Management consulting

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Information Technolgy & Accounting Systems

Alter Course has the technical accounting experience to transform you accounting environment into a function that can provide accurate, relevant and timely accounting information so that your management team can make effective decisions on the run.

It is imperative to have good systems and controls in place. We specilaise in partnering with our clients by offering our expertise in:

  • IT Systems Design and Review
  • Accounting Systems Design and Review
  • Management Reporting Design
  • Internal Control Implementation and Reviews
  • Project Accounting Systems and Reviews
The purpose of financial reporting is to provide useful information for decision making. It provides a stewardship or accountability role by requiring managers to give an account of how they have used the resources with which they were provided

Testimonial

Oliver Kietzmann in his role as Chief Financial Controller at OTOC Limited worked with me on resolving key Project reporting, evaluation and accounting  issues over a 12 month period, along with streamlining processes to produce process improvements and cash flow for the business.

Oliver was keen to learn the best ways to use their available ERP system,  Jobpac, and sought to ensure the business was optimising their use of what up until then was a poorly implemented and under-utilised business tool.  I found Oliver a pleasure to work with and very intelligently applied his own knowledge and background with the skills I was able to assist him with to make use of the Jobpac system in the business.

Oliver was also at the forefront of this change management process, encouraging the business to take on additional system opportunities and Business Intelligence reporting tools in order to ensure effective reporting was simplified for the management team.

Brian AlstonSenior Business Consultant, Viewpoint Construction Software

Team Member Testimonials

“I’ve worked with Oliver a number of times recruiting staff across a range of levels- he is a passionate finance leader and driver, yet down to earth. You always know where you stand with Oliver, which is refreshing and I always enjoyed that.

I also found he had a keen eye for talent and is always willing to give pro-active people an opportunity to develop their skills and careers”

Andrew TelburnHinton Talent Solutions

“Oliver has been a client of our financial modelling business both when he was an accountant at Wespine Industries Pty Ltd and subsequently when he was in the position of CFO at Murray Irrigation Ltd. We found Oliver to be very pro-active and engaged in the financial modelling projects we were building.

He has a high capability to perform complex business analysis and financial modelling tasks. He also has a strong appreciation of fundamental business processes and is a highly motivated person.”

Mark Stone Director, Mark Stone & Associates

“Having worked with Oliver in several capacities over the past few years, I have been impressed with his dedication, leadership and insight. I have witnessed Oliver successfully lead the restructure of an under-utilized, transaction focused finance team into a high performing, strategic focused finance team that is better placed to support the board and executives with making critical business decisions.

I would highly recommend Oliver to any enterprise who is seeking a hard-working, results driven finance executive who exhibits high integrity and great communication skills that foster strong professional relationships.”

Aidan Jenkin (CA) Manager, Johnsons MME

“Oliver Kietzmann was with Murray Irrigation for 18 months and was the key driver in the development of our long-term financial modelling that enables us to model future scenarios which helps with business planning.

He restructured our finance department to provide better customer service and increased account transparency.”

Extract from Chairman’s Report of 2015 Annual Report Murray Irrigation Limited

“Oliver is a capable leader and manager of change. He sets clear direction, recognises gaps and opportunities, and organises his staff to deliver results.”

David Leslie Strategic Advisor, Murray Irrigation Limited

“As an audit manager, I worked closely with Oliver in his capacity as the CFO of our client.

After being appointed to that role, Oliver quickly identified a number of operational & strategic issues facing the business, as well as numerous control weaknesses which required significant attention.

Oliver implemented clear strategies and processes to address these issues, and was able to surround himself with the appropriate resources and technical expertise to ensure these changes were dealt with efficiently and are sustainable in the long-term.

Oliver’s personality and ability to relate to both board level and operational staff within the organization meant that he was very quickly able to form relationships and gain an understanding of the challenges facing the business.  These skills also enabled Oliver to tailor management reporting and analytical modelling to support the board’s strategic agenda, and to really focus on implementing appropriate changes to the control environment to suit the company and the industry in which it operated.”

Jason Cordy (CA)Chief Financial Officer, Australian Food & Agriculture Company Ltd

Oliver is one of the best finance and accounting executives that I have worked with. He has the unique ability of being able to identify and understand trends in any set of financial accounts and then formulate and implement highly effective strategic and tactical responses if required. On top of this, his enthusiasm, commitment and work ethic is second to none.

Dario AmaraCEO, OTOC Limited (formerly Emerson Stewart Ltd)