• Finance Demand On Demand

    Your Trusted Partner

    I support businesses who need the expertise of a flexible part-time CFO/Finance Director without paying full-time rates.

  • Who is FD On Demand?

    Finance Director On Demand is me, Sam Bursey.

     

    I am an experienced finance professional who has operated at CFO, COO and FD level with over 20 years of experience. I have proven people management skills who has worked in results driven businesses within industry and professional services (Big 4).

     

    I am a member of the Association of Chartered Management Accountants (ACMA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and have a demonstrable track record of success in business transformation, executing strategy and implementing change.

     

    Industry agnostic, I have worked across multiple sectors including (but not limited to) Professional Services, Digital, E-Commerce, FMCG/Retail, Education, Sports and Manufacturing.

  • Benefits of FD On Demand

    I am a portfolio CFO/FD and work with all size organisations offering a service that meets the needs of their business.

    I work with many businesses that have a need for a Finance Director, just not on a full-time basis.

    Here are just some of the benefits of hiring me as your Part-Time Finance Director:

    Cost

    Hiring an FD on a flexible, part-time basis is an efficient way to access expertise at a fraction of the full-time cost.

    Flexibility

    You determine how much time you need me to work with you and I can be flexible around this as your requirements change this.

    Capability

    I have over 20 years experience grounded in the basics of a finance function all the way up to Executive Board CFO and COO level.

    Focus

    You can target me to work on something specific such as developing a strategy for business turnaround or implement change.

  • My Work

    CFO

    & COO

    Transformative Executive Director and Leadership role working closely with the CEO completign a business turnaround by delivering strategic and executional plans and positioning the business for future growth.

    Finance Director

    A dual General Manager and Finance Director role within the global Digital business with responsibility for the development of the commercial, financial and digital strategies and roadmaps.

    Senior Manager

    I was a senior member of the Business Transformation team and worked across a number of different clients and industries including London 2012, Credit Suisse, Tesco and Tate & Lyle.

    Financial Ops Manager

    As part of the London 2012 Financial Control team I built the Accounting Services function from a start-up to a FTSE-100 sized team and then moved on to deliver the Games Time Operational Finance process and organisation.

    Finance Director

    The fastest growing area in the Capita Group they needed to establish financial planning, analysis and reporting processes alongside improved discipline with commercial due diligence practices.

    Cost Accountant

    I had accountability for budgeting, cost management, performance evaluation and asset management, and collaboratied as part of a wider team to create a financial pre-merger synergy plan

  • FAQs

    I already have a Financial Controller?

    Typically the businesses I work with already have a Financial Controller/Chief Accountant in place but also have the need for the expertise of a Finance Director, just not on a full time basis.

    Can I afford a Finance Director?

    Budgetary issues can prevent businesses from benefiting from the skills and experience of a Finance Director like myself. This is where my FD On Demand service comes in. My service is geared towards working for you on the basis you need i.e. 1,2,3 days a week allowing you to benefit from the skills and experience of a Financial Director but at a rate that is affordable for you.

    What if the requirements develop into something longer term?

    Once you see the value of my FD On Demand service you will not be surprised to hear that it is our experience that in most cases, what starts as a small project turns into something much more detailed that provides significant added value to the client.

    What activities can you help me with?

    I've a track record of helping businesses at an Executive Board level and at a Senior Director level and will work with you to help you achieve your business goals. These are just some of the activities I can help you with:

     

    Strategic duties

    • Steering companies through organic growth or acquisition
    • International experience
    • Managing change and profitability improvement
    • Ventures into new markets
    • Controlling costs, refinancing, improving cash management
    • Exit Planning
    • Managing stakeholder / investor relations
    • Covering for absent board members
    • Participating in board meetings
    • Post merger integration
    • Business and finance  transformations
    • Creating digital marketing strategies
    • Downsizing / restructuring

    Hands-on financial duties

    • Manage the finance function and ensure maximum value / return
    • Implement robust internal controls
    • Establish monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Establish processes for creating monthly management accounts
    • Review computer systems and software to ensure they are adequate and will allow for growth
    • Establish and oversee cashflow process, ensuring it's consistent with company requirements
    • Help establish most profitable lines of business
    • Establish and review budgeting & forecasts
    • Help and oversee central service functions - Finance, Facilities, IT, HR, Project Management
    • Translate all figures and data in a way that makes sense
    • Liaise with external advisors, Banks & Auditors
    • Help monitor and negotiate costs of large expenditure items
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    Introduction
    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.
    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
    By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.
    In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to data controller name. For more information about us, see Section 13.
    
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    How we use your personal data
    In this Section 3 we have set out:
    the general categories of personal data that we may process;
    in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;
    the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
    the legal bases of the processing.
    We may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data”). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
    We may process your account data (“account data”). The account data may include your name and email address. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
    We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website (“profile data”). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
    We may process your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services (“service data”). The source of the service data is you. The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
    We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services (“enquiry data”). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
    We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website (“transaction data”). The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely our interest in the proper administration of our website and business.
    We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data”). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
    We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (“correspondence data”). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
    We may process identify general category of data. The source of this data is you. This data may be processed for specify purposes. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
    We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
    We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.
    In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
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    Providing your personal data to others
    We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.
    We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
    In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
    
    Retaining and deleting personal data
    This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
    Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
    
    Amendments
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    Your rights
    You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
    the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and
    the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
    We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
    You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
    In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
    
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    This website is owned and operated by Finance Director On Demand.
    Our principal place of business is in Poole, Dorset.
    
    You can contact us by using our website contact form
    
    Data protection officer
    Our data protection officer’s contact details are: Sam Bursey, sam@fdod.co.uk