View EFM Associate Guest Blog – Preparing your manufacturing business for 2021

EFM Associate Guest Blog – Preparing your manufacturing business for 2021

At EFM we like to get our Associates to share their thoughts and experiences with certain sectors and activities to demonstrate to business owners how best they can support their companies through their flexible, part-time financial management expertise. Sharing her career experiences, Associate FD Linda Harvey, will be discussing her thoughts around the manufacturing sector…

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View Successful exit for family owned food business

Successful exit for family owned food business

Business Issue Star Foods S.A. was a start up Company in Poland owned by a Greek, entrepreneurial family. The patriarch was charismatic, energetic and visionary. He had four sons who he was grooming to take over. Some were more competent than others. An informal decision making process, high priority for growth with an end goal…

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View What to Look for When Hiring Outsourced Accounting Services

What to Look for When Hiring Outsourced Accounting Services

It’s no surprise to hear that good financial tracking will have an impact on the success of your company. Managing the way the money is flowing in and out of your business will affect cashflow and other important aspects of operations. Too often, entrepreneurs don’t have the necessary professional training, which is why they turn…

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View When is the right time to hire a Finance Director?

When is the right time to hire a Finance Director?

You’ve launched your business, sales are growing at a healthy rate, customers are lining up and there may even be interest being shown in international markets.  You should be basking in the light of your success, but instead you have so much to do, it’s hard enough to find 15 minutes to grab a sandwich…

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View Does my company need an Accountant, a Finance Director, or both?

Does my company need an Accountant, a Finance Director, or both?

There is often confusion when discussing the roles of Accountants and Finance Directors. After all, they both work with clients and businesses to help improve their financial outlook. However, there are some key differences when it comes to how they go about achieving this. Typically, Accountants will handle financial records and reporting, and ensure their…

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View What is a Portfolio Finance Director?

What is a Portfolio Finance Director?

A Portfolio Finance Director (“FD”) is an FD who has more than one client, so someone who may work full time but for multiple companies at the same time. There are many advantages to hiring a portfolio FD. SME companies who could not otherwise afford the services of a full-time FD, can employ an FD…

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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 Ireland has developed 7 key benefits around why you should…

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View Tis the season to get finance support

Tis the season to get finance support

With Christmas just around the corner, people across the UK are now beginning to take time off from work for an early & extended Christmas holiday. The winter months also bring the dreaded flu season which will inevitably take staff out of work for unscheduled periods of time. Some employees may even believe that it’s…

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