The Consulting Services group has been working with clients of the firm for more than 20 years. Providing these services enables us to truly become an advisory partner for many of our clients.

 

Consulting Services

Sisterson’s Consulting Services professionals have substantial experience and are committed to providing our clients with valuable information to help them make the best business planning decisions. 

Services Offered

Bankruptcy and Reorganization Services – We understand the bankruptcy process and the types of financial analysis that bankruptcy necessitates. We have conducted preference searches, analyzed potential fraudulent conveyances, assisted with court-required financial disclosures, and reviewed and consulted on plans of reorganization.

Benchmarking Studies – Our professionals look at processes within an organization, analyze processes (such as distribution, customer service, operations, or inventory management) and compare these against your competitors.

Business Valuations – Sisterson has expertise in dealing with transactions for small and large businesses.  We have professionals who are accredited as certified valuation analysts and possess extensive technical resources and conduct comprehensive industry analyses.

Cash and Working Capital Management – At Sisterson, we look at financial management by analyzing the current situation, helping to arrange funds from external sources, advising to ensure assets and liabilities are utilized effective, preparing cash flows and working capital forecasts, and making recommendations that maximize the wealth of owners.

Credit and Collection Policies – We can set a credit policy, or recommend upgrades, and standardize it through written procedures.

Data Mining and Fraud Detection – We can provide valuable insight to your company’s data using a proven approach and tools to analyze data and extract unusual transactions. Members of our team are experienced with performing file interrogations to determine trends in sales analysis, inventory turnover, etc., or to identify fraudulent activities.

Financial Modeling – Through the development of models, we can provide information to help clients evaluate business decisions, to provide insights and practical assessments, and to guide them into the future.

Fraud Investigations – Sisterson professionals have experience investigating frauds, preparing reports on our findings, and, if necessary, testifying to our findings.

Litigation Services – We can assist in many aspects of litigation including pre-litigation support, discovery assistance, damage analysis, and expert opinions, including written expert reports and trail testimony.

Mergers and Acquisitions – At Sisterson, we have the experience to support companies through every aspect of an acquisition, including: target identification and screening; due diligence analysis; preparation of prospective financial information and modeling; deal structure and valuation analysis; tax optimization planning; negotiation assistance; and purchase price adjustment and price contingency analysis and verification.

Options for Financing Expansion – Our professionals have unique capital and financing attainment skills, bringing value to our clients.

Product Pricing and Inventory Costing Systems – We apply advanced cost management tools and techniques to better measure costs, formulate accurate pricing strategies, and determine real profitability.

Profit Enhancement Programs – Sisterson professionals help customers identify opportunities for improved profitability, assess value-added products and services, plan and develop these products and services, and comprehensively address processes that drive customer satisfaction.

Ratio Analysis – Key financial ratios can be used to compare a company to competitors, identifying program areas and suggesting corrective actions. Our consultants, thoroughly qualified in financial analysis can gather an entire picture of an organization’s financial health.

Records Retention – We can develop written, comprehensive records-retention policies that address all the critical operations and functions of an organization.

Strategic Cost Management – Our cost management team is skilled in evaluative cost information systems in terms of the role they are intended to play helping businesses achieve success.

Strategic Planning – One of Sisterson’s most powerful core competencies is the ability to help clients develop business strategy. We know how to build consensus, set objectives, and measure progress toward those objectives.