Jack Corkett

Jack Corkett

Works at:

Microsoft

Location in:

Stockholm, Sweden

Jack Corkett

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Currently

Works at:
Microsoft
Location in:
Stockholm, Sweden

Bio

An energetic and positive Business Control leader and certified chartered accountant with a wealth
of experience successfully running processes and leading remote teams in a fast growing environment for global organizations.

Received awards for the accuracy of budgets and forecasts produced, this self-motivated finance professional has proved himself flexible and capable of taking on extra responsibilities.

Benefits from excellent communication skills and a determined and conscientious approach.

Team Leadership - Heads teams of senior staff spread remotely across different countries.

Accountancy - FCCA qualified with 10 years+ in Business and Financial Control roles.

Budgeting - Directs budget process efficiently ensuring accurate achievable budgets.

Forecasting - Coordinates capture & analysis of financial data for aggregated forecast.

Reporting - Accurately prepares and delivers key information for decision support.

Databases - Advanced user of Excel using macros, pivot tables, vlookup, getpivot data, IF commands etc., PowerPivot relational database add-on; also experienced with SQL and Access.

Jack has worked/studied in

  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Jack speaks

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Jack has experience in

  • Finance - Investment banking
  • Technology

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Work

2011 – present

Business Controller Enterprise & Partner Group

Microsoft
  • The top 58 private and 50 public sector accounts in Sweden represent c$350m per year in revenue and form the Enterprise & Partner Group (EPG) and Public Sector (PS).
  • - Managing weekly and quarterly revenue forecasts working closely with 6 sales managers and 2
  • directors, and presenting the forecast to the subsidiary and the region.
  • - Orchestrating and driving budget and quota processes using Excel for budgeting.
  • - Monitoring customer purchasing trends enabling data translation to next year's taxonomy.
  • Achievement
  • - Recently received Star of the Month Award for the quality of the budgeting this year.
2008 – 2011

Business Group Controller

Microsoft
  • Responsible for product forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis as finance contact for
  • Business Group Leaders in the Swedish subsidiary. Set up Community in Europe presenting
  • RPS analysis to drive growth and share best practices.
  • - Formulated budgets for all segments in Sweden from SME to larger organizations.
  • - Prepared product forecasts then reported to the Western Europe region at area level.
  • - Analyzed previous years’ sales to identify sector trends and understand buying patterns.
  • - Produced white-spacing analysis by customer highlighting opportunities to sell or up-sell.
  • Achievements
  • - Awarded Gold Star for taking on additional responsibilities
  • - Helped to re-build the department, training new members, and maintaining motivation after major restructuring of the finance department.
  • - Received recognition for good performance, forecast accuracy and execution.
2008
(Feb – Aug)

Services Controller

SAP
  • Led team of 2 preparing the monthly accounts and forecasts for the Services Business in
  • the Iberia region, Spain & Portugal, reporting to the Financial Director. 6 month contract.
  • Achievements
  • - Improved the efficiency and speed of reporting of the P&L
  • - Recommended changes to the contract credit terms to reduce debtor days from 120
  • - Successfully managed two experienced staff in a foreign language
2006 – 2007
(Jul – Jul)

Senior Product Controller

JPMorgan Chase
  • Responsible for the daily risk reporting for asset backed securities, primary loans, CDOs
  • and provided analysis of VAR calculations.
  • Utilized complex macros with Access database.
2006
(Jan – Jun)

Product Controller

Credit Suisse
  • 6 month Product Control contract on an Equity trading desk, with all Equity Products,
  • stocks, swaps, options, currency. Trading strategies included Dedicated Proprietary,
  • Long/Short etc.
2001 – 2005

Product Controller (Associate)

Goldman Sachs
  • Responsible for the preparation of the European Securities Lending P&L (annual revenue
  • $0.5Bn) and liaised with auditors and external consultants through the initial design and
  • implementation of processes and control procedures to meet Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • Built close working relationship with traders through discussion of issues prior to sign
  • off, incl. analysis of funding and stock borrow charges, manufactured dividend
  • calculations.
  • Performed Position Risk Requirement calculations working within Regulatory Reporting.
2000 – 2001
(Aug – Dec)

Senior Auditor

Arthur Andersen
  • Audited several PLCs, managed teams of 2-5, reported the preliminary announcement on
  • AIM and presented key findings to audit committee and Board of Directors
  • Managed a team of 10 staff for a due diligence assignment of a global IT server and
  • solutions company and produced executive summary of issues
  • Recommended system improvements and advised on accounting policy technical issues.
1997 – 2000

Chartered Accountant

OJ Kilkenny & Co
  • Qualified with this niche Entertainment firm, gaining valuable experience managing the
  • day-to-day running of several clients’ financial activities
  • Responsible for preparing the accounts for bands, DJs, presenters etc. including high profile
  • clients such as U2, Oasis, Sinead O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, The Divine Comedy & Bjork, all
  • of whom were due contractual publishing and mechanical royalties.
  • Conducted royalty audits managing the audit process including the planning stage
  • Checked royalty statements for accuracy to ensure no withheld monies or incorrect
  • rates. Assembled teams to work on large statements.
  • Liaised closely with record companies, management, banks, PRS, lawyers

Work

2011 – present

Business Controller Enterprise & Partner Group

Microsoft
  • The top 58 private and 50 public sector accounts in Sweden represent c$350m per year in revenue and form the Enterprise & Partner Group (EPG) and Public Sector (PS).
  • - Managing weekly and quarterly revenue forecasts working closely with 6 sales managers and 2
  • directors, and presenting the forecast to the subsidiary and the region.
  • - Orchestrating and driving budget and quota processes using Excel for budgeting.
  • - Monitoring customer purchasing trends enabling data translation to next year's taxonomy.
  • Achievement
  • - Recently received Star of the Month Award for the quality of the budgeting this year.
2008 – 2011

Business Group Controller

Microsoft
  • Responsible for product forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis as finance contact for
  • Business Group Leaders in the Swedish subsidiary. Set up Community in Europe presenting
  • RPS analysis to drive growth and share best practices.
  • - Formulated budgets for all segments in Sweden from SME to larger organizations.
  • - Prepared product forecasts then reported to the Western Europe region at area level.
  • - Analyzed previous years’ sales to identify sector trends and understand buying patterns.
  • - Produced white-spacing analysis by customer highlighting opportunities to sell or up-sell.
  • Achievements
  • - Awarded Gold Star for taking on additional responsibilities
  • - Helped to re-build the department, training new members, and maintaining motivation after major restructuring of the finance department.
  • - Received recognition for good performance, forecast accuracy and execution.
2008
(Feb – Aug)

Services Controller

SAP
  • Led team of 2 preparing the monthly accounts and forecasts for the Services Business in
  • the Iberia region, Spain & Portugal, reporting to the Financial Director. 6 month contract.
  • Achievements
  • - Improved the efficiency and speed of reporting of the P&L
  • - Recommended changes to the contract credit terms to reduce debtor days from 120
  • - Successfully managed two experienced staff in a foreign language
2006 – 2007
(Jul – Jul)

Senior Product Controller

JPMorgan Chase
  • Responsible for the daily risk reporting for asset backed securities, primary loans, CDOs
  • and provided analysis of VAR calculations.
  • Utilized complex macros with Access database.
2006
(Jan – Jun)

Product Controller

Credit Suisse
  • 6 month Product Control contract on an Equity trading desk, with all Equity Products,
  • stocks, swaps, options, currency. Trading strategies included Dedicated Proprietary,
  • Long/Short etc.
2001 – 2005

Product Controller (Associate)

Goldman Sachs
  • Responsible for the preparation of the European Securities Lending P&L (annual revenue
  • $0.5Bn) and liaised with auditors and external consultants through the initial design and
  • implementation of processes and control procedures to meet Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • Built close working relationship with traders through discussion of issues prior to sign
  • off, incl. analysis of funding and stock borrow charges, manufactured dividend
  • calculations.
  • Performed Position Risk Requirement calculations working within Regulatory Reporting.
2000 – 2001
(Aug – Dec)

Senior Auditor

Arthur Andersen
  • Audited several PLCs, managed teams of 2-5, reported the preliminary announcement on
  • AIM and presented key findings to audit committee and Board of Directors
  • Managed a team of 10 staff for a due diligence assignment of a global IT server and
  • solutions company and produced executive summary of issues
  • Recommended system improvements and advised on accounting policy technical issues.
1997 – 2000

Chartered Accountant

OJ Kilkenny & Co
  • Qualified with this niche Entertainment firm, gaining valuable experience managing the
  • day-to-day running of several clients’ financial activities
  • Responsible for preparing the accounts for bands, DJs, presenters etc. including high profile
  • clients such as U2, Oasis, Sinead O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, The Divine Comedy & Bjork, all
  • of whom were due contractual publishing and mechanical royalties.
  • Conducted royalty audits managing the audit process including the planning stage
  • Checked royalty statements for accuracy to ensure no withheld monies or incorrect
  • rates. Assembled teams to work on large statements.
  • Liaised closely with record companies, management, banks, PRS, lawyers

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