Risk Advisory Services

Risk Advisory Services

PRIMARY CONTACT: James B. Yard CPA, CIA, CISA (Pittsburgh)

The people, processes and technology within organizations and practices are constantly being challenged to increase efficiency and maximize limited resources. The Schneider Downs Business Process Optimization (BPO) services are designed to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization’s core business processes to ensure best practice opportunities are realized, risks are mitigated and a strong foundation exists for controls. Our team of process improvement specialists are adept in understanding and assessing complex workflows, internal risks and controls, systems functionality and automation opportunities.

Our team of risk advisory professionals assist our clients in optimizing and transforming their core operational, finance and information technology processes. Combining deep industry expertise with repositories of process insights, we act as a strategic advisor to implement changes to the organization structure to achieve cost reductions and efficiencies, while also providing recommendations to better managing risk and strengthen control activities.

Some of the most common triggering events that lead to companies investing in a strategic evaluation of their business processes include:

case studies

 
Ransomware attack halted a global manufacturer's operations.
big problem:
Ransomware attack halted a global manufacturer's operations.
big thinking:
Recover and secure the system – fast – save $1 million in ransom.
 
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big problem:
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big thinking:
Comprehensive planning for a 15% tax reduction.

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Map of Pittsburgh Office
Pittsburgh

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office
Columbus

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

Map of Washington Office
Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102