Financial and HR Consultants in the North East

Atom Financial provide a wide range of financial consultancy services from outsourced finance director to a fully managed finance department, alongside HR & Payroll solutions to SME businesses in the North East.

We are trusted advisors that work closely with our clients to identify and fulfil their financial, operational and people requirements to help businesses overcome their challenges, grow and prosper.

Atom’s foundations are built from the vast financial, commercial & operational experience gained by its founders & directors who have over 30 years combined experience in senior finance board level roles across a range of industries, working in high growth private equity backed and owner managed SME businesses.

Atom Financial are CIMA Members in Practice, Xero Certified Advisors & CIPD Qualified HR Consultants.

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Atom Value Proposition

Atom Financial Ltd has a mission to act as a ‘Trusted Advisor’ to its clients. Atom provide class leading Outsourced Support with an aim to adding value to SME businesses to help them grow and prosper.

Atom provide a wide range of Financial Consultancy Services including Financial Due Diligence and Financial Forecasting, identifying clients’ requirements collaboratively alongside providing Outsourced Finance Director and Fully Managed Finance functions, offering a flexible, highly experienced alternative to in-house recruitment.

Atom People adds a further dynamic to Atom’s consultancy offering, adding value to businesses in their HR and payroll functions, bringing expertise and experience to growing SMEs via a cost-effective alternative to recruiting an in-house HR Manager or outsourcing to a payroll bureau.

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Our Core Values


Atom always take responsibility for our words, our actions, and our results.


Atom always provide open and honest communication to build trust with our stakeholders.

Open Minded

Atom always discuss and debate thoughts, ideas and plans to further inform our beliefs and approaches.


Atom always show great attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and diligence across all work undertaken on behalf of our clients.

Meet The Team

Our award-winning team are here to help your business grow.

Matt Herrell


Matt is a vastly experienced Finance Director & professional with over 20 years’ experience of progressive finance and operational roles, focussing on senior positions within high growth SME entities. He has a demonstrable track record of being integral, as a key member of board teams, in delivering the strategy in multiple businesses, from owner managed to private equity backed.

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Matthew Fannan ACMA CGMA


Matthew is a senior finance professional with almost 20 years’ experience in finance, accountancy & operational roles with senior positions held in multiple industries. He has vast experience & knowledge in helping to grow SME businesses, including both owner-managed, and private equity owned entities.

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Nathan Raine Assoc CIPD

Head of Atom People

Nathan is a versatile Human Resources professional with almost a decade of experience working in Payroll and HR Services roles. Starting his career as an HR Apprentice in a National Cost Savings Consultancy Group, Nathan has a track record of managing People functions in growing SME businesses. More recently, Nathan has gained valuable experience in the manufacturing industry with a large international business, adding further depth to his expertise.

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Arun Sahota

Management Accountant

Arun joins Atom Financial with over five years’ experience working in finance roles. Gaining his experience in a private equity backed business in the North East, starting out as an Accounts Assistance before progressing into a Management Accountant position.

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