Ann joined our North Island Smith and Sons Master Franchise team at a critical time in our growth. We needed an accountant of CA standard that could not only manage the Master Franchise finances, but oversee and assist our franchise offices as well. Also we had issues with our current systems and needed a member of the team to steer us through a new system implementation.
As a team we all worked remotely and so the ability self manage and work independently, while maintaining good communication was key.
Having become part of the team Ann made a significant impact and as a result eased the management of the business. Her work was exact, deadlines were always met, her observations and recommendations of value, and her relationships within the lead team and franchisees is very strong.
In addition to her duties of financial overview and system support and training she implemented a new operating and reporting system that was delivered on budget and provided increased functionality while reducing cost.
It was also great to have someone who could competently liaise with external accountants debt management personnel and service providers.
Having now sold this business we are continuing to use Anakin as we transition to new opportunities.
We would encourage any business wanting top quality input that will help take the financial and systems side of your business to the next step to speak to Ann.
Mark and Jan Fegan – February 2017