Rebecca Hutchison, Director | Finance Manager
Over 12 years of Experience in Bookkeeping & Accounting.
Rebecca Hutchison is Finance Manager at Early Learning Management with 10+ years experience in bookkeeping & accounting in the childcare sector. Plus 20 years working in childcare centres from Assistant UP to Director. Rebecca was instrumental in reducing budgets through strategic plan development & implementation for an ASX listed company. As a Finance Specialist, Rebecca is in control of budgets, financial reporting & overall expenditures. Rebecca holds a Certificate IV in both Accounting & Bookkeeping from the Australian Institute of Financial Services & Accounting. Rebecca is also a registered BAS Agent & Xero Advisor Certified.
Naomi Freney, Office Manager | Project Administrator
Administrative support to head office & coordinates/provides support for all professional staff.
Naomi functions effectively in a variety of roles within a dynamic environment. Naomi has a strong understanding of the childcare industry & is active in supporting a small office & clients across Australia. Naomi coordinate’s project activities, including simple tasks and larger plans. Naomi manages schedules, arrange assignments and communicate progress to all team members.
Jenna Dawes, Senior Bookkeeper | Financial Analyst
Jenna has extensive knowledge in the fields of accounting & experience implementing new accounting packages/processes into growing businesses. Jenna has over 9 years’ experience in financial-based roles & 5.5 years’ experience in an office managerial role which has included all the aspects which you require for the role. Jenna has a Certificate 4 in Financial Services as well as a Certificate 3 in Business Administration. Within all the roles Jenna has worked; she has gained excellent skills & knowledge across a wide breadth of accounting principles. Jenna is also Xero Advisor Certified.
Katrina Bira, Operations Manager
Mentoring centre managers and their team to support and provide a very high quality of care for the children.
Katrina has sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework. Katrina has worked in all facets of the childcare industry across 12 years. Katrina has the passion and ability to inspire, motivate and maintain a positive learning culture with services and follow through with successful business outcomes.
John Hutchison, Operations | Innovation Strategist
28 years of experience in the childcare industry
Success cannot be achieved without sufficient planning, inspiring leadership & strong management. John brings his 28 years experience, childcare management exposure, marketing & strategy skills, & digital knowledge to his Early Learning Management role. John’s expertise spans the broader childcare sector & brings a balanced approach with a robust strategic capability & thought leadership to the team. John has specialised experience in childcare restructures, governance & compliance, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, equity raisings & initial public offerings (IPO).
Sandi Fern, Senior Operations Manager | Project Development
Over 21 years of experience working & delivering positive commercial outcomes across the Early Childhood Industry.
Over 21 years of experience working & delivering positive commercial outcomes across the Early Childhood sector. Sandi joined the Early Learning Management team in July 2010 bringing vast experience to the Operations Team. Sandi has overseen service operations in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, Northern Territory & the Australian Capital Territory. Aligning her knowledge from the private & corporate sectors, Sandi has implemented strategies to enhance overall business structures in various services to ensure quality practices are maintained & the business is commercially successful. Sandi has extensive experience in multi-site management & possesses a strong business acumen. Sandi provides effective leadership & management guidance, support to staff & the key stakeholders.
Leanne Matthews, Senior Finance Officer | Payroll Manager
Over 11 years of experience in bookkeeping & 25 years experience in payroll.
Leanne Matthews is Finance Officer / Payroll for Early Learning Management with 11+ years of bookkeeping & 25+ years of payroll experience. Leanne manages financial reporting, accounts payable & receivables including reconciliation of bank accounts, client payrolls & BAS / IAS preparation. In addition to holding a Certificate IV in Financial Services from the Australian Institute of Financial Services & Accounting. Leanne is also a registered BAS Agent & Xero Advisor Certified. Leanne drives continuous improvements, identifying opportunities to consolidate, automate & gain process efficiencies for the team & key stakeholders.
Leonie Shears, Operations Manager
Over 20 years of experience in the Early Education & Care Industry.
Leonie Shears joined Early Learning Management in September 2018 & has been involved with privately owned services & corporate companies. Leonie has worked in the Early Education & Care industry for over 20 years. Starting out as an Assistant Float & working in all positions within a service environment has provided Leonie with an understanding of the importance of building strong, positive staff cultures as the basis for a competitive & successful business.
Leonie provides ongoing support, mentoring, administration & business management & guidance to ensure that services are continually evolving in line with industry standards.