LDB Financial
Simplifying the numbers.

About

Tailored. Strategic. Experienced.

 

Profile

LDB Financial is a small public practice and consulting firm based in Yarraville, Victoria that provides outsourced CFO and bookkeeping services to small and medium businesses. 

We pride ourselves on providing an individual service to all of our clients.   

Our business includes 2 full time staff, and 4 part time staff, working on call for small and medium sized businesses.All of our staff work out of the Yarraville office, and we love working with locals in our community to deliver our services.

We are passionate about helping business owners make sense of the numbers, and have a genuine desire to help businesses achieve their goals – whether it be about managing cash flows, financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning or just taking care of the day to day bookkeeping of the business.

With 3 qualified Chartered Accountants in the business, we each have complimentary skill sets that provide an all round service to our clients.  With experience across various industries and various roles, we understand the complex challenges that small and medium businesses face today. 

 
 
 

Our team

 
 

 
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Director

Dianna Butterworth

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Finance) at Melbourne University, Dianna commenced her career at KPMG in the audit and assurance division.  Dianna travelled to London where she worked for 6 months in Treasury at Deutsche Bank. Returning to Australia, Dianna spent 3 years working for Fosters Group as a Treasury Accountant, and was subsequently appointed to Treasury Manager, where she was responsible for the back office financial reporting and analysis.  Dianna joined Country Road for 18 months, as their Finance Manager, managing a team of six across accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting.  Dianna joined Hudsons Coffee where she worked for 5 years as their Finance Manager, and was responsible for the day to day management of the Company's finances.   Dianna was a Board Member of STREAT (social enterprise) for a number of years as well as Chair of their Finance and Audit Committee.

Dianna has extensive experience in financial control and month end reporting.  She has strong analytical skills, and has been focussed on improving processes and efficiencies in her roles over the years.  

 

Education

MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Commerce 

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Professional Year Programme (CA)

FINANCIAL SERVICES INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment

CPA AUSTRALIA
Diploma of Financial Planning

Activities & Affiliations

• CA, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
• Senior Associate, Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

 
 

 
 
 
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Director

Leigh Butterworth

Leigh has over 15 years industry experience, having previously worked in Commercial and Financial Reporting roles across a broad range of industries, in particular Media and Entertainment and Manufacturing/Recycling. Leigh has extensive experience in financial analysis and reporting, providing strategic support for both the day to day operations and across a variety of projects, including financial modelling, mergers and acquisitions; valuations; budgeting and project feasibility assessment.

Leigh has worked for KPMG - Melbourne and Boston, Village Roadshow, Deloitte and Visy

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF BALLARAT
Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction)

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Professional Year Programme (CA)

FINANCIAL SERVICES INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment

Activities & Affiliations

• CA, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
• Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

 
 

 
 
 
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SENIOR Consultant

Natalie Ryan

Natalie Ryan is an Accountant with LDB Financial, focusing on month end financial reporting, cash flow management, recording day-to-day financial transactions, including payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Natalie brings 18 years of finance experience starting her career in professional services at Pevensey Partners/Hayes Knight, as a business services and tax accountant. From there Natalie moved into Industry working at Australian air Express for over six years and finishing in the role of National Shared Services Manager, managing a team of more than 40 employees in the areas of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Banking, Procurement, Payroll and Tax. More recently Natalie spent four and half years in the not for profit sector as Finance Manager of Young and Well CRC and assisted in setting up their financial processes and reporting.

Natalie has had particular experience in establishing and improving finance and transaction processes, implementing policies and procedures and enhancing business processes with the assistance of systems.

 

Education

RMIT UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Business Accounting

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Professional Year Programme (CA)

Activities & Affiliations

• CA, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)