We needed an experienced finance professional to quickly take over responsibility for the preparation of our management accounts, payroll, and budgeting process etc. These tasks were done quickly and efficiently, and, as a direct result, early the following year and after discussions with the Board of Directors, (Richard) was made responsible for producing and presenting the monthly management accounts at the monthly Board meetings.
He was instrumental in helping us raise our next tranche of equity-based funding, appointed and trained new accounts staff as and when required, reassessed and upgraded our company car policy, provided relevant information to help us in our commercial negotiations with customers and suppliers, was responsible for the taking of Board Meeting minutes and carried out a host of other ad hoc projects.
In preparation for our IPO, we decided that we needed an FD with wide-ranging experience with city institutions etc so we subsequently appointed a new FD. The transition between Richard and our new Finance Director has worked extremely well, and we are pleased to still rely on FCA Solutions to provide the company with on-going specific project support.
It is fair to say that without FCA Solutions’ assistance over the last few years, our company would not be in the strong position it is in today.