No Blind Spots: An Assessment Tool that Leads to Success

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Every trade and every industry has a strategy to help ensure success. For carpenters and tailors, there’s the old adage, “measure twice and cut once”.  For businesses, the path to maximizing your likelihood of success lies in taking the time to do a full and proper assessment of your business systems, people and practices.

The dangers of skimping on the assessment

You may be tempted to assess yourself, or direct an outside resource to where you think your problems exist, but either  approach could be wasting your time and money.  Broad assessments that highlight strategic needs are invaluable to a growing business. The assessment can be especially valuable for recently hired or inexperienced management.  They can also serve veteran managers by shining a bright light on any “blind spots” they have developed over the years.

A fresh set of experienced eyes, coupled with effective tools, will give you the information required to implement change and remove barriers to success.

The AFT Assessment 

The Accounting, Finance, Treasury (AFT) Assessment is a tool used to determine performance gaps within a business.  The Assessment takes a detailed look at the core CFO responsibility areas of your business. The Assessment is done through a series of surveys and brief interviews with a variety of employees that leverages company resources with the experience of the financial business consultant. The surveys don’t take much time but  reveal a wealth of information. The AFT Assessment process will help identify critical areas of your business that are restricting progress and redirect performance in those areas to allow growth.

The meat  of the Assessment

Identifying the problem is a good start…but it’s only a start. A proper assessment should both identify gaps in performance and provide ways to close those gaps. Only after the gaps are identified and then closed can your business advance to the next level and enjoy continued success.  After identifying the gaps an important next step in the AFT Assessment process is to develop and implement plans that cure the issues creating the gaps.

We invite you to take the abbreviated version of the KRM AFT Assessment by clicking on this LINK.

Steve Rosvold

Steve Rosvold

As the Founder and CEO of KRM Business Solutions, Steve Rosvold understands that innovative and responsible financial leadership is critical for today’s businesses. Whether the goal is to grow exponentially or achieve stable profitability, this core function needs to be handled with intelligence, skill, and unwavering commitment. With over 30 years of experience in the corporate finance world, Steve Rosvold has honed his ability to drive change, improve profitability, and ensure long-term financial health for businesses. He founded KRM Business Solutions in 2003 to help Southwest Washington/Portland area companies equip themselves with the knowledge, processes, systems, and tools they need for success.

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