Lisan Finance is leader in CFO Services for fast-growing companies financed by Venture Capital or Capital Development firms in France and in the USA.
Our offices in Paris, New-York and San Francisco provide mission-critical financial management and strategic support to startups and investors at most important moments in company’s life.
Financial solutions customized for you
Lisan Finance can set up or support your financial and administrative organization.
We will help you create the best financial team or reshape it, as well as defining or upgrading processes. After running a detailed analysis, we will propose new pratices and will take care of the implementation.
Utilizing advanced tools
Our solutions are based on international financial standards (US GAAP/ IFRS) and rely on more than 15 years of experience from best businesses and financial practises.
Our tools enable you to generate automatically a clear and reliable reporting (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash flow, for actuals and forecast)
Easily add departments, business units, new subsidiaries into consolidated accounts for a clear and complete vision of your activity.
We bring, on-demand or part time CFO services depending on your needs.
Budget and financial controlling
We prepare your financial reporting on a monthly basis, and help you analyze it and update your business and financial forecast.
Acting CFO and controlling on demand
We support your team as an additional external resource, on a short or long term basis, for all kind of financial controlling missions (see examples below).
Acting CFO part time
You don’t have the budget or the need for a full time CFO but you need an expert able to address your growth and organization issues? We assume the responsibility of acting CFO for your company based on your needs.
Monthly financial management support
Fundraising, capital reorganization, debt restructuring, exit, acquisition: Lisan Finance assits you in the preparation and execution of the operation.
Preparation of your operations beforehand
Flash diagnostic pre- operation
We carry out a complete review of your administrative and financial situation. We then identify potential risks your expected transactions, to be able to address them beforehand.
US GAAP/IRS conversion
We prepare the financial data that will be sent to the buyer and advisors, so that they are comprehensible to the buyer and fully traceable for auditors.
We will develop your business forecasts (business model, expenses, investments…) in a business plan according to best practices. Based on your main key drivers and the monthly integrated finance tools, this financial business plan will become your forecasting tool as well as a support for discussions with investors.
We organize all the items that will be sent to the buyers or potential investors: executive summary, slides, business plan.
We will conduct due diligence for either the buyer or investor. This includes a review of financials, legal documentation and accounting of the target organization.
We offer support in providing the documentation for negotiations. We explain legal / financial impacts of the sales and purchase agreement as well as defining the guarantee on assets and liabilities.
We conduct simulations (cap table, allocation of proceeds…) necessary for understanding and comparing offers.
We help your team answer auditors’ and buyers questions swiftly.
In the USA, we support our clients from their inception, by registering the company and setting up all administration and accounting services.
- Incorporation + qualification to do business wherever needed
- Registration with Federal administration and local states
- Setup charts of accounts
- Setup accounting folder and software
- Open bank account
- Determine company status and requirements regarding sales taxes
- Setup intercompany agreement
- Setup basic accounting and controlling processes
- Set up company payroll and benefits (health insurance, 401k, etc)
- Support on employees onboarding
- Define HR policies (time off, travel, etc)
Financial management structure
- Defining the reporting format, dashboards and key indicators
- Structuring the forecasting tools, monthly business plans and cash flow
Setting up sales and administration process
Setting up bookkeeping process (appraisal or internalized firm)
Setting up control procedures: expenditure, purchasing commitments, invoicing, absences, staff movements, expense reports etc.
Financial training seminar for executives of fast-growing companies
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