Consulting case studies

Removing risk and waste by modernizing legacy finance operations

A major energy company improved its performance by making sense of hundreds of intercompany loans and the complex tax and accounting challenges they caused.

"...the client is saving time and reducing waste as it maintains its ongoing focus on quality."

Client challenge

To manage rapid growth and address problems with finance operations by:

  • Simplifying, standardizing, and automating financial operations
  • Analyzing and addressing relevant tax considerations
  • Building an accessible and universal financial platform


PwC's solution

Seek smoother finance operations by:

  • Deploying a cross-functional team to focus on Tax, Finance, and Technology
  • Creating a Web-accessible database to manage complex intercompany loans
  • Developing fast and accurate reporting tools to speed analysis and aid compliance


Impact on client's business

  • Accounting has sped up the generation of its interest accrual reports from two weeks to five minutes.
  • Treasury has decreased its loan file processing time by more than 80 percent.
  • Global visibility to  the database promotes transparency and error-free operations.


Published 8/2014

Contact us for a more in-depth conversation

Vinay Couto
Senior Partner, Chicago
Tel: +1 (312) 578 4617
Rodger Howell
Principal, PwC's Strategy&, Chicago
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John Plansky
Senior Partner, Boston
Tel: +1 (617) 521 8801