A Portfolio CFO or Portfolio Chief Financial Officer is a CFO who splits his or her time across a number of clients at the same time, so in effect has several part time roles at the same time. Working in this way makes good sense for all concerned.
A CFO can make the most of their skills by focussing on roles which need their specialism the most whilst an employer gets to recruit an experienced senior professional often to what is an SME which stand alone would not be able to attract professionals of the highest calibre.
Here are FD Capital we are specialists at recruiting and supplying Portfolio CFO’s, currently we focus on the West Midlands / Shropshire and London and the South East however from time to time
We have clients who have roles out of area and can always find great candidates through our partners across the UK.
There are many benefits to this way of working.
- Access to skills only usually found in larger corporates.
- Fractional costs you only pay pro-rata for the days worked.
- Ability to flex up or down the time requirements to match your business cycle and key events such as fund raising.
Thinking of recruiting a Part time CFO / Portfolio CFO?
Wondering where to find one and if the costs are affordable? Just call us on 020 3287 9501 and we can help you find the perfect role candidate.
If you are an employer considering recruiting a role like this then reach out to us today, we also are always looking for additional CFO’s to join our talented panel / network.
Typically a Portfolio CFO will work anything from 1 day to around 4 days per week, so leaving flexibility to spend extra time with one or more clients supporting them during busier periods such as end of year, fund raising, acquisition or disposals and due diligence exercises.
So whatever your requirement reach out and we can have a no obligation initial discussion.
We pride ourselves on always being friendly and professional, plus our approach reflects that we are team made up of CFO’s and professional recruiters, so you can be sure of talking with someone who knows first hand what your issues and situation is likely to be. Many of our team have been entrepreneurs themselves so can really relate to our owner manager client base.
Because we are so experienced we always find the best candidates.
Why bring a Portfolio CFO on board
Hiring a CFO means that you can have a dedicated person on your team to deal with the financial side of your business. Not everyone who starts a business comes from within the industry or has the knowledge to do things like forecasting or troubleshooting. With an CFO, you get to take advantage of their skills and experience to get your business back on track or smash your growth goals.
The role of a CFO is as much about strategy and planning as it is about monitoring the company’s cash flow. For any company to implement a new strategy, you need to have someone on your team with the specialist skills and knowledge to access your current systems and implement alternatives.
A Portfolio CFO gives you all of these advantages but on a fractional time and cost basis.
Bringing a CFO on board is a major decision that you want to get right. Our guide is designed to help you make the right decision for you and your business.
How we work
If one of our team is available and the location works then we put them forward as preferred candidates, as we already know them and they have a track record with us. If an opportunity comes along that is outside of the areas where our CFO’s are based (less of an issue now that businesses are more open to remote working) then we go out to the market in much the same way as regular Senior Finance Recruitment service does. We have a lot of candidates on our database from previous assignments which have all been pre-interviewed. Nearly all of our candidates are ICAEW qualified.
FD Capital are a leading provider of Portfolio Chief Financial Officers.
Should I Recruit My CFO on a Full-Time or Part-Time Basis?
Hiring a part-time CFO means that you can take advantage of the same expert knowledge and the individual’s experience within the industry without the extra financial cost of hiring someone full-time. Choosing a part-time or full-time CFO will depend on the needs of your business.
About FD Capital Recruitment
We are a senior finance recruitment boutique setup in 2018, we operate as a network of CFO’s and recruitment professionals, matching the opportunities that come in with our team members. If are team are fully committed then we go to our database of excellent candidates or reach out to the market.
FD Capital Recruitment are a specialist CFO recruitment and network, we have an active team of Chief Financial Officers available some for an immediate start, plus a large candidate database of people we have met and dealt with before. Our main office is in Great Portland Street London, with a satellite office in Shropshire that covers the Midlands. Trading since 2018 we have grown steadily and now have a near national coverage.
Formed in 2018 FD Capital Recruitment was founded with the objective of becoming a leading provider of Part-Time Chief Financial Officers, our idea being to bring the skills and experience that finance directors have gained in larger corporates and plc’s and make them available to SME’s on fractional time basis. We have grown and grown and had our busiest year so far in 2020 with some of our team working six days per week.
We operate across the London and south east and West Midlands areas, our ambition is to grow the business to a national operation. Our team is made up of finance professional and experienced recruiters who between them have an extensive network of CFO s and FDs with a strong database of companies we have connections within.
Call today to speak with one of our specialists who will offer guidance and advice on finding the ideal Portfolio Chief Financial Officer for your business.