Alsbridge Appoints Global Head of Finance & Accounting Practice

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Alsbridge, the premier global Outsourcing and Insourcing advisory firm, announced today the appointment of industry expert Peter Scott as the Global Head of its new Finance & Accounting Practice. As Finance & Accounting Outsourcing continues to be the fastest growing segment within Business Process Outsourcing, and organizations review their options for in-house solutions, Alsbridge has made this appointment to meet growing demand from its clients.

Alsbridge, the premier global Outsourcing and Insourcing advisory firm, announced today the appointment of industry expert Peter Scott as the Global Head of its new Finance & Accounting Practice. As Finance & Accounting Outsourcing continues to be the fastest growing segment within Business Process Outsourcing, and organizations review their options for in-house solutions, Alsbridge has made this appointment to meet growing demand from its clients.

The new Finance & Accounting Practice will focus on helping clients to reach the right sourcing decisions and to exploit fully the options that are now available. Recent projects for global clients have addressed issues such as helping to negotiate outsourcing deals, optimizing in-house shared service centre performance, and assessing the relative business cases for insourcing/outsourcing. An innovative new service, not available elsewhere, optimizes in-house shared service centre performance by putting in place the characteristics of an outsourced centre that is run as a business.

Peter Scott, European Partner and Global Head of the Finance & Accounting Practice said, “Sourcing decisions for Finance & Accounting are much more complex than they used to be as there are many more options available now. We are helping global clients navigate the maze to define and implement an optimal sourcing strategy, which could involve in-house shared services, process automation, outsourcing or even a combination thereof. Of course, there are many other advisors who would claim to be able to provide this support, but Alsbridge is unique in combining deep process and functional expertise in insourcing and outsourcing Finance & Accounting with complete objectivity. We are not outsourcing service providers, nor are we aiming to sell lots of add-on, assurance-type work – our only objective is to help clients reach the right sourcing solution.”

Prior to Alsbridge, Peter Scott worked for KPMG for 17 years, including six years as a partner, where he specialized in finance process improvement. He also led KPMG’s large and successful World Class Finance team, which included major pan-European shared service centers for blue chip clients. With Alsbridge he has worked on both the solution and commercial aspects of a number of Finance & Accounting outsourcing deals, all of which have involved multiple processes in many different countries.

About Alsbridge

Alsbridge (http://www.alsbridge.com) is the premier global Outsourcing and Insourcing advisory firm with over 60 advisors and headquarters in North America and Europe. Alsbridge advisors average over 15 years experience specializing in Outsourcing and Insourcing transactions focused on leading change while managing business transformation and risk through innovative deal structures. Alsbridge provides clients with unmatched experience and in-depth industry knowledge in reducing costs, improving service levels, and maximizing shareholder value. Our advisors come from “big-4” firms with extensive experience in building and managing complex deals including multi-national, BPO, IT, HRO and offshore arrangements. With world-class Outsourcing and Insourcing excellence, Alsbridge assists clients by providing a balanced view of value-driven SG&A sourcing solutions that support the business objective and ensure long-term future success.

Decisions regarding Outsourcing or Insourcing, the use of Traditional Contract or Joint Venture, how to effectively Program Manage a service or contract implementation are challenges resolved by Alsbridge everyday.

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