Raise funding, scale faster, or prepare to sell – whatever your financial goals are, Leadership Services gives you access to highly experienced finance directors at a significantly lower cost than hiring full-time.
|What does a Finance Director do?
|Move beyond the financials and position your company for a stronger future.
|How can a Finance Director help my business grow?
|The role of the modern Finance Director has changed. See how.
|Meet your Finance Director
|Our experienced Finance Director’s will deliver transformative leadership.
|Finance Director FAQs
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Our role is to bring transformative leadership and to be accountable for the key decisions that help your business grow. We do this on a completely flexible basis with no fixed-term contracts.
A finance director is a leaders in their field, with the knowledge, skillset and experience to empower your team while taking your business to the next level.
We demonstrate value from day one. We’ve got experience from previous projects and have nailed down efficient processes – we cut out the learning curve and will quickly identify what your business needs to grow.
We don’t do long-term contracts or 3-6 month notice periods. If your needs change, we can quickly arrange a change of personnel.
A finance director will help your company move beyond just keeping financials in order by helping plan and position your company for a strong future. They will:
Your finance director has a minimum of ten years’ senior finance experience and a proven track record of success.
No recruitment fees. No long-term contracts. You can leave your arrangement without any fixed contract period.
Small-to-medium-sized businesses can access a top-level finance director at a significantly lower cost than hiring a full-timer.
Your finance director can start as soon as you need them, and our flexible contracts mean you can increase or decrease commitments according to your needs.
We are highly skilled in managing needs on a part-time basis, meaning we can deliver the same results as a full-time finance director in significantly less time.
Your finance director is a team member, not just a consultant – we join your team to deliver strategic vision and transformative leadership from within.
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A finance director has the knowledge and expertise to deliver transformative leadership that supports your business vision.
What is the highest salary for finance director?
The highest salary for a finance director can vary depending on a number of factors such as industry, location, experience, and company size. In the UK, finance directors in the banking and finance industry can earn salaries well over £200,000 per year, while those in the retail or healthcare industries may earn closer to £100,000 per year.
In the US, finance directors in the technology industry can earn over $300,000 per year, while those in the healthcare or non-profit sectors may earn closer to $100,000 per year.
What qualifications do you need to be a finance director?
The qualifications required to become a finance director typically include a degree in finance or a related field, as well as relevant professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, or ACA. Additionally, experience working in a finance-related role is often required, with many finance directors having worked their way up through the ranks of the finance department. Some companies may also require a postgraduate degree, such as an MBA, or experience working in a specific industry or sector.
Is finance director higher than CFO?
In most cases, the CFO is considered to be a more senior position than the finance director. The CFO is typically responsible for overseeing all financial activities within a company, including financial reporting, budgeting, and strategic planning, and is often a member of the executive team.
The finance director, on the other hand, is responsible for managing the finance department and ensuring that financial policies and procedures are followed. The finance director typically reports to the CFO and may work closely with other departments within the company, such as accounting, treasury, and investor relations. However, the specific roles and responsibilities of these positions can vary depending on the company and its organizational structure.
Is finance director higher than finance manager?
Yes, the finance director is typically a more senior position than the finance manager. While both roles involve managing financial activities within a company, the finance director is typically responsible for overseeing the entire finance department and ensuring that financial policies and procedures are followed, while the finance manager is responsible for specific areas of the finance department, such as budgeting or accounting. The finance director is typically a member of the executive team and reports directly to the CEO or CFO, while the finance manager may report to the finance director or another senior finance professional.
Is a finance director an accountant?
While finance directors may have accounting backgrounds, they are not necessarily accountants. Finance directors are responsible for managing the financial health of a company and ensuring that financial policies and procedures are followed, which can involve a wide range of activities beyond accounting, such as financial planning and analysis, risk management, and strategic decision-making. Additionally, finance directors often have experience in a variety of financial roles and may have worked in areas such as corporate finance, treasury, or financial reporting before becoming a finance director.
Contact us for an initial chat so we can understand your business and how a finance director can help you moving forward.