Clare Boynton In 60 Seconds

In a career characterised by collaborative business partnering in both technical and commercial senior finance roles, I have experience across a variety of industries with some of the biggest global brands, including Unilever, Amazon and the ‘finger-lickin’ good’ KFC. Having identified that my passion lay with small businesses and working directly with owners, I joined the FD Centre in 2020.

Specialist Skills

Budgeting & Forecasting

For fundraising, banking covenants, grant applications & to drive action in BAU

Profit Improvement

Segmentation analysis, cost base & supplier reviews, process improvement

Management Information

Clear, insightful, efficient reporting for finance and non-finance stakeholders

Strategic Thinker

Partnering and thinking across all functions. Competitor analysis. Risk Review

Leadership

Led large & small teams & individuals at all levels to best in class performance

Track Record Highlights

  • Secured multi-million pound cashflow funding for partners when an internal logistics failure closed stores. Resolved related complex debt position with third party and distribution of compensations
  • Uncovered multi-million pound fraud through rigorous data analysis and leadership of cross-functional investigation team. Secured funding for and on-boarded Project Manager to support resolution
  • Generated cost-base savings due to rigorous review and categorisation of £250m cost base. Used increased transparency to improve profitability via new pricing strategies and better resource allocation
  • Drove significant restructure of marketing spend (savings & re-direction of funds) whilst increasing sales through customer segmentation, marketing efficiency and customer lifetime value modelling
  • Improved several business control environments through cross-functional risk review leading to process/policy re-writes. 2 years spent in Internal Audit in complex Africa region of a global business.
  • Led large finance/shared service team to first ever (global) 'Well-Controlled' audit rating through process/control improvement & team collaboration
  • Step-change in employee engagement scores in every team I have led due to strong leadership, coaching, process improvement and passionate, open communication

Sector Experience

  • retail-consumer-products FMCG & E-Commerce
  • hospitality-tourism Including Franchising
  • insurance
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics
  • construction Modern Methods

What's next?

To find out how we can help you scale faster, increase cash, profit and valuation and build the business which enables you to fulfil your life's ambition, please book your 30 minute Discovery Call below...

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