It's all about Experience

Finance Transformation UK is a Consultancy on a Mission to transform Finance faster based on our experience. Founder Michael Ryan describes how this approach delivers the best results for Finance.

From the 1st interview of your Finance career to the last everybody wants to hear about your experience. Whether you are the CFO, Financial Controller or a Management Accountant, your experience will have a huge bearing on whether you get the job.

However, when investing millions in Finance Transformation programs this sensible logic goes out the window.

When is the last time you encountered a Consultant who had performed your Finance role or that of your team? Very seldom is the answer and that is why I founded Finance Transformation UK. The most vital ingredient in Transforming Finance faster is experience. It dramatically reduces the time taken to deliver a world class Finance team.

If you understand how to do a job you are better placed to successfully transform it. This philosophy is the bedrock of our approach. Yes, we are Consultants, and we bring the best elements of a Consulting approach, but we have managed all teams in Finance, and we are fundamentally Finance people.

We talk to our Clients in the common language of Finance, we appreciate the time pressures of reporting, the challenges of reconciling multiple data sources, the stress of managing process compliance and the challenges in finding the right people.

We combine our experience with the best elements of a Consulting approach to deliver effective change whilst saving you time and money. We demystify the Consulting jargon in our 5 Core Services starting with proving your case for change with the Board.

The Business Case is the cornerstone of all Finance Transformation projects. We share our experience in identifying benefit opportunities to make your case for change. We have gone through this process many times and we will help you qualify the tangible and intangible benefits of your Finance Transformation.

Critically we do this at a practical level, if we don't believe it can be successfully adopted on the ground, we challenge it rigorously.

The Target Operating Model (TOM) is the blueprint of the Future of Finance. We have experience in designing all aspects of the TOM from culture and behaviours through enabling technologies to enhance service delivery.

There are many TOM options for Finance, ranging from Outsource to Captive and Nearshore to Onshore. We believe the recent prevalence of Hybrid, Flexible and Reshoring are all variations on what we have experienced to date. Therefore, we are well placed to take the jargon out of your decision.

Implementation and Leadership we believe go hand in hand. We love to design your future Finance function, but we are passionate about turning it into reality. We believe that our strong Leadership capability is a core differentiator in our capacity to deliver successful Implementations and we 'stand up, stand out and always speak up' in driving change.

Our innovative communication and management techniques bring learning, personal development, and fun to our work.

We provide Assurance which is an experienced 2nd opinion on your existing Finance team performance, service delivery or ongoing Finance Transformation program. It is a cliché to say we have been there and done that but it's true and it's invaluable when providing reassurance to Clients that they are on the right track.

Everybody needs to sense check what they do from time to time, and we offer Challenge sessions to Clients who want that comfort factor that they are going in the right direction.

As specialists in Finance we know where the pain points are and we know where the value is and we aim to help you address both practically, effectively, and quickly. We don't waste your time and that of your team by having to 'learn' about your job.

This means we can quickly get to the heart of the matter and recommend where to focus your Finance Transformation efforts for faster results.

We know that most organisations didn't evolve with a perfect Finance system landscape, and we know that Finance people don't have the time to be automation experts, they are far too busy getting the numbers out on time.

Author: Michael Ryan

With 25 years' experience Transforming Finance across multiple Sectors as a Consultant and as a Finance Transformation Leader, Michael Ryan is uniquely placed to advise Clients on creating a World Class Finance Team. Call him now on 0203 1466878