GJC launches outsourced FD division

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated outsourced financial director arm following the recruitment of a highly experienced Chartered Accountant to lead the team.

Bill Douthwaite has joined GJC as an associate with over 30 years experience in-practice with global and national accountancy firms; in-house with JCB and TSB; and as an external consultant for 15 years to clients in construction, financial, legal, property and technology sectors. In addition to being a qualified Chartered Accountant, he has an MBA in profit improvement.

His arrival marks the latest in a series of associates joining GJC, which has seen the consultancy grow rapidly over the past 2 years, and compliments their existing advisory capability in financial, training, business development, HR, productivity and efficiency.

The new outsourced FD team also includes fellow GJC associate Rajesh Joshi who was formerly head of special operations at Whitbread plc.

Bill Douthwaite, associate at GJC said: “I’m delighted to join GJC and head up the new FD team. We’re excited to be able to offer SMEs access to experienced professionals – from a day a month right through to interim placements – who can bring real insight and make an immediate impact.”

He continued: “It also offers a fresh opportunity to financial professionals who are seeking greater variety, flexibility and rewards in the next stage of their career.”

Gavin Jones, CEO at GJC explained: “Now, more than ever, organisations need highly skilled support to navigate their way through challenges whilst being able to take advantage of growth opportunities and execute exits. Bill has experienced the full range of trading conditions over his distinguished career, so he is well placed to support our clients and the growth of our new team.”