Hello, I’m Kevin Appleby, The Business Accountant’s Mentor
I help you, the finance leader, transform your business in the next 100 days
My mission is to help you become a visionary business accountant equipped for the new challenges of the 2020’s.
I work with the leadership team at GrowCFO, building a community for finance leaders just like you. Besides hosting networking events and great topical discussion GrowCFO provides you with a huge range of resources to help you with both your personal and professional development.
Outside of GrowCFO I’m a management consultant and coach helping businesses with finance transformation and business change.
II’m also a podcast host and available to support your training or business events
Ive spent my career as a Chartered Accountant and management consultant helping organisations like yours better understand what drives success, and helping drive digital transformation. That might be helping you understand the true cost of the products and services your organisation supplies and the customers you serve. I help my consulting clients understand the economics of their business model and reshape it to maximise value. Ive helped private sector clients optimise profits and public sector clients deliver better value for money.
I’ve been at the heart of business change projects for over 20 years, often supplying the key numbers that shape the transformation to the management team. Numbers and insight that their own finance people were unable to provide. These days I still consult, but I spend most of my time passing these skills on to other accountants and finance people like you. Most finance teams are too embedded in the accounts and the reporting spreadsheets to step back and understand the real picture. I’ll help you build your skills, use the right tools and techniques, and create the time that will allow you to become a vital and visionary member of your business team. In the 2020s you need to be a very different accountant to your predecessors. You need to be tech savvy, embrace change and learn to use your unique insight to advise your colleagues. Its a tall order!
Do you need help supporting your organisation to maximise value or reduce cost? To set Zero Based Budgets that focus your managers on the organisation’s priorities? Maybe you need help with strategy and business plans, or maybe you struggle to report the right information to let you know you are on course to deliver those plans?
I can help through coaching and mentoring, through delivering training for you and your team, or with hands on consulting support to get the change project done.
The challenge for the 21st century finance leader is to be vital and not functional. Finance has a vital role to drive your business forward
Kevin Appleby hosts the GrowCFO show
While there are lots of business podcasts around, there are very few that are dedicated to you, the finance leader. The GrowCFO show brings you something topical to listen to each week. As with everything in GrowCFO we want the content to be driven by you, so drop over to the community and chat to us about what you want to hear about.
Kevin is the regular host of the GrowCFO show, and he is always open to ideas and suggestions, and always looking out for interesting guests to interview
Listen to Kevin Appleby every week on The Next 100 Days Podcast
The Next 100 Days Podcast is a leading UK business show. Through this podcast, Kevin and Graham reveal strategies you can use to improve your business and take it to the next level. In addition to featuring their own advice, Kevin Appleby and Graham Arrowsmith host amazing guests from across the business world. Often the guests are successful, but lesser-known business owners and entrepreneurs, enabling the show to bring fresh content and stand out from many of the US based business shows.
Graham and Kevin believe that business change comes about when a business owner focusses on just one thing that will make a real difference to his business. That might be product development, a new product launch or a marketing campaign. Focussing for less than 100 days, or focussing on too many things generally won’t deliver the results you need, Equally, its difficult to maintain effective focus for much longer than 100 days without re-assessing priorities.
The Next 100 Days Podcast is your source to learn how to move your business forward, with practical advice and guidance that you can put into action and make a difference in your own organisation within the next 100 days.
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