View Improved Financial & Management Reporting

Improved Financial & Management Reporting

Background A small business unit within a bank had gone through a period of growth. To meet customer requirements, sales agreements had become more complex. There was pressure to reduce or eliminate costs. The existing accounting system had not had real resources invested in it for a number of years and was increasingly not fit…

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View Successful exit for family owned food business

Successful exit for family owned food business

Business Issue Star Foods S.A. was a start up Company in Poland owned by a Greek, entrepreneurial family. The patriarch was charismatic, energetic and visionary. He had four sons who he was grooming to take over. Some were more competent than others. An informal decision making process, high priority for growth with an end goal…

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View Associate FD increases business owners profit by 6%

Associate FD increases business owners profit by 6%

Background With the competition increasing and requirement for high volume, low cost product, the parent company took a decision to purchase a low-cost European manufacturing company to supplement the current European group’s activities. Having played a key role in the due diligence of the acquisition, I was now tasked with the integration of the new…

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View Grant funding win for construction client

Grant funding win for construction client

Business Issue: The company had been growing steadily over the last few years, however it had an issue with a large contractor. This caused its revenues to shrink and so a revised plan was needed to help the company expand. Background: The company is a highly successful business group with a large standing in the…

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View Management accounts production saves business sale transaction

Management accounts production saves business sale transaction

Background The company was a small but fast-growing, privately-owned IT Cybersecurity Distributor and had recently upgraded from Sageline 50 to the NetSuite ERP system.  Having upgraded part-way through their financial year, the accounts team was struggling to reconcile closing balances in Sageline 50 with opening balances in NetSuite.  There were also some weaknesses in the…

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View Clarity on cashflow for Irish retail chain

Clarity on cashflow for Irish retail chain

Business Issue: A retail chain in Ireland was losing money and had run into cashflow problems. Their suppliers were no longer prepared to supply goods on credit and all purchases had to be paid for in cash before delivery. The company’s staff retention had also become a major problem. Background: The retail firm owned and…

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View Case Study: Start-up Investment Bank

Case Study: Start-up Investment Bank

Background: Start-up business had successfully raised enough capital to start trading as a start-up investment bank in a new jurisdiction, although other parts of the group have been operating for a little under 2 years. Financials were required for regulatory license approval in addition to an updated business plan, 5 year financial projections, capital planning,…

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View Case Study: Business Turnaround

Case Study: Business Turnaround

Background: The business had been relying on internal accountants/bookkeepers to provide the compliance and the managing director took his eye off the ball as he was away from the office most of the time due to family illness. The organisation had multiple sites for distribution in Ireland which had a limited financial budget. Weak finance…

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View Case Study: Scaling Up

Case Study: Scaling Up

Sector: Online Gaming Concern: The business had reached a strategic inflection point and the owner recognised the need to decide if he should continue to run the company as a life-style business, or embark on a scaling-up project in order to build the business, and possibly prepare for an exit over the next 4-5 years….

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