Trusted London Accounting Firm Providing Comprehensive Business Advisory Services
Part of managing a business is making sure your enterprise is reaching its full potential at all times. Whether you are looking to start a new venture with outside financing, expand your existing business through an acquisition, or wind your business down ahead of your retirement, you will need the advice and guidance of experienced business consultants.
The Chartered Professional Accounting team at Ford Keast LLP has considerable experience working with businesses of all sizes to advise on financial transactions. We will deliver proactive and reliable advice to ensure your business’ various financial investments and transactions provide the largest benefit while minimizing your risk. Our team of highly skilled experts specializes in several specific disciplines. Our collaborative and close-knit team approach allows us to create big-picture solutions to meet our clients’ unique requirements.
Innovative Business Advisory Services
No matter how long you‘ve been in business or what size of an operation you run, access to trusted business consulting and financing services will always be an invaluable resource. At Ford Keast LLP in London, we are proud to offer comprehensive domestic and international business guidance and oversight in a number of areas.
Ford Keast LLP offers clients the following services:
- Business Consulting
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Wealth Management and Succession
- Corporate Audit Shield Protection
- HR Consulting
- Business Success Planning
- Corporate financial services
- Valuation of intellectual property
- Duty drawback claims
- Business Support Services
- Systems and processes analysis
- Needs analysis and project management/implementation of IT infrastructure
- Cash flow analysis
- Financial analysis
- Projections & forecasts
- Government grant applications
- Mergers, acquisitions and Corporate Reorganisations
- Financial feasibility studies
- Financial proposals
- Strategic marketing analysis
Cash Flow Projections
Managing cash flow effectively is an essential component to growing your business that goes beyond simply tracking money coming in and going out. Business owners without a firm grasp of the cyclicality of their business run the risk of having to rely on short–term debt financing and the costly and often unnecessary interest fees that go along with it. We can help you recognize when your business is cash flow positive or negative throughout the year, allowing you to make better–informed decisions when it comes to spending.
Intellectual Property Valuation Services
Intellectual property (“IP”) is a term that refers to a broad range of the results of creative endeavours. IP includes such things as patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights. Companies or individuals that own IP may want to sell or license their rights and establish royalty arrangements. We can assist by establishing a value for the IP, which will help set reasonable rates for future income. We have also been involved in transfers of IP to offshore entities in order to gain access to global markets and minimize domestic taxes.
Duty Drawback Claims
Many companies pay import duties when goods are brought into Canada. Some of these goods may be exported and sold to other countries. In these cases, the company can recover the duties paid on importation by filing a “drawback” claim. Dealing with the Canada Customs and Border Services Agency can be a daunting process. Still, our experienced consulting team can assist in expediting the claims process and minimizing the time required to receive the refunds.
Accounting Professionals with an Entrepreneurial Outlook
Unlike other accounting firms, many of the professional accountants and business consultants at Ford Keast LLP are themselves, business owners. As a result, we have a fundamental understanding of the needs of a business owner and can intuit strategic opportunities to maximize profitability in any financial transaction.
Our track record and recommendations from clients speak for themselves. We provide effective and cost-efficient advice to start-ups as well as multi-million-dollar international companies because we focus on our clients‘ needs. We take pride in cultivating long-lasting relationships with our clients, dedicated to delivering high-quality financial strategies and solutions.
We offer a full range of corporate finance services, including:
Financing Strategy and Advice
In addition to providing guidance through specific transactions, we will also review your business strategy and identify opportunities, including:
- Advising on financial forecasts
- Strategic advice on profit sustainability
- Increasing value for shareholders
- Risk reduction and operational efficiencies
Making a business acquisition is often the fastest way to expand an existing business, but it does not come without risk. Our team will oversee your business‘s acquisitions and advise on the following:
- Strategies to maximize your return on investment
- Acquisition strategy development
- Finding and assessing potential acquisition targets
- Business valuation considerations
- Transaction management and post-closing oversight
- Risk reduction strategies
Business Divestiture Services
If you are looking to improve the financial health of your business or wind things down by divesting major assets or parts of the company, there are a number of ways to maximize your benefit from a divesture. We can help with all aspects of the sale, including:
- Identification and assessment of potential buyers
- Business valuation services
- Strategic transactional advice
- Risk reduction
- Post-closing oversight
Contact Ford Keast LLP in London for Experienced and In-Depth Business Advisory Services
At Ford Keast LLP, we offer a team of highly skilled and experienced CPAs who provide our small and large business clients with a full range of services. No matter your company’s specific needs, we can help. Let us keep an eye on the details so you can focus on the big picture.
We are conveniently located in the heart of London and serve clients throughout Southwestern Ontario. To schedule a consultation with one of our exceptionally knowledgeable accounting professionals, please reach out to us online or call us at 519-679-9330.