Top tips for building a high performing finance team

Top tips for building a high performing finance team Building a great business means focusing on every core element that makes up your organisation. One of the sometimes less-appreciated parts of your business will be the finance team who, in many ways, keep the back-end of the company running efficiently. As such, if you are […]

How to make the transition from manager to leader

There seems to be a big misunderstanding nowadays between the difference of being a great manager and being a great leader. Being a great leader means people want to follow you and support your vision and goals, but being a manager doesn’t necessarily mean you are a great leader. Instead, you need to develop certain […]

5 things that might be damaging your productivity at work

When you’ve got a long to-do list, it’s important not to waste any time. Yet there’s only a limited number of hours in the day, and it can often feel like you’re not making much progress. In this article, we will take a look at why your productivity might be suffering – and how to […]

7 ways to handle the demands of your new group FD

Modern Financial Directors spend some of their time in a new post trying to harvest the wind. Their role is changing, probably more so than any other executive post. On one hand, they have rocketing financial data capabilities. This includes better analysis software and techniques, greater connectivity to streamline systems, cloud computing for efficiencies and […]

Being engaged at work is not the same as being productive

Popular belief says that the happier and more engaged an employee is, the more fulfilled they will feel in their job role and the more productive they’ll be. Companies invest a great deal of time and money trying to understand and define what engages their employees, and how they can use this engagement to develop […]

Restructure = Resignations

Humans are hardwired to be cautious of change. No matter how positively it’s presented and no matter what rewards await. History is littered with examples of people willing to risk their livelihood and even their liberty to actively resist progress. You may not have Luddites in your company, but you will have staff who are […]

Six ways to avoid a finance system implementation meltdown

A constantly evolving IT system is the engine room of all successful companies. Developers bring out new hardware, improved software and vital “patches” with increasing frequency, offering abundant opportunities to update and improve (if funding allows and the business need exists). You could be considering a system changeover if you have found a way to […]

How to tell your significant other you are working late again

How to tell your significant other you are working late again We’ve all been there, you get a last minute email or call you’ve been waiting on all day just as you’re getting ready to leave the office and suddenly you’re looking at spending the next few hours dealing with the request that’s just come […]

Why successful companies use Interim Finance Contractors

In the space of a generation, business leaders have seen massive opportunities open up thanks to a global economy and the technological revolution. However, they have also come under unparalleled pressure, with economic, political and social uncertainty becoming the “norm” and increasingly savvy, sceptical consumers to engage. Somewhere in all this push and pull, Financial […]

How to be more effective at work: develop your soft skills

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely you’re looking for ways to make yourself a more valued employee or are in desperate need of some ways to move up the career ladder. Many employees, managers and even business owners often lack vital skills that make them far more appreciated and effective at their roles. These […]