Our tagline is “Educating Continuous Improvement”
Our commitment to this ideal is much deeper than any saying or any book, however we also believe that there is much wisdom in the world that has already been developed and can be leveraged.
In an attempt to codify our beliefs we researched many different methodologies for improvement and believe that the fundamental principles of the Lean Six Sigma methodology are consistent with our beliefs.
Lean Six Sigma
One constant facing finance teams is continuous change, and it is our belief that unless the team continually adapts to these changes it will inevitably to behind.
However, just adapting and reacting to change is not enough in today’s competitive world. Any effort invested in change should be leveraged with an eye toward improvement. Thus, continuous improvement is the only way to remain successful in a changing competitive world.
Financial departments are no stranger to changing environments and therefore faces constant challenges to continuously improve in order to achieve and maintain their trusted adviser status and contribute towards the success of the organization.
The core of a financial department is its processes and they too must continuously improve and adapt to the changing needs of the organization.
Silicon Valley Accountants has developed a Continuous Improvement Methodology for financial processes that leverages the key attributes of Lean Six Sigma.
Lean Six Sigma offers the following benefits:
- Customer Facing (end-user focused) – Deliver speed and quality, increasing customer satisfaction
- Improve Process – Continuously eliminate waste and increase consistency
- Teamwork focused – Work collaboratively to get synergy
- Facts based – Gather and use current relevant information to adjust
SVA is committed to applying the best existing methodologies, your company’s practices, and our dedication to educating continuous improvement to achieve superior results in any work we complete for you.
Brian English, Director of Operational Finance – RTI Metals, Inc. Discusses how the increased visibility provided by AFRM® helps RTI improve their close.