Services

CFO Advisory – Controllership, Accounting & Reporting

Trusted advisors to the CFO. A world class advisory practice partnering with CFOs, senior leaders, finance teams and investors, providing a gateway to Deloitte, to deliver on an increasingly demanding finance agenda. Working with leaders seeking to elevate their accounting operations, workforce, and infrastructure to meet today’s rapidly changing business needs.

From technical and operational accounting with integrated controls to enhanced reporting, analytics, automation and digital transformation, we support the future evolution of the finance function.

M&A Finance Operations and Financial Reporting

Working with client finance teams preparing for M&A, supporting them through the M&A process and helping to design, build and/or develop a finance function ready for the post transaction landscape.

We assist clients with timely, accurate and robust M&A-related and ongoing financial reporting through finance function target operating model design, integration and separation support, process and control automation, assistance with transaction accounting and broader financial reporting implications.

Protecting value through optimising finance function effectiveness, navigating risks, enhancing controls and ensuring compliance both during the transaction and through to finance transformation.

Key services include

  • Support with transaction accounting implications and policy choices impacting the financial track record
  • Assistance with drafting and preparation of technical papers, financial information and reports (including financial statements – UK / US environments)
  • Facilitate deal readiness / day 1 readiness in finance, implementation of step plan, and ensure continuity of finance function
  • Support with project execution and transaction readiness through to audit readiness
  • Design and implement fit-for-purpose finance target operating model
  • Support with process automation design and implementation

Value drivers:

  • Hands-on support through the deal preparation and execution phase
  • Protect value in the post deal track record (opening balance and accounting policy alignment and optimisation, support on distributable reserves / cash extraction)
  • Assistance in achieving the Finance 100-day plan
  • Help to ensure successful completion of the first financial reporting cycle and audit
  • Help Finance adapt to the post transaction financial reporting environment

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Digital Controllership

Supporting the Controllership function by delivering a combination of accounting domain experience, data science and technology enablement to accelerate the proficiency and effectiveness of the Controllership function, enhancing both control and insight into performance. We support clients in the following areas from assessment and design through to implementation (including automation tools).

Key services include:

  • End to end record to report processes and operating model
  • Finance Information Model (including Chart of Accounts)
  • Financial Close
  • Intercompany
  • Cost accounting and allocations
  • Reporting, including statutory accounts and disclosure management

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Finance change

Assisting Corporate and Public Sector Finance Leadership teams to radically transform the way Finance operates, improving efficiency, effectiveness, agility and control of the Finance organisation.

Key services include:

  • Finance Target Operating Model (FTOM) design and implementation
  • Finance process optimisation through simplification, standardisation, elimination and automation
  • Finance Cost Optimisation assessments and execution support
  • Shared Services set up and transformation
  • Major Programme management

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Operational optimisation

Advising National and Regional Health organisations in identifying and realising opportunities for operational efficiency improvements.

Key services include:

  • Board advisory services
  • Systems and strategy
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Financial improvements

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Accounting and financial reporting

The accounting and reporting landscape continues to evolve with the impact of regulatory change (including ESG reporting), technology transformation and global economic disruptive events. We help you to meet complex and evolving accounting needs, providing hands-on support to CFOs and finance teams with specialist accounting and financial reporting resources.

 Key services include:

  • Strategic accounting considerations – working through potential accounting implications related to deal structuring, investment mechanisms, financing etc
  • Supporting finance teams with accounting and financial reporting implications of transaction steps of M&A, refinancing and company reorganisations
  • Safeguarding value through PPA and opening balance sheet / track record considerations, accounting policy alignments and financial reporting improvements
  • Supporting companies post transaction through to audit readiness
  • Resourcing / secondments where accounting and financial reporting capabilities required (M&A / finance transformation)
  • Complex standards implementation including IFRS and US GAAP
  • Accounting policy and related financial reporting process design
  • On-call accounting advisory services

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Key Contacts

Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris

Partner

Andrew is the lead partner Partner of Deloitte’s Finance Transformation team, with over 15 years’ experience working with finance executive teams and CFOs on cost reviews, business diagnostic, assuran... More

Richard Howe

Richard Howe

Partner

Richard leads the Accounting, Reporting & Advisory team. He provides accounting and financial reporting related support and advice to investors and management teams throughout the M&A lifecycle and ot... More

Simon Oaten

Simon Oaten

CFO Advisory Lead Partner

Simon is the lead Partner in the Deloitte UK CFO Advisory Practice and specialises in the Travel Hospitality and Leisure sector where he brings over twenty years’ experience. Simon has worked with som... More