What We do

In order to succeed a business needs strong and experienced financial leadership to drive slick and efficient financial systems and provide management information that truly informs its strategy for future growth. And yet, employing a full time Finance Director and finance team are expensive, time consuming and often unrealistic for scale up and emerging businesses.

The Smart Team was created to help exactly those sort of businesses. Businesses, like yours, that have the ambition and drive to succeed but need the insight an experienced Financial Director can provide to put in place the systems and strategy to achieve your objectives.


Our Services

A tailored finance team from The Smart Team’s network of seasoned financial professionals works with you to embed flexible financial leadership into the business, working seamlessly with the leadership team and with the finance team. Our services are bespoke to ensure you get what you really need but based around 4 key areas:

Non-Executive Directorships

Sometimes referred to as independent or external directors, Non-Executive Directors (or NEDs) bring a fresh perspective to the wider business obstacles and opportunities. This means they can help a business think differently and identify ways to innovate.

An important feature of a successful businesses is their investment in diversity of thought and experience for their Board. A good NED will have a strong commercial background and, in a small, growing business, can act as an invaluable ‘sounding board’ or ‘devil’s advocate’. A diverse leadership team supplemented by good non-executive directors will help you break through the barriers to scale up your business.

At The Smart Team we support ambitious businesses with our Non-Executive Directorship service. We view the role as that of a ‘critical friend’ and we build strong relationships with the Senior Leadership Team by offering constructive and robust challenge whilst also adding value and bringing a fresh perspective.


Financial Leadership

When you’re a small business looking to grow, managing your finances and cashflows to maximum effect is everything. You might not feel equipped with the right skills to do that but employing an experienced Finance Director is costly and can be risky if it doesn’t work out.

Using an outsourced finance service such as The Smart Team gives you access to highly experienced Finance Directors and Finance Leaders who embed flexibly into your business without the longer -term commitment to a hefty salary bill.

Outsourcing reduces your risk by keeping your business model lean and agile whilst, at the same time, giving you the wisdom and expertise of a commercially experienced FD who you can build a trusted relationship with.

With an outsourced, flexible FD on your team you get accurate financial information and support to enable more informed decision making supporting your strategy, direction and growth. In addition, your time is freed up from dealing with compliance and financial processing issues, giving you the freedom to concentrate on building your business. The Smart Team offer a tailored service to match your needs now and as your business changes. You only invest in what you need when you need it. Get in touch to arrange a no obligation consultation.


Finance Management & Reporting

Drawing on our network of talented, skilled financial professionals we build the finance team that will best meet your requirements to ensure financial control and compliance and provide clarity on cashflow and focus on adding value. Concise fact-based reports allow for better, more informed decision making and increase knowledge and understanding of what drives profit in your business and the critical success factors to achieve great profitability.


Bookkeeping & Compliance

We create slick, smart and streamlined processes using Cloud technology to ensure hassle free finance processing so you can focus on leading and driving your business to success. Designed specifically for your requirements, you only pay for what you need.