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Control

Profit

Growth

Who doesn't want more profit, more control and to grow their business? 

Surprisingly, 80% of small business owners don't! They live by their bank account and their success or failure is arguably down to luck rather than judgement. And they're happy with that. 

The other 20% are the ones who do. Those are the ones who would take value from a Strategic Financial Partner. 

If you feel you are in this minority, you're most likely in the right place.

The next question is, are we the right partner for you? Find out here.

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Our Services

Virtual Financial Director Service

A great Managing Director needs a savvy Financial Director. However, you might not be at the point where you can afford or need one full time.

Outsourced Finance Team

"The Sleep At Night" service. We take your entire finance function and run it for you - it all just happens by magic. You'll also get a full set of Management Accounts each month so you can make the right decisions at the right time. 

The Full Shebang

A great business owner needs a great Finance Director helping them understand and use the data in their company, and a great Finance Director needs a great team behind them getting the data right in the first place.

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In business, there are good times and bad. The FacePalm team have successfully navigated us through both and become an indispensable extension of our team.

We took on FacePalm during a period of strong growth.  I was looking for high level support and in depth analysis that I didn't have time to address. Once signed, they started with some rigorous house-keeping, ensuring all data was correct and producing detailed management accounts.  We then went on to analyse turnover targets, true costs of sale and where we might reduce overheads. Annie saved us a fortune on bank fees.

Coronavirus hit in March 2020. The travel industry was blindsided. FacePalm responded quickly, clarifying the cash position of the business and how long we’d be able to continue without sales. They set about helping identify where we could make cuts. Our overheads were reduced by 80% within a week, effectively doubling the length of time we could survive without any sales.

Along the way, Annie has assisted with questions relating to HR, bonus structures and other general support.  Facepalm are attentive, flexible and highly effective. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.

HH, PSA

Like all start-ups and small businesses, I had been doing my own bookkeeping… it was really quite useful in the early days as it kept me in close touch with the all-important finances of the business. However, as the business grew so did the financial administration, to the point where it became a burden. The time spent on this distracted me from coming up with new products that would develop the business and add to its value (the stuff I most enjoyed). At this point, a chance meeting brought me into contact the Annie and Tracey of FacePalm. We started using them to do our books (particularly running the payroll and pension scheme) in October 2019. Since then Annie has helped us move a new accounting package (including porting over 16 years’ of historic data)... pleased I wasn’t doing that myself!

I can thoroughly recommend Annie and her team if you want to get back to doing your day-job and having more fun at work, I’m now able to delegate the financial administration knowing that it will be done to my exacting standard (Annie will confirm I’m a fussy customer!).

Paul Bramley, Metrosol

WOW!

What a stunning service Set up my book keeping system and rescued me at the 11th hour year end accounts.

Thank you. I would recommend anytime.

Guy, Zoom Photography

I found working with Annie a very positive experience.

She was able to understand what I needed very quickly and then was efficient in getting the work done for me.

I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Kate, Kate Millin Consulting & Admin Angel

Annie came to do some work with me for a few months and was thrown straight in the deep end to create a file that would reconcile tens of thousands of lines of costs as quickly as possible, and associate an employee with every line. She had no knowledge of how our company systems worked or what the charges were for, and still managed to pull something together within a few days that really worked. She trained our team to use the file, and took feedback on board to make it even better over the following weeks, turning what was a mammoth task into a much smaller part of our day jobs. I can’t recommend her enough! She was very committed and strived to make this piece of work the best it could be.

Lynda, DHL Supply Chain

I've used Annie's help on a number of occasions, most regularly with regards to Excel. I am already very competent with Excel, but Annie is able to bridge the gap when I just need a little help on a formula or macro that I'm stuck on.

Most recently, however, I have been running a project to restructure our nominal ledger to provide the best insights on the business to the Board and Management Team. Annie has helped me solve the problems I had and ensured I understood the process and reasoning behind what we are putting in place. I would highly recommend her and am likely to use her again.

Tracey, RREC