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Expedited. Efficient. Enhanced.

There are few better places to address inefficiencies and unlock hidden value than in the financial statement close process (FSCP). Accordion not only enhances that process, we accelerate it.


Our experienced team assesses the end-to-end FSCP to understand the stakeholders, complexities, and deliverable deficiencies. We identify critical areas of improvement and remediation and address operational processes that must be expedited, eliminated, or otherwise addressed. The resulting FSCP provides sponsors and management with the accelerated financial insight they need to make immediate, informed decisions.

The Elements of FSCP Success

  • Our Accordion Team:

    Our team of former CFOs, Controllers, and auditors includes specialists in the most complex areas of the close: from cost accounting to health care revenue cycle management; from SaaS to FinTech, and all the places in between. That range of expertise enables us to understand the nuances of each close and quickly identify and address the causes of bottlenecks and inefficiencies.

  • Your Team:

    First, we partner with your team to understand your specific close and it’s distinct complexities. Then, we remediate. Finally, we train your team on new processes and operations to provide direct close execution, ongoing expertise, and/or change management support.

  • The Tech that Underpins our Collective Talent:

    We know that technology is not the solution to every FSCP initiative. It is often, however, a critical piece of the puzzle. In those cases, we can both recommend the appropriate process tools and successfully implement them.

Get to know (some of) our experts.

Kristen Hearon
Kristen Hearon
Managing Director

Kristen is a Managing Director with more than a decade of experience stemming from roles at the Big 4, public, privately held, and non-profit companies. As a senior financial leader, Kristen’s background includes worldwide controllership, SEC financial reporting, business process improvement, and system implementations.  Read more

Sarah Bailey
Sarah Bailey
Senior Director

Sarah is a Senior Director with experience across the entire M&A life cycle, including carve-out services, pre-acquisition due diligence, and post-merger integration. At Accordion, she focuses on financial integration for executed M&A transactions.  Read more

Howard Goldstein
Howard Goldstein

Howard is a Director with over twenty-five years of accounting and finance expertise in the financial services industry. He has provided financial control guidance for several multi-billion-dollar portfolios of underperforming and distressed loans and asset backed securities. As an innovative leader, Howard promotes team synergy and has developed the vision and operating model for several new control departments.  Read more

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