Interim FD / Head of Finance / CFO
How will you measure that your Interim FD has been a success?
Demonstrated excellent business partnering skills for the rest of the leadership team?
Able to lead the finance team including coaching and mentoring?
Drive efficiency in the business processes?
Comfortable leading change?
Technical overview of accounting issues?
I use my 25 years business experience predominantly across the finance functional to be able to demonstrate the above benefits of a good Interim FD.
Having originally trained with one of the big 4 accounting practices from 1990 to 1994, I have worked across the full spectrum of Auditor, Management Accountant and Financial Accountant and FD. Post MBA (2000) I worked as a Finance Transformation Consultant, Interim Regional Controller, and Interim Head of Finance (£150mn t/o of division) and Interim FD. Often leading teams, always with the aim of adding value and delivering outputs in an accurate and efficient manner.
Often overlooked in assessing what interim you need, my inter-personal skills are excellent. Referred to as a skilled, diplomatic facilitator I enjoy the challenges that a mix of cultures and management approaches can sometimes bring.
I enjoy coaching team members where appropriate; I am a certified NLP coach and NLP Trainer and experienced mentor.
Lastly, I was also the pro-bono CFO and a Trustee for HERA: www.enterprisingspirit.org