Case study: Optimisation of accounting processes for a capital group in the manufacturing industry

Case study: Optimisation of accounting processes

Client: A capital group in the manufacturing industry 
Case study: Optimisation of accounting processes for a capital group in the manufacturing industry

Scope of the project:

  • Business process analysis for the accounting area - for several companies within the group.
  • Resource use assessment - analysis of staff competences as well as responsibilities and how they are assigned in in the area under study.
  • Finding areas for improvement and implementing improvements - in processes within the department and at the interface with other areas (processes, operations, systems).
  • Preparing a list of recommended changes - with the aim of increasing efficiency and optimising ongoing processes.
  • Identification of processes to be automated - with the potential to reduce time-consumption and manual activities.
  • Debate on recommendations - setting priorities and next steps.
  • Drafting the business process maps including discussed improvements.
  • Trainings for staff responsible for particular processes.
  • Support in the implementation of selected recommended improvements - if this was not possible to do within the organization.


Client benefits:

  • Increase the efficiency of accounting processes by eliminating bottlenecks and arranging decision points appropriately.
  • Reduce time-consuming activities by decreasing the number of steps in processes.
  • Shortening the month-end closing process by 2 days.
  • Increase the quality of accounting department's work by eliminating potential errors and risks and arranging checkpoints appropriately.
  • Begin the process of automating business activities by identifying them appropriately and aligning them with RPA implementation.
  • 20% reduction in the number of reports and manual activities.
  • Improving cooperation with other departments - such as sales or IT - with streamlined processes and open discussions
  • Staff motivation increased by specifying precisely who is involved in the process and by openly discussing disadvantages and change ideas.
  • Saving extra time for staff to engage in other activities.

See also: Case study: Risk management

Accounting processes optimisation 


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