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Moira Creedon

Financially Rigorous Commercial Decision Making

by Moira Creedon The Rev counter is the dial that tells you when to change gears as otherwise you will be wasting fuel. In a company this represents decision making systems that ensure the company makes commercial decisions that make financial sense and do not waste...

Compliance Reporting

by Moira Creedon  To get across a border you must produce a passport. To maintain a limited company, your finance function has to produce the necessary financial reports and paperwork for the tax authorities.   To keep a business legally trading, you must have...

KPI Reporting

by Moira Creedon If you were embarking on a long journey it would make you pretty nervous if the fuel gauge was out of action or the warning lights didn’t work. This is the equivalent of having good reporting systems that include clear well chosen KPIs that give a...

Financial Risk Management

by Moira Creedon If you were driving to Moscow in mid Winter you would make sure to have snow chains, a puncture repair kit and blankets in case you get snowed in. On that tough journey you would automatically think ahead and assess the risks you will be exposed to...

Cash Management

by Moira Creedon  In the SatNav note you headed off on a journey to an unknown destination across difficult terrain. To do this you need a car with fuel in the tank and cash in your wallet for more fuel (in the various currencies you are likely to need) –...

The SatNav – target setting, financial planning & reporting

by Moira Creedon If you were traveling to an unfamiliar destination across unknown territory you would certainly want a SATNAV – real time navigation to keep you on the best route to your target. The SATNAV is a simple metaphor for the planning and financial reporting...

Why is financial management critical in high growth companies?

by Moira Creedon Financial Management is core to the survival and success of any organization or business. This note explains why good Financial Management is critical if you are aiming to grow your business the following links,  lay out key elements of good Financial...

Overview of key components of financial management

by Moira Creedon Key message: Financial management is not about looking backwards, it is about looking forwards. This note explains the key elements of financial management using an easy to remember metaphor of a journey to an unfamiliar destination across unknown and...