Transformation Advisory Services - SystemsAccountants

Finance Transformation

Finance Transformation has evolved into a dynamic discipline fuelled by continuous innovation, with digital advancements at its core. It plays a pivotal role in ensuring Finance leadership teams and their organisations are equipped to support the business in strategy execution, delivering insights, managing uncertainty, and driving value creation. Designed to ensure the Finance function leverages and embraces the optimal technology mix, operating model, talent, and processes, Finance Transformation done well, enables Finance to deliver on the urgent need for data-driven business partnering.

SystemsAccountants is uniquely positioned to help clients build modern, digitally equipped finance organizations, empowered by technology-enabled processes. In addition to our deep experience in selecting talent with hybrid finance technology and project consulting skills, we have also mobilised multiple Finance Transformation teams over the past 25 years. The expert program/project leaders and teams we have resourced, have shaped and delivered initiatives encompassing: Target Operating Model design; process simplification and AI/RPA automation; global, cloud ERP deployments; the design and implementation of EPM and analytics systems; and shared services / BPO optimisation. Through our range of solutions, we empower organizations to navigate the complexities of Finance Transformation and drive sustainable growth.

Today’s CFOs are concerned with everything from maximizing shareholder value to accurate forecasting and developing the next generation of finance leaders for the company. They recognize that success hinges on swiftly reviewing, analyzing, and supporting critical information, all while ensuring compliance across various functions. Common questions that CFOS ask themselves include:

Is our ERP fit for purpose?

Is our operating model hindering us?

How can we automate more in P2P, O2C, R2R and compliance?

How do we leverage AI and analytics to better interpret data?

Do our people have the right digital capabilities?

Talent Acquisition

We leverage a trusted & vetted pool of specialist Finance Transformation consultants, ranging from Transformation Directors, Program Managers & Change Leaders, through to process champions, business architects and data scientists. These specialists can be augmented by delivery experts proficient in all the major ERP, EPM, Analytics, BI, AI, & process automation systems. Our model enables clients to access Finance Change and IT professionals equipped with the requisite skills for success.

Technology Selection & Optimization

Technology is widely recognized as a pivotal factor in improving business performance. Yet, amidst a multitude of options such as cloud ERP systems, analytics tools, EPM suites, and AI automation solutions, finance owners often struggle to make a fully informed decision. At SystemsAccountants, we adopt a system-agnostic approach, offering specialists with practical finance technology selection expertise to identify technologies that align with your future business objectives. Once selected and implemented, we can provide applications and technology experts, either permanently or for short bursts, to ensure that business teams embrace the new systems and ways of working, once the project team has been disbanded, and optimize any new functionality that your cloud vendor updates over the air.

Independent Transformation Advisory

Our Transformation advisory services are designed to help clients prioritise the changes required to align their finance capabilities to strategic objectives. In addition to an analysis of business goals, an independent Finance Transformation consultant will conduct benchmarking exercises, as well as undertaking a thorough review of operating model (SSO/C, Captive, BPO, Geo), process environment, finance technology stack, & skills appraisal, resulting in the completion of a transformation roadmap proposal (TOM, Tech, process optimisation recommendations), business case, programme plan, & benefits realisation strategy.

Independent Program Leadership

A carefully chosen Program Director plays a crucial role in helping key stakeholders to establish and subscribe to a common vision for change & will translate this into a structured program of deliverables. We maintain an extensive network of proven, experienced Program Leaders, able to marshal internal & external teams to successfully drive & deliver Finance Transformation initiatives, encompassing a wide range of drivers, operating models & technologies. Being independent from software vendors, Systems Integrators or Consulting firms, our consultants remain fully aligned to our clients’ objectives, ensuring that 3rd parties are kept honest, & programs are delivered on time & on budget.

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We are experts in delivering ERP, EPM, Analytics and Change & Finance Transformation specialists. To discuss talent solutions or the mobilisation of transformation teams, please get in touch.

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