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Professional Services

Professional Service Firms today are being challenged like never before to produce more with fewer resources. Economically pressure has never been greater as flattening revenues and increasing costs are predicted to hurt profits industry wide. Many Professional Service Firms are finding today’s economy has increased costs due to rising employee salaries and premium commercial property costs.

In addition, increased requirements on internal and external Finance and Accounting groups have resulted in several common characteristics among firms including:

  • A distributed business model across geographies with small branches operating in multiple languages
  • Non standardized processes across practices and branches
  • High people- and paper-dependent processes
  • Individual resources handling multiple processes
  • High dependency on clients/ partners

Professional Service Firms have long since realized the benefits of evaluating and improving their financial systems and accounting processes. As a leader in the industry Sutherland provides true end-to-end solutions, utilizing a blend of people, process and technology. Our methodology will streamline operational efficiency, create a scalable environment and increase your bottom line.

Sutherland's services for Professional Service Firms include these tailored account solutions to meet your needs:

  • Foreign/Domestic invoice processing
  • Emergency checks
  • Wire transfers & BACS
  • Expense reports paid via ACH
  • Cash/wire/ACH/EFT processing
  • 1099 preparation & distribution, including W8 (foreign) mailings
  • Cash recorded at client/matter detail
  • Escrow accounting
    • Maintain sub-legers for all client-owned funds
    • Monthly reconciliation of trust and retainer sub-ledgers
  • Exchange rate management
  • Cash flow reporting
  • Lock box management & cash application
  • Period & year-end closing
  • Reporting
  • General Ledger Reconciliation
  • Capital Project Management
  • Tax / Book reconciliations
  • Daily cash reconciliation between bank & ERP
  • Bank account reconciliation & Balance Sheet analysis
  • Sale data import/reconciliation
  • Foreign & domestic Journal Entry processing
    • Accruals
    • Allocations
  • Monthly employee personal accounts reconciliation
  • Accounts Receivable sub-ledger reconciliation
  • Account & bank reconciliations
  • Fiscal period & year-end General Ledger closing
Providing standardized transitions for all clients
  • Internal
  • Statutory
  • Analysis
  • CMS Open expertise
  • Disbursement Research System hosting & management
  • Proprietary Workflow tool

The Sutherland Advantage

  • Your focus is on your core business.
  • Your time is spent on strategic issues rather than on tactical activities.
  • Your will have a high-performing finance organization.