Functional Practices

J. F. Smith & Associates’ functional practices include finance/accounting, human capital, information technology, marketing and operations.  Our business model was designed to meet the complex challenges of today’s business environment.   Organizations with functional silos cannot survive in this fast paced global economy.  There are no longer just people or finance or technology issues.  Our cross functional team approach provides solutions that are holistic and complete.  Our practice leaders, project managers and consultants will bring in the appropriate skills as required.

Our team of credentialed financial professionals will identify and address issues in financial compliance (SOX, SAS 70), standards (GAAP, FASB) and internal controls.  We can help uncover and evaluate areas of risk and help you improve your processes.  Projects include assessments, overhead analysis, cash flow analysis, product cost analysis, forecasting, treasury etc.  When needed, we can serve in interim CFO or controller roles. More on Finance/Accounting.

Human Capital
Our team is skilled in federal, state and local compliance issues.  We will review your cultural alignment; develop succession plans, survey compensation and benefits.  We will improve your organizations ability to attract, retain and develop people.  When needed, we can serve in interim HR roles during illness or transition or for companies without a true HR executive. More on Human Capital.

Information Technology
Our team is skilled in system development and integration.  We work with our clients in an advisory role.  Projects included ERP upgrades, eLearning, unified communications, remote hosting, eProcurement, ERP, imaging and printing, etc.  We have significant experience helping clients respond to IT audit issues.  Other projects include vendor selection support (RFP development to vendor management and negotiation support), IT strategic planning, IT audits and assessments, etc. When needed, we can serve as interim CIO.  More on Information Technology.

Our team is skilled in marketing and launching products and service.  We will help you hone key messages and develop your brand to attract ideal market segments and customer groups.  We utilize both traditional and social media to better reach and communicate with your all your constituents. More on Marketing.