Kia Ora Horse Stud

Pitcher Partners fills a Financial Manager gap to keep the business on track

The challenge

Bob Rose has been overseeing the Upper Hunter horse stud, Kia Ora, for its overseas owner for the past 16 years. He lost his Financial Manager of 15 years with only a couple of weeks notice, leaving a big hole in the running of the business. Bob rang former colleague, friend and Pitcher Partners’ partner Wayne Russell for a recommendation for a recruitment consultant.

The solution: Contract CFO

Wayne saw the bigger picture and spoke with fellow partner, Scott Edden. Pitcher Partners was able to provide a senior staff member to assess the role and then keep things running while Bob recruited.

The benefits

Rose says Pitcher Partners has been “unbelievable”. The horse industry is unique and Kia Ora also had the additional challenge of reporting to an offshore Head Office in a timely manner without any interruption to the flow of information. Rose also commented that -

Pitcher Partners was on top of everything very quickly. While keeping things running, Pitcher Partners was also able to review and refine Kia Ora’s financial processes and make a number of time and cost saving improvements.

Pitcher Partners ensured a fast and “smooth transition” with the new Financial Manager. The firm to also completed a review of the stud’s Fringe Benefits Tax obligations. The client was impressed that Pitcher Partners got on with the job and didn’t recommend a longer engagement than necessasry. The solution was tailored to Kia Ora's business needs.

Expert staff who see the big picture

Pitcher Partners can provide a solution in areas such as accounting, financial modelling and business process and controls reviews. Our people can easily help your organisation to meet gaps in your business. The advantage of using Pitcher Partners in your business is that our experience provides insight and practical outcomes, not just compliance. We get you the right figures and information to take your business to the next level. 

Let us help you see the big picture.

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