Many SME’s wait too long before employing their first FD.
SME’s that would most benefit from an FD are those looking to invest or spend large sums of capital on assets, expand into new markets, perform mergers and acquisitions, exit from the business or prepare for a stock market flotation.
There are two part time options open to SME’s – recruiting a part time FD or Outsourcing.
When choosing a part time FD its important to look carefully at their experience and track record as the objective is to build a long term relationship.
Having the right FD will release management time to focus on other business issues.
Smarta have a checklist to help you when deciding whether or not to recruit an FD
- Determine the point at which your company is, and assess the state of your finances
- Decide on what the next step for your company is: where do you want it to be? Are you going forward for further investment? How do you want your business to grow? You need to be able to communicate this to your FD
- Determine the ways an FD’s professional input could improve how your business is run, and factor this into the job description
- Ensure the person you take on is experienced, knowledgeable and a good cultural fit
- If you cannot afford to take on a full-time FD, consider taking on a flexible or part-time FD – and make sure they are committed
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