Accounting and financial management consultant

AB Consulting: Trusted Financial & Accounting Management | Empowering Businesses

Accounting and financial management consultant

AB Consulting: Trusted Financial & Accounting Management | Empowering Businesses

Financial and Accounting Management

A Financial and Accounting Management Consultant provides a range of services to businesses to help you to optimize your financial management processes and improve your financial performance.

The financial performance of your business is closely linked to both the business strategy and the management solution used. AB Consultants supports you in implementing integrated accounting and financial management, optimizing your general, auxiliary, analytical and budgetary accounting and fulfilling your legal obligations. We help our clients to align your finance organizations with the strategies and needs of their businesses to realize and sustain value over the long term.

Control your company’s financial flows and balances (cash flow, fixed assets, means of payment and banking communication) and evaluate your company’s financial performance (tax return, consolidation, financial reporting)!

Our Missions

At AB Consulting, we believe in empowering businesses to thrive through exceptional financial and accounting management. To fulfill this vision, we are committed to the following principles:

1. Main missions:

  • Business strategy participation: Engaging in strategic decision-making and implementation.
  • Economic profitability analysis: Providing in-depth financial analysis to ensure profitability.
  • Compliance management: Ensuring adherence to accounting and tax regulations.
  • Cash and liquidity management: Overseeing company funds and ensuring financial stability.
  • Internal control: Implementing robust internal controls for financial accuracy.

2. Performs additional actions such as:

  • Capital management: Optimizing capital utilization for profitability and risk control.
  • Cost efficiency: Identifying key areas for cost reduction and business process optimization.
  • Stakeholder relations: Maintaining relations with investors, banks, and financial markets.
  • Financial reporting: Delivering clear financial reports to stakeholders, including boards and auditors.
  • Investment profitability analysis: Providing financial insights for major investments and company balances.
  • Financial transactions management: Overseeing significant financial activities like mergers and acquisitions.
  • Supervisory role: Managing accounting, treasury, legal, tax issues, and risk control.
Tax Planning and Strategy:
  • Customized tax solutions: Developing tax strategies that align with your business objectives and minimize liabilities.
  • Regulatory compliance: Ensuring adherence to evolving tax laws and regulations.
Corporate Finance Advisory:
  • Strategic financial guidance: Offering expert advice on corporate finance matters, including capital structure, investments, and funding strategies.
  • Value maximization: Assisting in creating strategies that enhance the overall value of the business.
Sustainability and ESG Reporting:
  • Sustainable finance integration: Advising on integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects into financial strategies.
  • ESG reporting: Assisting in the development and reporting of sustainability practices for transparency and compliance.
Global Expansion and International Trade:
  • Cross-border financial management: Advising on financial aspects of international expansion and global market entry.
  • Trade compliance and Strategy: Providing guidance on trade regulations, tariffs, and international financial transactions.
Technology Integration in Finance:
  • FinTech solutions: Incorporating cutting-edge financial technologies to optimize finance operations.
  • Digital transformation: Guiding the digitalization of financial processes for increased efficiency.
Workforce and Payroll Management:
  • Employee Financial Management: Offering solutions for efficient payroll and workforce financial management.
  • Compensation Strategy: Advising on compensation structures and benefits for alignment with financial goals.
Business Valuation and Exit Strategy:
  • Company valuation services: Providing accurate business valuation for mergers, acquisitions, or investment purposes.
  • Exit planning: Advising on financial strategies for business exits or ownership transitions.
Industry-Specific Financial Consulting:
  • Tailored financial strategies: Offering industry-specific financial advice to cater to unique sector challenges.
  • Market-specific insights: Providing financial insights based on specific market trends and conditions.
Credit Management and Financing Solutions:
  • Credit risk analysis: Assessing and managing credit risk for sustainable financing.
  • Financing strategy development: Crafting tailored strategies for business financing needs.
Regulatory Compliance and Audit Support:
  • Compliance assurance: Ensuring financial activities comply with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Audit preparation and support: Assisting in preparing for and navigating through financial audits.
Business Continuity and Risk Insurance:
  • Risk mitigation planning: Developing strategies for business continuity in the face of financial risks.
  • Insurance Advisory: Providing advice on risk insurance options to protect business interests.

Depending on the size of the company, we may also oversee general services, office selection, IT, payroll, human resources, etc. In large companies, the function may be separated into chief financial officer, human resources director and legal director.

These additional missions not only expand the scope of AB Consulting’s expertise but also underscore a commitment to providing comprehensive, customized, and forward-thinking financial solutions for a diverse range of business needs.

3. Interim CFO

The intervention of a transition CFO will allow you to structure the management of your company’s accounts and ensure profit optimization. The financial departments of companies are increasingly calling on interim managers, with the aim of managing contexts of transformation or financial crisis. Transition experts specializing in finance provide operational services over several months with very specific objectives to develop your business.

Do you need a financial framework quickly? Are you looking for a financial transition manager? Managers en Mission has a network of qualified experts in transition management in finance!

  • Structured financial management: Offering interim CFO services to structure and optimize company finances.
  • Expertise in financial transformation: Specializing in managing financial restructuring and crises.
  • Support and reporting: Providing continuous support and progress reports for all financial projects.
The advantages of interim management in finance

Each transition manager in finance has the support of his partner, called “mission director” and also transition manager. An additional asset to ensure the success of the mission! A monthly summary produced by these two professionals presents the progress of the project.

In addition, the interim managers in our network operate under wage portage. Their intervention is therefore simplified and secure. This solution does not cost you more, but saves you valuable administrative time!

Why hire an interim manager in finance?

A transition CFO can intervene in your company in several frameworks:

  • To replace a vacant position while benefiting from external expertise. Recruiting an interim manager is a temporary solution while waiting for the arrival of the successor to whom he will hand over.
  • Experienced, this former executive is immediately operational and above all autonomous.
    To come in reinforcement, in order to absorb an overload of activity.

4. Turnaround and Restructuring

Turnaround and Restructuring Consultant, often described as an emergency room (ER) job, there to save companies in difficulty, the restructuring industry is in full swing in times of crisis. Yet associated with the culture of rebound, restructuring, which refers to the operations necessary to reorganize a company in difficulty according to new principles, comes up against psychological barriers and cognitive biases that are formed when mentioning difficulties. Less and less stigmatized and taboo, this market offers many opportunities for both current and future professionals in the sector.

  • Crisis management: Specializing in saving companies in financial distress.
  • Restructuring expertise: Conducting necessary operations to reorganize and revitalize businesses.

5. Mergers and Acquisitions

Merger and Acquisition consultant advise companies on M&A opportunities and help them prioritize opportunities based on deal valuation and return maximization criteria, whether it be a merger, acquisition, disposal or business integration.

M&A advisors are actively involved in financial modeling of the target’s future, structuring the deal and negotiating the amount to gain a strategic advantage. It therefore takes an accomplished consultant to research potential buyers, perform in-depth financial analysis, complete due diligence, lead the negotiations and properly assess the risks involved in the transaction.

  • Strategic M&A advice: Guiding companies through mergers, acquisitions, and disposals.
  • Comprehensive deal structuring: Involvement in financial modeling, negotiations, and risk assessment.
  • Due diligence and integration planning: Assisting in financial due diligence and post-merger strategies.

Our consultants can assist businesses in the financial due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions. This includes analyzing financial statements, assessing financial risks, and developing post-merger integration plans.

6. Financial Planning and Analysis

The consultant can help businesses develop a comprehensive financial plan and forecast for their future financial needs. This includes analyzing their current financial situation, identifying areas for improvement, and developing strategies to achieve their financial goals.

  • Comprehensive financial planning: Developing detailed financial plans and forecasts.
  • Performance Improvement Strategies: Identifying and implementing strategies for financial betterment.

7. Financial Reporting

The consultant can help businesses create accurate and timely financial reports that provide valuable insights into their financial performance. This includes preparing financial statements, such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, and providing analysis on key financial metrics.

  • Insightful financial statements: Creating detailed and insightful financial reports.
  • Key metric analysis: Providing analysis on crucial financial indicators.

8. Accounting Systems Implementation

The consultant can help businesses implement accounting systems that streamline their financial management processes and improve their financial reporting capabilities. This includes selecting and implementing the right accounting software, designing and implementing accounting processes, and training staff on how to use the new system.

  • System selection and implementation: Assisting in choosing and setting up efficient accounting systems.
  • Process design and training: Designing accounting processes and training staff for optimal use.

9. Risk Management

The consultant can help businesses identify and manage financial risks that may impact their financial performance. This includes assessing potential risks, developing risk mitigation strategies, and monitoring and reporting on risk exposures.

  • Risk Identification and Mitigation: Assessing and strategizing against financial risks.
  • Continuous Risk Monitoring: Ongoing observation and reporting of financial risk exposures.

10. Sustainability and ESG Reporting:

Sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Reporting are essential because they enable businesses to demonstrate their commitment to responsible practices, aligning with the growing global emphasis on sustainability.

  • Sustainable Finance Integration: Advising on integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects into financial strategies.
  • ESG Reporting: Assisting in the development and reporting of sustainability practices for transparency and compliance.

Through these expanded missions, AB Consulting demonstrates a comprehensive approach to financial and accounting management, ensuring that clients receive tailored, expert solutions to all their financial challenges.

What is accounting and financial management software?

Accounting management software is a real decision-making tool for finance professionals. It is used to manage a company, plan and control various data (dashboards, supplier invoices, analytical plans, etc.)

An accounting management solution completely fulfills basic accounting tasks (accounting for purchase and sale invoices, fixed assets acquired or sold, statements, credit cards, editing of accounting documents and end-of-year entries).

The need for accounting software is essential for a business to manage incoming and outgoing cash flows. In addition, a powerful accounting and finance software can optimize profitability, define tax obligations, manage cash flow, ensure compliance and the viability of a business.

Why choose accounting management software?

The significant demand for modernization of financial operations is the main reason for using an accounting and financial management solution. Nowadays, companies need to analyze the increasing volumes of data coming from different sources such as banking transactions, online loan applications or stock and/or commodity trading.

Accounting software allows you to improve the management of your business and benefit from a complete solution adapted to your regulatory constraints. Analyzing your data by setting up simple accounting and financial processes makes it possible to establish a restitution of your results via reporting tools.

The emergence of mobile applications as well as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Big Data are among the trends that have impacted the market for accounting and financial management solutions. Thanks to mobile applications, users can easily send invoices, validate payments or even plan budgets in real time.

High-performance accounting and financial management softwares can combine several basic modules and functions to manage a company’s financial processes. With the use of software, it makes it possible to optimize cash flow and reduce cash management costs, also offers the Sage 100 solution, an accounting and financial suite that centralizes all data and automates a company’s financial flows.

The accounting management of a company also makes it possible to automate the flow of customer receivables by taking charge of the edition of purchase orders, quotes, that of invoices, and by recording customer payments until the follow-up of the deposit at the bank.

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