Oliver Gottmann is an FCCA Accountant, having qualified in 2004 after studying and gaining a lot of practical experience in his home city of Dublin, Ireland. Oliver also obtained a Business Masters in 2009 from the University of Liverpool. Now back in Gibraltar for a second time, Oliver has set up Strait Forward Business Solutions to offer clients the complete service to improve their business operations.

Our Mission

A strong work ethic with valuable practical experience means you get all the benefits at a great price.

With over ten years experience involved in finance, and having dealt with companies and sole traders in a wide variety of industries, Oliver felt it was time to use his experience and knowledge where it would be of more value, in helping others enhance their businesses.

Having work in small accounting and auditing practices until qualification, Oliver was exposed to a wide variety of challenging tasks and clients in all types of industries. From construction, legal and general retail to charitible entities, Oliver worked extensively in most sectors. Upon qualification Oliver moved to CIT, an American company specialising in asset financing and leasing, based in Dublin, Ireland. Oliver worked as a Financial Accountant in the the Portfolio Accounting team where he was responsible for centralising data from across the European branches and preparing reports for Senior management.

Oliver subsequently moved to Gibraltar and commenced working with Baker Tilly, the largest accounting and auditing firm in the country. As audit senior, Oliver Worked closely with the senior audit partners on various jobs, as well as being responsible for numerous audits from initial meeting to final review stage. His audit brief involved the audit of a wide range of companies in various industries and where necessary to meet the specific regulatory requirements as set by the FSC.

Since finishing his contract with Baker Tilly, Oliver also worked as Client Accountant in a well-establised Trust company, where he was tasked with overseeing the accounting function for all their offices. Following on from completing his MBA, Oliver moved back to Ireland where he was Chief Accountant for a well established health care company, where he was involved in upgrading the accounting reporting function and implementing numerous cost saving systems and techniques.

Now back in Gibraltar, Oliver intents to make an impact and offer a first-class service to everyone he has the pleasure of working with.


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