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Leadership skills and upgrading your Finance Function finance leadership reporting time management May 03, 2024

Are you running your finance function like a small town, local business or like a professional corporation?

Are you spending all your precious time just getting through your task list? Or are you...

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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finance function and the many internal reporting requirements or KPI calculations can often become a bottleneck due to outdated or manual processes that consume excessive time and resources.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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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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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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Unpacking the New Finance Tech Stack Recommendations for 2023: Start with Solid Foundations! founders start-ups & fast growth businesses tech time management Sep 29, 2023

As we steer into the latter part of 2023, the advancements in the world of software and automation improvements is impossible to ignore.

The tools and software available to aid financial management...

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How to transform your week with these 8 questions.... finance leadership founders tech time management Aug 25, 2023

I read an interesting post from Justin Welsh who is a marketer and business owner whereby asking yourself 8 questions relatively regularly you can really transform your week.

I have implemented...

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Balancing Act: 12 Tips for Finance Directors Juggling Parenting & Work finance career hr relationships time management Aug 04, 2023

Being a Finance Leader is no small task. With responsibility for the financial health of a company, the pressure can be immense.

Now, throw in parenting duties (or study!) and you've got yourself...

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Revamping Your Finance Processes: A Startup's Guide to Efficiency and Collaboration finance leadership tech time management Jul 07, 2023

Today, let's dive into a topic that's at the heart of a thriving startup - refining your finance processes.

As a Finance leader, I can't stress enough the importance of regular process reviews in...

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5 Tips for Managing Your To-Do List After Returning from a Holiday finance leadership time management May 26, 2023

May 2023 in the UK is basically when holidays start.  The sun is FINALLY shining, we're not working Mondays thanks to bank holidays and the King's coronation and the school half term holidays....

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Journaling & Goals for the year finance leadership imposter syndrome time management Jan 09, 2023

Happy new year!  I hope that you managed to have a break from the chaos that is fast growth businesses and start-ups!

I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks in Australia after a long gap and...

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Structuring Your Workday founders time management Oct 07, 2022

Working for a start-up or fast growth business is exactly that, fast paced. And so it’s really hard to get things done.

I’ve certainly been in this place before and can sometimes find...

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