Stephen Traub

Stephen Traub

B.Sc (Hons)

Financial Director

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Professional Summary

Stephen has 15 years experience of the property sector, covering all aspects of both client and adviser needs.  He is responsible for all finance matters in Colliers Belfast office.  This is a wide ranging remit and includes;

 

Corporate Recovery – overseeing all aspects of credit control, invoicing, cash control, reconciliations and sign off of statements of sale and rent remittances.

 

Client Banking Advice and Strategy – provision of reports and cash flow analysis to support client’s preferred options and strategies when engaging with their funder (based on a realistic view of what is achievable from both client and bank perspectives).

 

Property Management – overseeing a team of 11 accounts staff and all aspects of invoicing, credit control, landlord payments, service charge reconciliation and client reporting.

 

Company finances – monthly management accounts, reporting into Colliers in the UK, cash flow and treasury management and managing the company’s relationship with its Bank (over 200 bank accounts).

 

Beyond these responsibilities Stephen also manages the banking relationship on behalf of a client for a portfolio of properties, to include cash flow management and adherence to all statutory filing requirements.

 

Stephen is also responsible for all IT and HR matters at Colliers Belfast so is key to identifying and ensuring software and staffing requirements are met across all departments and clients.

 

 

 

Accomplishments

Post qualification Stephen joined a former PwC investment client (two principals) to manage property investment and development companies and appraise ongoing opportunities.

 

Ultimately this role expanded to cover more than forty companies, owning forty properties worth in excess of £500m.  After leaving this role Stephen was asked to fulfil the role of sole UK company director for seventeen of these companies (net assets > £100m) for a year.

 

 

Skills:

  • Financial Analysis

Education:

Stephen trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the Corporate Finance department of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Belfast, specialising in Financial Due Diligence and Financial Projections on primarily corporate transactions.

Memberships & Involvements:

ICAI, F.C.A.

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