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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 How an EFM Ireland FD can support your SME

How an EFM Ireland FD can support your SME

You might think a Finance Director’s role is confined to traditional finance activities, but today’s FD can do so much more than count beans. In the past, an FD’s responsibilities might have been confined to high-level accounting such as providing timely financial statements and monthly management reports, managing investments and expenses, monitoring cash flow, and…

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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 5 Reasons to Talk to Your Financial Controller

5 Reasons to Talk to Your Financial Controller

There’s been an evolution in the responsibilities of the FC. Financial Controllers (FCs) are moving past the traditional financial controller remit and are playing a more strategic role in their company’s operations. According to a recent study by Ventana Research, roughly one in five FCs have a strategic influence in their companies, and that number…

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View Choosing the right part-time accountant for your SME

Choosing the right part-time accountant for your SME

Choosing an accountant is like choosing a new business partner. The right accountant will become a trusted colleague you can depend on, who offers advice and guidance as your small business grows. So what are the top things you need to look out for when hiring a part-time accountant? It’s important to take the time…

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View Is your company ready for an outsourced FC?

Is your company ready for an outsourced FC?

There comes a time in the growth of every successful business where the owner starts to feel that their bookkeeping resources simply aren’t enough. If handled properly, the company’s books are clean and the integrity of their financial data is secure. Throughout the growth process, business owners find themselves wanting more from their data. Books…

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View 5 Reasons to Talk to Your Financial Controller

5 Reasons to Talk to Your Financial Controller

There’s been an evolution in the responsibilities of the FC. Financial Controllers (FCs) are moving past the traditional financial controller remit and are playing a more strategic role in their company’s operations. According to a recent study by Ventana Research, roughly one in five FCs have a strategic influence in their companies, and that number…

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View Is your company ready for an outsourced FC?

Is your company ready for an outsourced FC?

There comes a time in the growth of every successful business where the owner starts to feel that their bookkeeping resources simply aren’t enough. If handled properly, the company’s books are clean and the integrity of their financial data is secure. Throughout the growth process, business owners find themselves wanting more from their data. Books…

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