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Matthew Baker

Matthew Baker

Trading as: Champ Consultants Ltd

Town: Caterham

County: Surrey


Telephone: 01883 349300

Mobile: 07961 873084

Email: matthew@champconsultants.co.uk

Website: www.champconsultants.co.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-baker-30648027



A hands-on qualified accountant with high-level experience in multi-site retail and distribution industries managing finance teams of up to 30 people. Matthew has been involved in rights issues, MBOs and turnarounds and is fully versed on the challenges facing companies experiencing significant growth or change when finances are tight. His background in retail and distribution gives him a unique insight into the supply chain and is able to run a finance function that fully supports the other divisions of a business. His specialties include stock systems (including margin reconciliations) and corporate ERP systems, dealing with import and export financial instruments and VAT/duties and re-implementing controls and procedures where these have fallen by the wayside through change or lack of internal resources. He is also experienced in working with all parts of a business to develop business plans and prepare financial models whether for internal controls, banking requirements or working towards a business sale or merger.


Key Strengths

Finance software and systems. Internal controls and procedures. Stock systems. ERP systems. Import and export procedures including financial instruments. Managing creditors under challenging cash flows. Change management and preparing for investment and/or due diligence process.


Sector Experience

Retail, Distribution, Publishing, Engineering, Radio, Community projects.



"Matthew Baker has been providing accountancy services to Nicholson McLaren for a number of years. During the time Matthew has worked for our company, we have always found him to be very knowledgeable, thorough with an eye for detail. Matthew is very supportive towards our full-time accounts staff and always displays a professional attitude towards his work."

John Waghorn, Director, Nicholson McLaren

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