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SCL was founded by Michael Barber, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 20 years of experience of providing finance-focused professional services to a wide range of clients. Prior to founding SCL, Michael spent the majority of his career with Ernst & Young, where he co-led the firm’s NHS Finance team. During this time Michael led a large number of engagements supporting NHS organisations to address their most complex challenges, including the following:

  • advised on over thirty NHS transactions;
  • undertook due diligence, financial reviews and working capital assessments of dozens of NHS organisations;
  • supported the development, preparation and approval of a wide range of Business Cases;
  • helped local health economies to prepare financial and operational system plans;
  • led the delivery of one the largest Robotic Process Automation implementation programmes in the NHS to date; and
  • supported organisations to successfully navigate and deliver a large number of complex procurements, including PPP’s, MES’s and large capital programmes

In founding SCL, Michael’s objective is to deliver finance focused consultancy services grounded in significant experience and technical expertise in order to provide NHS organisations with practical insight, real implementation and Value for Money. SCL works with like-minded and trusted partners in order to deliver services at scale.

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