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Prospero Associates

Jonathan Prior BSc FCA

An experienced ‘big four’ trained Financial Director with over 15 years of board level involvement in a number of businesses.

He ensures that the finance function provides an effective, quality service and gives valuable support to boards in strategic matters. He works effectively with banks and other funding institutions, as well as outside advisers covering a variety of commercial matters.

Career Outline:

Professional training: Jon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Birmingham.

Career in business: After qualifying, he enhanced his experience by staying in the profession with KPMG for a number of years, achieving the position of Departmental Senior Manager with responsibility for approximately 35 staff.

After leaving the profession, he gained excellent corporate experience in various financial roles within two engineering conglomerate groups before participating in a buy-in management buyout of an SME manufacturer of injection moulded components.

Financial Director: He has held the full time Financial Director role in a number of businesses, latterly at the injection moulded components supplier.

More recently, he has provided financial assistance and general business advice to a small number of companies on a part-time basis.

His experience encompasses all aspects of financial management. Whilst looking at the ‘big picture’, he takes pride in having an eye for detail.

Personal life: Jon lives in Clent and is married with three grown up daughters. In his spare time he enjoys badminton and is treasurer of the Church and village hall fund-raising committee.

Telephone: 01562 730428

Mobile: 07880 740757

Testimonials

An excellent accountant and manager

'Jon performed the tasks with great competence and very good financial and management skills.

Jon is completely honest in all his dealings, an excellent accountant and manager, with a very good style in his dealings with both colleagues and subordinates'

Richard Miles, Chairman · Benjamin Priest Group Ltd and Edgbaston Group Ltd

Manages with aplomb

‘I found Jon to be scrupulously honest, technically most proficient and a pleasure to work with. He managed tasks and relationships with aplomb and as always with a positive and spirited demeanour.

I would not hesitate in recommending Jon to any job requiring financial management, control and strategy’.

Robert Smallwood, Chairman · Plastic Engineering (Leamington) Ltd

An honest, capable and hard working accountant

‘Jon has provided much valued general business advice, enabling us to focus on and address key business issues.

I regard Jon as an honest, capable and hard working accountant with an exceptional eye for detail’

Mrs Melinda Martin, Managing Director · Amstel Testing Ltd

A professional in every respect

‘Jon undertook the role of director and company secretary with both skill and diplomacy throughout the appointment.

Jon is a professional in every respect and would be a most useful board member in any business, whether as a director or executive finance manager’

Steven Mills, CEO · Edgbaston Group Ltd and Plastic Engineering (Leami

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