Paul Jesson

Summary

Top 4 trained Chartered Accountant, Finance Director with nearly 30 years of accounting and commercial experience.  In the last 10 years Paul has majored in the SME world in which he has held several roles as employed  Financial  Director positions, in a number of sectors including engineering, manufacturing, renewables and SAAS businesses, helping these businesses grow whilst managing financial and commercial risk.

Paul is also MD of the Luton office of EFM, managing a team of professionals, offering their clients a range of value adding financial management services.


Experience

Paul is an experienced Finance Director who has worked in both smaller privately owned and large international businesses. He has had responsibility in general and commercial management positions, with a wide involvement in both strategic and operational matters. His experience also includes MBO’s, fund raising, reorganizations and a number of acquisitions and disposals. As a Chartered Accountant he can apply his experience and analytical skills to a wide range of business situations and sectors.

Over the course of his career, Paul has had success in:

  • Buying companies and integrating them into the culture of the acquiring company dealing with the teething pains of a reorganisation.
  • Building relationships with banks, professionals, blue chip customers and suppliers.
  • Managing and maintaining strict cash flow controls and reporting.
  • Improving profitability through his commercial acumen, financial analysis and cost cutting experience.
  • Preparing subsidiaries for disposal and businesses for exit.
  • Implementing detailed sales, margin and cost analysis systems and reporting.
  • Taking responsibility for other non financial departments such as HR, IT and marketing.

Paul believes strongly in bringing value to all his clients with his adaptable, hard working and positive approach.

Paul is available to work within the M1 corridor from London to Leicestershire