Every enterprise needs a good Finance Director. Most are unaware that they can actually afford one – a part time FD who provides the necessary knowledge and skills as and when required. Unlike an interim FD, our part time Finance Directors can be there for the long haul, combining experience and expertise across multiple sectors with total flexibility; covering both routine activities and one-off projects.
The videos below explain a bit about some of the pressing financial matters that businesses encounter. Whether you’re raising capital, thinking of selling or need a clear financial plan, we can help.
How much do you sell an interest in your business for?
How and why to exit your business
What does a Finance Model consist of?
What our clients say
We are extremely grateful for Jim’s help. I am personally immensely grateful for his support, all provided free of charge.
The management information produced by FD Solutions is absolutely first-class. We receive the traditional numbers, and key KPIs are also tested and commented on. This information is very insightful.
We cannot recommend Ian more highly; not only is he extremely professional and quick to grasp situations, he also has an excellent sense of humour.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your support was invaluable. FD Solutions offers continual support and guidance.
Thank you Simon for all your help and guidance – it has been excellent.
Thank you for your erudite and insightful report – I’m glad that you were able to support us through this process.
If you need numbers for your business plan, or a committed part-time FD, these guys are a blessing. They came highly recommended by a director of a private equity group; the guys at FD Solutions have been amazing – honest, transparent, smart, hard-working and, most importantly, I feel they genuinely care about my business. They got us ready for an audit, prepared complex business plans that stood up to investor scrutiny, and have been our trusted advisers on all financial matters for three projects. I am grateful for their professionalism and wouldn’t change them for the world.
A great team; I get appropriate people for different needs.
Keith is doing a fabulous job of spotting what we should be doing and could be doing better – highly motivating. A great asset to our team, giving clear direction and setting us on a more professional accounting path.
Your services have been first rate.
Tim, your forecast model is very well structured, easy to understand, with easy-to-run scenario planning.
We do not need a full-time Finance Director, and the part-time service from FD Solutions has given us access to a team of very experienced commercial accountants who bring a great range of skills that I doubt we could find in one individual.
Andrew is a consummate professional. He stepped into difficult situations, and delivered every time. He produced timely and accurate reporting to our HQ in the USA, and was quick to identify and communicate issues to avoid surprises and initiate corrective action plans.
Amazing – honest, transparent, smart, hard-working and you genuinely care about my business. I am grateful for your professionalism.
We are pleased with the level of support, technical awareness in dealing with complex issues and professionalism produced by Paul Pascan who has been of great assistance to us as our group has developed over the past few years.
Your services got our systems under control. You’re a critical part of the team.
The interims were delivered on time and to a high standard. Bryan Lawrie worked hard on it and I was particularly pleased with the structure of the final Excel workbook, which will be a useful tool for the future.
Richard – many thanks for your help with the Board. Much appreciated. You continue to provide all with sagacity and reassurance! Thanks again.
Helen has been instrumental in obtaining finance and helping our business grow
Thank you so much for the excellent work and support you have provided Trinity over the past year. You have transformed the service.
You made financial information about the company interesting for the first time ever.
FD Solutions allow us to run an efficient, effective business, concentrating on our products and our customers.
We were so pleased with the expertise that FD Solutions brought to the assignment. Work was undertaken speedily and professionally and the team has been a great boost to our business.
FD Solutions provided solutions for us. Ian Parlane quickly gained the confidence of all the staff and brought about much improved financial management and tighter controls to our company.
We approached FD Solutions, and with very little notice and with limited internal assistance they expertly guided us through our year end accounts, and successfully handled a full audit, which was claimed by the auditors to be a very good performance. In spite of not knowing our systems FD Solutions took control, of our finance function, and diligently and professionally have worked with us to meet both internal and external reporting deadlines. Jim Halliday came into our business with no experience of our industry or our reporting systems, but have adapted and as importantly, have worked well with our support staff, quickly gaining trust and respect. I would have no doubts about using them again or recommending them to another business.
FD Solutions assisted me from conception to reality in setting up my direct-selling operation Forman & Field. Their experience of accounting and CRM systems enabled us to commence trading within three months.
FIS turned into a big business quicker than anticipated and we were not equipped for the rate of growth that we experienced. Services that FD Solutions provides allowed us to get systems back under control.
Thank you for the significant contribution you have made to the Forest Healthcare group over more than a decade. We are all extremely grateful.
If only all the accounts that I read were as easy to understand as yours.
Delighted with the dedication and expertise; speedy and professional.
Tony Eve is a great asset to us and his strategic and impartial advice has been invaluable to the development of our business.
Chris is thoroughly likeable and extremely hard-working; he grasped the overall vision of a new business quickly and implemented the financial tools and business planning that are essential for success
Thanks, you guys have done a brilliant job and we really appreciate all your efforts.
My personal thanks to FD Solutions, not only for a job well done but also for their wider guidance and encouragement.
I was looking for someone to bring ideas that represented best practice elsewhere. The NHS is becoming commercially aware and needs processes that match this. FD Solutions has experience in this field and this was reflected in their recommendations.
Nick’s contribution has been really valued and I appreciate the apparently effortless way that he integrated within the team and practice environment.
Gavin is doing really well. We are very happy with his performance and commitment to the company. He has very easily slipped into the role and is a valued member of the team.
As a quoted PLC our finances are publicly visible and being measured at all times so you need a specialist FD resource. FD Solutions means we don’t need a full-time FD, we get everything done using their ‘on demand’ approach and save massively on cost.
Your contribution was SO much appreciated. It’s amazing to have real answers.
I would like to extend our wholehearted thanks for all your hard work this past year and for tiding us over so well. Your help, especially in relation to the studio move, relocations and loan negotiations has been invaluable.
FD Solutions are excellent – both in support for the complex task of due diligence when we listed the company on AIM and support in a smooth transition to IFRS reporting
I can tell you that I highly recommend Ian. His work is effective, well presented and understandable. Our principle funders have often commented on how clear our financial information is and this has helped win the confidence the organisation has needed.
It was a ‘red letter day’ when FD Solutions walked through our door. With the assistance of Howard Jackson and his special skills, we met our target and introduced long-lasting improvements.
Ian, Richard and Malcolm have all greatly contributed to the success of Powertron over the past six years. I look forward to continuing successes in the future.