Financial Forecasting, Budget Preparation, Implementation, & Management
Accurate financial modeling and forecasting is an essential component to any organization to help management quantify their plans, understand their financial performance, make better decisions and present their ambitions to outside parties. Critical to the financial model are the underlying assumptions, expectations, and drivers to the business, which allow the financial model to take shape. We are highly skilled at constructing financial models for our clients so that it can be an effective tool for not only outside parties but also for management on an ongoing basis. We know that business owners are faced with difficult decisions every day and we can help simplify decision-making processes.
A budget is management’s hypothesis of how the company will perform financially given the most likely set of circumstances. We can validate budgets developed with the best guess from management using statistical methods and sensitivity analysis. A budget can be converted into a set of financial forecasts, which are a formal presentation of the budget distributed to potential lenders or investors. Further analysis through costing, proforma analysis and financial projections can help management understand costs and present the expected financial results of their business plans to outside parties. As financial statements are produced, they can be compared to the budget to help you understand the nature of its costs and identify inefficiencies – it is a road map that helps a company stay on track.
Cash Flow Management and Projections
Having consistent and accurate visibility of cash flow is critical to any business. A cash crisis can be devastating and can cripple your business. With our assistance, we can help you manage and project your cash flow properly. This allows you to know:
When, where, and how your cash needs will occur
What the best sources are for meeting your additional cash needs
How to be prepared to meet these needs when they occur, by keeping good relationships with lending institutions
We start by developing a cash flow projection. This will help develop both short-term (weekly/monthly) cash flow projections to help manage daily cash and long-term (annual/3-5 year) cash flow projections. This helps to develop the necessary capital strategy to meet your business needs. We also prepare historical cash flow statements to help you gain an understanding of past performance.
By creating an accurate cash flow projection, we can help you strengthen your ability to obtain an appropriate line of credit, enhance your cash collection acceleration techniques, establish effective collection and payment policies and help you obtain the maximum rate of return on your idle cash.
KPI Design and Implementation
Most leaders have an intuitive understanding of what drives their business, but no practical way to measure those drivers. Our team has deep metrics and data backgrounds and is very experienced in synthesizing disparate data streams into Key Performance Indicators. We not only design the KPIs, but we also implement processes to ensure proper measurement and data controls.
Managerial Reporting Design and Implementation
Sometimes the standard GAAP reporting package doesn’t give management the insight they need into running their company. We understand the importance of insightful and concise reporting and have designed and implemented numerous reporting packages tailored to individual business needs. Whether it is understanding your full collection process to your sales funnel, we can help you.