Chris Bell In 60 Seconds

Experienced FD/CFO who works with business owners to develop their businesses and help them achieve the future they want. For 10 years I was a partner at a large accounting firm where I held a client portfolio of mainly smaller listed companies. I then moved into FD roles at a number of medium sized companies and I am now throughly enjoying a portfolio career since joining the FD Centre in 2006.

Specialist Skills

Banking Relationship

Many years experience of banking relationships

Budgeting & Forecasting

Imlemented budgets and forecasts for many clients

Business Planning

Produced strategic plans and detailed budgets

Cash flow Improvement

Helped clients manage their cash resources

Exit Planning

Helped two clients successfully sell their businesses

Track Record Highlights

  • Served as FD for many professional services businesses
  • Led in 2 successful exits working with corporate finance houses and venture capital.
  • Managed complex banking relations and negotiated loan restructuring to avoid client's insolvency
  • Established and managed a finance team for a large education charity
  • Implemented project accounting and reporting systems for a number of architect and consulting engineer practices
  • Introduced monthly management board reports, including commentary on financial performance and KPIs

Sector Experience

  • design-architecture Project performance
  • engineering Consulting services
  • not-for-profit Employee Ownership Trusts
  • services Consulting for people businesses

What's next?

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