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The transition to a higher level of performance sometimes requires the assistance of external experts. It does not take much to fall behind when the accounting system is not in sync with the IT ...

The transition to a higher level of performance sometimes requires the assistance of external experts. It does not take much to fall behind when the accounting system is not in sync with the IT platform. It can easily clog up and delay reporting. Sometimes the business builds in complexity and the finance system must grow along. Our Professional F&A Program is built in 3 steps and carries a review of the following areas: Accounting & reporting, Financing, Administrative and Strategic. It literally takes the F&A to a higher level of output.

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    Professional F&A Program:  When your F&A dept needs an uplift Professional F&A Program: When your F&A dept needs an uplift Presentation Transcript

    • Your finance department can’t see the light?
      PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM
      www.sdaconseil.com
      June 2011
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
      1
    • Before it all crumbles down
      Symptoms & remedies
      June 2011
      2
      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
      On becoming lean & strategic
      CFO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
      Fixing and improving the F&A dept
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • Your monthly closing is a roller coaster
      Too late, too long, possibly inaccurate.
      June 2011
      3
      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • Beyond the financial statements,
      it is a blank page
      Missing on intelligence & insights
      June 2011
      4
      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • Your cash flow comes from a crystal ball
      And your financing strategy is unclear
      June 2011
      5
      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • Your administration could be
      straightened out
      Missing policies and controls
      June 2011
      6
      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • Special projects feel like impossible climbing
      No time for true strategic contribution from the VP Finance
      June 2011
      7
      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • GET BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK IN 3 STEPS:
      THE PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM
      Step 1: IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF F&A DEPT
      Step 2: DIAGNOSTIC & ROADMAP
      Step 3: GETTING THERE
      June 2011
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      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
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      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • THE PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM
      Step 1: IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF F&A DEPT
      administrative
      accounting
      reporting
      financial
      strategic
      June 2011
      9
      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
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      Finding out what is missing
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • June 2011
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      SDA Conseil Inc
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      THE PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM
      Step 2: DIAGNOSTIC AND ROADMAP
      Desired outcome:
      fast closing
      smart reports
      financing strategy
      investment policies
      operational excellence
      effective administration
      budget & strategic planning
      higher enterprise value
      Plan of action
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • THE PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM
      Step 3: Getting there, step by step
      June 2011
      11
      SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
      www.sdaconseil.com
      Tool kits & handbooks for best practice:
      People
      Systems
      Integration
      Organisation
      Intelligence
      Controls
      Policies
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
    • June 2011
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc
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      SDA Conseil Inc
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      Building winning teams
      Value added reports
      Transfer of best practices
      Administrative Handbook
      Strategic tools
    • SDA Conseil Inc
      www.sdaconseil.com
      For more information, insights
      & requests:
      André Du Sault
      514 777-1538
      adusault@sdaconseil.com
      www.sdaconseil.com
      ADVICE
      COACHING
      TRAINING
      June 2011
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    • June 2011
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      EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE AS CFO:
      M. Du Sault has accumulated more than 20 years in corporate financial management:
      • Annual consolidated financial statements audited and sent to the head office on 10 January.
      • Having a budgeting and strategic process impeccably integrated to the information systems.
      • Preparing monthly executive reports limited to 10 pages, that speak loud and clear, with insights.
      • Managing international treasury (financing and hedging) programs, over and through financial crises.
      • Meticulous planning of M&A activities, with emphasis on integrating and capturing synergies.
      • Executing several corporate programs on Operational Excellence.
      • Outlining strategic guidelines for pension fund investments.
      MULTINATIONAL EXPERIENCE
      Novartis AG (Pharmaceuticals, Agro, Chemicals, Nutrition, Animal Health, Environment), Switzerland
      M. Du Sault was a head office delegate from 1987 to 1999, as CFO in a variety of country holdings, with revenues ranging from $US 15 M to $500 M.
      • Switzerland, Head Office:   Controller for Europe
      • Sweden - Auditor:  Internal audit program
      • Brazil - Controller:  Multiple financial crises, with hyper inflation (1000% p.a.)
      • Philippines - CFO & HR: Restructuring for growth
      • Spain – CFO:  Turnaround and best merger operation acknowledged within the Novartis group
      • Mexico – CFO:   Novartis merger, local economic crisis, M&A activities
      FINANCE FOR SME:
      Worked in a variety of industrial and technology sectors, from start-ups to mid-size companies.
      • Fund raising for private technology companies
      • Public fund raising for Capital Pool Companies
      • Restructuring of finance departments for higher productivity and coaching new CFOs
      • M&A activities for SMEs (USA-Canada).
      André Du Sault
      MBA (LBS)
      MPA (Harvard)
      Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc