CFO functions & business planning

Considering expansion to Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan?

Companies weighing up such a move need to be confident that they can gain a worthwhile return on investment, identify potential sources of financing for local operations and effectively manage risks.

We provide comprehensive business planning and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) services for companies entering or already present in the Russian market, handling projects such as M&A, localization and financial modelling to understand the impact of planned changes on future revenues.
Our consultants have broad and deep expertise in best practices and benchmarks for businesses of all sizes, from startups and SMEs to multinational giants, in many industries including:
  • Automotive
  • Food
  • Construction
  • Pharmaceutical
  • FMCG
  • IT
  • Retail

With the support of SCHNEIDER GROUP, your business will be fully equipped to identify opportunities and confidently plan for the future of your local operations.

Creating or adapting a business plan for the local market can be a demanding task, requiring detailed market research, familiarity with funding opportunities, informed financial planning and a thorough assessment of risks and performance issues.
There are multiple financing options available, both from private and state investors, and government support initiatives such as special economic zones, technology parks and regional support programs.
Our local consultants have detailed knowledge of these opportunities, and can help your business apply for optimal programs, find investment funds, and adjust your business plan to qualify for support and/or fit investor requirements.
Working with experienced and qualified local specialists rather than taking on the time- and resource-consuming task of business planning in-house ensures your new operation in Russia gets the best possible start.
We also offer full or partial outsourcing of CFO services, interim CFO appointments, financial modelling, corporate finance management and automation of financial management processes.

What you get

Professional financial consultancy
l Identify and rectify common financial issues such as cash gaps, a lack of working cashflow, tax overpayments and uncontrolled payables/receivables.
Risk analysis and management
Working with our Market Research and Internal Control departments, consultants identify financial and market risks and conduct thorough internal audits to discover and manage internal risks.
Performance management
Pinpoint why the budgeting process is not working and how your business can gain greater control to improve cashflow. Develop individual KPIs for a company’s solvency, liquidity, turnover and ROI.
M&A support and due diligence
Our consultants will fully analyze the financial reporting of a company being considered for acquisition, and flag any potential risks or issues throughout the M&A process.
CFO outsourcing
We can work as your outsourced CFO to perform all tasks usually handled by an in-house CFO, such as preparing management reports, managing cashflow, handling accounts payable and receivable, etc. 
Automation solutions
If any automation needs are discovered during analysis, we can also offer automation based on best-of-breed technological solutions. 

Useful information

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Why Schneider group

We have long-term experience in collaborating with many investment funds, including the Russian Direct Investment Fund, and have supported multiple international companies in their communication with funds to help them secure financial backing.
Local knowledge
Our consultants have established relationships with regional support initiatives and comprehensive and up-to-date information on all support measures for businesses in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan. As part of our service, we assist companies in communication with local banks and financial institutions and can help you to obtain better interest rates.
Comprehensive service offering
We offer 360-degree horizontal and vertical support to take your business to the next level as you move into the Russian market or expand your existing business. Our consultants are equipped with industry best practices and tools that can be tailored to businesses of all sizes, from startups to long-established companies.
Total CFO support
We ensure that your CFO will have the right resources on hand at all times to cope with every financial and managerial aspect of your business as it expands. Our service is focused on providing the support you need for long-term success in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe, with the end result of a complete, efficient and fully operational business that will enable you to profit in a new market.