PE Firm Implements Formal Close and Reporting Process
The Client, a Private Equity firm with approximately $600M of committed capital, was looking to implement a formal close and reporting process for their primary portfolio company. The portfolio company was in a particular industry group, and the intention was that finance and accounting processes developed would be used as a guide for their other companies within the same industry. Stakeholder requirements included reducing monthly close and reporting time from 30+ days to 6 days, installing controls to ensure the close is conducted in accordance with GAAP, and ensure the reliability of the data presented in the reporting package. In addition, the company needed a full-time Controller who could oversee the accounting process and allow the CFO to spend more time managing issues at the Industry Holding Company level.