VIRTUAL FINANCE by Joanna Drinkwater BSc (Hons) BFP ACA

VIRTUAL FINANCE by Joanna Drinkwater BSc (Hons) BFP ACA
Joanna Drinkwater BSc (Hons) BFP ACA
Joanna Drinkwater BSc (Hons) BFP ACA
Managing Director
Grant McKnight

Own a small or medium sized business and juggling your expertise with financial responsibility? Then you may need the help of a Virtual Finance Director (VFD). Think of it as having a Finance Director in your company, without the need to employ anyone.

At Grant McKnight, we can offer expert support to guide you in making the best financial decisions for your business. We will take care of your needs and give you the opportunity to concentrate on your own field of expertise, so allowing your business to grow.

  • Financial accounting

  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable management

  • Forecasts and budgets

  • Industry benchmarking

  • Financing proposals for banks

  • Tax compliance

  • Employment contracts

  • Payroll management

  • Inventory management

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • One-on-one consulting (on or off site)

  • Setup of financial systems and controls

  • Financial modelling (cash flow analysis, sales projections and break-even analysis,)

  • Analysis of pricing and product decisions

  • Staff training and supervision

  • Finance coaching and mentoring

Joanna Drinkwater BSc (Hons) BFP ACA
Joanna Drinkwater BSc (Hons) BFP ACA
Managing Director
Grant McKnight
I'm an experienced Chartered Accountant with a demonstrated 13 year history of working in both practice and industry. I absolutely love what I do - helping business owners survive and thrive! As a Maths graduate from the University of Nottingham, I completed my accountancy graduate scheme with PWC in Birmingham where my training was second to none. I received exposure to a variety of business sectors and gained expertise working with a diverse range of clients from owner-managed businesses to quoted plcs’. Client sectors included FTSE 350 companies, pension schemes, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and public sector. After 10 years contracting in a range of different roles, my last being Finance Business Partner and Finance Director for Goodyear Dunlop UK, I decided to set up my own accountancy practice, Grant McKnight in 2018 and haven't looked back since. I love to be involved in my local community, giving back some of my expert knowledge to business owners and contacts alike. I am an active committee member of the Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce and the Birmingham and West Midlands Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). I was also privileged to be nominated, shortlisted and finally chosen as the ‘Future Face of Finance 2020’ by the Future Faces Chamber of Commerce. I am always happy to arrange an initial free consultation with prospective clients so feel free to contact me to find out how I could help, support and grow your business.

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