Dublin- based FD, Tom Brennan, joins the EFM Ireland Network

Apr 15 2021 EFM Ireland News

About Tom…

An experienced financial professional, who has operated in a variety of senior management roles in Ireland and internationally. Tom has worked in a variety of industries from earthmoving equipment, and FMCG to greeting cards.

Always willing to take on new challenges in the business environment. Took on major initiatives in the area of Business Excellence and was deeply involved in the Irish Centre for Business Excellence, implementing reporting structures around the European Foundation for Quality Management model.

In addition, Tom has accumulated 20 years in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, mainly in the FMCG, and food service sectors, and specifically food & consumables in the travel sector (e.g. Airlines), delivering significant savings for clients. Over the years Tom has added manufacturing, supply chain management, marketing, and selling to his skill set, and achieved significant market share growth, particularly the highly competitive tea and coffee markets.

An experienced Finance Director, Tom Brennan has worked in the SME sector throughout his career. Involved in start-ups and turnaround situations.

He has introduced management reporting, budgeting, and forecasting systems. Is well acquainted with rigorous international reporting requirements of multinationals, having worked with US-based multinationals General Foods, Caterpillar, and Hallmark Cards.

Tom as an EFM Ireland Finance Director

EFM Ireland Finance Directors are not ‘just accountants’. They provide excellent incisive information on a more timely basis to reorganise your business and aid your decision-making process. They implement plans to enhance profit margins, provide strategic support, and assist with business plans, funding proposals, and other key areas that affect your profitability and cash flow.

An EFM Ireland Finance Director takes an active role, and your business views and opinions might be challenged – from pricing to distribution strategy, from marketing plans to remuneration – to ensure your business plan and direction is financially viable.

No business deserves to be without a Finance Director, even if for one day a month. Our Finance directors will be the credible sounding board your business needs to take it to the next level and our business model ensures that your finance function is cost-effective and efficient.

“For many years now I have operated as a sole practitioner. Mainly in the area of procurement and purchasing. While my financial experience, expertise and skills are extremely important in this area, I felt they were somewhat underutilised.

With this in mind, I was looking for an opportunity to expand on what I was already offering, so I decided to join EFM Ireland as a Portfolio Finance Director in 2020.

I have so far found the networking, marketing support, and teamwork invaluable from the EFM central team. While face-to-face meetings are not possible right now, due to the current Covid restrictions, the regular Associate team meetings over Zoom keep everyone in touch and well connected.

In a very short period, I have supported clients in seeing a way through to a situation post-Covid. I find this a very rewarding aspect of my work at EFM Ireland and I look forward to assisting more SMEs in the future.”

Click here to view Tom Brennan’s EFM Ireland Profile.

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