Sectors

As finance professionals we have worked across every sector, so you can rest assured that we understand the issues that you and your Finance Team are facing. Here we provide insight into our experience and understanding of some particular sectors.

Construction & Engineering

We have significant experience of working with companies within the construction and engineering sector. We understand how these companies are structured and the processes they put in place to manage, not only the overall business, but also the individual projects. A particular area where we help our clients in this sector, is delivery of Cost Value Reconciliations (CVR) to monitor and measure expenditures against budgets on construction projects.

Manufacturing

We have worked with a range of manufacturing companies to help them streamline their approach to forecasting. Using IBM® Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1,we have helped our clients’ Finance Teams develop processes so they can change a variable within their model, and the Planning Analytics tool quickly and easily forecasts the impact of those changes. Our teams have worked across all areas of manufacturing, from FMCG through to automotive and aerospace.

Financial & Professional Services

Our finance professionals have worked with a broad range of financial and professional service firms, including solicitors, accountants, insurance companies and banks. We have helped our professional service clients analyse their past performance, as well as understand their Work in Progress, and consider how best to resource-plan.

Universities & Colleges

We have significant experience of working with Universities and Colleges to support them in implementing a robust planning process. This starts with the entry of expected students, by course, fees and disciplines. This informs the University Profit and Loss model; as well as resource planning. This level and accuracy of information enables the Universities to make key decisions in terms of resource planning.

Retail

Our team have worked across a variety of retail businesses.  We have helped our retail clients undertake SKU analysis, as well as analyse their stores, online performance and their distribution networks.  The depth of the analysis has really helped our retail clients forecast their sales and therefore plan their resource requirements.

Working with Spitfire Analytics has resulted in the Finance Team becoming an integral part of the business. We are now able to provide analysis and strategic advice on the future direction of the business, rather than spending our time poring over endless spreadsheets.


- Lee Boyle, Finance Director – Engineering, NG Bailey

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