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Cost reduction and Wastage elimination strategies

Increased competition and high cost of running businesses in the modern-day businesses has pushed down business profits and made it increasingly challenging to sustain gainful operations. In such a business environment, efficient utilization of resources and elimination of wasteful spending is one of the key strategies to achieving and sustaining profitable business operations.

Grande Afrique Consulting has a large pool of experienced professionals and technology that assists our clients to:

a) Review and optimize the entire cost structure
b) Identify inefficiencies and costs that the business can do without
c) Identify wastages for elimination
d) Review and advise on staff utilization
e) Review and identify opportunities for application of technology to optimize operational efficiency and reduce costs
f) Structure the implementation such that the impact on profits is felt immediately and maximization planned over a reasonable period

Elimination of Revenue Leakages

Revenue leakages are one of the most common losses that most organizations are facing today. This takes several forms including but not limited to:

a) Customer and billing manipulation
b) Non-billing for services offered or goods delivered to customers
c) Incorrect/Inaccurate invoicing
d) Business diversion – contractors or employees divert business from the company
e) Failure to collect billed work
f) Debtors fraud

Grande Afrique Consulting backs clients to ensure that all work done is recorded correctly, billed, revenues collected and fully accounted for.

Business Process Re-engineering

Inadequately designed business processes i.e. policies and operational procedures complicates business operations making it difficult for an entity to achieve its set objectives. Some of the challenges associated with poorly designed business processes include:

a) Fraud and irregularities
b) Resource under-utilization
c) Poor risk management
d) Loss of assets
e) Wastages and revenue leakages
f) Financial losses/low profitability

Grande Afrique Consulting appraises all ICT, Financial and Operational procedures of client's businesses, performs gap analysis, makes recommendations and assists management in fixing all operational gaps.

Grande Afrique Consulting helps clients ensure that all revenues are accounted for, costs are managed and assets are protected.

Human Capital Recruitment and Management

No organization can achieve its objectives if it does not have an adequately skilled workforce where jobs are assigned to the most fitting human resource.

Even where jobs are mapped to the most fitting employees, an organization must concern itself on several other critical human resource aspects.

To achieve Human Resource Objectives, Grande Afrique Consulting, applies tested and verified approaches to assist our clients in ensuring that:

a) All available jobs in an organization are analysed, documented and carefully aligned to the business objectives targeting achievement of objectives
b) Duplications and conflicts in jobs are eliminated
c) Operational procedures are documented and address the overall business agenda
d) Recruitment of staff based on the job requirements
e) Staff training
f) Staff performance management
g) Employee rewards and promotions
h) Succession planning

Grande Afrique Consulting uses its experienced professionals to help clients recruit the most suitable employees, reward and retain them, equip and maximize their utilization and plan for the future in the absence by continuously building capacity.

Assessing Systems Benefits realization

Systems benefits realization is the process of identifying and tracking advantages to ensure that the potential value from an IT project is actualized. The realization of benefits is becoming an increasingly vital piece of any change initiative.

Grand Afrique Consulting works with client to bring these benefits into focus and in turn guide organizations through the steps to realize them.

Procurement advisory

Procurement helps streamline processes, cut costs, mitigate risks and identify better suppliers. Creating an effective procurement strategy involves transforming it to a value-adding service.

Procurement must therefore be validated to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the process and enhance customer satisfaction.

Grande Afrique Consulting uses extensive procurement expertise and analytical capabilities to help clients achieve excellence in procurement.

Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a plan-based strategy that helps organizations to identify risks, manage risk to be within its risk appetite and to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of entity's objectives. Over the years, ERM has transformed from the traditional approach practiced by departments to a more holistic and integrated process that cuts across all aspects of an organization

At GRANDE AFRIQUE, we have years of practical experience in formulating and implementing risk management methods for various organizations and industries. We are therefore, committed in assisting you develop a risk management model that best fits your organization.

Our ERM approach is targeted to specific needs and is tailored to include:

a) Identifying risks
b) Developing risk controls to respond to the risks
c) Aligning the organization's risk tolerance with its' strategy and objectives
d) Developing acceptable risk responses
e) Reducing operational surprises and associated losses
f) Proactively identifying unrealized opportunities

Reconciliation Services

Most organizations are having challenges with reconciliations, and especially those with many transactions. ACL as a data analytic tool coupled with GRANDE AFRIQUE knowledge and skills in this area provides an opportunity to effectively perform reconciliations and prevent unnecessary losses

Most reconciliation services are experienced in the following areas

Bank reconciliations: reconciling an organization's cash balance as recorded in the balance sheet to the corresponding amount on its bank statement. Our Consultants ensure it is done regularly to ensure the cash records are correct and to help detect fraud and any cash manipulations

Inventory reconciliations: We offer Inventory reconciliation services which include periodic inventory statements to verify inventory levels, and to plan for ordering, buying and shipping. These services are combined with other bookkeeping and accounting services to make a full solution, which will enable your workforce to focus on their core activities with complete assurance in the timeliness and accuracy of your accounting services

Accountable Receivables and Payables Reconciliations: Running a profitable business requires knowledge of your current cash balances and the amount of cash you can expect to receive within the next 30 to 60 days and as well the amount you're expected to pay to suppliers. It is not adequate to rely on the accounts receivable and payable balances in your accounting software -- errors do happen, and the business could have less cash coming in than the records show and more cash going out than invoiced. To authenticate the accounts receivable and payable information, our Consultants occasionally compare the information in the accounts receivable and payable accounts to information contained in the check register and other documentation

Fraud Management

Fraud hides in between systems looting your capital resources, reputation and employee morale. As organizations advance in technology, new risks are introduced and new fraud mitigation techniques need to the adapted. Assessing the risk of fraud within the organization is important because it points to where internal control deficiencies exist and where the organization can improve. Fraud losses impact every business and plans and programs need to be implemented for early detection and prevalence. Costs can rocket because undetected company fraud gives you unreliable figures on which to base your procurement needs, production costs and sales forecasts and at worst, your share price.

At Grande Afrique Consulting we assist our clients to:

a) Define indicators of fraud and fraud framework
b) Develop good internal controls and fraud prevention techniques
c) Furbish your mass data for fraud leaving no transaction unturned.
d) Test effectiveness, integrity and completeness of controls
e) Describe the analytics tests to be performed, expected results and follow up analyses.

Corporate Fraud Investigation

The transaction advisory experts at GA Consulting comprise of well put together and devoted team with specific industry expertise and a wide range of experience.

We offer a well analyzed perspective and profile of success across the entire transaction life cycle. Whether representing buyers, sellers or lenders, we offer comprehensive due diligence advice and hands-on support in evaluating opportunities across the risk/return. We help our clients maximize value and minimize risk

a) Buyer/ Acquisitions Services
In making the important buying decisions, our consultants step in to assist our clients, both private owners and corporate alike, to evaluate key value drivers and risk factors associated with potential targets, enabling them to:
1) Gain an understanding of significant patterns in the target business' historical performance.
2) Evaluate the quality and sustainability of the target business' reported earnings and free cash flow.
3) Analyze the quality of net assets being acquired.
4) Understand historical working capital patterns and identify opportunities to mitigate working capital levels after closing.
5) Assess the achievability of the target business' financial forecasts.
6) Address key tax and financial reporting risks in purchase agreement negotiations.
7) Evaluate post-closing purchase price adjustments.
8) Consider the effects of purchase accounting and valuation requirements in post-transaction financial models for recently acquired businesses

b) SellerServices
Our seller services enable clients to maximize value throughout the transaction process. We apply the same framework of our buyer services and help sellers to identify and address potential areas of concern which includes
1) Evaluation of quality of revenues
2) Assessments of earnings and net assets
3) We do an examination to determine working capital requirements
4) Financial projections to help position our clients for the buy side due diligence process and minimize surprises at the negotiating table
5) Advisory to clients on the deal structuring, negotiation and closing process

c) Due Diligence Services

1) Finance & Accounting
Capitalizing on our financial expertise provides our clients the ability to direct their attention to other important areas such as better assessing a company's business strategy, management team, and future growth prospects. This process allows the company to address concerns and issues that may be relevant to even the most demanding transaction.

2) Tax

We focus on the company's tax compliance history to identify tax attributes with potential exposure or benefits. Key information is obtained in areas including, but not limited to:

  • EAC, and local income taxes
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Personal property taxes
  • Real estate transfer taxes
  • Transfer pricing
  • International taxes
  • Foreign taxes
  • Payroll taxes
  • Franchise taxes
3) Valuations

The need for clear and thorough valuations has escalated dramatically due to a surge in the increased complexities of financial reporting and tax guidelines. Constantly evolving guidelines make substantiating the value of business assets and liabilities more challenging and important than ever before. Primarily, keen business and regulatory insights are needed to help ensure success in ever-changing markets, and this is exactly what we offer at GA.

Transaction Advisory Services

The transaction advisory experts at GA Consulting comprise of well put together and devoted team with specific industry expertise and a wide range of experience.

We offer a well analyzed perspective and profile of success across the entire transaction life cycle. Whether representing buyers, sellers or lenders, we offer comprehensive due diligence advice and hands-on support in evaluating opportunities across the risk/return. We help our clients maximize value and minimize risk

a) Buyer/ Acquisitions Services
In making the important buying decisions, our consultants step in to assist our clients, both private owners and corporate alike, to evaluate key value drivers and risk factors associated with potential targets, enabling them to:
1) Gain an understanding of significant patterns in the target business' historical performance.
2) Evaluate the quality and sustainability of the target business' reported earnings and free cash flow.
3) Analyze the quality of net assets being acquired.
4) Understand historical working capital patterns and identify opportunities to mitigate working capital levels after closing.
5) Assess the achievability of the target business' financial forecasts.
6) Address key tax and financial reporting risks in purchase agreement negotiations.
7) Evaluate post-closing purchase price adjustments.
8) Consider the effects of purchase accounting and valuation requirements in post-transaction financial models for recently acquired businesses

b) SellerServices
Our seller services enable clients to maximize value throughout the transaction process. We apply the same framework of our buyer services and help sellers to identify and address potential areas of concern which includes
1) Evaluation of quality of revenues
2) Assessments of earnings and net assets
3) We do an examination to determine working capital requirements
4) Financial projections to help position our clients for the buy side due diligence process and minimize surprises at the negotiating table
5) Advisory to clients on the deal structuring, negotiation and closing process

c) Due Diligence Services

1) Finance & Accounting
Capitalizing on our financial expertise provides our clients the ability to direct their attention to other important areas such as better assessing a company's business strategy, management team, and future growth prospects. This process allows the company to address concerns and issues that may be relevant to even the most demanding transaction.

2) Tax

We focus on the company's tax compliance history to identify tax attributes with potential exposure or benefits. Key information is obtained in areas including, but not limited to:

  • EAC, and local income taxes
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Personal property taxes
  • Real estate transfer taxes
  • Transfer pricing
  • International taxes
  • Foreign taxes
  • Payroll taxes
  • Franchise taxes
3) Valuations

The need for clear and thorough valuations has escalated dramatically due to a surge in the increased complexities of financial reporting and tax guidelines. Constantly evolving guidelines make substantiating the value of business assets and liabilities more challenging and important than ever before. Primarily, keen business and regulatory insights are needed to help ensure success in ever-changing markets, and this is exactly what we offer at GA.

Cost reduction and Wastage elimination strategies

Increased competition and high cost of running businesses in the modern-day businesses has pushed down business profits and made it increasingly challenging to sustain gainful operations. In such a business environment, efficient utilization of resources and elimination of wasteful spending is one of the key strategies to achieving and sustaining profitable business operations.

Grande Afrique Consulting has a large pool of experienced professionals and technology that assists our clients to:

a) Review and optimize the entire cost structure
b) Identify inefficiencies and costs that the business can do without
c) Identify wastages for elimination
d) Review and advise on staff utilization
e) Review and identify opportunities for application of technology to optimize operational efficiency and reduce costs
f) Structure the implementation such that the impact on profits is felt immediately and maximization planned over a reasonable period

Elimination of Revenue Leakages

Revenue leakages are one of the most common losses that most organizations are facing today. This takes several forms including but not limited to:

a) Customer and billing manipulation
b) Non-billing for services offered or goods delivered to customers
c) Incorrect/Inaccurate invoicing
d) Business diversion – contractors or employees divert business from the company
e) Failure to collect billed work
f) Debtors fraud

Grande Afrique Consulting backs clients to ensure that all work done is recorded correctly, billed, revenues collected and fully accounted for.

Business Process Re-engineering

Inadequately designed business processes i.e. policies and operational procedures complicates business operations making it difficult for an entity to achieve its set objectives. Some of the challenges associated with poorly designed business processes include:

a) Fraud and irregularities
b) Resource under-utilization
c) Poor risk management
d) Loss of assets
e) Wastages and revenue leakages
f) Financial losses/low profitability

Grande Afrique Consulting appraises all ICT, Financial and Operational procedures of client's businesses, performs gap analysis, makes recommendations and assists management in fixing all operational gaps.

Grande Afrique Consulting helps clients ensure that all revenues are accounted for, costs are managed and assets are protected.

Human Capital Recruitment and Management

No organization can achieve its objectives if it does not have an adequately skilled workforce where jobs are assigned to the most fitting human resource.

Even where jobs are mapped to the most fitting employees, an organization must concern itself on several other critical human resource aspects.

To achieve Human Resource Objectives, Grande Afrique Consulting, applies tested and verified approaches to assist our clients in ensuring that:

a) All available jobs in an organization are analysed, documented and carefully aligned to the business objectives targeting achievement of objectives
b) Duplications and conflicts in jobs are eliminated
c) Operational procedures are documented and address the overall business agenda
d) Recruitment of staff based on the job requirements
e) Staff training
f) Staff performance management
g) Employee rewards and promotions
h) Succession planning

Grande Afrique Consulting uses its experienced professionals to help clients recruit the most suitable employees, reward and retain them, equip and maximize their utilization and plan for the future in the absence by continuously building capacity.

Assessing Systems Benefits realization

Systems benefits realization is the process of identifying and tracking advantages to ensure that the potential value from an IT project is actualized. The realization of benefits is becoming an increasingly vital piece of any change initiative.

Grand Afrique Consulting works with client to bring these benefits into focus and in turn guide organizations through the steps to realize them.

Procurement advisory

Procurement helps streamline processes, cut costs, mitigate risks and identify better suppliers. Creating an effective procurement strategy involves transforming it to a value-adding service.

Procurement must therefore be validated to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the process and enhance customer satisfaction.

Grande Afrique Consulting uses extensive procurement expertise and analytical capabilities to help clients achieve excellence in procurement.

Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a plan-based strategy that helps organizations to identify risks, manage risk to be within its risk appetite and to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of entity's objectives. Over the years, ERM has transformed from the traditional approach practiced by departments to a more holistic and integrated process that cuts across all aspects of an organization

At GRANDE AFRIQUE, we have years of practical experience in formulating and implementing risk management methods for various organizations and industries. We are therefore, committed in assisting you develop a risk management model that best fits your organization.

Our ERM approach is targeted to specific needs and is tailored to include:

a) Identifying risks
b) Developing risk controls to respond to the risks
c) Aligning the organization's risk tolerance with its' strategy and objectives
d) Developing acceptable risk responses
e) Reducing operational surprises and associated losses
f) Proactively identifying unrealized opportunities

Reconciliation Services

Most organizations are having challenges with reconciliations, and especially those with many transactions. ACL as a data analytic tool coupled with GRANDE AFRIQUE knowledge and skills in this area provides an opportunity to effectively perform reconciliations and prevent unnecessary losses

Most reconciliation services are experienced in the following areas

Bank reconciliations: reconciling an organization's cash balance as recorded in the balance sheet to the corresponding amount on its bank statement. Our Consultants ensure it is done regularly to ensure the cash records are correct and to help detect fraud and any cash manipulations

Inventory reconciliations: We offer Inventory reconciliation services which include periodic inventory statements to verify inventory levels, and to plan for ordering, buying and shipping. These services are combined with other bookkeeping and accounting services to make a full solution, which will enable your workforce to focus on their core activities with complete assurance in the timeliness and accuracy of your accounting services

Accountable Receivables and Payables Reconciliations: Running a profitable business requires knowledge of your current cash balances and the amount of cash you can expect to receive within the next 30 to 60 days and as well the amount you're expected to pay to suppliers. It is not adequate to rely on the accounts receivable and payable balances in your accounting software -- errors do happen, and the business could have less cash coming in than the records show and more cash going out than invoiced. To authenticate the accounts receivable and payable information, our Consultants occasionally compare the information in the accounts receivable and payable accounts to information contained in the check register and other documentation

Fraud Management

Fraud hides in between systems looting your capital resources, reputation and employee morale. As organizations advance in technology, new risks are introduced and new fraud mitigation techniques need to the adapted. Assessing the risk of fraud within the organization is important because it points to where internal control deficiencies exist and where the organization can improve. Fraud losses impact every business and plans and programs need to be implemented for early detection and prevalence. Costs can rocket because undetected company fraud gives you unreliable figures on which to base your procurement needs, production costs and sales forecasts and at worst, your share price.

At Grande Afrique Consulting we assist our clients to:

a) Define indicators of fraud and fraud framework
b) Develop good internal controls and fraud prevention techniques
c) Furbish your mass data for fraud leaving no transaction unturned.
d) Test effectiveness, integrity and completeness of controls
e) Describe the analytics tests to be performed, expected results and follow up analyses.

Corporate Fraud Investigation

The transaction advisory experts at GA Consulting comprise of well put together and devoted team with specific industry expertise and a wide range of experience.

We offer a well analyzed perspective and profile of success across the entire transaction life cycle. Whether representing buyers, sellers or lenders, we offer comprehensive due diligence advice and hands-on support in evaluating opportunities across the risk/return. We help our clients maximize value and minimize risk

a) Buyer/ Acquisitions Services
In making the important buying decisions, our consultants step in to assist our clients, both private owners and corporate alike, to evaluate key value drivers and risk factors associated with potential targets, enabling them to:
1) Gain an understanding of significant patterns in the target business' historical performance.
2) Evaluate the quality and sustainability of the target business' reported earnings and free cash flow.
3) Analyze the quality of net assets being acquired.
4) Understand historical working capital patterns and identify opportunities to mitigate working capital levels after closing.
5) Assess the achievability of the target business' financial forecasts.
6) Address key tax and financial reporting risks in purchase agreement negotiations.
7) Evaluate post-closing purchase price adjustments.
8) Consider the effects of purchase accounting and valuation requirements in post-transaction financial models for recently acquired businesses

b) SellerServices
Our seller services enable clients to maximize value throughout the transaction process. We apply the same framework of our buyer services and help sellers to identify and address potential areas of concern which includes
1) Evaluation of quality of revenues
2) Assessments of earnings and net assets
3) We do an examination to determine working capital requirements
4) Financial projections to help position our clients for the buy side due diligence process and minimize surprises at the negotiating table
5) Advisory to clients on the deal structuring, negotiation and closing process

c) Due Diligence Services

1) Finance & Accounting
Capitalizing on our financial expertise provides our clients the ability to direct their attention to other important areas such as better assessing a company's business strategy, management team, and future growth prospects. This process allows the company to address concerns and issues that may be relevant to even the most demanding transaction.

2) Tax

We focus on the company's tax compliance history to identify tax attributes with potential exposure or benefits. Key information is obtained in areas including, but not limited to:

  • EAC, and local income taxes
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Personal property taxes
  • Real estate transfer taxes
  • Transfer pricing
  • International taxes
  • Foreign taxes
  • Payroll taxes
  • Franchise taxes
3) Valuations

The need for clear and thorough valuations has escalated dramatically due to a surge in the increased complexities of financial reporting and tax guidelines. Constantly evolving guidelines make substantiating the value of business assets and liabilities more challenging and important than ever before. Primarily, keen business and regulatory insights are needed to help ensure success in ever-changing markets, and this is exactly what we offer at GA.

Transaction Advisory Services

The transaction advisory experts at GA Consulting comprise of well put together and devoted team with specific industry expertise and a wide range of experience.

We offer a well analyzed perspective and profile of success across the entire transaction life cycle. Whether representing buyers, sellers or lenders, we offer comprehensive due diligence advice and hands-on support in evaluating opportunities across the risk/return. We help our clients maximize value and minimize risk

a) Buyer/ Acquisitions Services
In making the important buying decisions, our consultants step in to assist our clients, both private owners and corporate alike, to evaluate key value drivers and risk factors associated with potential targets, enabling them to:
1) Gain an understanding of significant patterns in the target business' historical performance.
2) Evaluate the quality and sustainability of the target business' reported earnings and free cash flow.
3) Analyze the quality of net assets being acquired.
4) Understand historical working capital patterns and identify opportunities to mitigate working capital levels after closing.
5) Assess the achievability of the target business' financial forecasts.
6) Address key tax and financial reporting risks in purchase agreement negotiations.
7) Evaluate post-closing purchase price adjustments.
8) Consider the effects of purchase accounting and valuation requirements in post-transaction financial models for recently acquired businesses

b) SellerServices
Our seller services enable clients to maximize value throughout the transaction process. We apply the same framework of our buyer services and help sellers to identify and address potential areas of concern which includes
1) Evaluation of quality of revenues
2) Assessments of earnings and net assets
3) We do an examination to determine working capital requirements
4) Financial projections to help position our clients for the buy side due diligence process and minimize surprises at the negotiating table
5) Advisory to clients on the deal structuring, negotiation and closing process

c) Due Diligence Services

1) Finance & Accounting
Capitalizing on our financial expertise provides our clients the ability to direct their attention to other important areas such as better assessing a company's business strategy, management team, and future growth prospects. This process allows the company to address concerns and issues that may be relevant to even the most demanding transaction.

2) Tax

We focus on the company's tax compliance history to identify tax attributes with potential exposure or benefits. Key information is obtained in areas including, but not limited to:

  • EAC, and local income taxes
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Personal property taxes
  • Real estate transfer taxes
  • Transfer pricing
  • International taxes
  • Foreign taxes
  • Payroll taxes
  • Franchise taxes
3) Valuations

The need for clear and thorough valuations has escalated dramatically due to a surge in the increased complexities of financial reporting and tax guidelines. Constantly evolving guidelines make substantiating the value of business assets and liabilities more challenging and important than ever before. Primarily, keen business and regulatory insights are needed to help ensure success in ever-changing markets, and this is exactly what we offer at GA.

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