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 Professional services disposal

Professional services disposal

Sector: Professional Services sector Size (Number of employees) : Team of 10 Location: Dublin Business Issue : A professional services business serving hundreds of clients to be sold in six months Background: Due to a family relocation, I decided to exit my Dublin accountancy practice. My goal was to complete a trade sale within six…

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View Technology business owners seeking financial security

Technology business owners seeking financial security

Sector: Technology Size (Number of employees): Team of 18 Turnover: €2.1m Location: Ireland Business Issue: No management information to enable business critical decision-making Background: The frustrated owners of a technology business had no reliable management information on which to base key business decisions. Turnover had trebled in twelve months, but revenues were volatile and dependent…

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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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View Is your business’s ‘new normal’ a daily fight for survival?

Is your business’s ‘new normal’ a daily fight for survival?

If so, put EFM’s turnaround experts in your corner says Pat Lavelle, EFM business turnaround specialist After more than 12 months major disruption, many companies are looking forward to getting back to some degree of normality. But as a result of the pandemic, or longer-term underlying business health issues, many businesses’ ‘new normal’ is a…

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View Limerick based Finance Director, Kevin Kelly,  joins the EFM Ireland Network

Limerick based Finance Director, Kevin Kelly, joins the EFM Ireland Network

About Kevin… An experienced Finance Professional, Kevin Kelly FCPA, has over 20 years of experience working in and with technology, professional services, not for profits, social enterprises & creative SMEs. He is a trusted business advisor and has extensive experience in helping small businesses scale with his expertise in financial management, business planning, development, and…

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View Financial review for Dublin based family restaurant

Financial review for Dublin based family restaurant

Background I was approached by a small restaurant company operating in the Dublin area. The company has been in existence for approximately 25 years and during that time had built sales up to €1.3m and had a relatively strong balance sheet with healthy reserves. As a result of lockdown the company’s customers, tourists, office workers,…

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