Before setting up a consultancy company, Nikolai was in the construction business. His projects were growing, with 10 crews plus managers who ran the sites.
Each of them had separate budgets for the purchase of materials and consumables. It all had to somehow come together in one place in order for Nikolai to understand:
- how much money was taken from the customer;
- how much was spent on procurement and salaries;
- whether each project was paying for itself;
- if his inventory was accounted for.
Plus, Nikolai wanted to see his daily cash flow, track profits, and identify areas of loss.
In other words, there was a need for systematic management accounting in Nikolai's business, so he began looking for solutions.