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Finance Transformation

As any CFO who has undertaken finance transformation knows, it is difficult and time-consuming. It requires careful planning and resources, and can be costly, especially without proper planning. But finance transformation is also critical if finance is to keep up with the changing needs and strategies of the business.

Deloitte helps finance leaders address the most critical priorities in enabling the finance function to support and create value for the business — from establishing finance as a trusted partner to the business to developing a high-performance operating model, improving core processes, and managing ongoing performance.

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Our approach to your challenge

Our value driver and enabler model is the starting point to assess the current state of the finance function against leading practices and create an improvement plan or transformation roadmap.

We work with CFOs to deliver and improve value in the six key areas of their responsibility, the ‘value drivers’, across the finance organsation (performance and decisions, risk and capital, strategy and execution, transaction processing, close, consolidation and support, and regulation, governance and controls) and four ‘enablers’ (systems and information, policy and process, finance organisation, talent & people), which support the execution of the transformation.  

How we can help

To drive improvements, we focus on reviewing the current state of the finance function against leading practices and identifying gaps across five key areas:

1. Finance Strategies

Our Finance Strategy Solution Set help CFOs define and formulate their strategy assisting them with assessing their vision and helping design and implement the change to their finance operating model including the organisation structure and process delivery model.

Finance Strategy and Operating Model

2. M&A Finance 

3. Operational Finance

In order for your finance organisation to add strategic value to the business, it must first add value through excellence in core functional areas. Deloitte’s Finance Process Improvement offering focuses on rationalising and optimising core finance processes, including:

        • Order to Cash
        • Procure to Pay
        • Record to Report
        • Inventory Accounting
        • Intercompany
        • Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting
        • Management Reporting
        • External Reporting
        • Finance systems        • Finance Process Excellence

4. Business Finance

We support our clients to create and execute finance processes to establish and realise business objectives across the organisation.

Principles of Performance Management
Develop the foundational elements that create the environment (value, accountabilities, measures, dialogues, culture) in which performance management processes run effectively (e.g. planning, budgeting & forecasting, management reporting).

Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting
Rationalise and improve the production of Plans, Budgets, Forecasts across process, people and technology dimensions.

Management Reporting and Analysis
Rationalise and improve the production of management reporting and analysis across process, people and technology dimensions.

Business Partnering
Elevate Finance's role to connect and support the organisation's strategic and tactical priorities, delivering value through insight, to support growth and future performance with acceptable risk.

Cost and Profitability Management
Assess the costing approach and analyse parameters of profit to develop holistic value chain view. 

Finance analytics

5. Service Delivery Model Design

Form follows function — the way your finance organisation is structured should directly reflect and support its role in the business. Many finance organisations across various industries are being asked to provide more insights and proactive decision support while reducing costs. The order of the day seems to be do more with less, leading many finance leaders to seek new operating models to tackle the dynamic marketplace.

Deloitte’ Finance Operating Model offering focuses on developing a more effective and efficient model for finance operations. Our services encompass:

  • Operating Model Design
  • Shared Services Design & Implementation
  • Outsourcing Design & Implementation
  • Organisation Design
  • Finance talent

These gaps are addressed by defining a plan and helping CFOs to redesign and implement improvements.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team with any queries you might have.
 

Meet out leaders

Shane Mohan

Shane Mohan

Public Sector Lead Partner

Shane leads our public sector industry group and is a Consulting partner based in our Dublin office. He specialises in finance transformation, business model transformation (including shared services ... More

Alan Flanagan

Alan Flanagan

Partner - Consulting

Alan is a Deloitte Consulting Partner, based in the Dublin office with over twenty years experience specialising in the area of financial management and transformation. Alan is a member of our EMEA Fi... More