Having had a successful career as a Finance Director in the Charity Sector, starting with 11 years as FD of Girlguiding UK, I continued as an effective Interim FD from 2011 to 2022 helping many high-profile charities. I now wish to work through Eastside People to offer my expertise in many areas on a consultancy basis.
Advanced Modelling using I3BAr Excel techniques, large youth charity working across the UK
I designed an effective Excel model that allowed £10m subscriptions from thousands of units in the UK to be processed at the Centre, allowing district, county and region subs to be paid back to those levels.
Capital Bid writing, golf charity for young people
I initiated a tender for a CRM eliminating manual record keeping on dozens of non-integrated Excel files and paper records. This won support from all levels within the charity. The system ensured that the detailed specifications required by the system would appear in the eventual contract with the successful tenderer.
VAT Special method for calculating VAT input recovery, large youth charity
I agreed a special method directly with HMRC VAT, that saved about £100k a year. This involved a detailed appreciation of how all departments in the charity interacted with and supported each other.