Client Overview

Integrity of the business recording and agreement for systems processing from source documents to reporting. We have an excellent understanding of the Engineering Industry and for that reason the client could gleam quickly that the review and processes we were putting in place would work seamlessly for his business going forward. Like many in the engineering and construction industries they had to adapt to changes in the market and in their business management.

The Challenge

The owner wanted to have a more efficient business with less of his time taken up in business management and compliance.  He needed to delegate the workload so he could focus on project management, but to be able to still manage holistically. A business review including the current business processing status to understand how the projects were performing,  also measuring the risks and opportunities within the business. To work on this challenge we needed to have a firm understanding of the business. Experience in the industry enabled the speed at which we could get the client’s business structured for efficient and effective operation.

The Results

We did a full review of the business and management information currently available and its compliance and accuracy for the client. Through our Accounting division, restructuring and finalising previous years accounts for starting points, then our MIS division analysed the current systems in place and their adaptability, then a review of the required output for the future for efficient management. In collaboration with our clients we implemented new processing and recording, new MIS system on line and ensured compliance on their safety documentation. This change brought new capability to their management reporting providing analysis for decision making.  The owner has changed his role to managing holistically delegating responsibility to staff and outsourced partners, and is now able to focus on moving forward with better cost efficiency and more focus on project margins


AAL have played a very important role in the growth and development of our business. We started with them during the recession and although we were keeping our heads above water I needed to have assurance that my business was working efficiently and we needed an advisor along with an accountant who understood business. I knew time and money was being wasted in the way we were operating internally and I needed a straight and direct approach for my business and longed for recommendations and advice as how to develop and understand the business better. AAL’s approach was a breath of fresh air to me, they manage all of our financial and tax compliance, operations information and performance analysis on a periodic basis.  The business development advice has helped us with the banks and financial institutions. Their personal approach of being part of the day to day running of the business if needed and their understanding of the costs and risks associated with the business is evident through the costs review they conducted on our behalf which saved us thousands. The periodic reporting is ad-hoc but it gives great assurance as they develop scenarios and plans for the short, medium and longer term. I couldn’t recommend AAL highly enough, they are so much more than any accountants and advisors, they are our business partners as they always work with you on the correct solution for the pain and the success.

Case Study Details

Sectors: Engineering
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