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.

About Us

8020

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

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.

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.

Accounting Process Improvement Strategies Guide

Get our comprehensive guide to using the ESOAR methodology to improve accounting processes within your organization.

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WHAT WE’RE THINKING ABOUT

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

Financial Reporting & Accounting

5 Signs Your Accounts Payable Department Could Be More Efficient

The Accounts Payable department is often considered something of a forgotten branch of the Accounting department. While it plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the company stays in good graces with its vendors, it is often considered to possess simple processes and not require modernization. In reality, the Accounts Payable (AP) department is often… View Article

August 18, 2022Ellen Vayner

Financial Planning & Analysis

Top-Down or Bottom-Up Budgeting? About Two Common Approaches and Their Pros and Cons

Budgeting is an essential tool for companies that takes place at different times of the year and in different ways. It helps company leaders plan for the following year and to look back at the current/past year to make better financial decisions. Budgeting usually takes a team or teams of employees experienced in finance and… View Article

August 4, 2022Chris Lee

Careers

Devon Coleman: 7 Questions for 7 Years

We’re celebrating Devon Coleman’s recent seven-year anniversary with 8020 Consulting! In our Q&A, Devon reflects on memorable experiences with Clients, explores how he stays up to date on technology and software and offers advice to professionals considering consulting on their career paths.

July 20, 2022George Jacob

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