Running a business can be so intensive that we don’t always think about where we’re headed. That can mean we miss out on an opportunity or end up heading in a direction we never intended.
We help you clarify your goals, establish and reliably measure what is important, turn information into insights and provide accountability around your reporting.
Outsource your financial department
- Gain the time you need to more effectively drive performance
- Our team can work as your 'virtual' accounting/finance team
- Our scalable offering meets your needs both now and into the future, providing access to a wealth of knowledge and the latest developments and technology
- Without accurate, useful and timely financial information, you and your business are effectively flying blind
- Not only is this both poor governance and a risky business practice, it's no longer necessary
An inexperienced or inadequate finance team could lead to inaccurate reporting, simple compliance measures being overlooked, large overhead expense, poor business planning and not receiving timely information to make business decisions.
How do you know where your business is going if you don’t know where it is now? The answer is real time reporting of all the measures that are important to the success of your business. Well designed KPIs, appropriate accounting and reporting systems are essential. Altus becomes part of your regular reporting programme providing clarity, discipline and focus on what is important.
Small business is sometimes a fairly lonely place for its leaders. Do you really have all the answers to everything? An advisory board is a body that provides strategic advice to your business and has a broader experience base (that's not directly from the people in the business).
We recommend Altus on your advisory board as a way of benefitting from our knowledge and experience without the expense or the formality of wider formal membership on your Board. This service is a natural extension of our performance reporting services and provides a regular sounding board and accountability for the execution of your business strategy.
Where is your business going? What is the strategy to get there? What are the things you need to do in your business to achieve any required changes? A business plan is your roadmap and it continually surprises us how many businesses don’t have an articulated plan. Let us help you build your roadmap.
Do you understand the goals of your business? Need help in figuring out how to achieve them? In what order do you approach it all? The development and maintenance of your business strategy is a necessary and healthy component of business success.
Looking ahead in business is essential. Too often we see businesses that only prepare financial information relating to the past. Altus are real time advisers. Financial budgeting and cashflow planning is our specialty using modern tools that are built for the purpose.
The cloud is the future. Altus is a leader in the profession by going to the cloud well before others - our own business has been run by a cloud accounting and ERP system since 2008. So is the cloud right for you? Let us help you manage that decision and everything that flows from it. Successful businesses need real time information and real time advisers. The cloud is generally the most effective enabler available.
Are your people motivated? Do they understand their job description and what success looks like? Do you have the right people, organised optimally to achieve everything you need? Regular surveys show that these are some of the most difficult challenges in business and that business owners don't always have the skills to address these challenges