- Finance Director Service
Finance Director Service
We provide a flexible Finance Director service tailored specifically to meet the needs of your business. Whether on an interim or part-time basis, we can support your organisation during times of change, bringing senior management experience that can cover the finance, estates, IT, HR and legal portfolios and get the best out of teams. What we provide is driven by your needs, but often it includes: budgeting and financial planning, cash flow forecasting, cost control, identifying efficiencies and reducing costs, contract management, negotiation of contracts and tenders,meaningful management accounts, identifying the costs, income and margin by workstream or trading activity - this can lead to a review of pricing, and strategic review.
- Business Planning and Funding Bids
Business Planning and Funding Bids
We can develop the organisation's strategic thinking, by undertaking a market analysis and identifying options for growth. We can translate this into a financial strategy by analysing the cash flow forecasts and considering the different funding options available.
We can develop and write your Business Plan with you, and present these plans to funders, regulators and/or the bank. We have particular expertise in supporting funding bids. We are connected to a range of funding sources and investment advisers.
- Cash Flow Management
Cash Flow Management
We can prepare cash flow forecasts and bring in cash planning tools, as well as suggest techniques to improve the cash position. We can also develop your investment strategy in a way that balances your needs for cash liquidity, security of assets and rate of return on investments.
We can find you new sources of funding, whether equity, debt or social investment - and / or strengthen the relationship you have with your bank or existing funders.
- Cost Reduction and Business Turnaround
Cost Reduction and Business Turnaround
It is good practice to review supplier contracts on a regular basis to ensure best value for money. New technology and competitive markets provide plenty of opportunities to identify areas where cost reductions can be made - through negotiations with existing suppliers or by going out to market. We have saved many of our clients thousands of pounds in this way.
We also have practical experience of managing in a financial crisis. We know how to implement rapid financial turnarounds and have the skills to manage the cash flow, negotiate with creditors, and identify rapid cost reductions. We have done this on several occasions for different clients that have survived to fight another day.
- Financial Training and Coaching
Financial Training and Coaching
We provide bespoke financial training and coaching to staff through workshops, one-to-one tuition, or group seminars. For example, we have worked with , the executive team and board members of one organisation on how to set and manage budgets, how to interpret financial statements, and the golden rules of financial management.
Our UK Register of Learning Providers Number is: 10064648
- Outsource the Back Office
Outsource the Back Office
Often it feels like every pound spent on the back office is a pound less for the front line - but without an efficient back-office the control and discipline needed to make an organisation truly effective goes missing. With increasing regulation and complexity, an efficient back-office is more important than ever. However managing everything yourself in-house may mean you lack the systems and scale to be effective. That's when outsourcing to specialists makes sense. The key to making outsourcing work is ensuring that quality and responsiveness meet your expectations and requirements.
We can provide you with an outsourced service for: Payroll HR Management Bookkeeping Accounts Preparation Tax Planning Year End Accounts
- Recruit the Right Staff
Recruit the Right Staff
We can source the right finance staff for your organisation, and if you wish we can run your recruitment process for you.