JayHawk Energy, a managed risk, oil and gas exploration/exploitation, development and production company, has hired Kelly Stopher as chief financial officer (CFO). Stopher brings a wealth of experience supporting financial operations for leading Fortune 500 companies and national organisations. With over 20 years experience, he has the acumen and leadership to assist the company as it expands its presence in the oil and gas industry and enters a new phase of growth.
Stopher has developed strategies to implement financial management systems, internal control policies and procedures, and financial reporting and modelling for small-cap companies. He has extensive experience in preparation of all financial reports including income statements, balance sheets, reports to shareholders, tax returns and compliance issues/filings as they relate to government regulatory agencies. His particular expertise is analysing company operations to pinpoint opportunities in areas that need reorganisation, downsizing or streamlining. Stopher is also proficient at negotiations and establishing financial structures for potential financings.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.