Most business owners are looking for the same thing, to spend their time doing the things they enjoy doing the most and are best at; the things they envisaged doing when they first set up the business.
Without a well structured and self-contained, stable finance function which takes care of strategy on the one hand and the mundane details on the other, it is almost impossible for the business owner to avoid getting sucked into the finance side of the business.
More and more fast-growing companies are employing finance directors on a part-time basis, saving on the considerable expense of a full-time version. Whether hired in to oversee the finance function, for a specific task or taken on to consult on future direction, business owners are increasingly turning to the part-time finance director to help them grow.
The role of Finance Director is often misrepresented. To the department head seeking an increase in budget, it’s all too easy to characterise them as the person who zealously guards the company purse strings. But a good finance director is far from the bean counter of popular imagination. In fact, if your company needs to spend more money to grow, finding the cash will be far easier if you’ve got an experienced finance chief who can talk to banks and venture capitalists, prepare the business for investment and work on forward-looking financial plans.
The finance director is there to help you make decisions based on rigorous financial analysis, rather than simply functioning as a kind of super-bookkeeper. Indeed, given that the majority of companies will already have a bookkeeper or management accountant handling the day-to-day number crunching, what you really want from your FD is someone who can take the numbers and add value. It is often the case that the business owner is not getting the financial information that he needs because the numbers provided by the bookkeeper tend to be historical. What the FD can do is interpret those numbers and help you move the business forward.
Our main objective is free up your time by taking away the problems of your finance function in a systematic and proactive way, helping you to build your company infrastructure to underpin your long term stability to enable you to grow.
With our support, you get to spend your time doing the work you have always wanted to do but can never quite find the time.