Business Advisory is a specialist division within Moore Stephens
that focuses on enhancing business value, assisting management with
strategic direction and achieving operational best practice.
The division works with businesses to identify growth pathways,
maximise profit and efficiency and determine the resource mix
required to support strategic objectives.
Our team works closely with clients and provide leadership and
expertise on an as needs basis, either complementing the skills of
the management group in a certain area or being able to provide a
completely new perspective. Furthermore the team is adequately
skilled to provide specialist resources for short term projects as
Why Select Us?
Our team has significant operational experience and can provide
your organisation with much more than traditional accounting
services – we are looking to work with organisations who are
seeking proactive rather than reactive advisory services.
Board Alignment and Governance Reviews – Make sure
everyone is on the same page
Are goals and visions for the business documented and shared by
Directors and Shareholders?
Does the Board have the right composition and skill base to
manage the business in a dynamic environment?
Is the reporting framework adequate and timely?
Are business risks identified and documented with appropriate
mitigation plans in place?
These may be simple questions, but we have had significant
experience in dealing with companies who need external input to get
the foundation right, as the strategic vision from the top flows
right through the organisation.
Profit Improvement projects – can expenses be reduced by
Is the organisational structure of the organisation aligned to
deliver or exceed budgets?
Do key staff have the appropriate "skills or wills"
for the role in question?
Is the overhead structure in line with operational requirements
– are there efficiencies to be gained or policies to be
Are KPI's easily measurable and in line with organisational
Rather than creating roles to suit employees that are part of
the fabric, we can work with senior management to challenge the
status quo and ensure roles and responsibilities align with
Supply Chain Reviews
Are you getting the best value for money from your supply
Can you benefit from outsourcing, substituting or creating
formal supply or service agreements?
Should you be financing inputs a new way?
We are ready to get operationally involved and understand the
key drivers of your purchase decisions – cost vs quality vs
service. From here we focus on achieving a cost reduction target
while ensuring the important input criteria are preserved.
IT Infrastructure and Communications
Have you had an independent review to ensure you are getting
the right performance for the right price?
Are you running the most appropriate system for your industry
and if so, is it optimised?
Are business processes understood by staff so the business is
We are able to perform an independent analysis to present
findings on above issues and make specific recommendations that
often result in significant cost savings to the organisation while
upgrading to the latest technology.
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