Alvarez and Marsal

CFO Services &
Interim Management

The Building Blocks of Business Transformation

Through Interim Management and Advisory mandates, A&M works to drive transformation of organizations using four building blocks:

I) Liquidity and Working Capital Optimization
II) Critical Accounting Solutions
III) Strategic Analytics and Planning
VI) Performance Measurement and Management

We provide foundational change to an organization using the office of the CFO as a fulcrum point for transformation and enhancing the three pillars of a well-functioning finance and accounting team.

Business Transformation

Business Transformation

An organization is fertile for change when there is strategic focus, transparency and accountability. The office of the CFO is a major fulcrum point for business transformation.

 

Key Offerings:

  • Provide seasoned leadership
  • Design and build effective back-office support
  • Identify and implement improvements to operating performance

Case Study

CLIENT

$1.3B

Collision Repair Business

Lead by interim CFO where growth outpaced finance capabilities leading to bloated cost structure

ROLE

  • Management assessment and org design
  • Operational organization / cost take-out plan
  • Enhanced forecasting, reporting and business analytics capabilities

IMPACT

$30M

Cost Reduction

$100M

Working Capital Improvement

Retooled finance and accounting function

 

Liquidity and Working Capital Optimization

Liquidity and Working Capital Optimization

Enterprise value follows cash, instilling an effective “cash culture” drives increased value.

 

Key Offerings:

  • Develop reliable and transparent forecasting
  • Identify and release “trapped cash”
  • Optimize working capital for strategic business shifts

Case Study

CLIENT

$1.4B

Information Services Provider

Facing unexpected, near-term liquidity crunch.

ROLE

  • 13-week cash flow forecast tool
  • Working capital improvement program

IMPACT

$50M

In 2 Months

Amount of cash generated.

 

Strategic Analytics and Planning

Strategic Analytics and Planning

Successful strategies are supported by hard analytics and propelled by actionable plans.

 

Key Offerings:

  • Develop / Review strategic business plans
  • Improve transparency, timeliness and accuracy of forecasts
  • Assess significant business decisions

Case Study

CLIENT

Coin-Operated Equipment
Operator

Broken forecast / budget process utilizing fragmented and disaggregated spreadsheets.

ROLE

Simplified forecasting process:

  • Unified general ledger set-up
  • Established streamlined forecasting process with defined accountabilities
  • Built a bottoms-up forecast utilizing updated tools and processes

IMPACT

Dynamic Forecasting / Reporting Tool

With rapid reforecast and budget-to-actual comparisons, as well as increased visibility to CapEx requirements and machine efficiency metrics to better drive management decisions

Performance Measurement and Management

Performance Measurement and Management
  • Effective reporting yields actions to drive improvement – Business leaders manage what is measured.

 

Key Offerings:

  • Management and financial reporting
  • Identify critical performance drivers
  • Improve the accuracy and timeliness of reporting

Case Study

CLIENT

$3.0B

Global Plastics Industry Manufacturer

Disaggregated reporting and financial leadership created turnover and inability to effectively manage financial operations.

ROLE

  • Simplified reporting and accountability structures
  • Development and execution of process redesign, including automation
  • Optimization of offshore Shared Services function
  • Integration of external ERP’s, centralizing control and visibility, allowing for automation

IMPACT

$18M

In 5 Days

Cost reduction (headcount) with quality analytics and significant reduction of external audit.

Post-Acquisition Support / Accounting Remediation

Post-Acquisition Support / Accounting Remediation
  • Comprehensive accounting knowledge and rigorous analytical precision optimize cash recoveries from transaction disputes and accurate restated financials.

 

Key Offerings:

  • Post-Transaction Support
    • Prepare opening and closing balance sheets
    • Drive recoveries from rep and warranty claims
    • Drive favorable outcomes from working capital disputes
  • Financial Restatement
    • Improve the accuracy and timeliness of company reporting

Case Study

CLIENT

Domestic Provider of Prison Technology

Purchase price dispute arose over working capital and indebtedness

ROLE

  • Arbitration Submission

IMPACT

$8M

Arbitration Award

Learning the A&M way was learning how to control my own destiny within the firm. And that’s what has me here 10 years later, extremely happy about it.

Richard
Jenkins

Managing Director

rjenkins@alvarezandmarsal.com

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