Finance Consulting

Enhance predictability & strategy to provide visibility, efficiency, and value
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Predictability

PREDICTABILITY

Analysis, forecasting, and modeling needed to predict financial and operational outcomes.

Bottoms Up Budget Construction
Activity level build up by customer, vendor, headcount & spend type

Detailed Workforce Planning
Continuous tracking of headcount costs by product line, function, company, and country

Product & Service Line Margin
Multidimensional analysis & reporting of revenue & cost to drive the right decision making

Departmental Expense Build
Function by function build of workforce & vendor spend to deliver managers their piece of an organization’s budget

Three Statement Budgets
Integrated Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow budgets to plan beyond P&L

Executive-Level Presentation Support
Executive management communication utilizing clean tables, narratives, graphs, bridges & dashboards

Periodic Forecast Process
Cadenced forecasting driving predictability across any process or financial result

Align with Close Process & Reporting
Forecasting accuracy, timeliness & processes aligned with the close & reporting process

Product & Service-level Performance Analytics 
Disaggregated forecasting down to product or service contribution margin levels

Departmental Expense Review & Reforecast 
Department by department expense analysis & re-forecasting to inform expectations

Three Statement Model Forecasting 
Forecasting profit & loss through the cash conversion cycle

Financial Deep Dive Analytics
Detailed analysis of multi-driver results to identify root causes & inform the right decision making

Performance Dashboarding
Dashboards aligning goals & drivers to metrics & baseline data inputs

Pricing & Erosion Analytics
Detailed analysis of contract & product pricing to identify margin erosion

Product & Service Margin Analytics
Detailed analysis of product & service revenues & costs to clearly identify profit-generating activities

Synergy, Savings Management & Analytics
Program management reporting & driving activity aligned to strategic goals

Working Capital & Cash Analytics
Detailed analysis of cash & working capital drivers impacting DSO, DPO and cash conversion

Summary and detail-level cash flow forecasting, modeling, and control procedures

Strategy

INFORMING
STRATEGY

Credible assessment, expertise, and communication to inform decision-making throughout the organization.

EBITDA Enhancement  Deep dive analysis of revenue, margins, pricing, peak period expenses, & normalized performance to inform enhancements

Three Statement Business Unit Carve Outs  BU alignment of revenues & margins, procurement, headcount, overhead & the attributable cash flows

Balance Sheet Scrub  Detailed review of assets, liabilities, accruals, estimates & reconciliations to ensure accuracy of EBITDA & working capital

Normalized EBITDA Review  Detailed review of margins, labor, & procurement to identify normalized performance

Mock Diligence Discovery  Third party mock diligence to uncover & prepare defenses required to support your valuation

Manage Dataroom Library  Manage secure online repository for document storage & distribution

EBITDA Enhancement 
Deep dive analysis of revenue, margins, pricing, peak period expenses, & normalized performance to inform enhancements

Three Statement Business Unit Carve Outs 
BU alignment of revenues & margins, procurement, headcount, overhead & the attributable cash flows

Normalized EBITDA Review 
Detailed review of margins, labor, & procurement to identify normalized performance.

Mock Quality of Earnings Discovery Exercise 
Third party mock review to uncover & prepare defenses required to support your normalized earnings representations.

Manage Dataroom Library 
Manage secure online repository for document storage & distribution.

Long Term Planning
3-5 year, three-statement planning for long term vision casting

Assumption Drivers
Company, industry and market-specific assumption drivers

Functional Leadership Input
Individual functional leader input layering to provide accountability

Initiative Quantification & Optionality
Initiative layering to provide visibility through significant organization transitions

Interim Management Solutions

INTERIM MANAGEMENT

Interim leaders assume responsibilities, maintain control of key business functions, and lead strategic enhancements before transitioning the role to the future position holder.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage short & long-term financial planning, forecasting, and strategy
  • Manage treasury, finance, and accounting functions
  • Manage cash sources, uses, and conversion of working capital
  • Identify and qualify investment opportunities 
  • Inform Board, Executives, and Functional Leaders with financial analyses

ENHANCEMENTS:

  • Real-time financial visibility
  • Enhanced long-term financial planning
  • Enhanced forecast accuracy
  • Finance support for functional decision-makers
  • Bottoms-up budget and actionable plan management

CIRCUMSTANCES:

  • Cash flow & liquidity constraints
  • Business turnaround
  • Change of leadership or ownership
  • Bridge resource need
  • Sell-side preparation
  • Value enhancement program management
  • System conversion

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and prepare financial planning
  • Manage and prepare financial forecasting
  • Inform financial strategy with consistent analysis and reporting
  • Prepare financial analyses and reporting for Board, Executives, and functional leaders

ENHANCEMENTS:

  • Focus on more information, better information, and faster visibility
  • Enhanced accuracy of forecasts
  • Finance support for functional decision-makers
  • Bottoms-up budget and actionable plan management
  • Cash flow visibility and forecasting (13wk/12mo) implementation

CIRCUMSTANCES:

  • Key void in the organization
  • Need for specific skills and expertise to overcome significant hurdle:
    • Value Enhancement Program Management
    • Change of Leadership
    • Acquisition Integration
    • Sell-Side Preparation
    • System Conversion

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial planning
  • Prepare financial forecasting
  • Manage consistent analysis and reporting
  • Prepare financial analysis and reporting for finance and functional leaders

ENHANCEMENTS:

  • Focus on more information, better information, and faster visibility
  • Enhanced forecast accuracy
  • Manage analysis requests for functional decision-makers
  • Deliver actionable plan management
  • Manage cash flow visibility and forecasting (13wk/12mo)

CIRCUMSTANCES:

  • Key void in organization
  • Need for specific skills and expertise to overcome significant hurdle:
    • Value enhancement program management
    • Change of leadership
    • Acquisition integration
    • Sell-side preparation
    • System conversion

Project Leadership

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