Join us for the latest Portfolio Careers community webinar that brings together a panel of female ACAs as we showcase the depth and breadth of fractional or portfolio roles available for chartered accountants. Take inspiration from our speakers who will inspire you to think creatively about your own career, showcasing new ways to expand your portfolio that will combine your passions with business.
Our speakers include Deborah Spence, FD/CFO on behalf of the CFO Centre, who is also a trained counsellor and has a NED role at the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Viv Parry, business owner, FD, mentor, podcast host and writer and Harriet Formby, owner of Mini-CFO, trainer, mentor, and a savvy user of social media whose client base includes creative and neurodiverse entrepreneurs.
Completing our panel is Alison Dungworth, part-time FD with her own portfolio career as well as expert advisor to the community, who will ask the questions that you won’t get an answer to elsewhere.
ICAEW members and non-members are welcome to join. This event is organised by the Portfolio Careers Community. Please click here to join online.
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Deborah Spence, Consultant, Portfolio FD/CFO, Counsellor, DJS Consulting Solutions and CFO CentreDeborah has over 25 years’ in finance, working as adviser in Private Equity (for both a Big 4 firm and a CF Boutique), and as an FD in an executive, non-executive and consulting capacity.She currently works as a portfolio CFO on behalf of the CFO Centre.Deborah is a NED at Birmingham Royal Ballet and is a qualified counsellor.
Harriet Formby, Fractional CFO, Business Mentor and Finance Educator, Below the Line FinanceHarriet Formby ACA provides outsourced CFO & accountancy services through her Mini CFO™ offering. She also delivers creatives-friendly finance training and mentoring for business owners and leaders through her Get Number Savvy™ platform. Her mission is to change the game for creative and neurodiverse entrepreneurs through accessible, relatable and fun finance knowhow, so they can reach their dreams with profits, purpose, healthy cashflows and good vibes!
Viv Parry, NED, Board Advisor & Mentor, Be Amazing Viv Parry ACA is an experienced finance director and board advisor with an entrepreneurial mindset. She helps businesses across a wide range of sectors achieve their goals and grow.
Her current portfolio of roles is as diverse as her interests, ranging from a company that creates audio for the BBC, an office workspace company, a tech start-up and a museum of military life.
One of Viv’s USPs is her experience as founder and MD of Exquisite Handmade Cakes Ltd. Her understanding of managing a business and the battles along the way, means that she truly understands the highs and lows that entrepreneurs face.
Alison Dungworth, Part-time FD, Consultant, Portfolio Career Mentor, Business Finance Coach. Hospitality & leisure sector specialism. ICAEW Portfolio Careers Adviser.Alison Dungworth is a senior finance professional with UK and international experience and a specialism in the Hospitality, Leisure and Creative industries. Alison’s early career was in FTSE 50, US quoted and large corporates, followed by full-time FD roles in the SME sector working with private equity, VC backed and Not-for-profit companies.For over a decade she has had a portfolio career using her prior experience to support SMEs and individuals. In addition to portfolio FD and Consultancy services, she works with finance professionals as they address challenges in their career progression, including those transitioning to a portfolio career. Alison works alongside ICAEW to programme events and content for the Portfolio Careers Community in her role as a special adviser and subject matter expert. She is also a past long standing committee member for the Women in Finance Community.
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