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At Ascend Group, we partner with your business to provide professional financial leadership. Whether you need an interim CFO, Controller, or help on a specified project basis, our on-demand approach yields immediate value and targeted results.

We accomplish this by improving upon or developing:

  • Team and Function Building
  • Planning and Analysis
  • Capital Management
  • Systems and Operations
  • Cash Conversion Cycle
  • Reduction of Wasteful Spending
  • Capitalization Strategy

Solutions

Need to add on-demand finance and accounting horsepower in order to meet a challenge?
Here’s how we can help.

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • Your finance and/or accounting function needs development and refinement before it can truly be considered a “well-oiled machine.”

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Recruit for and develop “Best-in-Class” finance and accounting teams.
  • Build finance and accounting functions along with standard operating procedures and policies.
  • Transition from reviewed financial statements to an audited environment.
  • Develop and implement employment policies, performance reward systems, and other human resource elements.

YOUR CHALLENGES:

  • No one in the company can tell you where business results are headed or you have to wait an eternity for someone to tell you how last month’s results turned out.
  • You do not fully understand your costs and it feels like you are wasting money or leaving money on the table when it comes to pricing.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Develop and implement holistic operating (budget) plans and strategic planning process.
  • Cost and price your goods and/or services to ensure maximum, sustained profitability.
  • Accurately forecast your operating results and develop reporting/metrics to keep you on goal.

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • There are big financial events on the horizon that you need help navigating or preparing for.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Procure productive debt and safely capitalize your business.
  • Estimate the value of your business and develop strategies to increase that value.
  • Develop a strategy for recapitalizing (selling) your business at the right time and price.

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • Your systems are holding you back because you have outgrown them, or they are disjointed, or it takes a herculean efforts to get information in or out of them.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Select and implement ERP, budgeting, reporting, and forecasting systems.
  • Implement lean practices and more efficient cost structure efficiencies.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies and safety programs, legal and treasury functions.
  • Assess domestic and imported supply chain functions.
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Team & Function Building

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • Your finance and/or accounting function needs development and refinement before it can truly be considered a “well-oiled machine.”

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Recruit for and develop “Best-in-Class” finance and accounting teams.
  • Build finance and accounting functions along with standard operating procedures and policies.
  • Transition from reviewed financial statements to an audited environment.
  • Develop and implement employment policies, performance reward systems, and other human resource elements.

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Planning & Analysis

YOUR CHALLENGES:

  • No one in the company can tell you where business results are headed or you have to wait an eternity for someone to tell you how last month’s results turned out.
  • You do not fully understand your costs and it feels like you are wasting money or leaving money on the table when it comes to pricing.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Develop and implement holistic operating (budget) plans and strategic planning process.
  • Cost and price your goods and/or services to ensure maximum, sustained profitability.
  • Accurately forecast your operating results and develop reporting/metrics to keep you on goal.
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Capital Management

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • There are big financial events on the horizon that you need help navigating or preparing for.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Procure productive debt and safely capitalize your business.
  • Estimate the value of your business and develop strategies to increase that value.
  • Develop a strategy for recapitalizing (selling) your business at the right time and price.
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Systems & Operations

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • Your systems are holding you back because you have outgrown them, or they are disjointed, or it takes a herculean efforts to get information in or out of them.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Select and implement ERP, budgeting, reporting, and forecasting systems.
  • Implement lean practices and more efficient cost structure efficiencies.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies and safety programs, legal and treasury functions.
  • Assess domestic and imported supply chain functions.

Need to increase cash flow? Here’s how we can help.

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • You have taken an amazing product or service to market, but you just don’t have enough funds to fully capture the market share that you deserve.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • We create and execute a capitalization strategy for your business.

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • The sales are mounting, but you have to keep pouring cash back into the business in order to pay the bills.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • We examine your Cash Conversion Cycle and ensure it is as efficient as possible.

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • You built your business and naturally its expense structure has grown too. Each check run you sign, your gut tells you that some of these checks seem too high or unnecessary. We can help you get the most out of every dollar.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Wasteful spending…every business has it. We help find it and develop a plan to eliminate it.
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Capitalization Strategy

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • You have taken an amazing product or service to market, but you just don’t have enough funds to fully capture the market share that you deserve.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • We create and execute a capitalization strategy for your business.
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Cash Conversion Cycle

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • The sales are mounting, but you have to keep pouring cash back into the business in order to pay the bills.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • We examine your Cash Conversion Cycle and ensure it is as efficient as possible.
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Reduce Wasteful Spending

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • You built your business and naturally its expense structure has grown too. Each check run you sign, your gut tells you that some of these checks seem too high or unnecessary. We can help you get the most out of every dollar.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

  • Wasteful spending…every business has it. We help find it and develop a plan to eliminate it.
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