Finance strategy and operating model

Enhance your finance function with AZH's consulting to drive strategic alignment and operational efficiency.


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 Revolutionizing financial consulting: transforming the conventional paradigm

It is imperative for the finance function to operate with precision, as errors can lead to significant financial, reputational, and legal ramifications for both the organization and its individual directors and board members.

The finance function serves as a central point for managing intricate systems and data complexities, with each passing year adding to a growing legacy of unnecessary intricacies at the core of your business operations. The ever-changing corporate regulatory landscape also brings forth a continuous stream of new and non-negotiable demands that must be integrated alongside evolving internal business requirements.

Consequently, the finance function frequently adopts a defensive and risk-averse approach, focusing on fundamental tasks and maintaining a conservative stance. While this strategy is essential and beneficial, it can limit the function's capacity to drive growth.

AZH can assist in the development of a comprehensive finance strategy and operational framework to disrupt this cycle and equip your organization with the essential capabilities and commercial acumen.

The AZH consultants maintained a high level of focus while seamlessly integrating themselves into the team - a truly commendable quality.


Finance is a key player in any organization, driving growth and success. Berkeley specializes in enhancing finance strategies, optimizing operations, and developing necessary skills for achievement.


Optimizing the financial operating framework

Our team of consultants is well-equipped to assist you in evaluating the optimal structure for your finance function, taking into consideration your organization's unique characteristics, technological capabilities, data management systems, and interdepartmental relationships. We are committed to guiding you towards informed decisions that strike a balance between your corporate responsibilities and the pursuit of commercial opportunities.

Finance strategy consulting providing a range of options

Our approach to crafting your financial strategy and operational framework will provide you with a comprehensive array of solutions to help you achieve your desired outcomes. We are dedicated to understanding your unique requirements and strive to strike a delicate balance between risk, cost, agility, and organizational priorities.

Enhancing financial strategies: unlocking your potential

Collaborating with AZH will provide a comprehensive understanding of the new and enhanced capabilities necessary to drive the next phase of the financial narrative. This will encompass expertise and practices in change management, strategic acumen, and technological advancements that may currently be lacking within the department.

Beyond traditional financial advisory services

At AZH, we possess extensive expertise in financial consulting, yet our capabilities extend far beyond traditional finance consultancy. As seasoned transformation specialists, we excel in guiding organizations through intricate, high-stakes scenarios, offering strategic advice on change within the broader operational and organizational context. Our approach is characterized by a fresh perspective, innovative thinking, and a commitment to delivering effective solutions to real-world challenges.

Our methodology involves deploying small, seasoned teams that serve as trusted advisors to your leadership, ensuring hands-on partner engagement throughout each project. Many of our clients choose to integrate our highly skilled consultants into key strategic positions within their organization, where we drive tangible impact and turn their aspirations into tangible outcomes.

Customers frequently inquire with us...

What strategies can the finance function implement to enhance its role as a strategic business partner and drive commercial success?

How can we utilize cutting-edge technologies to enhance our efficiency and effectiveness? What strategies can we implement to integrate automation, data analytics, and visualization?

How can we effectively modernize our complex legacy systems and data environment without embarking on a costly, multi-year, high-risk ERP journey?

What are the key finance skills and competencies that will be essential for the future of the industry, and how can organizations effectively attract, nurture, and develop top talent in this rapidly evolving landscape?

What measures should be taken in response to the changes in the ADGM regulations regarding controls?

What strategies can be implemented to streamline the integration of finance functions post-acquisition and mitigate redundant tasks?

How can I effectively communicate the advantages of centralization and standardization to the business unit leaders?

We are currently facing challenges in our finance transformation programme and are seeking guidance on how to realign it with the strategic needs of the business. What steps can we take to ensure the programme remains in sync with the business objectives?