Steve Smith Part Time Finance Director

About Steve

Chartered Management Accountant. Mechanical Engineer. Southampton University. 3 children. Skier. Tennis-player. Specialist Secondary School Governor. Inventive and innovative. Middle-aged mountain/road cyclist (occasionally with lycra).


  • High-tech renewable energy start-up for FTSE manufacturer
  • Global brand FMCG manufacturer
  • Specialist paper-maker for automotive & food industry
  • Entertainment and new technology development
  • 14-19 year-old education sector
  • Recruitment consultancy

How I help Clients

  • Develop financial strategy with growth plans
  • Understand the financial mechanics of the business
  • Choose and implement better accounting and control systems
  • Set up Project Accounts for e.g. site development, funding
  • Integrate acquired/new companies.
  • Implement a rolling planning and forecasting process for better management of revenue and costs
  • Write or appraise business plans for major projects or new subsidiaries
  • Fix problems with cash flow and underlying profitability
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators appropriate to the size and activities of the business along with Management Controls and Information
  • Win funding from appropriate government and European sources for support of the business
  • Recruit, develop and improve the functioning of existing finance people and other support functions (IT, HR, procurement, facilities)
  • Operate in dynamic new business environment whilst delivering to Blue-chip standards of reporting and governance

Clients Say

“Brings a wealth of business knowledge to the team”

“Very strong track record…highly skilled finance professional with drive and integrity”

“Commercial, reliable, proactive communicator, meticulous in his work.”

“Applies common sense pragmatism, highly IT literate, business-focused FD.”

“Makes the complex stuff simple to understand.”

“Great eye for long term profitability. Delivers. Really easy to work with.”