Cashflow

Cashflow

Cashflow gives you a different perspective on the business beyond the day to day. It often feels like an accountants answer to everything is cashflow cashflow. Approached the right way it can enlighten a business to how it can survive, where its real costs are and provide a light at the end of a tunnel. Click to read more

Borrowing

Borrowing

The landscape of borrowing is changing with COVID-19, support from a range new support and sources. Use the right borrowing and it will fuel your business. Click to read more

A New Now & Recovery

A New Now & Recovery

Businesses that take the time to think, discuss, research and innovate, will create opportunities. Use the power of your business - your employees, to explore, create new ideas and new markets of the future. Now more than ever, you as a business leader will need to manage change, steer the business, constantly measure, promote innovations and empower your teams. Click to read more

Lean on us

Supporting you getting commercially savvy about your business

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Acting as your finance director

Acting as your finance director

Bring us on board for a regular number of days each month. We’ll share the financial oversight and strategic responsibility with your leadership team, providing projections, analysis and asking the right questions to help you commercially drive your business. From £650 to £900 / day depending on FD to CFO level.

Acting as your finance team

Acting as your finance team

Whether you’re scaling up or an established SME, we can provide you with all the finance functions you might need, from bookkeeping and management accounting through to finance director and CFO or Non-exec Director. The first step is to meet and listen, to understand your key priorities and challenges. Together we'll map out the right team for your needs. From £350 to £500 / day for management accounting. From £650 to £900 / day for FD to CFO level.

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Recovery or M&A

Gain clarity to inform your complex decisions
 
When the future’s uncertain it’s hard to visualise all the options and outcomes. And yet decisions are critical at this time.
 
These models can then be used to secure a loan, set business recovery options in place, plan for a restructure or to understand the impact of mergers and acquisitions.

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We're looking to expand our team with a finance business partner, who can directly support our FD's in developing financial projections and ad-hoc management accounting or analysis. 

Immediate start or within 3 months.

£40-45k salary, full-time (35 hours) or pro-rata 3-4 days a week. 25 days holiday.

Employed and permanent role. 

Our core values and ways of delivering value for our clients, are by bringing a more inclusive, emotionally intelligent approach to support and challenge leaders to help them to achieve their goals. To us, inclusion is an essential must have.

Flexibility:

We're happy for you to work flexibly, working remotely, your hours. 

 

We all work from home, even before lockdown. We're supportive and in touch with each other.

Please be UK based, for UK accounting standards and client visits. 

 

Variety of role:

The role work directly for me (Amy) and supports our other CFOs/FDs/Coaches.

In supporting our FD's across our long standing clients, there's depth of variety, learning and experience. And we're aware, this will take a certain amount of personal managing of workload and transition time (both for your brain and you). 

a) Financial projections

 - for the businesses that are raising £150k - £250k, you can develop these yourself, with a little support from us

 - for raises over £500k, an FD will orchestrate the projections with you

b) Management accounting

 - for ad hoc projects that may involve bringing up-to-speed our clients BS and P&L (generally on Xero)

c) Organising our knowledge sharing, internally and externally

 - sharing knowledge between our FD's on current topics, updates and joint problem solving 

 - resourcing and developing relationships with external partners, to provide expertise that compliments our FD services and resolves client needs


 

Experience & qualifications

For our commitment to our clients trust in us and for our expectations to match your capabilities, I'm thinking this will need a level of accounting understanding and experience, that would come from being qualified and having +8 years experience in accounting. The role requires skills in management accounting and financial projections.

 

As all our projections are grounded operationally and commercially based. We're looking for your mindset and experience to reflect this approach.

This is my thinking on experience and qualification criteria. I'm open to hearing other ways that illustrate your experience or ability to do the role. 

To be in touch:

Please email Amy (amy@newtonstheory.com) with a covering message and CV.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Health check

Health check

Identify your sources of profit, cash flow and commercialisation and discuss targeted recommended actions. From £1,200

Root cause resolution

Root cause resolution

Troubleshoot with us on the deeper root causes of your current challenges and find direct routes to action. From £4,000

Amy Newton

Amy Newton

CONSULTANT CFO | NED Amy founded Newtons Theory in 2017 to bring collaborative, compassionate and tough, change-focused expertise to more businesses.  Over a +20 year span as a finance director and entrepreneur, Amy has driven commercial change to a positive outcome on many occasions. Spotting gaps and caring enough to raise problems, Amy supports a wide variety of directors and founders to navigate turnaround situations, rapid growth periods, PE investment and company sales.

Sarah Platt

Sarah Platt

CONSULTANT CFO | COMMERCIAL COACH Sarah is a CFO and entrepreneur with over +20 years of experience across PLC, SME and startup environments. Having handled company acquisitions and sales, Sarah is able to draw on crucial insight to help business founders make better and more confident decisions ahead of fundraising. Sarah is also co-founder of a successful creativity consultancy. Our media, marketing and creative sectors expert.

Rhiannon Phillips

Rhiannon Phillips

CONSULTANT CFO | NED Over a +20 year career, Rhiannon has helped multiple SMEs in a variety of sectors, to succeed in managing their growth. Rhi enjoys being part of a dynamic and diverse management team, developing the strategy of the business. Experienced at board level in both PE backed and privately owned businesses. A strong interest in ethical sustainability.

Hannah Sage

Hannah Sage

CONSULTANT FC | MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT As an experienced finance manager Hannah supports businesses with bringing their management information up to speed and adding insightful value along the way. Hannah has supported two companies through to exit, to PE and trade. Hannah's unassuming considerate approach builds strong relationships, never wavering from being polite, positive and caring, a true inner strength.

Selena Suchy

Selena Suchy

CONSULTANT MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT Selena is a fully AAT qualified management accountant with lots of experience. From preparing sales invoices, to hands-on solving cost queries, through to preparing your management accounts on a monthly basis. Selena brings a much-needed additional flexible resource for our clients.

Rachel Lay

Rachel Lay

CONSULTANT FC | MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT Rachel has 15 years cross-sector experience across numerous businesses. Adept at delivering informative management information and mentoring teams to develop and enhance their capabilities. Experienced, qualified, and a great balance of supportive and efficient.

Colin Davis

Colin Davis

CONSULTANT CFO | EXECUTIVE COACH With 15+ years’ experience across practice and industry, Colin has worked with companies from scale-ups to FTSE30 and has held FD/CFO roles in multiple entrepreneurial private businesses. Colin brings a strategic mindset, using his experience of raising investment and advising on M&A activity to add value across the full life cycle of a business. He is passionate about people development and supporting growing finance teams.

Clare Griffiths

Clare Griffiths

Clare is our core person internally, who keeps our NT wheels turning.

Jess Slack

Jess Slack

CONSULTANT EXCEL GEEK Jess has worked across many sectors, including property, leisure / hospitality and charities. With +10 years senior experience in medium sized businesses and growing not-for-profit organisations. Jess particularly loves system implementation projects, building Excel models and generally giving businesses the tools they need to make the best decisions. Jess is also Financial Director for the Creative Land Trust, a start up charity.