Finance Director Scott Burton has extensive experience working in the SME space particularly with young growing companies. He enjoys working with business owners to help deliver growth and good financial practice. He has experience of developing business plans and achieving cost reduction, as well as creating good financial controls and processes. Sectors worked in include Homecare, Property, Consumer Credit, Public Sector, Health, Marketing, IT Distribution, Travel & Tourism, Real Estate and Retail.
Scott is a Certified Accountant who learnt his trade in practice, working with a wide variety of clients from a range of industries and sectors. He moved into industry as a Financial Accountant for a £50m turnover tour operator using his practice background to improve the quality of the financial statements. This significantly improved the decision making and confidence of both management and external stakeholders, as well as generating a reduction in audit fees.
Although Scott has worked for several large multinational businesses it is the SME space where he has been most effective. By building relationships with business owners he has been able to show that a Finance Director is more than just a numbers person but is in fact a strategic partner that can help their business grow.
Scott as an EFM Finance Director
EFM Finance Directors are not ‘just accountants’. They provide excellent incisive information on a more timely basis to reorganize your business and aid your decision-making process. They implement plans to enhance profit margins, provide strategic support and assist with business plans, funding proposals and other key areas that affect your profitability and cash flow.
An EFM Finance Director’s takes an active role, your business views and opinions might be challenged – from pricing to distribution strategy, from marketing plans to remuneration – to ensure your business plan and direction is financially viable.
No business deserves to be without a Finance Director, even if for one day a month. An EFM Finance Director will be the credible sounding board your business needs to take it to the next level and our business model ensures that your finance function is cost-effective and efficient.
“I’ve joined the EFM network because I like the flexibility of setting up my work schedule and working with the start-up and SME market. I’ve had a keen interest in starting up my own business and EFM has now given me the opportunity to do just that”.
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