Accounting Operations Advisory (AOA)
Value, accuracy, timeliness, and reliability
The traditional roles of Finance leaders are being disrupted – from ever-growing asks by executive leadership for participation in value-add, strategic business activities to the onslaught of disruptive technologies – resulting in Finance leaders needing to assess the relevance, timeliness, and reliability of their teams. Do organizations have the right strategic partner to help navigate these hurdles while ensuring they can continue to meet the day-to-day demands of their organization?
Accounting Operations Advisory (AOA) vision
To be the strategic partner to Finance leaders by leveraging Assurance’s deep expertise in accounting in order to build confidence in the value, accuracy, timeliness and reliability of the Controllership function.
CFOs, VP Finances, Controllers, and other Finance leaders are tasked with governing most, if not all, the following inputs and their respective outputs:
- Complex accounting
- New accounting standards
- Transaction processing
- Internal controls
- External audits
Increasing demands, existing inefficiencies and the impact of technology
Finance’s broadening role results in competing interests which pull Finance leaders away from the controllership to initiatives that require them to partner with the rest of the organization, such as, strategic transactions. Also, the existing bottlenecks within the Controllership could be impeding your ability to focus on the value-add activities which those charged with governance are demanding of you. Furthermore, external forces such as technology advancements are rendering existing infrastructure obsolete or no longer fit for purpose.
Accounting Operations Advisory (AOA) services recognize that Finance leaders need a partner they can work collaboratively with to evaluate their people, processes, infrastructure & controls, and to deliver practical and pragmatic solutions to address increasing demands, existing inefficiencies, and impacts of new technologies, while ensuring Finance remains honest to its core activities.
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Services that provide confidence in the current state of Finance organization's people, process, infrastructure, and controls. Across each pillar of Finance, Assurance works collaboratively to identify gaps and potential strategic opportunities for organizations to validate and consider implementing as part of their Finance strategy.
Internal financial controls assurance
Services that provide confidence in an organization’s control environment, ensuring a framework that meets financial, operational, and legal requirements. These services may include a review and redesign of controls in a specific business area in response to a control issue, and assistance with selection and implementation of enabling IT technology to support the process of controls automation. Furthermore, Deloitte can support organizations with addressing regulator and marketplace demands to manage third-party risk with readiness and attestation services.
Accounting infrastructure services
Services that provide confidence in information technology capabilities, functional and technical systems requirements and align Finance with systems capabilities. Furthermore, services may include the development of vendor criteria to accelerate the system selection process and support organizations through selection of vendors.