Patina’s Finance & Accounting practice helps companies deal with a wide variety of issues and situations at a strategic and tactical, "hands-on" level. Whether you have a skills or expertise gap — or just need more help to meet deadlines — we are ready to assist with our experienced and proven team.
The Patina Professionals in our Finance & Accounting practice have backgrounds as CFOs, Directors of Finance, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers and more.
The following are examples of situations and issues where Patina Professionals can help:
These examples explain how we can help in a variety of situations:
Patina designed the financial parameters and model for a complete re-bid of all commodity, capex and advertising/service contracts for a client, producing significant worldwide expense reductions.
Patina led the turnaround of one of the nation’s largest independent foundries. Our Patina Professional achieved the major improvements in operating margin and EBITDA and reductions in overtime, inventories and headcount.
A Patina Professional operated as the Interim CFO for six months to give a client time to find a permanent CFO. Our Patina Professional was instrumental in the interview and selection process involving the new hire.
Patina acted as the financial lead on the restructuring of a company and the implementation of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma processes.
China Financial Reporting
Patina sent two financial executives with experience operating in China to Beijing for a client who had recently acquired a Chinese location. Our professionals improved the financial reporting back to the U.S. parent company.
System Implementation Management
A Patina Professional was the lead player in a global SAP implementation, successfully launching a “single instance” in 35 countries under budget and within the planned timeline. Our professional worked closely with key stakeholders to ensure systems designs fully met the business needs and the system’s full return on investment was realized post-implementation.
When you need an experienced professional, or team of professionals, to execute and/or manage a special project or key initiative, you can trust Patina to provide the right solution. We match your needs with talented executives who have done it before.
When a key position must be filled on an interim basis, Patina has the proven resources to help. We’ll provide a highly experienced, precisely-matched professional to fill that role on a flexible basis — and we will act with the utmost urgency on your behalf. In some cases, these interim roles become interim-to-hire positions.
Patina can help you complete your management team by providing ongoing, part-time executives in key leadership functions where a full-time role is not needed or desired. This is a great way to have a well-rounded, world-class leadership team no matter the size of your company.
Our Patina Professionals give back by developing the high-potential leaders of the future. Many of our professionals enjoy spending a few hours a month by phone, email, Skype or in person meetings working to develop your up-and-coming talent. This is the most objective and confidential way to implement mentoring and coaching.
Patina is an excellent resource for board members and advisory board members. We have access to a deep and experienced portfolio of professional talent ready to serve.
Patina provides consulting, advisory and thought leadership solutions that meet the unique requirements of a broad range of companies — all on a flexible basis. This work is delivered by highly experienced executives who bring specialized expertise with a focus on tangible and practical results and outcomes.
When you are facing vacancies in executive leadership roles, Patina can conduct an intense executive search to precisely match top-level candidates to your needs. We go beyond traditional executive search by leveraging our existing relationships with proven, accomplished executives - shortening the timeframe to place quality candidates in your open roles. Our process ensures candidates are thoroughly vetted and tailored to your unique selection criteria.
Whether your challenge is simple and direct — or multi-faceted and complex — we start by gaining an intimate understanding of your business, objectives and situation.
Our solution development phase is incisive and collaborative. We structure a customized solution within your budget that will meet your business objectives — and help you realize your vision or address any critical issues.
Every step of the way, Patina maintains the highest quality standards for all our clients. Whether it’s a single person or a team, we precisely match our professionals’ expertise to your specific needs. Our team narrows down the options and selects one or more Patina Professionals to present to you. Every talent resource is chosen with your input and approval.
Marked by close collaboration, regular communication, weekly reporting, and the highest level of project accountability and responsibility, we monitor and manage each engagement closely to ensure success.
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