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Leadership & Levers

The only thing certain about today’s economic landscape is uncertainty. Accordion helps companies navigate an evolving marketplace by providing functional day-to-day Controller leadership, as well as  process optimization advice and execution, to achieve the ideal future state of the finance function.

 

Our team of seasoned Controllers drive value creation by enhancing processes, accelerating close timelines, improving reporting accuracy and velocity, and readying the role for full time, in-seat leadership success. At the same time, we provide the process optimization tools to remediate current pain points, and rectify gaps in process, people, and technology. The result? A solid foundation that’s purpose-built for PE-paced scaling efforts, and ready for future functional executives.

  • Controllership Support:

    Recruiting talent with the experience to navigate the complexities of a PE-backed environment can be difficult, at best. Our team provides the controllership support to serve as a critical bridge for value stabilization and creation. These “Super Controllers” serve in an interim fashion to help your team master core accounting processes while driving efficiencies across the function.

  • Stage Setting:

    We help set the stage for lasting success by mentoring the in-house team, defining the core attributes critical to the in-seat position, and advising and supporting throughout the hiring process to find the right Controller to meet your specific company requirements. We also help clients right-size and maximize a controlled environment so that all proper steps are put in place without disrupting the team from business-as-usual activities.

  • Process Optimization:

    Our team helps create and implement the processes which underpin talent and functional success. While that effort begins with a thorough diagnostic of the finance and accounting process lifecycle, followed by a detailed workplan, the Accordion difference is our eagerness to get to work – immediately reforming, optimizing, and, in certain cases, transforming the F&A lifecycle.

Get to know (some of) our experts.

Steven Stophel
Steven Stophel
Senior Director

Steve is a Senior Director with three decades of experience in multiple industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and energy. His specialties include global accounting, post-merger acquisition accounting and financial integration, business and financial process improvement, SEC financial reporting and compliance, public listing readiness, and complex accounting (US GAAP & IFRS) matters.  Read more

Thomas D’Agostino
Thomas D’Agostino
Vice President

Tom is a Vice President with nearly two decades of experience in finance and accounting, including roles in private equity, corporate finance, media, and startups. His previous responsibilities include financial management, streamlining operations, system integrations, cost and liquidity management, and corporate restructuring and consolidation.  Read more

Rhys Gordon
Rhys Gordon
Vice President

Rhys is a Vice President with nearly two decades of business improvement, accounting, and advisory experience. His expertise ranges across large national and multinational companies, focusing primarily on business and operational improvements, and driving synergies and operational excellence.  Read more

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