Curriculum Vitae

(or "Have pen, will travel!")






Goerman, Manfred Peter
75 years
Chartered Management Consultant/Accountant
(now retired)










most recent


Hamburg-Bremer Fire Insurance, Germany, Articled Clerk

Australia & New Zealand Bank, Australia, Bank Clerk

Hancock Woodward & Neill, Chartered Accountants, Rabaul
Papua New Guinea, Audit Clerk

Bougainville Copper Project, Papua New Guinea
Bechtel Corporation, Senior Auditor
Camp Catering Services, Group Financial Controller
PDF Holdings, Senior Accountant

Total - CFP, Burma, Chief Accountant

Peter Goerman & Associates, Management Consultants
Self-Employed and Short-Term Contracts

Traded as "Canberra Computer Accounting Systems"
and specialised in computerised accounting systems
both off-the-shelf ATTACHE, SYBIZ, TAS, MYOB & EXOGEN
and writing custom-made applications together with
training and ongoing support for both hard- and software
including NOVELL and LANTASTIC networking

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Short-term contracts

Major Assignments:

  1. Set up the internal audit department for AIR NIUGINI in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea
  2. Introduced a retail pricing inventory control system in a chain of stores headquartered on Thursday Island and operating throughout the Torres Strait of Australia
  3. Assisted in the formation of the Pacific Forum Line in Western Samoa
  4. Led a team of economic and financial consultants to the Penang Port Commission in Malaysia
  5. Designed and implemented all accounting and administrative systems for the Ok Tedi Copper Project's Tug-and-Barge operations jointly operated by Steamships Trading Company in Papua New Guinea
  6. Completely overhauled financial control and reporting systems for a major commodity dealer and ship owner in Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  7. Set up and operated offices in Athens/Greece and Singapore for shipowners and charterers
  8. Designed and wrote in the PICK language a stock control, despatch, and accounting system for a large mail-order house in Australia
  9. Rehabilitated a bankrupt college at a major university in Australia and returned it to greater profitability than at any time in its 30-year history
  10. Numerous other smaller assignments with commercial companies, public utilities, and construction projects in Australia, Luderitz in South West Africa, the Middle East, Honiara in the Solomon Islands and various other Pacific Island nations

Qualifications *

  • Chartered Management Consultant
  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Certificate of Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Fellow Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Member Federation of Australian Accountants
  • Fellow Institute of Administrative Accounting
* memberships requiring a financial contribution have not been kept current in retirement

"Die ganze Welt mein Arbeitsfeld!"
(The world is my home)

I keep six honest serving-men:
(They taught me all I knew)
Their names are
What and Where and When
And How and Why and Who.