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Become a world class leader with a strategic plan

By Chris Carl Regional Director at The CFO Centre A part-time CFO is to an SME what a doctor, a physical trainer, and a world-class coach is to a superstar athlete.  The superstar athlete will always be good – but they will only be great if they are healthy (the doctor makes sure of that), they are in great physical shape (the […]

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A Part-Time CFO Adds “Bottom Line” Value to a *SME

By Chris Carl  Regional Director at The CFO Centre A part-time CFO is to an SME what a doctor, a physical trainer, and a world-class coach is to a superstar athlete.  The superstar athlete will always be good – but they will only be great if they are healthy (the doctor makes sure of that), they are in great physical shape (the […]

The Value of a CFO to a SME
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What is the Value of a CFO to a *SME?

THE VALUE OF A CFO TO A *SME By Chris Carl Regional Director at The CFO Centre *Small and Medium Enterprise While the first answer that pops into your head is very much a matter of your own context, if you are like most people in an SME, your thoughts probably fall simultaneously into two […]

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Would your CFO pass the ‘barbecue test’?

Published by The Globe and Mail on 25/04/16 In the past decade, the classic image of the number-crunching chief financial officer has all but vanished to make way for the more nimble, generally trained, modern CFO. The expectations for these financial executives from investors and employers are high, but the skill sets and work environments […]

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The Finance Director Who Fired His Boss

I work with a team of 10 high calibre Finance Directors across the North of England. Each of them is accredited by one of the major chartered Institutes and each of them used to work for successful companies as ‘traditional’ Finance Directors. By traditional, I mean that each of them used to work as the […]

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Rolling Back The Years…

Rolling Back The Years… The comedian Barry Cryer tells a story about a Finance Director walking down the street. The FD is approached by a homeless man. “Excuse me, mate” says the man “can you spare me a few quid, I haven’t eaten for two weeks”? “ I see” says the FD “And how does […]

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Finance Directors

Colin Mills – Founder & CEO, The FD Centre Limited (www.thefdcentre.co.uk) So, to be a highly effective FD in your business, you have to be up to date on all the latest accounting standards, be really up to speed on the latest developments in tax legislation and spend long hours in your office reviewing reconciliations […]

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