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Graham F R Dean CPA

Graham F R Dean CPA

Deano's Musical Entertainments

Sgt. Deano

Musical accountant with entertaining personality — rare but yes, they do exist!

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QuickBooks_IntuitLogo_Horiz_RGB(For use on white or light coloured backgrounds) - Copy Text Box: Feb 1984 - Dec 1994	TREVOLA GROUP OF COMPANIES.
 Multi Divisional Private Company Garment Industry Medium T/O $ 10 Million  ( $1980’s)      
Group Financial Controller / Group Accountant—complete control of the finance, accounting, (statutory consolidated, management & costing), IT , HR, Payroll & administration functions, assisted by up to 10 accounting office staff. Reporting to CEO, external auditors & accountants, bank financiers & international investors & stake holders.
The group's activities comprised:
Megaspace Modular furniture & shop fitting, design & manufacture of Point of Sale Display systems in particular Cigarette Point Of Sale marketing Systems  T/O $  7-10 million - Staff 20
Laura Ashley Australia Pty Ltd  (partnership joint venture with Laura Ashley Ltd UK)    Import manufacture & National Chain of Retail Stores marketing Laura Ashley ladies fashion & home decorating products. T/O $ 5 million - Staff 70-80 
Trevola Group Marketing  Manufacturing & wholesale ladies fashion clothing T/O $ 2 Million - Staff 30 plus extensive network of sub-contractors
WASP Retail ladies clothing stores T/O $ ½ million - Staff 5
Photomarker Australia Import & marketing of DIAZO Pattern copy machines, service parts, supplies and pattern copy service to the clothing & garment industries T/O $ ½ mill - Staff 3
Computerised Apparel  Pattern Production Services  Computerised pattern making service to the clothing & garment industry  T/O ¼ million  - Staff 3
Annesleigh Park Stud Thoroughbred horse & cattle stud farm T/O $ ½ million - Staff 5

1994 to Aug 1998 SELF EMPLOYED ACCOUNTANT & IT CONSULTANT
During my time with Trevola the Group underwent substantial change including the sale of it’s interest in Laura Ashley, the wholesale & manufacturing clothing interests and then developing the Point of Sale Business Megaspace, which subsequently became the Group’s primary operation. 
“In between businesses”, I resigned as a full time employee , becoming an independent consultant, and, whilst still retaining my position as the Trevola Group’s Financial Controller on a contract basis, I developed outside consulting services mainly in computer accounting software installations, training  & projects etc.  My Clients included (amongst others):
H & R Block -  Gippsland  Franchise Tax Consultants & accountants- 3 offices  
Best Financial Services Pty Ltd  - Melbourne based Financial Planning & Insurance 
Creative Acrylics Pty Ltd - Point of Sale Acrylic Fabricators
David Marshall 1st National Real Estate - Melbourne suburban real estate office
Lorraine Duffy Real Estate - Melbourne suburban real estate office
Bynorm Australia Pty Ltd - National distributor motor mowers & parts 
Howarde Hinde & Co  -  Melbourne Chartered Accountants 
Queensland Naval Brigade Officers Corps - Naval Charity Organization. 
At the same time I was involved in the Entertainment industry as performer, musician, agent & manager   ( 2nd  career - I have been performing professionally since the age of 13).   
This involvement developed strongly in 1993 / 94 when my partner  &  I, (Borderline Promotions), commenced our own Country Music Line Dancing Club, SILVER SPURS in Melbourne .                   This business grew substantially in 1994 to 12 different venues per week from typical small 25 - 50 student level classes to 4 large cabaret club style venues with entertainment including major Country Music guest artists from interstate achieving up to 400 patrons per night. 
Coincidentally Trevola group’s Megaspace Business developed into the $5 million turnover level into the Nineties and continued to grow. I found more & more demands on my time back at the Trevola Group and I could no longer wear the “two hats”.  I opted for our own business and resigned from the Trevola Group to become full time involved in the Entertainment Industry. 
1994 to Aug 1998  Proprietor / Manager SILVER SPURS LINE DANCE CLUBS		  		  Manager/Musical Director  BORDERLINE PROMOTIONS  
Successfully owned & operated Country Music Line Dance organisation SILVER SPURS in Melbourne (with my partner) 1994 - 1996 . We built the business to very successful profit levels as the craze developed & reached maturity .in 1995 ( 12 venues per week ).  We recognised the decline in early 1996 & sold out before the down slide, moving on to the Gold Coast where we completed an 18 month residency performing at the prestigious Seagulls Leagues Club in Tweed Heads
Kathy Raydings & BORDERLINE was a touring & recording entertainment group in the Australian Country Music field. Successful Record production & promotion of  Kathy Raydings CD “On Line”  resulted in National  Country Music Chart Success enabling Entertainment tours in Victoria through  NSW & QLD  with performances at  major venues, clubs  (including Sydney Opera House ) & Country Music Festivals throughout the Eastern States of Australia. 
We have Toured Pacific & South Pacific Islands including Command Performances for the people & the then President Dowiyogo & subsequent President Renee Harris of Nauru during the Republic’s 1993 National  Silver Jubilee Anniversary of Independence Celebrations.
A very successful return tour requested by the President Dowiyogo  in 1995 resulted in an invitation to personally accompany him on a tour of the Gilbert Islands & Kiribati for that Country’s Independence celebrations.  We have entertained high level dignitaries from all over the Pacific.

CV & History — 1984 to 1998

Employment & Business History

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