TANIA CHOA

FINANCE DIRECTOR - EUROPE & SPECIAL PROJECTS

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

An enthusiastic and goal-oriented individual with a demonstrated record of leading the preparation and analysis of internal and group financial reports. Proven expertise in project management, implementation of key controls, driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial reporting and management systems and implementation of process improvements. Able to work well within a team, and has shown leadership in managing teams of varying sizes. Works well on own initiative and demonstrates high levels of motivation required to meet tight deadlines. Possesses a strong ability to perform effectively even under significant pressure.

Skills

 

  • Commercial
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitality Retail
  • Planning Implementation
  • Finance Director

Work history

Currently

Finance Director Europe & Special Projects

Soho House & Co

Jul 2012
  • I HAVE LEFT SOHO HOUSE AS OF DEC 2015.. DURING MY TIME THERE, I MOVED FROM GROUP FINANCE CONTROLLER TO FINANCE DIRECTOR OF EUROPE, AND LATER UNDERTOOK SPECIAL PROJECTS. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED DAY TO DAY FIANNCE OPERATIONS, FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS, FEASIBILITY AND INVESTMENT APPRAISALS OF NEW SITES AND NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. IN MY LAST YEAR IN SOHO HOUSE, I UNDERTOOK REVIEWS OF THE NEW BUSINESS ARMS OF IN HOUSE BUILD ( CONSTRUCTION), SOHO HOME ( RETAIL), AND ALSO SET UP OF KPIS AND REIVEW OF HOTEL REVENUE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES. I'M LOOKING TO MOVE INTO A ROLE OF A MORE COMMERCIAL AND STRATEGIC NATURE.

2015

Finance Director Europe & Special Projects

Soho House & Co

Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
  • JOINED IN JULY 2912 AS GROUP FINANCE CONTROLLER, AND HAD MOVED MOVED ROLES THROUGH MY TIME THERE. LEFT AS FINANCE DIRECTOR OF EUROPE AND SOECIAL PROJECTS, WTH KEY RESONSIBILITIES OF DAY TO DAY FINANCE OPERATIONS FOR EUROPEAN SITES, AND UNDERTAKING NEW OPENINGS, REVIEWING SET UP OF PMS, AND ANY KEY AD-HOC PROJECTS, RANGING FROM IT SOLUTIONS, FINANCE CONTROLS TO NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPEMENT. PREPARING FEASIBILITY REVIEWS FOR NEW VENTURES, AND FORECASTING OF 5 YEAR PLANS FOR EXISTING AND NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS.

2012

Group Finance Controller Interim Finance Director

Frank Smythson Ltd

Nov 2009 - Jun 2012
  • COMMENCED EMPLOYEMENT AS GROUP FINANCE CONTROLLER - KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF STABILISING DAILY FINANCE OPERATIONS, WITH OVERSEEING A RE-WORK OF AN ERP (ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING) IMPLEMENTATION. TRANSITION OF SALE FROM PE TO PRIVATE OWNER. INVOLVED IN ALL ASPECTS OF BUDGETING AND PLANNING, AND REVIEWING FEASIBILITY OF NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS AND INVESTMENT APPRAISALS. MOVED UP TO INTERIMI FINANCE DIRECTOR, AND LED A PROJECT OF FOR ERP CONFIGUARTION AND SET UP FOR PRODUCTION MODULE WITHIN THE SAP SYSTEM - PROJECT MANAGER FOR THIS.

2009

Finance Controller

Diesel Ltd

Apr 2005 - Oct 2009
  • BEGAN WITH DIESEL AS AN INTERN, AND CIOMMENCED FULL TIME EMPLOYEMENT AS MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT, MOVING UP TO FINANCE CONTROLLER. KEY RESPONSIBILITIE WERE DAY TO DAY FINANCE FUNCTIONS, WORKING CLOSELY WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO REVEW FINANCIAL RESULTS, AND SUPPORTING THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT WITH BUDGETING AND CONTROL FOR THE ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION BUDGET. REPORTING MOINTHLY TO HEAD OFFICE IN ITALY.

Education

2016

MBA

London School of Business and Finance

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
  • COMPLETED MBA ( PART-TIME)

2016

Acciungting AND Finance

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
  • COMPL;ETED A BSc IN ACOUNTING AND FINANCE

Awards

2010

MBA

  • SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED MY MBA UNDERTOOK THIS AS A PART-TIME COUIRSE AS WAS IN FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT

2009

CIMA - CMGA

  • COMPLETED MY CIMA CREDENTIALS, FULLY QUALIFYING