New Chief Financial Officer At Software Europe Appointed

New Chief Financial Officer At Software Europe Appointed

By Lewis Hughes
04 June 2015

Lincoln, 4th June 2015, Software Europe, provider of cloud solutions that manage people, expenses and contracts, has appointed Andy Jackson to the new role of Chief Financial Officer. Andy, who was previously Group Financial Controller at Software Europe, will be responsible for supporting the continued development and growth of the company.

The newly created role reflects Software Europe’s success in both the public and private sector with its cloud solutions, with the company seeing sales revenue up 13 per cent on last year and a 20 per cent increase in customers.  With active NHS customers reflecting a 65% market share, Andy’s focus will include managing and updating the company’s revenue recognition model as well as looking at potential acquisition prospects.

“We needed someone who could grasp the Software-as-a-Service and Cloud revenue models, which Andy was able to do from the moment he joined the company,” says Neil Everatt, Chief Executive Officer, Software Europe. “Andy has freed up our cash-flow allowing us to improve how we invest in our people, product development, and new technology, so he really was the perfect choice for Chief Financial Officer.  Andy is already working through a number of critical projects, including some significant investment opportunities.”

Andy brings almost 20 years experience to the role having worked for Sage & Company Chartered Accountants as an Audit Junior, and more recently as Company Accountant for Daniels Silverman Limited. Andy joined Software Europe in January 2014 as Group Financial Controller, and has played a key part in growing the business and the company’s acquisition of Workforce Metrics in July 2014.

Andy comments: “Finance underpins almost all business operations and can be the catalyst to grow and expand the business. Software Europe has a great suite of cloud products that allow companies to develop more efficient processes and to manage people, expenses and contracts more effectively. As CFO, my role will be to ensure there is suitable capital to continue investing in the products, our staff, and ultimately the company’s growth in both the short and long term.”

 

For more information or to discuss the announcement in more details, please contact Martine Levene on 07714 772 362 / martinelevene@mantispr.co.uk or Dave Wedderburn on 07525 589 786 / davewed@mantispr.co.uk

Software Europe (www.software-europe.com)

Established in 1989, Software Europe is a leading provider of online expenses; contract, due diligence, workforce, employee case and workflow management cloud services. With the head office in Lincoln, the company has recently become one of only nine software companies recommended under the Cabinet Office’s Innovation Launch Pad for SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) to demonstrate public sector efficiency savings. Along with this, Software Europe has also been awarded the status of Little British Battler by TechMarketView LLP who provide leading authoritative research and analysis on technology and Best Product of the Year for Expenses from Business Finance Awards 2015. Working with a wide range of organisations across a diverse range of industry sectors; from SMEs through to global brands such as Fitness First, Manchester United Football Club and River Island Clothing Co.  Software Europe has a unique history of delivering innovation and was the first expenses software supplier in the world to offer distance validation for vehicle drivers, resulting in a substantial saving for organisations. The company is audited to ISO/IEC 27001 security standard and adheres to strict Data Protection protocol.

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