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Hutcheon Mearns launches new digital freelancer platform

The firm is using the Proteus digital platform, and aims to pair freelance financial specialist with companies looking for financial expertise

Dundee-based accountancy firm Hutcheon Mearns have launched the first global, digital platform to match businesses with freelance finance professionals, Nexus Finance. 

Freelance accountants, financial directors or those with a specialism set up a free profile outlining their skills and experience and will be paired with companies looking for financial expertise on ad hoc, long or short-term contracts, depending on business need.

The firm is using the Proteus digital platform, which was launched by Aberdeen-based Xergy Group last year to help energy sector companies source workers for projects.

Craig Hutcheon, founder of Hutcheon Mearns, said: “With automation a major ambition for finance departments of the future, we were already envisaging a changing landscape for finance professionals where they will work for more than one business and where financial expertise will be in higher demand to augment existing teams.

“Nexus is the start of this journey to a more digitally-enabled, project-based finance solution. It’s important to stress that this is not a recruitment platform.”

Adam Maitland, the firm’s managing director, added: “Nexus is a major step forward in this changing landscape for how finance departments and financial professionals will work and in the current COVID-climate, it couldn’t have launched at a better time.”

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