Practical FD – Gloucestershire based, technology driven, accessible, and as passionate about your business as you are. Qualified Finance Directors who offer a different approach to the traditional High Street accountant. Easy to work with and “hands on”, we will help you understand your Company finances. Practical FD will add real value to your bottom line, helping you to work smarter, and freeing up your time.

Our use of cloud-computing make us agile, more responsive, cost-effective, and benefits our clients by eliminating paperwork. We know first-hand that adopting the right technology can transform the way you work. We can support the introduction of accounting software that enables more collaborative working and allows Practical FD to oversee your financials in real-time. We can assist you in making informed financial decisions in a timely manner.

Practical FD works with clients who vary in scale and sector. They include start-ups, small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and fast-growing companies with big aspirations. We listen to your needs, and tailor our services to offer a bespoke solution that meets your unique requirements.

Practical FD was founded by Mike Clark.

Mike Clark, Director:


FCMA, Assoc CIPD, BSC(Hons)

I am a tech savvy commercial Finance Director. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), I have held a number of positions in multinationals and smaller companies, including start-ups and PE backed Companies. Since 2003, I have run my own consultancy providing FD and HR services. Having worked with a portfolio of companies either as a short-term Interim or on a part time basis, I understand the demands placed on SME’s in a competitive market. I work very closely with MD’s acting as a sounding board and trusted confidante to formulate strategy and improve profitability.