Resume of Robert Michael Homer
MANAGING DIRECTOR (2005 - PRESENT) RMH FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS INC.
#495 1st Avenue Crystal Crescent, Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church, Barbados, W.I.
Financial Consultant for the North Beach Company Limited Trading as Mango Bay Hotel & Beach Club Group of Companies consisting of Mango Bay Hotel, Island Inn Hotel, Sunswept Beach Hotel and Regent Beach Apartments Limited and other affiliated companies. Responsible for centralizing the accounts departments in the group under one umbrella, Acted as Chief Financial Officer for the period 2005 to 2007 until a CFO was appointed.
Services offered by the company are listed on www.rmhfci.com
The Company is a member of the Small Business Association (SBA) of Barbados.
FINANCIAL CONSULTANT (2002 - 2005) CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS GROUP OF COMPANIES
Companies in the group consisted of Caribbean International Airways Company Limited, Caribbean Aircraft Handling Company Limited and Club Caribbean Lounge. Responsible for reshaping the Accounting and Finance Department and assisted the CEO in creating a business improvement plan to reverse annual losses into annual profits. Assisted in the negotiations and the preparation of financial information for the bidding for new duty free shops in the new Grantley Adams International Airport. Responsible for submitting board papers and monthly reports with agenda for monthly Board of Directors Meetings and was appointed by the Board of Directors as a member of the Finance Committee. Attended a meeting at the Ministry of Finance with a delegation consisting of the Chairman,the Deputy Chairman, the CEO and myself to convert liabilities owed to the shareholder into equity and to demonstrate that the company was now running profitably thus saving some 250 jobs. All negotiations with the Ministry of Finance were successful.
Finance Officer (1995 - 2001) Co-Operators General Insurance Company Limited
3rd Floor, BNB Bldg., Fairchild St., Bridgetown, Barbados
Management of all financial matters of the company including investments, re-insurance, marketing and assisting with the administration of information technology systems (Applied Systems, Agency Manager; Lotus 123 & Excel; Microsoft Word, Word-perfect and Corel Draw8). Developed an Accounting Procedures Manual and Business Plan for the company which was presented at a retreat for the Board of Directors and Staff at the Island Inn Hotel in 1999. Also responsible for changing the company's reinsurance strategy by successfully negotiating a 50% Motor Quota Share Treaty with the assistance of the International Cooperative & Mutual Insurance Federation in 1998. This single event moved the company from retained losses of approximately 900,000 to retained profits of a similar amount with an after tax profit of approximately 1.8 million in 1999.
Also responsible for producing and presenting to the BOD, monthly financial statements and annual financial statements ready for external auditors and submission to the Supervisor of Insurance.
Preparation of annual budgets, strategic planning, reinsurance negotiations, risk management and assisting with various marketing functions. Supervision of 6 staff members in the Finance Department.
Accountant/Consultant (1991 - 1995) R.M.H. Accounting Services
- Colourtone Screen Printers (Rosco Tees) (Manufacturing Industry)
- Silver Rock Hotel (Hotel Industry)
- Action Charters (Coastal Cruise Industry)
- Innotech Services Ltd (Construction Industry)
- Nature Contours (Landscaping Industry)
- New Covenant Ministries International (Pentecostal Ministry)
Office Administrator/Accountant (1993 - 1994) The Barbados Yacht Club
Bay Street, St. Michael, Barbados
Installation, set up and maintenance of Accpac GL & Accounts Receivable, management of accounts payable and inventory for food and beverage. Monthly financial statements for Committee of Management, preparation of annual financial statements for audit and General office management including assisting with various fund raising activities of the club. Training of staff in the use computer applications.
Senior Accounts Assistant (1980 - 1991) Barbados Commercial Insurance Co., Ltd (Now SAGICOR GENERAL Insurance Co., Ltd.)
Rickett Street, Bridgetown, Barbados
Assisting the Financial controller in the general running and supervision of the accounts department. Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements using Accpac GL, Lotus 123 and Policy Master Underwriting. Preparation of reinsurers accounts (Local & Overseas), preparation of annual returns to the Supervisor of Insurance and balance of payments surveys to the Central Bank of Barbados.
COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE & CAREER DEVELOPMENT INC.
INTUIT QuickBooks Certified User - March 2011
INTERNATIONAL THIRD WORLD LEADERS ASSOCIATION - November 2008, Nassau, Bahamas.
Global Leadership Summit - "Discovering & Deploying your Leadership Gift"
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (1997 - 1999) University of Bradford
Emm Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 4JL, UK
1997 - 1998
- Business Strategy
- Quality Management
- Human Resource Management
- Year 1 Individual Project (Business Improvement Plan)
- Personal Development Plan and viva
1998 - 1999
- International Business
- Operations Management (Part 1)
- Operations Management (Part 2)
- Group IT Project
Diploma in Financial Management (1989 - 1992) Barbados Institute of Management & Productivity (BIMAP)
Wildey, St, Michael, Barbados
- Management Accounting & Finance
- Principles of Economics
- Spreadsheet Analysis - Distinction
- Fundamentals of Management
- Taxation & Finance for Managers
- Computer Assisted Accounting
- Book-Keeping & Accounts- Advanced - Distinction
- Book-keeping & Accounts - Intermediate - Distinction
- Book-keeping & Accounts - Basic - Distinction
Certified General Accountant (CGA) (1987 - 1989) Certified General Accountants Association - Canada
- Level 3
Insurance Institute of Barbados
- 1995 - Reinsurance Practice & Reinsurance Catastrophe
- 1990 - Reinsurance Practice
- 1983 - Principles of Insurance
International Co-Operative and Mutual Insurance Federation
- 1998 - Reinsurance Business Simulation (XIV Meeting of Reinsurance officials)
- 1996 - Reinsurance Business Simulation (XIII Meeting of Reinsurance officials)
Barbados Community College (1984- 1986) Association of Accounting Technicians - London
Barbados O-Level Institute (1979 - 1980)
University of London (GCE O-Level)
- Principles of Accounts
The Lodge School (1972 - 1979) University of Cambridge (GCE O-Level)
- English Language
- The Lodge School Old Scholars Association (Life member & Past Treasurer 1982 to 1989, Secretary 2012 - 2013)
- Barbados Commercial Football Association (Past Treasurer 1980 to 1990)
- St. Stephens Nursery School PTA (Past President)
- St. George Secondary School PTA - Secretary
Mr. Irvine Griffith - Managing Director Seawell Air Services
Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church
Tel #433-4329 or 231-6933
Sir Henry de B. Forde, K.A., Q.C.
Wildey Business Park Wildey Road,
Tel # 429-5320
Peter J. Odle - Chairman North Beach Company Limited Trading as Mango Bay Hotel & Beach Club Group of Companies
2nd Street, Holetown, St. James.
Tel # 432-1384 (W) or 230-4449 (Cell)