I have had the pleasure of working with Daniel English on two occasions – once as an employee and then later as a consultant.
In 2011 Dan moved from a group financial reporting role to join me within the group as Management Accounts and Reporting Team Manager. During his time in the role, he strived to make the team gel together and perform efficiently. The team went from strength to strength under his leadership, outputs improved, and having Dan as my right hand man meant I could focus on key projects knowing the wider team had a reliable figurehead to turn to. Dan is a natural communicator and inspirer in a team environment.
At the start of 2016 I needed some strong support in a similar Private Equity environment, which was transitioning from a family run business into being part of a much bigger group. Dan will always be my go-to person when I need a reliable professional, and thankfully he was available at the time. This time I needed Dan’s technical skills crafted from his years in practice as well as his leadership qualities. The business needed to comply with Senior Accounting Officer legislation, as well as getting through it’s first PwC audit. Until recently the company had not even been producing monthly management accounts.
So there was much work to improve financial control processes and plenty of opportunity to bring in efficiencies.
I would definitely recommend Dan to any company looking for professional support in technical areas, process improvement, controls assessment, compliance reviews, team assessment and team development. He excels as a professional, a leader and as a team player.