Business Cases

The following business cases are examples of projects to which M2-Consulting has successfully contributed over the past 15 years.

Nike Retail: Legal Entity Restructing

Within this strategic restructing program M2-Consulting contributed to the accounting part of these transactions (mergers and aqcuisitions); impactanalyses, generating accounting step plans and follow up on execution of the plans.

Nutricia Cuijk – closure of production plant

M2-Consulting was assigned as accounting manager in order to lead the accounting team (3 FTE). In addition to the day-to-day accounting activities, the month-end close and reporting, the team needed to be led towards the closure of the production plant, and the assignment included specific accounting tasks related to the closure of the Cuijk location.

SAP implementation retail

A top 5 supermarket chain implemented SAP in phases throughout the organization. As Key User Finance, M2-Consulting has helped to align the business processes with the technical possibilities during the implementation. M2 acted as the linking pin between the SAP consultants and the business (finance department). Deliverables for this case were: process descriptions, training and master data transfer.

Centralization Accounting

This assignment took place at a Canadian multinational specialized in the production of frozen potato chips. Because their factory in Belgium was closed all accounting activities of the Belgian sales and marketing department had to be transferred to the Netherlands. In addition to preparing monthly reports, M2-Consulting supported the adaptation of processes to the new business model and transfer to the Shared Services Center in India and the European Accounting Department.

Outsourcing Accounting

M2-Consulting was part of the Dutch accounting team at an American multinational, active in the production and sale of chocolate and sweets. They needed structure because the department was outsourced to 4 external parties. M2 coordinated the outsourcing of the accounting.

Supervising the implementation of the accounting package

M2-Consulting has helped with the guidance and implementation of a new accounting package at a department of the Technical University in Delft. During this assignment, the team was also coached and guided by Eef Michielsen (3fte).