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The latest articles for Independent Advisers & Consultants Community members.

How to excel as a board member – a guide for Non-Executive Directors (NEDs)

David Levenson and Siobhán Cahalan spoke on an ICAEW webinar exploring how to prepare for being on a board and what you will discover when you arrive in the boardroom. David and Siobhán follow up below with some more advice in response to questions that were raised on the webinar.

What does the FD of a SME need to consider when investing in new tech?


In this article we hear from Romesh Jeyaseelanayagam and Ian Wyatt, on their own experiences. Romesh Jeyaseelanayagam is founder of the FD Consultant, a boutique CFO Consultancy which has a track record in growing start-ups, scale-ups and high growth organisations, and Ian is an FD and Business Change Consultant. Romesh and Ian share their top tips:

My journey 2.5 years in

It’s 2.5 years since I set up my own business. It’s been a journey. I’ve learnt a huge amount. I’ve met some brilliant people and had the freedom to get involved in things that pique my interest. I’ve juggled home-schooling and been hugely grateful for the flexibility to do this. I’ve also doubted myself and worried about income uncertainty. There are a huge number of positives – I’ve also never been so resilient in my life!

I’m an accountant. Do I really need to think about my brand?

Philippa Haynes explains how accountants can approach branding when they have a portfolio career in our forthcoming webinar. In this article, she explains more about why you need to have a brand.

My portfolio journey – an update 18 months on


In this article Daniella Wainwright, portfolio FD, interim FD and consultant shares with us an update, 18 months on from taking the plunge and launching her independent career.

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