Do you need a part-time interim finance director?
You may be looking for a part-time interim finance director to hold the fort while you recruit. Perhaps your business is expanding and you need more resource, or more experience. Maybe you need an extra pair of hands, for example during a process improvement project, or for busy times such as budgeting or year end.
For the last twelve years I have worked at Director / Board level in medium sized entities in the private and not for profit sector. Prior to this, I undertook a number of roles within central government finance functions. These included audit, financial reporting, management accounting and systems implementation projects. I have sector-specific experience in charities, housing, healthcare, hospitality, leisure and tourism, construction and central government. And I pick up new sectors quickly!
I can do all the usual things you might expect of a finance director. I can analyse, forecast, plan, prepare accounts, deal with auditors, banks and so on. I’ve successfully managed and developed teams and guided finance functions through difficult times.
I’ve also had responsibility for IT maintenance and development for all of my senior career. As is typical of a senior manager in a medium sized organisation, I have also taken on responsibilities outside finance and IT, for example Data Protection, Health & Safety, and Quality and Performance Management.
Those who have worked with me say that:
- I learn about new businesses and sectors very quickly.
- I build trust inside and outside the finance function and I’m a supportive business partner.
- I’m good at dealing with detail and simplifying complex issues for decision makers.
- I’m analytical and combine financial and non-financial information to understand the bigger picture.
- I have lots of ideas to improve things and I am a successful project and change manager.
Part-time interim finance director – flexible help when you need it
Perhaps you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for at this stage, or it might be that you need someone to help you assess what you need going forward. Or maybe you know you need an experienced finance director for some of the time but are concerned you can’t afford one full time.
You may only need someone for a couple of months to provide emergency cover or to help processes run smoothly while you recruit for a more permanent solution.
I prefer to work on a part-time basis with one or two clients at a time. I have a proven track record of hitting the ground running, taking care of all the necessarily compliance tasks while also suggesting improvements. So you can trust me to get up to speed quickly, fix whatever needs fixing and leave you with a stronger and more sustainable finance and IT function.
Please contact me to discuss further and set up an initial meeting to discuss what I can do for you.