Accounting and Financial Services Consulting

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The Financial consulting services consists of eight main disciplines: Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Crisis & Recovery, Risk Management, Accounting Advisory, Tax Advisory, Real Estate Advisory and Forensics & Litigation.

Transaction services. Smart vision provides client with a combination of financial, commercial and operational insight to every deal. Whether you are making an acquisition, merger, divestiture or strategic alliance in each case we have to make sure your business get the maximum return on your deal.

Our experts perform comprehensive due diligence, including quality of earnings, working capital requirements, net asset analyses, synergy analysis and evaluation of projections.  We help assess key value drivers and risk factors.  We also counsel clients on the most advantageous tax and accounting structures and oversee the contract and valuation processes. We support clients on the seller side to help them manage the sales process, increase the probability of a successful sale and realize maximum value at the time of the transaction.

Our expert also help you identify and understand critical success factors to improve your understanding of all relevant issues so informed decisions can be made. As well as to Highlight strengths that can be built upon or weaknesses that can be resolved.

Corporate Finance Advisory. Corporate finance is the area of consulting that deals with funding and capital structure matters to increase the value of the company through planning and implementing management resources while balancing risk and profitability. Key propositions include financing restructuring, working capital management, IPO’s and capital markets. Smart vision experts help your business maximizing shareholder value through long-term and short-term financial planning, prioritizing and distributing financial resources and the implementation of various strategies.

Investments & Capital Budgeting. Investing and capital budgeting includes planning where to place the company’s long-term capital assets in order to generate the highest risk-adjusted returns. This mainly consists of deciding whether or not to pursue an investment opportunity through extensive financial analysis.

By using financial accounting tools, a company identifies capital expenditures, estimates cash flows from the proposed capital projects, compares planned investments with projected income, and decides which projects to include in the capital budget.

Financial modeling is used to estimate the economic impact of an investment opportunity and compare alternative projects.  An analyst with often use Internal Rate of Return (IRR) in conjunction with Net Present Value (NPV) to compare projects and pick the optimal one.

Capital Financing. This core activity includes decisions on how to optimally finance the capital investments through the business’ equitydebt, or a mix of both. Long-term funding for major capital expenditures or investments may be obtained from selling company stocks or issuing debt securities in the market through investment banks.

Smart vision experts help your business balancing the two sources (equity and debt) to be closely managed because having too much debt may increase the risk of default in repayment, while depending too heavily on equity may dilute earnings and value for original investors. As well as our experts optimize the company’s capital structure by lowering its Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) to be as low as possible.

Dividends & Return of Capital. Smart vision experts advice your business to decide whether to retain a business’s excess earnings for future investments and operational requirements or to distribute the earnings to shareholders in the form of dividends or share buybacks.

Retained earnings that are not distributed back to shareholders may be used to fund a business’s expansion. This can often be the best source of funds, without incurring additional debts or diluting the value of equity by issuing more shares.

Crisis & Recovery. When companies find themselves in financial difficulties, they commonly turn to crisis & recovery advisors. Experts support them with getting a grip on the crisis situation (short term) and subsequently ensuring a turnaround plan is in place for the longer term. Key services include insolvency (or bankruptcy) management (consultants are often called in as administrators), restructuring, turnaround advisory and debt management.

Risk Management. Risk management consultants help organisations with ensuring that uncertainty in the enterprise and market does not impact (or minimally) business goals. Main offerings are, among others, risk management (analyzing risks and ensuring a process and governance is in place to mitigate risks), risk control (setting up the right warning systems that can detect risks), internal audit (assessments aimed at mapping risk profiles and compliance) and IT risk; which covers the growing risks in the information technology arena, such as cybersecurity, digital governance and enterprise data management.

Tax Advisory. Smart vision experts tax help enterprises adhere with tax law, which includes propositions such as corporate tax strategy, location advisory, transfer pricing and tax aligned supply chains.

Smart vision tax experts develop strategic solutions to clients’ tax issues arising from acquisitions, sales and restructurings and advises on all matters of compliance.  This helps clients realize the maximum tax advantages from their transactions. Smart vision tax services include: Corporate Tax Compliance & Reporting, International Tax Advisory, Partnership Tax Compliance & Advisory, Private Client Advisory, Real Estate Tax, REIT Tax Compliance & Advisory, Research & Development and Patent Box Tax Relief, Debt Restructuring Tax Advisory, State and Local Taxes, Tax Communications Services, Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure, Transaction Tax Advisory, Transfer Pricing & Tax Valuations Services, and VAT.

Accounting Advisory. Accounting advisory focuses on supporting clients with optimising the accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their businesses and the finance function. Projects typically entail boosting the efficiency of the accounting function, improving financial reporting quality and flows, and ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements at all levels, such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) globally and local legislation.

Real Estate Advisory. The real estate advisory segment supports clients with financial matters in the area of real estate and property management. Key offerings include location advisory, real estate valuations, transaction support on property deals, and optimising real estate asset portfolios (often in combination with financial asset management). Clients typically span four stakeholders types: governments and local municipalities (i.e. area development), housing corporations (i.e. strategic supply management, risk management), companies (portfolio management, location support) and real estate investors (i.e. due diligence, portfolio analyses).

Forensics & Litigation. The forensics & litigation segment supports clients with a range of services that follow from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation cases. Propositions include dispute advisory, forensic accounting services (which combines accounting, auditing and investigative skills), litigation support and electronic discovery (or e-discovery). Work can range across industries and topics – a forensic consultant (also known as an auditor or investigative auditor) can deliver economic damages calculations for governments, antitrust bodies or companies, support tax fraud or money laundering investigations or look into digital crimes such as cyber-attacks or data theft.

Smart vision expert help your business preparing for, respond to, and emerge stronger from unplanned events.

Anti-corruption services. No business is immune to corruption – deliberate or unintentional. Senior executives may be genuinely unaware of any wrong-doing, but the public is unlikely to accept ignorance as an excuse. Our anti-corruption professionals have experience, knowledge, and global reach. They help you understand and respond to anti-corruption compliance in all its phases, even when businesses span many jurisdictions, and are governed by many different regulators.

Dispute Advisory. Smart vision business Consultancy has a proven track record as an independent leader in litigation consulting. We have industry experts available to assist with bankruptcy-related litigation and complex non-bankruptcy commercial and regulatory disputes requiring industry-specific knowledge. Our experts analyze and prioritize the steps necessary to achieve the most positive, timely outcome in a dispute. We bring insight to all phases of a case and offer unique perspectives into a case’s strengths and weaknesses. We can help determine whether a position is defendable, test theories, evaluate strategies, quantify damages, and anticipate and critique opposing arguments. In short, we simplify the complex – with in-depth analyses, expert witness testimony and persuasive visual presentations.

Bankruptcy and Avoidance Litigation. Our bankruptcy and avoidance litigation practice builds on our expertise as one of the leading turnaround and restructuring advisory firms. The scope and diversity of our services enable us to provide ongoing assistance from the filing of an adversary proceeding to its resolution. We offer litigation consulting, expert witness, and trial services related to Preferential payments, Solvency and fraudulent conveyances, Substantive consolidation, Claims litigation, Plan feasibility and appropriate interest rate, Valuation disputes, Board fiduciary duty assessment, and Fact finding and E-discovery.

FEASIBILITY STUDY

business feasibility study is just what it sounds like: a systematic study to understand whether or not a specific project, venture, or approach is feasible. The ultimate outcome of any feasibility report is a go / no go decision. You either move forward or you don’t.

Different feasibility study companies have different strengths. At Ground Floor Partners our expertise is market feasibility, not engineering feasibility. We research and analyze market factors such as demographics, demand, market capacity, competition, regulation, cultural issues, etc. Here are some examples of the types of feasibility studies we do:

  • new products and services
  • new business methods or approaches
  • new ventures
  • new technologies
  • restaurants
  • hotels
  • apartment complexes
  • schools and other education projects
  • community development and tourism projects

We have alliance partners in construction, architecture, strategic planning, marketing, technology and other areas whom we can bring on to complete any size project.

Our highly qualified staff will guide clients through conducting a feasibility study to determine the viability of their idea before proceeding with the development of a business.  

Our expert will provide the clients guidance on how to proceed with the study and what to include. 

Our  management teams will help the clients determine the viability of a proposed product in the marketplace. The market assessment will help to identify opportunities in a market or market segment.

FINANCIAL AUDITING

Smart vision financial experts review financial documents for accuracy and compliance with laws and regulations as well as navigate regulatory complexity and strengthen trust and transparency.

Our teams perform a detailed review of a company’s accounting policies and procedures, as well as their information technology systems used to store and maintain financial data.

Our experts also provide clients with report about financial health, existing practices and procedures might be improved, increased operational efficiency, risk management and regulatory compliance of their organization to have a clear picture for managers to make better decisions.

CASH FLOW AND BUDGET ANALYSIS

We will evaluate your current financial position and assist you in the preparation of financial projections and business plans. We are also able to help arrange capital or financing facilities appropriate for your business.

In addition to forecasting we can also assist in cash flow budgeting, which is an essential part of sound financial management and can be a useful management tool to help avoid short-term cash shortfalls.