Operations, risk and finance management activities, as well as
compliance and internal audit programs, are not just functional parts of a
business — they are complex and interlinked,
and their effectiveness impacts the bottom-line.
By first identifying and helping you understand your
institution’s business risks and areas of improvement, we professionals
then develop pragmatic plans to enhance processes,
address issues and assist with implementing measurable
and sustainable performance enhancements.
We understand it is essential to build and maintain effective
and efficient operations that support strategic goals,
regulatory requirements and emerging demands — all while under
pressure to minimize expenses. By providing practical recommendations
on how to align, optimize and sustain operating environments,
we can help improve and integrate processes and controls,
enhance productivity and reduce costs.
The finance function affects every corner of the enterprise
and today’s finance departments are under growing scrutiny.
Accordingly, a comprehensive approach to people, processes
and technology is needed.
As a trusted adviser of CFOs and treasury departments,
we work to help you develop or refine the vision of your company’s
finance function. We focus on processes, cost reductions as well as
guidance on accounting process changes — such as a conversion
from US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) —
and supporting IT initiatives.
Decision-makers today must plan to manage, mitigate
and capitalize on the risks they know, and respond to
new risks as they emerge. Our top-ranked risk management
professionals help access options and improve processes,
and assist with the management of risk as an enterprise-wide discipline.
Whether you are facing challenges managing credit risk, market risk, or
operational risk and quantitative analysis, our team has a broad range of
Technology is a common challenge across multiple functions
within an organization. We have a dedicated IT team that provides
technology risk, solution enablement, information management
and technology security services to assist with:
IT architecture, solution review, vendor application evaluation and
implementation Collection, storage, use and quality of information
Assessing and improving the way technology enables business processes
Designing, implementing and maintaining secure
and high-performance IT environmentsRegulatory and supervisory
Recent global financial reform has demonstrated that compliance
with new regulations will require financial services institutions
to execute enterprise-wide changes. Stakeholders across the
organization need to work together and, in many cases,
institutions will need to execute well-coordinated, multiyear
projects with the flexibility to adapt to evolving regulations.
It is crucial for financial firms to have effective programs
established to meet new requirements and supervisory expectations.
Even though many regulatory requirements are still emerging,
getting an early start is crucial. We can assist in evaluating your
readiness to manage change, put in place appropriate governance
structures and processes, and initiate implementation projects
to address the priority aspects of upcoming regulation.