THE 80/20 RULE

What’s in a name?

The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few or the principle of factor scarcity, states that for many events, roughly 80% of the efforts come from 20% of the inputs.

These ratios ring true in the finance and accounting operations of companies as well. 20% of the members of any finance and accounting department can create 80% of the value and likely execute 80% of the work.

The obverse is also true. So, as an Executive or Business owner, you can’t afford to have average people in your company. We don’t.

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FINANCIAL PROJECT EXECUTION

Need help driving a key finance or accounting project?

Every C-level executive has some subset of their responsibilities that encompass their highest value contribution to the organization, and another subset that would best be delegated to others or eliminated entirely. They also have a list of pending projects with high positive ROI that are subordinated to the urgency of the day to day deadlines and fires that consume department focus. Our team provides the capacity and ability to accelerate the completion of these projects and the realization of the financial benefits.

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interim financial management

Have a newly vacated role that needs realignment?

Every instance of key manager turnover is an opportunity to re-evaluate the position and realign responsibilities and mandates with organizational objectives, and this recalibration needs to take place before a replacement is hired.

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FINANCIAL CONSULTING

Built in California, ready to deploy where you need us.

8020 Consulting's team works with clients across California and beyond. Traditionally, our business centered on in-person projects, but the impacts of COVID-19 have shown us the efficiency and effectiveness of virtual deployments. Additionally, a subset of our team loves to travel for engaging financial and accounting work. While we are an industry-agnostic firm, we have deep experience in software, hardware, ecommerce, media, entertainment, emerging growth and technology, real estate, private equity and consumer products.

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Apply our perspective to your vision.

Our financial consulting services team applies focus, objectivity and superior academic and professional credentials, and they're backed by a business model that encourages and rewards individual initiative and creativity with a mandate to leave clients provably better at the end of each engagement.

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Resource Library

Download our free resources for financial and accounting insights.

Get familiar with our unique perspective by downloading any of the resources below.

Financial Forecasting Process Guide

Learn financial forecasting process best practices and dive into the three core elements that drive accuracy.

Subscription-Based Finance Models Whitepaper

Learn best practices for building a model that informs your decision-making and drives accurate forecasts.

Guide to 13-Week Cash Flow Forecasts

This details attributes of best-in-class forecasts to help operating executives gauge the quality of their own forecasts.

Improve Your Month-End Close Tip Sheet

Learn 5 things you can do to close earlier, prepare timely financials, and give management more time to make business decisions.

How to Build an Operational Review Program Guide

Get a 5-step action plan for building a successful operational review program to maintain traction on enterprise initiatives.

Selecting Revenue Management Software Whitepaper

If you need to find a new revenue management software to handle ASC 606 compliance, this whitepaper can help.

Sell-Side Due Diligence Decision Tree

This flow chart offers a process for fielding diligence requests from potential investors and related best practices.

Financial Process Automation Checklist

Get simple tips and strategy for automating budgeting and forecasting and system selection in our two-page checklist.

Operational Finance in Entertainment Ebook

Get our best practices guide for making your mid-level entertainment studio more competitive.

Financial Reporting & Analysis Solutions Whitepaper

Learn how reporting & analysis solutions that bridge the implementation time gap and keep pace with business demands.

Sales Compensation Plan Tip Sheet

Learn our five best practices to creating effective sales compensation plan models that balance present realities and future goals.

5-Year Financial Planning Timeline

Download our free timeline to get insight into creating a 5-year plan, including recommended timings for critical phases.

Post-Acquisition Finance Integration Infographic

This two-pager offers insights into finance integration team structure and advice for managing successful projects!

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WHAT WE’RE THINKING ABOUT

Here's how our colleagues think about the issues of the day.

Resources

Real Estate and Construction Finance Whitepaper

construction businesses. Learn about software solutions, read case studies and discover signs you might need external support.

December 1, 2021George Jacob

IPO & Public Companies

5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew Pre-Merger, Acquisition or IPO (a.k.a. “Of Course We Have Internal Controls!”)

After the last glass has been consumed celebrating a finalized merger, acquisition, IPO or SPAC, many forget the marathon in the coming months and years to integrate business cultures, systems, processes and internal controls. What questions can be asked and negotiated during due diligence pre-merger, acquisition or IPO to smooth post-transaction integration, identify blind spots… View Article

November 17, 2021Yasuko Furuya

Financial Planning & Analysis

Three Principles of Effective FP&A

Financial Planning & Analysis is a wide discipline that covers budgeting, forecasting, analysis and planning to support businesses. Effective FP&A can drive significant business impact, but what drives effective FP&A? I believe companies with best-in-class FP&A functions center their approach on three key principles: philosophy of budgeting, participation and involvement, and impact. These principles set… View Article

November 10, 2021Bob Clark

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