Finance Transformation

Digital disruption, compounded by COVID, is making it hard for CFOs to predict the future and guide their business. We can help you increase your team’s agility, deliver real-time actionable insights from data and release finance resources for the activities that really count.

Our Solution

We help finance leaders accelerate their finance transformation.

Starting with small, fast sprints that quickly show how new ways of working, combined with the right technology partners, can deliver value. We start small but think big. Our approach scales these sprints across the finance organisation, accelerating the transformation journey.

Jonathan Smare
Partner, Financial & Business Transformation

Solving These Challenges

  • How to guide your transformation journey whilst juggling demands to provide more insight and support new revenue streams, business models and acquisitions.

  • The frustration that financial resources are trapped in low value-add, repetitive tasks.
  • The pressure to reduce cost-to-serve.
  • Rigid finance processes that stifle response times and inhibit business agility.

  • Multiple sources of ‘truth’ and poor data quality due to siloed data sources and unclear data management.

  • Reducing core IT legacy infrastructure and application costs whilst delivering new digital capabilities.

  • Avoiding consultants that push lengthy expensive transformation engagements!

  • Finding the right nimble technology partners in a sea of vendors?

Experience To Guide You Along the Way

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Finance Transformation: Reckitt logo

Reckitt was going through a massive finance transformation project drawing financial information across 85 countries, 200 brands, and 40,000 products.

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What We Do

We use a comprehensive blueprint for the finance transformation. Focusing on reducing low value-add work, providing agile business capabilities and delivering near/real-time actionable insight solutions. This sets the scope of the transformation approach and prioritises the road-map for the delivery process.

Financial Technology:
Clear Strategy and Governance

Producing the right financial technology strategy to create enhanced business performance and value.

Improving governance processes, combined with stronger cross-functional working practices, to produce solutions and innovations faster.

Providing clarity on the transformation and speeding deployment. Reducing risk and accelerating benefit.

Improving Financial Process by
Re-engineering and Automation

Intelligent automation of key financial processes.

Automated policy-based controls and improved operation security and compliance.

Automated monitoring to reduce cost, improve data quality and manage risk.

Releasing finance resources trapped in low value-add work. Enhancing productivity and benefiting operating costs.

Improving, knowledge, Insights
and Reporting for the Organisation

Transforming cloudy data environments into clear data lakes – with rich financial, operational and customer data.

Developing data stewardship and a single source of truth.

Deploying dashboards and actionable real-time data access for everyone. Enabling self-service and predictive analytics.

Disintermediating finance from the burden of reporting. Democratise data access to increase agility, reduce latency, scale, availability.

Delivering timely and actionable insight from data to inform strategy and drive operational excellence across the business.

Building An Effective Financial
Leadership & Organisation

Helping to build a finance leadership team who can lead the change ongoing.

Empowering culture changes and new ways of working enabled by technology.

Building the right skills and experience through all layers of the finance organisation.

Developing transformation as a competence within the finance function and incubating future talent.

Utilising effective working practices within the team and cross-functionally.

Future-proofing the financial function and allowing it to perform the functions the organisation needs moving forward.

Building a Rich
Partner Ecosystem

Via effective technology partner selection, deployment and management processes. Extend the capabilities of the organisation.

Identify COTs vendors that enhance and speed-up critical functions.

Who have development teams that produce flexibility, with scaling and cost-control.

Enabling the right technology partners to become a seamless part of the organisation’s ecosystem.

Improving strategic flexibility and costs of operation.

Agile Business Capabilities
& Support

Strengthening business partnerships through continuous closing and res-forecasting. Enabling real/near real-time reporting and planning.

Improvements to forecast delivery and accuracy.

Accelerating M&A/divestiture projects.

Improving agility and reducing risks.

Our Proven Iterative Approach

Our approach improves innovation and agility in a series of prioritised sprints. Embedding successful elements of culture and ways of working into the organisation enabled by technology. Starting with the first sprints, we follow these nine steps to accelerate your transformation as we scale the sprints.

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