David Chahrozian CA MBA MAIPM

David joined the Australian Institute of Project Management as Chief Financial Officer in April 2017.  He is responsible for:
  • providing strategic and operational leadership of the Finance and IT functions;
  • ensuring the reporting, budgeting, tax, and governance processes are best practice;
  • partnering with the CEO to drive organisation wide process improvement initiatives;
  • implementing new systems that will streamline operations and improve overall reporting; and
  • commercialising the corporate engagement model with the release of new products and services.
To compliment his Chief Financial Officer role, David was appointed Company Secretary in October 2017.

In July 2013, David was Financial Controller at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a professional governance association with more than 40,000 members.  In December 2015, he was promoted to Head of Finance and was responsible for developing strategic forecasts and models, preparing financial reports for Board and Audit Committee meetings, Investment Committee and the Annual General Meeting, ensuring that all statutory taxation requirements are met, managing the acquisition of capital assets, overseeing the management of all leases and contracts, and evaluating the need for latest technology to meet AICD's financial requirements.

Previously, David was Financial Controller at Bras N Things, a leading lingerie retailer with 209 stores in Australia and New Zealand, a supply-chain office in China and over 1,000 staff. David project managed the testing and implementation of new Point-of-Sale and Inventory Management systems. He managed the Group’s performance analysis, financial forecasting and budgeting process, cashflows and working capital, foreign exchange exposure and bank covenants. David also assisted with the Company Secretary function.

From November 2006 to August 2012, David was Financial Controller at ALSPEC, a national aluminium distributor and powder-coater with revenues in excess of $200 million. He was responsible for delivering monthly management accounts to the Board, producing cash flow forecasts and financial budgets, preparing year end Income Tax calculations and statutory Consolidated Financial Statements (which consolidated 9 entities including New Zealand companies). David successfully centralised the Accounts Payable function and managed a shared services team of 18 staff. He played a key role in the evaluation, design, testing and implementation of two new ERP systems and supported the CFO with the due diligence of acquired businesses through the financial audit of a group of New Zealand companies.

He is a graduate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting) from Macquarie University and a Master of Business Administration (AGSM MBA Executive) from the University of New South Wales. David is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and serves the community as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in the state of New South Wales.