Case Study

Interim Controller and Accounting Surge for $350M Specialty Healthcare Services

"Following the departure of the previous CFO, compliance was deemed lax and required surge capacity in the controllership function"


  • A high-growth, Private Equity (PE)-backed specialty healthcare group had leadership changes within the finance and accounting functions​
  • Due to previous lax controls, the sponsor and lenders expressed concern with the validity of the financial records and ongoing reporting functions​
  • The team suffered from low-morale and was considered a risk to execution should members of the team depart; processes were not documented to enable ongoing management should attrition occur

Bespoke Solutions

  • SLKone performed a deep-dive assessment into all critical accounting functions and activities​
  • Processes were documented, including go-forward improvements to enable streamlined, compliant approaches​
  • Provided specialized, surge resources, enabling an interim team to step in and correct the books and records in place, including go-forward processes​
  • An interim controller leader was introduced to ensure ongoing compliance and ensure smooth transition to a full-time resource

Leading With Results

  • Rightsized the accounting function. Through process improvement, the accounting function was rightsized by almost 50% to reduce redundancy and improve performance​
  • Enabled, documented processes. The concerted focus on process documentation and improvement allowed for a new team to be brought in and continue managing the records​
  • Updated accounting functions and systems. The deep-dive work enabled an aligned chart of accounts and clean up of financials to be performed to the satisfaction of the Sponsor and Lenders
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