Financial Director

Helping our clients succeed in accounting since 2006

Our passion is to give our clients what they need to drive their business forward

At MJ Goldman, we see ourselves as more than just accountants. Yes, naturally we do accounts. But we do much, much more than make sure that tax liabilities are settled on time.


We give our clients a wider ranging, rounded offering of financial services to support your business as it grows towards its goals.


MJ Goldman are about business partnering and advice from practitioners that have worked with the challenging issues and pressures of commerce. Our senior executives can draw upon experiences gained in-house through financial director and board level positions, from SMEs to blue chips, combining the best of professional practice with the rigours of being in business.


MJ Goldman Business Partnering Services typifies what makes us more than an accountancy practice. This set of key services enables enterprises to analyse, budget and plan on the strong foundations of tried and tested information systems that work.


If you need to review accurately the position of the business, plan strategy or raise finance, this bespoke service geared towards your specific needs is there. If you want to reward staff with share options or are looking for an exit strategy, we have the experience to reach your goal.


Our clients range from start-ups to multi-million pound turnover companies, many that we have been assisting since they briefed us on their enterprise and its ambitions many years ago. Indeed, our high rate of client retention is a sign that we are doing a great job. If a client has used our virtual financial director service and has grown to the point that it makes sense to transfer the position full-time and in-house, we see that as success.


MJ Goldman are about accessible big business financial experience for start-ups and SMEs and mid-tier firms. It is about having a partner that is with you on your business journey. It is about delivering practical strategies that deliver business results.


Find out why businesses that work with us stay with us contact Mark or Barry on 0161 684 2353.

Work with us

Business Partnering

If you are building an ambitious enterprise, then business partnering can offer vital assistance in reaching your objectives.

Drawing on the extensive real world experience of MJ Goldman senior professionals, we offer a range of business skills that can be harnessed to reach your enterprise’s goals in the near and long-term.


Each client has different requirements, goals and budgets, so we base our business partnering services on the specific needs of your business.

Business Start-Up

MJ Goldman specialise in helping establish and growing business start-ups

Even though some start-ups begin with lax systems in place and go on to thrive, we believe that a well-planned and practical framework of structures and systems gives your business a better chance of being a success story.


Our well-tested systems work with your particular business needs and with a view to your goals in the immediate and longer-term.

Raising Finance

Even in these more testing times there is finance available to good businesses built on solid structures that are commercially aware.

MJ Goldman have extensive contacts within the finance community, including banking and venture capital, to raise the funds you want.

Business Reviews

The rigorous analysis of our business reviews is designed to highlight the areas of your business that require improvement.

Using our business experience, gained at board level, both in-house as well as in practice, we produce reports that accurately assess the current progress of your enterprise.


The results and recommendations are as varied as the businesses we help grow. From the clear picture of your company’s progress, we can develop practical and effective strategies.

Business Planning

MJ Goldman offers business planning from professionals that have managed the process for SMEs to blue chips.

We bring this knowledge with a personal interest in each of our clients.

Management Information Systems (Mis)

Businesses need systems that produce accurate and insightful reports based on solid bookkeeping, accessible reporting and that are user-friendly for staff. It is the essential bedrock to successful financial planning and delivery for business.

MJ Goldman make sure your MIS is robust and powerful enough to deliver what you want and need, when you have to have it.

Internal Audit

MJ Goldman auditing services are simply about making sure your system is doing what it should: providing you with critical and accurate information that you can review easily.


MJ Goldman provides budgeting, which is based on solid analysis of management accounts and management information systems.

We also provide forecasting services, which are fluid and react to where the business is and where you want to take it.

Growth Consultancy

We should not need to say it but planning is crucial to business success.

Without specific objectives based on insightful analysis and constructive planning companies are liable to drift and fail to reach their potential.


But how do you know your plan is working? The answer is measurement.


MJ Goldman Growth Consultancy covers the complete process for those wishing to concentrate on their day-to-day business with the knowledge that their business is moving towards its goals.

Management Accounts

MJ Goldman provide management accounts from practitioners that have been trained at the top accountancy practices in the country.

Moreover, our staff have a wide array of experience, from start-ups to multi-million pound businesses – your accounts are in the hands of professionals.

Strategic Planning

MJ Goldman senior executive experience includes planning experience both in-house and from practice, for SMES and blue chips across numerous sectors.

When you work with MJ Goldman you can be sure that this depth of knowledge is working towards your business’ advancement.

We use tried and tested methodology with the aim of providing practical and effective planning.

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Business Partnering

Case Study

The Client

Our client has multiple businesses (over 10) and a diverse range of business support requirements that differ across their portfolio.


Opting for our Business Partnering service, the client needed a fast and flexible support package, as with an ever changing set of requirements, a standard set of accountancy tools was never going to be right for them.

The Issue

The client required both a full scope of accountancy work plus the development of the necessary in depth knowledge and experience of their businesses. Rather than sitting back and waiting to be asked, our team needed to act proactively and provide a functional “head of finance”.


MJ Goldman were also required to look at new business opportunities and advise on them and their suitability as an investment.


As the client puts it, “It is really useful to me that the Goldmans solution and work goes well beyond standard practice stuff – my requirements include banking, correspondence and dealing directly with my business contacts including both suppliers, customers and banks.”


We’ve even been asked to train and coach other team members the client has performing different functions for their business.

The Solution

Given the complex nature of the client’s requirements we did not want to limit the support package offered to regular accountancy practice. Our approach with Business Partnering is to be able to tackle anything the client throws at us both competently and in a timely manner.


What the client says about the solution we offer, “It’s like having my own bookkeeper, accountant, tax adviser, banker, commercial FD & process expert all wrapped up in one, Barry’s attention to detail is second to none”.


“I am always impressed by the ways in which Barry’s Business Partnering function develops the necessary expertise to cope with all of this and delivers the same great service across all my portfolio”


“It’s my own personal finance director and his team which I can dip in and out of whenever it suits”

The Result

We have worked with this client for over four years now, both in a close advisory role and in dealing with all of their financial affairs to keep them in good order.


MJ Goldman have developed a highly efficient accounting infrastructure for the client and are confident our team will deliver the right services and give instant access to whatever financial information they wish to see.


This is how their owner sees our support package:

“I love the solution approach where Barry understands the businesses needs and in some cases tells me what these are and then generates the solutions to deliver them”.


“MJ Goldman offer great value for money as MJ Goldman’s Business Partnering function is set up to provide all solutions and outputs from one efficient system. I much prefer liaising with one person for all my needs and they are incredibly responsive to requests, usually providing the answers the same day!”