I am a senior manager in the Solent office of Menzies LLP, looking after a variety of small owner managed businesses under the audit threshold.
I am currently part of a small group within the firm focusing on driving our business advisory offerings, which aim to go beyond the numbers working with business owners to discover what is important to both them personally and their business.
I assist and advise businesses and their owners on the following:
– Three way forecasting
– Importance of management information
– Risk reduction
– Improvement of cashflow
– Succession and exit planning
– Maximisation of profit
I have first hand experience of implementing three way forecasting into a client’s business, being able to clearly demonstrate on paper the impact of simply reducing debtor days in the company’s future cash flows is very satisfying.
Another aspect of our focus on business advisory is for us to share the knowledge and challenge our junior members of staff to adopt the same approach to their work.
I have previously worked in the audit and assurance department and assisted outsourcing in the Solent office meaning I have valuable knowledge of our different service line offerings and how these integrate.