Business Consulting

The ability to analyse the company’s market positioning and environmental assessment, as well as identifying its strengths and weaknesses, are critical aspects in formulating effective business strategies. Finaccount boasts a sizable, deeply specialised and experienced team dedicated to seeking out optimised solutions that enhance result effectiveness and resource management efficiency, ultimately diminishing the level of business uncertainty.

> Treasury Planning: Implementation of methodologies, processes and tools supporting the management of receipts and payments, foreseeing the provisioning of future financial needs based on effective collection strategies and clear prioritisation of payments.

> Financial Reporting: Precision, timeliness, processing, and presentation of information for management are essential for informed decision-making. We implement proven methodologies in information validation for management, prepare information for decision-making, and design reports with the essential information.

> Corporate Finance: Advising and consulting in the capital acquisition process, from project evaluation and risk assessment to business plan preparation, presenting the proposal to potential financiers/investors, and providing support in negotiation and contractualisation of the operation.

> Accounting and Financial Auditing: Tasks carried out by specialised teams under the guidance of a Certified Auditor.

> Business Restructuring and Recovery: Consulting and advisory services in defining measures for financial optimization, managing negotiations with creditors and raising capital necessary for the viability of the company.

> Cost management: Application of methodologies, techniques and tools to optimise the cost structure in order to reduce the unit cost of manufactured products, leading to increased productivity and efficiency in the business.

> Management Planning and Control: Application of dynamic planning techniques for setting goals and allocating resources at both the company-wide and functional area levels, aiming to maximize short and medium-term results. Development of performance indicators and control tools, analysis of variances and dynamic adjustments in the planning process.

> Company Evaluation: Aplication of various methods for assessing companies and equity interests to determine the true value of the company and its business. This work is often used for purposes such as buying, selling, merging companies or equity interests, or even gaining a genuine understanding og the value of shareholders’ equity.

> Mergers, Acquisitions and Company Sales: Consulting and advisory services for structuring merger, sale or acquisition operations of companies or business units, including negotiation and tax optimisation for the transactions.

> Business Plans for Startup Projects (new business): Market and competition analysis, detailed definition of the objectives of the new business, strategy implementation and resource allocation, including assessment of the viability of investments, sales projection, expenditure projection, hiring needs, results projection, identification and analysis of the different sources of funding, financing costs, marketing strategy and technical resources in operational areas (production, sales, logistics, R&D, Quality, Environment, and Health, Safety, Security and Environment).

> Business Plans for Restructuring/Expansion Projects of Existing Companies: Redefining the company’s strategy based on the new objectives to be achieved, readjusting the cost structure, introducing new products and exploring new markets, assessing the viability of investments, personnel adjustments, projecting results, restructuring financing sources with improvements on reducing financing costs, redefining the marketing strategy and readjusting technical resources in operational areas (production, sales, logistics, R&D, Quality, Environment, and Health, Safety, Security and Environment).

> Corporate Strategy: A strategy aimed at influencing the overall operation of the company and the coordination of its various business ventures. Definition and implementation of corporate strategies of different types (growth, optimisation or investment), using highly effective tools (BSC – Balanced Scorecard, OKR – Objectives and Key Results, 360º Analysis, Ansoff Matrix…). The work includes sistematising the diagnosis, defining objectives, developing the strategy and action plans, monitoring and evaluating results.

> Competitive Strategy: Strategy aimed at clarifying the competitive model of each of the company’s businesses considering the current and potential competition. Definition and implementation of competitive strategies of different types (low manufacturing costs, differentiation from competitors through preduct/service, or focusing on a specific market segment), using highly effective tools (BCG Matrix, Canvas Matrix, Porter’s Matrix, …). The work includes systematising the diagnosis, defining objectives, developing the strategy and action plans, monitoring and evaluating results.

> Internationalisation Strategy: Strategy for entering or strengthening presence in foreign markets. Support in evaluating and choosing the best internationalisation model for the company (exporting, establishing a subsidiary, local partnerships, joint ventures, new company with local investors,…), studying the target market with identification of the specific aspects of the marketsuch as customers, competition, logistics and sales conditions, identifying technical adjustments to be made to products intended for each foreign market. The work includes several stages including systematising the diagnosis, defining objectives, developing the strategy and action plans, monitoring and evaluating results.

> Production Management: Layout organization, worker qualification, definition of responsibilities and functions in production, construction of product hierarchy, development and implementation of production plans, time optimisation and calculation of the industrial cost for each manufactured product.

> Lean manufacturing: Implementation of various tools from the Lean methodology focusing on value-generating activities and eliminating wasteful ones, resulting in increased productivity, efficiency and better resource utilisation.

> SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies): Implementation of SMED techniques to reduce the time required to perform setup operations on industrial machines.

> 5S: Implementation of cost reduction techniques through improvements in time and space management used by employees, resulting in product quality, motivation and safety enhancements.

> Six Sigma: Continuous improvement tool to increase customer value by reducing production variability, with the goal of achieving zero defects.

> TMS (Transportation Management System): Transport network management tool, involving planning, execution control and optimisation of physical movements of goods (dock management, route optimisation and delivery management).

> WMS (Warehouse Management System): Warehouse management tool providing information about inputs, outputs, stock management, optimisation os storage processes, picking and inventory control.

> Logistics Management: Aplication of tools and methodologies to optimise logistics management according to the objectives to be achieved (ABC analysis, PDCA cycle, Pareto diagram, GUT matrix, cross docking, kanban, just in time, …).

Alignment of marketing strategies with business strategies. Coordinating, understanding customers well, focusing on marketing-mix variables and enhancing sales force.

> Strategic segmentation
> Customer Lifecycle Management
> Performance evaluation
> Sales strategy and channels
> Commercial Policy
> Market research
> Brand evaluation
> Digital marketing

Implementation of management systems, introduction of continuous improvement tools and auditing of implemented systems, in accordance with the following standards:
> ISO 9001 – Quality Management System
> ISO 20000 – Information Technology Management System
> ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management System
> ISO 27001 – Sistema de Gestão da Segurança da Informação
> NP 4413 – Fire safety, Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
> NP 4427 – People Management Systems
> NP 4457 – Research, Development and Innovation Management Systems
> ISO 45001 / NP 4397 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
> ISO 50001 – Energy Management System
> SA 8000 – Social Responsibility Management System
> EMAS / ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
> IATF 16949 – Quality Management System for Automotive Industry Organizations
> Integrated Management Systems
> HACCP – Food Safety