Nelson Gonzalez has been appointed as Flint Bishop’s new finance director, in order to support the law firm’s growth plans during 2023 and beyond.
In addition to being a chartered accountant, Gonzalez brings over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting to the business.
Besides working for Specsavers and Jessops, his previous positions also included leading the UK Finance team of a multi-billion-dollar service sector business, where he played a vital role in driving multiple projects, including structure reorganisation, ERP implementation and process improvement.
More recently, he was commercial finance director for the Children & Young People division of a major social care provider, with a turnover of over £500m.
As part of Gonzalez’s new role, Flint Bishop has revealed that he will play a significant role in the firm’s financial and risk management operations, which include developing and monitoring control systems to protect and enhance financial performance across the organisation.
He will work alongside chief executive Qamer Ghafoor and chief financial officer Wai Yan Fung to strengthen the firmwide management reporting and develop the financial strategy in line with its growth projections and objectives. Gonzalez will be particularly involved in the financial elements of the strategic plan for the business, which this year reported record revenue.
Ghafoor commented: “Nelson is an established finance leader. His experience in evaluating, strategising, and delivering commercial opportunities will be a major asset to Flint Bishop. His extensive breadth of finance knowledge spans numerous market sectors and multiple disciplines, many of which will be crucial as the firm looks to transition towards a more business partner focused structure.
“Nelson is a significant hire for the firm and will play a notable part in our commitment to our ambitious growth strategy over the coming months and years. These are exciting times for Flint Bishop.”