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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Cloud Finance Strategies for Small Business

Date: 26 June 2020 12:15 - 13:00

Type: Business and Industry, Practice development

Organiser: ICAEW, NorSCA

Cloud Finance Strategies for Small Business.

If you work in a smaller business or are an advisor to local businesses in the North East then this is an event not to be missed.

We will explore how small businesses can approach cloud technology automation, out-sourcing and optimising for value-added work

Event information

We will discuss ideal states for small businesses finances to allow business owners and leaders to spend less time on finance work, but get more value add from their numbers.  We’ll show how the finance function should ideally evolve as the business grows, maximising time and resource investment. We’ll look at the ideal mix between outsourcing function to benefit from cloud based technology, machine learning and value-add apps/services, and when to bring more bespoke support in house.

Even though it’s a short discussion, participants should leave with some clear actions and ideas on new things to pilot to move towards a fully cloud based and automation finance function.

This event is aimed at small business finance managers, business owners and accounting firms serving small and medium sized businesses.


Oliver Deacon is a qualified ACC Executive Coach, a former Finance Director at Microsoft and a Fellow of the ICAEW. Beside his love of numbers, Oliver’s true career passion has been building great teams and coaching individuals to achieve their full potential.

With first-hand experience of the future of finance, Oliver has helped teams manage change through integrating the skills and tools of the next generation of strategy and analytics professionals and leaders.

Price This is a free event.

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Virtual meeting - Covid-19 restrictions

In common with so much in business at the moment, this will be a virtual meeting. The decor will be familiar but the catering will be as good as you make it. Please check your joining instructions that will be provided to you after you have booked to join the event.


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Oliver Deacon FCA

Oliver Deacon FCA

Oliver is an ICAEW member, a qualified ACC Executive Coach and a former Finance Director at Microsoft. He brings a refreshing and inspiring perspective to modern finance. Throughout his career to date, Oliver has helped teams manage change through integrating the skills and cloud tools of the next generation of finance. He relocated back to the UK from Seattle in September 2019.

Really insightful & engaging session. Found a lot of useful content and was explained in an interesting way with action points to take away”.

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