View Is the Skills Gap Leaving a Hole in Your Finances?

Is the Skills Gap Leaving a Hole in Your Finances?

This year seems to be the year of shortages – petrol, food, toys– when will it end? But it’s the skills shortage that has been front of mind in many UK and Irish businesses since long before the pandemic – and finance is a key area of concern in this respect. As far back as…

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View Finance as a Service: Get Grants, Access Expertise, Move Forward!

Finance as a Service: Get Grants, Access Expertise, Move Forward!

For finance teams, it hasn’t exactly been a bed of roses recently, and for businesses without an in-house finance team, it must seem like the complexities of our post-viral world have reached (and gone past) fever pitch. The pandemic, the transition to flexible working hours (is a home-schooling lunch tax-deductible?!), wage subsidy schemes, the never-ending…

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View Create agility and flexibility whilst saving costs – Insource your financial management

Create agility and flexibility whilst saving costs – Insource your financial management

An increasing number of SMEs are able to grow whilst keeping a careful eye on overheads by using the flexibility and agility of insourcing key functions such as financial management. Routine finance and accounting services such as payroll and bookkeeping are regularly outsourced, but increasingly the more commercial areas of financial management, such as the roles of…

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View How part-time FD services can benefit your company

How part-time FD services can benefit your company

Managing your finances is critical to all businesses, no matter how big or small. Juggling cash flow, sourcing funding and maximising profitability are challenges to all business owners and these are the things that a part time Finance Director can help with. This is why EFM has developed 7 key benefits around why you should…

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View EFM Finance Director, Neil Outram, shares his story of founding a business

EFM Finance Director, Neil Outram, shares his story of founding a business

EFM associate Neil Outram shares his story of founding a business, an experience that enables him to deliver the most practical and commercial support to entrepreneurs as their finance director. In this first article, Neil explains the process he followed in acquiring The Little Gym franchise and growing the business during its first 12 months…

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View The EFM approach to supporting businesses through difficult times

The EFM approach to supporting businesses through difficult times

Due to the current climate, business owners across the UK and Ireland, are likely to have had to make staff cuts including reducing finance team headcount in order to keep their businesses afloat. When you’re trying to save every ounce of cash in the business, and business volumes are under pressure, aligning people resource to the new activity level and transferring fixed costs into variable costs will help you…

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View Associate Blog: Re-shaping the future of SMEs

Associate Blog: Re-shaping the future of SMEs

In this article, we hear from ex CPA Ireland President and EFM Ireland Finance Director, John Devaney, as he discusses his time as CPA Ireland President and how SMEs have adapted throughout the pandemic. When I accepted the support of my colleagues on Council and agreed, in February 2020, to be the next CPA President,…

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