Business and Financial Advisory Services

We conduct a cost-effective review and re-engineering of work processes, to ensure that they effectively and efficiently meet the financial and operative needs of organizations and their stakeholders.

Our business advisory services include advising clients about their current and future business prospects, with the aim of advancing their business and overall company growth. These services are used by all types of businesses and would involve examining legal, tax, finance, market and risk factors involved to start up a business or in making new changes to the existing business. It also involves providing customized services to clients based on their requirements.

Our approach includes:

Identifying issues/ trails in the organisation’s process for setting objectives/ targets, reviewing or promulgating plans to ensure targets are met, and devising corrective action plans where objectives/ targets are not met.

Verifying compliance with regulations and policies.

Verifying adherence to established company procedures.

Identifying problem areas (e.g., inefficiencies, recurring errors, etc.).

Identifying excellent areas (e.g., outstanding individual or group performance, cost saving measures, good facility design features, good operational practices, etc.).

Investigating an unusual occurrence or incident to determine facts, to reconstruct events, and/or to determine causes.

Analysing a known or suspected problem area and making recommendations for improvement.

Identifying inefficiencies in existing accounting practices.

To identify which areas of an effective compliance program are lacking across the entity.

To determine criteria and methods needed to ensure that both the operation and the control of these operations are effective.

Advise actions necessary to achieve planned results and continual improvement of these results.

Establishing adequate internal controls and making suggestions where the improvement is essential.

Some of the services we offer but not limited to these, are:

This involves providing monthly / quarterly/ half yearly reports on the financial, operational and overall health of the business. Reports are prepared after a thorough review of the client’s business and finance indicators with the help of ratio analysis, common size statements and comparisons with budgets. MIS is customized to include the specific requirements of the client, albeit the MIS is prepared from our understanding of the client’ business and its specific areas of risk.

Financial planning involves analyzing the overall finance requirement of the entity, and advising on the manner of raising the required funds including the capital structure that is to be maintained to maximize profitability. It also involves advising clients about efficient utilisation of their funds for maximum results

We also help clients to prepare financial budgets for their businesses and also help them in analyzing their effectiveness with which they meet their actual performance with their budgets. We also advice the clients on the various areas that costs could be controlled and also reasons for any deviations in budgets. We also suggest corrective action that is to be taken in order avoid future deviations and which help in effective preparation of future budgets.

We conduct detailed analyses into all areas and business spheres the entity is operating in and advice the client about any improvements it can implement to improve the overall profitability including improving the efficiency and effectiveness with which the business is currently operating. We also advice clients about diversification opportunities based on our analysis of their business.

Operations management is an area of management concerned with overseeing, designing, and controlling the process of production and redesigning business operations in the production of goods or services. It involves the responsibility of ensuring that business operations are efficient in terms of using as few resources as needed, and effective in terms of meeting customer requirements. It is concerned with managing the process that converts inputs (in the forms of materials, labour, and energy) into outputs (in the form of goods and/or services).

Working capital management refers to managerial accounting strategy focusing on maintaining efficient levels of both components of working capital, current assets and current liabilities, in respect to each other. Working capital management ensures a company has sufficient cash flow in order to meet its short-term debt obligations and operating expenses.

This involves analyzing the existing cash flows of the business and comparing them with the cash requirements of the business to ensure adequate funds are available with the entity to ensure that payments towards liabilities are made promptly without compromising on its business operations. Steps undertaken include preparing cash flow statements and analyzing the overall cash requirements of the entity and also involves if need be changing the debt collection and payment process including billing processes to meet the working capital needs of the entity. It aims at improving/ maintaining the overall liquidity and solvency of the entity.

The practice of managing and / or reducing business expenses refers to cost control. This involves identifying what the business’s costs are and evaluating whether those costs are reasonable and affordable. It also includes looking for ways to cut costs through methods such as cutting back, moving to a less expensive plan or changing service providers. The cost-control process seeks to manage expenses ranging from phone, internet and utility bills to employee payroll and outside professional services.

Cost control typically includes:

Investigative procedures to detect variance of actual costs from budgeted costs

Diagnostic procedures to ascertain the cause(s) of variance, and

Corrective procedures to effect realignment between actual and budgeted costs.

Price fixation or fixing the right price is an important business requirement in order to help the organization to be competitive in the market and also to earn sufficient profits to ensure its growth. This includes analyzing the total cost incurred to the client to manufacture or purchase the product also known as landed costs and then adding the required profit margin to this landed cost to arrive at the price. It also involves comparing this price with the general price in the market and analyzing the entity’s competitiveness in the market with regard to its price

A feasibility study is an evaluation and analysis of the potential of the proposed project which is based on extensive investigation and research to support the process of decision making. Feasibility studies aim to objectively and rationally uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing business or proposed venture, opportunities and threats present in the environment, the resources required to carry through, and ultimately the prospects for success. It also involves taking into consideration the legal, operational, economic, technological and scheduling factors. In its simplest terms, the two criteria to judge feasibility are cost required and value to be attained. Generally, feasibility studies precede technical development and project implementation.

It involves utilizing all the above procedures to convert a loss making business into a profitable one.