Sound financial advice, the ability to plan, forecast, measure, and correctly analyze, are the most important elements contributing to organizational alignment
Over the past decades, the finance profession has progressively moved from being a fringe support service to the center stage position in most businesses. The term Chief Financial Officer is transforming in its meaning into Chief Performance Officer.
Moving away from a sole control obsession, modern day finance professionals are seen as business consultants who partner with the SBU and functional managers to achieve organizational alignment.
My name is Mohammad Kashif Javaid
and I am ACS Consulting's founder and CEO.
In a career as a finance professional, spanning well over two decades, I have built, managed & transformed high-performing finance functions for many businesses. I have managed international IPOs, raised billions in private equity & debt finance, optimized capital structures, guided business mergers, implemented technology tools, devised business strategies, designed business transformation programs and have trained countless young accountants & business leaders.
Peter Skibdal Momme
HOT-HED Middle East LLC
ACS has helped us with revisiting and revitalizing our long-term financial strategy by developing our five years strategic plan. I was personally amazed by the degree to which they were able to add value.
Most executives know, that their enterprises should be aligned. They know their strategies, organizational capabilities, resources, and management systems should all be arranged to support the enterprise’s purpose. The challenge is that executives tend to focus on one of these areas to the exclusion of the others, but what really matters for performance is how they all fit together.
Build a winning strategy that is aligned with your enterprise purpose
If purpose is what the enterprise exists to achieve and why it matters, then business strategy is planning for what the enterprise must win at to fulfil its purpose. Unlike its purpose, an enterprise’s strategy should flex and morph in response to future opportunities and threats. The degree to which your enterprise’s business strategy fulfills its purpose is the measure of its effectiveness.
Develop business plans to effectively transform resources into capabilities that support the strategy delivery
Strategically aligned enterprises are made capable by their organizational resources, including people, structures, cultures, technology and work processes, and by the degree to which they are configured to be strategically valuable. A good business plan is not needed only to attract investment. It is a road-map for configuring & converting your resources into capabilities which in turn will ensure delivery of your business strategy.
Gain access to world-class strategic financial planning & control guidance through an efficient consulting model
Hiring a full-time CFO or a Strategy & Planning Officer is an expansive proposition. As a result, most mid-size businesses either do not hire one, or settle for a lower quality resource which in-turn fails to deliver. The ability to correctly measure business performance and make all financial operations aligned with strategic objectives are higher-level skills needing higher caliber personnel. A remote CFO should be a world-class professional who can provide the strategic insight, guidance and transformation impetus which will trigger sustainable success.
Build your intellectual & human capital through continuous learning to enhance innovation, efficiency and effectiveness
No matter how brilliant is the strategy you intend to pursue, it is the collective capabilities of your team which will ensure a successful implementation and achievement of your strategic objectives. Constant investment in training and learning initiatives progressively closes the skills gap, triggers a culture of innovation, provides a sustainable advantage, enhances customer experience and results in invaluable employee satisfaction & loyalty.
Leverage the powers of advanced financial modeling to perform complex analysis and produce accurate forecasts
Most accounting systems continue to produce historic information. Whilst that is important for control purposes, it is of little value in forecasting the future. Financial modeling is an invaluable tool for forecasting future financial performance, measuring a business's value, evaluating M&A activity, assessing the impact of possible business scenarios and understanding performance sensitivity to volatile future environmental factors.
Continuing Professional Development Resources
At ACS Consulting we are fully aware that learning is a continuous process. If pursued with a keen desire, it is the cumulative effect of perpetual & incremental knowledge acquisition which differentiates your competencies and capabilities.
These Continuing Professional Development Resources are created to provide you with a daily dosage of learning opportunities about a range of important business & finance subjects. Click below to begin.
How clearly is the enterprise purpose defined and how well do all the members of management understand the purpose?
How well does the business strategy fulfill the enterprise purpose?
How well do the organizational capabilities support delivery of the business strategy?
How well do the available resources enable development of the required organizational capabilities?
How well do the management systems drive the performance of the valuable resources?