Corporate Finance and Audit
Sharon Ward started her career at KPMG, working in Surrey, London and the South East region before joining Roffe Swayne in 1997, becoming Managing Partner in 2007. Sharon’s focus is on ensuring that all Roffe Swayne’s clients consistently receive service and relationship excellence and for ensuring that the team deliver the firm’s strategy.
Her client portfolio includes businesses from the manufacturing, recruitment, education, software and technology sectors, all of who recognise Sharon’s experience and commitment to their success.
Sharon leads on Corporate Finance transactions, including acquisitions, disposals and fund raising. She ensure that clients structure their transactions in a tax effective way to maximise cash in hand and minimise the cost of the transaction.
Sharon regularly acts as an outsourced Financial Director for businesses providing strategic and financial advice as an outsourced FD on a wide range of finance and accounting matters as well as acting as a sounding board for their strategic planning.
Sharon works with businesses of all sizes throughout Surrey and the South East ensuring that their annual accounts and audits are completed efficiently whilst identifying opportunities to improve internal controls and effectiveness of the finance teams.
When not working Sharon enjoys time with her family travelling, walking and both playing and watching sport.
- Improving an HR consultancy’s internal reporting so that they could understand the profitability of different parts of their business and then agree an action plan to improve profitability.
- Providing strategic advice to a client to prepare their business for sale over a period of time and then structuring a management buy-out to achieve their exit from the business.
- Advising a growing insurance broker on acquisitions including fund raising and structuring of the deals.
Acting as Finance Director for a business operating in the education and care sectors helping them to improve the quality of their financial reporting and improve financial controls within the business.
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Here’s a list of blogs written by Sharon Ward
Developing your business strategy
Funding business growth – self-funded or external investment