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

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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 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

  1. 1. Your finance department can’t see the light?<br />PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Before it all crumbles down<br />Symptoms & remedies<br />June 2011<br />2<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />On becoming lean & strategic<br />CFO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY<br />Fixing and improving the F&A dept<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  3. 3. Your monthly closing is a roller coaster<br />Too late, too long, possibly inaccurate.<br />June 2011<br />3<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  4. 4. Beyond the financial statements, <br />it is a blank page<br />Missing on intelligence & insights<br />June 2011<br />4<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  5. 5. Your cash flow comes from a crystal ball<br />And your financing strategy is unclear<br />June 2011<br />5<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  6. 6. Your administration could be <br />straightened out<br />Missing policies and controls<br />June 2011<br />6<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  7. 7. Special projects feel like impossible climbing <br />No time for true strategic contribution from the VP Finance<br />June 2011<br />7<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  8. 8. GET BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK IN 3 STEPS: <br /> THE PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM<br />Step 1: IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF F&A DEPT<br />Step 2: DIAGNOSTIC & ROADMAP<br />Step 3: GETTING THERE<br />June 2011<br />8<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  9. 9. THE PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM<br />Step 1: IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF F&A DEPT<br />administrative<br />accounting<br />reporting<br />financial<br />strategic<br />June 2011<br />9<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Finding out what is missing<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  10. 10. June 2011<br />10<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />THE PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM<br />Step 2: DIAGNOSTIC AND ROADMAP<br />Desired outcome:<br />fast closing<br />smart reports<br />financing strategy<br />investment policies<br />operational excellence<br />effective administration<br />budget & strategic planning<br />higher enterprise value<br />Plan of action<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  11. 11. THE PROFESSIONAL F&A PROGRAM<br />Step 3: Getting there, step by step<br />June 2011<br />11<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Tool kits & handbooks for best practice:<br />People<br />Systems<br />Integration<br />Organisation<br />Intelligence<br />Controls<br />Policies<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />
  12. 12. June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />12<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />Building winning teams<br />Value added reports<br />Transfer of best practices<br />Administrative Handbook<br />Strategic tools<br />
  13. 13. SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />For more information, insights<br />& requests:<br />André Du Sault<br />514 777-1538<br />adusault@sdaconseil.com<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />ADVICE<br />COACHING<br />TRAINING<br />June 2011<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />13<br />
  14. 14. June 2011<br />14<br />SDA Conseil Inc<br />www.sdaconseil.com<br />EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE AS CFO:<br />M. Du Sault has accumulated more than 20 years in corporate financial management:<br /><ul><li>Annual consolidated financial statements audited and sent to the head office on 10 January.
  15. 15. Having a budgeting and strategic process impeccably integrated to the information systems.
  16. 16. Preparing monthly executive reports limited to 10 pages, that speak loud and clear, with insights.
  17. 17. Managing international treasury (financing and hedging) programs, over and through financial crises.
  18. 18. Meticulous planning of M&A activities, with emphasis on integrating and capturing synergies.
  19. 19. Executing several corporate programs on Operational Excellence.
  20. 20. Outlining strategic guidelines for pension fund investments. </li></ul>MULTINATIONAL EXPERIENCE<br />Novartis AG (Pharmaceuticals, Agro, Chemicals, Nutrition, Animal Health, Environment), Switzerland<br />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.<br /><ul><li>Switzerland, Head Office:   Controller for Europe
  21. 21. Sweden - Auditor:  Internal audit program
  22. 22. Brazil - Controller:  Multiple financial crises, with hyper inflation (1000% p.a.)
  23. 23. Philippines - CFO & HR: Restructuring for growth
  24. 24. Spain – CFO:  Turnaround and best merger operation acknowledged within the Novartis group
  25. 25. Mexico – CFO:   Novartis merger, local economic crisis, M&A activities </li></ul>FINANCE FOR SME:<br />Worked in a variety of industrial and technology sectors, from start-ups to mid-size companies.<br /><ul><li>Fund raising for private technology companies
  26. 26. Public fund raising for Capital Pool Companies
  27. 27. Restructuring of finance departments for higher productivity and coaching new CFOs
  28. 28. M&A activities for SMEs (USA-Canada). </li></ul>André Du Sault<br />MBA (LBS)<br />MPA (Harvard)<br />Confidential and proprietary to SDA Conseil Inc<br />

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