A chartered accountant with 12+ years of commercial experience as a Finance Director /MD level. Experienced in sectors including manufacturing, marine, retail, leisure, hotel, and FMCG he has the ability to quickly identify the key business issues and has a track record of growing companies through both acquisition and organic growth.
Finance Director, Business Advisor, Financial Controller, Non-exec Director,
Portfolio Finance Director providing tailored & flexible financial management to SMEs
Remote, NE England, NW England, Scotland,
Acquisitions & mergers, Board meetings, Board reports, Budgets, Business plans, Cost reduction, Disposals, Due diligence, Raising equity, Reorganisation, System selection, Treasury
Engineering, Leisure, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Retail
James is a chartered accountant with 12+ years of commercial experience at Finance Director /MD level. Experienced in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, marine, retail, leisure, hotel, and FMCG. He has worked in both business to business as well as business to consumer companies. With a passion for finance, the ability to quickly identify the key business issues and a practical approach, he has a track record of growing companies through both acquisition and organic growth.
James has helped clients implement robust internal controls, improve month-end reporting processes and developed KPI analysis. He has recruited and developed finance teams to provide value added reporting. He also has overseas experience and has set up subsidiary operations in France, USA, Lithuania and Yemen.
He has been engaged in due diligence, company acquisitions and disposals and the subsequent integration of a number of businesses and worked extensively at managing successful transitions of finance and non-finance functions.
Some of his key areas of expertise as a Finance Director include:
- Developing and implementing strategic and business plans
- Profit improvement / improving cash flow and working capital management
- Developing focused KPIs, management information and IT systems
- Financial modelling and presenting business plans to investors and negotiating funding
- Financial due diligence
- Implementing organisational change and managing business process improvement
“I like James. He’s really good; Very professional, gets everything done and is very responsive to needs. Working with EFM has taken all the finance stuff and dealt with it. It’s very good. I took them on when I took over the company.”
David McNairScott – Trailight Ltd