BSc (Hons), ACA
David began his accountancy career in 1996 with international firm KPMG, where he qualified and worked for seven years in their corporate tax department, before moving into industry. In 2009 David joined the Hallmark Real Estate Group. His initial work at Hallmark drastically improved the speed and accuracy with which the group collated, analysed and delivered critical accounting information. David has since grown to the position of Finance Director. Much of Hallmark’s sophisticated financial systems and workflows have been developed and refined through David’s thoughtful orchestration over more than 7 years.
The best defence against financial inefficiencies is a thorough knowledge of the business and legal issues at play.
David’s more than 20 years’ experience, his continuing professional development in tax and accounting law, his ability to be pragmatic and his methodical nature blend together as he ensures that financial operations and strategies at Hallmark receive indispensable holistic oversight. This includes David’s ability to identify potential business and legal issues that require expert input from external advisors, pre-emptively reducing potential risks for Hallmark’s clients.
Robust returns deserve robust financial care.
As Finance Director, David is a seasoned veteran capable of ensuring that investors do not suffer any unnecessary tax burdens and that use of available tax reliefs is maximised, bearing in mind the latest developments in accounting and tax law. This knowledge is constantly supplemented through continued professional development. Whether maximising Hallmark’s tax efficiency for clients, or streamlining reporting procedures, David says that his top priority is achieving the best solutions for Hallmark’s clients.
The beginning of every successful venture is a vision—David ensures that it is an accurate one.
David’s in-depth financial knowledge and experience play a critical role in the senior team’s strategic decision-making. Through an iterative process, the asset management and finance departments collaborate to create well-defined models for each project. According to David, a strong model provides accurate outputs in an easy to understand fashion, while also allowing for variability so the team can test multiple scenarios per project. These precise models directly support asset management’s tactical abilities, such as dictating figures for negotiations and defining profitable time horizons.
David feels a strong sense of achievement when complex tasks are successfully completed, especially in the face of challenges. He also enjoys improving existing processes to achieve greater efficiency.