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Consulting

There are times when you have to turn to outside expertise. The key to success is selecting the right partner. With this in mind, Armanino offers an integrated collection of services designed to meet the needs of both growing and established private and public companies. Every job is unique. And the needs of each client vary. That's why Armanino builds each consulting team based on the exact objectives of the project.

Approach

At Armanino, we differentiate ourselves by wrapping the right technology around an organization’s strategic objectives as well as being the go-to resource in many critical strategic areas.

Our consultants quickly evaluate where you are today. Where your limitations are and where you are headed as a business. At that point, we are able to give you a playbook that sets priorities and minimizes risk.

We help you with the most pressing business challenges companies face:

  • choosing  the technology to meet your objectives
  • conducting due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • mitigating risk and ensuring compliance
  • getting you better business intelligence
  • moving critical systems to the cloud
  • structuring for IPO readiness

Our solutions cover the full spectrum from technology to new processes to people. And we don’t just provide strategy, but rather, we stick with you to either help you create your own internal team or an outsourced approach. 

Business Application Consulting

Armanino’s award-winning Business Application strategy, selection, implementation and integration consulting services provide you with out of the box industry best practices and best of breed technology solutions in this mobile first, cloud first world.
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Cloud computing has become ubiquitous in today’s business environment – public, private and hybrid Cloud solutions exist in every organization.  Today’s business leaders must seamlessly incorporate Cloud computing strategy in their plans for growth.  

Armanino’s comprehensive Business Application Consulting services address the strategic challenges faced by CFOs of fast-growing companies. Armanino evaluates your current business process and technology landscape and works side by side with your organization to ensure you select the software tools you need to scale for growth and operate as efficiently as possible. This service takes into account current manual and automated practices and looks for areas where operations can cut redundancy, reduce manual tasks, and improve or eliminate systems.

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Cloud Solutions

Just as you can count on technology to keep changing, you can count on Armanino to keep your technology up-to-date with our full suite of cloud solutions.
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Cloud computing has become ubiquitous in our personal and professional lives with must-have applications like iTunes for entertainment, Google for document management and ADP for payroll.  Research from the Cloud Accounting Institute reveals that after major growth in adoption rates over the past several years, cloud solutions are now considered mainstream and are in wide usage, with 73 percent of survey respondents indicating their companies currently use Software as a Service (SaaS) or Cloud solutions.  

For the finance department, this means that numerous tools in the Cloud are available to streamline accounting functions — everything from GL to multi-currency transactions, equity administration to budgeting and forecasting. Cloud solutions offer the flexibility to be customized to work the way you do, and the capability to integrate with nearly any software package. Dwindling technology budgets mean businesses look to the Cloud for agile IT solutions without prohibitive upfront costs.  They can be especially effective for fast-growing companies who want to keep their employees engaged with the latest technology tools and anytime, anywhere access to their business-critical applications. Cloud solutions are continuously and seamlessly updated ensuring you always have the latest technology and feature set.

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Systems Implementation

Our Rapid Implementation Methodology is a proven, comprehensive approach used on all our projects to successfully increase user adoption, streamline processes, fulfil business goals and regulatory requirements.
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Our Planning, Implementation and Support Methodology
All of our methodologies are rooted in the concept of continuous improvement.  As we work through the design, implementation and testing components of your systems, we are constantly working with process owners to gain a deeper understanding of your business and in turn, identify where processes and controls can be improved.

Using this proven approach, we optimize your ROI and mitigate the reasons why other solution providers under-perform. But having clear priorities is not enough. We help you make the strategy happen. We collaborate with you to build a robust:

  • Staffing approach
  • Quality assurance game plan including key checkpoints
  • Systems integration strategy
  • Conversion and migration strategy
  • Outsourced model if preferred

Because we see a lot of patterns in successful companies, we are able to help you minimize the risk of a failed implementation. A key part of our approach is sharing BEST practices both within and outside your industry. And of course we also share what doesn’t work at all and where companies have made the biggest mistakes. At the end of the day we measure our success on how seamlessly your project goes and how it transforms your company. 

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CFO Advisory

How does a CFO become less of an accountant and more of a strategist? Our CFO Evolution is a set of specific directives that can help you streamline your operation to achieve better accounting processes in less time—freeing the CFO to spend more time on the more vital strategic concerns of the company.
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Growing companies often find themselves needing additional resources as they expand and change. Our CFO Advisory Services team helps CFOs with critically important business enhancements and transactions. Our team includes former CEOs, COOs and CFOs of major corporations. They bring a unique set of skills to each project including international expertise, reorganization experience, capital management, and business process redesign.

Technical Accounting

Maintaining highly specialized accounting expertise in-house is impractical or impossible for most organizations. Armanino provides a cost-effective solution for your technical accounting needs, from merger-related services to quarterly SEC filings to stock option accounting. Our experienced team serves public and private clients of all sizes, across all industries.

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Equity Management Consulting

Armanino's Equity Management Solutions team brings much-needed discipline and accounting rigor to stock option plans for startups, privately funded companies, and those preparing for IPOs. Armanino leverages cloud-based tools to build solutions and provide support or serve as the outsourced solution, for a wide variety of privately-held companies.

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Governance Risk and Compliance

In today's ever-expanding and shifting business environment, standards change, pronouncements are issued and best practices warrant well-versed resources to meet the evolving requirements. Armanino can assist with such services as SOX, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Internal Audits and more.

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IPO Readiness

When your company is in growth mode and eyeing an IPO, the last thing you need is expensive red tape that diverts you from your goal. Armanino’s IPO Readiness Team knows the path. Let our financial and business process consultants show you the way to reach your destination, based on your strategic plan.

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Outsourcing

All businesses and nonprofits have unique needs and unique financial management challenges they must address. 

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Valuation

Whether you’re considering an exit strategy or calculating stock options for tax purposes, Armanino’s Valuation Services team is there to cut through the complexity and get to what really matters. We’ve done more than 1,500 business valuations. When you need expertise, why not turn to the Bay Area’s leader?

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Litigation

Our Litigation Team regularly performs valuation and family law services in connection with litigated matters, either working for one of the parties in dispute or as a court appointed neutral expert. We will enhance your strategy, improve your negotiation position and heighten the likelihood of a satisfactory result. We work closely with some of the top law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, assisting them with all financial aspects of a case. Our team members are qualified as experts in most counties in the Bay Area.

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Executive Search

Whether you are looking for a CFO or a tax manager, an audit manager or a compliance specialist, we can help. As the largest California-based accounting and consulting firm, Armanino is uniquely positioned to understand the skills, experience and business acumen required for success. And we know that fit doesn’t just matter, it is paramount.

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