I’ve helped over 50 CEOs safeguard their company’s finances. Could you be next?

I’m Ciaran, and I’m on a mission to help startups, entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses.

Why? Because you’re interesting people with interesting financial challenges. You’re expanding, it’s causing growing pains … you need FD-level expertise, but you aren’t ready for a full-time FD.

Sound familiar? Let’s discuss how the Virtual FD could help your business. 

I’ve helped over 50 CEOs safeguard their company’s finances. Could you be next?

I’m Ciaran, and I’m on a mission to help startups, entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses.

Why? Because you’re interesting people with interesting financial challenges. You’re expanding, it’s causing growing pains… You need FD-level expertise, but you aren’t ready for a full-time FD.

Sound familiar? Let’s discuss how the Virtual FD could help your business.

A simple way to bring an FD into your growing business

Small businesses and startups often find finance the toughest problem of all. Before you can afford a full-time FD, you still need to know how you’re doing and where you’re going.

I’ll help you map the key aspects that underpin your vision: your growth plan or forecast, how you’re performing against it, the metrics you use to track it and the capital structure or investment needed to fund it.

Keeping you on track

By tracking key metrics, I’ll help you prove that any growth assumptions in your plan are more than a leap of faith.

You’ll need these outputs for things like board meetings, with supporting layers for in-depth analysis. I’m here to make sure you’re fully equipped.

Working together, wherever you are

Using cloud-based accounting technology, simple workflows and outputs, I’ll help you make better decisions and manage your relationships with key investors and other stakeholders.

Wherever you’re based, screen sharing makes it feel like we’re in the same room. It’s an effective way to talk through spreadsheets and bring numbers to life.

As well as virtual, I’m collaborative
and downloadable

Think of me as part of your team too. I can work with your employees, your investors and your board to ensure everyone has a clear view of your financial position.

Finally, you’ll have regular dashboards to show how you’re doing. These extract data from your accounting and project systems, split by activity to provide new insights and flag issues to address. A simple way to have the information you need to hand.

Enjoy access to a network of experts

If you have other issues, I work closely with specialists in tax, legal, patents, investment and bookkeeping. I also work with web developers, designers, brand experts and creatives who work with early stage businesses like yours.

Meet some of the people I’ve been lucky to work with over the last 10 years

The five whys

As we’re mapping out what your business needs, asking ‘why’ helps me get to the answer or root cause of any issues you may have. It’s been helping my daughters get what they want for years.

The five whys

As we’re mapping out what your business needs, asking ‘why’ helps me get to the answer or root cause of any issues you may have. It’s been helping my daughters get what they want for years.

Keeping you on track

I qualified as an accountant in 1998, and spent 12 years at Hutchison Whampoa, Three and Carphone Warehouse – who all had very entrepreneurial beginnings.

So I launched Virtual FD in 2010, on a mission to help new businesses who needed that level of advice, but weren’t ready for a full-time role.

Since then, I’ve advised over 50 ambitious startups and fast growth businesses. Almost all came through personal recommendations. I help them grow, prepare to sell, stay on track – whatever’s needed.

Thanks to this, I was named CFO of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2019.

I’d love to hear about your business, and see what we could do together.

ciaran@virtualfd.co

Keeping you on track

I qualified as an accountant in 1998, and spent 12 years at Hutchison Whampoa, Three and Carphone Warehouse – who all had very entrepreneurial beginnings.

So I launched Virtual FD in 2010, on a mission to help new businesses who needed that level of advice, but weren’t ready for a full-time role.

Since then, I’ve advised over 50 ambitious startups and fast growth businesses. Almost all came through personal recommendations. I help them grow, prepare to sell, stay on track – whatever’s needed.

Thanks to this, I was named CFO of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2019.

I’d love to hear about your business, and see what we could do together.

ciaran@virtualfd.co