Simon Davidson Director, Consulting Leeds +44 (113) 2002 502

I specialise in finance function development.

As a director in the business consulting practice, I help FDs and CFOs to be as effective as they can be in their roles and to develop finance functions that can support the needs of the wider business. That often involves improving areas such as speed of month-end reporting, the content of board packs, the efficiency of processes undertaken by finance, or the overall structure of the finance team. In most cases, the clients I help are those who are looking to “future proof” their back office ahead of their plans for growth, acquisition or listing. My team and I help those organisations either by solving a specific issue (such as the format of their management reporting or the quality of their data) or with a broader finance transformation programme. 

Having started my career as an auditor in London and gained my ICAEW ACA qualification, I’ve since worked in Edinburgh and New Zealand before settling in Yorkshire in 2010. I have worked across a range of sectors, with a particular specialism in real estate and construction. Clients past and present include those that are private equity backed, listed (AIM and FTSE), privately owned and not-for-profit.