Financial Decisions and Analysis

Informed decision making requires that both the tools and processes are in place to deliver the right information to decision makers, at the right time. Our Financial Decisions and Analysis (“FDnA”) team has a proven track record of developing tools and implementing solutions that enable our clients to make better informed decisions, right across their business.

Offering clients a dedicated modeling capability, the FDnA team combines deep technical skills with business and commercial acumen to provide effective solutions from design through to implementation.

Big or small, each solution is tailored to your specification and follows a tried-and-tested, robust methodology that ensures you receive the information you need, when you need it.

FDnA: Insight. Change. Value.

Examples of how we can help:

CFO Office
Management and Board Reporting - provide insightful and easy-to-use reporting by, for example:

  • Focusing on industry specific KPIs and financial metrics
  • Integrating meaningful variance analysis and business unit accountability
  • Enabling frequent and timely reporting

Cash and Working Capital Management - increase the accuracy of cash forecasting by, for example:

  • Focusing management on the short term cash outlook
  • Identifying and monitoring cash improvement initiatives
  • Engaging the business outside of finance

Strategic Planning & Forecasting - aligning forecasts to the strategic plan by, for example:

  • Linking the forecast to the underlying business drivers
  • Developing flexible forecasts in sync with the business’s strategic ambitions
  • Embedding robust sensitivity analysis

Decision Support

Investment Appraisal - support management’s decision making process by, for example:

  • Developing analytics to support single and multiple investment decisions
  • Evaluating past investments

Pricing - guiding management’s pricing decisions by, for example:

  • Providing commercial and analytical insight on customers and competitors
  • Evaluating the impact of pricing on margins and volume

Product & Customer Profitability- increase visibility of performance by, for example:

  • Understanding the performance dynamics of different business segments
  • Identifying cross-selling opportunities

Strategic Options Analysis - provide financial rigour for tough decisions by, for example:

  • Establishing a robust evaluation framework
  • Providing an appropriate, pragmatic solution or tool

Deal Modelling

Buy-Side - support investment evaluation and improve positioning with finance providers by, for example:

  • Developing key operational, commercial and financing sensitivities
  • Integrating deal financing with cash and covenant outlooks

Sell-Side - add credibility to the business growth story by, for example:

  • Producing insightful analysis of historic performance
  • Understanding cash and profit dynamics to strengthen negotiating position

Restructuring - support creditor and bank negotiations by, for example:

  • Providing scenario and sensitivity analysis
  • Evaluating returns to interdependent creditor groups

IPO Working Capital – helping companies meet IPO listing requirements by, for example:

  • Linking working capital requirements to operational drivers of the business