Contributor: Phil Searle

Phil Searle, Founder and MD, Chazey Partners Limited

Phil Searle

Phil Searle founded his own company, Chazey Partners Limited, providing expert business advisory services in finance, shared services, business process outsourcing and technology. Phil is also the affiliate representative for ScottMadden Inc in Europe.

Phil is on the editorial board for Shared Services News (a publication of the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network) and is an advisory board member of the Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing Association (SBPOA). He is also a regular speaker, judge and chairperson at various finance, shared services and technology events around the globe.

Phil has written a number of articles on these subjects, including for Shared Services News, the SBPOA and Finance Director Europe.

Prior to his current work, Phil was group vice president and CFO of Cendant TDS's International Markets Division. This role encompassed all areas of finance across four continents, focusing on accounting and control, decision support, financial planning and analysis and financial shared services (professional, technical and transactional).

Prior to Cendant, Phil was VP finance and corporate controller at 3Com Corporation, based in California. Here he headed the corporate controller function and the worldwide shared accounting services team. While at 3Com he led far reaching organisational, technology, service delivery and business process improvement initiatives. Phil also championed the company's global enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategy, resulting in the rollout of SAP across all business units, regions and functions, including finance, HR, supply chain, logistics and customer support.

Phil has worked in various financial management and control and shared services roles for over 15 years since leaving KPMG, where he trained and qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW). He has a BA Honours degree in Economics from the University of Exeter and is also a member of Financial Executives International (FEI).

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Ensuring Long Term Success
Phil Searle, advisory board member for the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network, asks Gerald Sackey-Addo, finance business partner at a leading UK-headquartered healthcare company, about...

2008’s Challenges, 2009’s Opportunities
What have been the major challenges that Shared Services and BPO practitioners have faced in 2008, and what are the predictions for both challenges and opportunities facing us in 2009? Phil...

What is The Role of Finance? And What Exactly is Decision Support?
Phil Searle, founder and MD of Chazey Partners Ltd, examines the role of the finance function and decision...

A shared agenda
Are the challenges of shared services in the public sector different to those faced in the private sector? And what does 'collaboration' mean as opposed to 'sharing' of services? Phil Searle...