I started out my career as a senior manager in local government achieving qualification as a municipal clerk, but don’t hold that against me! Some positive things happened, I worked closely with leadership teams to deliver projects, improve processes and turn around financial performance. Encountering many conflicting priorities and few resources really honed my skills on doing more with less.
Fast forward 20 years and having sharpened my role as a financial strategist and outsourced my services I can readily identify the underlying issues getting in the way. The lack of accountability out there, few people investing in themselves and in their organisation, managers become swamped by detail, taking on too much and devoting an inordinate amount of time to putting out fires.
Turning around financial performance, delivering innovative projects at organisational level and putting systems in place to make work life life easier is my passion. I apply the power of cost effective solutions and equip organisations with the right tools and resources to fashion the vision and deliver the strategy. I get people on the same page. I bring them along in the process.
New Era Management Services offers once off placements ranging from filling a particular vacancy or a gap in your financial service to financial trouble shooting to helping to interpret “the numbers” and putting together robust and visionary business and financial strategies. Our structured business advisory services including mentoring and the Your Business Success Program will release the 10% of trapped revenue that you are giving away, provide a simple structure to implement your ideas, systemise your operations and help you get on the CLOUD.
Our services are available when YOU need them and we offer a return on your investment. GUARANTEED!
I believe that the underlying motivation that people hold is the need to invest in themselves and their organisation, sometimes they just need to know how to do this. If I can breakdown these barriers I will serve the dual purpose of essential growth for organisation and put belief into action for hundreds of people each and every year.
New Era Management services is a proud member of Prom Country Tourism and supports its endeavours to promote the region as an attractive place for business investment.
Management Accountants work with management to record, plan and control activities and to aid the decision-making process thereby actively supporting value creation in their organisations.
We have a long-standing relationship with FinPro. The peak body servicing Local Government Finance Professionals in Victoria.
Peter Smith has studied in people behavior and performance management. He has a strategic finance and lean management background. He is an experienced consultant, qualified accountant and is an accredited and trusted coach and mentor.
Peter has delivered many innovative projects including the National Reform Fund, Grow Your Business, and a financial sustainability program to most of Victoria’s 79 councils.
In addition to his consultancy work Peter’s management experience includes General Manager and Director. He is highly credentialed in working on organisational strategy, corporate governance, accountability and financial performance.
Peter’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Local Government, Certificate of Qualification as Municipal Clerk, Graduate Diploma of Business, Masters of Business Administration and Certified Management Accountant.