Bogies To Birdies

Project Story

A civil construction company with a 30-year history had been growing quickly. Unfortunately, the company’s bookkeeping had not kept pace with growth, and the business owner was shocked to discover the company was running short on cash. Beyond Advisors provided a strategic review of business data and processes to provide insight into how and where the company was spending money.

By developing a data-driven forecast and scheduling systematic performance reviews, the business was able to recover a year’s losses in one quarter and create sustainable business practices for the future.


Growth had proved to be something of a double-edged sword for this well-established civil construction company. Although employees were kept extremely busy, the company’s bookkeeping had not kept pace, and there was never time to find a qualified professional to keep track of accounts, expenditure and income. As a result, despite bustling day-to-day operations, the business owner lacked insight into how and where money was being spent, resulting in a cashflow problem.


The company approached Beyond Advisors for a strategic review of business data and processes. Beyond Advisors director Michael Burke said a lack of visibility had caused the company’s cashflow issues. “The business was a good business with strong revenue, a profitable history and a solid customer base,” he said. “Unfortunately, there just hadn’t been insight into how and where the company was spending money.” 

The solution included:

  • Providing insight into company income, expenditure and business processes
  • Developing a forecast to provide a clear line of sight towards what was needed
  • Costing the proposed changes and tracking to ensure the business produced the desired level of cash
  • Regularly reviewing processes to ensure the changes provided a long-term solution and designing further changes as required

As a result of these changes, the business was restored to such an extent that the whole of the prior year’s losses was recovered in one quarter. The business is now run with greater visibility and awareness of how decisions impact cash flow and profit. As a result, the company is likely to continue to grow from strength to strength and be a success story for years to come.

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“I was disturbed to discover that despite being flat out with day-to-day tasks, our business had actually been losing money. We approached Beyond Advisors on a recommendation as we really needed to get our books in order and sort out our cashflow issues. Michael and the team gave us insight into how and where we were spending money, and how to keep our books accurate and up-to-date. This visibility, along with a forecast for the future and regular performance reviews, was key to us recovering losses and putting in place more sustainable solutions.”

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