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Finance Director Services

Every organisation needs to feel confident that they have exceptional financial management at all times. Recruiting a new Finance Director can be viewed as an expensive overhead; but a good Finance Director will pay for themselves several times over.

Over the last few years, through a tough economic climate, the Finance Director position has diversified. The role now carries a range of responsibilities and opportunities extending far beyond its traditional finance functions.

The grey “bean counter” of yesteryear is on the way out, being replaced by a leader, strategist, relationship manager, coach and communicator; an individual who intuitively understands risks.

The ‘softer’ skills are crucial now as well, especially by those who see the post as a stepping stone to the top of a company. To many, stakeholder communication and relationship management skills are almost as highly valued as financial aptitude.

Our finance directors can add value in a number of ways.

• Identify which parts of your business make the most profit.
• Establish stringent cash management and internal controls to provide working capital needed to survive or grow.
• Develop management information systems to understand commercial and financial drivers of your business.
• Implement new or more efficient IT accounting systems.
• Risk assessment on new ventures, contracts and tenders.
• Find finance to fund growth organically or through acquisition, flotation or MBO.
• Establish credibility and financial structure to deal with large customers.
• Identify opportunities to reduce tax bills and bank or currency charges.
• Implement new accounting policies, IFRS & overseas accounting procedures.
• Utilise general management skills to get through periods of change and deputise for the MD / CEO.

Our sector specialists cover: Manufacturing, Retail, Construction, Service Sector, Financial Services, Utilities & Energy, Professional Services, Waste & Environmental, Leisure & Hospitality, Technology, IT & Telecoms, Media & Creative Services and Biotech & pharmaceuticals.

Video: Qualities of a finance director or CFO (our experts)

If your business could benefit from the services of an astute Finance Director then please contact us and speak to one of our regional advisors.