An independent perspective to help your business grow, adapt and thrive.

To succeed, businesses must constantly evolve and adapt to competitive, market, operational and financial challenges. There are times you need access to skills that are either new to your business or outside your current capacity. Continuous performance improvement takes effort and discipline, and an independent perspective can help you identify creative solutions.

The professionals at McGrathNicol have assisted organisations of all sizes at various stages of their business lifecycle. We work with a sense of urgency to understand and analyse complex issues, identify opportunities and help make change happen. We deliver measurable and sustainable improvements to your organisation, linking strategy to action. Our focus on cash, our emphasis on delivering clear messages and practical solutions, and our proven project management capabilities consistently deliver value to our clients.

We have extensive experience providing the following services:

More than ever, organisations are in need of analytics specialists who can interrogate their data to help them improve internal processes, review performance and understand their customers. Our analytics specialists can help you interpret historical events in the context of business issues and develop insights from data enhanced with external sources of information. We have extensive industry experience identifying and solving complex problems, and our technical skills empower management to make strategic decisions.

We assist companies implement major strategic change to transform their business. Our team utilises a proven methodology of bottom up action planning to extract the best ideas from the business, initiative implementation to drive value to the bottom line and a transformation governance structure to ensure high quality analysis, accountability and compliance throughout the organisation’s transformation. Our approach not only substantially improves profit performance, but assists companies to build the leadership, infrastructure and culture to drive ongoing high performance.

Our Centre of Excellence is focused on increasing cash flow for companies by using our Cash Flow Optimisation System to forecast, track, save and generate cash. We have the experience and expertise to “unlock” material cash from working capital and can provide you with best practices, procedures, systems and staff training programs to maintain the improvements achieved.

A simplified corporate structure reduces costs and provides significant governance and tax benefits. We help you review, assess and de-risk your corporate structure by eliminating unnecessary trading and dormant entities. We also put in place measures and controls to sustain the benefits of a simplified corporate structure into the future.

We help companies improve earnings using our proven methods for cost reduction and revenue optimisation. Our exceptional skills, combined with our use of advanced data and business analytics, help us get to the issues quickly and design plans to improve performance, ensuring lasting value creation.

Models and forecasts assist organisations to make better decisions around resourcing and capital allocation, as well as gain a better understanding of the true drivers of business performance. Our team helps organisations implement financial models and forecasts, and also regularly provides independent assessments of existing models.

Independent and objective assessment of operational performance can be invaluable to organisations. Whether analysing underperformance in a subsidiary or assessing an opportunity for growth, we offer our clients exceptional analytical skills and practical experience to identify their options and implement solutions that create value for the organisation.

For businesses that have a short- to medium-term need for technical expertise, surge capacity and/or project support, we provide professionally qualified and experienced resources. We can hit the ground running within your team, delivering tasks and projects that may be outside the day-to-day experience of your staff. Employing our Finance Business Partnering Framework, we assess the capability and capacity of your finance team and advise the best structure for your business.

To assist organisations with planning, reviewing, implementing and monitoring outstanding strategy, we use our significant commercial experience and analytical focus in combination with the acclaimed Argenti Strategic Management System. We facilitate the strategic planning process for you and provide an independent view on the development and stress-testing of strategic initiatives. We also have a strong track record of developing implementation plans and project managing teams to ensure initiatives are rolled out effectively and efficiently – extending to the hands-on delivery of those plans and broader business transformation projects.