View Finance as a Force for Opportunity and Growth: EFM Welcomes New Associate Paul Durno

Finance as a Force for Opportunity and Growth: EFM Welcomes New Associate Paul Durno

At EFM, we’re proud of the fact that our Finance specialists go beyond accountancy to unlock the hidden business value in financially savvy decisions, and with the arrival of Paul Durno in our Associate Network, our clients have gained another seasoned professional who puts opportunity and growth front and centre in his strategy for Finance…

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View Funding, Growth & Trade Sale

Funding, Growth & Trade Sale

Background Following a request from an angel investor, Finance Director Richard Preston was brought in to review the finances of an Offshore/ International start-up investment platform, and to identify and implement sources of additional funding to achieve stretching goals. Making good use of Richard’s extensive experience and wide-ranging skill set, the business subsequently also invited…

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View Finance Function Restructure

Finance Function Restructure

Background As newly appointed UK FD for a global insurance brand, Richard Preston inherited a finance team that was in disarray and poorly regarded within the Company. Pulled in too many directions at once, the team lacked focus and selectivity, which resulted in an incessant rush to keep on top of core procedures from one…

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View Women in Finance

Women in Finance

Emerging stronger from the past to outperform for the future At EFM, we’re all about making finance a friendlier proposition. First and foremost, this is about offering businesses a cost-effective and workable alternative to employing finance professionals in-house. They bring us in when they need us, and pay only for what they use – no…

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View Is the Skills Gap Leaving a Hole in Your Finances?

Is the Skills Gap Leaving a Hole in Your Finances?

  This year seems to be the year of shortages – petrol, food, toys– when will it end? But it’s the skills shortage that has been front of mind in many UK and Irish businesses since long before the pandemic – and finance is a key area of concern in this respect. As far back…

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View Cost Control – “A budgeted cost is certain, budgeted income is uncertain”

Cost Control – “A budgeted cost is certain, budgeted income is uncertain”

Blog article from our Associate Finance Director Simon Finbery.  Cost Control – “A budgeted cost is certain, budgeted income is uncertain”. These were the wise words shared with me early in my career, and they ring true today whether I’m putting together a budget or business plan. While of course a business needs to invest…

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