Client Accounting & Advisory Services
CAAS is allowing Cassady Schiller to do what we do best so that you can do what you do best.
Every business starts with an idea, and from that idea, a series of decisions are made to mold that idea into the growth path that brought you here. Those decisions were either made on intuition or driven by data. Revenue and expenses, bookkeeping, accounting records, whatever you want to call it, we are CPAs; this is our bread-and-butter. Our accounting knowledge has allowed us to stay in business for decades, and now we want to bring our experienced team to serve your business beyond just your compliance requirements. Your successes are our successes; your growth is our growth; we become value-added members in your journey to achieving your business ambitions.
We do not offer standard packages that force you to buy into areas irrelevant to your business. The services we provide are customized to your needs, therefore allowing you as the business leader to manage your cost:
How does my business benefit from CAAS?
Our Client Accounting & Advisory Services (CAAS) practice provides our small- and mid-market clients with a team of people and technology at a fraction of the cost of a single full-time hire, nevertheless building a full internal accounting or finance department to support the business’ operations. This allows you to still get the decision-making information you need and when you need it, but at a price that minimizes the impact on your bottom line.
"Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing."
– Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
How our use of technology can help your business
Gone are the days of single-point access systems that live on a single computer hard drive or internal server. We utilize cloud-based software to perform our services to mitigate the risk of data loss and increase the operational and decision-making opportunities such systems can provide.
With a technology-focused business environment, we continually evaluate new entrants and services as they hit the market. Like your business, everything begins with an idea, so we never glaze over a new technology, and we will periodically recommend a new tool if we believe it can add value to your business. Our goal is to be your trusted advisor with an objective voice for such endeavors.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Getting the Data InDo you have problems with: Finding people to fill open positions? Employee turnover? Deriving value from traditional cost centers? Manual data entry or data movement? Emerging technologies are too often viewed as out-of-reach for small businesses in both their application and price tag. These often disruptive technologies are viewed as “job killers” intended to replace employees from their responsibilities. Just as the computer, once viewed in a similar context, has become a necessity in our daily lives, so too will these new technologies. Employees will adapt, learn different skills, and provide value in new and different ways. While the intended adoption of robotic process automation is to replace employee intervention in often straightforward and repetitive tasks, success hinges upon pivoting employees to value-generating activities that bots cannot perform. Conversely, businesses that are unable to fill vacancies within their workforce may turn to bots to perform some, or nearly all, of the functions of an open position. The 24/7 availability of bots allows for the same capacity of work as over three full-time employees, with an ROI of under one year.
Data Analytics and Data Visualization: Getting the Data OutDo you have problems with: Making decisions in an efficient manner? Obtaining the information needed to make an informed decision? Communication across the organization? Monitoring the business’ critical functions for: Performance Fraud Opportunities The Digital Revolution empowers both processes and employees to be “connected.” Links between systems allow the flowing movement of data from system-to-system and department-to-department. Connectivity through mobile applications allows for responsive decision making by mere button clicks. Businesses do not have a data problem, they have an information problem. Internally, businesses will track their data through a myriad of systems, but the world is also generating millions of gigabytes of data every day. Cassady Schiller utilizes tools to reach the data you need to produce the information you need in an organized format to make the right decisions at the right time. Our dashboard and analytical outputs are cloud-based, allowing you to respond to your problems when you are in the office, on the road, or anywhere you can “connect.”
Transformational Tools: Doing less to DataDo you have problems with: Constant manipulation/formation of reports in Excel? Constant copying/pasting from workbook to workbook? Pulling data together from a number of reports? Using pivot tables? While our data analytics solutions provide the ability to combine multiple data sources together, we recognize such abilities may not be the final solution. What if you need that summary of data or information to be the input into another process? We commonly refer to this as extract-transform-load (ETL) processes. The processes do not result in dashboards or visuals, but rather, the tables of data serve as a lookup table or a detailed report for someone else to use within the organization. Gathering this data can take hours, or even days, for someone to pull together. What may seem like an insignificant amount of time can quickly add up. Think about your daily work life. I am sure we could all come up with a responsibility where we spend 30 minutes every day to: track progress, reformat a report, or pull a bunch of data together to assist in decision-making. Over the course of an entire year, those 30 minutes add up to 130 hours of non-value-added activity. What else could that person have accomplished with nearly a month’s worth of time? What if we could replace all of that non-value-added activity with a single button click?
System/ERP Selection and Implementation Advisory: Churning the DataDo you have problems with: Interacting with multiple disparate systems? Capturing all of the data you feel is relevant? Relying on Excel to bridge gaps within a process? Seeing data move through the entire lifecycle of a process, from lead to delivery? Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are no longer a multi-million dollar endeavor only affordable to Fortune 500 companies. While automakers constantly update the features of their fleets and restaurateurs are constantly evolving their menus to meet customer expectations, software vendors are doing the same. As businesses evolve, their reliance on systems will also change to meet their needs. ERP vendors are commonly discontinuing their service updates for their historical ERP platforms, leaving many businesses to wonder if they need to make a change now or wait it out and see what happens once the discontinuance takes effect. Traditionally, these platforms have been installed on-premises within the company’s personal server stack. However, as the world moves towards pushing more to the cloud, what benefits or opportunities can management or executives derive with the information available at their fingertips anywhere in the world, empowering individuals to make real-time business decisions with real-time data.
We take pride in our partnerships
We go beyond the initial sign-up. Our team works through system training, we take the certification tests, and we know the systems as well as anyone else. This takes time and a level of investment by our team, but that is the requirement of a true advisor and our promise to you. If you ask for a recommendation, you expect us to know what we are talking about. These partnerships give us the credence to be able to make those recommendations to you on how best to help your business grow.