Stuart Hinds

Partner

Specialist Areas

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Business Advisory
  • International Mid-Market CFOs
  • International Mid-Market Companies
  • ECOVIS International
  • Large corporates
  • Entrepreneurial

Qualifications

  • Diploma Corporate Finance
  • AAT Level 4
  • ACA
  • Chartered Diploma in Corporate Finance

Memberships

  • ICAEW

A bit about me

Hello, I’m Stuart. I help International Mid-Market CFOs have painless global audits and deliver exceptional value to their companies; be highly respected by their colleagues; and have time to spend with their families and on their hobbies.

I am a Chartered Accountant with a Chartered Diploma in Corporate Finance. I have over 25 years’ experience in professional practice working with International Mid-Market Companies, Large Corporates and Entrepreneurs.

I have developed a methodology for international audits that my clients really value. There are some key principles to the methodology, but the process can be flexed to each client’s circumstances delivering a tailored and efficient audit experience. I deliver regular training to my team who are skilled and take ownership for delivering the benefits associated with the methodology on a consistent basis. If CFOs value their time, dislike late surprises and think meeting deadlines are important, this methodology is the perfect fit.

I work with CFOs to ensure that they are clear on accounting matters and whether they are black or white or judgemental. Where they are judgemental, I work with my clients to ensure that the judgements made are reasonable, commercial, and robust. CFOs regularly comment that they have received a better audit experience working with ECOVIS than they have received working with some of our competitors and I am very proud of this feedback.

International Mid-Market CFOs tend to be self-sufficient and time poor. I make working with me easy and efficient by responding quickly, clearly, and succinctly to technical questions. I also join the CFOs finance team where there are resource constraints or skills gaps to deliver projects, particularly in the areas of corporate finance and international expansion. I build strong relationships with CFOs to enable them to maximise the positive impact they can have in and on their companies.

CFO clients like the holistic approach I take to working with them. I take ownership and responsibility for all services provided to clients and ensure all advice is co-ordinated with the ‘big picture’ in mind. I use my technical skills and experience of working with over 250 companies in the last 25 years to be a reliable and trusted advisor to CFOs of International Mid-Market companies.

There are many aspects to my role at Ecovis that I really enjoy – the freedom and responsibility of my position, the people, culture and ethos of our firm, the location of our business hub right in the heart of London, the quality of our clients and our international network.

Personally speaking

Favourite hobbies

Watching sport. Playing football. Watching TV. Time with friends, family, kids. Holidays.

A luxury item I’d take on a desert island

Comfortable chair.

Favourite music

Garage.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

See into the future. Why not?

What inspires you?

Making a difference to other peoples lives.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Failure is rarely fatal. It’s just part of the journey towards success.