How well does your business make decisions? Are you happy with how quickly they are made or how well you track their impact?
If you’re looking at the effectiveness of your decision making the MBC Finance Consulting can help you.
Business Reporting & Analysis
I can support any capability review your business is undertaking. If you want a fresh pair of eyes who can provide an objective external view then we can help.
Are you clear on the profit drivers of your business?Are you looking to review a particular product in your portfolio? I can support you in establishing areas of opportunity, lead reviews of specific contracts or products ensuring your cost base is being utilised to drive as much value as possible.
Linked to above, I have a lot of experience in pricing products and services in a consumer facing markets and can work with you to ensure an optimum balance of volume and value is found.
Business Planning and Budgeting
Having led planning and budgeting in highly complex businesses, I can provide an invaluable support in either reviewing current situation or facilitating a change in the way your business approaches planning. Whether it be aligning objectives, business modelling or financial planning, we can provide an end to end support leaving your key employees to focus on the substance of the plan.
Whether it be cost reductions or revenue growth initiatives we can support your business in finding the right solutions and ensuring hidden opportunities are uncovered as part of any process.
Business Improvements Case Study
I recently spent 9 months supporting a FTSE 250 business that was experiencing a challenging trading environment in one of its business units. Working as an Interim FD, I was tasked with turning around the financial performance of the business unit as well as, enhancing the capabilities of the existing Finance team.
Working with the MD of the unit, I embarked on review of the true profitability of all commercial contracts (incl. New business opportunities), a detailed cost review and a review the unit’s organisation structure/roles and responsibilities, pulling all initiatives together into a business recovery plan focused on returning the unit to profitability and driving revenue growth.
This plan formed the basis of the following year’s business plan and budget and drove the required turnaround in business profitability.
At the same time, I worked with the Finance Team to improve their offering to the business, with the main focus on enhancing the weekly and monthly reporting and analytical capability and moving the team away from manual finance processes allowing more time to be spent on business partnering.