Navigating your business to success

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Mary Hayden

Navigating your business to success

Mary Hayden

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Welcome

Delivering jargon-free finance & business consulting.

How the finance & business processes impact on the company’s bottom line can be frightening for some. I train and mentor decision makers to create and map-out financial & business processes to navigate their business towards successful, stress-free operations.

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Mary’s book

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up will change the way you think about your business, giving you control and your power back. Business doesn’t have to be all jargon and complications. Instead, with this guide as your ‘new normal’, you will make better decisions, improve your teams’ morale, eliminate waste, and run more efficiently to achieve ultimate success.

Benefits

The benefit for business leaders and organisations

Finance and non-finance people within an organisation may often speak a completely different language. This can lead to loss of vital information when not communicated correctly or explained among decision makers, creating two (or more) very different worlds for people within the business. This in turn can lead to a confusing set of puzzle pieces, which may not make sense as a whole. Here’s where I come in, in three distinct roles.

Bridge

Linking people’s needs in

a meaningful way

I make a dedicated effort to understand all stakeholders involved and the decision makers’ interest in running the operation in its current form. People open-up to me as I create a mutually trusting environment throughout my finance and business consulting services.

Facilitator

Needs-translator

Facilitating between finance

and non-finance needs

Once all the info is available, I can translate finance and non-finance related needs and interests into a common language, allowing everyone involved to get on the same page.

Map-maker

Streamlining business

processes

As a common understanding develops, a substantial amount of information is created that needs to be tackled. I can break down all projects: the things to do, into bite-sized comprehensible and clear actions.  This in turn leads to clockwork operations, in a stress-free environment.

Benefits

The benefit for business leaders and organisations

Finance and non-finance people within an organisation may often speak a completely different language. This can lead to loss of vital information when not communicated correctly or explained among decision makers, creating two (or more) very different worlds for people within the business. This in turn can lead to a confusing set of puzzle pieces, which may not make sense as a whole. Here’s where I come in, in three distinct roles.

Bridge

Linking people’s needs in

a meaningful way

I make a dedicated effort to understand all stakeholders involved and the decision makers’ interest in running the operation in its current form. People open-up to me as I create a mutually trusting environment throughout my finance and business consulting services.

Facilitator

Needs-translator

Facilitating between finance

and non-finance needs

Once all the info is available, I can translate finance and non-finance related needs and interests into a common language, allowing everyone involved to get on the same page.

Map-maker

Streamlining business

processes

As a common understanding develops, a substantial amount of information is created that needs to be tackled. I can break down all projects: the things to do, into bite-sized comprehensible and clear actions.  This in turn leads to clockwork operations, in a stress-free environment.

Mary has a lot more than accounting to offer. She solves problems before they become problems.

Rachel Doyle

Founder of Arboretum Garden Centre

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Grant Applications & Tenders

The grant refund can be a major financial benefit to the company. With R&D grants, we can simplify the funding applications; and I help with Financial Projections to ensure funding is approved. Go on to the next level with your company!

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Management Accounts

Management Accounts is a financial report that is comprised of Balance Sheet & Profit & Loss Account. Without this information, a company is floating & may not know where it is coming from or the direction it is going.

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R&D Credit Claims & Audits

R&D Credit Claims & Audits can help you with a successful application & claim. In addition to the reduction of Tax Credits, R&D Tax Credit application can also result in Cash Refunds, ie forgotten or hidden revenue stream.

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Budgeting Process

Some companies collate budgets with management team or MD & Finance only. Management team of different departments are usually not involved, leading to team being told what to do or what is expected. I help collate it with management team to get buy-in & ownership.

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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning pulls together the historical data & projects the vision of the company. If you are suspecting your balance sheet is going in the wrong direction, there are some questions I can shed light on, taking into account both P&L & Balance Sheet.

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Compliance

Compliance matters everywhere:it helps with the prevention of mistakes. You can prevent fines/penalties from governing agency, if you adhere to compliance; prevent law suits; meet Accounting Standards;

I help meet the highest levels of regulation guidelines.

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Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement will lead to better customer service, improved customer communication, stock flow, among many other advantages. Continuous improvement will prevent duplication, avoid human error, eliminate mistakes and hence leads to waste reduction. I help my clients work through projects and assist in supply chain management.

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System Integration

System integration is necessary for companies that have information in lots of different locations: Excel, accounting packages, stock systems, sales information, footfall counter, etc. These systems may not be all integrated. I can help you create an integrated/automated experience to assist your operations flow for better customer experience.

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Bespoke Packages

I can create bespoke packages that fit perfectly to your business needs, make an appointment by clicking below.

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Services

Through my consulting, you can:

Improve the flow of information within each team & also inter-departmentally

Understand your business processes from a different perspective

Get finance and non-finance departments on the same page

Map out processes for much improved customer experience

Increase the business’ bottom line and improve your margins through waste reduction and not necessarily cutting headcount

Build a solid operations model and foundation for the company…not only top-down, but also bottom-up

Increase teamwork & improve morale by understanding your people and your business from a new perspective…and rewire, where necessary

Set your accounts team up with an accounting package that is easy to use, automated where necessary, train employees up on how to use it, automate to avoid manual entry, avoid duplication of work, avoid duplicate payments to suppliers & improve communications with Customer & the board.

Ensure compliance with government regulations.

Some companies I have partnered with

With expertise in large, medium, and small operations, Mary has an amazing breadth of financial and operational knowledge. She is excellent to work with, providing support where needed and clear guidance when requested. From heavy industrial machining processes to more subtle time-intensive processes, her experience can add fiscal direction to firms of any size or complexity.

Rob Moore Ede

Senior Manager - Global Property Taxes at Magna International

Mary is one of the best professionals I’ve worked with. She is intelligent, hardworking and forward thinking. Her maturity and in-depth knowledge of their business made the project highly successful. As the Project Manager/Sponsor she knew exactly what was required and how they needed to be phased out to achieve the project goals. I’m sure she will apply the same professionalism, commitment and maturity in all her endeavors. It was my pleasure working with her on their project. Wishing her all the very best!!

Simaak Hameed, 

Snr. Dynamics NAV Consultant at 360 Visibility

Mary worked with me in INVESCO Asset Management for a number of years and her professionalism, dedication and allround performance was top quality. Mary works really well within a team environment and can also manage a team to achieve their goals. I would highly recommend her to any employer.

Andy Barry, 

Head of Traditional Fund Services Operations at JP Morgan

Mary came into an incredible mess. She took it on and solved the problem. Her real strengths are her skills to sort things out & the inclusion of people involved. She was superb, very easy to work well with. She continuously gave us an update. Mary could get her head around the various product lines very easily, which is a huge asset. She was instrumental in getting our inventory system bar-coded. She was also part of our recruitment drive to hire an operations manager to get our company onto the next level. I always felt we were on the same wave-length. She solved problems before they became problems. Her ability to juggle all the balls in the air and do a really good job is incredible! Mary also helped us get together a business plan for funding from the Irish Tourist Board. She has a lot more than accounting to offer. She is like a ’sponge’ on getting information.

Rachel Doyle

Founder of Arboretum Garden & Lifestyle Centres, Leighlinbridge, Carlow & Kilquade.

I am very grateful for my LEO mentor. Mary Hayden really applied herself to understanding the different strands of my business and skill set and helped me adjust my business plan, network effectively and look at new income streams. She is so good at business systems and organization that she inspired confidence to actively build the business and diversify rather than just cope with what was left after the lock down. What a valuable skill. Mary in particular made the difference between it being a time of crisis and instead it being a time of hard but creative work, set to key milestones and incredibly helpful feedback of each productive session.
 
Frances Micklem
Founder of Green Business Consultancy
T/A Healing by Franc

Mary Hayden is a person you can trust with your business. Super professional, wise beyond her years with phenomenal attention to detail. Her new book “From the Ground Up” is a masterclass in the foundations of a successful business, and like Mary, the advice is practical, measured and well researched. The book takes a no-nonsense look at the ten building blocks to business success. Unlike many books of this genre, Mary’s writing style is relatable, easy to distil and put into practice. If you are in business or thinking of getting into business and want guidance from tried, trusted and tested business leaders, Mary should be top of your list. As a person and as a professional, I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Dee Hutchinson,

Founder of Dee is for Digital

I first met Mary Hayden in late 2019 when she was considering a career change and was immediately impressed by her business knowledge and her passion for helping business owners. She has a unique combination of skills combining her finance qualification with a process-driven approach underpinned by her six sigma qualification. This approach allows her to look at a business end to end and figuring out efficient and effective solutions that contribute significantly to the bottom line. All of the Agile clients that Mary has worked with since she started working with us in April 2020 have been hugely impressed by her enthusiasm and practical solutions. She has been great to work with and continues to make a significant contribution to The Agile Executive.

Tony Dignam,

CEO of The Agile Executive

Mary Hayden made a significant difference to our business. Some tasks, such as application for R&D Tax exemption was a daunting task for us. Mary put us in the right direction. 

I found the whole experience very rewarding from both a business and personal level, and I put this down mainly to Mary Hayden and how she approached the sessions.

SFA/Skillnet Mentors work Program

Mary joined us under the mentors work via the Agile Executive, a super company that facilitated the programme. Still, Mary has stayed to become our part-time CFO and has made a considerable change to how we grow our business as a growing SME. Having a transparent view of all things financial and knowing that VAT, PRSI Grants and supports are clean is imperative as we employ more staff and invest in growth. Mary focuses on cash flow and is a sales orientated finance professional who wants to understand the business and see it grow safely and sustainably. I can recommend Mary’s persistence and attention to detail for any business that needs to control their finance.

Ann-Marie McSorley,

CEO & Founder Veri - Fioru Software Solutions Ltd

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Get in touch

 

Contact info:

 mary@maryhayden.com

+353 (0)86-3219146

 

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