Why work with us

Simply, we deliver on what we say. Our clients are our benchmark.

Why work with us

Simply, we deliver on what we say. Our clients are our benchmark.

DISCOVERY

Firstly, we work on your objectives and highlight where you see the opportunities and obstacles. This is very much a strategic level fact finding task under our Delivery phase. More than anything, this will focus on the shareholder value and how that might be increased. It could be better cash, more profitability, improved stock turns, reporting – or more likely a combination of all of those.

DESIGN

In our Design phase, we look at the priorities of activity; those operational tasks that will deliver the strategy effectively. Where are the breakthroughs going to come from, what do we need to by when and how do we achieve it? Timeframes and critical resources all form part of the design. We are very much involved at the point where most consultants will exit.

DELIVER

Finally we look at Delivery. Here, our CFO is usually engaged periodically only, perhaps to oversee a Finance Bean or Bookkeeper. We make sure the objectives remain on track, but the process also needs to be affordable and flexible.

DISCOVERY

Firstly, we work on your objectives and highlight where you see the opportunities and obstacles. This is very much a strategic level fact finding task under our Delivery phase. More than anything, this will focus on the shareholder value and how that might be increased. It could be better cash, more profitability, improved stock turns, reporting – or more likely a combination of all of those.

DESIGN

In our Design phase, we look at the priorities of activity; those operational tasks that will deliver the strategy effectively. Where are the breakthroughs going to come from, what do we need to by when and how do we achieve it? Timeframes and critical resources all form part of the design. We are very much involved at the point where most consultants will exit.

DELIVER

Finally we look at Delivery. Here, our CFO is usually engaged periodically only, perhaps to oversee a Finance Bean or Bookkeeper. We make sure the objectives remain on track, but the process also needs to be affordable and flexible.

WHY WORK WITH US?

Both our process and people are tailored to your business. Our process means we get to the core issues quickly, and our people mean we can tailor the expertise to suit your needs. Our engagements can be short term or long term, with different levels of expertise available.
What about you? What type of company are you? Well established in your field, but growth has stagnated over the past few years? Perhaps you’re a rising star, with ambitions to drive sales and grow into the next BRW Fast 100. As the owner of the business, maybe you’ve held the reigns tightly to get to this point, but now you need expertise to take you to the next step. Expertise will be expensive on a permanent full-time basis, is there another option around to consider? We think so.
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WHY WORK WITH US?

Both our process and people are tailored to your business. Our process means we get to the core issues quickly, and our people mean we can tailor the expertise to suit your needs. Our engagements can be short term or long term, with different levels of expertise available.

What about you? What type of company are you? Well established in your field, but growth has stagnated over the past few years? Perhaps you’re a rising star, with ambitions to drive sales and grow into the next BRW Fast 100. As the owner of the business, maybe you’ve held the reigns tightly to get to this point, but now you need expertise to take you to the next step. Expertise will be expensive on a permanent full-time basis, is there another option around to consider? We think so.

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HOW WE HELP

We examine the pain points of your business, so we are clear early on about what the blockages might be. SFS uses a robust IP process that is thorough, but also allows you to see some early results in critical areas.

CAN YOU IDENTIFY WITH THESE?

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If you can identify with one of the 12 Common Pain Points of Finance, then organise to have a 30 minute meeting with us, and we will be able to come up with some immediate fixes that you can leave the discussion with.

Lack of Clear Strategic Plan

Unclear, no plan and confused reporting. Nothing documented, no marrying between plan and business objectives.

Ill-defined Performance Measurement

Unclear performance, where does what I spend meet the results I want?

Cashflow Poor

Cash flow is oxygen to business, without it, the business cannot function properly and sustainably. No reporting or forecasting on incoming and outgoing cash.

Improved Long Term Funding

Improved Long Term Funding A strategic approach to funding and meeting the requirements of longterm funding is the fuel for business growth

Lack of Internal Systems

Lack of Internal Systems Without systems, everything hinges on the efforts and control of the principal. Quality systems are the key to running a larger business

High Risk Exposure

High Risk Exposure A structured approach to risk identification and mitigation protects your business asset over the longterm

Operations are Untidy

Operations are Untidy Clean and tidy operations allows for visibility of business issues and smooth flow of routine work

Tax and Planning Issues

Tax and Planning Issues Good planning allows for managed business growth including meeting regulatory requirements

Profitability is hit and miss

Profitability is hit and miss Leading to reactive management, solved with accurate reporting and forecasting.

 Stock Control Issues

Stock Control Issues Stock and work in progress often represents the biggest spend line in a business yet is often opaque with complex cost drivers

Short Term People Problem

Short Term People Problem Staff planning and management is both a regulatory requirement and a critical component of business longterm success

In Crisis

In Crisis Small problems unaddressed can quickly lead to critical business failure points. Proactive business management, control mechanisms and accurate planning are key to pulling a business out of crisis
When this is all combined, we deliver an effective finance programme that builds equity, cash and profitability to increase your business value.
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Who we are

We are a leading provider of 1st and 2nd tier Financial Specialists, who help businesses achieve accelerated growth.

What we do

We are senior and accomplished CFO’s who design and implement financial strategies that grow your business.

Why work with us

Both our processes and people are tailored to your business. Both mean we get to the core issues very quickly.

How We Do It

We use a robust IP process that is thorough. It’s a three part process that includes Discovery, Design and Deliver.

What we say

Articles written by our top-level CFO’s and Finance Specialists on current happenings occuring in the market.

Where to connect

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