Finance

CFO Advisory

Our CFO Advisory practice advises clients in their most important financial management issues, including strategic transformation projects, the implementation of strategic performance management and business planning frameworks, and the optimization, automation and digitalization of the finance function and related processes.

The CFO Advisory team combines both consulting and financial management experience in providing strategic and practical advice and support to our clients in the following areas:

  • Performance Management and Analytics
  • Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Finance Transformation
  • Fast Close
  • Ad Hoc Corporate Finance challenges
  • PMI / Integration of the finance function

Performance Management and Analytics

  • Setup and (re)design of management reporting and board reporting
  • Design and implementation of financial and operational management dashboards
  • Definition and optimization of the performance management framework and related processes
  • Integrate Data Analytics in the overall performance management framework
  • Translate business strategy into relevant and measurable KPIs
  • Strategic Cost and Profitability Management

Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Critical review of current planning methods, tools, and processes
  • Redesign of the strategic planning process aligned with the business model
  • Redesign of the planning and forecasting processes
  • Integrated planning: align and integrate financial and operational planning
  • Setup of cloud based planning and budgeting tools

Finance Transformation

  • Finance function diagnostic / Quick scan of the finance function
  • Review of the finance function’s operating model and analysis of the current performance
  • Identification of levers for improvement and definition of the Target Operating Model
  • Definition of the implementation trajectory and support in the realization of the implementation
  • Review, (re)design and optimization of the key finance processes
  • Process automation

Fast close / Implementation of monthly close

  • Detailed review of the current accounting processes and the processes that provide input to accounting (customers, suppliers, treasury, inventory, investments, personnel, intercompany flows, etc.)
  • Identification of levers for improvement to reduce the time required to close the books and prepare financial reports
  • Definition of target closing procedures, checklists, and timetables
  • Definition of the roadmap and practical support in its implementation

Ad Hoc Corporate Finance

  • Capital budgeting, Investment and Project assessments
  • Ad hoc financial business cases
  • Profitability Reviews
  • Investor Readiness and setup of new ventures
  • Short- and medium-term Cash Flow forecasting

PMI / Integration of the finance function

  • Preparation for Day one readiness
  • Definition of the 100-day plan
  • Coordination and management of integration projects
  • Change Management and Top Management Support