Using cloud-based applications and other innovations to give you the benefit of a full-time finance director that only adds up to 2-5 days per month.
Meeting up when we need to - with you and your team, attending Board meetings and other important events. We manage our time (and yours) efficiently.
Working with experts in tax, legal, patents, investment, bookkeeping, accounts, developers and designers who work with start-ups like yours.
We sketch out the key financial aspects that underpin your vision – the forecast or plan, where you think you are against it, the metrics and analysis you produce to track it and the existing capital structure and investment required to fund it.
We enable your business to track and report key metrics and financial outputs that prove the leap of faith and other key growth assumptions in your plan. Outputs are suitable for Board meetings with detailed layers for more in-depth analysis.
We extract data from accounting, project management, sales and timekeeping systems to split projects or activities to show what is on track and what is not, provide new insights and flag issues to address.
(Ciaran’s daughter excels at asking why?!)
"Ciaran has done something for me that nobody, including all my maths teachers, has ever been able to do. He has made numbers fun, interesting and understandable. You don't often meet people this good at numbers that can also communicate like a human being!"
“Ciaran is brilliant fit for Bigballs, personable, great communicator, strategic and utterly gets our business. It’s refreshing to work with an FD of this calibre and understanding, I have no doubt we will achieve our grand ambitions with Ciaran's guidance.”
"Ciaran is very quick to understand the mechanics of a business in a single conversation. He has an impressive ability to convert financial data into visual dashboards so that we can instantly and easily see how our agency is performing and make more informed decisions as a result."
“Ciaran has brought discipline and an approach to the financial management of We R Interactive that would grace many larger organisations. This is testament to his skills and the rationale behind The Virtual FD.”
"Working with Ciaran since the very beginning of our business journey is the best decision we have ever made. His help with setting up the proper financial structure and reporting has been crucial to us and helped us to secure our first major investment ... We couldn’t be happier!"
“Ciaran's advice and guidance has been just amazing. In our first board meeting our VC investor lifted up our monthly accounts and said 'this is better than 80% of the businesses I invest in do' - this is the ultimately seal of approval of Ciaran's work.”
“When you start to scale a business, the trouble is, you don’t know what you don’t know. I knew there was something missing from our financial reporting, forecasting and planning but I didn’t know what, until we brought Ciaran on board ... I would say it has been transformational for our business.”
“Ciaran's experience and insight have proved invaluable to our company. If you need a CFO who can add value from day one and make a significant contribution, from financial planning to strategic thinking, Ciaran is your man.”
“Ciaran is a consistent exceptional performer. I have always found [him] to be loyal, honest and very hard working, but in addition he brings a key element of fun, which is always consistent in being successful.”
“He has an ability to draw out the best from those who need a little more help, and really brings your business forwards to a place where you can see exactly what's going on. He helps me out! I couldn't recommend him highly enough.”
“The quality and level of financial reporting and systems that [Ciaran] put in place were way beyond what would normally be expected of businesses of our size. The information was presented in a totally intuitive way.”
“Ciaran provides turbo charged financial consultancy. Not your run of the mill accounts person, he's the Dom Pérignon of critical business insight! He’ll help you maximize cash flow, identify the best customers and make them even better!”