View 5 Signs you need a Part-time Finance Director

5 Signs you need a Part-time Finance Director

Find out if it’s time for your business to get a part-time Finance Director. Do any of these sounds familiar? 1. You have the ambition to grow, but where do you start? There is no long-range plan and no budget. Ambition without a plan, is simply a wish list. You know you need to define…

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View 4 ways an EFM Financial Controller can support your company’s growth

4 ways an EFM Financial Controller can support your company’s growth

When it’s time to hire an FC, you’ll know that you’re no longer running a really small business, but a fast growing business. When you think back to when the company originally started up, you would have made an effort to control your numbers via a spreadsheet or a basic accounting system. But then the…

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View What type of businesses should seek VC funding?

What type of businesses should seek VC funding?

Venture Capital (“VC”) can be a great source of growth finance for businesses, but getting venture capitalists to invest in a company or startup can also be one of the biggest challenges that an entrepreneur can face. But just what is Venture Capital funding? Venture Capital is a form of private equity investment, where a…

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View The importance of hiring an FC

The importance of hiring an FC

If you own or run an SME type company, you might think that it’s unnecessary to have a financial controller on your team. In fact, you might be of the opinion that multinational companies are the only organisations that need controllers. If you are the type of business owner with this mind-set, it’s time for…

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View The importance of financial due diligence

The importance of financial due diligence

If you’re thinking about buying, or selling or looking for investment in your business financial due diligence is a key issue that cannot be overlooked. Why is financial due diligence important? What’s involved? What to expect   What is financial due diligence? Financial due diligence is the process of performing a thorough investigation into the…

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View The top goals of a Financial Controller

The top goals of a Financial Controller

The role of the financial controller is forever changing. Their responsibilities go beyond keeping on top of a company’s numbers. As the role of FC becomes more strategic, the responsibilities have in turn transformed. Finance Directors are also experiencing change that impacts the Financial Controller’s job role. They are no longer expected or in some…

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View Effective preparation for a successful exit

Effective preparation for a successful exit

When looking to sell a business, preparation is key and needs thorough planning before the inevitable departure from the company. Though a business sale can take months to set up and negotiate, the actual process of preparing to successfully exit your company may take much longer. So, if you’re looking to sell your business as…

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View Why an FC is the right choice for your SME

Why an FC is the right choice for your SME

A financial controller can be a beneficial asset for your small business. When business owners find themselves focusing too much on the books instead of their company’s future growth plans, looking to a controller is a smart solution. Your company might not yet be ready to consider hiring a CFO, but an FC could just…

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View KPMG withdraws from the SME accounting market

KPMG withdraws from the SME accounting market

With the sudden news of big four accounting firm, KPMG, withdrawing its small business accounting (SBA) service in the UK, small businesses now need to reconsider their strategy when approaching or being approached by large firms for financial management support. Quite often, if it’s too good to be true, it usually is – which is…

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