Finance function transformation for an international retail brand

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Client Background

The client is a franchise of a global furniture retail chain in KSA and Bahrain

Business Problem

  • The client needed support in improving their finance function which had been acting merely as a book keeper and wanted it to play a more strategic role in the organization
  • The client wished to have a strong team and robust processes and systems in place to enable achieve its goal of going public

Solution Overview

  • Acuvon helped reorganize the finance function organization structure
    • Deeply studied the limitations of the current structure and suggested a new group finance structure by analyzing relevant attributes
    • Carried benchmarking of the structures of finance department with that of competitors in the same industry
    • Proposed a phase-wise transition plan to the new structure
  • Acuvon led the cycle time improvement of the monthly closing process
    • Conducted a detailed interview to understand the “As-Is” to identify the gap areas
    • Proposed system-level improvements and redesigned data collection procedures/templates for managing activities such as loans reconciliation
    • Recreated the management reporting pack to enable efficient reporting
  • Acuvon was instrumental in streamlining the organizational budgeting exercise
    • Created a revised approach for budgeting of different revenue and cost components through a detailed drivers approach
    • Created tools and templates for enabling data collection and processing

Business Impact


Reduction in monthly closing time


Improved organizational agility by moving to a group structure