Our Team

Owen Gilmore-Noble FCMA, CGMA, BSc (Hons)

Managing Director

Owen is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) with nearly 30 years’ experience in accountancy, taxation and business operations gained from roles in SME & multinational businesses, in addition to public practice.

Owen attending university in Manchester, where he gained an honours degree in biochemistry. Following training with a big four accountancy practice, he moved into industry - where his first role with a Preston-based merchandiser coincided with the company signing a 3-year supply contract with the wholesaler Makro. Over four years Lifetime Entertainment tripled its turnover to £33m, relocated to Warrington & underwent a management buyout. By 1996, when he completed his final CIMA examinations, Owen was managing a 22-person finance & administration team in a dynamic environment requiring active management of working capital and detailed oversight of supplier & customer contract compliance.

Owen moved to Middlewich in 1998, following appointment as Corporate divisional controller & business partner at Ciba Speciality Chemicals in Macclesfield. Here he provided accounting & financial support to 29 departmental managers, including the regional directorate and site facilities management. He was responsible for project managing Ciba’s implementation of the Euro across Northern Europe.

Tel: 01606 636170
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Email: Owen.gilmore-noble@oligomer.co.uk

In 2001 he was headhunted for the role of first country accountant within AstraZeneca’s European Business Services Centre (EBS) in South Manchester managing accounting, reporting & VAT oversight for both the United Kingdom & Ireland.

As a greenfield set up, he was heavily involved in systems testing, process documentation, service level definition & team mentoring as a further 13 countries joined over a period of 2 years. Following promotion in 2003, Owen managed financial reporting for all Western European countries, overseeing a multinational team of 26. These units regularly made up the majority of the top ten rankings in group reporting league tables for timeliness & accuracy.

In 2004, he was approached to design & implement a standardised accounting model, interfaces & reporting structures across the $16bn turnover International Sales & Marketing Division - embedding this first into central & local accounting systems and then into budgetary processes. The process, as first project data architect and then divisional finance manager for information strategy, took 6 years and necessitated significant travel across Europe, East Asia, North America & North Africa training the financial community.

In 2010 Owen set up Oligomer Accounting, which has offered freelance financial reporting, process & data consultancy services via intermediaries to clients in a variety of sectors including retail banking, insurance & pharmaceuticals in both the United Kingdom and overseas.

Owen obtained his CIMA fellowship in 2014 and his practicing certificate in 2017, enabling him to supply his services direct to clients of all sizes.

With his experience in practice & in business operations as a financial controller & business partner in both fast growing SMEs and larger corporates he is well placed to provide practical business advice. His background in process improvement & financial systems projects across the last 20 years enable him to assess your requirements effectively and provide you with the appropriate tools & information you require to support your business growth.

Outside work, Owen is married, with a son undertaking his master’s degree & a daughter completing her A levels. He has a wide range of interests including travel, archaeology & science and has pursued a significant interest in genealogy for more than 40 years. When not on a computer or with his face in a book, he enjoys distracting the family cats or walking in the Cheshire countryside.

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