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.
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.Learn About Our Financial Project Execution Services
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.Learn About Our Interim Financial Management Services
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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.About Us
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Here are some of our free resources for financial and accounting insights.
Get familiar with our unique perspective by downloading any of the resources below, or visit our Insights page for more.
ERP Implementation Stages Guide
Get a solid foundation on ERP implementation steps and stages, and improve the odds of a successful implementation.
Financial Forecasting Process Guide
Learn financial forecasting process best practices and dive into the three core elements that drive accuracy.
Accounting Department Health Check
Dive into 12 core disciplines of high-functioning accounting departments, with additional context related to behaviors, processes and optimization.
Post-Acquisition Finance Transformation Guide
Learn a framework for navigating the complex post-acquisition finance transformation process and other important considerations.
Subscription-Based Finance Models Whitepaper
Learn best practices for building a model that informs your decision-making and drives accurate 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.
Real Estate and Construction Finance Whitepaper
Our whitepaper offers insights on diagnosing common finance and accounting pain points in real estate and construction businesses.
Sell-Side Due Diligence Decision Tree
This flow chart offers a process for fielding diligence requests from potential investors and related best practices.
CAPEX Business Case Memo Example
This CAPEX report template offers key sections to include in your reports, as well as a focus on brevity, without compromising on comprehensiveness in answering the main lines of inquiry.
5-Year Financial Planning Timeline
Download our free timeline to get insight into creating a 5-year plan, including recommended timings for critical phases.
Financial Reporting & Accounting
A Brief Primer on Financial Data Management and Reporting
During my recent engagement with a leading management consultancy firm, I discovered an issue that is quite common among complex organizations: over-customization in financial data management, data tagging and financial report creation. This over-customization often manifests itself in financial reporting views that ultimately fail to correspond to GL data hierarchies. The issue is exacerbated by… View Article
March 15, 2023Chris Routhe
A Look at Team Assessment Projects
As 8020 Consultants, we focus on issues that produce provable results measured by an increase in our Clients’ bottom line. While financial project execution and interim financial management are our bread and butter, sometimes, operational improvement goals bring our attention to the softer side of a corporation – its people. In the cases where the… View Article
March 8, 2023Ellen Vayner
Financial Planning & Analysis
Finance and Operations: The Path to Strategic Alignment
When thinking of Finance and Operations, envision two sides of the same coin. Operations executes the company mission and strategic goals while consistently adapting to ever-changing global dynamics. Finance assures resources are allocated properly to these same strategic goals, while working as the gatekeepers of the organization’s financial health. These two departments are more interrelated… View Article
March 1, 2023Romesh Jayawardene