Mellor & Co. combines accounting, finance and management with the leading edge techniques needed to drive successful business. As a Chartered Accountant I:
- Advise managers about the financial implications of projects.
- Explain the financial consequences of business decisions.
- Formulate business strategy possibilities for choices.
- Monitor spending and financial control – a.k.a. budgetting.
- Conduct internal business audits – I call it responsibility accounting.
- Explain the impact of the competitive landscape – who you know etc.
- Bring a high level of professionalism and integrity to business; be straight.
- The management accounting skillset; know where you were and are and will be.
I am qualified to work anywhere in an organisation, not just in finance. In addition to strong accounting fundamentals, I have strategic business and management skills.
- Analysis – I analyse information using it to make business decisions.
- Strategy – I formulate a business strategy with you to create wealth and shareholder value.
- Risk – I identify and manage risk at all levels, starting with risks to the business.
- Planning – I apply accounting techniques to plan and budget, making it not boring.
- Communication – I determine with you what information you need, when and explain the numbers to anyone claiming to be “number blind”. I find “sight” soon dawns.
It is no accident that 60 % of small businesses still use spreadsheets to manage their operations. Sometimes one aspect of the company is high volume and needs formal software to manage it. The rest does not. Spreadsheets are the tool of choice for small business owners and entrepreneurs, because of their flexibility and ability to change in real time, which means right now.
I, Anthony Mellor, principal and founder of Mellor & Co., have been writing powerful spreadsheets since I was in my twenties – from 1984 to be exact, just 4 years after the PC was invented. These days with the likes of “pivot” tables we no longer not need restrictive slow to develop databases for sophisticated real-time reporting. A quick free review will make a believer of any sceptic. Of course “error prone” and all that needs to be debunked, no problem there. Spreadsheets existed long before computers, and these were not “error prone”, so there is no need for computer versions to be, when in the right hands, using pre computer era techniques.