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Controller Support & Process Optimization

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.

Laura Johnson
Laura Johnson
Senior Director

Laura is a Senior Director with over two and a half decades of advisory, accounting, finance, and performance improvement experience with companies ranging from small to mid-sized privately held companies to large international publicly traded companies. Her expertise includes providing streamlined solutions to reduce manual efforts, automate processes, selecting and implementing systems, and ensuring reliable and repeatable outcomes.   Read more

Thomas D’Agostino
Thomas D’Agostino

Tom is a Director 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

Cyndi Funes
Cyndi Funes
Vice President

Cyndi is a Vice President with two decades of experience in finance, accounting and operations with clients in the retail industry. Her previous responsibilities include financial management, streamlining operations, developing processes & procedures while establishing SOPs, system integrations, migrating/ upgrading General ledger systems.  Read more

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