The Azimuth Check™
TSC can perform a business audit to quickly analyze a company’s particular business situation and offer specific suggestions for immediate improvement in returns on invested capital and returns to shareholders.
TSC executes against a state-of-the-art checklist and a proprietary analysis using publicly available financial information (or private numbers prepared in advance). After this process is complete, we provide specific guidance, based on quantitative and qualitative data, to the CEO, the board of directors, investors, or owners, depending on who has retained our services. The TSC business audit is designed to provide the company with an objective third-party evaluation of its business and the running of its business from the perspective of experienced financial professionals just as if the company were being evaluated by a potential strategic deal partner. The business audit covers each of the company’s key functional areas and can be extended to include more in-depth interviews of senior, middle, or junior management to round out and supplant the base analysis.
The business audit covers the following functional areas (adapted as necessary to each specific company):
- The Management Team
- The Business Plan
- Sales and Sales Management
- Marketing Plan and Market Analysis
- Cash Flow Management
- Financial Performance
- Research and Development
- Manufacturing/Operations Performance
- Technology and Information Systems
- Corporate Governance