Andrew has an excellent reputation in the Hyperion arena as well within Friends Life, where he has had several projects over a number of years. We selected him to implement QMR (an HFM application for regulatory Solvency II reporting) in December 2013. His wealth of finance and Hyperion knowledge combined with an understanding of Friends Life operations made him an ideal candidate for this complex and business critical project. He is professional in his approach and is able to apply experience and innovation in equal proportions in order to meet extremely tight timescales. Andrew is a delight to work with, his commitment and delivery is beyond question, and he brings a level of welcome calm to an oftentimes difficult Solvency II project. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andrew.
Kate Forbes, Friends Life plc
Andrew was engaged with Pentland in 2006, and successfully reviewed the existing group reporting system, researched, selected, designed, built and launched its replacement. The project took 18 months (including warranty) and he has been on a support retainer ever since. While our system requires very little maintenance, Andrew continues to pass on his Hyperion knowledge and provide system administration and user support, as well as managing Hyperion software upgrades. Our Hyperion solution allows users to load actuals, budgets and forecasts, and to report on both management and statutory information.
Fiona Kane, Pentland plc
Our HFM application required modification for the way Non-controlling Interests were reported. This assignment required a contractor with a financial understanding of IFRS11/IAS28 as well as demonstrable skills in advanced rule writing. Andrew proved he could discuss requirements at a technical accounting level and incorporate them into our existing HFM application within a narrow project window.
Kim Maughan, Anglo American plc
Andrew first worked with SABMiller in July 2008 tasked with identifying system improvements in our HFM and Essbase systems making use of his combined Finance and systems knowledge. Since then he has been re-engaged on a number of assignments including building a Strategic Plan application in HFM and upgrading from 9.3.1 to 220.127.116.11, as well as several smaller enhancement projects. Andrew’s professional approach and dedication to the projects he works on is very commendable and we would highly recommend him to provide his HFM and systems expertise.
Kim Kannemeyer, SAB Miller plc
Andrew was selected because of his considerable reputation in the Hyperion marketplace to assist the Kier BOOST project team with the specification and validation of their reporting requirements delivered by Hyperion EPM. He helped create the global chart of accounts, entity hierarchies and used his business skills to assist with the development of new budgeting and forecasting processes, offering best practice design principles and often challenging existing ideas and solutions proposed by our implementation partner and talking through alternatives and potential improvements. Andrew has a rare mix of strong technical and strong financial accounting skills, he was an asset to our project and I would be happy to recommended him to any business.
Adrian Jones, Kier plc