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The Future of FP&A: Replacing Analysis with Analytics

Wherever you turn, disruption is taking place with businesses trying to accelerate by adopting a more strategic focus. At the heart of this disruption is data: the quicker we can obtain data, convert that data into relevant and organised information, transform that information into [...]

By | 2018-02-13T15:12:29+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Future of FP&A: Replacing Analysis with Analytics

Kicking It Up A Gear in 2018? Remember The Basics.

With all the news of now swirling around us and business, political and sporting events already racing relentlessly ahead into 2018, we at fdu are taking a moment to reflect upon a few basics to help us all strive forwards and achieve our goals [...]

By | 2018-01-10T19:05:16+00:00 January 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Kicking It Up A Gear in 2018? Remember The Basics.

The Life Of A CFO: A Tale Of Disruption

The life of a Chief Financial Officer has never been easy or simple. If one thing is obvious, it’s that the role is getting tougher. While traditional elements of the CFO’s responsibilities remain relevant today, there are new forces at work to which CFOs [...]

By | 2017-11-21T11:51:32+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on The Life Of A CFO: A Tale Of Disruption

The Landscape of Debt and the Process of Change – Defining Your Future

Last week fdu hosted another successful event in our Committed To Growth Business Breakfast Series along with Clearwater International and a group of senior C-Level leaders working within multiple industries in the growth, mid and large-cap environments. Leading the conversation was Chris Smith, Partner at [...]

By | 2017-10-24T14:50:22+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on The Landscape of Debt and the Process of Change – Defining Your Future

Are You Playing A Part In What’s Coming Next?

fdu hosted another successful event in our Committed to Change Business Breakfast Series, in partnership with Nolan Business Solutions. Presentations covered business transformation and managing systems change in today’s fast growth business environment – a topic very real to our audience from the finance, [...]

By | 2017-10-23T13:11:35+00:00 October 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Are You Playing A Part In What’s Coming Next?

Clean Up Your Ledgers!

Even without a Year End looming, Finance and Accounts teams are always busy and it only takes one or two entries on either the sales or purchase ledger to be mis-posted or incorrectly updated before the Finance Controller or Manager has to take time [...]

By | 2017-08-18T08:53:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Clean Up Your Ledgers!

Finance And Not For Profit … Do They Mix?

Robust financial management in the Not For Profit sector has again come under the spotlight with yet another charity recently collapsing due to ‘critically weak financial controls’. While good governance and strong leadership are an intrinsic part of running a successful Not For Profit [...]

By | 2017-08-06T18:44:45+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Finance And Not For Profit … Do They Mix?

Sort Out Your Finance Function Early and Enjoy a Smoother Ride

Over the years I cannot tell you how many times I have heard business leaders of growth companies declare, “I wish I had hired a high calibre Finance Director earlier” or “I wish I had shored up Finance earlier”. In my experience, failing to [...]

By | 2017-07-11T10:15:33+00:00 July 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Sort Out Your Finance Function Early and Enjoy a Smoother Ride

How To Choose The Right FD For Your Fast Growth SME

Once you decide you need a Finance Director for your business, how do you know if you’ve chosen right with so much choice on the market? Genuine passion: make sure your FD is someone with a genuine passion for fast growth. The classic trap is [...]

By | 2017-05-11T13:06:45+00:00 May 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on How To Choose The Right FD For Your Fast Growth SME