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WHO AM I?

My name is Miceál O’Kane and I am a professional Business Finance Partner with over 15 year’s Financial Director and CFO experience. I work with tech start-ups, entrepreneurs and SME’s providing flexible outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services. As your business finance partner my purpose is to help you to preserve cash flow, save money and grow your business. You can pick and choose what services you want and when you want them - the choice is all yours!

SERVICES

As your Business Finance Partner I can provide you with a full range of accounting services.

Need help setting up your account system?

All your bookkeeping needs covered.

Maintaining the quality of your accounts and processes.

Providing strategic, value add services.

Helping you find new sources of finance.

Building successful finance teams.

WE ARE DIFFERENT!

I know what it takes to start, operate and successfully exit companies. I have put my own money on the line, work at the coal face and come out the other end, successfully.

WHY CHOOSE ME?

I am an experienced professional who understand the importance of getting the basics right.

  • 15 years FD experience
  • Hand on and detail driven
  • Strategically minded
  • Passionate about business

SERVICES OFFERING

As your Business Finance Partner I can provide a full range of accounting services relevant to your commercial reality.

Uniquely I also have deep commercial experience and can assist with company reorganisation, HR issues and recruitment.

MICEÁL - PROFILE

Business Finance Partner

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A technical and commercial track record.

I am an experienced business leader with over 15 years’ in senior management roles ranging through finance, operations, and general management primarily holding the role of Financial Director and MD. I have developed a breadth of experience specifically within Accountancy and Finance and through this HR, Training, Project Management, IT Systems Implementation, Contract Negotiation and Business Acquisition and Disposal.

I have been helping start-ups manage their finances and improve organisational effectiveness since 2014.  I do this by applying the skills and experience I have gain through successfully owning and operating 7 companies since 2001.

I have held the role of Financial Director and CFO in a range of sectors including Technology, Retail and Wholesale.  Companies have ranged in size from start-ups to SME’s with 250 staff and £18m turnover.  These have generally been high volume and low margin environments where the need for speed, accuracy and operational effectiveness are critical to commercial success.

We all know the saying ‘cash is king’ and this is especially true for start-ups.  I have experience in accessing new sources of funds through grants, R&D Tax Credits, Bank Loans and external investment.  I can advise which source is appropriate for you business and when.

I have been involved in many transactions for trading businesses, property and assets including being part of the negotiation team for the acquisition of 35 off licences from Tesco.  Other transactions have involved Lidle, Asda, Co-op, SuperValu and Pizza Hut.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

I am a professional Business Finance Partner with over 15 year’s Financial Director experience.

Company Setup
Bookkeeping
Management Accounting
Procurement
Strategic Planning
HR Policies
The Disciplinary Process
Start-ups
Technology
Retail
Wholesale
Recruitment
Property
Acquisition & Disposal

WHY CHOOSE ME?

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  • Fixed-fee flexible packages
  • Preserving Cashflow is my main aim
  • 15 years Financial Director experience in start-ups and SME’s
  • Real in-house Finance Team experience
  • No investment in IT infrastructure required
  • Access your live accounts 24/7 – anywhere in the world
  • Hourly rates available
  • Free no obligation consultation

The Finance team is the beating heart of all successful organisations and varies in size and shape depending on the nature of business and the stage of growth it is in. Choosing the wrong employees for your Finance team can cost you dearly – it can delay your profit growth or even worse- kill your cash flow. There are so many unknowns in business that getting the team just right is very difficult – especially at a time of fast growth or rapid change. I offer you the flexibility and breathing space you need without the risk to your cash – check my services for example packages.

The No.1 rule which guides everything I do is “preserve cash flow”. Staff & IT infrastructure costs are often the largest fixed costs which a business needs to pay for – and because the costs are usually tied to contracts it can be difficult to scale up or down quickly. I provide accounting services on a totally flexible basis – with no contract tie-ins or hidden costs. I enable you to get the expertise and business advice you require at a time when recruitment and employment costs have to be avoided. My experience comes from being a commercially driven Finance Business Partner.

I have partnered with whom I consider to be the world’s best accounting software providers – XERO – and because it is cloud-based no investment in IT infrastructure is required. You can access your live accounts 24/7 anywhere in the world, have as many users as you wish and receive 24 hour support. The fees are incredibly reasonable, so much so that I include Xero software for free with all my packages.

Many business advisors and accountants promise to save you tax – not a bad thing for sure – but is it your real aim? If it is profit growth and long term business sustainability you are after, you need a quality Finance Business Partner to help you preserve cash flow. Whatever stage your business is in, whether it needs a full Finance team or just a little extra accounting muscle now or then, I would like to help you. For a free no obligation consultation and Xero demonstration please do get in touch – I’ll even pay for the coffees!

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