The role of Senior Finance colleagues, and therefore the huge benefits they can bring on a part-time basis to SMEs, has evolved significantly over the last 20 years. Nowadays, the qualities of an outstanding Senior Finance Manager are:
1. Steward – managing the company’s finances superbly, protecting its assets
2. Leader – making sure the Finance function performs to a very high standard
3. Strategist – playing a key role in shaping the company’s overall strategy and direction
4. Catalyst – embedding a strong financial mind-set throughout the business to help all parts of the company perform better.