vfdnet North East Hub

There is no substitute for experience. All our virtual finance directors are qualified accountants and have bought or sold companies and raised funds for businesses. They all understand the needs of the business owner.

Virtual Finance Director & Virtual Financial Controller

A part-time Finance Director or Virtual Finance Director provides you with years of sharp-end financial and management experience, at a fraction of the cost of employing a full time person. 

All our Virtual Finance Directors are Qualified Accountants and have:

  • Minimum 5 years FD experience (most have 10 – 20 years)
  • Fundraising experience
  • Deal experience – Buying or Selling businesses

Our Virtual Finance Directors have had many years of commercial experience in business working alongside MDs, chief executives and Chairmen.

Our Virtual Financial Controllers have strong experience of automating monthly accounts, systems selection and implementation.


vfdnet North East Hub Associates

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North East Hub Associates

Nick V. ACMA – Hub Leader

Nick V

Nick is a qualified accountant, a member of both the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute of Directors, and is a commercially focused and dynamic CFO and Group Finance Director. He has more than 25 years’ experience across multiple sectors which has enabled him help clients raise funding, restructure business finance and spearhead business turnarounds, all with the objective of accelerating revenue growth to meet challenging targets and increase sustainable EBITDA, hence allowing small and medium sized businesses to breakthrough to the next level.

Nick operates at Board level and acts as a trusted advisor to C-suite executives, directors and shareholders concerning the shaping and execution of business strategies and is passionate about delivering pragmatic business information to inform the decision making process. Nick thrives on strategic change management programmes and business transformation, including everything from system selection and implementation through to leadership of world-class Finance and IT Functions. He enjoys handling commercial negotiations, process improvements (both financial and operational), embedding controls and developing KPI’s, all focussed on improving efficiency and driving up business profitability. Nicks deal experience, including Due Diligence, Acquisitions and Post Acquisition Integration informs his keen strategic outlook.

Helen P. ACA
Virtual Financial Controller


Helen knew she was destined for a career in finance choosing her degree in Accounting she gained First Class Honours. She then trained with Bentley Jennision (now RSM) in Leeds and has over 20 years’ experience in the profession, initially training in audit before moving to Corporate Finance and post-qualification, she made the decision to move to industry in 2014. As a Top 10 practice trained, ACA qualified Financial Controller, Helen is able to use her experience gained in audit and Corporate Finance to support SMEs with sound financial decision making.

Using her audit background and in-depth knowledge of accounting systems, Helen has implemented new financial systems and robust accounting controls for her clients. This in turn, provides the business owner and senior managers with easy access to quality and accurate management reports.

Helen works effectively and collaboratively with directors and senior managers alike and is often invited to be a part of the SLT, supporting the team at meetings to help drive profit, business growth  and ensure financial control. Based in Leeds, Yorkshire, Helen works with Nick V as a member of the North-East Hub and is able to work virtually or willing to travel up to 1 hour within the Yorkshire region.