Finance function set up and mobilisation
A blockchain-based payment start-up needed to expand its Finance function and to create in-house capabilities which could support the planned scaling and the increasing complexity of the business.
The previous Finance department was set-up with a poorly defined governance model, data architecture and legal entity structure. This set up resulted in inaccuracies and delays in reporting and a large need for ongoing manual intervention to cleanse data.
In order to develop a Finance function and set it up for success, we:
- Developed a department-wide governance model by identifying clear roles and responsibilities and ensuring an appropriate segregation of duties: Accounts Payable, Procurement, Treasury, Financial control, Reporting
- Mapped out the organisation data lineage, enabling a higher degree of straight through processing
- Redefined and documented processes and controls to ensure a more efficient and operationally resilient Finance department
- Created golden sources of data to enable linking data across the Finance department and the business as a whole
We revamped the Finance department to be more efficient as a whole; month-end close production activities were revamped to be seamless and require less manual intervention. After transforming the finance department, it can now easily facilitate strategic, real-time decision making. The new Finance function now delivers value enhancing activities and drives the strategic direction of the firm.