Simon Armstrong - FCA

Director

Simon Armstrong - Menzies Accountant

Specialisms

Outsourcing

Sector experience

Hospitality & leisure

About

I am a Director within our Outsourcing division, where we support SME clients by acting as their finance function, covering bookkeeping, VAT Compliance, Management Accounts, reporting, KPIs and forecasting. We tailor our service to suit each client and build close relationships, essentially becoming part of the clients’ team, allowing them to focus on running their business. I help my clients in a number of ways from everyday compliance matters to providing proactive advice and commercial solutions to address the challenges clients face as their business evolves.

My role is varied with focus shared between business development, onboarding new clients, and leading the London team on delivering services. We have a strong ethos of utilising the best technology available to benefit all parties, so that our work is completed accurately and efficiently, and ensuring clients are also utilising this type of technology in their businesses and with their employees.

The thing I enjoy most about my role is how we can give business owners the most valuable commodity – time! By using technology and/or our outsourced services, the finance function of their business is more effective and the management have more time to spend with their families or on growing their businesses.

I am involved with Menzies’ Hospitality sector, a market that we have found can really benefit from employing the best practice software and technology available.

If you require assistance with your SME activities please do reach out to me via email.

Personal

Two luxury items I’d take on a desert island
My dog and my iPhone – the dog for company and the phone for killing time when the dog’s asleep!

Alternative career choice
Professional golfer, travelling the world playing on the best courses. If only my standard of play would allow this!