account Manager, Financial Controller and IT Manager, I turn my hand to most things in this small company, from managing paid search campaigns for clients to full IT internal support.  Implemented web tracking in client sites to demonstrate the best conversion route and increasing lead generation rates.

Vodafone UK | Nov 2002 to May 2007

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications network companies.

Nov 2005 to May 2007 Performance Consultant

Supported the Performance Management project to introduce a new planning and reporting system. Made ongoing improvements in measurement and content in the Consumer Business Unit Board report pack.

Nov 2002 to Nov 2005 Senior Financial Analyst

Produced financial analysis and decision support for the new products including mobile TV. Setup and implemented content reporting enabling the business to understand buyer behaviour on Vodafone live! and report to content suppliers. Performed financial planning for all new generation products in the GPRS and 3G arena.

Nortel Networks | Jan 2001 to Nov 2002

Nortel Networks provide network solutions to public network carriers, wireless
operators, multi-service operators and enterprises, offering complete solutions
for multiprotocol, multiservice, global networking.

Finance Manager – Repairs Services

Managed the Repairs Services P&L and Balance Sheet within 5 European countries. Verified the standard costs/prices of repair services in EMEA enabling the outsourcing of all EMEA repairs.

BancTec Ltd | Nov 1997 to Dec 2000

BancTec provide document imaging and workflow solutions to financial institutions.

Financial Business Manager

Set up the platform for experience-based pricing in the bid processes. Acted as systems accounts responsible for the implementation of the ERP system Scala under tight time scales prior to Year 2000. Develop the financial reporting from the ERP system via Excel and the intranet enabling remote access to financial reports by Service Managers.

Cable London Plc | Jul 1993 to Oct 1997

Now part of Virgin Media, operated cable telephony and television franchises in five north London boroughs.

Business Planning Manager

Produced business plans and analysis enabling £170M of debt funding. Produced telephone usage analysis for competitive bids of Business Telecom Services. Developed subscriber reporting from scratch from an AS400 and Excel based system producing detailed management information. This information was used to produce daily, weekly and monthly subscriber and management information.

Dorling Kindersley | Sep 1992 to Apr 1993

Publishing firm with titles from children’s books to medical encyclopaedia in book form and CD.

Management Accountant (Temporary Assignment)

Converted sales information into book by book management accounts and prepared quarterly book by book forecasts of revenue and direct costs.

Telecom New Zealand | May 1990 to Mar 1992

Telecom New Zealand is the primary telecommunications company in New Zealand

Manager Planning and Results

Co-ordinated $NZ600 million revenue budget and reported results against this budget. Prepared key business indicators and sales performance indicators Performed ad hoc projects supporting management decisions including competitor analysis and rental/sale conversion project.

Marriott A.I.A.L. | Jan 1990 to May 1990

Joint venture between the Marriott Hotel corporation and Auckland
International Airport Ltd providing hospitality services.

Assistant Financial Controller (Temporary Assignment)

Massey University | Jan 1989 to Dec 1989

New Zealand’s largest University with 6,000 full time and 20,000 extra mural students.

Lecturer in Finance

  • Lecturing and tutoring in core business finance paper
  • Preparing and marking finance examinations


Massey University NZ MBA 1987 – 1988

Major in Finance

Massey University NZ Bachelor of Agricultural Science 1982 – 1985

Major in Management and Finance