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How CFO's manage very tight cashflows, especially pre-fundraise. Apr 19, 2024

I am currently working with 3 clients whereby cash is going to get a little tight over the next couple of months as they're in middle of their fundraise.

Sometimes cash flow can get a bit tight,...

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How CFO's embrace Process Improvements in Startups and Scale-ups finance leadership start-ups & fast growth businesses tech time management Apr 11, 2024

The finance function and the many internal reporting requirements or KPI calculations can often become a bottleneck due to outdated or manual processes that consume excessive time and resources.

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Under promise and Over deliver. Gaining Trust & your sanity as a Finance leader. finance leadership relationships time management Apr 04, 2024

Have you ever had a problem with over promising and under delivering? 

Do you just want to help people, you keep telling everyone, "Oh yes, I can do that for you!" 

Then low and behold,...

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Sales vs Finance numbers: How to ensure you have one version of the truth finance leadership kpis management accounts reporting Mar 22, 2024

Have one set of numbers is the dream, isn't it?!

I don't think I have ever started working with a start-up or scale-up that doesn't have issues with this topic.  And it generally sits with the...

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Updated Finance Tech Stack Recommendations: March 2024 reporting tech Mar 14, 2024

Every six months, we review and update the Finance Tech stack and Finance software recommendations.

The last update we did was back in September 2023 and so we're back.  

There have been...

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Empowering Finance as a Strategic Business Partner finance leadership relationships Mar 07, 2024

The role of finance extends far beyond traditional bookkeeping and number-crunching.

It's about building robust partnerships across the organisation, positioning finance professionals as...

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Enhancing Productivity and Problem-Solving in Start-Ups with the Pomodoro Technique start-ups & fast growth businesses tech time management Feb 29, 2024

In the fast-paced world of start-ups and scale-ups, where distractions abound and the to-do list never seems to shrink, the Pomodoro Technique offers a way to help with your focus...

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Elevating Your Finance Career: The Strategic Value of your Foundation finance career finance leadership management accounts reporting Feb 22, 2024

I was speaking to a founder earlier this year - who was complaining about their prior Chief Financial Officer who was asked to leave the business.  Yikes.

This CFO wasn't asked...

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How Start-up CFOs manage learning into their day finance career finance leadership time management Feb 15, 2024

Working in a start-up or fast-growth business is a whirlwind experience. The pace is exhilarating, but it can often lead to a workday that feels more reactive than proactive. It's all too easy to...

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What is a Fractional General Counsel and why do you need one? founders legal risks start-ups & fast growth businesses Feb 08, 2024

Building an in-house legal function is often low on the list of priorities for scaling companies
as there are usually more pressing demands on their budget and resources. 

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CFOs' Secret: Confidence Leads to Leadership finance career finance leadership imposter syndrome Feb 01, 2024

Becoming a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is as much about cultivating your mindset as it is about upskilling and improving your professional capabilities.

It’s a common misconception that...

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Will AI Replace Accountants? finance career finance leadership tech Jan 25, 2024

As we are starting to see artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries, a pressing question pops up for finance professionals:

Will AI replace accountants?

The simple answer is no –...

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