Service Summary

The Vision, Strategy and Impact Service is a strategic CFO advisory where we together set the scene, envision the future and plan to make it happen.

Typical Benefits

Typical areas where value is realised include :

– Enhanced ability to drive financial returns, cashflow and sustainability

– Best in class cost and service efficiency

– Becoming true business partner(s) to CEO and across the business

– Attract, develop and retain quality staff

– Enhanced ability to drive financial returns

– Meaningful and actionable Finance KPIs and metrics

– Operational excellence and improved resilience across finance team

– Improved forecasting/predictive insights/budgeting


The Finance Transformation Services enable Finance to sustain and grow the business with enhanced value add and more effective and efficient future proof processes and systems.

Positioning finance to sustain and grow the business with enhanced value-add. In this service we work with senior finance executives to develop a practical and impactful vision for the finance function based on both industry best practice and also on the business’s strategy, resources and constraints.

We work with our clients to create a strategy and programme of activities to deliver the vision, covering both quick wins and longer-term initiatives, identifying how the desired impact can be measured. Components of the strategy can be delivered through the other services in our transformation portfolio, including Organisation and talent, Data and insights, Business Processes and Controls, and Systems and technology.

Service Delivery Experts

Chris Sutton

Christian Jönsson

Michael Ball

Kevin Fines-Smith

Ranjit Sankar

Martin Westlake

Our Requirements of You

* Ensuring an executive sponsor from your organisation is allocated to the engagement, communicates the rationale behind it and signs off any ‘Terms of Reference’.
* Assisting in all possible ways to ensure that a contract, (and confidentiality agreement where necessary) is in place, in advance of any work commencing.
* Ensuring all support is in place and access is granted for all and any required data, processes, policies, meeting rooms and nominated resources to enable successful delivery of the engagement.
* Ensuring sponsor availability within the agreed timeline, to resolve any significant issues that may impact the timely completion of the engagement, if not resolved in a timely manner.

Our Commitments to You

* Provide support throughout service delivery using our World Class Professionals and Subject Matter Experts.
* Provide high quality deliverables in a timely manner and in line with agreements upon engagement with the client. (Any changes to this will be mutually agreed in writing, in advance, between all involved parties).
* Provide deep insights and genuine value-add in all possible areas throughout the engagement.
* Provide progress updates and feedback at regular intervals, agreed in advance or at the engagement ‘kick off session’.
* Respect all personal and professional development of client team members throughout the engagement.


  • Finance vision and strategy
  • Finance advice and support
  • New Target Operating Model – typically enabling effective process management and improved focus on strategic insights and business partnering
  • New organisation/delivery model – assessment of options including Shared Services, Outsourcing and Centres of Excellence
  • Business case development and post-implementation benefits evaluation
  • Metrics, Key Performance Indicators and Data Dashboards to better understand business performance and to track the Finance Functions progress on its transformation journey
  • Providing management with up-to-date reports for decision making
  • Plan for reduction of operating costs

Available Service Engagement Models

*This service may be engaged via multiple engagement model options to provide maximum flexibility.

Network Units

Network Units enable complete flexibility around any engagement. When using Network Units, clients can swap and change delivery experts, scope and duration of engagements in a frictionless manner with very little notice, in line with the quantity of Network Units purchased. Network Units can be purchased in blocks of any size and at any time and are billed in full at point of purchase.

Project Based Engagement

Project based engagements operate on the basis of agreeing work and any outcomes or milestones for delivery in advance of commencement of any engagement in a ‘Statement of Work’. Prices are fixed for the agreed deliverables and should changes be required, these may incur changes to delivery costs. Payment for Project Based Engagements are agreed on a case-by-case basis, giving consideration to risk, contract value, client payment history, relationship longevity and duration.

Subscription Service

A HiveMind Subscription Service enables clients to flexibly engage with HiveMind Expert(s) in line with the subscription purchased. Subscriptions typically run for 12, 24 or 36 months or can also be arranged on a rolling 6 monthly basis. Subscriptions for 6 or 12 months are billed at the commencement of service, with billing for 24 or 36 month contracts taking place on the annual anniversary of subscription commencement.

Focus In On: Responsible for Finance / CFO

New Areas of Value:

Enhanced ability to drive financial returns, cashflow and sustainability

Best in class cost and service efficiency

Becoming true business partner(s) to CEO and across the business

Attract, develop and retain quality staff