FINANCE OPTIMIZATION

ACCOUNT RECONCILIATION ASSESSMENT

Are you truly reconciling your accounts? Or are you simply matching transactions. If it's the latter you are not alone - a majority of companies in the U.S. do not adequately reconcile their balance sheet accounts. Astute's Business Architecture Optimization for Account Reconciliation will guide through filling the gaps in today's processes. Focusing on the high volume, high balance accounts that influence your business - Astute will guide you through the changes to your business process, systems, and architecture to optimize your account reconciliations and reduce future risk.

FINANCIAL CLOSE OPTIMIZATION

Whether it's speed, quality, clarity or a combination, let Astute guide you through their Financial Close Framework. Astute will guide you towards areas of focus and targeted improvements and process optimization. From accruals and late entries to consolidations through to financial reporting Astute's team of CPAs, Business Leaders, and Finance Professionals will help you define the future of your organization and guide you through the transformation - on time & on-budget.

FINANCIAL REPORTING

Let Astute walk you towards the balance point of managing Financial Reporting and Statutory/Regulatory reporting in the same environment. Establish when to report from your ledger versus your warehouse. Streamline reporting by leveraging or enhancing your technology solutions to take the manual work out of report generation and assembly.

BILLING INTEGRATION

There is no need for a central billing solution; but there is a need for rationalized, streamlined, and consistent integration into your financials. Let Astute demonstrate how your enterprise can maintain multiple unique billing structures, but standardize your billing business architecture around your finance and reporting needs. Astute Billing; Optimized.

RIGHT - SIZED TREASURY SOLUTIONS

Not all Treasury solutions are created equal - as such don't settle for functionality that doesn't work for your organization. Often times we find companies have too much or too little process and technology support for their Treasury solution. With Astute's deep ERP expertise, Treasury experience, and partner network Astute's Fit Treasury solution will guide you to the right sized solutions and processes to support your CFO's enterprise initiatives.

ASSET LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

In the post-Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) environment, new emphases have been placed on corporate accountability in both accounting rules (US GAAP and IFRS) and in cost accounting. Both expect enhanced transparency with fixed asset management records – which for certain industries represent a very large percentage of the balance sheet. The importance of an accurate and well-documented fixed asset management record is a priority. However, implementing the capabilities to run a reliable fixed asset inventory operation is a challenging, labor intensive task for any high-volume asset organization

BUSINESS BENEFITS

CONFIDENCE IN RESULTS

With improved controls, a well understood business architecture, the office of the controller can present results with confidence. Confidence in that the accounting events from the broader enterprise are correctly reflected in the general ledger. Report with confidence.

ACHIEVE REPEATABLE RESULTS

A high-performance financial close process is both efficient and repeatable; with the capability to handle the unexpected with a timely and thoughtful reaction. Your new close process is time-boxed to infuse confidence in the delivery of each sub-process. Manage and report upon change and progress with a renewed confidence.

CONFIDENCE IN CONTROLS

Your enhanced and better understood business architecture now routes information into both your general ledger and your control and reconciliation tool. By no longer simply matching transactions, your staff can summarize results from enterprise detail with the accuracy and precision that satisfies both CFOs and third party auditors alike

EFFICIENCY IN REPORTING

Delivery a reporting framework to satisfy both the internal enterprise customers as well as fulfill your statutory and external obligations. Move away from expensive resources consumed in simply generating reports month over month, quarter over quarter. Begin to develop reporting solutions, insight, and detail that enhances and supports better decision making in every aspect of your business.

 


 

Our People

PROCESS AND DOMAIN EXPERTS

Whether its ERP or HCM or Projects, our team has process and domain

MODERN THINKERS

The move to Cloud is more strategic than cool and requires that blend of modern thinking and equal appreciation for client requirements, while deftly balancing change and bringing the whole organization along in the journey

CLOUD PRAGMATISTS

Our Experts know that Cloud is not an all or nothing deal. For some, it's a bold transformative move, for others, its baby steps with co-existence strategies that get you to your desired end state in stages.

Our Approach

CUSTOMER CENTRICITY

Ensuring Customer success is our number one priority. All of our services and solutions drive towards that goal.

EMPOWER MODERN FINANCE

If we are not driving positive business impact with our recommendations, we are not doing our job.

VALUE REALIZATION

From increased TCO to on-demand business intelligence to intuitive controls, we focus on business value.


Our Skills

Detail Assessment Framework 80%
Accelerate from idea to delivery 75%
Experts in business architecture 90%
Industry specific focus tracks 85%
Business Case & ROI - NPV Jump Starters 90%