consulting

Consulting
Williams & Company collaborates with clients to deliver consulting solutions in the areas of:

  • Risk
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Performance Improvement

Our team of experienced and talented professionals is acutely aware of the difficult issues and unique challenges your organization faces to achieve growth and profitability. Our innovative engagement solutions focus on the unique characteristics of your organization because we understand that “one size fits all” solutions seldom work.

Our client collaboration process has clearly defined objectives and roles. We strive to create long-term relationships through commitment to client satisfaction, which sustains and extends those relationships.

Please contact us learn more about our Consulting Practice.


Risk

Corporate Governance

Increasing demand from the public to enhance corporate accountability and transparency has led to legislative reforms, new SEC rules, and changes to exchange listing requirements. The board’s role in corporate governance has never been in the spotlight more.

Our professionals regularly advise companies, including start-ups and private companies contemplating an IPO, on a wide range of governance matters. Let us help you meet this essential business need.

Enterprise Risk Management

New regulation and legislation, geopolitical threats, increasing shareholder demand, ever increasing competition, and the demonstrated devastation of a natural disaster have made Enterprise Risk Management a top priority for responsible public and private companies. Corporate boards and the senior leadership team have a fiduciary responsibility to implement an effective Enterprise Risk Management Program to protect an organization’s integrity, viability, and value from all threats.

Our Enterprise Risk Assessment team will help you identify and prioritize the risks that could affect or disrupt your business. Our professionals work with you to develop risk management methods and systems to sustain viability. We also develop a comprehensive monitoring program to evaluate the effectiveness of your risk management methods once they are in place.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) continues to place significant demands on public companies to attain and sustain compliance.

Our professionals have implemented numerous SOX processes for leading public companies in the United States and is ready to help your company comply with regulation and manage costs while you benefit from improved internal controls. SOX guidelines are also useful to strengthen controls and improve the accuracy of financial reporting for private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Our professionals possess hands on SOX experience and can assist your compliance process in a variety of ways. By putting your SOX compliance efforts in our hands we can help your organization improve internal control effectiveness; reduce the risk of financial reporting failure; control compliance cost; and provide assurance to shareholders.

Internal Audit Co-Sourcing and Outsourcing

Internal audit and compliance through an outsourced or co-sourced solution is available to clients who desire both the proficiency and cost savings gained with Williams & Company reporting directly to the audit committee, or for those who require the expertise in traditional audit function through internal resources augmentation. We offer the following solutions:

  • Full or partial sourcing
  • Substantive audits
  • Agreed-upon procedures

We can help determine which solution is right for your company.


Accounting & Finance

Budget Development and Analysis

Could you use some assistance with budgeting and planning? Could your budget process be more efficient and effective?

Williams & Company’s finance and accounting professionals take a structured approach to your budgeting and planning process. Our expertise and experience can help you develop annual plans and provide best-practice knowledge to bring about overall process improvement including automation assistance, data gathering, financial modeling and report development. Let us provide ease and efficiency to your budgeting and planning process this year.

Interim CFO/Controllerships

The growing complexity of business transactions, changes in accounting standards, and increased government scrutiny require the skills of a seasoned Chief Financial Officer. However your company may not be ready to justify the expense of hiring a full-time CFO.

Williams & Company’s Interim CFO/Controllerships can provide the high level expertise your company needs until the time is right to hire a full time executive.


Performance Improvement

Business Process Redesign

Business Process Redesign examines the effectiveness and efficiency of a client’s processes to support current and future growth. Williams & Company assesses a company’s operating processes and then utilizes a combination of IT, manual and strategic outsourcing resources to deliver the right solution to maximize operating staffing performance and yield superior financial results.

Williams & Company professionals have helped numerous clients improve functional performance and service delivery by implementing a successful Business Process Redesign.

Merger Integration

Effective post-merger integration is generally considered the most important factor influencing acquisition success.

Williams & Company’s post-merger integration plan can help you identify operational synergies and create a post-merger integration strategy that captures the most value in the least amount of time.