How things happen…

The way we work together is very different from how you work with your tax accountant – working side-by-side to provide support, structure and clarity, through informal CFO services that incorporate accounting, business analytics, consulting and entrepreneurism.

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How things Happen Diamond Business Advisory - Management Accountant to SMEs business advisor

How Do Things Happen?

Firstly, how we get started:

  1. Meet, have a cup of coffee, or a zoom call – we always start with short discussion about your headaches and aspirations.
  2. From the discussion I draft up an initial proposal which includes a Financial Status Review – this review can either be of your whole business or limited to a single area of concern, but enables me to deep- dive into your world and gain a really good understanding of your business.
  3. The Financial Status Review findings enable me to then provide a full quote for the job and make a recommendation on what I think the best way forward is.

How much and how often we work together are agreed according to the the time and effort that will be required by your business; your key staff are not likely to be able to drop everything to help work through immediate change, so assignments are usually scheduled to be a few hours a week across two or three weeks – depending on requirements and staff availability. Of course, if you are in a hurry, work can be carried out in a much more intense burst.

Then, what happens along the way:

How we work together (irrespective of how be big or small, long or short the engagement is) –  will almost always be broken up into these phases:

  1. Examining – understand your goals and objectives then assess and analyse your past performance, investigate trends, and assess issues and areas needing a bit of extra love
  2. Exploring – run a set of ‘what if’ scenarios to show you how very small changes can make a major impact
  3. Prioritising – agree your priorities to create a “plan of attack”
  4. Designing a smart solution – starting with easy wins develop practical solutions that fit your budget and your time-frame
  5. Aligning – create and agree a project plan to keep you, and your staff, on track
  6. Implementing – provide all the advice and support you need to implement your plan
  7. Testing – confirm growth, improvements in profit and cash-flow are as expected to ensure you achieve your objectives
  8. Maintaining – measure and manage ongoing outcomes to embed ongoing sustained success and enable incremental improvements

The amount of assistance you need from beginning to end is totally up to you.

What can you expect?

  • Quick and easy results with minimum of fuss

    You can start really small and grab low hanging fruit – from as little as 1 hour of your time (or your staffs’) you receive advice a list of NEXT STEP actions for any issues identified during our work, along with suggestions on actions you can take immediately to make your business better.

  • Professional Advice – no strings attached

    Leveraging 25 years as a CPA working for businesses from solo-preneurs to listed corporations and government departments, Eve really understands the importance of the numbers within your business. By using these numbers to inform what needs to be done, and how, you can create true business success. Plus unlike most business and sales coaches Eve’s financial acumen enables her to retain a “whole of business” perspective throughout your journey.

  • Your place or mine (or virtual)?

    You never have to take time out of your world to visit this office; Diamond Business Advisory can come to you, you can come to here, or we can meet online (email,  Zoom, etc). There are clients all over Australia, and quite a few around the globe. You get advice and support during the hours you need to get things done (even if that is an occasional extra late night, or a weekend).

How things Happen - Brilliant Business Advice

Kylie Davis

I first met Eve when I interviewed her for an article in our paper. I was impressed by her real understanding of the challenges that small business people faced.

At the time, The village Voice was struggling to make sense of financial advice provided by faceless men in big city firms. Here finaly, was someone I could relate to. Someone who could explain what all those numbers meant and why they were important without patting me on the head, telling me not to fuss and simply presenting me with a frightening bill.

After surviving six years in small business, I believe myself to be a relatively smart business woman, but have always been terrified of “the accounts”.

Eve and Diamond Business Advisory have taught me how to read my accounts. She has taught me how my reports simply back up and explain the story of my business – without me having to rely overly hard on my gut instinct.

My business has grown exponentially under Eve’s guidance and my own knowledge about my business has lept dramatically. She is a straight talker and will not hesitate to tell me when I risk going astray. Equally however, she will listen to alternative points of view and sometimes even takes them on board!

They will not always tell you what you want to hear, but they will always tell you what you need to hear. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Easy and Cost Effective ways to access high level financial skillshire a short term CFOget Strategic accounting advice (not just tax talk)

There can be times in any business when you feel things are getting out of hand. Maybe you’re growing too fast – or not fast enough – or you’re looking to exit and want to improve your cash flow or profit. Eve Diamond specialises in being your CFO on call. With  strategic financial and business advice that will improve efficiency, profitabilty and give you your confidence back. Fall in love with your business again!

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