88. Are you squarely in your Comfort Zone?

First, I do not do holidays! That said, I was fortunate enough to recently spend 2 weeks totally outside my comfort zone. Not in a business context – although there are a huge number of lessons to be learnt, I am sure – but on a “working” holiday with my brother in Indonesia. Now, this […]

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45. The qualities of an outstanding FD

“What does an outstanding FD look like and do you need one?” All too often Finance Directors (FD or CFO), particularly in SME businesses, act more like “heavy” bookkeepers or management accountants rather than being a true member of the senior management team providing input to strategy and driving the business plan through in partnership […]

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86. My parting gift

After too many years in the accounting profession, I’m hanging up my boots.  No more statements on Transfer Pricing, no more pleas to our Institute  to drown FRED 50, no more commentaries on the property market, the pensions industry, or  the ludicrous valuations of loss-making web-based business. It’s been fun, this blogging lark.  A platform […]

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85. How (and Why) 1 + 1 Really Can Make 3

Employing or needing a full time Finance Director/CFO – have a look at the Tectona way. The traditional approach A full time FD is right for some businesses – those of a certain size or complexity – but by no means all businesses. Not least because of the cost of employment – the basic salary […]

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84. Mark Nicholls on xTEN Podcast – Episode 18

Mark Nicholls, our Managing Director, was recently interviewed on the xTEN podcast with William Buist. In the interview, Mark delves into how a part-time financial director, from Tectona Partnership or otherwise, can support small businesses with their continued operations and growth. You can listen to the podcast here: Thoughts On Collaboration The podcast begins with […]

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82. EU REFERENDUM

The upcoming vote to leave the EU is purely a political tool to try to heal the rift and divisions in the Tory party, made flesh by the beer-swilling Cheshire Cat, Farage.  While there are parts of the Labour Party that are at best lukewarm about the institution, the idea of even considering leaving would […]

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