The FD Network is a new initiative launched by BDO Northern Ireland in February 2016. BDO undertook research surrounding the roles of Finance Directors in Northern Ireland with the aim to create a unique forum for FDs to network; the initiative is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.
The report considered the way different Finance Directors carry out their roles and common challenges they face in running their operations, managing their teams and their relationships with colleagues and their Boards.
During October and November 2015, BDO NI interviewed 4 of our clients’ Finance Directors to see what common topics were discussed and what advice they had for their peers. Throughout the report we also hear from BDO Northern Ireland Partner, Laura Jackson who works with Finance Directors on a daily basis to find out from her what she hears on the ground from FDs and what, as an accountancy firm, BDO NI supports them with the most.
In addition to the report, a video was developed around the interviews with the Finance Directors involved.
BDO Northern Ireland plan to run a series of events throughout 2017 with the aim to encourage FDs to network and discuss any challenges they face or opportunities which they have found. For more information on the events or for a copy of the report, please contact Suzi Campbell at [email protected]
Please note: You do not have to be a BDO client to join the FD Club, BDO are facilitating this initiative and welcome any FDs and senior finance professionals who would like to take advantage of this new network.