The original concept for the FD Centre was to provide the skill sets of experienced Finance Directors of large corporations to the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector, allowing smaller organisations to benefit from the expertise of a highly experienced Financial Director without incurring the expense of hiring someone full-time.
The part time FD concept caught on quickly and the business has grown rapidly on a national scale. Over the last 10 years the FD Centre has become the largest and most respected provider of part time Finance Director services in the UK.
The FD Centre aims to build long-term relationships with its clients through the provision of its range of added value services and by establishing a basis of trust and confidence.
Trust provides the platform for providing clients with additional products and services, either directly via the FD Centre or through connections with trusted and recognised financial and business advisors.
FD Centre clients include business owners and Managing Directors, who value the services of professionals who have excellent financial and management knowledge and have the real hands-on experience to deliver.
The FD Centre ensures that all its part time FDs meet stringent recruitment requirements to secure quality of service delivery. All FD Centre part time Financial Directors are professionally qualified Accountants from major UK Chartered Institutes, all have held Finance Director positions in both mid sized and large organisations, all are extremely commercial and business savvy which means we ‘get’ our clients’ businesses and avoid all the pain associated with having to learn everything from scratch.
Our high quality expertise is gained through working with large organisations across all business sectors, such as Mothercare, Dell, Oracle, Threshers, Tesco and Laura Ashley.
The FD Centre works on a regional model where we balance each regional team so that we have expertise across every major industry sector. This means we always have space to accommodate new clients with a part time FD who is based locally and will add significant value to your business.
All of our programs are based around what we refer to as the ’12 Boxes’. This is the architecture we use to navigate the financial function of any growing business. It helps us pinpoint where the blockages are in our clients’ businesses so that we can create a robust plan which enables us to solve immediate issues as well as build a stable foundation for future growth.
When we conduct our initial review of your business these are the areas we analyse:
We work with you to improve best practice cash management, forecasting and to manage cash flow for growth and/or survival...Read More
We’ll identify optimum profit centres and help you to channel resource accordingly...Read More
One of our first priorities will be to ensure you have robust internal systems and that you are capturing information in the right way...Read More
It is critical that you are extracting the right data from your business and presenting it in the right way to the right people on your team AND interpreting it correctly...Read More
We need to work with you early on in our relationship to create an optimal exit strategy so there is clarity throughout the business as to the direction you are heading...Read More
Highlighting and analysing performance within the business and identifying future hazards is often overlooked. We will implement a clear plan to ensure maximum stability...Read More
We work with you to identify key goals and milestones to create focus and direction and to energise the team...Read More
Our local and national teams have over 2000 years of combined experience. We will tap into almost unlimited resources as we work to find you funds as and when required...Read More
Taking care of the mundane details is not usually a task which business owners enjoy! We ensure we have your back covered regarding all compliance issues so that you can concentrate on growing the business...Read More
Most businesses do not have the time or expertise to focus on questions of taxation. Most businesses pay considerably more tax than they need to. We will make sure that your business is as tax efficient as possible...Read More
Bringing in specific outsourced expertise to perform key roles can be much more efficient and cost effective than using in house resource. We share our experience and contacts to drive efficiency and cost in your business...Read More
Few business owners fully appreciate the importance of a good relationship with the bank. We will take on the relationship with the bank in order to ensure you are making use of all the facilities at your disposal and paying as little as possible...Read More