Finance Director Solutions

Flexible Packages & Project Support

Experienced Finance Director / Virtual CFO, supporting business owners and leaders by identifying and delivering financial, operational and growth strategies whilst maintaining a hands-on approach.

 

Providing flexible, fractional solutions to your business which enables you to tap into expertise as and when you need it, rather than employing a finance director on a full time basis or providing your finance team additional support.  You can select the amount of support you need, from half or full days per week or month to suit your business requirements, also offering specific project or interim cover.  Covering all locations in the UK. 

How we can support your business;

  • Translate your strategic goals into business plans and team objectives across all areas of your business; ensuring accurate reporting, forecasting and budgeting for ongoing decision-making, guiding on how to financially steer your business.

  • Create financial and operational management and financial governance capability for growing businesses to protect cashflow and profitability without compromise to quality. 

  • Provide financial analysis, business modelling and performance reporting to return a greater understanding of the financial implications of your business plans. 

  • Support your business funding requirements; preparing for external funding and investment applications and implementing processes to manage your working capital and cash more efficiently.  

  • Advise on importing and exporting requirements and growth into international markets, providing greater supplier and customer exposure utilising our extensive overseas network including Europe, Asia and America.  Extensive exposure to manufacturing and distribution industries delivering functional objectives. 

  • Help with your accounting or ERP system implementation; from evaluation and design through to project managing implementation and end user training to optimise business efficiency, enhancing resources to support growth.

Contact by phone or email below to discuss how we can support your business needs

Delivering maximum value to your business at optimum cost.

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Strategy Sessions : 90 minute 1-2-1 meeting
Unsure on what direction to take first? 

Initial financial & operational strategy review before you commence your project.

Pauline Healey is a Chartered Management Accountant and also an accredited Member in Practice, one of the 2,500 CIMA Members in the UK who are certified to practice on their own with clients, as opposed to being employed within an organisation.  As an accredited Member in Practice clients are protected by CIMA MiPs governance and code of ethics.  Ensuring MiPs always act with the utmost integrity and objectivity as possible. 

Qualifications: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA), Practice Certificate CIMA MiP | MBA Executive Management |BA (Hons) International Business

IT Skills: Excel | Power BI | TMI | Cognos Reporting | SAP | LN | SAGE | Exchequer | NetSuite | Xero 

Sector experience: Manufacturing | Distribution | B2B | SaaS | FMCG | Hospitality | Engineering

Qualifications & Professional Development

CIMA Member In Practice Certified (MiP)

Chartered Institute Management Accountants (ACMA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Executive Management |Lancaster University

BA (Hons) in International Business | University of Central Lancashire

 

Commodity Hedging with Options and Futures | LME, Euromoney Learning

Foreign Exchange Markets | BPP

Negotiation Mastery | BPP

Commercial Contracts - The International Perspective | BPP

Skills and Expertise

Financial Leadership and Business Partnering

  • Influential Finance Manager with success presenting to financial / non-financial stakeholders at all levels to secure buy-in to operational changes, including process simplification and rationalisation.

  • Drove margin growth via tight working capital management and cash flow forecasting. 

  • Prepared and presented insightful management information packs and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) dashboards.

  • Developed and implemented robust business plans, cash flow forecasts and budgets.

  • Managed critical external relationships, including Auditors, banks and external funders.

  • Developed business models and scenarios to enhance commercial performance during turbulent periods of transformation.

  • Developing  management information (MI) systems capability to provide enhanced intelligence underpinning strategic and tactical business decision-making.

  • Oversaw continuous improvements efforts; introduced financial models to enhance cost forecasting and key metrics.

  • Project managed and implemented multiple ERP, accounting packages and reporting tools to optimise business efficiency while equipping businesses with resources to support growth.

  • Designed three-dimensional reporting to provide dynamic, real-time reporting to optimise decision-making confidence.

Manufacturing & Distribution

  • Built extensive business network in UK, Netherlands, America, Latin America and China in support of manufacturing and distribution requirements.

  • Diverse exposure to domestic and international manufacturing, including related import / export requirements.

  • Delivered £800K in annual savings in a 12-month period by identifying the necessity for a central Indirect Procurement Services team, implementing and managing CIPS qualified team to ensure the most favourable supplier price/quality against £40M in yearly spend.

  • Translated ambitious vision into tactical plans to support decision-making across all aspects of manufacturing and distribution.

  • Reported on landed costs, inventory and supplier payments to optimise operational efficiency, support working capital and business liquidity while supporting finished goods purchasing to secure best purchase price, without compromising quality.

  • Reviewed production flows, job batching, work in progress, sample runs and waste; partnering with operational teams to maximise efficiencies, reducing costs, waste and machine idle time.

Supply Chain & Logistics Management

  • Fostered supplier relationships to negotiate improved terms while identifying new or improved funding streams.

  • Realised warehouse and supply chain efficiencies by reducing processing time and costs, negotiating best pricing and payment terms with overseas steel suppliers. 

  • Delivered 16% cost down against £500K product purchases over one year having negotiated favourable pricing and terms with overseas suppliers. 

  • Led multi-functional project team to challenge existing supplier-based contracts in China and negotiated a new partnership with a manufacturer in Mexico to deliver over £1M (20%) in cost reductions and supply chain efficiencies. 

  • Cut finished goods inventory by 50% (£10M) in one year by streamlining planning tools and maintaining financial controls.

  • Achieved forecasted logistical savings of ~£0.5M per year; identified 3PL partnership; led project to cut fixed costs and outsourced warehousing facility.

  • Management of cash flow forecast for procurement operations providing accurate data for corporate finance expenditure forecast.

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